about somephoenics

Somephoenics is an alternative rock band from Austria, Vienna. The band was founded in 2005.

Somephoenics Line Up: (Update Oct 2018)

Emanuel Grand somephoenics

Emanuel Grand, born in Vienna, is the bandleader and founder of somephoenics. He plays rhythem guitar, sings (main vocals) and writes the songs & lyrics. He started playing guitar at... Read more

Thomas drums producer

Thomas is a great singer, songwriter, piano player, drummer and producer. He produced every record of somephoenics and also the soloalbum „Waiting“ from Emanuel in 2012. Mix and... Read more

James Bass

James Bedillion is an american singer-songwriter, known for his baritone voice and folk-classical fingerstyle guitar. A regular performer in cosy viennese bars, James draws musical... Read more

Matthias - drums

Schlagzeugstudium (IGP und Konzertfach) in Wien. Mehr als 250 Konzerte in USA, Deutschland, Spanien, Frankreich, Holland, Belgien,... Read more

Somephoenics Discography:


  • 2008 – „borderline“ (album)
  • 2015 – „Scream“ (single)
  • 2017 – „product: life“ (album)
  • 2018 – „Surfin‘ Away“ (single)
  • 2018 – „Let’s Twist Again (single – Reggae Cover)
  • 2018 – „Punk Meets 60s (album)

Somephoenics – Meaning of the band name

The meaning of the band name allows some interpretation, because on the one hand there is the English word “some” and the greek word “phono” (which means: sound, tone, noise), which together would mean “some music” or “some sounds.” On the other hand “phoenics” suggests the phoenix of Greek mythology, which is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. This metaphor means that rock music will never die and will always exist in refreshed ways, although current mainstream music trends toward electric pop.

In the beginning their songs contained more classic rock, punk and grunge parts and over time they picked up more metal, hardcore and emo elements, so you can say the songs became harder.

Somephoenics Influences:

A Day to Remember, Bad Religion, Billy Talent, Bloodhound Gang, Boysetsfire, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for my Valentine, Bush, die Ärzte, Fallout Boy, Finch, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Guano Apes, Guns n Roses, H-Blockx, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Life of Agony, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Live, Lost Prophets, Mad Caddies, Metallica, Muse, Nirvana, No use for a name, Offspring, Panic at the Disco, Pantera, Papa Roach, POD, Rage Against The machine, Nickelback, Rammstein, Rasmus, RED, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seether, Silverchair, Silverstein, Slipknot, Slut, Smash Mouth, Social Distortion, Staind, Stone Sour, Story of the year, Sum 41, System of a Down, Therapy, Trapt, Unwritten Law, Weezer…