One World (R)evolution’s new single – I’m Changing – now available!
Meet the Band
Astrum Lux Lucis – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Astrum was born in Somerville, New Jersey. Born into a musical family, it was only natural her path in life be that of musician. Her maternal grandmother has been playing music for over 75 years, and her mother, who has perfect pitch, has been playing piano since age 4.
Astrum’s musical life began at around age 4 as well when she’d sing nursery school rhymes on the way home from school and then tinker around on her mother’s piano. Astrum has relative pitch, so she’d hear songs and then go play them on the piano, mind you it was with one or two fingers, but she had the basic melody down.
In elementary school, Astrum began playing trumpet in the 4th grade. She later switched to snare drum, and in 6th grade, she picked up the alto saxophone. In 1981, while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, she began taking sax lessons from Neal Schon‘s (Journey) father.
Soon after the launch of MTV, she saw The Go-Go’s and that was it, her “professional” career in music began. She put down the sax and picked up the sticks, the drum sticks that is. A year later she was playing drums for punk band Private Outrage. On their first show they opened for The Circle Jerks!
A few years later, we find Astrum in Kissimmee, Florida jamming in the garage with her best friend to bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Dio. This is where Astrum made the switch from drums to guitar. Inspired by her heroes Randy Rhoads, Kirk Hammet, Vivian Campbell, Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, Astrum formed her first band, Knightmare.
Knightmare had a nice run in their home base of Houston, Texas in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They released 3 EPs, opened for such bands as King Diamond and Crimson Glory, and were even shown interest from Metal Blade Records and Q Prime Management just before they broke up.
After the break-up of Knightmare, Astrum took a very brief hiatus from music to earn her Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Miami. While there, she also earned a double minor in Music and Music & Entertainment Industries. She also studied classical voice for 2 years and released 2 songs on the student run record label ‘Cane Records Miami Hybridized compilation album as solo artist Cheryl Hill (Astrum’s birth name).
Cheryl Hill went on to release 6 albums, film 2 music videos, and tour extensively between 1997 and 2008. In 2009 Cheryl changed her name to Astrum Lux Lucis after doing a meditation. She then formed conscious rock band One World (R)evolution and released the critically acclaimed album Transitions, followed up by a solo acoustic tour of the US in the fall of 2010.
After a 2 year hiatus from her music career, Astrum is back with her new incarnation of One World (R)evolution ready to rock the world full force.
2013 – Aerosmith Tribute Album “Livin’ On The Edge” (Versaille Records) – contributed 1 track
2010 – One World (R)evolution – “Transitions” (self-release)
2008 – Cheryl Hill “Transitions” (self-release)
2007 – Cheryl Hill “Let Love In” EP (self-release)
2006 – Cheryl Hill “Can’t Take Anymore” EP (self-release)
2005 – Cheryl Hill “Change” EP (self-release)
2000 – Cheryl Hill “The Road Less Traveled” (self-release)
1997 – Cheryl Hill “Cheryl Hill” EP (self-release)
1995 – Miami Hybridized “I Used To Be” & “Reflection” (‘Cane Records) – contributed 2 tracks
1990 – Knightmare “Make U Mine” EP (self-release)
1989 – Knightmare “Neverending Night” EP (self-release)
1987 – Knightmare “Knightmare” EP (self-release)
1983 – Private Outrage “Private Outrage” EP (self-release)
Mark Doroba – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mark was born in the wee hours of a brisk November morning in Chicago. Childhood filled a stream of ethnic food, compulsive drawing, CTA travel, and baseball accompanied typically by the mesmerizing sounds of music emanating from his transistor radio. The images of glittering pop stars presented by Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and The Midnight Special contributed to many sleepless nights. Mark’s first record was The Beatles ‘Blue’ 1967-70 double LP…followed shortly thereafter by KISS “Alive!” and Deep Purple’s “Made in Japan”.
Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore first inspired Mark’s obsession with the guitar at age 8. After two years of dispassionate attendance in formal classical lessons, Mark continued his musical education by spending thousands of hours in front of his turntable with guitar in hand, collecting bits of musical language from the LPs of his youth. Mark supplemented his playing by rummaging though library books and various guitar literature (including the invaluable tomes of Ted Greene and Mickey Baker) for insights into the mysteries of music.
Within weeks of starting high school, Mark assembled his first band, hard rockers Vigilante. They likely played every Battle of the Bands on the south side of Chicago. This is the clan with whom Mark played his first night club gigs as well. In solitary moments, Mark was typically found painting pictures, reading metaphysics or haunting one of Chicago’s numerous art galleries. Many evenings spent foraging through the myriad of treasures in Chicago’s Occult Bookstore permanently altered Mark’s psyche.
In 1988, Mark co-founded his first all-original group, The Skeletones. In 1992, he co-founded the seminal art-rock ensemble Three Years Ghost. With them he played guitar, co-wrote and arranged much of the group’s ethereal music, a lush sonic tapestry featuring strings and oboe (two records: the 1995 LP Sidhe and the 2000 reunion Ballrooms of Mars as Ver Sacrum). He painted pictures for pleasure and an occasional monetary reward, began work on a graphic novel, and then moved to NYC where he made a living as an illustrator and graphic designer. In NYC, in addition to the many pleasurable hours spent daydreaming along the bustling streets of Manhattan, Mark played loads of music.
Around the turn of the century Mark moved to Austin, adopted a precocious pooch named Stella (1998-2009) and a wise old kitty named Luna (1986-2006). Of the many previous musical projects Mark has contributed to in Austin, he is most proud of the nearly five years with the sensational Sparkwood. Featured on the band’s In B&W and In Color e.p. and the LP Kaleidoscopism (Excellent Records, Japan), where Mark’s dynamic skills as lead guitarist, vocalist and arranger (including lovely string arrangements) are core elements of Sparkwood‘s timeless, polychromatic sonic landscape.
In his career Mark has played hundreds of gigs and has logged in thousands of hours of recording time across the country. He compulsively creates music daily. Highlights of his performing career include, as a member of Three Years Ghost, sharing a bill with Ray Charles in Chicago, and opening for Marty Willson-Piper of The Church. He is currently a member of One World (R)evolution.
A thoroughgoing modernist, Mark prefers laughter to tears, coffee to tea, fall to spring, vinyl to mp3, wonderment to cynicism, books to digital content, scribbling in journals to blogging, and a healthy, speculative intellect to romantic sentimentality.
He calls his dog Cornchips…
Tony VST – bass guitar
Tony VST was born in Southern West Virginia to a coal miner’s daughter in 1976. He began manipulating sound at age eight with a cheap K acoustic guitar, which had four strings most of the time. His early recordings were done on a Sylvania boom box with a built-in mic. By age twelve, he began utilizing a Yamaha keyboard with built-in mic for fun. At age sixteen, he began learning the art of analog and digital recording and engineering, which allowed him to begin his work doing sessions for several area studios.
Tony VST strives to get a cleaner, clearer recording of the world around him. He has always been fascinated with recording music and finding many ways to achieve excellent tone. If you see him live, most likely he will be playing bass or electric guitar. He prefers to produce/engineer and mix music.
Tony VST‘s second release 2010′s 333 is a follow up to the Dreams & nightmares story line. The record is based upon the Egyptian underworld and the soul’s travel to this place where the dead go, but in this story things are a bit different cause the character sold his soul to the devil so now he has to pay the price.
2011 Brings a new chapter Tony has begun work on his 3rd solo CD to be out in 2012. This record will be a departure from the normal as there will be vocals and layers and layers of sounds, also in the works is a CD with long time friend Amber Turill named God is blue as well as the release of the CD KacTi with long time friend and Disillusioned bassist Karl Vaughn.
Tony VST is: Producer, Engineer, Sound designer/manipulator, mixing and mastering engineer.
Tony VST plays: Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums/programmer, Vox.
Tony VST’s affiliated projects: Tony Vst, Libby Jones, Kacti, Pop TV Icons, Milk Plus, EGO, Mixed Nuts, Black Damp, Noize in Action, The Great Unwashed, God is Blue, and now One World (R)evolution.
Born in Charleston, WV; raised in Oak Hill, WV; resides in Bastrop, TX.
Kostamos Yiacoumis – drums
Kostamos Yiacoumis was born in August of 1984 in New Halkidona-Athens, Greece where he grew up and lived until recently when he moved to Austin, Texas to pursue his musical dreams. At the age of 7 he began taking piano lessons. He never finished his piano studies, but at the age of 15, having the fire of music burning strong inside him, decided to study drums.
He began his professional career as a drummer in 2005 and he’s collaborated with several musicians and many famous singers and bands such as Kostas Chronopoulos, Vox, Giannis Markopoulos, Manos Xidous, No Balance, Tereza , M51, KARMA, and The Secret.
In 2007 he began teaching drums at Chandrou Conservatory and he also gives private one-on-one lessons.
In September of 2010 he won 1st place in the “EUROVOICE” contest with The Secret and their song “In The Arms Of My Angel”.
2005 – Kostas Chronopoulos – “San mia photografia” – (UNIVERSAL)
2007 – Kostas Chronopoulos – “Den exw idea” – (EMI)
2008 – No Balance – ” When everybody’s gone ” – (Playfalse rec.)
2008 – Vox – “OI VOX TRAGOUDOUN GIANNI MARKOPOULO” – (Puzzle rec.)
2008 – Waterpipes – ” waterpipes” – (IMPACT )
2009 – Kostas Chronopoulos – “Kalinyxta Barney ” – (LEGEND)
2011 – BOUND AFFAIRS – ” Bound Affairs ” – (AEPI)
2011/2012 – The Secret – ” in the arms of my angel” – (FINAL TOUCH ) – Soon to be released.
Venues Kostamos has played:
Stauros tou Notou, Arxitektoniki, Oxygono, Exedra, Mousiki Skini “Ston aera”, Stage 25, Onoma tou Rodou, Alavastron, Stigma Club, Ghost House, After Dark, Mad Club, Rodeo, Bo, Dekko, House of Art, Gagarin, Vertigo, Mylos, Ano-Kato, Athinon Arena, Theatro Vrahon, Theatro Petras etc.
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New Single – I’m Changing
ONE WORLD (R)EVOLUTION
The magic created when four individual worlds unite is what makes great bands legends. One World (R)evolution boasts of such status. Molded out of years of sweat equity, combined with an unwavering passion for creating great music, and an unstoppable drive for success, the four creators of One World (R)evolution are here to make their mark on the world in no uncertain terms.
Astrum Lux Lucis (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Mark Doroba (lead guitar/backing vocals), and Tony V.S.T. (bass guitar/backing vocals) united in September of 2012 to form the songwriting core of the band. They united with drummer Kostamos Yiacoumis in March of 2013 and have been on a streamlined forward trajectory ever since.
Combining musical influences from the 70s through today, One World (R)evolution has developed a sound that is uniquely their own. Tony and Kostamos hold down a strong solid rhythmic foundation similar to that of John Bonham and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. Mark’s melodic chording and lead style often bare resemblance to Brian May of Queen and Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple. Astrum’s rhythmic guitar riffs are reminiscent of 80s power pop, and her strong and powerful vocal stylings compare with vocal legends like Pat Benatar and Ann Wilson of Heart.
More than just another female fronted rock band, and more than just a typical rock band, the members of One World (R)evolution all feel they have a calling to make the world a better place. And they plan to do that through their music. You won’t find songs about co-dependent relationships or victim mentality trauma-drama; you will find songs about taking ownership of your choices and expanding your capacity for unconditional love.
One World (R)evolution purposely spells the band’s name with the “R” in parenthesis to show that “revolution” requires an “evolution” in conscious awakening. In order for us to evolve as a species and as a world where everyone is one and the same as far as equality and mutual respect for the basic tenants of life – live and let live – then we must have a revolution in consciousness. We must evolve. We are the One World (R)evolution. We are the future. We are humans being. Will you join us?