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AUTOPILOT Release Official Music Video for “Modern Age”

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Canadian Alternative Rock Band AUTOPILOT has released the official music video for “Modern Age,” the opening track off of their recently released LP, Afterglow.

“’Modern Age’ was directed by New York City based director, Kevin Van Witt. Filmed on the Lower East Side and Long Island’s Gold Coast, it captures the chaos of this new technological world we have built and the freedom that we once had in childhood. Starring young actor, Dylan, the ‘Modern Age’ video takes us through a psychedelic adventure of realities that we have created in the Modern Age.” – MARLON HARDER

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“The opening track “Modern Age” instantly transports you to a different time where music was simpler along with life itself…you could instantly hear that this ten track album will be full of musicianship and passion that some other bands in this genre tend to avoid and ignore. Singer Marlon Harder’s voice wastes no time and brings a sense of comfort.” Girl at the Rock Shows

“Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences.” – Top40-Charts

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Track List
1. Modern Age
2. Weightless
3. Undisguised
4. Living Dead
5. Afterglow
6. Without a Dream
7. Domino
8. Poison Pills
9. Hurricane
10. Crooked Lines

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Over the last few years, Canadian alternative rock band Autopilot has become a staple in the Saskatoon indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US. They’ve been praised for their tireless work ethic by publications like Canadian Musician Magazine, who called them “quite possibly one of the hardest working bands in the country.”

Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences. The release of their new single “Undisguised” following the success of preceding singles “Living Dead” and “Weightless”, is proof positive of this growing momentum.

Marlon Harder, the driving creative force behind Autopilot, has a knack for finding beauty in simple moments, and hope in the challenges life tends to bring. Inspired by the early writing of Modest Mouse, he seemed to know very quickly what he wanted to do in life. After the release and College radio buzz of their first record Now It’s Time You Know What We’re Losing For, unexpected illness struck, effectively putting the band on the back burner for the foreseeable future. But he never quit writing. Health improved, lineups changed, and in 2013 they teamed up with S.J. Kardash for the release of Diamond Rough, a sophomore full-length forged in the fires of struggle, faith, and growing maturity. The record widely expanded their media exposure across North America; in print, online, commercial rock radio, CBC, podcasts, and through licensing placement on major US television networks.

Their 2015 release, Desert Dreams, reunited the band with Kardash, and represented a significant leap forward in both the ever expanding sound, and rapidly growing fan base the band had built strongly upon with 2013’s Diamond Rough. Along with debuting on Earshot’s Top 50 chart, Desert Dreams received heavy rotation on The VergeSirius XM’s Iceberg Radio, and garnered the attention of New York’s prestigious CMJ; while securing the band showcases at Toronto’s CMW and Indie Week festivals, AYE Fest in Cincinnati, Fairfield Revival Festival in Minnesota, and opening doors to tour extensively in the United States.

Autopilot has always been a dedicated touring band. In support of Diamond RoughDesert Dreams, and the 2017 release of the single “Hurricane” / “Crooked Lines”, the band spent countless months on the road touring across Canada and the United States. These tours have included stops at Jersey Shore FestivalMillennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a mainstage performance at Mesa Music Festival in Arizona supporting hard rock legends P.O.D. October 2018 marked the release of Afterglow, which chartered in the top 200 on the NACC North American College Charts as well as specialty radio in the US.

The future is truly wide open for Autopilot. Everything they’ve learned is on the table for 2019 while they continue to promote the release of Afterglow. They are casting their net wider, and going all in. Never content to sit still or play it safe, they’ve crafted a remarkable live show, and plan on spending as much time over the next year as possible, getting the new songs in front of as many new fans as they possibly can.

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BOREAL HYMN Releases Demo EP, ‘TUNDRA’

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Dark Tribal Folk Metal duo BOREAL HYMN has released their debut, 4 track demo entitled “Tundra.”

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TUNDRA is the culmination of a lot of experimentation and trial and error. We knew what we wanted BOREAL HYMN to feel like, but the tough part was writing a piece of music that embodied that feeling. After chipping away at the demo for several months, I feel like we’ve landed on something that expresses exactly what we wanted to express. We want a sound that is both ancient and relevant. It isn’t about role playing or pretending to live in the iron age; it’s about unearthing traditions, feelings, and philosophies that we feel are undervalued in modern life.” – Colby Hink

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Track List:
1. Labrynthian Graves
2. Glimmer In The Umbra
3. Banner Of Grief
4. Defiance Against The Breath Of Gods

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RAVEN BLACK Releases Official Lyric Video for “He is the One”

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LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK revealed the lyric video for their new single, “He is the One, ” off of their upcoming third album.

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RAVEN BLACK will also be joining up with STATIC-XDOPE, and WEDNESDAY 13 on the second leg of the 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour / Memorial to Wayne Static Tour beginning today in Austin, TX and wrapping up December 8 in Colorado Springs, CO.

“We are incredibly excited to also be performing on the second leg of the Static-X Wisconsin death trip 20th anniversary tour Featuring co-headliners Mushroomhead and Drowning Pool and support from + DOPE + & Wednesday 13!” – RAVEN BLACK

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Catch RAVEN BLACK Live with STATIC-X, MUSHROOMHEAD, DROWNING POOL, DOPE, and WEDNESDAY 13:
11/08 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/09 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/12 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
11/13 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/17 @ Club LA – Destin, FL
11/19 @ Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC
11/20 @ The Norva – Norfolk, VA
11/21 @ Express Live – Columbus, OH
11/22 @ Skyloft – Albany, NY
11/23 @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/24 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
11/27 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/28 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/29 @ Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
11/30 @ The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
12/01 @ The City Center – Champaign, IL
12/02 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/03 @ Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
12/04 @ The Myth – St. Paul, MN
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO

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A Voodoo Doctor “The Doctor” came across a girl who looked lost and scared. He used his magic to turn her into a doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to search for those who are looking to join our dark metal carnival world in the 13th hour.

Raven Black released their first single, “Died Inside,” on September 7, 2013 at the Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, Midnight Dreary, in June 2014, successfully packing the house at the famous Viper Room.

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).

In October 2014, they revamped their line up and began working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Pantera, Seether,Dethklok, Otep, and more) on their new album. They then spent the next two years writing and then released their single, “Seven Sins,” in April 2016 and their EP, Seven Sins, in September 2016.

Raven Black played the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival July 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico with headliners like Rammstein, Twisted Sister, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, Mushroomhead, Selpultura, Alien Ant Farm, and many others.

To end their summer, they played the 2016 DirtFest Festival in Michigan with headliners Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Attila, Born of Osiris, and many others.

Releasing their first Official EP with the new line up, Seven Sins dropped September 29, 2016 on the way out to tour with Mushroomhead, Sunflower Dead, Unsaid Fate, and Death Division for Mushroomhead’s Annual Halloween Tour.

The 2017 year started very busy for Raven Black as they headed to Cleveland, OH to film their new music video with MonoBloc’s Josh Apple and Andrew Sparks for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars,” premiered by Revolver Magazine on April 13, 2017. A little horror version of their already theatrical presence in the metal community. “We wanted to have some blood in this one,” says Raven.

After a quick rest, Raven Black toured through the Southern parts of the U.S. on their way to SXSW They played the Heart of Texas Rock Festival in March 2017. Winning fans from across multiple genres at SXSW. Raven says, “I am so proud of being able to share our METAL music with other fans of country, hip hop and pop genres. I was so surprised and happy to see them buying our music. It was fun and the only thing missing was the big mosh pit, LOL, although there was a small handful of metalheads represented this year at SXSW. ”

After returning back home to Los Angeles, the band quickly prepared for their first Headliner Tour, The Hex O’Clock Tour, which kicked off in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Roadhouse Voodoo Bar, July 7, 2017 and returned to the U.S. to begin their month long tour throughout the U.S. from coast to coast.

The Hex O’Clock Tour was a complete success and the band was able to visit so many new cities throughout the country, see their fans, and play so many new venues. Sharing with their fans, new stage props, a few new songs and announcing their new album, 13, in early Spring 2018.

Raven Black just finished their 6-week across the U.S. tour supporting Psychostick, Arsonists Get All the Girls, and Kissing Candice. The tour was amazing and the bands have developed life-long friends. Doesn’t always happen on tours, but it did this time.

To end the 2017 year, Raven Black just announced their pre-order of the Comic Book The Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning – Issues 1-100. These pre order comic books will be series sequenced from 1-100 and will release in print this Spring 2018. Only these first 100 issues will be numbered for the fans that pre-order. The remaining prints after the first 100 will not be numbered.

They will be also releasing their 2nd EP Album this Spring, 13. In the studio in January and February, Raven Black will be working with Ulrich Wild, Wurm Group, once again to complete their next release this Spring 2018. Of course, this will surely mean a TOUR across the U.S. and performing the new tracks from “13”. There may also be a new music video coming this early Summer.

On tour this Spring with special guest, Hail Sagan and Aboleth May 11, 2018 through June 3, 2018 including an appearance at the Metal In the Mountains Festival in West Virginia on June 2, 2018 with headliner, Mushroomhead.

The Spring tour, “The Little Monsters Tour” will feature their new album “13” with single releases, “Monster”, “DollHouse” and “The Nobodoies” (Cover Song by Marilyn Manson”). Their new first issue/limited edition comic book, “A Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning” and new swag for 2018.

Following their tour, expect a few fun releases of a new music video and a new announcement of their upcoming Summer Tour after they play the 2018 Michigan Metal Festival on August 11, 2018!

ENDING THEIR 2018 YEAR, RAVEN BLACK HAS BEEN ON TOUR WITH DEVILDRIVER AND JINJER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

IN 2019, RAVEN BLACK SIGNED WITH THE ORACLE MANAGEMENT, OWNED AND OPERATED BY DEVILDRIVER’S VERY OWN DEZ FAFARA AND AHNASTASIA FAFARA. WITH THIS POWER HOUSE MANAGING THE BAND, AND THEIR EVER SO STRONG BOOKING AGENCY AND PRODUCER, ULRICH WILD OF WURM GROUP, THE BAND QUICKLY RISING THROUGH THE TOURING CIRCUIT AND SUPPORTING THE BIGGEST TOURS OF 2019. RELEASING THREE NEW SINGLES FROM THEIR UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, RAVEN BLACK RELEASED SONGS, “CARNIVAL,” “RISEN FROM THE ASHES,” AND “THE ONE,” AFTER PLAYING THE INKCARCERATION FESTIVAL AT THE FAMOUS OHIO REFORMATORY.

IN SPRING OF 2019, RAVEN BLACK WAS ON TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND END THE 2019 YEAR WITH A TWO-PART US/CANADA TOUR WITH STATIC-X/DEVILDRIVER/DOPE AND WEDNESDAY 13 DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL.

WHAT’S NEXT? IT’S A SURPRISE, OF COURSE, BUT WE GUESS IT’LL BE WORTH THE WAIT.

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RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Debut Album, ‘Dear World’!

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Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released their debut LP, Dear World. A seamless fusion of classic rock styling with modern production quality, Dear World showcases the Boston trio’s creativity, and proves that rock is most definitely not dead.

“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

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Early Praise for Dear World:

“In an era where rock bands take inspiration quite liberally from legends of yore, it may be easy to write off the pleasant grooves of “Dear World” as the result of yet another gathering of copycats. But with patience, it becomes clear that Renegade Cartel have crafted a beautiful vision of what they have seen in the history of rock, and highlight where rock has the potential to grow in the future.” – Sonic Perspectives

“The band fuses classic ingredients from the 80’s and 90’s with seventies groove and drive. An organic, down to earth blend of styles fluently finding its way to the listener, oozing comfort.” – Headbanger Lifestyle

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Track List:
1. Break Your Chains
2. Drown
3. Disintegrate
4. Dear World
5. Leaving Fairytales Behind
6. Overdrive
7. Nothing New
8. Come
9. Lose Control
10. When
11. Labryrinth
12. Morning Light
13. Glory
14. End Of Time
15. Home

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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LULLWATER Releases Visualizer for “Dark Divided”

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Athens, GA based rock band LULLWATER has released the visualizer for “Dark Divided,” off of their recently released LP, Voodoo. The band has also hit the road with BLACKTOP MOJOOTHERWISE, and KIRRA on the Defy the Sun 2019 Fall Tour, launching today in Grand Junction, CO and finishing up November 27th in Charlotte, NC.

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“’Dark Divided’ comes from a place of confusion and heartache. In life you have moments where you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and the anxiousness of not knowing the path you’re about to take is very much present in this song” – John Strickland (Vocals)

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->Defy the Sun 2019 Fall Tour Dates:
10/28 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/29 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
10/31 @ 1175 – Kansasville, WI
11/01 @ The Distillery – Green Bay, WI
11/02 @ Studio B @ Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN-
11/03 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
11/05 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/06 @ A&R Bar – Columbus, OH
11/08 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/09 @ Crusens Farmington Road – West Peoria, IL
11/10 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 @ TBA
11/13 @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar – Joplin, MO
11/15 @ Winchester – Lakewood, OH
11/16 @ Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
11/17 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/20 @ St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
11/22 @ The Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
11/23 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/24 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/26 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
11/27 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC<-
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Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

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Advance Praise for Voodoo

“Voodoo is riveting, powerful, at times relentless and full of so many layers. It’s thoroughly enjoyable.” – Moments In Sound

“All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.” – Metal Anarchy

Voodoo is Lullwater’s heaviest and most explosive work to date, shot through with blinding glimpses of clarity and searing moments of passion.” – The RockPit

“If you want rock ‘n’ roll with heart, look no further. Voodoo is a must have album for any music fan.” – Rock Documented

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as CandleboxTheory of a DeadmanFlyleafPassafireAmarantheButcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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TAKE THE DAY Release Official Lyric Video for “Falling Apart”

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Pittsburg, KS based Heavy Rock Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their newest single, “Falling Apart.”

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“Some people come into your life to stay… others are lessons. This is a song about engraving those lessons on your heart so you never forget them.” – Kenny

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“I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Southeast Kansas hard rock band Take The Day has teamed up with engineer/producer Chris Dawson in preparation to make some big waves in the Rock world. The hard rock quartet, consisting of Kenny Waring on vocals, Matt Circle on drums, Adam Easom on guitar, and Rick Harrington on bass recently wrapped up their 2019 Fire Inside Tour which included dates in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. Take The Day has also shared the stage with a number of national acts including Pop EvilAdelitas WayLacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Tantric, and Saving Abel.

With over 1.5 million combined video views and over 400K Spotify streams, they are showing no signs of slowing down. “Music brings people together when they need it the most. It gives them a common thread and it connects them. That’s what Take The Day is all about.”, says Matt.

In 2011 Take The Day recorded their first EP, Stitches, with Ed Rose at Black Lodge Studios in Eudora, KS. This EP produced the band’s first single, “Enemy Lines (Evan’s Song),” for which the band received a nomination for Best New Music Video in 2014 at the Midwest Rock Awards; this quickly brought them attention as a major contender in the Midwest Rock scene. In 2017, Take The Day began working at legendary Aphotic Studios in Derby, KS. Over the next year and a half, the band would write and record their next project with the help of Chris Dawson and Jimmie Beattie of the band Seasons After.

Later that year, the band’s song “Take Everything” broke onto the Billboard Active Rock Airplay Chart. Their next single, 2018’s “Matches and Knives” and their “Song for the Broken” in early 2019 met with both critical and fan acclaim. The band is now on the verge of releasing their latest powerful project, a song titled, “Falling Apart”, in mid-October of 2019. “We tend to write a lot about heartache and loss. We’ve all been there, and we believe it helps us heal.”, says Kenny.

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GEARS Teams with LIVING COLOUR Front-Man COREY GLOVER to Re-Imagine Iconic “Cult of Personality”

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Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has joined forces with legendary LIVING COLOUR vocalist and front-man COREY GLOVER for a modern update to the 1988 hit single, “Cult of Personality.” Originally premiered on REVOLVER, “Cult of Personality” was recorded in Recorded at Wombat Studios in New Jersey and Jettlane Studios in Kentucky, Mixed by Corey Lowery and Mastered by Paul Logus, with the video being filmed and directed by Estil Robinson.

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“‘Cult of Personality’ is a song that we always wanted to cover. That groove, that riff, the vocals, lyrical content … Everything about it has always stuck out to us and been a personal favorite. To have the opportunity to not only record a song that is important to us, but to have Corey Glover himself come in and perform on that track, it was truly a special moment. He was so easy and fun to work with and the final product is really something that we are extremely proud of” – JIMMY WOOTEN

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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 AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (EvanescenceSeetherDark 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 NonpointUpon 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.

GEARS is currently in the studio with Corey Lowery working on some more new music and will have upcoming tour dates to announce for 2020 soon.

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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