Enemy By Mourning / Press

“NEWARK — It’s been almost four years since Enemy By Mourning started playing rock shows around central Ohio. But guitarist Brian Banks still gets a rush when he hears the band’s lyrics being sung by the crowd. “It’s fun when you see people out changing ‘EBM’ before we even start,” he said. “It’s cool to see local people know the words to your songs.” Since 2009, Banks and his longtime friends Jonathon Boyer, bass, Rob Burchard, drums, and Zagg Omicron, vocals, have been bringing their unique musical style to venues in Licking and Franklin counties. They recently took some time away from playing to focus on their new CD, “Unfinished Battles,” which they released in April. Now they’re working to share their new material with their fans, Banks said. “Every song sounds completely different,” Banks said. “We simply sound like Enemy by Mourning. No one sounds quite like we do.” (go to link to read the full story)”

“From Nowhere the first offering from the band Enemy By Mourning was a refreshing change, it was raw, straight forward rock and roll, without all the fluff that has been know to be over engineered into so many CD’s these days with pro tools. I started the CD out and was surprised how much sheer music there was on this disc. This unique band from Newark, Ohio brings a lot of energy into this CD. From Nowhere starts with a short introduction into the disc, then “Puppet-Ician” and “This is it” rips into a furry a passionate and angry lyrics, showcases lead guitarist Brian Banks. “On With the Show” follows, Lead singer Zagg Omicron unique voice keeps the listener guessing where he will go next, with hard guitar riffs, and a strong bass line from Bassist Jonathon Boyer, the band is clearly having fun on this song, and it shows. “Ain’t Nothing Right” follows the longest song on the CD at just over eight minutes. This song is very different from the rest of the CD...”

“The stage at the Briar Patch couldn't contain Enemy By Mourning. Rob's drum set was quite elaborate, but didn't go unused. Both guitarists, Brian and Jonathon, needed to position themselves off of the stage, so that they can move about. The singer, Aaron, prowled about the floor and the stage with a presence the usual neighborhood bar isn't quite used to. Heavy in the grunge influence, EBM sounded a bit like a metal-riffed Stone Temple Pilots, with raw aggressiveness and entertaining delivery. EBM drew a crowd, and their talent shows why. People even danced a bit, something I haven't seen much since hip hop infected the music scene. Song stand-out was an Alice in Chains cover, "JunkHead," which was done quite well. I look forward to seeing them live, again; I liked what I heard. A great band, and I highly suggest that anyone present that evening not to underestimate EBM.”