Reform the Resistance is a genre-defining band that is poised to become a voice for a movement that empowers today’s youth. The fusion of rock, electronica, hip-hop, experimental, Latin, R&B and jazz forms a cohesive innovative sound. The highly anticipated first studio album “The Truth Is Dangerous” hits you with an unequivocal classic, yet modern original sound. It is their quest for challenging themselves and the listeners, musically and lyrically, that has given them purpose. “The Truth Is Dangerous” is a concise but extremely potent mix of monstrous sing-a-long choruses, mosh-pit-inducing breakdowns, fascinating rhythms, instrumentation and vocals that become more alluring with each listen.
Reform the Resistance worked at an organic pace to let their ideas and songs breathe and develop naturally, never forcing the creative writing process. Songs range from hard core to ballads, all the while maintaining deep convictions and not settling for anything less than what they wanted to achieve. “The Truth Is Dangerous” is real and genuine, and emotionally heavy.
“The Truth Is Dangerous” was completed in October 2010 and released in April 2011. The entire album, with the exception of drums, was recorded at Tigerstyle Studio, Nashville, Jason Moncivaiz’s personal studio. Drums and mastering were completed at Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL by Doug McBride.
Reform The Resistance is comprised of Jason Moncivaiz (vocals/guitar) and Sambo Moncivaiz (bass), former Justifide members, and Ryan Dugger (drums) of Nashville, TN. Jason and Sambo are internationally known from their Justifide days. After releasing their final EP “…And It Begins”, the band completed several tours in Europe and the United States. “And It Begins…” was produced by Malcolm Springer (Full Devil Jacket, Collective Soul, Sinch, Matchbox Twenty). After completing the tour, the Moncivaiz brothers started to dream up Reform The Resistance. The creation of Reform The Resistance represented freedom within their songwriting, as well as, the ability to be themselves. Reform The Resistance is a more complex sounding Justifide with a sound that is alternative and modern.
Reform The Resistance created the opportunity for the band to emerge into another musical realm. Jason Moncivaiz states, “We’ve found more of an identity. Justifide was signed when we were about 17 years old and I feel like our sound and our influences have changed since then. Ten years later, I believe there is much more depth in our music and our lyrics.” Jason further shares, “We try to touch on all the human experience: Life and death, love and loss. Not all of our songs are coming from a happy place. Not all of our songs are going to be depressing and sad. We are real and we write about all of life, all of the experiences we feel.”
Reform The Resistance masterfully weaves and reinvents their craft influenced by Deftones, Radiohead, Charles Mingus, Santana, Prodigy, Erykah Badu and Coldplay, all while creating a new sound and speaking their minds. The band members are serious musicians with artistic souls. They perform passionate live performances and leave the crowd wanting more. Reform The Resistance offers a breath of fresh air amongst carbon-copy bands. Reform The Resistance represents uniqueness and “truth” in the rock music scene, and remember “The Truth Is Dangerous”.