LOVE THE HATE New Single, “Solid Ground,” Out NOW!

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rockers LOVE THE HATE has released their brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” With a dark, modern music video directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (SalivaTodd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” has quickly dominated local and international radio, bringing the quintet’s unique brand of dark, heavy riffs and infectious melodies to an audience starved for honest rock music.

The band’s 6/22/2021 released music video for “Solid Ground” was filmed in an historic Mobile mansion known as the “Outlaw Mansion,” which inexplicably burned down shortly after. Often referred to as “Alabama’s Most Haunted House,” the sprawling property was once an opulent mansion–one of Alabama’s finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture–owned by the Outlaw family since 1925. Former Mobile Mayor Arthur Outlaw lived there until the mid-1980s.

“It played a big role in making the video so cool because it has all of the historical aspects of the house — the handcraftmanship on the house alone is remarkable. My dad was a frame carpenter, so I noticed everything like that. It was amazing for me to stand at the staircase of the house when we were shooting the video and be surrounded by that.” – Frank Killian – Love The Hate.

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Catch LOVE THE HATE Live:
09/03 @ OnyxFest The Third – Jacksonville, FL
09/24 @ Daphne Civic Center – Daphne, AL

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Love The Hate is a modern rock band based out of Mobile, Alabama. Influences include such bands as ChevelleBreaking Benjamin10 Years, and Deftones.

Doc St. Andrie – Vocals
Frank Killian – Guitar
Leon Craft – Bass
Marshall Mears – Guitar
Troy Dearmon – Drums

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LOVE THE HATE Release Official Music Video for Upcoming Single, “Solid Ground”!

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video for their upcoming, brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” Directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (SalivaTodd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” features Kristi Craft and Billy Culbertson. The single will be available to purchase / stream on July 6, 2021.

“‘Solid Ground’ deals with the familiar feelings of heartbreak, loneliness, and uncertainty in moving on in the wake of a toxic relationship.” – Love The Hate

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Catch LOVE THE HATE Live:
07/02 @ Cockeyed Charlies w/ SILENT TRUST – Mobile, AL
07/03 @ Anxiety Fest Mississippi – Biloxi – MS
09/03 @ OnyxFest The Third – Jacksonville, FL
09/24 @ Daphne Civic Center w/ HINDER & TANTRIC  – Daphne, AL

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Love The Hate is a modern rock band based out of Mobile, Alabama. Influences include such bands as ChevelleBreaking Benjamin10 Years, and Deftones.

Doc St. Andrie – Vocals
Frank Killian – Guitar
Leon Craft – Bass
Marshall Mears – Guitar
Troy Dearmon – Drums

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Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer DMC (RUN-D.M.C) Featured on New Society 1 Track / Video, “The Man

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 Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer DMC (RUN-D.M.C) has been featured on a new Society 1 track / video entitled “The Man,” the second collaboration for the band and music icon. With instrumentation written and performed by lead vocalist MATT ZANE and guest drumming by ZAC MORRIS (Ugly Kid Joe,Hed PEDorothySeptember Mourning) “The Man” appears an unlikely collaboration due to Zane not being known publicly for his songwriting or guitar playing but, unknown to most, he is actually a graduate of MIT for guitar.

Since then Zane has written and licensed multiple songs for various outlets but took a substantial break the last few years to focus on his directing career. DMC and Zane met when the late Wayne Static introduced them, believing Zane would be a good fit for directing the music video and track “Noise Revolution,” which Wayne sang on. After directing the video, Zane was inspired by the collaboration but was overwhelmed with music video work which forced his musical aspirations to be neglected for years to come. After a conscious shift to re-focus on Zane’s band Society 1 he specifically had DMC in mind for a feature.

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“Collaborating with DMC was an absolute dream come true. Before I knew about The Doors or Jimi Hendrix, RUN-DMC were my gods. My very first guitar lesson I showed up with a copy of ‘Raising Hell’ because my teacher asked me to bring in music of my favorite artists…I swear to you I almost cried when I heard his iconic voice over my music and playing for the first time. It was a religious experience. I put it at the same level as when I performed at The Download Festival suspended with my band Society 1 in front of 80,000 people.” – Matt Zane

“Lord Zane creates music that is insane! Powerful, energetic, fun, and captivating. He gave me that HARD hitting riff ROCKING sound that takes the King Of Rock to the next level! The beat and the guitars for the collaboration we did grabbed me in a headlock! The sound, arrangements and vibe is a force to be reckoned with! He has allowed me to continue to live my Rock N Roll dream. He’s “ the man” that’s why I called this song The Man…lol…the music dictated the title and vibe! This track definitely absolutely and completely ROCKS and Rolls!!! So move out the way!” – DMC

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SHARONE Releases Darkly Inspiring Music Video for “Fade Away”

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Introducing an alternative spiritual element to the Halloween season, Dark Rock artist SHARONE has released the visually compelling official music video for her empyreal new single, “Fade Away.” Directed by Kyle Lamar at Digital Myle, “Fade Away” is the second track off of the enigmatic artist’s upcoming LP, Morbid Illusion, due out 5/28/2021 via Devil Inside Records.

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“Fade Away” is my empowerment anthem. It’s a reminder to myself and every other artist to never give up on our passion or vision. We doubt ourselves as artists all the time. I’ve been given every reason to quit music, but it flows through my veins, so you’ll never see me drown.

The music video shows a wounded warrior facing death after being tormented for a long time by an evil crow. She feels helpless and weak. Halfway through the video, a dark angel who has been watching over her, comes and leaves her a sword to reach for, along with a spell of strength. Towards the end of the video, the wounded warrior reaches for the sword, and is finally able to get back up and fight her battle.” – SHARONE

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Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis TheaterBluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-DollThe Birthday MassacreFuelSaving AbelDavey SuicideTantricHell’s BellesStitched Up Heart, and Puddle Of Mudd. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live with a full rock band backing her. Despite sustaining a dark and melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics. In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album ‘Storm’. Following the release, dove deeper into her writing, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: ‘Enchiridion of Nightmares’ (2018).

“Like a series of dark fairy tales, Enchiridion of Nightmares the new album from dark [rocker] Sharone, captivates, seduces, and haunts. Each of its notes, let alone songs, comes with a shadow to [her] beauty, melancholy to [her] light, and intimacy to [her] grandeur with it all colluding in an adventure which just steals the imagination from everyday reality. There is a rich cinematic and theatre-esque feel to Enchiridion of Nightmares which equally adds to its captivation; indeed its songs entwine an influence of horror movies, vintage and modern, into their personal nightmares. With just as richly layered and dramatic sounds to its exploration, the album is a persistent unveiling of new twists and shadows listen by listen. On our first meeting intrigue soaked the pleasure, through a couple more captivation, each subsequent listen leading to the inescapable bewitchment these words spring from.” –The Ringmaster Review

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Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and spent the remainder of 2019 recording her third studio album ‘Reflection’, which was released December 7th, 2019.

“[Sharone] showed that she was adept at harnessing the chaos on her previous couple of albums and she’s really turning the gothic-art-pop-rock up on her latest long-player. It’s packed with dark fairytales and swooping riffs as well as more theatrical invention that you’d find at the Royal Shakespeare Company.” – The Crack Magazine

In summary absolute female power, which reminds of Evanescence and Tarja Turunen. This talented singer makes you curious about her live performances!” – Stormbringer.at

Sharone really pushes out the emotions and passion she has for music with this album. It is full of fantastic piano chords and guitar riffs that really show off her band’s talent as a whole. I am excited to see what she releases in the future and will keep an eye out for it. In the Spring of 2020, Sharone signed with Devil Inside Records, and began working on her fourth studio album. The first single “Can We Pretend” was released July 24th, and has been the young rocker’s most successful release to date.

This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm. Look out for more new music from Sharone coming very soon.

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ABOVE SNAKES Enter Next Chapter With New Single + Animated Visualizer, “Never Alone”

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After months of anticipation built upon the success of their debut single “Adrenaline”, Boston, MA active rock band ABOVE SNAKES are back with their new single “Never Alone”, alongside an animated visualizer.

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Premiering with IDOBI RADIO, “‘Never Alone’ is about living a chaotic lifestyle,” says singer Johnny Skulls, “and just when you’re at your worst, that special force pulls you back into reality giving you a new lifeline” he continues, finishing his bottle of Crystal Head Vodka.

“When we were in the studio with Kile Odell (Fozzy, Through Fire), I knew we were on to something special,” chimes in Dabs

The band’s first music video for “Never Alone”, directed by Adrienne Beacco, is due out this November on Friday the 13th.

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After years of living in the filth among shady, ego driven Villains Johnny Skulls and Dax Dabs decided they weren’t going to take it anymore. It was the dawn of a new day. Following orders and getting in line was now a way of the past. They packed their bags and made their way back to Boston, destined to rise above and create their own future.

Just this July, the band released their debut single, “Adrenaline,” to over 45,000 views on YouTube, along with Spotify placements on Loudwire’s Weekly WireHopeless Records’ Moshed Potatoes, and Pandora’s New Rock Now Playlist, to name a few.

Working with producer Kile Odell (FozzyThrough FireAwake At Last), “Never Alone” is the second chapter of the forthcoming EP by Above Snakes. On Friday November 13th, The band will be releasing the Official Music Video for “Never Alone”

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SOUTH OF EDEN UNLEASH DEBUT SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO, “DANCING WITH FIRE”

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Columbus, OH based Rock band SOUTH OF EDEN (formerly BLACK COFFEE) has released their debut single and music video, “Dancing With Fire.” The song’s official music video follows the band through months on the road including the band’s first label performance (look out for a cameo by LAVA’s own Jason Flom). It includes footage from South of Eden HQ in Columbus, OH and shows the band in their natural habitat.

“We wanted this to be a personality piece, and with all of us in quarantine we knew the best way to do that was to show what we have accomplished leading up to this release. John Payne, our media man, has been following us around for the last two years! The best thing to show with raw music is raw footage.” – SOUTH OF EDEN

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Rip-roaring riffs abound on this incendiary and irresistible anthem. Helmed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer GREG WELLS (ADELE,TWENTY ONE PILOTSDEFTONES], hyper-charged guitars, and thunderous percussion collide with towering falsetto as the refrain soars to the heavens and back. Emerging with a scorching sound of their own, the boys siphon grunge melody into classic rock-style virtuosity with unapologetic attitude and a whole lot of grit.

“We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and visual. ‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.” – SOUTH OF EDEN

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“A straight-up belter of a rock song… Fast, furious and buzzing with energy” – Louder

“band bringing back classic-rock back to the forefront.”- Guitar World

“Fast, furious, and buzzing with energy, it’s the shot of classic yet cool caffeine we all need…” – Classic Rock Magazine

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We’re a band that writes, records, and plays like the pioneers of rock before us. We aren’t looking to bring anything back, but instead to remind people what rock n roll means. No rules. This music represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks and triggers or copy and paste bullshit. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.”

South of Eden (formerly Black Coffee) are: Ehab Omran [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Justin Young [lead guitar, vocals], Tom McCullough [drums], and Nick Frantianne [bass]. The Columbus, OH quartet have already performed alongside everyone from the Foo Fighters to System Of A Down, and invite you to join them on their journey of looking at rock ‘n’ roll through a modern lens.

We want to open up the doors for rock in the modern era,” exclaims Ehab. “We want to sound the way we hear rock in our heads—vintage with a sprinkle of today. We try to give listeners the feeling of discovering the genre for the first time. We think now is the moment to be a rock band.

The band has already paid their dues to reach this point. Growing up in Columbus, OH the band formed by combining their passions and uniting over their love of music. Originally from the country of Jordan, Ehab primarily listened to the Arabic music his parents would play, in addition to superstars like Michael JacksonPhil Collins, and James Brown. After coming to America, he was introduced to a wider range of music that inspired him: eighties and nineties rock including Guns N’ Roses and notably Queen. Just like Freddie Mercury’s parents, Ehab’s parents didn’t agree that a life in rock ‘n’ roll was the best thing for their son. However, as he met the rest of the band, his dream became a life affirming reality.

Ehab and Nick performed together in various bands (channeling Iron MaidenRed Hot Chili Peppers, and Alice In Chains) and eventually joined Justin and Tom who had been working on their own band (influenced by Van Halen and Black Sabbath). Justin, who was at the time attending Berklee College of Music, describes first writing with Ehab and noted “The first jam was crazy. He came over with Tom and just listened for a while. We had the riffs to songs, and he just immediately started singing. Here I had gone to music college to find people I could mesh with stylistically, only to come back home and find that my best friend and a singer that I had already known about were all I needed!

This newfound discovery lead to a fast-paced evolution. As Tom noted, “We didn’t have a bass player, bass amp or a bass! Ehab wrote most of the bass lines on guitar and we grooved so well. We were a band for like a week before we had booked our first show two weeks out. We ended up borrowing equipment and we became a band.” As they continued to tour, they crossed paths and shared bills with Puddle of MuddRed Sun Rising and recently graced the main stage of Sonic Temple and Epicenter in 2019. That very same year Jason Flom caught wind of the band and signed them to Lava Records.

When it came to recording, they honor the methods of those who come before them and “tape in a vintage way, with no click track, pitch correction, copy-paste, or any of that nonsense.”

The musicians headed to Los Angeles to record with legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Greg Wells [Adele Twenty One Pilots, Deftones]. “When I first heard the band, it had its own original identity,” explains Greg. “That was something I had waited years to find. I emailed them back saying, ‘I want to be your Mutt Lang’.”

Ehab notes “It’s a mixture of a lot of things. We’re ‘classically rock’ influenced, but listen to so many different genres and eras that there are a lot of different feelings in our music.”

On the lead single Ehab describes “We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and the visual. “‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.”

When you hear us, I want you to walk away thinking, ‘That was honest and different’,” Ehab leaves off. “We’re just doing what we do. We’re proof you can do anything you want and shouldn’t compromise your dreams.”

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BLUE EYED CHRIST Releases JIM MARCUS Directed Music Video for “Massive React”

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LA based Electronic Industrial Rock artist BLUE EYED CHRIST has released a new music video for “Massive React,” off of his new album World on Fire Created by JIM MARCUS (GO FIGHTDIE WARZAU), “Massive React” was originally premiered on taste-making website mxdwn.

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“‘Massive React’ mixes a slick synth groove with processed guitars while tackling the effects that corporate greed, technology, and personal responsibility play within the world. It was great having Jim Marcus (Go Fight, Die Warzau) on board to direct the video since we have a musical history reaching back to the 90s.” John D. Norten

World on Fire is BEC’s 5th studio album and first in 6 years, coming after the release of the 2018 Trash Deity album Cross & Divide with Groovie Mann (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult). The 11 track assault of World on Fire finds the Chicago born artist returning to his WAX TRAX! influences, juxtaposing raw EBM/Industrial elements with modern production and real world themes. The title track from the album, a video for which is forthcoming, features former LORDS OF ACID vocalist MEA FISHER and ex-KMFDM member EN ESCH. Due out 5/22. World on Fire is available to purchase via DISTORTION PRODUCTIONS Now!

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Track List: 1. Start the Show 2. Stop the Show! 3. America H 4. Manic Adderall (Nation of the Damned) 5. Massive React 6. Take It the the Streets 7. World on Fire (Feat. En Esch and Mea Fisher) 8. The System Pt. 1 9. The System Pt. 2 10. The Wait is Over (Feat. Swindy) 11. The Slow Reverse

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“Blue Eyed Christ’s lyrics often lend themselves to various interpretations. Upon reviewing the song, I was struck by the multiple directions his words could be decoded into themes relevant throughout past, present and future. I started to researching old government PSA’s, self-promoting manufacturing films & proto-infomercials throughout history in order to locate slices of “civilized” culture which could be utilized for illustrating the various concepts suggested within the lyrics of this song. People dance around their possessions, celebrating their ability to consume while governments utilize the same raw materials to build machines of surveillance & war.

Now with the advent of cell phone cameras, social media, internet spambots, propaganda farms & the increasing ease of access to such tools (and the resulting misinformation being generated and digested on a minute-by-minute basis), society sails further and faster into this hall of mirrors – gleefully making images of our lives to convince each other that opinions are more valuable than truth, feelings more important than fact, that we’re all doing just fine/not-fine, civilization is ticking along nicely/not-nicely – reveling in shortsighted, personal agendas… while outside, the world burns. “

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Blue Eyed Christ is the Electronic Industrial Rock project of established Producer/Engineer John D. Norten. John has worked with many of the biggest artists in music helping them achieve their visions (PrinceFergieLady GagaDr. Dre).

In contrast, Blue Eyed Christ is 100% John’s artistic vision in the studio. That vision is the visceral combination of heavy electronic industrial rock mixed with personal lyrics and just the right balance of hooks and noise. Blue Eyed Christ is the combination of John’s experimental Chicago Trax background mixed with the pop and polished sheen he brings to other Artists. In 1991, while still in his teens, Chicago’s John D. Norten signed his first international recording contract under the band name Blue Eyed Christ to famed Belgian EBM label KK Records. The first Album, Leaders + Followers, was released that same year. Blue Eyed Christ still enjoys a loyal following today and Leaders +Followers is considered an EBM classic.

In 1995 John recorded the second Blue Eyed Christ Album, Crash, while working at Chicago Trax Recording Studios. At the same time he assembled an intense live band that helped further create a buzz throughout the music industry.

2002 saw the release of the third Blue Eyed Christ album, American Whore, with a new Los Angeles Live band taking on the underground club circuit.

With a new studio savvy, 2014 saw the release of A Rush and a Thrill, a whirlwind ride straight into the world of Blue Eyed Christ. Eric Zimmerman (SoundgardenNine Inch NailsMinistry) directed the decadent “Freakshow” concept video short recorded on Halloween of that year.

A chance meeting at an art event in 2015 led to the formation of Trash Deity with Groovie Man (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult). Metropolis Records caught wind and released the debut Trash Deity Album, Cross & Divide, Sept 2018.

Energized by the current chaos and state of the world, John is releasing the first Blue Eyed Christ Album in 6 years, World on Fire.

World on Fire combines the energy and political anthems on my first album mixed with the personal themes I’m also known for. It’s time to get this message out there again and that message is loud and angry. My songwriting and production has never been better”

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BLOODYWOOD COMBATS LOSS WITH CANINE THEMED MUSIC VIDEO, “YAAD”.

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New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Yaad.” Shot in between the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and urban India, the music video celebrates the universal human experience of love and loss through a moving story between a man and his companion dog.

“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be, says Karan Katiyar, Bloodywood’s Founder/guitarist, “I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day. I wanted the video to show the bond between a man and his dog to highlight its message.”

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In spirit of the message within the song and video, Bloodywood funded the purchase of an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation, who had to recently scrap their existing ambulance due to overuse and break-downs and were in dire need of a new one.

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The new ambulance, which will help save the lives of over 27,000 homeless animals in the National Capital Region of India over the next 5 years, was purchased by the band using the profits made on their very successful 2019 debut tour of Europe named Raj Against the Machine Tour and through their crowdfunding page on Patreon.

Bloodywood were scheduled to make their US debut at the Sonic Temple Festival which has been cancelled due to the CoronaVirus. Karan adds, “We had the US tour planned and we have dates in Europe in August, We are very sad we didn’t get to play for our American fans, and hope our August European festival dates don’t get cancelled. No matter what happens in 2020 we will be back in 2021”

The European Festival Dates:
07/08 @ Bloodstock Festival – Derby, UK
08/09 @ Alcatraz Festival (Swamp Stage) – Kortrijk, BE
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, DE
08/15 @ Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, DE

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Bloodywood is a metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian folk instruments with metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon, yet distinctly characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.

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Justin ‡ Symbol Twists Heavy Industrial Metal with Trap and Electro on Official Music Video for “Trash Fire

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Multi-genre artist Justin ‡ Symbol has released the official music video for “Trash Fire (ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare)”. Directed & Shot by Ricky Rubinson, “Trash Fire” is off of the artist’s new album, Candy Man.

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“On this album, I threw the rule book aside of what people think I am supposed to be. I took trap, metal, goth/industrial, witch house, and techno and threw it in a blender. All of my influences are present, and I am creating the album I would most want to hear. ‘Candy Man’ is the soundtrack to my version of the Apocalypse: it’s colorful, it’s sexual, it’s psychedelic, it’s dark and it’s fun at the same time. Why should the end of the world be boring?”

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1. End Times
2. The Prophets of Nothing
3. Trash Fire ft. VoKillz & Angel Nightmare
4. Lust
5. Mothra ft. DJ Swamp
6. Gummy Worm ft. DJ Swamp
7. Candy Man
8. Asexual
9. A New Hell
10. The Devil You Know
11. Weeble Wobble
12. Bad Bitch ft. Sonique, Trash Can Cut
13. Rising Star ft. DJ Swamp, Sidney Black

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SANGRE Releases Official Music Video for “Death March”

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Southern California based Metal Band SANGRE has released the official music video for “Death March,” off of their upcoming album, Mas Fuerte Que La Muerte (Stronger Than Death), due out 12/13/2019. Shot at Fuel Music Studios in Fullerton, CA, the video for “Death March” features the band members experiencing different types of stresses from overdue bills, depression, work related issues, eviction, alcohol abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

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“‘Death March,’ lyrically, touches on the current situation of ‘living wages’ vs ‘cost of living,’ focusing on the stress, depression, and neglect of personal health and family while just trying to survive in this high demand world. The phenomenon is an actual epidemic in Japan known as ‘Karoshi’ or ‘overworking to survive,’ which in many cases results in suicides or fatigue leading to death.” – Henry Sanchez (Vocals)

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SANGRE have long since made their mark on California’s Metal Scene & beyond.

With over 15 years on the musical frontlines this band has come to learn that longevity requires the commitment, unmatched work ethic, creative energy, and unshakable determination that is central to their ethos.

SANGRE has toured extensively throughout the United States & Mexico, and most recently made their UK debut performing @ Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 in Derbyshire, England.

Over the years the band’s undeniable hard work and outstanding performances earned them slots at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2010 & 2012, followed by the 2013 Jagermeister Music U.S. Tour as direct support to one of Latin America’s biggest bands, Molotov.

In 2015 Sangre was selected by their sponsor, Jägermeister to perform at “Welcome To Rockville” music festival in Jacksonville, Florida.

With a diverse sound and influences from across the spectrum of Heavy Metal, Sangre can and has opened for some of the biggest names in the genre such as, SlayerSlipknotKornMarilyn MansonIn FlamesMinistryMotorheadAnthraxSepulturaSoilworkSoulflyKillswitch EngageLamb Of GodCarcassSuffocationGojiraBrujeriaChimairaSuicidal TendenciesHatebreedThe Black Dahlia MurderSix Feet UnderSuicide SilenceWhitechapel, and many more!

The name they’ve created via years of Perseverance and a DIY attitude has caught the attention of many people in the music industry, one of those being, Metal ambassador Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal DJ & Headbangers Ball host) who to this day plays SANGRE on his satellite radio shows and even joined the band on stage to perform their cover of the Brujeria classic, “Matando Gueros”.

Speaking of Brujeria, that band has taken Sangre out on tour a few times over the years and in 2014 invited Sangre vocalist, Henry Sanchez to join them as their second vocalist. Henry would take on the stage name “El Sangron” and has played over 200 shows on 5 continents with the band since his inception.

SANGRE spent 2019 touring with Brujeria, with Sanchez performing in both, opening with Sangre and closing the shows with Brujeria, throughout Europe and the UK.

Put simply, SANGRE eats, sleeps, sweats, and bleeds Heavy Metal! This band represents the musical equivalent of an unstoppable juggernaut careering through any, every, and all obstacles that the road would cast in its way.

With an all consuming hunger to succeed in getting their music to the masses and band to the top of the industry, SANGRE is here, Pay close attention.

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DISPOSITIONS Release Official Music Video for “Pitiful”

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

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

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

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

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A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION Releases “Becoming” Official Music Video and Album

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Toronto, ON based Dark Alternative Rock Band A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION has released the official music video for “Becoming.” Directed by A.P.E. and Davey Bones, “Becoming” is the title track off of the band’s recent album, out now on Metropolis Records.

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“Becoming” for me is the culmination of my life’s work. It’s the album I always dreamed of making. It takes all of our influences as a band and wraps them up into one package.

When we started “A Primitive Evolution” we had no idea where it might take us. I feel so proud that were able to create and write this album together as a team and collaborate with friends and people who inspire us.” – A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION

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Track List:
1. I Am An Infinite Cycle
2. Who’s Your Maker?
3. The Beauty
4. Close Your Eyes
5. Ghost
6. Dead Skies
7. We Are The Truth
8. Becoming
9. Skeleton
10. Picturesque Hell
11. Better Off Dead
12. Live Forever
13. Echo

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A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION will also be joining PIG and CYANOTIC on their Fall 2019, Divine Descent US Tour.

“We are thrilled to be going out on this tour with PIG and Cyanotic. The last year has been a whirlwind of emotions for us. Signing to Metropolis Records was a big win but we also lost a very good friend and producer of our first album, Matthew von Wagner.

We look forward to unleashing some of these emotions on the stage in his honour.

This is our first extended US tour so we really can’t wait to connect with fans old and new in these cities.” ~ Brett

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Tour Dates:
09/19 @ Sneaky Dee’s Toronto, ON *
09/20 @ @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY *
09/21 @ Phantasy Nightclub Cleveland OH *
09/23 @ Small’s – Detroit, MI
09/24 @ Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
09/25 @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
09/26 @ Bar XIII – Wilmington, DE
09/28 @ Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
09/29 @ Fallout – Richmond, VA
09/30 @ Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10/01 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
10/02 @ Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
10/03 @ The Goat – New Orleans, LA
10/04 @ The Crackfox – St Louis, MO
10/05 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/06 @ Mortimers – Minneapolis, MN

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A Primitive Evolution is:
Brett Carruthers on Vocals, Guitars and Synths
Steph Misayo Seki on Bass and Synths
Stu Dead on Drums, Percussion and Dirty Beats

Out of the primordial soup comes A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.). Given the gift of sentience, they are here to create a constantly evolving soundtrack to our world with their dark, alternative rock music. With its current release of full length recording “Becoming” the bands next mutation is underway. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios in Toronto, ON the album features collaborations with Writer / Producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Audio Engineer Kenny Luong (MetricCancer Bats). In partnership with Metropolis Records, the band and label unleashed Becoming together, worldwide on October 5th. 2018. Known to be raw and visceral, with soul and beauty: A Primitive Evolution is best consumed at extremely loud volumes!

Awarded “Best Rock Band” by the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards, A Primitive Evolution has toured extensively, showcased at prestigious festivals CMWNXNE & Indie Week Canada and received strong support from Canadian Music Industry stalwarts Alan Cross (CFNY 102.1 The Edgeajournalofmusicalthings.com) and George Stroumboulopoulos (MuchMusicCBC).

Pulling together a complex array of influences including Nine Inch NailsMuseThe CureToolThe ProdigyMinistryRadioheadU2VivaldiAlice in ChainsGuns N’ Roses and more, A Primitive Evolution’s rhythm-based attack blurs the lines of rock, electronica and all aspects between.

“Creation is evolution” observes A.P.E. singer Brett Carruthers, “that’s what I figure we’re trying to say with A Primitive Evolution. As evolved as we think we are as humans or animals, we are very much at the beginning of the evolution of mankind. We have so much to learn and yet so much has changed in the last hundred years. We have a long way to go as a species. We want our band to reflect that too, showing our raw emotions, doing it out of instinct and evolving naturally; not overthinking, just having some fun existing on this planet.”

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “Me Against the World;” Announces Fall Tour with Adelitas Way

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Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “Me Against the World.” Originally premiered on Billboard, “Me Against the World” was shot in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is the debut single off of their upcoming, yet to be named LP.

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“I love that we can proudly represent who we are and where we come from by incorporating the Black Hills into the visual aspect of the music.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

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Catch BLACKLITE DISTRICT LIVE with ADELITA’S WAY:
09/27 @ Jakes – Lubbock, TX
09/28 @ OK City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
09/29 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/02 @ Parish House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/03 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
10/04 @ Iron City – Birmingham, AL
10/05 @ Exit / In – Nashville, TN
10/06 @ 37 Main – Buford, GA
10/09 @ New Brookland – Columbia, SC
10/10 @ Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/11 @ Buddha Rock Club – Ft. Myers, FL
10/12 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
10/13 @ Rawhyde Live – Ocala, FL
10/16 @ Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
10/17 @ Roadhouse – Cherry Point, NC
10/18 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
10/19 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/20 @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
10/23 @ HMAC – Harrisburg, PA
10/24 @ Basement – Columbus, OH
10/25 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN

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Blacklite District has experienced a meteoric rise over the past several months, with their YouTube following edging near 100,000 in less than a year and their wildly popular Minecraft videos–“Cold As Ice” and “The Struggle”–garnering around 70 million views cumulatively. Says Kyle, “I work with multiple major YouTube channels that promote my music to a huge worldwide audience. It’s been amazing as an independent artist of this generation to reach an audience of this size.” As a result of their rapidly expanding youth audience, the duo has seen incredible online sales and Spotify streams and playlistings, as well as significant Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard charting.

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VERSUS ME Release Official Music Video for “Give Me a Reason”

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Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released the official music video for “Give Me a Reason,” the third single off of their upcoming LP, CONTINUOUS, due out 9/13/2019.

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“From the first time we demoed out ‘Give Me A Reason’ we knew that it was going to be a special one. Instrumentally that song just had a way of capturing your attention and we wanted to make sure that we put vocals to match. The song is about an having an addiction and needing to separate yourself from that. That could be anything from drinking, drugs, gambling, video games….you name it. This is our first “lighter” single off the album so it gives everyone a taste of the variety that’s going to be on this album. There is a song on ‘Continuous’ for everyone. Remember, pick up the album on 9/13!” – VERSUS ME

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Track List:
1. Give Me A Reason
2. Far Behind
3. Up At Night
4. Flatline
5. Moments
6. Heavy Breathing
7. You Lift Me
8. Miss Out
9. Override (Interlude)
10. Obsolete
11. Not Going Back
12. Talk Too Much
13. Left Here (Josh Napert Remix)

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VERSUS ME, from Janesville, Wisconsin is a band for today’s subcultural and mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a sophomore album featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative PressRocksoundKerrang!

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the attention of the diehard fans who drive the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show that their music, and all good music, can help people with life toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with every person they can, whether to talk about music, or to learn about where people are coming from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible.

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STRENGTH BETRAYED Release Official Music Video for “War Torn”

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Christian Hard Rock Band STRENGTH BETRAYED has released the official music video for their new single, “War Torn,” the title track off of their upcoming EP, due out 9/28/2019.

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“The word ‘War-Torn’ evokes images of battle and ruin. Of bloodshed and death. The word also evokes the human element of emotion, brother against brother, human against human. With an album that hopes to catch your attention and keep you enjoying the ride, War-torn reminds us all that not all battles involve physical combat.” – STRENGTH BETRAYED

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Strength Betrayed was formed 2014 with band members Taylor (Drummer), Jacob (Lead Guitar), Seth (Bassist), and Thomas (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar). Strength Betrayed is a Christian Rock band that believes in sharing the love of Jesus, but also being honest about the message we deliver. The name “Strength Betrayed” comes from the biblical story of Sampson and serves as a reminder to the band that the strengths that are given to us can betray us if we allow our strengths to go to our heads, consume our lives, destroy the lives of others through inflated egos and self-importance.

The mission of Strength Betrayed is to provide heavy, high energy and meaningful music to those who would listen, to reach out to all people from all walks of life, to provide hope for the hurting and to let them know that they are not alone in their struggles. Each of us have a past. Each of us hurt. Each of us make mistakes. But each of us were made to be more. We are not our struggles. We are not our sins. We have weaknesses and strengths. We are Strength Betrayed.

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FRANK PALANGI Releases Official Music Video for “Set Me Free”

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New York Indie-Rock Recording Artist FRANK PALANGI has released the official music video for his single, “Set Me Free.” Directed and Edited by Cameron Gallagher, “Set Me Free” is the title single off of his self-produced / mixed EP.

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“This felt like the next step with my budget – mixing and producing skills on the EP to do myself for the 1st time after working with Brian Craddock from Daughtry on the first single Break These Chains. Taking a chance I have to admit it was a bit scary with taking on everything ahah.” – Frank Palangi

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Track List:
1. Set Me Free
2. Break These Chains
3. Rise
4. Working Man
5. Live it Up
6. Set Me Free (Acoustic)

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Singer | Songwriter | Guitarist | Musician | Rocker – Home grown New York Indie-Rock Recording Artist. Frank Palangi fuels a refreshing positive outlook with his quote “NO PLAN B” that acts as his mission. Serving up a feeding frenzy of edgy heavy guitars, deep n gritty vocals and a modern yet post grunge – old school rock tone. Starting out after leaving high school with a solid support system backing, Frank’s dream of music began a few years later on a path that led to the 2011 debut self-titled Frank Palangi EP. Influenced by bands from the 80’s (MetallicaOzzyDef LeppardMegadeth), 90’s (CreedGodsmack3 Doors Down), 2000’s (DaughtryThree Days GraceShinedown), he sculpted his musical motifs in the music mecca Nashville, TN. Leading up after with the I Am Ready EP – Set Me Free EP and an upcoming untitled 4th EP, working with various industry producers and national act band members from Day of Fire – Pillar – Kelly Clarkson – Daughry and Saving Abel. Frank isn’t the stereotypical rocker with the rocknroll lifestyle you may think they are viewed as. From early childhood he learned to adapt to his chronic medical illnesses that impacted his decisions in his everyday life. Turning it all around, he used it to bring his dreams into reality saying “I have no Plan B backing down on my dreams.”

With Palangi’s self promotion, dedication, and determination to his craft, his energetic live performances steadily grew his fanbase with online social media support. Frank has kicked down doors landing opening slots in North East Region with major performers such as: 3 Doors DownRed Sun RisingBuckcherryCandleboxAaron Lewis (Staind), StarsetKip WingerJack Russell’s Great WhiteLacey Sturm (Flyleaf), FUELMarcy PlaygroundTRAPT with Smile Empty Soul / Candlelight Red / Veer UnionPowerman 5000 with HEDPEStars Go DimYoung GunsHURTJess Malin (D-Generation), and indie acts Moriah Formica (The Voice), IM5Spiritual RezProspect HillBad AxisHindenbergSirsyDelukaSilversyde along with winning a slot in Upstate NY with the Rocknderby Festival featuring MegedethShinedownDokkenLike A StormCoheed and Cambria, and The Uproar Festival featuring Alice in Chains / Jane’s Addiction.

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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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SHARONE Releases Official Music Video for “Cold”!

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Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official music video for her newest single, “Cold.” Directed by Kyle Lamarof Digital Myle and SHARONE herself, “Cold” is the first single and video off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7th, 2019.

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“Sharing a part of your soul with another who leaches passion and life will undeniably cause one to change.

In the moment it’s easy to deny; to accept you are the problem. By doing this you are stifling the creative passion that makes you an individual leaving that leach standing in victory whilst you suffer internally. Isolation and solitude become your only solace. They’ll leave you waiting until the wounds pulling the passion out of your veins hopefully close up. Even then, are you free?” – SHARONE

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Channeling chaos into art, Sharone erupted onto the Denver music scene as a solo artist in 2014 playing local DIY venues; since then she has gone on to play venues such as Marquis TheaterBluebird Theater, and Gothic Theater, playing festivals, and opening for bands such as One-Eyed-DollThe Birthday MassacreFuelSaving AbelDavey SuicideTantricHell’s Belles, and Stitched Up Heart. The atmospheric and melodramatic music of Evanescence and the psychedelic blues of Black Sabbath inspired Sharone to start performing her music live, and to eventually release her 2017 demo album, Storm.

Despite sustaining a dark and nearly melancholy tone on recordings, the gothic artist’s live shows are nothing short of energetic, full of heavy piano riffs, pulsing rhythms, and enthralling theatrics. From emerging from a coffin to jumping off of monitors and captivating contortions, Sharone captures the interest of each audience member through her piercing stage chemistry with her live musicians, and her ever-growing theatrics.

In the spring of 2017, the singer left her mark on the Denver music scene with the release of her first rock album Storm. Following the release, underwent a complete lineup change in her band, and came back stronger than ever with the reincarnation of her dark sound: Enchiridion of Nightmares (2018).

“Like a series of dark fairy tales, Enchiridion of Nightmares the new album from dark [rocker] Sharone, captivates, seduces, and haunts. Each of its notes, let alone songs, comes with a shadow to [her] beauty, melancholy to [her] light, and intimacy to [her] grandeur with it all colluding in an adventure which just steals the imagination from everyday reality.

There is a rich cinematic and theatre-esque feel to Enchiridion of Nightmares which equally adds to its captivation; indeed its songs entwine an influence of horror movies, vintage and modern, into their personal nightmares. With just as richly layered and dramatic sounds to its exploration, the album is a persistent unveiling of new twists and shadows listen by listen. On our first meeting intrigue soaked the pleasure, through a couple more captivation, each subsequent listen leading to the inescapable bewitchment these words spring from.”
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Sharone followed up the release with three exhilarating summer and fall tours, reaching audiences across the western, central, and eastern United States, and is currently working on her third studio album. This unique rock artist is destined for success in the metal and goth rock realm.

Sharone’s third studio album, ‘Reflection’, is due out December 7th, 2019.

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MORELAND THE SHOOTING Release Official Music Video for Poignant New Single, “Moreland”

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Post Hardcore, Progressive Metal Band MORELAND THE SHOOTING has released the official music video for their single, “Moreland.” Directed by Mike Hale and filmed in Atlanta, GA, “Moreland” is an act of social activism featuring memorials built for victims of gun violence.

The band would like to extend special thanks and recognition to Somber Johnston for her participation in the project.

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“‘Moreland’ was written to inspire compassion and relay the human condition of living in the city. It is based on a true story and is dedicated to the victims and survivors of gun violence.”

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Moreland the Shooting offers listeners an unapologetic perspective on life in Atlanta. With a melodic approach to progressive rock, their songs reveal a firsthand account of tragedy and crime all too familiar to those who have walked down the same roads.

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VERSUS ME Release Official Music Video for “Far Behind”

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Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released the official music video for “Far Behind,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, CONTINUOUS, due out 9/13/2019.

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Continuous has been a long time in the making. This album is a combination of all the styles that this band is capable of achieving. We feel like we really touched on a lot of different elements satisfying for Versus Me fans, yet inviting for new ones. Our first single, “Far Behind” is fast and sets the pace for the album. Riffs and catchy choruses…..what more would you want to kick off a record?! – James (Vocals)

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VERSUS ME, from Janesville, Wisconsin is a band for today’s subcultural and mainstream pop crowds alike. They have crafted a sophomore album featuring the type of crowd-ready anthems heard in stadiums on the One Direction/5 Seconds Of Summer world tour, while simultaneously harnessing the heaviness and earnest delivery found each year on the Warped Tour’s main stage and in the pages of Alternative PressRocksoundKerrang!

Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the attention of the diehard fans who drive the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show that their music, and all good music, can help people with life toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with every person they can, whether to talk about music, or to learn about where people are coming from and who they are.

Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible.

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SAY NEVER Release Official Music Video for “Do it Again (featuring Billy Grey)”!

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Heavy Rock Band SAY NEVER has released the official music video for their single, “Do it Again (featuring Billy Grey).”

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“Do It Again” is a positive, upbeat blue collar tune with a head bobbing tempo about letting loose and having fun with friends after a long hard week at work. All of us can easily relate to this type of song and we all know that feeling of happiness when the weekend rolls around. “Do It Again” soars with its driving bass guitar, heavy drums, guitar tones that are dialed in just right and that feeling that it’s party time so let’s “blow off some steam”. – SAY NEVER

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VETERANS OF THE THRIVING ATLANTA, GA. MUSIC SCENE, JONATHAN PRUITT AND PAUL LAWRENCE TEAMED UP TO FORM SAY NEVER. A ENERGETIC STAGE SHOW COUPLED WITH CRAFTING POWERFULLY RELATABLE SONGS THAT CONTAIN STRONG MELODY AND HOOKS ROOTED IN ROCK, GRUNGE, COUNTRY AND METAL. RICK GATHEMAN AND BEN SUMPTER HAVE JOINED THE RANKS AND SOLIDIFIED THE BANDS LINEUP.

HEARING THE CROWD SINGING ALONG WITH THE SONGS AND DROWNING OUT THE STAGE MONITORS IS WHAT FUELS THE FIRES OF SAY NEVER. SONGS LIKE “DO IT AGAIN”, “GIVING UP”, “THE BOTTLE” AND “BREATHE AGAIN” CLEARLY PROVES THAT SAY NEVER IS NOT A ONE TRICK PONY.

THE GUYS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON RECORDING A SELECT BATCH OF SONGS AT LEDBELLY SOUND STUDIOS WITH ENGINEER MATT WASHBURN AND THE BAND’S DEBUT SINGLE “GIVING UP” HAS BEEN MIXED BY RICH “THE DUKE OF METAL” WARD (STUCK MOJO, FOZZY) THE SONG AND VIDEO ARE SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.

THANK YOU FOR SPENDING SOME TIME AND GETTING TO KNOW US, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OUT ON THE ROAD.
“Amazing live shows!” – “Tom Lanzilloti” Columbia A&R

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WATCH ME BREATHE Releases Official Music Video for “Feel Alright”

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released the official music video for their new single, “Feel Alright,” via TLG / INgrooves.

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“This was one of those tracks where I knew it was special right away. I was jumping and dancing around the studio like a lunatic because I could just clearly feel that we’d struck something new and exciting. The vibe of the song is somewhat unlike anything we’ve made before; there’s something about the wildness and the darkness of the whole thing that I’m extremely excited about and proud of.” – Jake Ward

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From the very beginning, Watch Me Breathe has been all about honesty and authenticity. Lead singer Jake Aaron Ward formed the band in 2017 purely out of frustration. “As a solo artist, I just got fed up with trying to write music only to please other people. Watch Me Breathe is really an experiment that says: what would I write if nobody else was listening?”
The results of that experiment have been surprising. In the short time since the release of their debut LP The Lighter Side of Darkness in February 2018, Watch Me Breathe has already accrued well over 150K views on YouTube and over 50K streams on Spotify…and the numbers keep growing.

When it comes to making albums, this particular band has an unusual process not unlike that of Tame Impala or Bon Iver: Ward (a proficient multi-instrumentalist) writes, performs, records, mixes, and masters every song entirely by himself, in his own California home studio. He jokingly explains “I just kind of suck at collaborating.” He cites an eclectic range of influences, including Peter GabrielThe PoliceImogen HeapGoo Goo Dolls, and a whole slew of underground progressive metal bands that have helped shape his unique guitar parts and complex rhythmic patterns. In concert, the band performs as a power trio, with Ward covering guitar and lead vocals, while bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward handle the rhythm section.

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IAN ABEL Releases Official Music Video for “Shoes”

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L.A. Based Singer / Songwriter IAN ABEL has released the official music video for his single, “Shoes.”
“I wrote this song at the age of 19 with a guy out of Nashville named Mike Cullison. I’ve held onto it because I knew the world needed to hear it and now they are.” – IAN ABEL

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“Shoes” was previously featured in a special pro-wrestling All Elite Wresting DOUBLE OR NOTHING vignette promoting the match between brothers CODY and DUSTIN RHODES.

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Ian Abel Band, is a rock outfit made up of accomplished young musicians in Los Angeles, California. Lead singer, guitar player and primary song-writer, Ian Abel, formed the band with no purpose other than creating new and fresh music for Rock N Roll fans everywhere.

Originally from Louisville Kentucky, Ian Abel, connected with New York drummer, Kenny Schwartz, and high school friend, Westray Tackett, in Los Angeles in early 2017. Together with the help of their friend and master audio engineer, Jon Graber, they began tracking an 11 song album in 2018 at United Recording.

The first song released from that recording session, titled “Shoes”, was licensed in May of 2019 to All Elite Wresting for a promotional video for the historic fight between Cody & Dustin Rhodes at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.

Since then, Ian Abel Band added bassist Karthik Suresh, played the world famous Troubadour and began working with legendary rock manager Rob McDermott (Mad Mac Ent.). Big guitars, big drums and even bigger hooks. That’s what the Ian Abel Band is all about.

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EMMA GARELL Releases Official Music Video for “Destination Anaheim”

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Richmond, VA based THE EMMA GARELL BAND has released the official music video for “Destination Anaheim.”

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“It was worth the wait…and all the blood, sweat and tears to find pure sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.” – EMMA GARELL

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Catch EMMA GARELL Live:
07/10 @ The Dark Room – Richmond, VA
07/16 @ The Camel – Richmond, VA w/ CoagulateTelKill the Druid
07/26 @ Hardywood – Richmond, VA w/ Deep Vinyl Groove

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WILD PLANES Release High Energy, Official Music Video for “Money”

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New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio.

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Singin ‘N’ Slingin is the best body of work we’ve written so far. From start to finish, its rockin and groovin. We wanted to pay homage to our rock n roll roots and we did just that! Our leading track, ‘Money,’ is about what we all love and hate…..Money! We wanted to write about Money lyrically within the verses from both sides, having a lot and not having enough. In the end, Money makes this funny world go round. As a band we are wild, funny and always having a good time. This EP captures who we are. There are great rockin tunes like “The Hunter” and “Im Back” which are then rounded out with ” We Don’t Know This” and “Drunk” which each have a story of their own.
We are very excited for this release and be sure to crank it up while you’re listening! Now lets get wild!” – Wild Planes
Track List:
1. Money
2. The Hunter
3. We Dont Know This
4. Drunk
5. I’m Back

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Wild Planes is a rock band based out of New York City consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a “wild” band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise fusing Rock “N” Roll and Pop.

Wild Planes was founded by Andre and Kris. Jimmy was added prior to a number of large gigs that were coming up for the band. The instant chemistry between the three is what makes the band such a contagious good time. The fellas have been inseparable and unstoppable since their first rehearsal together in January of 2016.

Their debut EP,

On The Rocks” was released in September of 2016 and consists of four fan favorites “Not Too Young To Die”, “Tell Nobody”, “Another Lover”, and “Lonely”. The band has spent the past three years touring the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. Notable shows consists of opening for CeeLo Green, Alive@Five Stamford, ROCKLAHOMA (AEG), Seattle Hempfest as well as being featured on “Good Morning America” with Ginger Zee.

The band will be releasing their debut EP Singin ‘N’ Slingin May 30th.

“You guys are the Duran Duran of our time”
– Don Jameson (That Metal Show, Sirius XM)

“There is no plausible reason why within the next year this band cannot be international stars”
– Total Order Magazine

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CARRY THE CROWN Releases Official Music Video for “Caught in the Middle”

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Lincoln, UK based Alternative Rock Band CARRY THE CROWN has released their first explosive track of 2019, “Caught in the Middle,” off of their new double single, I Know You.

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“This track is about the struggle between the life you want and the one you have to live. We feel this is a mature step forward for us which shows our direction and sound perfectly. A mix of raw emotion and anthemic power.” – CARRY THE CROWN

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Track List:
1. Caught in the Middle
2. Planmaker

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Carry The Crown are bringing their energy driven version of modern alt rock to the forefront of the music scene across the UK. Known for their thrilling stage performances, they bring their catchy and anthemic sounds and mix them with a stage show that the crowds love.

With an exciting commercial image, the boys both look and sound the part as a major band for the future. This, mixed with exposure from the BBC Introducing platform, has led to the band being featured by Huw Stephens on his Radio 1 show.

After the success of their first EP they are back with a matured sound that perfectly brings together the melodic vocals of bands like You Me At Six and smashes them together with the bouncy guitar work of Don Broco.

The band are driven beyond belief and have achieved more in their first year than even they could have expected. After meeting in Lincoln one night and talking about their love of live music the idea for Carry The Crown was born. Since that date the fan base and support has exploded and fans are crying out for more of what CTC are creating.

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SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Broken Morning”

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Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the achingly dark official music video for their single, “Broken Morning,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched. Originally premiered on mxdwn.com, “Broken Morning” is directed and edited by Duncan Catterall.

“‘Broken Morning’ arose from an unsettling space between anger, sadness and disbelief..A truly dark place filled with bittersweet melodies. The sound of a heart breaking in a cyclone of lost love and pain.”” – Shaheena Dax (Vocals and Bass)

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“The 80’s New Wave influences are unmistakable in this one. I immediately was reminded of The Church with the intro (“Under the Milky Way”). I hear a great deal of influence from The Cure and the like as well. The way that Dax almost breathes the verses, then changes to a harder voice singing her warning for the chorus, is very intriguing. This, by far, is my favorite on the entire EP”. – Carox Rox – BANGS! Music & Entertainment

Broken Morning is a skillful manipulator of ears and appetite even as it instantly reveals a much warmer and calmer nature. That is no chain to an instinctive catchiness and creative eagerness though, the song devilishly impossible to resist joining in with especially when faced with one contagion laced chorus and again a swinging energy which enlivens the body and spirit of song and listener alike. There is something, if right now indefinably, familiar to the track but a hue which only adds to its compelling design and persuasion”. – The RingMaster Review

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Track List:
1. Bones
2. Broken Morning
3. Ashes
4. Time

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She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson(Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars.

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CHOUT Releases “Seasons” Music Video From New LP ‘Dogwater’

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South Chicago based Rock Band CHOUT have released the official music video for their single, “Seasons,” off of their newest LP, Dogwater. Garnering immediate attention from no less than Loudwire, Metal Injection, and MetalSucks, the ALICE IN CHAINS influenced band is positioned to lead the simmering front of 90s grunge revival with a new, 3 song EP slated to drop in the next few weeks.

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“Seasons’ is a song written about battling mental illness. The chorus ‘Seasons cry for no one’ is a play on words referencing seasonal depression directly, but the song is meant to represent an internal struggle with one’s demons.” – Brendan Maier (Chout)

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Track List:
1. Seasons
2. So Long Long Gone
3. Restless Heart
4. All Has Been Done
5. Pick Me Up
6. Out Of Time
7. Thin Ice
8. To Lose

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Chout is a Rock band from South Chicago formed in 2018 by vocalist Brendan Maier, guitarist Matt Morgan, bassist Rocco Gilsdorf, and drummer Joel Matinez. Childhood friends since elementary school, they are truly a band of brothers. The four have been writing songs together since the age of 13, drawing influences from all realms of the musical spectrum. While remaining faithful to the 90’s influence, Chout combines both classic metal riffs and modern upbeat songwriting, with a new progressive sound.

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ALBORN Releases Official Music Video for “Full Circle”

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Illinois based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALBORN has released the official music video for their single, “Full Circle.” The single was produced by  MORGAN ROSE of SEVENDUST and THE ATTIC in Geneseo, IL, while the video was filmed and edited by Freddy D’Angelo and Jordan Hageman.

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“Working with Sevendust’s Morgan Rose and the guys at The Attic has been an absolute honor and great learning experience; everyone had a ton of great input that helped mold “Full Circle.” We’re beyond thrilled with the response that we’ve gotten from the track so far and are anxious to see how far it can take us.” – ALBORN

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TESTAROSSA Release Official Music Video for “MOTHER LOVER”

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Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for “Mother Lover,” off of their upcoming, debut LP, Don’t Be Late For the Party. directed/produced by Steven Billings and Joe Potts, “Mother Lover” features guest vocals by Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRA).

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“Mother Lover (Mthr Lvr) is the product of years of hard work and endless frustrations. From the song’s raunchy guitar intro and 13 second opening scream to the contagiously catchy chorus and the 48 second display of guitar mastery, the energy emitted is guaranteed to kick you right in the teeth. The song is taken to the next level with the help of Danny Worsnop on guest vocals. Danny also appears in the music video. Mother Lover is a step back into the familiar territory of what rock-n-roll used to be and what rock-n-roll should be. Don’t take it too seriously. Just sit back, crank the radio up, and get ready to party.” – Testarossa

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Testarossa is a four piece Rock-N-Roll extravaganza hailing from the suburbs of Charlotte, NC. The sounds produced by the band are reminiscent of past decades, but still retain a fresh, modern vibe. The thunderous sounds produced by Buddy Radford’s drum kit are enough to make Tommy Lee blush. Blake Webb, the bassist, has a remarkable ability to hold a groove and lend a solid foundation for some infectious hooks. Jordan West’s guitar work is second to none and is eerily evocative of guitar virtuoso from days gone by. Take the sonic masterpiece created by the three, then add Colten Bell’s bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged howling vocals and the results are like nothing else. Testarossa can only be described as Rock-N-Roll. The songs are carefully crafted to induce an uncontrollable urge to party and sing along. Subject matters of their songs range from tongue ‘n’ cheek teenage angst and overtly confident claims of unrivaled passion — all the way to losing close friends to addiction and unrequited love. A live performance from Testarossa is a wide ranging, rollercoaster of emotion that never loses focus on the main objective, having a good time. The sounds emitted by Testarossa are bound to make your body shake like a bad ball joint in your daddy’s 1989 Z28 Camaro.

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