IMMERSER Release Official Music Video for “Transmute”!

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Hard Rock solo project IMMERSER has released the official music video for “Transmute.” Produced and Engineered by KANE CHURKO at the Hideout Studio in Las Vegas Nevada, “Transmute” is the debut single written and performed by John Logan Parsons III.

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“Transmutation is the psychic ability to transmute one substance into another”. – IMMERSER

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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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VOLTAGEHAWK Release Live Performance Lyric Video for “Straight Razor”

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East Nashville, TN based Hard Rock band VOLTAGEHAWK has released the official, live performance lyric video for their newest single, “Straight Razor.” Originally premiered on Ghost Cult Magazine, “Straight Razor” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Electric Thunder, to be released via The Label Group / INgrooves, and was recorded at Electric Thunder Studios with Geoff Piller and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black KeysGhostArctic MonkeysDr John).

Imperfection is part of being human. We often hurt the people we love and don’t even know it. When we become self aware and mindful, suddenly we can see “gunpowder power” in our loved ones eyes. Sometimes we meet our match with someone who loves us so much that they will kick our ass to save our life. That’s the story of Straight Razor, my girl.“ – Dan Fenton (Vocals / Guitar)

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“The hard-grooving, guitar solo-slinging, members of Voltagehawk jam with an unbridled passion for the almighty Riff on the track, and the video is a fun mash-up of a performance clip and a lyric video!” Ghost Cult Magazine

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Hell-bent on pushing the sonic envelope, Nashville rockers Voltagehawk quickly set a ground rule that “NO” was never welcome in the creative space.

While recording at Electric Thunder Studios with Geoff Piller, Mastering by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Ghost, Arctic Monkeys, Dr John, Marilyn Manson) the band put together an energetic, fast paced, melodic opener set and quickly found themselves supporting national touring acts including Beasto Blanco (Chuck Garric of Alice Cooper), The Pink SpidersGoodbye JuneToke, and Duel.

Continuing on its mission to fuse melodic Nashville songwriting sensibilities with raw Rock and Roll power, Voltagehawk is excited to release its debut full length 13 song space epic Electric Thunder!

Electric Thunder is the soundtrack to the greatest space epic yet to be told!

This adventure follows a young heroine’s journey through space and time as she comes to realize she is the only translator for the most important message Earth has ever received!

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Voltagehawk exists as a collective of artists, traversing space and time as we seek to know thyself through an authentic connection to the cosmos, using the preferred communication of music and art to express the emotion of togetherness.

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SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Music Video for New Single, “Kill This Love”

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Hard Rock, Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING storms into 2021 with a visually stunning music video for their newest single, “Kill This Love.” Originally premiered on Metal Injection the video was created by Rich Juzwick and is the follow up to “Wake The Dead” in preparation for the band’s upcoming full length release, Volume IV; “Kill This Love” is their second single partnered with Legend Recordings & INgrooves.

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“’Kill this Love’ is the musical adaptation of a specific feeling…. the heaviness one feels in their heart when it becomes the obvious prey of someone or something they cannot escape from.

The music alternates back and forth from heavy to sparse in an almost agitated way as to depict the emotional rollercoaster of the lyric.

As pertaining to the comic, ‘Kill this Love’ depicts the inner struggle of the protagonist September as she looks back on her battle with Fate and the strange pull he seems to have over her. She struggles internally with her desire to fight for what she loves and the pain it brings her.” – SEPTEMBER

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Catch SEPTEMBER MOURNING Live:
08/28 @ Metal In The Mountains – Pipestem, WV
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September Mourning is a dark culture fantasy band based on a graphic novel (Top Cow/Image Comics) created by singer Emily Lazar (September) and comic legend, Marc Silvestri. The band of Reapers that help bring the story to life on stage are Rich Juzwick (former guitarist for Gemini Syndrome), Kyle Mayer (former drummer for 10 Years) and Aaron Hoover (former guitarist for Sea of Treachery). The band released the single “Wake The Dead” in December 2020 and is preparing to release Volume IV in Summer 2021.

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2 SHADOWS Releases New Single and Official Music Video, “SCREAMWORKS”, Via ROCK SHOP RECORDS!

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Canada based Hard Rock / Metal band 2 SHADOWS has released a New Single, “Screamworks”, Produced by singer/songwriter/The Veer Union Frontman, CRISPIN EARL, accompanied by an Epic New Official Video, via Rock Shop Records.

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“’Screamworks’ is a song about people who make you want to SCREAM. People who would rather manipulate you to serve their own end even when you have a common goal in mind. The song is an expression of the frustration found in dealing with someone who has their head shoved so far up their own….you know. In a lot of ways its hugely cathartic for us and allows us to finally talk about past experiences bottled up for far too long.” – Glen Bridden – (lead Singer) 2 Shadows

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2 Shadows is a four piece Metal band based out of Vancouver, Canada, consisting of members Glen Bridden (Lead Vocals), Tryst Germaine (Guitars), James Holder (Guitars) and Mitch Harsch (Drums). The band was founded in 2015 and for the last five 5 years have meticulously and methodically honing in their craft, leaving no stone unturned. Inspired by house hold name acts such as Slipknot, Rammstein and Marilyn Manson, the band is also inspired by the modern breed of Metal acts such as Motionless In WhiteAsking AlexandriaBad Omens, and Avenged Sevenfold. 2 Shadows is a combination of the most modern sounding Metalcore blended with visually theatrical imagery, creating a duality that is the core of the band. Lead Vocalist, Glen Bridden, “Our live show is just as important to us as music. We try to make our live show a visual representation of our music. We are constantly building and evolving our stage show so our fans can always expect something different and exciting!”

In 2018, after playing locally and regionally for three years, 2 Shadows ventured out on a Nation Tour across Canada and began garnering attention from Metal fans and industry professionals alike. With the completion of their first National Tour under their belts, the band was hungry to get back to work in the studio and elevate their overall game.

In 2019 the band began working on their new EP, entering into the studio with Singer/Songwriter/Producer/The Veer Union frontman, Crispin Earl, to streamline the bands sound and bring it to that of an international level. After the completion of the EP, the band was ecstatic to announce they inked a deal with Rock Shop Records and on Friday, November 13th 2020, 2 Shadows Released their first single, “Scratching At The Surface” feat. The Veer Union and received critical acclaim. Upon its release, “Scratching At The Surface” feat. The Veer Union was instantly added to the Spotify Editorial Playlists, “New Metal Tracks” and “New Core”, receiving over 240,000 streams in it’s first it’s first two months on Spotify alone and the Official Video received over 500,000 views on YouTube.

On January 15th, 2021 followed up the track with an Acoustic Version and was again instantly added to the Spotify Editorial Playlist, “New Core”. Within two weeks “Scratching At The Surface” feat. The Veer Union (Acoustic) received over 100,000 streams and to date is one of the very few bands on the Spotify Editorial Playlist “New Core” to have both an Acoustic version and “Plugged In” version of the same track, simultaneously on the “New Core” Editorial Playlist.

On February 5th, 2021, 2 Shadows released their NEW SINGLE “Screamworks” via Rock Shop Records and was yet again instantly added to the Spotify Editorial Playlist, “New Core”. 2 Shadows is currently one of the only bands to have 3 song simultaneously on “New Core” Editorial Playlist. On February 6th, 2021, the band Released the “Screamworks” Official Video and within 2 days had over 30,000 views on Youtube alone. 2 Shadows will be releasing a New EP in its entirety via Rock Shop Records in the summer of 2021 and will be out on the road, it it’s support, both Nationally and Internationally as a part of the Rock Shop Records International Tour slated for summer of 2021.

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Late Night Savior’s NEW ALT-METAL Cover of Sam Smith’s hit, “How Do You Sleep?” (feat. Royal Bliss) is Turning Some Heads!

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 LATE NIGHT SAVIOR has teamed up with fellow Salt Lake City, Utah band ROYAL BLISS for a high energy, hard rock/alt-metal cover of SAM SMITH’S 2019 “How Do You Sleep?” (feat. ROYAL BLISS). Produced by Crispin Earl, “How Do You Sleep?” (feat. ROYAL BLISS) is an array of soaring melodies, heavy hitting guitars, huge grooves and modern day production that will scratch the itch of pop, rock and metal fans alike. LATE NIGHT SAVIOR slated to be on ROCK SHOP RECORDS International Showcase Tour slated for the summer of 2021.

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“When asked if we wanted to do a cover song for the new album I knew right away which song I would like to do. Sam Smith’s – “How Do You Sleep” is not only a great tune but its very relatable for so many. Feeling as though or knowing someone is trying to deceive you is a horrible feeling all by itself, but its who you become in the midst that might be the worst part. You become like another version of yourself and it can all hit you like the stages of grief. Paranoia, sadness, depression, anxiety, self doubt, anger and hopefully acceptance that without trust there can’t truly be love. We decided to do this song with another Utah native band, our friends in “Royal Bliss” and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. Hopefully our version of “How Do You Sleep” does justice to the emotion brought by the original!” – Brandon Johnson – (lead Singer) Late Night Savior

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In 2016, LNS released their first album, Among the Forgotten. The second album, Into the Aftermath, was released in 2017 and not only did the group vastly begin building their online presence and catching the eyes of regional promoters. The Band was awarded opening slots for National and International acts such as Drowning PoolRedSalivaThousand Foot CrutchAdelitas WayThe Veer UnionRoyal BlissFlawBobaflexCage 9Shamans Harvest, and so many others!

In 2018, continuing a busy regional touring regiment, LNS was named best rock band of Utah and were chosen as 1 of 5 National Finalists for the Cumulus Media “Next2Rock” Battle, a National Competition in Los Angeles. They flew to Los Angeles to participate in the competition and even though they didn’t place first, the experience was eye opening.

In 2019-2020, LNS has seen their Spotify monthly listeners double to over 55,000 and the track, “Angel” has over 1M spins on Spotify and 1.5M veiws on Youtube. LNS travelled to Vancouver, Canada to hit the studio with Singer/Songwriter/Producer/The Veer Union Frontman, Crispin Earl to record their 3rd album with goals of refining their sound and bringing the band to a National/International level. Shortly after, LNS announced they signed a deal with Rock Shop Records (RSR) and released their first new track, “Monster”.

The band is set to release a new album in the spring of 2021 that will be accompanied by a National Tour.

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SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Music Video for New Single, “Wake the Dead”

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Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, “Wake the Dead.” With the video created by Riven (guitarist), the Sahaj Ticotin (RaStarset) produced single is the band’s first release partnered with Legend Recordings and INgrooves.

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“‘Wake the Dead’ is an anthemic track that dispels the nature of the herd mentality in our society today. The song is written from the point of view of our main character in the graphic novel, September, as she observes the world of the living in which she consistently takes souls from. The track urges the listener to take control of their own thoughts about the world around them and make their own decisions instead of relying on choices skewed heavily by the propaganda that one is constantly bombarded with. ‘Wake the Dead’ encourages the listener to wake from their slumber and make their mark on the world today by raising their conscious thought as well as their voice.” – SEPTEMBER MOURNING

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Catch SEPTEMBER MOURNING Live: 04/24 @ Arctic Comic Con – Anchorage, AK 06/04 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI 09/24 @ Rebel Rock Festival – Orlando, FL

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September Mourning is a dark culture fantasy band based on a graphic novel (Top Cow/Image Comics) created by singer Emily Lazar (September) and comic legend, Marc Silvestri. The band of Reapers that help bring the story to life on stage are Rich Juzwick (former guitarist for Gemini Syndrome), Kyle Mayer (former drummer for 10 Years) and Aaron Hoover (former guitarist for Sea of Treachery). The band released “Volume III” in December 2019 and is preparing to release “Volume IV” in Spring 2021.

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SMALL TOWN TITANS’ Viral Bluesy, Hard Rock “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” Topping 2020 Christmas Playlists!

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York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans‘ incredible rendition of the classic “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” is fast becoming a Christmas standard! Showcasing the trio’s bluesy, heavy influence and front-man Phil Freeman’s phenomenal range, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of days in November, 2018, leading to charting on various Billboard charts including Holiday Digital Song SalesRock Digital Song SalesEmerging Artists, while reaching #5 on the Next Big Sound chart. The song also reached #2 on the iTunes Rock charts, only being surpassed by Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. So, if you’re ready to throw off 2020 and get into the Christmas spirit, add this exceptional cover to your playlist!

“Our cover of this classic is a gift that keeps on giving for us and we’re grateful for an era where songs are easily available to be covered. It’s all thanks to Ben’s (guitar player) insistence on making more content and our manager Shil’s suggestion to do a version of a Christmas song. Every year we watch a spike happen in the number of people who discover who we are and what we do. We’re just happy if a few people find out about us, but for whatever reason it’s usually in the thousands, if not tens of thousands. It’s something we may never get used to.” – Phil Freeman

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“Move over, “Holly Jolly Christmas.” The holiday season has officially gone metal, and, believe it or not, it’s perfect.” – Billboard

“One listen to Small Town Titans’ version and you’ll hear that Phil Freeman’s deep baritone and delivery is a perfect fit to capture the spirit of the original. Freeman, who also plays bass for the band, teams with drummer Jonny Ross and guitarist Ben Guiles to put their own fresh take on the track, giving it a bluesy feel with a definite darker vibe. Take a listen as the guys cover it in the studio in the video above.” – Loudwire

“Ideal for fellow holiday “grinches” everywhere, this cover is the perfect seasonal concoction. Frontman Phil Freeman captures the film’s essence with greasy, yet defined vocals reminiscent of the Grinch himself. The rest of the band’s heavy influence makes their rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” a fitting choice for your not-so-traditional family festivities.” – Alternative Press

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The Small Town Titans are an American rock n’ roll power trio from York, Pennsylvania, who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from rock legends such as the Foo FightersAudioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at taking matters into their own hands, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. In a social media driven world, STT knows releasing quality, constant content for their fans is as important as playing great live shows.

The band was formed on May 4, 2011 at Lebanon Valley College, where Phil, Ben, and Jonny all met, and had finally decided to jam together towards the end of Phil’s senior year . Phil and Jonny had been close friends for years prior to the band’s first jam session, with Ben and Jonny also having known each other and staying in touch throughout school since freshman year. After playing together, it didn’t take long for the group to decide to start playing shows live locally. The name “Small Town Titans” had been in Phil’s back pocket for years, and he had finally found the band that fit the name. It didn’t take long for the group to grow a very loyal local fanbase, as they continued to hone their live performance chops, playing clubs on weekends and mixing their original material with covers of classic and modern rock songs. Soon after, the band began to take their career more seriously. They decided to hit the road full time, and began to release more material, and plenty of music videos.

In November of 2018, the band’s cover of the Christmas song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of days, leading to charting on various Billboard charts including Holiday Digital Song SalesRock Digital Song SalesEmerging Artists, and reaching #5 on the Next Big Sound chart. The song also reached #2 on the iTunes Rock charts, only being surpassed by Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. STT quickly found themselves achieving success, all on their own terms. That success continues into this decade with songs such as “The Man”, “Universal Limits” and “Rufflin’ Feathers” all landing on playlists such as Spotify’s Hard RockNew Metal Tracks, and Hot Road TripApple Music’s New in Rock, and YouTube Music’s Maximum Decibels.

As a newly signed act to AntiFragile Music, the band is releasing their first album with a record label, The Ride,. Under the tutelage of label owner and music industry veteran Tom Sarig (Nine Inch NailsBlink-182Sammy Hagar), the new album shows STT pushing into more musical directions than ever before, from the Queen inspired “Behind The Moon”, to the angsty and aggressive “When It All Comes Down”. “Rufflin’ Feathers” delivers a tongue-in-cheek message about today’s social media circus, while “9 To 5”, the album’s ballad, has more country crossover appeal than anything else in their catalog. “Sex and Candy”, a Marcy Playground cover, brings the blues, while “The Ride” title track showcases plenty of musicality, and an evolution to the band’s sound. There are plenty of big, loud hooks throughout, all the while without losing the edge of a rock n’ roll band who sounds just as good live as they do on their recordings.

With the help of AntiFragile Music, Small Town Titans have managed to find continued success by simply never forgetting one thing, their fans, both new and old. After asking their fans to vote on their fanbase name, they decided on calling themselves the Titan Army. As the Titan Army grows, so does the band right along with them. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with plenty of stage banter in between songs, and no two shows ever being the same. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly SuspectPapa RoachBlack Stone CherryPop Evil, and more. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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Track List: 1. Rufflin’ Feathers 2. The Man 3. Behind The Moon 4. Let Me Breathe 5. Universal Limits 6. 9 to 5 7. Sex And Candy 8. When It All Comes Down 9. Junkie For You (Hey Mama) 10. The Ride

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2 SHADOWS Teams with THE VEER UNION on “Scratching at the Surface;” Out NOW Via ROCK SHOP RECORDS!

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Canada based Hard Rock / Metal band 2 SHADOWS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Scratching At The Surface,” via ROCK SHOP RECORDS. Co-written and Produced with CRISPIN EARL from THE VEER UNION / ROCK SHOP RECORDS, “Scratching at the Surface” premiered on Metal Insider.

“Scratching At The Surface is about people making you out to be something you’re not. The song describes the pressure of defining yourself in an environment where people tend to take one look at you and assume they know who you are; and they’re often wrong”. – 2Shadows

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“The first moment I heard the 2 Shadows demos, I knew that this was a band that I wanted to sign to Rock Shop Records. It was a lot of fun Producing and Co-Writing on this track and in the end it turned out even better than I had hoped. I’m super stoked I got to also sing on the track, I’m just very grateful to have had this opportunity!” – Crispin Earl – THE VEER UNION

Click to Download / Stream “Scratching At The Surface” Online

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2 Shadows is a four piece Metal band based out of Vancouver, Canada, consisting of members Glen Bridden (Lead Vocals), Tryst Germaine (Guitars), James Holder (Guitars), and Mitch Harsch (Drums). The band was founded in 2015 and for the last five years they have been meticulously and methodically honing in their craft, leaving no stone unturned. Inspired by house hold name acts such as Slipknot, Rammstein and Marilyn Manson, the band is also inspired by the modern breed of Metal acts such as Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Bad Omens and Avenged Sevenfold. 2 Shadows is a combination of the most modern sounding Metal blended with visually theatrical imagery, creating a duality that is the core essence of the band. Lead Vocalist, Glenn Bridden, “Our live show is just as important to us as our music. We try to make our live show a visual representation of our music. We are constantly building and evolving our stage show so our fans can always expect something different and exciting!”

In 2018, after playing locally and regionally for three years, 2 Shadows ventured out on a National Tour across Canada and began garnering attention from Metal fans and industry professionals alike. With the completion of their first National Tour under their belts, the band was hungry to get back work in the studio and elevate their overall game.

In 2019 the band began working on a new EP, entering into the studio with Singer/Songwriter/Producer/The Veer Union Front man, Crispin Earl, to streamline the bands sound and bring it to that of International level. After the completion of the EP, the band was ecstatic to announce they inked a deal with Rock Shop Records and will be releasing a brand new track, “Scratching At The Surface”, (including a feature vocal performance by The Veer Union Front man), on Friday, November 13th, 2020. 2 Shadows will be releasing the new EP in the summer of 2021 and will be out on the road, in its support, both Nationally and Internationally.

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The Veer Union has collectively sold over 150,000 Albums and also reached over 100 Million Streams Worldwide and has 11 TOP 40 Singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts. The band’s last album (2018) Decade II (produced by the bands lead vocalist, Crispin Earl) contained 4 “Billboard Chart Top 40” singles and has been streamed over 18 million times on Spotify alone. The most notable track off the album, “Living Not Alive,” reached #21 on the “Billboard Top 40 Rock Charts” in the United States, accumulating over 10 million streams, received over 1.8 million Views on YouTube and the album itself has sold over 10,000 units. After a vigorous year and a half of touring (With bands like RedPuddle of MuddThe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Saliva) the band has taken time to write and record their next album with their front-man, Crispin Earl, producing it. In 2019 the band released their very first ever covers EP entitled Covers Collection Vol.1. Their version of Halsey’s “Nightmare” exploded on Youtube and reached over 2 Million Views within the first 4 months, climbing to #25 on “The Billboard Rock Charts” in the United States and has been streamed over 3.5 million times. THE VEER UNION is set to headline the ROCK SHOP RECORDS tour in summer of 2021, stay tuned.

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THEM DAMN KINGS Release Official Music Video for “Throw it Away”!

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Jersey City, NJ Hard Rock / Metal band THEM DAMN KINGS has revealed the official music video for their debut single, “Throw it Away.” Self-directed and produced by multi-talented front-man Jef Rhodes, “Throw it Away” is off of their upcoming album, Rise Up.

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“It (“Throw it Away”) 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. It’s about tossing away your fears in an abstract sort of way.” – Jef Rhodes (Lead Guitar / Vocals)

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THEM DAMN KINGS is the one man Hard Rock wrecking machine created by New Jersey USA native, 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 Blake 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.

Jef is assembling a killer live band – featuring a number of seasoned professionals – and getting ready to hit the road!

LIVE BAND LINE UP: Jef Rhodes – Lead Guitar / Vocals Ryan Blake Folden – Drums (x-Lacuna Coil) Bass – TBA Gogi Randhawa – Backing guitar (ex-Madam Mayhem)

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ASHES TO OMENS Release Official Music Video for “War Cry”

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Athens, GA based Hard Rock Band ASHES TO OMENS has released the official music video for their new single, “War Cry.” Released on 10/2, the single addresses the experience of overcoming anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts during difficult times and has already garnered critical praise as “a powerful song with persuasive lyrics, and dynamic instrumentals. It’s forceful message comes at a much needed time with our social climate and pandemic situation encompassing the globe.” (Famous And Made).

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” ‘War Cry’ is about bringing awareness to depression, PTSD, anxiety, mental illness and suicide prevention. It’s about staying strong when you can’t be and knowing that you’re not alone and that you don’t have to suffer in silence.” – ASHES TO OMENS

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Based out of Athens, GA, Ashes to Omens formed in late July 2017 as a 4 piece and have influences from Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, Audioslave, Iron Maiden and more. Not long after their formation, vocalist James Branton was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and underwent treatment for it.

The band quickly released their debut single “The Screws”, in August of 2017 and accompanied by a music video in February 2018. After overcoming cancer, Branton added a 2nd guitarist to the band and they became a 5 piece. Their self-titled debut album hit the indie charts in June 2018 and catapulted them to the number one position for Rock on Reverbnation in Athens where they held for over a year.

Not long after the release of their debut ep, they began work on their 2nd album. The first release was “The Conflict Within”. It was featured in Georgia Music Spotlight as being “energetic, straight ahead hard rock”. Full of monolithic mid-tempo hard rock riffs, anthemic (Slash-esque) guitar solos, and gritty, commanding vocals with the ideal level of attitude and energy for the genre. As well as getting a stellar review of their most recent single, “The Conflict Within” in Rawckus Magazine.

In July-August 2018, the band opened for legendary Cinderella frontman, Tom Keifer to a sold out crowd at Innovation Amphitheater to an over-whelmingly positive response and left with the crowd on their feet. They have also shared the stage with several national acts, including REHABHallowpoint (Missouri) and Demon In Me (Cali) and Lullwater. They are currently tracking their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios in Dawsonville, GA with engineer, Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts MastadonArtemis PyledriverLegion X and many more. The album will be produced ,mixed and mastered by Justin Davis of American Music out of Seattle, Washington. Justin is known for his amazing work with Lullwater’s most recent album.

On October 2nd of 2020 the band released “War Cry”, a song about overcoming anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts during difficult times. It will be released independently. Early listening by blogs and radio stations have already given it stellar reviews.

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GLASS HELIX Releases Self-Directed Music Video for New Single, “Control”!

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Colorado Springs, CO Hard Rock / Nu Metal band GLASS HELIX has released a visually intense, self-produced music video for their politically charged single, “Control.”

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“The song “Control” is about encouraging people to think for themselves. A lot of times media and politics will distort facts to further their own agenda. Don’t be deceived and seek the truth.” – GLASS HELIX

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As glass is fragile and the helix can be said to represent dna – life, Glass Helix takes its cues from the fact that life is fragile, and we shouldn’t waste our precious time while we have it.

Glass Helix’s music hits hard while keeping a beautiful sense of melody and incorporating riffs that sort of stick in your head and you catch yourself humming the next day.

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BrokenRail Release New Single, “The Hate”

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Birmingham, AL based , Hard Rock / Metal band BrokenRail has released the official music music video for their new single, “The Hate.” Written and recorded during the lockdowns, “The Hate” not only introduces an all new era of BrokenRail, but captures the raw emotion of being left behind in a world trapped with panic, chaos, unrest, uncertainty, and anxiety, reflecting the current state of the world facing lockdown, financial insecurity, social unrest, and the overall experience of living through a global pandemic. We must come together and accept our differences and find the common ground amongst us. United we are strong, divided we fall.

When writing ‘THE HATE’ we really wanted the song to not only showcase the abilities of each of our members, but to also reflect all of the negative emotion worldwide stemming from the virus and the lockdowns it caused. We feel between the song itself and the video we created we truly captured a snapshot of the current state of the world as COVID-19 helped fan the flames and fuel the fires of hate across our Earth. We hope you enjoy the new direction and we’re thrilled to bring you the new album later this year!” – Blake Clawson (Lead Vocalist)

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BrokenRail signed a worldwide label deal late last year with LA based Cleopatra Records and spent January of 2020 in LA recording their first album with the label with longtime producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay DyingBad WolvesUpon A Burning BodyLight The Torch) at Sparrow Sound. Like everyone else, the band came to a screeching halt early this year due to COVID-19.

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BrokenRail are an award-winning rock and metal act currently making their mark on the global music scene. Their fresh fusion of hard rock energy to infectious metal rhythms has seen them amass a following in the tens of thousands worldwide. This exposure saw the fierce five piece featured on many major media outlets including ESPNNBC Sports, MMA’s World Series of Fighting, and more. Their 2018 album Til Death Do Us Part won top honors at the 2019 Independent Music Awards in New York for “Album of The Year”, not to mention receiving streams in the tens of millions globally. The band has also acquired nominations in 2016-2020 for the Alabama Music Awards “Rock Band of the Year”, 2018 IMAs for “Song of the Year”, as well as 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) for Rock “Song of the Year”.

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WICKED GARDEN Releases Official Music Video for “Home, Too Far”

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Las Vegas, NV based rock band WICKED GARDEN has released the official music video for their new single, “Home, Too Far.” Written and directed by Dominick Muzio and Shawn Trojahn, the video for “Home, Too Far” was filmed by Stephy Hayward of Livewire Photography and edited by Nicholas Muzio at Die-Hearts Productions.

“This is a song about loss, and how you can never get back the time you have with someone once they are gone. And while the term “Home” refers to an afterlife or another plane of existence, it’s too far away for the people that have been left behind” – Dominick Muzio (Lead Singer/Guitarist)

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“I was frustrated by not having written anything in a while. Then when I came up with this riff, I knew it had something. It was different from our other songs, but still sounded like us.” – Shawn Trojahn (Lead Guitarist)

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Wicked Garden is an indie rock powerhouse from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their critically acclaimed debut cdPost Dystopian Leisure Music, Wicked Garden has amassed over half a million streams, in addition to physical and online sales that have seen them chart in countries such as Australia, France, and the UK. Their first single, “Already Gone,” hit number one on stations and charts around the world, with other album cuts being played and streamed in over 80 countries. Wicked Garden’s videos have been distributed worldwide as well. Wicked Garden’s music is a blend of 90’s era alternative and grunge, mixed in with the classic hard rock styles of the past to create a sound that is underrepresented in the music industry today, yet cuts across genres to appeal to fans of all types of rock music. The band is currently in production for the follow up to Post Dystopian Leisure Music with plans on releasing their new album in 2021.

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THE VEER UNION Explains Some of the Biggest Problems on the Planet in Less than 4 MINUTES with New Single “SLAVES TO THE SYSTEM”

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Rock Shop Records releases Vancouver, BC hard rock band THE VEER UNION most socially conscious song / video to date, “Slaves To The System”, featuring West Virginia rockers, DEFENDING CAIN.

THE VEER UNION is set to release their new quarantine inspired Ep in 2021 with multiple artist collaborations. The first single, “Slaves To The System,” featuring DEFENDING CAIN, delivers their most socially conscious message that the band has ever delivered, as well as showcases the band’s continuous evolution in the Hard Rock/Metal genre. The band remains actively writing and recording their new album and plan on releasing it in spring of 2021.

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“Our new video depicts the struggles we are all experiencing as human beings in 2020. We need to come together as ONE people regardless of race, sex, colour or creed and rise above it all. Information is power and we need to be more informed so that society can be unified, if we don’t do this, we will all be ‘SLAVES TO THE SYSTEM.'” – THE VEER UNION

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The Veer Union has collectively sold over 150,000 Albums and also reached over 100 Million Streams Worldwide and has 11 TOP 40 Singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts. The band’s last album (2018) Decade II (produced by the bands lead vocalist, Crispin Earl) contained 4 “Billboard Chart Top 40” singles and has been streamed over 18 million times on Spotify alone. The most notable track off the album, “Living Not Alive,” reached #21 on the “Billboard Top 40 Rock Charts” in the United States, accumulating over 10 million streams, received over 1.8 million Views on YouTube and the album itself has sold over 10,000 units. After a vigorous year and a half of touring (With bands like RedPuddle of MuddThe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Saliva) the band has taken time to write and record their next album with their front-man, Crispin Earl, producing it. In 2019 the band released their very first ever covers EP entitled Covers Collection Vol.1. Their version of Halsey’s “Nightmare” exploded on Youtube and reached over 2 Million Views within the first 4 months, climbing to #25 on “The Billboard Rock Charts” in the United States and has been streamed over 3.5 million times. THE VEER UNION is set to headline the ROCK SHOP RECORDS tour in summer of 2021, stay tuned.

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NAGAZI Release Official Music Video for “Triumphant”!

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Mt Pleasant, MI based Hard Rock / Metal band NAGAZI has released the official music video for “Triumphant.” Filmed by Will Moss (Hive Minds Media) live on location at two stops on the November Pain Tour with Smile Empty Soul and Cinder in the fall of 2019 (at Growlers in Memphis, TN on 11/19/2019, and at Stickyz in Little Rock, AR on 11/23/2019), “Triumphant” was engineered by Matt Dalton (Rock Hill Sound [formerly Metro 37 Studios] in Rochester Hills, MI) and mastered by Ulrich Wild (The Wilderness in Los Angeles, CA)

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“There are a lot of people in this world that want to get close to you, use you, take what they can, chew you up, and spit you out. Triumphant is about challenging these loathsome people, and fighting for what is yours.” – NAGAZI

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Nagazi is a 4-piece hard rock/metal band from Mt Pleasant, MI.

Joe Hafer – Vocals
Matthew J Ruffino – Guitar
Doug McGuire – Bass
Jeff Hafer – Drums

Today’s music industry climate is tougher than ever to navigate, and with a wealth of proven experience in the grind, Nagazi and its members are no strangers to the path. From national tours, an impeccable merch game, and social media approachability with a sincere fan connection, Nagazi are DIY masters through anf through, achieving success on their own terms.

Formed in 2014, these road dogs have shared the stage with the likes of Devildriver, HedPENonpointDeicide, Flotsam & JetsamHammerfall, WhitechapelLorna ShoreRaven Black and 36 Crazy Fists, among others. And with a uniquely brutal yet captivating sound, Nagazi immediately resonates with the heavy metal masses and elitists alike.

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STATIC-X RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BRING YOU DOWN”!

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 Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X’s highly anticipated PROJECT REGENERATION VOL. 1 hit retailers around the globe on July 10th and quickly hit #1 and #8 on iTunes. The album was #1 most added at metal radio last week and the album was also featured on the cover and #1 on Tidal’s Hybrid Theories playlist and was named “Metal Album of the Week” by Deezer.

The band has also released the official music video for “Bring You Down”. The song hit #1 on Spotify’s New Metal Tracks playlist (475k followers) and was added to Spotify’s Kickass Metal Playlist (1M+ followers), Spotify’s Rock Hard Playlist (750k followers), and 23 other Spotify official playlists and 312,000 fan playlists.

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PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 features 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions by WAYNE STATIC, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip lineup of bassist TONY CAMPOS, drummer KEN JAY, and guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA.

Both volumes are being mixed by longtime STATIC-X producer ULRICH WILD.

PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 is available on all digital platforms and physical copies can be ordered at Static-x.com or in local retailers, if they are open. Click https://lnk.to/projectregeneration to get the album! As previously noted, the limited edition blue vinyl will begin shipping on August 14, 2020.

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Track List:
1. Regeneration
2.Hollow (Project Regeneration)
3. Worth Dyin For
4. Terminator Oscillator
5. All These Years
6. Accelerate
7. Bring You Down (Project Regeneration)
8. My Destruction
9. Something of My Own (Project Regeneration)
10. Otsego Placebo
11. Follow
12. Dead Souls

Early Praise for PROJECT REGENERATION VOL. 1:

“One of the best releases of their career” – Loudwire

“Every track is hard hitting, gritty, industrial metal at its finest. Considering that Project Regeneration Vol. 1 was pieced together from demos, it really is a commendable effort. What could seem like a cash grab is far from it. The album is a fully fleshed collection that properly cements Wayne’s legacy.” – Consequence of Sound

“The signature sound of that metallic, disco thumping, modern metal 1-2 punchy dance beat is well placed in almost every track on here, it really is the best of what Static-X is.” – 8/10 – The Rockpit

“There are absolutely no negative views about this album. It’s a masterpiece, every single track we’ve listened to, we’ve been headbanging, singing along and just imagining what it would be like to witness this madness live on stage.” – Rock Lifestyle UK

“Static-X has proved regeneration is not only possible, but thrilling and monumental.” – Brutal Planet Magazine

“A presentation that is without argument, a work that kicks off the second half of 2020 on a high note for the hard rock and metal community. One of the year’s top new hard rock/metal albums overall.” – Phil’s Picks

“A must have for fans new and old.” – Metal Anarchy

“’Hollow’, ‘Terminator Oscillator’ and ‘All These Years’ deserve to be placed in any playlist of the Californians and this is no small feat.” – -CORE

“As electric as it is emotional. “Project Regeneration Vol. 1” undoubtedly carries the essence of a true Static-X album in every imaginable way” – Sonic Perspectives

“A triumphant middle finger from the great ether. There are no weak tracks at all.” – 8/10 – Ghost Cult Magazine

“The band did an excellent job of combining old and new into a compelling album.” – 3.5/5 – Heavy Music HQ

“Static-X new album, Project Regeneration Vol 1. , is nothing short of amazing.” – Music Existence

“Despite the fact this record sounds extremely novel, perching itself in the sonic vacuum of the early 00s, it’s acutely fleshed out, cohesive and more importantly, ferociously fun.” – 3.7/5 – Sputnik Music

“A BRILLIANT, YET BITTERSWEET ALBUM” – 4/5 – DRIVETRIBE

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VIOLENT IDOLS Team with GEMINI SYNDROME’S AARON NORDSTROM to Declare “FUCK YOU”!

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Enigmatic, Aggressive Hard Rock band VIOLENT IDOLS has revealed their explosive new single with GEMINI SYNDROME front-man AARON NORDSTROM. Produced and mixed by Kane Churko at The Hideout Recording Studio, “Fuck You” is the newest single off of the band’s upcoming EP, Idolatry.

“‘Fuck You’ encapsulates a feeling that every single person alive has felt at one time or another. Even the best of us still have moments where we want to just let our anger and frustration out and say ‘Fuck You’. This song is an ode to that feeling, a feeling that need not be hidden inside as its an honest reflection of the internal human struggle.” – VIOLENT IDOLS

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“Very appropriately I started writing this song in my car after getting stuck behind bad driver after bad driver. Aaron and I had discussed the idea of him guesting on our EP and once I had the initial seeds for it I knew it would be perfect to involve him on. Aaron is an extremely talented artist and he brought a whole other layer of intellectual rage to the song that I would not have been able to do alone.”

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In preparing a music video for the new single, the band has also announced a contest for fans to submit footage to be considered for inclusion. Fans can record how they say “Fuck You” during this quarantine and submit their footage HERE!

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GEARS Release Official Lyric Video for “Stronger Than Pain”

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Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS released the official lyric video for their new single, “Stronger Than Pain.” Originally premiered on The Noise, “Stronger Than Pain” was created by BatCat Creative.

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“We’ve actually been sitting on this song for a while now. With everything happening in the world today, it just seemed that now would be a good time to unleash it. It’s meant to be a battle cry that empowers us and says, ‘we will overcome anything that comes our way. We are STRONGER than everything we face.’ I think it’s more fitting now than we would like to admit. We all hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and strong.” – Jimmy Wooten

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Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

“We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, Set in Motion.”

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:

“I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.”

In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (EvanescenceSeetherDark New Day) on their new EP, Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with both headlining tours and a support slot with Trapt slated for 2017.

After a very successful tour in 2017 with Seasons After and Bridge to Grace, GEARS has released a new single and video for “KING.” Once again, joined by Corey Lowery in the studio, GEARS continues to evolve. Boasting an even heavier sound with groove and aggression, they set out for Headlining Dates as well as Support Slots with NonpointUpon a Burning Body and will round out their 2018 Summer/Fall Tour Dates with the last of 3 legs with All That Remains concluding at the end of September.

After touring much of 2018 with All That Remains, GEARS shifted focus to releasing more music. Their first 2019, “TANGO YANKEE,” featured LAJON WITHERSPOON of SEVENDUST.

In October of 2019, GEARS premiered and released their cover of “CULT OF PERSONALTIY” featuring the vocalist of the original version, Corey Glover of LIVING COLOUR! Drummer, Jimmy Wooten, says about the experience of recording the iconic song, “‘CULT OF PERSONALITY’ is a song that we always wanted to cover. That groove, that riff, the vocals, lyrical content… everything about it has always stuck out to us and been a personal favorite. To have the opportunity to not only record a song that is important to us, but to have Corey Glover himself come in and perform on that track, it was truly a special moment. He was so easy and fun to work with and the final product is really something that we are extremely proud of. I think the challenge for us, as with any cover song, was to put our spin on the iconic song, but not change it too much to where you lose the heart and emotion behind the original recording. Having Corey and Trip on vocals was a cool way for us to try to achieve that. They sound great together and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to do this!”

GEARS is currently in the studio with Corey Lowery working on some more new music and will have upcoming tour dates to announce for 2020 soon.

We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.

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DEEPFALL Joins ALTER BRIDGE on WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020!

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Michigan based Heavy Rock Band DEEPFALL has announced 2020 tour with ALTER BRIDGE, launching February 8th in Nashville, TN and running through the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up February 27th in Spokane, WA.

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our Dates:
02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

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Deepfall drops their latest album, Broken, via Pavement Entertainment. Broken is available on CD through Pavement’s Online Store and on streaming platforms everywhere.

Rich Hopkins, the vocalist of Deepfall, says on Broken, “My favorite song performance wise from the new album would have to be ‘Ghost.’ It’s a fairly deep song for me, and playing it on stage is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.” He also appreciates seeing the different reactions fans have to Deepfall’s music. “Everyone who listens to our music can incorporate their own circumstances to each song. It’s amazing to see what our fans take away from it.”

Deepfall conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.

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Track List:
1. Wasted
2. I’m Sick
3. Ghst
4. Cancer
5. Monster
6. M.F.K.S. (Voice of the Broken)
7. Out of Line

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DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.

Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.

Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
Situated in Greenville, Michigan, the group’s current lineup, which began to take shape in 2015, is comprised of Rich Hopkins (vocals/guitar), Nick Gray (drums), Tim King (keyboards), Anthony Battista (lead guitar 1), Max Carrillo (lead guitar 2), and Taylor Brandt (bass).

In a short time, DEEPFALL has carved its place in the American rock scene with broad, muscular soundscapes forged in the studio and resurrected onstage. The band’s latest release, Broken, employs a signature brand of soulful songwriting rounded out by an unapologetic combination of surging guitars, rattling bass, mesmerizing keyboards, heavy drums and Hopkins’ roaring lead vocals.

Behind the veil of these ferocious soundscapes, DEEPFALL emerges as an outfit of determined musicians with a deep love for their craft and a hope to connect with listeners through engaging story-driven rock.

DEEPFALL has supported national acts such as HinderSOiLTantricSmile Empty SoulSaving AbelThe Iron Maidens, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Wayland, while having performed at venues such as The IntersectionThe Stache, and The Music Factory. The band continues to play regionally, write new music, and keep its collective foot pressed down on the gas pedal towards endless possibility.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “It Won’t Last”

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BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for their single, “It Won’t Last,” off of their recently released LP, Under the Sun

The video was shot in Fort Worth, Texas at the Bodega bar by longtime friend and videographer Dustin Dow and our new friend, Larry Hinson, whom we met on the ‘Defy The Sun Tour’ with Otherwise.

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“‘It Won’t Last’ is about the fleeting feelings of a hookup. You have this intense connection with someone for such a short time, but then in the morning, you realize it was just an intoxicating moment.

We wanted to keep the video simple and more performance based this time around. This song in particular is very guitar driven, and we wanted to be able to showcase Chuck and Kiefer ripping it up.” – Matt James

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Tour Dates:
02/03 @ The Parish at HOB – Anaheim , CA
02/05 @ Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
02/06 @ The Saint – Reno, NV
02/07 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
02/08 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
02/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
02/11 @ – Seattle, WA – Substation
02/12 @ The Olympic – Boise, ID
02/14 @ Streets Denver – Denver, CO
02/15 @ Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
02/16 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
02/18 @ Spicoli’s Reverb – Waterloo, IA
02/19 @ Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA
02/20 @ Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
02/21 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
02/22 @ River Run ATV Park – Jacksonville, TX
02/23 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
02/26 @ Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
02/27 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
02/28 @ Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
02/29 @ House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX

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Track List:
1. Lay It on Me
2. Set It Free
3. Come Get Your Coat
4. Keep
5. It Won’t Last
6. All Mine Now
7. Can’t Sleep
8. The Lashing (Ghost)
9. The Void
10. Under the Sun

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EVANDALE Releases Official Lyric Video for “Black Heart Southern Queen”

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Omaha based, hard rock band EVANDALE has released the official lyric video for their single, “Black Heart Southern Queen.” off of their recent, self-titled LP. Produced by Chad Riche, “Black Heart Southern Queen” is off of their recently released, self-titled LP.

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“We’re extremely excited to release our newest video for our song ‘Black Heart Southern Queen’ off of our debut EP. A classic rock inspired song that adds a modern twist and delivers a ton of energy. Rock & Roll is definitely not dead and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to prove it with this latest song release.” – EVANDALE

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Track List:
1. Burn the City
2. Manipulator
3. Black Heart Southern Queen
4. The Road
5. Where You Belong

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Featuring former members of some of Omaha’s most prominent acts, Evandale plays hard-hitting, Southern-flavored hard rock. Born in mid-2017 in a bar in Omaha, Nebraska, Evandale consists of E.J. Petry (vocals), Chad Riche (guitar/vocals), Cody Du (bass/vocals), and Ryan Lang (drums).

With high energy, grooving riffs and unforgettable vocals, Evandale is here to make statement in the rock genre. The band likes to make everyone in attendance enjoy the experience as much as they do! Having opened for amazing bands such as: Wayland, Tonic, Bowling For Soup, Pop Evil, Them Evils, SAUL, NeverWake, and Spin Doctors, Evandale is poised to keep the ball rolling. In January 2019, Evandale won Best New Artist for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards (OEAAs).

The band released their highly anticipated debut self-title EP on January 12th, 2019 and is currently in the process of writing their second effort while booking shows all over the midwest.

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YELLOW DOG CONSPIRACY Releases Official Lyric Video for “Reaching for the Stars”

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Portugal based hard rock band YELLOW DOG CONSPIRACY has released the official lyric video to their new single “Reaching for the Stars”. Directed by Pedro Salvado it is the first track from their highly anticipated, upcoming second album “Liberation”.

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“We were so pleased with the end result of this first song that we didn’t want to wait and decided to release it straight away, rather than waiting to finish the rest of the entire album. It’s a song about how a romantic relationship break down can be the push that it is needed to find a new positive perspective in general and ultimately pave the way to find true happiness and a healthier approach to life and love. We can’t wait to start playing it live and seeing people’s reactions to the song.” – YELLOW DOG CONSPIRACY

“The chorus is very catchy with Vice’s high range vocals being showcased with the distinctive, non repetitive song structure and balanced by another brilliant guitar solo from Luiz.” – Joe Fortunato, mixer and producer
“It’s one of those rock tunes that just make you want to turn up the volume when you hear it” – Nuno Arantes, On the Rocks rock radio show host
“It’s a brilliantly catchy song that all rock fans will enjoy and sing along to and with a solo that guitar players will want to learn.” – Venice, Venice Beach rock radio show host

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Reaching for the Stars” is the first single from their follow-up album to “Confrontation”, YDC’s debut album produced and mixed by Brad Cox and Mike Clink, legendary American producer of bands like Guns ’N’ Roses.
“Confrontation” is a guitar driven, all out hard rock album. It features eleven tracks, ranging from political and rebellious subjects like “Enough Is Enough” and “Revenge”, to more soft and inspiring songs like “We Need a Change” and “One to Blame”. Thrown into the mix are some catchy tunes like “Falling Into You” and “Don’t Lie to Me”, some fiery and vibrant themes like “Cocaine to the Vein” and “Break it Down”, a very groovy Rock ’n’ Roll tune “Somebody Else” and some melodic punked up songs like “Skinny Little Man” and “Hello my Friend”.

The thread that runs through the entire album and ties the songs together is confrontation in its different forms, be it with the government, with people or with ourselves and own ghosts and demons. It aims to be a solid, original album with a modern twist showcasing YDC’s personality.
“Confrontation is a great release that should appeal to fans of good 80’s Hard Rock, however fans of Modern Melodic Hard Rock should also give these guys a chance – Portugal definitely rocks hard.” Mick Parry, in Fireworks Magazine

Links to songs from the band’s first album, Confrontation
“Enough Is Enough (Official Audio)” an all out hard rock, calling for revolution anthem inspired by the US declaration of independence.

“Falling Into You (Official Video)”

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VIOLENT IDOLS Release Official Music Video for “Enemies with Benefits”!

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Enigmatic, Aggressive Hard Rock band VIOLENT IDOLS has released the official music video for “Enemies with Benefits.” Their roaring new single featuring their signature destructive sound somehow even more VIOLENT than ever before, “Enemies with Benefits” is off of the band’s upcoming debut EP which will boast collaborations with some of the band’s most VIOLENT conspirators such as Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome), Andy JamesKAZ (VAMPS) as well as the official Jon Moxley All Elite Wrestling theme song UNSCRIPTED VIOLENCE that can be heard every Wednesday during AEW Dynamite on TNT. The EP was produced and mixed by Kane Churko at The Hideout Recording Studio, Henderson, NV.

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“This project has been a long time coming. We have been working viciously to articulate our message of violence and are anxious to finally hand it over to the people. “Enemies With Benefits” is the first stop on the road to violent idolatry that we are here to take you on.”

“There is no hero without an enemy and usually even the villain thinks himself the hero. This song explores the schizophrenic relationship between the two and their perpetual bond.” – V

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RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Live Video for “Break Your Chains”

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Boston based Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released the official live video for “Break Your Chains.” Shot by Michael Cox, “Break Your Chains” is the debut single off of the trio’s upcoming LP, Dear World, due out 10/31/2019.

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“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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PARALLEL MOTION Releases Official Music Video for “Illogical”

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Hard Rock Band PARALLEL MOTION has released the official music video for their single, “Illogical,” the title track off of their debut EP.

“To some people battling against anxiety might be an illogical story. But for those who live it, it’s a frightening experience. It’s a never-ending battle but music helps us take a message of hope to those in need.”

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“As a band, “Illogical” has a special place for us. It was actually the first song we ever made. From that moment on we realized we wanted Parallel Motion to be a band that gave the listener the confidence that they can do better as we’ve done better in our personal lives.

As fans of metal and hardrock we enjoyed listening to music that was very emotional in our upbringing. This music got us through a lot but most of those songs remind us of our past and become hard to revisit. We wanted to take a different approach when writing this ep. There were a lot of bad moments embodied in each song. But we wrote each of them in a way that instead of making us relive those bad moments it made us remember those memories as decisive moments that forged who we are today.” – PARALLEL MOTION

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Track List:
1. The Monotony
2. Light
3. Falling
4. Illogical
5. Victim

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Parallel Motion was created in 2017. Since it’s inception, the four-piece Puerto Rican band has been carving their way in the central Florida metal scene striving to create music that utilizes adversity to transmit a positive message. Musically, the band brings melodic yet heavy music influenced by an old school sound with a modern approach. Their commitment to breaking from the overwhelming routine of their everyday life reflects in an intense live performance that catches the attention of the listeners.

In the short length of their career, the band has opened for sever national acts and been featured on many radio stations. On September 20th of 2019, they released their first EP, Illogical, accompanied by a music video for a single with the same name. With this production, the band labored intensively to create something that can’t be boxed into just one musical genre. Moving forward, they’re focused on becoming well-known in the music industry.

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HYPERDOSE Releases Official Music Video for “Undeniable”

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Active Rock Band HYPERDOSE has released the official music video for “Undeniable.” Directed by Adrienne Beacco, “Undeniable” is off of the band’s 2018 released EP, DISASTER.

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“It’s Undeniable that there’s an existence that assembles our memories and desires. We connect, attach, & detach continuously. The remnants evolve, devolve, & remain. Can we find a way in? a way out? or does fate make the choice?” – HYPERDOSE

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From the traces of the 2016 release of “Impact,” the American Active Rock Band, “HYPERDOSE” has deployed a remarkable sequel. On January 18th, 2018 Hyperdose released the New 2018 EP, entitled, DISASTER, recorded again at Crosstrax Studios in Memphis, TN with Grammy Nominated Producer Justin Rimer (12 StonesSaving AbelWaylandFull-Devil Jacket).

Disaster spawns an animated narrative engaging the listener to the deepest levels of hostility, battle & response. The outset song, “Disaster (Roll with the Punches)” vividly describes our world of defeat and digression, but only to inspire to “Roll with the Punches.” The forefront delivers heated and strong spirited vocals interwoven with shambolic and layered guitar riffs on a pillar of pillaging drums and spine-rattling bass. Each track explores its own panoramic view of emotional encounter.

“Undeniable” hits as a dynamic ballad sure to pierce the hearts and minds of music lovers. Other titles include “Phantom,” “See the Light,” and “Vile,” all of which have great hard rock experimentation and fallback on the meaning of “Hyperdose.” The Debut single entitled, “Take Control” was released April 2015 & features guest vocals from Gabe Aranda of the Modern Act Aranda. The Official Music Video for “Undeniable” is being released September 19, 2019. Adrienne Beacco (Atlanta, GA) was the videographer & editor, with live video being record by Harry Reese (Shiner, TX).

Hyperdose is:
Ben Rivera: Vocals
Blake Mattea: Guitars
Justin Mattea: Bass
Angel Delgado: Drums

All songs written and performed by Hyperdose & Justin Rimer.

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Lines”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Lines,” off of their newest EP, Misery. The much anticipated new EP follows the band’s 2017 released LP, AliveMisery was produced and recorded by Austin music legend Omar Vallejo (VallejoMC OverlordChris Perez Project) at 512 Studios. The EP contains 3 original songs and 1 cover song (“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer).

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“The video for Lines represents a lot of what the band is about — a little humor mixed in with rock ‘n roll. It’s loosely based on real events that have happened to us on tour. We’re excited to share this first of a four part anthology with our fans.” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustPop EvilNonpointCoheed and CambriaFilterPODThe Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTVVEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release –ALIVE– was soon followed by the “Road to Sturgis Tour 2017,” which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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TESTAROSSA Releases Official Music Video for “Rock-N-Roll”

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Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for their newest single, “Rock-N-Roll.” Originally premiered on Ghostcult Magazine, “Rock-N-Roll” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“In the age of autotuned vocals, poorly written songs, and detuned guitars, one band emerges from the ashes. With nothing to prove and no one to impress, they set out on a collision course with destiny. Full of piss and vinegar, but not enough sense to pour it out of their boots, they released quite possibly the best debut single ever – Mother Lover feat. Danny Worsnop. The opportunities would continue to come their way. The haters and doubters multiplied. The crowd sizes increased proportionally to their egos. With the world held captivated, in awe of their amazing sense of melody and avant-garde style, they decided to give the masses what they really wanted. All the skill in the world, the looks, the bodies, the lackluster personalities, and inflated senses of self-worth were combined to make the best product any band could dream of producing. Now that band – Testarossa – is ready to share the joys of musical perfection. Executed flawlessly with unparalleled panache, Testarossa presents their newest chart-topping single “Rock-N-Roll.” Rock-N-Roll is back and you have no one else to thank except Testarossa. You are welcome. It’ll change your life.” – TESTAROSSA

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Testarossa is a hard rock party band. We bring five guitars to the show and only play two, just because it looks cool. Our stage show will get the place shaking like like a bad ball joint on your ’89 Camaro. We write simple, catchy songs that will have you singing along. With loud, flamboyant guitars, thundering drums, thumping bass, and bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged vocals– if our music doesn’t make you wanna have a good time, you probably weren’t gonna have one anyway. So come on out and see us for a visual and audio induced euphoria that will leave you craving more.

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AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

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Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).”

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“‘The Change’ is anthemic and bold. It’s a call to arms to our listeners to not only make a change in themselves to pursue more fulfilling lives, but also to lead by example and BE the change in the world that show’s others they don’t have to be afraid to make the transformation themselves.””I can’t wait to finally release the title track of this amazing record we’ve worked so hard on.” – AWAKE AT LAST

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AWAKE AT LAST with Famous Last WordsDayshell, and At My Mercy:
05/10 @ Legends Bar and Venue – Convington, KY
05/11 @ The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
05/12 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
05/13 @ Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
05/14 @ Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
05/15 @ Championship – Trenton, NJ
05/16 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
05/17 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
05/21 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
05/22 @ Connect Live – Acworth, GA
05/24 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
05/25 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
05/26 @ Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
05/27 @ 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City
05/28 @ Fubar – St Louis, MO
05/29 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
05/30 @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill – St Paul, MN
05/31 @ Annex – Madison, WI
06/01 @ Citadel – Indianapolis, IN

AWAKE AT LAST with Eyes Set To Kill and Rivals:
06/28 @ Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, MD
07/01 @ Bungalow – Manchester, NH
07/02 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
07/03 @ The Cave – West Haven, CT
07/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
07/06 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
07/07 @ Rockpile – Toronto, Ontario
07/08 @ Rockpile – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 @ Salle Multi – Quebec City, Quebec
07/10 @ Piranha Bar – Montreal, Quebec
07/11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/12 @ INKCarceration Fest – Mansfield, OH

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Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to those who might be struggling in the world. The Change releases June 21st via Outerloop Records. “We pushed ourselves to our limits as songwriters,” states guitarist Imran Xhelili. “There is more variety on this record and there are songs that lean in a heavier rock/metal direction with other songs being a lot lighter and more dynamic. All of the choruses on this album have huge hooks, and there are more sections that are less guitar heavy and carried by different elements, like pianos and orchestral instruments.

The lyrics are also more direct in how they carry across the messages we have always had at the forefront of our music.” While making waves with their previous output, this combination is the sound of a band who have truly come into their own. From front to back, every song carries a message of hope. Having commenced writing for it even before the release of their Life/Death/Rebirth EP in 2016, the finished result is not something that came easily. “We all had demons we had to battle mentally and physically,” explains vocalist Vincent Torres. “You wouldn’t believe the pressure that comes down on you when you begin the process for a full length record. After we pushed through the turmoil and embraced the wonderful things that came as a reward it became pretty clear that what we had made should be called The Change. I think this is a perfect name, because it represents the spiritual evolution that we all went through.”

Having achieved a lot in 2018, including a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour – commencing the day after they finished tracking The Change – appearing on the iMatter Festival alongside Underoath and August Burns Red and opening for Asking Alexandria in Louisville, Kentucky, the band are striding into the fifth year of their existence on a high. The first taste of the record is single “Dead Generation”, which stands as a wake-up call, urging everyone who hears it to stand up and speak with their own voice, rather than becoming part of said dead generation. This perfectly represents both the band – rounded out by guitarist Eric Blackway, bassist/vocalist Tyler Greene and drummer Jon Finney – and their core message, continuing to place their fans first, and wanting to do all that they can to help improve their quality of life. “I want people to understand the symbiotic relationship between a band and its fanbase and I want them to feel like they’re along for the ride with us,” Torres states. “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.” The casual listener also might be unaware of the interconnectedness of Awake At Last’s releases, with Torres explaining that there’s a deep-rooted storyline following a character on their journey through multiple lives.The Change in fact serves as a direct sequel to Life/Death/Rebirth. “The being who experienced the afterlife in Life/Death/Rebirth is reborn into a new vessel in The Change, but in order to interrupt the endless cycle of life and death they’ve been going through they attempt to imbue their new vessel with all of their cellular knowledge. They believed that by doing this the vessel in The Change could bring about a great revolution in the world and finally end the process so the soul may finally rest. What happens next is yet to be determined.”

The album was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem and Josh Landryin Greensboro, NC, the energy and the dynamic of the team essential to shaping the record into its finished product. With Xhelili admitting the pressure of making a full-length was nerve-wracking, he also claims that this nervous energy helped them nail it down. “We all were striving and yearning for this to be the biggest and best album it could be and we all walked away very proud and satisfied with the end result.” For Torres, the process was not an easy one, the sessions taking a toll on him, having his lyrics chopped and changed by the production team after extensive demoing not something that immediately sat well with him. “It was hard fought but after all was said and done I’d learned so much about taking many words and turning them into poetry, and I believe the sessions made me a much better musician and songwriter. After some push and pull I think the compromises made created the perfect record and I think you can feel some of that struggle in the music, but also feel how to get through it.”The Change also marks the band’s transition from a fully independent band to one partnered up with Outerloop Records, which is a landmark event in their story. This partnership has allowed the band to make the album they want, and having the backing of a label will allow them to spread their music far further than they could with previous releases. “They believed in the vision we were striving for and we signed with them for this record to see the vision come to life,” explains Torres. “It is a bit of an adaptation process when you go from being completely DIY and independent to having a team behind you, but overall it’s really cool to be able to bounce ideas off of multiple sources and work with some amazing people who want the same thing that we do.”

As they continue to build momentum, the quintet’s ambitions remain true to their original aspirations: wanting to establish an even stronger connection to their fanbase. “I want to create a movement where individuals from all walks of life can come together and support one another as we continue to evolve and make changes in order to pursue fulfilling lives,” states Torres. Given the demons that had to be battled and overcome to reach this point it’s unsurprising how eager they are for people to hear what they have achieved. “This is the moment we’ve spent years working towards and these are by far the strongest Awake At Last songs we have written,” says Xhelili. “I feel proud of every single song that made the record and there is no filler. This is an album the fans can listen front to back and be immersed in the underlying concept and themes that tie it all together.”

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ADEMA Announces New Front-Man, RYAN SHUCK, and 2019 Fall Tour with Powerman 5000, (hed) p.e., The Genitorturers

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Hard Rock Band ADEMA has announced that they have chosen long time friend Ryan Shuck (JULIEN-KORGY) to take on vocals for the band’s upcoming tour. In an exclusive interview with Loudwire, the newly selected front-man discusses the decision and what’s next for the band going forward.

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“Starting this SEPT, I’m going to do “my thing”, with my brothers in ADEMA (the entire original band) as they do “they’re thing”, onstage, 5-6 nights a week, throughout the USA, for what may be a once in a lifetime experience: ADEMA + RYAN SHUCK. Please join us this fall – It’s going to be amazing.

We will have special VIP and merch offerings to commemorate this truly exceptional collaboration and experience. I can’t wait to see you!!!!

ADEMA fans: If you don’t know me, prepare to have your fucking faces melted. And prepare to LIKE IT. Your support of this band means EVERYTHING!! And we thank you!!

JULIEN-K fans: FEAR NOT. The Supreme Commander has not left the building ………!!! JKHD IS COMING SOON. The possibilities are now ENDLESS.”

Ryan Shuck

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Adema With Powerman 5000 / (hed) p.e. / The Genitorturers 2019 Tour Dates
10/16 @ Herman’s Hideawa – Denver, CO
10/18 @ Cavalier Theatre – LaCrosse, WI
10/19 @ Club Electric 1175 – Kansasville, WI
10/20 @ Electric Room – Angola, IN
10/24 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
10/25 @ Blue Note – Cincinnati, OH
10/26 @ Hard Times – Fredricksburg, VA
10/27 @ The Vault – New Bedford, MA
10/30 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
10/31 @ Club XL – Harrisburg, PA
11/01 @ Empire Concert Hall – Akron, OH
11/02 @ Fishhead Cantina – Baltimore, MD
11/03 @ Glass House – Lynchburg, VA
11/07 @ Brauer House – Lombard, IL
11/08 @ The Electric Company – Mansfield, OH
11/09 @ Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
11/10 @ The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN
11/13 @ Royale Grove – Lincoln, NE
11/14 @ Sunshine Studios Outdoors – Colorado Springs, CO
11/15 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
11/16 @ TBA – Las Vegas, NV

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Adema is a post-grunge, alternative metal band with heavy electronica influence who began their musical adventure together in 1998 in Bakersfield and as their original lineup of Dave DeRooKris KohlsMike RansomTim Fluckey, and Mark Chavez released full-length albums AdemaUnstable, and EP Insomniac’s Dream. During this time they found themselves sharing the stage alongside of some of rock’s biggest acts at the time: Linkin ParkOzzy OsbourneGodsmackStone Temple PilotsRob ZombieSystem of a Down, and Korn, just to name a few.

After Unstable, the band found itself facing major roadblocks in their future. The most impactful being the departure of two founding members, lead vocalist Mark Chavez and guitarist Mike Ransom. Remaining members Tim, Dave, and Kris showed exceptional resilience through the years, managing to secure a second record deal with Earache Records, continuing to tour, and releasing full-length records Planets and Kill the Headlights, followed by EP Topple the Giants. Refusing to let down the fans after the departure of Chavez, they first played and recorded with vocalist Luke Caraccioliand then Bobby Reeves, with guitarist Tim Fluckey eventually taking up the vocal duties of the band.

After years of perseverance, 2010 brought us their first reunion as the original 5 members. Chavez left the group, and then again in 2017 they got back together until Chavez refused several tour offers, finally making it known to the group he no longer had interest in singing Adema songs, touring, or recording. All hope seemed to be lost. The original singer was no longer an option and only someone AMAZING would be good enough to fill the vacuum left behind. That’s when Kris Kohls called long-time friend of the band, Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Julien-K, Dead By Sunrise), and the beginning of a new era begun. Sharing Adema’s love for electronica-infused rock, this merger is bringing about a new commitment to Adema’s roots. Being able to front both his band, Julien-K, and Adema would not have been possible without the full support of both bands, both of which enjoy history and friendship together that has spanned several years. With a major tour announced for the Fall of 2019, it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine that there will be some amazing new music coming in the near future as well. Stay tuned!

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