Blue Skies Above Us

Tem Eyos Ki

Here’s the Tem Eyos Ki Tour CD from 2001. I didn’t see them on this tour, but I got the CD. Maybe this is widely available — I dunno. It seemed like a small gem at the time. And it didn’t seem like they made very many.

They also toured in 2002, when their full length came out. And they stayed at my place while playing in Goleta. And I didn’t go to the show! How stupid is that? I still regret it. I was dating a girl who wasn’t really into loud hardcore, but I had played her this CD a few days before, and she liked it. She agreed, then, to go to the show. But then the night of she was like, I don’t really feel like going to a show tonight. And I said, um, oh, so what should we do? And so that was that…

Their sounds range from soft, emotive and melodic tunes (often intros) fronted by beautiful female vocals, to blazing fast progressive metal, with crazy guitar twiddlies and pounding drums.

Nate Powell says this of them:

“The band, besides their blazing speed metal riffs and operatic Bruce Dickinsonesque wails, also symbolized a refreshed cooperative approach between the local punk and metal scenes, and a bold blend of pressing political and personal lyrical content. Tem Eyos Ki is my all-time favorite band.”

I haven’t heard the full length (the only other thing I have is the split 7″ with 100 Years War (sorry I messed that up the first time I typed this)), so I don’t know if there are any repeats. No idea why I never got that, considering how much I like this CD. Members of Soophie Nun Squad, and so on. From North Little Rock, Arkansas. Zip contains pdf with entire insert. Harlan Records for more info about them.

Singer Maralie has a nice site with art, and music from her current project, Honeybeast.

Tem Eyos Ki – Tour CD 2001

World Domination in Thirteen Easy Steps

Children of Barren Wasteland


Krustie, was that song only on a comp? or was it elsewhere, too? I don’t have that comp. But I picked up their lp not too long ago. haven’t really look at it yet, though.

do you have the track names for the split with houndred years war? i lost all my vinyl jackets in katrina and am now going through trying to label things. i can’t find the tracklist anywhere on the net…thanks.

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