The collective musical kinship of guitarist Neeraj Kane (ex-The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File, Stabbed By Words, Sweet Cobra), guitarist Jay Jancetic (ex-Arma Angelus, Stabbed By Words), bassist Geoff Reu (Killing Tree), and drummer Tony Tintari (ex-Rise Against, Shai Hulud), started toward the end of 2003 merely based on an idea and, after months of jamming, discussion and refinement, the project has blossomed into a melodic flower equally stunning in harmony as it is in perfect syncopation. Later joining the group was a stellar vocalist, Emily Schambra (ex-Longdistancerunner), whose controlled, classically trained vocals help bring the project full circle.
While many insist the underground music scene has grown stagnant over the past several years, Holy Roman Empire is dead-set on leaving its mark on the art-form. Drawing upon influences as wide-ranging as Sensefield, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Cure, and Quicksand, Holy Roman Empire harkens back to the grandiose and ebullient sounds of all the aforementioned genre-definers, while managing to chisel its own niche into such fine company. For the record, one can rest assured that the "no limits" ethos Holy Roman Empire espouses is no joke. Each and every member of this outfit is a veteran of touring with countless miles spent in vans and venues across each and every part of the country.
While many might say the sky is the limit for this troupe of dedicated musicians, Holy Roman Empire hopes to shoot right past those expectations and straight toward the stratosphere of galaxies directly beyond.