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Misery Signals

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Misery Signals is an American metalcore band formed in Wisconsin in 2002. The sound of their music is defined by bright melodies backed up by odd time signatures, chugging riffs, and breakdowns.

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Formation (2002–2003)

Misery Signals was formed after the disbandment of several bands, including 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Hamartia and Compromise. Having played briefly with 7 Angels 7 Plagues, former Compromise vocalist Jesse Zaraska was approached by Ryan Morgan and Kyle Johnson for a new project, which would become Misery Signals. Jeff Aust from Hamartia joined on as second guitar, and Ryan Morgan’s brother Branden joined as the bands drummer. Aust soon left the band and has since gone on to join With Honor, he was replaced by Stu Ross - a friend of Jesse Zaraska’s from St. Albert, Alberta.

Signing to Ferret Music (2004–2009)

The band eventually signed to New Jersey’s Ferret Music, releasing their first full-length album, Of Malice and the Magnum Heart. After extensive touring, Zaraska decided to leave the band to focus on a smaller, less aggressive project named Sleeping Girl, at which point the rest of the band decided to put up an instrumental song on their MySpace page, encouraging anyone who wanted to take over the spot of vocalist to record their own voice over the instrumental and e-mail it to the band. This was the way they found new vocalist Karl Schubach, with whom they recorded the album, Mirrors. In July 2008 Misery Signals released their third full-length entitled Controller. After extensive touring in support of Controller in early 2009, members of Misery Signals wanted to pursue other musical directions outside of their band.

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  • MoogInRow

    Of Malice, Mirrors and Controller are all so amazing

    25 Jul 1:28am Reply
  • trevorbecker

    Never stop making music

    4 Jul 6:26pm Reply
  • jonowev

    Oh Misery Sigs, when did I fall out of love with you? :(

    4 Jul 12:25am Reply
  • Hyp0crisy

    Fuck this bullshit Malice X Tour. 8 dates (6 in Canada + Milwaukee/New York) does not qualify as a reunion tour for me. I feel like they completely neglect the southern US on all of their tours, but this one especially bummed me out.

    3 Jun 10:56pm Reply
  • PutridBastard

    So unknown..

    2 Jun 6:40am Reply
  • Autodidact7

    10 years exactly since Of Malice came out. Still my all time favorite album. Can't wait until they announce the reunion tour dates.

    1 Jun 11:27pm Reply
  • iBreakd0wn

    Of Malice and the Magnum Heart > Mirrors > Controller > Absent Light > EP

    18 May 4:47am Reply
  • Entripy777

    bayharbour: Reawaken, Metalcore from Australia http://youtu.be/epE1KVrbzrY

    13 May 11:13pm Reply
  • EdytaxEmila

    new album surely great ;)

    7 May 7:56pm Reply
  • joseburnsred

    The atmosphere in Absent Light is amazing, so desperate and dark but in the last two tracks it begins to feel a bit more "open" with the clean vocals and all, great album.

    7 May 7:21pm Reply
  • -plunder-

    Whooo! Euroblast :)

    1 May 9:55am Reply
  • super-pangolin

    Eh, don't have this pre-existing appreciation for Jesse. I just heard Malice as it was, then heard Mirrors/Controller and liked them more. Jesse has his moments, but there's something ethereality of Karl's vocals that seals the deal.

    1 May 8:26am Reply
  • homework

    @MICHAELETRON While I attempt to see where you are going with this one, I couldn't even listen to it out of curiosity. Being a fan of both Compromise and 7A7P, the sentimental value of OMATMH is sitting on a pedestal above the rest of their discography. Jesse was an intense vocalist and the emotion in his voice was just unreal. Too bad he's a school teacher now, but he did what was best for him; that's all anyone can ask for.

    29 Apr 12:37am Reply
  • jonowev

    Just so we're clear, the first three albums are all classics of this genre.

    30 Mar 4:38pm Reply
  • benson_x

    Absent Light is much better than most other metallic hardcore albums of 2013, I think it beats out new Erra, Shai Hulud and Counterparts. Sweet album. [2]

    27 Feb 4:34pm Reply
  • MICHAELETRON

    man I'd love it if they re-recorded OMATMH with Karl.

    9 Feb 5:17pm Reply
  • super-pangolin

    Absent Light is good, but it's no Controller.

    3 Feb 7:44am Reply
  • VMTSRPNTS

    Favorite false metal band, hehehe. <3

    13 Jan 6:35pm Reply
  • Bonelesss

    the only "metalcore" band you can hear nowadays.

    11 Jan 7:01pm Reply
  • Xfing

    Absent Light is much better than most other metallic hardcore albums of 2013, I think it beats out new Erra, Shai Hulud and Counterparts. Sweet album.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
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