TEAM CYBERGEIST is the solo/side project of Angel (a.k.a. Andrew Bartolotta), best known as the past/present drummer of such bands as DOPE, GENITORTURERS, PIG, CROSSBREED, SWITCHED, THE UNDEAD, and many others. With this project, Angel brings a collective of musicians from all around the world together to create music through the internet. It is also an outlet for all of Angel's remix projects.
Angel is currently at Redline Recording Studio in Venice, Florida putting the finishing touches on his first full-length album, titled "How to Destroy Something Beautiful".
Commented Angel: "'How to Destroy Something Beautiful' is the first full-length release of original material from the TEAM CYBERGEIST project. The content of this album is colored by memories and emotions pained with the process of letting go... Confusion. Bitterness. Hope.
"From the ground up, I have arranged all of these songs by constructing them from bits and pieces of guitar riffs, synth lines, MIDI patterns, and vocal performances composed by different musicians from all around the world. Each contribution was sent to me electronically and then produced in my own studio.
"This has been an exciting collaborative music project that appreciates both lesser-known local musicians and internationally known artists, putting everyone involved on an equal level. Musicians from all different levels and genres uniting for one single purpose.
"In a music scene constrained by ruthless competition and heightened egoism, it is exciting to lead a project that unites a team of humble musicians from a diversity of backgrounds, who willingly composed for the love of music.
"This album is a collaborative effort, meant to break down the hierarchical nature of the music industry. We all hope that you enjoy our collective expressions in the form of these songs."
"How to Destroy Something Beautiful" will include performances by:
* Adam Vayne (AS SUMMER DIES)
* Alex Møklebust (ZEROMANCER)
* Andy Anonymous (A VACANT SOUL)
* Angel (DOPE, GENITORTURERS, PIG)
* Angel (AS SUMMER DIES)
* Bambi (FASHION BOMB)
* Bizz (GENITORTURERS, THE UNDEAD)
* Bobby Reeves (ADEMA)
* Brittany Bindrim (I:SCINTILLA)
* Christian Menses
* Curse Mackey (PIGFACE, GRIM FAERIES, EVIL MOTHERS, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT)
* David "Evil D" Vincent (MORBID ANGEL, GENITORTURERS)
* Emily Dwyer
* Eric Bice (SALIVA, NICK CARTER, O-TOWN)
* Gordan Bash (MANKIND IS OBSOLETE)
* Hayley Jane (HAYLEY JANE)
* Jamie Ryan (ELIZA ROSE, KIDNEYTHIEVES)
* Jason Knotek (PIG, VENTANA)
* Jason Miller (GODHEAD)
* Jason Schmidt (D.O.C. RUCKUS)
* Jay Fritzus (AS SUMMER DIES)
* Jeffrey Nothing (MUSHROOMHEAD)
* Jesse Powers (SYNERGY STRUM)
* Jon Siren (KIDNEYTHIEVES, HATE DEPT)
* Jonny Vegas (ERASE THE GREY, VENTANA)
* Kevin Wallace (MAG OPS)
* Krystle Dawn (DISOWN)
* Lo (LOLO, PIGFACE)
* Lexi Love
* M Fauss (COGSUCKER)
* Mikee Plastik (MEDIAWHORE)
* Mode (FASHION BOMB)
* Nero Bellum (PSYCLON NINE)
* Raymond Watts (PIG, KMFDM)
* Riggs (SCUM OF THE EARTH, ROB ZOMBIE)
* Rob "Kudagra" Lewis (338)
* Robin Moulder (TCR, JACK OFF JILL)
* Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, SOULFLY, SEPULTURA)
* Sally Debauchery (PSYKILL)
* Spyder Z Prime (PSYKILL)
* Tom Hatziemanouel (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC, MICHALE GRAVES)
* Tom Morriss
* Toril Lindqvist (ALICE IN VIDEOLAND)
* Vinnie Saletto (GENITORTURERS)
* Virus (DOPE, MAKESHIFT ROMEO)
* Zachary Wirchak (ELIZA ROSE)
"Rumors" is the new release from TEAM CYBERGEIST. It is a five-song EP featuring performances by Angel (DOPE), Nero Bellum (PSYCLON NINE), David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL, GENITORTURERS), Bobby Reeves (ADEMA), Jason Knotek (PIG), Tom Hatziemanouel (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC), and many others. It is a sneak peek at the upcoming full-length TEAM CYBERGEIST album, "How to Destroy Something Beautiful".
"Rumors" is now available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and Amazon MP3.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/cybergeistmusic.