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Mental Riot

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Mental Riot 00:35
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The place in the shape of a dream The goal of the kids who jumps for the sky Seeking the place where the stars had hit the ground Phony statement of better days Everybody is planning their deeds in order to Leave the soreness back As the angels could save them all What would you do when the mayhem begins? What will you do when the mayhem… Staying by angels gives you no protection Though it places you closer to god You ought to beat this world even and mainly there Coz shallow skills won’t ever give you wings What would you do when the mayhem begins? What will you do when the mayhem begins? While sons are speeding their paces Learning codes is making my time wasted Although frail are those who are all excuses No goals make all power useless Everybody leave the soreness Everybody leave the soreness back As the angels could save them all What would you do when the mayhem begins? What will you do when the mayhem… What would you do when the mayhem begins? What will you do when the mayhem begins?
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The air is thick inside this invisible cage This mind made cell’s suffocating me to death Biding my time, cutting the chain To start the mental riot I got to get out, I got to get out The leash is getting way too tight Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Will you get ready to break away from prison? If you’re still stuck who are you going to blame? A brand new world, which you not know So start the mental riot What can you lose? Would you mind to lose? Man, would you leave your life behind? Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Now Don’t let them tell that you can’t be free Or forever hold your silence Don’t let them tell that you can’t be free Or forever hold your silence Don’t let them tell that you can’t be free Don’t let them tell that you can’t be free What they can’t do, they tell you don’t What they can’t do, they tell you don’t
Want to break free? Then go get it Break your damn leash The present holds no guarantee Unless the fetter fits you very well Release the rope before you choke Before your walls crush you / defeat you Restrain your breath at all Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Time to break the leash Now Time to break the leash
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Michael, eles não ligam pra gente! Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, aggravation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food Bang bang, shot dead Everybody's gone mad All I want to say is that They don't really care about us All I want to say is that They don't really care about us Beat me, hate me You can never break me Will me, thrill me You can never kill me Sue me, Sue me Everybody do me Kick me, kick me Don't you black or white me All I want to say is that They don't really care about us All I want to say is that They don't really care about us Tell me what has become of my life I have a wife and two children who love me I am the victim of police brutality, now I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate You're rapin' me of my pride oh, for God's sake I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy Set me free Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Trepidation, speculation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food Black man, black mail Throw your brother in jail All I want to say is that They don't really care about us All I want to say is that They don't really care about us Tell me what has become of my rights Am I invisible because you ignore me? Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame They're throwing me in a class with a bad name I can't believe this is the land from which I came You know I do really hate to say it The government don't want to see But if Roosevelt was livin' He wouldn't let this be, oh, no Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, speculation Everybody litigation Beat me, bash me You can never trash me Hit me, kick me You can never get me All I want to say is that They don't really care about us All I want to say is that They don't really care about us Some things in life they just don't want to see But if Martin Luther was livin' He wouldn't let this be, oh, no Skin head, dead head Everybody gone bad Situation, segregation Everybody allegation In the suite, on the news Everybody dog food Kick me, kick me Don't you wrong or right me All I want to say is that They don't really care about us (They keep me on fire) All I want to say is that They don't really care about us (I’m there to remind you) All I want to say is that They don't really care about us (And I’m here to remind you) All I want to say is that They don't really care about All I want to say is that They don't really care about All I want to say is that They don't really care about us
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I wake up in the morning That’s all I have to do My dog still laying down Cause he doesn’t give a damn The whore is on the TV That’s all she has to do The waffles are so tasty But well, food is just food And I said: Yeah, I’m so lucky My job awaits for me I can hear the silence screaming I can’t feel the breeze And I said yeah It feels I’m going down It feels like I’m going down So I said yeah It feels like I’m going down It feels like I’m going down Down I’m drifting in a bad dream Or is it reality? There’s a hollow in my chest And a pipe in my mouth When the rope gets tight You gotta relax And I ask: Am I lucky? What I have to do? Get on my knees and pray And be a sheep like you? And I said yeah It feels I’m going down It feels I’m going down And I said yeah It feels like I’m going down It feels like I’m going down Down I woke up again this morning I cursed the fact I did I have to feed the dog again That useless piece of shit Hollow Is all I can feel now The pipe is deep in my mouth It never felt so right And I’m so numb I know I can’t pull it now I know I can’t pull it now I wanna feel it yeah I wanna feel it going down down down Down down down down Down down down down yeah Going down yeah Going down yeah Going down yeah You say: I’m sick of this And I’m sick of that And you’ve been thinking The answer is death But I don’t care So go ahead We’re stupid monkeys And no more than that And there’s no justice in that And I said yeah And it feels I’m going down Just pull the trigger now
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Ladies and gentleman Welcome to the land of the free Where all dreams come true I walk the land of the free I see no way to escape this fate Palaces at the boulevard Servants running fast To lease their stay People trying to buy some peace While the renegade Just feeds the dog and laughs I’m in the land of the free Where dreams come true at once The party is rolling on and on Will you dance tonight?? I see big faces grinning New model on the screen With the same old flag I’m in the land of the free Where dreams come true at once The party is rolling on and on Will you dance tonight?? I’m in the land of the free Where dreams come true to no one The party is rotting on and on and on Wish I could see the sky Wish I could feel the breeze Fat rats control the feast Setting traps to cats So they can pile the dirty cheese A mouth well fed keeps the machine alive This is the land of the free Dreams don’t come true at all You’re in the land of the free Even the strongest fall We are the clowns to amuse the zombie crowd There’s no clown to brake the circus down
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Was afraid To say what’s on my mind Afraid of where This might take me I’m shattered - I’m vanished There are So many things to say I’d rather that You just go away Need you to go Just can’t feel sad Now I’m numb To me you are dead Hard to stand you Why should I? There’s a hollow Where trust should be Can’t stand you no more Why should I? There’s a hollow Where trust should be When I most needed you You’ve up and gone Don’t live a lie I’d rather walk alone Call yourself a friend? Stay away from me Stop pretending Like you want things to be your way Need you to go Just can’t feel sad Now I’m numb To me you are dead Hard to stand you Why should I? There’s a hollow Where trust should be Can’t stand you no more Why should I? There’s a hollow Where trust should be Ain’t easy to share my life with you I don’t need people that are like you I really wasted my time with you And I don’t need people that are like you There are So many things to say I’d rather that You just go away There’s no forgiveness I won’t ever forget I lost my respect Don’t need your regret Words are coming From deep inside of me I’m deeply shattered Will the bleeding ever end? My wounds won’t heal No matter what you do So I really don’t need Fake people like you There’s a hollow Eternal hollow There’s a hollow There’s a hole where trust should be
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Gray Desert 05:11
All I see is sand I have no strength to breathe In the middle of nowhere With no way to leave   I felt so long ago Frightened and full of grief No one in the caravan Saw I was missing   I’m looking to fill All my emptiness No help from my friends They couldn’t care less   Deserts can be cruel Vagabonds are far gone Caravans are too far gone If I travel with them I will never feel home   Awaiting relief How long should I wait Will it come to me Before I decay?   The terror consume me There’s no hope to pray Why’d nobody tell me the desert was gray?   Now I recall why I'm alone with my fears It’s self-centered man That brought me here   When people approach me They’re so far away They can’t offer me help They are turning away Awaiting relief How long should I wait Will it come to me Before I decay?   The terror consume me There’s no hope to pray Why’d nobody tell me the desert was gray?   Nobody can save me I must confess I am not that blessed They can’t set me free   Maybe they can take Me out of my hell Though they'll never take The hell out of me Awaiting relief How long should I wait Will it come to me Before I decay?   The terror consume me There’s no hope to pray Why’d nobody tell me the desert was gray? Awaiting relief How long should I wait   The terror consume me There’s no hope to pray Everywhere it’s the same empty horizon Everywhere it’s the same empty horizon Same empty horizon
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Gold Rush 03:56
Hey, Are you ready to swing? Babe, I think you know what I mean Play, The devil builds a mirage Win, You’re going to get if you try hard I am on the treasure hunt I go crazy on desire My gold rush is taking over Flying always higher All I know You can see it We are dancing while mines are exploding Wanna drive In your curves I am chasing the taste that’s forbidden Hey, Are you betting to win? Babe, I am sensing your grin Play, Come here and play in the light Win, This duel does make a good fight I am on the treasure hunt Looking for what once was here My gold rush is taking over Flying nowhere near All I know You can see it We are dancing while mines are exploding Wanna drive In your curves I am chasing the taste that’s forbidden Like I would resist Come and play again All I know You can see it We are dancing while mines are exploding Wanna drive In your curves I am chasing the taste that’s forbidden All I know You can see it We are dancing while mines are exploding Wanna drive In your curves I am chasing the taste that’s forbidden Like I would resist There is no escape Like I would resist Come and play again
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Such a worm you’re doomed to watch Steadfast fucker dies in resignation What do you know about my life? Do you know all that I’ve been through? Get out! My life is not a show Get a life! My path is closed up to you In the mirror such a filthy wretch So bathe in fire Bathe in fire The image you’ve got you gotta bathe in fire My life concerns only those I hold close Guess what? You’re not a part of them In your shell you can’t see my true world So who the fuck are you to tell me Who I am at all Who I am at all Who are you to tell me who I am at all? Who I am at all Who I am at all You’re nothing at all Bathe in fire In the mirror such a filthy wretch So bathe in fire Bathe in fire The image you’ve got you gotta bathe in fire Bathe in fire Bathe in fire Judge not before you judge yourself Before you judge yourself Go judge your own narrow life Damn narrow life Pathetic life Keep talking while I rise Go die alone in submission nobody cares about you No one cares so Bathe in fire Put yourself under the microscope then bathe in fire
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Yoga 05:33
O mar virou nas ondas O vento fez mais folhas E o sol sorriu, sem projetar o mundo pela sombra Sem projetar Mostrou paixão e engrandeceu a vida por inteiro Transbordar Na hora de atravessar Um mesmo rio E perceber que as águas se moveram pra seguir Num fluxo natural Sem propriedade Nascer O sol dormiu Anoiteceu na luz do pensamento Anoiteceu Deixou crescer Reconhecer a vida em movimento O ciclo natural Nascer e perdurar Morrer e renascer Deixar acontecer Como aquele que desapegou Como aquele que perdoou Fez as pazes Com aquilo que passou Aceitou a si Ao tempo do coração E em seu núcleo viu As emoções abertas E desprendeu do ego
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Instrumental
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There's too many roads There's too many ways I've been walking on my own and all this time I've been so wrong But I can live without tomorrow Now I know that I can't raise the dead So, finally, I understand I think I've found a place to stand I've found a place to stand There's too many demons Scratching on my door They don't scare me anymore Cuz all this time I've been much worse But I can live without tomorrow Now I know that I can't raise the dead So, finally, I understand I think I've found a place to stand I've found a place to stand The tide is turning And still the old ghosts refuse to die The scars bring out the pain But now I think I've found my place I've found my place But I can live without tomorrow Now I know that I can't raise the dead So, finally, I understand I think I've found a place to stand I've found a place to stand So, finally, I understand I think I've found a place to stand I've found a place to stand So, finally, I understand I think I've found my place
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Dust to Dust 04:14
Looking outside through this window
Life beyond seems pretty normal to me
Going through my same old routine again
A grayscale world is all I can see
 The head on the pillow needs a break for tomorrow
It holds all the pressure, agony and pain
Eternal sorrow, eternally swallowed
I’m carrying the cross for all the sins that I’ve made

The kiss of the wife, the hug of the kid
No prodigal son can forgive what I did
Was reckless, was fun
X-rated and wicked
All that I’ve wanted my whole life
The old cliché says: “beware what you wish for”
Must I be afraid coz I’m wishing for that knife?

Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust

Another night here, the wind sounds so dreary
Whispering to me that it’s all my fault
I was in control but I couldn’t command
Words were so clear, why did this fool here doubt it?
This is not the fate I’ve imagined for me
Life is no joke, does it take me for a clown?
No expectations of a better future
A few close friends, not the chosen ones

Coz truth is like dust, flying free on the wind
You could breathe a different one from mine
Breath in, breath out
Oh angel, oh angel, why didn’t I hear? Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust

No bright new future, and no turning back
How can it be so simple for you to lose track?
No walk through the park, no Sunday ride
No fucking ice-cream will bring back the smile

Yeah it’s there but I swear to you it’s fake
The sugar ain’t so sweet like grandma’s cakes
The dust made dust of all the hopes, all the dreams
Made another sad man, no hopes, no dreams Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust Dust to dust, wanted lust
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Inner Pain 03:53
All this time I'm trying to find the place of my forgotten memories It’s seems I had an empty life My mind is blinding me It feels like I am buried I want to get away They say: “Forget the pain, embrace your life 
Don’t fall from grace, you ought to shine” Though in the end I wage this war I’m bound to dull people It’s hard to stay awake I’m drowned in inner pain, I know it’s Killing me day by day Killing me day by day Nothing matters to me now I don’t know who to believe My head is like a black sea How could this happen to me?   I wish I could see the light So I’d be reborn again I need to get away They say: “Forget the pain, embrace your life 
Don’t fall from grace, you ought to shine” Though in the end I wage this war I’m bound to dull people It’s hard to stay awake I’m drowned in inner pain, I know it’s Killing me day by day Killing me day by day Hey hey hey Day by day Hey hey hey Day by day Hey hey hey Day by day Hey hey hey Killing me Killing me Killing me Killing me day by day Day by day Killing me day by day Killing me day by day This inner pain This inner pain Killing me day by day

about

Since Hecatombe was always a band that incorporated new things and tried to break barriers inside the metal genre, the Brazilian band comes in 2020 with their definitive album, titled Mental Riot, an album that comes as a staple in the band’s long career. The album features a metal version of the song “They Don’t Care About Us” by the king of pop Michael Jackson as a first single, which will have a music video directed by Deivis Horbach, whom had previously worked with the band on the music video of “Inner Pain”. Mental Riot is an album that was produced in an uncommon amount of time, because the drummer and producer Boll3t lives in Los Angeles (USA), which required that songwriting and some recording processes had to be performed remotely, due to the fact that all the other members live in Brazil. The album had all the drums, some keyboards plus some featured guests recorded in the United States, while everything else was tracked in Brazil.

Hecatombe is a band with a long and solid career, having released 6 albums and 2 singles, all with international and critical acclaim. Since the new arrival of the new frontman Nyk de Pieri, who owns a powerful though melodic voice, the band could expand even further the horizon of their compositions, going places and sensations that were never explored before. With the guitars always creative and precise of Mauro Caldart, passing through the heavy and involving bass of Wood Lusa, culminating in the energetic and groovy drums of Boll3t, Mental Riot explore several sides of the band, from the energy and heaviness of “Break the Leash”, to a heavy version of a pop classic “They Don’t Care About Us (Michael Jackson)”, arriving in the melancholy of “It Feels I’m Going Down”.

As this vast range in their songwriting was not enough, Mental Riot has some new arrangements to old classics of the band, like “Dust to Dust” and “There’s a Hollow”, which gained new arrangements and new melodies sung by Nyk, but also they brought new sounds to the band with some very special guests, like the American singer Brigitte Roka (Aboleth, band that Boll3t was also part, in which they together performed an US Tour), who sung on the song “Gray Desert”. Another guest was the singer Vinicius Augusto (Grandfuria, Férias no Paraíso), long time friends with the band, who sung and wrote the lyrics for “Yoga”, the first song in Portuguese in the history of the band. Last but not least on the guest list, Hecatombe could count with the talent and great taste of the guitarist Luis Kalil, showing all his versatility playing bass in the instrumental track “Riffs Armageddon”.

Recorded between the South of Brasil and the United States, produced and mixed by Boll3t, mastered by the 5 times Grammy winner Lamps Lampadinha, Mental Riot is a record that arrives as a staple in Hecatombe’s career, because it’s the most honest and the one that fits most into the band’s versatile personality, a in-a-nutshell kind of album. The album will be released in every digital platform on November 6th, by Civil Alien Records.

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released November 6, 2020

Produced and Mixed by Boll3t
Mastered by Lamps Lampadinha
Artwork by Meteora Brands
Pictures by Petter Campagna

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Hecatombe Caxias Do Sul, Brazil

Formed by Boll3t [drums], Wood [bass], Nyk De Pieri [vocal] and Caldo [guitar], Hecatombe writes lyrics that inspire an attitude changing through a mental riot. This personality of the quartet it’s shown in the modern energetic metal they do.

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