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Schoolyard Heroes

Sometimes, fierce entities come in unexpected packages. Right out of high school, Seattle, Washington’s Schoolyard Heroes - brash dealers of angular riffs with thematic bents that’d make Issac Asimov proud - launched their Priest construction-meets-Misfits lyricis attack on prog punk at all-ages venues throughout the ever-vibrant Pacific Northwest scene in 2003 before releasing that year’s The Funeral Sciences full-length on The Control Group label.

Fronted by mercurial, beguiling 19 year-old Ryann Donnelly (an ex-musical theatre devotee teeming with preternatural savoir-f ...read more

Sometimes, fierce entities come in unexpected packages. Right out of high school, Seattle, Washington’s Schoolyard Heroes - brash dealers of angular riffs with thematic bents that’d make Issac Asimov proud - launched their Priest construction-meets-Misfits lyricis attack on prog punk at all-ages venues throughout the ever-vibrant Pacific Northwest scene in 2003 before releasing that year’s The Funeral Sciences full-length on The Control Group label.

Fronted by mercurial, beguiling 19 year-old Ryann Donnelly (an ex-musical theatre devotee teeming with preternatural savoir-faire and pipes Ann Wilson would die for) Schoolyard Heroes catapult tuneful metal intricacy to new, surprising heights. Clearly, the tension between the band’s boisterous attitude and the sheer weight of their riff heavy operatic horror rock has proved itself infectious from the get go.

“Heroes grabs at metal, punk and even opera dynamics with both hands and crosses in and out of each with gusto.” -Chico News & Review.

” put on one hell of a rock show, and with their steadily growing fan base, I’m not the only one who thinks so” -Seattle Weekl.

Soon after their inception, the band came in second place at EMP’s Sound Off! competition, played the Bumbershoot festival, and found themselves sharing the bill with Franz Ferdinand and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at staunch supporters KNDD’s huge EndFest fete. The Heroes wowed audiences opening for Pretty Girls Make Graves and Vendetta Red, all while headlining their own crowds of over 500. « hide

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Abominations
2007

3.6
19 Votes
Fantastic Wounds
2005

2.6
6 Votes
The Funeral Sciences
2003

3.2
6 Votes

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