Scarlett O'Hara is an American post-hardcore band from McAllen, Texas. Formed in 2008, the band were signed to Rise Records in 2009 and released their debut studio album, Lost in Existence, on September 14, 2010. The band later toured in-support for the record, but were dropped from Rise and The Artery Foundation after the group was unable to pull through their headling tour in 2011 due to financial issues. As a result, Scarlett O'Hara disbanded in late 2011, however, during December 2012 the band reformed due to popular demand.
1.1 Formation and Self-titled EP (2008 - 2009),
1.2 Lost in Existence and Hiatus (2009 - 2012),
1.3 Reunion and New Music (2012 - present),
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Formation and Self-titled EP (2008 - 2009) edit:
Scarlett O'Hara formed April 13th 2008 in the heart of Texas by guitarist/vocalist Rene Lopez and vocalist Eddie Cano who were writing music together. While writing music they quickly met guitarist Alek Samodouroff and bassist Andrew Mena. Together the four had mixed their material to form their passion for the hardcore scene. From there, the four friends had been honored to share the stage with such bands as Emarosa and The Armada. Soon after drummer Edwin Chapa came into the picture with keyboardist Morgan Hochstetler and both became part of the family instantly. The band's objective was to create a new idea of music and reach out to their fans with a passion. Later that year the band recorded a demo EP with local producer Charlie Vela. The Self-Titled EP contained six songs that would launch them to fame and give them a strong fanbase. Among them were the popular songs "Where in the World is Earthworm Jim" and "Call it Reckless".
In March 2009, Scarlett O'Hara were among a few local bands who were chosen to perform at the first annual Never Say Never Festival alongside bands such as Anberlin, A Skylit Drive, and Drop Dead, Gorgeous. Over 300 copies of the band's self-titled ep were sold at the show. Soon after the Never Say Never show, Andrew Roesch, an artist manager with The Artery Foundation, came across the band's Myspace profile and contacted the band, offering to manage them for free until they were signed.
Lost in Existence and Hiatus (2009 - 2012) edit:
On December 15, 2009 the band was announced to have signed to Rise Records and would be revealing their debut album this fall with producer Joey Sturgis. After signing with Rise, the band took time to focus on finishing high school before completing their debut studio album. The band's debut album, Lost in Existence took a little more than a month to complete and was released on September 14, 2010. The summer after graduating from high school the band embarked on the Pyknic Partery Tour alongside Woe, Is Me, Abandon All Ships, For All Those Sleeping, Attila, Sleeping With Sirens and headlining band Drop Dead, Gorgeous.
In November, Scarlett O'Hara joined Motionless In White, For All Those Sleeping, Woe Is Me, and headlining band A Skylit Drive for the Average Guys With Exceptional Hair Tour. It was recently stated that the band members have been writing new music for their second album. On January 8, Scarlett O'Hara embarked on "The Brodeo Tour" with the bands Hundreth, Lions!Tigers!Bears!, letlive., and No Bragging Rights. This is the first tour that they have headlined. The band released a music video for "Lost In Existence" on March 22, 2011.
Scarlett O'Hara will soon be embarking on their 2nd headlining tour, The Metal East Tour, with fellow bands We Are Defiance, Casino Madrid, and Wolves Among Men.
On July 19, shortly after Rene Lopez'sdeparture from the band because of creative differences and his desire pursue a solo career, it was announced that the band had departed from the Metal East Tour due to unforeseen circumstances. It was also announced that bassist Andrew Mena is no longer part of the band for many reasons.
Shortly after Rene's departure from Scarlett Ohara, he then teamed up with former Attack Attack! vocalist Nick Barham creating the band Addictions. On August 30th they released their first single entitled "Hanging On". Produced/mixed by Justin Van Hook(Sleeping With Sirens guitar tech) and mastered by Attack Attack! former frontman Caleb Shomo.
"We apologize to all our fans for dropping The Metal East Tour. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to drive home after the show in South Carolina. This should not stop anyone from attending the rest of the dates to check out our buds in We Are Defiance, Casino Madrid, and Wolves Among Men. We are NOT breaking up but we are taking a break from touring so we can write new material at home. We will have new songs posted as soon as possible. We can't thank you all enough for your love and support and we hope you all understand." The band was then no longer part of Rise Records because they dropped their second headlining tour.
Vocalist Eddie Cano has since announced on Facebook that Scarlett O'Hara is on hiatus and he is recording an EP with his new band, Chase the Lights, with Make Me Famous former drummer Jace Thomas. Drummer Arnie Bernal, and bassist Andrew Mena have since joined hardcore dubstep act Situations.
Throughout the month of February (2012), Scarlett has posted on Facebook about upcoming "big news" to be released on February 22, 2012. As of March 1, 2012, Eddie Cano released a statement through the Scarlett O'Hara Facebook page, announcing his newest project, Miss Fortune, as well the Scarlett O'Hara's current state and future plans.
"As you all may know, Scarlett is on Hiatus due to other members pursuing other career options. I initially planned on keeping Scarlett alive and releasing a NEW song this week with a full EP for you guys. Although, I recently discovered I DO NOT have the legal rights or intentions to keep the name Scarlett O'Hara. (Hens our last status) Because I have been offered a deal to record a new Metal Ep for you guys. If I can get 1/4 OF YOU all to support me and "LIKE" our new page "Miss Fortune"! At 5k we will release a clip to our song "The Double Threat of Danger Ft. Tyler Carter" and I will continue making sweet sexual music for you. As for a reunion, only time can tell but I will always be ready and waiting."
Reunion and New Music (2012 - present) edit:
In late 2012 the band started posting on their facebook page again and announced news at 50,000 facebook likes. The members section also added Rene back to the band on bass/clean vocals signifying the band is back from their long hiatus. The band then changed the members section to say "coming soon" and made a post about December 1st, 2012, which is possibly the day they will announce their reunion and new line up.
On December 1st, 2012, the band posted on Facebook that they will be reuniting and making new music. The post was signed Eddie, Rene, Alek, Logan and Arnie, signifying that the entire band had renunited, minus Andrew Mena. They are set to release more information in the future.
"After seeing the popular demand by our incredible and undying fans, we have decided to reunite in order to continue doing what we truly love. Not only for our supporters but for the sake of creating the music we enjoy making once again. We would like to continue to be there for those of you who found our album as an escape from the bad moments in your life. We want to thank YOU, our true fans, for never losing love or hope in us. We have much coming to you within the next couple of months, but you can be sure to expect new music, news of our next singles and many more. Spread the word, tell your friends and we will have a lot more details on the way shortly."
Love, Eddie, Rene, Alek, Logan, Arnie.
The band had a 1 show reunion to hype fans up so that Eddie and Rene could promote there new project Octive Up. The band will not release any music due to Eddie and Renes focus on the new project.
Eddie Cano - unclean vocals (2008-2011) (2012-present),
Rene Lopez - clean vocals (2008-present), additional guitars, (2008-2011), bass guitar (2012-present),
Logan Burns - lead guitar, backing vocals (2008-2011) (2012-present),
Alek Samodouroff - rhythm guitar, programming (2008-2011) (2012-present),
Arnie Bernal - drums (2009-2011) (2012-present),
Andrew Mena - bass guitar (2008-2011) (now in Situations, and tour manager for For All Those Sleeping),
Edwin Chapa - drums (2008-2009),
Morgan Hochstetler - keyboards, synthesizer (2008-2009)