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Droids Attack Announce Midwest / West Coast Tour Dates

Heavy Metal Band Droids Attack have announced their 17 date North American Tour in support of their February 2017 released LP, Sci​-​Fi Or Die. Launching June 16th in Des Moines, IA and winds through the band’s first West Coast run, finishing up July 3rd in Chicago, IL, with Sweeper joining them on about half of the dates.

Droids Attack laid it’s first groove down in the small utility room of singer/guitarist Brad Van’s legendary vintage arcade Aftershock Retrogames back in the fall of 2000. Brad, and drummer, Tony Brungraber, had met at a video game resale shop years earlier, and had started jamming shortly thereafter. By this they time had finally found a bassist, Nate Bush, to join them, so everything was in place. They began writing songs, and focused on developing a sound for what was intended to be their long term project. Once a full set’s worth of material was amassed, the band was off trying to land as many shows as it could. As fate would have it their first show was booked by then Crustacean Records representative, and future Droids Attack bassist, Darwin Sampson. It was a chance meeting that would help shape the group’s progression in several ways. Darwin enjoyed the band’s set that night, and saw potential enough to convince him they were a project worth adding to Crustacean’s expansive roster. Their debut album, All Your Chicks Are Belong To Us was released in 2004.

The gears started shifting, and before you knew it Droids Attack became recognized as one of the best live shows around Madison. All Your Chicks Are Belong To Us was met with great acclaim, earning the band some excellent press, and a Madison Area Music Award for best punk album of 2004. Moving forward, Droids continued writing and expanding on their sound, getting more epic in scope and feel with their 2006 Crustacean Records release, “Fatal/Error.” This album saw the group traveling outside of their Midwestern territory as the road beckoned them forth, most notably to Toronto for North By North East, and a Crustacean Records showcase in Austin at South By South West. Shortly thereafter, another independent label, Round 13 Records, took interest in the band and a split twelve inch record entitled Thee 1987 Inch, was released with new label mates, Imperial Battlesnake, on the flip side in 2008.

As the band stayed busy on the road touring steadily in support of their Round 13 release, Crustacean Records clamped down on it’s Midwestern focus with the hopes of branching off into more national territory, kicking out releases from acts like KilldozerOff With Their HeadsPeelander ZThe Giraffes, and The Soviettes. Thankfully, the label continued to see value in their relationship with Droids Attack, and agreed to put out the band’s third full length album, Must Destroy, in 2010. A music video was released for their song, “The Great Wall Of ‘Gina,” and a buzz began, earning Must Destroy steady airplay on independent radio, and favorable reviews on metal blogs and international publications such as OutburnDecibel, and Giant Robot. This exposure opened up more opportunities, and the band was invited to play some heavy gigs, opening up for national acts like High On FireTorcheFloorPriestess, and performing at the nation’s largest independent music festival, Riot Fest. It was at this time that the group decided if it was to ever move forward from here, they had to go big or go home. They decided to take a shot, and began writing material for their fourth album, Sci-Fi Or Die, intent on giving it their best possible performance, and producing the best sounding recording they had ever achieved. Once enough new material was amassed, they began the process of demo recording.

Many challenges presented themselves to the band during this period of time, which culminated in a parting of the ways with Nate Bush in the midst of their demo sessions. It was a difficult hurdle to overcome, but in an effort to keep the project working steadily toward their goal, the band recruited Crustacean label mate, Dennis Ponozzo, bassist from Below The Sound, to fill in. The re-formed group hit the practice space, and before too long the band was back on it’s feet. The demo sessions were revisited, and the band resumed their busy road schedule completing several regional, and national tours over the course of a year. By then, the group felt confident in their performance, and ready to begin the final recording sessions for Sci-Fi Or Die. The process of seeking a studio and engineer to take on the final project had begun. But alas, it was not meant to be. Dennis could no longer afford to spend the time it would take to commit to seeing everything through, and had to step aside. Once again the project was stalled at a crossroads, but Brad had another capable person in mind.

Darwin Sampson, no longer affiliated with Crustacean Records, was now running his own venue in Madison, WI, The Frequency, and maintaining an active role in the local music scene handling bass duties for several bands in the area. A call was made, the invitation to join Droids was enthusiastically accepted, and it was evident from the very first jam session that this line up was a solid match. After familiarizing himself with the entire Droids Attack catalog, it was time to take another look at “Sci-Fi Or Die.” Once again, the demo sessions were dusted off and pulled down from the shelf. After everything was completed to their satisfaction, Droids Attack booked time with Mark Whitcomb at DNA Studios to record and mix the final “Sci-Fi Or Die” sessions. Once everything was a wrap, Roger Lian at Masterdisk put the finishing touches on it, and after much consideration the band was satisfied that they had achieved everything they had initially set out to accomplish. Sci-Fi Or Die was released on the independent Midwestern label, Riff Reaper Records, on February 26th, 2016.

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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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Bella Rose Release Official Music Video for “The Wayside”

Texas based, Hard Rock / Pop band Bella Rose has released the Official Music Video for their debut single, “The Wayside.” Directed by Sam Link (Sleeping With SirensCrown The EmpireMemphis May Fire), “The Wayside” was filmed in the main downstairs ballroom and Victorian room of the historic Driskill Hotel on 6th Street in Downtown Austin.

The theme of the music video is a self reflection of falling by the wayside. With b-roll footage of famous musicians whom are apart of the notorious ’27 club’ we wanted to pick an atmosphere that complemented the irony of chasing success, yet comes with a history that can be haunting. – Bella Rose

The song itself is a bit schizophrenic. The music is meant to make the listener feel upbeat, and ‘pumped up’ if you will. However, the story behind the lyrics lends a tale of caution. – Bella Rose

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Patience and perfection, The Austin based Bella Rose live by these core principles, and for years have waited for the right time to debut new music aimed for the masses.

Starting as the brainchild of vocalist Zachary Scott Rutter and guitarist Kendall Davis, Bella Rose has taken many scrapes and shapes in the process of discovering their unique sound. With the addition of drummer Justin Miller and bassist Patrick Nikel, The four-piece bring a modern, yet nostalgic sound to active Pop and Rock music.

With influences ranging from the late 80’s era of Guns N Roses, to the current anthemic melodies of Fall Out Boy, Bella Rose have created a style that is genuine and true to their own.

The upcoming release of their single “The Wayside” sets the tone for 2017 and beyond, as the band firmly establishes itself for success.

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.

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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.