Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
As you all know we’re currently in the studio recording, writing, arranging and mixing This Global Hive Part Two. We’ve decided to document the highs and lows of this process by putting out a series of short Youtube clips. Nothing too spectacular, just me rambling about the way we go about putting our music together. Part One is up now, hope you like it.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
So here it is guys, the interview we did with the boys from Screaming Symphony, out on Youtube. Big THANK YOU to Peter Fundeis who did an amazing putting all this together, he did an fantastic job syncing up the imagery with what was being talked about in the interview, great work Peter!!!. Check it out if you have a free minute.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A fan based review just came through as well which is absolutely awesome. Michael Haifl from
just posted this review on Streetclip.TV
Thanks for the support Michael, it is greatly appreciated.
I did a really cool interview with a great guy by the name of Andreas Schiffmann from Musikreview a while ago and it has finally been translated and posted. Here's a link to the German version.
I'll post a link to the original English version soon.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The boys from Screaming Symphony reviewed our latest album a few weeks ago. For those who missed the show here it is in text format. Enjoy.
MECHANICAL ORGANIC: THIS GLOBAL HIVE PART ONE
Born and bred right here in
Mechanical Organic represents a consortium of well-known entities of the local
The founder and instigator behind Mechanical Organic is keyboardist Eddie Katz, best known for his involvement with Vauxdvihl. He co-wrote all the lyrics togheter with David Bellion, who was also if I am not mistaken part of Vauxdvihl at some stage.
David Bellion performs all vocals, guitars and some keyboards. He is well known from his other prog bands, such as Fractured or Neue Regel. Alongside Ed and David, we can hear Evan Harris, on bass. Evan who also contributed in Vauxdvihl, plays with Eyefear, Black Majesty or Vulvagun amongst many more local bands, when he is not out in the bay, fishing.
Anyways, the line-up is completed by Connie Dee (Spasticator) on guitars and Andrew Hurst on drums.
The album titled ‘This Global Hive Part One’ is entirely conceptual, dealing with the coming of chaos, also known as the NEW WORLD ORDER brought onto this world by the dark side or the evil. There is talk of the black awakening and the creation of satanic super soldiers, mind control, multiple personality disorder etc.
Of course, there is lots more to be read into the lyrical contents across this album, especially with all the fanatic dialogue, a recording of some kind deconstructing the cause and process of the coming of this NEW WORLD ORDER, domineering this 62 minute journey.
As the subject matter suggests, the music is extremely sombre and dark throughout the album but overall, the songs have an array of musical faces. Mechanical Organic’s basis for this album is doom prog, driving comparisons with Swedish bands Memento Mori,
or Veni Domine are obvious
but the Memory
Garden Rhode Island proggers
Digital Ruin possibly bear the greatest resemblance to ‘This Global Hive Part
One’. In parts, the album plays out math metal or fusionesque prog, which is
ruptured with monotone doom swirls, pounding along to the preaching dialogue
creating more of a soundtrack to the spoken word.
Snippets of power metal exchanging Arch/Matheos [Sympathetic Resonance – 2011] style prog and all completely linked together by the vocal dexterity of David Bellion who shows a multitude of singing styles and timbres to his vocals that is incredible entrancing. Possibly the most intriguing comparisons for David’s output are Fates Warning and Queensryche.
An unrivalled product when it comes to originality and tone setting. With other words, Mechanical Organic play some of the best dark and heavy prog metal since the mid-nineties.
Must have material.
Peter Fundeis/Screaming Symphony/2012_11_29
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Just did an interview with Behind The Veil Webzine. These guys have supported us from the start. They've always give us great reviews and always offered us an interview whenever we've put out an album. Great site run by great people.