Onesidezero

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Onesidezero
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Post-grunge
Hard rock
Years active 1998–2003
2004–present
Labels Corporate Punishment
Maverick Records
Associated acts Abloom System Of A Down Play Chaos Evildead Armored Saint Snot Soulfly
Website Official MySpace
Members Jasan Radford
Levon Sultanian
Cristian Hernandez
Rob Basile
Brett Kane
Past members Colin Crow, Travis Prentice, Peter Pres

Onesidezero (also depicted as OneSideZero) is a five-piece music group. Their style is often described as heavy melodic rock. Their songs are often very dark, with deep lyrics and slow bass lines.

History[edit]

Formed in 1997, the band recorded several demos before being signed by Maverick Records. Their first full length album, Is This Room Getting Smaller, was released on November 20, 2001. The band toured for three years, alongside bands like Incubus, 311, Sevendust, Static-X, Soulfly, Soil, also appearing on HBO's Reverb with Linkin Park. The singles "Instead Laugh" and "New World Order" failed to push the album, and the band asked to be released from their contract. In 2003, Onesidezero disbanded and retreated to various side projects.

The most notable side project, Abloom (previously called Mothra), featured vocalist Jasan Radford and lead guitarist Levon Sultanian. Also part of the band was Mike Doling (ex-Snot, ex-Soulfly), Roy Mayorga (ex-Soulfly) and John Fahnestock (ex-Snot). Fahnestock left and was replaced by Marcelo Dias aka Marcello D. Rapp (ex-Soulfly). Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down took the role of executive producer.

Abloom song titles included "Cover Up," "After That Quiet," "January 2nd," "What You Came For," "Shadows," and "Mama Don't Cry." Some of these are featured on their MySpace page while others are floating around on the internet. Abloom has a more classic rock feel while at times showcasing Levon Sultanian's guitar playing who is of Armenian descent.

In late 2004, Onesidezero reunited and worked on new material. The band toured throughout 2005 and 2006 while writing and recording their album with Ulrich Wild (Taproot, Static-X) at the helm. Before writing what would become their self-titled 2007 release, the band wrote, and scrapped, almost an album and a half worth of material that comprised most of their setlist from 2002 through 2006. Song titles included "Empty," "Summertime," "Quicksand," "Chasing the Sun," "Say," "Separate," "Up From Down," "U4IA," "Oneside of the Zero," and more. On November 8, 2006, Onesidezero announced they had signed with Corporate Punishment Records. Their self titled album Onesidezero was released June 5, 2007. It was originally slated for a February 20 release. According to their Facebook page, they are in the process of writing new music for their next album for 2012 release.

Band members[edit]

Current
  • Jasan Radford — vocals, guitar
  • Levon Sultanian — Lead guitar, backing vocals(1997–2003, 2004–2007, 2010–present)
  • Brett Kane — guitar, backing vocals (1998–2003, 2007–present)
  • Cristian Hernandez — bass, backing vocals
  • Rob Basile — drums
Former members
  • Travis Prentice — drums, backing vocals (1997–1999,)
  • Peter Pres — bass guitar, backing vocals (1997–1999,)
  • Colin Crow — guitar (2007–2009)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • 1998 –
  1. Paste
  2. Brocwurst
  3. Sleep Through This
  4. Into A Million Pieces
  • 2000 –
  1. Instead Laugh
  2. Holding Cell
  3. New World Order
  4. Shed the Skin
  5. Eight
  6. Sleep Through This
  • 2003 – Summer Demo
  1. Empty
  2. Separate
  3. Summertime
  • 2003 – 2/5's Demo (contains some alternate versions)
  1. Empty
  2. Summertime
  3. Quicksand
  4. Chasing the Sun

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US
Hot 100
US
Mod. Rock
US
Main. Rock
UK UK
Rock Track
CAN
Hot 100
2001 "New World Order" - - - - - - Is This Room Getting Smaller
"Instead Laugh" - - - - - -
"Shed the Skin" - - - - - -
2007 "My Confession" - - - - - - Onesidezero
"Sleep" - - - - - -

Drummer Rob Basile contributed drums for singer/songwriter Colleen Grace on albums Colleen Grace (2003) and Rosetta Hotel (2006), and for the track entitled "Where He Can Hide" by Tom Wolfe on the soundtrack of the film Me, Myself & Irene starring Jim Carrey (2000).

Vocalist Jasan Radford contributed vocals to the tracks "Run Around," "Going Digital," and "Strange" on the soundtrack of Digimon: The Movie, as well as the theme song for Power Rangers Time Force.

The song "Tapwater" from Is This Room Getting Smaller was featured in the film A Walk to Remember.

Music videos[edit]

Song Album Director(s)
"Eight" Is This Room Getting Smaller (2001) Jasan Radford

External links[edit]