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Serianna breaks up

Friday, October 25, 2013 6:33 AM PT

Madison, Wisconsin post-hardcore/metalcore outfit Serianna has apparently called it quits. The band has yet to provide an announcement or explanation, but it appears that things started going south after the departure of founding members James and Lee Milbrandt earlier this year. Vocalist Chris Nutting has reportedly returned to school.


Serianna drummer Chris Ferraro has now put forth the following statement:

I'll jump right into this so you don't have to read a massive post about what's going on, then I'll add some detail if you would like to know. You don't have to understand, all we hope is you can respect it.

Serianna has collectively decided to no longer tour, perform, or write music.

Now for the thick of it. When we started this band seven years ago, we had one goal; To play music we loved, for people we loved. We never set out to change the face of music, or do anything that has not been done. We never had any intentions or goals of being a famous band swimming in a pool full of money. We truly had a love for music that we wanted to share with anyone willing to listen. Being young and invincible, you don't think about the rest of the world. Essentially what you immerse yourself in ends up being your "world" and the rest just passes you by. As most of us are now into our mid 20's we are finding that we value our families, loved ones, relationships, and educations more than traveling and playing shows. Nutting, Little Kris, and I will all be attending school shortly. I start classes in one month and am in an amazing relationship with the most incredible girl I could ever ask for. I honestly could not be more excited to start a new chapter of my life. Rocky has recently started a very good job that doesn't allow him to travel anymore. And Jimmy is busy getting dominated by me in Halo, haha. Really though, Jimmy is an incredible bassist and person, one of the most genuine I have met. I actually don't know his immediate plans, but I'm sure any of us will be willing to talk about any of this stuff if you reached out to us on our personal pages. This "break up" is not about us accepting failure by any means. It's us saying that we are ready to do other things with our lives and see where they take us.

HUGE thank you to our manager Nate. We honestly would not have done a single thing if it wasn't for your guidance and support. You're incredible at what you do, and none of your hard work never went unnoticed. Shawn Spann, You were one of my idols growing up. I know we were only able to work together for a month or two but, your guest spot on our CD is one of my favorite moments as an artist. Thank you so much for believing in us. That alone makes my time as a touring musician worth it. To Josh Schroeder, recording our second album with you was the BEST time we have ever had as musicians. Your work is incredible and I know you will always continue to do great things. You're a producing genius, an amazing person, and one of my best friends. Thank you for being the nicest person in the music industry, love you buddy. Dan Defonce, too much to say dude. You gave us work! Haha thank you so much for all your efforts to keep us on the road constantly. You do great things for bands like us. I've looked up to you since Love is Arson, It was great to get to actually work with you so much. Joel Wanasek, Your hard work ethic and drive to be the best really spoke to me. You taught us how the recording industry works, and how to properly "shit talk" haha. You are insanely good at what you do and I'm stoked to see how far your studio has come during our friendship, Thank you for giving us our first professional product. Last but not least, Josh Grabelle. You were the first real industry professional to believe in us. Thank you for the opportunities you gave us. We appreciate everything that you have done to help us succeed. You are a perfect example of someone who gets what they give. Your hard work was nothing short of an inspiration.

To keep this kind of short- haha. Thank you all for staying in touch and keeping up with our music career as it comes to a close. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to share our music and dreams with all of you. We have been able to experience every state, big venues to small, huge crowds to no crowds. These past few years have been some of the best of our lives and none of us would trade them for the world. This break up was not with sadness. It has been nothing but smiles, laughs, and talks of memories of the things we have accomplished and done. To anyone who has ever bought a shirt, CD, or given us a place to stay/something to eat; or even just a conversation at a show. You were the reason we feel that we were able to fulfill our dreams. You made every long drive away from home worth it. PLEASE keep doing things like this for other bands, there are no words to describe how much we valued every single person we met. People like the Krask family are absolutely the most amazing people on the face of the earth. We cannot thank you guys enough, we love you all from the very bottom of our hearts. Lane, I can't wait to see what you will become. You have so much love and happiness to give this world. I don't think anyone is ready for it! We will play some Minecraft together soon duder, I promise!

To address James and Lee Milbrandt. (with respect) I'm sure my words will be picked apart and used against me in some way or another. But I am being honest, clear, and every word is intended as it is read. I don't feel it's necessary to hide behind posts on blocked profiles, so I will say this here where I know you will see it. I too believe that everything happens for a reason. I also believe there's more to life than the music industry and social media. I believe that happiness can't be bought, and success can only be judged by yourself. No one can say that we are "giving up" and no one can say that we didn't pour everything we have into this music career. Someday you will realize that our success was not riding on your shoulders. Maybe then you will see that we did what we had to do to continue doing what we loved, so that you both could pursue doing what you loved. I have done nothing but hope the best for both of you and your future projects. You will find your own success outside the wake of your "story" and all of this will seem trivial.

Again, If anyone is interested. Feel free to talk to any of us on our personal pages. I know a few of us will still be making music for fun, but that's about it! Thank you again everyone, It has been the best ride of our lives.


10/25/2013 6:40:28 AM
Oh how will I ever go on

10/25/2013 6:42:45 AM
Vocalist Chris Nutting has reportedly returned to his career at McDonald's.

10/25/2013 6:44:14 AM
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10/25/2013 7:06:00 AM
The best part about Madison, WI is Ian's Pizza.

10/25/2013 7:56:54 AM
I hate Rocky Morgan.

10/25/2013 7:58:47 AM
Thanks god, hopefully Guardians will break up next and Madison can be cleansed of mediocre metalcore music for good.

10/25/2013 8:06:38 AM
Where the fck is Wisconsin?

10/25/2013 8:22:57 AM
well that didn't take long

10/25/2013 8:54:55 AM
the band members parents are not stoked

10/25/2013 9:29:46 AM
Contractual obligation is stoked.

10/25/2013 11:00:01 AM
bullet tooth flip

10/25/2013 11:43:09 AM
lovin the dicks in or around their mouths

10/25/2013 12:22:49 PM
Get those Hot Topic applications ready!!

10/25/2013 4:07:14 PM
Uh.... who? And who cares? That's right, no-one and nobody.

10/25/2013 4:11:35 PM
The same three kids at all their local shows are not stoked.

10/25/2013 6:08:56 PM
Band sucks, label sucks even more.

10/25/2013 9:23:05 PM
apparently called it quits

10/26/2013 8:48:25 AM
The Milbrandt brothers are ugly as hell.

10/26/2013 8:55:03 AM

10/26/2013 12:32:46 PM
Too bad...I actually kind of liked this band even though I am probably one of the few people who has even heard of them

10/26/2013 1:32:16 PM
^^^ Oh youre soooo cool, youve heard of a band that nobody else has heard of.

10/26/2013 3:02:24 PM
Kellin Quinn is stoked

10/26/2013 3:08:36 PM
Scene kids Twitter accounts are now safe...

10/27/2013 10:08:30 AM
the brothers are stoked af

10/27/2013 10:08:59 AM
their new record Defile Me was cool

10/27/2013 10:09:57 AM

10/28/2013 10:27:02 AM
morgans c*nt

10/28/2013 1:03:03 PM
But they said they were going places and the Milbrandts were holding them down. Hmmm. I think we know who was carrying who. Good luck at Noodles & co. guys.

10/28/2013 6:33:34 PM
"Thanks god, hopefully Guardians will break up next and Madison can be cleansed of mediocre metalcore music for good."


10/29/2013 6:10:38 PM
I heard the Milbrandt brothers still blow each other at their dad's hair salon in Janesville.

10/29/2013 6:11:54 PM
Please let Guardians be next! Long live Wisconsin.

10/30/2013 9:31:20 AM
Hahahaha i guess they got tired from going out on huge tours that sold an average of one ticket per night.

10/30/2013 9:36:53 AM
^^^^haha! And they were tired of that flamer Rocky's big fcking head taking up room in the car.

10/31/2013 9:47:45 AM
About time they grew up. Hopefully it will give the rest of the dirty Madison hardcore kids a wake up call. Sucking off the government at 20+ years of age while you try to find a job with your Madison Media Institute degree won't get you anywhere. Haha

11/2/2013 11:31:03 AM
Its funny how this condescending prick doesn't use social media until he wants to sway his following to get his point across.

11/2/2013 11:46:16 AM
Anyone that doesn't believe this is Karma is a fcking idiot. Everything lines up....Cd sales failed and declined, tours were terrible, music written was 4 years to late, owed everyone money, no wonder why they wanted to get back to their g/f's and school and flatbrimmed friends. This was a triple Chris/Kris trainwreck ran by someone who can't admit failure. #whatdontyougetaboutthat

11/9/2013 7:21:20 PM
Back off guys, Chris Nutting is a really good friend of mine and we go way back. These were some hard working people that just wanted to tour and share their music with everyone. They released a few albums, which is a huge accomplishment for anyone or a musician for that matter. Time went by and now they're moving on with their lives. They have new goals and paths to take. Good luck to all the band members and I wish you the best

11/10/2013 1:06:24 PM
^^^^Hey douche bag, its because they failed when they kicked out the brothers. Its not that they had other things going on, its because they made poor choices, wrote bad music, ran out of money and received shitty tours. You don't hype up a cd, release it and then call it quits a month later. I'd want to continue on with other things too when it got to that point. Plain and simple, do the research and follow it back before you run your mouth or open it. #pwned