Dormitory Effect

Dormitory Effect

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Acclaimed all-female Hard Rock/Metal band in the vein of Alice In Chains, Sevendust, Evanescence & Skunk Anansie. Opened for In This Moment, Jamey Jasta & Suicide City; performed on "Breuer Unleashed"/Sirius satelllite radio; selected for Rockrgrl & NXNE Conferences; played on WBAB, WUSB, more!

Biography

Four New York women, Susan, Meredith, Urith and Gee paid their dues in such bands as Perseverance, One Step Beyond and Sympathetic Magic. Influential and instrumental in showing that metal was not just for the boys, these ladies have wowed audiences with their sheer talent and knack for writing aggressive, yet memorable material. After years of mutual admiration and guest appearances, they decided to take on the world as a united force - Dormitory Effect.

The effect has been impressive. In the short time since their official launch, Dormitory Effect has received kudos for both their live and recorded performances. Dormitory Effect was selected to perform at the Rockrgrl Conference in Seattle, becoming the second highest draw for the entire event. They were a standout at Toronto's prestigious North by Northeast Conference, putting on a blistering performance. They have been a featured live act on comedian Jim Breuer's Sirius satellite radio show, "Breuer Unleashed”. The band was also listed in the Garry Sharpe-Young book “The New Wave of American Heavy Metal”. Because of their ability to put on a jaw-dropping show, Dormitory Effect was invited to open for such acts as In This Moment and Suicide City.

Their CD, "Wealth of the Disease" showcases not only the group’s formidable musical chops, but also their strength as songwriters and uniqueness as a band. Their song, "Let This Cease" is being featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming independent film "Dark Victory". Other songs from the CD enjoy regular spins on both terrestrial and Internet radio.

The music? It is melodic, yet heavy, propelled by a voice that is considered one of the best. A sound that celebrates the old while embracing the new. Powerful grooves articulated with a level of musicianship that well exceeds expectations. Thoughtful, emotional lyrics. A live show that is infamous and never disappoints.

Dormitory Effect has what the current music scene needs now. Strong music written and performed by women who are brave enough to forge their own sound in a time where originality is difficult to come by. A hard working band with a determination to succeed with the goods to back it all up.

Lyrics

Let This Cease

Written By: M. Herrmann

nevermind me and this hate i feel
and my mind vanishing into nothing
slowly disintegrating piece by piece
the mental anguish and the tears

FINALIZE THE SITUATION
ENDURANCE, CONTINUATION
JUST LET THIS CEASE
BEAR WITH ME THIS PAIN
WHICH BURNS INSIDE OF US
FILL MY F*CKING WOUNDS
WHICH STING
THEY HAVE BEEN HOLLOW UNTIL NOW

so what does this mean to you
you and your mental state
proud that you dragged my
life out from under me

and more and more time goes by
my resentment towards you
builds up inside

FINALIZE THE SITUATION
ENDURANCE, CONTINUATION
JUST LET THIS CEASE
BEAR WITH ME THIS PAIN
WHICH BURNS INSIDE OF US
FILL MY F*CKING WOUNDS
WHICH STING
THEY HAVE BEEN HOLLOW UNTIL NOW

communicate and feed your intellect
with dissapated thoughts
from the inferno you took me
perceive the matter
the inaccurate readings we get

fill my f*cking wounds....

Father

Written By: M. Herrmann

WALLS PULSATING SO COLD
FEELS LIKE I'M SUFFERING WITH YOU
DIRECTIONLESS
SHADOWS GAVE ME NO CLUE
WHERE TO FIND YOU

TRAPPED ON MY WAY UP TO SEE HIM
WONDERING IF HE HAD SURVIVED
I YELLED BUT NOONE COULD HEAR ME
THEY JUST IGNORED ME..

YOUR SOUL HAS SLIPPED AWAY FROM ME
YOUR LIFE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGETTEN
MY OWN FLESH
SWEPT UNDERNEATH ME
MY OWN LIFE
AND NOW I'M ALL ALONE

WALLS STILL SO COLD
I SUFFERED SO HAVE YOU
THE DARK LONELINESS
JUST FEELING YOU

STILL DIRECTIONLESS NO CLUE WHAT TO DO
I WANT TO BE WHERE U ARE
FOREVER I'LL MISS YOU
ABANDONED, LOST, I'M LOST...

YOUR SOUL HAS SLIPPED AWAY FROM ME
YOUR LIFE HAS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
MY OWN FLESH
HAS SWEPT UNDERNEATH ME
MY OWN LIFE, NOW I'M ALL ALONE

YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME
EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW
BUT NOW YOUR GONE
I HAVE NOONE TO TRUST
OR TURN TO

BUT NOW I REFUSE TO BELIEVE
THAT YOUR SOUL IS DEAD
YOU'LL WATCH ME
YOU'LL BE WITH ME
YOU'LL LOOK OVER ME
I NO LONGER FEEL ABANDONED

What I have done

Written By: S. Wendelken

What did you know
What did you know about me
Except that I was not like any of you

What did you see
What did you really see
Except some joke
Another chance to get yourself approved

Until you identify with feeling so alone
You cannot possibly understand what I have done

What did you want
What did you want me to do
What reaction were you hoping to release

What would it have meant
What would have been good enough
Maybe just a few tears
Maybe crumbling
Piece by piece by piece by piece

Until you identify with feeling so alone
You cannot possibly understand what I have done

What choice did I have?
What choice did you leave me?
I held out 4 years for a rescue
One that never came

Now your blood is on my hands
Now your example has been spent
No formal comfort
Final ending to my pain

Until you identify with feeling so alone
You cannot possibly understand what I have done

Discography

6-song EP, "Wealth of the Disease" 2006

Set List

Star You Are, Let This Cease, Crawler, Father, What I Have Done, Bide My Time, What's Real (& What I Feel), RJ, Hand That Feeds. Covers: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Theme, Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be", Motley Crue's "Looks That Kill". Our set can run from 30 - 1 hour and longer if need be.