While Rome Burns

While Rome Burns

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WRB is a 6 piece Rock/Post Hardcore group from the Boston Area. The band mixes aggressive guitar work with both melodic vocals and screaming to create a powerful sound. The band cites their influences as Thrice, Metallica, and Deftones. Their new EP "The Beauty in Violence" is out now (2008)!!

Biography

Bio:

Hailing out of Boston, MA, While Rome Burns is a 6 piece rock band storming onto the scene with infectious vocal melodies and powerful instrumentation. The band has released their new EP "The Beauty in Violence" in December of 2007 and is very excited to get this new disc out to the public.

The band is highly motivated and genuinely excited about their material which definitely shows in their energetic live performances.

For general inquiries please contact the band directly at whileromeburns@gmail.com. For booking please contact the band @ whileromeburns@gmail.com.

History:

While Rome Burns was created from the ashes of two former Boston area bands (Zoo 88 and Rancor). Originally a five piece group, the band stormed the scene recording their EP titled “Built on the Ashes of Memories” and playing at such venues as The Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge and The Living Room in Providence. The local buzz for the band definitely helped in the end of 2006 when WRB took part of the Bodog Battle of the Bands and advanced to the Semi Finals round for the Boston area, beating out bands that had been on the Boston circuit far longer then they had been.

With the new year of 2007 came a few new changes for the band. While Rome Burns added a female vocalist to strengthen the melodic features of their songs create a new dynamic in which to play off. The end of 2007 has also brought a change in the band’s line up with a new bassist joining the ranks of WRB.

Since their previous recording, WRB has hit the studio to rerecord their material and incorporate Gaby's talents into the groups sound. The band recorded with producer Kris Smith (Between the Buried and Me, Drop Kick Murphys, Gravehaven, etc.) to publish December 2007 released EP "The Beauty in Violence."

Lyrics

Dover Demon

Written By: While Rome Burns

Don't fret my son you're not alone in wishing for the end to come near
You're not the one, you're a counterfeit... a hipocrit, a shell, and a whore

And your def ears could never hear me
And your blind eye could never see me

At night it creeps, it's hard to sleep
That Dover Demon is miles aways
It took their lives with orange eyes
Drive that Dover Demon away

Skin house is fun to visit not to stay.
The flesh sears into glass and your born.
You're not the one, the epitome of all this backwards new England lore.

At night it creeps, it's hard to sleep
That Dover Demon is miles aways
It took their lives with orange eyes
Drive that Dover Demon away

Just pray...
One last time...
Just pray...

And your def ears could never hear me (you're def ear, your blind eye your heart will never know me)
And your blind eye could never see me (you're def ear, your blind eye your heart will never know me)

At night it creeps, it's hard to sleep
That Dover Demon is miles aways
It took their lives with orange eyes
Drive that Dover Demon away

End of the Earth

Written By: While Rome Burns

One time she may have dreamed, oh
One lie told her the truth, no
When every word you say lingers

She fades me out
She'll fake you out
See how she's burning
She'll fake you out
She'll fade me out
Lost and still turning
(And I would never fake this) She'll fade me out
(And you would never know) She'll fake you out
And I would never fake this
No

And she tells me
I can't breathe like this
I'll die like this, No
And she tells me
I can't breathe like this
I'll die like this, No

I've been thinking on this
And I've seen this before
your broken pieces shatter
scattered on the floor
I have always known you
would end up like this
I have always known you would

(Throw it all away)

And she tells me
I can't breathe like this
I'll die like this, No
And she tells me
I can't breathe like this
I'll die like this, No

And it's all your fault
I've lost myself inside these tainted walls
What will you do now that you have learned
This is the end of the Earth

She owes you nothing
Nothing not something
She is nothing
But you won't see her, no
See her burning
She owes you nothing
nothing not something
She is nothing
But you won't feel her
Feel her burning
She is nothing
She is nothing, No
Feel her burning

I've lost the will to stay
Still need to find a way
To tell you all these words
Although they're all the same
There's nothing I could say
Nothing, Nothing i could do
To speak with my own voice
Speak with my own voice
It belongs to you

Of Ash and Chemicals

Written By: While Rome Burns

Don't spill, your cup is overflowing
And I will turn your world upside down

Cause I just don't know if I'm me
or something else completely
Mixed from ash, blood, mold,
and chemicals this time
Something takes hold
It's dragging me toward your lives
Where the little things matter most.

Everytime I'm feeling ok, this feeling brings me down, down, down...
(Don't) know what to do
Everytime I reach for something, this cycle spins me round, round, round...
And it's all on you

You can't be fun...
You can't be cool...
It's not who you are...

This finished puzzle in my mind
You take the pieces
You take them one by one away
Are you scared of what you'll find
Even though it's all on you
It's all on you

Don't spill, your cup is overflowing
And I will turn your world upside down

Cause I just don't know if I'm me
or something else completely
Just keep on taking it back until your hollow
Just keep on taking it back until until it's all gone (You can't be fun)
Just keep on taking it back and you would never be (You can't be cool)
It's not who you are

This finished puzzle in my mind
You take the pieces
You take them one by one away
Are you scared of what you'll find
Even though it's all on you
It's all on you

You can't be fun...
You can't be cool...
It's not who you are...
It's all on you

This finished puzzle in my mind
You take the pieces
You take them one by one away
Are you scared of what you'll find
Even though it's all on you
It's all on you

Everytime I'm feeling ok, this feeling brings me down, down, down...
(Don't) know what to do
Everytime I reach for something, this cycle spins me round, round, round...
And it's all on you

Discography

Debut EP: "Built on the Ashes of Memories" (2006)
Two track sample: "While Rome Burns" (2007)
EP: "The Beauty in Violence" (2007)

Set List

While Rome Burns has a set list that last about 45 -60 mins and includes 8 originals and an occasional cover. A typical set list includes:

- Of Ash and Chemicals
- Crash and Learn
- "Stars" by HUM
- Jack's Wasted Life
- Ballad of the Invisible in E Minor
- Not Today
- End of the Earth
- Epic
- Untitled
- Dover Demon