Penny Dreadful

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Named after the cheaply made publications that lingered around drug stores at the beginning of the century, Penny Dreadful formed in Chicago in 1999. Drummer Rich Circo, guitarist/vocalist John Gidlund,…
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Named after the cheaply made publications that lingered around drug stores at the beginning of the century, Penny Dreadful formed in Chicago in 1999. Drummer Rich Circo, guitarist/vocalist John Gidlund, and bassist/vocalist Shaun Sutherland were still in their early twenties when they formed, and used their love of mainstream alternative and classic rock to fuel their poppy hard rock. After playing around the Chicago area for a while, the three recorded the Sactuary EP and promoted it with some high profile local show.