WATCH ME BREATHE Release New Single,”Garden of Eden”

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released their new single, “Garden of Eden,” which is available NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“People have mistaken this for a religious song, but it’s really not. What the Garden Of Eden metaphor really means here is universal place of origin. Some 100,000 years ago, human beings still lived in the natural environment that our bodies and minds evolved to live in. Now, we don’t. We’ve spent the last 100,000 years creating a world that is progressively less and less like any of us. And despite the many ways in which that is a wonderful thing we should be grateful for, I sense there are other, easily underestimated ways in which it confuses and confines us at a primal level. I’m not sure what we do about it, but the song is here simply to pose the question.” – Jake Aaron 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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Photo Credit: Natalie Sweeting – Through the Bird’s Eye Photography

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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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Allegaeon premieres full band play-through for new track, “Subdivisions” (Rush cover), via MetalInjection.net

On September 23rd, melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched a full band play-through for the new album track, “Subdivisions” – an epic cover version of the Rush classic! To watch the video, please visit: metalinjection.net

For another preview of Proponent for Sentience, please visit:allegaeon.bandcamp.com – where the first single, “Gray Matter Mechanics – Appassionata Ex Machinea”, is streaming and a full band play-through of “Gray Matter Mechanics” can be seen. Additionally, fans can watch an acoustic performance of “Appassionata Ex Machinea” by Greg Burgess (guitar) on Allegaeon‘s YouTube: youtube.com

Proponent for Sentience can be pre-ordered now at:metalblade.com/allegaeon – where the band play-through for the new track, “Proponent For Sentience III – The Extermination”, can also be viewed with guest appearances by Soilwork‘s Bjorn “Speed” Strid (vocals) and Scar Symmetry/ex-Bloodshot Dawn‘s Benjamin Ellis (guitar). See below for format details:
–CD
–180g Black 2LP
–Marbled Violet 2LP (limited to 200 copies!)
*Exclusive t-shirts, plus a special collector’s bundle (8-string Legator guitar + CD + 2LP + t-shirt + t-shirt) are also available now!

Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), Proponent for Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths. See below for the official track-listing!

Proponent for Sentience track-listing
1. Proponent for Sentience I – The Conception
2. All Hail Science
3. From Nothing
4. Gray Matter Mechanics – Apassionata Ex Machinea
5. Of Mind and Matrix
6. Proponent for Sentience II – The Algorithm
7. Demons of an Intricate Design
8. Terrathaw and the Quake
9. Cognitive Computations
10. The Arbiters
11. Proponent for Sentience III – The Extermination
12. Subdivisions

In support of Proponent for Sentience, Allegaeon will join Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for a North American tour this September/October. See below for all upcoming dates!

Allegaeon tour dates
w/ Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni

Sept. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
Sept. 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
Sept. 16 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
Sept. 17 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Sept. 19 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
Sept. 20 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Sept. 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Sept. 24 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest *
Oct. 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks #
Oct. 11 – Toronto, ON – Opera House #
Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes #
*=Allegaeon only
#=Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder,Allegaeon only

Allegaeon line-up:
Riley McShane – vocals
Greg Burgess – guitar
Michael Stancel – guitar
Corey Archuleta – bass
Brandon Park – drums

Allegaeon online:
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

THE ARISTOCRATS NEW ALBUM “Culture Clash” Out July 16/ Live @ HARD ROCK CAFE PGH 8/6

Fans of instrumental rock/fusion (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, John Scofield, Joe Satriani) and heavy progressive musical excellence (King Crimson, Dream Theater, Queen) – LISTEN UP!

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THE ARISTOCRATS, the white-hot rock/fusion instrumental virtuoso power trio featuring celebrated musicians Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums), will release their new album, Culture Clash, on July 16, 2013 via BOING Music.

Culture Clash will be sold in both regular and deluxe editions. The deluxe package will contain a bonus DVD called, “Accept The Mystery: The Making Of The Aristocrats’ Culture Clash”, a 33-minute DVD documentary shot while THE ARISTOCRATSwere tracking the album in Nashville, TN between January 15th-21st. Containing both studio footage and exclusive interviews with each member of the band, this is a special behind-the-scenes look at THE ARISTOCRATS that fans have never seen before.

 

Culture Clash tracklisting:

1. Dance Of The Aristocrats

2. Culture Clash

3. Louisville Stomp

4. Ohhhh Noooo

5. Gaping Head Wound

6. Desert Tornado

7. Cocktail Umbrellas

8. Living The Dream

9. And Finally

 

The band’s 2011 self-titled instant-classic debut album proved irresistible to fans of guitar-driven instrumental rock (think Vai, Satriani) but ended up crossing over both ways, making inroads with the progressive (Dream Theater) and modern technical metal (Animals As Leaders, Meshuggah, Periphery) crowds alike. That’s not surprising considering the genre-defying panoply of the band’s true influences: Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Scofield, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Rage Against The Machine, Pink Floyd, Queen, King Crimson, The Police, Kraftwerk, Bjork, Return To Forever, and more…a variety of which show up in each band member’s individual compositional style, as they’re all contributing songwriters.

Culture Clash honors the band’s panoramic potpourri of influences, while showing up as a more aggressive, intensely-written album that picks up where the band’s first effort left off – all while retaining a quirky Zappa-influenced refusal to take themselves too seriously. That’s evidenced by the album’s title alone, which derives its name from a sly reference to the Coen Brothers’ film A Serious Man, and doubles as an allusion to the band’s multi-national makeup (Govan is British; Beller is American; Minnemann is German).

“We’ve all been totally blown away by the reaction to the first album, the live album, and just us becoming a band in general. We’re all beyond grateful for that,” states bassist Bryan Beller. “So this record, I feel like, is a response to that amazing response. It’s like, ‘OK, you dug all that crazy stuff on the first one, eh? Well, here, check this out.’ We don’t want to rest on our laurels. We want to push this thing further, as far as we can, wherever that goes.”

 

Culture Clash proves to be a more adventurous piece of work for the trio, with everything from techno-fusion (“Dance Of The Aristocrats”), to nitro-powered rockabilly (the Ren-and-Stimpy-influenced “Louisville Stomp”), to Mr. Bungle-infused metal (“Living The Dream”), to the rhythmically serpentine rock/fusion-esque title track. The band feels that being joined at the hip for the past two years helped them become a stronger unit, which set them on a more unconventional course.

“All the time we spent together as a band touring, and gigging together and interacting, has made us bolder in terms of the kind of material we’ve dared to write for this album,” adds guitarist Guthrie Govan. “I think there’s some wackier stuff that we maybe wouldn’t have submitted for the first album when we didn’t know each other as well. We didn’t know what kind of craziness we would get away with. So I guess we’re enjoying some of the benefits of having been a real band for longer.”

The members of THE ARISTOCRATS first performed together as a trio at the Anaheim Bass Bash during the winter NAMM show in 2011. After a huge response from fans for the trio to become permanent, the band (named after the infamous dirty joke of the same name) quickly recorded their first album The Aristocrats in 2011, to instant wide acclaim. The band released a live album, Boing, We’ll Do It Live! in 2012. Guitarist Guthrie Govan has been featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine and is known for his solo album Erotic Cakes, as well as recent touring work with Steven Wilson, and performing with the bandAsia/GPS from 2001-2006. Bassist/solo artist Bryan Beller graced the cover of Bass Player Magazine in late 2012, and is recognized from his work with DethklokSteve VaiJoe Satriani, and Mike Keneally. Drummer Marco Minnemann is a multi-instrumentalist and prolific solo artist/composer, was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine, and is known for his live work with NecrophagistKreatorAdrian BelewUKZ, and Steven Wilson – as well as his Telly Award-winning DVDExtreme Drumming.

 

THE ARISTOCRATS recently announced via their social media pages that they will be heading out on tour in July and August for their longest American run to date. The venue tour kicks off in Nashville, TN on July 17th and includes select clinics at schools like the Atlanta Institute of Music, Berklee College of Music, and more.

 

 

 

THE ARISTOCRATS “Culture Clash” U.S. Tour Dates:

7/17 Nashville TN @ Douglas Corner

7/19 Tampa FL @ Brass Mug

7/20 Orlando FL @ West End Trading Company

7/21 Jacksonville FL @ 1904 Music Hall

7/23 Atlanta GA @ Atlanta Institute of Music (clinic/show)

7/24 Atlanta GA @Masquerade (Purgatory Room)

7/25 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall (Casbah)

7/26 Raleigh NC @ Pour House Music Hall

7/27 Washington DC @ Jammin Java

7/29 Boston MA @ Berklee College of Music (clinic)

7/30 Boston MA @ Berklee Performance Center (concert)

7/31 Wilkes-Barre PA @ River St. Jazz Cafe

8/1 New York City NY @ Highline Ballroom

8/2 Philadelphia PA @ North Star Bar

8/3 Dunellen NJ @ New Jersey Proghouse

8/6 Pittsburgh PA @ Hard Rock Cafe

8/7 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern

8/8 Columbus OH @ Rumba Café

8/9 Cincinnati OH @ Southgate House Revival

8/10 Charleston WV @ Empty Glass

8/12 Detroit MI @ Token Lounge

8/13 Indianapolis IN @ Birdy’s

8/14 Chicago IL @ Reggie’s

8/15 Madison WI @ Brink Lounge

8/16 St. Paul MN @ Station 4

8/17 Omaha NE @ Shamrock’s

8/19 St. Louis MO @ 2720 Cherokee

8/20 Kansas City MO @ The Record Bar

8/21 Tulsa OK @ The Vanguard

8/23 Denton TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf

8/24 Houston TX @ Rudyard’s Pub

8/25 Austin TX @ Saxon Pub

 

For more information on THE ARISTOCRATS, please visit these websites:

 

www.the-aristocrats-band.com

www.facebook.com/aristocratsband

www.twitter.com/acratsband