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This wiki is dedicated to the music of Mechina and specifically the epic scifi story told through their albums.

This is my attempt to document a story I don't fully understand. I'm hoping others will correct me where I'm wrong. I don't want to describe my interpretation of the story, I want to describe the "actual" story (as Joe Tiberi intended).

Notes from Joe -- Updated 2/26/2019 with link to 4-hour interview Joe gave about the story!

Reading this Wiki Edit

Each song has its own wiki page, which includes my interpretation of that track. To learn the story as it progresses, visit each song's page in turn.

If you're too lazy to read every song's wiki page, ---> read the Story Overview <---, which is my attempt to put all the pieces together.

Conversely, if you want to read an in-depth analysis and rampant speculation of themes in the story, check the Analysis page.

As Embers Turn to DustEdit

The story told through Mechina's albums is titled "As Embers Turn to Dust". It includes new planets being colonized over centuries and a war of man-made gods and city-sized machines called Titans. Mechina releases the story as full-length albums with a "single" between each album. These singles fill in missing pieces of the story and bridge the gap between albums. Mechina has a habit of releasing full-length albums on January 1 of each year and a single sometime during the summer.

Main Story
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1. Conqueror

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- Andromeda

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2. Empyrean

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- Cepheus

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3. Xenon

The main part of the story consists of three full-length albums (Conqueror, Empyrean, Xenon)
with a single between each album (Andromeda, Cepheus).

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4. Acheron

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5. Progenitor

As embers turn to dust

After Xenon leaves the story on a cliffhanger, the next couple releases go back to fill some gaps in the story.

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7. Telesterion

The Characters Edit

The Soldier of Earth - Fought in the war on Earth (one of the main characters)

Amyntas - Titanborn soldier from Acheron (one of the main characters)

Alithea - Titanborn soldier from Acheron who intends to use Amyntas to get revenge on Empyrean

Enyo - Alithea's twin sister

Andara - Alithea's and Enyo's mother

Earthborn - Inhabitants of Acheron

Titanborn - Augmented humans linked to the Titans

Titan Guard - Bodyguards of the Titanborn

UNI - Utilitarian Nation Initiative, one of two global powers on Earth

IGC - the other global power on Earth

Cepheus - Militarized division of Empyrean

Machines Edit

Titans - City-sized machines on Empyrean

Specters - Transport ships

Andromeda - Spaceship which you use to flee Earth

Nefeli - Alithea's personal ship

Locations Edit

Earth - Destroyed during a religious war

Empyrean - Planet inhabited by machines and cyborgs

Acheron - Planet inhabited by humans

Erebus - The bridge between Empyrean and Acheron

Cepheus Ring - Space stations which encircle both Empyrean and Acheron

The Just City - The Utopia you are seeking

Early Discography Edit

Albums released prior to Conqueror which are not part of the As Embers Turn To Dust story.

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Assembly Of Tyrants

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Tyrannical Resurrection

Covers, Remixes, etc.

Latest activityEdit

  • edit Tartarus
    edited by Ericgoodca diff
    Summary: Added one more link for a soundcloud version of part of the song
  • edit Titan Anicetus
    edited by Ericgoodca diff
    Summary: Added a link to the song Anicetus, because I couldn't find anywhere else to put it
  • edit Actaeon
    edited by Ericgoodca diff
    Summary: Added a link to Epimetheus
  • discussion page Talk:Realm Breaker
    new comment by Ericgoodca
    Comment: I think you might be right. There might be a hint of this in Imperialus, when the Soldier of Earth says: My home has been entombed under ashes My...
  • edit Enyo (character)
    edited by Ericgoodca diff
    Summary: Added a reference to Greek history/mythology like what we see in Alithea/Amyntas' pages
  • discussion page Talk:Actaeon
    edited comment by Ericgoodca diff
  • discussion page Talk:Actaeon
    new comment by Ericgoodca
    Comment: So, I don't know either, but here are my guesses. I can't reiterate how much this is just a guess and I am probably very, very wrong, but: First of...
  • discussion page Talk:Actaeon
    edited comment by Aksel Newt diff
  • discussion page Talk:Actaeon
    new comment by Aksel Newt
    Comment: (Just dreaming, maybe). I think Joe changed more than one event from the older albums to make them fit in his "renewed" view of the story. Could this...
  • discussion page Talk:Titanborn
    new comment by Aksel Newt
    Comment: About the second image: isn't that the image for "Ode to the forgotten Few"? In that case, Joe said that it would be Alithea going into cryosleep...
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