Archive for February, 2018

The Alpha Fire Release Official Video for Debut Single, “Trail of Tears”

Syracuse rock band The Alpha Fire has released the official music video for their single, “Trail of Tears.” Filmed by Wade Spencer(Imagen Records) at the abandoned Seneca Army Depot in Upstate NY, “Trail of Tears” is a third person narrative which journeys inside the mindset of a lost soul. It is a dark and brooding representation of the seriousness of the current mental health crisis in America

“‘Trail of Tears’ is the debut single from the The Alpha Fire. The song itself is a representation of the struggles that we face every day, and the strength and determination that it takes to overcome them. ” – The Alpha Fire

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The Alpha Fire is a 5 piece rock/alternative band from Upstate New York. Never to be contained by one style or genre, The Alpha Fire maintains its signature sound through the intense delivery of seasoned vocalist Jon Lamanna, the beautiful harmonies of Jesse Maty (guitars, synth, vocals) and the eclectically original lead guitar work of Naren Ananda. Bassist Bryan King adds the perfect foundation.

Formed in 2016, the band has already achieved significant regional notoriety, having recently been selected to represent Central New York as the regional winner of Cumulus Media’s national “Next2Rock” competition. With the release of their debut full length album Embers, The Alpha Fire will soon be a household name in the world of progressive rock and alternative music, naturally attracting fans of other genres as well through its diverse and undeniably original sound.

“The best live band in New York State”- Randy Peck, owner, The Montage Music Hall – Rochester NY

“The best unsigned band in the country”- Scott Dixon, Assistant Program Director, WAQX-FM – Syracuse, NY

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Fire FIght Release Official Music Video for “The Ghost Inside”

Minneapolis, MN hard rock band Fire Fight has released the official music video for their single, “The Ghost Inside.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “The Ghost Inside” is off of their 2017 released EP Transitions.

“’The Ghost Inside’ is our favorite song to play live. It’s got it all, and in a very short amount of time, from heavy riffage down to soft vocals building into an epic chorus and back to the heavy riffing, and that reflects the story behind it: light vs. darkness, good vs evil, and the continuing battle between. For the video, we went for simplicity; there’s a ghost inside all of us. As people we can go through different stages of emotions and sometimes those emotions make us see in black and white, and while the song may be complicated, we wanted to accent that simplicity throughout in the imagery as well.”

Click HERE to Download ‘Transitions’ on iTunes

Remember when music made you feel things you’d never felt before? When it seemed like every time you turned on the radio, you discovered a whole new world? What happened to that sense of wonder and refreshment?

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Fire Fight seeks to breathe new life into a world muddied by generalities and jaded artistry.

Our goal is to spark that same sense of wonder and inspiration that was once the norm. Music isn’t what we do for a living, it’s what we do to live and we want to share that with every audience we encounter. Every show belongs to you just as much as it does to us, and we want to change the way you hear rock music and the way you experience it.

With driving percussion, intricate riffs, infectious hooks, and mesmerizing melodies, each song tells a story: our story, our journey. Egos and politics have their place, but everyone needs something that speaks to their heart and soul. Without heart, all art is fruitless. So bang your heads, throw up the horns, jump, dance, sing and be present. The music industry and bureaucracy have taken so much from music and from you, the fans. We’re here to give it back.

We are FIRE FIGHT!

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Welcome to Jonestown Release Lyric Video for “Lazy”

Chicago pop-punk band Welcome to Jonestown has released the official lyric video for their single, “Lazy” off of their upcoming EP. Releasing digitally March 1st, Go Punk Yourself! is the second EP from the Windy City trio.

“We are extremely exicted to bring you our second EP Go Punk Yourself!, available for digital download March 1st! This time we recorded with our buddy Nick at Nook Studios in New Lenox, IL and we seriously could not be possibly more excited with the way these songs turned out. Everyone worked really hard on this and has a lot to be proud of! Please enjoy Go Punk Yourself!” – Welcome To Jonestown

Jeremy Handel: Lead Vocals, Guitar

Born in the mid 80’s in the pastures on the rural northside of Chicago, IL, Jeremy Handel has been obsessed with the pop-punk scene since the ripe old age of 14 and when he finally decided to get up off his lazy ass and learn to play the guitar for real, he remembered how much he always wanted to be in a band. Luckily for Jeremy, he recognizes all Alkaline Trio songs immediately, and when Burnard Wedderburn came over and started strumming one out, that was it and the jam was on!

Burnard Wedderburn: Drums

The “Travis Barker” to their otherwise incredibly-amazing-but-not-the-MOST-talented-band-in-the-world Blink 182, Burnard Wedderburn’s technical and unique yet familiar style of drumming leaves no musical stone unturned. Also born and raised on Chicago’s very rural northside, Burt has a ferocity on the drums which rival that of a leopard, or lion…or some such creature that tears it up when the situation calls for awesomeness.

Matt Handel: Backup Vocals, Bass

Jeremy’s brother in arms, and also in parent, Matt is the final piece of the puzzle that is Welcome to Jonestown. Matt’s clever, purposeful bass notes and natural harmonies are the glue that keep WTJ’s songs from falling apart at the seams, and without them, there’s a distinction that doesn’t go unnoticed. Fortunately for the band and their fans, they will never have to worry about what that might sound like.

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A DARKER COLOR BRIGHT Releases Dark Re-Interpretation of Americana Classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” with Visually Unsettling Official Music Video

Dark Electronic Pop act A DARKER COLOR BRIGHT(ADCB) has taken on the iconic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and re-imagined it as a melancholy instrumental, made even more so with black and white imagery of human destruction and carnage. War, poverty, and nuclear terror fill the screen in frightening and heartbreaking reminders of moments in history, all of which directly reflect many issues and concerns in today’s society. Consistent with the artist’s generally foreboding tone, ADCB says of the release, “I’m just getting started.”

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is yet another entirely self made video by ADCB, raising the question: How much can one person, single handedly, actually do? ADCBs’ multiple singles and releases of different genres and styles, while somehow keeping an underlined tone, make it apparent that you really can’t predict which direction this project is going.

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A Darker Color Bright is a “Dark Pop” Mixed Media Artist, based in the Midwest United States. Otherwise referred to as ADCB, this artistic project is made up of one single individual. This one anonymous cluster of energy is solely responsible for every aspect of A Darker Color Bright. All writing, performing, instrumentation, directing, production, recording, engineering, mastering, and design.
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One person = every note, every instrument, every song, every time!!

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ALEX DI LEO Releases Official Music Video for “Brooklyn Bridge”

Alternative rock/pop artist Alex Di Leo has released the official music video for his Brother Sundance produced single, “Brooklyn Bridge.”

ALEX DI LEO will also be performing the MUSIC OPENING PARTY presented by Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Underground at 9:00 pm followed by the Riptide Music Festival showcase, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am at The Main I at SXSWon March 13th.

Click HERE To Download / Stream “Brooklyn Bridge”

Complementing the release of “Brooklyn Bridge”, fans can also win airfare for two to New York City from Spirit Airlines on Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2, 2018, including hotel accommodations for two for all 3 days / 2 nights in Brooklyn, a $100 gift card, and Meet and Greet with Alex Di Leo on July 1, 2018 at the Brooklyn Bridge with an intimate acoustic performance from Alex and a special guest.

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Alex Di Leo released his debut EP So We Go on November 4th, 2016 and since its release, the EP has been played in rotation on 110 college radio stations, charted on 9 radio stations’ Top 20, taking the #1 spot on Ithaca, New York’s WICO, and made the countdown for this past December. In addition to the airplay Di Leo’s music has received, he has been interviewed and featured on outlets including Highlight MagazineEarmilkIndiMusic TV and Chicago’s JBTV who featured the music video for Di Leo’s single, “Waking Up.” Additionally, his music has premiered exclusively with outlets such as AXSPancakes and WhiskeySubstream Magazine and MySpace.

In 2017, Alex played the Florida Music Festival in Orlando, Sunfest in WPB (direct support for Kaleo and X Ambassadors). He completed his first west coast tour in May. He supported the Plain White T’s, on the High School Nation Spring Tour. The tour went to CA, WA and OR. He ended the tour with a showcase set at The Mint in Los Angeles. Upon returning to Florida, Alex supported Cowboy Mouth at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. Alex played 104.3FM The Shark’s Riptide Festival and signed to Silent Majority Group.

As we move into 2018, Alex’s has had three songs featured in tow of MTV’s Teen Mom episodes and two Go-Pro advertisements. Alex will be releasing his new singles “Brooklyn Bridge” and “Promise” in Feb. 2018 to be followed by an EP in the Spring.

“This is one of the best releases of the year and it deserves your attention.” – Brian Leak, Substream Magazine

“With its dreamy quality and killer hooks, this is the perfect tune for anyone looking for some new and exciting pop-rock.” – Pancakes and Whiskey

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DOYLE Announces AS WE DIE WORLD ABOMINATION TOUR 2018

 

Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be launching the As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018this Spring. Beginning February 21st in Clifton, NJ, the tour winds through North America before crossing to the UK March 26th in Birmingham, England, and will later move through Russia before finishing up April 9th in St. Petersburg, Russia; KILLUS and DeadXll will be joining on the UK and Russia run. Upon his stateside return, Doyle will also be performing at the 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on April 21st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018 US Dates:
02/21 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
02/22 @ Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
02/23 @ Buffalo Iron Works
02/24 @ The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
02/25 @ Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY
02/26 @ Voltage Lounge – Pkiladelphia, PA
02/28 @ Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA
03/01 @ The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
03/02 @ Drunk Horse – Fayettevill, NC
03/03 @ High Drive – Gainseville, FL
03/04 @ Side Tracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
03/05 @ Firebird – St. Louis, MO
03/06 @ The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
03/07 @ Backstage – Lubbock, TX
03/09 @ The Rock – Tucson, AZ
03/10 @ The Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
03/11 @ The Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
03/12 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
03/13 @ Hawthorne Theatre Lounge – Portland, OR
03/14 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/15 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
03/16 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
03/17 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
03/18 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
03/20 @ Frankies-Inner City – Toledo, OH

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As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018 UK / Russia Spring With KILLUS and DeadXlll Dates:
03/26 @ Asylum 2 – Birmingham, ENG
03/27 @ Redrum – Stafford, ENG
03/28 @ Factory – Manchester, ENG
03/30 @ Church – Dundee, ENG
03/31 @ Corporation – Sheffield, ENG
04/04 @ Hobo’s – Huddersfield, ENG
04/05 @ The Hub – Plymouth, ENG
04/06 @ Cobblestones – Bridgewater, ENG
04/07 @ The Lounge – London, ENG
04/08 @ Moskva – Moscow, RU
04/09 @ MOD – Saint Petersburg, RU

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Lodi, a small borough of Bergen County, New Jersey, is just over two square miles. There’s not much to suggest that the small village would be the birthplace of a world famous, blood-soaked form of music known as horror punk. Legendary acts The MisfitsSamhain, and Danzig all have their origins in Lodi, and something monstrous indeed lurks there. The poster child and originator of the genre, himself, has once again unleashed an evil noise on an unsuspecting world: Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s first release, Abominator, by his eponymous band, Doyle.

Released on Doyle’s own label, Monsterman RecordsAbominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create. Doyle’s first band, the infamous Glenn Danzig-fronted Misfits, helped create the genre of speed/thrash metal with their last album, 1983’s Earth AD/Wolf’s Blood– in fact the record has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album’s songs, not the least of which being Metallica. Abominator is not the sound of some punk guitarist gone metal- it’s the roaring return of one of extreme metal’s original architects to his blood-splattered drawing board.

Coming from a legendary band of almost mythological proportions, and having first worked with one of the most talented and respected vocalists of the century (the infamous Glenn Danzig), Doyle’s new project would need a singer with brass balls, cast-iron pipes, a suitably twisted mind, and his own vocal delivery style. Enter Alabama’s Alex Story of Cancerslug, a Southern fiend who’s sand-blasted scream opens the record, and the evil doesn’t relent until the ending growl of “Hope Hell Is Warm”, the album’s defiant closer. The man can scream and sing, and employs both styles to great effect, switching seamlessly from raw-throated roars to rough-edged, yet melodic, clean vocals. Alex’s live performances can only be described as unforgettable, disturbing and strangely addictive – a perfect complement to the already mammoth stage presence of Doyle himself.

The unmistakable sound of Doyle’s signature Annihilator guitar cuts through on every tune like a sonic fingerprint, starting with the snarling opening title track Abominator. The Annihilator’s tone is sharp as a butcher’s knife in the wrong hands and just as nasty- fans of the Misfits will recognize it right away.

On tunes like “Headhunter” and “Land of the Dead” the riffs are relentless, and if a riff could be described in emotional terms, remorseless. “Dreamingdeadgirls” brings a blackened-blues swing, and the doom-laden “Love Like Murder” shows a healthy appreciation for all things Sabbath. “Blood Stains” moves from primal sludge to ripping off-time thrash with ease. The album is just that- an album, a cohesive and well executed piece of work that takes the listener on a journey; albeit a bloody journey to places some fear to tread.

As befits songs as musically dark as Abominator‘s, the album’s lyrics are not for the faint of heart. Throughout the entire record, there is absolutely zero attempt to balance its evil with any sort of good counterpoint- penned entirely by Story (probably in blood), Abominator‘s lyrics are entirely and uncompromisingly dark. Music fans looking for feel- good anthems had best look elsewhere- those who enjoy strolling through the shadows will be greatly satisfied.

So how did this Jersey devil and crew wind up with a Dixie-bred howler? “After I had written all this music, I realized I had to get someone to sing this stuff- once I’m done recording guitars, all I can see is myself just playing that riff, ya know? That’s my thing, not lyrics and singing,” Doyle says, with typically blunt candor. “I’ve known Alex for a while, so I called him up, then sent him a bunch of the tunes. Two days later he sent me back ‘Mark of the Beast’, just like it is on the record. I said ‘That’s exactly what I want!’, and the rest is history. I only wrote the word ‘abominator’- all the rest of that stuff is Alex. He’s just crazy, man”.

It’s a match made in hell. But no metal band would be complete without a complete animal behind the drum kit. Brandon “The Crusher” Pertzborn (of Black Flag) delivers all the aggression and insanity necessary (and then some) with his exquisite musicality and showmanship.

So what can fans expect at a Doyle show?

“To get fucking pummeled, man. And then go home and ask themselves ‘What the fuck just happened to me?!?’, hahaha…” he replies with a laugh that this time, no joke about it, actually sounds evil. Loud, aggressive, and technically proficient, Doyle and crew are set to show the world how true horror metal sounds today.

So crank up Abominator until your speakers blow, check out Doyle on tour, and let the beatings begin!

written by: Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)

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RAZORWIRE HALO Release New Single, “Sweat”

 Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released their single, “Sweat,” from their upcoming EP Retaliate, due out March 27th, 2018.

“In the last couple years each one of us have had major hardships in our lives that have hit us deeply in various ways. Physically and emotionally we have been beat down and broken. The upcoming EP focuses on some of these experiences and the emotions involved. ‘Sweat’ is a sexually charged track that focuses on pure unrestrained passion between two people.” – Tak Kitara(Vocalist)

Click HERE to Pre-Order ‘RETALIATE’!

RWH will begin to tour across the U.S. this Spring and Summer with their stand out enhanced live show that brings a large full scale production to the small stage.

Razorwire Halo Enhanced Live Performances:
03/30 @ Shooter’s – Fort Smith, AR
03/31 @ Orileys – Dallas, TX
05/11 @ @ Cafe Acoustic Concert Hall – St. Joseph, MO
05/12 @ The Outland Bar – Springfield, MO
05/26 @ The Rusty Needle – Hutchinson, KS
06/01 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
06/03 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

Razorwire Halo is an established; award winning electro-rock group based out of Kansas City, MO. RWH has proven time and time again that they can captivate their audience and bring a fresh sound year after year. This has allowed for RWH to perform live with many other national acts across the U.S., while gaining their respect. Razorwire Halo has an unwavering commitment to bring the best music possible and most immersive live experience to its fans. Since inception, RWH has released multiple albums with a cohesive concept that has drawn in casual listeners and die hard fans alike. The same is true for 2018 as RWH is poised to release their next EP titled Retaliate, on 3.27.2018.

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