St. Valentines Massacre - Biography

“Witnessing St. Valentines Massacre live is like being on the receiving end of a champagne enema for your ears.” – Lauren O’Neil, 98 Rock DJ (Tampa Bay’s 97.9 FM Radio)

St. Valentine's Massacre formed in the summer of 2005 out of the mutual love for music and the desire to create audible art with passion and power. Hidden away in back alley venues, the band sought to prove that they were worth their salt with every show they played. Their zealous nature earned them the respect of many, allowing them to play the larger scale venues with touring national acts such as 36 Crazyfists (Roadrunner), A Day To Remember (Victory), The Absence (Metal Blade), Phoenix Mourning (Metal Blade), Throwdown (Trustkill), It Dies Today (Trustkill) and more, while having a draw comparable and many times exceeding the draw of the signed bands, and amassing an army of loyal fans that quickly became known as The Condemned.

"St. Valentines Massacre is that HEAT!” – Charlie Thomas, Owner, Corrapollo Lyvewyre Records

SVM has had their concerts showcased by 98 Rock (97.9 FM), airplay on 97x (97.1 FM), and has been interviewed by WECX Radio (99.9 FM, St. Petersburg) for a 2 hour feature spot, in addition to a multitude of other FM, college, and internet radio stations globally. In addition to which, they have recently won the Rock Solid Pressure industry showcase (Oct 2007), performing in front of several industry professionals, and record labels including Atlantic, Vagrant, Mercury, Nightmare and more.

"I like that this band has singing and melody – (Nightmare Theory) has a cool chorus” – Monte, A&R representative, Roadrunner Records

In January of 2007 they were ranked #1 on Myspace's Florida's unsigned screamo bands as well as #5 on Florida's unsigned metal bands. In June of 2007 the song Eulogy broke over 10,000 plays in the first 72 hours of being posted, and the band has over half a million plays in total on myspace alone.
Reaching out to people and promoting themselves is truly a priority for SVM, they truly understand the concept of working hard to get where they want to go, and to St Valentines Massacre, this is only the beginning...

Other Major Accomplishments:
January 2006 – Released first demo cd “Of Heroes and Gods”
January 2006 – Featured Article in Sarasota’s Herald Tribune
February 2006 – Placed first in 1st round of Emergenza competition for Tampa, FL
March 2006 – Placed first in Florida State Emergenza Semi-Finals
June 2006 – Played the Florida State Finals of Emergenza Competition
June 2006 – Released “Beneath Crimson Skies” EP
June 2006 – Ranked #1 on Myspace’s top Florida’s unsigned metal bands
June 2006 – Ranked #1 on Myspace’s top Florida’s unsigned screamo bands
June 2007 – Released 3 Internet exclusive songs “The Eulogy Sessions”
June 2007 – Eulogy broke over 10,000 plays in the first 72 hours of being posted.
July 2007 – Performed on the Ernie Ball stage at Vans Warped Tour 2007
September 2007 – Received highest scores at the 2007 Rock Solid Pressure Showcase.
October 2007 – Reached 500,000 (plays) on myspace music player.
November 2007 – Performed and won the Project Independent 2007 Florida state finals.
October 2008 – Signed with Megaforce/MRI
June 2009 - Released "Awakening" Album
June/July 2009 - Toured the east coast on debut "Awakening Tour"

Former SVM Members
Paul Starr - Andre Canale - Jeremy Suarez - Danny Brooks - "Luscious" Lou Little - Judah Del Pilar - James "Moose" Farina - Gary Gromer - Rianne Zakar