d-Seven

d-Seven

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Modern day mix of Hard Rock/Metal mayhem and musical mastery that defies the close minded classification system of today's music.

Biography

Following the growing revolution of music, the fusion of Rock, Hip-Hop, and Rap, d-Seven is taking the next step in advancing music. Instead of following retro music trends or clinging to concepts that have made other bands successful, d-Seven has adapted their influences - Pantera, Linkin Park, Fear Factory, and Korn - into a modern day mix of metal mayhem and musical mastery.
Founded by Mike “D.K.” O’Toole, d-Seven, has combined the elements of great musicianship and innovative approaches to make music. While most bands wouldn’t think twice of getting onstage without a drummer, d-Seven proves that sometimes the combination of sequencing and the Techno/Industrial influence can provide a better backbeat than an actual drummer can. This type of ingenuity is typical of d-Seven music. The band has generated a sound that emphasizes the unit over the individual part: no one instrument overshadows another and all parts build on each other to create the musical statement that is d-Seven.
D.K. having previously released emotive (with Hybrid Effect) and Live From the Lab (with Hybrid) took the next step to enhance the music contained on the previous recordings and unleash new songs on the world. The result is 2006’s “Strength of One” featuring the tracks Buried by Life, Demon Within, Letting Go, and an acoustic rendition of Stand at the Gates.
Over the span of his musical career, D.K. has worked with other hard rock groups such as: Virus (formerly Crossfire), and Fade Down. The drive and passion that these four possess will make even the most uninspired stand up and take notice.
D.K. now looks forward to the future; seeking out like minded, accomplished musicians and releasing another CD with all new material in the near future. As well as getting the sound and vision out to all audiences.

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Lyrics

Demon Within

Written By: Mike D.K. O'Toole

Demon Within
© 2004

You’ve pushed me over the edge with your torture
The mocking ridicule my light cannot endure
Now I’ve become a target because I stand apart
It grows deep inside, it grows to overcome

What you have done
Was make a devil of a child
You tore me down
And woke the demon within (me)

The years of abuse have calcified
I won’t be a victim of your ignorance
Revenge has come for you, absolution’s mine
It grows deep inside, it grows to overcome

What you have done
Was make a devil of a child
You tore me down
And woke the demon within (me)

I no longer care for kindness
When your world has shown me nothing but hate
Compassion was all I had, all that you killed away

What you have done
Was make a devil of a child
You tore me down
And woke the demon within (me)

What you have done
Was kill off an innocent
You created the hell I am
Waking the demon within (me)

Letting Go

Written By: Mike D.K. O'Toole

Letting Go
© 1999

What we had, What we shared
You’ve destroyed, And I won’t care
My trust you’ve lost, The self respect I’ve gained
Our bond cannot remain
What will become
No one knows
When it all must end
We must let it go

This is goodbye
Open your eyes
There’s no where left to go
Blood is on your hands
I’m letting go

You betrayed, You disgraced
Can’t turn back, You are replaced
No words can heal, Or take back
Your hidden lives, The knife in my back
What will become
No one knows
Pain beyond compare
Just let it go

(no) Pieces left no place
Nothing in what’s left
Nothing but disgrace
Nothing but regret

This is goodbye
Open your eyes
There’s no where left to go
Blood is on your hands
I’m letting..
This is goodbye
Open your eyes
Turning my back to you
And letting go

Stand at the Gates

Written By: Mike D.K. O'Toole

Stand at the Gates
© 1998

All alone in a big cold house
Nothing left but memories
Days pass and never change
So I become estranged

The pictures stare me down
Their eyes burn into me
The angel face of my wife
Do I deserve this life

There’s nothing left to do
I can’t live my past dates
This is the home I come to
So I stand at the gates

Now I have fought my wars
But now they’re over
Can’t take this solitude
It’s growing colder

Worked my hands to the bone
Cared for my family
I have been all I have been
To fulfill the promised dreams

Why must I be alone
All I want is to be home

There’s nothing left to do
I can’t live my past dates
This is the home I come to
So I stand at the gates

Discography

Strength of One; Emotive - Studio demo/Ep; Live from the Lab - Live Ep

Set List

30-40 minute sets consisting of 5 or 6 original songs and 1 cover song. Original songs include: Letting Go, Stand at the Gates, Nightmare, The Fix, Demon Within, Belief, Myself, Devil in Disguise. Cover songs include: Kill Tomorrow -Mushroomhead; Archetype, Replica -Fear Factory; Only -Anthrax; First Time -Finger Eleven; Heaven's a Lie (w/female vocals) -Lacuna Coil; Cowboys from Hell -Pantera