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BURDEN OF THE SKY Releases Official Music Video for “The Puppeteer”!

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Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band BURDEN OF THE SKY has released the official music video for their newest single, “The Puppeteer.” Directed by Scottie James and Jason Williams (with assistance from Savannah Bowles), “The Puppeteer” is the second single off of their upcoming sophomore release (due out 2019).

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“I tend to get lost in my head quite frequently thinking about life and how we choose to live it. I see a lot of people who get stuck in the cycle of get up, go to work, come home, watch tv, go to bed, and repeat. Falling into this kind of lifestyle terrifies me, and I’ve found music is my escape from that cage. I think a lot of people get stuck into that routine because they are afraid of the unknown, afraid of failure, or just afraid of change. They let their own anxiety and emotions control their fate, much like a puppet is controlled by its strings. My hope is that this song connects with others out there like me who want to take control of their lives. To inspire them to act on what they truly want out of their life.” – Scottie James (Vocals)

Click to Download / Stream “The Puppeteer” Online 11/16/2018

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Burden Of The Sky is an American Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band. The band was born in 2012, a project of Brad Shaw and Josh Appel. Cinis Ad Cinis, the group’s debut album, came to light in 2017 and pushed the band into the public eye. The album was driven by the lead single “Same Old Page”, which has been streamed worldwide over 800,000 times.

The debut album and new single “Sirens” were produced, mixed and mastered by award winning Nashville Producer/Engineer Colt Capperrune of Dark River Studios. Says Capperrune, “Working on an album like Cinis ad Cinis makes my job as a Producer easy. The songs were extremely strong just the way the band brought them to me.”

In 2018, the band has been reborn. Still lead by Shaw and Appel on guitars, as well as keyboardist Michael Mahoney, bassist Dustin Tritsch, and drummer Rick Streeter, they moved forward with new singer/songwriter Scottie James (Aterra Tale). Infused with new life, the band has moved forward with new material and look forward to their sophomore release in 2019.

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VIZA Releases “Pathway” Off of ‘The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. II’

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Los Angeles based Alternative/Indie Rock Band VIZA has released the final track off of their highly anticipated The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. II. Fusing traditional instrumentation with blistering guitar riffs and soaring vocals, “Pathway” rounds out the 12 track, 2 disk set with a thunderous chorus and raw emotion.

“For our final digital release of the Unorthodox Revival EPs, we wanted to do something special. This song blends some of our traditional time signatures with a rock chorus and the result is quite the hybrid that our fans will really love,” – Kzirian (Vocals. Oud)

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“I personally think this is our best work, due in part to the fact each song had its respective time to perfect and our incredible engineer Yury Anisonyan who was on board,” – K’noup (Vocals, Guitar)
“Even though these songs were released digitally on YouTube and Spotify, we want our dedicated fans to be able to enjoy these songs in album form too, and that allows us to incorporate the album artwork physically as well!” – Kzirian (Vocals. Oud)

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 The Unorthodox Revival Vol. I Track List:
1. Viktorious
2. Cash Karma
3. Velvet Shade
4. A World Of Broken Mirrors
5. Aphrodite
6. Vicious Game

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The Unorthodox Revival Vol. II Track List:
1. Pinches
2. Sheep
3. Diabolic Angel
4. Dancing Twig
5. Tom Waits for Her
6. Pathway

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Click to Purchase Two Disc Set of ‘The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I & II’

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“VIZA IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERESTING BANDS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. THEIR LIVE SHOWS ARE ENERGETIC AND FUN”

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Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of loud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass, and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s main stage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, and The XX, among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway’s Kartfestivalen, Slovenia’s Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza covered the Doors tune “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad, which is available for free download.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fund-raise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.

“WHEN QUENTIN TARANTINO SHOOTS HIS NEXT MOVIE, HE SHOULD BE USING THIS AS THE SOUNDTRACK.”

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ERA9 Releases Official Music Video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock)”

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Trap Rock Band ERA9 has released the official music video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock).” Directed by Jona Dhe Paganon, “Black Widow (Tick Tock)” is off of the band’s Gravity LP.

“We wanted to make heads turn with our DIY video production of our song Black Widow. The track is essentially about an unhealthy relationship, only we spiced it up a little by putting a dark Sweeney Todd vibe to the story. The cute, crazy & deranged barber-lady has a line up of men waiting to get their beards trimmed; one of the men in-line has a certain charisma that pulls them together. What she does with the men post beard trim, honours her title as cute, crazy & deranged. So prepare your teacups and press play on the video to find out :)” – ERA9

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“Era 9 emit masses of personality and diversity in their music, which makes them so appealing and unique to listen to. They hypnotize you and take you on a journey of diverse sounds and beats that cover every end of the spectrum. ‘Gravity‘ is an album of risks and self-discovery that focuses on the future of music; it’s a confusing mix of genres, but Era 9 somehow make it work.” – Broken Arrow Magazine

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Track List:
1. Ammunition
2. Warrior
3. Gravity
4. Bare Bones
5. Earthquake
6. Hero
7. Money Talk
8. Like That
9. Black Widow (Tick Tock)
10. Haunt Your Monsters
11. Scripture

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If there was a band in the world that breaks the barriers and labels that genres and the music industry place upon the listener’s and critic’s brains, Era9 takes a wrecking ball and destroys those barriers. They don’t discriminate toward any musical genre, but feel an attraction towards uniting them.

Drawing from the future rather than the past, ERA9 merge Rock, Hip-Hop and EDM to create their own unique sonic architecture, which they dub “TrapRock”

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ZARDONIC Releases Highly Anticipated New LP, ‘BECOME’

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Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released his newest LP, Become, via Entertainment One. The 11 track album is a culmination of the Venezuelan masked demon’s unique blending and evolution of rock, metal, and electronic elements, featuring collaborations with such accomplished artists and bands as Celldweller, American Grim, The Qemists, Coppa, Jorgen Munkeby, and Malke & Ape.

BECOME is a very personal album. It is a journey of change, transition, resistance, self-reflection and evolution.” – ZARDONIC

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Imagine if you will crossing Ministry with Gravity Kills and then adding in a touch of Atari Teenage Riot and Nine Inch Nails. That’s what you get here. Sounds wild, right? – Philip Sayblack

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Track List:
1. No Mas Revolucion (Intro)
2. Revelation
3. Black And White (feat. American Grim)
4. Takeover (feat. The Qemists)
5. Children Of Tomorrow (feat. Coppa)
6. Before The Dawn (feat. Celldweller)
7. Follow The Light
8. Transhuman (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)
9. Army Of One
10. Monster (feat. Malke & Ape)
11. Libertadores (Finale)

 

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Become’!

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“No Mas Revolucion” depicts a cold realization about the big picture of the Venezuelan Crisis, as seen from an outside perspective which was granted to me as I left to live in the United States and now Germany.

“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success.

“Black And White” is pure, blind rage. The overflowing power that becomes a fighter ready for the ring. American Grim was perfect for this, because Ryan Grim is a fighter himself. They are a mammoth of a band, and I love them like family. It made me very happy to have them on the record!

“Takeover” is a reminder to the world that before EDM and Rock / Metal became the trend it is today, we were pursuing this sound since 2004, and there were also many before us all the way back to the 60s. It made perfect sense then, that The Qemists were the right act for this collaboration. We pay homage to the great artists before us, those who made it big, those unsung, Pendulum, The Prodigy, Celldweller, Ministry, Linkin Park, and all other great artists that contributed to bring Electronic fused Rock to the mainstream, and as the scene takes shape, you better be ready to brace for Takeover!

“Children Of Tomorrow” is an anthem for the resistance. For the people who have raised their voice as the system continues to oppress us. Many sadly took this fight to the streets and violence, leading eventually to riots and their deaths. This is our homage to them. Coppa did a wonderful job with the vocals and lyrics. He is a truly illuminated guy and one of the most genuine artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’d gladly do an entire record with him!

“Before The Dawn” to me is a fanboy’s dream come true. Celldweller was the one artist I heard that blew my mind with his seamless mix of Metal and Electronic Dance Music back in 2003 when he released his Self-Titled debut album. Working with him is an absolute honor, especially because his vocals and lyrics fit the album concept wonderfully well. “Alone I pray for something I know will surely come, is this the dark before the dawn? I hear the voice that’s calling, says not to be afraid, fears that surround me fade away…”

“Follow The Light” continues on to follow the voice in Before The Dawn: “We reunite as the worlds collide. Fear is an illusion. We are your salvation. By eventide our journey begins, so heed the call and follow the light”. The worlds collide is a perfect analogy to our manipulated society. It pains me to see this, because I see the results of it in every aspect of our lives. How through fear people are led to create enemies out of fellow humans, and are capable of the worst atrocities against them. I have no idea if this will ever end, but I know I don’t want to be a part of the collide, so I follow the light above. The light that lets me see with real eyes what is going once you look at the big picture.

“Transhuman” is the ascension of our consciousness into a higher state of being. It is a slow, painful, confusing and chaotic process that requires breaking through paradigms deeply ingrained in our minds since the moment we are born. I took this concept to madman Jorgen Munkeby of the norwegian Blackjazz band SHINING who contributed with the most insane saxophone execution I have ever heard. He is an absolute genius!

“Army Of One” is the loud voice of frustration, anger and fear pulling back. A fear covered by a false fearlessness, for a man who truly has no fear has no need to attack or fight back. It’s easy to fall for it. The relentlessness of anger is very seductive. Pure, raw, unrestrained, and potentially devastating if not under control. Philosophical whatnots aside, I think this will make a great track for First Person Shooters!

“Monster” was the perfect counterpart for Army Of One. Originally a demo project by fellow producer Mario Malke who is an insanely talented Hard Techno producer, sound designer and drummer. He did it together with band APE. I liked how the lyrics say “the voices, we don’t need them at all” and “we’ve seen it all before”. Leaving anything behind always comes with a lot of pain, but once you’re on the other side, everything makes sense.

“Libertadores” is the final mourning of the dying world. It’s walking forward knowing that the pain might always linger, but there is no way to go but forward. To portray this, I based the song in the recent events of the Venezuelan rebellion, which ended in the assassination of Oscar Pérez with the use of a Rocket Launcher. Looking at this is something that still sends chills down my spine. How is it possible that men could carry such acts? What were their true motives? It’s not like we’re strangers to these atrocities as they have been very well documented, but one thing is to read a book or watch a documentary and another is to have it hit close to home. It is my farewell to the fight, my apology to the resistance and my homage to those who fell. I hope I never have to deal with it ever again.

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VENDETTA RED Release Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘Quinceañera’

Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has released the official lyric video for their single, “Entantado,” off of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, via Cleopatra Records. VENDETTA RED is also finishing up their tour with PUDDLE OF MUDD through April.

Click HERE to Download Quinceañera on iTunes

Vendetta Red with Puddle Of Mudd Tour Dates:
04/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
04/28 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/29 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

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VENDETTA RED Announce New Album, ‘Quinceañera’ & Join HE IS WE and PUDDLE OF MUDD on Select North American Show Dates

Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has announced the release of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, which is set to release April 13th via Cleopatra Records.

Click HERE to Pre-Order Quinceañera!

Vendetta Red with He Is We Tour Dates
03/16 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
03/17 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID
03/18 @ The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
03/19 @ Hawthorne Lounge – Portland, OR

Vendetta Red with Puddle Of Mudd Tour Dates:
04/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
04/28 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/29 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

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Primitive Race Releases Lyric Video for “Cranial Matter”

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Primitive Race has released the lyric video for their “Cranial Matter,” off of their November 3rd released Soul Pretender LP, to celebrate the album’s dubut on NACC Top 200 and #27 Weighted / #22 Unweighted College Radio Charts. The band is also donating 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction in honor of late front-man Chuck Mosley, who passed away a mere 6 days following the album’s release.

“‘Cranial Matter’ is probably my favorite song on the album because it was a classic example of Chuck doing what he did best; it was punk rock that ear worms the listener to singing along without knowing the words.” – Chris Kniker (Founding Member)

“When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out,” Mosley had previously stated. “I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics…just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.”

Click HERE to Buy Soul Pretender Physical CD via Metropolis Records.

Track List:
1. Row House
2. Cry Out
3. Cranial Matter
4. Take It All
5. Bed Six
6. Stepping Stone
7. Turn It Up
8. Soul Pretender
9. Nothing To Behold
10. Dancing on The Sun

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