The Quarantined is a rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Led by lead singer/guitarist, Sean Martin, drummer Kaspars Grinbergs, and Alex Diaz on bass, The Quarantined is a band successfully mixing a wide range of influences like Hard rock, metal, rap, grunge, 90's rock, Classic rock, blues, and reggae, they truly are masters of a new genre-crushing musical act.
Sean, Kaspars, and Alex started off working up and refining a unique sound in a friends' home studio, and had many different friends jam with them, on 2nd guitar and bass, to help develop the sound and songs. They recorded a half live, half studio track EP entitled "Where did you Go?", released independently on CD Baby and Itunes in 2012. Sean Kaspars, and Alex Diaz solidified the lineup as a trio soon after, and began to write and create a full length album. They began crowd testing singles thru internet promotion while playing live around Los Angeles at bars and clubs. In 2014, they stayed busy playing shows at bigger and bigger venues like the House of Blues-Sunset. They hired director John Rael to make their first music video (edited by Alex), and got the attention of Lucent Records, signing a development deal to create, market, promote, and distribute their upcoming EPs as they are released.
Sean, Kaspars, and Alex all come from varying backgrounds, and bring unique influences to the music they make from their wide array of life experiences that comes from all three striving after their goals in their own ways.
Sean served in the US Army Airborne Infantry (with the 3/509th, 4th Brigade, 25th I.D.) from 2004-2007, in Iraq in 2006-2007. Singing and playing guitar since 12 years old, he is a Musician's Institute graduate in Guitar performance/Music industry studies. He is co-producing The Quarantined's albums, is the main lyric and songwriter for the band and moonlights as studio musician, is a professionally trained actor, and music consultant for bands and films.
Kaspars grew up in Latvia under the Iron Curtain. Experiencing brutality from the establishments of government at a young age, he taught himself a ruthless determination to succeed in life, along with how to hit the drums really fucking hard. He studied languages as well, and is fluent in 5: English, Latvian, German, Swedish, and Russian. He came to Los Angeles to play drums for a living, and played on a national American tour with RelicSeed, a metal band originally from Latvia, thru mid- October in 2014.
Alex, as well as being a talented bassist and guitarist, is also a photographer, luthier and is working on starting his own personally made guitar and bass crafting business, making each instrument from scratch and by hand from unique woods. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, he has been known to travel the world, and is getting into film editing.
By crossing band centric genres created by bands like Rage Against the Machine (rap and metal), Sublime (Reggae and punk rock), Jimi Hendrix (rock and Psychedelia) and Nirvana (Grunge and popular rock), The Quarantined has broken all barriers, broken all preconceived notions of where rock music can go in a digital era. Organic and accessible, defined yet versatile, The Quarantined is exactly what it is, while being exactly not what you expected.