Born in the winter of 2004 under the name Cipher, Paloma would come to reveal itself as a menacing, hard rock experience capable of creating an emotional and passionate world to house its music.
Jose Maldonado (ex-Liquid Gang, Lava/Atlantic) was seeking a pair of guitarists to bring his ideas to life. He found this spark in high school friends Barrett James and Steve Irlenborn. Their intuitive playing melded with what Jose had been writing and the three found themselves in a springtime of creativity.
By June they were ready to record in Nashville with producers Ken Koomer and Charlie Brocco. Out of Nashville came the EP “Welcome to my Kingdom” featuring “On and On” a powerful questioning of motives, “In the Wintertime” a crescendo of what could be, and “For You” about the gift of choice.
Returning to Philadelphia, Paloma first solidified their line up with the intensity and explosive power of Harold Echols’ drumming. Next, Eric Nagy (ex-Liquid Gang, Lava/Atlantic and Ether Seeds, Roadrunner) would reunite with Jose for the chest rumbling bass that would ground the group firmly in their innovative sound.
With five pieces now locked in as one, Paloma moves forward, challenging themselves to move you, while relating their life/death/joy/pain experience in music.
This is their reality.
This is Paloma.
"Welcome To My Kingdom" EP released in 2004 featuring "For You", Currently be played on Philadelphia rock station 93.3 WMMR. The song is also featured on 93.3's "Jaxon's Local Shots CD Volume 1".
"Paloma is the real deal."
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"Paloma is the real deal. There is no hit or miss here. Jose and his crew have founded a sound that ..."Paloma is the real deal. There is no hit or miss here. Jose and his crew have founded a sound that is the most complete of any of his projects. This short album has some killer riffs and will take you on an emotional journey through the depths of the human mind. The songs “Forget Me Not” and “For You” stand out the most, and give melodic rock a good name. The guitars are soft at times, yet hard at times. The drumming is a perfect compliment to the creative melodies arising from the bass and guitar sections. And of course, the vocals are beautiful and sung from some of the most well thought out lyrics. The rest of the album is more of the same, ending with the beautiful “In the Wintertime”. Experimental and emotional are only the broadest of terms used to explain this album."
"...rock your skulls out at every show."
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"These five guys have made music their reality and hold true to their promise to rock your skulls o..."These five guys have made music their reality and hold true to their promise to rock your skulls out at every show. The band provides ground-shaking bass courtesy of Eric Nagy, heart felt lyrics batted out by front man Jose Maldonado and physically moving and melodic guitar riffs by none other than Barrett James and Steve Irlenborn."
"SEE THESE GUYS! They just F#%$n' ROCK!!!"
"SEE THESE GUYS! They just F#%$n' ROCK!!!" -Jaxon
Set list consists of 45 to 60 minutes of orginal material. Songs such as "Forget Me Not", "On and On", and "For You" are mixed with some of the bands newest material such as "Judas","No Signs of Life", and "Orchids".
There are no upcoming dates at this time.