Author: Thanasis Lightbridge

The Lightbridge shop has transitioned fully to Bandcamp

My shop has now fully transitioned to Bandcamp. Bandcamp is a very artist-friendly service and you can find most of our stuff there. The last two days I have been working to remove the e-shop platform and all the code I had installed in this website. (Oh how easy it is to delete months of work…) This was one of my major new decisions regarding my plan to focus more on actual music-making and less on accounting and web-design. There in another major decision I have to make towards this plan, but I need a little more time to...

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Dol Ammad – Duel of the Fates

This IS the cover you are looking for… The masterpiece of John Williams through the unique Dol Ammad space metal style of bombastic sound design and epic classical choirs. The cover is now available on all our digital partners like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. This song was one of most complicated music productions I have ever done and we have worked on it for more than a year. If you prefer streaming instead of downloading your favourite music and would still like to support us, then maybe consider donating or maybe buying me a coffee? Buy me a...

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Dol Ammad to release Star Wars cover – Spacecast 12

Greetings fellow space-freaks. It’s been a long time since our last spacecast. But now I am back with new music. First of all, yes we have been working on a new Dol Ammad album, the Cosmic Gods Episode 2, but I need you to be a little bit more patient as I will reveal more about this on our next spacecast. For now I have a very special surprise to reveal. Dol Ammad will release a cover of the Star Wars epic “Duel of the Fates”. It has been a dream of mine for so long, “Duel of the...

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The puzzle is complete with the Dol Ammad Tenors

Finishing up the choir recordings for the new Dol Ammad material, the Tenors arrived recently in the Lightbridge studio. Joining Asterios Tsetsilas from the “Hyperspeed” recordings were the fresh new additions of Christoforos Psaltopoulos and Constantine Akritides. The boys gave a stellar performance recording some very demanding phrases and I would like to thank them all for their effort. It’s the quiet ones you’ve got to...

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The Space-metal choir madness continues with the Altos

The lovely mid-high frequencies of the Altos filled the Lightbridge studio recently and Batman was mesmerised. Joining the fresh new additions of Electra Kontoglou and Elisabeth Chatzivasileiou was our trusty Kortessa. The team gave an excellent performance and I would like to thank them all for their work! The new material is progressing rapidly and we are on schedule. One more voice team left to...

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They killed my favourite DAW! RIP Cakewalk…

Gibson recently acquired Cakewalk and just announced that they are pulling the plug. Cakewalk software was my first experience in sequencing and music production and for the last 30 years they have been innovating with what I felt was the best DAW in the Windows platform. The company was working on a Mac version which I was waiting for years. 🙁 Check out what MIDI Sequencing looked and sounded like back in the DOS era: And what Sonar’s last iteration looked like: I have used Cakewalk Pro Audio and Sonar on all early Dol Ammad and Dol Theeta albums...

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J. Demian in the new Dol Ammad adventures

J. Demian, the guit-artist formerly known as Dim, has arrived in the Lightbridge studio to lay some dirt on my brand new squeaky-clean music. This madman is responsible for the guitars in Dol Theeta and most Dol Ammad releases among tons of other projects and bands like Wardrum, Hail Spirit Noir and Blackdrawn. Apart from an amazing musician he is an excellent guitar repairer, bassist and a friend. It was an honour to work with him once...

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New Dol Ammad stuff in the works – The Sopranos are here!

The cogs are finally turning my friends. After a long slumber, we have started recording and producing new music. The sopranos arrived in the studio for a top-secret Dol Ammad mission we have been working for some time. Remember this? It was an honour and great pleasure to work with Anila, Christina and Kortessa for this. This is for a very exciting new endeavour that will take place in parallel with the production and release of the “Cosmic Gods : Episode II”. If you remember the choirs for Episode II have already been recorded. There was another book after...

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Batman loves his Cat Malt paste for hairball digestion

Batman loves eating his Trixie Cat Malt. I give him a spoonful once per week and it helps a lot with his digestion. I believe it is essential especially for long hair cats, helping a lot with hair balls and swallowed hair. If you have a cat and think about cat malt, check out the Trixie Cat Malt (and support Batman) through this affiliate link:...

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We Have Been Working On Something…

We have started working again. This begun some months ago. Me and Batman are waking up from our creative sleep. Kortessa is eager to reveal more, but I want to share the additional details as soon as they are 100% certified . This concerns both Dol Ammad and Dol Theeta. It’s not a full album, although this is also coming up. Stay in touch...

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Synthetic – “Here Lies The Truth” CD available

Synthetic is a great new metal band where I guest-performed the drums and keyboards. Their debut CD “Here Lies The Truth” is self-released by the band and is available in their Bandcamp Page. Check the latest spacecast if you’ve missed it: Also here is a lyric video from the band for the song “Hollow” featuring Soilwork’s Dirk...

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Introducing Space Onion Musicworks

Me, Kortessa and Argy Stream have teamed up to form “Space Onion – Musicworks” a service for original music composition and sound design for video games and other media. Check out our shiny new webpage at: http://spaceonion.com/ Our first games have been the now legendary Pop Corny and Flycraft by mr Harry Kalogirou. If there are any aspiring game developers out there interested in our quirky epic music, we’d love to hear from...

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Dol Ammad and Grav game epic space mashup

I recently discovered an amazing new indie game from Bitmonster Games (thanx Logan :P) The game is called Grav and is a space action survival open world game that blew my mind! It would be a dream come true if I could ever get to compose music for such a beautiful and epic game. Until then, I took the liberty to put together a mashup music video using the official Grav trailers and gameplay footage with the music of Dol Ammad’s – Caravan Of Mars. Here are the videos and game players channels that I used: GRAV – Top...

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Drumming for Synthetic

I recently had the honor to be asked to play and record the drums for the debut album of a newly formed heavy metal band called “Synthetic”. Synthetic features members from the band Synesthesia and who live both in Greece and also in the UK. Synthetic fuse various metal genres, progressive, traditional, melodic and aggressive. They should satisfy any metal fan but especially fans of Nevermore, Fear Factory and Soilwork. Their album is currently being mixed by Ettore Rigotti (known from his work with Disarmonia Mundi) and will also feature a special guest drumming from the amazing Dirk Verbeuren....

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Building Cat Stairs For Batman

My furry monster Batman (under doctor’s orders) wanted a higher place to overlook all the music studio activities. This is why he demanded I build him an intricate system of cat stairs that would give him access to the highest buildings (libraries) and towers (cd shelves) of the Lightbridge Studio...

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Solar Eclipse 2015 in Thessaloniki

It’s this special time again when the moon comes to devour the sun! I read that it is the first eclipse to take place on the spring equinox since 1662. Here in Thessaloniki we only witnessed a small bite from the moon. Probably around 30% of the sun was covered. The day was very cold and cloudy, there were times where the sky looked like that sky-bomb scene from the finale of “Angels & Demons”. The Thessaloniki’s Group of Friends of Astronomy were kind enough to bring their telescopes and share them with the public downtown. When the clouds...

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Eternal Journey – Nebular

I was very happy when my good friend Alex Papatheodorou invited me to guest again in his latest Eternal Journey album. Alex creates very imaginative space journeys with his music which fuses prog metal with tons of other elements and I had the honor to add a few synth bleeps here and there. The new album is called “Nebular” and is available now through various digital distributors. Alex quotes me as a big influence for starting Eternal Journey and I feel very privileged by this. If you are a fan of big prog epics like Ayreon (and why not,...

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Star Tales 10 Years Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the release of Star Tales. Can you believe it? Check out my latest Spacecast #10 with some unseen footage I discovered hidden in a dusty box in the attic. I surely don’t remember who this long-haired guy is and how he evolved into that glasses-collecting weirdo. “Star Tales” is a very colorful album, filled with sounds and ideas. “Star Tales” followed the 2 Dol Ammad demo CDs back in 2001 and 2002 who had the “Eclipse”, “Vortex 3003”, “The Hill of Hope” and the “Boxed Daylight” songs. Of course we re-recorded all those songs...

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