In the begining, we were called Afterbirth. The birth was 2004, based out of Port Charlotte, Fl. It was the start of a failure of another band that Dan was in. Dan Bucci, the bassist/vocalist/songwriter got in touch with his old drummer, Ariel & got two new guitarists, Jason & Mike. We wanted to do something different, but heavy. We all weren't playing for awhile & wanted to do something new & fresh & wanted to do all originals. Our drummer left after two months due to personal problems & was replaced by Mike. About 6 months later, Hurrican Charley hit & destroyed our town including rehersal space & places to play. We thought Afterbirth was done, but we started playing again about 4 months later. Mike, our guitar player couldn't come back so we became a 3 piece band. We had to change all of our songs to fit a 3 piece band, which was a pain in the butt. Four months later, we had to let our drummer go & had to find a new drummer, but we kept writing & recording music. We decided to carry on though, we had 14 songs complete. Then, Rob Bucci (Dan's brother) joined the band & played the drums, we decided to keep it a 3 piece. We decided to take on singing duties. We've had this lineup for about 2 years, I consider this the first Afterbirth/Re-Birth lineup. We have 25 songs, we self released our first cd, Afterbirth, we have our logo that was born to represent us. Dan was its creator. In 2007, Jason had to leave the band, but we put up an ad. on Coffeestain.com & Mike Lickliter answered the ad. After trying out about 5 guys, we went with Mike & got rolling again for about 7 months & had a few shows & then another pitfall. Rob decided to move with my family out of state. We auditioned about 7 drummers & went with Rizzo. At the end of 2007, we hit it hard & revamped yet again, but we decided we wanted to find a frontman singer. After about 20 auditions, we found Paul Keith, he joined in 2008 & we were complete once again, better & stronger than ever. I believe things happen for a reason, this has been the strongest lineup & force that is ever known today. Without the past, there would be no future. Thanks to all that have helped make this happen, good or bad. We used to be called Afterbirth, but this was our Re-Birth. The guys in the band didn't care for the name, so we decided to change it & for other reasons also. People thought the name was gross, clubs didn't want to put our name on billboards & didn't want our flyers in the business promoting Afterbirth. I said that Re-Birth could be our new album name since it was a new lineup & the guys all decided they wanted the name to be Re-Birth. We've been hitting it hard since 2008, playing roughly 200 shows & getting a strong fan base. The band's single, "Try" has been played on WJBX 99.3 in Fort Myers, Fl. Along with "Say My Name", "Lost", & "Dreams". We have a dvd out & 2 professional music videos for "Twisted Dreams" & "Lost", also a full line of merch. "Try" was also on the Tampa Rockers For Life 2007 cd, featured in CUSP Magazine, & also came in third play on Trackshack.com. Also, the Rock Solid Pressure show, Localized Radio, SHRA Radio, & many other websites. We're working on a new cd that will be released in 2012. We are a live band & pride ourselves on our live performances, which are agressive, high energy, theatrical rock/metal shows. We thrive on & command crowd participation. It is our job as entertainers to give people a visual that's as explosive & powerful as the music. We stand out from the restm we have made it to 4 radio contests, top 20 out of hundreds of bands. We've won the Battle of the Bands in Ybor City, Tampa at the Crowbar & the Battle of the Bands in Immokalee Regional Raceway with a prize of $750 & we got to play with Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden at his restaurant. We also took first place at the Battle of the Bands at Corky's Rock & Roll bar with members of W.A.S.P as judges. We have done fesitvals & national acts such as: Welcome Back Iraq, Unity Fest, Sun & Surf Festival, Clear Water Music Expo, Metal Madness, Rocktober Fest, Florida Metal Invasion, plus many benefits & charity shows. We have played with national acts such as: Flaw, Future Leaders Of The World, Saturate, W.A.S (members of W.A.S.P & Metal Church), Gloominus Doom, Souliudim, Team Cybergeist, Ekotren, Janid, Twinkle, Amanda Overmeyer (from American Idol), Tommy Skero (from Tesla), The Mike Busey Show, Motogrator, 4 99X contests with radio plugs & many more. We are here to stay, we will be heard, & we're coming to your town!