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"THE REVENANT" 
THROUGH THE LENS OF MARCO BOGARÍN

"The Revenant through the lens of Marco Bogarín" is a series of artistic photographs in collaboration with Argentinian photographer Marco Bogarín.
 
The idea is to represent each song on the debut album in photographs with a short narrative for each image and thus immerse listeners in the general concept of
THE REVENANT album. 
 
Adrian Benegas, songwriter and producer comments:
"This is an idea that came to my mind a few months ago, I think art is a whole and I enjoy very much to work in different areas to represent better
what I've created with my music"
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CHAPTER I: SERVANTS OF THE DEATH
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Ralf Scheepers

This is where the story starts, where main character is dragged by the "Servants of The Death” into the deepest, darkest recesses of human emotion, a dark dream where a never-ending nightmare is about to begin… Parasites from the spiritual world that feed from the lowest human emotions like fear, sadness, violence, and many aspects we carry inside ourselves and when a possible victim is frail they hear the call, smell the fear and attack to submerge them into doom seizing their souls.

CHAPTER II: CADAVRIA
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Henning Basse and Zuberoa Aznárez

Dragged by the “Servants of the Death” our main character wakes on “Cadavria”, a world where all hope is lost and its received by the grand “Mind breaker”, a timeless being, spectral and hungry for desperate ones. The human soul, the “last resistance” into the shadows make him fall on his knees and pray with the deepest pain, the one that comes from regret. Black tears fall down the character’s cheek while the "Mind breaker" tries to possess completely his soul. But not everything is lost into "Cadavria", the real heroes, the ones who battle themselves with the fear and pain choking inside, can survive through the power of regret and sacrifice... As the androgen angel with all its feminine and masculine power perfectly balanced has proclaimed on the last section of this song: “Human, I speak to you, you must sacrifice to born again, and stand out of the eternal wheel of suffering…”

CHAPTER III: FACE TO FACE
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans,
Henning Basse and Zuberoa Aznárez

After falling into the dream of Cadavria, our main character realizes that the creatures that inhabits there won't let him go, the only way to get out is going deeper and fight the guardians, demons from other dimensions and even fight his own fear, the most dangerous enemy... Face to face, no truce... one must die... The conjunring starts, "Die! die! die!" breaks the silence - "I am more what you think, I am immortal", replies a demonic echo... Feel the Fire!! I'll cut your forked tongue... - "I am grand part of you, I was there on every smile you've erased, on every heart you've broken apart..." replies the mind breaker. There are too many entities, they are part of a whole, like tentacles that feeds the center of a giant black heart... But nothing is lost, on every conjuration our main character feels a familiar presence, like if he is not completely alone... Inside those words dwells the essence itself, his guardian angel guiding him to perform the exorcism...

CHAPTER IV: THE ENEMY WITHIN
Music and Lyrics by  Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans

After the battle against the demons our main character realizes that all of it was a mere illusion, there are no demons to cast out or external enemies to blame, he was fighting against alter egos he created and realized the most important of all the truths, “The enemy lies within, we are our most dangerous enemy”. The only one he must confront “to set his heart free” is nothing but himself. He realized CADAVRIA was an state of his own mind, infected with “low-energy parasites” created by his own fears, traumas, violence, lies and all the negative things he has done throughout his life. The guardian angel, the last part of his conscience that remains intact gave him the knowledge to discover the secret words: “regret and will” and taught him to travel in time through the “magic mirror” of self-knowledge to heal his past and rewrite his own present. Powerful weapons against himself… Now he must decide to die and take with him all the shadows that covers his soul to reborn as a new one, a free spirit…

CHAPTER V: INFERNO
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Henning Basse and Zuberoa Aznárez

Behind the magic mirror our main character opens the gates of red hells and decides to descend despite the horror and madness he can perceive there and despite all the fear he feels... His will and desire to finally be free is stronger and his spirit leads him deeper and deeper to face his bloody past... But this time it’s different, he is not trapped here, he descends consciously to the deepest corner of his darkness to heal all the circles of his nine hells and set free the fragments of his soul caged by every guardian… Step by step, he fought every keeper and finally arrived to the core of everything, to the throne of the “bearer of light” as they called it… The guardian and master of the last gate to escape… but it won’t be easy, the deceiver has the knowledge and power to lie and create confusion inside us, this is the last step, the hardest one… As the tale of Orpheus, the last challenge to get out victorious or sleep into darkness again…

CHAPTER VI: A CHANGE OF HEART
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans

Exhausted by the last battle against the guardian of the last gate, our main character falls on the ground and darkness surrounds him, free? enslaved? We don’t know yet; the truth is that he is there, almost dying, alone with himself once more and the eternal night seems to arrive… all the lights are gone, a heart-breaking silence speaks and a tear falls down his cheek hitting the floor… after the human heart realizes its “sins” from the past, comes the regret, comes a prayer… A place where the true self speaks to him, yearning to embrace the light again… longing for a change of heart, a new life…

CHAPTER VII: CARRIER OF THE SUNLIGHT
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans

“The self-realization is the choice to incarnate the light, to choose a side and reborn from the inner darkness. The self-realization is to deny and understand that we are not what is called “the darkness”, we aren’t the ones who lies, we aren't the violent... but we’re guilty for what comes out from ourselves, our words, our actions… Guilty for let bad things happen without any inner opposition... because at the end, life is made of choices and no matter how hard could our existence be, we can choose how to face it and we can choose how we share it with the others. "His debts are paid, because he understood. He understood that seeking and knowing himself washed all the dirt and scars… He understood that life it’s about the journey of seeking ourselves, of knowing who we really are… Carriers of the Sunlight”

CHAPTER VIII: THE LIGHT OF MY DREAMS
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans

Our main character looks back on the “many lives” he had in the past and reveals a truth that carved so deep in his heart: he has been never fighting alone. All his tears and his burden were not carried by himself alone… As many times as he fell on the road back to home to escape from the prison of Cadavria, there was a force, one that can’t be defeated: “Devi”, “Tonantzin”, the true love. And in every single step he took, he didn’t take by himself alone, she, personified through a divine rose was there by his side… The guardian of his deepest secrets, the guardian of his true heart, the one who dried his tears, the one who chose to receive the arrows to share with him the burden, the only one who knows everything he has been through and without hesitating decided to perform the purest act of love: “The sacrifice”. The one who has been, is, and will be, whose veil no mortal has ever lifted... The moon… The light of his dreams...

CHAPTER IX: THE REVENANT
Music and Lyrics by Adrian Benegas - Vocals by Herbie Langhans

“Finally, the last passage of CADAVRIA is in front of me and I can see the Sunlight without going blind… I remember everything… through laments of despair, from emptiness to the heart of the eternal darkness itself I fought. Darkness took me, I felt lost, I felt empty and my heart belonged to them for so long… Days were as long as a lifetime on Earth, but it wasn’t my end… Suddenly, as a spark of the brighter star, my conscience, came back slowly and I started to feel life in me again… and I started to feel that my task wasn’t done… Submerged in Cadavria, I found the key and the gift of willpower; one by one the demons started to fall until, at last, I've cut down my enemy’s head and served its heart as sacrifice to the Gods… Now… I am the servant of the secret fire, wielder of the everlasting flame! The incarnation is complete… I am “THE REVENANT”, and like an eagle that soars to the skies, I fly glorious on the edge of paradise…” - THE END

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