With Passion is a metal band based out of Sacramento, California. They formed in the summer of 2002 from the previous projects of Athena in Hades, Severance and Impulse 120. Their influences are wide ranging and include As Hope Dies, Between The Buried And Me, Cryptopsy, Dead Blue Sky, End This Day, Kalmah, Origin, and Undying. They have an inspired love of music, which led to the creation of their band name. Their original lineup was comprised of Sacramento locals Samuel Mcleod on vocals and keyboards, Shaun Gier playing guitar and backing vocals, Jeff Morgan playing guitar, Jacob Peete playing drums, and fill in bass player Tim Davis. In January 2003 the addition of ex-As Seasons Fade bassist Michael Nordeen from Vallejo came into the picture. In August of 2003 the band parted ways with guitarist Jeff Morgan, and shortly afterwards added guitarist Andrew Burt, current drummer for Shadows Cast from Concord. Brandon Guadagnolo from Sacramento joined the band in April of 2004 taking the position of keyboardist, completing a solid lineup of skilled musicians. With Passion has made their way through the metal and metalcore scene in the Northern California area by playing with various national acts such as The Agony Scene, As I Lay Dying, Beauty To Ashes, Himsa, Misery Signals, The Red Chord, Scars Of Tomorrow, Six Feet Under, and Underoath.