Friday, 28 January 2011

CYBER10 Dark Nights

This is the second volume of CYBER10 Dark Nights. This time I bring to you a great sequence of songs including darkwave, electrogoth, gothic rock and gothic doom. Great bands from Europe and America in an album full of melody and feeling, one of the best albums I could produce so far. 

The Beckoning (Canada)
The Beckoning is an avant-Garde/Goth-Metal band from Eastern Canada that fuses the groove and agression of extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic soundscapes. The band's sound is as unorthodox as it is authentic.

Fatal Exposure (Germany)
Fatal Exposure is a project from Germany which released two Depeche Mode covers "Here is the House" and "But Not Tonight" for Depeche Mode Cover Tributes. The style is mainly electro, with elements of futurepop and EBM. Ein Augenblick is the name of the EP including that two cover songs plus two more songs of his authorship.

Eternity Range (Sweden)
Eternity Range was formed in the year 2000 by Andreas Rimheden and Marie Hagelqvist from the industrial band Morticians, to provide a forum for the much more serious and soft music the couple had been making lately. They mix influences from harsh, cold industrial with synthpop to create a dark, emotional type of music. They have released two albums so far and a third is on the way.

Epic Church (São Paulo)
Epic Church was created with the meaning of putting together many elements like technology, faith, romanticism, electro music, medieval music among others. From São Paulo, Emerson Olaf, the only member, has produced everything on the project, releasing the first album named Epic Church (2010) and Epic Church 2.0 (2010) with different versions of the first album. The project has some versions of medieval and romantic era songs and is planned now a second album to the middle of 2011.

Stillife (Russia)
In late December 1998 Stan_I. and M.S. got an idea of the project's foundation. Two winters had passed and at the end of the year 2000 the idea found its embodiment in the recording of "Raining December" debut album. Eternal themes of love, loneliness and human tragedy exposed in the album present the pattern of true darkwave, one of the few Russian albums, which hardly complies to Western colleagues

Andy Livid (Finland)
Andy Livid is a one man home-made project, started in summer of 2003. I focus on dark, melancholic and melodic electronic music. He says: My style varies somewhere between 80´s darkwave/synthpop to EBM and futurepop. I’m some kind of die-hard tracker musician, because I still make all my stuff with a tracker software. Early works sounds a little bit more tracker-like than the latest ones, maybe because of the technical improvement. However the same atmosphere and mood has been remained throughout the years. My music is made with non-commercial purpose, primarily it’s for my own pleasure. But to my delight I’ve noticed there are some people who finds the same beauty of sadness in it.

Helevorn (Spain)
The band started in 1999 in Palma de Mallorca. With the first finished songs they recorded a promo cd called “Prelude” in winter of 2000. It was their presentation letter, written with a Gothic-Doom style and with a very good acceptance in the underground press. 2009 means the recording of the second studio album “Forthcoming Displeasures”, recorded in March at Urban Studios in Palma (Spain), produced by Jens Bogren and Johan Ornborg, also producers of bands like KATATONIA, OPETH, DRACONIAN, PARADISE LOST, etc...taking an important step in the musical style, emphasizing a more intense and heavy sound, being more forceful, without a doubt it will be the Doomest work that HELEVORN has never done. The album artwork its being made by Robert Høyem (, a Norwegian artist who knows perfectly how to transmit Helevorn’s new concept. The russian label BadMoodMan Music released the album on February 2010, getting excellent reviews until the present day.

Seduced By Suicide (Rio Grande do Sul)
Seduced by Suicide is Earth’s (also a Blood Tears’ member) gothic rock project formed in the end of 2004 under the influences of The Sisters of Mercy, HIM, David Bowie, Garbage, Type O Negative, Poisonblack, Marilyn Manson as well many other icons of dark/gothic music. During the second half of 2005, Seduced by Suicide worked in the production of Gothic Dream, the band’s first MCD, with five new songs, released in January/2006. Earth is now working in the process of writing new songs for Seduced by Suicide.

The Eternal Chapter (South Africa)
The Eternal Chapter was a traditional gothic rock band from Johannesburg in South Africa. It was a labour of love for three musicians who were inspired by the sounds of good old fashioned goth in the face of the EBM onslaught that engulfed the underground scene. The band started in 1996 when Jaco V and Michael T came together to to let off some steam. They were then joined by vocalist Thomas W in 1997. Over time, the band became more than just a hobby and produced a demo album and contributed to several international compilations. Live gigs came as did tours to Cape Town. Unfortunately the band never made it overseas despite several invitations. The Eternal Chapter played a live show on 5fm (one of South Africa’s national radio stations) at the request of the inimitable Barney Simon. The band broke up when Thomas went overseas to pursue his studies. A few years later Jaco V died tragically

Segor (Armenia)
The project of a Blood Covenant's member Segor. He has two solo albums, the first is a great instrumental album and in the second he is back to the symphonic black metal. To end this compilation an intro track full of strings were chosen, a gran finale.

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:57
Playlist length: 49 minutes 33 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Eternity Range - Music (3:49)
2. Andy Livid - Bid Farewell To Silence (4:58)
3. Helevorn - Nobody Is Waiting (5:50)
4. Seduced by Suicide - My Sweetest Choice (4:41)
5. Epic Church - Ceinwyn (Winter King Version) (5:08)
6. Fatal Exposure - Ein Augenblick (6:09)
7. Stillife - Remember Me (Rosary Mix) (4:20)
8. The Beckoning(Canada) - An Omen In The Dark (6:29)
9. The Eternal Chapter - You Can't Let Me Die (6:39)
10. Segor - Divine Love To Mankind (1:30)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Templo de Fogo - 2011 - Warriors (The Best of Templo de Fogo)

Templo de Fogo was formed in 1998 (Brazil), when ex member of the band Sagrada Cruz decided to start a new project. The band had an evolution as similar to bands like Helloween, first having influences of heavy metal and hard rock then changing to a melodic power metal, always singing in portuguese (except for the album Judgment). Moisés Missão is the main member of the band, staying since 1998 as vocalist and guitarrist of Templo de Fogo.

This album gather the best songs of the band plus a new release named Sepulcro. All songs were remastered and some of them reworked and the album is also published on LastFM by CYBER10.

11 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:35
Playlist length: 39 minutes 32 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Templo de Fogo - Honra e Poder (3:59)
2. Templo de Fogo - Filha da Alva (3:23)
3. Templo de Fogo - Babilônia (3:19)
4. Templo de Fogo - Sacrifício (3:01)
5. Templo de Fogo - Soberano (3:05)
6. Templo de Fogo - Visão (3:51)
7. Templo de Fogo - Sonho Real (4:11)
8. Templo de Fogo - Tua Voz (2:38)
9. Templo de Fogo - Momento de Aflição (3:57)
10. Templo de Fogo - Guerreiros (4:46)
11. Templo de Fogo - Sepulcro (3:22)

Friday, 14 January 2011

CYBER10 Elektro Sektor II

This is the second volume of the Elektro Sektor compilation of CYBER10 (also available on LastFM). This time the range of styles is wider, covering dark electro, industrial, futurepop, electronic, ebm and some other sub-genres that can be found in the track list. As always, the projects are from several countries around the globe, starting this sequence of songs with the futurepop of Go Indigo and finishing with the dark electro of Tears of the Soul, from South America to Macedonia at Elektro Sektor II.

Reactor 7x (Poland)
The electro/ebm band was actually formed in December 2008, but used to be a solo project since 2007, in Poland. The first album is titled "Disorder” and has been recorded at the first quarter of 2009. It includes remixes made by: Controlled Collapse, Fall from Disgital, Sin Team, Tom (reactor7x's logo designer) and also the track "Cold Army” with guest vocals by Gabriel Wolf from Infra Black. 2011 will bring much more.

SV (Russia)
[sv] is the 23 years old guy from Russia who compose electronics songs. The artist highlight his industrial influences but is easy to find as well the influence of the alternative and electropunk music. The track Epic at this compilation shows one of the directions this project can drive itself.

Go Indigo (Argentina/Chile/Brazil)
This project has members from Brazil, Argentina and Chile, having the electro as main genre but classified as well as futurepop. The songs cover themes like science fiction, spirituality, solitude, miseries of earth, among others.

Tears of the Soul (Macedonia)
Gothic one man project of Martin Atanasov. Tears of the Soul can go to some other directions in it's tracks like experimental and electro, as the track selected for this compilation, "Destruction".

Gunstar Music (São Paulo)
The project was created in 2006 and since that date it's been two EPs and two albums. From São Paulo, Gunstar Music has it's name coming out of a game named Gunstar Heroes. One track of that game was remixed in the first EP (Ancient Ruins). Gunstar Music makes a sound which is a mix of eurodance, electrorock, electro and trance.

Liberty Machine (São Paulo)
Since 9 years old Gustavo were playing piano and keyboard and started to learn more about electronic music. In 2010 he started a electronic music project, having influences of electro, breakbeat, trip hop and even rock music, Gustavo wants his music to be danceable with messages of positivity. His partner, Marcia, make the vocal parts in some of the songs and she is also responsible for lyrics, ideas and translations of portuguese to english. Liberty Machine means the freedom that can be get through the electronic music, this is the feeling Gustavo intends to cause.

Tatari Gami (São Paulo)
Tatari Gami is the name of a vindictive and destructive demon of the forest. The band deals with the same gut instinct, issues such as human relationships and the relationship of man with his environment. The project has roots in the Industrial and EBM, but also has elements of Digital Hard Core, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, Mangue Beat and World Music. Began in 2006 as a 358 solo project,Muse from Hell came to contribute with vocals, ideas and references in 2008 . The Tatari Gami shows has strong characterization and performance of the members on stage.

Sublimnal Code (Venezuela)
Influenced by EBM, Industrial, Gothic and Electro Sounds, Raul Junior Padron and Raul Jose Padron, from Venezuela, started a new music project named Subliminal Code in 2010. The song in this compilation is the spanish version of Lost in Loneliness.

8 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:59
Playlist length: 31 minutes 54 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Go Indigo - Victims Make Victims [Radio Edit] (3:34)
2. Reactor7x - Breath on Crack (4:11)
3. Subliminal Code - Lost In The Loneliness (spanish Version) (4:35)
4. [sv] - Epic (4:03)
5. Liberty Machine - The Air We Breathe (4:08)
6. Gunstar Music - The Attack of the Cyber-Intruders (2:44)
7. Tatari Gami - Final Resolution (4:00)
8. Tears of the Soul - Destruction (4:39)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

CYBER10 Metal Storm - Keepers Of The Cross

One more compilation of CYBER10, this time the focus is on Heavy/Power/Melodic Metal bands, all of them with christian themes on the lyrics. All bands come from South America, mainly Brazil (one from Chile and another one from Peru)

NAME: Tryumphall
TRACK: A Chave
Youtube Video

INFO: Hailing from a place in Brazil which is not well on the metal scene (Vitória da Conquista), Tryumphall stand strong on a power melodic metal sound, influenced as well by progressive styles.

NAME: Dynasty
TRACK: The Time Is Over
INFO: Internationally known because of the album "Motus Perpetuus", Dynasty hasn't stop. The band from Minas Gerais, Brazil has a new album named "Warriors of the King" a great heavy/power metal record. "The Time is Over", included in this compilation is an amazing melodic metal track, full of melodies and guitars, the energy necessary for a good start.

NAME: Twilight of Time
TRACK: Shelter
Youtube Video

INFO: "Twilight", in other words, means the cool of the day, the moment when day gives way to night and night gives way to day. The bands adds "of time" due to a large number of bands using Twilight. Twilight of Time was formed in 2008 intending to play metal with melodic and progressive influences. Despite of the fact of being brazilians, the songs are sang in english. 2010 saw Twiligh of Time first start on a studio, recording the single "The Pilgrim - Preface" which give us a preview of the Pilgrim's saga towards the heavenly city.

NAME: Azeta
TRACK: Junto A La Cruz
INFO: In the 80's in Santiago, Chile, Patricio Ibarra and Juan Carlos Campos formed a Hard Rock band called AV-3, what became AZETA still in the late 80's, changing into a heavy/power metal band with melodic influences. The message found in the lyrics is straight, covering themes as salvation through Christ and Faith.

NAME: Clean Heart
TRACK: Fight In The Name of God
INFO: Clean Heart makes a heavy metal with some power/melodic influences. Samuel, the soul of the band, is, at the same time, the guitarrist and vocalist and their concerts are usually full of energy. This brazilian band has only a demo release named “Fight In The Name of God” with 4 tracks.

NAME: Templo de Fogo
TRACK: Honra e Poder
Youtube Video

INFO: Templo de Fogo was formed in 1998 (Brazil), when ex member of the band Sagrada Cruz decided to start a new project. The band had an evolution as similar to bands like Helloween, first having influences of heavy metal and hard rock then changing to a melodic power metal, always singing in portuguese (except for the album Judgment). Moisés Missão is the main member of the band, staying since 1998 as vocalist and guitarrist of Templo de Fogo.

NAME: Adiastasia
TRACK: The Fellowship
INFO: The band was formed in the beginning of 2003 by lead vocalist Jeff Winner. In 2004 the band played in the Festival Rock in August where Winner received the prize of best Vocalist. From Campina Grande, Brazil, Adiastasia has a powerful melodic metal, the first album Life War has pleased many listeners.

NAME: Sacrom
TRACK: Caballeros del Cielo
NFO: Sacrom (ex-Cadena de Fuego), is a melodic/epic metal band from Peru, the band were created in 2001 and they claim to be the first “power neo-classical metal” band in the north of the country. Sacrom has all the songs sang in spanish.

NAME: Holy Cross
TRACK: King of Eternity
INFO: Holy Cross is a metal band from São Paulo which has influences of gothic and medieval themes. The band started in 2001 and at 2002 released the demo EP “Medieval Heart”, since that the band stopped playing together but there are plans to produce a new album in 2011.

NAME: Fighting
TRACK: Battle
INFO: Heavy/Power metal band from São Paulo, Fighting shows a kind of metal played in it’s traditional way, the EP “Fighting” has 6 tracks which has “Battle” chosen for this compilation.

10 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:55
Playlist length: 49 minutes 10 seconds
Playlist files:
    1. Dynasty - The Time Is Over (4:23)
    2. Adiastasia - The Fellowship (5:12)
    3. Templo de Fogo - Honra e Poder (3:59)
    4. Clean Heart - Fight In The Name of God (9:01)
    5. Tryumphall - A Chave (4:28)
    6. Sacrom - Cabellero Del Cielo (5:39)
    7. Twilight of Time - Shelter (5:46)
    8. Holy Cross - King of Eternity (3:30)
    9. Azeta - Junto A La Cruz (3:57)
    10. Fighting - Battle (3:15)