Deep Red is a study in contrasts, just like their red and black logo, symbolizing darkness and passion. Some hail them as the future of Goth music, regularly featured on top ten Goth favorites lists on alt.gothic and other music forums, while on the other hand remaining virtually unknown to a lot of people. This is their story, how they became what they are, and what their aspirations are for the future. The band was formed in early 1996 in Miami (USA), mainly as a studio project, the brainchild of original members DC astro and Martha M. Arce. Before long, and through a set of bizarre circumstances, they were signed to Candyland Entertainment, a European record label founded by members of Project Pitchfork, a German Industrial band. This in itself was not surprising, as the band always had strong European influences. Word of mouth about the group and it's distinctive sound began spreading, leading to their participation on a slew of compilations, including 'The Goth Box,' 'Through A Looking Glass' (A Tribute to Siouxie and The Banshees),' 'Strange Love,' 'Nights Of Darkness,' etc. Their first album, 'The Awakening,' was released in late 1996, followed by the CD single 'I Live,' that contained several remixes by then label mates Project Pitchfork. The album prominently showcased intricate rhythm loops, sometimes tribal, sometimes euro, blending memorable melodies and meaningful lyrics, a mix of aural and visual references that had been influential to the band up to that point, collecting rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1997, the band was again busy as the opening act for Project Pitchfork' s Chakra Red European Tour. At this point, extra musicians were needed to recreate Deep Red's multi-layered sound on stage, and Mario Soto who provided backing vocals on 'The Awakening,' became a permanent member of the band prior to the tour, due to his talents as vocalist, drummer, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist. After the tour Deep Red continued reshaping their sound, mixing sometimes disparate ingredients to achieve their musical vision, but still had enough free time to contribute one track to Cleopatra Records compilation, 'The Carnival Within' A tribute to Dead Can Dance, where Mario performs the lead vocal track. In June 1998, Deep Red released their next full length CD, entitled 'DarkwaterS,' which showcased the results of over a year of labor, except now it was released on their own label, Osiris Soundworks. The label was founded by DC Astro and Mario Soto in order to represent Deep Red's new and earlier releases and any other artists that the band may entertain to promote in the future. During this period Dely also produced and remixed other artists at Pulse Studio's (Deep Red's studio), bands such as Open Canvas, an ambient act on Waveform Records, and Divine Love Mission, an up and coming Electro/Goth group out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.. Mario continued working with other local artists in developing their vocal and musical aptitudes, besides handling the business and management side of Osiris Soundworks and Deep Red, while Martha has her own project, 'Distorted Reality.' Always looking for new ways to promote their work, Deep Red made their presence known on MP3.com, where the band's music has been downloaded over 40,000 times (and counting). The track 'DarkwaterS,' of the same CD title, reached the number 1 spot on the Goth charts in 2000. In August of 2001, the band was invited to perform at Convergence 7, North America's longest running Goth/ Industrial festival in New York City. This latest CD 'Chimera' saw the light of day in June 2002, and it is without a doubt Deep Red's most ambitious project to date. Chimera features a multimedia section, designed by a team of graphic and video artists led by Alexis Morgenstern, and the dedication of Deep Red to provide our current and new fans with new original and distinctive material. This CD contains the bands first video for the song 'Moments.' In the summer of 2002 Deep Red will embark on their first full fledged American Tour, bringing the band face to face with many of their fans for the first time on this side of the Atlantic. Deep Red thanks all the dj's around the world who have supported us and of course the fans themselves, who we enjoy sharing our thoughts and dreams with.