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Blacktop Mojo Release Title Track Off of Upcoming LP, ‘Burn The Ships’

Blacktop Mojo have released the second and title single off their 2017 LP, Burn The Ships. Order via Bandcamp.

“We all quit our jobs at about the same time to make this record and play as much as possible—that was our all in, no going back moment. It reminded me of a story we heard from the 1500s about a Spanish explorer that sailed to conquer a territory. Once they landed on the beach, he burned all the ships so all his men knew one thing was clear, there’s no going back. That’s what that song is about, and that’s the story of our lives at the point of the record being created.” – Blacktop Mojo

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“If Soundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to take a roll in the hay, nine months later, out would pop Blacktop Mojo.”

Formed in September 2012, armed with a simple demo and a dream, they set out to play as many shows as they could, touring and sharing the stage (with the likes of Aaron LewisSaving Abel, & Puddle of Mudd, among others.) During that time, Blacktop Mojo’s self-released their first studio album ‘I Am’ back in 2014. Time has not been wasted since their debut album release. Everything on this journey has led them to this most important moment in their career. The band’s latest offering Burn the Ships is an instant rock’ n roll masterpiece featuring the soon to be classic songs “Where The Wind Blows” and “Dog On A Leash”. Produced by Philip Mosley and mixed and mastered by Austin Deptula. This latest album release will launch Blacktop Mojo into the elite company of some of the great rock bands of all time.

Kaleido Announce Release of Debut Full-length Album, ‘EXPERIENCE’

Detroit based rock band Kaleido has announced the release of their debut full-length album, Experience. Due to release May 19th, *Experience was recorded at The Pipeyard Studio in Plymouth, MI. The band also revealed the Official Music Video for the second single, “Trouble In Paradise”.

“Our album “EXPERIENCE” captures the duality of life that many will easily relate to – real people, real stories, real emotions. Through the good times, the bad times, the ups and the downs; it’s these experiences that make us who we are.” – Kaleido

Catch Kaleido LIVE:
03/09 @ Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
03/10 @ The Washington – Burlington, IA
03/11 @ Chicago Street Pub – Coldwater, MI
03/31 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI^
^ w/ Red Sun Rising

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Blacktop Mojo Release Debut Single “Pyromaniac” From Forthcoming ‘Burn The Ships’ LP

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Blacktop Mojo have released “Pyromaniac”, the debut single off of their upcoming Burn The Ships LP, due out March 10, 2017. Burn the Ships, which was produced by Philip Mosley and mixed and mastered by Austin Deptula, is available to Pre-Order NOW and fans will receive both “Pyromaniac” and “Burn The Ships” 2/24/2017.

It has been one long ass journey to get this point, so we’re very excited to premiere the first track “Pyromaniac” off our new album Burn the Ships. The song holds a special place in our hearts and, not to mention, it kicks ass when we play it live. Hope you all enjoy the song as much as we love playing it…” Blacktop Mojo

“If Soundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to take a roll in the hay, nine months later, out would pop Blacktop Mojo.”

Formed in September 2012, armed with a simple demo and a dream, they set out to play as many shows as they could, touring and sharing the stage (with the likes of Aaron LewisSaving Abel, & Puddle of Mudd, among others.) During that time, Blacktop Mojo’s self-released their first studio album ‘I Am’ back in 2014. Time has not been wasted since their debut album release. Everything on this journey has led them to this most important moment in their career. The band’s latest offering Burn the Ships is an instant rock’ n roll masterpiece featuring the soon to be classic songs “Where The Wind Blows” and “Dog On A Leash”. Produced by Philip Mosley and mixed and mastered by Austin Deptula. This latest album release will launch Blacktop Mojo into the elite company of some of the great rock bands of all time.

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for all the emptiness Announce New EP And Video

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for_all_the_emptiness_-_mt_ep_-_coverDark Electro artists for all the emptiness have released their new EP mt this week. mt marks the third release by for all the emptiness. mt was produced and mixed by Sebastian Komor (Icon of Coil).

The video for the first single “seduced by a disease” can be seen below:

About for all the emptiness

for the all emptiness originally started as an idea by vocalist/composer jonathan kaplan. After viewing Apoptygma Berzerk’s live DVD APBL98 and seeing front man Stephan Groth go into the crowd after a performance and how much their music affected them, it showed how much art can make the world a better place. jonathan took his passion for truth, science, logic, and critical thinking and based their music around those principles.

In 2011 for all the emptiness released their debut album axioms . It was produced by Yone of Decoded Feedback and it served as the foundation for everything to come. axioms was intentionally minimal and themed around being anti-religious, which they felt was a destructive and wasteful force in the world. In 2012 a remix version of axioms was released. It featured remixes by Assemblage 23, Beborn Beton, Decoded Feedback and more. To help promote the release they went on an North America tour with artists Die Sektor, The Gothsicles, and Deviant UK.

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Jantsen & Dirt Monkey: Soltri Pt. 1

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Side projects are generally an outlet for an artist’s less marketable music. Artists don’t set out to do much with it, but with Dirt Monkey & Jantsen they are looking to change the face of dance music with their new venture Soltri.

With Soltri, the duo plan to mesh genres from cultures all around the world with dance music. They have already pushed the boundaries of music with their solo projects, which have received support from the likes of Bassnectar, Rusko and Excision, but now they come together to double their power and creativity. It’s less of a side project and more of a new avenue to fully explore how far dance music can go.

Soltri Part 1 is complete with two hybrid bass singles that fuse acoustic elements with electronic counterparts. “Booty Bounce” kicks off the free EP in style with unique sounds and memorable melodies. “Wicked” pays homage to heavier styles of dance music without sacrificing any musicality. Each song is strong, tasteful and unparalleled. Soltri Part 1 is just the beginning.

Buy Soltri Part 1:
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Precious Child Releases NSFW Video for “My Little Problem” & “Phantom” Off of ‘TRAPPED’ EP

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Cinematic Progressive Industrial Artist Precious Child has released a highly politically charged, NSFW Official Music Video for the single “My Little Problem” off of his TRAPPED EP. Directed by Brazilian born and LA based artist Cade, “My Little Problem” was originally premiered on Paste Magazine.

“My Little Problem” is a song and music video about self discovery, synthetic nature, and sexuality. It is a collaboration between Precious Child and the director Cade.

“This video explores the current pop culture fascination with freeing ourselves from the decay and pain that is contingent with inhabiting a physical body. The question is, if technology allows us to transcend into conscious machines, unable to feel pain, will we feel anything at all but a pressing sense of existentialism? Vaporwave, goth, emo, and kitsch culture were an influence to this project as well as campy sci fi thrillers like David Cronenberg’s Videodrome.” – CADE

Precious also released “Phantom,” an experiential music video that illuminates the protagonist in “My Little Problem,” which was itself premiered on AntiHero Magazine:

TRAPPED is the 3rd studio album of Precious Child. Recorded in Los Angeles, TRAPPED is an EP featuring reinterpretations of tracks from Bloody Knees and ESCAPE as well as original tracks.

“Many of my songs have a common ancestor; when I write, the song I am writing often inspires another, and another, and another. Old ideas inspire new songs and new songs make songs out of old ideas. TRAPPED references these ouroboroses of creativity. I have been in the studio for many months working on an LP and this EP happened amidst the recording for the LP. See what I’m getting at? Hard to tell where the head and the tail begins. We have a desperate need for a reason to exist and art is my reason.” – Precious Child

Track List:
1. Phantom
2. My Little Problem (Violet Door)
3. Entity
4. No Such Thing as Time
5. The Past (Be Me Again)
6. The Past (Instrumental)

Download/Stream TRAPPED Online:
Spotify |iTunes | Google Play | Bandcamp | Amazon

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Precious Child is the multi-genre musical project of the artist Precious. Precious Child includes industrial-pop, progressive industrial metal, and atmospheric instrumental music. Tool meets My Chemical Romance. Precious’ art centers on the strife, struggle, and poignant beauty in life. Out of Los Angeles, CA, Precious Child was founded in Baltimore, MD in 2013. Precious Child’s debut 2015 metal album Bloody Knees was produced in Los Angeles, CA by Ulrich Wild, the multiplatinum producer known for his work with White Zombie, Deftones, Dethklok, and more. The music video for the song “I Fall” featured Nina Burns, a beloved contestant from America’s Next Top Model. ESCAPE, Precious Child’s second album is a soundtrack that was composed for the Neil Gaiman biopic Dream Dangerously. To accompany the release of ESCAPE, Precious collaborated with Alabama artist Yonderpuss to create videos for the songs “Magic is Real” and “To Need“. Precious is currently in the studio with Ulrich, working on an LP album with members of Filter and Puscifer/Stolen Babies, due for release later in 2017.

Mr. Kristopher Releases Dark Electronic ‘Communion’ EP Via Jet Set Trash

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TSG managed, Mutligenre Electronic Music producer Mr. Kristopher has teamed with Europe based Jet Set Trash to release his newest EP, Communion. Originally premiered on Your EDM, Communion fuses high energy Electro House with heavy Industrial sensibilities to create a deliciously dark raver experience.

The textbook definition of communion is “sharing or exchanging intimate thoughts or feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” I figured that is exactly what I am doing with my music. I hope you enjoy my intimate thoughts on a mental or spiritual level!Mr. Kristopher

In creating this EP, Mr. Kristopher essentially doubled down on the energy and darkness of the genre, clearly evident in the underlying synths and gloomy vocal samples and artwork. Influences on the first track, “Dark Lord,” for instance, come from the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, and Rob Zombie… There are many elements of the EP that defy normal musical convention, and that’s part of why I’m loving it so much. – Matt Meadow – Your EDM

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Communion EP Track List

1. Darklord
2. Death Rattle
3. Sacrifice
4. Ritual
5. Reign

Download Communion on iTunes, beatport, and Bandcamp!

Mult-various electronic music composer, producer, and instrumentalist Kristopher J. Gray, aka Mr. Kristopher, raises the levels of frequency in a colossal way. With a punk-metal background informing his darkly unique tone and energy, eclectic experimentation with natural ambient sounds—traveling the ocean and mountains to record almost all of his music with distorted sounds from nature–and polished production quality, Mr. Kristopher is breaking barriers with his electronic licks, core riffs, and hip-hop kicks that delivers an all-out head banging bass experience. Period.

Since 2011, the diligent former college student has maintained a busy show/festival schedule as well as promoting his music and career, managing to keep on a strict schedule with his college courses by utilizing green rooms and downtime between sets in his travels. Mr. Kristopher has created and developed a presence among the risingcontenders of today’s top tier festival circuits. Throwing down on stages such as Dancefestopia (4 years in a row), The Gathering of The Juggalos, Backwoods Music Festival, Safe In Sound Festival, and SXSW. He’s also recently been chosen by none other than Complex Magazine to participate in a 14 episode series and developed a hip-hop presence through sharing the stage with Tech N9ne and touring with Potluck. In 2016, he also participated in remixing Emmy Award winning Denyse Tontz’s “United States of Anxiety” and Dave Aude’s “Sweet Dreams.” Going into 2017, he’s ready to break new ground with his first European label release, Communion EP, with Jet Set Trash (which includes such alumni as ZARDONIC), bringing his uniquely dark fusion of electronic styles to an eager new audience.

New comers take heed, Mr. Kristopher is far from rookie status, despite his recent blossom onto the electronic scene; he’s long since left the kiddy pool and has yet to look back. Mr. K has been swinging with the best of the best for some time. State by state, he has worked his way around the country through various clubs and theaters; spreading his message of love and down to the ground good times. If you’re in search of a light, look no further. Let this wild-style rhythm and passion fueled sound be your guide. From Mr. Kristopher’s heart to yours.

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