Lisle Engle Steps Out from Behind the Scenes with Incisive and Socially Aware Title Track, “Medicine Man”!

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Burbank, CA based multi-instrumentalist, sound-designer / supervisor / composer, singer-songwriter, and President of TFK Studios LISLE ENGLE has released his poignant and timely official music video for “Medicine Man,” the title track off of his recently released album. Featuring crunchy bass and rhythm guitar by ENGLE alongside soaring guitar riffs by Bill Angarola and Pete Sjostedt from Muck and the Mires, plus high energy vocal performances by Angarola, Kristen Kohary, and Paul Grubb, “Medicine Man” is a seamless melding of Alternative Pop Rock post-modernism and old-school guitar rock intensity, evoking a superficially unlikely but satisfying union of Peter Gabriel, The Black Crows, and Cheap Trick.

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Best known for his prolific sound design and re-recording mix work, LISLE ENGLE has been involved with such iconic films as the 2013, Academy Award nominated and BAFTA and Golden Globe winning American Hustle, bombastic, the highly anticipated 2003 Freddy vs. Jason, and 1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me comedy classics (sound effects editor) as well as such modern and incredibly popular TV shows as Arrested Development (sound editor, re-recording mixer), Riverdale (re-recording mixer), and and The Flight Attendant (re-recording mixer), which is reflected in the layered soundscapes and tight sound design of Medicine Man.

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Track List: 1. Can You Call Me 2. Do Or Die 3. Experts 4. Medicine Man 5. Sick of Shining the Lights on You 6. Disengaged 7. Painted On

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“At the end of 2020, I had a couple of weeks off and decided to turn my thoughts about this crazy Covid Pandemic into a collection of songs. Everything poured itself out of me during sessions at home and at my studio and hiking in the mountains above Burbank. These songs cover the gamut of emotions from trying to connect with loved ones in the hospital, to feeling disengaged from life, to hoping for a vaccine, to dealing with people wearing masks, to listening to experts and Instagram pundits talk and talk with conflicting messages, to the political landscape that seemed to intensify the harsh political divisions we are seeing in our country these days. Medicine Man hits all of those things.” – LISLE ENGLE

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Lisle Engle has been writing and performing for 35 years. He began in the early 80’s, honing his vocal abilities in the local club scene of Savannah with his cover band The Vital Signs. He founded his first original band, The Promise, while attending Boston University. They played many shows on the East Coast, including the Boston clubs The ParadiseThe RatThe Channel, and Bunrattys; as well as NYC dates at China ClubLimelight, and CBGB. After college, The Promise moved to Los Angeles, seeking fame and fortune. They played hundreds of shows all over the city, such as The Whiskey-A-Go-GoClub With No NameEnglish AcidThe Roxy, and Lingerie. The Promise later evolved into a project called HEAD, which got very close to the fabled big record deal but ultimately disbanded when they weren’t picked up.

After a short jaunt to Florida to produce a CDROM project, the world’s first interactive, multimedia concept album, Welcome To The Future, Lisle quickly returned to LA to form a new group including the amazing violinist Dorian Cheah, bass player Giuseppe Patane, and drummer Steve Holmes. They played all over the city and had a residency at the Cat Club for a year on the world famous Sunset Strip. They produced an album, California Miles, which garnered critical success but ended as its members pursued other endeavors.

In the last few years, Lisle has played in several band lineups, including a collaboration with well-known LA producer and studio engineer Matt Gruber, which produced the Mad West album, These Are The Terms. Mad West was about to play their first show when the Covid lockdowns arrived, closing all venues. The project ran out of steam over the interim and Lisle decided to once again strike out on his own with his latest solo endeavor, Medicine Man. Inspired by the events of 2020, Medicine Man is a record of observations of humans experience, the media, science, government, and how the events of the pandemic affected and continue to influence our lives.

Medicine Man contains 7 songs and runs 30 minus in length. It is a high-energy, politically and emotionally charged rock record with amazing lead guitar performances from a group of some of the best players in Los Angeles, including Bill AngarolaReza MoosaviJeff MileyChris Rife and Richard Dugay, as well as a special appearance from Pete Sjostedt, and vocal appearances by Jenny Lobel and Kristen Kohary; keyboard contributions appear courtesy of veteran Hollywood sound designer and synth collector Charles Maynes. The record was produced by Lisle Engle and mastered at The Manor Studios by Matt Vowels of the goth band Black Angel. If you are looking for some rocking new tunes with insight, social commentary, and emotional power; as well as killer rock production and many “guitar hero” level performances, Lisle Engle’s Medicine Man is definitely an album that you should check out for the new year!

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VEIO Release Official Music Video for ”Janus”!

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Portland based Heavy Alternative Rock band VEIO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Janus.” The single was produced by Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, I Declare War) at Interlace Audio in Portland. “Janus” is a fresh sound for the band and the next evolution in VEIO’S unique sonic alchemy.

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“Janus is a song about trials and tribulations of the past, present and future. We’ve overcome a lot of adversity in our time as a band and the song is about us trying to endure and overcome.” – VEIO

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Veio melds alt-rock’s anthemic allure to the exhilarating adventurism of prog metal like few before them.

The roots of Veio – a name taken from an ancient Etruscan city – reach back to the childhood musical collaborations of Cam and Brett Byrd (vocals/guitar and drums respectively). The brothers formed Veio after college, with the lineup completed by bassist Kris Lewis 5 years ago. With the 2017 debut album Infinite Light / Desperate Shadows and tireless touring efforts with the likes of Seether, Tremonti, and RED, the band earned legions of loyal fans. The band’s follow up 2020 album, Vitruvian, saw its first single, “Flare of Defiance,” storm the Billboard Rock Chart and entered Active Rock Radio’s Top 30.

Now a part of the revamped Silent Majority Group (Paramore, Creed, Sevendust), Veio’s music is garnering lofty comparisons to the thoughtful, artsy rock of Tool and A Perfect Circle, along with Thrice’s muscular, ultra-authentic optimism and the technical yet tuneful prog metal of Tesseract and Mastodon.

“We’ve always strived to have a unique sound that a mainstream audience can enjoy while still being mainly influenced by prog and metal bands,” Lewis states. “We hope both sides of the spectrum will enjoy the new music.”
Consistently creating soaring, singable material without compromising their love for odd time signatures and challenging polymeters, Veio displays the single-minded talent, passion, and work ethic to remain a chart fixture for years to come.

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LOCKJAW Release Official Music Video for “Living in My Head”

Fort Worth, TX based, heavy rock / metal band LOCKJAW is back with the official music video for their newest single, “Living in My Head”. Produced by Chris Collier (KornKMX) and the video directed by Jeremy Peterson, “Living in My Head” premiered on popular, taste-making YouTube channel Space Untravel!

‘Living in My Head’ was a song we felt had to be released early on this album because it really hits home with what the world is going through now. We felt we could connect with fans, and let them know, we are with you. We are all struggling together. We feel the pressure of this world, with the pandemic and uncertainty, it really causes stress, anxiety, mental health issues all around. I don’t think anyone is immune to it. We are really proud of the final product and are glad to send our brand of heavy music into the world. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!” – LOCKJAW

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Lockjaw is a band based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. The group recently came out with a brand new release announcement for their upcoming single: Silence The Fear. This is going to be the first of many tracks, which the group is planning on releasing throughout the year. This particular song feels like a compelling new chapter for the band, highlighting its commitment to creating music that blurs the lines between a wide range of influences. From the depth and energy of alternative rock down the impactful edge of heavy metal, there are no rules. The group has a rather long history, fueled by the friendship of the band members, who got together to form this band while in high school in the late 90s. The music scene was quite different back then, but just like today, Lockjaw was never interested in chasing trends. These talented musicians had the vision to make their own music and truly give it their all. Lockjaw started making music in 1998, and it didn’t take long for the group to be able to record and release a handful of EPs throughout the local scene. The band’s music earned a solid reputation, and Lockjaw soon grew to the ranks of excellent local bands, on stage and in the studio.

The group is on the verge of making their return with some brand new music, as they are gearing up to release some exciting new material. Lockjaw’s most recent studio single is titled “Silence The Fear,” and it is going to be available on August 6th, 2021. On the occasion of this and other recordings, The band hit the studio with famed producer Chris Collier, already well-known for his work with seminal bands such as Korn, as well as Lynch MobProng, and KMX, only to mention a few. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that these songs depict the band at its best. Instead of releasing a whole record at once, Lockjaw is set to be releasing a handful of singles throughout the years, allowing their releases to seamlessly spread over time and giving the audience a nice constant stream of content. The band’s upcoming music is ultimately a perfect example of the band’s attitude and charismatic approach to songwriting and performance, going for an immediate and earthy sound that favors the human connection between the musicians, rather than hiding their work under an excessive layer of studio trickery. If you are a fan of artists such as MetallicaLamb Of GodAmon AmarthOpethMachineHead, and Slipknot, this one is definitely going to be right up your alley. Production-wise, the band’s new music is just as exciting and crisp as you might expect from such high standards of recording and production. For instance, “Silence The Fear’s” mix is balanced and very detail-oriented, making for a lively, edgy, and stark sonic approach. In other words, there are many subtle nuances in this release, which really add to the richness of the track when summed up together. At first glance, you’ll notice the roaring walls of guitar and the energetic rhythm section, but if you dive deeper, there is a lot more to uncover. The dynamic spectrum of the song is also very balanced, with a tight yet deep low end that really growls, holding it all together while adding some aggressive edge to the sound.

Find out more about Lockjaw, and do not miss out on the band’s upcoming music, which is going to be available throughout the web’s premier digital streaming platforms.

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THE VEER UNION Release Official Music Video for Inspiring New, Heavy Rock Anthem, “Standing My Ground” off of Upcoming Album, ‘The Butterfly Effect’, Via Rock Shop Records

Vancouver, BC Canada based, heavy rock band THE VEER UNION has released the bombastic music video for their newest single, “Standing My Ground”. Produced by front-man CRISPIN EARL, “Standing My Ground” is the band’s first single off of their forthcoming, new album, The Butterfly Effect, due out in 2022.

When you’re knocked down to the lowest point in your life you really have two choices; you can roll over and die or you can face your demons head on. Sometimes you have to dig the deepest you ever have to find the strength to get up, to keep fighting and to push the hardest you ever have to get your life, dreams and/or your sanity back on the trajectory required to find the happiness and sense of accomplishment we all seek. ‘Standing my Ground’ is the heaviest track we’ve every released. It’s an anthem for those who are about to, or have almost lost everything. It serves a reminder that no matter what, no matter how huge the adversity may be, keep going.” – THE VEER UNION

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THE VEER UNION’s 2018 Album, Decade II (produced by the band’s lead vocalist, Crispin Earl), contained 4 Billboard Charts Top 40 Singles and has been streamed over 27 million times on Spotify alone. The most notable track off the album, “Living Not Alive”, reached #21 on the Billboard Charts Top 40 in the United States, amassing over 10 million streams, received over 2 million Views on YouTube and the album itself has sold over 10,000 units.

After a vigorous year and a half of touring (With bands like RedPuddle of MuddThe Red Jumpsuit ApparatusAlesana, and Saliva) the band released Covers Collection Vol.1 (with front-man Crispin Earl producing). Their version of Halsey’s “Nightmare” exploded on YouTube and reached 1 Million Views in the first 30 days, climbed to #25 on The Billboard Charts in the United States, and has been streamed over 10 million times across all digital platforms.

In 2020, the band began releasing singles from their album Quarantine Collaborations (produced by Crispin Earl), with three tracks quickly reaching Top 40 status on the Billboard Charts in the United States. On December 17th 2021, Quarantine Collaborations was released in its entirety and, within its third week of release, surpassed the 8.5 Million Stream mark.

In January of 2022 the band surprised fans with the announcement of yet another new Single, “Standing My Ground” (produced by Crispin Earl). The track is available January 14th, 2022, and is accompanied by an official video as well as a promise from the band that “’Standing My Ground’ will be the heaviest track we’ve ever released.” The Veer Union will be headlining The Rock Shop Records Tour that is slated to kick off 2022. The full list of tour dates will be announced soon.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Lyric Video for “Strike Me”!

Texas Rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Strike Me.”

“‘Strike Me’ was recorded in our sessions for our self-titled album (released in 2021) at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and we had the privilege to add the background singing of the world famous McCrary Sisters on the track, who were an honor to work with. It was our first time bringing in outside background singing.” – MATT JAMES

“The song is a sardonic answer to living through the great many turmoils we’ve all dealt with, especially in the last two years. It’s essentially us observing the world around us and exclaiming, ‘I’m coming, Elizabeth!’ to quote the late, great Redd Foxx.” – BLACKTOP MOJO

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FORTUNE CHILD Releases New Single, “Far”!

Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released their debut single, “Far.” Featuring heavy, classic rock guitar riffs, funk basslines, and soaring vocals, “Far” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming, Kevin Elson (JOURNEYMR. BIG) produced, debut LP, Close to the Sun, due out in early March .

“It’s a fusion of what we’ve heard in the past and what we hear in our heads. An homage to the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll and also our way of bringing it into the modern age.” – FORTUNE CHILD

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Deprive a person of something, and they will surely go out and find it. In an age where Rock N’ Roll has fallen by the wayside, few have heeded the call to preserve its integrity and importance in most of the music we hear today. It’s time to put the question to rest: Rock N’ Roll is here to stay, and Fortune Child will be manning the ship.

Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 2021, it is no secret that these lovers of good ol’ fashioned Rock were inspired by the likes of Led ZeppelinLynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in ChainsThe Black Crowes and so many more. The four-piece band plans to take the Rock N’ Roll scene by storm, and to remind the people of what truly matters: the music itself.

The band is comprised of Christian Powers on vocals, Buddy Crump on lead guitar, Melanie Jo on drums (previously of Billy Gibbons and the BFGs), and Jon Ward on bass and has quickly garnered significant support from the Southeast US Rock N’ Roll scene opening for national touring acts such as Blacktop Mojo. They will continue to do so as they leave crowds wanting more and more after each show. It’s loud, it’s dirty, and it’s down-right badass. Fortune Child is a force to be reckoned with. For 2022, the band has partnered with legendary rock producer Kevin Elson of JourneyMr. BigEurope, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to produce their full length debut album Close to the Sun, due out in early March. It’s one you won’t want to miss!

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September Mourning Reveals New Music Video, “Dirty,” Exclusively on ZORA NFT Platform! “Dirty” & Additional Opportunities Available to Download via SEPTEMBER’S MONSTERS NFT!

Cinematic, transmedia rock project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, “Dirty,” exclusively on the Zora NFT Platform. The first new song since “Falling Awake,” “Dirty” is available only through front-woman EMILY LAZAR’s stunning new NFT Media Box (NMB) Monsters Rehab collaboration, September’s Monsters.

I chose to drop our new music video for our single, ‘Dirty,’ exclusively on the NFT platform called Zora. This continues the narrative I am telling of NFT’s in the music space. One I have been crafting since March of last year when I became the first female metal/ rock musician to mint and sell an NFT on the blockchain. If you want a one of a kind piece of merch, there will only be one of these. Making it even more special,this music video I wrote and conceptualized is my directorial debut… the ultimate fan experience and merch.” – EMILY LAZAR

September’s Monsters, a generative collab between September Mourning and The Monster Rehab, are 1000 Human / Reaper Hybrid Warriors fighting for the souls of the living against the dark forces of the dead.

In addition to the high-resolution artwork, each Monster NFT grants access to benefits found on the September’s Monsters website and Discord–the first of which is a download of the Graphic Novel published through Image Comics, its soundtrack, new music from the band.

The Story of September’s Monsters:

September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give good human souls a second chance at life, sparking an epic battle between the living and the dead.

Fate, the world’s creator and ruler of Mortem (the land of the dead), has sent it’s reapers after September to stop her. Stitch is one of those reapers. He is also the master of space and time, which he uses to fight her by fragmenting the existing timeline into 6000 separate timelines… each with it’s own unique looking September. September wakes up in each timeline within the Monster Rehab with the monsters looking down at her, angry and hungry for her soul. Fate has taken all of theirs and told them to destroy her.

Will September be able to save the souls of the monsters and repair the timeline before it’s too late?

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SSB Teams with BERNZ on New Single, “Insane”!

Austin, TX based Hip Hop / Rap duo SSB has released the official music video for their C-Lance produced single, “Insane,” with Miami Florida based, ¡MAYDAY! co-founder BERNZ. Shot in Austin, Texas at Gnar BarFlamingo CantinaSpitshine Studios, and various locations around 6th St., “Insane” is off of the upcoming, third SSB album Southern Style Blunts.

“‘Insane’ details the ups and downs of being a dreamer in this crazy, unpredictable world. The visual edited and directed by Tracy Fuller captures the duo in their element from engaging live performances and engaging visual effects and transitions.

‘Insane’ details the ups and downs of being a dreamer, telling the story of the trials and tribulations not only as an artist but as a person in this crazy, unpredictable world.” – SSB

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SSB is a National hiphop / rap duo from Austin, Texas consisting of ARay and Hack Naja with DJ Killa Mike and/or DJ Nox behind them on the 1’s and 2’s and Johnnie Prophet on the drums.. ARay started rapping in the late 1990’s, and Hack Naja started rapping in the late 2000’s. They came together in Austin and formed SSB in 2011 and have been smashing stages around the United States ever since. SSB has shared the stage with artists such as DMX, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Lil Wyte, Onyx, Kutt Calhoun, Lil Flip, Tech N9ne, Rahzel, Brotha Lynch Hung, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, K-Rino, RA The Rugged Man, Caskey, Devin The Dude, Three 6 Mafia, Potluck, The Kottonmouth Kings, Rittz and more!! Their first album Super Smash Bros and their second albumm, More Stories To Tell, are both on Pandora Radio, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, Spotify or anywhere you purchase/stream music online! Their third album “Southern Style Blunts” is dropping in 2022!

2014 gave SSB the opportunity to go on their 1st National Tour (30 dates across the US in 6 weeks).
In 2015 SSB went on a 3 week US Tour with Madchild (of Swollen Members) & Demrick.
In 2016 SSB went on a 2 week US tour with Anilyst.
SSB’s YouTube channel has 216K+ plays.
SSB’s Pandora Radio channel has over 7000+ Likes, 31k+ Subscribers and 25K+ plays.
SSB’s Spotify channel has over 133K plays.
SSB are 6 time Austin Music Award nominee’s in the Best HipHop category. Also, their song “Austin, Texas” was nominated in the “Song of the Year” Category in the 2015 Austin Music Awards!
SSB are Austin HipHop Award Nominees for 2014 in the Next Big Thing category.
(All statistics are updated as of the end of 2021)

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HE WAS A GOD Reveals Official Lyric Video for “Amadeus”

Southern Connecticut based HE WAS A GOD, featuring members of GENITORTURERSDEADSTAR ASSEMBLYADVA, and others, has released the official lyric video for “Amadeus.” With the lyric video created by Randallhammer, “Amadeus” is off of the band’s hotly anticipated debut EP, The Smile & The Scar.

“Wasted potential. Shattered Trust. A small-town tragedy…

The Smile & The Scar tells stories of great loss: loss of innocence, loss of faith, and the loss of dear friends and family.. But through that loss comes strength and determination. Through that loss comes clarity. We don’t hide our scars. They become a part of who we are.” – HE WAS A GOD

Track List:
1. Amadeus
2. Indelible
3. Two New Stars

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Southern Connecticut’s He Was A God formed in 2019 as an amalgamation of veteran rockers Tony Pellino (Transfixed MovementAdva), Chris Densky (GenitorturersDeadstar Assembly, Adva), Ray Zvovushe (King Sexy, Adva), and Dan Perrone (Adva, Odessa). The addition of vocalist Benjamin Curns in summer 2021 rounded out the lineup and set the band on a clear musical trajectory. Thanks to a combination of dynamic riffs, cutting vocal melodies and onstage theatrics, He Was A God built a steady regional following, leading to the release of their debut EP The Smile & The Scar in December 2021. The three-track release tells stories of depravity and desperation, with musical and lyrical odes to the triumph of the human spirit.

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12/17 @ OEC Brewery – Oxford, CT (The Smile & The Scar listening party)
1/7 @ Charlee Bravo’s – Putnam, CT w/ Thy Will Be Done, Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour, ex-God Forbid)

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SEVEN YEAR WITCH Release Official Music Video for Cover of AKON’s Mega-Hit Single “I Wanna Love You”!

South Carolina Hard Rock, Blues-Punk band SEVEN YEAR WITCH has released their blues-punk infused cover of AKON’s 2006 Billboard chart topping, dirty rap hit single “I Wanna Love You.” Filmed live at Blue Light Lounge in Chattanooga, TN, “I Wanna Love You” was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Chase Brown of Atlanta based rock band The CEO.

“I Wanna Love You by Akon is a song we all love. We put our own spin on it and started performing it live to great reception. After all the demand we decided to record our cover of it. So here it is, our version of I Wanna Love You by Akon.” – SEVEN YEAR WITCH

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The backwoods of South Carolina isn’t one’s first thought when it comes to a modern shock to the heart of rock n’ roll.

Straight out of left field with an electrifying hybrid of hard rock, blues-punk, and 70’s garage rock, Seven Year Witch emerges with enough stage energy to feed a generation starved of real rock n’ roll.

After years of performing under a different name, the group unveiled the Seven Year Witch title in 2018. The band’s reception exploded regionally, as they began to share the stage with the likes of BuckcherryP.O.DTom Keifer’s CinderellaPop EvilAdeltia’s Way, and Crobot. With no big city fluff and proudly independent, Seven Year Witch continues to develop a cult-like following.

The band frequents an east coast and Midwest circuit, all the way from Texas to Canada and anywhere in between.

The group has been featured in South Carolina’s most notable festivals (Fall For GreenvilleSpittoonoMelting Pot Music Fest) as well as a live performance on Cartoon Network’s [adultswim]. Having battled poverty and the scrutiny of rock n’ roll in the bible belt, Seven Year Witch has cut their teeth and made their own luck.

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DARK SUN Releases New Single, “Trapped In The Dark”!

Northern Illinois based Hard Rock band DARK SUN has released their new single, “Trapped in the Dark.” Mixed and mastered by The Nook Recording Studio, “Trapped in the Dark” is the band’s newest single leading up to their upcoming LP, Spine.

“‘Trapped in the Dark’ is a song about someone who feels like they have been wronged by someone close to them. And now they’re out for revenge” – DARK SUN

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Dark Sun is a heavy rock band formed in the backwoods of Northern Illinois in 2017. Members include Tristan Sheedlo on vocals and lead guitar, Luke Sheedlo on drums, Aaron Dennin on bass, and Morgan Earp on rhythm guitar.

Dark Sun brings a high energy hard rock show with just the right combination of hard-driving rhythms, punchy guitar solos and soaring vocals. Already seeing airplay on several Midwest radio stations, they released their self- titled album in August of 2019, and continue to release singles leading up to their sophomore album, Spine.

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BOURBON HOUSE Releases Official Music Video for “I Got Trouble”!

Heavy Blues Rock band BOURBON HOUSE has released the official music video for their single, “I Got Trouble.” Directed and produced by Jocelyne Berumen, “I Got Trouble” is off of the band’s third studio album, Into The Red, which is out now on PACgroove Records.

“We basically got to time travel for a day with the making of the “I Got Trouble” video. Remember when you used to go to a theater and dress all fancy and watch a fancy show and smoke fancy cigarettes? Neither do we, but we wish we did.” – BOURBON HOUSE

“Into the Red is a real blood, sweat and tears album for us. It took us three years to complete, we used three different bassists and recorded at three different studios. Because we released singles and music videos during that time, we didn’t even really notice how long it had been until we set a release date.”

Track List:
1. Dead In The Water
2. 6000 Miles
3. Bad For Me
4. Too High To Care
5. I Got Trouble
6. Lovesick
7. Devil On My Heels
8. Keep Your Head
9. Slow Burn
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Bourbon House was founded by guitarist Jason Clark and vocalist Lacey Crowe in 2017.

Upon the release of their self-titled EP, the single Music in Your Bones attracted the attention of disk jockeys around the world and received airplay on independent radio in more than a dozen countries and by the summer of 2018 they released their second album, Wild Abandon. The album spawned the fan favorites “Burn Them Bones,” “Drown it in Whiskey,” and “Jailer.”

From the fall of 2018 through the following year, the band welcomed Ryan Sargent as their official drummer, played across the American Midwest, and began recording singles which would ultimately comprise their third album.

Bourbon House have been featured twice in Classic Rock Magazine, once for “Too High to Care,” which was nominated for Track of the Week, and another time for “Devil on my Heels,” which earned them a Track of the Week win and a spot on the magazine’s covermount CD as well as a shout-out from Eddie Trunk on the program Trunk Nation. The success of “Devil on My Heels” continued as it reached #1 on the independent charts in Australia and #2 in the UK.

In early 2020, they played a show in Nashville, TN, to benefit tornado victims, but had to cancel plans to tour the eastern states due to the pandemic. The band used the down time to shoot music videos for “Too High to Care” and “6000 Miles,” and finish writing and recording what would be their third album.

After landing a slot on the Blind Anxiety Entertainment roster, Bourbon House headlined their first tour of 25 dates through the southern United States in the spring of 2021. Within the following three months, Bourbon House released the single “Dead in the Water” along with an official music video and signed a management deal with Paul Crosby Management. “Dead in the Water” became a new fan favorite and is their first single to reach active rock radio, charting at 50 on BDS Indicator and 22 on the Foundations chart. In October of 2021, the band released their third album, Into the Red, on PACgroove Records with distribution through VON Artists Ltd. and The Orchard (Sony) which features the singles from the past two years and six previously unreleased tracks, including “I Got Trouble” for which they released their latest music video.

Plans for 2022 include touring far and wide and another full-length album of original material.

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Reveals Second Official Music Video from ‘1990,’ “Clear Skies”!

South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known as BLACKLITE DISTRICT, has released the official music video for his newest single, “Clear Skies.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC with additional production assistance by Red Stop Productions, “Clear Skies” is the second single off of the artist’s upcoming LP, 1990, which is due to release 12/31/2021.

“Clear Skies has been a long time coming for me. The song itself dives into my perspective of traumatic events I’ve experienced in life, and how that changes over time. The song really came to life in the form of the music video, which was shot and directed by Clinton Cunanan / Mirage M’hall LLC, with additional production from Red Stop Productions in Wisconsin. It was an amazing experience and the end result shows it.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

Track List:
1. Gotta Get Outta Here
2. Clear Skies
3. Someone Was Out There
4. This is Where It Ends
5. Room 23
6. Back Into Darkness
7. My Way Out
8. Confessed
9. Preach to the Choir
10. Thank You

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Philadelphia’s Loud Love Releases Video For “Heavyweight”

Philadelphia rock band Loud Love has just dropped the official video for their single “Heavyweight”. “The lyrics for “Heavyweight” come from a very personal place,” explains bassist and vocalist Shannon Leeds. “I wrote these lyrics while 8 months pregnant after taking a walk near my home. I ran into a friend who didn’t think I’d be able to continue pursuing my passions with music. I channeled my frustration into these lyrics, hoping to get the point across that a woman shouldn’t be underestimated. Nothing will stand in our way if we are determined to succeed … especially if we pack a heavy punch!

Once the song was finished, Loud Love knew they had something special on their hands. So guitarist and vocalist Vinny Marone edited the song to a highlight reel of professional wrestlers Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker, DMD. “I sent the edit to Thunder Rosa and, she loved it so much that we agreed that the song should be the OFFICIAL Theme Song of her independent wrestling promotion, Mission Pro Wrestling!” says Marone.

The track, which has gone on to win regional awards, was a perfect match for Mission Pro Wrestling.  Shannon’s lyrics of women empowerment blended seamlessly with MPW’s creation as a space for women to be themselves in a safe, healthy, competitive environment in order to showcase their incredible talents. The cover of the single is graced by Thunder Rosa herself, as well as stars of MPW such as La Rosa Negra, Maddie Wrenkowski, Hollidead, Jennacide, and others.

For the video, Loud Love teamed up with R3 Stream, Inc at their amazing facility in Forked River, NJ, and brought along director Rob Shotwell to help put together an incredible music video. “The adrenaline-laced memories from that shoot will always be cherished by every one of us,” says the band. “The atmosphere on set was like being in the throes of a wild electrical storm, but at the same hyper-focused and professional as the entire staff and crew worked hard to film our video.”  Recorded and mixed by  Matt Weber at The Gradwell House Studios and mastered by Dave Downham, “Heavyweight” will be included on Loud Love’s upcoming EP, Survive Anything, due out on Jan 15th, 2022.

Listen to “Heavyweight” now on Spotify or watch the video on YouTube below:

Since 2020, Loud Love has taken the independent music scene in Philadelphia by storm by bridging the gap between local, home-grown artists and mainstream Master Craftsmen & women. Over the course of their first two years, Loud Love has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artists, Rock Legends, classically-trained musicians, and road warriors from around the world. 
Their work has gained them notoriety in the indie music scene, scoring regional awards for categories like Best Music Video of 2020, Best Hard Rock Song of 2021 (Heavyweight), and Band of the Year of 2021.

When they’re not recording or songwriting in-studio, Loud Love lights up the stage with core members Shannon Leeds, Vinny Marone, and Billy Monetti. Loud Love delivers a high-energy live show like no other, setting them apart from your typical rock trio.

Loud Love’s debut EP, Survive Anything, arrives on January 15, 2022, via Rabid Penguin Records, an imprint of the band’s own independent publishing company. Featuring songs recorded by legendary New Jersey punker Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls as well as Matt Weber of A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Survive Anything is a collection of songs that tells the tale of the band’s incredible first year.

Love Loud Is:

Billy Monetti – Drums
Vinny Marone – Vocals, Guitars
Shannon Leeds – Vocals, Bass
 

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IMMERSER Release Official Lyric Video for “Invoking the Priestess”

Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official lyric video for his new single, “Invoking the Priestess.” Written, performed by, produced, and engineered by John Logan Parsons III, “Invoking the Priestess” features Kellii Scott (FailureQueens Of The Stone AgeVeruca Salt) on drums.

“’Invoking the Priestess’ is a song written utilizing imagery from the Tarot. It’s about going within oneself to find the answers to life’s questions. The Priestess esoterically speaking is the subconscious itself. By listening to the voice within our hearts we are indeed invoking the Priestess’’ – John Logan Parsons III

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“Immerser has a refreshing way of building layers of mystery and meaning into rock songs that feel uniquely their own. You’d be hard pressed to listen to one of their songs and not have it change you somehow.” – Kane Churko (Producer)

“Immerser is a unique artist with a worthy message and creative vision”. – Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome)

Immerser is a dynamic, hard rock, solo project featuring the powerful music of John Logan Parsons III. The goal of the Immerser project is to bring meaning to a melody. As an artist John L Parsons III isn’t afraid to explore the deepest parts of the subconscious. Immerser songs deal with some of life’s darkest places, yet there is always an energetic undercurrent of optimism, spirituality, and love running throughout. The result is a passionate mix of alternative, pop, grunge, and metal. Immerser is music that a listener can connect with and find deeper meaning in. With the recent enlistment of world renowned producer Kane Churko who has worked with some of today’s biggest artists including – In This Moment, Gemini Syndrome and Violent Idols, Immerser is certainly a musical force to be reckoned with. Immerse yourself and transmute!

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Reveals Official Music Video for “Gotta Get Outta Here” & Upcoming Album Details!

South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known by the name BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released the official music video for his newest single, “Gotta Get Outta Here.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC, “Gotta Get Outta Here” is the first single off of the artist’s upcoming LP, 1990, which is due to release 12/31/2021. Leaning heavily into his rock roots, “Gotta Get Outta Here” originally premiered on Metal Insider, it’s no surprise that it quickly drew over 220,000 streams on the video alone.

The second single off of the album is due to release Black Friday, November 26th, and will premiered over on VENTS Magazine.

“The response to ‘Gotta Get Outta Here’ has absolutely blown my mind. First and foremost, I have to give the biggest shoutout to my fanbase for all of their support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and I certainly wouldn’t have this new album coming out. It feels good to get things to a point where you can create art for yourself and your fans, without having to worry about commercial performance. That’s what recording 1990 was all about.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

Track List:
1. Gotta Get Outta Here
2. Clear Skies
3. Someone Was Out There
4. This is Where It Ends
5. Room 23
6. Back Into Darkness
7. My Way Out
8. Confessed
9. Preach to the Choir
10. Thank You

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DISCONNECTED Release Official Music Video for “Life Will Always Find Its Way”

French Modern Metal band DISCONNECTED has released the official music video for “Life Will Always Find Its Way.” Directed by Laurent Hart, “Life Will Always Find Its Way” is the second single off of their upcoming, sophomore album, We Are Disconnected, following the 2020 release of “Unstoppable,” which garnered over 1.5 million streams across platforms. DISCONNECTED will also be joining such rock and metal legends as GUNS’N’ROSESMETALLICAMEGADETHALICE COOPER, and NINE INCH NAILS at the upcoming HELLFEST Open Air Festival in Clisson, France June 15-26, 2022.

“Life will always find its way” is a statement to raise ecological awareness, and the urgency to act. It is a clear shout out for ecology!” – DISCONNECTED

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DISCONNECTED is a modern metal band drawing influences from GojiraDeftones, and Alter Bridge.

They released their debut album White Colossus in March 2018 through indie record label Apathia Records on all major streaming platforms with physical releases in Europe and Japan.

After playing numerous gigs in France they opened for Tremonti on his 2018 European tour playing a further 24 shows across 17 countries. This expanded the European fan base notably in the UK, Germany and France.

After being noticed by Drouot Production and Ossy Hoppe of Wizard Promotion, the band were invited to open for Judas Priest in January 2019 (Zenith of Paris). Disconnected also supported Mass Hysteria in March and November 2019.

The band will also be playing Rock Fest 2022 (postponed edition of 2020) in Barcelona, Wacken.

OpenAir 2022 (postponed edition of 2020) in Germany, and festival of Cabaret Vert 2022 (postponed edition of 2020).

They recorded their second album and plan on releasing it in the first half of 2022.

Previous to this they released a first excerpt : “UNSTOPPABLE” the 10th of April 2020 with already more than 950,000 streams on Spotify, and more than 100,000 views on the music vid (Facebook and YouTube views combined)

As the pandemic hit in 2020 and almost every live events was being postponed to 2022 they decided to work on an EP to offer their fans some new to listen to in 2021.

THE DOWNTIME is out since the 14th of May 2021 and only available on digital platforms. (Distributed by Le Pool).

RECENTLY, DISCONNECTED HAS BEEN ADDED ON THE HISTORICAL LINEUP OF HELLFEST 2022 (MAINSTAGE) ALONGSIDE WITH BANDS SUCHAS GUNS’N’ROSES, METALLICA, MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER, and NIN .

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IAN ABEL BAND Releases Official Lyric Video for New Single, “Cerberus”!

Nashville, TN Based IAN ABEL BAND has released an official lyric video for their new single, “Cerberus.” Originally premiered on Blues Rock Review, “Cerberus” was filmed at the Troubadour by Mitch Parks.

“This song holds a special place in my heart,” says Ian. “While tracking guitars at Splendor 2 in Los Angeles, one of the legendary producers there lent us a vintage Gibson SG to use for the leads and rhythm. I could tell when I played it that there was magic in the feel of it and the sound it was producing.

Come to find out, that guitar was personally given to him by none other than Eric Clapton.

That took me back to when we tracked the drums at United Studio B (which has been home to juggernauts like Radiohead & Green Day). Before K-Swizzo one take’d Cerberus, we were drinking Bourbon on the square that Nancy Sinatra stood and sang ‘these boots were made for walking.’

This song is a haunting look at the darker side of a relationship’s end. The vibrations that once rattled that room and the ghosts of instruments past, I believe, can still be heard in this recording.” – IAN ABEL

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Originally from Louisville Kentucky singer, songwriter, and lead guitar player Ian Abel connected with New York drummer Kenny Schwartz and high school friend Westray Tackett in Los Angeles in early 2017. Together ,with the help of their friend and master audio engineer, Jon Graber, they began tracking an 11 song album in 2018 at United Recording.

The first song released from that recording session, titled “Shoes”, was licensed in May of 2019 to All Elite Wresting for a promotional video for the historic fight between Cody and Dustin Rhodes at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.

Since then, Ian Abel Band added bassist Karthik Suresh, played the world famous Troubadour, relocated to Nashville, and worked again with Cody and AEW in November 2020 for Cody Rhodes vs Darby Allin at the pay-per-view, Full Gear.. Big guitars, big drums and even bigger hooks. That’s what the Ian Abel Band is all about.

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A CRIME CALLED Release Official Music Video for “On These Days”

Italian alternative rock quartet A CRIME CALLED has released the official music video for their new single, “On These Days.” With aggressive guitars and soaring vocals, the dark setting for the video matches the tapestry of dark themes woven throughout “On These Days.”

“Progress and technology have put us in a strange physical and mental condition, making life a sort of paradox; we can have it all and have nothing at the same time, feel alone despite all of the social activities. We are part of a mechanism that eats, assimilates and spits us out in a very short time. We don’t understand if we are the protagonists or spectators of our life… The video was shot in a couple of hours, with the idea to turning our rehearsal room into a sort of set depicting pandemic restrictions” – ANDREA VERDI

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RAVEN BLACK Revels in Brutal Metal Cover of iconic NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Opening “This is Halloween”!

LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has taken the opening theme of the 1993 TIM BURTON cult classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, “This is Halloween,” and created a new #1 Allhallows Eve playlist favorite! With a darkly playful lyric video directed by killDevil Films, RAVEN BLACK infuses the DANNY ELFMAN composed anthem with crunchy guitars and explosive, exuberant vocals from the diminutive front-woman.

Being our favorite all time HALLOWEEN Movie, created by Tim Burton, it was natural for us to want to cover this song.

We both love everything Tim Burton and Disney so doing this cover has been an amazing honor! It was extremely fun to sing all the different parts together and give it our Raven Black carnival metal twist. “ – RAVEN BLACK & MUPPET

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RAVEN BLACK will also be headlining THIS IS HALLOWEEN at The Music Factory in Battle Creek, MI on December 11, 2021 with FATE DESTROYEDMANTRA OF MORTASEPSISS, and MONSTER DOLLS. Tickets can be purchased for the live performance and remote fans can join the raucous festivities–including additional fun and a costume contest–from home via Live Stream.

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Meet Raven Black.

Raven was reborn again, but lost in a world she didn’t fit into. LOST in her own journey hidden behind an innocent smile. Decades of inner turmoil and suffering, she finally let go and took her journey into the darkness with vigilance. She would be found and no one will stop her from reaching the sky from the underground.

Then she met the others. “The Doctor” who came across a girl who looked lost and scared. He tried to use his magic to turn her into a voodoo doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the Doctor’s world of madness, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet rebirthed the zombie Patient Zero into Stitches who was brought back to life through Raven’s song and together they search for those who are looking for the dark metal carnival in the 13th hour.

ENDING THEIR 2018 YEAR, RAVEN BLACK HAS BEEN ON TOUR WITH DEVILDRIVER AND JINJER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

IN 2019, RAVEN BLACK SIGNED WITH THE ORACLE MANAGEMENT, OWNED AND OPERATED BY DEVILDRIVER’S VERY OWN DEZ FAFARA AND AHNASTASIA FAFARA. WITH THIS POWER HOUSE MANAGING THE BAND, AND THEIR EVER SO STRONG BOOKING AGENT, JIMMY WOOTEN OF M7 AGENCY AND PRODUCER, ULRICH WILD OF WURM GROUP, THE BAND QUICKLY RISING THROUGH THE TOURING CIRCUIT AND SUPPORTING THE BIGGEST TOURS OF 2019. RELEASING THREE NEW SINGLES FROM THEIR UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, RAVEN BLACK RELEASED SONGS, “CARNIVAL” “RISEN FROM THE ASHES” AND “HE IS THE ONE” AFTER PLAYING THE INKCARCERATION FESTIVAL AT THE FAMOUS OHIO REFORMATORY.

IN SPRING OF 2019, RAVEN BLACK WAS ON TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND END THE 2019 YEAR WITH A TWO-PART US/CANADA TOUR WITH STATIC-X/DEVILDRIVER/DOPE AND WEDNESDAY-13 DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL.

RAVEN BLACK WAS SCHEDULED TO TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENTBLACK VEIL BRIDES & DED IN SPRING OF 2020, WHICH WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. THROUGHOUT THE 2020 YEAR, THE BAND HAD KEPT BUSY WITH THEIR FANS, “THE REJECTS” BY STAYING IN CONSTANT CONNECTION THROUGHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEVELOPED A SUPPPORT GROUP, REJECTSHELP, TO PROVIDE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THEIR FANS WHO WERE STRUGGLING WITH THE PANDEMIC. ENDING THE 2020 YEAR WITH A SPECIAL 2020 LIMITED EDITION REJECTS YEARBOOK, WHICH FEATURES ALL THE PHOTO MEMORIES OF THEIR FANS THROUGHOUT THE 2019-2020 YEARS INCLUDING TRADITIONAL “FAVORITES” AND YEARBOOK THEMES.

2021 CAME AND THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TOUR WITH IN THIS MOMENT, BLACK VEIL BRIDES AND DED IS SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER/FALL THROUGHOUT THE U.S. CURRENTLY, THE BAND IS WORKING ON A NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO AND IS RELEASING THEIR 4TH ALBUM AND 3RD COMIC BOOK ISSUE IN EARLY 2022.

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Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band SCARS REMAIN Drops New Track

Hard Rock outfit Scars Remain has just dropped their latest single, “Never Leave“, a radio-ready, riff-heavy track that features a modern rock bounce, a great mixture of singing and screaming, and a sing-along chorus, ready to fill modern rock playlists and concert halls. 

Never Leave is a song that really focuses on the questions that arise after ending a relationship,” says the band. “What type of relationship that is is left up to the listener to add their own angle on. Many times we are left with more questions than answers and this song highlights the internal dialogue that takes place in finding closure.

The track was mixed and mastered by Ken Lanyon. The band is also releasing a video for “Never Leave” soon with director Tyler Nottingham. “We were lucky to be able to work with Tyler Nottingham for our second video with him,” says the band. “We wanted an opportunity for our fans and people close with us to be featured and give a glimpse of a typical show day and hanging with our people. Tyler Does an excellent job of capturing these moments and capturing some of the best moments of a Scars live performance.”

Scars Remain is a Hard Rock band from Charlotte, NC. Even with plenty of experience under their belts, they still play with the same energy as when they first got together, continuously solidifying their foothold in the North Carolina scene.

Scars Remain was formed in 2017 by Travis Keziah (Vocals) and Kyle Spidel (Guitar), remnants of previous projects that had dissolved. The chemistry was immediate and was followed by the addition of Andy Allen (Bass) to hold down the low end who had been in projects with Kyle prior.  Fast forward to the latest additions of Neil Jackson (Guitar/Vocals) and Jim Clardy (Drums), Scars Remain is on the fast track to notoriety in their own right. The combination of Travis and Neil with soaring vocal harmonies, Kyle, Andy, and Neil with bone-crushing riffs, and Jim holding down the skins is one to pay attention to. The energy and emotion this group gives on stage really engages the audience and more so, you can feel a connection between them and their audience.

As an independent band, they have released 3 successful singles working with Pangea Productions, and another 2 acting as their own production, While playing with a plethora of national acts such as Silvertung, Saving Abel, The Veer Union, Puddle of Mudd, and Doyle, they have also appeared on numerous festivals including Operation Rock Fest, Carolina Uprising, and Metal Fest.

IVORY BLUE Reveals Inspiring New Single, “Good Changes”

Kansas City, MO singer / songwriter IVORY BLUE has released their newest single, a guitar driven gem with yearning melodies and a challenge to face growth titled “Good Changes.” Exuding both an optimistic hope and hard-won satisfaction, “Good Changes” is the newest revelation from the stunning artist’s upcoming, debut LP, Compound Love.

“This song shows that not only are we prisoners but that it is our own fault that we remain entrapped in a world that controls who we can be.” – IVORY BLUE

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IVORY BLUE lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City, MO and becoming part of the local musical community. After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017 Ivory Blue started having success with some national and international radio play which continues today.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics.

By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP Ready Get Set was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017.

Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists.

The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner!

Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song “Ready Get Set” from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of “Ready Get Set” undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks.

In February 2020 and after studying the craft of recording and self-producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with soaring vocals, passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released “Elite Dreamland.” There are no words to describe the incredible artistry behind this song. a single that hits your heart about understanding how it feels to be misunderstood in a world of people that seem to know what they are doing.

IVORY BLUE produces all the tracks except for Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass), Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Violent Femmes) and Nick Poortman (LA based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter). Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin GrayGil NortonBig Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand.

On August 18th, 2021, Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta, GA.

After releasing “Family Tables” on Sept 7th, 2021, Ivory Blue is releasing “Good Changes” on Oct 26th, 2021, and is currently finishing a full-length album Compound Love to be released in January 2022 as well as the Red Light EP later that year.

Who knows what is next for IVORY BLUE, but so far, every step has been accounted for to reach that vision that continues to push them to success.

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ABOVE SNAKES Release Official Music Video for “Nothing to Lose”

Active Rock / Nu Metal Band ABOVE SNAKES has released the official music video for their latest single, “Nothing to Lose,” the fourth single from the Boston based group, a seriously heavy banger of an anthem.

“This is an unapologetic anthem to not giving an F and living life the way you want. Life is too short and you gotta follow your dreams no matter how many people are chirping in your ear telling you you’re crazy.”- Johnny Skulls

Originally premiered on New Noise Magazine, “Nothing to Lose” was recorded at the legendary East Iris Studios (formally House Of Blues Studios) in Nashville, “Nothing to Lose” was produced / mixed by Kile Odell (FOZZYTHROUGH FIREAWAKE AT LAST) and co-written by Zach Williams (lead singer of DEAD EYES). The Accompanying music video , written and co-directed by singer Johnny Skulls and guitarist Dax Dabs, showcases the bands eccentric image and high energy performance.

“Nothing to Lose” follows the release of the bands previous singles “I Feel Bad,” which premiered with Knotfest.com, and “Never Alone,” which was added to ROCK HARD on Spotify, NEW ROCK NOW and NEW MUSIC NOW on Pandora, along with Loudwire’s Weekly Wire.

Above Snakes share the stage with Dropout Kings on October 26th @ Jewel Night Club in Manchester NH.

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After years spent grinding in the ever-dimming lights of Hollywood, vocalist Johnny Skulls and guitarist Dax Dabs opened their eyes and realized what so many never do: ”why the f*ck are we trying to do it THEIR way?” At that moment, what once felt so distorted and lacking in its luster was now crystal clear. And with nothing but the open road and their own volition staring back at them, the two joined forces after years of friendship and returned to where it all started.

In 2019, the duo found their way back home to Boston and began working relentlessly on a new project: Above Snakes. They would soon partner with producer Kile Odell (FOZZY, THROUGH FIRE, AWAKE AT LAST) and in the summer of 2020, the band released their debut track
“Adrenaline”, which quickly earned a spot on PANDORA’S “NEW ROCK NOW” alongside PAPA ROACHFIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, & I-PREVAIL including Spotify placements from the likes of LOUDWIRE , FEARLESS RECORDS, & HOPELESS RECORDS.

“Adrenaline” was soon followed by their next single “Never Alone”, with a massive placement on SPOTIFY’S “ROCK HARD” playlist alongside BRING ME THE HORIZONARCHITECTS, and SEETHER.

After landing a premiere with SLIPKNOT’S KNOTFEST.COM for their 3rd release “I Feel Bad”, Above Snakes return louder and heavier than ever with a brand new single “Nothing To Lose” Produced by Kile Odell and Co-written by Zach Williams of Dead Eyes.

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THE MAN FROM ALPHABET Invade the Scene with Deliciously Graphic Music Video / Cover of THE DICKIES “KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE”

Picking up and re-imagining a piece of iconic punk rock or horror is always a bold move, but THE MAN FROM ALPHABET has served up a delicious scoop of both with their tight cover and hilariously nostalgic music video of legendary American punk rockers THE DICKIES’ 1988 “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”! Originally premiered on BLOODY-DISGUSTING, the music video for “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” was directed and edited by Nina Hirten with production services provided by OH JUST PEACHY STUDIOS.

Featuring uproarious scenes of the band being stalked and murdered by the eponymous antagonists, in methods echoing the B-Horror masterpiece, the antics play out while gleefully watched by a bevy of pajama clad voyeurs. Overall, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” recalls many an 80s and 90s teen slumber party with such seminal late night horror shows as USA’s Up All Night and MonsterVision, making it a unique Halloween treat for horror hounds and rock fans alike!

“Covering ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ has been a bucket list item of mine for so many years as has the desire to write a song for Halloween season. I’m so thrilled with the end product we created together.” – Dustin Treinen (Bass)

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COYOTE MAN Releases Brutal Single & Psychedelic Visualizer for Instrumental “Reaches of the Universe” off of New EP, ‘Relics’!

Chicago based, Progressive Instrumental Rock band COYOTE MAN has released a psychedelic inspired visualizer for their new single, “Reaches of the Universe.” Created by Chuck Clybourne from Sacred Ape Designs utilizing the EP cover art by Craig Horky, “Reaches of the Universe” is the trio’s savage, guitar driven first track off of their newly released EP, Relics.

“‘Reaches of the Universe” is our heaviest track to date. We jammed parts of it just for fun but never really sat down and incorporated them into songs. During COVID last year, we had an opportunity to dissect whatever riffs and drum fills we had and decided to go back to our roots with heavier tones.” – COYOTE MAN

Track List:
1. Reaches of the Universe
2. Foreseeable
3. Past Visions of the Future

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THE LA MAYBE Release Official Music Video for “When I’m Gone”!

Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for “When I’m Gone,” off of their debut album, Dirty Damn Tricks.

“In 2015 a close friend of the band committed suicide. While we can’t ever fully erase the pain of such an event, we wrote “When I’m Gone” as a form of therapy and to hopefully inspire others with a message of hope.

This video is our most ambitious effort yet. Filmed over two months, across 5 beautiful locations around the Southeastern United States…we shot through pouring rain, searing heat, and breathtaking scenery.

It was our goal to have the visuals capture and reflect the emotional nature of the song and its meaning. Most of all, it’s a tribute to our friend and we hope it can help others through their own dark moments.” – DALLAS DWIGHT

Track List:
1. Mr. Danger
2. Sucker Punch
3. Oh Sugar
4. She’s Reckless
5. Peace of Mind
6. 6. When I’m Gone
7. Take Me Away
8. Sweet
9. Fake
10. Up Next To You

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The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding LAM to your record collection.

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band back him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.

LAM firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the New Wave of Classic Rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment.

Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new.

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LOVE THE HATE Release Official Music Video for Upcoming Single, “Solid Ground”!

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video for their upcoming, brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” Directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (SalivaTodd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” features Kristi Craft and Billy Culbertson. The single will be available to purchase / stream on July 6, 2021.

“‘Solid Ground’ deals with the familiar feelings of heartbreak, loneliness, and uncertainty in moving on in the wake of a toxic relationship.” – Love The Hate

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Catch LOVE THE HATE Live:
07/02 @ Cockeyed Charlies w/ SILENT TRUST – Mobile, AL
07/03 @ Anxiety Fest Mississippi – Biloxi – MS
09/03 @ OnyxFest The Third – Jacksonville, FL
09/24 @ Daphne Civic Center w/ HINDER & TANTRIC  – Daphne, AL

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Love The Hate is a modern rock band based out of Mobile, Alabama. Influences include such bands as ChevelleBreaking Benjamin10 Years, and Deftones.

Doc St. Andrie – Vocals
Frank Killian – Guitar
Leon Craft – Bass
Marshall Mears – Guitar
Troy Dearmon – Drums

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MAGNOLIA BAYOU Releases Official Music Video for Heavy Rock “Train Don’t Stop”!

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Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released the official music video for their new, heavy rock single, “Train Don’t Stop”. Recorded at Natchez Sound Studio, produced by Burne Sharp, and mixed by Jacquire King/Nashville, “Train Don’t Stop” premiered on ROCK & BLUES MUSE.

“A couple of years ago, we had some issues with band personnel. We promptly had a meeting to rectify the issues. During that meeting, our manager made the statement “This train don’t stop for anyone or anything.” Being floored by that statement, singer Drew Fulton jotted it down in his notes for potential use in a future song. Fast forward to 2020 and a worldwide pandemic took the world by storm. The lyric “This Train Don’t Stop” just kept knocking on our door. This song is the 2021 anthem for the people who have just had enough. Despite the odds, we won’t stop.” – MAGNOLIA BAYOU

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“’Train Don’t Stop’ proves that rock and roll is still very much alive, at least in the hands of Magnolia Bayou. When these four plug in and play, you can’t help but believe in them. If you live for loud, passionate blues/rock, you’re going to want to get behind this band and this song. Do yourself a solid and get onboard right now!” – ROCK & BLUES MUSE

Click to Download / Stream “Train Don’t Stop” Online

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Track List:
1. Dig Deep
2. Sleepin’ In The Dog House
3. Sugarspell
4. Preachin’ Blues
5. Hands In The Dirt
6. From The Other Side
7. The Robber
8. Hurricane
9. Tupelo
10. Sweet Magnolia
11. Thieves

Click to Purchase / Stream “Strange Place” Online

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Forged in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Magnolia Bayou’s sound is appropriately reminiscent of the golden age of Rock N Roll, and it is simultaneously flavored with a heavy, southern swagger that is distinctively theirs. Their bluesy aura can be traced back to the group’s origins, where they submerged and steeped themselves in their home state’s profound musical wealth; covering the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House and so many more.

Like their musical forefathers, the band spent three years blazing their way through juke joints along the Mississippi Blues trail, before independently recording their debut album in 2018. After its release, they spent the last three years extensively touring the surrounding south, traveling as far as the midwest and the pacific northeast. In that time, they’ve supported many acts such as Whiskey Myers, Wet Willie, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fantastic Negrito, Tyler Childers, Ian Moore, Aaron Lewis, Bishop Gunn, Black Stone Cherry and most recently Buckcherry. They are set to open for Nightranger at the annual HWY 30 music fest in Filer Idaho on June 24th, of 2021.

In May of 2019, Magnolia Bayou set out to record their follow up album, Strange Place, at Natchez Sound Studio with Bishop Gunn’s very own Burne Sharp at the helm. The record is now available everywhere.

“Echoes of The Rolling Stones, Hendrix & early Aerosmith that come roaring out of your speaker… Strange Place is a transcendent blast of Rock & Roll with Southern Swagger and by any measure, Magnolia Bayou is one of the most crucial bands blowing up in the USA right now” – Rock & Blues Muse

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Sydney Sherwood, Semifinalist of Cover Nation’s Sing it Forward Challenge Awarded Mentorship Session with GRANDSON with Music Video for Poignant, Acoustic Version of “Creep”!

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New Jersey based Singer / Songwriter SYDNEY SHERWOOD recently teamed with guitarist Ron Haney to release a touching, acoustic version and music video for her single, “Creep.” Featured as a submission to the 2021 Cover Nation Sing It Forward contest, garnering the talented artist a prestigious Mentorship Session with Canadian American singer / songwriter GRANDSON. Filmed by Mike Gillette and produced by Erik Romero, “Creep” is off of Sydney’s new, sophomore EP, Headspace.

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“With the ‘Creep’ video, we had a three hour window to complete it, so when we got into the studio we were super focused and finished in only two takes! I love how it turned out and I’m thankful because putting this video together led me to being chosen as one of the eight semi-finalists for the Sing It Forward Challenge which benefitted NAMI. When I did my session with Grandson, we got to watch my video and he gave me some great advice for future performances and it was awesome to get to speak with someone who has a lot of knowledge and is so sure of himself and his artistry. Grandson is someone I really admire in the industry and I’m glad I was able to have my mentorship session with him because we love to write about real life situations (our battles with mental health, life experiences, etc.) so we really clicked and got along great. It was such a cool experience and I’m grateful I got to be a part of something that merged two of my biggest passions: being a musician and being an advocate for mental health.” – SYDNEY SHERWOOD

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“I thought [the mentorship session] was awesome, [Sydney] brought so much soul to the project and I’m sure I’ll be seeing [her] rock stages for a long long time!” – GRANDSON

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Track List:
1. Wolves
2. Let Me Down
3. Creep
4. Born to Roll
5. Horizon’s Edge
6. All The Aces

Purchase / Stream Headspace Online!

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“Sydney is rock’s answer to pop’s P!NK or country’s Carrie Underwood, she exudes all the power and confidence and sings with no-nonsense authority, all while remaining firmly situated in heavy alternative rock. Sydney Sherwood cannot be merely compared to female singers of her generation and writes and performs with a conviction that fans of 3 Doors Down or Daughtry would instantly recognize.” – Joe Makoviecki (Singer, songwriter of Jackson Pines)

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Sydney Sherwood is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Sydney began singing and playing guitar as a way to express her emotions after her brother was diagnosed with cancer.

Since her brother’s diagnosis, being a childhood cancer advocate has become a big part of Sydney’s life. She has performed and spoken at many childhood cancer events over the past twelve years and continues to be a voice for all children with cancer, as well as their siblings.

Sydney began writing her own music when she was 13, and on March 3, 2019, she released her first EP, Beauty from Ashes. Her release show was held at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. In 2019, Sydney also received a golden ticket to Hollywood from American Idol celebrity judges Katy PerryLuke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

Over the course of the pandemic, Sydney has been writing and recording her new album, Headspace, which will be released February 27, 2021.

Sydney’s goal is to touch the lives of others through the music that she writes, as she takes inspiration directly from her life experiences.

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IMMERSER Release Official Music Video for “Transmute”!

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Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official music video for “Transmute.” Produced and Engineered by KANE CHURKO at the Hideout Studio in Las Vegas Nevada, “Transmute” is the debut single written and performed by John Logan Parsons III.

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“Transmutation is the psychic ability to transmute one substance into another”. – IMMERSER

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Immerser is a dynamic, hard rock, solo project featuring the powerful music of John Logan Parsons III. The goal of the Immerser project is to bring meaning to a melody. As an artist John L Parsons III isn’t afraid to explore the deepest parts of the subconscious. Immerser songs deal with some of life’s darkest places, yet there is always an energetic undercurrent of optimism, spirituality, and love running throughout. The result is a passionate mix of alternative, pop, grunge, and metal. Immerser is music that a listener can connect with and find deeper meaning in. With the recent enlistment of world renowned producer Kane Churko who has worked with some of today’s biggest artists including – In This Moment, Gemini Syndrome and Violent Idols, Immerser is certainly a musical force to be reckoned with. Immerse yourself and transmute!

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