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SubRosa is an American heavy metal rock band from Salt Lake City. The band was formed in 2005 by guitarist and vocalist Rebecca Vernon with “kindred spirit” Sarah Pendleton on violin and vocals. The self-described “experimental sludge-doom” metal band mixes thick, dark and crushing guitar with the ethereal “haunting ambiance” of twin electric violins, which, if not a first, is certainly a rarity in heavy metal bands.
The pair wrote SubRosa’s first songs in Vernon’s “haunted basement apartment” and self-released their debut album, The Worm Has Turned, in 2006. A second album followed in 2008 called Strega, which was remixed by Marduk bassist Magnus “Devo” Andersson and released on a Swedish “doom/thrash” label called I Hate Records. The same year also saw the arrival of second violinist, and vocalist, Kim Pack.
In 2009, the band self-released an EP called The Swans Trapped in Ice. In 2011, Profound Lore Records released No Help for the Mighty Ones, with mixing and mastering again by Devo and production by Andy Patterson. This album was noted on several “best of” lists for being one of the best metal bands of the year. In 2012, Patterson joined the band as the drummer.
Another album, More Constant Than the Gods, came out in 2013. This album received extensive critical acclaim and appeared in the #5 position on Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 6 Metal Albums of the Year” list. In 2014, Levi Hanna joined on bass, rounding out the current line-up. The band released For This We Fought the Battle of Ages in 2016.
National Public Radio’s (NPR) reviewer called SubRosa’s music a “ravaging deluge of the heart.”
SubRosa tours constantly, having completed a few European tours and crossing the US and Canada several times. They have shared concert bills with such bands as Cult of Luna, Minsk, Samothrace, Eight Bells, Neurosis and Deafhaven. The band has appeared at many festivals in the US and elsewhere, including Roadburn, Fall Into Darkness, Scion Rock Fest, Hellfest, Housecore Horror Fest, Southwest Terror Fest, Hopscotch, Durbury Fest (Belgium), Doom Over Leipzig, Psycho California and the Pabst Festival, among others.
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