Subsonic

Subsonic

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Subsonic was born in 1999 as a solo project founded by the multi-talented guitarist, Ron Marks. The Subsonic sound is a fusion of rock and metal with jazz influences, wrapped in a blanket of intriguing lyrics.

Biography

Subsonic was born in 1999 as a solo project founded by the multi-talented guitarist, Ron Marks, a third generation composer/musician. His grandfather founded and conducted the Carl Marks Concert Band from the 1920's through the 1980's. Ron's uncle, Carl Jr., attended Julliard, was a world-class clarinetist and later founded Marks Music store in 1947 which is now owned and operated by Carl III. Ron's father, Ron Sr., attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was a consumate jazz musician and arranger in addition to being his son's mentor.

The Subsonic sound is a fusion of rock and metal with jazz influences, wrapped in a blanket of intriguing lyrics. Two albums have so far been released, Super-Vel (Outlaw Records) and No Such Soul (Sonic Wave Intl). The music looks at the darker side of society and reaffirms how liberating and essential satire is as a way of finding your own light. It is more diverse and 'radio friendly' than Ron's previous musical endeavours, most notably with Celtic Frost. This was validated in 2005 with preliminary Grammy Nominations in three categories: Best Hard Rock Performance -Dream American from No Such Soul, Best Rock Song-Dream American & Best Rock Album - No Such Soul. Although only preliminary nominations it was felt by Ron that because Subsonic remained a rather unknown commercial commodity, such industry recognition at any level was quite an honour.

Ron Marks is a remarkably gifted musician and producer with great versatility. He began playing the drums at 5 years old and by the age of 15 had learnt to play guitar because he wanted to write songs. He also teaches guitar privately at the family music store. Ron has been involved in several music projects throughout his career and joined Celtic Frost after the release of their Into The Pandemonium album release. This collaboration lasted for just a few short months although he did return briefly to help compose and record Vanity/Nemesis in Berlin.

Aside from his work with Subsonic, Ron has an archive of over 400 songs, written, arranged, recorded and produced by himself. It is hoped that this material can be made available to other artists and/or production companies in order to utilise Rons talents to their full potential. In addition Ron is also working on a book of his life as a musician entitled, Dont Miss One.

Discography

Vanity/Nemesis with Celtic Frost - co-wrote The Restless Seas, Nemesis and A Decent To Babylon(Babylon Asleep) and played guitar o all tracks

Super Vel released through Outlaw Entertainment

No Such Soul - released through Sonic Wave International

Blood Groove - to be released very soon

Set List

1. UP FOR LOVE
2. I COULD BE ANYBODY
3. THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT
4. DREAM AMERICAN
5. PARIS CATACOMBS
6. LOOKIN’ FOR YOU
7. A Day Late
8. TREASON
9. BURN IT DOWN
10. EYES
11. FIX
12. IRREVERENVCE
13. JUST HIT POMONA
14. TOGETHER ALONE