Haunting and soulful, The Seraphim Rising are a return to substance. Formed in 2008 in Ojai, Ca. the band manifests a passionate yet danceable hard rock sound with elements of folk, gothic, metal and psychedelic rock, meaningful lyrics and a raw and powerful female voice.
Singer/songwriter Attasalina created the project when she teamed up with bass player Matthew Sewell, guitar legend Sunny Erickson and drummer Gordon Branchaud. Disenchanted with the bar band format, they launched the project by throwing a concert at a ninety seat theater.
Featuring DJ's, light show, smoke, theatrics and an open bar, their two hour showcase of everything from ambient noise and original songs to arcane Bowie and Pink Floyd covers rather astonished the full house of locals (both the famous and the infamous) who were quite satisfied to see something a little off the town's charts for a change.
By 2010 their unique appearances at local hot spots were consistently packed with an eclectic crowd of artists, dancers, musicians and friends. Led by an invitation from DJ Christopher the Minister, they recorded their first, self-produced EP entitled "Life In Suspension" at the legendary Swing House studio in Hollywood, Ca on January 16th, 2011.
After surviving the fires of creation at Swing House, Attasalina released "The Soldiers of Everyday", a song co-written and recorded with long time friend Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets).
“Featuring an 'Annie Lennox' style singer, the song contains such a compelling rhythm that with Ash’s combined guitar work it makes the song a transcendental journey. This track could’ve easily been a Love and Rockets song. Personally, I think this is the most unique work Daniel Ash has done during his solo music sojourn." - Jefferson Laufer (RockBandsofLA.com). A stunning music video featuring the two of them released later in the year.
The first Seraphim Rising single debuted in the summer of 2011. Unfolding a truthful tale of class-ism and deceit, "Raise The Dead" is an ardent summoning worthy of our time. Their six song EP "Life In Suspension" hit the internet on Halloween.
Concussive covers of The Velvet Underground and The Sisters of Mercy complete the collection of original material which is focused on the daunting struggle to remain conscious in a violent and confusing reality. The album invokes a powerful rock n' roll sound with more than a touch of Venice Beach psychedelia. Back to work on their next release, the project is enjoying the invaluable support of celebrated underground artists...
"The Real Deal." - Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets)
"Reminds me of Patti Smith in her best days." - Vincent Véhixe (Punish Yourself)
"This belongs to that holy 0.01% that totally shines!" - Dani Macchi (Belladonna / The Noir Hour)