Archive for May, 2019

KISS KISS BANG Release Official Music Video For “Hearts On Fire”

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Bowling Green, KY Rock Band KISS KISS BANG has released the official music video for the lead single off of their Debut EP, “Hearts on Fire,” out NOW via TLG / INgrooves. Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Hearts on Fire” was filmed by 254 Productions.

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“These songs are a product of our band tearing everything apart and totally revamping our sound.” – KISS KISS BANG

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Track List:
1. Head Change
2. Hearts on Fire
3. She’s Bad
4. Run to You
5. When It Rains
6. My Last Goodbye

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“A classic rock n’ roll quintet born and bred in the heart of western Kentucky form a powerhouse of a raw and electric modern slam band with monstrous guitars and Eagles-style vocals that carry near constant three part harmonies. Accompanied by a thundering rhythm section of groove running bass and wild n’ out, heavy hitting drum beats that act as a constant heartbeat to the already tight and locked in Bowling Green showmen, Kiss Kiss Bang have been one of the top tier, heavyweights of the local music scene for only a few years. A complete renovation from the ground up in 2018 changed not only the sound of the band, but the soul itself. Sharing stages with multiple national acts over the last couple of years have helped the young bloods get a little more long in the tooth and more the wiser at just what it takes to not only get to the top, but fking stay there!”

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CARPATHIA Releases Lyric Video for “Sacrifice” Off of Upcoming ‘1912’ EP

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Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal CARPATHIA has released the lyric video for, “Sacrifice,” off of their upcoming EP, 1912, due out 6/10/2019.

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1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.” – CARPATHIA

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A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it’s not that simple. Once you’ve found that ‘sound’, it becomes impossible to ignore that you’re now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project. Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason’s humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a backseat when he steps behind his drumkit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew’s life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew’s charismatic humor filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trialing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha’s history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.

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WILD PLANES Release High Energy, Official Music Video for “Money”

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New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio.

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Singin ‘N’ Slingin is the best body of work we’ve written so far. From start to finish, its rockin and groovin. We wanted to pay homage to our rock n roll roots and we did just that! Our leading track, ‘Money,’ is about what we all love and hate…..Money! We wanted to write about Money lyrically within the verses from both sides, having a lot and not having enough. In the end, Money makes this funny world go round. As a band we are wild, funny and always having a good time. This EP captures who we are. There are great rockin tunes like “The Hunter” and “Im Back” which are then rounded out with ” We Don’t Know This” and “Drunk” which each have a story of their own.
We are very excited for this release and be sure to crank it up while you’re listening! Now lets get wild!” – Wild Planes
Track List:
1. Money
2. The Hunter
3. We Dont Know This
4. Drunk
5. I’m Back

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Wild Planes is a rock band based out of New York City consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a “wild” band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise fusing Rock “N” Roll and Pop.

Wild Planes was founded by Andre and Kris. Jimmy was added prior to a number of large gigs that were coming up for the band. The instant chemistry between the three is what makes the band such a contagious good time. The fellas have been inseparable and unstoppable since their first rehearsal together in January of 2016.

Their debut EP,

On The Rocks” was released in September of 2016 and consists of four fan favorites “Not Too Young To Die”, “Tell Nobody”, “Another Lover”, and “Lonely”. The band has spent the past three years touring the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. Notable shows consists of opening for CeeLo Green, Alive@Five Stamford, ROCKLAHOMA (AEG), Seattle Hempfest as well as being featured on “Good Morning America” with Ginger Zee.

The band will be releasing their debut EP Singin ‘N’ Slingin May 30th.

“You guys are the Duran Duran of our time”
– Don Jameson (That Metal Show, Sirius XM)

“There is no plausible reason why within the next year this band cannot be international stars”
– Total Order Magazine

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SMALL TOWN TITANS Team Up with Matt James (BLACKTOP MOJO) for Stunning Cover of TEMPLE OF THE DOG Classic Hit Single, “Hunger Strike”

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York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS have paired front-man Phill Freeman with BLACKTOP MOJO’s Matt James on an extraordinary cover of the TEMPLE OF THE DOG classic hit, “Hunger Strike.”

“The stars aligned with this one. The fact that we were all able to pay tribute to our musical heroes, and record it live off the floor in one of the best studios in the country with two of the best producers in the world is something I think both of our bands can be proud of. We’re really grateful to Matt and Blacktop Mojo for lending their name and talents to this tribute. It was a magical experience.” – Phil Freeman (Vocals)

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Phil Freeman – Bass/Vocals
Ben Guiles – Guitar
Jonny Ross – Drums

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 Fighters, Audioslave, 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 Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement on 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 smalltowntitans.com.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce ‘2019 Can’t Sleep Tour’ Dates

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After spending the first 3 months of 2019 in the studio, Texas Based Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced a summer headlining tour in support of the debut single and video, “Can’t Sleep,” off of their highly anticipated, upcoming 3rd album, Under the Sun. The video is scheduled to premiere on June 21, at which time the track will be available for download and streaming, with the album slated for a mid-September release.
The Can’t Sleep 2019 Tour launches July 13th in Kansas City, MO and runs through August 24th, finishing in Quapaw, OK.

Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL
07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA
07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
07/20 @ Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY
07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
07/23 @ Winchester – Cleveland, OH
07/25 @ Hard Times Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA
07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI
07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi
07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN
08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN
08/04 @ Madison Live – Covington, KY
08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester,, NH
08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
08/10 @ TBA
08/11 @ TBA
08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
0815 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest – Bristol, IN
08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL
08/21 @ TBA
08/22 @ Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR
08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

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EXIMIOUS Release New Single, “Mind on Fire”

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Central Pennsylvania Rock Band EXIMIOUS–comprised of former members of FROM ASHES TO NEW–has released their newest single, “Mind on Fire.”

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“‘Mind on Fire’ is a take on the ever increasing presence of artificial intelligence in today’s world, told through the perspective of someone struggling to find a conscious awareness of the real and tangible universe around them. The song makes a statement about our future struggle to be individuals while being linked to a sea of knowledge fed to us through a machine.” – EXIMIOUS

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Formed in May of 2018, Eximious was founded by former From Ashes To New guitarist Dan Kecki and Drummer Brady Hearn. In late November of 2018, The band had then recruited former From Ashes To New lead guitarist, Branden Kreider.

An entire year was spent devoted to writing over a dozen of original songs, Dan and Brady had taken it all to social media to share the bands writing process to the people. Collectively growing a fan base it was now time to find the final puzzle piece, the bands front man. A mutual friend and previous band mate of Brady’s, Colby Bennett had reached out to the band and was immediately recruited into the band as the official vocalist. Colby is notoriously known for his YouTube covers with collectively over 1 million plus video views.

Exactly one year after the bands formation, Eximious had entered into Think Loud Studios (Owned by Chad Taylor of the band LiVE) Having the honors of working with Grammy nominated producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of previous Atrium Audio on the band’s first two debut singles, “Mind On Fire” and “Anywhere But Here.”

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HELL & HOLLAR Release Official Music Video for “Showdown”

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West Palm Beach, FL based Stoner Rock Band HELL & HOLLAR has released the official music video for “Showdown,” off of their debut EP, 442.

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“We are so excited to release our first music video “Showdown”, from our debut EP 442 that is available now! ‘Showdown’ came into the Nashville studio with us as an unfinished idea. With the help of our great friends at Lust For Tone Studio we finished it and we did so by giving it a Nashville kick that gives the song a very southern rock vibe we really enjoy. Our director and cinematographer Cam Brooks had the great idea to do a Cool Hand Luke inspired theme which was a lot of fun to film and we really think everyone is going to enjoy watching it. We are also very excited to be heading out on our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour at the end of June. We will be making stops in Johnson City TN June 26th, Summerfest in Milwaukee WI June 28th, Raleigh, NC July 5th and more dates to be announced soon. So be sure to follow us, Hell & Hollar on all our social media channels to stay up to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!” – HELL & HOLLAR

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Track List:
1. Low And Slow
2. Double Wide
3. Desert Dust
4. 442
5. Personal Issues
6. Showdown

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Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Mike McCleary multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.

Catch Hell & Hollar Live:
06/26 @ The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
06/28 @ Summerfest Uline Warehouse Stage – Milwaukee, WI
07/02 @ The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

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