Saturday, 12 February 2011

More from the Daniel Cure "Demo Tape Cellar" - Ephesia

Having started with a couple of tracks from Nausea, I am going to go back even further, this time to the very first band I was part of. I say the very first – I don’t count a collection of “idea bands” that were scribbled down on paper with ambitious aims for greatness…

I was asked to join Ephesia (though the name was not in place at that stage – and yes it was my suggestion) as a vocalist for a gig in 1996 (I believe it was someone’s birthday party, but my memory is a little hazy). I then became singer and part-vocalist for the bands duration – probably lasting twelve months or so when I moved away from Droitwich for a short time.





The two tracks I have included here are probably the only two that are “listenable” – I mean to say that the other four or five that have survived are a little too raw to be worthy of inclusion. Ephesia drew principally upon the influence of what is now know as the “New Wave of American Heavy Metal” – bands such as Sepultura, Pantera, Machine Head, et al, but also owed much to Korn, who had only just emerged at the time. You will probably not gain too much of this from these two tracks as they are more on the “mellow side” – but nonetheless…



“My Daydream” was (I believe) the very first thing I wrote and is only a little worse for wear as a result of the tape stretching and making what is an ethereal recording perhaps too warped and psychedelic at times. “What We Should Be” was the result of a band jam (always a rewarding experience) and contains some interesting Eastern licks. Just a shame that our primitive recording approach let the vocals down. Still, we were only sixteen.

Anyway…enjoy…

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