Silver Cypher

Silver Cypher

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Dark Powermetal from Cincinnati whose been expanding metal minds with crunchy tones, shredy leads, and provocative lyrics since 2005.

Biography

Silver Cypher is a power metal band from Cincinnati Ohio formed in 2005 by Jon Krech and Jon “Animal” Martin, and became complete in 2006 when Adam Brown and Mike Lawson joined. The American four-piece are best known for expressing thought-provoking and emotional music from topics centered in fantasy. Though heavily influenced by American and British Power metal of the 80’s and 90’s, the band incorporate elements of styles such as thrash doom metal into their songs, all the while making use of a wide range of vocal styles, and manages to create their own uniquely modern sound classified by their fans as the sub-genera dark power metal.

Jon and Animal’s experimentation in songwriting began as early as 2003, when Jon auditioned as lead guitarist in Animal’s first band Beneath Oblivion, a popular doom metal band from Cincinnati, and Jon wrote the song 1d3r. Though an enduring friendship formed from the trip, that union dissolved quickly. But in 2005, Jon asked Animal to come and drum to a few songs he had written. They knew they had something when they jammed out a fast, no-nonsense old school thrash song: Devil’s Due.

Other songs soon came, but with the lineup at that time, Silver Cypher had trouble defining their sound. In February 2006, Adam Brown answered Silver Cypher’s add for a lead guitarist. Adam, a shredder, trained at California’s MI for specialization in lead guitar, was a perfect fit and provided the band with instant credibility with his Malmsteen-esq neo-classical guitar style. In June 2006, Mike Lawson, a 15 year veteran of progressive rock style bass guitar, joined the band, and completed the equation.

The name Silver Cypher was created by Jon Krech while Jon was a PhD student in Computer Science specializing in Cryptography. He wanted something that would combine his interests in metal (silver) with new-age science and fantasy (cypher). Additionally, the bands greatest influence not related directly to metal came from Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, hence the similarity to one of Marvel’s most fascinating characters.

Today, Silver Cypher is better then ever. While many of the song topics are centered in fantasy, the emotions expressed in the songs are not. The ability to address thought provoking subjects, blend the surreal and the real, and express these themes in terms of heavy metal music is Silver Cypher’s ultimate goal.

Lyrics

CEO Lyrics

Written By: Jon Krech

History remembers
Those that win the war
Achievements of the fallen
Become forgotten lore

The weak fall helpless
To the strong
Though they resisted them
They didn't for long

You are now the product
Of man's past success
In the battle for the future
Your victories will be called progress

Chorus:
You lie, kill, and steal
Everything you can
Made up gods can't stop you
You are the modern man

You'd kill another person
Just to get ahead
Success is all that matters
Climb the latter till your dead

Past empires crumbled
They failed to survive
Their leaders all dead
And now we thrive

You will not falter
Not like the rest
Where other's failed
You were the best

In this corporate war for
Money, Power, and Land
All empires will bow to you
They’ll soon follow your command

Chorus
Chorus

Unfallen Lyrics

Written By: Jon Krech

I don't believe you
Or any of your lies
So unforgiving
Coming from your cries

Don't try to ignore
The pain you feel
It'll soon be over
But right now it's real

And I will be unfallen
As I bring my end to you
No salvation shall you find
And I will start anew

The pain that was given to me I give to you
Now my final revenge is coming true
Subjugate my life no longer
Your death will make me stronger

I've heard it all
Time and time before
You want forgiveness
But I want more

The time has come now
The end of the line
I know it's painful
But I feel fine

And I will be unfallen
As I bring my end to you
No salvation shall you find
And I will start anew

The pain that was given to me I give to you
Now my final revenge is coming true
Subjugate my life no longer
Your death will make me stronger

The pain that was given to me I give to you
Now my final revenge is coming true
Subjugate my life no longer
Your death will make me stronger

1d3r Lyrics

Written By: Jon Krech

What is this that has been done?
Why am I the only one
who sees it all and knows what's wrong?

Everything that should not be
I am what you've made of me
I see your failings and know your wrong

So I wonder...
Why are you better than me?
This mystery I just cannot see

So I wonder...
Why am I smarter than you?
I just want to be happy too!

I want to cry
And I want to die
Will I ever know why?

Emptiness is what I feel
When unaware of what is real
I just want everything to go away...just like yesterday!

So I wonder...
How much is still unknown?
How long before the way is shown?

Your content in ignorance
A blissful life at my expense
You're so happy but you're wrong...why can't you see!?

So I wonder...
How long before goodbye?
How long before we all die?

Emptiness is what I feel
When unaware of what is real
I just want everything to go away...just like yesterday

Discography

1. Yesterday's Tomorrow (2007)
2. Demo (2006)

Set List

We do all originals; 30-60 min set:
Song Include:
Rise of the Machines
CEO
Conflict in Tristram
1d3r
Pain
Ideology
Unfallen
Dystopia
Never More
Naive Youth
Devil's Due
Old Blood and Guts
No Forgiveness
Legion