The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Imperial Legions of Rome.
"We got together in January 2006 to play some heavy psychedelic cover songs for
fun, we kept going. Our original bassist (Erik Brown) and lead guitar (Ron
Hayes) left after our first record (Imperial Legions Of Rome), Jackson Portwood
and Karl Caleb joined and shortly after and we recorded our second record (The
Appian Way), then in April 2010 our keyboard player (Tim Krueger) left, which
drastically changed our sound. Our early material was alot more classic heavy
acid rock influences, but with the loss of the keyboards, we started to lean
more in a guitar driven, heavier "stoner rock" direction, now we are kickin ass
even harder and preparing to record again. Come see us live to hear the new
sounds of ILOR, and check out our first 2 records because they are damn good.
2010 marks the second full length release for the band "The Appian Way" and has
generated a well deserved buzz in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. The
songs "The Christening" and "Soul Shaker" have been getting continuous radio
play on KISW and KEXP as well as on many blog playlists and amongst other
things, the band was recently voted as "one of the standout acts of 2010" by The
Seattle Weekly and invited to play the Reverb Music Festival. They have worked
with NW producing veterans Kurt Bloch and Brian Nelson in the studio and many
others live." -Brian Felcher
This Seattle, Wa band has been gaining "legions" of fans lately due to their wildly energetic live shows in the Pacific Northwest area. The band's music is a hodge podge of classic/acid rock influences melded with progressive rythyms, stoner rock grooves and scorching heavy metal licks. The organ adds depth and regality to the music. The vocals are gritty but somehow work into the mix rather nicely. If you are looking for something that is a little different, I suggest you check out Imperial Legions of Rome. The band has a ton of music on their Reverb Nation player for you to check out.