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STEW Reconnects Rock to its 60s and 70s Roots with ‘Hot’ EP

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Swedish Rock Band STEW has released their 4 track EP, HOT, a gritty and nostalgic fusion of classic rock and blues inspirations.

“This EP is a mix of classic rock, blues and soul! The four songs are heavy influenced by the late 60’s and 70’s era. With groovy riffs, strong vocals and swinging drums! Classic yet modern..” – STEW

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“The title may signal hot contents, but Stew’s blues-rockin’ four-pack regularly rises to boiling point. The riffs roast, the solos steam and the vocals variegate. A groovin’ goulash that satisfies the audio appetite like the finest of phonic feasts.” – Loud-Quiet-Loud

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 Track List:
1. Might Be Keeping You
2. If This Will Be The End
3. Tongue Tied
4. Dig For Gold

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Stew is a Swedish power-trio that consists of Markus Åsland (Bass/Vocals), Nicklas Jansson (Guitar), and Nicklas Dahlgren (Drums). We got together in the beginning of 2017 and noticed quickly that we all were into the same kind of music and drew our influences from the late 60’s and 70’s era. We started jamming, wrote a few songs and booked some gigs. Everything went well, and then we made plans for the EP. We recorded the basic tracks live in studio and then vocals, solos and percussion on top in Lakesong Music Studio with engineer Kristian Lakeson. The EP was mixed/mastered by Joona Hassinen at Studio Underjord; the cover art was made by Maline Nordin. It’s really fun because the three of us can now call ourselves best friends, we just love to play with each other and that’s the main thing! We hope it shines through to the listener!

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Alive”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for the title track off of their 2017 released LP, Alive, which features a live performance of the foursome live.

“This video was shot during our performance opening for Steel Panther in Austin, Texas. It captures some of the intimate moments that you normally don’t see: loading in, setting up, etc. – all of the hard work that it takes to bring about a killer rock show.” – Black Heart Saints

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The band just finished their most recent tour, The Road to Sturgis Tour 2018, where they performed at the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, as well as opened for Faster Pussycat on August 19th, and will be supporting Slash & Myles Kennedy Featuring the Conspirators on September 24th. Both shows are in Austin, TX.

Click HERE to Download “Alive” on iTunes HERE!

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, 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 Crüe, Guns ‘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:

– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– SXSW Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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Abydoss Records Expanding Staff and Roster

Abydos Records (www.abydosproductions.net), a growing independent record label in Northeast Ohio, today announced the appointment of two new directors within the Company.

President Jeff McConocha cited the label’s recent success and ever-growing stable of artists as the main reasons for creating the new positions. “I’ve been really fortunate to find so many talented people that get and share my vision,” said McConocha. “’Promotion and Marketing’ and A&R are both very key positions in the organization and finding people to fill those positions that share the vision is gratifying. I’m excited to welcome both Lance and Paul to the Abydos family.”

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McConocha has appointed Paul Vician as Director of Artist and Repertoire. Vician, a Cleveland native who spent most of his life in LA, will be working directly with Abydos artists on all things music related. Vician brings 30 years of industry experience to the position. He has produced and performed television commercials and video games as well as worked with some of music’s most well known producers, managers and entertainment attorneys. “I can’t say how excited I am to be working with Jeff McConcha and the Abydos family.” Vician said, “Abydos wants to stay leading edge, adapting to the market, while staying true to it’s artists first and foremost with utmost integrity as a label. I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity with amazing people.”

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Abydos Records has also appointed Lance Waste as the Director of Publicity and Marketing. Waste is currently the Director of Artist Management with The Heart Riot Agency, a position he plans to retain. “Jeff and everyone at Abydos have a really great thing going.” Waste said, “I’m  excited to be a part of it and help out on my end. I expect big things from this label.” Lance Waste has produced over 300 albums, toured the world with his band Darling Waste, has served as A&R for several record labels while living in New York and England, and has managed artists from all over the world.

Founded in 2007, Abydos Records is part of the Abydos Productions brand, an independent multimedia company focusing on music, photography and film production. These additions show a commitment to both the art and the artists on the Abydos roster as the label continues to grow. For more information, please visit http://www.abydosproductions.net

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