The history of the band goes back to the year 2007. Patrick Dermody just started playing the electric guitar, while Nicholas Donato started to play the drums. The two boys found common ground, and one day, they decided to form a band.This band was called BrainBlock. Pat took Lead Guitar duties and Nick played drums. They knew they needed a singer, and recruited Jeff Banwell. They made one song called "Empty Seat Blues". It was preformed at thier school's talent show. Unfortunatley, Jeff failed miserably. He is known for his famous line, "Pat, its time for your solo" when it wasnt. Pat and Nick had to kick Jeff out, and were left with a drummer and a guitarist.
That is, until Alexandro Iacobellis came along. He started to hang out with Pat and Nick and befriended them. When they saw him play guitar at the talent show, they were awestruck. They decided to invite Alex into the band, and he accepted. On June 14th, 2008, Alex Iacobellis was an official member of BrainBlock.
The summer of 2008 was a rough one. Pat and Nick were fighting constantly over a certain thing which we will not mention. Patrick openly stated his hatred for the name BrainBlock, and Alex was torn between the two. In August 2008, the boys made up and the band was stable once again, under the name Flamin' Angel. This name only stuck for a short time due to dispute among band members. They comprimised with the name Voodoo. It has been Voodoo ever since.
In November 2008, the band split up. Pat and Nick formed a duo called Copper King. They made one song called "Battle On A Cliff", which depicts a battle between God and Satan. Pat and Nick decided that Copper King was foolish, and made amends with Alex and formed again, called Voodoo.
The three decided they needed to take music more serious. They needed a singer. In November 2008, Liam Hamilton began to hang around with the boys. Liam said he could sing. He auditioned, and he got the job. In February 2009, Voodoo recorded a song, called "Im Feeling Rock N Roll". They began to write new material. They wrote a few more songs called
One River Road
Robot Man II
Robot Man III
In May 2009, Liam Hamilton left Voodoo due to lack of commitment and unavailability. He was not missed, as he just did not feel like he wanted to be in the band. In June 2009, it was summer, and they took a break to write new material and have an occasional band practice.
In summer 2009, Pat and Nick went to Rock Camp. They befriended a young outspoken singer named Oscar Bernard. He seemed like he had the commitment to be in Voodoo, showing up for a audition during a Tornado Warning. They immediatly accepted him into the band, and wrote a quick song called Tornado, which never amounted to anything.
Sadly, at the same camp, they befriended a guitarist named Daniel Fiorino. He seemed quite talented, so on August 18th, 2009, Alex Iacobellis was no longer a member of Voodoo. Daniel replaced him as rhythm guitarist. This period is known as the Revolution of Voodoo. The new Voodoo wrote 3 songs, Forever In Chains, Phantom, and Remembrance Day. Only Forever In Chains is on record, because the band only wrote Phantom and Remembrance Day.
As time spaced out between the members, tensions grew. The boys had two practices, from September 2009 to February 2010. There was small talk about welcoming Alex back into the band, an idea set forth by Pat. Nick agreed to this, and on April 17th, 2010, Alex Iacobellis was once again welcomed back into Voodoo.
Daniel Fiorino left Voodoo with rage, with profanity splurging all of his messages of hatred to the band, but he is now fading in the rearview mirror, and Alex is in the headlights.
VOODOO is back, and its better than ever.