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ROB SHINER Releases Debut Music Video “Just Paranoid”, Featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT

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Newly signed AK19 Entertainment artist ROB SHINER has just released his debut music video “Just Paranoid”, featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT. The follow up to his debut release “Feels Good”, which accumulated more than 250,000 combined streams, “Just Paranoid” drops on all platforms this Friday, April 5.

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It was a great opportunity to have Blacklite District featured on my new song/video ‘Just Paranoid‘, Kyle Pfeiffer is awesome to work with as a producer as well being the head of the label. . I’m currently in the studio finishing up another single which we plan to release soon, as well as the debut album dropping later this year through my new label home at AK19. – Rob Shiner

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THRILLSVILLE Releases Dark Electronic Single, “Second Sleep”

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LA based Dark Synth artist THRILLSVILLE has released the debut track off of his upcoming, yet to be named album, “Second Sleep.”

“Reworking and reinterpreting a song wasn’t a stretch for me. It’s kind of like taking a theme and varying it when I’m composing for film, TV or video games. It’s fun to take the same source material and put it in a completely different musical world. I’ve always loved Stolen Babies’ version of ‘Second Sleep‘ and getting Dominique from SB to add background vocals to my version made it really special for me. It wouldn’t have been right without her. I feel like the dreamy and moody quality of the original rock version translated even better with this dark dance version.” – THRILLSVILLE

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“Hot off the presses, Thrillsville has a new single called ‘Second Sleep,’ and it may be my new favorite song. Almost impossible to pigeonhole, this track is equal parts industrial tinged Stabbing Westward and Sisters of Mercy-esque Goth rock. That’s a poor attempt to categorize what Thrillsville has pulled out with this song, but wherever it’s meeting in the middle is a sonically perfect place and I want more of it. I can only hope that this is a teaser of things to come!” – Echosynthetic

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Thrillsville is the industrial music/ dark wave solo project of Rani Sharone. Known for his dark cabaret band Stolen Babies, Sharone has collaborated and performed with Puscifer, Marilyn Manson, and TV/film composer Tyler Bates. A fellow in the Sundance Film Composers Lab Sharone also produced music for highly acclaimed Films/TV Shows including, Samurai Jack, Ray Donovan, American Ultra, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, and more.

Second Sleep,” the first single off Thrillsville’s upcoming album, is following his horror themed debut ep, Haunt Music, which spawned the Claymation videos for “In the Hall of the Chainsaw King,” and “Lycanthrope” as well as the 3-D animated video for “Sirens.”

“Conjuring up tantalizing and warped soundscapes…Thrillsville’s music sounds like it’s been ripped directly from a melted B-movie VHS tape. It’s ghoulish, grizzly, and just plain great” – Phoenix New Times

“A treasure of an EP … ‘Haunt Music’ is like watching a horror movie with your eyes closed. Images of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Michael Myers fill your mind as the rough guitar tones, the creepy synths, and sinister beats wash over you.” – Victim of Sound

“…manic carnival music” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Punctuated with a superb eighties influenced instrumental score from Rani Sharone, […] has an irresistible charm that sweeps over you” – Biff Bam Pop!

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The NorthmeN Release Official Music Video for “Forevermore”

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Watertown, NY Heavy Rock Band The NorthmeN has released the official music video for their single, “Forevermore.”

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The NorthmeN has also announced that the dates of their YOUR MAJESTY TOUR 2019 Spring / Summer Tour. Launching May 17 in Baltimore, MD, the tour will run throughout the East Coast, ending 8/31 in Pittston, PA.

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Tour Dates:
05/17 @ The Depot – Baltimore, MD
05/18 @ Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA
05/24 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
05/25 @ InsideOut Tavern – Syracuse, NY
06/07 @ TBA
06/08 @ 33 Golden Street – New London, CT
06/14 @ Fort Drum – LeRay, NY
06/15 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
06/29 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/06 @ Club 11 – Syracuse, NY
07/20 @ Bre Fest ’19 – Watertown, NY
07/26 @ Block Party – Watertown, NY
08/17 @ Town Hall Theater – Chateaugay, NY
08/30 @ The Broken String – Watertown, NY
08/30 @ Border Bar – Pittston, PA

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Formed in the winter of 2015, The Northmen is a metal/hard rock quartet with a mind to conquer like those of their namesake. With a combination of heart pounding drums, dual guitar harmonies, aggressive riffs, and a healthy nod to the guitar solo- The Northmen set out to achieve one thing; a unique, original sound with relentless energy. Check out our music below!

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GEARS Release Official Music Video for “Tango Yankee”

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Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the official music video for their single, “Tango Yankee” featuring Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Tango Yankee” was produced by Corey Lowery.

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“With ‘Tango Yankee,’ we just really wanted to write something dedicated to several members of our families that have served in the Military, Law Enforcement, and First Response. We really wanted this to be special, so getting one of our favorite vocalists from one of our favorite bands was very exciting and made this track just that, special. Lajon came in and absolutely crushed the track vocally. I really love the way it turned out. Trip and LJ complimented each other so well. Put that together with Clint’s epic solo and of course, Corey at the helm, this really turned into something spectacular. I believe that the thought behind the song is something that most Americans can relate to as many of us have or have had loved ones serve. Maybe even a little something that can get us past all of our political disagreements, unify, recognize the sacrifice and just say a simple ‘Thank You’ to all those who fight for our freedom, protect us and keep us safe.” – Jimmy Wooten – GEARS

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Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, Set in Motion.

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:

“I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.”

In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with both headlining tours and a support slot with Trapt slated for 2017.

After a very successful tour in 2017 with Seasons After and Bridge to Grace, GEARS has released a new single and video for “KING.” Once again, joined by Corey Lowery in the studio, GEARS continues to evolve. Boasting an even heavier sound with groove and aggression, they set out for Headlining Dates as well as Support Slots with Nonpoint, Upon a Burning Body and will round out their 2018 Summer/Fall Tour Dates with the last of 3 legs with All That Remains concluding at the end of September.

After touring much of 2018 with All That Remains, GEARS has shifted focus to releasing more music. Their first 2019 offering will be “TANGO YANKEE’ which features LAJON WITHERSPOON of SEVENDUST.

We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.

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Dark Synthpop Act MISSING IN STARS Announces The CD Release of ECHO POINT (Ft. remixes from Adoration Destroyed & Negative Crush)

Wisconsin-based dark synthpop act MISSING IN STARS is very proud to announce the release of ECHO POINT on CD with 2 additional remix tracks. For fans of VNV Nation & Front 242.

ECHO POINT Tracklist:

1. Frail – 05:12
2. A Lonely Love Song – 05:43
3. I Fall… – 05:47
4. Chair of Sorrow – 05:15
5. Black Sun – 04:30
6. It’s Time To Go – 05:26
7. Silent Deceiver – 06:36
8. Frozen Left in Time – 06:12
9. A Final Scent – 05:16
10. A Dove For Isolation – 05:17
11. A Final Scent – Adoration Destroyed Remix – 03:51
12. I Fall… – Negative Crush Remix  – 05:39

“(Missing In Stars) knows how to write an air-punching chorus without overdoing it.  This is an excellent album that will reward both close listening and jumping up and down, by an artist to watch.”
– RockNerd UK

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Missing in Stars consists of Dan Guenther who has also built followings with bands such as Blind Faith and Envy and Vein Collector. Missing in Stars is solely his own, handling all the instrumentation, production and vocals as well.

In his own words: “This is the music I was meant to write. This is who I am. I have finally done something I will forever be proud of.”

AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

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Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).

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“‘The Change‘ is anthemic and bold. It’s a call to arms to our listeners to not only make a change in themselves to pursue more fulfilling lives, but also to lead by example and BE the change in the world that show’s others they don’t have to be afraid to make the transformation themselves.””I can’t wait to finally release the title track of this amazing record we’ve worked so hard on.” – AWAKE AT LAST
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AWAKE AT LAST with Famous Last WordsDayshell, and At My Mercy:
05/10 @ Legends Bar and Venue – Convington, KY
05/11 @ The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
05/12 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
05/13 @ Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
05/14 @ Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
05/15 @ Championship – Trenton, NJ
05/16 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
05/17 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
05/21 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
05/22 @ Connect Live – Acworth, GA
05/24 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
05/25 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
05/26 @ Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
05/27 @ 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City
05/28 @ Fubar – St Louis, MO
05/29 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
05/30 @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill – St Paul, MN
05/31 @ Annex – Madison, WI
06/01 @ Citadel – Indianapolis, IN

AWAKE AT LAST with Eyes Set To Kill and Rivals:
06/28 @ Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, MD
07/01 @ Bungalow – Manchester, NH
07/02 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
07/03 @ The Cave – West Haven, CT
07/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
07/06 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
07/07 @ Rockpile – Toronto, Ontario
07/08 @ Rockpile – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 @ Salle Multi – Quebec City, Quebec
07/10 @ Piranha Bar – Montreal, Quebec
07/11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/12 @ INKCarceration Fest – Mansfield, OH

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Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to those who might be struggling in the world. The Change releases June 21st via Outerloop Records. “We pushed ourselves to our limits as songwriters,” states guitarist Imran Xhelili. “There is more variety on this record and there are songs that lean in a heavier rock/metal direction with other songs being a lot lighter and more dynamic. All of the choruses on this album have huge hooks, and there are more sections that are less guitar heavy and carried by different elements, like pianos and orchestral instruments.

The lyrics are also more direct in how they carry across the messages we have always had at the forefront of our music.” While making waves with their previous output, this combination is the sound of a band who have truly come into their own. From front to back, every song carries a message of hope. Having commenced writing for it even before the release of their Life/Death/Rebirth EP in 2016, the finished result is not something that came easily. “We all had demons we had to battle mentally and physically,” explains vocalist Vincent Torres. “You wouldn’t believe the pressure that comes down on you when you begin the process for a full length record. After we pushed through the turmoil and embraced the wonderful things that came as a reward it became pretty clear that what we had made should be called The Change. I think this is a perfect name, because it represents the spiritual evolution that we all went through.”

Having achieved a lot in 2018, including a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour – commencing the day after they finished tracking The Change – appearing on the iMatter Festival alongside Underoath and August Burns Red and opening for Asking Alexandria in Louisville, Kentucky, the band are striding into the fifth year of their existence on a high. The first taste of the record is single “Dead Generation”, which stands as a wake-up call, urging everyone who hears it to stand up and speak with their own voice, rather than becoming part of said dead generation. This perfectly represents both the band – rounded out by guitarist Eric Blackway, bassist/vocalist Tyler Greene and drummer Jon Finney – and their core message, continuing to place their fans first, and wanting to do all that they can to help improve their quality of life. “I want people to understand the symbiotic relationship between a band and its fanbase and I want them to feel like they’re along for the ride with us,” Torres states. “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.” The casual listener also might be unaware of the interconnectedness of Awake At Last’s releases, with Torres explaining that there’s a deep-rooted storyline following a character on their journey through multiple lives.The Change in fact serves as a direct sequel to Life/Death/Rebirth. “The being who experienced the afterlife in Life/Death/Rebirth is reborn into a new vessel in The Change, but in order to interrupt the endless cycle of life and death they’ve been going through they attempt to imbue their new vessel with all of their cellular knowledge. They believed that by doing this the vessel in The Change could bring about a great revolution in the world and finally end the process so the soul may finally rest. What happens next is yet to be determined.”

The album was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem and Josh Landry in Greensboro, NC, the energy and the dynamic of the team essential to shaping the record into its finished product. With Xhelili admitting the pressure of making a full-length was nerve-wracking, he also claims that this nervous energy helped them nail it down. “We all were striving and yearning for this to be the biggest and best album it could be and we all walked away very proud and satisfied with the end result.” For Torres, the process was not an easy one, the sessions taking a toll on him, having his lyrics chopped and changed by the production team after extensive demoing not something that immediately sat well with him. “It was hard fought but after all was said and done I’d learned so much about taking many words and turning them into poetry, and I believe the sessions made me a much better musician and songwriter. After some push and pull I think the compromises made created the perfect record and I think you can feel some of that struggle in the music, but also feel how to get through it.”The Change also marks the band’s transition from a fully independent band to one partnered up with Outerloop Records, which is a landmark event in their story. This partnership has allowed the band to make the album they want, and having the backing of a label will allow them to spread their music far further than they could with previous releases. “They believed in the vision we were striving for and we signed with them for this record to see the vision come to life,” explains Torres. “It is a bit of an adaptation process when you go from being completely DIY and independent to having a team behind you, but overall it’s really cool to be able to bounce ideas off of multiple sources and work with some amazing people who want the same thing that we do.”

As they continue to build momentum, the quintet’s ambitions remain true to their original aspirations: wanting to establish an even stronger connection to their fanbase. “I want to create a movement where individuals from all walks of life can come together and support one another as we continue to evolve and make changes in order to pursue fulfilling lives,” states Torres. Given the demons that had to be battled and overcome to reach this point it’s unsurprising how eager they are for people to hear what they have achieved. “This is the moment we’ve spent years working towards and these are by far the strongest Awake At Last songs we have written,” says Xhelili. “I feel proud of every single song that made the record and there is no filler. This is an album the fans can listen front to back and be immersed in the underlying concept and themes that tie it all together.”

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JOYOUS WOLF Release New Singles, “Quiet Heart” and “Place In Time”

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Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has released the first two singles off of their upcoming EP, Place in Time, “Quiet Heart” and “Place In Time,” which is due out 4/19 via Roadrunner Records.

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VERIZON WIRELESS has also launched a new ad campaign featuring guitarist Blake Allard and his father, which can be viewed online HERE.

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Catch Joyous Wolf LIVE with Buckcherry on the WAR PAINT Tour:
03/30 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
03/31 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/02 @ Boathouse – Newport News, VA
04/04 @ Arizona Bike Week – Westworld of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ
04/07 @ Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
04/09 @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA
04/11 @ Firmament – Greenville, SC
04/12 @ Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, TN
04/13 @ Fergs Live – Tampa, FL
04/14 @ Surfer Bar – Jacksonville, FL
04/16 @ Vinyl – Pensacola. FL
04/17 @ Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
04/19 @ Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN
04/20 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/23 @ The Complex – Springfield, MO
04/24 @ The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
04/26 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
04/28 @ Lava Cantina – Colony, TX
04/30 @ Studio – Colorado Springs, CO
05/01 @ Harry’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
05/03 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
05/04 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
05/05 @ Canyon Club – Montclair, CA

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Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.

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