barium

barium

BandRock

I think our sound is a combination of Rock, Grunge, and Classic Rock. I believe we are a very diverse band. You just have to hear us to know.

Biography

Barium is an Akron, Ohio based band falling somewhere in the progressive, hard-rock genre. The band concept was formed in July of 2001, when Josh and Dan ran into each other at a pre-Ozzfest party. Both had elements of bands already together but were missing the parts the other offered. Discounting the idea as drunk talk, the plan was disregarded until September of 2001 when the two met up again at the Vans Warped Tour and decided to put the plan in motion. Dan was writing material with Jon Williams and had been together for many years in the bands Fat Cat Suite and Epsteins Mom. Josh (ex-Lower G.I / WHAM) was currently writing with guitarist, Filiberto Trocchio (ex-City Chicken) and bassist, Brent McDowell (ex-Disengage). The five-piece brought their material together and began regular writing sessions. Unfortunately, work constraints resulted in Filiberto having to leave the band only a few months into the project. Jon, Josh, Dan and Brent continued on and played a handful of shows until May of 2002 when Brent left the band to relocate to the sunny weather of Las Vegas, Nevada. Now without a bassist, the band began to question the future of Barium as they went several months unable to find a replacement. Jon suggested calling Pat Hill, the former bassist of Fat Cat Suite. The guys agreed and invited Pat to a casual jam session. Pat came in, quickly learned the material and was offered the position, which he gladly accepted. The band was finally set and ready to progress. Barium started playing shows again in November of 2002 and has steadily built a solid fan base in and around the Akron area. In January of 2004, Nick joined the band bringing his blues and classic rock background to the mix. The addition of Nicks guitar brings added depth and texture to Bariums live performance. In May of 2003, Barium entered Grooveyard Studios in Akron to begin the recording of their first CD. With the initial guidance of engineer Shawn Hackel(Kona Lee), production was underway. Shawn was unable to make a recording session one afternoon and invited Matt(The Lephracon)Cleary to sit in on the engineering. The chemistry was instant and the band, along with Shawn, decided to offer the project to Matt. Matt enthusiastically accepted the project and eventually took on the added role as producer, offering a tremendous amount of his creative influence. With Matt at the helm, the band accomplished their goal of creating a powerful and dynamic album. The album, titled Periodicals, was released November 24th, 2004 and has been very well received.

Lyrics

Living Room

Written By: Jonathan Williams

DONT MAKE A SOUND LISTEN TO ME
THE FLOWER ASKS OF THE FALLEN TREE
ALL THESE YEARS YOU COVERED MY HEAD
WHEN AUTUMN CAME YOU GAVE ME A BED
BUT THE MORNING TODAY HAS CHANGED MY VIEW
I NO LONGER NEED ASSISTANCE FROM YOU
DONT TALK TO ME OF YOUR WEAKENED WILL
ITS TOO LATE TO TAKE IT BACK
IM READY TO KILL
FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER PLACE TO DEFILE
I SHOW NO MERCY WHEN YOU ACT LIKE A CHILD
THIS IS MY LIVING ROOM, SHOW SOME RESPECT
THIS IS MY OPEN WOUND, COME AND GET IT
SURFACE OF THE MOON ON THE HORIZON
THAT BURNS DEEP IN THIS SEED
THAT YOU GIVIN' TO ME FLOWER I PLEAD ASK THE TREE
I HAVE NO GUILT FOR MY MISANTHROPY
SHOW IT TO ME LIKE ITS MY TROPHY
ALL THESE DAYS OF MY MERRIMENT
CLEVERLY BROUGHT INTO OBEDIENCE
WHEN AUTUMN CAME YOU GAVE ME A BED
BUT THE MORNING TODAY HAS CHANGED MY VIEW
NO LONGER NEED ASSISTANCE FROM YOU
DONT TALK TO ME OF YOUR WEAKENED WILL
ITS TOO LATE TO TAKE IT BACK
IM READY TO KILL
FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER PLACE TO DEFILE
I SHOW NO MERCY WHEN YOU ACT LIKE A CHILD
THIS IS MY LIVING ROOM, SHOW SOME RESPECT
THIS IS MY OPEN WOUND, COME AND GET IT
SURFACE OF THE MOON ON THE HORIZON
THAT BURNS DEEP IN THIS SEED
THAT YOU GIVIN' TO ME FLOWER I PLEAD ASK THE TREE

Turn You Around

Written By: Jonathan Williams

MY BOOK OF LIFE IS OVERDUE
SO I BOUGHT THE PARTS THAT PERTAIN TO YOU
MARKED THE PAGES OF YOU IN VIEW
DECIDING TO WRITE MY OWN
NIGHT BLOOMIN' JASMINE FOLLOWS BLUE
MY BREATH OF YOU IS COMING TRUE
HOLDING THE HANDS THAT PLAY THE MOON
SPIRITS THERE HAVE FLOWN
GOT YOU IN MY VALLEY OF SOUND
STRONG IS THE CURRENT THAT MIGHT KNOCK US DOWN
RHYTHM BREAKS MY FEET ARE ON THE GROUND
JUST LISTEN AS I TURN YOU AROUND
CLOSED INSIDE YOUR TORRID RAGE
EVEN STILL YOU RUN FROM MY CAGE
LONG AGO YOU'RE COMING OF AGE
AND IT WON'T GO LEFT UNKNOWN
GOT YOU IN MY VALLEY OF SOUND
STRONG IS THE CURRENT THAT MIGHT KNOCK US DOWN
RHYTHM BREAKS MY FEET ARE ON THE GROUND
JUST LISTEN AS I TURN YOU AROUND
SILENT GREEN FIELDS OF MY DREAMS
RUNNING BEHIND THE FLOWERED PRINTED SCENE
WE DON'T NEED TO STAY EARTH BOUND
JUST LISTEN AS I TURN YOU AROUND
YOU POUR.. I TAKE.. WE INTERACT..
PRODUCE A NEW FRUIT

On The Last Day

Written By: Jonathan Williams

ON THE LAST DAY I TALKED TO YOU
YOU TOLD ME THINGS I DID NOT WANT TO HEAR
NOW THESE WORDS DONT MAKE ANY SENSE
ONLY NOW ARE THEY ALL TOO CLEAR
ARE YOU WARM ENOUGH, MAKE SOME ROOM FOR ME
AND IF WE FIGHT..TOUGH, WE'LL JUST MAKE UP
GOT A PICTURE OF YOU AND I
SMILING INTO EACH OTHERS EYES
FRIENDS ARE TELLIN' ME THROW THAT SHIT AWAY
BUT I NEVER FELT MORE ALIVE
ARE YOU WARM ENOUGH, MAKE SOME ROOM FOR ME
AND IF WE FIGHT..TOUGH, WE'LL JUST MAKE UP
UP AND DOWN IS THE ONLY KNOWN ADVANCE
THIS TIME I LOST MORE THAN A FRIEND
USED TO SAY THERE IS NO ENDING BUT A NEW BEGINNING
STARTING MY LIFE AGAIN

Discography

We released our CD periodicals in 2004. There are nine songs. You can find our songs on Myspace.

Set List

Our typical set runs about 45 min. but we can do at least 1 1/2 hrs. We do one cover Creams Sunshine
Of Your Love.

Set List:

On The Last Day
Fuck Face
Turn You Around
Living Rooom
Fool
Constituent
Shatters Home
My Situation
Open Belly Dance
Red Sun Rise
Premise
Waterfall
Wrong For Me