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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
(2011)

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- Andromeda
(2011)

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2. Empyrean
(2013)

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- Cepheus
(2013)

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3. Xenon
(2014)

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


Prequels
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4. Acheron
(2015)

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5. Progenitor
(2016)

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
(2019)

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
(2005)

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Tyrannical Resurrection
(2007)

Covers, Remixes, etc.

Latest activityEdit

  • edit Amyntas (character)
    edited by Ericgoodca 3 days ago diff
    Summary: Added the photos of what I'm pretty sure Amyntas looks like based on the songs the lyrics are attached to
    Added photos:
  • discussion page Talk:Andromeda
    new comment by A FANDOM user 4 days ago
    Comment: Yes I think so.
  • discussion page Talk:Planetfall
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  • discussion page Talk:Planetfall
    new comment by Ericgoodca
    Comment: I think it's the settlement of Empyrean, based on two things: First, Enyo and her followers were looking for a new planet to settle on in *The...
  • discussion page Talk:Planetfall
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: In Homeworld Salient, Enyo says: Only moments from now We will witness planetfall Does she refer to this event? Humans landing on Acheron for the...
  • discussion page Talk:Internecion
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: Probably my most favorite Mechina song. The pummeling drums just pulverize and the overall pressure is almost palpable. Brutal, which is fitting for...
  • discussion page Talk:On the Wings of Nefeli
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: Here' s the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss59HycYPtY
  • edit Tartarus
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    Summary: Added one more link for a soundcloud version of part of the song
  • edit Titan Anicetus
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    Summary: Added a link to the song Anicetus, because I couldn't find anywhere else to put it
  • edit Actaeon
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    Summary: Added a link to Epimetheus
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