The tale of Motionless In White’s conception begins in 2005. Forming in Scranton, Penn. while still in high school, six friends – singer Chris “Motionless” Cerulli, guitarist/vocalist TJ Bell, guitarist Ryan Sitkowski, bassist Frank Polumbo, keyboardist Josh Balz, and drummer Angelo Parente - joined forces and got their start playing popular rock cover songs. By 2006, they had developed their own sound, blending heavier, darker elements into melodic tracks, and gaining inspiration from the likes of The Misfits, Bleeding Through, Cradle Of Filth, Marilyn Manson, The Smiths and Eighteen Visions to form Motionless In White.
With the release of debut EP The Whorror and two summers of wowing crowds with their high-octane show on dates of Vans Warped Tour, the band gained the attention of both independent and major record labels, including Fearless Records. The band signed to Fearless in December 2008, and set about recording their acclaimed second EP When Love Met Destruction, which was released in spring 2009.
After unleashing their debut full-length album Creatures, Motionless In White is poised to take center stage in their twisted audio carnival. Creatures is a writhing behemoth of an album. Mixing gothic and industrial influences with brutal breakdowns, intense riffs and soaring choruses, the album interweaves themes of lust and revenge with the band’s passion for horror movies, myths and vampire culture.
One of the strongest parts of Motionless In White’s success story is their dedication to their fans. The band doesn’t take their following’s dedication lightly. The band named their full-length after their devoted fan base, which they affectionately call “Creatures”, to remind their supporters that despite their differences, they are bonded by music. The band even allowed their “Creatures” to contribute to the album, creating the title track entirely of fan lyrics.
The band was named as one of Alternative Press’ Bands You Need To Know in 2010, is one of Revolver Magazine’s Bands To Watch in the November/December 2010 issue, and has upcoming features in U.S. and international music press outlets including AOL Noisecreep, Ultimate-Guitar, AMP, Substream, Rock Sound and Kerrang!, plus horror publications Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Bloody-Disgusting, Zombie Popcorn and FEARnet.
The band has already toured the U.S. with the likes of Asking Alexandria, Bleeding Through, In This Moment and Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Black Veil Brides and A Skylit Drive. After completing their tour with Escape the Fate and Alesana in early 2011, South By SouthWest beckoned and Motionless in White was all too happy to answer. One of the featured players at the Shirts for a Cure Day Party, the band expanded their fan base even further at the popular festival.
With an incredible work ethic and a dedication to practicing their craft, Motionless In White has completed their line up with the addition of new bassist Ricky Horror and emerged as a group of stunning musicians. Motionless In White is poised at the center of a perfect storm, and ready to take fans by the throat in 2011.
Creatures is out now on Fearless Records. |