Members: Rob Shulze - lead vocals/guitar, Diego Chies - lead guitar/vocals, Drew Worsley - bass/vocals, Johnny Skaare - drums
Immune is the marching band to either the apocalypse or redemption - take your pick. To them it might be the same thing. But whether heaven or hell is their destination of choice, they'll make the trip with churning choruses, anger and wit, a split screen of empathy and defiance. And did I say we could all merrily sing along?
"I come alive when I notice the difference it makes
Because I'm putting you back in your place" (In Your Place)
Immune was crystallized in Providence, Rhode Island by songwriter Rob Shulze, escaping to that non-descript wannabe metropolis from a childhood so soaked with trauma that any description would sound like an overwrought Lifetime TV mini-series. A musical scream in forlorn New England would be lost in the din of a passing Amtrak train, so Los Angeles seemed a better setting for broken dreams to trump no dreams at all.
"I will scream until I'm out of air
I lose my sanity the longer I'm here" (Scream All I Want)
A changing of the guard was in order and new conscripts from Seattle (Johnny Skaare, Drums), Virginia (Drew Worsley, Bass), and Brazil (Diego Chies, Lead Guitar) found Southern California refuge under the flag of Immune. Their collective resumes included bullet points and rest stops in B-movies, porn films, Hollywood blockbusters, real estate, and Burger King.
"If I can't be someone of consequence
I'd rather die than have to crawl" (I'd Rather Die)
Immune's infectious musical mixture of larceny and lace ultimately reached receptive ears through multiple placements in video games, feature films, and on a wide spectrum of TV shows while the band played as many live shows as Los Angeles and the surrounding zip codes could accommodate, including performances at Ozzfest and Mayhem Festival. An overflowing file cabinet of rave reviews followed suit. More than 20,000 EPs wound up in the possession of a devout fan base.
"The way I'm living is dangerous
I need a reason to care so I feel alive" (3 Feet Deep)
Legendary platinum-encased producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down) put her master's touch on a 3-song EP which brought their sound and passion to exponentially more listeners across the globe. Now, production wizard Seth von Paulus has taken the band to new sonic heights. Bet against them, if you dare.