The Dreaming (American band)
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Industrial rock, hard rock|
|Labels||BCD Music Group - USA |
Louder Records - Japan
|Associated acts||Stabbing Westward, Deadsy, Amen, Black Veil Brides, The Clay People|
Franccesca De Struct
|Past members||Diego Russo|
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The Dreaming formed in mid 2001 prior the dissolution of Christopher Hall's band Stabbing Westward on February 9, 2002. Chris and Johnny Haro, who had briefly filled in on drums in Stabbing Westward in 1998, took to the studio to record demos for his new project. Enlisting the help of Bryan Carlstrom, who engineered Darkest Days, the group began recording.
The Dreaming completed their first round of demo songs by February 2003 and made their live debut at The Gig in Hollywood, California. The band's first extended play, The Dreaming, was released in 2003. Throughout the following months, The Dreaming played several shows in notable Hollywood venues such as The Gig, Whisky a Go Go, and Dragonfly, and signed a deal with Andy Gould Management.
Throughout 2004, the group continued to play shows on the west coast, including gigs in California, Nevada, and Washington. The band shot a music video for the song "Beautiful" in July 2004. In late 2004, the group re-recorded the track "Beautiful" from The Dreaming EP with famed producer Jay Baumgardner for the soundtrack to the 2005 film Elektra.
Original guitarist Diego Russo would be replaced by former Amen guitarist Jinxx. The Bonus Tracks EP was released in Winter of 2005. 2006 followed with Dreamo, an EP that featured Hall and Jinxx re-interpreting four of the group's songs with both acoustic guitar and violin.
In Fall of 2006, the group went on their first national tour, The Congress of Corruption. The Dreaming opened for Godhead, Ill Niño, and Ra on this tour. Carlton Bost joined the line-up in 2007 after his previous band Deadsy went on hiatus. The band's fourth EP Club Re-Mixes was released in 2007. The Dreaming's debut album Etched In Blood was released on June 24, 2008, through a deal with the Hot Topic retail chain, and it also became available for internet purchase through Apple iTunes.
In promotion of the album, the band embarked on a three-month headlining tour in early 2008 that took them across the United States. They would then follow up with a co-headlining tour with Flaw in late 2008, and a co-headlining tour with Trust Company in early 2009. Jinxx would leave the group in mid-2009 and later join Black Veil Brides. He was replaced by former American Headcharge-guitarist Nick Quijano in 2011. Bassist Martin Kelly from Living Dead Lights and guitarist Rich Jazmin were added to the roster in Fall of 2011. The second album Puppet was released on November 1, 2011 on EAR/EMI records with the first single "Every Trace" scoring early radio adds weeks before the actual radio add date.
Since the beginning of 2013, The Dreaming began working on their third album entitled Rise Again. In late 2014, The Dreaming announced the release date for the new album via their Facebook page as February 10, 2015. It was distributed by Metropolis Records. The first single track from the album entitled "Alone" was released via the internet in November 2014. The song can be downloaded via Metropolis Records website, iTunes and Spotify. The second single track of the album entitled "Still Believe" was first played on February 8, 2015 on KROQ-FM.
Walter Flakus, a backing vocalist and keyboard player for Stabbing Westward, joined The Dreaming on a permanent basis in 2014. The Dreaming was scheduled to tour the west coast along with Die So Fluid between March 4, 2015 and March 14, 2015. According to the band's Facebook page, The Dreaming would continue to tour during a four-week nationwide stint throughout the month of June in 2015. A remix album, From the Ashes, was released on June 23, 2017.
A public post on Johnny Haro's Facebook page dated August 17, 2018 states that The Dreaming is done. However, The Dreaming's Facebook page has not confirmed this. Nonetheless, in an interview in October 2018 Christopher Hall indicates that, after a Stabbing Westward reunion tour, the current idea of making a new record featuring guitarist Mark Eliopulos would essentially be turning The Dreaming into Stabbing Westward, which may thus turn out to be the way forward.
|The Dreaming discography|
|US||US Heat.||US Ind.|
|2008||Etched In Blood
|2017||From the Ashes
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Beautiful"||2004||—||—||The Dreaming (EP)|
|"Still Believe"||2015||—||—||Rise Again|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- Christopher Hall – lead vocals (2001–present)
- Johnny Haro – drums (2001–2018)
- Carlton Bost – guitar, keyboards (2007–2011, 2013–present)
- Franccesca De Struct – bass (2014–present)
- Walter Flakus – keys and programming (2014–present)
- Diego Russo – guitar (2003–2005)
- Jonathon Dyke – bass (2003–2005)
- Jinxx – guitar (2005–2009)
- Eric Griffin – guitar (2011-2012)
- Nick Quijano – guitar (2011-2012)
- Martin Kelly – bass (2011–2013)
- Rich Jazmin – guitar (2009–2010, 2011–2013)
- Brent Ashley – bass (2005–2011, 2013–2014)
- "Album Review: The Dreaming – Rise Again". Rock Revolt Magazine. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "THE DREAMING SHINE WHISKEY A GO GO WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 11-12-14". Cryptic Rock. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE DREAMING Sign Top Management Deal[dead link]
- video van The Dreaming op Myspace
- BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE DREAMING To Be Featured On 'Elektra' Movie Soundtrack Archived March 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
- "The Dreaming Rise Again summer tour dates!!!". The Dreaming via Facebook. March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- "INTERVIEW – CHRISTOPHER HALL OF STABBING WESTWARD". CrypticRock. October 9, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "The Dreaming – Chart History: Active Rock". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "The Dreaming – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 13, 2013.