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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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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

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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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ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release Official Music Video for “Beautiful Suicide”

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Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for “Beautiful Suicide,” off of their newly released EP, Stranger. “Beautiful Suicide” was directed and edited by Cyrus Entezam and Produced by John Phillips of 900 Management.

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“When we wrote the song, it had to deal with a political climate of fear and control. The song indirectly was written essentially how fragile everything is and when it falls apart it leaves anarchy. This day and age with the current situations we have at hand, we thought it was best to have a video about what happens when fear and greed have taken control and how they prey on us.” – Dakota Sean

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Track List:
1. Stranger
2. Beautiful Suicide
3. Am I
4. Taste of Heaven
Never Okay
6. Forget Me Not

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Formed in 2010 the Lehighton, PA based band Another Day Dawns continues to be the most talked about up and coming rock act in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Led by Lead Singer and

front man Dakota Sean, Guitarist Tyler Ritter, and Drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP A Different Life in February 2018 which landed them a charting spot on Billboard which solidified their foundation in the active rock market.

Hitting the road with bands such as HinderIssuesCold, and Buckcherry, the band has created an established following
in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Throughout the last two years the band has performed in multiple venues with 400-1200 capacity, filling hundreds of seats, and grossing over 13K in followers on their social media accounts.

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PSYCHOSTICK Set to Distract & Lift Spirits with FREE, Live-Stream “Cabin Fever Concerts”!!!

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Legendary Comedy Metal Band PSYCHOSTICK are looking to relieve the anxiety and boredom of social distancing with a series of FREE, live stream “Cabin Fever Concerts” every Thursday at 5:00 pm EST. In true form, the foursome will be performing and interacting with fans in real time, providing a unique interactive experience!

The Chicago based rockers are also reminding music fans to continue to support bands by listening to streaming services, watching videos on YouTube, and buying merch online to support their favorite bands to ensure we all make it through by fighting back with humor, music, and cautious optimism!!

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…and wash your hands…

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“We recently started poking around at the idea of performing over the internet, live, all while interacting with the fans and viewers. Our amazing fans showed up and supported us right back, and it’s so amazing that this sort of thing can be done in such strange times. Any band can do this, and I encourage those performers out there who are unable to tour or play regular shows to look into live streaming. You just might surprise yourself at how well you’d do.”
-Rawrb

“If people can’t go out to shows, then we’ll come to them in their homes… so heat up a bowl of ramen noodles and let’s have some damn fun. Just because we’re not supposed to leave the house doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to have fun.”
-Joshy

“Psychostick’s ‘Cabin Fever Concerts’ are fun because THE WHOLE WORLD is invited! No matter how far apart we are, we can all get together safely to have a kick-ass time online! You don’t have to worry about parking or how you’re gonna get there/home (all drinking, NO driving!) You can watch a Psychostick concert from ANYWHERE in your underwear, your birthday suit, BDSM gear, etc… It doesn’t cost you anything and there’s no hidden fees (lookin at YOU Ticketmaster / Live Nation). If you like what we’re doing and feel like supporting us, anything helps, even just watching us for free and having a good time. Who knew brutal riffs and crunchy metal could be so positive?”
-Matty J

“Streaming live concerts offers musicians a chance to perform for people all over the globe in real time. To me, it seems like a fantastic opportunity to help the world develop a global mindset to not only work together, but to enjoy art together as well. If you agree with that, then you have to agree that songs like “Scrotal Torment” and “Thinkin’ With Yer D” are indeed…art.”
-Shmalex

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THE HUNTRS Release New SIngle, “Locked & Loaded”

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Virginia based rock band THE HUNTRS has released their new single, “Locked & Loaded.”

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“We’re not here for a long time so why not have a good time”. – The HUNTRS

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After years of Eric Boyce begging his girlfriend Shannon Plumley to sing for him and a request from his mother to perform any other genre than metal, The Huntrs performed 2 original songs at a talent show in Petersburg, Va. June 2014. After having a great time and receiving standing ovation it was decided to continue furthering this new musical endeavor. Even without many performances the name spread through local benefit shows and house show parties. For years the songwriting continued as the search for the perfect lineup of members finally came to a conclusion in 2019 when Eric Boyce and Shannon Plumley added Mario Crawley and Stephen Zaruba. The first edition of Mario came clear to Eric after experiencing his talent and devotion in a local metal act. The addition of the drummer, Stephen, was ironically suggested by Eric’s mother, Julie, who coincidentally worked with Stephen’s mother. With a full lineup 2019 was a busy year with learning and rehearsing and almost twenty-five song original setlist. February 2020, The Huntrs released their first professionally recorded single Locked And Loaded with a second single, released on St. Patrick’s Day, close behind.

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GEMINI SYNDROME Announce Completion of Upcoming, Final Installment of Three Part Album Trilogy, Due Out 2020

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GEMINI SYNDROME have just completed recording their new album with producer Matt Good (Asking AlexandriaHollywood Undead). This will be the band’s 3rd album, and the first to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER).

The new album will complete the three-part trilogy of albums which began with the band’s debut album, the 2013 released Lux, and continued on with the 2015 released Memento Mori.

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GEMINI SYNDROME drummer Brian Steele Medina commented: “We’ve worked long and hard to bring the third chapter of this trilogy to light. Our collective blood, sweat, & tears went into the creation process and we can’t wait to finally unleash this new music.”

A first single from the as-of-yet untitled new album is expected to be released early in 2020 on Another Century Records.

Additionally, the band have just released a new, limited-edition line of merchandise, which is now available online at www.geminisyndrome.com.

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Formed in 2010, Gemini Syndrome spent their formative days performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience. Their 2013 full-length debut, Lux, landed at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and yielded the singles “Pleasure & Pain,” “Basement,” and “Stardust.” The record’s release saw the Los Angeles heavy alternative band tour alongside everybody from Five Finger Death Punch to Sevendust, and perform at festivals such as Rock on the RangeWelcome to Rockville, and more. After coming off the road in late 2014, Gemini Syndrome’s creative core, vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Brian Steele Medina, and bass player Alessandro “AP” Paveri released their 2016 second full-length, Memento Mori, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and spawned the hit single “Remember We Die,” which hit #1 on SiriusXM Octane. The band spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 on the road with bands such as In This MomentMotionless In WhiteAvatar, and Starset before taking time away from the road to write and record their 3rd full length album.

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SWIM THE CURRENT Releases Official Music Video for “Red Desert”

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SWIM THE CURRENT has released the official music video for their new single, “Red Desert.” Recorded at GoreGrin Studios and Rival Sound Studios and the video filmed and directed by Second Sight Music Videos/Nightcast Productions, “Red Desert” is off of the band’s upcoming EP, Bright Lights, which is due out in early 2020.

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“’Red Desert’ is a song about relationships and their upward spin that sails the oceans of elated emotions. Yet, the song also shows conversely those relationships that have gone south can be gut-wrenching; filled with emotional torture as they spiral down and the effects surface the cutting edge of pain. Relationships both upward and downward are matters of the heart and ‘Red Desert’ tells them very well. The highs and the lows all come out in the song.” – Greg Antine (Guitar)

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Swim the Current was formed by guitarist Greg Antine as a project to showcase music ideas that needed a place to come to life. Antine combines his notable rock guitar talent and pushes his own personal development with a vision. Soon, he decided he wanted to take what he was creating and bring together a few local vocalists and musicians as guests and set a goal of music that pulls from the solid hard/metal rock. Taking the course of his precision guitar sound, he has pushed it forward to meet today’s rock demands. The sound of Swim the Current is set to capture a unique and distinctive blend of heavy, dark, and emotional rock. Most would say that Deftones are a big inspiration behind the infectious sounding music that this artist portrays.

From San Diego to Portugal, Swim the Current will inspire, and perhaps one day, make the world more universally connected through music, space,and time.

Greg Antine has performed with (Disciples of VerityHengine and Madjul). Presently, along with his project, Swim the Current, he is a guitarist for the metal band Slave Revolt.

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PSYCHOSTICK Reveal Hilarious New Christmas Classic, “Zombie Claus”

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PSYCHOSTICK continues their domination of all things hilarious in the heavy genre with their spot on parody cover of ROB ZOMBIE’s “Dragula,” “Zombie Claus.” Nailing down both the original video’s sound and imagery, the comedy metal quartet fills the vocals with clever nods to traditional Christmas literature and music.

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RUNESCARRED Releases Official Lyric Video for “Mammoth”!

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Progressive Metal / Heavy Rock Band RUNESCARRED has released the official lyric video for “Mammoth,” the second single off of their upcoming LP, The Distant Infinite.

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“’Mammoth’ is a crushing Beast of a song that tears through the walls we as individuals build before ourselves. Where this album, like many others, indulges in angry sentiment, ‘Mammoth’ closes everything out on a high note. The idea that if we shed all the parameters socially forced upon us and stay true to ourselves we can crush anything that obfuscates our true path. ~ Ven

Click to Download / Stream “Mammoth” Via The Label Group / INgrooves

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Track List:
1) Hexit
2) Inviting Rivers
3) Minor Progressions
4) Swallow Your Tail
5) Twisting Flesh
7) This Distant Infinite
8) Sorrow Is
9) Poison Oasis
10) Mammoth

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Runescarred are a progressive metal and rock powerhouse who, since their inception on June 27, 2017, have made a tremendous name for themselves. Having released their critically acclaimed E.P., We Are, in conjunction with their single “Being God”, the quintet has garnered global praise. Features in Metal HammerLoudwireDecibel, and Power Play are only a few examples of their worldwide notice.

Runescarred has signed with TLG Entertainment for management and distribution, after TLG heard rough mixes for The Distant Infinite. Says TLG CEODenny Sanders, “After hearing the early mixes the band had sent to us we knew they were a band that fit our brand of ‘True Metal’.”

A powerhouse of a stage show, the band has already joined the stage with legends like Metal Church and contemporary peers like Holy Grail. With their debut EP having been a veritable tour de force, the upcoming full length – and accompanying performances – is poised to entertain and earn more praise from fans and critics alike.

With deep connections throughout the underground, and a passion for the road that has rarely been matched, Runescarred sit on the precipice of great things. Embracing the dark realities of humanity, Runescarred’s music continues to explore bleak fantasy worlds and the brokenness of the human condition. Fusing groove with bombast, riffs with sonic poetry and destructive growls with transcendent cleans, there is something mesmerizing and powerful about Runescarred. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Releases Official Music Video For Cover of ROBERT PALMER’s “Addicted to Love”

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 Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for their cover of the 1986 ROBERT PALMER hit single, “Addicted to Love.”

The song and its accompanying music video mark the third part of what fans are calling the “Misery Quadrilogy.” Best watched back-to-back, the band’s music videos follow the fearsome foursome across a single day — starting from on the road in the Texas Hill Country to the recording studio. Along the way, drug-induced mayhem seemingly stands in the way of the band making it to their gig later that evening.

The video for “Addicted to Love” pays tribute to PALMER’s original video, which famously featured a band of female models. BLACK HEART SAINTS’ version tells the tale of a band experiencing LSD-like flashbacks while in a guitar shop. Watch as a mysterious shop owner transforms into Palmer himself, as the band joins in to create a hard-rocking homage to one of 1986’s biggest hits.

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” ‘Addicted to Love’ has been long overdue for a remake. We’re taking some huge risks even attempting this song, and as our fans know, we don’t shy away from the unconventional. ” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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

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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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