Vernian Process is one of the first groups to declare themselves a Steampunk band in 2003. Vernian Process is an unrepentant fusion of Darkwave, Progressive, and Neo-Classical styles.
In laymen terms their sound is an unabashed Industrial answer to Steampunk music. That being said some pieces are incredibly melodic that take you on a soaring flight into the aether, but they are in the minority.
The song Into the Shadows stands out with tolling bells, dripping water, and creaking steps. The imagery is dark. It’s music conjures up places where goggles are strapped tightly to the face of the wearer to fight off the London fog, and The Curse of Whitechapel is just a step behind.
Their strength lies in the use of Steampunk sound. Hammers on anvils, tolling bells, grinding gears, creaking steps, crackling fire, and the tick-tock of clocks convey a wonderful image. The listener is undeniably transported to a place where Steam and Dieselpunk meet.
Martin Irigoyen: Guitar, Songwriting, SFX
Janus Zarate: Bass Guitar
If their band name leaves you scratching your head, scratch no longer. It was inspired by the 19th century writer Jules Verne (whom every Steampunk aficionado has much love for).
If you find yourself in California the weekend of May 7th, you can see them at Gaslight Gathering, the very first Southern California Steampunk Convention in San Diego.
Check them out at: www.vernianprocess.com