[[caption-width-right:350:Members of Vernian Process, circa 2010]]

->''Stained glass memories of a broken dream\\
A time for progress, a time of steam\\
Chimneys billowing across the sky\\
A time of conquest, a time to die.''
-->-- "Vagues De Vapeur"

A self-described "[[{{Steampunk}} steam]][[DarkWave wave]]" band originating from San Francisco.

Emphasis on self-described.

They're a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly highly eclectic]] group. Vernian Process mix PunkRock, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]], Industrial, DarkWave, Deathrock, [[HipHop Trip-Hop]], DreamPop, Cabaret, GothRock, [[ClassicalMusic Neo-Classical]] and many other genres. Their songs tend to be highly narrative, often story-like and intricately poetic. They are highly SteamPunk, also.

Core members:
* Joshua A. Pfeiffer (lyrics and vocals)
* Martin Irigoyen (guitar, production, mastering)
* Janus Zarate (bass)
* Brian Figueroa (guitar, keyboard)
* Steven Farrell (keyboard)
* Eugene Dyer III (percussion)

Guest members include:
* Erica "Unwoman" Mulkey
* Heather Yager

!! Vernian Process and their works contain examples of:
* AfterlifeExpress: "The Last Express"
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Unwoman. Need I say more? There are quite a few to choose from here.
** Janus Zarate is kind of a cool name also.
* CircusOfFear: Their single, "Something Wicked (That Way Went)" is about one of these. [[Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes Just guess what book the song is based on.]]
* {{Dieselpunk}}: Their dress and promotional posters often evoke a very Art Deco dieselpunk feel.
* EpicRocking: "The Maiden Flight", a beautiful piece, clocking in at 13:53.
* GratuitousFrench: ''Vagues de Vapeur.'' It means "Waves of Steam", which is itself a lyric which comes up a good bit (as opposed to the French version, which is only in the title). We'll forgive them because the song is so awesome.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: And on. And on. And on, in the song "Her Clockwork Heart" where the narrator/MadScientist gives his lover a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin clockwork heart]].
* IAmTheBand: In the early days. Vernian Process started out as a solo project.
* ManVersusMachine: "Behold The Machine"
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Actually, they kind of ARE.
* OceanMadness: An odd, quasi-example in the song "The Exile", the narrator claims to ''be'' the sea. So, less the ocean making someone mad so much as amplifying it.
** It's because the narrator is [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]].
* OminousPipeOrgan: "Vagues de Vapeur," for the last minute of the song. Once [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the lead singer at the end of a show:
--> "Allow me to introduce: Heather on keyboards, Peter on bass, Ash on guitar, Erica on cello, Martin our fucking psychotic guitar player, and I'm Josh...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYyZaHgiR_Y and we like Goth music if you can't tell!"]]
* SteamPunk: ''So much.''