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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AMORIELLO Release Lyric Video for Debut Single, “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice),” Off of Upcoming, Self-Titled Album

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Neo-Classical Hard Rock Project AMORIELLO–launched by renown guitarist, educator, and author Tom Amoriello and featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, TNT, Loudness, Dokken, Impellitteri, and Cacophony–has released a lyric video for “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice),” the debut single off of their upcoming self-titled LP. A tribute to metal legand Ronnie James Dio, “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice)” includes a thunderous drum solo for 16 bars by the former Sabbath/Dio drummer with an emotional vocal delivery from Nick Z Marino from the current Malmsteen lineup. Impelliterri bassist James Amelio Pulli and ex-Yngwie keysman Michael Troy also contribute their substantial talents to the track.

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“The entire AMORIELLO album is emotional, and ‘Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice)’ is one that takes on the unending conflict between two sides: aggression versus calm, combativeness versus compromise. The music is taut and stormy, then somber and solemn.

The whole album is a testament to the metal legends who inspired me, written with world class musicianship from those same icons. I dedicated this track to Ronnie James Dio (I attended his last concert in Atlantic City, NJ) and wanted someone who had been a part of his sound, hence Vinny Apice. In the course of of recording, showcasing his unique style, he let loose for 16 bars in that incredible solo, and all of the ambitions were met.”

▪ Thomas Amoriello Guitarist & Lyricist

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Members:
Guitar – Thomas Amoriello
Vocals – Nick Z Marino (Yngwie Malmsteen), Mark Boals (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Mike Vescera (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)
Bass – James Amelio Pulli (Impellitteri), Neil Murray (Ex Whitesnake), Phil Soussan (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Bjorn Englen (Ex Quiet Riot)
Drums – Vinny Appice (Ex-Dio), Kenny Stavropoulos (Ex-Le Mans), Shane Gaalaas (Ex-MSG), John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen), Atma Anur (Ex-Cacophony)
Keys – Michael Troy (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen)

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Book Review: “One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager”

Let me start by saying that if I had this book in my possession twenty-five years ago I would definitely be in a different place right now in my life and I certainly could have been a much better asset for the bands I managed.  Not that I have any regrets, but instead of watching “Almost Famous” and just wondering how one goes about getting on the road with the band, this book actually gives you a step by step guide.  Mark Workman lays out such a comprehensive strategy to becoming a working tour manager that if one has the will, Workman provides the way.

Mark Workman has been a successful tour manager and lighting designer in the music business since 1983. His list of past and present clients includes Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Machine Head, Danzig, Mudvayne, Dio, Queens of the Stone Age, Devildriver, Soulfly, Sepultura and many others.

As a lighting designer, Mark Workman has designed high-impact lighting performances for many music tours, including the infamous Clash of the Titans (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Alice In Chains, & Suicidal Tendencies) in 1990/1991 and American Carnage 2010 (Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax & Testament), as well as for many music videos and live DVDs such as Machine Head’sElegies DVD filmed at Brixton Academy in London, Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live DVD shot at the Hollywood Palladium, and Testament’s Dark Roots of Thrash Live DVD shot at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY.

“One For The Road: How To Be A Music Tour Manager” starts of  with a very strong endorsement by Alex Skolnick of Testament, of which Mark Workman was the lighting director then later manager.  These are the topics that the book explores:

Part 1 tells you how I got started as a tour manager and why I wrote this book.
Part 2 teaches you how to organize a concert tour and:
create a complete and accurate tour budget;
hire the best road crew;
lease the right tour bus and safest driver;
book hotels and air travel the right way;
create a proper backstage pass system and where to get it made;
deal with foreign artist tax for your band;
apply for overseas visas and work permits for your entourage;
create a tour book and the vital information it should contain;
coordinate trucking and air cargo;
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hire sound and lighting systems for your tour;
understand tour riders and contracts;
prepare ATA carnets and equipment manifests;
get backdrops, scrims and stage sets made;
prepare your tour accounting and a lot more.
Part 3 shows you how to get organized and properly advance each show and:
what you should know about stage plots and input charts;
preparing your pre-advance package;
making a proper advance sheet;
how to advance each show;
advancing your cash requirements and much more.
Part 4 guides you through an entire show day and shows you:
what it takes to be a tour manager running a music tour;
the mechanics of how to do press, meet-and-greets, and in-stores;
the proper way to do your guest list each day;
the right way to handle venue security;
how to do your daily tour accounting correctly;
how to do your show settlement each night;
important information about merchandising, foreign currencies, and more.
Part 5 shows you how to:
promote yourself so you can build your successful career;
find your first job as a tour manager;
and the road hazards to avoid.

That list speaks volumes, but the content definitely backs it up.  Add to that Workman’s writing style that is very smooth, humorous at times, and easy to understand, and you have one hell of a how to guide.  The promise of a series of these books is very enticing and long overdue.  It would not be surprising to see Berklee School of Music or The Musicians Institute making this book, or eventually the series, part of their curriculum…it’s that good.

If you want to get into the music business, are in the music business already, or are like me, and just fascinated with the music business, you will find this to be a treasured find.

Mark Workman is also a former boxing writer whose feature articles have appeared on BoxingScene and Fox Sports.

Los Angeles DIO Fans THIS SATURDAY: Come Join Wendy Dio, Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Oni Logan (Dio Disciples) and Others – Raising Money for The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary

Come join Wendy Dio and heavy metal musicians Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Marten Anderson (Lizzy Borden), Oni Logan (Dio Disciples), Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Shawn Duncan and Matt Duncan (DC4, Odin) and Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples and Yngwie Malmsteen) as they raise money for one of Ronnie James Dio’s favorite charities, The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary! Come out and meet the musicians, get your items signed, take photos, win prizes and bid on great silent auction items from Dio, Motörhead and MORE. All proceeds going to this amazing charity! For more information, please click: http://www.brittanyfoundationonline.org/

 

Please go to http://www.brittanyfoundationonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=67

and scroll down to Wendy’s picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate.

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ADRENALINE MOB: OMERTA/ In Pittsburgh 3/14

NEW ALBUM: OMERTA OUT NOW/In Pittsburgh @Altar Bar3/14

ADRENALINE MOB features Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp)

ADRENALINE MOB will be releasing an eight-track EP on March 12, 2013 entitledCOVERTA, featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs, including songs by Dio, The Doors, Black Sabbath and many more.  Given band members’ respective pedigrees selling millions of albums and perform for sold out crowds globally, fans everywhere will soon be taking the vow of OMERTAin their honor.

On their full length album OMERTA, the group cranks out one bruising hard rock anthem after another.  Songs like the first single “Undaunted” and “Hit the Wall” hijack the right level of instrumental intricacy and taut technicality while grooving and moving fluidly,”This is a new band with a new sound and a new beginning,” declares Portnoy.  “Forget what everyone has done in the past.  I’ll cherish and look back on my 25 years in Dream Theater with great pride, but it’s time to begin this next chapter.  It’s similar to how Foo Fighters gave Dave Grohl a fresh start.  That’s how I look at it.”

Hitting on the heels of OMERTA, and shining a light on the band’s influences, comes COVERTA – a new eight song EP of cover songs.  COVERTA highlights the many different sides of the band.  Tracks like Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” and The Doors “Break on Through” are real credits to the group’s musical history.  Paying, “…tribute to so many great bands and putting out our own spin on it shows a lot of diversity within Adrenaline Mob,” says Orlando.

Pittsburgh Music Magazine will be covering their show at Altar Bar on 3/14…we highly suggest you break Omerta, tell all your friends, and be there…

And for all of our NY, NY Readers…

New York’s ADRENALINE MOB Announce Hometown Show during Omerta National Tour!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

@ Webster Hall

125 E 11th Street

New York, New York

ADV: $15

 

KILL DEVIL HILL Kick off North American Tour Tonight

KILL DEVIL HILL the supergroup featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitaris Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg are hitting the road again in support of their self-titled debut album which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV. The tour kicks off tonight in Oklahoma City and runs through December 1st in Fresno, CA. This run will find the band playing headline shows as well as supporting shock rock icon Alice Cooper. A complete list of dates can be found below.

KILL DEVIL HILL has created a series of lyric videos for selected songs from their debut, each video also features commentary from band members on that particular song. Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is premiering the video for the song “Voodoo Doll”.

VIP Packages will be available for all HEADLINING shows. VIP Packages include an opportunity to meet the band, attend sound check and receive exclusive merchandise. Info on VIP Packages can be found at www.killdevilhillmusic.com/VIPPackages.

KILL DEVIL HILL on tour
11/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
11/16: Dallas, TX @ Boiler Room
11/17: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
11/23: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theater*
11/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
11/25: Reno, NV @ The Grand Sierra Theater*
11/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater*
11/28: Bakersfield, CA @ Elements Venue
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theater*
11/30: Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theater*
12/01: Fresno, CA @ Babylon
*Denotes Show With Alice Cooper

New KILL DEVIL HILL Lyric Video

KILL DEVIL HILL the new band featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitar slinger Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg are continuing their onslaught in support of their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV.

The band has created a series of lyric videos for songs from their self-titled debut. Today the second video for the track “Hangman” is being exclusively premiered at RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine HERE. The first video for the song “War Machine” is available for viewing HERE.

KILL DEVIL HILL will hit the road again in November playing select headline dates and supporting legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper. This jaunt kicks off November 15th and runs through December 1st. More dates may be added, be sure to stay tuned to the official KILL DEVIL HILL website for the latest tour updates.

VIP Packages will be available for all HEADLINING shows. VIP Packages include an opportunity to meet the band, attend sound check and receive exclusive merchandise. Info on VIP Packages can be found at www.killdevilhillmusic.com/VIPPackages.

Check out KILL DEVIL HILL’s video for the song “Strange”:

KILL DEVIL HILL’s self-titled debut is available on Amazon and iTunes.

Headline Dates:
11/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room*
11/16: Dallas, TX @ Boiler Room*
11/17: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North*

With Alice Cooper:
11/23: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theater
11/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe*
11/25: Reno, NV @ The Grand Sierra Theater
11/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater
11/28: Bakersfield, CA @ Elements Venue*
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Orpheum Theater
11/30: Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theater
12/1: Fresno, CA @ Babylon*

*Denotes Headline Date

Kill Devil Hill Debut

The self-titled debut album from KILL DEVIL HILL, with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL), Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason “Dewey” Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals has been tearing up the metal charts.

“Kill Devil Hill” was produced by Warren Riker, (DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SUBLIME and CATHEDRAL). The KILL DEVIL HILL release will be available in a standard CD edition, an iTunes digital download, and double gatefold LP.

According to Vinny Appice, KILL DEVIL HILL’s sound is “like a cross between BLACK SABBATH, ALICE IN CHAINS and a little bit of LED ZEPPELIN thrown in. It’s heavy, but with a lot of cool hooks and melodic overtones, too.”
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