Rise or Fall

by Forceful

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released April 6, 2018

All songs written and arranged by FORCEFUL except “A Knight’s Tale” written and arranged by Andreas Rippelmeier

All lyrics by FORCEFUL except “Symphony of Life”, “Rise or Fall”, “Rest in Peace” written by Daniel Brown

Vocals: Michael Stegh
Guitars: Andreas Rippelmeier
Bass: Werner Dworatzek
Drums: Michael ‘Maikel’ Müller

Additional Backing Vocals on “Breaking your Chains”: Klaus Janke, Yasmine Janke

String arrangements on “Father & Son”: Michael ‘Maikel’ Müller
Produced and engineered by Michael ‘Maikel’ Müller
Recorded and mastered at Abyss Road Studio, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Digital Artwork & Layout by Michael Stegh
Bandphotography by Sandra Rippelmeier-Behrens

Michael Stegh: "Thanks to Andreas Döring for recording equipment, Klaus & Yasmine Janke for additional backing vocals, Daniel Brown for writing some great lyrics."

Andreas Rippelmeier: "Thanks to all the people who have always supported me (my wife, my children, my family and my friends). I love you all. - I dedicate this album to all my friends and relatives who are no longer with us."

Werner Dworatzek: "Thanks to Andreas, Michael, Maikel, Apple Inc., Nissan, Ibanez & Yamaha Bass Guitars"

Michael ‘Maikel’ Müller: "Thanks to my family - Svenja, Mona & Marlon, my parents and Markus, Steffi & Jule, Thomen Stauch, Alex Landenburg, all my students @drum cube, Julia and the Musikus Team, Joshua and Dominik @Drums ‘n’ Tools, Ibrahim Diril, Sibi Siebert @Box of Trix, my friends and all musicians and bands I worked and still work with."

Michael ‘Maikel’ Müller uses DIRIL CYMBALS, VATER DRUMSTICKS, SKYGEL DAMPER PADS

Contact: Andreas Rippelmeier
Email: contact@forceful.de
Website: forceful.de
Facebook: facebook.com/forcefulmetal

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Forceful Hückeswagen, Germany

In 2016 guitarist Andreas Rippelmeier (Heavenward, Jaded Heart, Michael Bormann, C.O.P. UK, Ozzyfied) and drummer Michael 'Maikel' Müller (Serenade, Seelenzorn, Michael Bormann) founded the band "Forceful". Werner Dworatzek (Crown, Hank, Leave me breathless, In Viro) followed as bassist. After the departure of singer Stefan Ferrara Michael Stegh (Oughton Tanera) took over at the end of 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Breaking your Chains
The truth hides behind the curtain and a dream gives birth to lies
But hope dies last, so please don't give up now

In a world full of illusions pay answers a high price
For the truth is bitter, can you bear this taste

The consequences are quite frightening
You will never get well again
Face it and enjoy your life until the end

It's so unfair to suffer such a fate
I will be there
Because it's not too late to break your chains

Free yourself from your burden
And you must forget the pain
Take your chance
Why do you want to live in chains

It's so unfair to suffer such a fate
I will be there
Because it's not too late

It's so unfair to suffer such a fate
I will be there
Because it's not too late to break your chains

Follow the path to the light
Follow him it's alright
Follow him mercilessly
Why don't you follow me

It's so unfair to suffer such a fate
I will be there
Because it's not too late

It's so unfair to suffer such a fate
I will be there
Because it's not too late to break your chains
Track Name: Symphony of Life
Will I ever be free
My friends they faded from sight
With you my mind runs wild

From the dusk till the dawn
Your heart, as cold as ice
I'll wait for tomorrow to come
Certainty deep inside
Now I see what you've become

Do I want to see you again?
Will this decision cause me pain?
Though I will think of you now and then
So outside I stand waiting by the gate

It's your life - this symphony of life
Never stop and say it loud
So do you feel alive?
It's your life - this symphony of life
Never stop and say it loud
Now do you feel alive?

It's time to ease my pain
You had decided to go
But I just can't explain
The voice that I hear from my soul
I remember the lies, which you've told me before
Still tempted by those eyes
This is the final Goodbye

I just wanted to see you again
But this decision will cause me pain
Though I will think of you now and then
So outside I went and walked straight past the gate

It's my life - this symphony of life
Never stopping, walk with Pride
So do I feel alive?
It's my life - this symphony of life
You can't stop me, I am strong
Now do I feel alive?

You left me with many questions
We fought with fiery words
I was on a mission, to cause pain but not to hurt
You were, what I was needing
But now my heart is torn
So you see that I am grieving
Yet I am reborn

I will never see you again
My heart will heal from all of the hate
Though I may think of you now and then
I'll never wait again!

It's my life - this symphony of life
You'll no longer hurt me now
Do I feel alive?
It's my life - this symphony of life
Caged no longer, let me out
I finally feel alive!
Track Name: Rise or Fall
Filled my soul with dark emotion
A conflict in my brain
My words they are deranged

I ignore my pain
Discover signs of madness
Am I going insane?
Paint a portrait of sadness
Lord save me I pray

I will fall
Several drinks just to drown my sorrows
I want to run
On golden sands
No one can understand
But life goes on

Can you see what you've done to me
So much pain that these eyes have seen
Life is the greatest gift of all
By my hands
You will rise or fall

My life is on a dark road
I'm an animal hunting prey
The voice inside it tells me
No survivors today
I embrace my madness
My soul no longer sane
The voices tell me murder
Will bring peace today

Now I fall
Empty bottles filling with sorrow
I want to run
And not return
No one can understand
But life goes on

Can you see what you've done to me
So much pain that these eyes have seen
Life is the greatest gift of all
By my hands
You will rise or fall

Can you see what you've done to me
So much pain that these eyes have seen
Life is the greatest gift of all
By my hands
You will rise or fall
Track Name: Rest in Peace
Tell us the reason
Why do we have to fight or die?
How do you think we're feeling?

However hurt we still march in time

We're built through divisions
Our country stands against the rising tide
So where are your leaders
Will you march with the flag by your side

From time to time
I lose control
Murder's a crime
Please bring me home

One day I'll see
My love again
Her beauty
I must survive

We march with no feeling
We are bred into killing machines
We have lost track of time
Minutes pass but it seems like hours

We're crossing the border
Nothing new, we've done this before
We take pride in our vision
But we didn't spot that mine

Heaven is ours
Fall to your knees
Burn through your hope
You will rest here in peace

Heaven is ours
Fall to your knees
Burn through your hope
You will rest here in peace

Heroes are born
Stand or retreat
Fight by your side
You will die on your feet

Heroes are born
Stand or retreat
Fight by your side
You will die on your feet

Heaven is ours
Now you may sleep
Burn all the dead
We will rest here in peace

Heaven is ours
Now you may sleep
Burn all the dead
We will rest here in peace

Heaven is ours
Fall to your knees
Burn through your hope
You will rest here in peace

Heaven is ours
Fall to your knees
Burn through your hope
You will rest here in peace
Track Name: Faith
Once again they cross the borders
Some will be drowning in the sea
People are dying every day

We are watching helplessly
But the truth is, it's our fault

We're building walls, just to keep them away
Stay outside
You won't come inside

Mothers lost their sons and daughters
Gas and bombs killed family trees
The last survivors of their land are on a journey hand in hand
They want to be alive and free

Children are crying
We try to ease the pain
But their fate was sealed, as they arrived

They will come
They won't leave
They live in the shadows of our lives
Will they all survive?
They need hope
They need faith
We will have to keep them all alive
Until we end the crime

We're building walls, just to keep them away
Stay outside
You won't come inside

Mothers lost their sons and daughters
Gas and bombs killed family trees
They want to be alive and free

Children are crying
We try to ease the pain
But their fate was sealed, as they arrived

They will come
They won't leave
They live in the shadows of our lives
Will they all survive?
They need hope
They need faith
We will have to keep them all alive
Until we end the crime

Starving and dying is the answer
They receive nothing – no humanity

They will come
They won't leave
They live in the shadows of our lives
Will they all survive?
They need hope
They need faith
We will have to keep them all alive
Until we end the crime
Track Name: Father and Son
Come closer, I am your father
You are a part of my life
I left my home and your mother

I'm happy with my new wife

You were my greatest idol
Until the day you left us on a cloudy winter day
And I said it doesn't matter
My sister cried, I dried her tears and I endured the pain

When you said your last good-bye
I saw tears within your eyes

So far away as on the run
Hear me, son
I'm your father, even when I'm gone
Believe in yourself, no matter what you have done
I'm your father, you remain my son

But then I grew older
I saw how you had changed
Your hair so white, the voice so weak
And I was getting colder
The boy had vanished, has so much to say, can not speak

Just a look into your eyes
You must admit, you've told me lies

So far away as on the run
Hear me, son
I'm your father, even when I'm gone
Believe in yourself, no matter what you have done
I'm your father, you remain my son

So far away as on the run
Hear me, son
I'm your father, even when I'm gone
Believe in yourself, no matter what you have done
I'm your father, you remain my son

So far away as on the run
Hear me, son
I'm your father, even when I'm gone
Believe in yourself, no matter what you have done
I'm your father, you remain my son
Track Name: Ghosts of the Time
Faster than a falcon, a terrifying scream
Enraged and like a vulcan, a man without a dream
An awful goblin waiting, lurking somewhere in the dark

A nasty demon's hiding
There were no warnings, no signs, that you were such a shark

Your heart is filled with anger and blinded by this rage
The wrinkles in the mirror laughing, you have come of age
Times that you remember, where life was pretty neat
But now your hatred eats your heart
There's nothing you defeat

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Hear me scream

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Call my name and you will hear me scream

I will shoot up like a rocket, a terrifying villain
And the money in my pockets can not ease all my pain
I'm twisting words and smashing hopes
I'm the rat in the corner, the spider you don't want to stroke
I'm a nasty performer

Your heart is filled with anger and blinded by this rage
The wrinkles in the mirror laughing, you have come of age
Times that you remember, where life was pretty neat
But now your hatred eats your heart
There's nothing you defeat

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Hear me scream

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Call my name and you will hear me scream

Your heart is filled with anger and blinded by this rage
The wrinkles in the mirror laughing, you have come of age
Times that you remember, where life was pretty neat
But now your hatred eats your heart
There's nothing you defeat

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Hear me scream

Ghosts of the time have opened my
door, twisting my hair, smash my dreams
Blinded by life, depressed on the floor
Call my name and you will hear me scream
Track Name: End of the Night
No matter how much we will learn
We realize, it won't lead us home
And the hope remains that we don't have to wander any more


Amidst the beauty of darkness
We look up at the sparkling stars
We're surrounded by hopelessness
And we count all our scars

Back home

We are never alone
We're among like-minded souls
Nobody gives us any light in the dark hour of the night

We can see we are not blind
But you see what you want to see
Call us animals and more
We're not your enemy
You must believe us, we assert
We have no evil in our sight
Our request, believe our words
We don't want any fight

You are masters of disguise
Behind your masks are devious eyes
Do you hate us from pure despair?
No enemy's there

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

You must believe us, for it's true
Children were raped and killed
Can you imagine how it feels?
Then time stands still

You are masters of disguise
Behind your masks are devious eyes
Do you hate us from pure despair?
No enemy's there

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

Night

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

Yes, we are on the run
Left the land of the sun
We feel the warmth of the light
This is the end of the night

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