Standing Penance

Standing Penance

 Bridgetown, Saint Michael, BRB
BandRockMetal

A mix of heavy guitars, serious lyrical content shoved into an alternative to hard rock style with just a hint of Barbadian culture.

Biography

The island of Barbados has seen an unprecedented surge in the signing of world class music acts. Enter Standing Penance its newest rock product. These unlikely protagonists of the power chord have managed to stay true to a genre regarded as off the beaten track on home soil.

Standing Penance formed in September of 2009 and consists of 4 members.
Vocalist Tearhead was the former singer for another band called Birthright and the former co-vocalist for the hard rock band Broken Chain Links. Hanji, who has been performing in bands from the young age of the age of 14, finds his niche as the lead guitarist and second vocalist for the band. Lexx was a drummer for a band known as Dementia and was also the drummer for Broken Chain Links. Valkyrie, who is the youngest in the group, started off her musical journey by practicing her guitar in her room for fun before being approached by the band to play bass.

The band released their self-produced debut EP, “My Pain”, in July of 2010 in Barbados. They were signed to Steel Entertainment & Records LLC (Pennsylvania, USA) in July of 2012 and “My Pain” was re-released by the record label in August of 2012. The video for their single “Do Not Bury Me” produced by Vonley Smith, was completed and released in May of 2013 via popular rock/metal Youtube channel BlankTV & was featured in ROCKWiRED MEDIA LLC’s 25 Artists That Made 2013 Rock as well as The Top Video Picks for the year alongside Long time Rock & Roller David Bowie’s latest release “The Next Day”. Standing Penance is currently signed to Wasteland Records.

Standing Penance has performed on every major stage across Barbados, and they continue to build a strong fan base in Trinidad and all across the US and the UK boasting airplay on a large variety of Radio Stations worldwide. The band is ranked #1 on the Reverbnation rock charts in Barbados, and is also ranked in the top 10 artists across all genres.  With 2 completed albums under their belt, Standing Penance is proving to be a force to be reckoned with as they are touring in support of both albums.

The music is available for purchase on all major internet distributors including iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby as well as the official StandingPenance.com. Guitarist Hanji has been featured in ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE’s October edition as one of the “25 Guitarist’s You’ve Got To Hear” featuring several popular guitar virtuosos.  

Discography

The first album by the band is named after the title track "My Pain". "Do Not Bury Me" on Rocknrollica.com, a radio station from Dallas, Texas.

All music from the album "My Pain" as well as one track "Red Sunset" from the album "Active Ingredient" is on rotation on Rok Out Radio the backbone of NEPA music.

Set List

A typical set list runs from 45 minutes to an hour. We try to perform at least 18 songs within a 2 set gig. Our covers range from a whole host of artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Our Lady Peace, System of A Down, Disturbed and Hinder to name a few.

The originals are

Do Not Bury Me
Fade
Finally
My Pain
She Said
Got To Find My Way
Standing Penance
I Live My Life Today
Stifle
Red Sunset
The Active Ingredient
Time Keeper