VEIO Release Official Music Video for ”Janus”!

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Portland based Heavy Alternative Rock band VEIO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Janus.” The single was produced by Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, I Declare War) at Interlace Audio in Portland. “Janus” is a fresh sound for the band and the next evolution in VEIO’S unique sonic alchemy.

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“Janus is a song about trials and tribulations of the past, present and future. We’ve overcome a lot of adversity in our time as a band and the song is about us trying to endure and overcome.” – VEIO

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Veio melds alt-rock’s anthemic allure to the exhilarating adventurism of prog metal like few before them.

The roots of Veio – a name taken from an ancient Etruscan city – reach back to the childhood musical collaborations of Cam and Brett Byrd (vocals/guitar and drums respectively). The brothers formed Veio after college, with the lineup completed by bassist Kris Lewis 5 years ago. With the 2017 debut album Infinite Light / Desperate Shadows and tireless touring efforts with the likes of Seether, Tremonti, and RED, the band earned legions of loyal fans. The band’s follow up 2020 album, Vitruvian, saw its first single, “Flare of Defiance,” storm the Billboard Rock Chart and entered Active Rock Radio’s Top 30.

Now a part of the revamped Silent Majority Group (Paramore, Creed, Sevendust), Veio’s music is garnering lofty comparisons to the thoughtful, artsy rock of Tool and A Perfect Circle, along with Thrice’s muscular, ultra-authentic optimism and the technical yet tuneful prog metal of Tesseract and Mastodon.

“We’ve always strived to have a unique sound that a mainstream audience can enjoy while still being mainly influenced by prog and metal bands,” Lewis states. “We hope both sides of the spectrum will enjoy the new music.”
Consistently creating soaring, singable material without compromising their love for odd time signatures and challenging polymeters, Veio displays the single-minded talent, passion, and work ethic to remain a chart fixture for years to come.

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SEVEN YEAR WITCH Release Official Music Video for Cover of AKON’s Mega-Hit Single “I Wanna Love You”!

South Carolina Hard Rock, Blues-Punk band SEVEN YEAR WITCH has released their blues-punk infused cover of AKON’s 2006 Billboard chart topping, dirty rap hit single “I Wanna Love You.” Filmed live at Blue Light Lounge in Chattanooga, TN, “I Wanna Love You” was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Chase Brown of Atlanta based rock band The CEO.

“I Wanna Love You by Akon is a song we all love. We put our own spin on it and started performing it live to great reception. After all the demand we decided to record our cover of it. So here it is, our version of I Wanna Love You by Akon.” – SEVEN YEAR WITCH

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The backwoods of South Carolina isn’t one’s first thought when it comes to a modern shock to the heart of rock n’ roll.

Straight out of left field with an electrifying hybrid of hard rock, blues-punk, and 70’s garage rock, Seven Year Witch emerges with enough stage energy to feed a generation starved of real rock n’ roll.

After years of performing under a different name, the group unveiled the Seven Year Witch title in 2018. The band’s reception exploded regionally, as they began to share the stage with the likes of BuckcherryP.O.DTom Keifer’s CinderellaPop EvilAdeltia’s Way, and Crobot. With no big city fluff and proudly independent, Seven Year Witch continues to develop a cult-like following.

The band frequents an east coast and Midwest circuit, all the way from Texas to Canada and anywhere in between.

The group has been featured in South Carolina’s most notable festivals (Fall For GreenvilleSpittoonoMelting Pot Music Fest) as well as a live performance on Cartoon Network’s [adultswim]. Having battled poverty and the scrutiny of rock n’ roll in the bible belt, Seven Year Witch has cut their teeth and made their own luck.

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Reveals Second Official Music Video from ‘1990,’ “Clear Skies”!

South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known as BLACKLITE DISTRICT, has released the official music video for his newest single, “Clear Skies.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC with additional production assistance by Red Stop Productions, “Clear Skies” is the second single off of the artist’s upcoming LP, 1990, which is due to release 12/31/2021.

“Clear Skies has been a long time coming for me. The song itself dives into my perspective of traumatic events I’ve experienced in life, and how that changes over time. The song really came to life in the form of the music video, which was shot and directed by Clinton Cunanan / Mirage M’hall LLC, with additional production from Red Stop Productions in Wisconsin. It was an amazing experience and the end result shows it.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

Track List:
1. Gotta Get Outta Here
2. Clear Skies
3. Someone Was Out There
4. This is Where It Ends
5. Room 23
6. Back Into Darkness
7. My Way Out
8. Confessed
9. Preach to the Choir
10. Thank You

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Reveals Official Music Video for “Gotta Get Outta Here” & Upcoming Album Details!

South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known by the name BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released the official music video for his newest single, “Gotta Get Outta Here.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC, “Gotta Get Outta Here” is the first single off of the artist’s upcoming LP, 1990, which is due to release 12/31/2021. Leaning heavily into his rock roots, “Gotta Get Outta Here” originally premiered on Metal Insider, it’s no surprise that it quickly drew over 220,000 streams on the video alone.

The second single off of the album is due to release Black Friday, November 26th, and will premiered over on VENTS Magazine.

“The response to ‘Gotta Get Outta Here’ has absolutely blown my mind. First and foremost, I have to give the biggest shoutout to my fanbase for all of their support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and I certainly wouldn’t have this new album coming out. It feels good to get things to a point where you can create art for yourself and your fans, without having to worry about commercial performance. That’s what recording 1990 was all about.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

Track List:
1. Gotta Get Outta Here
2. Clear Skies
3. Someone Was Out There
4. This is Where It Ends
5. Room 23
6. Back Into Darkness
7. My Way Out
8. Confessed
9. Preach to the Choir
10. Thank You

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ABOVE SNAKES Release Official Music Video for “Nothing to Lose”

Active Rock / Nu Metal Band ABOVE SNAKES has released the official music video for their latest single, “Nothing to Lose,” the fourth single from the Boston based group, a seriously heavy banger of an anthem.

“This is an unapologetic anthem to not giving an F and living life the way you want. Life is too short and you gotta follow your dreams no matter how many people are chirping in your ear telling you you’re crazy.”- Johnny Skulls

Originally premiered on New Noise Magazine, “Nothing to Lose” was recorded at the legendary East Iris Studios (formally House Of Blues Studios) in Nashville, “Nothing to Lose” was produced / mixed by Kile Odell (FOZZYTHROUGH FIREAWAKE AT LAST) and co-written by Zach Williams (lead singer of DEAD EYES). The Accompanying music video , written and co-directed by singer Johnny Skulls and guitarist Dax Dabs, showcases the bands eccentric image and high energy performance.

“Nothing to Lose” follows the release of the bands previous singles “I Feel Bad,” which premiered with Knotfest.com, and “Never Alone,” which was added to ROCK HARD on Spotify, NEW ROCK NOW and NEW MUSIC NOW on Pandora, along with Loudwire’s Weekly Wire.

Above Snakes share the stage with Dropout Kings on October 26th @ Jewel Night Club in Manchester NH.

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After years spent grinding in the ever-dimming lights of Hollywood, vocalist Johnny Skulls and guitarist Dax Dabs opened their eyes and realized what so many never do: ”why the f*ck are we trying to do it THEIR way?” At that moment, what once felt so distorted and lacking in its luster was now crystal clear. And with nothing but the open road and their own volition staring back at them, the two joined forces after years of friendship and returned to where it all started.

In 2019, the duo found their way back home to Boston and began working relentlessly on a new project: Above Snakes. They would soon partner with producer Kile Odell (FOZZY, THROUGH FIRE, AWAKE AT LAST) and in the summer of 2020, the band released their debut track
“Adrenaline”, which quickly earned a spot on PANDORA’S “NEW ROCK NOW” alongside PAPA ROACHFIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, & I-PREVAIL including Spotify placements from the likes of LOUDWIRE , FEARLESS RECORDS, & HOPELESS RECORDS.

“Adrenaline” was soon followed by their next single “Never Alone”, with a massive placement on SPOTIFY’S “ROCK HARD” playlist alongside BRING ME THE HORIZONARCHITECTS, and SEETHER.

After landing a premiere with SLIPKNOT’S KNOTFEST.COM for their 3rd release “I Feel Bad”, Above Snakes return louder and heavier than ever with a brand new single “Nothing To Lose” Produced by Kile Odell and Co-written by Zach Williams of Dead Eyes.

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Thomas Crane Releases Horrific Official Music Video for New Single, “Monsters Walk Among Us”!

Musician-turned-filmmaker THOMAS CRANE is jumping back into music, releasing his new single “Monsters Walk Among Us” with an epic new video along with it. Best known as a music video director, and the head of killDevil Films, he has directed videos for TODD LA TORRE of QUEENSRYCHESALIVAKAMELOTONCE HUMAN, and many more. With the new single and video, he’s now back in front of the camera, instead of behind it.

The video has already screened at various film festivals in the U.S. and internationally, winning the Best Music Video Award at the Paris Cinema Awards. It also picked up Best Rock/Metal Song honors at the Tracks Music Awards in Los Angeles, and was honorable mention for Best Rock Video at the Munich Music Video Awards. It is slated for several other film festivals throughout the fall and winter.

The video for “Monsters Walk Among Us” finds Crane taking on a kind of performance art, as he plays a character named “The Gemini Killer”. Clad in black leather, and face paint reminiscent of The Crow, The Gemini Killer is a ruthless but flamboyant serial killer, spouting lines such as “You know I love to creep, I murder to the beat”.

“As I was writing the song, I was drawn to the idea of the lyrics being written from the perspective of a serial killer. Kind of like how the Zodiac and others used to write letters to the press. I thought it was an interesting concept to write a song through a character and to continue that with the video. The lyrics are the Gemini Killer’s billet-doux, taunting authorities, embracing notoriety, and I wanted to him to have style and panache. He’s a bit of a troll. There’s definitely some social commentary in the video, about how the media loves to embrace villains for clicks and views. I think the over-the-top nature of the story makes that pretty clear.” – Thomas Crane

In the video, as the Gemini gains notoriety, he also attracts a group of alluring but deadly followers, joining him in the cross country murder spree. The women, named Cookie, Kitten, and Jayne, form a collective that the Gemini lovingly dubs “the murder supergroup”.

“Monsters Walk Among Us” is Crane’s first music release since 2019, when he launched the single “Spook House”. Before then, he had multiple releases with his band Marion Crane. As the head of killDevil Films, he has directed over 100 music videos, working with artists all over the country.

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Thomas Crane got his start creating music videos for his own band Marion Crane. He founded killDevil Films in 2014 and began producing videos for other artists. Since then he has directed, filmed, and edited over 100 music videos, several commercial projects, and one short film – working with artists such as Todd La Torre of Queensryche, Saliva, Kamelot, Once Human, Eve to Adam, and many more.

In 2019, his first narrative film production was released – “Halloween Party”, a 38 minute horror/thriller short film, and it won The Florida Spotlight Award at The Spooky Empire horror convention in Tampa. The film is now available on Amazon Prime.

2019 also saw Crane’s first music release as a solo artist, with the single “Spook House”.

Crane plans to continue to work with artists on music videos as well as expand to feature-length films, with several projects in the pre-production phase.

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TO KILL A MONSTER Release Official Lyric Video for “Barely Breathing”

Columbus, OH based Alternative Rock band TO KILL A MONSTER has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Barely Breathing.” Created by Mike Colletti of MC Lyric Videos with single art by Dan Smotz of Goulash Media, “Barely Breathing” layers a heavy, rolling rock beat and crunchy guitar with soaring vocals by front-man and lone founding member Joey Lawson.

“‘Barely Breathing’ is a story about the loss of a loved one when they’re all you have left. Either in love or life or anything the listener might be going through.” – TO KILL A MONSTER

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To Kill A Monster, formed in 2005, is an upbeat punk/rock/alternative band from Columbus, Ohio. This band has aged like a fine wine across the last 16 years. As a high energy, hard hitting band with melodic verses and catchy choruses, TKAM is never afraid to throw in a breakdown or dance beat just for fun. Along with a few stops on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015, To Kill A Monster has had the privilege of sharing the stage with acts such as Asking Alexandria, 21 Pilots, Starset, The Devil Wears Prada, Switchfoot and many more. After a short hiatus, the band re-emerged better than ever with a whole new lineup. Joining original singer Joey Lawson is Corey Melton (drums), Josh Spence (bass), James Barron (guitar), and Scott Borealis (guitar). New music is on the way and To Kill A Monster couldn’t be more proud of what’s coming.

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THE LA MAYBE Release Official Music Video for “When I’m Gone”!

Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for “When I’m Gone,” off of their debut album, Dirty Damn Tricks.

“In 2015 a close friend of the band committed suicide. While we can’t ever fully erase the pain of such an event, we wrote “When I’m Gone” as a form of therapy and to hopefully inspire others with a message of hope.

This video is our most ambitious effort yet. Filmed over two months, across 5 beautiful locations around the Southeastern United States…we shot through pouring rain, searing heat, and breathtaking scenery.

It was our goal to have the visuals capture and reflect the emotional nature of the song and its meaning. Most of all, it’s a tribute to our friend and we hope it can help others through their own dark moments.” – DALLAS DWIGHT

Track List:
1. Mr. Danger
2. Sucker Punch
3. Oh Sugar
4. She’s Reckless
5. Peace of Mind
6. 6. When I’m Gone
7. Take Me Away
8. Sweet
9. Fake
10. Up Next To You

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The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding LAM to your record collection.

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band back him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.

LAM firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the New Wave of Classic Rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment.

Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new.

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