Genre: Punk, Metal, Power Pop Rock
Steven Juliano - lead vocals
Jacklyn Paulette – guitar & vocals
Ryan Heggum – guitar & screams
Finn Stobbe – bass
Rick Seigfried – drums
REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD from: Santa Cruz, CA
Sounds like: My Chemical Romance, AFI, A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, I Am Ghost
Most bands fail when attempting to combine the dark melodic undertones of metal and hardcore with sing along chorus's that get stuck in your head for days. REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD have succeeded beyond anyone's expectations by putting out some of the best rock songs in the scene today. With breathtaking vocals by Jacklyn Paulette and Steven Juliano (former front man of Epitaph Records powerhouse group I AM GHOST) and the combination of souring orchestra's mixed with vicious metal guitars and bass, the group have stepped forward as visionaries in a time when most bands sound the same.
The new album by REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, titled "The Unexplainable Truth", features 15 brand new songs. The band has departed from their pop rock days and have dwelled deeper into a darker, more aggressive sound. "It seems I had a lot of built up aggression in the past few years," states frontman Steven Juliano. "So it was either write what I know, or fake it and put out another pop album. I'd rather be true to the fans, and true to myself. This is the darkest album I have ever written."
The album is schedule to be released online and into stores by early Summer 2014. For now, the band is gearing up to tour the USA and Europe this year. "Our goal is to get out to the masses, and play as much as we can for our fans," says Steven Juliano. "Touring was never an option until recently. A new light has been lit. We are all ready to spread our music to the world."