Blissed

Blissed

BandMetalRock

Blissed is simply hard rock, with songs written to be heavy and yet never sacrifice the all important hook or sense of melody. Blissed concerts are meant to entertain and they do, with exciting performances that are also sonically huge and visually explosive.

Biography

Blissed is anchored by Robert Sweet (Drums) of Stryper fame. The experience that Robert brings to BLISSED is invaluable. With Stryper, Robert sold millions and millions of recordings in dozens of countries around the world, was certified RIAA Gold five times over and Platinum twice, had number one smash hit videos on MTV and successfully toured the world over and over again. His recognizable drumming style is matched only by his stage persona and his performance with BLISSED is driving and dynamic leaving fans uttering "I've never heard Robert unleashed like that!"
Partnered with Robert is BLISSED founding member David Pearson (Vocals, Guitar) formerly of the sensational underground group Static. Static sold thousands of cds without label support entirely on the merits of creative songs and explosive live performances. Immediately identifiable, David's voice carves a deep niche for BLISSED. He delivers melody soaked hooks, aggressive angst and whispered verses painting a picture with a mural of memorable lyrics back dropped by an array of textures of guitar.
With guitar driven songwriting at the core of the BLISSED sound it is often noted that Jeff Miller's (Guitar, Vocals) guitar sound has been likened to a 'ten foot wall of sound", but still spans the full spectrum of moods. From haunting tones, emotion filled solos and pop sensible song structures Jeff and David deliver with style.
Completing the line up is Geoff Breen ( Bass, Vocals) formerly of Forevertree. Jeff's work with Forevertree on Atlanta based Bulletproof Records earned him equipment endorsements, international radio airplay and the notoriety for laying down serious grooves. Jeff does exactly that with BLISSED. The driving bass lines lay a powerful foundation that propel the songs, locking together an earth shaking rhythm section. The vocal harmonies give BLISSED a style unique in the heavy/edge music scene.

BLISSED has released their debut recording titled 'Waking Up The Dead' to retail through Central South Distribution, Bayside and Select O Hits. The cd was well received as were the songs from Waking UP The Dead on Radio. Partnering with Pure Tracking, Concrete Marketing and Skateboard, BLISSED received airplay throughout North America and Europe. They broke the top 50 on the CMJ charts and found themselves in many 'top 10's' in the CHR market as well. In some staying in the top ten for up to 16 weeks.

BLISSED has returned from the band's first trip overseas. This tour was a complete success. Its purpose was to introduce BLISSED to audiences in Europe with explosive live performances and avail the band to European press. The live shows were explosive! The first set in Holland saw a crowd of more than 4000. The promoter for this concert was so impressed that they had the band do another concert in the Netherlands the very next day. This set saw the band headline a group of five bands and many in attendance were new loyal BLISSED fans from the night before.

BLISSED then traveled through Belgium and France then into the UK for more dates in England and north into Scotland. After two more shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively the band finished up the tour at the infamous Garage in London, the same club that had just hosted P.O.D. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Blissed has been given the invite to come back and participate in more European events. All during the busy schedule of the live sets the band also sat down with many eager press representatives for interviews and introductions. PowerPlay, CCM, Hebbez, Rock Tribune and Metal Hammer are a few in print along with many radio stations from all over Europe. Finding themselves home again in North America lead the band to the only logical next step, intensive touring. On the last leg of touring BLISSED performed in the following cities: Niagara Falls, Atlanta, Orlando, Jacksonville, Chattanooga, Nashville, New York City, Long Island, Youngstown, Cleveland, Detroit, Battle Creek, Wilmington, Tulsa, Fort Worth and Wichita. All of this touring has landed BLISSED an endorsement deals and a sponsorship agreement with MONSTER ENERGY DRINKS.

This is only the beginning for BLISSED, a new full length release titled CORROSIVE is now complete and is being mastered at Sterling sound by the same engineer that worked on Green Day's Amercan Idiot, Slipknot and Stryper's reunion cd Reborn. With this new release...a full radio servicing, 3 music videos and a tour, performing coast to coast in North America and back over seas to Europe and the Far East.

Discography

2002 - Blissed IIII (ep)
2003 - Waking Up The Dead (full length cd)
coming winter '05 - Corrosive (full lenghth cd)

Set List

Original material for full set list as headline or opener.
Small repertoire of covers to enhance set.