About St SAD
Les Clayes Sous Bois, France
The end of 2002 was the starting point for the band, made up of Roland, Jad, Jimmy, Yann and Marc. Their first concert, under the name SIDE EFFECT, was held at the 2003 music festival, giving people a taste of melodic metal with great promise.
After a year of separation, the band members get together again at the end of 2004, giving a number of concerts until the 21st of June 2005. Unfortunately, a troubled period ensues, and the band looses it's vocalist, Marc, and Yann's studies forces him to stop the drums temporarily.
End of 2005, when Yann rejoins the band, Flo takes Marc's place as vocalist and makes his, very rapidly, the different compositions ,making the band able to tour again. During this time, the band finds it's working balance between song-writing and visual effects during their concerts.
During 2006, having strengthened itself with more songs and elaborate visual effects, SIDE EFFECT changes name and becomes St SAD, all the time working to define it's identity : melodic metal, mixing enchanting music, harmonious guitars, a meddle of tempos, a sometimes agressive voice, and a strong scene presence, heavily inspired by romantism, and sometimes self-mockery.
End 2006, St SAD releases it's first 5-track CD; called "Angel's Dice", it contains tracks from their diverse periods, witnessing the band's evolution.
During 2007, the band begins to make it's way out of the shadows. In November, St SAD's first single, "Ai no Trip" comes to complement "Angel's Dice", marking the band's welcome to a slight madness, even irreverance.
In the beginning of the year 2008, Greg and Seb take over Roland and Jad's vacant spots, personnal lives having led the two away. The band is now complete, more motivated than ever, and demanding to mark the musical scene and peoples' minds, thanks to their unique and powerful style, forever flirting with romance.