The Quarantined is a punk rock/grunge/metal band out of Los Angeles, CA. Using many genres and multiple lyrical styles, this band creates vivid imagery in their emotionally charged, and socially critical songs that brings hope for global issues in society. Sean Martin, on vocals and guitar, Alex Diaz on Bass, and Serge Martinenko on Drums.
Former students at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Sean, Kaspars-Lucey Grinbergs (pictured right), and Alex met through mutual friends while looking for work as musicians in 2010. They recorded many songs, Through crowd testing singles via internet promotion, playing live around Los Angeles in bars and clubs, the band embraced their different backgrounds and created a unique sound as a group by recording at Psycho Monkey Records, which that would be part of their self-titled EP.
In 2014, The Quarantined stayed busy playing shows at bigger local LA venues like the House of Blues-Sunset, Loaded, and Infusion Lounge @ Universal Citywalk. Their song Point the Finger, released by Lucent Records, was nominated by Pure M Magazine for Best International Act 2015. Sean penned a poignant 8-part blog about the music industry and their passage through it to create their music through adversity on all sides, called Music in the Digital Era.They hired director John Rael to make their first music video for "Point the Finger", (edited by Alex).
In 2016, they released two songs from Antiquate Hate EP online, with Engineer/Producer Charlie Waymire and Brian "Hacksaw" WIlliams of Ultimate Studios Inc. The band's lyric video "The End?!", produced by Deviant Multimedia Productions, was nominated for an Independent Music Award in 2016; the band solidified management with Cre8tive Impact, and are currently working with super-producer, George G1 Archie, on the international release of the Antiquate Hate EP.
The Quarantined has unique content that comes from the remarkable lives of its members: Sean, Alex, and Serge come from varying backgrounds, and bring unique influences to the music they make from their wide array of life experiences that comes from striving after their goals despite adversity.
- Singing at 4 years old in community choirs and playing guitar at 12, Sean is also a Musician's Institute graduate with an A.A. in Guitar performance/Music industry studies. He is Executive producing The Quarantined's albums, and is the main lyricist, songwriter, and content creator for the band. Sean served in the US Army Airborne Infantry (with the 3/509th, 4th Brigade, 25th I.D.) from 2004-2007, in Iraq in Oct. 2006- September 2007.
- Alex, as well as being a talented bassist, guitarist, songwriter, photographer, and luthier, he is working on starting his own personally crafted guitar and bass business, making each instrument from scratch and by hand from unique woods. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, he has been known to travel the world to explore, taking pictures and training Muay Thai (in Thailand), with a growing interest in travel photography and filming.
- Serge Martinenko is a drummer, actor, model, and video editor. Originally from Latvia, Serge has played in local bands as a multi-instrumentalist while going to Emila Melngaila Music School in Liepaja. After relocating to the UK to play for two metal bands (Sanity Falls, Hostile Rising), he pursued opportunities in Los Angeles for print modeling and motion capture animation.
Looking forward in 2018 for The Quarantined: the worldwide release of Antiquate Hate EP, a documentary on their recording process is in the works, as well as placing their music in popular TV shows, new music videos are being planned with prominent producers across the world. Independently owned and operated, The Quarantined is setting a new standard for DIY music on an international scale.
Company We Keep:
Ultimate Studios inc: The best sounds in LA come out of Ultimate Studios. Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire. Check out his Drum Recording Ninja Workshops! Charlie Waymire and his team there produced the Antiquate Hate EP.
Deviant Multi-Media Productions:
Creates and designs unique digital media for your company, or band/artist page to promote, display, or enhance your products or services.
Ace Media Clique and Green Light Productions : They do audio for Films. Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and Photography. Check em out!
Live 365 Radio network: Indepedent internet radio broadcasting a variety of channels. The 365 Radio Network is not your average internet radio station... We strive to create a network that is as unique as the artists we air and the listeners who tune in...
Steven Duarte Photography : Steven Duarte's photographs have energized the glossy pages of VIBE, Seventeen, and Billboard Magazine, with notable commissions from industry heavyweights such as L'Oreal and Jay-Z's Roc Nation.
4Resh Media: Music/fashion/news, Photography, album artwork, audio mastering, logos.
John Rael: Film Director. Check out his YouTube page, Skeptically Pwned. "We are a group of comedic skeptics or skeptical comedians doing battle against bullshit!".
Independent Music Awards: The Independent Music Awards is a unique music discovery and vetting platform that helps exceptional independent artists get the opportunities they need & deserve.
Curated by blue ribbon Artist and Industry judging panels & discerning music Fans, the influential IMA program elevates the most innovative artists & releases. And connects them to extraordinary fans who seek art that’s crafted with skill, passion & integrity.
That’s why each year, established Artists & rising stars, Producers, Indie Labels & Visual Artists from around the globe enter their new projects in The IMAs.