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Hailing from Akron, Ohio, a city that in recent years has become a hotbed of sorts for rock music of all genres, Goodnight Wednesday first hit the scene of northeast Ohio in 2006, with hopes of sharing their unique and intricate brand of punk rock to the world beyond the borders of the Buckeye state. Having done that and more, and with a brand new record currently under way, the future is bright for the men in black.
Merging the aggressive nature of acts such as A Wilhelm Scream and Rise Against, the theatrics of bands such as The Misfits and My Chemical Romance, and the rebellious nature of classic punk bands such as Bad Religion and NOFX, this modern punk quartet has taken a classic form of rock and made it their own, all while maintaining their pop sensibilities, often compared to the new material of Green Day, MxPx, and Sum 41. This edgy punk band is more than just meaningless theatrics however. Their intelligently written lyrics underline a deeper purpose that uses the energy and honesty of the punk rock scene to express a message of faith, hope, and love.
Since it's formation, GNW has toured all over the nation, from one ocean to the other. They have shared the stage with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Seventh Day Slumber, Stellar Kart, Spoken, Decyfer Down, Joy Electric, John Reuben, Flatfoot 56, Kiros, The Great Transparency, White Collar Sideshow, Grave Robber, and many more.
After independently releasing EP’s in ’07 and ’09, respectively, GNW took a major step forward in the advancement of their ministry and music by signing with Paper Mache Records (Jonathan Hape, The Fuss) in late 2011. This led to the release of their full-length label debut entitled “The American Nightmare” on May 18th, 2012. Available on iTunes, Amazon, cdbaby, and more, “Nightmare”, produced by Micah Amstutz (Outrun The Gun), is a carefully crafted concept album that was years in the making. The song “Oroku Saki” from the album appeared on the “Punk Never Dies Vol. 1” national compilation from Indie Vision Music alongisde songs from MxPx, Dogwood, and Eleventyseven, and the lead-off radio single “New World Odor” has garnered airplay from several Christian rock radio stations, shows, and podcasts around the nation. The band’s mission is to reach people where they are with the powerful and impactful love of Christ, and for everyone to join what the band boldly calls The Army Of The Living Dead. As 2013 progresses, be on the lookout for tons of shows and even new music from the band.