On the Might of Princes

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On The Might Of Princes were an American post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York, active during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

On The Might Of Princes
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Post-hardcore, punk rock
Years active 1998 (1998)–2004
Labels Rok Lok Records, Revelation Records, Creep Records, Traffic Violation Records
Associated acts The Brass, Vehicles, Blakfish, Shapes, Shai Hulud, Gracer, Villa Vina, Small Arms Dealer

History[edit]

On The Might Of Princes formed on Long Island, New York in 1998, emerging from an heterogenous but cooperative community of independent bands and labels. First releasing material on Rok Lok (The Making of a Conversation) and Creep Records/Traffic Violation Records Where You Are and Where You Want to Be), they eventually signed to Revelation records and released what would be their third and final record, Sirens, in 2003.

After a follow-up tour of Europe, On The Might Of Princes disbanded in May 2004. After a two-year split, they reunited in late 2006 to play three shows. Soon afterward, expanded re-releases of their first two albums were released on Rok Lok Records. In August 2008, they temporarily reunited once again for a few more shows. In 2012, Revelation Records announced that the group would reunite yet again for the label's 25th anniversary festival at Irving Plaza. A fourth reunion was planned for June 2013, but was cancelled for undisclosed reasons. Soon after, the band formally declared that there would be no more shows or new material and they had officially broken up.

Jason Rosenthal passed away in Austin, Texas of a heart attack on August 12, 2013. He was 35.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Jason Rosenthal - Guitar, vocals, melodica
  • Lou Fontana - Guitar, vocals
  • Tom Orza - Bass, vocals
  • Chris Enriquez - Drums, percussion, piano

Former members[edit]

  • Nicole Keiper- Drums on The Making of a Conversation and demo cassette

Current projects[edit]

Jason Rosenthal went on to sing and play guitar in the The Brass from 2007 to 2010. Vehicles, a project consisting of Rosenthal, Ellis, Rich Buckley (ex-Shapes) and Rob "Wiz" Wisely (ex-Blakfish) was roughly recorded but shelved. Following his death in August 2013, Tom Tierney (Tidal Arms, Julie Christmas) collaborated with the remaining members to complete the material. As of 2015 it remains unreleased. Rosenthal was also involved in a band called Oscenita with his girlfriend, Emily Ruf and collaborated with The Saddest Landscape on a few tracks, some released and some unreleased.

Chris Enriquez is the drummer for Primitive Weapons (Party Smasher Inc.), Spotlights (live drummer) and HAAN (formerly No Way.) He also played drums in Gracer (Revelation Records), Villa Vina, Ghost Robot Ninja Bear, Ludlow Lions and The Judas Knife. Chris briefly filled in as a live drummer for Criteria (Saddle Creek Records), Shai Hulud, Supertouch (Revelation Records) and Sainthood Reps. He auditioned unsuccessfully to join a wide range of bands including Coheed and Cambria, Glassjaw, Ra Ra Riot and Jesse Malin's solo band to name a few.

Tom Orza is the bassist for Aux Era. He also played in Mont Gomery, Villa Vina, Limbs and The Judas Knife. Tom also auditioned for the bassist position in Coheed and Cambria in 2006.

Lou Fontana is the singer/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for God's Gift to Women. He also played guitar in Small Arms Dealer (Deep Elm Records), Fellow Project and Go White Bronco (86'd Records) and bass in the now defunct band, With Every Idle Hour.

Discography[edit]

Full albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doc Rock. "July to December". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2013-08-24. 

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