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by Karma

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"Illusions" is the third album of progressive metallers Karma.
There are many guest appearances on this album such as Mike LePond's from Symphony X and Panagiotis Konstandinidis from Crush, Simeon Karagiannis, Helen Stratigopoulou, Aggeliki Theophanous and the traditional polyphonic band “Ktismata Pogoniou” with Vaggelis Kotsou.
Out Now via Alcyone Records

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released December 20, 2018

The production of the album took place on Groove House Studios, while the mastering completed on Finnvox Studios from Mike Jussila. The blame for the amazing artwork is completely upon Immensa Artis.

Line-up:
Anna Manolaraki (vocals, production)
Vassilis Drakontaidis (keyboards, vocals, production)
Stathis Lianos (guitar)
Tasos Morphopoulos (drums)
Stefanos Koutsouropoulos (bass)

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Bonus Track: Master of Puppets by Metallica © 1986. Published by Creeping Death Music. Written by: Burton Clifford Lee, Hammett Kirk L, Hetfield James Alan, Ulrich Lars.

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Track Name: Path of Light (Prophecy I)
From the forest trees, I hear the voices say
Kings of old will come to rise again
Whispers fly on wings, they reach the winds embrace
"Gather forth the legend will unreel"

When the moon reflects its face
On the highest mountain’s lake
The northern winds will start their haunting song again
Ripping the skies a star is falling down the night
Blinding light sent by God's grace
The child is coming...

Shadows burn as he marches through battlefields
Warrior of the light of the gods marching on towards enemies gathering
Proud and strong justice lies in his heart
Shadows burn as he marches through battlefields
Warrior of the light of the gods marching on towards enemies gathering
Proud and strong justice lies in his sword

The Darkness is falling
Their power is fading
The god star is waking

Nature nursed this child
He blossomed in the wild
In his dreams, his destiny appeared
So as the prophets said, the son of god will rise
And the king sword of legends
Will be his power


Shadows burn as he marches through battlefields
Warrior of the light of the gods marching on towards enemies gathering
Proud and strong justice lies in his heart
Shadows burn as he marches through battlefields
Warrior of the light of the gods marching on towards enemies gathering
Proud and strong justice lies in his sword


With fire, with magic
He comes in our darkness
With light and with law

With wisdom, with honor
He conquers the madness
the legend, our sword

...waiting in the "night",
while the seasons came and passed,
hoping she could last,
keeper of the sword,
she heard the whispers call,
in the dawn, she 'd ridden like a storm...


Shadows burn as he marches in battlefields
(The Darkness is falling)
Warrior of the light of gods marching on towards enemies gathering
(Their power is fading)
Proud and strong justice lies in his heart
(The god star is waking)

Shadows burn as he marches in battlefields
(The Darkness is falling)
Warrior of the light of gods marching on towards enemies gathering
(Their power is fading)
Proud and strong justice lies in his sword
(The god star is waking)
Track Name: Red Lion feat. Mike LePond (Symphony X)
South on the seas, the Red Lion slid the wind
And Captain Aval set his course
Against the “Scarlet Sails”

Wave after wave the South Seas belonged to him
And all his dreams were hopes and thoughts
To end the Kingdom’s pain

For every win, he offered the God of oceans
Mighty gifts for granting them
Their victory at sea
He’s coming…
He’s sailing…

Red Lion keep sailing, keep going on South
Three fates are still weaving your course on bright stars

In Runat Cape faced with the enemy
A hundred ships, a thousand men
Their war cries promise pain
Ships burning bright, flame eating everything
But Aval’s men they fight and win
As one by one, they fall
Swords slashing masts burning, in battle men fall
“Hey Captain in your name we’ll cut them all down!”

Red Lion keep sailing, keep going on South
Three fates are still weaving your course on bright stars

He fell last, a hero, his spirit lived on
Gods made him a dragon to guard the lost souls
Track Name: Ode to Foreign Lands
Running to save your life,
you turn your back and
you never look behind
resistance is not for long
breath does not exist anymore
a huge mass with depressed faces
breath does not exist anymore
a huge mass with depressing.

Shadows walk around in
Abandoned places filled with a
lot of debris, dust, and smoke
Shadows
Live in madness, fear and
darkness searching for their
salvation searching for their
salvation

(….last time)
last time I saw you face joy was mirroring
(…..I felt……. I thought…….too long)
too long the journey don't stop till you find your path
(….journey…..come back…last time….)
last time I heard your voice faith was whispering
(….journey…..come back)
too long the journey guidance will be your heart

living in uncertainty…why me? why ?....I’m really scared.. can’t handle it….

No one will really greet you
no help and dignity for poor migrants
you'll be omitted from the line
No one will comfort your pain and
Saviors are too far away.
No one will comfort your pain and
Saviors are too far away.
Wealthy don’t have a country
Don’t be deceived! You do not belong to them
Start getting used to living in alienation
Embrace the adventure of living
Don’t have great expectations
you should find your own way
you should find your own way


Living in uncertainty…why me? why me?
Stop obsessing over disturbing thoughts
Enlighten my judgement…being confused!
Nothing stays the same forever
Track Name: Bullying Scars
Waked mixed up and sad
Wait! Should I wake?
I’ve been sold a fairytale
Full of fear, lies, and pain
I despise the daylight
Seems I have to accept my fate
Nailed in my weaknesses and misery
Grief is my only friend
Coming to my bed every night
She steals my dreams, she steals my hopes, she drifts them all to dark

Shadows threaten my path
Asserting their domination
Drunk with power and vain
Keep playing with my mind

I can't stand another coercion
Psychological abuse

My body is bloody shaken
I try to catch my breath
I feel their wrath coming
Should find my way out

Out of suffering reborn
Fighting days of desperation
I’m trying to heal my bulling scars
A million bullets in my heart
In pursuit of the hidden power I hold within

Illusions made with a constant plan
They’ve signed our condemnation
Smelling around their bloodlust
Undermine the humankind

Shadows now are gaining ground
I don’t feel I’m gonna make it
Feeling ready to collapse
Hey! Stop deride my pain

Waked mixed up and sad
Wait! Should I wake?
I’ve been sold a fairytale
Don’t see me as a crank
I’ve uncovered their plan
I must give a happy end to all this soon
The only thing I have to fear now is fear itself
Thinking now is much clear
I can finally daydream
I will take the plunge
With confidence, with hope
I will redeem myself!
Track Name: Illusions
Mom?
Hello my baby, how are u?
I’m fine, I’m trying to survive cause nobody wants to be free heard. that's life honey, find your calm zone and try to keep it
was it always like this?
…………
mom are u there?
sorry baby I just had a trip down memory lane so?
heavy breath
I was same as you and still am. so I guess that's life


Fragile dream, anonymous trails
wake up now

lapses in time, illusions in mind in your mind

demons are souls, you are a soul Angels too

Failing with life, distending your pain
Get a grip

just face it out, it’s not the truth You are the truth

Razz what you want, you are the dupe
Go away


Now grab the chance which appears when the blue has gone and revive all the views about your life and stand

Try me, deny me, I’m not yours
Timely decisiveness determines your role

Try me, deny me, I’m not yours
The power of my will makes me strong


Knockdown those walls, so black, so strong you are a strong

my memory starts to crumble my hopes there’s a hope

The dark outside, there will be more you are the light

Spinning around, losing yourself
circle the world

Begging for luck, wasting your time get up now


feeling upset for what they've done Burning the night


sing me a song that reminds you the days with crystal white just forgive your weakness and
send your thoughts away

The destined touch of hope is recondite your thoughts for faith have been decimated you feel the end is near, you smell your fear the plague of desolation is watching you
Track Name: Nation in Chains
Take away my freedom, and use it as you wish
The labor of good men , the sacrifices!
My trust I put it in you, the dreams you have foreseen
Deliver what was promised, undo the old abyss.

To march into the future, first, you must obey!
Never talk back, and do as you are told!
Give all you have, and all you’ll ever make
My wealth my offsprings, I offer all to thy!


The burden’s getting heavy, our strength is wearing out
What seemed as our redemption, ends again in blood!
Destroyer and usurper, your time to pay has come
The pain of our people should never be forgotten!

Unleash your rage upon me, my life is now gone
Do not remember, and worse than me will come
The voices of the people, the pain forever haunts me
The tides of time are coming, be careful who you trust…
Track Name: Sorrowful Dawn feat. Panagiotis Konstantinidis
Night after night
when darkness falls
I pray to the black sky up above
trying not to fall
my cries are silent
and they're taking my very last breath
desperate call
an hymn to sorrow
the thoughts fill my brain like a storm
will it never end
this constant pain
it's so deep that it drives me insane

sorrowful dawn
rises again
with the first light
all my dreams fade away
moon take my tears
take all my fears
make them all rain
and let the disappear

sorrowful dawn
rises again
fire still burning
but the ashes remain
no light at sight
no full moonlight
darkness takes over
and I'm lost in the night

visions in grey
no dreams or nightmares
unjust games the mind seems to play
the dawn is near...
Unleashing light...
Stars get frightening and they disappear
Track Name: The Valkyrie Calls
Warriors made of thunder, the mighty hammer’s fall
Raised from the glacial embrace.
Longboats from serpent scales, and oars made of ash
Sailing the unforgiving seas.

Black waves reach the sky, yet by the Gods, they survive
Bright light breaks the clouds, a new horizon’s dawn.
It’s time to feed the crows, their blood will spill onto the ground
It’s time to fill the shores, hear the monstrous howl.

Take up your shields and axes, my Nordic brothers
Fight to the death and honor the gods.
Conquer those walls of stone, where the cowards hide and
Bards will sing your story at last.
As for the braves who fall in the flames of battle
They are the greatest men of them all.
Ride by my side and climb to the godly heavens
Now Valhalla is your home.

Smoke rises from the ruins, the burning wood, and flesh
Tales of the Viking grand conquest.
Treasures beyond of measure, a vast world awaits
Allfather ’s blessing they request.

Black waves reach the sky, yet by the Gods, they survive
Bright light breaks the clouds, a new horizon’s dawn.
It’s time to feed the crows, their blood will spill onto the ground
It’s time to fill the shores, hear the monstrous howl.


Take up your shields and axes , my Nordic brothers
Fight to the death and honor the gods.
Conquer those walls of stone , where the cowards hide and
Bards will sing your story at last.
As for the braves who fall in the flames of battle
They are the greatest men of them all.
Ride by my side and climb to the godly heavens
Now Valhalla is your home.


Take up your shields and axes , my Nordic brothers
Fight to the death and honor the gods.
Conquer those walls of stone , where the cowards hide and
Bards will sing your story at last.
As for the braves who fall in the flames of battle
They are the greatest men of them all.
Ride by my side and climb to the godly heavens
Now Valhalla is your home.

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