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Beneath Me

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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Feb
26
Beneath Me @ J.B. McGinnes Pub and Grille

New Castle, Delaware, USA

New Castle, Delaware, USA

Feb
25
Beneath Me @ Roger's Sports Pub

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Feb
24
Beneath Me @ Zakks Coffeehouse

None, North Carolina, USA

None, North Carolina, USA

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In most instances, it seems like good things really do really come to those who wait. That mantra couldn’t be more true than when applied to modern-rock outfit Beneath Me. After combining the members of two other bands that had recently deteriorated, Beneath Me definitely endured some trying times before finally brining it all together. After scratching an entirely written album and having to undertake a nationwide search for a new frontman after its previous singer left the band, Beneath Me’s efforts have finally paid off in the form of its long awaited debut “Wish I Wouldn’t Care.”

Beneath Me — Franco V. Roc (lead vocals), Johnny Drugan (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Mike Vujasin (guitar, backing vocals), George Sack (guitar, backing vocals) Andy Vujasin (drums) — formed in Chicago, is definitely a rock powerhouse and one of those bands that wears its emotions on its sleeve. It is evident through the music that the band has endured some difficult times. Most of the tracks on this album are aggressive, painful at times, and full of angst.

Despite this band’s hard-rock nature, it is anything but one-track minded. Beneath Me has mastered melodic rock, which it has intertwined with metal undertones.

This album is filled with unique instrumental breakdowns that really set “Wish I Wouldn’t Care” apart from other rock albums. Whether it is a techno intro on the opening track “Afterlife” or a fleeting piano solo at the close of “End of Days,” these brief musical interludes break up the album and definitely add to its overall appeal. Roc has the perfect voice for performing hard-rock vocals. His voice is raspy yet smooth, and his lyric writing is just as interesting as the band’s accompanying music.

Compelling instrumental breakdowns are just one way Beneath me has pushed the limits on this album. The tracks on “Wish I Wouldn’t Care” range from heavy metal, modern rock and even a more subdued rock at times, showing just how multitalented this band is. “While You Were Sleeping” is perhaps one of the best songs on the album. The start of the song has a funky pop sound to it, before breaking into an upbeat yet melodic track.

The band’s music is unforgiving and forceful at times. However, it is its distinctive style of music writing and versatility that will really leave an impact on listen - The Weekender


Chicago , IL ’s BENEATH ME is pleased to announce that their track, Afterlife, has charted at #43 on Music Choice’s Metal Top 50! In addition to this position, BENEATH ME is seeing continuous success at college radio, and has been seeing high numbers at stations such as WGDR in Plainfield , Vermont ! Aside from this excellent praise in the radio world, this honor is being reflected by some big names. “Beneath Me has a new and different sound,” states Mudvayne guitarist and backing vocalist Greg Tribbett. “They have big potential to break new ground.”


BENEATH ME released their new record, Wish I Wouldn’t Care, on April 13th, 2010. To see behind the scenes video chronicling the making of Wish I Wouldn’t Care, head over to BENEATH ME’s YouTube channel! The channel also will include exclusive interviews and video blogs. Visit the channel and watch BENEATH ME answer Q&A’s with fans, and much more! If you have a question for BENEATH ME, send it through the page and the band will respond!

BENEATH ME is the amalgamation of two Chicago outfits that both met their demise in 2007. The first of which featured twin brothers Mikey Vujasin (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Andy Vujasin (Drums) and George Sack (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals). The second band was helmed by bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Johnny Drugan. Members of both groups were mutual partners in crime, so after the demise of their respective bands it was only natural for them to get together to form what would become BENEATH ME.
- All Access Music Magazine


Chicago, IL natives BENEATH ME are pleased to announce a promising charting position at #6 at WGDR Mad Radio in Vermont! The band is garnering some excellent praise in radio, and this honor is being reflected by some big names. “Beneath Me has a new and different sound,” states Mudvayne guitarist and backing vocalist Greg Tribbett. “They have big potential to break new ground.” BENEATH ME recently appeared live on Rebel Radio WPJX 1500 AM in their home state of Illinois, as well as KJML 107.1 in Columbus, Kansas.



BENEATH ME released their new record, Wish I Wouldn’t Care, on April 13th, 2010, and are looking forward to more live radio appearances in the near future to accent their upcoming U.S. run! The band is thrilled to mention that they will be heading out on the road this August, kicking off in Peoria, IL. More details on the tour will be announced soon.



BENEATH ME is the amalgamation of two Chicago outfits that both met their demise in 2007. The first of which featured twin brothers Mikey Vujasin (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Andy Vujasin (Drums) and George Sack (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals). The second band was helmed by bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Johnny Drugan. Members of both groups were mutual partners in crime, so after the demise of their respective bands it was only natural for them to get together to form what would become BENEATH ME.



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Wish I Wouldn't Care
Release date: 04/13/2010

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The Windy City does not have the strength to sustain the sonic hurricane of sound that is BENEATH ME. BENEATH ME is a modern rock powerhouse that has the drive, determination and ambition to become the next big thing on the hard rock scene.

BENEATH ME is the amalgamation of two Chicago outfits that both met their demise in 2007. The first of which featured twin brothers Mikey Vujasin (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals), Andy Vujasin (Drums) and George Sack (Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals). The second band was helmed by bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Johnny Drugan. Members of both groups were mutual partners in crime, so after the demise of their respective bands it was only natural for them to get together to form what would become BENEATH ME.

From their inception, they started working together with a singer they immediately felt a connection with. The band spent hours upon hours writing and recording material for what was to be their debut release. With the record finished and a distribution deal secured and in place, BENEATH ME was ready to unleash their sound upon the masses. Due to personal problems the original singer was not able to tour behind the record and hence it was never released. At this point BENEATH ME decided that they would start over again with new vocal melodies and lyrics. This process spawned full reconstruction of songs and parlayed the band into a whole new realm of composition and inspiration.

In 2008 BENEATH ME started the quest for a new singer utilizing their street team, MySpace and Facebook pages as well as local word-of-mouth. Soon after, the band was receiving submissions from across the continent. If the band dug what they heard, songs would be sent to the prospective vocalist to see what the candidate was able to do with their tunes. The day they received a demo back from Montreal native Franco 'V' Roc, they were blown away and immediately flew him out to Chicago. It wasn't long after that he was chosen to be the new front man for BENEATH ME.

Bassist and co-producer Johnny Drugan spoke on their latest recording process. "We utilized the pain we had endured by converting it into positive energy, this gave us our end result which was living proof that everything does happen for a reason." Guitarist and co-producer Mikey Vujasin said, "We wanted to keep the record organic and raw. When listening to it from beginning to end it creates an overall story that takes listeners to another realm."

After a year in the studio with their new singer, BENEATH ME emerged stronger then ever with a sound all their own. The recording sessions spawned their debut masterpiece, "Wish I Wouldn't Care." Johnny commented on the significance of the album's title, "When we did this record it was an exercise in futility trying to not relive what we had accomplished on our previous record. The music that had our blood, sweat and lives ingrained in it was wasted because one person couldn't get himself together. I found myself thinking, I wish I wouldn't care anymore... but I do".