With a population of just under 50 000 people, Welland, Ontario has not traditionally been known for being a hotbed of break-out musical scenes. Four gifted individuals who go by the name Attack In Black have broken out of the mold to change all that.
Attack in Black's passive-aggressive musical approach merges the soul of old school rock ‘n' roll with the body of modern day punk rock. Although their sound may at first most closely resemble popular forms of melodic, aggressive or energetic punk rock, it is not fitting to just categorize the quartet as a "punk rock" band. Having grown up listening to and loving punk and hardcore, the foursome still believes in how magical fast music can be. The lack of inspiring, creative and ultimately influential punk bands, however, has driven each member to search for the feeling punk rock gives them through various artists and authors that many people would not relate to the genre at all. From Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, to Refused and Ramones, to Henry Miller and Charles Bukowski, the members of Attack in Black have been influenced by many unlikely sources.
In Spring 2006, AIB signed to Dine Alone Records (home to City and Colour, Bedouin Soundclash, The End, Walter Scheifels and Black Lungs). "We all feel tremendously lucky to be working with people who love music as much as we do," says Daniel. "We could not feel more at home anywhere else." Although still cultivating a youthful musical career, Attack In Black have already had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Alexisonfire, Propagandhi, Moneen, Cancer Bats, and Death By Stereo, and just came off a successful major national tour late 2006 with Alexisonfire and Every Time I Die.
Finding inspiration from each other and with a fierce dedication to standing out and creating music that is meaningful, AIB have just released their full length album "Marriage" is available now.
Daniel Romano Guitar/ vox
Ian Romano Drums
Spencer Burton Guitar/ vox
Ian Kehoe Bass