Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ROMERO working with new line-up - next release 2017

ROMERO working with new line-up - next release set for early 2017.

ROMERO - who artfully blend elements of hard rock, metal & doom - are working on a new release for 2017 with a new line-up.  The renowned Madison, WI-based band’s musicians Jeffrey Mundt (band founder / guitarist / vocals) and Tim Consequence (organ) are now joined by Jamie Giesen (bass / vocals) and Joseph Cummings (drums / vocals).
Jeffrey Mundt, a Wisconsin-bred giant of a man, is very excited to share the news about the new ROMERO release (title, label and release date are TBA) and line-up.  He says: “Tim and I are happy to be working on the new material with Jamie & Joe.  The chemistry among the four of us is bewitching and there are a lot of new ideas floating around.  It will be great to finally be able to play these songs on stage for the first time.”, as Mundt actually started pre-production on new material late last year at organist ,Tim Consequence’s, Acme Sound Studios in Madison…laying out the song structures, recording demos and playing all of the instruments, himself!

ROMERO’s new line-up includes:
Jamie Giesen, a monster, Steve Harris-style metal player, and music student adept at any style, will bring his expansive knowledge, creativity and low, low frequencies to ROMERO.  Never quite understanding the meaning of free-time, Jamie fills every second of his day with music.  In addition to Romero, Jamie teaches bass guitar, plays with the Madison College Big Band, plays in the much-heralded Chaos Revolution Theory & newbies Raw Is War Backwards, plus he records & performs as his hip-hop alter-ego Gentlejay and with Tim Consequence in Optigan who’s “Too High To Dance” is a local hit and popular YouTube video. 
- Drummer, Joseph Cummings, Oklahoma transplant and also-drummer for new Madison-doomers,  Cosmic Relic, is excited to join the band: “I bought ROMERO’s Take The Potion album back in 2013.  The CD came with a handwritten note from Jeff and…(pin-back) buttons!  I thought that was so unique and cool.  So, yeah, I have been a longtime fan of the band and it’s an honor to be involved.”    From thrashers Kadath & Mortal Fear to alt-rock, Orpheus, to Rockford’s Celtic punk Screw City Saints, Joe has kept time for a whole host of bands in many different genres.
For their return to the stage, the band will start by hosting a series of FREE DISTORTION THURSDAY shows for the entire month of October at Madison, WI bar, Mr. Roberts.  The first of 3 shows is October 6th, 2016 and each one will feature a closing set by ROMERO.   Musical guests for the shows include Compact Deluxe, Hired Rivals, Stone Room, Optigan & Others, as well as a special guest appearance by Freakshow and the cast of CW57’s Bordello Of Horror.  More info and specific dates / openers TBA.  

Throughout their 7 year existence, ROMERO has gathered thousands of friends, fans & followers and has garnered impressive media attention for every release. Romero's music regularly plays on many satellite, terrestrial, and internet radio stations. 
ROMERO’s latest full length album, Take The Potion, was produced by Mark Whitcomb & ROMERO.  ROMERO’s music explodes onto the scene with the album’s first single “Compliments & Cocktails” and it’s psychedelic music video which can be viewed here:
Romero is an American rock band from Madison, Wisconsin, formed in 2009. Formed while on a music sabbatical in northern Wisconsin, Romero quickly established themselves on stage with their unique style of heavy, riff-oriented rock music.  Romero is a headliner in their own right, but has also supported many popular national acts such as:
The Sword
Black Label Society
Dead Meadow
Children Of Bodom
& more...
The band even played Summerfest 2013 in Milwaukee, where the line-up for the day featured RUSH *AND* a RUSH cover band!

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