Borgofondo

by Doctor Cyclops

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davaudio One of the best debut albums I have ever heard. I mean it has it all. If you don't like it you should stab yourself in the ears with a screwdriver. Favorite track: Cyclop's Claim.
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paul rote An all time Monster from any era !!!! Sounds like Rush - Caress of steel meets The Obsessed !! The last vocal section of giants of the mountain song is as good as it gets, PURE EMOTION ! Favorite track: Giants of the Mountain (feat. Alia O'Brien).
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Italian power trio Doctor Cyclops puts down with its debut an extraordinarily authentic and fulminant marching 70s hardrock album with “New Wave OF British Heavy Metal” but also US-Westcoast blues influences. It captivates with raw energy and its wealth of intelligent psychedelic and progressive facets, powerful rhythm and mystical concept with a few flute/organ flashes, but is mainly guitar driven.

Chris Draghi (vocals/guitar) knows in special kind how to melt his epic guitar riffs and wailing solos with his sensitive and catchy singing and provides a huge emotional intensity, on the one hand very mighty, but also haunted and desperately, completely in the style of groups like Black Sabbath, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Öystercult or today's like Graveyard, Witchcraft, Cathedral. Seven songs between 4 and 8 min in total 48 mins are produced very well, rather unusually for a debut album, and create hunger to let these guys blow your mind Live-On-Stage with a genuine thunderstorm.

This album takes you back to those days when music still was music, and was celebrated to kick out the jams!

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released May 12, 2012

Christian Draghi - vocals and guitars
Francesco Filippini - bass
Alessandro Dallera - drums

additional musicians:

Alia O'Brien (Blood Ceremony) - flute
Enzo Draghi - hammond organ, piano
Alberto Greguoldo - Sax
Alberto Pena Zaldivar - Trumpet

Marta Rebollini - voice on "Partenze" poetry

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Doctor Cyclops Bosmenso Superiore, Italy

Doctor Cyclops is a seventies-styled power trio playing heavy rock music inspired by a vintage sound, eldest son of glorious Balck Sabbath and of other more underground heroes from the 70ies and early 80ies such as Sir Lord Baltimore, Captain Beyond or Witchfinder General. Even more modern references are warm-vintage styled ones: Witchcraft, Cathedral, Spiritual Beggars just to say some. ... more

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Track Name: Night Flyer
Mama told me not to be so unkind
I know you loved me, but it won’t make me blind

I’ve never been a lier, I only play with fire
Because my night is your day
Don’t wanna make your mind insane

A worm and stinging pistol is what I need
To make myself more shure of what will be

Night Flyer, I’m awake and I’ll get higher
I really hate myself but I cannot be somebody else

Night Flyer, I’m a wave and I’ll get higher
I really hate myself but I cannot be somebody else
Track Name: Cyclop's Claim
Beware of hopelessness and liars
We don’t sell our souls of fire
The flame is burning, we must keep it clean
From darkness, falseness and hypocrisy

One big eye, big one eye
One eye sees, two eyes die
In front of cosmic pain,
beggin’ more won’t make you safe

Beware of hopelessness and liars
We don’t sell our souls of fire
The flame is burning, we must keep it clean
From darkness, falseness and hypocrisy

One big eye, big one eye
One eye sees, two eyes die
In front of cosmic pain,
One eye sees the truth
Track Name: Giants of the Mountain (feat. Alia O'Brien)
There’s a place behind you
Unknown to your own eyes
A land where giants rule you
Casting shadows, telling tales

Trapped like slave in this gorgeous dome
We cannot stop our playin’
While drunk on their illusions
People couldn’t hear us prayin’

So, left alone by everyone we left
For a place where the sun refuses to shine as it’s too cold
Drifted by our love from Isle, like the magician said,
To Giants of the Mountain we offer
To feed their bramosy.

Mother, I’m sorry if I left you,
but since the day I met you,
Your loneliness was killing me

Father, I hate to disappoint you,
But from the day I’ll leave you,
I won’t share my faith with you

Oh, I can see the sky now
Though my hands are bleeding
My love is rare and hard to find
And this way I will try it with you.
Track Name: Madness Show
The beauty of your mind
Has passed away with time
Ten thousand miles from nowhere
You still can hear the same old music with lies
Now that you know you just want run away from the cross

You’ve got to roll it down to show your misery
Endless sound of empty speaches told
Brings you only hellish reflex of hypocritical charity
Now that you know you just want run away from the...ghost!

You’ll have to beg no more
Take care of your own soul
Nobody’ll do it for you
Welcome to madness show
Track Name: Eileen O'Flaherty
Eileen’s speaking on the grave
About the beauty and its fake
About the beauty and its fake
Eileen’s speaking on the grave

She’s an orphan of the kingdom of the stars
She gave her love
She’s beautiful
Track Name: My Revolution
My revolution... I’d rather be a dead
Your revolution...look at my heart, if now is black
Sometimes these revolutions bring close to the hell

Prisoner of the wolves of paranoia
The stream of consciousness takes to euphoria
Romantic lovers lie in fields of rainbow
And filled with rain become
Symbiotic souls of fire
Like flowers from a field you’ll pick my bones up to the ground

My revolution...another mile to the hill
Your revolution...a battle I just couldn’t fight
Master Mind, behind my mind, calls back the horses

Imagination flows but it can’t feed your hearth
In useless hours shadows lead to nowhere
Romantic lovers lie in fields of rainbow
And filled with rain become
Symbiotic souls of fire
Like blades that stab my back
These memories cut my soul inside
Track Name: The Unquiet Garden
Blue is the picture he got in his head
Of a garden without dreams that’s driving he mad
Raindrops are falling right down from his eyes
As he knows that he can no more
Take the Muse as his bride.

Aaah! He sings a song of death.

Lost in the seas of nothingness
Gnawlings stealing mind its rest
I hear the voices from the past
They make me sure that nothing last.
I was the second one on a list of first choices
The only thing I know is that my life couldn’t be that waste.

Buried his dreams so up high in the sky
He can’t fit with illusions for a matter of pride
Black bells are spreading their chime all around
As the garden of doom says hello to his new child