About Wheeling Bitch Circus
Their self-titled album "Wheeling Bitch Circus" was released in 2000, featuring sixteen tracks. Personal and professional differences led Fickler, Ciccone, and Carlin to leave. With the entry of Andy Barndt (bass), John Rowe (drums), and Matt Grill (guitar), WBC “Mark II” was born. They quickly went to work on material for their 2002 album, "Era". With higher production quality and more consistent songwriting, the album was highly received.
Soon, Grill's dedication to the band was juxtaposed by college, and Steve Romano entered to relieve his duties. After a brief hiatus, WBC started working on material for a third album, "Fallen Angel". Although much of the material was played frequently live, the album itself was in development hell and would end up taking over two years to finish.
Matt Grill re-entered the lineup for a three guitar assault, right on time to play live shows for the late 2006 release of "Fallen Angel".
With several lineup changes (a total of eleven members since conception), shows of high-scale (opening the Louder Harder Faster Metalfest at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown) to lowest of lows (some guy's 5 foot high basement in south Philly in front of ourselves), and just-plain strange occurrences (having a fan die of alcohol poisoning at a show and getting revived by paramedics), WBC's seen quite a lot.
2008 marked the 10th anniversary for WBC, but the live band dissolved during the year due to other musical commitments by all the members. Material for "Temptation" has been in development by DiDonato/Eustace/Romano since 2007, but will not see the light of day until further notice with current project Yuki Yuki Yasumi.