When Josh Scogin and his band Luti-Kriss came onto the hardcore scene in the late '90s, they garnered many fans, but mostly flew under the radar. The band later changed their name to Norma Jean, and they released an album called Bless The Martyr, Kiss The Child. Their fanbase blew up. Scogin has since moved on from Norma Jean's vocalist to founding the screaming for The Chariot. He's long been a standard for the hardcore scene, but now he's trekking into new territory this year - the singer/songwriter kind. His first solo album is called One For My Master and One For My Dame. Josh Scogin is A Rose By Any Other Name.
The name of the band seems really fitting. For those who are, for whatever reason, unfamiliar with where it comes from, "a rose by any other name" comes from William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The line says "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And that can be beautifully applied to Scogin's music.