STEVE J.DRAKOS, father, ALEX DRAKOS, son: MUSIC, LYRICS, VOCALS, MACHINES.
Featuring vox and graphic arts by Susi Medusa
NOTE: CHECK OUT THE NEW DerDRAKOS "BLOOD TO BLOOD" CD.
Websites: www.DerDRAKOS.net - www.myspace.com/DerDRAKOS
"DerDRAKOS is a father-son duo - S.J.DRAKOS and ALEX DRAKOS - who play minimalist gabber industrial-techno laced with speed metal riff-loops and stabbing cyber-punk synth lines. DerDRAKOS also features the awesomely heavy-accented vox of SuzyMG: “I want your blood, give me your blood!” she hisses, over a skeletal motorbike beat, and you can almost see the army of desperately beautiful Euro-goddesses in red leather motorcross suits with Frankenstein bolts in their necks marching in step to DerDRAKOS’ military sexbeats as Suzy cracks her whips and laughs and commands them to “Kill, kill, kill!” It’s some serious business, Jack. Best of the bunch for the sheer berserk imagery has gotta be “Dictator Girls Rule” (“My senses will be satisfied!”), but the most over-the-top sub-woofer killer is the head-spinning “Power of Hate Mix”, which sounds like several angry machines fucking each other into submission. “Time To Fight” and “Joy Thru Fury” are both pretty boss, too. The whole record is nothin’ but wild beast throb, really. Sorta like DAF tanze-Mussolini Headkick with porn connections. If you’re looking for something that sounds like a murder scene that you can dance to, then Eureka, you’ve found it. Man, they have way more fun in Europe!!"
DerDRAKOS review from Sleazegrinder.com, USA
"I lately got in touch with a father-son duo named DerDrakos. They released one album so far named "Lust For Chaos" which recieved excellent critics all over the world. Reason enough for me to review this one as well, don't you think? -- And oh my God! Just when you think you have heard all the great cyber-punk-metal-techno-whatever bands all out there when you have heard Deep Metal Mechanic, Punish Yourself, Diabolos Rising/Raism and T.Raumschmiere, you'll get sucked into a living Hell when you hear the first tunes of this album. Darker than T.Raumschmiere, more eccentric than Diabolos Rising and a thousand times sicker than Deep Metal Mechanic! Absolutely insane! -- The base of this band are clearly the beats. And not just average beats... these beats are bashing all the schizophrenic vocals out of your soul! And when you are crying and begging for mercy they add some straight to the point guitar riffs to complete the suffering! And if this ain’t enough yet, they invited a female vocalist who is able to make real diabolical sounds. Agressive, Satanic, insane and extravagant all packed in one! -- Next thing: the lyrics. What? Lyrics? I meant sermons! I quote a few lines out of the title track of this album: “Do you like some chaos? I got a lust for chaos. Come closer. Look into my eyes. Chaos, chaos. I want chaos. Chaos.” Sounds like it has been taken from a ceremony in the Church of Satan directly, doesn’t it? And then the beats in this song, they sound mesmerizing and are almost forcing you to create one big black mess into your room! I am sure this title track will scare some kiddies on Halloween when they are ringing your doorbel... -- Another track I would likt to say a few more words about is the eleventh track named ‘With No Mercy’. This song is rather different than the things I described earlier. In stead of hitting your brains with insane beats, this song is sailing through the air and slowly creates a dark atmosphere around you. The only beats that are used in this song sound like a heartbeat of a coldhearted serial killer who is ready to slaughter his next victim. With this song, DerDrakos proves that they are able to make people go insane without the use of a smashing beat in their songs. -- ‘Devils Paradise’ is another song of a different kind. Classical based pianoworks have found their way in this track, and accompanied by a dark electro beat and soft whisperings they make this song one of the more easy listening ones of this album, but don’t you ever try to underestimate this track! -- The final track I would like to have a few words said about will be ‘Dictator Girls Rule’. In this track it sounds like DerDrakos have eaten all the powerful parts of trance, electro and hardstyle and shitted it out. The result is this track, of course with a touch of their sick minds added. Maybe the most danceable track of this album. -- Well people, what is left to be said in the end about this masterpiece? This album is a definite must for people who are known with the dance metal of Unk!, Reel and in common, but consider their style too soft. And, people who like bands like Count Nosferatu Kommando and Tamtrum will surely find a pleasant surprise in Der Drakos, because these guys have created an unique style which has the potential to become very popular in the hardstyle, the gothic and the metal scene! Not for the weaker soul though! -- Vote: 97/100."
DerDRAKOS review from INDUSTRIALIZED METAL webzine, NL
"A background founded into the gabber and techno scene, a future placed between industrial and harsh-EBM of the new electronic wave of this millennium. DerDRAKOS is a father-son duo who know well their past and can foresee their future. "Lust For Chaos" is a mass of iron sounds made of harsh-EBM rhythms, sexuality, aggressivity and techno reminiscences... "Lust For Chaos" is the right sound for the dance martyrdom of masticators of Soman, Monolith, Ant Zen groups and Black Rain distractions. Do you remember the Ultraviolence? Well, then try to imagine them in a darker (more wicked) and less 'dance' version, and you will get closer to the world of DerDRAKOS. "Lust For Chaos" is the point of conjunction between the dance, the perversion and the hardness of certain pleasures. If "Joy Thru Fury" represents the compromise between the new and the old school of EBM, "Power Of Hate" is instead the right epilogue with increasing bpm's for a rave spent in a monastery... However, what else could we expect from a harsh-EBM band that have by their side the singing perversion of the "Diamanda Galas of international SM-hardcore": SuzyMG? Absolutely forbidden to minors and and to those who can't bear bpm's at frenetic rhythms."
"LUST FOR CHAOS" Review by "ASCENSION" Magazine, IT