7 Angels 7 Plagues

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7 Angels 7 Plagues
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Genres Metallic hardcore, hardcore punk, mathcore, melodic hardcore
Years active 1999–2002, 2005–2006
Labels Uprising Records
Associated acts Misery Signals, Adriell, Dead to Fall, xFor Death or Gloryx, Martyr A.D., Burning Empires
Past members Matt Matera
Jared Logan
Matt Mixon
Kyle Johnson
Ryan Morgan
Temo Rios
Jesse Zaraska

7 Angels 7 Plagues (7A7P for short) was a metallic hardcore band from Racine, WI, United States, a town just south of Milwaukee. 7 Angels 7 Plagues formed in 1999 from the scraps of local Milwaukee bands Castahead and Intercede. In 2001, 7 Angels 7 Plagues released "Jhazmyne's Lullaby" along with a bold statement that this (then new and unheard of) band was going to redefine the standards of their genre.

Then, as they were set to record new material and head out on a nationwide tour, came a sudden and very unexpected break-up in 2002. Within hours of them breaking the news, they were hit with an onslaught of emails from shocked fans (continuing to this day) wondering why a band in their prime would call it quits. Following the news, fans frantically tried to track down any other music or merchandise from the band that they could get their hands on.

Similar disappointment in the break-up and continued interest in the band’s music has been widespread in the print and online media, with the band being voted (in a Lambgoat.com poll) as the band breakup to have most affected fans in 2002.

With the core song writing nucleus of the group yet to form any new bands, and with fans eager to hear any new material, the band and Uprising decided to re-release the band's first record that originally got them signed to Uprising. Now re-mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side and with new artwork by Martin Defatte in Bluenote style to match their full length record, Jhazmyne's Lullaby. A two album set was produced for collectors.

After the band broke up in 2002, members went on to play in the notable band Misery Signals, along with Adriell, xFor Death or Gloryx and Dead to Fall. They reunited in December 2005 to play three charity shows with Branden Morgan of Misery Signals filling in on drums. Matthew Matera has started a Mastering and Recording Company called American Modern Studios, located in both Chicago and New York City areas.


Final formation
Former members
  • Temo Rios - lead vocals
  • Jesse Zaraska - lead vocals (ex-Misery Signals, Compromise: final shows only*)


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