Vatican of Sorrows

Vatican of Sorrows

BandMetalRock

Powerful, emotional vocals traversing an intense, unworldly sonic landscape...one that is dominated by relentless guitars, driving bass lines and hypnotic rhythms.

Biography

When you first hear the melodic dark rock sound of Vatican of Sorrows, don't be surprised if it touches a nerve. And that's no accident. "We each try to take apart our soul, implanting it into the core of the music, until it becomes a life force all its own," says guitar player/songwriter Alex Zandretta. "Emotionally, this band holds nothing back."

Vatican of Sorrows came into being when Zandretta met vocalist/songwriter Luna Jade. "I was searching the globe for a vocalist," Alex says, "looking for somebody unique. Somebody with punch, elegance and style; somebody whose voice could rip through metal when needed, without losing its femininity. That's where Luna comes in. When I came across Luna, I heard this amazing voice that just screamed creativity." Luna was searching too; seeking a writing partner who shared her musical vision. After first hearing Alex's music, Luna says, "Alex has a wonderfully unique and creative mind. The combination of his playing, production concepts, and the complexity and otherworldly quality of his writing drew me in."

Together the two created Vatican of Sorrows, weaving darkly lush musical tapestries that explore the outer reaches of the psyche. Influenced by a wide ranging collection of artists such as Powerman 5000, Marilyn Manson, Sevendust, Nine Inch Nails, and Evanescence, Vatican of Sorrows has carved out their own sonic space, crafting a potent combination of musical artistry and lyrical imagery.

Musically, the crunching guitars and pounding drums create hypnotic rhythms and memorable melodies that haunt you long after the song is over. "We can't help but be influenced by the music we love," says Luna, "but that covers such a diverse range, we're not worried about sounding like anybody else."

Lyrically, the band explores dark themes about relationships, despair, and self-loathing. "The point is we live in dark times," says Alex, "and all of us at one time or other have lived through pain - that's something everyone can relate to. Yet there's always a little light at the end of the tunnel, although sometimes you need someone to smack you with a mallet before you can see that light."

Alex sums it up. "We're telling a story. But it's a story that's open to interpretation. So the listener can always get something different from each song, or maybe even from repeated listening to the same song."

Vatican of Sorrows has evolved its sound in new ways, while retaining its unmistakable power and vision. As Bass player Hare Butler puts it "Vatican is ready to kick some ass on this planet."

and they do just that.

Lyrics

Breathe

Written By: Alex Zandretta and Luna Jade

Lost inside the need you can't see
you fill me up you turn me up
drain my pride you can't see what you need to
but the matter seems so dire
I live your shattered dreams the hateful seed
thats fills me up, it turns me up
taking me away from my reasons to stay

Chorus:
I just wanna Breathe
from this nightmare, the darkness burns my eyes
I just wanna Breathe
from the pain of your desire
I just wanna Breathe
turn out the night
turn out the light
I just wanna Breathe and get as far away from you
as I can

Wrapped in chains of your desire
the needle plunges taking me away
self medicating your obscene reality
Damning me to live your dark life,
Drink me till you get your fill
leave me dreaming, leave me screaming
till you turn out my life

Chorus:
I just wanna Breathe
from this nightmare, the darkness burns my eyes
I just wanna Breathe
from the pain of your desire
I just wanna Breathe
turn out the night
turn out the light
I just wanna breathe and get as far away from you
as I can

Auto-manic Love

Written By: Luna Jade and Alex Zandretta

There’s a carnal fire, burning deep in your brain.
Uncontrolled desire, passion no one can tame
Can you feel the hunger as it screams from within?
Let it pull you under, let the madness begin

Chorus :
Overzealous child
Wanton and reviled
Turn me out, you turn me up
Live the lie you breathe
Set the poison free
Show me your Auto-manic Love
Lacerate my soul
Mortify the hold
Take me down, I can't get enough
Your touch intoxicates me,
It liberates me
Lost in your Auto-manic Love

The heat of your aggression,
feel it surge through my veins
Erotic indiscretion, pleasure mingled with pain
The manic deviation of your greed uncontrolled
Wild intoxication pierces straight to my soul

Chorus :
Overzealous child
Wanton and reviled
Turn me out, you turn me up
Live the lie you breathe
Set the poison free
Show me your Auto-manic Love
Lacerate my soul
Mortify the hold
Take me down, I can't get enough
Your touch intoxicates me,
It liberates me
Lost in your Auto-manic Love

Atavistic child
Wanton and reviled
Turn me out, you turn me up
Live the lie you breathe
Set the poison free
Show me your Auto-manic Love
Pierce me to my core
As I scream for more
Use me up 'til I've had enough
Sacrifice the whole
Domination of my soul
Lost in your Auto-manic Love

Fadeaway

Written By: Alex Zandretta

Wipe the rust from your eyes
the only person gonna see your way is you
pave the way with your hand
if thats the way it's going be

Every time you ask the question
you get a door slammed in your face
everytime you reach the goal
do you feel like you're last in the race?

chorus:
Do you want it all to fade away?
let it fade
close your eyes to the tide
you feel inside
let it all fade away

Sitting on the face of the world
fortune pricks you to your fame
Lessons learned as you tremble
from the eternal flame
it's time to wakeup and see the dawn
your not the only person with a dream
it's time to be movin on
if thats the way it's going to be

chorus:
Do you want it all to fade away?
let it fade
close your eyes to the tide
you feel inside
let it all fade away