"Roman Fire" is Von Varagon Society's debut album, released in September 2018, and features 12 original songs written by Monte Amende.
Von Varagon Society’s style for this album features jangly acoustic guitar layered with rhythmic electric guitar, frenetic drumming underpinned by deliberate bass, simple harmonies and powerful lead vocals. The lyrics on “Roman Fire” are intriguing, jumping playfully from wry to heartfelt, often within the same song.
The lineup for this album includes Molly Brown (vocals), Jake Kiley (bass), Matt Rappold (drums), Brian Lebrun (lead guitar), and Monte Amende (rhythm guitar, vocals.) It was recorded at FlatIron Studio, Rapid City, SD, over seven months starting in February 2018. Studio owner Scott Miller recorded and mixed the album.