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Techno-Trance Legend JUNO REACTOR Releases “DAKOTA” EP Featuring Extended Mix by UNDERCOVER

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Legendary electronic act JUNO REACTOR has released the remix EP for the single “DAKOTO,” off of the June 22nd released THE MUTANT THEATRE. The track, a collaboration with Israel based PsyTrance duo UNDERCOVER, features a remix by G.M.S, and extended mix by UNDERCOVER, the radio edit, and album version.

“From its graceful dancers to the content faces of the audience members, ‘Dakota’ highlights just how electronic music can bring together all walks of life to share a moment of fantasy together.” – mxdwn

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JUNO REACTOR will also be bringing THE MUTANT THEATRE to the United States with a special performance at the world renown DEFCOM at CAESAR’S PALACE on August 11.

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Track List:
1.Dakota (Undercover Extended Mix)
2.Dakota (G.M.S. Remix)
3.Dakota (Radio Edit)
4.Dakota (Album Version)

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“Juno Reactor continue to innovate and their latest project is the stage show The Mutant Theatre, which will see an album release on 22 June via Metropolis Records entitled Juno Reactor – The Mutant Theatre. “Let’s Turn On” Is a thrilling number from the new album, and it features vocoder vocals underpinned by charging and bubbling, powerful synths. The new presses forward with forceful energy while it simultaneously mesmerizes. Juno Reactor haven’t lost a touch through the years, as “Let’s Turn It On” is an addicting number sure to pump you up.” – Sarah Zupko – PopMatters

“Conflating Psytrance with Goa trance Juno Reactor have been around long enough to know what they are doing when it comes to producing night-trance tracks that, definitely in the case of this album, will keep your pulse oscillating sharply through the darkest hours. Using their inescapable beats and freshly carved sounds to move through you like spirits caught in a storm. An electrical storm. Or perhaps just an electro storm.” – Soundscape Magazine

“Juno Reactor’s The Mutant Theatre is truly unlike any other dance album out there, as it’s tied to a unique performance experience like none other. The album is diverse, every song being its own story but tied together, and it flows exactly as one would expect the live experience to, with high energy beats, soaring vocals, innovative music styling, and a modern but still solidly traditional production quality. As a total experience, The Mutant Theatre is a 10/10.” – Mushroom Magazine

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Juno Reactor started in 1990 as pioneers of electronic Trance. A collaboration project project lead by Ben Watkins encompassing a multitude of musical paths. JR have Performed across the world with critically acclaimed shows spanning more than 25 years, with no let up in sight 2018 see’s the release of the 9th Studio Album “The Mutant Theatre”, which is also the name of the current live show extravaganza…

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CALL ME KING Release Official Music Video for “Broken Machines” Off of Sophomore Album, ‘The Writer and the Written’

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Austin, TX based Alternative / Post-Hardcore band CALL ME KING has released their official music video for the single “Broken Machines,” off of their August 4th released, sophomore album, The Writer and the Written.

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Track List:
1. Wind and Water, Misbehave
2. Casting Shadows
3. Dream Eater
4. Red All Over
5. Wolves at the Door
6. Everybody’s Got a Price
7. Bandit
8. Everything Is a Weapon (If You Hold It Right)
9. Broken Machines
10. Where Have You Been, Jack Douglas?
11. Sing Me to Sleep
12. Evil Will Prevail

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CALL ME KING has also launched their Can We Borrow Your Cabs Tour, which kicked off August 4th in their hometown and will wind through the South and Midwest before winding down August 25th in San Antonio, TX.

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Tour Dates:
08/06 @ The Cavern – Russellville, AR
08/08 @ Red Brick Bar – Norman, OK
08/10 @ Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA
08/11 @ Lucky Chance – Milwaukee, WI
08/12 @ Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
08/13 @ Be Here Now – Muncie, IN
08/18 @ Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/19 @ Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH
08/20 @ Mag Bar – Louisville, KY
08/21 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
08/22 @ Nick’s Ice House – Jackson, MS
08/24 @ Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
08/25 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX

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Call Me King is a post-hardcore act based in Austin, TX. Since their founding in July of 2015, Call Me King has gathered over 11,000 followers across various outlets. Call Me King has been featured alongside nationwide acts such as Asking AlexandriablessthefallEmery, and more. In January of 2016, after only six months of playing together as a group, Call Me King flew to Ohio to record their debut album …and the snow will turn to ash with founding father of progressive hardcore Craig Owens (ChiodosD.R.U.G.S.Isles & Glaciers) as producer and Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes operating as sound engineer. atswtta was released October 7th, 2016 alongside Call Me King’s first tour through the Midwest to promote the album.

Call Me King didn’t take time to rest after that tour, instead doubling down on regional shows to build on their already-established fanbase. They began writing for their second LP, which is currently untitled, in January of 2017. They spent the month of August at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo recording their second album with Jordan DiSorbo. Call Me King’s video for their single “Sycamore Lane” was released in September 2017 as an Alternative Press exclusive.

Immediately after returning from the studio, Call Me King was able to join one of their major influences, Emery, as they put on their Fan Appreciation Tour. This was a valuable experience for the band, who received incredibly positive feedback and are currently planning their next such tour.

Call Me King has recently partnered with the Inner Light Agency as management and is working toward the release of their second album, slotted for early Summer of 2018.

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ASHRR Release Tantalizingly Twisted, Official Music Video for Addictive New Single, “Sometimes”

Unique synth pop musical collective ASHRR, made up of Singer – Songwriter Steven Davis and Artist / Producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles, will be releasing the follow up to their dark synth debut “Medicine Man” in the form of “Sometimes” on 8/10/2018. Eschewing categories, “Sometimes” is a sermon of captivating lyrical imagery , inspired and inspiring composition, and a fresh take on post modern creativity.

ASHRR combines analog synths, jet-setter bass lines, neo-funk guitar riffs, and Bryan Ferry-esque vocals into a post rock dystopian dance party.

​The music video is a cerebral and absurdly brilliant ride from the mind of famed director Keith Musil (Twin ShadowFol ChenRainbow Arabia)​. It’s an absolute “you gotta watch it, before I describe it” moment in music video history.

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ASHRR – A musical collective made up of Singer- Songwriter Steven Davis and Artist / Producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles founded in Los Angeles.

Steven Davis (Lead Singer / Songwriter)

Steven comes from a fascinating musical pedigree ranging from his Midwestern church roots singing gospel to his booming career as a professional adult musician. Select highlights include headlining residencies at NYC’s esteemed Rainbow Room; sharing the stage with icons as Tony Bennett and Diana Krall; and co-writing with pop legend John Oates. His originals have been featured in movies and TV including the title track to “Just Getting Started” and co-writes with John Oates. He has over 500k plays on Spotify.

Ethan Allen – Producer / Songwriter

Ethan Allen is an American record producer, mixer, engineer, writer and musician currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and member of the band Gram Rabbit from Joshua Tree, California. Some of his credits include Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBen HarperThe 88TrickyLuscious JacksonThe Cult, Gram Rabbit, Sheryl CrowTim FinnBrant BjorkDonita SparksMeg MyersPatty Griffin, and Better Than Ezra.

Josh Charles – Producer / Songwriter

Josh Charles is a critically acclaimed piano prodigy, guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter mentored by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John. He has recorded for Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Island Records and Elektra Records/Warner Music Group. Josh has produced/co-produced and written/co-written seven albums, including his own Love, Work & Money(2010) and 1974 (to be released). He has been producing sound content for Native Instruments and Splice and released the ambient “Areazone” on AWAL. Josh has many songs on radio, film and TV including several cuts with John Oates.

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FEAR IS DEAD Release “BLISS,” Off of ‘OMNICIDAL’

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New York based Heavy Rock / Metal band FEAR IS DEAD has released the first single, “Bliss,” off of their fifth EP, OmnicidalOmnicidal is available to download via bandcamp.

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The band has also announced that they will be hitting the road in support of the EP having begun with a kick off show at The Delancey in New York on August 3rd and has since crossed to the West coast through California going into Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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Fear Is Dead Omnicidal Tour Dates:
08/07 @ 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
08/09 @ Frost Music School – Anderson CA
08/10 @ EastSide Bar and Grill– Portland, OR
08/11 @ The Heavy Metal Brewing Co – Vancouver, BC
08/12 @ Mirkwood Shire – Arlington, WA
08/13 @ The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
08/16 @ Winter Tavern– Pacifica, CA
08/17 @Mardi Gras Lounge – Redwood City, CA

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Omnicidal Track List:
1) Digitally Stoned
2) Home in the Dark
3) Bliss
4) Omnicidal
5) Seismic

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In today’s overcrowded Metal scene it’s virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that’s what Fear Is Dead is doing.
Since 2011 they’ve been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces from BK’s Knitting Factory to LES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn’s new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of early Machine Head and Korn.

Established in 2011 by Skila and Jacqueline Burns, the early line up included Anthony Moreno Brown on drums. Jax’s guitar and bass stylings set the tone for the heavy sound that would evolve to what we hear today. They released two EPs, Fear Is Dead in 2011, and Mourning Ritual in 2013, that were both well received. Songs like “I’m Slow” “Lie to Me” and “Boomerang” are still requested by fans today.

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The band went on hiatus in 2014, and in 2015 Skila returned with a new line up, composed of Matt Pompeii on Bass, Carlos Crowcell on Drums, and newcomer David English on Guitars. This new Fear Is Dead still had the trademark strong groove and poetic introspective lyrics, but was musically much heavier and darker than it’s earlier incarnation. In the beginning of 2016 the band released their 3rd EP, Eleutherophobia. An appropriately more aggressive project, reflecting the times personally, socially, and politically. Songs like “Pretty Ugly” and “Miranda” quickly became underground favorites.

In mid 2017 the band released their 4th EP titled What Remains (2017). This project was musically more experimental and creative, and, lyrically from a darker, more personal place.

The band’s 5th EP Omnicidal is expected to be released late July 2018, followed but the Omnicidal West Coast Tour Aug 5th thru the 18th.

Their music, videos, and artwork all embody what Fear Is Dead is about: evolving musically and artistically. Losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment.

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DARK SIGNAL Release Official Lyric Video for “I Was Alive”

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Sacramento, CA based Rock/Metal Band has released the official lyric video for their single, “I Was Alive.”

“‘I Was Alive’ is a song about an attempt at a meaningful life. Focusing on what is real and leaving a true mark. Let your actions speak life and light in a dark and impermanent world.” – Dark Signal

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Dark Signal, hailing from Sacramento California, comes with a new rock sound. Powerful and dynamic rock rooted in the origins of a driving foundation. Dark Signal formed in 2017 by Sammy Karlin, Matt Thomas, and David Gorman, later to be joined by Logan Gameson and Ryan Cavalli. Years of writing, recording, performing, and growing to craft a refined sound in the image of their take on modern music; Dark Signal is tasteful as it is heavy, aggressive as it is beautiful. Absorbing the influence of new artists like Nothing More creating a new sound for music that can translate into performance. Make no mistake this is a performing group, with a vision for the stage as strong as the studio; working to deliver an experience worthy of their fans support. Dark Signal is elegant, and destructive. The best of them, at the worst of times. Dark Signal is everything the group wanted it to be, and nothing they imagined. In the end everyone’s looking for a story, something to connect to. Dark Signal is a choice. The choice to be our true, and find music we connect to in the same way we connect with others.

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DEFY THE TYRANT Release Official Lyric Video for “VOICES”

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Tallahassee, FL based Alternative Metal Band DEFY THE TYRANT has released the lyric video for their single, “VOICES.”

“Voices is one of the first songs we wrote with Curt (lead Singer) and it is Banging! We knew he had the pipes, but we didn’t realize the type of lyrics he was capable of. He blew us away! When people read the lyrics for the verses and the chorus, they will be able to get a good grasp on the mind Curt has. He has a completely fresh take on an age old issue. The idea of this constant secondary person that we all have inside us, this Id that we all deal with, it’s amazing how he put those ideas to song.” Defy the Tyrant

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Defy the Tyrant is: Curt (Vocals), Slim (Bass), Stu(Lead Guitar), Dilly(Drums), Ian(Guitar)

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LULLWATER Releases Stunning Cover of PEARL JAM’s “Release”

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Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released the official music video for their cover of PEARL JAM’s “Release,” off of the 1991 hit album TEN. Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Release” features live Footage with Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox) and Kevin Martin (Candlebox), and was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA, where TEN was originally recorded, with engineering and mixing by Justin Davis.

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“The entire experience of recording Pearl Jam’s ‘Release’ in London Bridge Studios was so surreal. Pearl Jam is one of my favorite bands and to cover that song in the same room as they did, was very emotional for me. I had no idea that a couple of years later we would be performing it live with Dave Krusen and Kevin Martin on the Candlebox tour; it’s such an odd and incredible feeling of living and experiencing the moments we’ve made because of ‘Release.’ It’s by far the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me as a musician. Thinking back to when I was in my adolescent years playing that song over and over and then one day to be performing it live with the original drummer, is simply crazy for me. ‘Release’ has a special place in my heart and is one of my favorite songs to play live.” – John Strickland (Vocals/Guitar)

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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 Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher 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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