Archive for January, 2018

Inner Circle Avenue Release Official Music Video for “Goin’ Nowhere Fast”

Toledo, OH based alternative rock band Inner Circle Avenue has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Goin’ Nowhere Fast,” off of their 2016 released, debut EP, Greetings from the Inner Circle. Says the foursome about the track:

The song, “Goin’ Nowhere Fast”, illustrates young souls looking for a sense of belonging in a confusing and tumultuous world. The fruits of your labor combined with life’s passions far too often fall short of expectations. Clouded by a sense of pure determination, one could become misguided. However, youthful ambitions triumph over a repressed society. Through the song, “Goin’ Nowhere Fast”, we have acknowledged our inner struggles and overcome them through an overwhelming sense of family and friendship.

Click HERE to Download ‘Greetings from the Inner Circle’ on iTunes

Inner Circle Avenue is a 4-piece, high-energy rock band comprised of three siblings (two brothers and one sister), hailing from the small town of Blissfield, Michigan. With an additional friend brought in to complete the band, the overall sense of family, camaraderie and passion for rock and roll is truly unleashed through Inner Circle Avenue. From rock ballads to fast, heavy-hitting anthems and everything in-between, the band aims to bring music that listeners can truly connect with. Both through their music and electric, onstage presence, the band always brings a crowd together for a one-of-a-kind experience during every live performance. Inner Circle Avenue has released one 6-song EP and is currently finishing demos for a full-length album.

Inner Circle Avenue has always pursued opportunities to give back to the community through charity shows. These shows have raised money for benefits such as: CS Mott Children’s Hospital, battling childhood cancer, Assistant Dogs for Achieving IndependenceAndover Apartment Fire Benefit and The Beach House, which provides monetary funding and housing for battered women and children.

Inner Circle Avenue has been featured multiple times in two separate local papers called The Blissfield Advance and the Adrian Telegram. These articles discussed the overall development of the band. The band is also working with a local television network through Buckeye Cable in Toledo, Ohio to film a two-episode documentary on the band for a featured show titled Rise Up. The documentary will reflect the creative/recording process of the band’s new album. Owens Community College Radio has also interviewed Inner Circle Avenue to discuss the band’s musical influences and formation. This radio station features the band’s music on the regular rotation. Inner Circle Avenue has also been interviewed and featured on other local radio stations in the Toledo area as well as WTOL Channel 11 News.

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The Inoculated Canaries Release Official Music Video for “Count Me Out” Off of Sophomore EP, ‘Trying Times’

New York based rock band The Inoculated Canaries has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Count Me Out,” off of their upcoming Trying TimesTrying Times, their second EP, is set to release January 12th.

“Our songs come from personal experiences: beginnings and ends, loves and loss. Ultimately to experience as much as possible and to not take yourself too seriously” – Inoculated Canary

Track List:
1. Count Me Out
2. Take A Look Around
3. Jericho
4. Ya Mad
5. Shipwrecked

Click HERE to Pre-Order ‘Trying Times’

What do you get when eclectic creativity gets twisted with diverse musical influences and incubates in an atmosphere of unrestrained inspiration? The hatching of The Inoculated Canaries. With The Inoculated Canaries you get a full on aural and visual package of brightly intense ingenuity and polished musicianship.

The New York foursome is rounded out by Michael Rubin on guitar and vocals, James Terranova on drums, Dylan Gross on bass, and Brian Sweeney on keys. With their diverse musical interests spanning from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix to Punk Rock sensibility a la Green DayBlink 182Streetlight Manifesto, and Reel Big Fish, mixed with their formal jazz training and performance to the dramatic flair of musical theater, these guys bring a lot more to the table than anything categorizable, and it shows.

“The Canaries has felt like 10 different bands throughout its lifespan,” says Michael “We keep adding to our style because their are so many great influences we can learn from. I spend 8-9 hours a day with these jerks and it absolutely contributes to how tight our live shows are. I know what James is going to do before James even knows he’s gonna do it.”

Their debut EP, THE BLUE LAWS, was soon followed by the singles “DON’T BE LATE” and the acoustic version of “JERICHO”.

“Our songs come from personal experiences: beginnings and ends, loves and loss. Ultimately to experience as much as possible and to not take yourself too seriously” – The Inoculated Canaries.

Several live performances include Winterfest, opening for The Mowgli’s.

The band most recently announced the release of their long awaited follow up EP, TRYING TIMES with the unveiling of a colorful and irreverent music video for the track “COUNT ME OUT.”

The band’s mission is simple: to bring back ROCK! And while that’s a mission a lot of emerging artists are taking on, it’s one that this quartet is uniquely suited to addressing.

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Tiger Eyes Media Announces Release of Feature Length Sci-Fi Thriller, Caller ID Entity

Acclaimed Director Eric Zimmerman–responsible for some of the most iconic rock, metal, and industrial videos in history, including Nine Inch Nails’ “Down in It” and “Head Like a Hole,” and Soundgarden’s“Jesus Christ Pose” and “Rusty Cage,” among many others–has expanded his legendary dark vision into feature films with the release of Caller ID Entity.

Based on actual phone messages and testimonials, this sci-fi movie explores phenomena from victims of mind control research and features James DuvalNathan BextonDenny KirkwoodDouchan GersiTriton B. KingCarrie HayesRoxy SaintElissa Dowling, with John Cho and Peter Greene. Zimmerman’s film debut will be released via ITN Distribution.

The film is, as expected, is set to a phenomenal soundtrack with music from ScannerNew World RevolutionLenka MorávkováIgor AmokianJeff BoyntonVJ AvantJohn D. NortenTrash DeityAcucrackLab ReportMissionsDJ Swamp, and more

An Exclusive Premiere Screening of the film will be held at Ahrya Fine Arts By Laemmle, see below for ticket and screening information.

“This movie was inspired by real-life phone messages I received from an anonymous woman. The messages are very disturbing, and I imagined what the story behind them could be. As I investigated further, I discovered a whole underground network of psychological torture, victims of mind control experimentation. Everything in the movie is based on real messages and victim testimonials. It makes you wonder where this technology is really going in the near future,” explains Zimmerman. “To reverse-engineer a story from actual phone messages is a different approach to making a movie. I’m not sure if its ever been done before. The style also reflects the fragmentation and paranoia of having your brain hacked. This project, though challenging, inspired all of us to push beyond the limits of the traditional film-making process.”

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Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle
8556 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, California 90211

Q&A with director after movie.

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Tiger Eyes Media is a production company based in Hollywood, CA, formed by directors Eric A. Zimmerman and Angela Izzo. Caller ID Entity is the first full-length feature to be released by this production team. Their next project to be released is The Benders Circuit a documentary about the electronic audiovisual performance scene in LA, coming in 2018, the trailer of which will be shown before the premiere screening of Caller ID Entity on January 10, 2018.

State of Illusion Releases Official Music Video for “Blind” Off of ‘Aphelion’

South Carolina rock quartet State of Illusion has released the highly anticipated music video for “Blind,” the newly remixed single off of their 2014 released LP, Aphelion. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Blind” was directed and edited by Erez Bader of Silent Flight Productions.

“I wrote ‘Blind’ in the middle of the night roughly 10 years ago, but we still feel life and energy from it every time we play it. Those 10 years can definitely be felt on ‘Blind’ because the new mix takes tiny recordings from almost every member we’ve had over the years and subtly inserts them throughout the track. We included it on Aphelion because we knew that it was a song that needed to be heard. Despite originally promoting another song as the single for Aphelion, ‘Blind’ was the song that seemed to connect most with listeners, probably because of the back and forth volley of mellow and hard-hitting elements and personal lyrics written so that they can be applied to the listeners’ unique situations. That’s why we decided to team up with Silent Flight Productions to create a visual to go along with the music. Hopefully, the new version of ‘Blind’, along with the awesome video, will resonate with new listeners on an emotional level and give them a little taste of what State of Illusion is all about.” – Jacob Porter (vocals)

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Life is often comprised of our reactions. Often, negatives can be turned into positives through the way we look at situations or how hard we are willing to work for what we love. At least, that’s the philosophy that Greenville, SC-based rock band State of Illusion has adopted.

Though the rock act has had many successes, including memorable performances with artists such as Staind (hand-selected by vocalist Aaron Lewis), ChevelleFlawSmile Empty SoulAustin John Winkler (ex-Hindervocalist), Like a StormFailure Anthem, and Stitched Up Heart, along with functions for DisturbedKillswitch EngageLacuna Coil, etc., State of Illusion has faced more than its fair share of adversity.

After releasing their most recent studio album, Aphelion (self-produced, self-engineered, and self-released), State of Illusion took another dose of their well-documented bad luck (see the documentary One More Song – A Decade of State of Illusion from their brand new DVD, State of Illusion – Live) through the loss of core-members. Though beautifully crafting Aphelion with only two members (Jacob Porter on vocals, guitar, piano, pedal steel, engineering, and editing and Josh Breland on bass, drums, guitar, and piano) and seeing a top 100 worldwide rock chart release, the immediate post-Aphelion lineup was not meant to be.

What began as a rag-tag group of hired-guns pulled from other local acts to fill in on an opening show for an early musical influence in the band Flaw, a mixture of hard work, dedication, positive outlooks, and a love for the music turned bad luck into the strongest line-up State of Illusion has ever had. Former guitarist Cameron Price, drummer Bryce Chism, and Solaristvocalist/guitarist Tom Carden on bass stepped up to help Porter when State of Illusion needed it most.

This line-up continued to assist State of Illusion throughout 2017 as, one by one, these temporary members dedicated themselves as permanent members of the band. While filling in admirably, Carden knew that he needed set his focus back on Solarist and allow room for a permanent bassist to cement themselves into the lineup. His parting gift was former Solarist bassist Brandon Rodgers.

Once the 4 piece was solidified, State of Illusion sought the creative minds of Silent Flight Productions’ director Erez Bader (The ContortionistVeil of MayaThe Dear Hunter) and VFX supervisor and producer Casey Crescenzo(vocalist of The Dear Hunter) to bring a visual representation of their single “Blind” (remixed by Greg Macklin of Ordinance) to life. The moody result is a perfect fresh start for State of Illusion, who plan to use this opportunity to introduce Aphelion to a new set of listeners they couldn’t reach before.

Aphelion stands out amongst its contemporaries. The album is complete, in every sense of the word, with its many textures and range of sonic landscapes. With soaring anthems, such as the radio-ready singles, “Blind” and “Find Yourself,” to heavy-yet-melodic tracks, “Over” and “The Price You Pay,” to quiet moments, highlighted in the reflective “Reach the End,” Aphelion covers a full spectrum of emotion.

State of Illusion, seasoned with experience, a solid and energetic line-up, a reinvigorated approach, and having met success on the road for the past two years, have just released their first DVD, State of Illusion – Live, and are hard at work writing the highly-anticipated follow-up to Aphelion.

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Karabas Barabas Release Sophomore Album, ‘Sex with the Devil’

Enigmatic, Psychedelic Rockers KARABAS BARABAShave released their much anticipated sophomore LP, Sex with the Devil. As with previous releases, the threesome’s focus continues to be on creating unique and unusual music, with a pointedly political message. The newest single, “Alcohol,” premiered with Tattoo.com.

“As the cheese doodle and cheat throws tiny Tim’s crutch into the fire to satisfy the will of the dark lord, Satan’s radioactive spawn is buried deep within the cooshie tooshie of the great Russian Czar by none other than the great beast himself Alex Jones.” – 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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