Patron Saint of Plagues Bio:
Listener beware, you're in for a scare!
With a unique style of eerie vaudevillian music, horror rockers Patron Saint Of Plagues have grown into something reminiscent of a living, breathing creature. Given life more than six years ago in Ottawa, Canada, by frontman Opi Saint, his twisted illusion has taken on a mind of its own. Wielding infectiously catchy melodies and a macabre aesthetic, Saint’s compositions have been coined “Scary Tales”. Drawing inspiration from the nightmare world he calls “The Dark Place”, Saint blurs the thin line between fiction and reality.
His vision has drawn in a cornucopia of fiendish musicians though. Many of their lives claimed by a mysterious sickness that Saint playfully deems “The Infection”. When asked how he met the current line-up, Saint retaliates: “One dark and dreary night I was sitting in a graveyard, singing songs for
wayward ghosts. I raised my head and looked through the heavy fog rolling in to find two ghouls standing before me. That’s when I knew I’d found my band.”
These fiends would become the backbone of Saint’s musical phantasm. Robbie Graves; the bizarre bass player who exhumes the dead. Bonez; the silent skeleton who beats the drums as only a corpse can. Opi Saint; the demon possessed songwriter with gravel in his throat, and fire in his lungs. This phantasmagorical quartet has possessed infected fans; and filled their minds with story-like visions of ghosts, murder, and the undead.
Since its inception, Patron Saint Of Plagues has infected the mainstream. Sharing the stage with acts like The Casualties, The Creepshow, and Woods of Ypres, their high-octane show captivates audiences. With two full-length studio albums released and three EPs, they were featured on Rue Morgue Radio and topped independent radio charts. They have toured parts of Canada and have a web-presence some may find overwhelming. Love it or hate it, PSOP spreads like a virus with no sign of stopping. Listener beware, you’re in for a scare!