The name, The Quarantined, is to imply the people who have been shut away, disregarded, ignored, and walked on; who refuse to be any longer and are now no longer silent.
We are in the business of fighting repression of self thru music.
A renewal of the soul thru facing your inner demons to come out on the other side a better person.
A description of the journey thru hell to find your own heaven.
An occasional reveling of the evil you have to surround yourself with to get to your own destiny.
Finding yourself in a sea of uncertainty and doubt, and recognizing the huge obstacles you have overcome to only fight some more.
For freedom of expression, and freedom to experience the unknown.
Making reminders of what we are giving away under our current condition politically.
We stand to fight corruption with truth and stand for equality with a stronger voice than the opposition.
The Quarantined, led by Sean Martin on guitar/vocals, Dominic McFadden on guitar, Alex Diaz on bass, Kaspars Grinbergs on drums. With their engaging songwriting, high energy and poetic self-destruction, The Quarantined bring a new spawn of rock music, fusing standards of sound and performance from today and the cornerstones that built them of tomorrow like Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Nirvana.
As Jonathan Bates said, "Its like you're taking ALL the best parts from ALL the best music of Punk and old metal."
Officially created by Sean Martin in Musician's Institute Studio A, where Sean earned an Associate of Arts in Guitar Performance/Music Industry Studies, The Quarantined has been making music truly like no one else can. Sean was an Infantryman who served in Iraq and brings his true feelings and experiences to light in the songs he writes. "I just try to write as honestly as I can," he says. "I know how to compose with the emotions the lyrics will bring to the reader in mind. And when I do, I re-write and re-write to get to the core of what I want to say. Usually it becomes an artistic commentary on actual events, or sometimes a lesson, telling you things about global issues that I know as fact, because I have seen it with my own eyes."
Taking from all the great bands of his youth and even before his youth as well, Sean brings the fire of conviction in his performances, and is supported by a heavy hitting, yet a technically proficient in all styles kind of drummer, Kaspars Grinbergs, and Alex Diaz on Bass, who brings an aggressiveness to the lower frequencies yet at the same time is melodic and gripping.
"We're making music to awaken people. Not just politically, but musically as well, " Sean says. "There has been a disconnect between rock music and the rebel mentality. There has been a disconnect between news and facts. People don't believe what they see on the news, nor do they believe the politicians giving them the information. Nor should they. I've learned exactly what kind of propaganda techniques the news will use to support their own narrative by watching what Americans saw on the news, and experiencing the reality of war on the ground. But rock music, specifically, appears to me to have lost its balls to say the truth that is ignored, while at the same time been over-run by lackadaisical musicianship. We aim to change that stereotype as well as raise the bar, and hopefully open people's minds at the same time. A lofty goal, I know...but I'm up for the challenge."
By crossing band centric genres created by bands like Rage Against the Machine (Rap and metal), Sublime (Reggae and punk rock), Jimi Hendrix (rock and Psychedelia) and Nirvana (Grunge and soft rock), The Quarantined has broken all barriers, broken all preconceived notions of what the rock genre is. Organic and accessible, defined yet versatile, The Quarantined is exactly what is, while being exactly not what you expected.