Archive for January, 2020

WATCH ME BREATHE Release Official Lyric Video for “Cruel Machine”

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Cruel Machine,” available NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“This song is about capitalism. The inspiration came from the many experiences I (and most of us) have had encountering miserable, tired, old employees at grocery stores, gas stations, etc. Lifelong hourly-wage work is the story of millions and millions of people all over this country, and it’s hard not to feel like they are victims of a cruel machine they were forced to be a cog in.” – Jake Aaron Ward

Click to Download / Stream “Cruel Machine”

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Photo Credit: Natalie Sweeting – Through the Bird’s Eye Photography

Do you ever look around and think “something’s not right with all of this…”?

So does songwriter Jake Aaron Ward. Watch Me Breathe is his musical quest to answer his most burning questions and find meaning in a modern world that is often starved for it. Incorporating both musical styles and teachings from all over the world, Ward is an avid student of world history and culture. The music is the product of a relentless search for what lies at the very heart of the human experience.

With a unique blend of engaging rhythms, melancholy chords, and boyish tenor vocals, Watch Me Breathe will immediately register with any of us who went through an “emo” phase in years past. However, where one might normally find distorted guitars and lyrics about heartbreak and self-loathing, one instead finds African percussion samples, instruments from multiple continents, and lyrical references to things like Rumi poetry or Chomsky’s criticisms of capitalism. At once both intellectual and emotional, this band provides the soundtrack for seekers, deep thinkers, and adventurers everywhere.

Since their debut in early 2018, the band has racked up close to 200k plays on Spotify and recruited more than 4k followers. As their audience grows, the band has their sights on touring in 2020 and seeking bigger and better platforms to spread their message from.

Ward writes, plays, records and produces all of the music entirely by himself in his home studio. Bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward step in for live performances and the occasional photo shoot or interview. The band has released two full-length albums to date (The Lighter Side Of Darkness in 2018, and The Strange Pull Of What You Really Love in 2019) and is set to release a third full-length sometime in 2020.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Sweeting – Through the Bird’s Eye Photography

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7 STONE RIOT Releases Official Music Video for “Scratching the Surface”!

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Birmingham, AL Rock Band 7 STONE RIOT has released the official music video for their single, “Scratching the Surface.” Directed by Brandon Jones and produced by Ken ‘GL’ Lanyon, “Scratching the Surface” is the title track off of their 2018 released EP.

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“‘Scratching the Surface’ is a song about fighting your way through all the struggles that come with going after a big dream. There’s always going to be ups and downs when trying to achieve your dreams but what keeps you going is the little break throughs when you scratch the surface of a goal.” – 7 STONE RIOT

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Track List:
1. Scratching The Surface
2. I’m Alive
3. Blind
4. Time Will Tell
5. Talking In Circles

Download / Stream Scratching the Surface Online:

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7 STONE RIOT is a hard rock band from Birmingham, AL. Members include Reid Aldridge (Lead Guitar) and brothers Whit (Vocals), Tyler (Bass), and Todd Millsap (Guitar), with Skylar McCain (Drums). Since 2016, 7SR has recorded a 5 track EP titled Scratching The Surface. The EP was tracked, mixed and mastered by Rick Beato and Ken Lanyon. 7SR’s sound has been compared to the likes of ShinedownTool, and Sevendust. They have been seen LIVE with bands such as Lamb of GodUpon A Burning BodyButcher BabiesHinderSaving AbelPuddle OF MuddTantricNonpointFozzyAdelitas Way, and Like A Storm to name a few. Be sure to catch 7SR’s loud, powerful performance in city near you!!

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EMMA GARELL Releases New Single, “I Wanna See Blood”!

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Richmond, VA based rock artist EMMA GARELL has released her newest single, “I Wanna See Blood.” Produced by Todd Wright of Halfking Studio in Northern, VA, “I Wanna See Blood” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“I Wanna See Blood is a song about love gone wrong, your basic break up song that ends in a bloody mess. Sometimes love lost just leaves you angry…not sad…not lonely…just bloody angry. Break up songs come in a variety of styles, but this is my anger and my response to a broken heart, I hope people can relate. My two previous songs (Destination Anaheim and unreleased Mojo Man ) were more about the rock world in general. It wasn’t until I started working with Todd Wright that I found a way to express my inner feelings through my music. ‘I Wanna See Blood’ is the first of the songs that we wrote together that delve into my heart and soul. ” – Emma Garell

“I Wanna See Blood is a dancey jam, alternative-rock track about heartbreak and revenge. For fans of Billie Eilish and Mohawks.” – Dylan Lawson (guitarist for Emma Garell)

Click to Download / Stream “I Wanna See Blood” Online

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Catch EMMA GARELL Live:
02/14 @ The Dark Room – Richmond, VA
w/ Halfcast & Moniker
02/29 @ Rockfest 2020 – Richmond, VA
03/20 @ The Burnout Pit – Richmond, VA
w / Asphalt ValentineRebel Messiah, & Armwood
04/05 @ The Burnout Pit – Richmond, VA –
Fund Drive for Declan
04/10 @ KC’s Music Alley – Fredericksburg, VA
04/17 With Silver Tongue Devils at Gottrocks, Greenville, SC
07/24 – 07/25 @ Rise of the Loser Fest – Pipestem, WV

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ROCK’N THE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA MUSIC SCENE WITH CLASSIC BLUES METAL INSPIRED ORIGINALS.

Emma Garell grew up using her singing voice to speak for her. She lulls the listener into a sense of whispered magic, then out of nowhere, she belts with the power of the greats. Friends have called her Princess of Darkness and Roberta Plant…the truth lies somewhere in between as she takes these influences and finds her own sound. Having a wide range of vocal gifts, you won’t be surprised to hear a wide array of musical styling, all within the power of a haunting voice.

If Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was a bar fly in a gritty bar, singing on a Saturday night, you might come close to Emma Garell. One could see her paying homage to the song “Black Velvet” in leather and then fist-pumping the crowd to her Black Sabbath roots. The woman has a smooth growl with a punk’tude and

“Destination Anaheim” is only the beginning.- H. Reavis

With the release of her debut single early 2019, “Destination Anaheim,” Emma Garell is stepping into the rock spotlight with the strength and confidence of her role models and a freshly honed vocal style. Fans can look forward to more singles and a full length album over the next year, as well as continuing to perform locally with the biggest bands coming through RVA.

Backed by CJ Alicea / Cody Mausolf on drums, Dylan Lawson / Camden Harrahy on guitar, and DJ Sammy P. Stiles on bass.

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SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Love’s Demise”

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Alternative Electronic Rock duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the official music video for their new single, “Love’s Demise.” which is taken from their upcoming EP, Scorched, due for February 3, 2020 release.

From the heavy riffs and kinetic new wave sensibility of “Love’s Demise” to their incredible take on The Cure’s “Three Imaginary Boys,” to the dark, dense, and heavy pounding of “Poison Aura,” this EP is a rollercoaster trip inside the band’s hook-laden psyche.

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“Love’s Demise is a song about change and loss within ourselves and out there in the world.

We had a great time making the video for it around London. Although we live here there are always unknown streets and urban alcoves to discover. We found a lot that sunny day and made use of our surroundings with the help of our intrepid director Duncan Catterall”. – SHE MADE ME DO IT

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Track List:
1. Love’s Demise
2. Fun and Games
3. Three Imaginary Boys
4. Poison Aura
5. Fatal Confidante

Click to Pre-Order / Save ‘Scorched’ Online

Click to Pre-Order Physical Copy of ‘Scorched’ Online

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She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars.

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Studio Update from The Designs On Their Debut Album

Over the last several months European power duo Billy T Cooper & Snovonne ‘Sno’ Drake have been hard at work in the studio recording their debut album with world renowned producer Eddy Cavazza. Nearing completion The Designs are now ready to tease their musical and visual efforts to the global audience.  

“We’re really excited about the album… it’s gone through so much,” says Billy T Cooper.  “Now it finally feels like it hit home. It was very refreshing to work with a producer that we respect and trust as much as Eddy. He brought out the best in us. He knew what we were after from the beginning and did a great job combining our characters.”

‘Sno’ Drake on the album, “We’re proud of the result.. it’s a very streamlined, yet sophisticated, in-your-face record. It covers everything from electronic melancholy to full fat metal anger and sarcasm.”

Watch the intimate and revealing studio update below. 

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PRIMITIVE RACE Taps MARK HENNESSY (PAW) to Replace Late CHUCK MOSLEY (FAITH NO MORE) on Vocals!

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Replacing so iconic a front-man as CHUCK MOSLEY (FAITH NO MOREBAD BRAINS) is never easy, but Alternative Rock Band PRIMITIVE RACE has revealed just such. MARK HENNESSY, vocalist for Lawrence, Kansas based, alternative rock band PAW, has been announced as the new voice joining founder CHRIS KNIKERERIE LOCH (WICCIDESTHER BLACK), MARK THWAITE (PETER MURPHY), and DALE CROVER (MELVINS) as the group continues to evolve.

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“I always said you just don’t replace Chuck Mosley. So, to continue Primitive Race I knew we would need to push into new territory. I was always a big fan of Paw and I think that Mark (Hennessy) brings a whole new tool belt to what we’re doing. It’s exciting to have this new chapter.” – CHRIS KNIKER

“I was a big fan of Chuck so to be carrying the torch in Primitive Race is something special. I’m going to just be myself and work on adding a new element to the band. I really like what the guys are doing, and It’s been fun to get started writing for this record.” – MARK HENNESSY

“He (Mark Hennessy) has a cool vibe. It will be great to have him in the mix this time.” – MARK THWAITE

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BLOODYWOOD “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” US Radio debut on SIRIUSXM OCTANE TEST DRIVE!

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New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD will continue their domination of the international music world with the debut run of “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” on SiriusXM Octane Test Drive today at 12:00 pm EST.

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Click to Download “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” on iTunes

The quintet will also be making their debut US festival performance at SONIC TEMPLE on Saturday, May 16th in Columbus, OH, with US tour dates to be announced in the future.

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Bloodywood is:
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals
Roul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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