Unsigned and undeterred
There are times when I marvel at some of the bands signed to record labels who write meaningless songs that stay in your brain only as long as it takes them to pass through one ear and out the other. Then I discover band’s like San Antonio’s Memory of a Melody who remain remarkably and criminally unsigned.
Founded deep in the heart of Texas in the late aughts, MOAM features vocalist Mario Galdos, bassist Joel Martinez, drummer Robin Lopez, and guitarists Wade Sigue and Roel Castillo. The quintet tapped producer Bryan Scott (Cult To Follow) for their self-released 2011 debut, Things That Make You Scream.
The title track and “Mask” were both shot as videos, and the band spent the following two years as road warriors throughout the region. The video for “Things That Make You Scream” is a dynamic bit of film work well designed and as incredible as anything any of your signed bands might offer up. MOAM also created its own festival called Melodyfest: Pretty impressive for an unsigned band in a saturated market.
This year the group, once again responding to fan requests released its own live EP, Official Live 2012. The seven-track feast of live ear candy also includes the brand new studio track, “Mouthful of Razors.”
Call Memory of a Melody’s sound hard rock, alt metal, or just modern and edgy rock and roll, the guys have created a signature that has easily earned them the right to be up there with bands like Adelitas Way, Papa Roach, Otherwise, etc. The band is equal parts heaviness, and accessibility without selling out their integrity. Now they just need to be discovered beyond the Lonestar state.
Get a taste of MOAM below then support the band by adding them to Facebook, and buying their album and/or EP. Let’s spread the Melody.