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MORELAND THE SHOOTING Release Official Music Video for Poignant New Single, “Moreland”

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Post Hardcore, Progressive Metal Band MORELAND THE SHOOTING has released the official music video for their single, “Moreland.” Directed by Mike Hale and filmed in Atlanta, GA, “Moreland” is an act of social activism featuring memorials built for victims of gun violence.

The band would like to extend special thanks and recognition to Somber Johnston for her participation in the project.

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“‘Moreland’ was written to inspire compassion and relay the human condition of living in the city. It is based on a true story and is dedicated to the victims and survivors of gun violence.”

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Moreland the Shooting offers listeners an unapologetic perspective on life in Atlanta. With a melodic approach to progressive rock, their songs reveal a firsthand account of tragedy and crime all too familiar to those who have walked down the same roads.

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RIG TIME! Releases Official Music Video for “No Faith”

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Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released the official music video for their new single, “NO FAITH.”

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“’NO FAITH’ is a bleak declaration about giving up and a satirical response encouraging one to forgo their community. The lyrics declare “You’ll never miss what you never loved” to invoke inner dialogue, asking oneself if they truly love the setting they are a part of .“No faith in the future, No reason to survive” is a blunt submission to ponder if what the effort you offer is worth. The song is in the eye of the beholder, to offer two paths and let the individual decide what matters to them.” – RIG TIME!

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Catch RIG TIME! LIVE:
08/08 @ The Well Basement – South Bend IN
08/09 @ Sugar City – Buffalo, NY
08/10 @ House Show – Rutland, VT
08/11 @ The Game Room – North Adams, MA
08/12 @ Gloom Garden – Burlington, VT
08/13 @ TBA
08/14 @ Century – Philadelphia, PA
08/15 @ TBA
08/16 @ The Pit – Kittanning, PA
08/17 @ The Rialto Theater – Akron, OH
08/18 @ Belcher’s House Of Rock – Mansfield, OH
08/19 @ Chris Rock’s House – Nashville, TN
08/20 @ TBA
08/21 @ Plaza de Rogelio – Columbus, GA
08/22 @ TBA
08/23 @ The Marigold – Huntington, WV
08/24 @ X Comp Festival – Mt. Orab, OH
08/25 @ Gramma’s Place – Chicago, IL
08/30 @ Ojata Records – Grand Forks, ND
08/31 @ Red Raven – Fargo, ND
09/01 @ The Garage – Minneapolis, MN
09/02 @ Dylano’s – Mason City, IA

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RIG TIME! is an angry, caustic and vehemently heavy force based in La Crosse, WI. The band has performed 300+ shows, in 39 states and counting, since 2015. Holding true to the idea of “All Ages Or Nothing” the band has relentlessly toured across the US performing at only all ages events and resonating their substantial live sound while stressing the message that live music is for all. Deeply rooted in the DIY attitude, RIG TIME! is a determined and passionate ensemble with strong work ethic and a vital purpose.

Their recent full length album War was released on October 20, 2017 via Innerstrength Records, following the self released full-length Sick of It (2016) and two EP’s (2014’s Awful and 2015’s Devout). Featuring a sound that is the audio equivalent of a tank column entering a besieged city, the crunch and clangor of War is a game-changer. Forged in the fires of hardcore, sludge, and powerviolence, War epitomizes RIG TIME!‘s scorched-earth tactics and demonstrates the natural chemistry of the band.

Vocalist/Drummer, Bryan W. Fleming provides intensity and indignant passion to a wave of sullen and unrelenting baritone guitar riffs, forcefully delivered by Rebecca Fleming with massive low end impact and ferocity.

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Awake for Days Announce Main Support on Cold’s Broken Human Tour!

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This is Cold’s first tour in eight years which kicks off August 29th in Teaneck, NJ and runs through October 20th in Lexington, KY and Cold have chosen Sardinia’s exploding stars Awake For Days to be main support for this amazing return to the road.

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Awake For Days on this tremendous news, “There are no words to describe how excited we are to take part in the Cold Tour as Main Support. This for us is the coolest thing that has happened in our career so far, and it is a great honor to have been called to open the shows of such an important band in the world music scene. We will never forget the day when that news was communicated to us by our manager Shawn Barusch! We would thank our management Music Gallery International for working so hard for our band and for all the efforts it is putting in place to make this tour for us as professional as possible! “
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Here’s what Shawn had to say about Awake For Days Landing the main support slot on the upcoming Cold tour, ” We at Music Gallery International are more than excited to have Awake For  Days on their First USA tour going out with such an Outstanding Band like Cold! This tour will bring the European Sounds of Sardinia to our shores. I can tell you people will be enthralled and amazed by this hard hitting 4some that it will pave the way for many more outstanding bands from abroad! Awake For Days will “Break your Chains”!!
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Sardinia’s Awake For Days are an alternative modern metal band of pure heart, unwavering talent and unrelenting drive on the bleeding edge of creativity and performance in the genre. Based out of the island paradise of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy Awake For Days bring a positivity and strength to their songwriting and lyrics that is desperately missing in the current status quo of bleakness in heavy music
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Tickets on sale here: https://coldarmy.com/
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Broken Human Tour (w Cold/ Awake For Days / University Drive)
Aug. 29 – Teaneck, NJ (Debonair Music Hall)
Aug. 30 – Stafford Springs, CT (Palace Theater)
Aug. 31 – New Bedford, MA (The Vault at Greasy Luck)
Sept. 1 – Scranton, PA (Levels)
Sept. 4 – Buffalo, NY (Iron Works)
Sept. 6 – Warrendale, PA (Jergels)
Sept. 7 – Lancaster, PA (Chameleon Club)
Sept. 8 – Concord, VA (DeVault Vineyards – Blue Ridge Rock Festival) *
Sept. 10 – Greensboro, NC (Blind Tiger)
Sept. 11 – Atlanta, Georgia (The Masquerade (Hell)
Sept. 13 – Greenville, SC (The Firmament)
Sept. 14 – Winchester, VA (Blue Fox Billiards)
Sept. 15 – Poughkeepsie, NY (The Chance)
Sept. 17 – Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bazaar)
Sept. 19 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Sound Stage)
Sept. 20 – Lakewood, OH (Winchester Music Tavern)
Sept. 21 – Flint, MI (The Machine Shop)
Sept. 22 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverfront Live)
Sept. 27 – Houston, TX (Scout Bar)
Sept. 28 – San Antonio, TX (The Rock Box)
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX (Trees)
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX (Come And Take It Live)
Oct. 4 – Denver, CO (Herman’s Hideaway)
Oct. 5 – Grand Junction, CO (Mesa Theater)
Oct. 6 – Colorado Springs, CO (Sunshine Studios Live)
Oct. 8 – Lincoln, NE (Bourbon Theatre)
Oct 10 – Angola, IN (The Eclectic Room)
Oct. 11 – Ringle, WI (Q and Z Expo Center)
Oct. 12 – Kansasville, WI (1175)
Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge)
Oct. 16 – Belvidere, IL (The Apollo Theater)
Oct. 18 – Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
Oct. 19 – Champaign, IL (The City Center)
Oct. 20 – Lexington, KY (Manchester Music Hall)
*No Awake For Days / University Drive

BLOODYWOOD Tears Through Europe into the UK!

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New Delhi based Indian Metal band BLOODYWOOD’s ‘RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE TOUR’ has left a path of sonic destruction through Germany and France on their way to the United Kingdom. The band will be hitting the UK like a hammer on July 24th in Bristol, England before winding through the UK, including a sold out London show on July 27th. The tour wraps up at the legendary WACKEN OPEN AIR in Wacken, Germany and TAMAN FESTIVAL in Krasnodar, Russia on August 8th.

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The tour launched July 13th at DONG OPEN AIR in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany where the band received a roaring ovation.

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Wiesloch, Germany – SOLD OUT!

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Paris, France – A line around the block for a SOLD OUT show!

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Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/24 @ The Lanes – Bristol, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/27 @ o2 Academy Islington – London, England – SOLD OUT
07/29 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

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Bloodywood is:
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals
Raoul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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SAY NEVER Release Official Music Video for “Do it Again (featuring Billy Grey)”!

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Heavy Rock Band SAY NEVER has released the official music video for their single, “Do it Again (featuring Billy Grey).”

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“Do It Again” is a positive, upbeat blue collar tune with a head bobbing tempo about letting loose and having fun with friends after a long hard week at work. All of us can easily relate to this type of song and we all know that feeling of happiness when the weekend rolls around. “Do It Again” soars with its driving bass guitar, heavy drums, guitar tones that are dialed in just right and that feeling that it’s party time so let’s “blow off some steam”. – SAY NEVER

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VETERANS OF THE THRIVING ATLANTA, GA. MUSIC SCENE, JONATHAN PRUITT AND PAUL LAWRENCE TEAMED UP TO FORM SAY NEVER. A ENERGETIC STAGE SHOW COUPLED WITH CRAFTING POWERFULLY RELATABLE SONGS THAT CONTAIN STRONG MELODY AND HOOKS ROOTED IN ROCK, GRUNGE, COUNTRY AND METAL. RICK GATHEMAN AND BEN SUMPTER HAVE JOINED THE RANKS AND SOLIDIFIED THE BANDS LINEUP.

HEARING THE CROWD SINGING ALONG WITH THE SONGS AND DROWNING OUT THE STAGE MONITORS IS WHAT FUELS THE FIRES OF SAY NEVER. SONGS LIKE “DO IT AGAIN”, “GIVING UP”, “THE BOTTLE” AND “BREATHE AGAIN” CLEARLY PROVES THAT SAY NEVER IS NOT A ONE TRICK PONY.

THE GUYS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON RECORDING A SELECT BATCH OF SONGS AT LEDBELLY SOUND STUDIOS WITH ENGINEER MATT WASHBURN AND THE BAND’S DEBUT SINGLE “GIVING UP” HAS BEEN MIXED BY RICH “THE DUKE OF METAL” WARD (STUCK MOJO, FOZZY) THE SONG AND VIDEO ARE SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.

THANK YOU FOR SPENDING SOME TIME AND GETTING TO KNOW US, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OUT ON THE ROAD.
“Amazing live shows!” – “Tom Lanzilloti” Columbia A&R

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MOD CLASSIC Announces New Lead Singer & First US Show Dates!

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Legendary thrash-metal crossover band M.O.D. CLASSIC has announced a series of live dates through the Southwest, launching 8/15 in Reno, NV and wrapping up 8/18 in Anaheim, CA. The band has also announced that Donny “The DRP” Polinske (PRIMER 55) will be joining Tim McMurtrie and Ken Ballone (the original rhythm section from M.O.D.) and FELIX GRIFFIN (DRI) as their new front-man.

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Catch M.O.D. Live:
08/15 @ Shea’s Bar – Reno, NV
08/16 @ The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV *
08/17 @ The Underground – Mesa, AZ
08/18 @ The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA

* Psycho Las Vegas After Party

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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 McMurtrie not only wrote a lot of the material on USA for MOD but also wrote 90% of RHYTHM of FEAR and is also the current guitarist in NYHC band 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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UNVEIL THE STRENGTH Release Official Music Video for “Hell’s Never Over”!

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UNVEIL THE STRENGTH—-featuring Mark WölfeAndy JamesMatt SnellMatt Guillory, and Tim Hassemer (former members of Five Finger Death PunchSacred Mother TongueInvidiaFlatlineDevolved, and Stratovarius)–has released the official music video for their single “Hell’s Never Over.” Originally premiered on Heart Support, “Hell’s Never Over” was directed by Matt Zane (Society 1).

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“We believe in Heart Support because they are doing something no one else has done. They are bridging the gap for mental health in a relateable way that people and music fans can connect with. On one end you have the music fans that are maybe going through something and feel Isolated , trapped, and lonely. On the other end you have people making music about the very same feelings. The truth is, everyone goes through a dark place, but we have to remember its just temporary, just a moment. Heart Support is never above, never below, and always beside you.” – UNVEIL THE STRENGTH

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Unveil the Strength, a quintet composed of former members of iconic bands such as Five Finger Death PunchSacred Mother TongueInvidiaFlatlineDevolved, and Stratovarius are returning to the soul of hard rock: writing and performing real songs with real meaning. Says Matt Snell, bassist for Unveil the Strength, “We want to put the grown man back in metal – that spirit is being lost in the shuffle. We’re going back to the roots, to real fucking metal.”

Despite the band’s old-school approach to writing, they’re taking a contemporary approach to marketing their music. For their upcoming album, Unveil the Strength will not do a traditional record release. Snell reveals, “The landscape has changed so much regarding how to successfully get music to the public, so we’re going a different route. Right now, we’re halfway through the album and we have video concepts for every song. Instead of releasing all 10 songs at once that will just be put up on the internet to be stolen, our idea is to constantly release new songs all the time. We want to unveil this record to the public, with a video to go along with each song.”

Although the band is officially based out of Austin, TX, Unveil the Strength is truly an international band with members in London, Nevada, California, Colorado, and Texas. All of the band members have professional studios where they can record their own instrument’s tracks, so the group easily collaborates by file sharing.

Their first recording, titled “Foundations,” was recorded in Austin, TX. They wanted an edgier sound than what is currently being produced in the States, so they have been working with Rob Kukla of Studio Fredman and Henrik Uddof Henrick Udd Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden. Udd is known for his impeccable production with acts such as ArchitectsBring Me The HorizonAt The Gates, and Delain. The upcoming album slated for a 2019 release, is still in the recording process, but Snell admits, “The production is amazing on the new album. It accentuates that we’re an active rock band – but we’re a little bit heavier, a little bit edgier. It illustrates that we can write, and that we have an ear for metal.” Snell is especially proud of Mark’s lyrics, which he describes as “real.” Snell goes on to praise Mark’s extraordinary writing ability, saying, “Mark has had an amazing life. He is a Marine; a veteran. He’s lived on the streets, ya know? He’s seen and done a lot. He writes from his core being and writes real songs that relate to the band’s message.”

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