Delta's base was formed and their professional career started at the end of 2003 when they had the chance to record their first CD. It was recorded at late 2003 / early 2004 and its name is "APOLLYON IS FREE". Once the album was recorded, they finally could find the drummer that they were looking for, Andres Rojas. Delta was playing live in all 2004 and 2005.
Definitely, the 2005 was a good year; Benjamin Lechuga was endorsed by Ibanez Guitars! And in the middle of 2005, they were called to play with STRATOVARIUS in Chile. After that, in early 2006, Delta started to work in the recording sessions for the new album called "BLACK & COLD", Benjamin Lechuga and Santiago Kegevic were endorsed by Magma Strings. Also there is a formation change in the band; Jorge Sepulveda decides to leave the band for personal reasons. Delta on 2007 opened shows for 2 worldwide metal bands: SYMPHONY X and VISION DIVINE.
The year 2008 couldn't start better. The band toured through the South of Chile and on March 1st we opened the show for DREAM THEATER in Chile being elected for that job by Mike Portnoy himself. In april 15th, Delta opened for "Riders on the storm: THE DOORS" too. And now, with their third studio album called "CRASHBREAKER" (Featuring Metal Mike Chlasiack) and their first live DVD "LIVE AT THE BEGINNING", Delta is considered one of the most successful metal band in Chile.
2) Delta is a hip-hop artist from Adelaide, Australia. In 1999, Delta took a break from his philosophy studies and moved to The Bronx, where he collaborated with artists of the caliber of Cannibal Ox. Delta’s love for beat making and his knowledge of obscure old vinyl won him respect from some of hip hop’s finest producers during his early travels, one of them being London’s elusive Mark B. Though none of the recordings they made at the time have seen the light of day, the duo earmarked each other for future collaboration.
Returning to Australia to complete his studies, Delta contributed the lead track for the Culture of Kings 2 compilation. Heavily rotated on national radio, “For The Kings” is still considered an Australian hip hop anthem, thanks to vivid imagery that stirred memories of the music’s golden years. On his second trip to the USA, Delta took no prisoners, appearing on stages in San Francisco, Compton, Manhattan and Brooklyn. There, Delta connected with Mojo the Cinematic (of live hip hop group Dujeous), another artist whose love of hardcore lyricism and positivity would see him become a prominent feature in Delta’s career.
These travels inspired in Delta a singular goal: to record an album that illustrated his Australian hip hop experiences in a universal way. Back in Australia, Delta released the vinyl EP Paperweight as a teaser for what was to follow. While Delta’s reputation as a fierce battle rapper had secured him respect in underground circles, it was songwriting that gave him the greatest sense of fulfilment, and tracks like “The Rut” were evidence that his writing skills were flourishing. In 2003, Delta participated in an inaugural freestyle competition between Australia and New Zealand, intentionally choosing to avoid both cursing and the clichéd punch-line approach to battling. He emerged victorious on the night, standing head and shoulders above the competition.
In April and May 2004, he reconnected with old friend Mark B for an unprecedented national tour that paired an Australian MC with a producer and DJ from the UK. These shows led to their recording of “Mayday”, which would become the lead single for the forthcoming LP. To complete the album, Delta reached out to friends from the global hip hop fraternity: MURS, of the famed LA independent crew Living Legends, New York’s Mojo and Melbourne elder statesmen Prowla and Trem. Most significantly, he returned to London, where Mark B provided the majority of production for what would become one of Australia’s most highly regarded hip hop albums. The Lostralian was released in early 2006 on Prowla and Menace’s Nuffsaid Records imprint.
Rapturous reviews followed, with high praise from international media in particular. Since The Lostralian, Delta has maintained his non-stop schedule of traveling and touring. The completion of his album only intensified his passion for the art of MCing and seeking out rare gems in the dusty record crates of the world. His stage show, always with three-time Australian DMC champion Staen1, is now the stuff of legend, thanks to seamless MC/DJ interaction, crowd-pleasing freestyles and his ever-expanding repertoire of recorded material.
Between long haul flights and performances, Delta crafted his sequel, aptly titled The Second Story. It’s a story he told with help old friends and new: Mark B, Mojo, The Dap-Kings, Psycho Les, Milano, Prowla and M-Phazes and more. The art apparent on The Lostralian was elevated and polished to perfection. The record excels: darker and more insightful, but at the same time more playful, with verses that have the listener reaching for rewind.
In addition, it boasts a production aesthetic that evokes, but never attempts to emulate, the records that originally made hip hop such a powerful force in popular culture. It’s a sound unheard from the southern hemisphere. With The Second Story in the bag, Delta again be stepped to the stage with Staen1, touring extensively across Australia, Then heading to the states to launch the album at the famed venue Southpaw (RIP) in Parkslope, Brooklyn, to a ravenous crowd, sharing the stage with NY legends Ready Cee and DJ Mixx, EOW crew, Jigsaw The Puzzler, Dujeous, and Milano Constantine. Since Delta's return from his 2009 travels, he locked himself away in the Studio, crafting the third installment in what is to serve as his 'Trilogy of Terror' Aptly titled Pyramid Schemes. This album promises to push the limits of hip hop, showcasing the elevated form of hardcore yet conscious lyricism he has always been known for, a who's who of solid guests from both Australia and Abroad, and the type of Psychadelic Boom Bap production his crates have offered since his first release.
Sound real scary? It's about to get horrifying. Welcome back to Lostralia. 3) A band formed by former Sea Urchin, James Roberts. 4) Latvian dance band. 5) Delta was also the name of a short lived US experimental new wave band based around a minimal-synth approach. Their know output includes: Diagrams Of Women/Mr.
E. Chaos 7" (1980) and Diagrams of Women full-length (early 80s). 6) A Japanese hardcore band. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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