|photo by Miranda Martin|
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 with 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 writing and recording session (with Mundt handling vocals, guitar & drums!) & Romero was born! Rumors of the project peaked the interest of drummer & vocalist Ben Brooks, he volunteered and was quickly hired.
Romero was formed in late 2009 in northern WI and started playing live immediately. Very often.
October 2010 brought the band's first release, the 7" vinyl record "Solitaire". Released independently on Triceratrax Records, the single received rave reviews from all over the world. In February of 2011, the single was re-released online by GRINDCORE KARAOKE, a label headed by J. Randall from RELAPSE Records' Agoraphobic Nosebleed. To date, the single has been downloaded over 10,000 times and has been purchased, shared and traded by thousands more via online music blogs & retailers.
With many local and regional shows under their belts, ROMERO took the show nation-wide as they completed their first national tour in spring of 2011. They have recently shared the stage with the likes of The Sword, Jucifer, Weedeater, Clutch, Dead Meadow, Skeletonwitch, Black Label Society and other dyed-in-the-wool heavyweights.
2012 brought the addition of bass player Steve Stanczyk to replace original bass player, Josh Stanchik. Yeah, the name thing is weird, isn't it?
On 4/20/12, the single "Couch Lock" was released online via GRINDCORE KARAOKE as well as on a limited edition cassette. The packaging for this release features unique 3D artwork and includes 3D glasses.
The band released the full length "Take The Potion" LP on January 29, 2013. (available for FREE DOWNLOAD @ http://www.listentoromero.com/ or https://romero.bandcamp.com/album/take-the-potion) The 7 song / 42 minute CD is enclosed in a deluxe die-cut gatefold case and features artwork and packaging designed entirely by the band. ROMERO was also able to complete a successful KIckstarter campaign to fund the vinyl release. The vinyl version is pressed on 3 different colors of 150 gram deluxe vinyl.
ROMERO spreads like a weed.
HEAVY - LOUD - VERY, VERY HIGH.
Romero have recently released their new single “Gold For The Hunt“. The song is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD in multiple formats. Check out here http://romero.bandcamp.com/track/gold-for-the-hunt.