The band lost original member drummer Michael Sanders in 2002, but continued to perform local shows making a name for themselves some twenty eight years later. Many publications, documentaries and films were made to tell their stories as the band was virtually unknown for some time. They're known now though, and now have a large fan base and they are continuing to play live shows; there most recent show scheduled for May 29th. The band continues to only play exclusive shows New York and Philadelphia and also Europe.
A Band Called (Pain) is an American hard rock/metal band from Oakland, CA that formed in 2001. The band is made up of Allen Richardson (vocals), Shaun Bivens (guitar, back up vocals), Tony Providence (drums), and Bryan "Dark Kent" Dean (bass). Their first album "Broken Dreams" was released in 2006, which was named as one of the ten best albums in California by "Zero Magazine". There singles like "The Pieces" and "Holy" put them on the map. The single "Holy" also went on to appear on the Saw II soundtrack.Tony Providence left the band in 2008 and Akili Peyton took his place. There last album titled "Beautiful Gun" was released in 2010.