MASON HILL Release Official Music Video for “D.N.A.”

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Glasgow, UK based Rock band MASON HILL has released the official music video for their blistering metal single, “D.N.A.” Directed and produced by David Barras and Scott McKay for Strangeboat Productions, “D.N.A.” is the third single off the band’s chart dominating debut album, Against The Wall.

“D.N.A.” is also dominating German and French charts, sitting comfortably on Rock Antenne FM’s‘ top 20 and hitting top 10 in the Heavy 1 French radio chart.

“A blistering and hook filled bit of gleaming modern metal, it manages to perfectly mesh heaviness with melody that shows a maturity way beyond most of their peers.

With a superb production, this just doesn’t pop out of the speakers, it practically roars, the Highland passion in full flow and Celtic fire blazing.” – Metal Planet Magazine

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Released on March 5th, Against The Wall achieved the UK national album chart at number 19, taking a coveted top 20 album position, and reached over 750,000 streams on Spotify. The long awaited album, which received critical acclaim from both media and fans alike, also hit number 1 in the UK rock album chart. It is the first time a rock band has debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 since Greta Van Fleet in 2018 and also the first time a British rock act as debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 and # 1 in the UK rock album chart since Royal Blood and Lonely The Brave back in 2014!

It is an incredible achievement for new British rock band, starting from an almost zero sales base and during a pandemic when there has been no traditional retail, no live shows or touring opportunities. The innovative marketing campaign run by both 7Hz Productions (ADA) and the band involved a six month fan building initiative utilizing the band’s social platforms, streaming performances, virtual ‘in store’ launch events, dark ad audience building and strategic media take over promotions. Coupled with very positive press reviews, online reviews, regional radio support, and four Planet Rock playlist additions, the band’s new album has connected musically with rock fans resulting in a surge of sales.

The band is set to release their next digital single, a cover of the 2005 Foo Fighters hit “The Best Of You,” all platforms on April 23, 2021.

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Advance Praise for Against The Wall:

“The music really does the talking. Powered by enough energy to light up the national grid!” – Metal Hammer UK (8/10)

“Energetic, classy young hard rocker’s debut. It’s been worth the wait. An exciting young talent, the songs are well constructed, melodic and powerful” – Classic Rock (7/10)

“Music supercharged by adversity. The long awaited, cathartic full length debut” – Kerrang – (3/5)

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1. Reborn
2. No Regret
3. Against the Wall
4. Broken Son
5. D.N.A.
6. Who We Are
7. Find My Way
8. Hold On
9. Out Of Reach
10. We Pray
11. Where I Belong
12. Reborn (Reprise)

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MASON HILL has also announced UK tour dates. The 17 date UK & Irish tour will head out in early September with support from Hollowstar and Empyre. Despite never having headlined a club tour before, the band has sold 1,800 tour tickets in just 2 weeks!

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“Our fans have been so supportive and to have a top 20 national album on our first release is mind blowing. We are extremely humbled at the reception Against The Wall has received and needless to say, it has been an extremely bright light for us during this long Covid tunnel. It has made us even more hungry to get back out and play live again. Everyone is itching to crank up the volume and blast out the new material” – (Scott Taylor – Vocals)

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Tour Dates:
09/02 @ Tunnels – Aberdeen, Scotland
09/03 @ Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
09/04 @ Macarts – Galashiels, Scotland
09/09 @ Grand Social – Dublin, Ireland
09/10 @ Voodoo – Belfast, Ireland
09/14 @ Junction 2 – Cambridge, England
09/15 @ Corporation – Sheffield, England
09/16 @ Fleece – Bristol, England
09/17 @ Patterns – Brighton, England
09/18 @ Leos – Gravesend, England (Sold Out)
09/20 @ Globe – Cardiff, Wales
09/21 @ Joiners – Southampton, England
09/22 @ Nightrain – Bradford, England
09/23 @ Waterloo Music Bar – Blackpool
09/24 @ Underworld – London, England
09/25 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
09/26 @ KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, England

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To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands. The teenage Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band. In 2013 the pair formed Mason Hill, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward, and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course. Five diverse, colourful characters, the members of the group were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision for their band: Taylor relinquished long-held plans to become an Olympic swimmer in order to focus on music, while Ward withdrew from a degree course at the University of Glasgow, where he’d been studying microbiology/virology. For these ambitious young men, Mason Hill was and is priority number one.

Mason Hill are Scott Taylor (Lead Vocals), James Bird (Lead Guitar), Marc Montgomery (Guitar), Matthew Ward (Bass) and Craig McFetridge (Drums)

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Mason Hill has spent their formative years “learning their craft” on stages up and down the UK. This included high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies) and Stone Broken.

“this is the best new heavy rock act currently performing in the UK.” (Fabrications HQ)

“a prodigious talent that belies their fledgling years.” (Planet Rock)

In December 2015 the band released their debut E.P, the self titled Mason Hill, featuring four tracks which highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads – outstanding songs that demonstrated a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer’s chair, the EP has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.

2016 brought several breakthroughs in the band’s career, firstly the invitation to perform on The Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, headlined by Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, winning the UK wide Highway To Hell battle of the bands competition that earned them opening the main stage slot at Hard Rock Hell, alongside the likes of Ugly Kid JoeRatt, and Glenn Hughes, appearing at Winterstorm Festival, alongside the likes of Ricky WarwickLast in Line (ex-Dio) and Inglorious to selling out their first ever headline show at the famous Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow with one month left to spare – a feat only achieved in recent times by Anthrax and Black Stone Cherry.

The career progression continued into early 2017 when the band was special guest to Inglorious in London at their sold out second album launch show, appeared triumphantly at Download on The Boardie Takeover Stage, opened for Airbourne at their sold out show in Edinburgh. and returned to their hometown for their second headline show at G2; again this sold out with demand so great that it was upgraded to the 750 capacity The Garage where the likes of MagnumTesla, and Symphony X have performed – packing the place to the rafters

The first promo video “’Now You See Me” was released in 2017, which to date has more than a quarter of a million views.

The year ended with support for GUN at Glasgow Barrowlands in December plus an appearance at Planet Rockstock:

“Fresh-faced Glasgow boys Mason Hill were nothing short of a triumph. Completely packing out the room, they served up a rock and roll storm from the offset with anthems like ‘Now You See Me’ before showing off another side of their art with powerful closer ‘Where I Belong’ that delved into rock ballad territory. In fact, the Planet Rockstock faithful were so won over we’ve been inundated with requests for Mason Hill to be bumped up the bill in 2018” (Planet Rock)

The band spent a lot of time developing material for their album and the first show of 2018 was at Glasgow’s King Tuts which sold out in three days, ten weeks in advance of show!

Ladies and gentlemen – Mason Hill are back with fire in their belly. This group of high achievers carry the pressure of early success but as they take to the stage to the intro tape, it is obvious they have class and confidence…” (Down The Front Media)

“There are few up and coming acts in Scotland that have made a notable impression as swiftly as Glasgow rockers Mason Hill. They have grown in popularity and garnered an insane following like nothing else” (SMS, Scotland)

“Mason Hill never disappoint, in fact they always take it to the next level every time you see them” (Jace Media)

This was followed by an appearance at TRNSMT on the same day as Queen, and Steelhouse Festival in Wales alongside such as Black Star Riders, Glenn Hughes and, Myles Kennedy.

The latter part of 2018 saw Mason Hill going out on tour supporting The Dan Reed Network at shows across the UK and a return to Planet Rockstock, by popular demand after their performance in 2017, this time on the main stage.

In a further development Mason Hill agreed to part ways with Frontiers Records.

A further sold out King Tuts show followed in 2019 and a sub headline slot at Planet Rock’s Winters End in February 2020. Since then live activity has been curtailed by the covid 19 pandemic, in common with every other band. However the band has not been idle and the focus has been on the debut album, recorded at Riverside Studios near Glasgow and vocals in New York, and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo FightersBiffy Clyro).

In 2020 the band signed a management contract with Jaba Music and a record deal with 7Hz Productions, and the album release date is planned for 5 March 2021. Three singles have so far been released to date from the album to critical acclaim.

2021 promises to be a big year for Mason Hill, despite on going restrictions.

Mason Hill are just getting started!

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VOLTAGEHAWK Release Live Performance Lyric Video for “Straight Razor”

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East Nashville, TN based Hard Rock band VOLTAGEHAWK has released the official, live performance lyric video for their newest single, “Straight Razor.” Originally premiered on Ghost Cult Magazine, “Straight Razor” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Electric Thunder, to be released via The Label Group / INgrooves, and was recorded at Electric Thunder Studios with Geoff Piller and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black KeysGhostArctic MonkeysDr John).

Imperfection is part of being human. We often hurt the people we love and don’t even know it. When we become self aware and mindful, suddenly we can see “gunpowder power” in our loved ones eyes. Sometimes we meet our match with someone who loves us so much that they will kick our ass to save our life. That’s the story of Straight Razor, my girl.“ – Dan Fenton (Vocals / Guitar)

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“The hard-grooving, guitar solo-slinging, members of Voltagehawk jam with an unbridled passion for the almighty Riff on the track, and the video is a fun mash-up of a performance clip and a lyric video!” Ghost Cult Magazine

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Hell-bent on pushing the sonic envelope, Nashville rockers Voltagehawk quickly set a ground rule that “NO” was never welcome in the creative space.

While recording at Electric Thunder Studios with Geoff Piller, Mastering by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Ghost, Arctic Monkeys, Dr John, Marilyn Manson) the band put together an energetic, fast paced, melodic opener set and quickly found themselves supporting national touring acts including Beasto Blanco (Chuck Garric of Alice Cooper), The Pink SpidersGoodbye JuneToke, and Duel.

Continuing on its mission to fuse melodic Nashville songwriting sensibilities with raw Rock and Roll power, Voltagehawk is excited to release its debut full length 13 song space epic Electric Thunder!

Electric Thunder is the soundtrack to the greatest space epic yet to be told!

This adventure follows a young heroine’s journey through space and time as she comes to realize she is the only translator for the most important message Earth has ever received!

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Voltagehawk exists as a collective of artists, traversing space and time as we seek to know thyself through an authentic connection to the cosmos, using the preferred communication of music and art to express the emotion of togetherness.

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SMALL TOWN TITANS Release Official Music Video for “9 to 5”!

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York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS have released the official music video for their single, “9 to 5.” Filmed by Nesmith Films and directed by the band’s own Ben Guiles, “9 to 5” is off of the recently released The Ride LP, available NOW via AntiFragile Music.

“‘9 to 5’ is the ultimate salute to the hard worker and how they deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labors once in a while. We all deserve to take a load off, and that’s what this song is all about.” – Phil Freeman

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Small Town Titans demonstrate that they are no mere one-dimensional bunch of heavies on the affecting power-mellow mid-tempo ‘9 To 5.’ The song is a genuinely touching number that’ll pull at the soul of everyone who works for a living and needs a little relief from the grind. The group has the collective gift of being able to make each word and note matter in a way that’s deeply personal and vulnerable.” – Rock & Blues Muse

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Track List:
1. Rufflin’ Feathers
2. The Man
3. Behind The Moon
4.. Let Me Breathe
5. Universal Limits
6. 9 to 5
7. Sex And Candy
8. When It All Comes Down
9. Junkie For You (Hey Mama)
10.The Ride

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Praise for The Ride:

“One-hundred percent killer with absolutely zero filler, The Ride is an incredible display of modern rock that builds on the active rock style of the past two decades and infuses it with a much needed rejuvenating shot that returns a raw sense of danger and primal excitement to the genre.” – SPILL MAGAZINE

“Overall, The Ride is a well-constructed album which caters for more than just the average rock fan. The culmination of songs over time isn’t usually the way bands compile an album, but in this case, it has worked to great effect. They’ve been patient, streamlining their best material for this release. All I can hope is that they achieve similar online success to what they received a few years back, so that they have something to build on once they can return to playing live.” – MMH Radio

“With a soft and soothing voice, Guiles’ guitar work matches the delicate melody of Freeman’s vocals on the final and title track ‘The Ride.’ A tempo change midway through breathes new life into the song, a soundtrack you could kickass to. Stabs of machine-gunning double kick drums hint at more skilful capabilities, before switching back to a slower end to the record and ending with the profound lyric, “ticking clock upon the shelf, and tallies on the wall.” Small Town Titans have their hands in numerous cookie jars, yet the cookies they pull out are made with their own unique recipes borrowed and mixed from others’, keeping The Ride fresh and ballsy. ” – *NOIZZE*

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The Small Town Titans are an American rock n’ roll power trio from York, Pennsylvania, who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from rock legends such as the Foo FightersAudioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at taking matters into their own hands, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. In a social media driven world, STT knows releasing quality, constant content for their fans is as important as playing great live shows.

The band was formed on May 4, 2011 at Lebanon Valley College, where Phil, Ben, and Jonny all met, and had finally decided to jam together towards the end of Phil’s senior year . Phil and Jonny had been close friends for years prior to the band’s first jam session, with Ben and Jonny also having known each other and staying in touch throughout school since freshman year. After playing together, it didn’t take long for the group to decide to start playing shows live locally. The name “Small Town Titans” had been in Phil’s back pocket for years, and he had finally found the band that fit the name. It didn’t take long for the group to grow a very loyal local fanbase, as they continued to hone their live performance chops, playing clubs on weekends and mixing their original material with covers of classic and modern rock songs. Soon after, the band began to take their career more seriously. They decided to hit the road full time, and began to release more material, and plenty of music videos.

In November of 2018, the band’s cover of the Christmas song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of days, leading to charting on various Billboard charts including Holiday Digital Song SalesRock Digital Song SalesEmerging Artists, and reaching #5 on the Next Big Sound chart. The song also reached #2 on the iTunes Rock charts, only being surpassed by Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. STT quickly found themselves achieving success, all on their own terms. That success continues into this decade with songs such as “The Man”, “Universal Limits” and “Rufflin’ Feathers” all landing on playlists such as Spotify’s Hard RockNew Metal Tracks, and Hot Road TripApple Music’s New in Rock, and YouTube Music’s Maximum Decibels.

As a newly signed act to AntiFragile Music, the band is releasing their first album with a record label, The Ride,. Under the tutelage of label owner and music industry veteran Tom Sarig (Nine Inch NailsBlink-182Sammy Hagar), the new album shows STT pushing into more musical directions than ever before, from the Queen inspired “Behind The Moon”, to the angsty and aggressive “When It All Comes Down”. “Rufflin’ Feathers” delivers a tongue-in-cheek message about today’s social media circus, while “9 To 5”, the album’s ballad, has more country crossover appeal than anything else in their catalog. “Sex and Candy”, a Marcy Playground cover, brings the blues, while “The Ride” title track showcases plenty of musicality, and an evolution to the band’s sound. There are plenty of big, loud hooks throughout, all the while without losing the edge of a rock n’ roll band who sounds just as good live as they do on their recordings.

With the help of AntiFragile Music, Small Town Titans have managed to find continued success by simply never forgetting one thing, their fans, both new and old. After asking their fans to vote on their fanbase name, they decided on calling themselves the Titan Army. As the Titan Army grows, so does the band right along with them. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with plenty of stage banter in between songs, and no two shows ever being the same. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly SuspectPapa RoachBlack Stone CherryPop Evil, and more. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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NEAL SCHON Releases Hotly Anticipated, Solo Album, ‘Universe’

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON has released his highly anticipated solo album, UNIVERSE, a 15 track mixture of symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion. It’s the latest release from the iconic virtuoso guitarist and composer who’s soaring melodic and soulful playing will guide you through a journey of your senses and emotions in only the way his mastery of the instrument can, where each listen feels different and fresh every time. Experience the energy, beauty, and the musical healing nature of one of the most important artists of our generation with NEAL SCHON UNIVERSE produced by Narada Michael Walden. Neal Schon joined Santana in 1971 and founded Journey in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Track List: 1. Something In The Heart 2. The Eye Of God 3. The Universe 4. Caruso 5. Voodoo Child 6. Third Stone From The Sun 7. Purple Rain 8. She’s For Real 9. What Has Become 10. Lights 11. Silent Voyage 12. Chrome Shuffle 13. Be Happy 14. I Believe 15. Hey Jude

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana at the age of 15 and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS, and has released 10 solo albums.

Neal Schon’s guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, infamously admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince.

In 2005, Neal Schon and Journey received a Star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Neal Schon and Journey were further recognized by Billboard Magazine with the Legend Of Live Award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Conference.

Neal Schon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017. Tulsa, Oklahoma Mayor G.T. Bynum honored Neal with the announcement of June 5th to be Neal Schon Day in Oklahoma. The announcement was at the Woody Guthrie Center Museum on 6/4/2017, and Neal also made an archival contribution to the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in July.

Schon has also received honors for his philanthropic work including John HopkinsRainforest FundCalifornia Fire Relief, and numerous additional charitable foundations. He has also organized numerous fundraisers for military services and first responders.

In 2019, Neal was voted Guitar Connoisseur Fan Favorite Guitarist in a social media poll over the course of 15 rounds, consistently topping the list among his fellow legends.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, the most downloaded song of the last century. The band’s album sales have resulted in twenty five gold and platinum albums and nineteen Top 40 singles in the US. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified fifteen times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album-holders.

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ROYAL HORSES Release Debut LP, ‘A Modern Man’s Way to Improve’

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December 7, 2020 – Rock / Americana band ROYAL HORSES has released A Modern Man’s Way to Improve. The band’s debut record, A Modern Man’s Way to Improve was selected as an official release for Record Store Day 2020 and is available to download and stream on all platforms.

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“A Modern Man’s Way to Improve is a genre bending love letter to the sounds that shaped the new South and us along with it.” – Royal Horses

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Track List: 1. Bottom of the Chart 2. A Modern Man’s Way to Improve 3. Valley of the New 4. Who Do You Know 5. There She Walks 6. Leave a Light 7. Call It War 8. Rattlesnake Smoking a Cigarette 9. Ruby Do 10. Bld

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Forged deep in the Piney Woods of South Mississippi, Royal Horses embodies the very best of what the region has to offer.

Featuring lyric-driven melodies that pay respect to the musical genres that helped shape the New South, including 70’s rock, early blues, rockabilly, and folk, Royal Horses has managed to create a name for themselves the old-fashioned way – one high-energy performance at a time. The trio often bends genre norms while blazing a new path for themselves in modern music. The result is a gritty, yet powerfully-unique sound built on the strength of an undeniable musical chemistry.

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A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION Releases Official Music Video for “Ghost”

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Toronto, ON based Dark Alternative Rock Band A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION, fronted by The Birthday Massacre bassist Brett Carruthers, has released the official music video for “Ghost,” off of the band’s latest album, Becoming. Directed by Terra Joy McNerthney and produced by long time collaborator and friend Bailey Northcott, “Ghost” was originally premiered on tastemaker site mxdwn.

A song about love and loss, inspired by the shared grieving process of filial death, the video for “Ghost” takes place in a desolate, post-apocalyptic dreamscape where two lone survivors search for connection. Radio waves call to them, but what will they find at the source of the signal?

“’Ghost’ was a song we took a chance on. We’d never written an epic long piece like this before and it really helped seal the album together for us. I wrote this song when I was having a lot of dreams of my father who we lost when I was 14. Funny how certain years these “ghosts”seem to come back and haunt you. Often times you almost feel as though they’re communicating with you or something along those lines. It’s a really beautiful moment where you feel like you’re with them again, the disappointment is waking up to reality.” – A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION

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“The song opens with an atmospheric, The Edge-esque guitar riff and lead singer Brett Carruthers’ singing in a hushed tone. As the song progresses through the first verse, he appears in the video, sitting besides a vintage car playing a beat up acoustic guitar. “Ghost” continues to add musical elements as it progresses and after a few minutes has morphed from an sparse arrangement to a shoegaze-inspired wall of sound with distorted guitars, a shuffling drum beat from Stu Dead and moody synth tones. The song maintains this dynamic between quiet and loud, though the most intense portion of the song comes at the end when the trio launch into an extended jam, moving into a more hard-rock inspired sound with Carruthers concluding the passage with a fiery guitar solo.” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

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Track List: 1. I Am An Infinite Cycle 2. Who’s Your Maker? 3. The Beauty 4. Close Your Eyes 5. Ghost 6. Dead Skies 7. We Are The Truth 8. Becoming 9. Skeleton 10. Picturesque Hell 11. Better Off Dead 12. Live Forever 13. Echo

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A Primitive Evolution is: Brett Carruthers on Vocals, Guitars and Synths Steph Misayo Seki on Bass and Synths Stu Dead on Drums, Percussion and Dirty Beats

Out of the primordial soup comes A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.). Given the gift of sentience, they are here to create a constantly evolving soundtrack to our world with their dark, alternative rock music. With its current release of full length recording “Becoming” the bands next mutation is underway. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios in Toronto, ON the album features collaborations with Writer / Producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Audio Engineer Kenny Luong (MetricCancer Bats). In partnership with Metropolis Records, the band and label unleashed Becoming together, worldwide on October 5th. 2018. Known to be raw and visceral, with soul and beauty: A Primitive Evolution is best consumed at extremely loud volumes!

Awarded “Best Rock Band” by the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards, A Primitive Evolution has toured extensively, showcased at prestigious festivals CMWNXNE & Indie Week Canada and received strong support from Canadian Music Industry stalwarts Alan Cross (CFNY 102.1 The Edgeajournalofmusicalthings.com) and George Stroumboulopoulos (MuchMusicCBC).

Pulling together a complex array of influences including Nine Inch NailsMuseThe CureToolThe ProdigyMinistryRadioheadU2VivaldiAlice in ChainsGuns N’ Roses and more, A Primitive Evolution’s rhythm-based attack blurs the lines of rock, electronica and all aspects between.

“Creation is evolution” observes A.P.E. singer Brett Carruthers, “that’s what I figure we’re trying to say with A Primitive Evolution. As evolved as we think we are as humans or animals, we are very much at the beginning of the evolution of mankind. We have so much to learn and yet so much has changed in the last hundred years. We have a long way to go as a species. We want our band to reflect that too, showing our raw emotions, doing it out of instinct and evolving naturally; not overthinking, just having some fun existing on this planet.”

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SHARONE Releases Official Music Video for “Can We Pretend”

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Following the critical success of her 2019 released Reflection LP, Denver, CO based, dark rock artist SHARONE has revealed the official music video for her new single, “Can We Pretend.” Mixed and mastered by Nick Nodurft at Rusty Sun Audio and the video directed and produced by Kyle Lamar at Digital Myle, “Can We Pretend” is the first single off of the enigmatic artist’s upcoming album, Morbid Illusion, due out 5/28/2021 via Devil Inside Records. The second single, “Fade Away,” will be revealed on Halloween.

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“‘Can We Pretend’ is about living a lie, and hiding behind a facade that’s destroying you from the inside out.” – SHARONE

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Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis TheaterBluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-DollThe Birthday MassacreFuelSaving AbelDavey SuicideTantricHell’s BellesStitched Up Heart, and Puddle Of Mudd. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live with a full rock band backing her. Despite sustaining a dark and melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics. In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album ‘Storm’. Following the release, dove deeper into her writing, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: ‘Enchiridion of Nightmares’ (2018).

“Like a series of dark fairy tales, Enchiridion of Nightmares the new album from dark [rocker] Sharone, captivates, seduces, and haunts. Each of its notes, let alone songs, comes with a shadow to [her] beauty, melancholy to [her] light, and intimacy to [her] grandeur with it all colluding in an adventure which just steals the imagination from everyday reality. There is a rich cinematic and theatre-esque feel to Enchiridion of Nightmares which equally adds to its captivation; indeed its songs entwine an influence of horror movies, vintage and modern, into their personal nightmares. With just as richly layered and dramatic sounds to its exploration, the album is a persistent unveiling of new twists and shadows listen by listen. On our first meeting intrigue soaked the pleasure, through a couple more captivation, each subsequent listen leading to the inescapable bewitchment these words spring from.” –The Ringmaster Review

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Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and spent the remainder of 2019 recording her third studio album ‘Reflection’, which was released December 7th, 2019.

“[Sharone] showed that she was adept at harnessing the chaos on her previous couple of albums and she’s really turning the gothic-art-pop-rock up on her latest long-player. It’s packed with dark fairytales and swooping riffs as well as more theatrical invention that you’d find at the Royal Shakespeare Company.” – The Crack Magazine

In summary absolute female power, which reminds of Evanescence and Tarja Turunen. This talented singer makes you curious about her live performances!” – Stormbringer.at

Sharone really pushes out the emotions and passion she has for music with this album. It is full of fantastic piano chords and guitar riffs that really show off her band’s talent as a whole. I am excited to see what she releases in the future and will keep an eye out for it. In the Spring of 2020, Sharone signed with Devil Inside Records, and began working on her fourth studio album. The first single “Can We Pretend” was released July 24th, and has been the young rocker’s most successful release to date.

This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm. Look out for more new music from Sharone coming very soon.

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BrokenRail Release New Single, “The Hate”

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Birmingham, AL based , Hard Rock / Metal band BrokenRail has released the official music music video for their new single, “The Hate.” Written and recorded during the lockdowns, “The Hate” not only introduces an all new era of BrokenRail, but captures the raw emotion of being left behind in a world trapped with panic, chaos, unrest, uncertainty, and anxiety, reflecting the current state of the world facing lockdown, financial insecurity, social unrest, and the overall experience of living through a global pandemic. We must come together and accept our differences and find the common ground amongst us. United we are strong, divided we fall.

When writing ‘THE HATE’ we really wanted the song to not only showcase the abilities of each of our members, but to also reflect all of the negative emotion worldwide stemming from the virus and the lockdowns it caused. We feel between the song itself and the video we created we truly captured a snapshot of the current state of the world as COVID-19 helped fan the flames and fuel the fires of hate across our Earth. We hope you enjoy the new direction and we’re thrilled to bring you the new album later this year!” – Blake Clawson (Lead Vocalist)

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BrokenRail signed a worldwide label deal late last year with LA based Cleopatra Records and spent January of 2020 in LA recording their first album with the label with longtime producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay DyingBad WolvesUpon A Burning BodyLight The Torch) at Sparrow Sound. Like everyone else, the band came to a screeching halt early this year due to COVID-19.

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BrokenRail are an award-winning rock and metal act currently making their mark on the global music scene. Their fresh fusion of hard rock energy to infectious metal rhythms has seen them amass a following in the tens of thousands worldwide. This exposure saw the fierce five piece featured on many major media outlets including ESPNNBC Sports, MMA’s World Series of Fighting, and more. Their 2018 album Til Death Do Us Part won top honors at the 2019 Independent Music Awards in New York for “Album of The Year”, not to mention receiving streams in the tens of millions globally. The band has also acquired nominations in 2016-2020 for the Alabama Music Awards “Rock Band of the Year”, 2018 IMAs for “Song of the Year”, as well as 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) for Rock “Song of the Year”.

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RIG TIME! Releases Bold, Gritty Cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain”

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Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released their cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain,” off of the 2001 released LP The Darker Side of Nonsense. “Pain” was tracked by RIG TIME! at the studio located inside the legendary Warehouse concert venue in La Crosse, WI. Mixing and mastering was handled by Will Hirst at Gate Four Studios (MindforceRestraining Order) in Massachusetts.

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“Our cover of ‘Pain’ originated from being approached about contributing a nu metal cover song for an upcoming compilation. We tossed around a few ideas and decided on Dry Kill Logic. When I think of bands from the early “Nu metal days”, DKL always comes to mind with the utmost admiration. They were a band that had that killer “nu” groove but always felt like a more of a hardcore & 90’s metalcore vibe. We’ve always been known for being groove oriented and very heavy, so this song fit well. We stuck to the original formula but still made it ours. A little more dirty, grimy and noisy. Since we’re all in a moment where touring isn’t an option, this was a fun way to stay active as we prepare for our next original release to come out.” – Bryan (Vocalist\Drummer)

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“Limitless” is the conviction this La Crosse, WI outfit abides by. Deeply rooted in the DIY ethos, RIG TIME! is a viciously passionate and determined ensemble with a strong work ethic and a vital purpose. Forged in the fires of hardcore and sludge, embracing the groove of nu-metal and doom, RIG TIME! has performed in 39 states and Canada since 2015. The band has relentlessly toured across the US holding true to the idea of “All Ages Or Nothing” by performing at only all ages events and resonating their substantial live sound and stressing the message that live music is for all to share.

Vocalist/Drummer Bryan W. Fleming “…offers relentless rhythms with industrial precision as well as a smart beat changing sensibility” and Guitarist/Bassist Rebecca Fleming’s “…guitar is mean, saturated and dogmatically singular.” Outburn Magazine declared, also noting “…for fans of earlier, angrier Godflesh.”

New Noise Magazine said “Puncturing their blend of sludge and hardcore – with a tight embrace on powerviolence – the band kicks fast and dirgy tones, manifesting unbridled hatred.” and likened RIG TIME! to heavyweights Xibalba and Harm’s Way.

RIG TIME! executes a fierce live performance with precise and fearless transitions, always at astonishingly vulgar decibels. These two performers exhibit the force of a full band as they implement a complete Vocal/Guitar/Bass/Synth performance without backing tracks, never suppressing their magnitude of raw energy and emotion. The band is currently working on a follow up to the full length album “War” that was released on October 20, 2017 via Innerstrength Records.

RIG TIME! Live and in the studio is: Bryan W. Fleming – Vocals, Drums, Synths Rebecca Fleming – Guitar, bass, Atmosphere

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Silent Theory Release Official Lyric Video for “Six Feet Under”

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Idaho Rock Band Silent Theory has released the Official Music Video for their new single “Six Feet Under”. Created by Jon Kuritz of Make Waves Media House, “Six Feet Under” presents a poignant statement on the state of mental health awareness and treatment in the US.

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“‘Six Feet Under’ is about the evolution of hate and ignorance to mental health. It was written during the marathon of mass shootings but it was never a stance on gun control. Only a wake up call observation of our mental healthcare system and our bare minimum efforts for prevention.” – SILENT THEORY

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In a society where new bands pop up every day, Silent Theory is here to set a new standard. The band found success with their single, “Fragile Minds,” released June 2016, charting at #97 for Media Base Active-Rock and #29 for Under the Radar charts. It has since surpassed 5 million video views on YouTube and continues to grow rapidly. Following this success in June 2018, through Loudwire, the band released their second single off of the album, Delusions, “Watch Me Burn.” The single charted at #67 on the Media Base Active-Rock charts.

Silent Theory is made up of brothers MitchScott, and George Swanger, as well as Robert James and Dakota Elliot Tyler. They are currently located in Moscow, Idaho, but finding worldwide success. As of January 2019, they signed with Paul Crosby Management (founding member of Saliva), released their latest single, “Six Feet Under,” and are currently finishing a new album to be released later this year.

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DISCONNECTED Release Official Music Video for “Unstoppable”

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French Modern Metal band DISCONNECTED has released the official music video for “Unstoppable,” the debut single off of their upcoming, sophomore album. Directed by Olivier Gobert and filmed at La Chapelle Argence (TroyesFrance), features the band performing on stage, delivering the song with strength, energy, and great passion . The song was recorded at Studio Caverne (Paris-France), mixed at Studio Besco (France) by François-Maxime Boutault (DagobaBehemothLoudblast) and mastered at Euphonic Masters (Memphis-Tennessee USA) by Grammy Award winner Brad Blackwood (KornThree Days GraceMaroon Five, etc…).

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“Given that we started from scratch back in 2018, it’s insane that we have toured with some of the very best metal bands in the world such as Tremonti and Judas Priest. For us this is living proof that « dreams can come true, and hard work pays off ».
There was never a better time to release that song. It strongly resonates with the spirit we all have to embrace by these troubled times. This song, « Unstoppable ». It’s us. Not just the band, but all of us. It’s just a matter of how much you want good things to happen for yourself despite whatever others will say to you. We can all do more, we can all dream higher, we can all be Unstoppable!” – DISCONNECTED

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DISCONNECTED is a modern new metal band drawing influence 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 gigs 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. Disconnected also supported Mass Hysteria in March and November 2019.

The band will also be playing Rock Fest 2020 in Barcelona plus another major Festival in Europe that can’t be announced yet. , Le Cabaret vert Festival 2020 (Charleville Mézière/France).

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MESSER Releases 23 Track Remix Album for “Simple Man,”‘RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX’!

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Heavy, Alternative rock band MESSER has announced the release of RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX. Originally launched by the band’s producer, Chad Gendason of Maddpants Records with popular music-production site Splice.com as a remix contest, fans inundated the band and site with hundreds of submissions, leading to a mammoth, 23 track collection of rei-maginings of the band’s 2019 released single, “Simple Man,” to showcase the talent of these diverse up-and-coming producers. Gendason worked closely on the final arranging and mixing, and the extraordinary results take the song in wildly different emotional and musical directions.

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“‘Simple man’ is a song written from the perspective of someone who is removing themselves from the drama or superficial aspects and expectations of social media/society.

Resolved in the strength it takes to be alone and move themselves forward. It’s a narrative on how this person wants to find their own power and focus on clarity of self. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” is the mantra and highlights the strength it takes to step away from the shallow world into something more meaningful for themselves. #Go” – MESSER

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Track List:
1. “Simple Man (SIRMISER Remix)”
2. “Simple Man (NSTY Remix)”
3. “Simple Man (XONOX Remix)”
4. “Simple Man (MANSPRO Remix)”
5. “Simple Man (MIST Remix)”
6. “Simple Man (DEAN YONA Remix)”
7. “Simple Man (CYANNROGUE Remix)”
8. “Simple Man (Skyfall72 Remix)”
9. “Simple Man (SICKSPLURR Remix)”
10. “Simple Man (AEROPITUNE Remix)”
11. “Simple Man (ALEXURSU Remix)”
12. “Simple Man (DINOSHADIX Remix”
13. “Simple Man (LPARS Remix)”
14. “Simple Man (NEDVIO Remix)”
15. “Simple Man (WINDMILL Remix)”
16. “Simple Man (A_BITE_OF_SOUND Remix)”
17. “Simple Man (BOKE Remix)”
18. “Simple Man (KUBI Remix)”
19. “Simple Man (TAILFAIL Remix)”
20. “Simple Man (JOHNNYFUNK Remix)”
21. “Simple Man (BTBLUES Remix)”
22. “Simple Man (AOCUI Remix)”
23. “Simple Man (LUIFRO Remix)”

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Messer is:
Dereak Messer – Lead Vocals
Donnie Deville – Guitar/Vocals
Javier Contreras – Guitar/Vocals
Kenn Youngar – Drums/Vocals
Maddox Messer – Bass/ Vocals

MESSER means “knife” in German, and the Dallas, Texas band has lived up to its name since cutting an inescapable swath into the rock world with their debut single, “Make This Life.” The band’s cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like PanteraDrowning PoolHell Yeah, and King’s X.

Messer continued their momentum from their breakout year with the release of “Simple Man”, the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album, which bowed at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” at iTunes and Amazon Music. The Dallas, Texas based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so.

“Simple Man” peaked at #23 on the Active Rock charts, and is the highest charting single for the band to date. It garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora RadioGoogle Play MusicYoutube, and Slacker Radio. The band has received accolades from LoudwireAXSAlternative PressRevolverNew NoisePure Grain Audio, and more. All 3 singles were also featured on iHeartradio’s “Artist You Should Know” with adds on Sirius/XM OctaneMusic Choice, and over 70 rock radio stations throughout the United States, resulting in 30,000 spins at rock radio, 15 million combined audience, and 10 million worldwide streams.

The band has since grown their fan base locally, quickly branching out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick PuppiesCandleboxHinderVince NeilBlack Stone CherryLynch MobDrowning PoolLocal HTraptMetallicaDokkenScott Stapp Of CreedAvenged Sevenfold, and Buckcherry, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was even personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.

It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comeradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album, Messer, which released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn MansonBreaking BenjaminDisturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa RoachDavid BowieMotley Crue).

Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands. After high school he moved to Dallas to pursue his music career professionally. His first contact was with Dallas native Javier, who was making a name for himself playing in Jagermeister sponsored bands Mudflap and Pimpadelic. The two bonded at a show and became the genesis of Messer. While looking for a place to get his hair cut, Dereak walked into Maddox’s Hair salon on a whim. The two struck up a conversation about music and another connection was made. Kenny was traveling from his home in Canada to an audition in Phoenix when his car broke down in Dallas. He ended up staying in town and found success playing with the band Strangleweed, who made an appearance on the nationally televised Courtroom show “Eye for an Eye”. That caught the attention of the members of Messer, and Kenny became part of the family. Donnie was playing in various Dallas bands and gaining attention as an award-winning Tattoo artist. Maddox would play Donnie tracks the band was working on and in turn, Donnie would play music he was recording at his own home studio. As Messer continued to develop as a band, they knew they wanted to add an additional guitar player, and they all agreed that Donnie was a great fit. The lineup for Messer was solidified.

In 2019, Messer, with producer Chad Gendason, teamed with Splice.com on a remix contest for their most recent single, “Single Man,” which ultimately led to hundreds of submissions branching all corners of the electronic genre. Due to the overwhelming response, the band and Gendason collected the top 23 remixes to package into a powerhouse remix album, RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX, which is set to release via Maddpants Records on April 10, 2020.

MESSER is a band that is building a brand of new rock that blurs the line between nostalgia and modern art, leaving the listener with a sound that is not only familiar but also NEW and ADDICTIVE.

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DEVILSKIN DELIVER A HOMEGROWN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER!

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All gigs are off but DEVILSKIN will transport you ONSTAGE for their Homegrown 2018 performance!

Unlike a typical live-stream, you can view the concert in 4K 60fps using the YouTube App on a VR headset, tablet, smartphone, smart TV, or in a browser on your computer. We put you onstage and amongst all the action.

VR provides fans with a 3D view of the concert from ‘the best seats in the house’. If you don’t own a VR headset you will still get an immersive experience by tilting or dragging on the screen to manipulate your view.

The concert will be available on Devilskin’s Youtube Channel at 8pm Saturday 21st March 2020.

The concert was captured for VR using cameras and broadcasting systems created by New Zealand company Orbe.

Sit back, set the quality to high, and enjoy one of the greatest VR rock shows in existence!

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Go to DEVILSKIN MUSIC to Immerse Yourself in the Homegrown 2018 Performance on 3/21/2020!

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Track List:
1. Do You See Birds
2. All Fall Down
3. Corrode
4. Eyes Red Heavy
5. Same Life
6. The Victor
7. Bllod & Bone
8. Endo
9. Bright Eyes
10. Sweet Release
11. Be Like the River
12. Everybody’s High But Me

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“We really took our time with RED, “Martin enthuses, “we had the vision and we knew it had to be done right. The songs each have so much life and we felt a real duty to do them justice. There are some really personal and very real moments on this album. We absolutely did not hold back, there are songs about struggle, depression, suicide and loss and there are songs about strength, hope, victory and love. We demoed almost 30 songs for this album so we had a lot of work to do to narrow the list down. One of last songs we wrote, it almost missed the cut too, but the throat punch we call Do You See Birds opens the album and sets the tone on a real rollercoaster of a ride. We felt it was especially important to give the listener a total immersive experience from start to finish. There’s lots of mood, colour and texture in the songs as well as between them. It’s a trip.”

The amazing response of the first two singles “Endo” and “All Fall Down” show the promise this album holds. Both songs receiving high rotate radio play and amassing serious numbers online.

From the epic moodiness of “Blood & Bone,” the caged rage of “Same Life,” the visceral impact of “The Victor,” to the poignant beauty of “Sweet Release,” the resplendent grandeur of “Bright Lights,” right through to the swagger of “Be Like The River” and the manic fury of “Everybody’s High But Me,” Devilskin have bared their soul with their finest performances yet.

The album will be released digitally on all the usual formats, physically via CD and LP and there will be a limited edition deluxe box set.

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Devilskin is a four piece band from Hamilton New Zealand formed in June 2010, they already have guts, class, kudos and confidence. The sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want, the music is organic, dynamic and real.

The band features the spectacular Jennie Skulander on lead vocals. Her powerful and compelling voice and alluring stage presence sets her apart from any vocalist New Zealand has put up so far. With an unerring gift for melody, Jennie’s incredible voice sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.
Jennie previously fronted Rotorua band Slipping Tongue garnering a swathe of fans with their videos, EPs and album. Slipping Tongue also impressed many when they opened for Coheed & Cambria in 2008.

On lead guitar is Nail from popular Waikato band Chuganaut who won the NZ Battle of the Bands and the World Battle Of The Bands in 2004. Played BDO in 2005 and opened for Iron Maiden at Mt Smart stadium in 2009. Chuganaut has played numerous national tours and released several singles, EPs, videos and an album. Nail’s searing guitar work and high energy performance bring real intensity to the live show.

Playing bass guitar is Paul Martin, known as the Axeman from arguably, New Zealand’s most popular radio show, the Axe Attack. Lead guitarist and vocalist for World War Four, Paul’s previous bands include Knightshade and Blackjack. He has opened for Black Label Society (2006), Heaven & Hell (2007) and Motorhead twice (2008), and played BDO (2009). Paul’s powerful and aggressive bass style is a propulsive force in the bands sound.

Nic Martin joined Devilskin as drummer in August 2011 at the age of 15. Paul’s son, Nic is the youngest artist to ever play the BDO when he performed with World War Four in 2009 at the age of 13. Nic adds to the show with a real display of power and passion on the drums. With a fierce style all his own and the inexhaustible energy of youth, Nic’s truculent style and showmanship are fast becoming a talking point on the NZ live music scene. Not to mention making Devilskin one of the few bands featuring a father and son in their line-up.

Together, Devilskin have the ability to write songs that have depth and passion. They create a compelling and irresistible sound and perform a stunning, explosive, live show.

The art of song-writing is back.

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Karabas Barabas Release Powerfully Charged, Third LP, ‘Degenerate National Anthem’

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Psychedelic Alt-Rock trio KARABAS BARABAS have released their newest, Degenerate National Anthem, recorded by Steve Albini. Blending rock, country, Russian dinner music, new wave, punk, and jazz with some Roy Orbison vibes thrown in, the Brooklyn based threesome delivers their most polished and politically antagonistic album to date, instigating more imaginative discussion than anything offered by the mainstream. The degenerate stories each have their own vibe but tie together by their overall absurdity.

Degenerate National Anthem is available digitally along with a limited run of hi bias cassettes NOW with physical CDs and Vinyl arriving in March, 2020.

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“In these tumultuous, uncertain times, we wanted to make an album to lift up the spirits of the degenerates and the doomed, inspiring them to let their freak flag fly… high!” – KARABAS BARABAS

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Degenerate National Anthem Track List:
1. Kool-Aid Giuliani
2. Have a Blessed Day
3. Microwaves
4. Peter Pan
5. Trump University
6. Connecticut
7. Let the Buffalo Remain
8. Bait and Tackle
9. Wcvs-FM
10. River’s Dry
11. Dinner with my Boss
12. Degenerate National Anthem

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Karabas Barabas formed in late 2015 when Cern ripped a hole in space time. A portal opened in Jacksonville Florida from where they emerged. After being discovered by Stanley Cup winning hockey coach Jacques Lemaire who taught them everything they know They moved to Brooklyn and used those skills to work with Dean Jones on The Truth About Gordon Bombay and Steve Albini on Return of the Sexy Demon in 2016.

Some have compared them to the likes of WeenPrimus, and Mr. Bungle, but the band scoffs at such correlations.

They released their second lp Sex with the Devil on 12.22.17. It was recorded by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago and Mastered by “the Devil himself” Chris Gehringer, at Sterling Sound in NYC. It features veteran cellist Jane Scarpantoni, Dean Jones, and percussionist Mike Dillon.

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Daryl Hall & John Oates – Our Kind of Soul Vinyl out now/Coming to Pittsburgh July 28

For Your Audiophile Valentine: Celebrate the Music of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, And More as Recorded by the Best-Selling Duo Of All Time
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates and the Friday Music collector’s club present the first vinyl release of Our Kind of Soul. This beloved 2004 LP, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, features the legendary duo reinterpreting some of their favorite soul classics by Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, Gladys Knight and more. Mastered for the first time for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Doobie Brothers) and Joe Gastwirt, this limited edition deluxe 2 LP re-release also includes three original Daryl Hall and John Oates compositions: “Let Love Take Control,” “Soul Violins” and “Don’t Turn Your Back On Me.”Order the album here: Click HERE
“Our Kind of Soul is one of my favorite recordings that I have made,” says Hall. “It’s the real essence of what I’m about musically. Through these songs, the listener can hear the core of what I am as a soul singer. It’s my real deal!”
“After a career of making our own hits, here’s a cool collection of classic music that has been influential and inspiring to our original music,” says Oates.
Daryl Hall & John Oates are gearing up for an epic 32-date North American tour this summer with Squeeze and KT Tunstall supporting. This Live Nation-produced tour kicks off this May at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA and extends into September. The duo will preview the tour with select dates, including a February 28th performance at NYC’s Madison Square Garden which sold out months in advance. They will also host their annual HoagieNation Festival this May in their hometown of Philadelphia. Full touring route can be found below.
Both Daryl Hall and John Oates recently talked with Rolling Stone about the upcoming tour, what fans should expect, and their plans for the future:ROLLING STONE: Daryl Hall & John Oates on 2020 Tour, Plans for A New Album
Our Kind of Soul Tracklist
Side 1Let Love Take ControlStanding In The Shadows Of Love (The Four Tops)I’ll Be Around (Spinners)Used To Be My Girl (O’Jays)
Side 2Soul ViolinsI Can Dream About You (Dan Hartman)Don’t You Turn Your Back On MeFading Away (The Temptations)
Side 3Neither One Of Us (Gladys Knight & The Pips)After The Dance (Marvin Gaye)Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)Love TKO (Teddy Pendergrass)
Side 4What You See Is What You Get (Dramatics)Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (Barry White)You Are Everything (The Stylistics)I’m Still In Love With You (Al Green)Ooh Child (Five Stairsteps)

Daryl Hall & John Oates 2020 North American Tour Dates
February 26 – Giant Center – Hershey, PA *
February 28 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY *^
March 21 – Fantasy Springs Resort – Indio, CA
March 27 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Honolulu, HI
March 29 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Kahului, HI
May 15 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 16 – Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT
May 23 – the Mann at Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA * =
May 29 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA *^
May 31 – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA *^
June 3 – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center – Portland, OR *^
June 5 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA *^
June 7 – Toyota Amphitheatre – Wheatland, CA *^
June 10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA *^
June 12 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ *^
June 14 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO *^
June 17 – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX *^
June 19 – Germania Insurance Amphitheater – Austin, TX *^
June 21 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX *^
July 10 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON *^
July 12 – Riverbend Music Center– Cincinnati, OH *^
July 14 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH *^
July 16 – Xcel Energy Center– St. Paul, MN *^
July 18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL *^
July 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI *^
July 22 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN *^
July 24 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO *^
July 26 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI *^
July 28 – S&T Bank Music Park – Pittsburgh, PA *^
July 30 – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview – Syracuse, NY *^
August 13 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA *^
August 15 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL *^
August 18 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC *^
August 20 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA *^
August 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD *^
August 25 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY*^
August 27 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ*^
August 29 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA *^
August 31 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY *^
September 2 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH *^
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DEEPFALL Joins ALTER BRIDGE on WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020!

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Michigan based Heavy Rock Band DEEPFALL has announced 2020 tour with ALTER BRIDGE, launching February 8th in Nashville, TN and running through the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up February 27th in Spokane, WA.

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our Dates:
02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

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Deepfall drops their latest album, Broken, via Pavement Entertainment. Broken is available on CD through Pavement’s Online Store and on streaming platforms everywhere.

Rich Hopkins, the vocalist of Deepfall, says on Broken, “My favorite song performance wise from the new album would have to be ‘Ghost.’ It’s a fairly deep song for me, and playing it on stage is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.” He also appreciates seeing the different reactions fans have to Deepfall’s music. “Everyone who listens to our music can incorporate their own circumstances to each song. It’s amazing to see what our fans take away from it.”

Deepfall conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.

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Track List:
1. Wasted
2. I’m Sick
3. Ghst
4. Cancer
5. Monster
6. M.F.K.S. (Voice of the Broken)
7. Out of Line

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DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.

Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.

Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
Situated in Greenville, Michigan, the group’s current lineup, which began to take shape in 2015, is comprised of Rich Hopkins (vocals/guitar), Nick Gray (drums), Tim King (keyboards), Anthony Battista (lead guitar 1), Max Carrillo (lead guitar 2), and Taylor Brandt (bass).

In a short time, DEEPFALL has carved its place in the American rock scene with broad, muscular soundscapes forged in the studio and resurrected onstage. The band’s latest release, Broken, employs a signature brand of soulful songwriting rounded out by an unapologetic combination of surging guitars, rattling bass, mesmerizing keyboards, heavy drums and Hopkins’ roaring lead vocals.

Behind the veil of these ferocious soundscapes, DEEPFALL emerges as an outfit of determined musicians with a deep love for their craft and a hope to connect with listeners through engaging story-driven rock.

DEEPFALL has supported national acts such as HinderSOiLTantricSmile Empty SoulSaving AbelThe Iron Maidens, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Wayland, while having performed at venues such as The IntersectionThe Stache, and The Music Factory. The band continues to play regionally, write new music, and keep its collective foot pressed down on the gas pedal towards endless possibility.

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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA UNVEIL GROUNDBREAKING VERSION OF METALLICA’S “BATTERY”/ LIVE in PGH 11/29

UPCOMING METTAL EPPAYS TRIBUTE TO ICONS OF THRASH METAL WITH NEW TRACKS MADE FAMOUS BY METALLICA, MEGADETH AND SLAYER
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METTAL EP ARRIVES RECORD STORE DAY, BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

“For nearly 20 years, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been marrying their love of metal with nylon-stringed acoustic guitars, releasing an impressive catalog of albums that showcase their remarkable dexterity and gift for reimagining heavy rock sounds as acoustic instrumentals. Now comes one of their most surprising recordings to date.”–NPR MUSIC
“With a relentless and thought-out counterpoint of rhythm and melody that renders percussion (and vocals) unnecessary, Rodrigo and Gabriela’s signature acoustic sound, grounded on heavy metal influences, is virtuoso rock ‘n roll.”–BILLBOARD
Acclaimed guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have unveiled a spectacular new version of the Metallica classic, “Battery,” which will be featured on the duo’s upcoming METTAL EP, due from ATO Records on Black Friday, November 29, as a one-sided 12” vinyl Record Store Day First release, limited to 2,500 and available only at independent record stores. Side 2 will have an art etching. This companion EP to their latest full-length, METTALVOLUTION, sees Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero paying tribute to the icons of thrash metal with three previously unreleased covers, shedding light on some of their favorite foundational songs. Along with “Battery,” METTAL EP includes stunning new versions of Megadeth’s “Holy War” and Slayer’s epic “Seasons In The Abyss.” All three tracks were produced and recorded by Sanchez in Oslo, Norway and finished at the duo’s own Lumbini Studio in Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo, Mexico. METTAL EP was mixed by Jim Monti (Slipknot, Metallica, KoRN) and then mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winner Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Disturbed, Halestorm) at Sterling Sound, Nashville.
“It’s no secret that we love Metallica,” says Sanchez. “Master Of Puppets changed everything for us when we first heard it all those years ago.”
“We’ve played parts of ‘Battery’ in our live set for many years,” says Quintero. “We’re so happy to release our studio version in full for our fans. Thank you to the fans for coming with us on this trip, and eternal gratitude to Metallica for the incredible music.”
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Rodrigo y Gabriela have long proclaimed the powerful influence of metal on their own groundbreaking music, including a rendition of Metallica’s “Orion” found on their now-classic self-titled second album from 2006. The track was later named by Loudwire among the top 5 on its “10 Very Diverse Covers of Metallica Songs – Ranked,” writing, “Having long admitted the influence heavy metal has had on their music, it’s no surprise that Rodrigo y Gabriela decided to pay their respects to Metallica…Their stunning take on Cliff Burton’s bass-heavy track from MASTER OF PUPPETS will forever shine as their crowning nod to ‘Tallica.”
What’s more, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s triumphant 2014 headline concert at Morrison, CO’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre saw them joined on stage by none other than Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo for an unprecedented “Metallica Medley“ comprising “Orion,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “The Frayed Ends of Sanity,” and “Battery.” The performance has since proven a viral favorite, earning more than 1 million individual views via the official Rodrigo y Gabriela YouTube channel.
2019 has already seen Rodrigo y Gabriela make a spectacular chart debut with their acclaimed new album, METTAVOLUTION, available now via ATO Records. The duo’s fifth studio LP and first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION entered Billboard’s “Americana/Folk Albums” chart at #1 with 1st-week equivalents in excess of 11,000 – Rodrigo y Gabriela’s second-best sales week ever. In addition, the new album arrived at #2 on Billboard’s “Rock Albums,” as well as #10 on “Top Album Sales” and #71 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
METTAVOLUTION also earned critical acclaim to match its popular success. “For Rodrigo y Gabriela, the meditation is actually in the swirl of notes and rhythmic strums that circle around their music,” wrote NPR’s First Listen. “And if we follow their lead, there is a meditative quality for the listener as well. METTAVOLUTION closes with a 19-minute version of ‘Echoes,’ Pink Floyd’s rock masterpiece famously performed live in an ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy. Like its masterful catalog, Rodrigo y Gabriela gives the music new life with just two guitars.” “METTAVOLUTION finds the duo locked back in,” wrote Glide, “and where their last record was dedicated to their influences, this time it is all about the visceral primal passion of playing and what originally connected them to music. The title track opener kicks a rock beat behind the guitar strums as the producer David Sardy loads up the bass, shaker and voice synths to propel the sound forward.” Pitchfork praised the album’s original material, writing, “The crunching ‘Terracentric’ and the blurrily agile lines on ‘Witness Tree’ move like hand-cranked cars on a slotted track, wound up by Rodrigo y Gabriela’s extremely athletic wrists and then turned loose. The dance break ‘Cumbé’ and its slower-breathing follower ‘Electric Soul’ simmer down a bit and lay out their chemistry more simply, to warmer and more pleasant effect, but the dominant energy in part one is fast, heavy, and relentlessly precise… METTAVOLUTION reassures that for as long as they’re around, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be echoing their influences as only they can.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela celebrated the album’s arrival with a spectacular performance of METTAVOLUTION’s title track and first official single, “Mettavolution,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, featuring exclusive choreography by Annie-B Parson (David Byrne, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson). “The duo are joined by a group of six dancers holding matching guitars who move in motion to the past-paced, lyric-free instrumentals,” wrote Rolling Stone. “As the musicians play faster and faster, the dancers leave their guitars behind and perform a choreographed dance behind the two. As the track comes to a climax, a several singer rise in the audience to intone alongside the quick-fire acoustic riffs.”
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Rodrigo y Gabriela are currently traveling the world on the epic METTAVOLUTION headline tour, with U.S. dates scheduled through mid-December. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.rodgab.com/tour-dates.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELANORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2019/20
NOVEMBER19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant20 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater22 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee23 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre24 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre26 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre27 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts29 – McKee’s Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre30 – Harrisburg, PA – The Forum Auditorium
DECEMBER2 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center3 – Asheville, NC –Thomas Wolfe Auditorium4 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach
MARCH 202012 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land20-21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival *
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METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s remarkable two-decade career. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution, and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, the music of METTAVOLUTION was road-tested around the world on tour in 2017 and 2018 before being recorded late last year in Los Angeles with multiple GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Perfect Circle, Band of Horses) behind the board.
METTAVOLUTION gathers six white-hot new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions – much of which acknowledge the duo’s thrash metal roots back in Mexico City – as well as an inspired, side-long cover of Pink Floyd’s sprawling “Echoes” – originally found on 1971’s MEDDLE – audaciously reimagined for two acoustic guitars. Rolling Stone recently hailed the 19-minute epic as a “Song You Need to Know,” noting, “(‘Echoes’) is such a signature song, it’s hard to imagine anyone else doing it justice, yet somehow the Mexican acoustic-rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela landed on a brilliant interpretation… Like the original, the song is its own journey, and it’s beautiful.” “(Rodrigo y Gabriela) make (‘Echoes’) entirely their own,” wrote NPR Music, “turning the original version’s extended psych-jam and terrifying atmospherics into percussive knocks on their guitars and strings and other strange, tactile effects. It only gets better and more breathtaking the deeper you get into the track.”
With career album sales now in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have undoubtedly established themselves as the planet’s preeminent acoustic guitar duo, earning international acclaim and a fervent fan following with their awe-inspiring mastery of their instruments as well as a truly distinctive approach to melody, energy, and rhythm.

AFTERMATH Release Lyric Video for “Scientists and Priest”

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “Scientists and Priest.” Originally premiered on Decibel Magazine, “Scientists and Priest” is off of the band’s recently released LP, There is Something Wrong, which is available in physical CD and vinyl in stores and online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and other retailers (below).

“People find false comfort in either science or religion. The institutions have been corrupted and are used to divide the masses into two camps. It’s the perfect scam having people argue over what’s the truth. The truth is that organized religion and science are full of shit and used to deceive us and keep us fighting each other. Institutions are tools of suppression and none are better at it than the ones telling us to worship false idols and blindly believe in fake science.” — Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis

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“They play like f*ing dieties.”

Rod Smith – Decibel Magazine

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

Download / Stream There is Something Wrong Online:

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Rolling Stones – Chicago IL
Waterloo Records – Austin TX
Amoeba Music – CA
Silver Platters – WA
Salzer’s Records – Ventura CA
Zia Records – AZ/NV
The Exclusive Company– WI
Angelo’s – CO
Dearborn Music – Dearborn MI
Lou’s Records – Encinitas CA
Independent Records & Video – CO
Hi-Voltage Records – Tacoma, WA
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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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ASHES TO OMENS Release Official Music Video for “Let the Devil Loose”

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Athens, GA based Hard Rock Band ASHES TO OMENS has released the official lyric video for their single, “Let the Devil Loose,” the second track off of their upcoming album, due out February 2020 via The Label Group / INgrooves. The band is also currently booking shows in the Southeastern U.S. with several dates listed below.

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“‘Let the Devil Loose’ is really a song about letting loose in any situation. It means connecting, on a primal level, with that desire to just let go and be who you really are. Whether that means connecting on a physical level with something or someone, or aggressively pursuing something” – ASHES TO OMENS

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ASHES TO OMENS 2019-2020 Feed the Masses Tour Dates:
11/9 @ Alley Cat – Carrolton, GA
11/15 @ The Highlander – Atlanta, GA
11/22 @ Shores Liquors and Bar – Jacksonville, FL
11/23 @ The Verona – New Port Richey, FL
12/04 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
01/24 @ Authentic Brewery – Athens, GA
01/25 @ The Hardback Cafe – Gainesville, FL

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Ashes to Omens is a 5 piece hard rock band from Athens, Ga. They formed in late July 2017 and have influences from all backgrounds of rock and roll. They’re currently booking gigs in the southeastern U.S., and went on numerous tours in 2018.

The band quickly released their debut single, “The Screws,” in August of 2017 and accompanied by a music video in February 2018. Their self-titled debut album hit the charts in June 2018 and catapulted them to the number one position for Rock on Reverbnation in Athens where they have held consistently for 13 months.

Not long after the release of their album, it was featured in Georgia Music Spotlight as being “energetic, straight ahead hard rock”. Full of monolithic mid-tempo hard rock riffs, anthemic (Slash-esque) guitar solos, and gritty, commanding vocals with the ideal level of attitude and energy for the genre. As well as getting a stellar review from Life in General.

In July-August 2018, the band opened for legendary Cinderella front-man, Tom Keifer to a sold out crowd at Innovation Amphitheater to an over-welmingly positive response and left with the crowd on their feet. They have also played gigs with several national acts, including Hallowpoint (Missouri) and Demon In Me (Cali). They are currently working on their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios in Dawsonville, GA with master producer Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts, MastadonArtemis PyleLegion X and many more.

Ashes To Omens are currently working on their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios (MastadonArtemis PyleLegion X) in Dawsonville, GA, and master producer Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts, Mastadon, Artemis Pyle, Legion X and many more.”

Ashes To Omens is set to deliver their brand of sound and satiate the needs for their hungry fans. 2020 is set to fulfill.

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RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Debut Album, ‘Dear World’!

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Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released their debut LP, Dear World. A seamless fusion of classic rock styling with modern production quality, Dear World showcases the Boston trio’s creativity, and proves that rock is most definitely not dead.

“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

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Early Praise for Dear World:

“In an era where rock bands take inspiration quite liberally from legends of yore, it may be easy to write off the pleasant grooves of “Dear World” as the result of yet another gathering of copycats. But with patience, it becomes clear that Renegade Cartel have crafted a beautiful vision of what they have seen in the history of rock, and highlight where rock has the potential to grow in the future.” – Sonic Perspectives

“The band fuses classic ingredients from the 80’s and 90’s with seventies groove and drive. An organic, down to earth blend of styles fluently finding its way to the listener, oozing comfort.” – Headbanger Lifestyle

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Track List:
1. Break Your Chains
2. Drown
3. Disintegrate
4. Dear World
5. Leaving Fairytales Behind
6. Overdrive
7. Nothing New
8. Come
9. Lose Control
10. When
11. Labryrinth
12. Morning Light
13. Glory
14. End Of Time
15. Home

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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LULLWATER Releases Visualizer for “Dark Divided”

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Athens, GA based rock band LULLWATER has released the visualizer for “Dark Divided,” off of their recently released LP, Voodoo. The band has also hit the road with BLACKTOP MOJOOTHERWISE, and KIRRA on the Defy the Sun 2019 Fall Tour, launching today in Grand Junction, CO and finishing up November 27th in Charlotte, NC.

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“’Dark Divided’ comes from a place of confusion and heartache. In life you have moments where you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and the anxiousness of not knowing the path you’re about to take is very much present in this song” – John Strickland (Vocals)

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->Defy the Sun 2019 Fall Tour Dates:
10/28 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/29 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
10/31 @ 1175 – Kansasville, WI
11/01 @ The Distillery – Green Bay, WI
11/02 @ Studio B @ Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN-
11/03 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
11/05 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/06 @ A&R Bar – Columbus, OH
11/08 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/09 @ Crusens Farmington Road – West Peoria, IL
11/10 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 @ TBA
11/13 @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar – Joplin, MO
11/15 @ Winchester – Lakewood, OH
11/16 @ Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
11/17 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/20 @ St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
11/22 @ The Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
11/23 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/24 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/26 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
11/27 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC<-
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Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

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Advance Praise for Voodoo

“Voodoo is riveting, powerful, at times relentless and full of so many layers. It’s thoroughly enjoyable.” – Moments In Sound

“All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.” – Metal Anarchy

Voodoo is Lullwater’s heaviest and most explosive work to date, shot through with blinding glimpses of clarity and searing moments of passion.” – The RockPit

“If you want rock ‘n’ roll with heart, look no further. Voodoo is a must have album for any music fan.” – Rock Documented

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as CandleboxTheory of a DeadmanFlyleafPassafireAmarantheButcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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COYOTE KID Announce Release of ‘Skeleton Man’

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Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has announced the release of their hotly anticipated concept album, Skeleton Man. Funded in large part through fan support via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Skeleton Man introduces fans to the dark world first revealed in the debut single, “Femme Fatale.”

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“The Skeleton Man has been a passion project for us for the last two years. We wanted to build an action/adventure story with high stakes, but that still has universally relatable themes and ideas. Musically we wanted to write a coherent record without any confines to our genre, or the styles we’ve made in the past. We just wanted to be free to take our sound in any direction we wanted, and to try and build an album that will have something for everybody. We also wrote recurring motifs throughout the album that reflect the character’s growth as they change. Trying to make the album feel smooth and coherent, while still leaving the listener in a totally different place then where the album starts.” – Austin Durry – Vocals

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The band has also revealed the second part of their Femme Fatale film series, the official music video for their single “Strange Days.” Continuing the bizarre death dream of the Drifter character from their previously released short film music video for “Femme Fatale,” “Strange Days” was directed by Christopher Behnen.

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“Growing up my mother told stories of her schizophrenic father (my biological grandfather) – stories of sudden outbursts of unstable rage, that all culminated in a kidnapping and hostage situation, 20 years in prison, and eventually his suicide. I only met him once as a young child, but I’ve always had a lingering fear that I could have the same mental illness in me. I think that fear played a heavy role in inspiring this song. We wanted ‘Strange Days’ to feel like a steady descent into madness. The first verse starts off with a steady jam, but with an unseen, underlying darkness, until the stability unravels into the hard-hitting chorus. The second verse returns to stability, but now with a suspicious twist, until the second chorus hits and takes off into complete mayhem, suddenly snapping down into the creeping darkness of the bridge. We incorporated lots of weird sounds into the bridge: like rustling chains; heavy, metallic breathing through the trombone; and scraping the tops of cymbals; this all around the growing instability of one guitar string slowly being bent up and down. Eventually this leads to a short-lived breath of relief, until the final chorus steps in, now fully unhinged”, – Austin Durry

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Track List:
1. The New Dark Age
2. Femme Fatale
3. Tough Kids
4. Prowler
5. Strange Days
6. Dark Science
7. Electric Lover
8. Vision In Black
9. Destroyer Of Worlds
10. Undertaker
11. Backbone
12. Run
13. Skeleton Man

Click to Pre-Order ‘Skeleton Man’ Online

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Coyote Kid will also be hosting a real life treasure hunt to find “The Golden Skull of the Skeleton Man”.

“We’ve hidden a life size golden skull statue somewhere in the US. The first person to find it gets free shows for life (When applicable) and a merch bundle of all of our releases. To find the coordinates you’ll have to decipher the secret code hidden in the album. As soon as the album drops the hunt is on.”

– Coyote Kid

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Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Coyote Kid’s sound. Precise yet primitive jungle drums set the stage for the eclectic and powerful ensemble to sweep you away into their haunting world. Like oil and water, Durry’s true grit voice alongside Cassandra’s crystal clarity form a stirring, yet beautiful contrast. All being thrusted foreword by shimmering spaghetti-western guitars, growling base, and soaring brass. Their lyrics paint a thrilling picture of monsters and ghosts, murderers and thieves, love and guilt, and everything in between. Previously known as Marah in the Mainsail, Coyote Kid has been earning their stripes and touring the US and Canada since 2015, slowly carving their unique place between genres in the music industry.

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RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Live Video for “Break Your Chains”

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Boston based Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released the official live video for “Break Your Chains.” Shot by Michael Cox, “Break Your Chains” is the debut single off of the trio’s upcoming LP, Dear World, due out 10/31/2019.

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“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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RATCHET DOLLS Release Official Music Video for “Out of Control”!

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Brownsville, TX Heavy Rock Band RATCHET DOLLS has released the official music video for their new single, “Out of Control.” Directed by Menez Cortez, “Out of Control” is out NOW via EarRiot Records.

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“‘Out of Control’ is a very rebellious song for me as I wrote it after removing myself from a toxic relationship with my former agents and management team. I was signed at a very early age and was practically a puppet to them for 4 years. Toward the end of the relationship, I was presented contracts designed to scalp me of my rights as a musician which was where I walked away. The lyric ‘…feeling half alive and I’m ready to fly…’ is a reminder to myself that I was ready to move forward even if it meant I would handle things on my own.” – Kevin Sauceda – RATCHET DOLLS

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Hailing from South Texas, Ratchet Dolls has been recognized in many regions for their Adrenaline-Packed performances and Hard Rockin’ tunes.

The band released their debut album titled Damaged (2017) through EarRiot Records, LLC (independent label); quickly gaining momentum among the Rock/Sleaze community. Fans have since anticipated new music and received a taste with their new single “Out of Control” (2019).

The band is currently in the studio recording their sophomore album which is set for release by Mid-2020.

Earlier this year, Ratchet Dolls returned to AEG Presents: Rocklahoma 2019 (one of the globes largest music festivals) as part of their “Out of Control Tour.”

As 5-year veterans to this internationally recognized festival, the band has definitely expanded their fanbase around the world and look forward to hitting the road again during the Fall/Winter.

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ODDFELLAS Release Self-Titled, Debut EP

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Pampa, TX Alternative Rock Band ODDFELLAS has released the official music video for “Walk on By.” Recorded at Fort Worth Sound With Bart Rose, “Walk on By” is the second single off of their self-titled EP, out now via Pavement Entertainment.

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“True music, true words, from the hearts of some young Odd fellas from Pampa, TX” – OddFellas

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Track List:
1. Reason
2. Blame
3. Walk on By
4. Disguise
5. Dead

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OddFellas are a Rock N’ Roll band from Pampa, TX with a sound that infuses edgy, psychedelic, alternative rock accents.

Breaking out in the summer of 2017, and playing non-stop, they have been honing their sound, live performances, and have become treasured local favorites, while branching out to new fans regionally.

They have been working really hard in 2018, playing show after show almost every weekend, playing support for other well know rock bands, and participating in multiple music festivals including:
SXSW, Hell & Heaven Fest (Mexico City), Rocklahoma, Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

They have also been able to pull off winning three major battle of the band events held in Texas such as:
Amarillo, TX (Next2Rock), Wichita Falls, TX (Hub Of North Texas), Austin, TX (Road To Hell And Heaven Fest)

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WATCH ME BREATHE Release Live Performance Video for “Here and Now”

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released the live performance video for “Here and Now.” Shot and directed by Michael Jarrett at Siphon Media, “Here and Now” is the fourth single off of the band’s highly anticipated, new album, The Strange Pull Of What You Really Love, available NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“This is essentially step 2 in the adventure! This really has been a profound journey for me so far. We’ve wandered deep into unknown and uncharted territory. I didn’t know how this album would sound when I was writing each song, and it’s been really exciting and satisfying to see it come together as a cohesive portrait. I’m happy to say that I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve created and I can assure you there will much, much more to come in the future.” – Jake Aaron Ward

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Track List:
1. Pain
2. The Other Side
3. Nothing Else
5. Don’t Fade Away
6. Feel Alright
7. Don’t Think I Haven’t Thought About It
8. Moves Through Your Body
9. Alien

Click to Download / Stream ‘The Strange Pull Of What You Really Love’

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From the very beginning, Watch Me Breathe has been all about honesty and authenticity. Lead singer Jake Aaron Ward formed the band in 2017 purely out of frustration. “As a solo artist, I just got fed up with trying to write music only to please other people. Watch Me Breathe is really an experiment that says: what would I write if nobody else was listening?”

The results of that experiment have been surprising. In the short time since the release of their debut LP “The Lighter Side of Darkness” in February 2018, Watch Me Breathe has already accrued well over 150K views on YouTube and over 50K streams on Spotify…and the numbers keep growing.

When it comes to making albums, this particular band has an unusual process not unlike that of Tame Impala or Bon Iver: Ward (a proficient multi-instrumentalist) writes, performs, records, mixes, and masters every song entirely by himself, in his own California home studio. He jokingly explains “I just kind of suck at collaborating.” He cites an eclectic range of influences, including Peter GabrielThe PoliceImogen HeapGoo Goo Dolls, and a whole slew of underground progressive metal bands that have helped shape his unique guitar parts and complex rhythmic patterns. In concert, the band performs as a power trio, with Ward covering guitar and lead vocals, while bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward handle the rhythm section.

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VERSUS ME Release Long Anticipated New LP, ‘CONTINUOUS’

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Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released their highly anticipated, new LP, CONTINUOUS

“Continuous has been a long time in the making. This album is a combination of all the styles that this band is capable of achieving. We feel like we really touched on a lot of different elements satisfying for Versus Me fans, yet inviting for new ones. Our first single, “Far Behind” is fast and sets the pace for the album. Riffs and catchy choruses…..what more would you want to kick off a record?! – James (Vocals) – VERSUS ME

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Track List:
1. Give Me A Reason
2. Far Behind
3. Up At Night
4. Flatline
5. Moments
6. Heavy Breathing
7. You Lift Me
8. Miss Out
9. Override (Interlude)
10. Obsolete
11. Not Going Back
12. Talk Too Much
13. Left Here (Josh Napert Remix)

Click to Download / Stream ‘CONTINUOUS’ Online

VERSUS ME, from Janesville, Wisconsin is a band for today’s subcultural and mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a sophomore album featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative PressRocksoundKerrang!

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the attention of the diehard fans who drive the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show that their music, and all good music, can help people with life toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with every person they can, whether to talk about music, or to learn about where people are coming from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible.

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THE SPIDER HOLE Releases Official Music Video for “The Leviathan Stomp”

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Phoenix, AZ based Cinematic Alternative Rock band THE SPIDER HOLE has released the official music video for “The Leviathan Stomp,” the first video off of their hotly anticipated new LP with graphic novel, To the Monsters. Directed by Johnny Wilkerson and front-man Ethan Scott, “The Leviathan Stomp” was exclusively premiered on Dread Central.

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“The song ‘The Leviathan Stomp’ is about a wealthy, uptight family who keeps its monstrously deformed son chained up in the basement of their opulent mansion. Naturally, one day the son breaks loose. The “stomp” is him coming up the stairs. We didn’t have access to a mansion or a monster or a rich person, so for the video we just kind of cherry picked the themes of chaos, disease, and duality, and threw it all in a blender. Also, stairs. We found some stairs.” – The Spider Hole

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Track List:
1. Werewolf Biker Bastard
2. Still Draw Breath
3. The Skeleton Wedding
4. Hungover at the Eel God Festival
5. Rock, Your Body
6. Chomp-Chomp
7. The Goat Witch of Cornman Road
8. The Leviathan Stomp
9. Devil By a Nail
10. The People Who Come Out of the Ceiling
11. Night of the Nighty-Night Slasher
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A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2019.

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ADEMA Announces New Front-Man, RYAN SHUCK, and 2019 Fall Tour with Powerman 5000, (hed) p.e., The Genitorturers

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Hard Rock Band ADEMA has announced that they have chosen long time friend Ryan Shuck (JULIEN-KORGY) to take on vocals for the band’s upcoming tour. In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, the newly selected front-man discusses the decision and what’s next for the band going forward.

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“Starting this SEPT, I’m going to do “my thing”, with my brothers in ADEMA (the entire original band) as they do “they’re thing”, onstage, 5-6 nights a week, throughout the USA, for what may be a once in a lifetime experience: ADEMA + RYAN SHUCK. Please join us this fall – It’s going to be amazing.

We will have special VIP and merch offerings to commemorate this truly exceptional collaboration and experience. I can’t wait to see you!!!!

ADEMA fans: If you don’t know me, prepare to have your fucking faces melted. And prepare to LIKE IT. Your support of this band means EVERYTHING!! And we thank you!!

JULIEN-K fans: FEAR NOT. The Supreme Commander has not left the building ………!!! JKHD IS COMING SOON. The possibilities are now ENDLESS.”

Ryan Shuck

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10/16 @ Herman’s Hideawa – Denver, CO
10/18 @ Cavalier Theatre – LaCrosse, WI
10/19 @ Club Electric 1175 – Kansasville, WI
10/20 @ Electric Room – Angola, IN
10/24 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
10/25 @ Blue Note – Cincinnati, OH
10/26 @ Hard Times – Fredricksburg, VA
10/27 @ The Vault – New Bedford, MA
10/30 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/31 @ Club XL – Harrisburg, PA
11/01 @ Empire Concert Hall – Akron, OH
11/02 @ Fishhead Cantina – Baltimore, MD
11/03 @ Glass House – Lynchburg, VA
11/07 @ Brauer House – Lombard, IL
11/08 @ The Electric Company – Mansfield, OH
11/09 @ Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
11/10 @ The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN
11/13 @ Royale Grove – Lincoln, NE
11/14 @ Sunshine Studios Outdoors – Colorado Springs, CO
11/15 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
11/16 @ TBA – Las Vegas, NV

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Adema is a post-grunge, alternative metal band with heavy electronica influence who began their musical adventure together in 1998 in Bakersfield and as their original lineup of Dave DeRooKris KohlsMike RansomTim Fluckey, and Mark Chavez released full-length albums AdemaUnstable, and EP Insomniac’s Dream. During this time they found themselves sharing the stage alongside of some of rock’s biggest acts at the time: Linkin ParkOzzy OsbourneGodsmackStone Temple PilotsRob ZombieSystem of a Down, and Korn, just to name a few.

After Unstable, the band found itself facing major roadblocks in their future. The most impactful being the departure of two founding members, lead vocalist Mark Chavez and guitarist Mike Ransom. Remaining members Tim, Dave, and Kris showed exceptional resilience through the years, managing to secure a second record deal with Earache Records, continuing to tour, and releasing full-length records Planets and Kill the Headlights, followed by EP Topple the Giants. Refusing to let down the fans after the departure of Chavez, they first played and recorded with vocalist Luke Caraccioliand then Bobby Reeves, with guitarist Tim Fluckey eventually taking up the vocal duties of the band.

After years of perseverance, 2010 brought us their first reunion as the original 5 members. Chavez left the group, and then again in 2017 they got back together until Chavez refused several tour offers, finally making it known to the group he no longer had interest in singing Adema songs, touring, or recording. All hope seemed to be lost. The original singer was no longer an option and only someone AMAZING would be good enough to fill the vacuum left behind. That’s when Kris Kohls called long-time friend of the band, Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Julien-K, Dead By Sunrise), and the beginning of a new era begun. Sharing Adema’s love for electronica-infused rock, this merger is bringing about a new commitment to Adema’s roots. Being able to front both his band, Julien-K, and Adema would not have been possible without the full support of both bands, both of which enjoy history and friendship together that has spanned several years. With a major tour announced for the Fall of 2019, it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine that there will be some amazing new music coming in the near future as well. Stay tuned!

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AFTERMATH Release New Album, ‘There is Something Wrong’

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released a full stream of their highly anticipated new album, There is Something Wrong. Originally premiered on Metal Insider, There is Something Wrong is out NOW for digital download via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, with pre-order of the physical CD available now for shipping in March (and will be available in-stores and online), as well as European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

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“Aftermath are considered one of the original crossover bands from the 80s as their style is considered as one of the most technical thrash bands out there.” – Metal Insider

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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