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DOPE Announces Release of Retrospective Collection

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of DOPE’S inception in NYC, The band is proud to announce the release of Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998, the original Story book and soundtrack of how it all began.

Collection Contains:
-32 page story booklet, filled with never before seen photos, accompanied by Edsel Dopes personal story of how it all began.
-20 Remastered tracks, available for the first time ever in digital form.
These are the Original Bedroom Demos that led to the bands rise to the top of the NYC club scene.
Includes 4 previously unreleased songs.

Click HERE to Pre-order ‘Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998’ NOW!

I can’t believe that it’s been 20 years since I started this band back in 1997.
I couldn’t be more excited to share this unique package, along with the true / uncensored story of how it all begin.
This was something that only a small community of people in NYC were able to share with us, back in the day.
To be able to bring this to our fans all across the world 20 years later is surreal for me..
I designed the entire package myself and I went to great lengths to create something that our Die Hard fans would greatly appreciate.
 – Edsel Dope

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Marshall Beck Resigns as Reign of Vengeance Frontman

Death Metallers, Reign of Vengeance, announce new vocalist and new EP The Final Aeon For All Humans.

Reign in Vengeance announces their new vocalist The Illuminated Man. Shrouded in mystery, The Illuminated Man will be replacing former vocalist Marshall Beck. Before stepping down Beck had this to say…

“I’d have liked to continue on with Reign of Vengeance. However, given the material of this EP it seems better that I step down as Reign of Vengeance’s frontman and hand over the responsibilities to an entity which has been fully rehabilitated by the ever expanding government and state. He seems to be better suited for this job and band now.”

Enter the Illuminated Man: He is a Master of Finance, a Master of Brutality, and a Master of Psychological Warfare upon the common populace of all humans which he (like the government) believes to be nothing more than consumers and vermin filth...

The Illuminated Man’s vocals appear on Reign of Vengeance’s upcoming EP The Final Aeon For All Humans.

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Dark Signal Release Lyric Video for Debut Single “Build You Back”

Sacramento based Rock/Metal Band Dark Signal are setting out to challenge expectations with their bold, debut single and lyric video, “Build You Back.” The song was produced by Drew Fulk and mixed by Taylor Larson; the video was directed/edited by guitarist Matt Thomas.

“This song is the embodiment of what our band has been through these last two years as we stepped back from our former band and brand to break the walls down that we built and create something new. This, as our first song, leads the way for Dark Signal, describing exactly how we have felt these last two years. Now we are here to build back what we once had, only better.” – Matt Thomas

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Dark Signal is elegant, and destructive. The best of us, at the worst of times. Dark Signal is everything we wanted it to be, and nothing we imagined. In the end we’re all looking for a story, something to connect to. Dark Signal is a choice. The choice to be our true selves, and create music we connect to in the same way we connect with others.

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 KarlinAnthony Grant, Matt Thomas, David Gorman, and Isaiah Adbul-Rahman. 5 members taking 10 years of writing, recording, performing and growing together 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 and Stone Sour 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.

Ryan Quinn (The Voice) Pays Homage to Chris Cornell with Poignant Cover of “Say Hello to Heaven”

Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan QuinnThe Voice Season 10–has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.

Chris Cornell was the reason I started singing. I was absolutely devastated by his death. Since Chris had such a profound influence on my life, I wanted to figure out how I could honor his life and genius. This was my attempt at a ‘thank you. – Ryan Quinn

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Ryan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice” currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP, “Some Dream,” was released in September 2016.

“Some Dream” is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and Amazon.

Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted his focus to singing after attending SUNY Oneonta (SUCO). While at SUCO, he was able to work with Grammy-nominated jazz musician and Spyro Grya founding member, Jeremy Wall, for three years as the lead singer of the SUCO Funk Band. Wall played keyboards in the band, which performed songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, and more.

Ryan was recently on Season 10 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” He advanced to the Live Playoffs (the top 24 contestants) and was brought back to perform on the season finale. During his time on the voice, he was able to work and learn from several world class vocalists/musicians, including: Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera.

After “The Voice,” Ryan went on a college/university tour in the North Eastern U.S. and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He’s currently writing, recording and preparing for an upcoming Fall tour.

Experience Ryan Quinn LIVE:
09/04 @ Lasell College – Auburndale, MA
09/05 @ Penn State Worthington Scranton – Dunmore, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Mont Alto – Mont Alto, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Harrisburg – Middletown, PA
09/08 @ Misericordia University -Dallas, PA
09/14 @ Keene State College – Keene, NH
09/15 @ Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH
09/20 @ Niagara University – Niagara Univ, NY
09/21 @ Mohawk Valley Community College – Rome, NY
09/21 @ King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA
09/23 @ Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
10/10 @ California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
10/13 @ Mitchell College – New London, CT
10/16 @ Pace University – New York, NY
10/17 @ Penn State Dubois – DuBois, PA
10/18 @ Penn State New Kennsington – New Kensington, PA
10/18 @ Penn State Greater Allegheny – White Oak, PA
10/21 @ Gannon University – Erie, PA

Steven J. Vertun Releases Official Music Video “Radio”

Steven J. Vertun (www.stevenJvertun.com) has released the second music video, “Radio”, off of his February 2017 released album Ghost, Shadow and Sun. “Radio” was directed by Matt Zane and expands upon the ongoing discussion on the destructive impact of technology.

I wrote and created “Radio” the song and later the accompanying video, to bring consideration to the destructive nature of social technology to society in general. The isolation, friction, stimuli overload amidst the relentless clatter and clang is overwhelming social graces and human to human interaction. That said, the video demonstrates a way out and above the chaos. – Steven J Vertun

Click Here to Download ‘Ghost, Shadow and Sun’ Online

Born and raised in the NY/NJ region of the US, a “behaviorally challenging” 5-year-old is presented with the choice of choosing any instrument he’d like to learn to play as the latest volley from an exhaustive list of attempts to “get him under control”. Said chaotic child picks the accordion because he likes the complexity of all the buttons, knobs and keys. Kid learns the keys; the “sedating” thing fails spectacularly. Music creation and playing does become his very best friend however and highly contributes towards keeping him out of prison and remaining vertical during his formative years.

Steve switched to guitar at the age of fifteen. Upon having a grand total of five chords under his belt, he started his first band, Attic (the band rehearsed in the loft of an old barn). Over the next several years, he and his mates worked on their chops and played out whenever and wherever they could find a few electrical outlets…the drinking age of 21 limiting opportunities but inspiring creative gigs and venues. Two weeks after graduating college, he loaded up his rusty old VW bug with a couple of beat up guitars, an old Fender Twin Reverb Amp, a sack (literally) of clothes, $731 of cash and blindly traveled to Orange County, California, having never been out of the tri-state area prior to this journey. Once there, he started the band Sparrow (culled from a wild sparrow he raised for 8 years) which trans-morphed into the alternative rock band Eye Savant for 18 years. Eye Savant established a large, OC based following over the years, playing frequently at the best venues in the area and occasionally venturing up to LA as well. They opened for many well-known artists such as Jeff BeckGreat WhiteStan RidgewayMolly Hatchett and several others while frequently headlining their own shows. Eye Savant disbanded in 2002 when two of the members moved to different parts of the country. Steve opted to continue on as a solo performer, bringing in a variety of excellent musicians as needed for recording puposes.

Steve has been crafting original rock material exclusively since he picked up his first guitar (actually since his first day on the accordion). His music is a blend of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s influenced alternative rock, progressing over the years but carrying forward the roots of each generation of music and adding to the next. The wide range of explorations covers acoustic ballads to medium paced excursions to high energy, wall of sound big bangs. Some of the bands he notes as being highly influential are SpringsteenPink FloydThe DoorsRushU2LiveLifeHouseFoo FightersSwitchfootSnow PatrolImagine Dragons and others. Does he sound specifically like any of the above influences? His response, “I don’t believe so. What I do know is that the music of these outstanding artists and others (inclusive of classical, Blues, and World Music), drop into this wide-open filter of my mind, mingle with my personal experiences, travel through the internal grist mill and come out in whatever manner and form that they do. Everyone will hear it in their own measure and how they personally relate the music and lyrics to their own unique experiences”.

In November of 2016, Steve completed his first music video to coincide with his latest CD release Ghost, Shadow and Sun. The video is tethered to the song “Ghost” from the new cd. It is an artistic, emotionally moving message piece based on the concepts of grief and redemption. The video premiered on http://www.antiheromagazine.com on January 13th, 2017 and iavailable on I-tunes. The entire CD will be available on the same sites on February 3rd, 2017 and will be available for purchase on I-tunes, CDbaby.com and most major music e-sites.

A minimum of 30% of all music sales revenues will be donated to a variety of organizations including St. Judes Hospital and Wounded Warriors.

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Epoch Failure Release ‘Warrior’s Hymn’ EP Feat. Cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer”

New Jersey based Urban Pop Duo Epoch Failure has released their sophomore EP, Warrior’s Hymn, which includes an inspiring cover of the Bon Jovi hit single, “Livin’ On A Prayer“, as well as the immensely well-received tracks “Warrior’s Hymn” and “Legacy” already featured on ESPN’s First Take programming, FOX’s UFC Road To The Octagon, and CBS’s “NFL Championship Chase” draft special.

“The new record says, ‘We are warriors in mind, body and spirit. Life, with its many peaks and valleys, is our battlefield.” – Nick Young

“In a time when lots of people are looking for handouts and making excuses, I feel we made a statement that the classic American fighter still exists. Life is more fulfilling, more fun, and way more badass when you go out there and fight for what you want. Go get your hands and hearts dirty chasing down your dreams.” – Billy Joe Marrero

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Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ JonYing Yang TwinsPitbull).

Epoch Failure’s first single “Champion” remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s also been featured by The NFL NetworkESPNFox SportsNASCARWWENBC SportsNY KnicksNY GiantsDenver Broncos and the Australian Football League. In addition, FOX Network used the song in their critically acclaimed prime time series, PITCH.

The group’s follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi’s legendary anthem, “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It reached the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:

“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!”
– Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child

Epoch Failure’s new Warrior’s Hymn EP was released on May 26, 2017. The big hooks and commercial sensibilities remain, but this sophomore effort surpasses their 2015 debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. This is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken, and the believers. In much the same spirit as Epoch Failure’s “Champion” single, this upcoming EP is similarly built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. As such, this is more than just an EP. It’s a personal sonic portrait.

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Jessica Hannan Releases Official Music Video for “Girls Night Out”

Ohio based Country Rock Artist Jessica Hannan has released the Official Music Video for “Girls Night Out” off of her 2016 EP, Drive. “Girls Night Out” was filmed at Yankee Bootleggers Saloon in Brookfield, OH.

“You can’t listen to this song and not dance. It’s so catchy and once you hear it and watch the video you have to watch it again! There’s nothing else like this song in Country music today!” – Jessica Hannan

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National Country Artist Jessica Hannan from North Central Ohio began her music career at the age of 12. Her band is best known for the energy they bring to the stage. They all love to perform and this band is Ohio’s hottest Country/Rock band!

Jessica Hannan has received much media attention and has been called the top female Country Band in Ohio. She also is spending much time in Nashville, Tn working her newly released EP Drive.

While Jessica resides in Ohio, she tours heavily the state of Ohio as well as surrounding states.

This driven cutie originally from Jeromesville, Ohio, has set the bar high for her life. After the release of Drive this singer has been busy distributing her music to radio, record labels and music downloading sites. Her music is now available for fans to purchase on all music downloading sites and can be heard on select radio stations within the state. Jessica has also been pitching her material to record labels in Nashville in hopes of being signed by a Major Label or an Indie Label. This could lead to this small town girl making her big dreams come true.

Other songs that Jessica has recorded that have received airplay country wide when she was just 15 years old include “Here Again”, “One Of Those Days”, and “It’s Just Me”.

Experience Jessica Hannan Live:
08/05 @ Upper Deck – Portage Lakes – Akron, OH
08/12 @ Old 30 BBQ – Bucyrus, OH
08/18 @ 2017 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, OH
08/19 @ Bucyrus Moose Lodge – Bucyrus, OH
08/24 @ Dietz’s Landing – Akron, OH
09/02 @ Riverbend Campground – Caledonia, OH
09/03 @ Wayne County Speedway – Orrville, OH
09/07 @ Old 30 BBQ – Bucyrus, OH
09/09 @ The Galaxy Restaurant – Wadsworth, OH
09/16 @ Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
09/21 @ Dietz’s Landing – Akron, OH
09/23 @ The Rocking Horse Saloon – Sandusky, Oh
09/29 @ Galion Oktoberfest – Galion, OH
09/30 @ The BackRoom – Mansfield, OH

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