|Genres||Drum and Bass, Electronica, heavy metal, hip hop, Industrial|
|Labels||Tech Itch Recordings|
|Associated acts||Deftones, Richie Londres, Stephen Carpenter,|
|Website||Sol Invicto on Facebook|
|Members||Richie Londres, Stephen Carpenter, Technical Itch|
Sol Invicto is private group founded by Richie Londres The group is totally independent and share music exclusively to fans via their members only mailing list "The Comiti". In recent years drum & bass producer Technical Itch joined the project to assist on production duties.
Sol Invicto is a self described instrumental cinematic metal industrial project which mixes atmospheric soundscapes with Deftones Stephen Carpenter adding his signature melodic heavy riffs, drum & bass breaks with metal drumming.
In 2014 the group bought in UK drum & bass producer Mark Caro (Technical Itch) to co-produce Initium III and beyond. Richie Londres informed fans that Sol Invicto will have two sounds moving forwards, one more electronic driven & one more metal/rock influenced for live shows in the future.
Early years: Unidose, Carrion & Tech N9ne (2006–2009)
The project came together after Carpenter recorded guitars for Londres in 2006, the group released the tracks Unidose & Carrion in 2007 as well as bootleg remixes of Saul Williams & Tech N9ne tracks in 2008/09. The tracks were well received so it was decided to make the project official, Sol Invicto was formed and they began working on material.
Deftones Remixes & Initium I EP (2010-2011)
Richie began working on their first EP (Initium) in 2010 with fellow producer Aj Cookson. Released on 6 August 2011 for free, direct to fans. The EP reached 5000 downloads in the first 10 days and went on to hit 15000 downloads in the first month, without any press/radio or videos. The EP featured Hella/Team Sleep drummer Zach Hill. Londres called Initium "a low-fi and experimental EP" and mentioned that the follow up EPs would be "(sic) more metal"
Sol Invicto were commissioned to remix 2 tracks from the up and coming Deftones 2010 album, Diamond Eyes, the title track Diamond Eyes & You've Seen The Butcher, with 100% of the proceeds going towards bassist Chi Cheng and his treatment. In 2011 they released two remixes for the Asking Alexandria remix album Stepped Up and Scratched also co produced with AJ Cookson.
Initium II EP (2013)
Initium II was released over September to October 2013 to the fans directly via soundcloud, it features drums by Dan Foord and a special track feature 50 audio samples submitted by fans. It features far more guitar work from Stephen compared to the first EP and retains the low fi approach of the first with a more updated feel from the last.
Initium III EP & Technical Itch (2016)
Initium III was produced by Richie and British drum and bass / techstep producer Mark Caro a.k.a. Technical Itch, they released all 4 tracks off the EP for free as well as a bonus track entitled Pancake. The special edition trilogy is set to be released late 2016 exclusively for members of The Comiti.
- Unidose Single (2008)
- Carrion Single (2008)
- Diamond Eyes (Official Remix) 2010 Warner
- You've Seen The Butcher (Official Remix) 2010 Warner
- "Morte Et Dabo" (Official Remix) 2011 Sumerian Records
- "A Lesson Never Learned" (Official Remix) 2011 Sumerian Records
- "Initium I" (Demo EP 2011)
- "Initium II" (Demo EP 2013)
- "Initium III" (Demo EP 2016)
- "Sol Invicto". Facebook. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-12.