Deva de Mentia

Deva de Mentia

BandAlternativeRock

Darkly beautiful and melodic Rock with a sophisticated Pop sensibility.

Biography

The Tale of Deva de Mentia

Spawned shortly after the dawn of the millenium of discontent Deva de Mentia have quickly and quietly sought their way. Fascinated with finding a world
where beauty, darkness, fear and dreams could musically coexist they forged a sound and an atmosphere that was unmistakably theirs. A haunt of promise and pain, terror and exstasy, - of angels and demons. A poisonously seductive universe of sonic splendor.

Chantuese Raine Marlowe Graves and Percussionist Gwydian Graves share more than just songwriting duties – they are also husband and wife. While Marlowe is the core lyricist, Gwydian is also the group’s Producer. Keyboardist Madame X, Bassist Roi Singe and the Grave-lings - Sally & Jack, round off Deva de Mentia's distinctive sound.

At present Deva de Mentia are living and recording their premiere release "Cathechism" in New York and plans for live dates both in the US and in Europe are in the works. Look for Deva de Mentia's debut on Voluptuaria Records in Fall/Winter of 2005. In the meantime, check out DEMO versions of possible album tracks under the Audio tab!

Lyrics

Red

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves/Gwydian Graves

Don't you turn around
Don't make a sound
You were lost
Now you're found
Wishes make you bound

Veils of black and red
Fleeing pain and dread
Hold on tight
Sink into the nite
And forget all they said
Forget all they said...............

Close your eyes you'll see
Have this dance with me
Dance dance dance with me
Drink your wine
Forget about time
Stay here and
Play with me...........

They drained you of your pride
They cut you up inside
come with me
Oh I am your destiny
Kiss me
I'm your bride

Absolute Zero

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves

Oh we're at absolute zero
You know we're at the end
We're standing in the darkness
How can you pretend

See the blank cold faces
As we're floating by
See them play their aces
While the lonely angels cry

the silent winds are calling
the watchdogs at the gate
the waters a-parting
theirs no time to wait

the open highway's got us baby
our names are at the door
the meter's ticking fast now
they won't give us any more

cause this is absolute zero
it really is the end
we're looking in the darkness
you know you can't pretend

see the vacant stares
as we pass them by
leaving all our cares
as we say goodbye

the silent winds are calling
the watchdogs at the gate
the waters their a-parting
their's no time left to wait
the open highways got us
our names are at the door
the meters ticking fast now
they won't give us anymore

cause this is absolute zero
you know it is the end
im glad you're here with me baby
with me in the end....................

Turning

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves/Gwydian Graves

Strange
Strange I feel
Dreams seem so real
Breath
Like ice
Skin cold and white

Shattered is my mind
Dead, dead inside
Gone, your face
Fire
In its place

Left
Left behind
So hard
So hard to find
My way
Guess
I'll stay

Crucify

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves/Roi Singe

NO
Don't go
They don't need to know
Your secrets safe with me
I've got some of my own

I'm crucified
Each look in your eyes
Takes a piece
Of my soul

So
I lied
There's no need to cry
There's something to be said
For being
Half-dead

Oh and I'm crucified
and I can't be denied
No matter
What becomes
Of me

I know
There's no where
You can go
To heal the hurt you made
Or make the pain fade

And I'm
I'm crucified
Don't apologize
I'm taking you
With me

And no
Don't go
They don't need to know
Your secrets safe with me
I've got some of my own

I'm crucified
Each look in your eyes
Takes
A piece
Of my soul
My soul
My soul
My soul

Primrose

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves/Gwydian Graves

A little drink
A little kiss
A little time
I'll never miss

Behind the door
Right down the path
Hurry along
Lets get there fast

The air turns cold
Your breath is hot
My minds turned out
Saviour your not

You want my soul
You want my life
You need my love
To heal your strife

Twisting turning
Begging yearning
Darkness flashing
Touch is burning

Destiny you call to me
A fantasy
How can it be
Don't look around
Don't breathe a word
Don't tell a soul
You even heard

They won't believe
They'll never know
What lies behind
How could they though
Though?

But I can't dance
With you
My name you never knew
And though I wanted to
The secrets must remain.

All green and gold
All blue inside
You tripped my heart
All rules defied

Dying roses
Scent the air
I see the future in your stare

Screaming voices in my head
I tremble
With
A little dread

You pull me close
I feel your pain
It's dark caress
As soft as rain

Spinning downward
Senses blurred
A distant laugh
Theatre absurd

A misty moment
Lasts a lifetime
Day is night
Rhythym without
Rhyme

Trapped inside
A darkened dream
No where to hide
Just silent screams

Forever frozen
Magick's play toy
Never trust
A pretty boy

And I can't
Dance with you
My name you never knew
And though I wanted to
The secrets
Must remain

Bleu

Written By: Raine Marlowe Graves

There he was
With starlight hair
A faery tale
A shimmering web
Of lies

In I fell
A shattered girl
Ripped away
From everything
She knows

My life
Found me
Dreaming of
How it was supposed to be

No one to help me
Where's God?
Why can't he see?

The spell is woven
I am entranced
There's no way back
No second chance

The mists move in
The rains they come

I stand in tears
The damage done

Bleu
I do
Would You?

Trapped
Ensnared
A crystal cage
Now I call home
My palace
Full of pain

Secrets
Lies
Magick awry
Nothing to do
But sit
And cry
Goodbye

My mind
Left me
Lost memories
Of what
I used to be

No one to save me
Where's God?
Why can't he see?

The spell is broken
I am entranced

There's no way back
And no second chance
The mists move in
The rains they come
I stand in tears
The damage done

Bleu
I do
Would you??

Discography

Currently in studio recording first release - "Cathechism". Listen to DEMO versions of possible upcoming songs on our audio tab.

Set List

Sets can range from 30 - 1.5 hours -typical mix

Red
Absolute zero
Turning
Crucify
Primrose
heroine
Bleu
Vitriol
Dead Roses
COVERS COULD CONTAIN:
Everybody wants you (cover - billy squier)
Careless Memory (cover - duran duran)
Bela Lugosi's dead - midnight rockstar mix (cover - bauhaus)
Thats Entertainment (cover - the jam)