“The Cyberiam channeled influences such as Dream Theater, Tool, and Porcupine Tree into wildly tight, dynamic, and gripping compositions. Images of nature, B&W faces, candles, spiders, and more adorned their sophisticated, slightly futuristic pop/rock odes of social commentary, with the highlights being the epic “The Butterfly Effect” and the Doctor Who-inspired “Don’t Blink.” They definitely deserve to be a household name for prog enthusiasts…” – Jordan Blum, The Prog Report
Comprised of some of Chicago’s most accomplished musicians, The Cyberiam have come together to create their own unique brand of hard/heavy progressive rock. The Aaron Clift Experiment has described their music as the “heavy, atmospheric prog of bands like Porcupine Tree and Tool with a good melodic and pop sensibility”. Their CD, EP, Blu-ray, and stunning live shows have them rapidly building a rabid following.
The Cyberiam began in 2016 when keyboardist Frank Lucas, was looking to form a progressive rock band. At a show one night, he struck up a conversation with well-known Chicago performer Keith Semple after noticing his Dream Theater tattoo. Semple had crossed paths with Lateralus drummer Tommy Murray on numerous occasions. The trio had already begun writing what would become the band’s first album when Murray invited Full Moon Fire band mate, Brian Kovacs, to lend his beefy bass skills. With the band fully formed, writing and recording was completed. The Cyberiam's self-titled debut was released in February 2018. That year was filled with producing videos, performing live shows including a set at Progtoberfest IV, and receiving a host of accolades.
• Debut Prog Metal Album of the Year - Sonic Perspectives
• Best Debut Album - Progrock.com
• Best Chicago Prog - Progrock.com
• Best Dr. Who Plot - Progrock.com
• #6 Heavy Prog & Progressive Metal Album - Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Following the success of 2018, The Cyberiam spent 2019 focusing less on their live shows and heading back into the studio. They released "The Butterfly Effect", an epic 21-minute track, as an EP in May. They released “Live in The Cyberiam”, their full production, live performance from The Copley Theater on Blu-Ray in October. The band have also largely completed their next album, due for release in 2020.
While the band did perform a few live shows in the Chicago area in 2019, The Cyberiam's main performance focus was at ProgStock 2019, an annual progressive rock festival held in Rahway, NJ on Columbus Day Weekend. Fans were “blown away” by their performance which was heralded as “the biggest surprise” of the weekend and some even said they were “best band of the weekend”. They are looking to get out and play more live shows, especially festivals in 2020 and 2021.