The Reformation (band)

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This article is about the Pittsburgh-based progressive rock band. For the Arkansas-based Southern rock band, see Zach Williams & The Reformation.
The Reformation
The Reformation in 2011.jpg
The Reformation in 2011
(L-R: Caroline Schneider, Matt Penco, Kyle Brower, Dan Miller).
Background information
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Progressive rock, psychedelic soul, jazz fusion, heavy metal, space rock[1][2][3][4]
Years active 2010–present
Labels Unsigned
Members Kyle Brower
Matt Penco
Caroline Schneider
Past members Fred Carneiro
Dan Miller

The Reformation is an American progressive rock band, formed in 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


2008–10: Mechanical Overload[edit]

Multi-instrumentalists Kyle Brower and Matt Penco, along with bassist Fred Carneiro and lead vocalist Bruce Jackson, formed Mechanical Overload in 2008. They began composing and recording original material for what eventually became part of The Reformation's first album, but the project went defunct with Jackson's departure in early 2010.

2010–present: The Reformation[edit]

The Reformation performing in Pittsburgh, PA on August 26, 2011

The addition of actress Caroline Schneider in September 2010 prompted the reformation of the old group, and a new direction. They changed their name to The Reformation, and completed recording their debut album in the summer of 2011. Carneiro left the group before the album's release and was replaced with multi-instrumentalist Dan Miller.

The band released their debut album, The Reformation, on August 18, 2011, performing shows at bars and clubs in Pittsburgh to promote it. They released their second album, Fatal Expectation, on July 27, 2013. Both albums were produced and engineered by Penco.

The group announced that they will be releasing new material and are currently planning to tour the West Coast as early as 2015.[5][6][7][8]


Studio albums[edit]

Band members[edit]

Current members
Past members
  • Fred Carneiro – electric bass guitar, vocals (2010–2011)
  • Dan Miller – electric bass guitars, double bass, acoustic guitar, vocals (2011–2014)


  1. ^ Hill, G.W. (April 2014). "The Reformation - Fatal Expectation Review by G.W. Hill". Music Street Journal (Music Street Journal) (105). Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mulkerin, Andy (May 9, 2012). "New releases from The Woodpile, New Victorians, Michael Christopher, The Reformation". Pittsburgh City Paper (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Steel City Media). p. 25. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "THE REFORMATION discography (top albums), MP3, videos and reviews". Prog Archives. Prog Archives. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ Mulkerin, Andy (January 2, 2014). "New Releases - Recent records from Eclypse, The Reformation and Wreck Loose". Pittsburgh City Paper 24 (1) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Steel City Media). p. 19. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hill, G.W. (2014). "The Reformation Interviewed by G.W. Hill". Music Street Journal (Music Street Journal). Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ C Bret Campbell (October 23, 2014). "Mid Tenn Listens Live ep 80". (Podcast). Middle Tennessee Music. Event occurs at 49:55. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "About The Reformation". The Reformation. The Reformation. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Reformation | Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 

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