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Biography : This Romantic Tragedy

This Romantic Tragedy was originally formed in 2004 by guitarists David Diaz and Kyle Huender. The band, however, didn't get their start until 2007 when the two were joined by bassist and friend,Carlin Leavitt, drummer, Mark Neuhardt, and original vocalist Jay Cammilleri. In Mid 2007, the band released a 5-song EP titled Atherlie. Shortly after the band added the addition of Keyboard and Synth to the band thanks to keyboardist Gabe Centeno. Quickly the band began to receive much attention from the local scene, playing shows every month and building their fanbase. Their continued local support earned them a spot on the 2008 Extreme Thing. Playing along side such acts such as Pennywise, Chiodos, Escape The Fate, and many more. A year later, in 2008, the band self-recorded and self-released another EP, Like Drama, Like Karma. Creating more local buzz for the band as well as in neighboring states, where they played shows in Arizona, Utah, and California. They also won an opening slot on the 2009 Taste Of Chaos tour in Las Vegas, Nevada to play with Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, and Pierce The Veil.

In January of 2009, This Romantic Tragedy entered the studio with famed producer Cory Spotts (Blessthefall, Greeley Estates, Job For The Cowboy) at Bluelight Audio in Phoenix, Arizona to create another EP titled Trust In Fear. The band released a couple of new songs on myspace where they began to receive buzz nationwide and again they won a spot on the 2009 Extreme Thing in March with Bad Religion, Silverstein, and more where the band originally released their EP Trust In Fear and also picked up manager Stewart Teggart.

In June 2009, they signed with Raleigh, North Carolina-based record label Tragic Hero Records and went on a short tour with labelmates Confide and Rise Records artist, Of Machines. They also shot and filmed their first music video for their song "The Worst Part Is Waking Up", filmed by young videographer Daniel Chesnut, which was released on June 26, 2009. Shortly after the band had a falling out with original bassist Carlin Leavitt where he was let go from the band and following that, keyboardist Gabe Centeno quit the band "to focus on school".

After the line-up change the band went on tour again with Confide, Agraceful, and Memphis May Fire, with fill-in bass player, Brian Sims. On September 22, 2009, the band re-released their EP Trust In Fear digitally and in stores through Tragic Hero Records. Their re-release featured new artwork and the music video.

Midway through the Thriller Tour the band was forced to drop off the tour when vocalist Jay Cammilleri was fired from the band. An official statement from the band was never released, but according to a blog posted guitarist Kyle Huender, "Things began to get horribly out of control with him (Cammilleri) and we had no other choice but to let go of our singer for our own safety and for the best for the band". The full blog can still be found somewhere on the internet. The vocalist was apparently let go for various reasons.

The band returned back to their home base in Las Vegas, Nevada where they spent many months off of the road to search for a new vocalist and a full-time vocalist.

According to twitter, in January of 2010, it was apparent the band had found, in fact 3 new members and in February 2010 the band went into the studio in Fresno, California with Joel Piper of Confide to record 3 new demos with the new members. In March 2010 the band played a sold-out comeback show in Las Vegas with the new members, playing old songs as well as the demos. A new Myspace layout, photos and the new members were also announced. The new lineup instead featured 2 vocalists; Sean Neumann, singing, and Chad Dague, screaming, as well as new bassist, Evan Ellis.

After playing a few shows again, the band was back in order. In June 2010, the band signed with Outerloop Management, and represented by Matthew Stewart (We Came As Romans, The Word Alive) and Yogi Allgood (Ivoryline, Darkest Hour), and went on a short tour with I Am Ghost, and label-mates, We Are Defiance.

The band recently this September and October, just finished up recording their first full-length record in Weehawken, New Jersey at the Machine Shop with producer Will Putney (Four Year Strong, Suicide Silence, For Today). The new album is said to be more dynamic, thought out, and offers a wider range of influences and sound. The album will also feature the three demo's re-recorded including "You're Just A Trend ft. Joel Piper of Confide".

On May 10th, 2011 the band released their debut Full-Length 'Reborn', backing it with tours with Memphis May Fire, and Attila, as well as The All-Stars tour this summer!

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