Pride - Vocals/Piano
Lust - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Greed - Lead Guitar
Envy - Bass
Sloth - Drums and Percussion
Travis "Wrath" Crider and Rob "Lust" Mason formed Betrayed With A Kiss in late 2004. Both were members of a thrash metal band that was signed to Germany's Modern Music (Label) at the time.
Recalls Mason, "We felt very boxed in stylistically in that band. We were unable to anything too technical or not considered extremely aggressive. It was fine for the eight years I was in the band, but both Travis and I wanted to expand on our style to include more technical riffs and more melodic songs as time went on. When the band dissolved in 2004, we decided to move forward with BWAK."
Betrayed With A Kiss was formed with the idea that genre is unimportant and completely irrelevent. "We write music that moves us. If it's metal it's metal, if it's alternative rock it's alternative rock. You never really know what you're going to get because we do not confine ourselves to one particular genre or style, and we like it that way. Because we're obviously very influenced by metal, most of our songs tend to reflect that. Everyone in the band loves metal, but we find the genre extremely limiting in many ways. If you're playing it the way most fans of metal expect, you're moving a hundred miles an hour and essentially expressing a very limited range of emotions, like anger, aggression, irreverance, and so on. Can you imagine a death metal band writing a song about love that has a happy ending? Probably not, and if you could, the band wouldn't be taken very seriously, and the message would be lost."
The end result of that approach speaks for itself: catchy, groove-oriented riffs, more hooks than you'll find in a fisherman's tackle box, conviction and energy.
SAMICK USA (Lust and Envy use Greg Bennett Guitars)
DEAN GUITARS (Greed uses Dean Guitars)
MINARIK GUITARS (Lust uses Minarik Guitars)
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