From the Abyss: Best of 2012 - 2016

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A best of album featuring songs from the band's main discography (Rites of Passage, IX, The Last Ride and Traitor) chosen by fans from a poll on Hamerex.com. Down to the bands discretion, the Rites of Passage recordings (The Headless Horseman, The Lycan and The Gates of Hades) were switched for previous demo and EP recordings down to preferences of performance and production quality.

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released November 5, 2018

The Headless Horseman: Produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Firth.

The Lycan: Produced by Nev Barker and mixed and mastered by Dave Wilson.

The Gates of Hades: Produced, mixed and mastered by Elliott Fleet.

Inferno, The Night of Samhain, Still the Wall Remains: Mixed and mastered by Andy Firth.

Ride on Ruin, Reign of Fire: Mixed and mastered by Andy Firth.

Traitor, The Dark Tower, Eyes of Deceit, Journey's End: Mixed by Andy Firth and mastered by Mick Armistead with special thanks to Daniel Lovett-Horn.

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Hamerex Wakefield, UK

Hamerex are a Heavy Metal band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire in the UK.

They are an energetic and entertaining live band and have a number of catchy songs in their large back catalogue.

The band released their debut full length album Rites Of Passage, the critically acclaimed follow up IX and The Last Ride, with third album Traitor set to be released in 2016.
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Track Name: The Headless Horseman
The Headless Horseman
Runs through the night
Giving villagers a bloody fright
They seek him here
They seek him there
They’ve found his sleepy hollow

Slashing bodies to the ground
Listen to the bloody sound
As he gallops through the night
The Headless Horseman kills tonight
Dashing through the misty trees
People screaming on their knees
With one swing he takes their head
The Headless Horseman makes them dead

The Headless Horseman
Runs through the day
Now he comes to take your souls away
You hear the screams
Of those who’ve gone
And now you know the horror’s just begun

Slashing bodies to the ground
Listen to the bloody sound
As he gallops through the night
The Headless Horseman kills tonight
Dashing through the misty trees
People screaming on their knees
With one swing he takes their head
The Headless Horseman rides again
Track Name: The Lycan
As the full moon rises
I can feel my body changing
Through the darkest hour
Feel my body separating
As the change takes place again
Feel my body become divine
No one knows what I will be
Do you know? Do you see?
And I feel the change within me

Now the night is finally here
And my head is finally clear
I seek violence 'til I sleep
For the beast within

Howl, as you’re running through the night
And there’s no place else to hide
Having the wind tear through my spine
Dark, with my predatory eyes
I prepare for your demise
I am the Lycan, I will end you

During my time as the beast
Hunger forever is the master
Slaying then becomes the fun
No one escapes me in my stride
As the sun light comes to peak
I escape into myself
Always seen by none
Now you know, now you run
And again I shall become him

Now the night is finally here
And my head is finally clear
I seek violence 'til I sleep
For the beast within

Howl, as you’re running through the night
And there’s no place else to hide
Having the wind tear through my spine
Dark, with my predatory eyes
I prepare for your demise
I am the Lycan, I will end you
Track Name: The Gates of Hades
The Gates of Hades are open wide
People screaming as the blood runs down their eyes
The red hot shackles, melting my flesh
Searing skin as the steal touches the bone

The Gates of Hades are open once again.
The path to the underworld, where demons drift and play
No time for the broken hearts it’s the evil that they fear

Hailing the dark prince on stony ground
Lashing whips across the back of every bow
The three headed dog, defends the gates
Snarling, biting he rips the men apart

The Gates of Hades are open once again.
The path to the underworld, where demons drift and play
No time for the broken hearts it’s the evil that they fear

Protect us from the devil dog
His teeth are gleaming white
Defender of the gates of hell
He’ll take your life tonight

The Gates of Hades are open wide
Virgins scream as the blood runs down there thighs
The clouded sky, strikes lightning bolts
Rising flames as the devil takes your soul
Feel the pain as his hand rips from your bones
Can’t you feel the rancid air spurt from your chest
You’re in hell now as your heart beats once again

The Gates of Hades are open once again.
The path to the underworld, where demons drift and play
No time for the broken hearts it’s the evil that they fear

Protect us from the devil dog
His teeth are gleaming white
Defender of the gates of hell
He’ll take your life tonight
Track Name: Inferno
Descend into the nine
The circles they surround the lake
Made of ice not fire
Passed gluttony, hate and liars
The River Styx I cross
With Charons head leading the way
The Devil's laughing at me constantly
With Beatrice by his side

Fire, is rising
Flames, consume within
Fire, the things I cannot describe
Before my very eyes

I can't believe it
But I can feel it
This is the end I know the Lord won't compromise

Virgil awaits for me
Provides the path through Lust and Greed
Twisted souls are tortured
Forevermore, no salvation
The Rivers of Boiling Blood
They flow with screams while all around
The fire's burning bright constantly
Never turn out the light

Fire, is rising
Flames, consume within
Fire, the things I cannot describe
Before my very eyes

I can't believe it
But I can feel it
This is the end I know the Lord won't compromise
I can't believe it
But I can feel it
This is the end I know the Lord won't compromise

I can't appease the Lord of my suffering
I can't appease the Lord of my suffering
I can't appease the Lord of my suffering
I can't appease the Lord of my suffering

I can't believe the things that I am seeing
My infidelity caused this situation
Please take my life for all of her suffering
My love Beatrice please forgive me

I can't believe it
But I can feel it
This is the end I know the Lord won't compromise
I can't believe it
But I can feel it
The comedy I know the Lord won't compromise

Oh no the Lord won’t compromise
No your God he won’t compromise
Track Name: The Night of Samhain
Look into those eyes divine
The night of Samhain has arrived
As he rises up from his unmarked grave
Cast aside the one you praise
Fear is coming through the night
The flickering of candlelight
His silhouette spread across the land
‘Til he reaches his journeys end

The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain
The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain

Fear rushes through my mind
Before temptation has chance to fly
As emotions snatch us from the flight
Takes us back to his embrace
Steal my eyes, take my face
Walk alone through autumns grace
He's the devils toy not out of place
Masked behind the human race

The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain
The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain

Life is the key to all
Halloween on crimson soil
The bone fires burn on through the night
The wandering dead have an altar spread
Souls no longer drift alone
Tethered to the beast who roams
His limitations are seen by all
Lured away from what you know

The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain
The night of Samhain, The night of Samhain

Walk alone in this desolate place
And I see the full moon rising
Walking through the darkened space
As I feel the trees untwining
Look into those devils eyes
As the stars they start to brighten
Part the clouds and watch the sky
As the signs align again
Emptiness inside me
And I can't believe the things I see
Can't belong where I don't believe
And I feel temptation come to pass

All alone in the midnight sun
Snap of twigs and you fail to run
Hush of silence running through the black abyss
Broken trees, fallen grass
Feel the tension you can't surpass
In the distance voices draw me nearer

Like a force pulling me
Towards the parting trees
And the midnight hour is drawing to its end
Listen to the ritual
Sacrifice the goat laid bare
Spill the blood and let it fall onto the soil
In the night watch the flames rise
As the darkness consumes all
And the fear is growing ever higher
Don't belong where I stand
Samhain will come to an end
And the harvest will come for another year
Track Name: Still the Wall Remains
You're living through the day
But the light fades to grey
The answers to your questions
They lie deep within your soul
Don’t ever change your path
With everything you know

You see what's coming next
You feel the pouring rain
The emptiness of time is getting closer to distain
You'll never walk alone
Just go pick up the phone
Don't ever take what's left and throw it all into the fire

You're screaming out in pain
You feel you've gone insane
You're screaming down the alleyway the nightmare still remains
You've see their wicked ways
You'll take their name in vein
The ashes crumble through your fingers but still the wall remains

The end is looking bright
But still you want the night
You lie awake forever
Wondering what’s coming soon
You forget the things
That you take onboard with you

You see what's coming next
You feel the pouring rain
The emptiness of time is getting closer to distain
You'll never walk alone
Just go pick up the phone
Don't ever take what's left and throw it all into the fire

You're screaming out in pain
You feel you've gone insane
You're screaming down the alleyway the nightmare still remains
You've see their wicked ways
You'll take their name in vein
The ashes crumble through your fingers but still the wall remains

You're screaming out in pain
You feel you've gone insane
You're screaming down the alleyway the nightmare still remains
You've see their wicked ways
You'll take their name in vein
The ashes crumble through your fingers but still the wall remains
Track Name: Ride on Ruin
I am War the horseman of the world’s conflict
I have come to take away your pain
I ride on with my brothers by my side
Riding once again to take your life

War, Death, Plague
And Pestilence again
War, Death, Plague
The Horsemen ride again

Ride on Ruin, the last ride you’ll ever have
Ride on Ruin, we ride on in to the night
Ride on Ruin, my brothers are by my side
Ride on Ruin, it’s the last ride you’ll ever have

Through the deserts of the ashes of the dead
Galloping through flames and smoking graves
Ride no more through the deserts far ahead
Darksiders forever ‘til our deaths.

War, Death, Plague
And Pestilence again
War, Death, Plague
The Horsemen ride again

Ride on Ruin, the last ride you’ll ever have
Ride on Ruin, we ride on in to the night
Ride on Ruin, my brothers are by my side
Ride on Ruin, it’s the last ride you’ll ever have

Ride on Ruin, the last ride you’ll ever have
Ride on Ruin, we ride on in to the night
Ride on Ruin, my brothers are by my side
Ride on Ruin, it’s the last ride you’ll ever have
Track Name: Reign of Fire
Peaceful city in the dawn
Detonation breaks the morn
Blinding light the last we see
Everything is turned to dust

The fires scorch the earth
Decimating all
All structures vapourised
That once stood tall
Nuclear winter's here
Death to us all
Holding our breath in fear
They're our last

Cloud of death rising
Soaring above
The sunlight fading
Darkness of the world
The death toll rises
No one is safe
The reign of fire begins
End of life has begun

Fading light across the world
Blood moon red the darkness falls
Smoke it fill the atmosphere
All of life returned to dust

The fires scorch the earth
Decimating all
All structures vapourised
That once stood tall
Nuclear winter's here
Death to us all
Holding our breath in fear
They're our last

Cloud of death rising
Soaring above
The sunlight fading
Darkness of the world
The death toll rises
No one is safe
The reign of fire begins
End of life has begun
Track Name: Traitor
Order called

Welcome to this court room today
We're sentencing this soul here today
He's on trial for heresy we say
His life must end to fix the human race

This traitor walks among us
Spreading all his lies
This traitor walks among us
Spreading all those lies

He speaks out at orders that we've lain
He can't control his tongue he's insane
This courtroom will sentence him today
This can't go on he has got to die

This traitor walks among us
Spreading all his lies
This traitor walks among us
We'll sentence him to die

Now I've got one more chance for you to take
You've the chance to save yourself, know what's at stake
I know what you've done but I can not control
Stand by my side and we will throw this all away

Where's your loyalty lie?
There's a place right by my side
Where's your loyalty lie?
There's a place right by my side

This traitor walks among us
Spreading all his lies
This traitor walks among us
We've sentenced him to die
Track Name: The Dark Tower
The Gunslinger walks through the sands in to the dawn
A silhouette carved out of stone rises above

The Dark Tower waits
The things I forsake
I can't take the blame for the things I've done
I can't walk away
This thing is unchained
I don't want to be so far away

The Crimson King, eater of worlds, atop his throne
Devising Discordia to remake the world

The Dark Tower waits
The things I forsake
I can't take the blame for the things I've done
I can't walk away
This thing is unchained
I don't want to be so far away
Track Name: Eyes of Deceit
Locked away and thrown away the key
my foresight's all that I've seen
Life's restriction, no fame or addiction
a prophet or madness is me
Otherwise blinded, but not absent minded
the visions are all I can see
Terror, destruction, gore and seduction
is this what is going to be?

Circling madness I see visions around me
All I can see is what I don't want to be
Screaming within, I can't take any more

Shackled in chains, my body is estranged
my mind is all that is free
In darkness comes fire, free pass for a liar
a puppet master pulling the strings
A fight for resources, no cars and no horses
I see a shell of what used to be
A future depiction, is all of this fiction?
What the hell does all of this mean?

Circling madness I see visions around me
All I can see is what I don't want to be
Screaming within, I can't take any more

My eyes are blazing but none of it's fading,
return me to the blackness I seek
Horror, sickness, plaguing the weakest,
the rotting of the corpses to be
Excuse is religion for destroying a region
using fear to meet their own needs
No wonder I'm in here, no witness to my fear
I hope this is some madness in me

Circling madness I see visions around me
All I can see is what I don't want to be
Screaming within, I can't take any more

Returning darkness, no more visions to bind me
All I can see is blindness stricken to me
Peaceful within, I couldn't take any more
Track Name: Journey's End
May of '37, the craft it soars
Second year of flight, to their delight
Boston on the morn' of what we won't soon forget
Headwinds slow the flight for landing at
Lakehurst before night, they set a course
for Manhattan's skies, unaware of what's soon to come

See the flames start rising
From the pride of the skies
As it joins the R101 on the page
See the tears from crying
Oh the humanity
This is how the end of an era came to be

Seven of the night, a flying moor
to the mooring mast, its final plight
Standard procedure before the ending unfolds
Igniting of gas the airship became
engulfed in flames, a shell remains
End of airship flight was decided after this night

See the flames start rising
From the pride of the skies
As it joins the R101 on the page
See the tears from crying
Oh the humanity
This is how the end of an era came to be

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