My main goal for this site is to be able to bring you guys news on what’s going on in the music world today and while this band may have been around for some time I still want to take a second and speak on the major success this band has been getting lately and truly how talented they are. The band I am talking about of course is Motionless In White.
Motionless In white first formed in 2005 in Scranton, Pennsylvania while current members Chris Cerulli and Angelo Parente were still in high school. The band had seen some success between 2007 and 2010 while releasing two EPs (The Whorror, When Love Met Destruction) containing popular songs for them today such as “Ghost in the Mirror” and “To Keep From Getting Burned” and also touring with bands such as Asking Alexandria, The Bled, and doing a few dates here and there with the Van’s Warped Tour.
In October of 2010 they were touring with the band Black Veil Brides and had played near my hometown, to be honest I had known of MIW but nothing had really clicked for me. I really was there to see BVB and what they had to offer as far as a live set (excellent show by the way, no wonder they made it to download this year). Once it became time for MIW to go on tons of people were going crazy as members of the band were simply setting up their own gear? Mic stand here, amp there, etc. but kids were going crazy (girls screaming every time Vocalist Chris Cerulli even looked their direction) it was chaos and they hadn’t even finished setting up.
All of this really grabbed my attention so as they all walked through the crowd to get on stage, high-fiving kids as they past they all looked at each other on stage and had sort of a nervous smile, one you would imagine if your high school band was playing your senior prom, and from the second they played the first note of their opening song they rocked the s**t out of the place. They were by far the loudest, fastest, most energetic band of the night playing both songs I mentioned before as well as “Creatures” (this show was literally the day before its release so there was tons of promotion going on from the band) “Billy In 4C Never Saw It Coming” and a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Dragula”.
Needless to say I immediately bought “Creatures” the next day but to wrap this up this is a band that you need to be listening to and watch out for in 2011. They’ve been all over magazines such as Alternative Press and Revolver and with the release of their album now spanning up to only 3 months, this band is definitely plowing through anything in their way and can do no wrong. If you have never heard them there are videos and songs below please check them out you guys won’t be disappointed, enjoy!
(P.s. – creatures is still on sale for only $7.99 on both itunes and I believe FYE, just letting you know because I’m you guys are going to want a copy)
– Mason Richardson
Band site: http://www.myspace.com/motionlessinwhite
Twitter updates: @MIWband
“Ghost In the Mirror”