diekotic

diekotic

BandMetal

Sharing the stage with bands- BioHazard, OTEP, Sworn Enemy, Kittie, STAIND, ILL NINIO, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, POWER MAN 5000, MOTOGRADER LOCOBAZOOKA 2003 also LOCOBAZOOKA 2004 Saliva Candiria, Damage Plan, Kittie, Diecast , Shadows Fall , All that Remains ,Clutch ,Crossfade,Josh Todd, Shinedown ,Skindred

Biography

DieKotic encompasses a passion for heavy music that is shared by its four steadfast members. It is a passion that is strong, driven, and undeniable. While most bands are quick to shy away from, and seemingly dread, an identity with any classification or category that may fit their sound, the members of DieKotic embrace their footing in the grounds of metal. But do not be mistaken, as the band’s creative approach to its music is never narrow-minded nor is it complacent. Instead, the members continually challenge themselves to progress their sound in an effort to break new ground, remain original, and reach out to a broad musical community beyond the overlooked metal scene of Long Island. One only needs to attend a single show to realize the energy and professionalism DieKotic puts forth not only into their music, but into their intense, engaging stage performance as well.

DieKotic’s sound is undoubtedly rooted in metal with respect to all of its forms. It begins with Mike’s schizophrenic guitars that pound out crunching riffs, harrowing hell chords, and soothing acoustics to provide each song with engaging variety. From there, Joe’s drumming ranges from simple, steady beats to all out chaos with churning double bass pedals – all appropriately placed. Then SaKe’s clever bass lines become the glue that holds the rhythm section together as he accents each movement with his own creative style. And finally, Sean’s vocals call out his expressive lyrics with enticing melodies and diverse screams that resonate and connect with listeners. Each song in DieKotic’s library is its own journey with multiple paths leading to brutal breakdowns. It is perhaps the diversity found in the band’s complex compositions that may indeed be what separates DieKotic from the average metal band.

The band took form in late March 2004. Once solidified, the band wasted no time devoting countless hours and sleepless nights to rehearsal and writing fresh material despite the grief they would cause themselves, their jobs, ..and their girlfriends. It quickly became clear to the band as well as others that there was something special about the music coming out of their instruments. The undeniable chemistry apparent within their music and their personalities has led to a firm bond of friendship between the four members, and thus their desire to succeed is that much stronger. And that is reflected by the progress they have made up to this point.

After finding their sound, the band was ready to lay down tracks for their 7-song debut EP: Krystaleyes. It is a project the band is quite proud of not only for its sound but also because they funded, produced, created artwork for, and duplicated it all on their own. It has recently been self-released in January 2005 and is already creating a buzz across Long Island and beyond.

DieKotic started playing out in July 2004 and immediately began to make positive and memorable impressions on their audience. In just their sixth live show, the band was honored to participate in Locobazooka 2004 in Fitchburg, Massachusettes in front of a massive audience. It was here DieKotic had the privilege of sharing the stage with influential bands Damage Plan, Candiria, Shadows Fall, Diecast, and All That Remains among many others. This was no doubt a high point in DieKotic’s young existence and will forever be cherished not only for the amazing experience, but also for the chance to meet and play with the late, great Dimebag Darrel Abbott.

From here DieKotic is driven to break out of their local scene as a premier Long Island metal band. Having already been invited back to play Locobazooka 2005, the band intends to reach out with its music and performance to a broader audience in order to fulfill dreams of large crowds, life on the road, and spectacular room service.

Lyrics

Confession

Written By: Sean Cuthbert

The color's lost in your eyes, so I back down again and seal these words within my boiling heart. It's easier this way.
I see your spirit broken and my conscience is guilty for words I have not spoken, I am sorry.
Recall the winter when you adored his name and he betrayed your harmony. I hid in silence, but I could have saved you.
Cuz I knew all this time, I kept it all from you. And now you know the truth behind the lies that I once told you. This is my confession, forgive me.
What have I done? Can I amend this? Please find it in your heart.
Cuz I can't lift this weight anymore, I've held it far too long to keep me standing. And I just left you shallow at a time you needed me. This is my repentance, forgive me.
We can't change this mistake. Did I say I'm sorry?
You chose to trust me, I failed to keep that pure. I'm at your mercy, I am no friend.
We can't change, this mistake. Did I say I'm sorry? I am sorry.

Discography

KrystalEyes
release: January 2005

Featuring:
Krystaleyes
Lesson Learned
Confession
Sour Priest
Rebirth
Why I'm Here
Bloom

Set List

SET LIST-Changes every show. Each show we add a new song and weed out the old

Krystaleyes
Confession
Lesson Learned
Escape
Sour Priest
Rebirth
Why I'm Here
My Only Weapon
Bloom