Recipient Modern Rock Artist 10th annual LA Music Awards
Special Achievement in Live Performance – 13th annual LA Music Awards
Noted as the “Hardest-working band in LA”, CARBON 9 is unlike any other. Their commercial hard rock style of music is cutting edge, relying heavily on advanced technology and state of the art sounds. Although they utilize technology to their advantage, the message is very clear, “Know who you are, know who you are not and while doing so, do not lose sight of humanity. Beware of the advancements in technology splitting apart the human psyche”. Their latest release titled, “The Bull”, is untouchable. It is part three in a series of information that guides the listener on their passage through real life. The underlying message, “You are not alone”.
CARBON 9 has accomplished more than any other unsigned band in
Los Angeles with their mind altering two hour power-live performance at LA’s top venues, countless awards and recognition, as well as their unplugged acoustic show that fills the audience with laughter and tears. They have sold over 5000 copies of their records, placed songs in many feature films, have ring tones available on the Internet, and a MySpace fan list in the five digits growing daily. Utilizing theatrics and synchronized video in their live performances, the energy and electricity radiating from this band is unsurpassed in today’s mainstream music scene. They have that magic ability to bring all demographics together with a commercial style of music that consists of rock, industrial and tribal influences, with melody to die for.
CARBON 9’s music is crafted by the charismatic Stacey Quinealty (vocals & sequencing) along with the sonic crunch of Darwin DeVitis (guitars & vocals), the creative, artistic vision of Danny Cistone (backing vocals), and the pounding precision of rhythm section Omar D Brancato (bass & vocals) and Matty Milani (drums). Their music can be heard all over the US via the numerous radio stations playing their songs as well as the World with the advancement of satellite radio. The have been in the top ten XM Radio Unsigned Artist Playlist numerous times and have recorded for the likes of McDonalds, Radio Shack, Honda, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, Tokyo Pop and Mitsubishi just to name a few. They have a strong following in Germany and Russia and are soon to be released in Japan. Following their “COTM, Renewed Beginnings” record, their new release, “The Bull”, mixed by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie, Perfect Circle, Powerman 5000, Tommy Lee, etc…) and mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering in Hollywood, CA has upped the anty for unsigned artists.
CARBON 9’s primary goal is to maintain the high quality of creativity
and musicianship that has allowed their music to touch and inspire so many people so passionately. With a new disc on the way, a strong web presence, and multiple music videos, Carbon 9 has advanced to the ultimate level. They are a self-sufficient machine, accomplishing on their own what others fail to achieve with major-label backing. It is no coincidence they have been labeled, “LA’s very own Monster Band”!!!