SPURGE Release True to Life, Covid Informed Official Music Video for “57”

Atlanta, GA based, Alternative Rock band SPURGE has released the official music video for “57,” off of their newest EP, Crown. Produced and directed by Daniel Medina, “57” was inspired by the internationally experienced isolation during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and features stylized imagery of the individual band members’ lives as they continue through an uncertain “new normal.”

“’57’ is a song about whether or not we have any control over our fate. Inspired by COVID keeping the band stuck in their homes for about a year, it comes from a feeling of slowly losing our grips and becoming somewhat numb. For about 6 months prior to writing the song, our bassist (Jen Hodges) kept seeing the number 57 everywhere. Initially, freaked out by the repetition, she thought it was an omen of bad things to come; ultimately, she decided to write a song about it in order to work out her apparent superstitions and flip her mind into viewing it as a good omen.” – SPURGE

Track List:
1. NC Flow
2. Neumatic Weiner Tube
3. 57
4. A Skunk in Possom’s Clothing
5. Furud
6. Traveling

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The band’s most recent EP, Crown, was mixed by Dom Gryzbon and includes solos by Phil VastaNick LandtCharles Von Kanel and Greg Hendler. An album release party is being organized for a Fall 2021 date in Atlanta, GA.

Spurge started in Nashville 2013 when Jen (bass) started writing instrumental music for her own amusement. She felt she had found her voice sonically during the creation of “The Untitled EP” and decided to play a few local live shows. She recruited the drummer in her previous band, a local metal guitarist and a jazz college student. They were received warmly in the scene. In 2015 Jen got a promotion and moved to Atlanta. She had to rebuild the band. She kept the same formula. Gospel drummer, metal guitarist, and jazz guitarist, This current iteration has played with Thank You Scientist, and Tony McAlpine. When COVID hit, the group recorded their latest, Crown. They are planning a secret show this fall in Atlanta to celebrate the release of Crown. They are also releasing a video for the EP’s first single, “57,” this fall. The current line up is Jen on bass (Berklee grad, gigging musician.) Charles on guitar (gigging musician, gear head and tech wizard.) Marlon on drums (musical family, marching band, gospel, R&B.) Ben on lead guitar (gigging musician, shreddy Krueger.)

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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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GLOSTIK WILLY Releases Single and Official Music Video for “Fall Away”!

Indiana based, Hippy Metal band GLOSTIK WILLY has released their new single and official music video for “Fall Away.” Filmed by Eric Stewart, “Fall Away” is off of the band’s upcoming EP, Hippy Metal, due early 2021 via The Label Group / INgrooves.

“We feel our Hippy Metal will finally define what Glostik Willy is. Our music has always been unique and not easily described by standard genres. Hippy Metal combines our progressive/shred side with classic rock/heavy metal elements to create a unique vintage sound. The record is being mixed by 5 time grammy award winner Chris Lord-Alge and features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Daru Jones (Jack White), Steve Sweney (ekoostik Hookah), and more.” – GLOSTIK WILLY

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Track List:
1. You Won’t Last
2. Here We Go
3. Fall Away
4. Back Room

Glostik Willy is a Hippy Metal band from Indiana made up of brothers Jay Moe & Ralf Mowf, and lifelong partner in rock, Buddha Aguilar. Glostik’s unique style has helped them to become a top midwest rock band. A variety of influences combined with years of crafting, has created a monster that can be seen every time the band takes the stage.

Glostik has been touring nationally in the US since 2015, released 2 full-length studio albums, and has hosted more than 7 music festivals. Currently, the band is working on their third studio album, set to release in late 2020 while quickly becoming one of the most popular music streamers on Twitch.tv in their off time. Glostik Willy is excited to host the 6th annual Willy Town Music Festival in October 2020 which features 3 nights of music, art, and camping.

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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

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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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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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ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release New Single, “Taste of Heaven”

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Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for “Taste of Heaven,” off of their newly released EP, Stranger. Directed by Cyrus Entezam of C.Ent Productions and Produced by John Phillips of 900 Management, “Taste of Heaven” was premiered on The Noise.

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“How grass is always greener on the other side even when they want no actual part of you besides some fun for a night. So give in because why not? That’s what we all want, just a taste.” – Dakota Sean

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Track List:
1. Stranger
2. Beautiful Suicide
3. Am I
4. Taste of Heaven
Never Okay
6. Forget Me Not

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Formed in 2010 the Lehighton, PA based band Another Day Dawns continues to be the most talked about up and coming rock act in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Led by Lead Singer and

front man Dakota Sean, Guitarist Tyler Ritter, and Drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP A Different Life in February 2018 which landed them a charting spot on Billboard which solidified their foundation in the active rock market.

Hitting the road with bands such as HinderIssuesCold, and Buckcherry, the band has created an established following
in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Throughout the last two years the band has performed in multiple venues with 400-1200 capacity, filling hundreds of seats, and grossing over 13K in followers on their social media accounts.

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HELLBOUND HEARTS Release Official Music Video for “The Screaming of Us”

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Britain based, Dark Alternative Rock Band HELLBOUND HEARTS has released the official music video for “The Screaming of Us.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “The Screaming of Us” is off of their newly released EP, One Thirteen, which is out now.

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“The song is about light and dark, losing your head while everyone around you is keeping there’s and the little rules that we make for ourselves” – Hellbound Hearts

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Track List:
1. One Thirteen
2. Hearts Are Graveyards
3. In None We Trust
4. The Screaming of Us

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Hellbound Hearts was started in Yorkshire in 2011 by singer / bassist Danny and after the usual and numerous ep’s, line up changes and growing pains of any new band, Hellbound Hearts truly found their sound and hit their stride with the acclaimed 2016 debut album Film Noir mixing pop rock sensibilities with dark lyrical content and gothic metal tinged guitars.

Danny, drummer Lee and guitarists Craig and Nathan have taken this ethos even further, crafting a melodic, modern, dark and unique sound for their upcoming 2019 ep release.

While being one of only a few bands around who can actually claim they sound like no one else, comparisons can be drawn to the likes of NirvanaTherapyFoo FightersType O Negative, and Paradise Lost, among others.

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ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR Releases Official Music Video for “Won’t Stop Me”

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New York based rock / alternative metal band ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR has released the official music video for “Won’t Stop Me,” off of their newest EP, Phoenix .

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“Another Day’s Armor is ready to prove that rock n’ roll belongs at the top of the billboard charts.” – Another Day’s Armor

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Phoenix Track List:
1. Death Investing
2. Won’t Stop Me
3. Next to You
4. Feel the Fall
5. Omen

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Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.

Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli – Vocals, Nick Palma – Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell – Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski – Bass, and Alec Keshishian – Drums.

Another Day’s Armor aren’t just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock.

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