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SMALL TOWN TITANS Team Up with Matt James (BLACKTOP MOJO) for Stunning Cover of TEMPLE OF THE DOG Classic Hit Single, “Hunger Strike”

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York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS have paired front-man Phill Freeman with BLACKTOP MOJO’s Matt James on an extraordinary cover of the TEMPLE OF THE DOG classic hit, “Hunger Strike.”

“The stars aligned with this one. The fact that we were all able to pay tribute to our musical heroes, and record it live off the floor in one of the best studios in the country with two of the best producers in the world is something I think both of our bands can be proud of. We’re really grateful to Matt and Blacktop Mojo for lending their name and talents to this tribute. It was a magical experience.” – Phil Freeman (Vocals)

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Phil Freeman – Bass/Vocals
Ben Guiles – Guitar
Jonny Ross – Drums

The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement on social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record “Disclaimer II”, and who STT also recorded their last album “Reflection” with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce ‘2019 Can’t Sleep Tour’ Dates

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After spending the first 3 months of 2019 in the studio, Texas Based Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced a summer headlining tour in support of the debut single and video, “Can’t Sleep,” off of their highly anticipated, upcoming 3rd album, Under the Sun. The video is scheduled to premiere on June 21, at which time the track will be available for download and streaming, with the album slated for a mid-September release.
The Can’t Sleep 2019 Tour launches July 13th in Kansas City, MO and runs through August 24th, finishing in Quapaw, OK.

Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL
07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA
07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
07/20 @ Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY
07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
07/23 @ Winchester – Cleveland, OH
07/25 @ Hard Times Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA
07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI
07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi
07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN
08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN
08/04 @ Madison Live – Covington, KY
08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester,, NH
08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
08/10 @ TBA
08/11 @ TBA
08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
0815 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest – Bristol, IN
08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL
08/21 @ TBA
08/22 @ Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR
08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

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EXIMIOUS Release New Single, “Mind on Fire”

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Central Pennsylvania Rock Band EXIMIOUS–comprised of former members of FROM ASHES TO NEW–has released their newest single, “Mind on Fire.”

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“‘Mind on Fire’ is a take on the ever increasing presence of artificial intelligence in today’s world, told through the perspective of someone struggling to find a conscious awareness of the real and tangible universe around them. The song makes a statement about our future struggle to be individuals while being linked to a sea of knowledge fed to us through a machine.” – EXIMIOUS

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Formed in May of 2018, Eximious was founded by former From Ashes To New guitarist Dan Kecki and Drummer Brady Hearn. In late November of 2018, The band had then recruited former From Ashes To New lead guitarist, Branden Kreider.

An entire year was spent devoted to writing over a dozen of original songs, Dan and Brady had taken it all to social media to share the bands writing process to the people. Collectively growing a fan base it was now time to find the final puzzle piece, the bands front man. A mutual friend and previous band mate of Brady’s, Colby Bennett had reached out to the band and was immediately recruited into the band as the official vocalist. Colby is notoriously known for his YouTube covers with collectively over 1 million plus video views.

Exactly one year after the bands formation, Eximious had entered into Think Loud Studios (Owned by Chad Taylor of the band LiVE) Having the honors of working with Grammy nominated producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of previous Atrium Audio on the band’s first two debut singles, “Mind On Fire” and “Anywhere But Here.”

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HELL & HOLLAR Release Official Music Video for “Showdown”

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West Palm Beach, FL based Stoner Rock Band HELL & HOLLAR has released the official music video for “Showdown,” off of their debut EP, 442.

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“We are so excited to release our first music video “Showdown”, from our debut EP 442 that is available now! ‘Showdown’ came into the Nashville studio with us as an unfinished idea. With the help of our great friends at Lust For Tone Studio we finished it and we did so by giving it a Nashville kick that gives the song a very southern rock vibe we really enjoy. Our director and cinematographer Cam Brooks had the great idea to do a Cool Hand Luke inspired theme which was a lot of fun to film and we really think everyone is going to enjoy watching it. We are also very excited to be heading out on our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour at the end of June. We will be making stops in Johnson City TN June 26th, Summerfest in Milwaukee WI June 28th, Raleigh, NC July 5th and more dates to be announced soon. So be sure to follow us, Hell & Hollar on all our social media channels to stay up to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!” – HELL & HOLLAR

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Track List:
1. Low And Slow
2. Double Wide
3. Desert Dust
4. 442
5. Personal Issues
6. Showdown

Download / Stream 442 Online:

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Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Mike McCleary multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.

Catch Hell & Hollar Live:
06/26 @ The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
06/28 @ Summerfest Uline Warehouse Stage – Milwaukee, WI
07/02 @ The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

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WAKE UP HATE Releases Official Music Video for “Deep Sleep”

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Orlando, FL based Alternative Rock Band WAKE UP HATE has released the official music video for the title track off of their debut EP, Deep Sleep.
“We started Wake Up Hate set on creating something unique and fresh for hard rock fans to listen to. We aim to push the boundaries of rock to new limits and break the monotony of rock bands trying to do what’s already been done before. 2019 will be flooded with new music. We’re just getting started.” – Jake Adkins (Vocals)

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“If you like modern metal rocks with a radio-friendly sound, Wake Up Hate is for you. I hear a lot of similarities to the almighty Linkin Park. Mind you, their not ripping off the aforementioned masters of angsty metal, but they manage to challenge a lot of the same emotions and feelings throughout this EP. There’s a little bit of pop edge here and there to drop everything down a bit, only to build it back up to a frenzy with a heavy rock beat. Lyrically, Wake Up Hate seems to be more mature than many of the bands out there now and musically they’re very tight and synced on this outing. They have a very mature sound for a debut release. The band holds a lot of promise for the future with great tracks like ‘The Cycle”,’ ‘Deep Sleep.’ and ‘Love Me Like A Hurricane.’ Rock radio should take notice of these guys. Don’t be surprised if you hear these songs on your local rock station. Wake Up Hate is primed for the majors.” – XS Rock

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Track list:
1) The Cycle
2) A New Way to Hate
3) Over the Edge
4) Deep Sleep
5) Love Me Like a Hurricane
6) Not Worth Saving
7) Blind Apologies

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Wake Up Hate is an American rock band made up of vocalist Jake Adkins, guitarist Matt Browning and drummer Triston Blaize. From heavy riffs to ambient cleans, they are pushing the boundaries of today’s rock music and creating something new for listeners worldwide. Their debut single “The Cycle” is taking the rock world by storm with over 60,000 streams since it’s release in late December, 2018. The band has just finished their debut EP Deep Sleep which is set to release May 17th of this year.

Releasing hit after hit, month after month, Wake Up Hate is proving to be the rock band you want to watch in 2019.

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TAKE THE DAY Release Official Music Video for “Save Me Now”

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Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their new single, “Save Me Now,” co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. The official music video for “Save Me Now” was directed and edited by Chris Dawson.

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“We tend to write a lot about heartache and loss. We’ve all been there, and we think it helps us heal. Here’s a high energy track to help you through. Don’t be afraid of the dark…” – Take The Day

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 In the Fall of 2010 singer Kenny Waring approached drummer Matt Circle with the idea of putting together a band. Like most musicians, they had known each other and played together in local area rock and metal bands for years. They knew they wanted to write music that was heavy with lots of hook, but it also had to be “radio friendly”, and it had to have a current sound. With Adam Easom on guitar and Rick Harrington on bass, they are currently the heavy-hitting hard-rock powerhouse, Take The Day.

Take The Day has performed at various showcases and regional music festivals and has shared the stage with many national acts including Pop Evil, SAUL, Gemini Syndrome, Monster Truck, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, Bobaflex, No Resolve, and Blameshift, gaining them the reputation as a must-see live act, and quickly bringing them attention as a major contender in the Midwest active rock scene!

Take The Day continues to break the boundaries every day with thousands of followers on social media, over 200,000 streams on Spotify, and over 500,000 combined views on YouTube. Take The Day believes in what they do and continues to deliver catchy anthems with soaring choruses proving to the world that they are not just another local band, but that they truly have what it takes to be the best in today’s industry.
Catch Take The Day in the spring of 2019 on “The Fire Inside Tour“.

“Take the Day hits hard with funky melodic grooves and soaring vocals!” – Jimmy Beattie / Lead guitar, Seasons After

“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.” – EarArt London

“Seriously, one of the best submissions I’ve had, and one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard!” – Bailey / (Formerly of KQRA Q102.1 FM)

“Smoothly executed. Great energy.” – Zak G. / Senseless Underground

“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.” – Muttley / (Formerly of KJML ROCK 107.1 FM)

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COLD KINGDOM Release Official Music Video for “A New Disaster”

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Minneapolis, MN Hard Rock Band COLD KINGDOM has released the official music video for “A New Disaster,” the debut single off of their upcoming LP, due out May 24th, 2019.

“The process we went through to create this album really pushed us to find the things we needed to address and talk about in these songs, because we didn’t have a lot of time to waste. It ended up becoming the most adventurous thing we’ve ever done as a band. Every song comes from a very real and genuine place, and as a result we have a record that we’re extremely proud of and excited to be playing live throughout 2019.” – Cold Kingdom

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Album Release date and Hometown Release Show

May 24, 2019 – 7pm @ Route 47, Fridley MN, $10 advance,

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Born of Minneapolis in 2014, Cold Kingdom is a full-out, juggernaut hard rock band that dispenses a lethal combination of fury and sentiment, delivering emotional lyrics wrapped in an unbreakable hard rock casing.

Cold Kingdom brings an unfailing drive to play energy-filled shows every time they walk on stage, a quality that gets ever-rarer in today’s arena. In their years of performing live they’ve had the experience of touring the west coast in support of Shinedown and opening for acts such as Chevelle, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, and Nonpoint, as well as contributing to some of the Midwest’s largest music festivals, including Northern Invasion, RockFest, Summerfest, Moondance Jam, and Halfway Jam. Their first released album, The Moon and the Fool, brought their musical dreams roaring to life, with the singles “Crash Poet,” “Let it Burn,” and “Surrender” quickly becoming fan favorites. Their eponymous EP, produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass, further pushed their rock to an even greater creative edge with songs like “The Break” and “Perfect Chambers”. Their long-awaited full length album release for 2019 represents a creative outpouring for the band, with “A New Disaster” leading the charge.

More than just a band, this close-knit family is always looking forward to new challenges, new venues, and new fans, because that’s what it’s all about to Cold Kingdom: the fans. The Midwest is their home, but they’re excited to grow and make new friends all around the country, bringing their distinctive sound to all corners, both domestically and beyond. Cold Kingdom is also forever thankful to the friends, family, fans, bands and companies that so significantly contribute to their success.

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