17SAINTS. Founded by Shannon DeLong, 17SAINTS brings infectious hooks back to the airwaves. With the sensibilities of Classic Rock, thrill of Punk and New Wave and a damn the torpedos attitude to the current template driven, auto-tune tone deaf music that is so pervasive, 17SAINTS bring you the new alternative with no fucks given.
Shannon DeLong is the brilliant artist and founder of 17Saints and represents ground zero for the band. It is his vision and uncommon ability of song-craft that has been the catalyst for all that has followed. Shannon has worked with many contemporaries in a variety of capacities. From recording demos for the then fledgling artist Jeffery Gaines to working and performing with Robert Hazard, author Girls Just Want to have fun, the huge hit of Cyndi Lauper’s. An earlier act of Shannon’s was managed by the legendary songwriter-producer Richard Gottherer who groomed and presented that act to Seymour Stein, his co-founder of Sire Records. Shannon’s talents permeate every frequency and space in the music of 17Saints. With finely honed lyrics his voice’s message takes hold in new listeners.
Michael Bann aka Victor Devilbliss
Michael Bann, also known as Victor Devilbliss was the driving force of the Gothic/Industrial act, Advent Sleep. With dozens of tracks and remixes featured on Cleopatra Records releases his music and productions still reaches audiences all over the world. Michael also brought to life the groundbreaking Retro Lovely Magazine. One of the best known and most highly regarded pinup magazines ever to exist. So popular was it at launch that he began using the alias Victor Devilbliss as a photographer so that motives of those contacting him were removed from his role as publisher of the magazine. A long time collaborator of Shannon DeLong, Michael’s role with 17Saints has been widely varied from contributing to the music recording and production to taking the reigns as the visual director for the act.
Cori D. Mattice was born in San Diego, California. Having lived in Kansas, Tennessee and Illinois, she now resides in Virginia where she has been a mortician for over a decade. In 2000, she formed The Splints performing bass and vocals. The band went on to release two albums.
One with Lightning Rock Records, recorded at Electric Audio with Steve Albini. In 2005, she became a founding member of the Memphis Roller Derby, and played for The PrisKilla Presleys. Starting in 2005 through 2016, her modeling career included various publications and spokes-model for Lucky Mule Clothing, Memphis International Film Fest and Spooky Movie International Film Fest. In 2007, she formed The Scissor List performing both vocals and bass, releasing one album. In 2007, she also had a title role in the film adaptation of cult classic comic character Cadavera, by Mike McCarthy. In 2009, she joined Fingers Like Saturn performing lead vocals. Their vinyl was released in 2019 on Black and Wyatt Records, Memphis. The album was recorded at Sun Studios. In 2009, Cori played the lead role in Cigarette Girl, with their world premiere in Perth, Australia. In 2010 through 2015, she was the owner of Horror Pin Up Calendars and started her horror burlesque troupe, The Deadly Delights. During that time, Cori won the title of Miss Rumble 2011. Throughout 2010-2015 she was a cast member of Monster Madhouse and had appearances on Count Gore De Vol.