Philadelphia, PA - USA


Michael Armine – sound manipulation, vocals
David Grossman – bass guitar, vocals
Bruce McMurtrie Jr. – drums
J. Matthew Weed – electric guitar, violin



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+ MP3 Site


Rosetta's members all were acquaintances in high school, and had played in various bands until they decided to play a last minute gig on August 20, 2003, after only three practice sessions, and improvised the entire show. Following this, they proceeded to write more songs, play more shows, and eventually record a four-song demo album, which picked up interest from Translation Loss Records.

Their debut album, The Galilean Satellites, featured two separate hour-long discs (one of more metal-oriented music, and one of ambience) that synchronize together. Although originally intended to be one disc of metal tracks sandwiched by ambient ones, the band had enough material to cover two discs.

The band's second release, Project Mercury, a split with Balboa, was released April 24th, 2007. After a full United States tour in July, the band's second full-length album, entitled Wake/Lift, was released on October 2, again through Translation Loss. The release of Wake/Lift was accompanied by selected United States touring and followed by a June 2008 Australian tour.

In 2009 they plan release 3-way split 2xLP (vinyl only, no CD) with Year of No Light and East of the Wall. One song called "Homesick" (The Cure cover) available on their Myspace.


Galilean Satellites - disc 2
2xLP | RSR020
Radar Swarm Records

Galilean Satellites - disc 1
2xLP | RSR019
Radar Swarm Records
§ demo (CD-R, self-released, 2003-2004)
§ The Galilean Satellites 2×CD (Translation Loss Records, 2005)
§ Project Mercury with Balboa (Level Plane Records, 2007)
§ Wake/Lift (Translation Loss Records, 2007)
§ The Cleansing Undertones of Wake/Lift (Translation Loss Records, 2007)
§ Split with Year of no light and East of the Wall (2lp Level plane records, 2009)