The tale of our journey in retrospect is not one that we ever envisioned. Modern Day Outlaw was originally formed in 2007 by three lifelong friends with similar music interests (Ron Brown, Sergio Cesario, and Travis Geary). Back then this was just a way for us to play music, have fun, and get out of our houses every once in a while. None of us ever really wanted to play covers so we began writing original music. For several years this was our occasional retreat from the toils of everyday life, with no intention of moving beyond the rehearsal studio walls.
Wanting to expand beyond the music we had written we decided to bring aboard Tommy Monger on guitar and Sean Bachelor on Bass. Sean and Tommy in the mix, we started to expand our talents and the desire to record and play live shows began to grow. Moving forward to 2010 we collectively made a decision to embark on our first recording. The 4-song demo was released in 2011 and quickly gained notoriety throughout the underground scene.
In September 2011 Sean Bachelor amicably parted ways allowing Kevin Duran to step in and bring his melodic/aggressive skills to the table. With some new guns and ammunition in the chamber, it was time for us to take to the stage. October 15th 2011 marked the day we first stepped on the stage as a complete unit. Since that day the shows have gotten better and the crowds have grown larger, and larger. We began to quickly make a name for ourselves throughout South Florida for our energetic/aggressive style.
Not long after countless live shows and enthusiastic fans began to emerge we suffered our biggest drawback. Drummer and founding member Travis Geary made the decision to hang up the sticks and gracefully bow out. This was a huge setback for us, Travis was there from the beginning and he was a lifelong friend to us. We accepted the loss, decided to move on and the search for a new drummer began. As if by the grace of God, our answered appeared in the form of Kirk Sarmento. Kirk was a crucial addition, having years of experience and a solid Southern style the lineup was complete.
Obviously new members, live performances, can only lead to one thing: a new album. The search then began for a good studio and a solid producer. So naturally we turned to longtime friend Gus Rios(Malevolent Creation), and Riversound Studios to record the newest effort. With a more serious approach to the market and the masses, a decision had to be made. Keep our old band name, or change it to something that resembled more of what we really were. Southern Metal Outlaws that live life, and write kick ass music. An extensive search for a new name was started, having looked through hundreds of potential names we found the name that suited us best. And with that “Modern Day Outlaw” was created. Metal/Country/Blues blended together for a sonic melodic revelry to appease the senses.
Drawing from all our influences, we take all aspects of rock and metal into accountability. Songs vary from slow southern groves, relentless aggression, catchy hooks, and melodic harmonies our Outlaw image was born. The music speaks for itself, created from what Rock N Roll should be, Modern Day Outlaw is ready to take on the world!
Modern Day Outlaw is a “Southern Metal” band. We honor and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our way of life. We take pride in our heritage, and shelter the thought of a much larger concept; a worldwide concept. With every nation throughout the world, there’s always a story to be told, a price to pay, and a sense of pride. We encourage everyone to take pride in whom you are and where you came from.
With that being said, one thing you can’t forget is that this group was formed with the sole purpose to create good music and have a good time. This is the culmination of good friends getting together with the intention of living for the moment, and creating some of the best music the world has ever seen!
It's now 2017 and with the addition of Jake Nicholson (2015) on lead guitar, and Rob Palladino (2016) on bass; we have yet another new line-up and new music to share with you. On 1/7/2017 our New EP Day of Reckoning was released. Five new hard and heavy amazing songs that hit you in the face, yet stay true to the MDO sound. Matt LaPlant did an amazing job, we couldn't be more excited about what we just released! We have such amazing things planned for our fans. Be on the lookout and keep in the loop by liking our Facebook page.
Overexposure to Modern Day Outlaw has been known to cause a severe addiction to music......If symptoms begin to appear please contact your rehabilitative counselor immediately, fanaticism is not to be taken lightly. Or if this has happened before please proceed to the closest bar and demand to hear live music!!! Bring back the Rock, let’s fly that flag together!!! Ohhh one more thing; “For those about to Rock… WE SALUTE YOU!!!”