Civil Hades

Civil Hades

 Niagara Falls, Ontario, CAN
BandRockMetal

Winners of the 2012 Niagara Music Award - Best Heavy Metal Band, Civil Hades has been performing live throughout Niagara and recording their original songs. Formed in 2010 and winning numerous battles since, they bring their unique blend of Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal to packed venues.

Biography

Civil Hades have a solid sound that comes from years of playing and practicing. They have a loyal, growing following of fans because they always deliver a show worth going to. Strong sound and awesome songs pack the house every time.

Dimitri started playing drums at age 7 and guitar at age 12. He and Tim have been friends since childhood. They began their first band in grade school, and started Civil Hades in 2010. His music has influences from Metallica, Breaking Benjamin, System of a Down, Korn, and The Greatest American Hero! (1981, awesome show, epic). He is inspired by Ben Burnley and Marco Sfogli. Dimitri has a great voice and amazing talent for choosing and writing songs that suit the band's sound.

Tim Anger started playing bass in 2006. He and Dimitri have been friends since childhood. They began a band, Lost in the Dark, in grade school playing Metallica and System of a Down covers. He eventually started Civil Hades with Dimitri and Cid. His music is influenced by Metallica, System of a Down, Dream Theatre, Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, and he takes his inspiration from Cliff Burton, Alex Webster and John Myung. All contributing to the unique sound Tim produces. 

Cid Carlo Segovia started playing guitar at 13. After moving to Canada in 2005 he continued to play, carrying the influence of his Philippine inspiration, Sherwin Go. He met Dimitri at school, in music class. From there they began to meet up and gather musical ideas and influences from each other. Cid takes inspiration from Classical and Japanese composers for guitar ideas when writing for Civil Hades, helping to give them that modern, yet timeless sound that appeals to many different musical tastes.

Andrew Started playing drums at 13. He and Tim have been friends and cousins all their lives, He joined Civil Hades June 2010 after their current drummer was unavailable. His music tastes include Shannon Lucas, Blake Richardson, George Kolias, Back Dahlia Murder, System of a Down. When not playing with the band, Andrew likes computers, video games and hanging with friends.

Lyrics

This Winter

Written By: Dimitri Karounos

Way down in the depths
I’ve made myself believe
That everything I protest is never as it seems

And how did you make out on this mystery
And how did you break out of this prison I can see

Your chains they're hanging out of place
Making noise they're making all of your days now go by so quickly

**Chorus**
Why can’t I see this winter is colder than your hands on me
I’ve been so blinded I can’t see that
I know there’s only one thing to do whoa

Breathe, Breathe

Way down in the depths
You’ve shown me how to live
Just like everybody else whose shown me how to give

My lasting impressions on your final words
Please tell me it’s not true tell me you can still move

Your hands closer to my own
Let it go and baby please just come home now I still have questions

**Chorus** X 3
Why can’t I see this winter is colder than your hands on me
I’ve been so blinded I can’t see that
I know there’s only one thing to do whoa

Lead me to Temptation

Written By: Dimitri, Tim, Cid

I will never know
and I won't ever wake up
In here, the days never end.
Go through the phases,
falling from the light,

in here no one saves them

Lead me to temptation
surround me
lead me from the dark
believe me

and take me away from this fall
a night I’ve always feared

Sin is eternal
leave it up to God
always will regret this.
Lay down to judgement,
I’ve given up the will.
Oh wait it gets better

Lead me to die in
here, surround me
lead me from the dark
believe me
and take me away from this fall
a night I’ve always feared

I will never know
and i won't ever wake up
in here no one saves me
lead me to damnation
surround me
lead me from the dark

believe me
and take me away from this fall
a night I’ve always feared

I've always feared

Are you Satisfied?

Written By: Dimitri, Tim, Cid

Waiting for this day to end
I am broken
up into pieces, they won't mend
I don't like falling
I don't know just how to get away
I don't know just how to get away
cause I need another chance to show what I’m made of
I need another chance to live

when I awoke this morning I could see the mirror
it pains me
I hope you're satisfied,

breaking a man today

time goes by now it's a blur
this feelings haunting
each of the days they seem brand new
I don't like falling
I don't know just how to get away
smash into the day
won't be the same

Cause I need another chance
to show what I’m made of
I need another chance
to live

when I awoke this morning I could see the mirror
it pains me
I hope you're satisfied,
breaking a man today

when I awoke this morning I could see the mirror

it pains me
I hope you're satisfied,
breaking a man today

today

Discography

Their current recording are single releases of This Winter, Are You Satisfied, Lead me to Temptation and Headache. and a six song EP due for release April 2013.