After Rob, Mick, and Aaron left a previous project in search of a new sound, they began the search for a lead guitarist and quickly found what they were looking for in Rocco Rich. Rocco was well known in the local scene and fit right in. Hangman's Heart was born in February of 2010. After 2 years, an EP, and several shows, they decided to add another guitarist to the line up. Having already known Alex, Rocco invited him to try out. It didn't take long to see that he was exactly what they were looking for. With the combination of the thoughts and influences from each member, you're left with a hard rock sound drawn from every avenue of music. A mixture of throw-back eighties riffs, and modern day sing-a-long rants, give them a nostalgic feel with a new edge. With a reputation for incredibly energetic live shows, Hangman's Heart has quickly become a staple in the CNY music scene, playing all over the area and being featured several times on local radio. Collectively, the members of Hangman's Heart have extensive stage and musical experience, sharing the stage with dozens of local and regional bands, as well as national acts like The X's (featuring Brett Scallions of Fuel,) Stemm, and Taproot. Their debut EP titled " Fistfights and Lullabies" was released in March 2011. In the summer of 2013, Mick parted ways with the band. Bill joined the band playing bass shortly after.