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Temple Of Thieves


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Chief Spires and John Ehlers (both formally with Nile) started writing some new tunes mid 2010.
Metal, but definitely not death metal. More along the lines of concrete trance-like rock/metal riffs. Chief knew Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) from a few years on tours such as Death Across America and various tours with Six Feet Under over in Europe.
He and Flo became close friends and soon realized they had alot of the same musical interest outside of death metal. They both were huge fans of bands from Deftones to Radiohead to A Perfect Circle. When Chief and John realized the vibe the new music was creating, Chief immediately thought of Flo and emailed him a few of the rough demo tracks. Flo really liked it and they began working on arrangements to get Flo from Montreal, Quebec to South Carolina to record the drum tracks.
Three weeks later Flo arrived in SC to record a 5 track EP. With drums tracks in hand Chief and John went to their individual home studios and began recording all the guitar, bass, strings, piano and synth parts. Then the singer search was on. After trying a few local guys, Chief and John knew that they needed to look further and harder for the perfect fit.
They headed to the Atlanta area where they heard Michael Rock fronting a tribute band. Chief approached Michael with the new material and ask him to give it a listen. Four days later Mike had written the song Listen To Reason. Michael’s lyrics were very intelligent with many voice variations. Temple of Thieves was born.


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  • Barney9

    This album is so good, I just have to keep listening to it. If I had to live the rest of my days with only 10 albums in my collection, Passing through the ZerOs would definitely be one of them.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Barney9

    I am now officially a fan. I really like this music.

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • r0x_666

    very enjoyable music :) definitely one of best albums of 2013 for me!

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • Kebab_Holokaust

    It's cool

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Rolandas_Pagan

    Sounds a lot like Tool (or APC).

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • bloozclooz

    NONONONONONO, fuck you flo

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • immolation

    radiohead+a perfect circle?might be interesting...

    22 Dec 2010 Reply

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