Tip The Balance

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A heavy metal concept album about the eternal war of "Good" vs. "Evil". A mixture of progressive power metal and dark thrash metal.

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released December 12, 2014

"Good"
Vocals: Torsten Borrman (Janus Experiment)
Guitar: Robert Moosdorf (Janus Experiment)
Keys + Programming: Heiko Mürkens

"Evil"
Vocals: Becky Gaber (ex. My Inner Burning)
Guitar: Uwe König
Keys + Programming: Bastian Knochel


Special Appearance
Bass Guitar on both sides: Markus Bothe (Janus Experiment)
Vocals on "Dawn of Creation": Bastian Knochel
Solo on "Wardrums": Florian Haack
Solo on "Pain": Ilja Prinz

All Lyrics by Tibor Wahl
Artwork by Jens Offergeld

Heiko Mürkens - Father of Good (producer)
Bastian Knochel - Father of Evil (producer)

Mixed by Bastian Knochel (www.logischdenker.de)
Mastered by Heiko Mürkens (www.tonhoehle.de)

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Tip The Balance Germany

In 2013 Heiko Mürkens member of the award winning Janus Experiment and Bastian Knochel (logischdenker Records) joint forces to compose and produce a concept album about the conflict between "Good and Evil". Two musical teams have been formed around Heiko (representing "Good" with his orchestral Powermetal) and Bastian (representing "Evil" with some kind of Thrashmetal). ... more

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Track Name: Dawn Of Creation
At the dawn of creation
An ancient spring opened up
And its water flowed into the world

Two rivers formed
Embracing the world
Asunder but one
Uniting all spheres

But some men's heart
Were full of discord
Distrust and malevolence

With force they tore appart
What once was as one
Now the two streams were foes
Opposing each one

Hostility forced them in two
Each one a nemesis
Never to cohere

One is now fire
The other one is ice
A struggle to obey

Destruction is ensured
Of mankind and the world

Everything is now in two
Opposites in everything

Two rivers fought
Dividing all spheres

Destruction is ensured
Destruction of mankind and the world
Track Name: Protector Of The Brave
I was born to oppose them all
To fight what's bad, that is my goal
I was raised to slay evil

To send it back, to make it shrivel
I'm on the run to bring them down
To take that evil seed's crown

I'm the forces of the light
Adjusting what's to be right
I'm the one forcing black to white
Proclaiming the defeat of evil's might

All who are threatened
By fright and dread
Will be protected
From the mad

In a world without me
Where just hate will be
Malevolence and insanity
Without any empathy

I will just wither
Will never be
But who am I to decide
The balance of might
And who to stand by side

I'm the forces of the light
Adjusting what's to be right
I'm the one forcing black to white
Proclaiming the defeat of evil's might

All who are threatened
By fright and dread
Will be protected
From the mad
Track Name: Pain
Breathe me into your cold body
Full of fearsome restless thoughts
Feel me become a part of your soul

In your mind I carve me deep
Waiting for my chance to strike
Fear and hate are my hot bed
Defiling your artless mind

Pain is my seed
Fright is my manure
Tears are my breed
With might I try to lure

I long it
I want it
I need it
Or else you will decay

Pain is my seed
Fright is my manure
Tears are my breed
With might I try to lure

You long it
You want it
You need it
Or else you will decay


Compensation for all your pain
Suffering of helpless souls
This is my gloating satisfaction
Track Name: Atwain
"Evil"
Between gorges so deep
And mountains so high
Hear him weep
As he is wandering by

My jewel my Grace
Brilliance of my life
I hold you tight
Forever gone deprived
My scion my heir
Reason to sustain
Slaughtered
Total abjection

Cruel force, dark energy
Feasting inside of me
Festering soul
Sweating palms
Thinking of killing them

Seeking so long
What is good
What is bad
Am i righteous
Or just gone mad
Last descendant
Long forgotten
How can this be right

Shattered mind
Values smashed
Broken man
With eyes so bruised

My hate up so high
Desperately I cry

Here they are
Trapped in front of me
They shall suffer
Torture is upon them
Bind their hands
Break their bones
Rip their guts

By this thoughts
I feel remorse
Is this me
Is this right
Is it up to me
To decide

Fear and hate
Vicious thoughts
Blind to remorse
I want their blood
Their pain

Shattered mind
Values smashed
Broken man
With eyes so bruised

"Good"
How can I ever be sure
To know what is right
Justice or Insanity
The margin is blured

My soul a gorge endlessly deep
In there trapped by hate
A desperate weep

Am I allowed to decide
What fate should fulfill

No orders no right
Just a long way
As I run into the light

"Evil"
Cruel force dark energy
Feasting inside of me
Festering soul
Sweating palms
Thinking of
Killing them

Cruel force
Yet remorse
What will justice be
Track Name: Voices
Deep from within my inner self
A cry rises up
The sound of a soul breaking
Of innocence, crumbling
Is it a voice of reason
Or false morality
The dark passenger inside of me

Struggling clouded mind
How can this ever be right
What is it that drives your kind
What that makes me believe
In my fight

Murder for murder
A child for a child
You're dying for a reason
You live without a light
My vengeance will be righteous
My answer will be heard
A savage in my mind

Struggling clouded mind
How can this ever be right
What is it that drives your kind
What that makes me believe
In my fight

This is a bitter revenge
This could be a sweet retreat
Isn't there a part in me
Leading me into the light
This is my bitter revenge
Leading me into my fight

Struggling clouded mind
How can this ever be right
What is it that drives your kind
What that makes me believe
In my fight
Track Name: Wardrums
A warrior standing tall
A soldier full of pride
Marching to devastating fate

My victims so weak
This inferior kind
Now it is time to smash them all

This is just right
Can it ever be wrong
To bring justice
To this sinful world
This is my fate

Wardrums playing my song
This inbreed will suffer
A vendetta only blood can end
This inbreed will suffer

This war is my personal one
Two factions struggling led by me
Creator of armies
Creation of one

A promise to the dead
Never to retreat
A promise to the dead
Makes me breathe

Is this right
Or just so wrong
Is it justice
For what i long
This is my fate

Wardrums playing my song
Makes me suffer
Their blood will spill

Wardrums playing my song
This inbreed will suffer

On my Soul
The wardrum blasts
My hatred casts
Track Name: Torn Men
"Evil"
Into the rising night I cry
A tearing struggle of destiny
Within a torn man
Torn corpses all around

"Good"
Through deserted fields I walked
And thorns of righteous sin
Dug deep into my soul
And tugged on my skin

Into the rising night I cry

Endless rivers I followed
Never losing the scent
Tracking them down like
The worthless brute they are

There is a wall in my mind
Locking out all my grace
Yet there are cracks
And I have to force down
This uneasy moral

I clench my fist as hard
As i only can
Around my weapons forged
Of madness and pain

I point my spear of hate
Against this creatures
To put an end on this
Complete silence in my head

"Evil"
I slam into the cabin
And stare down at this
Pack of filthy rats
With eyes of cold steel

A tearing struggle of destiny

My world comes down to this
Now there is only us
Soon it will just be me
Will my heart beat again

Fantasies of madness crawl
Through my mind as I found them
In a lonesome place
Deep into eery woods

"Good"
Have I really come so far
And have I gained so little
The storm inside of me
Made me grow
Or made me shrivel

I clench my fist as hard
As I only can
Around my weapons forged
Of madness and pain

I point my spear of hate
Against this creatures
To put an end on this
Complete silence in my head

"Evil"
I force my hands unto
Their throats and my sword
Into their veins
Yet there is no ease of pain

Within a torn man

I rise that beast in my chest
Loosens it's bite into my soul
Heavy breathing constant shivering
As blood runs down on my hands

Torn corpses around

"Good"
Into the rising night I cry
My pain - my agony - my unease
A tearing struggle of destiny
Can this vendetta ever be right
Within a torn man's soul
Is this really what I long for
Torn corpses all around
It is done...

"Evil"
Into the rising night I cry
A tearing struggle of destiny
Within a torn man
Torn corpses around

"Good"
I clench my fist as hard
As I only can
Around my weapons forged
Of madness and pain

I point my spear of hate
Against this creatures
To put an end on this
Complete silence in my head
Track Name: Epilogue
A journey has come to an end
A thousand ones have yet to start
One has to make his stand
The right choice is the art

No good - No right
Harmful action everywhere

This is neither dark
Nor is it light
And neither of us
Is up to decide
No black
No white

Justice is never given
Even if brought by ourselves
There will always be
A differnet perception

No Bad
So wrong
A decision up to us

This is neither dark
Nor is it light
And neither of us
Is up to decide
No black
No white

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