Origin: Oakland, CA, USA
Genres: Eclectic Metal
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Stolen Babies  

The End Records strikes again with another genre-defying band, in the form of California's Stolen Babies. Seemingly everyone who has ever commented on this band has a different description, from horror punk to "Oingo Boingo meets Cradle Of Filth" to cabaret metal to "the kind of band Tim Burton might like, if he were into metal". There's truth in all of those descriptions (additionally, one should probably add Mr. Bungle as an influence), and putting them all together might be the best way to comprehend what this strange band is all about. And yet, as odd as the image might be, these guys (and gal) aren't just randomly stringing bizarre influences together without sense -- the songs are cohesive and enjoyable. Frontwoman Dominique Persi (who also somehow incorporates an accordion to good effect) is a true star, with vocals ranging from a clear voice to vicious screams, but always in control and always interesting to listen to. Sure, Stolen Babies aren't going to be confused with a conventional metal band anytime soon, but even those who don't find the above description appealing might want to give this band a try. Certainly they're a perfect fit for The End Records.

Current Members

Dominique Persi


Davey Oberlin


Rani Sharone

bass/guitars/programming (Otep)

Ben Rico


Gil Sharone

drums (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Marilyn Manson, Otep)

Former Members/Guests

Davin Givhan



(EP) Stolen Babies 
2002 No Comment
  1. Mileage
  2. Show Case
  3. Hand It Over
  4. Idolesce
  • Dominique Persi
  • Davin Givhan
  • Rani Sharone
  • Ben Rico
  • Gil Sharone

There Be Squabbles Ahead 
2006 The End
  1. Spill!
  2. Awful Fall
  3. Filistata
  4. A Year Of Judges
  5. So Close
  6. Tablescrap
  7. Swint? or Slude?
  8. Mind Your Eyes
  9. Lifeless
  10. Tall Tales
  11. Push Button
  12. Gathering Fingers
  • Dominique Persi
  • Rani Sharone
  • Ben Rico
  • Gil Sharone
2006 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Metal Storm 

  1. Never Come Back
  2. Splatter
  3. Second Sleep
  4. Behind The Days
  5. Mousefood
  6. Don't Know
  7. I Woke Up
  8. Swimming Hole
  9. Dried Moat
  10. Prankster
  11. Birthday Song
  12. Civil Disguise
  13. Grubbery (Burnt To A Crisp)
  • Dominique Persi
  • Rani Sharone
  • Ben Rico
  • Gil Sharone
2012 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Brave Words 


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