During this period, the band played many local area shows and even landed an opportunity to open for Soulfly. However, due to tensions within the band, Red 13 decided to drop Tom and Mike search for new players. Long time friends Ernesto Gencarelli (formerly of local metal band Murderhole) and Darren Fisher filled the positions in 2007 and Red 13 signed with local indie label Romulus X Records. Red 13’s in-your-face songwriting style, fusing modern hard rock with elements of metal and alternative rock was captured on July 10th, 2008 when they released their debut album, My Bitter Story. The album was produced by Max Illidge (formerally with 40 Below Summer) and Micah Havertape (formerally of FLAW). With a live show second to none, this native New Jersey band then decimated stages with Ill Nino, OTEP, Walls of Jericho, Kittie and Powerman 5000 across the United States. Similarly, Red 13 performed at The Bamboozle 2008 Festival with Paramore, Story of the Year, Coheed and Cambria, Jimmy Eat World, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Senses Fail, citing Red 13’s diversity as a band. However, Red 13 decided to disband in August of 2009. Members Tim Ostin – Vocals (2000-2009) Will DeJesus – Rhythm Guitar (2000-2009) Jesse Graglia – Lead Guitar (2001-2009) Darren Fisher – Bass (2007-2009) Ernesto Gencarelli – Drums (2006-2009) Former Members Jon Sitar – Drums (2001-2002) Mike Lema – Bass (2002-2005) Tom Finch – Drums (2002-2006) Read more on Last.fm.
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