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Breaking Pangaea

Fred Mascherino vocals, guitar
Will Noon drums

Breaking Pangaea is a movement based on energy, dynamics and the transfer of emotion and ideas through music. Formed in January of 2000, the Philadelphia trio, lead by singer/guitarist Fred Mascherino and drummer Will Noon, immediately composed and recorded an EP entitled, Take Apart The Words. The EPís unique sound and texture was met with wide acceptance and after constant touring, was later picked up by Florida based Undecided Records. Breaking Pangaea took to the road with a passion and work ethic rarely seen in todayís fledgling bands and by spring of the following year, had completed three self-booked tours and established an enthusiastic regional following.

Fall 2001 brought the release of the bandís debut album, Cannon To A Whisper. Engineered and produced by Mike Fanuele (production manager for Dashboard Confessional), Cannon To A Whisper showcases a band coming into their own with influences ranging from Jeff Buckley and Sunny Day Real Estate to Van Halen and Led Zeppelin. Among the bandís most striking characteristics is the songwriting of singer/guitarist Fred Mascherino. Mascherino, who earned a degree in jazz guitar from Temple University, effortlessly constructs an elaborate interplay of passionate vocals and layers of unique, jazz-infused rock-based guitar. The debut album was heralded for its display of intense dynamics, dramatic crescendos and skilled harmonies. Keeping true to form, the band spent the remainder of 2001 and the majority of 2002 on the road with national touring acts Coheed & Cambria, Further Seems Forever, Hey Mercedes and Recover.

On May 6, 2003, Breaking Pangaea released their last effort, an EP entitled Phoenix, through Equal Vision Records. Recorded by the production team at Big Blue Meenie Studios (Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, This Day Forward), Breaking Pangaeaís final offering illustrates a band at the pinnacle of its maturation.

Guitarist Fred Mascherino went on to play guitar in Taking Back Sunday. Drummer Will Noon now plays drums in Straylight Run.

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