As some of you may have heard, our very good friend Max Soria passed away this past Friday, September 30th. Max played drums in Valencia for seven years and he was a dear friend and brother to the I Surrender family. It’s always hard when someone close to you passes but in Max’s case this hits extra close to home. The reality is that without Max and Valencia, I Surrender may have called it a day in 2005. Valencia was the first full length release our label ever put out, first album that ever sold 10,000 records, then 20,000 records, first band we got to see in Japan, the band that helped us get our distribution deal. Without this release it wouldn’t have given us the ability to keep putting out more records and doing what we love and allowing us to be in a position to do what we love in life. It’s hard to articulate in words not only what Max’s meaning in life meant allowing us to be a label but it was Max’s warmth, spirit, and, his humor that you absolutely could not resist but to smile while being around him. Max, it’s sad to see you gone, you really mean the world to us and it’s not going to be the same without you. You really were one in a million.
If Max has made a difference to you in your life please join us, Valencia, Max’s family and friends at a public service in honor of him and the compassion and kindness he brought into this world.
A Celebration of the Life of Maxim Soria
Wednesday, October 5th Shelly Funeral Home Viewing: 6 PM - 8 PM 1460 Easton Road Warrington, PA 18976
Thursday, October 6th St. Robert Bellarmine Church Viewing: 10 AM Funeral Mass: 11 AM 856 Euclid Ave. Warrington, PA 18976
St. John Neumann Cemetary Burial Ceremony: Noon 3797 County Line Road Chalftont, PA 18914