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BROCARDE Releases Official Music Video for “World Upside Down” Off of Upcoming EP, ‘Love Me Till I’m Beautiful’

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UK Based, Dark Cinematic Rock artist and designer BROCARDE has released the gothic infused, self-directed official music video for “World Upside Down.” Featuring Ray Luzier (KoRn) on drums, “World Upside Down” is off of the upcoming EP, Love Me Till I’m Beautiful, due out July 10th, 2020.

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BROCARDE has also unveiled a visually intense, horror themed trailer for the title track off of Love Me Till I’m Beautiful. The 33 second snippet has already garnered over 100,000 views, leaving fans enthusiastically ready for July 10th!

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“Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful is a cinematic horror story, it captures the fragility of love and menacing rage of hate, in an apposing battle that leaves even me feeling unsettled. It’s a journey through my emotions, orchestrated delicately and frantically, I love being able to bring my imagination to life in a way that feels so raw and passionate.” – BROCARDE

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Track List:
1. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Radio Edit)
2. World Upside Down
3. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Acoustic)
4. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Extended Version)

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“I love Brocarde’s very unique vocal style & vibe.. she has mass aggression to sweetness & everything in between in her voice! The very interesting song arrangements & theatrical segments make the whole package a dynamic, fun adventure to listen to. I see great things ahead for her!” – Ray Luzier (KoRn)

“Electrifying, creative new artist… powerful stuff…” – David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

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Brocarde is music, Brocarde is fashion. Brocarde is a curious and vastly charismatic alliance of the two art forms. A woman of extremes and mystery who cannot be easily categorized but if you imagine the operatic voice and gothic hair of Kate Bush with the and drama of metal you get somewhere near.

She lives in the country, arrives in SoHo London like she could take down the city wearing the sartorial version of her own song with lyrics embroidered on the bodice. A black velvet dress in a heat wave. The velvet is exquisitely soft and silky. Velvet poetry. Her make up is perfect, bow lips, big eyes, unworldly lustrous lashes, her long and raven hair shines; she is both seductive and doll like. There will be a small range of dresses and jackets to accompany each song. Although Belgian haute couture designer Ann Demeulemeester once embroidered lyrics to Patti Smith songs on her shirts no song writer has ever expressed their lyrics into a fashion statement as well as a song. No artist has ever sung and embroidered the feelings in their heart on their very beautiful sleeve, or in this case, bodice. Limited edition jackets and dresses will sell for around 400.

It’s no surprise that Brocarde writes the detailed story line that will become the video for each song. The video seems the wrong word. These films are small gothic horror epics with confronting lyrics and arresting visuals. They are beyond powerful. They are epic.

“I see things visually and then I will write something. If someone walks through the door, gets whacked on the head with a shovel and falls into a pit I would wear what I was seeing.” She explains how her musical and visual senses are entwined.

Brocarde is comfortable being on her own and living off her own company for inspiration. -“People inspire me immensely but I feel I need solitude to make sense of everything.”

She comes over confident, like she could handle anything. But says “I’m emotionally driven, so it has to come from my heart, otherwise I get lost.”

“I have an awkwardness at having to mix and mingle yet I have a side of me that loves to get on stage and sing and perform. Maybe I find it easier to express myself indirectly. I am not open yet I write telling everyone how I am feeling.”

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SEASONS Release Official Music Video for “Violence Is a Virtue”

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Richmond, VA Metalcore band SEASONS has released the official music video for “Violence Is a Virtue.” Directed by Hive Minds Media, “Violence Is a Virtue” was filmed at Another Round Bar & Grill Through the music, and evident in the chorus of “this is my way of letting go,” Seasons continues to remind listeners that creativity and artistry are at the forefront. This idea is further shown when people come to their shows, watch them live, and hang out with them afterwards. This is what they live for.

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“This song is about how I feel about myself and the world around me to a degree. The overwhelming nature of the world and repetition of the day in, day out routine is stifling and limits us as creators.” – Kent Stewart (Vocals)

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Formed in 2017, the metalcore band Seasons started out with five dedicated musicians that all have a strong passion for performing energetic shows and crafting top-notch influential songs. Seasons is a high level, crowd entertaining band that will not disappoint when it is time for performing on stage. Whether in front of a small, intimate crowd or in a large stadium, Seasons is known for the exact same stage presence which is described as “in your face.” Kent, the vocalist, has mastered metalcore vocals with a distinct heavenly clean vocal that can drive you straight to hell with that first growl. Mark and Nick have a more technical background that allows them to sweep and chug with no limits. Randall can smash a snare and double bass with the best of them. Poe is known for his gift of composition and his stage presence complete with bass throwing tricks. With each member being a veteran to performing, you can expect tight transitions and an overwhelming stage presence. Every member of Seasons strives to put on a memorable performance to thrill the crowd.

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FAITH & SCARS Releases Official Music Video for “No Apologies”

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American Rock band FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “No Apologies”. Written & Produced by FAITH & SCARS, Directed by Jaiden Hord Frost, “No Apologies” is off the band’s upcoming album, Revolver, due out October 17th, 2020.

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“This song is a physical fight. It’s an argument. It’s a battle cry for all those willing to stand up for what they believe in.

While “Breathe” serves as a reassuring state of mind, ‘No Apologies’ offers a message of initiative. As the sequel to ‘Breathe,’ ‘No Apologies’ shows that staying positive is a great start but isn’t always a strong enough method when dealing with real life matters.

Sometimes it takes standing up to the trials that life throws at you. These trials can bind you. Especially in isolation, these trials can make you feel like you’re in an inescapable prison. ‘No Apologies’ comes screaming in to break that mold. No matter where you are in life, everybody has felt like they need to scream out and throw their hands up to be free. We offer this song as a means to do so.

This song is about confidence, strength, & courage. Whether you’re wrestling with self worth, bullying, depression, discrimination, addiction, trauma, or abuse, this song was written for you.

We want people to realize that strength comes from within. It’s not about being the biggest, or the strongest in the fight. Strength comes in many forms. Oftentimes more than not, strength is showcased with heart. Whether you’re physically standing up for yourself, or simply asking for help; it takes a great deal of strength to keep up the fight & overcome. We’re keeping up our fight every day by using our mantra: “Faith will see you through and Scars will make you stronger”.

We are hoping to create a movement that is all inclusive, and inspires a generation. We are setting our sights to the future, learning from our mistakes and failures and using them to push forward and be better than we were yesterday.

Overall ‘No Apologies’ is about being willing to get up, dust yourself off, address the issues at hand, put the work in, and ultimately make a change for the better.

As a reminder, we offer you this:

Be yourself, 100% of yourself. Never settle for less than you deserve. Keep on the grind. Make no excuses, stay true to yourself, and make No Apologies.”

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Track List:
1. Long Way Home
2. Rain
3. Fly
4. Breathe
5. No Apologies
6. Nothin’ Wrong
7. Never the Same
8. Lightning

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“Making this video was no easy feat! Leading up to the video, our vocalist Roger underwent months of training, allowing himself time to learn how to safely perform in the ring. All of the moves were done by him, & under the supervision of a trained professional. Because of this supervision, the other band members were able to jump in to do a few moves as well. Safety was top priority for this shoot, and we’re so pleased with the final product. The band also brought in a professional wrestler to help in the video. The masked wrestler you see is none other than professional wrestler Brandon Hillard who currently works under the ring name Brandon Wild! Brandon was easy to work with & a great asset to the video. He remains a close friend of ours today.

Along with learning how to properly work in a ring, we had to find one to use for the shoot. Our solution came from an awesome local wrestling organization, Live Championship Wrestling (LCW). They had a ring where we were able to learn, train, and film in. The owner, Dan Wright, offers training to aspiring wrestlers through his wrestling school, The Fracture Factory. Dan & The Factory were more than willing to help us out.

Another aspect of this shoot was the lighting and production. Every light and effect you see was paid for, set up, and operated by a member of the band. We spent many hours up on a ladder in the middle of the ring hanging lights from the rafters and rigging up smoke machines. It’s no easy feat to stand on a ladder in the middle of a wrestling ring, and we commend the ones who can do it during a match.”

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Faith & Scars is an American Rock band. With members hailing from all around the US, (North Carolina, Virgina, Florida, & California) they are currently based out of Selma, NC. They come at you with a southern flare and a touch of soul. Even through their most difficult times, Faith & Scars has found a way to stick together; bound by their mantra: Keep the Faith.

The band states,”We’ve found that if you hold faith in something, and hold it tight – be it your dreams, family, a significant other, yourself, or God – You’ll find yourself possessing a force that will push you to be the best that you can be.”

Faith & Scars has a profound love for music and finds inspiration through many bands & artists. They proudly wear their 90’s-2000’s rock influence on their sleeves, yet distinctly display classic sounds comparative to Guns n Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blended all together, you get a sound that can be compared to bands such as Shinedown, Bon Jovi & Black Stone Cherry.

The band adds, “We just want to be the best we can be, and have a good time doing it. It’s a lot of hard work, and sometimes heartache to keep a band together, but if we can touch someone with a lyric, or affect anyone in a positive way by doing what we do… then we’ve done our job. We aim to put on the best show we can every time we step onto a stage. Whether it’s 2,000 people, or 2 people and the bartender – we play every show like it’s a sold out stadium.”

“We’re finding our way as an independent band. We’re working hard to reinvent ourselves at every step of the way. We believe we have done that with this record. We have full faith in ‘Revolver’, and we’re proud to have a product that we can stand behind. Our sights are set & we’re about to take our shot. We just hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do.

We are Faith & Scars and this is Revolver.

Available October 17th, 2020

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HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD Releases Official Music Video for “MOVIES”

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Houston, TX Rock Band HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has released the official music video for their single “Movies.” Directed, shot, and edited by Blake Ralston, “Movies” is off of the band’s Valentine’s Day released EP, Love Stories.

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“We wrote this song about a time in our lives that’s very dear to us, and probably everyone. When everything was exciting & you and your friends had that new found freedom, one of y’all just started driving or something. You had that person you were crushing on, and you all just wanted to go out and have fun, every time hoping you’d run in to that one person wherever you all went, or building up the courage to ask them out.

It’s funny now to see this video come out at a time like this. It’s a song about going out and being with friends, youthful nostalgia, and we’re all locked in our homes right now on quarantine. The irony sure is funny, but we hope this gives you something to enjoy and remember those good times, while looking forward to more to come.

We got to step into what we consider a “big studio” for the first time as a band for this EP, and had Matt Noveskey of Blue October at the helm producing. Along with Matt Meli (engineer/mixing), they really helped to bring the “Love Stories” to life for us at Orb Studios in Austin, TX. We wanted the video to feel just as “larger than life” as that recording experience did for us!” – NICK DEES (Lead Guitarist)

“Movies” is one of those songs that you know is destined for great things on the very first listen. No pretentious BS, no filler. And the hooks and melodies are irresistible. The video is the perfect visual complement to the song. To me it’s the classic tale of freedom, camaraderie and the human connection. Watching a video like this reminds you that life is supposed to be FUN. Producing the song and being a part of the journey with the guys is a complete honor. The world needs content like this more than ever.” – MATT NOVESKEY (Producer / Bassist of Blue October)

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Track List:
1. Second Favorite Word
2. Anything You Say
3. Movies
4. Too Late
5. Take Me Home Tonight

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HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD is a rock band based out of Houston, TX. Their sound combines powerful vocals, massive guitars, unforgettable melodies, relatable lyrics, and infectious pop hooks that will have you singing along before the first chorus ends. Since debuting in April 2015, HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has built a dedicated fan base through their steady stream of live shows, and active social media presence. Notable acts that HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD has performed with include:

Bon Jovi
Blue October
Awolnation
A Perfect Circle
Chevelle
The Dirty Heads
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Scott Stapp (Creed)
Puddle of Mudd
Candlebox
Hinder
The Struts
The Nixons
Badflower
Theory of a Deadman
Buckcherry
Steel Panther
Drowning Pool
Saving Abel
Framing Hanley
Red Sun Rising
Gemini Syndrome
Black Tide
Burn Halo
Robert DeLong
Grandson
Blacktop Mojo
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2018 saw HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD landing the opportunity of a lifetime, where they opened Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not For Sale” tour date (READ MORE) at Houston’s Toyota Center (18,300 capacity), and led to HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD’s debut single “The Chase” being picked up and put into regular rotation on Houston’s biggest Rock/Alternative station 94.5 The Buzz. The song spent the second half of 2018 in the station’s Top 40, often making it’s way into the Top 20. “The Chase” finished out the year on The Buzz’s “Top 94 Songs of 2018” list.

Things have been on a steady upward climb for HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD since then. The band released the music video for “Save Me”, the title track off their debut EP in April of 2018, and toured the East Coast with The Bunny The Bear and It Lies Within in May. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD performed at two of Houston’s biggest annual festivals, the “94.5 The Buzz Bud Light Roast” in July and “Buzzfest” in October. “The Roast” took place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (16,500 capacity), where they shared the stage with Blue October, Awolnation, Theory of a Deadman, and Robert DeLong. A new video for “The Chase” was filmed at that show and released on July 25, 2018. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD returned to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for “Buzzfest” in October, where they performed with A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, The Dirty Heads, The Struts, Badflower, and more. Houston Press listed HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD’s set as one of the festival’s Top 5 performances of the day (READ MORE).

The band spent 2019 recording new music, headlining shows at all of the major venues in the Houston area, and touring regionally. 2019 included HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD’s second performance with Blue October, where they headlined the second stage at Blue October’s 1st Annual “Houston Music & Arts Festival” at White Oak Music Hall (4,500 capacity). The band also did a run of dates with Candlebox, and numerous one off shows with bands such as Puddle of Mudd, Buckcherry, Hinder, Blacktop Mojo, and more. HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD was named “Rock Artist of the Year” at the 2019 H-Town Awards, where they were also nominated for “Entertainer of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year”. The band finished out 2019 with the release of their newest single “Take Me Home Tonight” (produced by Stephen Bogle), were nominated for six awards at the 2019 “Support Local Music Awards”, and headlined a multi-stage event at Houston’s Warehouse Live (1,800 capacity) to celebrate the band’s 5th Anniversary.

HOLD ON HOLLYWOOD released their second EP “Love Stories” on Valentines Day 2020. It features four new original songs produced by Blue October’s Matt Noveskey, plus a cover of Eddie Money’s hit “Take Me Home Tonight” produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Stephen Bogle. The music video for the lead single “Movies” was released on April 15, 2020

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Unveil Black Heart Saints TV (BHS TV)!

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Recent Billboard-charting band BLACK HEART SAINTS has once again raised the bar by unveiling a new subscription-based streaming service called Black Heart Saints TV (BHS TV). The Black Heart Saints TV app gives fans a Netflix-style experience that offers new and exclusive content, such as the band’s latest offering “Misery: The Film” — a short film based on the band’s music videos. The service also features original comedy skits created by members Mark Sean and Josh Ross, as well as live videos and interviews.

“With the launch of our own TV app, we’ve made a commitment to give fans what they want: regularly updated, exclusive content with higher production value than you’ll see on a typical band’s Facebook livestream. I challenge any record label out there to do the same for their signed artists — but don’t forget who did it first!” – Mark Sean (guitarist of Black Heart Saints)

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Black Heart Saints recently debuted on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts Top 40 with the song “Lines”, and continues amassing fans despite the hardships created by the worldwide pandemic. The band hopes to announce rescheduled tour dates for late summer/early fall of 2020.

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Misery EP Track List:
1. Lines
2. Crazy
3. Addicted to Love
4. Misery

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After debuting at South by Southwest Festival, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustSteel PantherPop EvilBuckcherryStryperDirty Honey, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts.

The band’s latest release, Misery EP, which features an accompanying film based on the band’s music, has received rave reviews: “When I first heard opening track ‘Lines’ I knew Black Heart Saints were onto another winner. The song, which comes across like a heavier take on ‘Southern Harmony-era’ Black Crowes, is something special indeed and a great way to start this four track EP. Just to make sure you are sat up and paying attention then ‘Crazy’ muscles in, it’s a big-riffed stomper that smashes the door down making it another great opening to a Saints’ release.” – The Rock Pit (Australia)

“Take advantage of this now. Hit those local shows while you still can, grab that grainy IG video proof and a moment to meet & greet the guys before they’re selling out stadiums and you miss that opportunity.” – Kail Rose (dRiFFt)

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ONE IN THE CHAMBER Releases Official Music Video for “Blow”

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Toronto, ON Rock Band ONE IN THE CHAMBER has released the official music video for “Blow.” “Blow” sees ONE IN THE CHAMBER return to Toronto’s Phase One Studios (RushAlice CooperThe Tragically Hip) with producer Murray Daigle and engineer Mike Smith at the helm.

“When I see a band live, I want to leave feeling like they have left their heart and soul onstage. I want energy, passion, and raw emotion to flow out of every note they play. I want to connect with this band in a way that leaves me with a high, and lingers long after they walked off stage. This is what One In The Chamber gives you every night. This is what “Blow” gives you every second.” – ONE IN THE CHAMBER

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The single is the latest release from ONE IN THE CHAMBER, following their 2019 music video for “Itchin’ Back” and is their first new track since I’ve Got Something To Say…, their award winning, 2018 debut studio EP . Furthermore, the music video sees the band reunite with Director Diego del Río and Video Producer Kathleen Fobert to deliver a modern, neon haze visual that pairs perfectly with the studio recording.

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Since the release of their 2018 debut studio EP, ONE IN THE CHAMBER has been compared to the likes of Guns N’ RosesLed ZeppelinVelvet RevolverSoundgardenRed Hot Chili Peppers, and Mötley Crüe. “Blow” is Toronto’s answer to the new wave of rock & roll driven by the likes of Greta Van FleetBlacktop MojoDirty HoneyThe Wild, and Them Evils. Entirely independent, dirty rock & roll straight from the heart of Toronto throw “Blow” on rotation and crank up the stereo. ONE IN THE CHAMBER is best enjoyed at 11.

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Previously, One In The Chamber has released their award winning and celebrated 2018 debut studio EP, I’ve Got Something To Say….The EP has racked up over 100,000 Spotify streams along with international radio play.
Since Forming in 2015, the band has tirelessly performed throughout Toronto – including performances at The Horseshoe Tavern, Adelaide Hall, and The Opera House – and across Ontario, along with an international performance at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas and their 2019 Summer Tour culminated with their sold-out Indie Week Festival debut opening for The Wild.

One In The Chamber has shared the stage with Scott Weiland, Derek St. Holmes, and Darby Mills, while also appearing on the same festival bill as the likes of The Offspring, Live, Ill Scarlet, and Sumo Cyco. One In The Chamber was also a part of Epidemic Music Group’s Guinness World Record Breaking Concert, which ran for over 16 days.

With the release of “Blow”, One In The Chamber are back having cut their teeth on the live circuit. With a refined and gritty take on the current new wave of classic rock, One In The Chamber are set to make 2020 their biggest year yet.

ONE IN THE CHAMBER Is:
Mike Biase – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Cecil Eugene – Lead Guitar
Christian Dotto – Bass
Gerrod Harris -Drums

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SLAVE REVOLT Releases New Single, “Devil in Jeans”!

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Brick, NJ based, Heavy Rock band SLAVE REVOLT has released “Devil in Jeans,” the third single off of their forthcoming, debut album, Journey to the Other Side. Due out April 24th via The Label Group / INgroovesJourney to the Other Side was recorded at Goregrin Studios and produced by Jay Meunch.

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“Devil In Jeans” is a song about the monsters who walk among us and the trail of pain they leave behind.” – SLAVE REVOLT

Click to Download / Stream “Devil in Jeans” Via The Label Group / INgrooves

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Track List:
1.Spartacus
2.Open the Heavens
3.Happy
4.Devil in Jeans
5.Journey to the Other Side
6.Facing the waters
7.Ready To Go
8.Light in the Dark
9. Organic Robot feat. Jim Acevedo
10.Embers

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Music with heart. This has been the message behind every Slave Revolt song. A sound with a singular purpose , to enhance your state of being physically and emotionally. With the members being in different local acts (MadjulBindHengine) they had been sharing the stage together for many years and that comes through in their music. Real friends making real songs about real struggle. Our everyday lives on tape. Driven and Insatiable, this quintet marches forward with a fierce tenacity and a message…..are you listening?

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BLOODYWOOD COMBATS LOSS WITH CANINE THEMED MUSIC VIDEO, “YAAD”.

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New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Yaad.” Shot in between the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas and urban India, the music video celebrates the universal human experience of love and loss through a moving story between a man and his companion dog.

“’Yaad’ (Hindi for ‘remember’ or ‘in memory’) is about the power of accepting the loss of a loved one and moving on. The lyrics celebrate the permanent impact they have on us, reiterating the belief that we carry them in our best memories, no matter how far apart we may be, says Karan Katiyar, Bloodywood’s Founder/guitarist, “I lost my dog 10 years ago and I still feel the loss to this day. I wanted the video to show the bond between a man and his dog to highlight its message.”

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In spirit of the message within the song and video, Bloodywood funded the purchase of an animal ambulance for a local non-profit animal shelter called The Posh Foundation, who had to recently scrap their existing ambulance due to overuse and break-downs and were in dire need of a new one.

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The new ambulance, which will help save the lives of over 27,000 homeless animals in the National Capital Region of India over the next 5 years, was purchased by the band using the profits made on their very successful 2019 debut tour of Europe named Raj Against the Machine Tour and through their crowdfunding page on Patreon.

Bloodywood were scheduled to make their US debut at the Sonic Temple Festival which has been cancelled due to the CoronaVirus. Karan adds, “We had the US tour planned and we have dates in Europe in August, We are very sad we didn’t get to play for our American fans, and hope our August European festival dates don’t get cancelled. No matter what happens in 2020 we will be back in 2021”

The European Festival Dates:
07/08 @ Bloodstock Festival – Derby, UK
08/09 @ Alcatraz Festival (Swamp Stage) – Kortrijk, BE
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, DE
08/15 @ Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, DE

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Bloodywood is a metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian folk instruments with metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon, yet distinctly characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases Visualizer for New Single, “Falling”

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Multi-Genre Artist and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released both a dazzling visualizer as well as a new MINECRAFT themed music video for his newest single, “Falling.” “Falling,” produced by Young Kxge and with visuals by Wifey, is his second second release in 2020. With nearly 300,000,000 combined streams, “Falling” will be followed on 4/3 by “Wishing Dead,” with his debut album set to release later this year.

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I think that “Falling” is me finding myself as an artist, and you can hear the evolution of my songwriting. I actually broke down into tears while recording the vocals for this track, which was a first for me, and that’s when I knew this song was special. I love the fact that I got to bring so many different influences into this song. It’s a great reference for what’s to come with my official debut album later this year.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

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Catch BLACKLITE DISTRICT LIVE with ADELITA’S WAY:
09/25 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/26 @ Herman’s – Denver, CO
09/27 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
09/30 @ Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
10/01 @ Majestic – Madison WI
10/02 @ Apollo – Belvidere, IL
10/03 @ Every Buddy’s – Chippewa Falls, WI
10/04 @ Bigs – Sioux Falls, SD
10/05 @ Turf – St. Paul MN
10/07 @ O Bar – Minot, ND
10/08 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/09 @ TBA – Lewiston, ID
10/10 @ Perham Hall – Zillah, WA
10/11 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/15 @ TBA – Fresno, CA
10/16 @ Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
10/17 @ Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

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MESSER Releases 23 Track Remix Album for “Simple Man,”‘RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX’!

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Heavy, Alternative rock band MESSER has announced the release of RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX. Originally launched by the band’s producer, Chad Gendason of Maddpants Records with popular music-production site Splice.com as a remix contest, fans inundated the band and site with hundreds of submissions, leading to a mammoth, 23 track collection of rei-maginings of the band’s 2019 released single, “Simple Man,” to showcase the talent of these diverse up-and-coming producers. Gendason worked closely on the final arranging and mixing, and the extraordinary results take the song in wildly different emotional and musical directions.

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“‘Simple man’ is a song written from the perspective of someone who is removing themselves from the drama or superficial aspects and expectations of social media/society.

Resolved in the strength it takes to be alone and move themselves forward. It’s a narrative on how this person wants to find their own power and focus on clarity of self. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” is the mantra and highlights the strength it takes to step away from the shallow world into something more meaningful for themselves. #Go” – MESSER

MESSER REMIX ALBUM ARTWORK

Track List:
1. “Simple Man (SIRMISER Remix)”
2. “Simple Man (NSTY Remix)”
3. “Simple Man (XONOX Remix)”
4. “Simple Man (MANSPRO Remix)”
5. “Simple Man (MIST Remix)”
6. “Simple Man (DEAN YONA Remix)”
7. “Simple Man (CYANNROGUE Remix)”
8. “Simple Man (Skyfall72 Remix)”
9. “Simple Man (SICKSPLURR Remix)”
10. “Simple Man (AEROPITUNE Remix)”
11. “Simple Man (ALEXURSU Remix)”
12. “Simple Man (DINOSHADIX Remix”
13. “Simple Man (LPARS Remix)”
14. “Simple Man (NEDVIO Remix)”
15. “Simple Man (WINDMILL Remix)”
16. “Simple Man (A_BITE_OF_SOUND Remix)”
17. “Simple Man (BOKE Remix)”
18. “Simple Man (KUBI Remix)”
19. “Simple Man (TAILFAIL Remix)”
20. “Simple Man (JOHNNYFUNK Remix)”
21. “Simple Man (BTBLUES Remix)”
22. “Simple Man (AOCUI Remix)”
23. “Simple Man (LUIFRO Remix)”

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Messer is:
Dereak Messer – Lead Vocals
Donnie Deville – Guitar/Vocals
Javier Contreras – Guitar/Vocals
Kenn Youngar – Drums/Vocals
Maddox Messer – Bass/ Vocals

MESSER means “knife” in German, and the Dallas, Texas band has lived up to its name since cutting an inescapable swath into the rock world with their debut single, “Make This Life.” The band’s cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like PanteraDrowning PoolHell Yeah, and King’s X.

Messer continued their momentum from their breakout year with the release of “Simple Man”, the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album, which bowed at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” at iTunes and Amazon Music. The Dallas, Texas based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so.

“Simple Man” peaked at #23 on the Active Rock charts, and is the highest charting single for the band to date. It garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora RadioGoogle Play MusicYoutube, and Slacker Radio. The band has received accolades from LoudwireAXSAlternative PressRevolverNew NoisePure Grain Audio, and more. All 3 singles were also featured on iHeartradio’s “Artist You Should Know” with adds on Sirius/XM OctaneMusic Choice, and over 70 rock radio stations throughout the United States, resulting in 30,000 spins at rock radio, 15 million combined audience, and 10 million worldwide streams.

The band has since grown their fan base locally, quickly branching out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick PuppiesCandleboxHinderVince NeilBlack Stone CherryLynch MobDrowning PoolLocal HTraptMetallicaDokkenScott Stapp Of CreedAvenged Sevenfold, and Buckcherry, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was even personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.

It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comeradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album, Messer, which released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn MansonBreaking BenjaminDisturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa RoachDavid BowieMotley Crue).

Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands. After high school he moved to Dallas to pursue his music career professionally. His first contact was with Dallas native Javier, who was making a name for himself playing in Jagermeister sponsored bands Mudflap and Pimpadelic. The two bonded at a show and became the genesis of Messer. While looking for a place to get his hair cut, Dereak walked into Maddox’s Hair salon on a whim. The two struck up a conversation about music and another connection was made. Kenny was traveling from his home in Canada to an audition in Phoenix when his car broke down in Dallas. He ended up staying in town and found success playing with the band Strangleweed, who made an appearance on the nationally televised Courtroom show “Eye for an Eye”. That caught the attention of the members of Messer, and Kenny became part of the family. Donnie was playing in various Dallas bands and gaining attention as an award-winning Tattoo artist. Maddox would play Donnie tracks the band was working on and in turn, Donnie would play music he was recording at his own home studio. As Messer continued to develop as a band, they knew they wanted to add an additional guitar player, and they all agreed that Donnie was a great fit. The lineup for Messer was solidified.

In 2019, Messer, with producer Chad Gendason, teamed with Splice.com on a remix contest for their most recent single, “Single Man,” which ultimately led to hundreds of submissions branching all corners of the electronic genre. Due to the overwhelming response, the band and Gendason collected the top 23 remixes to package into a powerhouse remix album, RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX, which is set to release via Maddpants Records on April 10, 2020.

MESSER is a band that is building a brand of new rock that blurs the line between nostalgia and modern art, leaving the listener with a sound that is not only familiar but also NEW and ADDICTIVE.

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