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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “never came around”, Announces Tour with Adelitas Way

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Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “never came around” coinciding with the announcement of a tour with ADELITA’S WAY, AMERICAN SIN, and ZFG, which kicks off April 17 in Houston. Aside from the video, the song is streaming exclusively on Spotify.

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“A new year and new opportunities, with the key word being opportunity. I’m beyond excited to be able to perform alongside Adelitas Way as the direct support act on their What It Takes tour, and thankful for the opportunity. The live production of my show is it’s own thing, this time the key word is show. I’m an entertainer and that’s what I do. On the flip side of all of this, I just released the music video for my new track “never came around” and the fans are loving it. I can’t wait to see everyone on the road.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

Click to Stream “never came around” on Spotify

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Tour Dates:
04/17 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/19 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
04/20 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
04/24 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OF
04/26 @ Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ
04/27 @ One Centre Square – Easton, PA
04/28 @ Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
05/01 @ Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
05/03 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
05/04 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/05 @ Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
05/07 @ Rochaus – West Dundee, IL
05/08 @ Every Buddys – Chippewa Falls, WI
05/09 @ Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
05/10 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
05/11 @ Marquis – Denver, CO
05/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

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Blacklite District has experienced a meteoric rise over the past several months, with their YouTube following edging near 100,000 in less than a year and their wildly popular Minecraft videos–“Cold As Ice” and “The Struggle”–garnering around 70 million views cumulatively. Says Kyle, “I work with multiple major YouTube channels that promote my music to a huge worldwide audience. It’s been amazing as an independent artist of this generation to reach an audience of this size.” As a result of their rapidly expanding youth audience, the duo has seen incredible online sales and Spotify streams and playlistings, as well as significant Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard charting.

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HAZEN Releases Official Music Video for Stunning New Cover of SOUNDGARDEN’s “Black Hole Sun”

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Alternative Hard Rock Band HAZEN has released the official music video for their cover of the SOUNDGARDEN hit single “Black Hole Sun.”

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“We’re very excited to release our interpretation of this classic song. It has meant a lot to us and many others over the years. With his legacy, Chris Cornell has always been a contributing inspiration through his music. This is a tribute to him and what Soundgarden has done for us as musicians.” – Hazen

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Formed in 2017, Hazen from Gilbert, AZ raced into the Arizona Alternative Metal market by storm. They released their initial debut EP Undone on May 19th, 2017 which sprouted the beginning of their growth and reach in the Arizona music scene. Shortly after the release of Undone, the band shared the stage with bands like Kobra And The Lotus, Xandria, Letters From The Fire, Once Human, September Mourning, and Powerman 5000. On April 6th, 2018 the band released their second 5 song EP, This House, which proved to show they were nothing but ready for the years to come. Immediately following the release of This House, the band began a string of headlining shows in Arizona, and shared the stage with New Years Day, Stitched Up Heart, Rivals, The Scars Heal In Time, Doll Skin, Code Red Riot, and Gemini Syndrome. This House has caught the attention of tens of thousands of people with a combined over 160,000 YouTube views on their content within the first 30 days of release, and thousands of new fans worldwide. Hazen currently has a daily streaming reach of over 52 different countries with a new online streaming fan base in Europe that consists of over 1/2 of their total online streaming reach. Currently on their headlining Midwest Fallout Tour with more to come. This band has received a great deal of positive feedback and is looking to a promising future as a new name in Alternative Metal music.

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Echo 2 Locate Release Official Music Video for “High”

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Alternative Rock Band ECHO 2 LOCATE has released the official music video for their single, “High.”

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“Although I usually leave lyrics unexplained in an effort to keep them open to interpretation, I do provide a songs foundational meaning in order to properly visualize it through video. When it comes to our new single ‘HIGH,’ I wanted us to write something that was addictive to listen to and to create a visualization to represent what it’s like for some people, like myself, to experience manic tendencies. The song talks about how addictive and stimulating the feeling of mania can be. It also speaks about the constant battle in one’s mind that wants to engage in manic tendencies while the other side of you understands what typically comes after those manic tendencies dissipate. ( ‘Is it really so bad the manic mind that I’ve had , if it ever goes bad’) The stimulating lights throughout the video represent how fast thought processes can become when one is manic. Sometimes one can completely ignore the consequences of their own reality when being manic to the point that they may not even realize a situation they are in or the type of self destructive people they are around. (‘I don’t care about my memories, I just wanna feel so high’) This is why all of the extras are masked in the video and they can be seen almost like they are cheering me on throughout this manic episode. The importance of everybody laying down at the end is actually crucial to the representation of ‘High’ as it represents the exhaustion after mania and how mania can never last forever.(‘I don’t need the ground beneath my feet, cause I just wanna feel so high’) However, just because that’s the meaning we gave the song and the video, doesn’t mean that’s what it will be for you. That’s why we kept it simple. Our job is to create music for our fans to connect to in their own way and to make them feel or think in way that they haven’t before.” – Echo 2 Locate

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We are an alternative rock band based out of Maryland that strives to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.

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LULLWATER Release Highly Anticipated LP, ‘Voodoo’!

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Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released their hotly anticipated new LP, Voodoo.

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Advance Praise for Voodoo

Voodoo is riveting, powerful, at times relentless and full of so many layers. It’s thoroughly enjoyable.” – Moments In Sound

“All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.” – Metal Anarchy

Voodoo is Lullwater’s heaviest and most explosive work to date, shot through with blinding glimpses of clarity and searing moments of passion.” – The RockPit

“If you want rock ‘n’ roll with heart, look no further. Voodoo is a must have album for any music fan.” – Rock Documented

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Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

Download / Stream Voodoo Online:

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Tour Dates:
03/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/03 @ VIBES Event Center – San Antonio, TX

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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SHOKRAN Release 3rd Full Length Album, ‘Ethereal’

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Progressive Metal Band SHOKRAN has released their newest full length album, ETHEREAL. Released on February 8th, Ethereal immediately blew fans away, debuting at #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal Albums.

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“It’s been a while since our last release, *Exodus*. We took our time, we honed our musical skills, and we are very proud of the end result! Our new CD, Ethereal is the most mature and complex album in the history of Shokran, we set out to deliver those next level feels” – Shokran

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Track List:
1. Unbodied
2. Nature of the Paradox
3. Shadows
4. Ascention
5. Conquerors
6. Superior
7. Golden Pendant
8. Ethereal
9. Faces Behind the Stars
10. Destiny Crucified

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Shokran started as a Groove/Djent/Oriental Metal solo project by Dmitry Demyanenko in 2012, with the debut EP Sixth Sense. In 2014, the solo project transformed into a full-time band, and Shokran released its debut album Supreme Truth followed by extensive Russian tours & critical acclaim. As the group found their footing, there was a change in the line-up, and they were joined by their current singer, Andrew Ivashchenko, and bass player Valery Yushkevich.

The band was set to release their 2nd album entitled Exodus in 2015 but delayed the release after receiving interest from several record labels including Sumerian Records. During the negotiations, no agreements were ultimately reached, and the band decided to release Exodus on their own in September 2016. It was a conceptual work, that describes the 10 Plagues of Egypt, each song on Exodus tells about each Plague. The record took the band to an altogether higher level. Shokran gained new fans around the world, reunited with their original bass player Rodion Shevchenko, completed several more tours and began to compose their latest album ETHEREAL, which was released on February 8th, 2019 and debuted #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal albums.

Catch SHOKRAN LIVE:
05/11 – Graz (AUS)
05/12 – Viena (AUS)
05/17 – Vicenza (IT)
05/18 – Rome (IT)
05/19 – Milan (IT)
05/21 – Zurich (CH)
05/25 – Valencia (ES)
05/26 – Madrid (ES)
05/30 – Paris (FR)
09/27 – Euroblast Fest(GER)

U.S TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

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LULLWATER Release Official Music Video for “Empty Chamber”

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Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released the official music video for their single “Empty Chamber.” Originally premiered on Consequence Of Sound, “Empty Chamber” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Voodoo, set to release 2/22/2019.

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“We all have experienced and been in a moment of excruciating emotional pain and ‘Empty Chamber’ was written during one of those moments. The song has an upbeat tempo and happy melodic vibe but the lyrics are depressing and filled with anxiety. Sometimes everything in life can be going great but you still struggle with emotional pain and confusion. I feel ‘Empty Chamber’ embodies that emotion.” – John Strickland

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Tour Dates:
02/08 @ The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
02/09 @ The NorVA – Norfolk, VA
02/10 @ Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
02/13 @ The Paramount – Huntington, NY
02/14 @ House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
02/15 @ The Strand Ballroom & Theatre – Providence, RI
02/16 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
02/18 @ Toads Place – New Haven, CT
02/19 @ The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
02/20 @ The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, U.S.A. – Buffalo, NY
02/22 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
02/25 @ Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
02/26 @ House of Blues Chicago – Chicago, IL
02/27 @ The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
03/01 @ The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
03/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/03 @ VIBES Event Center – San Antonio, TX

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Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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AFTERMATH Release Official Music Video for “DIETHANASIA”

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the Official Music Video for their song “DIETHANASIA.” Originally premiered on Metal Injection, “DIETHANASIA” is the third single off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong, due out 2/15/2019 digitally via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, and CD release in March, and European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

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“‘Diethanasia’ is the embodiment of the fury and fire that so powerfully defines Aftermath. In a darkened room with minimalist spotlights cast upon each member thrashing in a foggy soundstage, the quick cuts, muscular riffs, and furrowed brows by director Davo create an unrelenting visual experience, perfectly complimenting the frenetic energy of Aftermath.” – Metal Injection

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