The Color Nothing is a Jersey shore based experimental band that delicately treads the grey area between ferocity, complexity, and beauty.
First Radio Play on Mar 30, 2014.
Live at the Log Cabin Toms River, New Jersey
"I literally lost everything in the past year and this music has been both my way of escaping and documenting the journey.”
Loss leads to the birth of new ideas. The retreat into one's own mind generates a setting ripe for the incubation of those ideas. That is exactly what happened for Jersey Shore experimental metal band The Color Nothing. Lead vocalist, Christopher Leonardis recalls beginning anew during a time when so much was in disarray. "The unifying theme between us all was that we were all at a different stage of some struggle. Reassembling the pieces of our lives in very different ways has helped us, I think, with approaching our music from outside of the box."
It also helped to forge an extremely aggressive sound. But aggression is not the only mood found in the band’s debut release. The loss of parents, the ravaging of homes and possessions by Hurricane Sandy, and struggles with mental health all coalesce, lending gloomy desperation and bittersweet introspection to The Color Nothing's sound. Produced by Jesse Cannon (Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure, Senses Fail), the band’s five-song self-titled EP, delicately treads the grey area between ferocity, complexity, beauty, and chaos. This blend creates a sound that sets itself apart from the generic metal tone we have all come to know.
Formed from past members of Twilight City Fracture, The Pick Up, and Pillars of Violence, the group draws on their past experiences to up the ante and make something worthwhile and lasting. The band is working hard, gearing up for a Fall 2013 release, and they feel more than ready. “All of the experience we’ve had in previous bands, and everything we had to overcome while making this record - those things pushed us and pushed us so that we would rise to this very occasion,” says Leonardis.
Fans of The Chariot’s fiery intensity, Fear Before The March Of Flames experimentation, Dillinger Escape Plan's deep compositions or the reverb drenched undertones of Circa Survive will all feel right at home with The Color Nothing.
Download the debut EP for free, at thecolornothing.com.
- Christopher Leonardis
- Dan Mannix
- Mathew Quigley
- Christian Casteel
- Keith Bevacqui
|Mar 30, 2014||First Radio Play
90.3 The Core (Piscataway, NJ) played "In the Millions"
|Mar 21, 2014||A Very Nice Compliment from Seeker
Chris Keasler from Seeker was impressed with our live set.
|Feb 11, 2014||Stereo Noise Interview
|Nov 10, 2013||StereoKiller Review
4.0 out of 5.0. "The Color Nothing are a collective of past bands from the NJ scene and this debut EP has seemingly dropped out of nowhere. Produced by Jesse Cannon (Dillinger Escape Plan, Senses Fail, tons of others), the quality is astounding for a debut release." Source
|Date||Event Title||Location||Type||More Info|
|Dec 13, 2013||The Backstage at Championship Bar||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Dec 14, 2013||Meat Locker||Newark, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Dec 20, 2013||Le Grand Fromage||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Jan 11, 2014||Voltage Lounge||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Jan 17, 2014||Meat Locker||Newark, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Jan 19, 2014||Jump!Zone||Sicklerville, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Feb 28, 2014||The M Room||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Mar 01, 2014||Pine Lake Park Log Cabin||Jersey City, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Mar 19, 2014||Le Grand Fromage||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Apr 12, 2014||BMIA Teen Center||Browns Mills, NJ||Performance||Details|
|May 09, 2014||VFW 6259||Berkeley Heights, NJ||Performance||Details|
|May 24, 2014||The Batcave||Newark, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Jun 27, 2014||Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66||Newark, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Jun 28, 2014||Unknown venue||Brick, NJ||Performance||Details|
|May 27, 2016||Kung Fu Necktie Upstairs||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|May 28, 2016||Pine Lake Park Log Cabin||Jersey City, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Jun 11, 2016||Publik House||Browns Mills, NJ||Performance||Details|
|Aug 13, 2016||The Boneyard||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
|Nov 10, 2017||Championship Bar & Grill||Philadelphia, PA||Performance||Details|
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