Heavy dirty guitar chugs, unforgettable lyrics, blistering drums, raw energy and passion are just a few words to describe Still Well Angel, a four person hard rock/metal band from outside the Boston area. They have taken their four personas and created one power group. Music is their life; they dream it, eat it, and they put their hearts into every song they write and every performance they give. Delivering an unforgettable live show with catchy radio tunes you can sing along to.
Still Well Angel was formed by twin brothers Singer/Guitarist Sean and Drummer Stephen Chicarello. Gathering some friends to play the bass and guitar they started hitting the local scene hard playing local festivals such as Hemp Fest, Laconia Bike Week, Charlestown Music Fest, Controlled Chaos Arts & Music Festival and New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Fest. After a few months of performing the bands local status started to grow and lead the band to share the stage with national recording artists Powerman 5000, Ra, Adema, The Misfits, Nonpoint, Nullset, Tantric and Drowning Pool.
In the fall of 2010 they decided to head to the studio to record a 6 song EP, “The Khaos is Coming”. They took the winter months to record and in February 2011 released their EP, with great success. They returned to the big stage with Hinder and Saving Abel and toured New England promoting their EP. That summer they also got to share the stage with national artists, Candlebox, Alterbridge, and Theory of a Deadman. In the fall of 2011, to help promote their upcoming Halloween show with Hed PE, the guys partnered with local radio station CNEU to do a meet and greet with fans and live interview. In October Still Well Angel was named CNEU’s “Band of the Month”.
It was then Still Well Angel got the attention of Sweet Sounds Music and Management and in September 2012 they signed a 2-year contract with Sweet Sounds Music and Management. The contract included a worldwide distribution deal with “Republic One” for their 4 song EP “The Kalm Before the Khaos”. On Tuesday Jan 8, 2013 their EP was released by Sweet Sounds/Republic digitally worldwide on iTunes USA, Japan, Canada, Asia, Australia, Emusic and on iHeartRadio. After the release of the EP their social media blew up with over 10,000 likes on Facebook. That same month they were nominated for a Cider Award for “Best Band Outside of the Vermont and New Hampshire Area” and were awarded “Band of the Year” from CNEU Radio. A couple of months later they were featured as a musical guest on “Fox 25's Scorch's PFGTV”.
As spring approached Still Well Angel met Robb Wells, a local bass player who was known in the scene for his killer chops and stage presence. They hit the road once again in a 9 state east coast tour to promote their EP. Throughout the summer they became a featured Artist on the “NECN Morning Show” and their single “Devour and Carry On” was picked up by a Grammy committee member and submitted for a 2013 Grammy Nomination in “Best Metal Performance 2013” category. August 2013 came and the hunt was on for a new lead guitar player. It only took one week for the guys to meet basement dweller and lead guitarist Matt Chasse. The four guys got together and it was love at first jam. The new Still Well Angel put together 12 killer tunes and decided to hit the studio to put out their debut full album “No Halo”. They headed to Woodshop Productions with engineer Charlie Borruso. Woodshop Productions has worked with such artist as Godsmack, Ugly Kid Joe's project Another Animal, Hip-Hop Legend DMC of Run DMC and The Mad Fisherman Charlie Moore, guitar legend Gary Hoey, and Hip-Hop Legend "DJ Johnny Juice" of Public Enemy. In between recording sessions the band promoted a preview of their new CD “No Halo” with a mini seven state tour along with several stops in the New England. After a few months of recording it was the off to M-Works in Cambridge, Ma to meet Jonathan Wyner, Chief Mastering Engineer and Company President. Jonathan has mastered more than 5000 CD's during his 25 year career spanning every musical idiom (and some non-musical idioms as well!). His credits range from the extremely well known James Taylor to David Bowie, Aerosmith and Kiri Te Kanawa.
Charity and giving back is very important to Still Well Angel. On March 5th 2011, Still Well Angel teamed up with the Kiwanis Club of Manchester for the Krocks Battle of the Bands. The local high school bands used Still Well Angel’s equipment and on stage performing knowledge. All money raised was then donated to local nonprofit youth organizations. This partnership continued for three years. In April 2011 they began performing shows to help Stop the Bleeding, an organization that raises money for under-funded homeless shelters, battered women shelters, and any organizations providing support for the homeless. 100% of the proceeds from all Stop the Bleeding shows are donated to these various shelters. In May 2011 Still Well Angel performed at Woofstock, a charity music festival put on by White Mountain Foster & Rescue, a non-profit organization which saves and places dogs and puppies in forever homes. In April of 2012 the band took part in a concert with Day Tripper Entertainment to support the 2012 JDRF Boston Walk to Cure Diabetes. In August of 2012 the guys headed to Vermont for Hunger Fest to help raise money for the Fall Mountain Food Shelf. They then joined with New England Concerts for the 1st Annual Merrimack Valley Music Festival which showcased some of the best original rock and metal bands from the Merrimack Valley. A portion of the money from each ticket sold was donated to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Shortly before Christmas 2012 Still Well Angel and CNEU Rock Radio joined together for Metal for Tots where they collected toys for Toys for Tots. They also donated Still Well Angel t-shirts for an online auction and fundraising charity raising money for Hurricane Sandy Relief. In December 2013, Still Well Angel collecte