Melodramus: Progressive Rock/Metal that combines the use of Funk, Jazz, Blues and Classical to create and immersive and Melodic sound that is ever-changing but always sounds like Melodramus!
Melodramus is a Progressive Rock and Metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah that now resides in Seattle, WA.
The music combines several aspects of Classical, Jazz, Blues and funk within their very heavy and melodic style.
The band's debut album, '30 Silver Pieces', released in 2007 and paved the beginning steps for the band. The album comprises more than one genre as elements of rock, metal, and pop weave in and out of songs. in the years afterward the band was able to grow on many different levels in terms of musicianship and songwriting while making connections with the powerful Song Haus Music. Their second studio album 'Two: Glass Apple', was released in late 2010, and is vastly different sounding than the first.
Soon after the release of 'Two: Glass Apple', Mikey Collard and Zakk Hale's brother Ted Newsom aka "The Rose Phantom" left the band. Trevor Alder then took the position of the bassist for a short time.
The Rose Phantom is now very active making his own music records and artistic videos but still very connected to Melodramus.
The band's current line up consists of the original frontman Zakkary Hale on lead vocals and guitar.
Sam Hopkins: Bass Player
Max Dail: Drummer
Sierra Rae: Keyboard and synth, vocalist and backup guitarist.
Melodramus is now in the process of recording their 3rd full-length album.
We have been playing live shows since 2005 all over mainly in the SLC area but now we are very active in the NW specifically Seattle/Portland and surrounding areas!
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Megadeth, Silverchair, King's X, Dream Theater, Faith No More, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Sherinian, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Japan, Devin Townsend, Rush, Ynqwie Malmsteen, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, 3 , Haken, Riverside, The Mars Volta
Yes! a quick shout out to some friends of ours who we think everyone should check out! The Rose Phantom of course has and always will be a major part of our lives and Ted is an outstanding and passionate musician! Also an amazing artist and videographer, man he does it all! He was one of the building blocks that makes Melodramus what it is.
Mike Alvord from Seattle he has been a major help to us getting us connected to the right people since we moved to the NW, his band HollowBorn is inspiring and brutal! He plays all sorts of Metal inspired by multiple genres and he has been a great friend and supporter to us.
Sean Thompson and the guys from the band Odd Logic! We met them through our mutual friend Mike Alvord and got the chance to play the stage with them.They are the best Progressive Metal band we have heard! If you like Haken, Dream Theater, Pagan's Mind and Fate's Warning ect. you gotta check em out! they even have some Kansas vibes. We have become good friends
Some other musical mentions are Xoth, Mechanism, Syztem7, Sons Of Mercury NW, Wade Wonder and Tony Delisio, Jaymz Kennedy, Mason Riddles, Something Metal Northwest Productions.
There are a lot of people we want to mention but the list goes on and on, let's just say our connections and support around here run deep : ) and the family keeps getting bigger!