Motionless In White

Motionless In White

Following on from an explosive year in 2011, Motionless In White can now announce a very special rerelease of their brilliant debut album, ‘Creatures’, on MARCH 26TH through Fearless Records (At The Drive-In, Tonight Alive, Bless The Fall).

The album will have 3 new and previously unreleased tracks, including a cover of the Rob Zombie song, ‘Dragula’. The band are currently in an LA recording studio with Tim Skold, working on the follow up to ‘Creatures’, AND will be following up all the US (tour with Asking Alexandria) and Australia dates (Soundwave and Marilyn Manson dates) with some UK shows to be announced in the near future. Watch this space.

The tale of Motionless In White’s conception begins in 2005. Forming in Scranton, Penn. while still in high school, six friends - singer Chris 'Motionless' Cerulli, guitarist/vocalist TJ Bell, guitarist Ryan Sitkowski, bassist Frank Polumbo, keyboardist Josh Balz, and drummer Angelo Parente - joined forces and got their start playing popular rock cover songs.

By 2006, they had developed their own sound, blending heavier, darker elements into melodic tracks, and gaining inspiration from the likes of The Misfits, Nine Inch Nails, Bleeding Through, Cradle Of Filth and Marilyn Manson to form Motionless In White.

With the release of debut EP The Whorror and two summers of wowing crowds with their high-octane show on dates of Vans Warped Tour, the band gained the attention of both independent and major record labels, including Fearless Records. The band signed to Fearless in December 2008, and set about recording their acclaimed second EP When Love Met Destruction, which was released in spring 2009.

‘Creatures’ is a writhing behemoth of an album. Mixing gothic and industrial influences with brutal breakdowns, intense riffs and soaring choruses, the album interweaves themes of lust and revenge with the band's passion for horror movies, myths and vampire culture.

"I think we did a really good job at making this record interesting in a lot of aspects," singer Chris Motionless notes. "The last thing I wanted to do was write another band’s record and call it ours. We pulled from so many different musical influences, especially with the lyrics. We put everything we had into making this record."

One of the strongest parts of Motionless In White’s success story is their dedication to their fans. The band doesn’t take their following’s dedication lightly. 

The band named their full-length after their devoted fan base, which they affectionately call 'creatures', to remind their supporters that despite their differences, they are bonded by music. "I only ever wanted to be in a band because music changed my life so much, and all I wanted to be able to do the same for someone else in my own way," Chris adds.

"To see all these people that are interested in this band and see them singing the words to our songs, like I used to dream would happen while I would be in a pit, screaming along to my favorite bands, is seriously mind-blowing.

"The band even allowed their 'creatures' to contribute to the album, creating the title track entirely of fan lyrics. I really couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you than to have our fans literally be part of this album, and to name our record after the people that are keeping us alive."

Gaining early support from the media has also been a key element in aiding the bands ascension through the ranks of the new wave of dark rock bands. The band was named as one of Metal Hammer’s '75 Bands That Will Change The Face Of Metal', Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Kerrang! and Revolver have also highlighted the band as a major One To Watch.

They have also received coverage from a host of horror publications like Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Bloody-Disgusting, Zombie Popcorn and FEARnet. The band’s video for ‘Abigail’ has gained over 2 million views since it’s launch at the start of 2011, and the music video for ‘Creatures’, starred tattoo artist Megan Massacre from TLC’s hit series NY Ink.

The band has already toured the U.S. with the likes of Asking Alexandria, Bleeding Through, In This Moment and Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Black Veil Brides and A Skylit Drive. After completing their tour with Escape the Fate and Alesana in early 2011, the band appeared at SXSW before launching into a full season of touring that included runs with Norma Jean, For Today, Vans Warped Tour and the All Star Tour with Emmure and Iwrestledabearonce AND their first European tour in September/October 2011 with blessthefall and Pierce The Veil.

With an incredible work ethic and a dedication to practicing their craft, Motionless In White has completed their line up with the addition of new bassist Ricky Horror and emerged as a group of stunning musicians.

"This band is 100% bullshit free and we want to inspire kids to stand up for themselves and not be afraid to look the way they do or say the things that they want," said Chris. "If I can do for one person what my favorite bands and heroes have done for me, then mission accomplished."

Full tracklisting of ‘Creatures’ re-issue below:
1. Immaculate Misconception
2. We Only Come Out At night
3. London In Terror
4. Abigail
5. Creatures
6. Cobwebs
7. Com Pt. II
8. Count Choculitis
9. City Lights
10. Puppets (The First Snow)
11. Undead Ahead
12. Scissorhands (The Last Snow)

Bonus Tracks:
13. Dragula (a Rob Zombie cover)
14. Creatures (Beauty Remix By Celldweller)
15. Mallevs Maleficarvm (Remix By Tim Skold)