Archive for February, 2018

GLASS HANDS Release Official Music Video for “WAITING ROOM”

Indiana metalcore band GLASS HANDS has released the Official Music Video for their single “Waiting Room.” Filmed, directed, and edited by Brian “Bone” Thorburn at Threshold Studios in Indianapolis, based on concepts from Glass Hands and Brian “Bone” Thorburn, “Waiting Room” is the debut single off of Glass Hand’s upcoming EP.

“Waiting Room is a song about watching yourself become a negative, apathetic person without the strength to do anything about it; feeling like you’re just waiting around until the end. Like anyone, each of us in the band have had our own internal battles, and we think that the feeling of numbness in depression is something a lot of people can relate to, and that’s what we wanted to do with this song. We wanted to relate.” – Glass Hands

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Glass Hands is more than a name change for the former Indianapolis based metal band Infamous. Glass Hands is the striking result of a 6 year evolutionary journey that scorched the definition of the genre. Glass Hands has already created a buzz with their technical guitar prowess infusing ambient and melodic harmonies topped with powerful lyrics. High energy live performances and undeniable chemistry is guaranteed with this five piece group.

Delivering one hard‐hitting anthem after another, and driven by powerful guitars, aggressive drum beats, and poignant lyrics, this Midwestern outfit gave a taste of what was to come with the music video release of “Alone”. This visual introduction to Glass Hands unapologetically speeds ahead with a barreling riff and unshakable chant. Greeted by the tremendous response to the video, the band released their debut EP Exit Letters on August 13, 2016.

On social media giant, Facebook, the music video, “Alone”, spread at a feverish pace and reached almost 275,000 people and currently has over 110,000 views, 3,000 shares, 300 comments in the first month. Fueled by this, the EP Exit Letters hit the iTunes Metal Charts at the #32 position and remained solidly in the Top 50 for the first week!

Only a year and a half after the release of Exit Letters, Glass Hands released the explosive single entitled “Waiting Room”, acommpanied by a visually captivating music video.

The band plans to release a full‐length LP this summer, with a tour to follow.

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VYCES Release New Single, “Thin Luck”!

LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released their long anticipated single, “Thin Luck,” which is already climbing the Mediabase Active Rock charts including airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane.

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Tour Dates:
04/27 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
04/28 @ Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI
04/29 @ TBA – Toledo, OH
05/01 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/02 @ Once Centre Square – Easton, PA
05/03 @ Club Chrome – Albany, NY
05/04 @ Fet Music Hall – Providence, RI
05/05 @ Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
05/06 @ Trixies – Louisville, KY
05/07 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
05/08 @ Shooters – Texarkana, WR
05/09 @ Revolution – Little Rock, AR
05/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
05/12 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/13 @ Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
05/14 @ Ckub XS – Tucson, AZ
05/15 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
05/16 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05/17 @ DNA – San Francisco, CA
05/18 @ Analog – Portland, OR
05/19 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/20 @ Dimondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/21 @ TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
05/22 @ Hodi’s Half House – Ft. Collins, CO
05/23 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Spring, CO
05/24 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/25 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
05/26 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
05/27 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/29 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/30 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
05/31 @ Route 20 – Racine, WI
06/01 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH
06/02 @ Pipestem Spa – Pipestem, WV

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Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart-Set Self-Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as FilterHell YeahVolbeatPop Evil, etc.., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began writing demos together and also sending ideas back and forth over the internet which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.

After a few trips to LA they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher BabiesStitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs of true emotion, and power. Being compared to such artists as ChevelleKorn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”

In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOURwhich trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.

VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material in between hitting the road on three national tours playing shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied by another music video shot by Ron Underwood, and features Butcher Babies own Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts making it their first top 40 single.

VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18 and will be on tour all year long.

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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.”

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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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