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Palaceburn / Bio

Meredith Bell tried really hard to be a diva.

She really, really did. Gave it her all. Attempted to be this big-headed, Beyonce’-esque, singing queen.

It didn’t work. She’s not good at having an ego. Plus, she works better in groups. Thus, the solo efforts of Meredith Bell were dissolved, and Palaceburn was formed.

Palaceburn - consisting of the gospel influenced wails of Meredith Bell, the thrash-meets-pop-punk riffs of Jim Ellis and Darren Makins, the low, tap-infused bass licks of Logan Romanowicz, and the hard-hitting, Animal-like swells of drummer Jonah Kazman - bring a female fronted, hard rock sound that promises to deliver. In a world where female fronted bands tend to sacrifice their artistic abilities for the sake of sexuality and sales, Palaceburn pulls away the layer and offers a raw, untapped view of the world – from heartbreak and disappointment, to self-discovery and success. Combining charisma and a fiery stage presence, Palaceburn hopes to leave listeners “Breathless” with their honesty and passion.

With the release of 2013’s “The Awakening”, Palaceburn’s debut EP introduced the band to the Philadelphia music scene. With sing-along songs such as “So Gone” and the ballad “Trouble”, the quintet established themselves and were quickly noticed. But it is the release of “Curses” that solidifies Palaceburn’s sound. Engineered at Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ; the same studio where Sevendust regularly records, the band offers a glimpse into who they really are. Opening with the defiant “Believe”, and continuing on with the pop-rock single, “Breathless”, the 4-song EP is a true testament to Palaceburn and what they’re willing to give.

Coming off of several performances, such as opening for Nonpoint and Otherwise, as well as opening 2015’s AFROPUNK Fest with the likes of Suicidal Tendencies, Death Grips and Lenny Kravitz, 2015 hopes to be the year of prosperity for Palaceburn.


General Info

Band Members
Meredith Bell - Vocals, Jim Ellis - Guitar, Darren Makins - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Logan - Bass, Jonah Kazman - Drums
Artist Name
Home Page
Rock / Hard Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Philadelphia, PA

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