I Am The Messenger

I Am The Messenger

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BandMetalPop

The listener will experience moments of driving, hardcore rhythms flavored with highly technical and intricately pieced-together instrumentals reflecting some of their metal roots. Their aggressive style is tempered by soaring vocal harmonies and keyboard melodies that show their pop sensibility.

Biography

In March, 2009, a Cincinnati-based group of musicians set out with a goal in mind. This sextet, known as I Am The Messenger, wanted to create hardcore music but also wanted to push that style’s limitations. Along the way, they have sought to develop a live show that combines the band’s natural energy with crowd participation to make I Am The Messenger’s performance unlike any other. Last – but not least – the members of the band wanted to utilize a positive message in their lyrics to encourage the audience to become the change they want to see in the world.

The members of I Am The Messenger have varied musical backgrounds and influences. As as result, their sound shows a great deal of diversity and range. The listener will experience moments of driving, hardcore rhythms flavored with highly technical and intricately pieced-together instrumentals reflecting some of their metal roots. Their aggressive style is tempered by soaring vocal harmonies and upbeat keyboard melodies that demonstrate I Am The Messenger’s pop sensibility.

Since forming, I Am The Messenger has been hard at work promoting their music. They perform live shows regularly; they have performed on the indie stage at Ichthus and on the Encore 2 stage at the Cornerstone Music Festival. The release show for I Am The Messenger’s five-song debut EP “Robots” brought well over 1,000 people to Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky. “Robots” is currently available on iTunes and Amazon Music. I Am The Messenger is currently working towards recording their first full-length album and further building their fan base in the Greater Cincinnati area.

I Am The Messenger has communally shared the bill with the following bands:

Amarna Reign
A Plea For Purging
Beneath the Sky
Cryptopsy
Dillinger Escape Plan
Endless Hallway
Fake Problems
Four Letter Lie
Gwen Stacy
Haste The Day
Hundredth
I Am Ghost
Ice Nine Kills
Let's Get It!
Miss May I
Modern Day Escape
Rose Funeral
Salt The Wound
Stray From The Path
The Burning Season
The Fall of Troy
Thursday
Venia
We Are The Becoming
We Came As Romans
Wretched

Ichthus Festival 2008 and 2009
Cornerstone Festival 2008 and 2009, being a featured band on the Encore II stage in 2009.

Other online links:
http://www.myspace.com/iamthemessengeronline
http://www.facebook.com/iamthemessengeronline
http://www.twitter.com/iamthemessenger
http://www.youtube.com/iamthemessengerband
http://www.purevolume.com/iamthemessengeronline
http://www.myxer.com/artist/27602696/
http://www.last.fm/music/I+Am+The+Messenger

Lyrics

Yeah, but What if She Needs a Doctor?

Written By: I Am The Messenger

Listen up, come and here my story
Another child has been torn today
Due to his faith and love
In everything, and everyone

And we've tried so hard to understand. What have we done?
You'll see, the destruction and chaos in the world we know.
The world we feel we're owed.

Let's not get carried away, let's not get carried away!
Get off the ground! You're not dead yet,
Overrun by the demons you went to bed with
Raise you're hands up! There's nothing that you should be ashamed of.
Get off the ground! You're not dead yet
Over-run by the demons you went to bed with!
We've all fallen to the bottom

There's a look in your eyes reminding me that we'll never make it out alive.
And the taste in my mouth is one of destruction and doubt.
We're running out of time.

Let's not get carried away, let's not get carried away!
Get off the ground! You're not dead yet,
Overrun by the demons you went to bed with
Raise you're hands up! There's nothing that you should be ashamed of.
Get off the ground! You're not dead yet
Over-run by the demons you went to bed with!
We've all fallen to the bottom

Here we'll stand
Here, take our hands!

Myspace Killed the Video Star

Written By: I Am The Messenger

You know you have a problem when you feel this weak
These words are choking me, I need to breathe.
You know you'll never solve them, you made a choice
There's no escaping this, your opinion's voiced.
We're standing here, staring

Off into the distance
Fearful of a world without you
It's a world I can't adapt too.
Off into the distance
Fearful of a world without you
It's a world I can't adapt too.

There's a point in time when we need to decide
Is this the life you want to live?

Off into the distance
Fearful of a world without you
It's a world I can't adapt too.
Off into the distance
Fearful of a world without you
It's a world I can't adapt too.

So we say goodbye to everything we fought for, for all we fought to love
Now the battle stands in understanding how you did this to me.

What can be the outcome, of us going nowhere?

Bipolar Bear

Written By: I Am The Messenger

I believe in unity
This separation's killing us away
This is the time, this is the place
The stage we play is where the plot is made, so come on!
This is the price we pay for making our own destiny.
We've been playing God for far too long, and now we're
Breaking away

I've always believed that there's more to this story than you've been leading on

The star ocean's waiting, we can't go and let her down.
For once I have strength in my own judgment.
With wings like these, we will turn around.
We have to stop this, we have to stop this.

Can't you see what's happening?
This isolation is everything I see.
These lights are bright as ever
Yet we choose to close our eyes.
And avoid laying sight upon this population sacrifice.

For once, we need to clean our slate.
We need to clean our slate

Breaking away, breaking away.
There's more to this game.

The star ocean's waiting, we can't go and let her down.
For once I have strength in my own judgment.
With wings like these, we will turn around.
We have to stop this, we have to stop this.

Livin on a Prayer

Written By: Jon Bon Jovi

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike, he's down on his luck
It's tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day
Working for her man, she brings home her pay
For love, for love

She said "We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot for love
We'll give it a shot"

Whoa...we're halfway there
Whoa...living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear
Whoa...living on a prayer

Tommy's got his 6-sting in hock
Now he's holding in when he used to make it talk
It's tough, so tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night, Tommy whispers
"Baby, it's okay...someday"

He said "We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot for love
We'll give it a shot"

Whoa...we're halfway there
Whoa...living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear
Whoa...living on a prayer

Living on a prayer
Said we've got to hold on

He said "We've got to hold on to what we've got
You live for the fight when that's all that you've got"

Whoa...we're halfway there
Whoa...living on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear
Whoa...living on a prayer

Discography

EP - "Robots"
EP - "Humans"

"Myspace Killed the Video Star" on rotation at Cincinnati's 102.7 WEBN

Set List

Our sets range from 5-10 songs. We have a highly energetic set, so we typically run anywhere from 25-45 minutes. We do only one cover, and it is our rendition of Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer." This is not an 80's version of this song.