...formed in Q1 2007, emerging from the shell of now-defunct IRONCLAD.
WHEN HEROES FAIL is a metalcore band consisting of five man-children who share a love of live performance art, brutal breakdowns, and watching fourteen year-old kids throw windmills like they've never thrown them before.
We are (respectively from left to right in this ridiculous caricature):
DAVE "(SOMETHING SOMETHING) I'M TIRED FROM WORK TODAY" WAZNY - BASS/STROBE LIGHTING
Dave's true talents lie in the fact that he doesn't legally "exist", and many international governments have been trying to trace his whereabouts for generations. World leaders have come to fear his reprehensible dinner-table manners during brunches of great importance. Years later, a doctor will diagnose him with chronic planters warts and the gratuitious birth/death cycle will once again rear a (truly ugly) head.
DALE G. "SUCCESSFULLY STALKING YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER" PARADOWSKI - VOCALS/SAMPLES
A purveyor of disposable lighter repair services by day, Dale crafted his art of making women feel uncomfortable around him by keeping severed "exotic dancer" arms in his car's glove box. Dale cannot tell the difference between colors, though he is not colorblind; he also cannot read and/or speak but uses a systematic method of breathing to communicate thoughts into gas escaping his mandible giving the illusion of understanding.
BILLY "REALLY, NOBODY CALLS ME 'BILL' AND IT UPSETS ME" SCHUPP - GUITARS
Do NOT, under any circumstances, ask Bill directions to someplace, as a hilariously unfunny accident has left him without the mythical "magnetic compass" in the tip of his nose. It has been witnessed and recorded that Bill made an attempt (although fruitless) to eat more lasagna in a day than any other human being. Bill can usually be found trying to suntan himself while wearing excessive amounts of turtlenecks.
BEN "STILL SINGLE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS FOR SOME REASON" RODEMS - DRUMS/SAMPLES
Born in an 18th century Greek Castle, life for Ben Rodems has never been the same after Starbucks took his billion-dollar idea of overpriced coffee to fruition. Ben has lived in spite of upper management in any organization for as long as anyone can remember, and constantly mutters to himself about
"them bastards coming back to Earth to probe the heathens".
CRAIG "PUTS THE 'YO' IN 'YO-YO' DIETING" RYBAK - GUITARS
A freak accident involving alpha radiation is what gives Craig his stunning good looks, but also his tendency to bark at random shiny objects. Ask anyone around, and they will remind you of Craig's stance on labor relations in Zimbabwe (it's unmatched). Sadly, Craig tends to confuse the terms "pet" and "brutally murder with prejudice" when talking about domestic animals.
Former Ironclad/WHEN HEROES FAIL members include:
We sincerely thank them for their contributions.
Band MembersDale - Vocals
Billy - Guitar
Craig - Guitar
Ben - Drums
Waz - Bass / Strobes