Saint Blasphemer is based out of Santa Ana, California. They've been playing shows since February 2016 and recently completed a 5 song EP for release October 15, 2016. The band members are John Castellon on guitar, Thomas Monroe on vocals, Steve Shell on bass guitar, and Steve Ybarra on drums. The music has been compared to early Tool, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, and Jane's Addiction. The local community has praised Saint Blasphemer for the power of their live performance and the lyrical writing of Thomas Monroe, head of the Orange County Poetry Club. A number of songs express the frustration of seeing friends and family members struggle with addiction. Others address feelings of alienation and loss. The band's philosophy is: "Remember when you were a kid, how a song could make you feel like you weren't the only one going through heavy feelings? Our goal is to make music that can do that for other people."