Cease Upon the Capitol first practiced in February 2004. The goal of the band was to succeed where their previous band, the Baldwin Mass Suicide, had failed. The band was to be more radical, politically and musically. They wrote and recorded two songs before they met Ian. Ian came to Murfreesboro to study at MTSU from Korea, where he grew up. He had previously sang in the Korean band, Unroot. Ian got on bass, and the three recorded 3 more songs to complete their demo. Before Ian went back to Korea for the summer, they went into BattleTapes in Nashville and re-recorded their demo as an EP. After Ian left for the summer, they got Ben to take his place. They played several shows over the summer in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Bowling Green, KY, and Jackson. They've played shows with A Day in Black and White, Breed/Extinction, Kaospilot, Van Johnson, Takaru, This Ship Will Sink, and Coliseum. In February 2005, they were included in the Emo Armageddon compilation from React with Protest Records. While releasing their first full-length on react with protest records, matt, ben and ryan toured europe for nearly two months in the summer of 2006. back in the usa ben has left the band, and roy has joined. the band is still working very hard on new songs, a lot of new stuff will be put out soon and you can prepare yourself for the 2nd european tour of these guys in 2007.
demo cd-r (self-released, 2004)
3 songs on this is your life 2xLP bonus cd-r (ape must not kill ape, 2004)
1 song on V/A - emo armagedfon compilation 7" (rwp014)
the end of history cd-r (chronocological, 2005)
the end of history 7" (i've come for your children/escucha!/endless/nameless)
the end of history cassette (papakerma)
split cd with arse moreira (escucha!/i've come for your children/existencia)
self-titled 7" (ape must not kill ape records)
split cd with silbato 3" (shove records)
untitled 12" (rwp023)
2nd 12" (rwp028)
"4 intense songs from the Italian band Silbato on here and they are the best Silbato songs/recordings I've heard so far. This band plays a very intense and energetic form of hardcore, a bit akin to the old With Love or the old Jr. Ewing if I have to compare them. At times straight forward, fast rocking out in what is almost screamo. In "miracles in the harbour" Silbato show us a pretty heavy part of their character, while "collateral in the end" has some intricate and technical hooks. Silbato is an overlooked band and I hope it won't stay that way. The other band on this split is Cease Upon the Capitol, whom I recentely saw play two shows in Germany. Like Silbato their lyrics have politically or socially aware undertones, but I could put their lyrics in a better context. They were more clear to me. The first thing that strikes me on these recordings, is that I really dig the screamed, raspy vocals of the singer. Musically the band is nothing new under the sun, but delivers a really good brand of screamo. A bit like One Eyed God Prophecy with more clean, little riffs in there for good measure. Very cool stuff."
about the split cd with silbato from Mashnote Zine
Ryan, Roy and Matt (Ben has left the band)
252 Barker Rd.
Nashville, TN 37214