Archive for January, 2018

Primitive Race Releases Lyric Video for “Cranial Matter”

Soul Pretender Climbing College Radio Charts Throughout North America

Primitive Race has released the lyric video for their “Cranial Matter,” off of their November 3rd released Soul Pretender LP, to celebrate the album’s dubut on NACC Top 200 and #27 Weighted / #22 Unweighted College Radio Charts. The band is also donating 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction in honor of late front-man Chuck Mosley, who passed away a mere 6 days following the album’s release.

“‘Cranial Matter’ is probably my favorite song on the album because it was a classic example of Chuck doing what he did best; it was punk rock that ear worms the listener to singing along without knowing the words.” – Chris Kniker (Founding Member)

“When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out,” Mosley had previously stated. “I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics…just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.”

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Track List:
1. Row House
2. Cry Out
3. Cranial Matter
4. Take It All
5. Bed Six
6. Stepping Stone
7. Turn It Up
8. Soul Pretender
9. Nothing To Behold
10. Dancing on The Sun

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Lethal Injektion Release Official Music Video for “No Turning Back” Off of ‘Judgement Night’ LP


Tucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has released the Official Music Video for their single, “No Turning Back,” off of their September 2017 released Judgment Night LP. Originally premiered on, “No Turning Back” was directed by Irin Daniels of Marmera Creative.

“No Turning Back” is about fighting for your dreams no matter what and against all odds, until you get to the point of no return! There IS No Turning Back” – Jonathan Russell (vocals)

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Lethal Injektion is the newest Rap/Metal sensation, based out of Tucson Arizona. The band was put together with Tucson’s hottest top tier artists to make an undeniable sound & movement.

Jacob Ryan, is a successful independent rap artist under the rap name The Raskal, who most recently won West Coast Artist Of The Year @ The Under Ground Music Awards in New York in December 2015. The Raskal has also had major write ups in The Source,, World Star Hip Hop, along with other big features.

Jonathan Russell is most known for his amazing talents as the vocalist in his own band, Stands With Fists. Stands With Fists has had a lot of independent success as well doing several huge events such as Knot Fest & KFMA’s Fall Ball just to name a few. Jacob reached out to Jonathan back in July, with an idea and concept never before seen or done in Tucson. A fusion of hardcore passionate hip hop lyrics, blended with high energy, aggressive metal tones and rhythms. The one thing missing was a band to make it all come together. Using his deep connections in the Tucson metal scene, Jonathan reached out to a young talented group of musicians to finalize this new super group. Guitarists Lawrence McIntyre & Jesse Espich team up with drummer James Ringstrom, and bassist Luis Rodriguez to provide a unique, yet marketable sound to accompany Jonathan’s wide vocal range and dynamic melodies, as well as Jacob’s gritty yet clever rhymes and distinct voice. Their debut single “Strength Through Struggle” has done amazing numbers, and is available on all major digital music outlets. The band released their follow up single and very first music video “Voices” on their YouTube channel Friday January 15, 2016. The band then followed up with their first studio recorded EP “Sex Is Power”, which made an immediate impact charting as high as #8 on Itunes for new releases for the Rock Genre, and stayed at #1 on Amazon for new alternative metal release for the first 2 weeks. Be on the lookout for their second full legth album “Judgement Night” under the home umbrella RuffLife Recordz, comingSeptember 15, 2017.

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Karabas Barabas Release Music Video for “Fuckarana,” Featuring Times Square Mascot Mafia Brawl

Psychedelic Alt-Rock trio KARABAS BARABAS have released a New York centric, unconventional official music video for “Fuckarana,” off of their 12/22 released LP, Sex with the Devil. The video, shot entirely in Midtown Manhattan, features the infamous Times Square Mascot Mafia battling among themselves along with other well known midtown characters.

“Our rehearsal space is in midtown and, over the years, we’ve developed a love/hate relationship. With ‘Fuckarana’ we feel we accurately captured the essence of the insanity that is midtown.” – Karabas Barabas

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Track List:
1. Sex with the Devil
2. Lahey
3. 50/50
4. Alcohol
5. That 70’s Song
6. Immaculate Convection
7. Fuckarana
8. You Can’t Do That
9. High Five
10. Jacques Lemaire

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With Jacques Lemaire’s guidance & training KB was sent on a holy crusade to slay the sexy demon in the name of the Lord, who was born on isle 2 in 7-11.

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Sleepwar Releases “Thousand Different Faces” Off of Upcoming EP, ‘When We Were’


Phoenix based, Indie Rock band Sleepwar has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Thousand Different Faces.” Originally premiered on Paste Magazine, “Thousand Different Faces” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming debut EP, When We Were, and is available for FREE download.



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Track List:
1. When We Were
2. Thousand Different Faxes
3. Forever
4. The Jaywalker
5. Wandered and Washed


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Hailing from the desert expanse of Phoenix, Arizona, indie rock band Sleepwar pushes indie rock to another level by combining new wave and synth-pop influence, with lyrics speaking to addiction, recovery, and the inherent struggles of modern life. Sleepwar is led by Roger Willis (vocals) with Tim Woodbridge(producer, keys), James Allen (bass), Mark Pfister (guitar), and Brendan McGuinness (drums).

Utilizing lush synthesizer soundscapes, Sleepwar produces a unique sound that is both familiar and completely original. Fans of the five-piece rock outfit have likened their music to that of Tame Impalathe KillersColdplayImagine Dragons, and Local Natives.

Sleepwar’s self-released initial EP, When We Were, due for an early 2018 release, was recorded, mixed, and produced by Cory Spotts (Job For A CowboyThe MaineBless the FallGreeley Estates) at BLUElight Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ.

Sleepwar was formed in 2015 when seasoned musician Roger Willis (Something Left To LearnNamesakeGoodbye Tomorrow) sought a new project focused on songwriting and collaborated with aspiring producer Tim Woodbridge, who had been composing with vocal placement in mind. Willis shared their rudimentary recordings to longtime friend James Allen, who immediately loved the new sound.

Allen joined Sleepwar as bassist and co-lyricist, where his former struggles with addiction and drug abuse became the foundation for early songs like “The Jaywalker.” Though Allen’s words drew from his personal demons, the lyrics would resonate with Willis and Woodbridge who had experienced both personal and familial alcohol and drug addiction. While the founding members of Willis, Woodbridge and Allen would remain constant, the band’s evolution from garage to indie rock new wave brought to the lineup several talented musicians, eventually finding balance with current drummer Brendan McGuinness and guitarist Mark Pfister.

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Small Town Titans Release Official Music Video for Deeply Poignant “Dragonfly”

York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released the Official Music Video for their heartrending single, “Dragonfly.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Dragonfly” is vocalist Phil Freeman’scelebration and memorial of his mother’s life and tragic passing.

“This song was written for my mother. She passed away in February of 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer. She loved dragonflies which happen to have deep spiritual significance in many traditions and cultures, representing love, freedom of spirit and compassion. She embodied all of these qualities…The intent of this song is to celebrate her life and bring a little light and love to anyone who may be dealing with the grief of losing someone to illness. She was and is an amazing soul, and I hope this song captures a tiny glimmer of her spirit for the person listening to it.” – Phil Freeman

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The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo FightersAudioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa RoachBlack Stone CherryPop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement with social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record Disclaimer II, and who STT also recorded their last album Reflection with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit

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AESTHETIC PERFECTION Releases Dark Cover of N*SYNC Mega-Hit Single “Bye Bye Bye” Off of Upcoming ‘Ebb and Flow’ EP!


100% independent industrial pop act Aesthetic Perfection has taken the N*SYNC hit single “Bye Bye Bye” from bubblegum pop to sensually tense, dark electronic ballad, pairing minimal synths and brightly expressive vocal styling for a deeply morose aural experience. “Bye Bye Bye” is the first single off of Aesthetic Perfection’s upcoming EP, Ebb and Flow, due out February 2, 2018.

Uncertain times call for bombastic art, and Aesthetic Perfection has returned to answer that call with the new single, “Ebb and Flow.” Recounting the highs and lows of the heart, the single’s swagger recalls a not-so-distant past where the wars were cold and gratuitous excess burned hot; but producer Daniel Graves is not one for overwrought nostalgia. He keeps us focused on the future with clean electro rhythms and smooth vocal harmonies backed by aggressive percussion fit for an arena. “Ebb and Flow” sees you, Top 40 radio, and raises you an Industrial Pop romp in an underground nightclub.

Available worldwide February 2nd, the three-track single contains an infinitely danceable remix by Miggiddo (alias of Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh) and a surprise bonus cover of N*Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye,” featuring Nikki Misery of New Year’s Day on guitar. Graves may be tipping his hat to the past, but the “Ebb and Flow” single sets its sights on the sound of tomorrow.

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Aesthetic Perfection will also be joining GRENDEL and PETER TURNS PIRATE on the SEVERED NATIONS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. Launching April 5 in Fairfield, OH, the tour will wind throughout North America, wrapping up May 13th in Toronto.

04/04 @ The Event Ceter – Fairfield, OH
04/05 @ Bar XIII – Willmington, DE
04/06 @ Drom – New York, NY
04/07 @ Brighton Music Hall – Allstong, MA
04/08 @ Evening Star Concert Hall – Buffalo, NY
04/09 @ Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
04/10 @ Phantasy Ballroom – Lakewood, OH
04/13 @ Respectable Street – West Palm Beach, FL
04/14 @ Orpheum – Tampa, FL
04/15 @ Fallout – Ricmond, VA
04/16 @ TBA – Charlotte, NC
04/17 @ Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
04/18 @ Goat – New Orleans, LA
04/19 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
04/20 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
04/21 @ Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX
04/22 @ The Church – Dallas, TX
04/24 @ The Ruins Live – Oklahoma City, OK
04/25 @ TBA – Albuquerque, NM
04/26 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
04/27 @ TBA – San Diego, CA
04/28 @ 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
04/29 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/01 @ Paris Theater – Portland, OR
05/02 @ Highline – Seattle, WA
05/04 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/05 @ TBA – Denver, CO
05/06 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
05/07 @ TBA – Omaha, NE
05/08 @ Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul, MN
05/09 @ TBA – Milwaukee, WI
05/10 @ Crack Fox – St. Louis, MO
05/11 @ Reggies – Chicago, IL
05/12 @ Smalls – Detroit, MI
05/13 @ Coalition – Toronto, ON

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Interview with Avrell

Avrell is a Latin-influenced rock band from Denver, Colorado. The trio have recently hit the ground running with their first stuido album in the works. With influences like Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Coldplay infused with their Spanish-language roots, extraordinary arrangements, and catchy vocals, we can be sure to expect something huge from Avrell in 2018!

Who are each of you and what are your roles in the band?

Geo is the lead singer and plays acoustic guitar. Edgar plays the keyboards and Ever plays the bass and sings backup vocals for live performances.  We write the music and make arrangements together.

What’s everyone’s musical history?

Ever has been playing music since high school. He started with the saxophone and quickly found a love for all instruments. He also plays piano, bass, a little acoustic guitar, and an assortment of wind instruments.

How did you all meet? When did Avrell form?

Avrell formed when Ever and Geo met. We both wanted to make music and decided to do so. At first, Ever would switch between piano and bass, but once Edgar arrived, Ever took to the bass and we’ve been making music together ever since.

Why did you guys choose the name Avrell, and what meaning does it have for you?

A lot of great things have happened in our lives so we wanted to keep the ball rolling on that.  We however didn’t like the name April so we searched for a variation in another language and found Avrel to be a great sounding word which meant the same.  We then added an extra “L” to make it ours.  


When writing a song, do you write the music or the lyrics first?

We have a large selection of songs, a large number of them written by Geo who writes the lyrics with the music at the same time. Sometimes we’ll all sit and finish the lyrics when he gets stuck.  Ever will usually write the music and then add the lyrics to them.

What other artists have influenced your musical style?

We have been influenced by many different artists from very different places around the world: Coldplay, Mana, Mark Anthony, Maroon 5, Camila. We take a little from every style and try to make new rhythms from what we have learned. We all grew up in different places around the world and listened to different styles, which we’ve all mixed into our songs.

Besides music, what other things have influenced your music?

Life in general has been a big influence.  We express ourselves through our songs.  Our life experiences are reflected in the lyrics and in the energy that we put in every arrangement.

What are your hobbies aside from music?

There are many hobbies we share and when one of us gets in to something new, the rest of the band tends to follow.  We snowboard, which in the summer turns into longboarding. We work on cars to relax sometimes. We also like to enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, off-roading, or perhaps just sightseeing.

In your experience, how does music from another language connect with the people who don’t speak it? Do you think music can bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together?

We have noticed that when we play our songs whether people understand the lyrics or not, they get the feeling that we are trying to convey. From our perspective, music in itself is a language which crosses barriers that everyone can understand.   It doesn’t matter where you are from – when you hear a good beat your body moves regardless of whether you understand the lyrics or not. This brings people together no matter what their background is.


If you could change an event in your past, would you? Which one and why?

There is nothing either of us would change of our past because all we have lived and learned is what is creating Avrell now. Our separate experiences have brought us together to create this band which will allow us to share our music with the world.

What has been the best thing about being in a band so far?

The best thing has been learning to understand another human being as they struggle through life to try to make the best of things.  We all have our personal lives but we have come together as a family and are learning to understand each other. This teaches us to also understand everyone around us because everyone has their struggles, as well as hopes and dreams, just as we do.

When can we expect your debut album to be released? Will there be a producer?  And will you be touring on that album?

We are now working on our album, spending what seems like countless hours in the studio and in rehearsals trying to make it the best possible.  We have a producer:  ( Guys please advice on what we should comment here )  We are hoping to tour on that album as soon as its released.

What else would you like people to know about Avrell?

We are friends and family people. We have put a lot of our time and love into these songs in order to give our listeners the best of us. Hopefully one day we will inspire other young artists and dreamers to follow what they dream to accomplish one day. The greatest and most priceless reward at the end will be the fulfillment of living this life -not just existing – by doing what we really love.

Thank you so much!

  – Avrell


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