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Raleigh NC, United States (2004 – present)

Alesana (pronounced /ˈælɨs ˈænə/ Alice-Anna) is an american six piece band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed 2004. The band has released four full-length albums and one EP to date. The band gained a wide audience after their debut, On Frail Wings of Vanity And Wax was released, featuring a musical style shifting between light and heavy sounds along with a wide influence ranging to even classic rock bands such as The Beatles. Their band name is derived from street named Aliceanna St., which is located in Baltimore where the group originated.

Current members are Dennis Lee (screaming vocals), Shawn Milke (lead vocals, guitars, piano, synth, keys, programming, string composition), Patrick Thompson (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jeremy Bryan (drums, percussion), Shane Crump (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Jake Campbell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals).

Former members were Adam Ferguson (rhythm guitar, vocals), Steven Tomany (bass), Will Anderson (drums) and Daniel Magnuson (drums).

Shawn’s sister Melissa Milke takes over the female vocal parts throughout every Alesana album without being officially part of the band.
On Alesana’s third studio album “The Emptiness” Adam Fisher of Fear Before contributed the spoken words throughout the album.


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  • FrnkGT1


    20 Apr 11:15am Reply
  • myaimistrue17

    One of my favorite bands to see live.

    7 Apr 3:36pm Reply
  • sunjay140

    The Decade EP is really good and quite an improvement over the previous album.

    6 Apr 5:03am Reply
  • bobo9390

    The new EP rocks. Good to see these guys not ditching the sound that made them popular. One of the last true scene bands left.

    2 Apr 6:42pm Reply
  • Re-nan


    2 Apr 12:48am Reply
  • mathponts

    "they haven't evolved or progressed in their sound very much" what???????? Listen to Daggers Speak Louder....then change it do Deja Vu All Over Again. Just compare On Frail Wings x A Place. They get better at every new album, every new cd is better than the previous one. Alesana is an unique band, they always add something different to their music and make it a masterpiece. ;)

    31 Mar 5:44pm Reply
  • p0lteRg3isT

    The new EP is very characteristic for alesana. It's good they didn't change too much, but I miss some fresh edges. What do you say?

    29 Mar 3:27pm Reply
  • heartdelay

    i'm not sure if i like this nevermore song. i mean its ok but alesana has been around for ten years and they haven't evolved or progressed in their sound very much. you would expect them to have either a polished pop sound or something experimental by now

    28 Mar 7:01am Reply
  • meloPhilly

    I would have to say that the new EP is pretty solid!

    26 Mar 8:19pm Reply
  • stephanielvern

    amazing :3

    9 Mar 5:45pm Reply
  • Blo0dyDude

    Nevermore is awesome. [2]

    8 Mar 6:45pm Reply
  • musicoveryou

    new song fucking good

    5 Mar 7:38am Reply
  • bloody-origami

    Nevermore is awesome.

    5 Mar 1:45am Reply
  • FrnkGT1

    As faixas mais tocadas

    4 Mar 7:20am Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    mathponts: u already heared it ?

    2 Mar 11:38pm Reply
  • mathponts

    The Decade EP sounds amazing! Alesana is the best band in the world, seriously ♥

    22 Feb 6:38pm Reply
  • iPowers

    New song was ok. Doesn't have much energy as they usually do. I'm sure their album is going to kick ass. :)

    19 Feb 1:17am Reply
  • Haejin_Lee

    new song is awesome

    14 Feb 7:42pm Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    new song will neither be a part of the next album nor the decade ep. shawn told me via mail.

    12 Feb 7:41am Reply
  • Registeel

    I like the new song, but I agree, I hope the new album will be much better.

    12 Feb 6:31am Reply
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