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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DISPOSITIONS Release Official Music Video for “Pitiful”

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Texas based Metalcore band DISPOSITIONS has released the official music video for “Pitiful.” Filmed by Elynia Productions at Godfather Ink and the Chop Shop In Hurst, TX.

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Dispositions started out in 2015 as an internet project by guitarist, Ethan Massey. Soon after finding band members, Dispositions entered the studio to record their debut EP, Dead Era, which released in January 2017.

Dispositions then began playing local shows around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They then hit the studio in late 2017 to record with producer, Cory Brunnemann in San Antonio, TX to record two singles, one being a Linkin Park cover called “QWERTY” and the other called “Imitator,” which Dispo shot a music video for.

With the momentum of those singles Dispo started playing shows and going on runs with bands such as DevilDriverJinjerUpon a Burning BodyBury Your DeadDrowning PoolAttila and MANY more!
Adding a second guitarist in the mix in 2018, Dispo hit the studio again with Cory to record two more songs later that year, “Pitiful” and “For You.”

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for “Prodigal,” off of their most recent LP, Burn The Ships.

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“We had fun making the video with some of our good friends from our hometown acting out the main parts. We felt like the father-son dynamic in the video really reflected the song’s theme. The song is sort of autobiographical. It’s about the experience of growing up in a small town and always talking about ‘getting out’ one day. No matter where or how far you go, though, you always have a little bit of where you came from that you take with you.” – Matt James

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Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool and many others.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim. The record yielded two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Active Rock charts, with singles, “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and the band’s cover of Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31)

Throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018, the band toured heavily around North America in support of their record, getting added to major rock festival bills such as River City Rockfest, Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, The 25th annual Rockfest, Shiprocked, and many more. The band continues to all live together in “The Mojo Mansion” in Palestine, writing songs, recording and preparing for their 3rd full-length studio album entitled “Under The Sun” for release in 2019.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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Throw The Fight Join Monster Energy Outbreak Tour w/ Bullet For My Valentine and Black Veil Brides

Throw The Fight are extremely excited to announce their inclusion on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour/HardDrive Live Tour with Bullet For My ValentineBlack Veil Brides, and Stars In Stereo! The tour kicks off September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia and is produced by Ledge Entertainment. Tickets went on sale this past Friday, June 28th. Find tour dates listed below and visit www.BulletForMyValentine.com or www.HardDriveLiveTour.com for more information, tour updates and more.
Throw The Fight released their latest album, the John Feldmann (Atreyu, The Used) produced, “What Doesn’t Kill Us” via Bullet Tooth this past June. The album’s debut landed the band a spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and continues the tradition of former acts from Minneapolis by delivering an authentic display of metal-edged, hard rock. The first single off the record, ‘Not So Hollywood,’ had significant airplay and spins on Music Choice, SiriusXM Octane, and rock stations across the country.
The band immediately followed up the release with their 4 track EP “The Vault” in March 2013, which debuted on Billboard’s Top New Artist and Top Alternative Artist charts. Most recently, Throw The Fight has been touring in support of their latest releases with Nonpoint and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Music videos for “Not So Hollywood” and “Lights Out For Summer” have seen huge numbers on VEVO and other media outlets.
Throw The Fight’s onstage force has been seen nationally with Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Staind, 10 Years and Buckcherry – among others, as well as festivals such as The Vans Warped Tour & Taste of Chaos. The band shows no signs of slowing down and is excited to hit the road with Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, and Stars in Stereo this coming fall!
Stay tuned for new music, tour dates, music videos, singles, and much more from Throw The Fight in 2013!
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“There is no doubt that Bullet Tooth has an all-out breakthrough champion on their hands. Be ready to be
thoroughly devastated by some of the most  honest and hard hitting rock and roll you will ever hear!” – Highwire Daze
‘What Doesn’t Kill Us’ is a fantastic album and shows the strength of a band that is surely
on the rise in 2012. Power, melody, and great songs.” – Metal Talk
“If you are looking for a fun, undemanding, easy-listening rock album that you can belt
out the lyrics to, I recommend you give this a spin.” – New Review
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Throw The Fight with Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Stars In Stereo:
09/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/01 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/02 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/03 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/08 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
10/10 Madison, WI @ Orpheum
10/15 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
10/20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
10/24 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
11/02 Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis
11/03 Portland, ME @ State Theater
*** More dates to be announced!
Throw The Fight Music Videos:
• “Not So Hollywood” from “What Doesn’t Kill Us” (2012)
• “Lights Out For Summer” from “What Doesn’t Kill Us” (2012)
Throw The Fight is:
James Clark – Vocals
Ryan Baustert – Guitar

Jonathan Sutton – Guitar/Vocals

Jeff Baustert – Drums

Kyle Glidden – Bass/Vocals

 
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Drowning Pool Crushes The Altar Bar

Photos and Review by Jason Hann

All photos ©2013 JHannphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

Tuesday night 6/11/13 Drowning Pool rolled in to Pittsburgh and absolutely crushed The Altar Bar with an energy packed, face melting set. They brought with them fellow Texans “Even The Dead Love A Parade”, Italy based “Exalia”, and “Eye Empire”. This is the first performance I’ve seen from Drowning Pool with front man Jasen Moreno and they delivered an amazing set. Jasen Moreno is the perfect front man for this band. He’s adapted all the styles of the previous singers, added his own style with it, and just creates a presence on stage that you really have to see to believe. Add his vocals with CJ Pierce’s punishing guitar riffs, Mike Luce’s powerful drumming style, and Stevie Benton’s bass lines and it makes for an amazing performance. Drowning Pool is best known for their 2001 single BODIES, and their other chart hit FEEL LIKE I DO. Last nights set was opened by the song SINNER, and STEP UP.  As I made my way to the back of the room to watch the rest of the set you could actually feel the energy building in the room anticipating the song BODIES.  When they finally hit it there was not a person in the room that wasn’t moving.  Even today this song still has such power and energy, it just makes people want to move. Every band always wants that 1 hit song that will go on forever and this one is it for Drowning Pool.  If they ever come back to Pittsburgh I know I will be there and suggest you are too!!

 

Stand out songs of the night

One finger and a fist

Bodies

Sinner

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PMM Interviews Drowning Pool Guitarist and Founding Member CJ Pierce- WIN THEIR NEW LP!!!

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Anticipating the release of Drowning Pool’s fifth release, Resilience, lead guitarist and founding member CJ talks to Pittsburgh Music Magazine regarding new singer Jason Moreno, working on the new record again with producer Kato Khandwala, writing  “One Finger and a Fist”, summer tour plans, supporting the U.S. troops, the concept of the cover art, and the YouTube sensation video of “Bodies” being sung by a parrot…Drowning Pool Interview with CJ 2013 (click where it says ?attachment)

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Flyleaf Pittsburgh Pictorial

Feb. 22 Flyleaf came into Pittsburgh to rock the Altar Bar with Drowning Pool…check out some amazing photos from PMM photographer Derek Tull…All photos property of  ©Derek Tull Photography and  ©Pittsburgh Music Magazine 2013.

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OTHERWISE Continues Touring in Support of ‘TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES’

After just wrapping up dates with Stone Sour and Papa Roach, Sin City’s rock breakout OTHERWISE are pleased to announce that they will continue on the road with Papa Roach for an extended round of tour dates. OTHERWISE will join Papa Roach and Escape The Fate on the “Eleven Seven Music Presents The Connection Tour,” created by Eleven Seven Music and A2IM (American Association of Independent Music).

The run starts on April 16th in Miami, FL and with the purchase of a ticket to any dates, fans will receive a free Eleven Seven Music album sampler featuring tracks from OTHERWISE, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate, Drowning Pool, Hellyeah and The Blackout. The sampler track listing can be seen below and the sampler is also available for purchase on iTunes for $6.99 for fans not attending one of the shows.

OTHERWISE is touring in continued support of their debut album, TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES. Released last year, the release landed at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and has sold nearly 35,000 units to date making it the top debut rock album of 2012. The band’s current single, “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” is currently #15 at Active Rock radio and the music video for the track can be seen here:

The album also features the band’s previous breakout single “Soldiers” which has sold nearly 100,000 singles to date. “Soldiers” was the first song by an unsigned artist to ever occupy the #1 spot on the Sirius Octane Channel and the music video can be seen here:

In addition to the newly announced dates, OTHERWISE has already been confirmed for a number of radio festivals including Fort Rock Festival, 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and Rock Fest 2013. They have select dates with Pop Evil and well as will be headlining with Gemini Syndrome and Girl On Fire. A full list of dates can be seen below.

Tour Dates:
02/28/13 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max
03/02/13 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking The Rock Ent Center (w/ Hellyeah)
03/03/13 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
03/05/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
03/07/13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (w/ Girl on Fire)
03/09/13 – Bismarck, ND @ O.N.E.
03/10/13 – Minot, ND @ The ‘O’ Regional Bar & Nightclub
03/12/13 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)
03/13/13 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)
03/15/13 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
03/16/13 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room Lounge
03/17/13 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock (w/ Gemini Syndrome, Girl on Fire)
03/19/13 – Fort Smith, AR @ Longhorn Saloon (w/ Pop Evil)
03/21/13 – Houma, LA @ The City Club (w/ Pop Evil)
03/22/13 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Brewsky’s (w/ Pop Evil)
03/23/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Peacock Room (w/ Pop Evil)
03/25/13 – Joplin, MO @ Kitchen Pass (w/ Pop Evil)
03/26/13 – Merrian, KS @ Aftershock Bar and Grill (w/ Pop Evil)
03/27/13 – Springfield, IL @ Boondocks (w/ Pop Evil)
03/28/13 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Show (w/ Pop Evil)
03/29/13 – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero (w/ Pop Evil)
03/30/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever (w/ Pop Evil)
04/14/13 – Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park – Fort Rock Music Festival
04/16/13 – Miami, FL @ Revolution (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
04/17/13 – Panama Beach City, FL @ Club Lavela (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
04/26/13 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum – 98 Rock Fest – Tampa
04/27/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park – Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville
04/28/13 – Ladson, SC @ Ladson County Fairgrounds – 98 Rock Fest – South Carolina
05/01/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
05/03/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live – FM99 Lunatic Luau 13
05/04/13 – Concord, NC @ Rocky City Campground – Carolina Rebellion
05/08/13 – South Bend, IN @ Club Fever (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
05/14/13 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
05/15/13 – Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
05/19/13 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium – Rock on the Range
05/22/13 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue (w/ Papa Roach, Escape The Fate)
07/21/13 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest 2013

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Drowning Pool “One Finger And A Fist” Free Download/ Performing at Altar Bar Feb 22

Want the new Drowning Pool “One Finger and a Fist” single for free? Download it here, but act quick it’s only for 48 hours!

Look for them February 22nd at Altar Bar