Disown (band)

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Origin Ohio, United States
Genres Industrial rock
Years active 2000 – Present
Labels Dark Media Interactive, Cleopatra Records
Website http://www.myspace.com/disown

Disown is a four-piece Industrial rock band originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

Along with guitar riffs and stabbing electronic synths similar to Nine Inch Nails or Linkin Park, Disown adds an arrangement of melodic, emotional lyrics similar to A Perfect Circle or Tool.

Formed in 2000, Disown has shared the stage with HIM, Atreyu, Lacuna Coil, Static-X, Orgy, Godhead, Crossbreed, Mushroomhead, Trust Company, KMFDM and The Apex Theory.

The original lineup consisted of Jae Rohrer on vocals and guitar, Mitch Langford on guitar and sequencing, Jesse Rohrer on bass, and Gerry Lakarosky on drums.

In 2004, Disown appeared in an article of the Daily Kent Stater written by Mark Bodkin documenting the recording process of their first release "Angels and Atheists." Later that same year, they traveled to the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio to demo three songs with Eric Rickey that would later appear on "Requiem of One." That same year, Disown replaced drummer, Gerry Lakarosky with Scott Kaczmarek.

In 2005, Disown secured a spot on the OzzFest 2004 tour performing in front of more than 30,000 people.

In 2005, the band secured business with Cleopatra Records and had their single, "Policy of Truth" placed on a tribute to Depeche Mode.

In 2006, Disown began their east coast tour of 13 states and 39 cities. The band acquired new bassist, Krystle Carter and guitarist Mikal. The band continued to open for several huge National Acts. As well, Disown was named Top 20 best artist on Myspace and selected for a chance to place a track on Vivendi/Universal's upcoming PC game, Scarface: The World Is Yours.

In 2007, Jae Rohrer began working on Disown's 3rd full-length Album entitled "Grave New World". Disown received sponsorship by SamAsh and endorsements from Halo Guitars. The band was also nominated for Best Goth/Industrial Act 3 years in a row by the Cleveland Free Times.

In 2008, tragedy struck on March 4, as their guitarist, Mikal, was involved in a fatal car accident in Michigan, and died on March 6, 2008. Mikal's funeral was held on March 11. The band members refused to comment on the situation

2009 - the band has been in under the radar since, taking a break to recover from things and, perhaps enjoy life a bit.

2010, the band's music, specifically the track Medicinal, is set to appear as one of the tracks shipped with APB by Realtime Worlds. It is unclear whether this track was handpicked by the developers or submitted by the band via the Artist Program.



  • Jae Rohrer - Vocals & Guitar
  • Dave - Guitars
  • Krystal Carter - Bass
  • Scott Kaczmarek - Drums

Past Members

  • Mitch Langford - Guitars & Keyboards
  • Jesse Rohrer - Bass
  • Gerry Lakarosky - Drums
  • Mikal - Guitars
  • Chuck Eddy - Guitars
  • Mark Keith - Bass


Requiem of One (2005)[edit]

  1. Unto You
  2. Mary Lies Bleeding
  3. The Dust of Sin
  4. Policy of Truth
  5. Medicinal
  6. Undeniably So
  7. Far Away from Here
  8. What Have I Become?
  9. INRI
  10. The Eleventh Hour
  11. Requiem of One
  12. Epitaph

Angels and Atheists (2004)[edit]

  1. Guilt Trip
  2. Dead Inside
  3. Judas
  4. No Conclusion
  5. If I Were God
  6. A Perfect World
  7. Beautifully Sickening
  8. Stab
  9. All That Remains
  10. Still Here
  11. I Disappear


  1. ^ Cory of Vampirefreaks.com (2007-02-03). "Disown at Vampirefreaks.com [ industrial music profile ]". Vampirefreaks.com. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  2. ^ Disown (2007-02-22). "Disown On Myspace Music". Disown, Myspace Music. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 

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