Like an injection in the veins..
The island of Barbados has seen an unprecedented surge in the signing of world class music acts. Enter Standing Penance its newest rock product. With a range of influences as focused as Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Disturbed and System of A Down to name a few these unlikely protagonists of the power chord have managed to stay true to a genre regarded as off the beaten track on home soil.
Vocalist Tearhead was the former singer for another band called Birthright and the former co-vocalist for the hard rock band Broken Chain Links. Jehan, who has been performing in bands since the age of 14 finds his niche as the lead guitarist and second vocalist for the band. Lexx was a drummer for a band known as Dementia and was also the drummer for Broken Chain Links. Valkyrie, the youngest in the squad, started by jamming on the guitar in her room for fun before she was approached to play bass for the band.
Their debut album entitled "My Pain" has been out since July 2010 and they have performed on every major stage in Barbados.
When asked about the album it was stated:
The album focuses on the central theme of relationships and how they go up and come right back down. We have recognized that nothing is sacred in any relationship and we definitely wanted to capture that feeling of helplessness that we all feel when things go to sh*t and maybe ask the question as to whether there is hope after you pick up the pieces.
The band is currently in the writing and recording process for their second album tentatively named "The Active Ingredient".