Centimani

Centimani

 Boulder, Colorado, USA
BandMetal

Fast, brutal black/death metal with a symphonic edge which fills out our sound. Lyrical content revolves around war and destruction. Our torrent of blast beats and blistering guitar riffs will keep you moving for the whole set.

Biography

Early tales from Ancient Greek mythology tell of the three brothers named the "Hecatonchires" or "Centimani" in Latin. "Centimani" translates into English as "hundred-handed ones" for these brothers, born of Uranus and Gaia, each had fifty heads and a hundred arms making them a vicious triumvirate of destruction, even more terrifying than the mighty Cyclopes. The Centimani were brothers of Cronos, the titan, as well as the Cyclopes, and assisted Cronos in the castration and usurpation of Uranus. After Cronos took power, he locked the Centimani away in Tartarus for all eternity until the day Zeus took his rightful place on the throne of Olympus. The Centimani was enlisted by Zeus to help him destroy the Titans, and as the Titans launched their offensive against Olympus, they hurled huge boulders by the hundreds in such a fury that they believed entire mountains were being raised against them. Under such a furious onslaught, the Titans retreated and were subsequently imprisoned by Zeus for all eternity in the pits of Hades, where the Centimani now vigilantly stand guard at the gates of Tartarus. Now, in the 21st century, another force of such power has been
summoned. Instead of an onslaught of earth and stone, humanity faces the sonic annihilation of the Boulder, CO based metal band who share the same name. Formed in 2006 under the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains, Centimani melds black metal with death/thrash metal to create a formidable artillery of sound that goes straight for the jugular and takes you down to join the lost souls of Hades. With lyrics based on warfare and the bloodshed that ensues, each song smashes against your brain like axe meeting shield. Their live shows summon chaos and violence wherever they go, with unrelenting power and earth-shattering brutality. With Centimani's musical talent and their minds bent on Armageddon and conquest, they are ready to stand with the other mighty deities of metal and take their place in legend like the Hecatonchires of lore. Now, after the release of a three song EP in 2010, Centimani is poised to attack with a brand new full length CD titled, “Aegaeon” in 2012! Recorded by Steve Goldberg of the mighty Cephalic Carnage, and featuring guest violin work, Aegaeon is proving to be an unstoppable colossus, ready to strike!

Lyrics

Ninth Empire

Written By: Marty Caschette

The Black Sun Rises
Blood Splattered Apocalypse
This Paradise Lost
Beyond This Fading Eclipse

The Road Is Hard, And Long
Lead Us To Kill The Light
This Damned Empire
That Brings With Them The Night

On This, Battlefield
They Will Wield All Of Their Swords And Shield
This Army Of, Flesh
Bring With Them Death, Eternal
On This, Battlefield
We Will Wield All Of Our Swords And Shield
This Army Of, Death
Bring With Us Flesh, Eternal

The Black Sun Rises
Blood Splattered Apocalypse
This Paradise Lost
Beyond This Fading Eclipse

The Road Is Hard, And Long
This Damned Empire
That Brings With Them...Night!

Charcoal Bodies, Infect, The Ground
Blood, Black As Oil, Spills Before The Crown
Dismembered Heads, Form Cobblestone-Like Paths
Through Mangled Flesh, And Crushed Bone...We Strive!

On This, Battlefield
They Will Wield All Of Their Swords And Shield
This Army Of, Flesh
Bring With Them Death, Eternal
On This, Battlefield
We Will Wield All Of Our Swords And Shield
This Army Of, Death
Bring With Us Flesh, Eternal Until Not A Soul Is Alive

The Fallen

Written By: Marty Caschette

Freedom!
For all time we've taken to darkness,
Knowing the hatred within us
Brought up to believe these these lies,
But nothing happens when we die

This church of false accusations
Leading us into damnation
This doctrine of pain
For which we all shall be slain

Fall into the dark
Life of pain we shall embark
I will not be taken
Into these dreams forsaken
Freedom!

For all time we've taken to darkness,
Knowing the hatred within us
Brought up to believe these these lies,
But nothing happens when we die

This church of false accusations
Leading us into damnation
This doctrine of pain
For which we all shall be slain

This concept of hatred
Brought on by years of temptation
I'm free from this life
No longer born of strife

This glass religion
Shattered by stones of hate
This glass religion
Held fast by shackles of faith

Born Into Bloodshed

Written By: Marty Caschette

On we ride,
Through years of torment
We march
Through passages unknown

Through forests colored grey
And winter's of pain
We will march
Never seeing sunlight (We ride forever)

This clash of sword and shield
The spill of blood forever
The loss of brothers might
On we ride!

Leaving bootprints in blood
We forge forever on
Trust in my brethren
Thousand winter march

Leather bound weapons
Drenched and emerged in pain
Protecting our lands
From hordes unknown

This clash of sword and shield
The spill of blood forever
The loss of brothers might
On we ride!

(talking)
These lamentations of a forgotten land will die,
and we shall be it's savior

I will not see death alone
I have my army with me
We fight!
We ride away victorious!

These wounds full of dirt

Discography

Aegaeon (Coming 2012)
Usurping the Throne of Flesh(2010)
2 song sampler CD (2009)

Set List

Our typical set list is 35 or 40 minutes. We play 6 songs in our 35 minute set and 7 songs in our 40 minutes set. Our typical song length is about 5 minutes, and we can cover Demon of the Fall by Opeth.