The Amatory Murder / Bio

The Amatory Murder is an alternative rock band founded by Christian Peppas in Brooklyn, New York. Following in the footsteps of influential artists Muse, Pink Floyd, U2 and Nine Inch Nails, Peppas along with guitarist Joseph Nessim and bassist Ernest D'Amaso employ a variety of foundational sounds utilizing synthetic atmospheres, piano and programmed beat arrangements. Mixed with organic drums, heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are then topped off with angst-ridden lyrics. The band has shared the stage with musicians including Alesana, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Farewell My Love, The Red Paintings, Megosh, Justin Symbol, Get Scared, and Blood On The Dance Floor.

All records released by the The Amatory Murder have been recorded, produced and financed by the band themselves. 2011 saw the debut album from The Amatory Murder 'A Different Frequency' which contained the single and clay-mated music video of the same name. In 2012, The Amatory Murder released 'Lonely Boy' which included a new song/titletrack along with remixes from 'A Different Frequency' by other artists. A music video for the remixed song 'Chelsea' was released online. In 2014, The Amatory Murder released their third record, the critically-acclaimed EP 'Exploiting Our Dreams' which has cover art designed by surrealistic artist and painter Pony Ma. The EP contains five tracks performed by the band and five remixes by other artists. 'A Haunting', the first song off the record, was accompanied by a music video that premiered on Bryan Stars' official YouTube Channel.

2015 started off with their newest single 'My Nightmare' accompanied by a music video that premiered via Revolver Magazine.

The Amatory Murder have a dedicated following in the alternative/modern rock scenes but their break through sound connects to audiences on all levels with dynamic choruses and energetic beats. They strive to make direct connections with their fans via music that embodies emotions we all have hidden within. The writing and arrangement of each track is crafted in order to get their message across to as diverse an audience as possible. They have a very clear vision of what they want the future to hold for them and understand it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get there – no corners can be cut. The Amatory Murder ultimately plan on taking the world’s stage, winning over each being at a time with their unique, enduring sound. Recently, the band has been taken under the wing of Farewell My Love frontman Chad Kowal who has been assisting them with artist development.

General Info

Band Members
Xian - Vocals, Witz - Electric Guitar
Artist Name
The Amatory Murder
Profile Page
Rock / Alternative Rock, Modern Rock / Hard Rock, Electronic Rock

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY
Christian Peppas

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