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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click HERE to Purchase / Stream “I Wanna Love You”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click HERE to Purchase / Stream “Trapped In The Dark” Online!

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

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

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SEPTEMBER’S MONSTERS Public Minting on December 6th at 7PM EST! New Single, “Dirty,” with Purchase ONLY!

Emily Lazar of SEPTEMBER MOURNING’s dynamic new NFT collection–a collaboration with NFT Media Box (NMB)–is revealing another selection of stunningly detailed and dynamic visual characterizations for her upcoming SEPTEMBER’S MONSTERS world within the already beloved Monsters Rehab established universe, all of which will become available on December 6, 2021. From sci-fi to horror to fantasy and super-hero incarnations, the incredible selection of striking depictions are not only dazzling pieces of unique art, but include ongoing fan and collector opportunities with the investment, as collectors will receive the otherwise unavailable new track, “Dirty” with the incredibly detailed new adventure in the Monsters Rehab universe, along with other utility including access to the Monster’s Rehab Metaverse, gaming, IRL merch discounts, future music releases, a download of the September Mourning graphic novel, and more!

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Copy of the September Mourning Graphic novel!
Exclusive September Mourning new Single, “Dirty”!
Access to discords!
15% off merch at any September Mourning show!

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Access to the games and Monster Rehab Metaverses!
Unlock raffles for tickets to September Mourning shows!
Exclusive September’s Monsters discord emojis!

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Unlock raffles for signed merch!

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Live performance from September Mourning in the metaverse!

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Septembers Monsters transformation!
Development of another graphic novel featuring September and the Monster Rehab characters!
Potential to unlock infinite objects!
Unlock raffle for physical copies of the graphic novel!

The Story of September’s Monsters:

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

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

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

The Details

SEPTEMBER’S MONSTERS is a collaboration between The Monster Rehab and September Mourning. These worlds combine in a 6000 piece NFT drop. The drop itself is historical as it is not only the first female metal/ rock musician to drop a generative NFT project but it is cross-chain which means it is available half on the Ethereum Network and half on the Binance network. September Monsters is also using their NFT platform to distribute new music from the band. The holders of this NFT will be the only ones to download the new single “Dirty” from the band as it will be exclusively available through this NFT for the time being.

I want to show independent musicians that you don’t have to rely on third parties to be seen, heard or make money in the music space. You can use this new technology to fuel your fanbase and connect directly to them.”

Alongside the music, storyline and art, with each NFT being unique and not duplicated across the different blockchains, is other utility including access to the Monster’s Rehab Metaverse, gaming, IRL merch discounts, future music releases, a download of the September Mourning graphic novel, and more.

This is your membership into the world of September Mourning and September’s Monsters!

Join us by signing up here!

IMMERSER Release Official Lyric Video for “Invoking the Priestess”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click HERE to Download / Stream “Cerberus” Online!

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

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

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

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THE RELICS Release Official Music Video for Uplifting New Single, “Standing Tall”

Atlanta, GA based rock band THE RELICS has released the official music video for “Standing Tall.” Directed by Fernando Flores, “Standing Tall” is the inspiring new single from the band and was produced by John Briglevich (FozzyDrivin’ n’ Cryin’).

Standing Tall is a rock anthem! It’s the kind of song an entire stadium sings along to at the top of their lungs. The lyrics of this song are about overcoming adversity & standing tall no matter what life throws at you. I think, now more than ever, the world needs to hear a positive message. The events of these past two years have really left a dark shadow on the world. Many people’s livelihood was drastically affected during the pandemic leaving many feeling disillusioned and disenfranchised. Depression and feelings of isolation are at an all time high. Hundreds of thousands are grieving the loss of loved ones. And the sociopolitical divide has never been greater. So, my hope is that this song will help inspire and encourage anyone that listens to it. Everyone is fighting their own personal battles, and no one should ever feel alone in their fight!.” – Joseph Pieper (Lead Singer)

“One thing is true, rock as it was done in the 70s and 90s is not dead! The Relics seems to have resuscitated this energy and more!” – Direct Actu

Click HERE to Purchase / Stream “Standing Tall” Online!

With influences that span across the decades, The Relics have reinterpreted the elements of classic rock and brought them into a modern context. Known for their anthemic riffs, punchy rhythm section, solid vocal hooks, and energetic live performances; this Atlanta based band is quickly making their mark on audiences throughout the southeastern United States. Since their formation in 2017; they have performed at some of the most renown venues throughout the southeast, their music has been featured on several major radio stations, and has ranked in a few charts such as Honduras’s Top 200. The band consists of Joseph Pieper (vocals, guitar), Andrew Cary (bass, vocals), Sean Maloney (lead guitar), and Greg Washington (drums). Referred to as a combination of “The Beatles meets Green Day,” their sound often toggles between classic rock, 90s rock, and alt rock. They released their self-titled debut in February 2019, which put their sonic versatility in the forefront. The quartet’s new single Standing Tall is now available to stream everywhere online. A rock anthem about standing tall in the face of adversity and life’s challenges; Standing Tall is the perfect anthem for the post-COVID world, and is sure to have you singing along! The song was featured as the song of the week on Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 FM. The Relics plan on releasing more music this year. Stay up-to-date with their upcoming shows and releases by following The Relics on Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram.

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WAITING FOR ETERNITY Announce 2021 Fall Tour Dates!

Hot on the heels of their self-titled, debut EP, Tennessee rock band WAITING FOR ETERNITY has announced tour dates for October and November 2021. Launching today in Des Moines, IA, the tour winds throughout the Midwest, Texas, into the South before traveling up the East Coast and winding down November 22 in Niagara, NY.

Tour Dates:
10/13 @ Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA
10/14 @ The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
10/15 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/16 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
10/19 @ Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
10/21 @ Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
10/22 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/23 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/24 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
10/27 @ Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
10/28 @ The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
10/29 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
10/30 @ Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
10/31 @ The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
11/03 @ Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
11/04 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/06 @ Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
11/07 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/10 @ Southport Hall – Jefferson, LA
11/11 @ Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/12 @ The Lot – Shreeveport, LA
11/13 @ The Hub Music Hall – Monroe, LA
11/14 @ Country River Club – Tyler, TX
11/17 @ The Hi – Indianapolis, IN
11/19 @ The King of Clubs – Columbus, OH
11/20 @ The Gin Mill and Grille – Northampton, PA
11/21 @ Stage West – Penn State – State College, PA
11/22 @ Rapids Theatre – Niagara, NY

Click HERE for Additional Dates & Ticketing Information.

Waiting For Eternity has worked hard with CA Producer and lead singer of RASahaj Ticotin, on 8 new songs that are available now.

Lyric Videos were created by our bass player, Tony Cook.

Tracklist:
1. Until Now
2. Blink
3. Find a Trace
4. The Long Walk
5. Weight
6. I Don’t Know
7. Blindfold
8. Trees

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Waiting For Eternity is a Rock Band from Tennessee. Members include Shane Grubb (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Tony Cook (Bass, Guitars), Nathan Salas (Lead Guitar), Matthew Wineinger (Drums).

We want to create music to share our story – the story that everyone shares some part of – getting through hard times, learning who we are (or are not), finding the strength to push on, growing stronger from hard times, learning that you are never truly alone and ultimately, to encourage and lead others to the truth that there is HOPE and something better to be found on the other side of struggle, frustration, defeat, failure, pain and loss.

We want our listeners to know that we are with them in this journey that continues everyday of all of our lives.

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NEAL SCHON Electrifies Fans with Epic “Star Spangled Banner” Performance at Las Vegas Raiders vs Chicago Bears NFL Game!

Football fans at the Las Vegas Raiders vs Chicago Bears NFL game at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV were supercharged, on Sunday, with a massive rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by iconic JOURNEY founder and guitar legend NEAL SCHON. Marking the first time that the “Star Spangled Banner” has been performed on electric guitar at the new stadium, SCHON’s performance, wielding his custom IHush Lady M Strat, pumped up the crowd for the exciting hometown match-up that saw the team’s first game with fans inside the stadium since the team moved to Las Vegas.

Flanked by a pair of Marshall stacks and joined by his pedalboard, the Journey founder launched into a faithful run-through of the anthem’s iconic opening motif…

Owing to the stadium’s acoustics, Schon’s sound is decked out with a monumental natural reverb, and is further enhanced by some customary plunges on the whammy bar and super-tight vibratos.” – GUITAR WORLD

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Recording artist Neal Schon of the band Journey performs the American national anthem before a game between the Chicago Bears and the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NEAL SCHON and JOURNEY have also announced that they are returning to Las Vegas for a new residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, for AEG Presents The Ultimate Journey Experience.

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THEM DAMN KINGS Announce 2021 Tour Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME

Georgia based hard rock / metal band THEM DAMN KINGS have announced that they have been added as support on LA alternative metal band Gemini Syndrome’s upcoming US tour. The first leg of the tour will feature direct support from Ovtlier, and on the second leg from Oh! The Horror. Also joining the tour are punk upstarts Pushing Veronica. All tour dates are listed below.

Tickets for all shows are available at: GeminiSyndrome.com

“We are so F@#!’n ready to hit the road with Gemini Syndrome, it’s been far too long since we’ve been able to bring you guys pure unadulterated rock n fk’n roll!” says vocalist / guitarist Jef Rhodes. “No more pandemivision! No more BS! See all of you down the road!”

THEM DAMN KINGS will be road testing songs from their as-of-yet unreleased debut album Rise Up. The album features the tracks ‘Throw It Away’ and ‘Yesterday’ which were released to US metal radio late last year, and saw the band conquer the national Metal Contraband radio charts. As a special bonus for fans, the band will be selling a limited number of advance CDs of the Rise Up album online, and at all shows while on the tour. CDs will be available online at the band’s merch store: https://them-damn-kings-.ecwid.com

Rhodes adds, “After almost two damn years I’m excited and proud to finally announce our album Rise Up is available for your listening displeasure. I’m beyond excited for you guys to hear the record and even more excited to be bringing you a taste of the album to the stage!”

THEM DAMN KINGS is the hard rock wrecking machine created by guitarist / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Jef Rhodes. Jef is a long time professional Front Of House engineer, and backline tech who has over two decades of international touring experience with such bands as: OpethCradle of FilthHighly SuspectLacuna CoilWatainMayhem, and others.

By enlisting former Lacuna Coil drummer Ryan Folden, the pair have recorded RISE UP, a monster of a debut album that sounds both new and exciting – while simultaneously reminding listeners of that golden age of the early ‘90s when Hard Rock, Metal, and Grunge ruled the late night rock clubs of the world.

A debut single “Throw It Away” was released in October 2020. “It was the first song written for the record. It makes me wanna get on a motorcycle and ride even though the song has nothing to do with that.” says Jef. “It’s about tossing away your fears in an abstract sort of way.” The track was quickly followed by anthemic ‘Yesterday’ which garnered the band their first international radio play, and media support.

Jef has assembled a killer live band – and the group are ready to hit the road!

Jef Rhodes – Vocals / guitar
Lando Carter – backing guitars
Ja Ja – bass
Todd (Toddzilla) Taylor – Drums

THEM DAMN KINGS Supporting GEMINI SYNDROME Fall 2021 tour dates
10/28 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Joel’s 4Corners *
10/29 – Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center *
10/30 – Racine, WI – Rt 20 (WIIL Rock Halloween Bash) *
10/31 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory *
11/02 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern *
11/04 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop *
11/05 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works *
11/06 – Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s *
11/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance *
11/09 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground *
11/10 – Reading, PA – Reverb *
11/12 – Johnson City, TN – Capones *
11/13 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger *
11/14 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks *
11/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

11/17 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/18 – Baton Rouge – Basin Music Hall

11/20 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/22 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

11/23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/24 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go

11/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
11/27 – Reno, NV – Reno Brewhouse

* Direct support is Ovtlier
Direct support is Oh! The Horror

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

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

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

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

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SLAVES ON DOPE’S JASON ROCKMAN & KEVIN JARDINE present a cover of HELMET / HOUSE OF PAIN’S “Just Another Victim” for ROADIE RELIEF!

Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine, along with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, are back with their project The Kings of Quarantine, this time with a powerful rendition of Helmet / House of Pain’s “Just Another Victim.” The new video features Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Tony Palermo (Papa Roach), Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy), Bret “Epic” Mazur (Crazy Town), Lou Koller (Sick of it All), Slaine (La Coka Nostra), DJ Lord (Public Enemy), and newcomer hip-hop artist RhymeStyleTroop!

Click HERE to Download “Just Another Victim” and Support ROADIE RELIEF on BANDCAMP!

The Kings of Quarantine came together in 2020 after a discussion between Jason and Bill about possibly collaborating on a cover song. “Just Another Victim” is the fourth installment in a series of covers that will be released throughout 2021 in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide.

“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces, but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason Rockman. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.

The Kings of Quarantine have no plans of slowing down, with more star-studded covers to be released in the near future!

Click HERE to Download “She Watch Channel Zero” and Support ROADIE RELIEF on BANDCAMP!

Click HERE to Download “Mountain Song” and Support ROADIE RELIEF on BANDCAMP!

Click HERE to Download “We Care A Lot” and Support ROADIE RELIEF on BANDCAMP!

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Almost everyone you know has seen a concert that has moved them. Those productions can take over 100+ traveling crew members to set up by the time doors open.

Before and during the show they sweat and hustle to get everything ready. After the show they spend more hours erasing evidence that they were ever there at all. Many of these key players work an average of 20 hour days, then move on to the next city to make it happen all over again.

Many of these crew members, “roadies,” have been doing this as a career for decades. Some of these roadies, while experts in this field, have never had any other job experience. Since the world pandemic, well over a hundred thousand of these people are left with no income and no financial assistance.

There are no concerts or live events for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2020, job opportunity ceased to exist and 2021 remains uncertain. Many are unable to claim unemployment as their expert level trade skills are not recognized and they do not qualify. This on-going problem is leaving 100s of roadies without a secure livelihood.

The government has fallen short. Contacting congressmen and women, senators, and governors to raise the issue has been met with no resolution. Their replies are a formal brush-off and roadies are left hitting a dead end.

The goal with this gofundme is to offer some relief to some of the dedicated people in the roadie community. Just like you, they have families, mortgages, car payments, and day care. Commonly these workers lean on their savings between tour cycles, but those funds have run thin or run out. Please donate if you can, every little helps.

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TO KILL A MONSTER Release Official Lyric Video for “Barely Breathing”

Columbus, OH based Alternative Rock band TO KILL A MONSTER has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Barely Breathing.” Created by Mike Colletti of MC Lyric Videos with single art by Dan Smotz of Goulash Media, “Barely Breathing” layers a heavy, rolling rock beat and crunchy guitar with soaring vocals by front-man and lone founding member Joey Lawson.

“‘Barely Breathing’ is a story about the loss of a loved one when they’re all you have left. Either in love or life or anything the listener might be going through.” – TO KILL A MONSTER

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To Kill A Monster, formed in 2005, is an upbeat punk/rock/alternative band from Columbus, Ohio. This band has aged like a fine wine across the last 16 years. As a high energy, hard hitting band with melodic verses and catchy choruses, TKAM is never afraid to throw in a breakdown or dance beat just for fun. Along with a few stops on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015, To Kill A Monster has had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Asking Alexandria, 21 Pilots, Starset, The Devil Wears Prada, Switchfoot and many more. After a short hiatus, the band re-emerged better than ever with a whole new lineup. Joining original singer Joey Lawson is Corey Melton (drums), Josh Spence (bass), James Barron (guitar), and Scott Borealis (guitar). New music is on the way and To Kill A Monster couldn’t be more proud of what’s coming.

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IVORY BLUE Releases Official Music Video for “Family Tables”

Kansas City, MO singer / songwriter IVORY BLUE has released the official music video for their newest single, “Family Tables.” Directed by Mikal Shapiro, “Family Tables” showcases the enigmatic chansonnier’s inimitable vocal style and lyrical strength alongside minimal but moving visuals, thus invoking a deeply emotional as well as an addictively repeatable listening experience. “Family Tables” will be available to purchase / stream on September 7, 2021.

“What is it like if people give you the chance to shine? Sometimes we are underestimated and treated unfairly, but the people that give us the chance, will have the opportunity to see how far we can really fly!” – IVORY BLUE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IVORY BLUE produces all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand.

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

Ivory Blue released their music video for “FAMILY TABLES’ on August 21st, 2021 and will release the single on Sept 7th. They are currently finishing the first full length CD/Album Compound Love to be released in 2021 as well as the Red Light EP for 2022.

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

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SYDNEY SHERWOOD Teams up with KASON LESTER for “Cycle of Silence”!

New Jersey based Singer / Songwriter SYDNEY SHERWOOD flexes her lyrical prowess with her newest single, “Cycle of Silence,” which sees the gifted chanteuse teamed with fellow American Idol alumni KASON LESTER. A deeply reflective and relatable track, the song comes to life through the pairing of the two distinctive young vocalists on this stunning duet.

“‘Cycle of Silence’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever recorded. I had the idea for it back in the winter and wrote it with my talented friends, Joe Makoviecki and Brian Craddock. It’s about two people who are in a constant state of miscommunication, who wish that they could fix things, but aren’t really willing to hear each other out. I brought it to my good friend Kason Lester, who I met on American Idol and asked him to help me bring the duet to life and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! ” – SYDNEY SHERWOOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCKJAW Returns with Official Music Video for “Silence the Fear”!

Fort Worth, TX based, heavy rock / metal band LOCKJAW has released the tense, official music video for their newest single, “Silence the Fear.” With the video directed by Jeremy Peterson, “Silence the Fear” was produced by Chris Collier, with whom the band is completing their upcoming, as yet unnamed album.

We are extremely grateful to be playing music together and sharing our passion with the world. Heavy music has pushed all of us through our lives, as a soundtrack and we are so honored to share our vision with our fans, families and friends. As we release Silence the Fear we are currently in the studio with Producer, Chris Collier working on our new record, (yet to be titled). In conjunction with our new album announcement, we are excited to share our next single in the fall of 2021 “Living in my Head”, while the first single releases tackle subjects of fear, anxiety and many other symptoms of the world we are challenged with, we are optimistic we as a species will come together as humans and not be defined by the past year of struggle. We love heavy music, the fans of heavy music and are honored to share this with you all! Enjoy the moment, “Silence the Fear” – LOCKJAW

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

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

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

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ETERNAL FREQUENCY Release Official Music Video for Cover of NINE INCH NAILS Hit Single, “Head Like a Hole”!

Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released the official music video for their cover of the 1990 NINE INCH NAILS critical and fan favorite Industrial Rock classic, “Head Like a Hole.” A faithful rendition of the 1990 hit single, the band balances the inherent rage of the original with front-woman Emelle Elizabeth’s soaring vocals, resulting in a refreshed anti-anthem that continues to ring relevant in today’s society.

“We’ve always known we had a pretty singer, now our singer has become the Pretty Hate Machine (haha). In all seriousness, it definitely takes some balls to cover a Nine Inch Nails song, but we think that we did it justice and we hope our fans agree. We try to pride ourselves on creating sonically stimulating material with layers and depth. That is exactly why it felt necessary to showcase our interpretation of some of Trent Reznor’s finest work to date.”” – ETERNAL FREQUENCY

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Eternal Frequency is a five piece, female fronted hard rock band based out of Central Pennsylvania. Blending influences of Metalcore, Hard rock, and Active Rock, Eternal Frequency brings a new energy that is also dominated by vocalist, songwriter, and frontwoman Emelle. In just under three years as a band they have released several studio singles as well as music videos including “Temptations”, “Parasite”, “What Are We Waiting For”, and their version of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On” (all proceeds going to NIVA – National Independent Venue Association) to the masses and have been reaping nothing but positive energy and reviews from their supporters. They have accrued a massively strong following in the Pennsylvania area and have garnered attention in multiple regional markets.

They are currently managed by John Phillips of 900 Management (Body Count, Another Day Dawns, and TM for Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, and formerly Breaking Benjamin) and record with multi Grammy nominated producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak of Atrium Audio (From Ashes to New, August Burns Red).

The band has shared the stage with established artists such as Of Mice & MenAdelitas WaySmile Empty SoulVixen, and Sponge. They also took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame Awards and had the pleasure to honor Halestorm (Inductees) with their rendition of “Familiar Taste of Poison” at the 2020 CPMA’s. In addition EF was nominated for Best Hard Rock Band and Song of the Year.

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THEM DIRTY ROSES Announce 2021 US Tour Dates Through September!

Nashville-based, southern rockers THEM DIRTY ROSES has announced upcoming dates for their August 2021 tour run. Launching August 5 at Arts Avenue in Chattanooga, TN, the tour runs through the South and Midwest, wrapping up September 25 at Southern Wilds Festival in Lawrenceville, GA.

Tour Dates:
08/06 @ Arts Ave – Chattanooga, TN
08/07 @ Festival on the Lane – Alexandria, WY
08/13 @ Red Bicycle Hall – Madison, IN
08/14 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/20 @ Pickin’ on the Pinyon Festival – Glade Park, CO
08/21 @ Tico Time River Resort – Aztec, NM
08/26 @ Buck’s Bar & Grill – Waterloo, NE
08/27 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
08/28 @ Northwoods Jam Festival – Henriette, MN
09/02 @ The Gem Theater – Calhoun, GA
09/04 @ Red Neck Raft Out Fest – Afton, OK
09/09 @ The Stache at the Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
09/10 @ Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
09/11 @ The Grenada Theater – Mt. Vernon, IL
09/17 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
09/18 @ Locust Alley – Natchez, MS
09/24 @ Roberson House – Monroe, GA
09/25 @ Southern Wild’s Festival = Lawrenceville, GA

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Born and raised in the Bama clay, these boys are as southern as they come. Taught how to bend a string and break a heart by Skynyrd and Hank, brothers James and Frank Ford along with their hometown friends Andrew Davis and Ben Crain formed the southern rock band known as Them Dirty Roses. Piling into an RV with their belongings, their instruments, and all the whiskey they could carry (in the cooler), they made their way from Gadsden, AL to Nashville, TN. All living all under one roof, Them Dirty Roses are a living example of the quintessential rock and roll American Dream. Their live show calls for a shot of whiskey and a 2 for 1 special — BUT what that really means is you better be ready to throw back 12 for 6 and shake it with Them Dirty Roses.

Vocals + Guitar / James Ford
Guitar / Andrew Davis
Bass / Ben Crain
Drums / Frank Ford

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JEFFREY NOTHING Releases Official Music Video for “The Outage” Featuring Former Members of MUSHROOMHEAD & MOTOGRATER

 JEFFREY NOTHING, former vocalist of industrial metal band MUSHROOMHEAD, has released the official music video for his newest single, “The Outage.” Directed by Ian D. Sniesak and edited and shot by Jon Conner of A Hole in the Head Productions, with assisted videography by Thomas Church and Aj Taranto, the dark music saga features former members of MOTOGRATER and SKIN alongside the legendary front-man as well as former MUSHROOMHEAD guitarist, Thomas Church.

We all come with an expiration date. From our first breath, till our last, we are a miracle in motion; full of emotion, fears, and an air of invincibility. How we treat our fellow man and our life matters. Other than love, you sincerely can’t take it with you. Above is a place I pray to one day be, not a circle I put myself in as I traverse this lifetime. Freedom means everything. All complexes aside, we have no owners. Dream big and share your soul… I, for one, will be listening. So many trash their bodies and minds and feel they just get to wake up from whatever mistake they just made no matter what. It is so heartbreaking to watch a generation be wiped out because they truly believe they are invincible. We are not. Risking oneself for that ever-elusive first high destroys far more than the singular self. Parents never want to outlive their children. You are not that invincible person who will beat any challenge, just because. Stop for one second and be that miracle baby again. Not the almost adult who crushed everyone’s dreams, all because you wanted to escape a temporary nightmare. Death is the end, not a new beginning. Ever.” – Jeffrey Nothing

Life is full of hardships, challenges, tribulations… It can be difficult in the moments of pain to see through to the other side, that there’s a way to come out victorious. It can be easy to compromise or give in to something that offers a moment of relief; a temporary solution to a problem that might turn into a permanent consequence. It can be easy to think that you will remain in control but more often than not what we think we control ends up controlling us. Pain and trauma are the real gateway drugs and until we learn to face the pain and overcome we will continue the cycle of abuse, be it substance or other. If we don’t, addiction ends up being in control. It destroys what’s beautiful, and then dances and parades what remains around for all the world to see. It can be easy to become ensnared in the prisons of our mind. If we take a close look at ourselves in the midst of our addiction, it can seem as if we are suffocating, wrapped in the fake plastic of the lies we believe that have now led us to the predicament we are in.

Acknowledging there is a problem is the first step. Then we must fight, for our freedom and for our lives, one day at a time.” – Ian D Sniesak (Vocals)

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Jeffrey Nothing is the co-founder and former haunting voice behind Cleveland’s MUSHROOMHEAD. His distinct vocals had driven Mushroomhead’s frightening and extreme performance style, garnered them an enormously devoted cult following, and helped them to sell millions of albums worldwide. Nothing has teamed up with fellow former MUSHROOMHEAD guitarist Thomas Church following their departure from the band in March of 2018. The group also features former MOTOGRATER and THE BROWNING drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson, vocalist Ian D. Sniesak, and bassist Steven Adams.

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rue vox Releases Sinister, Official Music Video for “90s Villain” Starring Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd (BUTCHER BABIES) and CHRIS KAEL (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)!

 Las Vegas, NV based dark Rock/Pop/Industrial artist rue vox has released the official music video for her new single, “90s Villain.” Featuring BUTCHER BABIES’S HENRY FLURY and HEIDI SHEPHERD as well as CHRIS KAEL of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and directed by SHANE and DEED of SonStudios, the visceral music video follows the songstress through a series of brutal murders of seduced victims until her own murder at the denouement of the saga.

“90s Villain shows how our character defects can find a way to take us out in the end. I wrote this song to kind of call myself out in how I’ve been a terrible girlfriend in my past. In the video I’m a serial killer who ends up getting murdered by her would-be-victim. It symbolizes how the worst parts of us have to die, sometimes involuntarily, in order for us to truly live.” – rue vox

“rue vox is a beast of a talent behind the microphone and her creativity doesn’t stop there. She came to me with the inspiration for her music video to be a female slasher and the epitome of a 90s Villain. We took our love of giallo films to the next level and delivered a pulp-esque style short film.
We shot on Red camera with appearances by Butcher Babies and 5FDP’s Chris Kael, and all slated in the dingiest, grimiest motel on the Las Vegas Strip as each victim plays the odds with a seductress.

And so the slaughterhouse began.” – Shane O’Neal

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The stunning passion in her vocals, and sensationally dynamic sound, is the natural result of rue vox always having had a strong connection to music & a true desire to entertain. Growing up in music, she learned the roots of classical styles at first, and it wouldn’t be long after that she started winning competitions as a teenager, as Rue began to discover & refine the pure power & potential of her remarkable vocal range. Making a pivotal decision to move from Detroit to Las Vegas and pursue her dreams of stepping into the spotlight – Rue confidently started the most exciting chapter of her story to-date. Bursting onto the scene like a supernova, with breathtaking vocals & a brilliant hybrid sound of her own that explores the wild depths of Rock/Pop/Industrial – Rue’s undeniably edgy style instantly got the buzz surrounding her music going strong. Able to deliver the most delicate of melodies with precision & heart, to the most extreme hard-hitting moments designed to take her vocals to the limits & beyond – Rue’s astounding voice is every bit as captivating as it is charismatic. Launching her official debut in 2020 with the release of two incredible covers & currently working on brand-new originals with the A-list assistance of producers Brian Steele Medina (Gemini Syndrome) and Nikka Bling (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch) – rue vox is ready to seize the momentum and surge straight to the tops of charts & playlists worldwide, where she truly belongs. – SBS

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LOVE THE HATE New Single, “Solid Ground,” Out NOW!

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rockers LOVE THE HATE has released their brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” With a dark, modern music video directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (SalivaTodd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” has quickly dominated local and international radio, bringing the quintet’s unique brand of dark, heavy riffs and infectious melodies to an audience starved for honest rock music.

The band’s 6/22/2021 released music video for “Solid Ground” was filmed in an historic Mobile mansion known as the “Outlaw Mansion,” which inexplicably burned down shortly after. Often referred to as “Alabama’s Most Haunted House,” the sprawling property was once an opulent mansion–one of Alabama’s finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture–owned by the Outlaw family since 1925. Former Mobile Mayor Arthur Outlaw lived there until the mid-1980s.

“It played a big role in making the video so cool because it has all of the historical aspects of the house — the handcraftmanship on the house alone is remarkable. My dad was a frame carpenter, so I noticed everything like that. It was amazing for me to stand at the staircase of the house when we were shooting the video and be surrounded by that.” – Frank Killian – Love The Hate.

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Catch LOVE THE HATE Live:
09/03 @ OnyxFest The Third – Jacksonville, FL
09/24 @ Daphne Civic Center – Daphne, AL

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

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

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Deconstruct In Search of New Front-Man!

The story runs deep with Deconstruct. An aggressive, in your face, heavy rock/modern metal band comprised of the brutal, grungy groove oriented guitar riffs of Joe Fraulob (ex-Danzig), the powerful, deep, head-spinning bass lines of Bobby Real (ex-Dedvolt), the bone crushing drums of Tom Frost (ex-Luxt) and vocalist MC Droze’s intense growling and often melodic vocals. Yeah, this band has got it going on … A solid timeline of success, expanded musicianship and continually evolving into a “Post Apocalyptic” Metal genre!

Deconstruct is currently seeking a new front-man to fill the void after original singer Droze moved to another state. MC Droze will be missed and his latest contribution to the soon to be released LP Ashen Empire is nothing short of incredible. “We wish him the best with all his endeavors,” says Fraulob. The full-length album has been recorded, engineered and produced by Joe Fraulob, and mixed by top renowned industry pro, Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios (TestamentMachine Head). Management has been secured under Frankie James (Culture Rock). Professional videos have also been produced by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (see video for “Machine” below) and award winning film-maker Josh Pierson and are ready to be released once the timing is right!

The Deconstruct foundation can be traced to guitarist Joe Fraulob’s 2001 courtship with Columbia Records, when his prior band, Side-Swipe, was targeted by the A&R team of John Weakland (Union Underground) and the legendary John Kalodner (Aerosmith). Once the label threw Side-Swipe into the mix of different producers and spent upwards of $30,000 on demos, the band knew they were on to something big. Ultimately, Columbia felt the demos that Fraulob produced at his own studio were the best, which gave Fraulob and the band the confidence to trust their instincts musically, and to fight for their own path. This gave way to the birth of Deconstruct with Fraulob writing for his new project to include an uncompromising vision for a new sound – dark and heavy yet melodic and dynamic – ready for the radio, but powerful enough to crush skulls in a live setting. Fraulob recorded the first Deconstruct demo at his own studio the Pus Cavern where Fraulob had spent the last decade developing his engineering chops recording Sacramento heavyweights such as The Deftones and began to send this demo out to industry pros. After hearing the demo, David Draiman and Dan Donegan of Disturbed personally chose Deconstruct as opener for their Music As A Weapon 2 tour where Deconstruct’s first show was opening for Disturbed, Chevelle, and Taproot in front of an audience of 5000. Immediately, the band’s prowess as a live act was recognized, and Bill Graham Presents placed the band on several amphitheater shows (Iron MaidenDio, and Motorhead at Sleep Train Amphitheater; and Def Leppard at Irvine Meadows). While building their reputation as one of the West Coast’s most hard hitting live acts, Deconstruct began making headway in the world of Rock Radio. The band’s debut EP “Sign Of Things To Come” received play nationwide, enabling Deconstruct to expand their touring base. The work paid off, resulting in more high profile shows with a diverse array of acts including NickelbackPuddle of MuddDrowning PoolDeath AngelHelmet, and Hed PE. The band’s second EP, a sampler of tracks from their forthcoming album, received radio play on over 100 stations. The single “Time Kills” was added to heavy rotation on commercial station WOBX (98X) in North Carolina. Deconstruct also became the only unsigned band to ever receive play on KRXQ in Sacramento’s “Smash or Trash” receiving a 100% listener “Smash” rating. Deconstruct was definitely on the rise and was then chosen by multi-platinum act Korn as main stage openers for the Korn, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin concert at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. After 2 successful U.S. tours promoting the first Deconstruct album The Human Condition, Fraulob joined the legendary multi-platinum act Danzig as touring lead guitarist for an incredible 2 year run after which Deconstruct took a hiatus. In 2017 Fraulob joined the legendary Bay Area Metal group Trauma and ended up producing and recording their 2019 album As The World Dies. Recording and touring with Trauma inspired Fraulob to reboot Deconstruct to record a new album then to follow up with more main-stage appearances. The crushing new album, Ashen Empire, features long-time Deconstruct members Fraulob, drummer Tom Frost, and vocalist MC Droze, with additional appearances by drummers Darren Minter (Heathen) and Kris Gustofson (Trauma), and bassist Greg Christian (Testament).

Which brings us to the present, 2021 sees Deconstruct with the strongest, hardest hitting, most talented line-up yet. With Fraulob at the helm with his brutal guitar mastery, the thundering super bassist Bobby Real and one of the best drummers in NorCal, Tom Frost, on board, Deconstruct is firing on all cylinders. All three bring their extensive experience to the table to create a sound that is current but unique, extremely heavy yet mesmerizingly melodic and memorable. There’s no doubt success will once again be risen out of the ashes!! A pro studio and practice room has been built, a new album recorded and mastered, extensive press ready to go out and Deconstruct is tour ready!

However, with the loss of their singer MC Droze, this greatness can’t continue until that void is replaced, so Deconstruct is now placing a call to action to all professional “qualified & stage seasoned” vocalists to front this dynamically structured band. Qualified applicants respond at the email below to arrange an audition.

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Deconstruct is:
Joe Fraulob / Guitars
Bobby Real / Bass
Tom Frost / Drums
Vocals / YOU?
Management: FrankieJ@CultureRockMedia.com

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