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.

Serious inquiries only!! Click HERE to contact!

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

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Presale Open for Rocklahoma 2017

unnamedRocklahoma is the latest U.S. festival to reveal its 2017 lineup, with veteran bands Def Leppard, Soundgarden and The Offspring headlining the three-day weekend May 26-28 in Pryor, Okla.

This year’s Rocklahoma festival will also feature a bevy of top hard rock and metal acts, including Stone Sour, Seether, Three Days Grace, The Cult, Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Ratt, Skillet, Jackyl, Taking Back Sunday, Buckcherry, Fuel, In Flames and Suicidal Tendencies, among dozens of other bands.

Pre-sale tickets for the festival are available now at this location. Use the code ROK17.

STYX performing in Pittsburgh 10/1 at The Benedum

Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—are back on the road for their 2016 tour.

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They’re performing in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 1 at the Benedum Theatre.

STYX with very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles–will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The show, “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,” will be held on January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 26 at 10 a.m. PT atwww.Venetian.com/StyxFelder. Check out a trailer for this very special engagement below.

 

On September 2, Eagle Rock Entertainment released STYX: LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS via DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Formats. Filmed in high definition, it captures the band performing in July 2014, showering the crowd with a set list of hits and fan favorites: “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and more. It was previously released on CD in June 2015. The concert highlights the musical dexterity of the band, which is further boosted by a special surprise visit from a former Eagles guitarist –Don Felder–for a rousing performance of “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).” To heighten the live STYXexperience, STYX: LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS is punctuated with band / crew member interviews, detailing life on the road. Bonus features include the entire concert sans the interview footage, bonus interview footage, and a photo gallery.

 

On July 24, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment released LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS on CD and Digital Formats. Recorded on July 25, 2014, LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS is a sonic showcase of STYX’s live prowess and razor-sharp musicianship. This show features a set list packed with hit songs, classic tracks, and fan favorites, including “Lady,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and “Suite Madame Blue.” The evening also held a special surprise when Don Felder – a former Eagles guitarist – took the stage to join the band on “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).”

 

On January 31, 2012, Eagle Rock Entertainment released Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live on DVD, Blu-Ray, and DVD/2CD.  This show was recorded November 9, 2010 at the historic Orpheum Theater in Memphis, on the tour that saw them perform both these albums in their entirety for the first time.  The 20-song, two-hour and 11-minute presentation features stunning high-definition visuals accenting the complex musical arrangements recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1, and LPCM Stereo.  The staging of these two multi-platinum albums and the fevered response makes this concert a must for all STYX fans. Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live also includes the bonus feature “Putting On The Show,” an inside look at the people and equipment needed to stage such a massive spectacle.  On May 7, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the entire concert as a 2CD set entitled The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live.

 

STYX also released their double-disc REGENERATION, VOLUME I & II on October 24, 2012 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.  In addition to thirteen STYX classics and a brand new song, “Difference In The World,” the collection also includes interpretations of “High Enough,” and “Coming Of Age,” originally recorded by Damn Yankees, which featured Tommy Shaw, along with Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and drummer Michael Cartellone.  The band had originally re-recorded these acclaimed anthems to sell only at their live shows, as they continued to tour the globe and introduce a new generation of fans to their chart-topping hits.  Now, for the first time, this music has been made commercially available.

 

At each tour stop, Rock to the Rescue—spearheaded by Tommy Shaw’s daughter, Hannah and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by the band, whose mission is to build strong, healthy communities through the support of grassroots organizations across the country–researches local nonprofit organizations and picks one to see if they are interested in volunteering to help the band sell $10 tickets for a drawing to win a signed STYX guitar at the shows.  They give these organizations a percentage of the sales as their way of supporting their cause and thanking them for supporting the band’s cause.

Rock To The Rescue was founded on the principle that our communities are stronger when we work together in mutual aid.  Having played thousands of shows in the last 15 years, STYX has been strongly connected with communities across the country. With local fans and community members making an effort to join in support of STYX, it is important to the band to actively participate in these communities as well. What makes Rock to the Rescue unique is that they work on a grassroots level with small groups, giving real support to real individuals who are creating positive changes in their communities. Rock to the Rescue is building initiatives in the areas of music education, health and well-being, disaster relief and aid, and animal welfare and rescue.

Rock to the Rescue originally started in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and is the brainchild of STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw and REO Speedwagon singer/keyboardist/guitarist Kevin Cronin.  The two musicians brought together bands and artists such as Bad Company, Journey, Survivor, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others to be part of “Volunteers For America” concert events in Dallas and Atlanta that ultimately raised over $775,000 for victims of 9/11, as well as the Port Authority police department in New York City.

 

In 2014, Rock To The Rescue raised $10,000 for the Philadelphia Fire Department Local #22 Widows Fund at the “Soundtrack of Summer” show (with Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder) in Camden, NJ on July 3, as a thank you to the local fire department for cooling down STYX’s burning crew bus the day before.  And in 2013, Rock To The Rescue hosted a sold-out concert with STYX, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Survivor, Richard Marx and Larry The Cable Guy, in Bloomington, IL at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum that raised $450,000 for victims of the horrible storms in Illinois.  Also in 2013, Rock To The Rescue presented the Boston One Fund with a check for $108,000 for victims of the Boston marathon bombings as a result of funds raised during the “The Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express” tour with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.

 

On November 19, 2015, Rock To The Rescue donated $25,000 to The Sweet Stuff Foundation to help victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. In honor of the musicians and crew who lost their lives in the attack at The Bataclan music venue in Paris where Eagles of Death Metal were performing, from that date through December 31, 2015, Sweet Stuff dedicated all money received directly to the surviving families of those who passed away, including that of the band’s merchandise manager, Nick Alexander. The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is also a key recording member of Eagles of Death Metal.

“Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane” trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j0-78ZDxGw

 

Making of “Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live” DVD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NPwS0u90Ug&feature=player_embedded

Highlights from “The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Live” DVD & Blu-Ray:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8s0VSH7pmw&feature=youtu.be

 

“Foolin’ Yourself” from “The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Live” DVD & Blu-Ray

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xww6zn_styx-fooling-yourself-from-the-grand-illusion-pieces-of-eight-live_music

 

“Blue Collar Man” from “The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight – Live” DVD & Blu-Ray:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwyoh2_styx-blue-collar-man-from-the-grand-illusion-pieces-of-eight-live-dvd-blu-ray-cd_music

VH1 “Behind The Music Remastered” full episode (aired January 2012):

http://www.vh1.com/video/behind-the-music-remastered/full-episodes/behind-the-music-remastered-styx/1677385/playlist.jhtml

www.styxworld.com

Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV December 29 with the ‘Day of Hysteria’ Marathon

DEF LEPPARD TAKES OVER AXS TV SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 WHEN THE NETWORK PRESENTS THE ‘DAY OF HYSTERIA,’ A 12-HOUR MARATHON INCLUDING EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY FROM THE BAND AND THE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF

‘DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA’ AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT

 

 ‘Day of Hysteria’ Also Features the Premiere of ‘Cheap Trick at Budokan:

The 35th Anniversary Performance’ as well as Concerts

from Bon Jovi, KISS and Sammy Hagar

 

Although the year is winding down, the music keeps rockin’ at AXS TV especially on Sun., Dec. 29 when Def Leppard takes over the network providing exclusive commentary throughout the day’s 12 hours of concerts, including the broadcast premiere of the DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA concert at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Famous for rock classics such as “Rock of Ages,” “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” the award-winning band released the concert film, DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA, nationwide in theaters last October but now, fans will be able to watch it for the first time on broadcast TV. Filmed earlier this year at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the concert includes a full, front-to-back, live performance of the 12-time platinum album Hysteria, along with many of the band’s greatest hits.

Viewers will hear firsthand from Def Leppard members, Rick Savage (bass), Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Allen (drums), Phil Collen (guitar, vocals) and Vivian Campbell (guitar), as they provide behind-the-scenes commentary about their Hysteriaalbum in custom interstitial wraps throughout the marathon.

DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA is part of a marathon dubbed “Day of Hysteria,” that also includes the broadcast premiere of CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN: THE 35th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE – LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE at9:35 p.m. ET (6:35 p.m. PT). AXS TV was on hand to film this historic concert shot at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre last April. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band performed the identical set they previously played at their legendary show in Budokan, Japan, in 1978. The album, Cheap Trick at Budokan, catapulted the band to super stardom with such hit singles as “I Want You to Want Me,” and “Ain’t That a Shame.”

In addition to these two network premieres, the “Day of Hysteria” marathon also features other concerts such as NEW YORK DOLLS, BON JOVI – LOST HIGHWAY; SAMMY HAGAR AND FRIENDS; and KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE. To view a video clip about AXS TV’s “Day of Hysteria,” visit: http://bit.ly/18CeeZW

 

The schedule for AXS TV’s “DAY OF HYSTERIA” MARATHON is:

Sun., Dec. 29 (All Times Eastern)

1:30 p.m.         NEW YORK DOLLS – The New York Dolls, pioneers of glam and punk rock, blast through a set of newer tunes as well as classics like “Jet Boy” and “Personality Crisis.”

2:35 p.m.         BON JOVI, LOST HIGHWAY-THE CONCERT  –  After three impressive decades, Bon Jovi tirelessly continues to rock and roll. They deliver a high energy, rousing performance off the album Lost Highway. (Repeats at 7 p.m.)

3:40 p.m.         ALICE COOPER LIVE AT MONTREUX – Alice Cooper’s live shows are legendary for their sense of Rock Theater and sheer visual spectacle. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great front men. This show includes tracks from across his career including all the classics fans would expect.

5:25 p.m.         SAMMY HAGAR AND FRIENDS ANNUAL CABO WABO BIRTHDAY BASH  Rock ‘n roll legend Sammy Hagar granted an all-access, VIP pass to AXS TV for his much-anticipated 24th Annual Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The telecast features performances by Hagar and the Wabos as well as some of the Red Rocker’s illustrious friends, including Mana’s Alex Gonzalez, Montrose’s Denny Carmassi and Chickenfoot’s Michael Anthony. (Repeats at 4:30 a.m. ET)

 

7:00 p.m.         BON JOVI, LOST HIGHWAY-THE CONCERT  (Rebroadcast)

8:00 p.m.         DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA (PREMIERE) – Filmed over two nights this year at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’s venue The Joint, this sold-out concert includes a full front-to-back live performance of Def Leppard’s 12-time platinum album Hysteria, along with many of the band’s greatest hits. (Repeats at 1:20 a.m.)

9:35 p.m.         CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN: THE 35th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE – LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE (PREMIERE) – The legendary quartet from Illinois became super stars due to the success of their 1978 album, Cheap Trick at Budokan. The band recently re-visited this historic concert, performing the exact set that they did 35 years ago, and AXS TV was there to tape it for fans to enjoy. This edited version is the broadcast premiere and includes their top hits like “I Want You To Want Me.” (Repeats at2:55 a.m.)

11:15 p.m.       KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE CONCERT  – AXS TV was on the scene to tape KISS’ Zurich, Switzerland concert live last May. This edited concert featured new staging, lighting and pyrotechnics as part of the band’s performance. (Repeats at 1:30 a.m.).

Rosie Soul & The Rock N Roll Cowboys Live @ Daddios

ROSIE SOUL & THE ROCK’N’ROLL COWBOYS are – without a doubt – the hottest hard rock party band in the world. AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Shinedown, Def Leppard, Katy Perry, Nickelback, Bon Jovi, Pink, Van Halen, and MORE. Rosie’s show is NON-STOP DANCING to everyone’s all time favorite songs. Crimson Society is the lead single off of an upcoming EP, the first studio recording effort from Rosie Soul and the Rock and Roll Cowboys. Listen to it here.

ROSIE SOUL is the ultimate, interactive rock’n’roll experience. Rosie brings a full, professional sound and light show that will make your guests feel like they are at Madison Square Garden. This is not a dull, ho-hum, “variety” or “wedding” band – sleepwalking through songs. Rosie Soul’s show crackles with flash and passion on every note.

“Last Saturday was the first time we had Rosie at our venue and I was blown away! From the beginning to the end the crew, the band and Rosie herself was kind, accommodating, friendly, but most importantly entertaining. One of our regular customers told me they felt they weren’t just seeing a band in a bar, they felt like they were truly at a concert and I think from the feedback I have gotten that the whole room felt the same way. It was a pleasure to see all the new faces of Rosie fans in our bar and see all of our regulars converted into Rosie followers! Even our staff hasn’t quit talking about what a good time they had even though they were working the whole time. One of the bartenders said it was the best time he has ever had while working. We thank you for the boost in sales you brought us for the night, for the new customers you brought to our door, for your professionalism and the care you took to make sure we were pleased, but most importantly, we thank you for a stellar night of music we won’t soon forget!

Sincerely,
Glenna K. Strable
Event Coordinator Daddio’s Bar & Grille”