and Tidal Concerts
featuring Grzegorz Kupczyk
plus DYING VISION
and Snake Eyes
Doors — 7:00pm // Price — From £15.00 Adv.
Tickets — http://po.st/ZBc2ij
• Meet-and-Greet & Photograph with CETI
• “Exclusive” CETI T-Shirt, CD and Signed Poster
The group was originally started by the singer of TURBO Grzegorz Kupczyk on the 12th October, 1989. At the beginning it was a kind of a side project from music performed so far by the singer. However, soon after leaving his original band Grzegorz decided to dedicate himself to CETI exclusively, the band which become his main focus for the last 30 years of music activity. The name of the group comes from the NASA programme “communication with extraterrestrial intelligence” from 1971.
The first record “The Black Rose” was being released the same yeat of 1989 and appeared on LP, CD and MC formats. It contains the guest performance of Czeslaw Niemen – one of the biggest names and culture icon in Polish music history. “At Heart’s Door” was the first big hit for CETI which has been taking first places in the radio and TV charts for many weeks. At that time the band consist of Grzegorz Kupczyk (voc, bass), Marihuana (kbds), Andrzej Lysow (guit.) and Jacek Jablonski (drums). Soon after Maciej Przybylski (bass) joined CETI and the group prepared bunch of new recordings to the film by Andrzej Szczygiel — ”Red Inter Show”.
The second CETI album — ”Lamiastrata” (1992) — brought another change within the band as Marcin “Mucek” Krystek (drums) joined the group as a permanent member. Soon after CETI started to perform many concerts across Poland and Germany and their mixture of classic hardrock combined with fairy-tale lyrics become a great success. The next recording -”Extasy ’93″ was made during concerts in Germany and Jarocin ’92. An excellent production, spontaneous response of the audience as well as perfect performance proved the strong quality of the band.
The record “Racism” -1994 — caused a conflict between the guitarist and the other members of the band. As a result, the recording proved uninteresting and inconsistent. It was not a commercial success although it was well edited and promoted. However “Epitaph” — one of the pieces -succeeded taking second place in the TV charts and first place in the radio charts. Some other changes came about in 1995. Przemyslaw “Burza” Burzynski (guit.) and Bartek Urbaniak (bass) joined CETI. Working unusually peaceably and constantly they prepared new material “In The Name Of Law”. Critics and fans of modern metal found it very good. That kind of music fluctuates between White Zombie, Sepultura and Dream Theater. That year Grzegorz Kupczyk together with Janusz Musielak also recorded music for the television theatre to the play “Mick Jagger’s Mouth”. The play took second place for music and screenplay. The first solo record “My Birthday -15 Years” — appeared that year as well. It was a summary of 15 years of concert activity. Among invited guests there were Malgorzata Ostrowska and Grzegorz Strozniak (Lombard), Grzegorz Skawinski (ONA), Marihuana (CETI).
According to the plebiscite “The Golden Twenty”, published by the magazine Metal Hammer, the album “In the Name Of Law” took sixth place and Grzegorz — fourth place as a vocalist in 1999. The twentieth anniversary of artistic activity was a good opportunity for giving a concert on 20 January 2000. There were all the groups Grzegorz had performed with: Turbo, Non Iron, CETI.
At the end of the year 2000, the next album “Demony Czasu” (“Demons Of Time”) has been released under the label of MMP. Many critics described this one, as the best band’s release -very positive reviews, and number of sold copies can only attest their opinion. The year 2001 was the year of giant success: Grzegorz has been nominated to the “Wodnik” prize for his whole work, and the readers of the Metal Hammer Magazine choosed him as the fourth personality of the year 2000, fifth vocalist of the year. Album was choosed as the fifth album of year, song “Feniks” as the fourth track of the year. And the readers of teh Thrash Em All Magazine, choosed him as the ninth vocalist of the year. On the Metal Hammer’s sum up of the year 2001, he was choosed as the personality of the year (first place!) and took the second place as the musician. People from the Metal business (both from Poland and abroad) are still very interested in the “Lamiastrata” and “Extasy ’93″.
In the year of 2001 CETI started the cooperation with Oskar Records from Poznan. It had an effected with re-editions of three previous albums that included unique audio tracks & video footage. The reception of the CD-version of “Lamiastrata” was a great surprise even to the band. They received a very warm welcome all over the world, and the lp got nice reviews (True Metal Magazine/Greece, Hellion/Germany), interview proposals (Malaysia) and a great deal of fan interest a good example of that is one music store in Tokyo that sold over 50 CD’s during two weeks time. The band’s management (Dragonight Agency) that is doing international affairs, is considering a few deal proposals from the labels interested in editing “Lamiastrata” in vinyl, or having a special version for South America. “Lamiastrata” is being distributed in all western Europe and the USA.
In September 2002 there was released a warm-up to the upcoming “Shadow of The Angel” album — ”Prolog” single by OSKAR RECORDS. The new material is being found extremely interesting for polish and foreign record labels. The “Shadow of The Angel” lp was released in April 2003 with another than it was planned, interesting design, projected by Jacek Wisniewski. Also, special guests appeared -Steve Adams of Mirage and Peter of Vader. Invited by the Polish community in France, the band went to play gigs in Paris. Yet another warm welcome effects in closing relationships and concert plans for the future.
In 2003 Grzegorz, being not satisfied with the cooperation with MMP, leaves Turbo again. The news was shocking to the polish metal world and painful to the fans that reacted with lots of letters and internet signs on the sites. Having that in mind, he joined the group once more, although he still shows his disregard to MMP. The year 2004 is a year of changes and success for CETI. There was a great sold out 15th Anniversary gig that was recorded as a double-CD live album and DVD on the 15th February. After two years of hesitancy, Piotr “Burza “Burzynski left the band. They tried to fight for him, but the general lassitude and his beliefs, dangerously drifting into ecclesial direction, finally won. The split-up luckily happened in friendly atmosphere. Burza was replaced by Bartek Sadura who comes from Gdansk. The new line-up was warmly welcomed by the fans.
March 2007 saw the premiere of the first in 4 years studio album titled “(…) Perfecto Mundo (…)”, which was an interesting music combination of Heavy Metal and Classic music. The release got fantastic feedback in the day of showing up in the music shops. Special guest on the album is Sylwia Kupczyk (daughter of Grzegorz), who sung together with Marihuana vocal parts in the “Ride To Light” song. It’s also sad time for fans, as Gregorz has decided to leave the TURBO band for good, to put all his efforts on CETI exclusively.
In 2008, as the only one of hard rock artists in Poland CETI recorded an extraordinarily original concert with a symphonic orchestra and a choir. The concert as well as CD and DVD release was billed as „AKORDY SŁÓW czyli rock metal symfonicznie” (Chords of Words — Symphonic Rock Metal). The show was presented in some unique and prestigious venues as Philharmonic and Opera across the country.
The next studio album was called “Ghost of The Universe behind The Black Curtain“ and was releases for EMI MUSIC in 2011. The same year marks the beginning of official fan-club of the group called LAMIASTRATA (lamiastrata.com
). Lamiastrata is still helping with representation of the group, selling merchandise, cd’s and official bootlegs.
In 2012 Grzegorz Kupczyk released another CDfor EMI MUSIC POLAND, including greatest hits that spanned his 30-year career as a singer. ”GRZEGORZ KUPCZYK 30 lat” was being presented in many radio stations and got rave reviews everywhere
In April 2013 Bartek Urbaniak had to leave the band for health reasons. He was replaced by Tomasz Targosz. In May 2013 CETI has signed the distributional contract with PRONET RECORDS, this firm introduced recordings of CETI to digital sale on the world by Amazon, Bandcamp, 8merch, iTunes, Rhapsody, Emusic, Deezer, Google Music, Spotify. In October 2013 CETI went on 1 month promotional tour in United Kingdom.
In the Summer of 2014 CETI came back to the cooperation with METAL MIND PRODUCTIONS and released album BRUTUS SYNDROME, with excellent reviews in major media such as METAL HAMMER, TERAZ ROCK, ANTY RADIO, Polish National Radio Program III etc…
The year of 2015 Gregorz Kupczyk was billed as a special guest at the famous festival WOOSTOCK and his band CETI also performed as a ‘special guest’ of DEEP PURPLE on Polish run of their worldwide tour. In August the same year the band started cooperation with the Dutch promoter Big Bad Wolf Records who presented the band in radio and the music press. CETI in 2016 was touring in Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic (prestigious international film festival in Prague) as well as prestigious festival «Very'Eavy» in Netherlands.
In 2016 CETI also played on one of the biggest festivals in Europe WOODSTOCK Stop in Kostrzyn. The current album is called ‘Snakes Of Eden’ and CETI’s music is now being distributed in Nuclear Blast catalogue and have regular airplay in such countries as the United States, the Netherlands, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Germany, among others.
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Snake Eyes a killer metal band from the Uk with melodic metal thrash and power metal all in one.