CERiAL ViKTUM

CERiAL ViKTUM

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CERiAL ViKTUM is an in your face power rock trio with edgy syncopation metal influences and great melody lines. We like to rock your socks and rattle your soul with tunes that give you reason to listen and think about. Clear vocals with provocative messages. We ROCK! Hear the music and get drawn in!

Biography

Who is CERiAL ViKTUM? You, and You and all of us. We all hear about the serial killers, never about the cerial viktums. Every day each one of us gets viktumized some way. We like to tell stories with our tunes about those kinds of situations. We've been together about 36 months or so and have collected a lot of material during our travels." Trapped" is a song about the problems of not being in charge of ourselves and ending up using abortion to get free of bad choices. We bring driving beat music and the stories together in a fresh way. Progressive musicians like Dream Theater and Led Zep, Tool, Godsmack and many others have influence on us providing a platform to work from. Our attitude on stage is exciting. We have fun performing and entertaining the crowds. CERiAL ViKTUM creates as much music as larger 5 and 6 piece groups, but we do it with only 3 dudes on stage. One gig had us travel 850 miles for a 30 min. set. Short set but big returns. Not an unhappy face in the crowd. Josie brings energy and robust delivery of great lyrics leading kids to really consider what is happening in their lives. We get a lot of feedback from them and then - here comes another tune from their stories to us. The struggles in this life provide the greatest influence to our work. "Day by Day" written by Kirk a while back couldn't be more relative than now, with world controversy and all the discontent around the world. It relates to war, death, greed and God being in control.

Anything else you'll just have to provide for yourself after hearing our music. Hope to create a good twitch in your ear. Rock On!

Lyrics

Day By Day

Written By: Kirk Baumgard

V-Death surrounds us by day by day
When faith in the world runs away
Money lost is all that counts
Leaving me with just my doubts
(Br)
Guns and bombs are heathens' prayer
Life's experience without a care
Still not knowing he was right
Because of issues you know I'll fight
(Br)
(CH)It's so easy to hate when someone does me wrong
So hard to forgive and forget-but life goes on
Day by Day
What have we learned anyway
(V)The young and strong our future lies
Without the young tomorrow dies
Peace and love is where to start
Play the music for our souls and hearts
(Br)
Someone said to me one time
Can't change the world with just a rhyme
The world is not for me to change
We leave it to God to rearrange
(B)
(CH)It's so easy to hate when someone does me wrong
So hard to forgive and forget-but life goes on
Day by Day
What have we learned anyway
– Solo –
(DBR)
(Ch)It's so easy to hate when someone does me wrong
So hard to forgive and forget_but life goes on
Day by Day
What have we learned anyway
(Finis)

Broken Nose Jack

Written By: J2d (Johnny2doors)

(V)Breakin’ the rules - Rule One in the Game
Callin’ us Fools and slammin’ God’s Name
They can not perceive what we have to say
They rather would cause circumstances to sway –
(Ch) Slippin’ right past them the Truth of today
Corruption for valor the broken nose way –
He’s Broken Nose Jack!
It’s Broken Nose Jack.
(V) Righteous Light shining way out of reach
Deception with candor - lies that they preach
Resembling Truth with painted on fame
They’re breakin the rules - Rule one in His game –
(Ch) Slippin’ right past them the Truth of today
They can’t comprehend God’s light on our Way –
He’s Broken Nose Jack!
He’s Broken Nose Jack.
(Br) Willing and steady we stand with the Lord
Winning our fight with the might of God’s sword –
Willing and steady we stand with the Lord
Winning our fight with the might of God’s sword –
– Solo –
(Ch) Slippin’ right past them the Truth of today
They can’t comprehend God’s light on our Way –
He’s Broken Nose Jack!
He’s Broken Nose Jack.
(V) Destruction his call - Tempting relentless
Christ as our wall Confuse his offenses,
We carry the Truth with no pretenses –
His Twice Edg-ed Blade supplants our defenses
(Chorus) Slippin’ right past them the Truth of today
Failure – Frustration the Broken Nose way –
It’s Broken Nose Jack – (He had his way)
- -
It’s Broken Nose Jack – (Don’t stand in his way)
-
It’s Broken Nose Jack

(Finis)

Insides Out

Written By: Kirk Baumgard

(V) As my life goes round and round
Like a roller coaster-up and down
All the sights to be seen
Still, you can't see what's inside of me
(Br)
Still, you can't see what's outside of me
(Br)
Confusion and pain is all I feel
Can't sell my soul to save the deal

(Ch) I can't believe all the things you do
Why can't you see all you put me through
You run me down
You get me high

(V) As my life falls apart
The love you gave stole my heart
All my soul you stole from me
You can't feel what's inside of me
(Br)
You can't feel what's outside of me
(Br)
You rocked my world way to hard
Stole my heart and kept it in a jar

(Ch) I'm not the same with the things you do
Why can't you see what you've put me through
You run me down
You get me high
(V) As my life falls in a hole
You run around naked and way to bold
Just waiting for my life to unfold
You can't see what's inside of me
(Br)
You can't see what's outside of me
(Br)
You keep talking shit, you're running your lip
Blow by blow it's a shot from the hip

(Ch) I can't believe all the things you do
Why can't you see what you put me through
You run me down, You get me high

(V)As my life gets back on track
All I hear is just your flack
It's just your soul-way to black
You can't feel what's inside of me
(Br)
You can't feel what's outside of me
(Br)
Off you go into my past
The end of a love that couldn't last

(Ch) It's just absurd some of the things you do
Now can't you see what you put me through
you run me down, you get me high

Killing Melia

Written By: Kirk Baumgard

(V) What I've lost is
Is only a step away
All the little things
That made me run astray
Their just in reach
Then I pull away
For the fear of my future
Of not Knowing
(Br)

(V) Out on his own
A young boy plays
Not a care in the world
Just living day to day
So simple and sweet
In every way
'Till he bends for the
Needs Of another
(Br)
(V) Soon he's losing his ground
Like his old man used to warn
The child within
Ascends to the heavens
Heaven is fine
For the ghost of a runaway
But this boy was happiest
On his own when he used to play
(Br)

(Ch) In the open
Out in the cold
The time is wasting
As we're growing old
In a day dream
Frozen to the eye
Never moving
As the journey passes by
(Solo)

(Ch) In the open
Out in the cold
The time is wasting
As we're growing old
In a day dream
Frozen to the eye
Never moving
As the journey passes by
(Intro)
(finis)

Organ Donor

Written By: Josie Wails

(V) Someone else must die
so I can live -
The ultimate sacrifice
What else could you give -
Taking the time to sign the card
Was that decision hard?
My struggle just to breathe
Your life for mine - berieve

(Ch) Why you had to die - so that I
Could keep feeling - all my pain

Do you think that I
Will ever forget -
That you had to die
So I could live.
I can’t believe
What you did -
You gave our life
For what’s left of mine.

(V) Morphine drip - such a trip
I shouldn’t be here now,
I'm on the list
Got a second chance -
God has seen to it
Got to make it count!
Another obstical I
Must surmount.

(Chorus) I look at the sky, a tear in my eye
While you lie in your grave.

Do you think that I
Will ever regret -
That I am here
and you are gone.
Can I stop the feeling
that I don’t belong -
I don’t want it
to turn out all wrong.

(Br)I don’t want it to turn out wrong -
I don’t want it to turn out wrong -
I don’t want it to turn out wrong -
I - I - I

fade out
(finis)

Obsession

Written By: Josie Wails-Lyrics by Tony Barbado

(V) Why do I love you
With unbridled passion -
Some call it sickness
I don’t see the connection.
Something inside me
Calls for action -
Always feeling like I’m
Being needled from above

(V) Do you not recognize
me anymore?
I see the look in your eyes
go towards the door -
Is it my appearance
that makes you retreat?
Is it that my status
is not yet complete?

(Ch)

(V) There’s a feeling inside of me
It knows you very well -
Maybe your higher self
Will be able to tell -
We were meant to be
Together again.
We’ll play it by ear
As to how, why or when -
(V) Sayin’ someday
You have the inclination
Joining you is my soul's destination -
I pray for the day
You join this devotion -
As my little stream
Becomes with your big ocean.

(Ch)

(Solo)

(V) Why do I love you
With unbridled passion -
Some call it sickness
I don’t see the connection.
Something inside me
Calls for action -
Always feeling like I’m
Being needled from above
(Ch)

finis

Discography

We have a short 4 cut CD available at the present time. We are working on recording and have a couple dozen tunes in the works. People have been on us about finishing the disc. We better put a hot burner under it and get it finished. Lots of material, not lots of money makes the effort a little difficult, but we will succeed!
We have 3 or 4 tunes with video on cable tv due to some local folks recording our club sessions. Gets some great response too!

Set List

We can provide about 1.5 to 2 hours of entertainment. Our sets are usually an hour. Local clubs promoting original music set up 3 or 4 bands to fill a night. We have been known to fill in for no shows at a moments notice and supply most of the music for the entire night. The only covers we do so far are within the writing of the songs. We put little riffs and phrases in a couple of songs. No complete covers. Song Titles: Soul Acceptance, Organ Donor, Obsession, Trapped, Jungle Funk, Broken Nose Jack, Face Plant, Day by Day, What is it now?, Insides Out, Something Wrong, CVU(Cerial Viktum Unit,) Tricky Disposition, Momentary Sanity, Circle, To Get You, Country Mile, Melia, and others.