DerDRAKOS are: STEVE J.DRAKOS, ALEX DRAKOS.
Music, lyrics, vocals, sound, production.
Featuring vox and graphic arts by Susi Medusa, additional vocals by other female vocalists.
Official websites: www.DerDRAKOS.net - www.myspace.com/DerDRAKOS
"TRANCE. DEVIL'S HIGH TRANCE. TRANCE. JOIN MY LIQUID TRANCE. SHINING THROUGH THE FLAMES, HOT DEAD FLESH, INFERNAL DANCERS..." - DerDRAKOS, SHE-WOLVES ARE RISING, "BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD.
"WE ARE EUROPEANS. WE DON'T NEED TO BE GOOD. WE ARE DEVILS SINCE MILLIONS OF GENERATIONS. HARD LINE. WESTERN YOUTH, PURE AND PROUD FREE YOUR HATE. EUROPE'S DEVILS, LOST SOULS WITH A RAGE OF STEEL..." - DerDRAKOS, EUROPEAN HARD LINE, "BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD.
"PASSION IS STRONGER THAN REMORSE. REMORSE. PASSION IS STRONGER THAN REMORSE..." - DerDRAKOS, STRONGER THAN REMORSE, "BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD.
"BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD DETAILS: 13-TRACKS DIGIPACK CD. CONTAINS 12 PAGES COLOR BOOKLET WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND FULL LYRICS.
Music, lyrics, vocals, sound: Alex Drakos and Steve J. Drakos.
Featuring vocals by Susi Medusa
Album graphics by Medvsa Graphic Arts, Image Cult
Recorded at DerDRAKOS studio, Praha, Czech Republic.
Mixed and Mastered by Francesco "Fuzzy" Fracassi at Quadraro studio, Roma, Italy.
Postproduction by Lou Chano and Raffaele "Rough" Buono.
Produced by DerDRAKOS Industrial Techno, Europe, 2008. Released on 07-07-2008
"DerDRAKOS kicking off this week's edition of Velvet Darkness here on Radio Free Satan with "Burn Forever", from the new album "BLOOD TO BLOOD": if you don't have it now, get your asses up there and get it 'cause THIS ALBUM KICKS ASS! Kicks everybody's ass 'cause is just that damn good!!" ----- "I must say this is quite a good album. Real hard, fast electronics, pulsating rhythms enough to get that Devil inside moving... Thirteen tracks of pure electronic Satanic fury: you should all get out and get that CD right now!"
DJ Lord Dracul, Velvet Darkness on Radio Free Satan, USA - Links from DerDRAKOS website:
DJ Nereus, Deep Six on Radio Free Satan, USA - Links from DerDRAKOS website:
"Your cd is a killer and I will support any way I can. It's got rhythm / it's got beat, it's got attitude, and very good presentation."
DJ George P., Front of House Promotion, Side Effect Radio Show, Kiss FM Athens, Frontofhouse.gr - Greece
"DerDRAKOS HELL-CD: You Have to Have It! Just got my DerDRAKOS CD in today and it is blasting from my stereo as we speak! This will kick your ass! Definitely the soundtrack for all types of Orgasmic Debauchery!"
DJ Zeph, DarksideRadio.com - Redrum Entertainment, USA
"The new album from DerDRAKOS is available for your listening enjoyment. Go and check it out you won't be sorry, the only way you will be sorry is if you DON'T go and listen. The production on this album is WONDERFUL and the lyrics and vocals are outstanding: DerDRAKOS definitely got something superior with this one!!"
~Whisper~, PhoenixRisingEzine.com - USA
DerDRAKOS interview for Phoenix Rising Ezine USA:
"Lyrically, DerDrakos offers you stuff you don't hear very often - not even in Satanic black metal bands. A few extracts: "We are Europeans, we don't need to be good. We are devils since millions of generations" - European Hard Line. "My own demon daughter, nine years old. You're calling me to free you from your flesh. Child in coma, I hear you. Do you really want to die and take my heart" - Far Beyond Damnation. No matter if you agree with them or not, you can't deny that they manage to etalage their views clearly - and the most important of all: it fits the dark and evil type of music they make very well." - Industrialized Metal webzine - www.industrializedmetal.com/r_bloodtoblood.htm - Holland
"BLOOD TO BLOOD: Chaotic, Evil, pounding Satanic, Techno at it's finest!! What a MASTERPIECE!!!! We'll be blasting it at our Summer Solstice gathering!! Hail DerDrakos!" - The Sentinel, Australia
"... THIS ISSUE FEATURES EASTERN EUROPEAN SATANIC TECHNO TERRORISTS DerDRAKOS..." - CoS official News page
"So far, I have to say one thing... Lust For Chaos was good but this one might just have historians talking about you guys for fucking aeons!!! Nice work with the dark imagery too."
DJ Lord Genocyde, DarksideRadio.com - USA
"DerDRAKOS invoked a great demonic gem with the new release of BLOOD TO BLOOD! A truly dark, electronic pleasure! This is the kind of music I'd like to Murder, Kill and Fuck too! I give this cd a great big HAIL FUCKING SATAN!" - Vincent Crowley - ACHERON, USA
"DerDRAKOS lyrics: the themes of lust for sexy young girls, European Nationalism without apologies, and Satanism. A person with that peripheral a stance and rolling into the dancefloor like a mainstream act has a charm about it I can admire if only because the worse cunts won't like it." - Justin Ordnung, USA
"XAIPE DRAKE! I tested your cd today when driving through the highway. I must say your songs reach the 100% of their capabilities when turned to maximum volume EXCLUSIVELY. Not to mention that they make you drive way faster than the speed limit! Bands like you must be on the front page of the Hellenic zines. ENERGH YPOSTIRIKSI FOR LIFE (active support!). Stay DRAKOS" - Athan, Hellas
"I love your music... it drives fast and hard!" - Gvrv, The Restraints, USA
"I love you guys, sense of vitality and action" - Oneiric Imperium, USA
"This record can break the clubs walls, the rhythmic sounds wrap you up in menacing atmospheres and the layout is perfect" - MarcoD., Wertham, Italy/UK
Album of the Month - DerDRAKOS, Blood To Blood
"After a long anticipated 2 year wait, DerDrakos is back again with Blood To Blood. Deciding not to hear the samples put up on their official myspace, I decided to wait for the album to arrive, so not to torment me any more than I was already; I'm glad I waited - Blood To Blood excells beyond imagination.
First the technicals: where their last album, Lust For Chaos was harsh, choppy and erradic in sound, Blood To Blood is a smoother production, making a smooth transition track to track. The vocals are stronger and more defined than their previous release; and you can hear the development and growth of them mastering their craft. Their visual concepts remain the same with the amazing and talented Suzi Medusa back at the helm and in charge of the graphics and design layout.
Musically, Blood To Blood is their best work to date. This father and son duo are definate masters at what they do, and they do it damn well. There isn't enough compositions like this out there, with the last in my mind being Atari Teenage Riot, in the way both bands weave a harsh, techno/industrial atmosphere with an otherworldly/ravish/underground atmosphere. Tracks to support this theory are "European Hard Line", "La Vipera", and "Deep In Violence". This time around, Suzi's vocals provide her usual husky erotic blend of growling and screaming, but is more defined and clear.
Favorite tracks off this album are "European Hard Line" with the stand out opening line of "We are Europeans, we don't need to be good. We are devils." "Welcome To Hell" is amazing as well with an enticing tone of voice in the opening line.
By far, this is one of my favorite bands to date, and if you're one of the lucky few to be in their good graces as this ezine is, then you have a better understanding of who they are as a whole. I would love to see a live show if there ever was one."
Score: 10. Written By: Mynx. PhoenixRisingEzine.com - USA
"I have the "BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD! It looks great and sounds awesome!! I am enjoying the stuff and will play a couple tracks and feature you on Cyberage Radio TONIGHT!!"
"That's a killer stomping industrial technoise, check them out ,support them, buy their album!!"
Tommy T., DSBP Records, Cyberage Radio, Cyberage.cx - USA
Link from DerDRAKOS website:
"Listening to BLOOD TO BLOOD in my car is really fucking DANGEROUS! THAT IS SICK HOOLIGAN MUSICK. AWESOME!" - Trips und TrÃƒÂ¤ume distribution, Roma, Italy
"Excellent work, a real satanic megablast!" - Serpentia, Dark Angel Promotions Hellas
"I have now here this CD! Fucking good Music... now I go and fuck a girl hard. Ever forward, Susi and DerDRAKOS. HS!" - Warlock Michel Teuber, Switzerland
"Can't wait to get my hands on the new DerDRAKOS CD!! Excellent work!! Come to Greece for a gig!!" - Suspended Disbelief, Hellas
"Das neue Album von DerDRAKOS "BLOOD TO BLOOD" macht da weiter wo das erste aufgehört hat. Industrial in richtung technoider Sounds, verpackt mit genialen Voices und ordentlich Tempo. Geht gut ab..." - "The new album from DerDRAKOS "BLOOD TO BLOOD" starts exactly where the last one ended. Industrial combined with techno-like sound, wrapped with genius voices and good speed. Just great..." - DJane YourAgony, Terrorcommando on Radio Schwarze Welle, Germany
"INDUSTRIAL TECHNO LACED WITH SPEED METAL RIFF-LOOPS AND STABBING CYBER-PUNK SYNTH LINES: PURE HELL FROM EUROPE" - "BLOOD TO BLOOD" featured in the official Church of Satan news page: ChurchOfSatan.com > News
"Father/Son duo mixing industrial and electro with techno, terror and metal. Complete insanity, accompanied by Satanic lyrics and evil vocal passages! Brand new release comes in cool digipack with killer artwork!"
MetalPlaza.nl, Holland -
"FAST HAMMERING DARK INDUSTRIAL TECHNO TO BLAST IN YOUR CARS, CLUBS, HOMES, RAVES, INDIVIDUAL AND NATIONAL WARS"
http://cdbaby.com/cd/derdrakos2 - USA
Steve J. Drakos and Alex Drakos have started a vital sound cult from the abyss of their thousands-years-old Western roots and projected it towards the future on hammering kicks to blast in your cars, clubs, homes, raves, individual and national wars: electric damnation to burn the planet’s dancefloors through a dark, positive, high pleasure. DerDRAKOS have risen from the Hell of the European Culture.
"Spirit to spirit, blood to blood" -100% electronic music is our field of creation. We are composers and producers of industrial, techno, electronica, as well as soundtracks, real worshippers of this kind of music. Electronic sounds have a whole abyss of cult around them, including pure magic angles of power (the electric rituals) and the Dionysian trance of dancing. A very deep musical dimension that is still misunderstood by most 'played music' fans: and that's good, as makes it even more diabolical. Genres: techno, industrial, electro, ebm, harsh, hardcore, hardstyle, martial, gabber, dark electronica, dark wave, ambient, trance, hard house, synthcore, etc. All the Devil's energetic materials... Building tracks on the computer is like editing movies: they are creation lines that you use with your own instinct, powerful means for a maker's ideas. Supported by the machines you can give material life to your own mastery of music's structures, release your touch. Then come the two final marks: the lyrics and the voice... What we humans call 'spirit' or 'soul' is our electric being that makes the body move. DerDRAKOS take you back to the essence of ancient theatre, that is magic, through the sounds of electricity. No more simple pastime but instinctive religion: respect and league with the abyssal forces. Electronica is pure power." - DerDRAKOS
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