Theater of the Absurd

by AMKEN

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    AMKEN'S MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM "THEATER OF THE ABSURD", IS NOW RELEASED BY NO REMORSE RECORDS.

    Track-listing:

    1. Shattered Sanity
    2. Theater Of The Absurd
    3. D.A.P. (feat. V. Theodorakis)
    4. Obedient Dogs
    5. Wired
    6. Soul's Crypt
    7. Sacred Machine
    8. Addicted To Green

    All music & lyrics by AMKEN.
    Recorded, mixed & mastered by David Prudent at Made In Hell Studio.
    Artwork by Bill Hauser.
    All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017

    Soul's Crypt Video Clip: youtu.be/N5WB8OoEh18
    D.A.P (Official Video): youtu.be/0jYAfgJwXKk

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    THEATER OF THE ABSURD ALBUM
    Audio CD (April 7, 2017)
    Jewel case with 8-page booklet.

    AMKEN'S MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM "THEATER OF THE ABSURD", IS NOW RELEASED BY NO REMORSE RECORDS.


    Track-listing:

    1. Shattered Sanity
    2. Theater Of The Absurd
    3. D.A.P. (feat. V. Theodorakis)
    4. Obedient Dogs
    5. Wired
    6. Soul's Crypt
    7. Sacred Machine
    8. Addicted To Green

    All music & lyrics by AMKEN.
    Recorded, mixed & mastered by David Prudent at Made In Hell Studio.
    Artwork by Bill Hauser.
    All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017

    Soul's Crypt Video Clip: youtu.be/N5WB8OoEh18
    D.A.P (Official Video): youtu.be/0jYAfgJwXKk

    ADRENALINE SHOT EP.
    Audio CD (November 30, 2014)
    Jewel case with 4-page booklet.

    Track-listing:

    1. Adrenaline Shot (2:54)
    2. Zombie Pets (5:19)
    3. Nightmares (5:20)
    4. God's Asleep (6:13)

    All music & lyrics by AMKEN.
    Recorded, mixed & mastered by David Prudent at Made In Hell Studio.
    Artwork by Bill Hauser.
    Additional work by Giannis Nakos.
    All rights reserved. Copyright © 2014

    Trailer: youtu.be/6s9T-o6kNtA

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Audio CD (April 7, 2017)
Jewel case with 8-page booklet.\

AMKEN'S MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM "THEATER OF THE ABSURD", IS NOW RELEASED BY NO REMORSE RECORDS.

Track-listing:

1. Shattered Sanity
2. Theater Of The Absurd
3. D.A.P. (feat. V. Theodorakis)
4. Obedient Dogs
5. Wired
6. Soul's Crypt
7. Sacred Machine
8. Addicted To Green

All music & lyrics by AMKEN.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by David Prudent at Made In Hell Studio.
Artwork by Bill Hauser.
All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017

Soul's Crypt Video Clip: youtu.be/N5WB8OoEh18
D.A.P (Official Video): youtu.be/0jYAfgJwXKk

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released April 7, 2017

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AMKEN Athens, Greece

What happens when four crazy fellows join forces in the heart of the Greek metal scene? Blood-pumping, fast-paced bay area thrash combined with that notorious teutonic drive; all under the veil of the much appreciated old-school feel.

Active on the underground stages since late 2011 and hungry for more, AMKEN looks forward to unleashing its thrash metal fury.
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Track Name: Shattered Sanity
Some people
Hide in the depths of their minds
Hell itself
Can't help it but compromise

To this voice
That whispers inside their head
Cracking their brain
Twisting their reality

REALITY

A beast is lurking
For years under their skin
Waiting to strike
Time to feed

Look close
Can you see the shadow of death?
Into their eyes
Haunting their soul

Taking your life is an instinct they cannot control
Cruelty disturbingly pure

They look like you
TALK LIKE YOU
Nothing gives away their
Shattered
Sanity
Shattered
Damaged by life, excited by DEATH

Some people
Hide insticts you won't learn in school
A hell in their own minds
For them it seems
Natural and pure

Maybe they suffered
Youth in pain and despair
Parental abuse
Wounds you can't fucking see
By naked eye!

Afraid to close their eyes
Someone else may take control
Screams in the night
Echoes of a spotted mind

They look like you
TALK LIKE YOU
Nothing gives away their
Shattered
Sanity
Shattered
Damaged by life, excited by DEATH
Track Name: Theater Of The Absurd
Driven by
The need to believe
In something bigger
Than their petty needs

Self-declared
Prophets of a lord
Commanding from the sky
Justifying the means

To exploit the faith of the weak
Making fortunes of marvel and deceit
Selling lies
Sacrifice your life, to earn a seat

In the theater of the absurd

Have faith
And doubt not
A pray away
From purifying your soul

Go blind, to all the blood
Got spilled in the name
Of the god's will
To love with hate


All for him, but he for himself
To love you back he will need
Something in return
Buy your way through the heaven's gate

The theater of the absurd

Empires made from gold
Lies and deceit
Mercy us all, but heathen must die

Driven by
The need to believe
In something bigger
Than their petty needs

Sacrifice your life, to earn a seat
Track Name: D.A.P (feat. V. Theodorakis)
WAKE THE FUCK UP

Look at the things you care about
YOU IGNORANT FUCK
Victim of our times

They made you believe you need
ALL THIS USELESS SHIT
To be part of the herd

You worship and you idolize
A BUNCH OF PLASTIC DOLLS
And you wish you were one too

For 5 minutes of publicity
YOU’D SELL OUT YOUR LIFE
And be a fucking clown

Why you need to think and be free when you can have a luxury car, fancy clothes, expensive phones and a parade of idiots admiring you?

Look at the things you care about
YOU IGNORANT FUCK
Victim of our times

Your only problem is
THE CLOTHES YOU WILL WEAR
Do they worth enough?
Track Name: Obedient Dogs
To serve and protect
Their boss's ass

Hitting and killing
Blindly following commands

Given the right
To break their own law

As long as it fits
Their boss's call
Abusing their power over us

Feeling superior, my ass
Trained not to feel
Always aim for the kill

Police is here to protect you
Or is it to steal?

Abusing their power over us
Feeling superior, my ass

Awarded with budges of honor
For being obedient dogs

ANIHILATE
VIOLATE
EXTARMINATE
Drunk by the greed of power
Sadistic, carnivore dogs

ANIHILATE
VIOLATE
EXTARMINATE
OBEDIENT DOGS
Track Name: Wired
You’re wired
Addicted to looking at a screen
Forgot how real life seems
A servant of your egoism
Seek confirmation in other’s clicks

It didn’t happen, if others can’t see
Instead of living it you took a pic

Like a zombie you always look down
Hypnotized, your brain shut down
You live for the eyes of the others
What they will think of you, is what matters

It didn’t happen, if others can’t see
Instead of living it you took a pic

You became a puppet
Of your own
Creation

It didn’t happen, if others can’t see
Instead of living it you took a pic

You became a puppet
Track Name: Soul's Crypt
I am the evil that haunts your soul
he one who stares behind your eyes
The one to teach you how to hate
Drain life, from other's pain

Other's pain

I am the evil that sows despair
Slowly rotting your brain
The one that whispers inside your head
Show what’s real, but telling lies
Telling lies

Straight
from the deepest crypt of your soul

I am the anger that runs through your veins
The darkness that dyes your blood
The envy that poisons your mind, driving you mad

Don't you try to escape me
Now you are mine to possess
Now your fears gone real, I am yourself
Track Name: Sacred Machine
Hear my son
In life you have to compromise
Yes you can dream
But you must
Mot dream too far

You have to plan
Everyday
Of your entire life
Stay safe
In your self-made cage

In your self-made cage


Society will spit you out
Join us or die poor

Everyone settles for
A tedious life
Bow to
The sacred machine

Choose a profession
Earn a degree
Dream of a future possession
Now you are free

Play by the book
Do not stand out from the crowd
Who are you
To turn things around?

Society will spit you out
Join us or die poor

Everyone settles for
A tedious life
Bow to
The sacred machine

I won’t live my life in a box, working for a machine
I won’t be a shadow of myself, just a tool In the game
Track Name: Addicted To Green
Money has become your god
Your sole reason is to have more and more
You’ll always answer to their call
You reign and you step over all
Over all

The only way
To make your pig face smile
To fulfill your sick need
Addicted to green

Betray your friends, your family, your cause
Obey your greed without
Remorse
Steal and hide behind a suit
You think, you’re the one to decide
Our lives

The only way
To make your pig face smile
To fulfill your sick need
Addicted to green

Corrupted
Your filthy rotten soul
Is Hidden
Behind your condescending smile
You win in a game
That’s set up
By you
For yourself to win