The 3 Questions for Dynasty Xero
- If they made a movie about Dynasty Xero, who would play you?
- If you could erase your favorite album from your memory so that you could hear it again for the first time, which album would you choose?
- How did you come up with your band name? asked by Salina Solomon in episode 026.
The Song: Falling
The song was written during the summer of 2019 and is an upbeat rock song, also borrowing elements from pop-punk. It was the first song that we released to Spotify (Nov. 15, 2019).
About Dynasty Xero
Band Location: Steubenville, OH
Band Genre: Rock
In a decade when rock experienced limited commercial success, Dynasty Xero exploded onto the stage with their high-energy rock ‘n’ roll. Their sound is built from the dueling guitar riffs of Michael Schisla and James Lamansky, Keith Montenegro’s punk-inspired basslines, and Tim Rankin’s thundering drums. They were raised on their parents’ record collections and MTV videos that had re-surfaced through YouTube and Myspace. But they were also quick to embrace the music of the 21st Century, and with the rise of EDM and continued success of pop-punk, they found new sonic territory to assimilate into their rock sound. Dynasty Xero formed when lead guitarist Michael Schisla met bassist Keith Montenegro at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2018. Shortly into their friendship, Michael offered to teach Keith several advanced guitar exercises that translated well to bass. Their first lesson quickly turned into a jam, and within a week the two were determined to start a band. Shortly after, they filled out their lineup with Tim Rankin on drums, and James Lamansky as a second guitarist, all while writing songs and playing shows. They became a staple of Franciscan University’s music scene, often being booked to perform or open for an established artist at school events. Today, Dynasty Xero is better than they have ever been. Wherever they play, they play to screaming, loyal fans and curious passersby who always leave having enjoyed themselves. But the best they’ve ever been isn’t enough. On November 15, 2019, Dynasty Xero released their first single, “Falling” to Spotify and other platforms, with promises of more songs soon to come.