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Imperial Legions Of Rome


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"Brand New Seattle Rock band, Imperial legions of Rome"

Brand New Seattle Rock band, Imperial legions of Rome

I listened to this bands studio tapes last week before they were mastered. Eric Riley played the tapes for me, and they appear to be a tad different than the myspace recordings.

Standing over a grave has an intro that is not on the myspace version. George Bushes ground zero speech.

"Whoever knocked down these buildings will hear from all of us soon!" and "we have no evidence that Saddam Hussein had anything to do with 911" was on the version I heard. I thought that was a very cool touch.

The band has been in the studio for the last couple of months, and has not done any shows during that time.

Imperial Legions of Rome is -

Jake Bower - Drums, Erik Brown- Bass guitar, Tim Krueger- keyboards, Ron Hayes- vocals and guitar, Eric Riley-vocals and guitar

I was lucky enough to run into Eric as he was carrying the studio recording, and he gave me a sneak listen of the material.

He and the other Seattle musicians in the band are very excited about the project and the recordings to say the least.

They are going to be in front of audiences this summer, and their debut album will also be released to the public soon.

Listen to the recordings on myspace, and let the band know what you think of the material they have contributed to the Seattle rock scene by posting them a comment. -Guitar Doug
Seattle Sinner 2007

- Guitar Dougs Lounge- Sinner Magazine


Nitrous Sessions ©2006 (Demo)
Imperial Legions Of Rome ©2008
Live at The Funhouse ©2009 (unreleased)
The Appian Way ©2010



Imperial Legions Of Rome formed in the early winter of 2006 in Seattle, Washington. Founding members included Eric S Riley, Ron Hayes, Tim Krueger and Jacob Bower. After writing a handful of songs and playing a couple shows we decided that we would find a bass player so Tim could use pianos and synths along with the organs he'd been using, that way he would not have to concentrate on holding down the low end and could work more on melodies. In summer '06 we met Erik Brown who joined to fill the position and to do our recordings at his studio C.A.B. Audio in Tukwila, Wa. Out of that era came an obscure (un-released) E.P. "The Nitrous Sessions" and our first full length "Imperial Legions Of Rome" (self-released) which was produced by Brown and Riley and mastered by Kurt Bloch. The recording took a toll on us because Erik was such a busy guy that it took over 6 months to complete. After it's release in '08, Erik left the band to pursue other avenues and shortly after Ron Hayes followed to start a new chapter of his life in the wilds of Wyoming. This also started a new and exciting chapter for ILOR. With the loss of our very talented guitarist, we were not sure we could go on, despite the talents of Eric as a songwriter, we have always had full participation in the writing process. It was another trying time for us three remaining members. During this era of the band we went through a couple bass players, Rocky DiMaio and Erik Anderson, and only wrote two songs with DiMaio, The Christening and A Gift. It wasn't until fall of '08, while discouraged, drunk and half heartedly destroying our music on the set of Grudge Rock, that we met Jack Portwood, who would become our bass player, and shortly after that, we met Karl Caleb. Immediately both Jack and Karl together helped re-define our sound and our spirit. Jacks expirience as a songwriter and ability as a vocalist helped us to grow musically with his melodic bass lines and vocal harmonies, and Karl, 21 and already a seasoned player, brought a southern rock flair as well as a love for "all things heavy" with his writing style. In the fall of '09 we went back into the studio, this time with Nicholas Evans at the helm at M.O.B. Studios in Seattle to record our second full length album "The Appian Way". Produced by Nicholas Evans and Eric S Riley and mastered by Brian W Nelson. "The Appian Way" is set be released in Febuary '10, the first run will only be available through us at our shows, but after that it will be available here on our site, at our shows, through other online sites (iTunes etc.) and at select record stores if we can negotiate a distribution deal. While we cannot guarantee that buying our records will get you laid, make you richer or smarter, they will certainly make you more attractive, and thats a step in the right direction.