"All that is required for Evil to exist is that good men do nothing."
SANJA (Sonya) SIMPSON: VOCAL
Sanja was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (which at the time was known as Yugoslavia). She has been singing since early childhood and was 7 years old when she won a children’s singing competition titled “Mali Slager Sezone.” Shortly after, Sanja attended and completed school for music where she learned how to play classical piano. Sanja immigrated to Canada after the start of Bosnian war. This was the time when she realized that she wanted to sing and create original music so she performed in a number of cover bands. Later on, she met Cory and JC and together they started collaborating on a few original songs that led into her joining VIGIL-ANTE.
CORY WEINBERGER: DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Cory has been playing drums for over 20 years and has been a proud Calgarian for most of that. He has played in many cover and original bands over the years and has a strong background in all aspects of Metal as well as the ongoing development of a method of playing that reflects progressive and World Beat influences. His methods of recording and his ability to ground and inspire JC have enabled VIGIL-ANTE to become an entity of expression.
JC AUGER: ALL GUITARS, BASS & VOCAL
JC (Jon) Auger has been playing guitar for most of his life in bands and recording projects, ranging from Country to various types of Metal. Being “a guitar player with a day job”, VIGIL-ANTE has provided him with a vehicle to explore the freedom of not having to slot his sense of musical expression to any one style. Treating each lyric as a story written from the heart, he finds an outlet from the anger of witnessing the fabric of our Society twisting on The Rope. Therapy? Probably. It helps to talk to The Watcher named Luther. His whispers in JC's ear have helped to formulate the lyric base for the VIGIL-ANTE project.
In the Book of Enoch, the Watchers are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans.
They soon begin to lust for human women, and at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, they defect en masse to illicitly instruct and procreate among humanity. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza and associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once. Eventually God allows a Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but first sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. While Genesis says that the Nephilim remained "on the earth" even after the Great Flood, Jude says that the Watchers themselves are bound "in the valleys of the Earth" until Judgment Day -From Wikipedia.en
I am Luther. The things I have heard; the things I have seen! If you think your CNN has frontline coverage, try being on Watcher Status! The emotional involvement in your kinds' inner turmoil has turned me to stone. All that Time has done for me is prove the point that Mankind has something driving them, herding them down a road of needless, needless pain! Small pockets of resistance exist throughout The World, throughout Time. Their existence has proven there is Hope... But Oh the waste of Human Spirit! Crucible of Fire be damned! All that has remained for me throughout my existence is to Watch and Report. To chronicle Mankind's Folly until someone or something puts out The Light!