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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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  • Dwesk

    Never been a fan (Fatima Rusalka is an amazing song though) but this album is fucking awesome. Some of the best shit in the scene lol.

    11 hours ago Reply
  • Ancore

    another good story

    Yesterday 10:07am Reply
  • bobo9390

    New album is solid [2] Definitely enjoyable on first listen

    17 Apr 9:06pm Reply
  • UponDoom

    New album is solid

    17 Apr 3:37pm Reply
  • Stormehange


    15 Apr 9:26am Reply
  • ericmroberts23

    "The Emptiness" is a fucking classic.

    6 Apr 1:43pm Reply
  • fremdweltler

    motherfukcer, never i thought i would say that ever, but comedy of errors is fucking amazing

    1 Apr 10:45pm Reply
  • sororitycliche

    I've been trying to find the hidden track on The Decade album but I can't find it! Help?!

    15 Mar 2:35am Reply
  • wacon

    A Lunatic's Lament <3

    21 Feb 10:47am Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    "I push you away, but you are the only thing I know." -me talking to the post-hardcore genre

    5 Feb 3:52pm Reply
  • playbackward

    klambi kuneng ngisor: kaya bencong wae hi gilo

    24 Jan 5:33am Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    if you like metal/core/post-hc/alternative/rock etc... then give this page a like on facebook. they deliver u with the newest news. .

    22 Jan 6:49pm Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    I need a new album :/

    14 Jan 6:06am Reply
  • HerFadingSmile

    vote positive for the original on frail wings artwork

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sammyslemer

    still good. <3

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mathponts

    Happy birthday, Alesana! #10years ♥

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mikenike925

    new ep kills! i forgot about these guys for so long until that. i was surprised they were still around

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bluesoul00

    But Alesana is not only a "melodramatic cry for attention". They create art, and they are way more better than any other band in the -core scene in general.... [2]

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • iPowers

    "ipowers: it wasnt even a part of the triology... probably wrote this in a very short time to give the fans so that they wont waiting for so long... new album will be better i think" Let's hope so :)

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • RiasPure

    @bobo9390: Most people are just really fucking dumb and rely too much on other people's opinions to try to fit in. Yeah, I can definitely get down with stuff like Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan etc even a lot of death metal but I enjoy "pussy shit" like Alesana, Blessthefall, Silverstein and so on just as much. Just like what you like.

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
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