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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 1/16/2017

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.


Telesterion cover

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 - Amyntas' 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

  • discussion page Talk:Xenon (album)
    new comment by Dash711 2 days ago
    Comment: I'm starting to think that Acheron and Empyrean are instead just a planet with a large moon (Like Earth and the Moon). Though I'm not sure which is...
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by Infineon
    Comment: That might also be Enyo at the top of the stairs looking down on the Titanborn.
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by Infineon
    Comment: I agree.  As much as I'd like this to take place after Xenon, I expect it'll be backstory for Enyo since she seems to be a very major character and...
  • discussion page Talk:Lethean Waves
    new comment by Infineon
    Comment: I'm probably taking things too literally here but I interpret it as Amyntas essentially drinking the waters of the Lethe to forget his life and be...
  • discussion page Talk:Lethean Waves
    new comment by Dash711
    Comment: I've thought that this song represents Alithea wanting to forget her memories of the extermination sequence. Hence the allusion to the Lethe river.
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: My guess is that this is another prequel, set right after As Embers Turn to Dust (since the music intro in the Youtube video sounds like the end of...
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: Judging by the cover with the cryopods and such, this might be about the other Titanborn.
  • edit On the Wings of Nefeli
    edited by Dash711 diff
    Summary: added additional information
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: I hope the story continues after Xenon. Please no more prequel stuff.
  • discussion page Talk:Telesterion (album)
    new comment by Dash711
    Comment: Judging by the title and the etymology of it, I wonder if this is the last album for the story.