MP3 A Stained Glass Romance - The Romance Revival
fast, melodic, metal-core with brutal breakdowns.
4 MP3 Songs
METAL: Metalcore, METAL: Heavy Metal
In the year 2005, A Stained Glass Romance re-formed itself from the ashes of ARIA, Winter Solstice, Stronghold and Splitcast. Combining over a decade of experience and sharing the stage with bands like Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Every Time I Die, Atreyu, Hatebreed and Bleeding Through, ASGR has returned to re-claim what they started over five years ago.
Quoted as the metal-core gods back from the grave, A Stained Glass Romance has vigorously toured the past year securing thousands of new fans across the nation and simultaneously gaining back respect once thought lost in the overburdened North Carolina Hardcore scene. Playing with bands like Job for a Cowboy, Animosity, Goatwhore and Cattle Decapitation, ASGR has steadily gained an unswerving fan-base untapped by the current trends in hardcore.
Current members include Scott Cowan (vocals), Justin Campbell (guitar), Junior Heinrich (bass), Josh Taddeo (guitar) and Alex Kalaidjian (drums). Their independent endeavors include ARIA, Dirty South Revolutionaries, Daylight Tragedy, and Winter Solstice among others. After three years together, A Stained Glass Romance released their first recording in 2003 on Four Leaf Recordings. Recorded at Studio Grey by Chris Kincaid (oneamazinkid, hopesfall), The Most Hated Ep gained the band a cult-like following early on with tracks like “Hurts Worse With a Spoon” and “Sixty-Six Bound Malibu”.
While “The Most Hated” Ep gained ASGR comparisons to bands like From Autumn to Ashes and Poison the Well, their second release, “The Romance Revival” (2006), showcases their ability to write a solid album full of non-compromising musicianship, prodigious harmonies and brutally intense lyrics. Never ones to shy away from the once revered double bass inclusion, the boys of ASGR have become masters at moving feet on the dance floor. Whether its two-step or all out war in the pit, A Stained Glass Romance never fails to provide what makes you move.