Cipher
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Children Of Gods Fire
6/14/2004
 
Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1996
HOME TOWN: Long Beach, NY
MEMBERS:
Moe Mitchell (vocals)
Chris Fry (guitar)
Krys Maniecki (guitar)
Mark Dollar (bass)
Danny Bobis (drums)

Cipher was formed in 1996 by long time friends who wanted to bring something new to underground music. As the group developed artistically and politically they reasoned that art can and should have a serious social mission. That mission, coupled with the band's unique blend of diverse musical conventions, create Cipher's signature sound. Elements of hardcore and metal are intercut with melodcism and politically radical lyrics to form a provocative, probing treatment of race, gender, and class. Cipher embraced a DIY work ethic that has led them to self-release many of their earlier recordings and embark on numerous tours of the US. Cipher's last offering, "Antidote" (2001) gained critical acclaim as an unrelenting, neo-revolutionary musical statement. After a series of both regional and national tours Cipher went into a two year hiatus in order to focus much of its energies on writing new material for its first full-length release on Uprising Records, the much anticipated concept album, "Children of God's Fire". With the album complete, the band is committed to opening critical spaces in underground music and reawakening the legacy of dissent embedded in every hardcore, punk , or rock riff.