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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Lines”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Lines,” off of their newest EP, Misery. The much anticipated new EP follows the band’s 2017 released LP, AliveMisery was produced and recorded by Austin music legend Omar Vallejo (VallejoMC OverlordChris Perez Project) at 512 Studios. The EP contains 3 original songs and 1 cover song (“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer).

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“The video for Lines represents a lot of what the band is about — a little humor mixed in with rock ‘n roll. It’s loosely based on real events that have happened to us on tour. We’re excited to share this first of a four part anthology with our fans.” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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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 ConspiratorsSevendustPop EvilNonpointCoheed and CambriaFilterPODThe 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 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:
– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
– 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
– 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 MTVVEVO, 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. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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KISS KISS BANG Release Official Music Video For “Hearts On Fire”

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Bowling Green, KY Rock Band KISS KISS BANG has released the official music video for the lead single off of their Debut EP, “Hearts on Fire,” out NOW via TLG / INgrooves. Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Hearts on Fire” was filmed by 254 Productions.

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“These songs are a product of our band tearing everything apart and totally revamping our sound.” – KISS KISS BANG

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Track List:
1. Head Change
2. Hearts on Fire
3. She’s Bad
4. Run to You
5. When It Rains
6. My Last Goodbye

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“A classic rock n’ roll quintet born and bred in the heart of western Kentucky form a powerhouse of a raw and electric modern slam band with monstrous guitars and Eagles-style vocals that carry near constant three part harmonies. Accompanied by a thundering rhythm section of groove running bass and wild n’ out, heavy hitting drum beats that act as a constant heartbeat to the already tight and locked in Bowling Green showmen, Kiss Kiss Bang have been one of the top tier, heavyweights of the local music scene for only a few years. A complete renovation from the ground up in 2018 changed not only the sound of the band, but the soul itself. Sharing stages with multiple national acts over the last couple of years have helped the young bloods get a little more long in the tooth and more the wiser at just what it takes to not only get to the top, but fking stay there!”

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M.O.D. Announces Release of ‘Ritz Hotel Presents M.O.D. The Official First Live Performance’

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Legendary thrash-metal crossover band M.O.D. has announced the forthcoming release of their February 21, 1987 recorded Ritz Hotel Presents: M.O.D. The Official First Live Performance.

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M.O.D., which has experienced previous line-up changes, has returned to its classic lineup with original riffmasters Ken Ballone (bass) and Tim McMurtrie (guitar) as well as Felix Griffin of D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) on drums, and will include a new lead singer, to be announced for both an upcoming album and tour dates.

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Track List:
1. Dead Men / Most
2. Captain Crunch
3. Thrash or Be Thrashed
4. Boardwalk Blues
5. Ballad of DIO
6. Parents
7. Charge
8. I Executioner
9. Take Your Life
10. Imported Society
11. Spandex Enormity
12. Get a Real Job

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Ken Ballone: Bassist and founding member of the NYC thrash metal/crossover band M.O.D. (Method of Destruction). Ken works as a DJ / Engineer / Producer for Lotus Radio – KDOT Rock 104.5 FM in Reno,
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Tim McMurtrie: Guitarist and founding member of the NYC thrash metal/crossover band M.O.D. (Method of Destruction). Tim wrote most of USA for M.O.D. the band’s best selling album to date. He also wrote 1992 Rhythm of Fear album for M.O.D. Tim is also the guitarist in Full Scale Riot.

Felix Griffin: Drummer D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) playing on Dealing with It, Crossover, 4 of a kind and Thrash zone.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for “Prodigal,” off of their most recent LP, Burn The Ships.

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“We had fun making the video with some of our good friends from our hometown acting out the main parts. We felt like the father-son dynamic in the video really reflected the song’s theme. The song is sort of autobiographical. It’s about the experience of growing up in a small town and always talking about ‘getting out’ one day. No matter where or how far you go, though, you always have a little bit of where you came from that you take with you.” – Matt James

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Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool and many others.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim. The record yielded two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Active Rock charts, with singles, “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and the band’s cover of Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31)

Throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018, the band toured heavily around North America in support of their record, getting added to major rock festival bills such as River City Rockfest, Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, The 25th annual Rockfest, Shiprocked, and many more. The band continues to all live together in “The Mojo Mansion” in Palestine, writing songs, recording and preparing for their 3rd full-length studio album entitled “Under The Sun” for release in 2019.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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BLACK COFFEE Announce Addition of New Bass Player

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Columbus, OH based Bluesy Rock Band BLACK COFFEE has announced the addition of a new bass player to their line-up, Nick Fratianne. To introduce the new member, the band released a hilarious new video filmed and created by John Payne of Payne Productions.

“We’re all super happy to have Nick on board with Black Coffee, not only is he a very close friend but also one of the best bassists in Columbus, I’m most excited to see what crazy shit Ehab comes up with now that he doesn’t have to worry about the bass!” – Tommy
“I’ve known Nick forever, he helped introduce me to my first tastes of classic hard rock as well as being a band mate in my formative years of music, we’re super pumped to have him in the Black Coffee family and to see how his talents can help push us even further!” – Ehab

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Black Coffee has also announced that they will be performing at both Epicenter Festival in Rockingham, NC (5/10-5/12) and Sonic Temple Music and Arts Festival in Columbus, OH (5/17-5/19)!

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Track List:
1. Creamer
2. I Barely Know Her
3. Hurricane
4. Monica
5. Born to Lie
6. The Traveler
7. Psychedelic Red
8. Fade
9. Away

Click HERE to Download ‘Take One’!

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Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent.

With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this album’s success. The original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is already available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video debuts Friday, April 20th.

Fans can expect a diverse selection of original music. From the raw and dominant 1st single to the blistering, “Hurricane,” and funky, “Monica,” . . . along with otherworldly, “The Traveler,” and drive-with-the-top-down classic,“Born To Lie,” Take One proves to be one of the most exciting musical debut’s in modern history.

Black Coffee combines superb musicianship with a high-energy performance that is refreshingly both vintage and ground-breaking. This three-piece collaboration takes inspiration from classic rock bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and fuses it with the root music of blues and rock n’ roll from the 40’s and 50’s. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.

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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

Stream / Download Hot Online

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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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