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Daily Unsigned Celebrates 7 Years & 100 Million Singles Sold!

Los Angeles based Taste-maker music site Daily Unsigned is celebrating 7 years of leading the way identifying the greatest new bands as a part of founder Rob Figarola’s unending quest to single out the best unsigned talent out there.

“I started DAILY UNSIGNED in June 2010 with the goal to discover and feature unsigned artists that I loved and believed in. 7 years later, I never imagined that 200+ of our 800+ alumni members would secure record and publishing deals and sell a combined 100+ million singles as well as garnering 10 Grammy Awards” – Founder, Rob Figarola.

Originally an accountant by trade, Figarola’s childhood love of Top 40 music that led him to working to elevate the local music scene as an escape from the pressures of a senior financial analyst position with an East Coast Fortune 500 Company; Figarola’s first entry into the music industry was in
1994 when he launched Urban Squirrel Records, where he signed Indie and Alt-Rock bands up and down the East Coast from 1994-1999. Following a break from the industry, in 2004, he launched Restless Management where he developed his expertise in music consulting and artist management through 2012. He has worked as an A&R specialist for both Wind-Up Records and A&M/Octone Records and is currently writing for multiple music news outlets.

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Davey Suicide Release Official Music Video for “No Angel”

Blending “nu metal” and industrial rock, Davey Suicide is excited to release their brand new music video for “No Angel.” The song is featured on their third full-length album Made From Fire, which came out independently in late March & charted on Billboard.

“When Needlz and I finished writing this track, we knew we had something special here,” explains the frontman. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lived through these lyrics and fought this battle inside my head.”

Hailing from “Unholywood Killafornia,” the band consists of Davey on vocals, Niko Gemini on guitar, Drayven Davidson on drums, Needlz as the “keyboardist/audio terrorist,” and Derek Obscura on bass.

The video was directed and edited by Vicente Cordero, while Charles Kallaghan Masabo and band member Needlz co-produced it.

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Legendary MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Releases Official Music Video for “Run For Your Life”

Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released the Official Music Video for “Run For Your Life”. The video was directed by Brian Cox at Flarelight Films, and is the first single off of his upcoming As We Die LP (due out 6/2/2017 via Monsterman Records.

I did the guitars when I did the Abominator record. We did two albums at once, actually. We were going to do a double album but there was so much material we just cut the motherfucker in half. We were actually done with all the recording during February of 2016, and we were just having a real problem getting the mix right. We mixed for 14 fucking months…I’m out of my mind, man. It’s got to be perfect. It’s your product and you have to make it perfect, ’cause it’s forever. It’s got to be great. When my favorite artist makes a record and I don’t like it, I’m pissed, y’know? I don’t want anyone to feel that way about us. – Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein

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Attraction To Tragedy Release Official Music Video for “Slaughter Road” Off of ‘Passion Over Fashion’

Post Hardcore Band Attraction To Tragedy has released the Official Music Video for “Slaughter Road.” Directed by Scott Hansen (William Control, Motionless In White), “Slaughter Road” is off of their October 2016, full length album Passion Over Fashion.

I was in Alabama for my cousin’s wedding and I heard the gps say “Slaughter Road” and immediately I came up with the chorus in my head. It just clicked. Since we started playing it we haven’t played a show without this song. Because of its more punk vibe if really translates well live. So with the video we really wanted to give a look at what our shows are like and I think we accomplished that. – Jaiden Shay

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See This Through Release “On My Own” Music Video

Rock quartet See This Through are releasing their new music video titled, “On My Own“. The new emotional, heart-felt video comes from the outfit’s title track, off their 2016 debut EP. The song describes a dark time in vocalist, Nick Blohm‘s life, saying:

“‘On My Own’ contains the most honest lyrics that I’ve ever written. It’s a result of many life-changing events and it took a long time for me to sort my thoughts to deal with all that happened. The song is incredibly personal for me. We all shared a vision for the video, as it’s just as personal for everyone in the band as it is for me. It needed to be dark and full of emotion. It needed to be a bit claustrophobic. It needed to tell a story, just like the song. I think we accomplished that.”

See This Through will be opening up for SeetherSkilletAll That RemainsPuddle of Mudd, and Otherwise on June 11th @ The Bear’s Big Growl in South Bend, Indiana. You can purchase their “On My Own” EP on iTunes.

About See This Through:

See This Through is more than just a name to the modern rock quartet from South Bend, IN. “It’s about never stopping,” says guitarist and lead vocalist Nick Blohm, “it’s about going after something that you never thought you could accomplish.”

It’s this mentality that brought Chad Ellsworth (lead guitarist) and Nick together in 2014 in what would become See This Through. “Ever since I heard [Nick’s] solo stuff, I was captivated by each and every song I heard him play,” explains Chad, “I said to myself, ‘I wish I was up there playing music with this guy.’ And now, a couple of years later, here we are.” After a few months of working and writing material, Steve Howell stepped in on drums, followed by Tyler Curran on bass guitar, to complete the lineup.
Within a year of playing together, the group set out to record its debut EP. After months of writing, rehearsing, and pre-production, they hit the studio in early 2016 to produce “On My Own”. Combining meaningful lyrics with powerful vocals, thick guitars and driving percussion, “On My Own” embodies the notion of moving forward and never giving up. This theme echoes throughout their songs as they touch on subjects of inadequacy, self-actualization, and redemption.

The year 2016 proved to be an exciting challenge for See This Through as they turned heads in each venue they performed in. With their long-term sights set upon the national market, they’re making it a point to take on the Midwest, city by city, throughout 2017. As to their thoughts on what the future holds for them, Nick sums it up by stating, “With our work ethic, I can’t say exactly where we’re going to be… but I can tell you we’re going to like where we’re at.”

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Slant Release Lyric Video For Their U2 Cover Of “With or Without You”

90s influenced Rock band SLANT has released the Lyric Video for their cover of the Classic U2 Hit. “With Or Without You” was Produced with Sameer Bhattacharya (Flyleaf / P.O.D.).

With or Without You” is our favorite cover song to play in a crowded room to get a whole lot of strangers to come together for 3:49 – Munir Haque

There was something endearing about tracking “With or Without You” with Slant. Hearing the urgency and passion in Fahim’s vocal performance solidified the song’s relevancy after 30 years. It was a pleasure to be part of the process.” – Sameer Bhattacharya

It was great to work with a band on a cover song who truly made it their own. I love their take on it. – Brad Dujmovic (La La La Bird Time)

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Slant: to take a diagonal course, direction, or path.

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Just like its definition, Slant is nothing ordinary. All members come from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences that influence their unique form of rock. Each member merges their personal life experiences along with diverse cultural backgrounds and ties musical inspiration from artist such as ToolDeftonesAvenged Sevenfold, and Nirvana to create the unique sound that is Slant.

With Fahim Zaman on vocals and lead guitar, Munir Haque on rhythm guitar, Josh Chastain on bass, and Jimmy Lee on drums, Slant has been bringing forth pure, positive music since they have formed. Call Slant hard rock, power rock, progressive-metal, or alternative Slant is giving us all a taste of their
perspectives on the world through “music.” Slant recorded their debut album A Thin Line, (signed to & released by Gotham Records) in 2005, after parting ways with the label Slant joined with PCM Live Entertainment Management and since then they have independently released their 2009 Self-Titled Album which landed numerous licenses and airplay (see below).

The music Slant writes conveys thoughts & emotions that everyone can relate to, no matter where they are or what age they may be. Slant is dedicated to bring creative and insightful music to their fans; this drive has landed them recognition worldwide. They have traveled internationally on behalf of The Armed Forces Entertainment and independently throughout the USA bringing their art to listeners.

Slant have toured along the U.S. West Coast and have been the opener for headlining acts such as: Alien Ant FarmTaprootPuddle of MuddEyes Set to KillBuckcherryHed PE (Budweiser Music Fest / other shows), P.O.D(Sunset Strip Music Festival), Hoobastank10 YearsAdemaPowerman 5000Cold and more.

Their music has been featured in the PS3 and Xbox game “Supremacy MMA“, along with licenses in various television & entertainment resources (i.e. G4 episode of ICONSLionsgate Film “Beatdown“). Additionally, Slant has been sponsored by Aurora Premier Colored Guitar Strings and 51 Fifty Energy Drink.

Slant’s music has hit numerous college & mainstream radio station playlist/rotations in multiple states including The World Famous KROQ 106.7 Los Angeles.

Following their third Europe tour for the Armed Forces in mid-2015 Slant released the full length album Hope Created. Slant has recorded new music with Dave Moreno (Puddle of Mudd) and Sameer Battachrya (Flyleaf) for release in 2017. The new music includes a modern rock / alternative cover of
U2’s “With or Without You” along with an original track titled “Dissonance”.
The band is giving the world a fresh new take on how life is still good no matter how hard it can get, how hard it will get and that all obstacles can be overcome. As always Slant’s releases are full of tracks you will relate to, love, and can rock the ** out to.

Colossal Street Jam Release Full Length Album ‘Living Free’

New Jersey based, Bluesy, 70s influenced Rock Band Colossal Street Jam has released their newest LP, Living Free, an 11 track album invoking such classic sounds as Bad Company and Grand Funk Railroad. Produced by Tony Tee LewisLiving Free is out NOW!

At the end of the day, no matter what is going on, we did this for us. In the old days, we did this to be famous, to make money, and to be rock stars. Now, we’re doing this for us, and I think that’s why it’s working and getting a great response. – Colossal Street Jam

Mix the church-honed vocals of Gene Potts with the guitar fire of Sal Marra, the pulsing bass of Anthony Flora, the war-hammer drums of Dave Halpern and the one man festival that is Eric Safka on keys, and you get Colossal Street Jam. Colossal Street Jam is a 5 piece band from Red Bank, NJ that plays a 70’s style brand of infectious and melodic rock and roll.

CSJ has shared the stage with many great artists throughout their career including: Robbie Krieger, Kings XThe Drive-by TruckersThe Hold SteadyGov’t MuleJohnny WinterSebastian BachBruce DickinsonScreamin Cheetah WheeliesRitchie BlackmoreSteve MorseZebraDeep PurpleClarence Clemons and many more!

Catch Colossal Street Jam LIVE:
06/07 @ Teak Rooftop – Red Bank NJ
06/10 @ The Saint – Asbury Park NJ
07/19 @ Teak Rooftop – Red Bank NJ
07/22 @ Whiskey Tango – Philadelphia PA
08/12 @ Iplay America – Freehold NJ
08/16 @ Teak Rooftop, Red Bank NJ
08/18 @ Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park NJ (w/ Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood)
09/23 @ Colts Neck Rockfest – Colts Neck NJ

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