Members: David, Andrew, Barry, Nate, Shawn
Forged in the fires of sin city Las Vegas comes a skillful endeavor of pure genius! Wanted by their enemies, sought by their peers, these five Musicians journey their way through Nevada, killing any stage that gets in their way! With a must see live performance, this band of unlikely heroes are here to show the world what theyre made of.
The Murder Ballad, a symbolism of Post Hardcore and Metal have been thrashing their instruments and raising hell to fans across the nation. With Shawn on lead vocals, David Warner on guitar and backup vocals, Barry on bass, Andrew on guitar and Nate on drums, the five musicians have managed to make it through the ranks of the ever competing industry of Sin City. With their do it yourself attitude they released 3 demos throughout 2004-2008 and an EP in 2009. This allowing them to build buzz and gain momentum. The scene had their name on the tip of your tongues. The Murder Ballad thrives to make a mark for themselves by having one of Las Vegas' fastest growing fan bases.
But don't go thinking they're all just metal heads, each member's background varies, from punk, old school rock and roll, pop, country and even a little blues. Through thought provoking lyrics and energetic live shows, the band tries to carry out the important message to young fans. "Nothing else matters but this music". They are firm believers in doing what you love to do, be true to yourselves, don't let anyone tell you it's impossible. Keep trying, and trying, whatever it is.
With their drive to succeed and passion for music, the band found themselves on a plane to Baltimore, Maryland in September 2009 to record with well known producer Paul Leavitt. Wanting to reach for the stars and take their recording to the next level (a more professional route ) Paul motivated and inspired the group to a whole new perspective of writing and after returning from Baltimore 3 new songs were born. This started a whole new wave of determination and they were not satisfied just yet. Last February they shot their first music video for "On Top of the World" with Scott Hanson, whos worked with names like A Day to Remember, Alesana, A Skylit Drive, and Motionless in White.
This is only the beginning of what is to come. Look out for Murder Ballad in 2010; this is an ever progressing band. Always looking to better their skills, performances and themselves. Proven time and time again not to be your average local band. They know sacrifice is only one of the efforts to thrive in this industry. With hard work ethics, ambition, and the will to carry on no matter what obstacle stands before them. With great attitudes towards the love of music, This is a band to be proud of and you dont want to miss.