Team Cybergeist is the solo/side project of Angel Bartolotta (best known as the present/past drummer of such bands as Dope, Genitorturers, PIG, Crossbreed, Switched, The Undead, Rikets).
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 Angels remix projects.
Angel is currently in the final stages of mastering his first full-length album, titled How To Destroy Something Beautiful… Here is what Angel has to say about it:
“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 as well as 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 (set for a worldwide release in 2009) will include performances by members and former members of bands such as Dope, Stone Sour, Kittie, Godhead, Morbid Angel, Adema, Saliva, Genitorturers, Pigface, Dark New Day, The Dreaming, Wednesday 13, Psyclon Nine, Jack Off Jill, Switched, Soulfly, Zeromancer, Crossbreed, KMFDM, Ra, The Undead, Kidneythieves, PIG, Sepultura, Amen, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Deadstar Assembly, Professional Murder Music, Alice In Videoland, Pro-Pain, Makeshift Romeo, and many others!
Team Cybergeist started out as a studio project. But as the fan base started to grow, so did the demand for live shows. In 2009, Team Cybergeist will give the fans exactly what they want… Angel promises to deliver an intense live performance with a rotating line-up of guest musicians just as impressive as the list on the upcoming album. Angel will be behind the drum kit as the foundation of the Team Cybergeist live experience.