Where to find
The rights to release the album is owned by AFM Records GmbH. Hence, this album is not available through Bandcamp & CD Baby.
March 2010, AFM Records
Oganalp Canatan: Vocals
Iris Mavraki: Vocals
Onur Ozkoc: Guitars
Burak Kahraman: Guitars
Can Dedekargınoğlu: Bass
Emrecan Sevdin: Drums
Güney Özsan: Keyboards
Jon Oliva: Vocals
Edu Falaschi: Vocals
Urban breed: Vocals
Recorded and Mixed by Erim Arkman & Evren Arkman at Garage Studios, Istanbul, TR
Mastering by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
Artwork by Kyoung Hwan Kim
Booklet Artwork by Ali Yücel Özdemir
Photography by Esatcan Coşkun
Produced by Dreamtone and AFM Records
Ophidia is the second album of Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki’s Neverland. The album features Jon Oliva, Edu Falaschi, Urban breed as guest singers. Unlike the first album, Ophidia did not feature a live orchestra.
Behind the Scenes
Ophidia was successful in its terms, and the band had the chance to tour with Jon Oliva’s Pain in Europe and scored significant gigs in Turkey. The band shared the stage with many important artists, from Opeth to Jon Oliva’s Pain, Destruction to UDO.
The story is about the evil lurking behind every thought, movement, and feeling in society as a core foundation of nature. No matter how naive the feelings are, there is always something negative behind—a hidden, darker nature.
There are also songs about other points of interest like This Voice Inside, written in memory of the late Robert Jordan and Places Unknown, for Mike Baker’s memory. After a decade of his passing, he is still a truly missed friend, who worked with Neverland back on Reversing Time.
However, Ophidia recording sessions and the following tour also showcased incompatibility and friction between the members, leading to the loss of an important promotion window and the eventual record deal. Following the European tour, Dreamtone decided to continue as the core five members to prevent further damage to the band’s success.