Power, Lies and Death

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The concept of Megaira's debut album "Power, Lies and Death" is based on several popular stories from Greek mythology such as the Minotaur, the labyrinth and the death of Icarus, but it also features characters not so well-known and their trajectories, as Constellation Corona Borealis and the departure of Minos being the judge in Tartarus.
"Power, Lies and Death" begins by narrating about Minos, the king of Crete, his longing for power, and Ariadne, his daughter, who helped Theseus, the hero of Athens, enter the labyrinth and kill the Minotaur.
At that moment is presented Dedalus, inventor and architect, who was punished by the king along with his son Icarus to be trapped inside his own creation, the labyrinth, recounts his spectacular escape that resulted in the death of Icarus. Furious, Minos goes to Sicily in search of Dedalus, but ends up dying, thus going to Tartarus and becoming, along with his other 2 brothers, in one of the judges of Hades.
In addition to these and other stories, the album also features the song Erinyes, which tells the story of the three deities who punish mortals for their sins, one of them Megaira, who name to the band.
The end result as a musical construction of "Power, Lies and Death" is an album that has the characteristics of Extreme Metal and Traditional Metal features, guttural vocals / death contrasting with female heavy metal vocals and brings influences from Black Metal with Thrash / Metal bands / Melodic from the 80s and 90s, presenting a new phase of the reworked style, with power and energy to represent stories of Greek mythology in a modern way.

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released April 14, 2017

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Megaira São Paulo, Brazil

Songs distinguished as a hybrid crossover act that fused Thrash/Death+Traditional Metal with lyrics inspired by the Greek Mythology.

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Track Name: Power and Cruelty
POWER AND CRUELTY
Music by Paulo Mello and lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

In Crete, a cruel king
Son of Zeus and Europe
Grown up on his lands
Throne and power
His legacy

After Asterion's death
Minos finally took the throne
Then began his reign
Showing up his strength
Expelled out two brothers
The crown was by his orders
Feeling power increase
Making promises

[Minos]
Everyone who wish to try to
Challenge me to fight
Will be in torment and
Will fall on the knees

I will unite all the people
And the land will be very strong
I'll create my army
And the land will be very strong

My reign will be remembered
Everywhere in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies
My force will be remembered
Forever in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies

My reign will never fall


Under the palace you will build
Labyrinth malediction
Of my enemies house of minotaur
Don’t have any exit
Only entrances
The death will be upon
All who will try
The perfect place to keep the beast
Protecting palace
Go build Daedalus

I will unite all the people
And the land will be very strong
I'll create my army
And the land will be very strong

My reign will be remembered
Everywhere in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies
My force will be remembered
Forever in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies

My reign will never fall

In Creta a cruel king
Son of Zeus and Europe
Grown up on his lands
Throne and power
His legacy

Zeus give me your bless to
Conquer Athens
Zeus give me your force to
Defeat Aegeus

My reign will be remembered
Everywhere in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies
My force will be remembered
Forever in the world
In Minos the power and cruelty lies

My reign will never fall
Track Name: Ariadne's Thread
ARIADNE’S THREAD
Music by Paulo Mello and Lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

Seven lads
Seven girls
Year by year
Lost their souls

[Minos]
For Androgeus Athens will pay
Minotaur is waiting for them

[Teseu]
I will kill the horned beast
Athens will be free

[Delfos Oracle]
If you wish to succeed
The power of love you will need
Only rage won’t be strong enough
You will need help in your battle

[Teseu]
The labyrinth is my will
The minotaur I will kill
To free my land from this price
Even if I may die


Ariadne: You are the one that makes my heart beat stronger
Teseu: She came to me
Ariadne: If you marry me I can save you
Teseu: It will be done
Ariadne: Promise me you'll never leave me alone
Teseu: You are my strength
Ariadne and Teseu: Together by the thread you will be by my side



[Teseu]
Princess help me and show the way
This sword will kill the beast and your thread will guide my way
Princess help me and show the way
This sword will kill the beast and your thread will guide my way


[Teseu]
The labyrinth is my will
The minotaur I will kill
To free my land from this price
Even if I may die

[Ariadne]
If you go into the labyrinth
Teseu: She came to me
Use this magical sword to win
Teseu: It will be done
And this thread will bring you back to me
Teseu: You are my strength
Together by the thread you will be by my side

[Teseu]
Princess help me and show the way
This sword will kill the beast and your thread will guide my way
Princess help me and show the way
This sword will kill the beast and your thread will guide my way
Track Name: The Fall of Minotaur
THE FALL OF MINOTAUR
Music by Paulo Melo and Lyrics by Paulo Schmidt


[Teseu]
Walking into the world of despair
Approaching more and more
To the center of the labyrinth now
Smell of death surrounding me everywhere
The bones of the ones
Who cannot back alive are spread
On the ground showing the violent
Scenery of the worst nightmare

[Minotaur]
I fell the smell of a human
Coming this way
My entertainment now is near
Another poor human comes
Lost in your mind
He will die with terror in his eyes

[Teseu]
I can fell the footsteps on the ground
And listen to the sound
Of a scary roar crossing
In the air and showing its strength for all
I can feel the presence of the beast
I cannot hesitate
I must be quick in the fight
I got to strike a fatal blow

[Minotaur]
Now I can see the foolish man
In front of me
But his face shows no fear
He comes to me
Grasping his sword rage in his eyes
He fears no death
Suddenly I fell a violent blow right into my neck

[Teseu]
My work is done
The freedom has come
We can go home
No one of my people
Will die no more
Track Name: Dedalus and Icarus' Escape
DEDALUS AND ICARU’S ESCAPE
Music by Paulo Melo and Lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

[Minos]
I gave you shelter
Runaway of Athens
I gave you
One chance renewall
You betray me
And cover my wife
Gave a ball of thread
To my daughter
The minotaur
Was decapitated
And the enemy
Leave with my daughter
You will pay
Together with your son
Your creation
Will be your tomb

Die liar
Die betrayer
Die liar
Die betrayer

[Icarus]
No one can get out of this place
We don't deserve this huge disgrace
Roaming inside the walls to die

[Dedalus]
Listen to me son don’t worry now
I have a plan to get out
If we don’t go by the ground
We must fly above these walls

[Icarus]
I will realize my dream of flying
This wings will make my secret wish come true
Now I'll fly so high into the sky
And nothing will tear my desire apart

Aproaching the heat of the sun
Damage on wings are done
Dreams to nightmare
Icarus falls by his pride

Die by pride
Track Name: Corona Borealis
CORONA BOREALIS
Music by Paulo Melo and Lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

[Teseu]
I risked my life to free my land
From the oppression of an insane beast
And my reward cannot be
To stay with someone I don't want to

[Ariadne]
I trusted my life and feelings to you
Now you are gone and left me in this world
Far away from home and alone
Now I need to be very strong
Or agony will kill my hope

[Afrodite]
I saw the sadness deep in your heart
And will give you a chance of restart
Not a mere mortal in your life
But an immortal love by your side
The happiness will return
And the flame of life will burn

[Baco]
I'm back from my insanity
My punishment is over
Now I feel that I will be
By your side until the end of times

[Ariadne]
I will trust my life and feelings to you
You and I will become one
Our lives will be full of love
I’m a human and you’re a god
But my feelings have to be true

[Baco]
Dear, a princess deserves a crown
Our love is making me stronger
And my life is now complete
You brougth me back to my sanity
This jewel increase your beauty
Showing my love forever and ever

Now my crown will shine
Every single night
To everyone
Who look up to the sky

Now that you are gone
You will last long
The crown represents your soul
A constellation will be born
Corona Borealis

Now my crown will shine
Every single night
To everyone
Who look up to the sky
Track Name: End of a Reign (Begin the Judgement)
END OF A REIGN - BEGIN THE JUDGEMENT
Music by Paulo Melo and Lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

[Dedalus]
I can't believe, I lost my son
My punishment has come
Minos will come after me
I need to hide or I will die

[Minos]
If he escapes from my domain my domain
And then trick the certain death certain death
I will hunt his miserable soul
Kill that liar with my hands

[King Cocalos]
You may hide in my land
Trust me and head for the palace
Guards, follow that man to stove
Let him suffocate and die alone

[Minos]
I know you hide my prisoner here
Bring him now onto his knees
To crush his bones looking in his eyes
And I leave your land behind

[King Cocalos]
Rest before your main purpose
Your journey was so long
Tomorrow you may go
My daughters will prepare
your bath

[Princesses Of Sicily]
Now be scalded and feel the pain
Die by our hands

CHORUS
[Minos]
End of a reign, begin the judgement
All my life I was feared by the world
End of a reign, begin the judgement
After death I mean the oath
After death I mean the oath

End of a reign, begin the judgement
All my life I was feared by the world
End of a reign, begin the judgement
After death I mean the oath
After death I mean the oath
After death I mean the oath

I was deceived by mere weak women
My life is gone and my reign is over

After death I mean the oath

[Radamanto]
I cannot believe my brother is here
The powerful king has been dethroned
Murdered by maiden's hands
Lying before us in underworld

[Minos]
My arrival has a purpose
I will judge all the souls
Of those who come into this world
Hades' depth will be their home

[Eacos]
You got rid of us from the way
To take your crown once and for all
In the end all you gain
Was justice for your blame

[Hades]
Now you will serve to my purpose
Three brothers working along
To realize my judgement
And spread all my torment

[King Cocalos]
Rest before your main purpose
Your journey was so long
Tomorrow you may go
My daughters will prepare
your bath

[Princesses Of Sicily]
Now be scalded and feel the pain
Die by our hands

End of a reign, begin the judgement
All my life I was feared by the world
End of a reign, begin the judgement
After death I mean the oath

After death I mean the oath

End of a reign, begin the judgement
All my life I was feared by the world
End of a reign, begin the judgement
After death I mean the oath

After death I mean the oath
Track Name: Erinyes
ERINYES
Music by Paulo Mello and lyrics by Paulo Schmidt

Primal forces of nature
The avengers of all crimes
No mercy for your sins
You will pay for what you have done

Deities of the underworld
Daughters of the night goddess
Winged women with bloody eyes
Serpent hair and justice in mind

Spreading pestilence and malediction
Personification of anger
Punishing moral sinners
You will beg for mercy

CHORUS
Chasing you sinners forevermore
With lights in your eyes you will sleep no more
Praying to rest one more time
You will feel - all the cruelty

Primal forces of nature
The avengers of all crimes
No mercy for your sins
You will pay for what you have done

Deities of the underworld
Daughters of the night goddess
Winged women with bloody eyes
Serpent hair and justice in mind

Killers come receive
Punishment
By the avenger of murders
Your nightmare
Will never end
No remorse and no regrets

CHORUS
Chasing you sinners forevermore
Scourging your body with my whips
Torture and pain in your brain forever
You will feel all brutality

Fear forever, cry
Cry
Run forever, die
Die
No way you can hide
Suffering after die

The last of the three
Is after envy and greed
Infidelity
And jealousy
No chance of repentance
Pay for imprudence
Megaera
The last of the three
Is after envy and greed
Infidelity
And jealousy
No chance of repentance
Pay for imprudence
Alecto Tisiphone
Erinyes

Scream in your ears for the eternity
Remember your faults
Forever and ever
Torture and pain your brain forever
You will feel all the insanity

All the insanity
All the insanity

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