Archive for June, 2016

Roots Like Mountains Announce “The After Party Tour”

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The aggressive rock outfit, Roots Like Mountains has announced another summer tour called “The After Party Tour” with support from post hardcore acts, Adventurer and Alteras. The week long tour begins July 24th in Kent, OH, covering parts of the midwest and east coast.

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Tour Dates:
7/24/2016-Outpost-Kent, OH
7/25/2016-Mohawk Place-Buffalo, NY
7/26/2016-Radioactive Event Center-Kittanning, PA
7/27/2016-The Ritz-Detroit, MI
7/28/2016-4th Street Bar-Mansfield, OH
7/29/2016-Rocketown-Nashville, TN
7/30/2016-Marietta, GA-Swayze’s

Catch Roots Like Mountains on tour with I Set My Friends On Fire going on now.

Tour Dates:
6/30/2016-Frankie’s Inner City-Toledo Ohio
7/1/2016-Camp H Skate Park-Grand Rapids
7/2/2016-Kalkaska Civic Center-Kalkaska Michigan
7/3/2016-Cairo Ale House-Chicago Illinois
7/5/2016-Big Shot’s-Valapariso Indiana
7/6/2016-Gabe’s-Iowa City Iowa
7/7/2016-Rail II-Peoria Illinois
7/8/2016-Jackpot Music Hall-Lawerence Kansas
7/9/2016-Sunshine Studios-Colorado Springs Colorado
7/12/2016-Pub Rock-Scottsdale Arizona
7/13/2016-Psychedlic Ballroom-Reno Nevada
7/14/2016-The Colony-Orangevale California
7/15/2016-Chain Reaction-Anaheim California
7/17/2016-Lowbrow Palace-El Paso Texas
7/18/2016-Korova-Houston Texas
7/19/2016-The Door-Dallas Texas
7/20/2016-The Outland Ballroom-Springfield Illinois
7/21/2016-Emerson Theater-Indianapolis Indiana

Watch Roots Like Mountains cover Selena Gomez‘s “The Heart Wants What It Wants”.

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“Roots Like Mountains was created as a means to escape from the weight of our past and to express the deep passion that burns in each of us. We all come from different backgrounds, and we’ve walked different paths. Through it all, we found that music has a power to affect the hearts and minds of people in a way that defies reason or belief.

RLM seeks to connect with people in a way that skips the mind and goes straight to the heart. We want to share our joy, our anger, our pain, to remind people that they are not alone. We are surrounded by people who think and feel the same as we do, and in that, we are all together. We are family.

We strive to build a community of people from all different homes, backgrounds, lifestyles, communities, and countries to bring them together and keep on fighting together.”

Crunkasaurus Rex Shares Music Video for “Umbrellas High”

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Indianapolis’ progressive-easycore group Crunkasaurus Rex has released a new music video for their single “Umbrellas High.” The song comes from the band’s 2015 EP Sayonara and the video marks their return after a short hiatus earlier this year.

‘Umbrellas High’ is a song about getting through the tough times, enjoying the small things, and accepting yourself,” says vocalist/guitarist Sean Potter. “We felt a song like this would be a perfect way to announce our comeback.

Directed by Brian “Bone” Thorburn of Threshold Studios, the video takes a not so serious approach with a lighthearted storyline that ends in complete chaos. Theft, tattoos and milkshakes accompany this ambitious track that incorporates punk, electro-pop, hardcore and of course, a trombone.

Get “Umbrellas High” on the latest Crunkasuarus Rex EP Sayonara now on iTunes.

Crunkasaurus Rex will also be hitting the road in August with Bad Case of Big Mouth on the Break it to Build it Tour.

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Tour Dates:
8/9/2016 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Showcase
8/10/2016 – Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
8/11/2016 – Holmdel, NJ @ The Box Factory +
8/12/2016 – Coram, NY @ O’Briens
8/13/2016 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Place Pizza
8/14/2016 – Connelsille, PA @ The Cinema
8/15/2016 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
8/16/2016 – Lansing, IL @ Royal Skate Shop
8/17/2016 – Peoria, IL @ RAIL II
8/18/2016 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
8/19/2016 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
8/20/2016 – Kalkaska, MI @ Kalkaska Fairgrounds
8/21/2016 – Muskegon, MI @ Anthony’s House
8/23/2016 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown *
8/24/2016 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar *
8/25/2016 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
8/26/2016 – Brandon, FL @ The Noise Box *
8/27/2016 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Birdhouse *
8/28/2016 – Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s Venue *
8/29/2016 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub *
8/30/2016 – Richmond, VA @ Hinkle House *

* BCOBM ONLY
+ Crunkasaurus Rex ONLY

About Crunkasaurus Rex:
Crunkasaurus Rex is a 4-piece progressive-easycore group from Indianapolis, Indiana. Since forming in 2013, two EPs: Here It Comes and Sayonara have been released. In early 2016, the band went on hiatus due to multiple line-up changes. Now with the original line-up back in place, the band is ready to come back swinging with new videos, new music and new tour dates.

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Meridians Debut New EP

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Metalcore quintet Meridians have released their debut EP titled, The EP on June 24th. Since forming in 2012, Meridians has been working on their craft to perfect their debut release and with influences of We Came As Romans and The Color Morale, the band is sure to be a fresh face in the metalcore genre.

Making this EP into a reality was one of the hardest things we have ever done. It took us nearly 3 years of member changes, gear changes, and all around “starting over” on several occasions to finally end up with something we are all proud to call our own. We just hope our past, present, and future fans will love it as much as we love them. Although this album and the songs it contains holds a myriad of meanings to each of us individually, “The EP” is still something we made with our fans in mind. – Josh Miller / Drummer and Clean vocals

Listen to The EP below and make sure to purchase it on iTunes today.

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Meridians is a metalcore/djent band based out of Flint, MI, that formed during the Summer of 2012. Since then, they have been making a name for themselves all around Michigan, bringing high energy and positive vibes in their live performances, and in their music. Their music combines the heavy aspects of modern metal with melodic overtones of symphonies and electronic music.

Not A Planet Release New Single

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The foot-stompin’ indie rock band Not A Planet has released a lyric video for “Tell the Truth,” the first single from their upcoming EP Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes. The Kansas City quartet will release the new record on August 12th and it will be their second full-length effort, following up 2015’s The Few, The Proud, The Strange LP.

There is a place deep inside each person where we go to discover someone unstoppable, superhuman,” says vocalist/guitarist Nathan Corsi. “‘Tell the Truth’ is about going to that place.

The East Coast indie sound of “Tell the Truth” incorporates a 60’s pop flare with a slick hook and crunching guitars. Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes was produced by Jacob Bunton and engineered by Jason Elgin. Mastering was handled by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Muse, Dr Dog).

“Tell the Truth” will be offered as a free download on August 12th to fans who sign-up now for the band’s mailing list. Pre-orders will be available soon for Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes.

Tour Dates: 
Jun 27 – Granada Theater, w/ Peter Bjorn and John – Lawrence, KS
Jul 22 – Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
Jul 25 – House Concert – Washington, DC
Jul 27 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY
Jul 28 – Blue Side Tavern – Frederick, MD
Jul 29 – Annabelle’s Lounge – Akron, OH
Jul 30 – Howard’s Club H – Bowling Green, OH
Jul 31 – Private Event – Muskegon, MI
Aug 01 – Skeletunes – Fort Wayne, IN
Aug 02 – TBA – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 05 – TBA – Madison, WI
Aug 06 – Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
Aug 12 – Spirit of KC Fest at Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 – Zerkapalooza at JB’s Downtown – Joplin, MO
Aug 27 – Midwest Microfest at Bicentennial Center – Salina, KS

More tour dates being added at http://notaplanet.com

About Not A Planet:
Every day, Not A Planet is hustling.

In a circuitous route, Nathan Corsi, an Akron, Ohioan, made his way to Kansas City after a featured role in a year-long documentary about life as a busker in New York. It wasn’t long before Nathan and Liam Sumnicht, drummer native to KC, who love each other very much, made a rock and roll baby together, and named it “Not A Planet”. A rotating cast of bass players tagged in and out alongside the duo on national tours and local shows for years, but in 2012, William Sturges enlisted as a permanent player. They toured extensively as a trio until 2015, and during that time, put out the NapSack EP and The Few, The Proud, The Strange LP. Their music won local and national awards, and earned fans from all over the world. Accompanying Not A Planet since mid-2015, Nathan Showalter is touring with the band, with keys and harmonies that fill out further the already lush sound.

New music from the Not A Planet EP Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes, is being released late summer, with the first single “Tell The Truth” streaming now.

Undeniably fervent performances, bristling harmonies and catchy-as-fuck rock and roll songs are the Not A Planet signature.

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Black Swan Theory Release Official Video for “My Way”

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Canadian Heavy Pop band Black Swan Theory has released the high energy music video for their newest single, “My Way.” While the single was produced and mixed by producer Erik Ron, the band members directed and shot the impressively spirited music video themselves.

Catch Black Swan Theory Live:
07/08 @ Piranha Bar Montreal, Quebec
08/13 @ Rock Fest pour la santé mentale L’épiphanie, Canada
08/19 @ Parlee Beach Music Festival Beaubassin East, Canada

13394048_1258579527485614_3273062292453931927_nWhen long time friends and ex Face First members Benjamin TailleferGabriel Choquette, and Guillaume Morin decided to team up with Montreal Karaoke superstar Daphné Elty and producer ex Prototype-A member P-A Bédard, you know that something is about to explode.Working together since 2012, the band has quickly established itself on the Montreal music scene with their big live sound and their energetic performance finishing 2nd in the biggest band contest in Canada. “They demolished the scene of the Cafe Campus with their legendary ardour and they put a disproportionate party in the room…” – omniumdurock.tv “Daph adds a nice pop flavour to our Rock-punk-métal riffs” says Benjamin. “People have rarely met a person like her. Everyone loves Daph, her energy and her i-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude is contagious.” “What you notice first about the band is female vocalist Daph L-T. Her attention grabbing fashion could be distracting enough to not notice anything else. Luckily, its not. The voice that blast out of her lips is powerful and it is obvious from the get-go that this lady mean business. In fact, the whole band is, with slick arrangements and a believable vibe that make their magnetic set truly exciting to watch.” – theradiostation.blog.com Their first E.P is produced by bass player P-A Bédard and recorded by guitarist Benjamin- Pierre Taillefer and Bédard “We Clearly know where we are going with BST since day 1”, say Bédard. Over you sets the tone for the E.P, its heavy, loud and melodic. That’s exactly what we’re all about!

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Indie Band Treason This Share “Joy” Music Video Ahead of Warped Tour Appearance

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Milwaukee indie rock quintet Treason This has released a new music video for their single “Joy”. The quirky video has an upbeat sound to match its name, however vocalist Michael Ingle states the track was written at major low point in his life.

This song was sort of a turn around for me,” says Ingle. “I realized that I was letting my own happiness be determined entirely by everyone else’s opinions. I wasn’t being true to myself, and was giving in to the pressure of what other people wanted me to be. ‘Joy’ was written about picking myself back up, and pushing myself to become happy in the moment. It’s about taking life for all that it’s worth.

13499920_10210300567495998_239798587_o“Joy” was produced by Peter Doucette Photography and is the first single off of an upcoming EP set to be released in Late 2016/Early 2017. Treason This will also be appearing on the Milwaukee date of the Van’s Warped Tour after placing second overall in the entire PLAY Warped Tour contest.

Download “Joy” for free and purchase the band’s last EP Always Perfect at http://treasonthis.com.

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About Treason This:
Treason This is a Indie-Rock/Pop-Punk band out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

With every line the band teaches a master class on wordy, yet undeniably infectious hooks that will have you singing along for weeks. Driven by Ingle’s highly relatable lyrics, woven carefully into pounding guitars and drums, each track shows depth and character far beyond the members years.

Somewhere in the realm of a My Chemical Romance/Motion City Soundtrack/Say Anything cross breed, the band launches from gut wrenchingly defeated, to 100% teen angst in seconds flat.

 

One Day Waiting are “Dying for the Truth” on New Single and ‘Mouthbreather’ EP

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Alt-metal quartet One Day Waiting has released the first single/music video, “Dying for the Truth”, off of their sophomore EP, Mouthbreather.

“Dying for the Truth” is about people who blindly follow other people, trends and whats currently popular in society. These kinds of people base their lives off the opinion of others, but can’t form an opinion of their own. They often contradict what they do and what they say, like a man who bosses his workers around for slacking off, yet the boss is doing exactly that. I believe the music video delivers that message in both a serious and comedic way. – Tyler Kray

One Day Waiting is a New York-based alt-metal quartet, whose frantic and raw energy weave numerous hard-rock and heavy metal sounds into headbanging anthems that are equal parts hooky and heavy. After the success of their last EP, The Key, the guys in O.D.W. have crafted a heavier, more technical follow-up with new EP Mouthbreather, which is set to drop like an atom bomb on June 28.

The band have been making music together since 2013. Since the beginning, they’ve dedicated 100% of their being to cultivating a rabid fan base through constant gigging and putting out hard-hitting songs and music videos. They have hit the road on interstate tours, played festivals, headlined sold-out local shows, and kicked off 2016 opening up for Trivium as direct support/co-headliner. Their debut EP The Key was released in July of 2015 and encompassed One Day Waiting’s catchier sound and hard rock roots. “Worse Than Death” was chosen as a follow-up single, as the fastest, heaviest and most technical song, while showcasing a wide range of each member’s musical abilities.

The writing of material for Mouthbreather was taking place as the band played and promoted for their debut. This new EP finds One Day Waiting exploring the darker side of their sound, while playing with their roots in alternative metal and a splash of groove metal. Compared to The Key, it’s a heavier and more technical collection of songs. The first single, “Dying for the Truth,” addresses the inherent hypocrisy in popular trends and social conventions. The video, directed by Ignacio Orellana, tackles that topic in equal parts heavy and hilarious. Fans, new and old, are going to feel the power of the song and EP.

Pre-Order Mouthbreather Online:
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Catch One Day Waiting Live:
07/02 @ Planet Trog, Whitehall PA
07/09 @ The Loft, Poughkeepsie NY
07/12 @ The Hollow, Albany NY
07/13 @ TBA
07/14 @ Gamechanger World, Howell NJ
07/22 @ Blackthorn 51, Elmhurst NY
07/4 @ the Gin Mill Bar and Grill, Northhampton PA

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One Day Waiting have shared the stage with Trivium, Saving Abel, Soil, Dope,Pop Evil, Saliva, Texas Hippie Coalition, Days of the New, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Trapt, Primer 55, Hed PE, Buckcherry, Wednesday 13, Drowning Pool, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Otep, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Hoobastank, Mushroomhead, and dozens more!

One Day Waiting is an alternative metal band from the Hudson Valley NY. The band was established in 2013 and is comprised of 4 equally dedicated members who maintain a fusion of the melody of rock music with the intensity of metal.

The lead vocalist is Tyler Kray. He’s been listening to rock / metal since 2005 and first started to perform in bands by 2011. Inspired by bands like Disturbedand Drowning Pool, he incorporates a heavy singing style with clean and raspy vocals along with harsh screams. He is also responsible for writing the majority of ODW’s lyrics.

Nick Cozzolino, the guitarist, was turned onto rock music at the age of 10. Going to his first concert, not knowing anything about rock music, he sawShinedown and Trapt perform. It was then that he knew that’s what he wanted to for the rest of his life. He started playing guitar at age 11 and has been in and out of bands since 2010. ODW is the right fit he has been looking for. His roots are southern rock, hard rock and alternative metal.

The bassist of the band is Connor Koch. He has been listening to all types of music ever since he was a kid and has always had a passion for playing and performing. With a wide range of influences from Paul McCartney to Steve Harris to John Entwistle to Johnny Christ, Connor incorporates hard, punchy finger picking technique and elegant high end fills along with a deep bottom end to solidify the band.

John Zambito began playing the drums at age 5 and was brought up listening to hard rock/metal music. Main influences on his playing style are Lamb of God, Disturbed, Pantera, Metallica, A7X, Trivium, and Korn. John delivers a style of drumming that revolves around a syncopated double bass foot technique along with the incorporation of tribal drum beats, crafting a unique, tight, and punchy sound. John also aids in the lyric writing process.

One Day Waiting continues to grow as time progresses. They bring the frantic raw energy at their concerts that empowers the audience to listen and feel their music. As of 2015, they have played in 4 different states and have released two EP’s.

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