Lies, Lies, Lies!, Afflicted By Design's 4th release, is a hard-driving and guitar-heavy industrial rock Ep that features 2 new original songs plus 2 remixes. Lies are the theme behind the 2 new original tracks, "Automatic Static" and "Warm and Pretty Lies" - the lies told by politicians and the lies we tell each other in relationships.
Written and arranged by S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo and Kfir Gov (of the band Seek Irony). Lies, Lies, Lies was performed by S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo (Vocals, bass, rhythm guitars, synths and samples), Fred Fata (Lead guitar and guitar synth), and Rom Gov (Drums) and features Rona Rougeheart (of Sine and Dead Love Club) on co-lead vocals on "Warm and Pretty Lies." The remix of "Automatic Static" was done by Sebastian's former bandmate, Jacqueline van Bierk, who also appeared on "This Is Not A Love Song," and the remix of "Warm and Pretty Lies" was done by Lenny Gonzalez of A Chango Feo Abstraction.
S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo: vocals, bass, guitars, drum programming, synths
S.A. Sebastian is the founder of Afflicted By Design. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Sebastian is the only official member of Afflicted By Design and remains solely responsible for its direction. Sebastian is a bass player, guitar player, composer, songwriter, producer and recording engineer.
Before moving to Austin, TX in 2009, Sebastian was a fixture of the New York City goth/industrial, rock and metal scenes, playing bass for bands like Otto's Daughter, King Hell, Pillow Theory, Ray West's APW in addition to his own bands Cave Penny, NVR and Atomic Brother. Sebastian has toured in 5 countries and recorded bass on upwards of 20 releases.
Rom Gov: drums
Rom is part of a new generation of drummers electrifying the independent rock scene, and recently celebrated his band’s “Outstanding Album of the Year” honor from the North American Independent Rock Music Awards.
Originally from Tel Aviv, Rom Gov began playing drums when he was 8 years old and went on to graduate from Thelma Yelin, one of the most prestigious arts schools in the region. In addition to playing with bands and doing session work, Rom was also a percussion educator in some of Israel’s top music academies before he moved to Austin Texas to pursue a career in the United States. Since moving to the US, Rom has continued educating and has recorded with many bands, including Matricide, Waterloo Revival, SinTax and many more. He tours regularly with Seek Irony, and was featured in Modern Drummer.
Rona Rougeheart: vocals
Rona Rougeheart is the creator and front woman of the alternative rock/electronic band, SINE. Rona is also the drummer for Austin, TX band, DEAD LOVE CLUB. She has stepped from behind the kit to create her own strong, sexy female fronted project with influences such as, CURVE and GARBAGE with nuances of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, DEPECHE MODE and NINE INCH NAILS.
Fred Fata: lead guitars
Fred is a VGuitarist (Roland VG-99), MIDI and guitar synthesist, video and audio editor and motion graphic designer. Formerly of The Breathing Method along with stints in Loveland, Otto's Daughter and Modus Operandi. Fred and Sebastian have known each other for many years and played together in Otto's Daughter. Long before the East Village became a mall for fratty boys and bratty girls. Introduced by mutual friend DJ DandySex at the Raven bar formerly on Avenue A.