Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire

BandRock

Drawing upon influences as wide-ranging as Sensefield, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Cure, and Quicksand, Holy Roman Empire harkens back to the grandiose and ebullient sounds of all the aforementioned genre-definers, while managing to chisel its own niche into such fine company.

Biography

The collective musical kinship of guitarist Neeraj Kane (ex-The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File, Stabbed By Words, Sweet Cobra), guitarist Jay Jancetic (ex-Arma Angelus, Stabbed By Words), bassist Geoff Reu (Killing Tree), and drummer Tony Tintari (ex-Rise Against, Shai Hulud), started toward the end of 2003 merely based on an idea and, after months of jamming, discussion and refinement, the project has blossomed into a melodic flower equally stunning in harmony as it is in perfect syncopation. Later joining the group was a stellar vocalist, Emily Schambra, whose controlled, classically trained vocals help bring the project full circle.
While many insist the underground music scene has grown stagnant over the past several years, Holy Roman Empire is dead-set on leaving its mark on the art-form. Drawing upon influences as wide-ranging as Sensefield, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Cure, and Quicksand, Holy Roman Empire harkens back to the grandiose and ebullient sounds of all the aforementioned genre-definers, while managing to chisel its own niche into such fine company. For the record, one can rest assured that the "no limits" ethos Holy Roman Empire espouses is no joke. Each and every member of this outfit is a veteran of touring with countless miles spent in vans and venues across each and every part of the country.

While many might say the sky is the limit for this troupe of dedicated musicians, Holy Roman Empire hopes to shoot right past those expectations and straight toward the stratosphere of galaxies directly beyond.

Lyrics

The Colonel

Written By: Emily Schambra

The Colonel

Well make it alright
Well lie and say we arent
My promises are
What makes you sleep at night

Your name on my tongue
A spell to call you over
I wake and I run out

Chorus:
Weve waited our whole lives
Weve waited our whole lives

Just let the blood run
I heal the open wounds
Crawl out to daylight
Signs of our suffering

Your name on my tongue
A spell to call you over
I wake and I run out

Chorus:
Weve waited our whole lives
Weve waited our whole lives
Repeat

Bridge:
Well let the blood run
I heal what she has wounded
I wake and I run out

Chorus:
Weve waited our whole lives
Weve waited our whole lives

Fire Drill

Written By: Emily Schambra

Fire Drill

You can
You can get out
I cant wait and I wont wonder
You can
You can get out
Of here

We say
Well work it out
In this light
You are an angel
We say
We can get out
Of here

Chorus:
And I said its overwrought
Its overwrought with fear
And I said its overwrought
Its overwrought with

You can
You can get out
I say run
And you hold on to
You can
You can bet I will stay

I can
I can let go
Turn away and face your life now
I can let go
Of you

I can, I can let go
I can, I can let go
I can, I can let go
Of you

Chorus:
And I said its overwrought
Its overwrought with fear
And I said its overwrought
Its overwrought with fear

Never ends

Never ends

So long so long so we hide our eyes
So long so long so we hide our eyes

Its over its over

Discography

10/01/06 - HAIR Compilation - "Hail Mary" (Thick Records)
04/18/2006 - "2006 Demo" 4-song CD (Self-released)
07/22/2005 - "Lost In Landscapes" CDEP (Hewhocorrupts Inc)
early 2004 - "Demo" 4-song CD (Self-released)

Set List

Set list averages between 30-45 minutes, mostly made up of newer material from upcoming full length and two songs from "Lost in Landscapes" CDEP.