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The best kept secret in music

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News article/interview from Blabbermouth.net


Victory Records has announced the signing of Connecticut/Queens, NY's EMMURE. The band's goal, according to guitarist Jesse Ketive, is simple: "We're looking to be the heaviest, most emotionally moving band out there."

The band, whose members hail from Queens, NY, and Fairfield, CT, hooked up through the Internet three years ago. Since then, they've been writing their own songs and touring DIY relentlessly. They will enter the studio to record their debut Victory full-length in early winter. When asked why the band chose Victory, Jesse says, "Obviously, we know that Victory is the best independent rock label out there. It only made sense to go to the best team. We trust Victory and feel together we can really make the most of it."

Although the band will write fresh material for their debut album, Ketive is confident on what the finished product will sound like. "Expect very brutal rock that's still easy to understand and connect to," he declares. "We pride ourselves on creating very genuine music. We always made music that way and we always will. The only difference now is what we do will be done on a larger scale. How we make our music won't change. We're not going to snap our fingers and become this totally different band. We're going to write the same way and play the same way that's how we can keep people happy."

What makes EMMURE such a special band is that they present themselves and their music as who they really are. "We really enjoy writing the heaviest music possible and playing it to others, yet at the same time this band is very friendly and approachable," Jesse notes. "The thing that can set us apart is our finessein the way we care about everything we do, and the way we come across to people. I want our fans to have a true sense of who we are, so when we go up onstage, we're having a lot of fun playing the hardest music we can, so people can enjoy it, too."

- Blabbermouth.net


Why did Victory sign EMMURE? Victory owner Tony Brummel makes it simple: "This is aggressive music for what many feel are frustrating times. There are many negative ways to deal with frustration in one's life. EMMURE provides a positive alternative. Sonically and emotionally they reflect the power that music can have."
- Tony Brummel


Discography

The complete Guide To Needlework (2006)- 6 song EP

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Emmure is a band that was destined to come together. The founding members
met through the Internet, then commuted hours at a time to rehearse, write
their music and settle on a lineup, doing all this with one goal in mind:
“We’re looking to be the heaviest, most emotionally moving band out there,”
declared guitarist Jesse Ketive. Their efforts have paid off in a deal with
Victory Records and a debut album, set to be released early next year,
determined to destroy any and all limitations to what’s known as hardcore
rock.

It all started with Queens, NY, singer Frank Palmeri. “I was personally in
nine different bands before I turned 16,” he says. “I was looking for
musicians to play with-and this was before MySpace and PureVolume became
popular. In April of 2003, I found a musician’s message board, where I first
got in contact with Joe (Lionetti), who played drums. We would trade mp3s of
our songs back and forth until it became obvious we should start a band.”

There was one slight problem: Palmeri lived in Queens, while Lionetti lived
in New Fairfield, CT, along with his brother Ben, who played guitar. “Either
they would come down or I would go there,” he says. “I took the train to
Connecticut every week for a year. I spent a lot of cash on the commute, but
it ended up being totally worth it. Soon thereafter, [guitarist] Jesse
Ketive and [bassist] Mark Davis joined the band, and there was nowhere to go
but up from there.

“There was definitely a change in the music when those two came on,” Palmeri
notes. “At first we were more of a heavy rock band. When Jesse joined the
band, he brought a new writing style to the table, which got even heavier,
but with more mosh into the music that molded our sound to what it is now.”

“We really enjoy writing the heaviest music possible and playing it to
others, yet at the same time this band is very friendly and approachable,”
Ketive says. “The thing that sets us apart is our finesse…in the way we care
about the music , and the way we come across to people. I want our
fans to have a true sense of who we are, so when we go up onstage, we’re
having a lot of fun playing the hardest music we can, so people can enjoy
it, too.”

With the lineup solidified, Emmure started playing out… a lot… and cut
a few demos and an EP to ensure that their brute sonic force transferred
to CDs. “We pride ourselves on creating very genuine music,” Ketive
declares. “We always made music that way and we always will. The only
difference now is what we do will be done on a larger scale. How we make our
music won’t change. We’re not going to snap our fingers and become this
totally different band.”

“We’re definitely excited about the new songs,” Palmeri adds. “This type of
music got us where we are today; it’s what people are comfortable with and
that’s what we love to play. We’re just going to stay honest to the music,
and that means it’s going to stay heavy and brutal.”

Their music is already getting across in a very big way.
Yet what makes EMMURE such a special band is that they present themselves
and their music as who they really are:.”