Romero - Solitaire 7" Single [2010]

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Romero's Jeffrey Mundt spent most of the 90's behind the drum kit for a variety of bands including Bovine Records' THUG & punk legends, NAKED AGGRESSION. A long-time guitar player & songwriter, he often dabbled in fronting a band, but never pursued it seriously. Enter: a move to northern WI, a random Craigslist ad from bass player Josh Stanchik, a casual 8 month writing and recording session (with Mundt handling vocals, guitar & drums!) & Romero was born! Intent on creating a demo to locate & convince a drummer to work with them, Mundt & Stanchik were about a month from completion when... a drummer found them! Rumors of the project peaked the interest of PONEY drummer & vocalist Ben Brooks and he gleefully volunteered before even hearing a single note. Good thing he eventually liked what he heard!

ROMERO started playing live immediately. Very often. First, locally...then, nation-wide!  They have already shared the stage with the likes of Jucifer, Weedeater, Clutch, Black Label Society and other dyed-in-the-wool heavyweights.

ROMERO spreads like a weed.

Romero released the single 'Solitaire' in a very nice packaging with hand-screened covers - 100% DIY limited to 500 copies. The single starts with the song 'Solitaire' - 6 and a half minutes of doom/drone in the best tradition of Sleep - features a lot of musical hightlights like the heavy guitar and bass riffs, the precise drumming and aloof vocals. The B-side includes the grandiose 'El Sentido Morboso' - a powerful stoner rock song with superb guitars and vocals. All in all a worthwile purchase for all doomsters! Highly recommended!

SIDE A: Solitaire
SIDE B: El Sentido Morboso

Jeffrey Mundt - vocals & guitars
Joshua Stanchik - bass
Ben Brooks - drums & vocals

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