RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Announce New Album ‘Cursed’ + US Tour Dates/Pittsburgh March 7

RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Announce New Album ‘Cursed’

Out March 17th On Century Media Records

Band Prepares To Embark On US Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 25, 2017

Wyoming-based metalcore stalwarts RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA are proud to announce the release of their forthcoming studio record, Cursed, on March 17th via Century Media Records. The new album was produced by Mitch Marlow (In This Moment, Stitched Up Heart) and is preceded by the band’s 2014 EP ‘Defiance’.

Speaking on the creative journey behind the making of Cursed, the band states:

“After two years of writing and recording we are beyond excited to finally release this album with Century Media. For anyone that follows us, they know this has been a long process. But patience has paid off, because we feel that we have crafted the best album we possibly can.”

“We challenged ourselves and pushed our creative limits,” states frontman Ryan Hayes. From the riffy hard rock bludgeon of opening track, “War is Killing Us All” to the radio-ready hook-fest of “Weight of the World”, Cursed is the sound of a band moving from strength to strength. “We wrote 30, 40 songs and really figured out who we are in the process.” Add to that a non-stop itinerary of live shows where the energized five-piece ensnare new fans and followers, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA are burning rubber on their way to contender status.
RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA - Cursed (Album Audio Teaser)
Righteous Vendetta – Cursed (Album Teaser)
In addition to their upcoming record, Righteous Vendetta will hit the road next month on a US tour building up the release of Cursed. In anticipation of these dates, members of the band state:

“Along with the release of our new album we are announcing a bunch of tour dates. We are excited to get back on a heavy touring schedule and return to some of our favorite cities!”

RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA – Upcoming Live Shows

Friday, February 10th – Casper, WY @ Black Gold Grille
Saturday, February 11th – Powell, WY @ Gestalt Studios
Sunday, February 12th – Billings, MT @ Pub Station (Acoustic Show)
Thursday, February 16th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joe’s
Friday, February 17th – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
Saturday, February 18th – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Sunday, February 19th – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
Monday, February 20th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
Tuesday, February 21st – Wichita, KS @ Elbow Room
Friday, February 24th – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
Saturday, February 25th – Birmingham, AL    TBA
Sunday, February 26th – Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord
Tuesday, February 28th – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Friday, March 3rd – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
Sunday, March 5th – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Tuesday, March 7thPittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Wednesday, March 8th – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Thursday, March 9th – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
Friday, March 10th – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Saturday, March 11th – Mansfield, OH @ Whisky Warehouse
Tuesday, March 14th – Valpariso, IN @ Big Shots
Friday, March 17th – Janesville, WI @ Backbar
Sunday, March 19th – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA Online:
Official Website: righteousvendetta.com
Facebook: facebook.com/righteousvendetta
Instagram: instagram.com/righteousvendetta

Handsome Ghost Headlining Pittsburgh @Cattivo 12/15

downloadHandsome Ghost return to Pittsburgh on December 15th to headline Cattivo

The creative effort of Boston-Native and English high school teacher turned indie-pop songwriter Tim Noyes, Handsome Ghost saw viral success when it’s first demo “Blood Stutter” hit the Spotify charts and racked up over 12 million plays, followed shortly by the release of the Steps EP in 2015 which now has 22 million + streams to date! Handsome Ghost recently released their new EP The Brilliant Glow (which already has over 14 million streams on Spotify) on 9/16 via Photo Finish Records (Misterwives, SHAED) and just wrapped up their two month tour as main support for Melanie Martinez.

Handsome Ghost

A philosophy major, a teacher, a folk singer; these are some of the paths Tim Noyes traveled before starting Handsome Ghost.

Noyes began writing folk songs in college, five hours west of his native Boston. After graduation, he taught English for three years at a Bronx high school, playing shows and open mics in the evenings. The contrast of clubs and classrooms couldn’t last, and a publishing deal encouraged him to risk becoming a full-time musician.

Eventually, Noyes felt himself moving away from folk music. As his tastes became more eclectic, “One month I love R&B and then it’s today’s pop or 90’s hits,” the acoustic world seemed to present certain limitations. At an artistic crossroads of sorts, he considered a possible return to teaching, a move to the suburbs, or joining his father’s family business.

Instead – Noyes poured his doubts into a new project, Handsome Ghost, still crafting every song with an acoustic guitar, but now augmenting them with colorful, electronic production. “I’m in a strange place in my life. I’m not a kid anymore but I know I’m not quite an adult yet, either,” Noyes explains. “I can pretend like I am and I often do, but if I’m being honest, I’m still not there. Many of these new songs live in that lost world between responsible and reckless, between figuring everything out and having absolutely no clue.”

In the generation of ever pro-longed youth, wondering when to grow up isn’t uncommon, but choosing a career in music only exacerbates the extremes.  For all of the perks – traveling the country with friends, performing each night, meeting new people – it’s not without malaise. It’s a life that leaves very little time for hobbies, friends back home, or love. But, when it comes down to one or the other, Noyes picks his music. With an early demo titled “Blood Stutter” going viral on Spotify and their debut EP Steps amassing over 20 million streams, Noyes spent most of 2015 touring the U.S. and writing Handsome Ghost’s debut album, which will be released in the Fall.

“It’s hard to know which parts of the past are worth fighting for and which parts are better to just let go of. Sometimes it seems like you have to cut ties to move forward, but that’s a lot easier said than done. I think a lot of these new songs center around that idea: we know what we need to do to grow, but that doesn’t always help.”