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September Mourning is a transmedia project whose storyline/idea began to form in 2007 by Emily Lazar when living in New York City. In 2008, after meeting Marc Silvestri of Top Cow Productions on MySpace and pitching her idea to him, he decided to get involved. Soon after, the project developed into a more structured multiplatform dark culture media project based upon a storyline, Marlowe, C (2011).Digital Media Wire
In 2009, Lazar began to focus on the musical side of the project. The band is a hard rock band with metal, pop and electronic overtones and a very theatrical stage presence. Through her vocal coach, Melissa Cross, Lazar found guitarist/programmer Chris Egert. Shortly after they began writing songs together, Lazar recruited long-time friend and guitarist James Duran. The three of them continued to write songs together for two years and toured with rotating drummers and bass players, Future Hits 042 (2009).Thrash Hits. After moving from New York to Los Angeles in late 2010 the line up went through a complete change with Lazar being the only remaining touring member. Egert stayed on as a writer. The newest lineup has remained unannounced.
At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Top Cow Productions announced the creation of Marc Silvestri and Emily Lazar’s concept story, September Mourning which would be published that year in the first edition of their Holiday Special, Examiner.com(July 2010).Top Cow Productions. In the fall of 2011, at the San Diego Comic Con, MTV Geek Panel(2011). announced a partnership with Marc Silvestri and Emily Lazar to create webisodes based on the characters in the storyline September Mourning, as well as online comics and other media for their website, David Hine has signed on as writer for the series.
In the early part of 2011, at the overwhelming request from their fans, Egert and Lazar started production on a full length album containing the first songs written by the band. "Melancholia" was released on Repo Records (Germany) on May 9, 2012, and features guest drummer Ryan Seaman of Falling In Reverse and bassist Phil Buckman of Filter. Lazar began working with producers Sahaj Ticotin from the band Ra (American band) and Mitchell Marlow formerly of the band Filter (band) on new material for the upcoming releases associated with the MTV webisodes.
On July 17, 2012 September Mourning's song, "Before the Fall", (along with clips from their recent video for the song) was featured in the TNA Wrestling commercial for their Hardcore Justice PPV August 2012. The single was released to the itunes store and spotify the following week.
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