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SWIM THE CURRENT Releases Official Music Video for “Red Desert”

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SWIM THE CURRENT has released the official music video for their new single, “Red Desert.” Recorded at GoreGrin Studios and Rival Sound Studios and the video filmed and directed by Second Sight Music Videos/Nightcast Productions, “Red Desert” is off of the band’s upcoming EP, Bright Lights, which is due out in early 2020.

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“’Red Desert’ is a song about relationships and their upward spin that sails the oceans of elated emotions. Yet, the song also shows conversely those relationships that have gone south can be gut-wrenching; filled with emotional torture as they spiral down and the effects surface the cutting edge of pain. Relationships both upward and downward are matters of the heart and ‘Red Desert’ tells them very well. The highs and the lows all come out in the song.” – Greg Antine (Guitar)

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Swim the Current was formed by guitarist Greg Antine as a project to showcase music ideas that needed a place to come to life. Antine combines his notable rock guitar talent and pushes his own personal development with a vision. Soon, he decided he wanted to take what he was creating and bring together a few local vocalists and musicians as guests and set a goal of music that pulls from the solid hard/metal rock. Taking the course of his precision guitar sound, he has pushed it forward to meet today’s rock demands. The sound of Swim the Current is set to capture a unique and distinctive blend of heavy, dark, and emotional rock. Most would say that Deftones are a big inspiration behind the infectious sounding music that this artist portrays.

From San Diego to Portugal, Swim the Current will inspire, and perhaps one day, make the world more universally connected through music, space,and time.

Greg Antine has performed with (Disciples of VerityHengine and Madjul). Presently, along with his project, Swim the Current, he is a guitarist for the metal band Slave Revolt.

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RUNESCARRED Releases Official Lyric Video for “Mammoth”!

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Progressive Metal / Heavy Rock Band RUNESCARRED has released the official lyric video for “Mammoth,” the second single off of their upcoming LP, The Distant Infinite.

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“’Mammoth’ is a crushing Beast of a song that tears through the walls we as individuals build before ourselves. Where this album, like many others, indulges in angry sentiment, ‘Mammoth’ closes everything out on a high note. The idea that if we shed all the parameters socially forced upon us and stay true to ourselves we can crush anything that obfuscates our true path. ~ Ven

Click to Download / Stream “Mammoth” Via The Label Group / INgrooves

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Track List:
1) Hexit
2) Inviting Rivers
3) Minor Progressions
4) Swallow Your Tail
5) Twisting Flesh
7) This Distant Infinite
8) Sorrow Is
9) Poison Oasis
10) Mammoth

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Runescarred are a progressive metal and rock powerhouse who, since their inception on June 27, 2017, have made a tremendous name for themselves. Having released their critically acclaimed E.P., We Are, in conjunction with their single “Being God”, the quintet has garnered global praise. Features in Metal HammerLoudwireDecibel, and Power Play are only a few examples of their worldwide notice.

Runescarred has signed with TLG Entertainment for management and distribution, after TLG heard rough mixes for The Distant Infinite. Says TLG CEODenny Sanders, “After hearing the early mixes the band had sent to us we knew they were a band that fit our brand of ‘True Metal’.”

A powerhouse of a stage show, the band has already joined the stage with legends like Metal Church and contemporary peers like Holy Grail. With their debut EP having been a veritable tour de force, the upcoming full length – and accompanying performances – is poised to entertain and earn more praise from fans and critics alike.

With deep connections throughout the underground, and a passion for the road that has rarely been matched, Runescarred sit on the precipice of great things. Embracing the dark realities of humanity, Runescarred’s music continues to explore bleak fantasy worlds and the brokenness of the human condition. Fusing groove with bombast, riffs with sonic poetry and destructive growls with transcendent cleans, there is something mesmerizing and powerful about Runescarred. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.

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ZARAGOZA Reinvigorates the Holidays with “Gypsy Christmas”

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LA Based Singer / Songwriter ZARAGOZA has released his refreshingly minimalist official music video for his new single, “Gypsy Christmas.” Originally premiered on mxdwn, “Gypsy Christmas” is the artist’s first original release since his Billboard charting debut EP, Child of The Sun.

“Christmas has always been my favorite Holiday and the modern commercialism of it can make it stressful which is the opposite of what its about. This song is about getting away from that modern commercialism.” – ZARAGOZA

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“Thanksgiving’s over and if you’ve turned on your car radio, entered a department store, or watched a minute of network television, you’ll know it’s officially Christmastime. If you already need a break from the cliche overload of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and ‘Last Christmas,’ we have the perfect song for your holiday playlist. Today, we’re excited to premiere the new single from Zaragoza called ‘Gypsy Christmas.’” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

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“Instead of screaming about what’s wrong in the world, I’m singing about what’s right,” says Zaragoza. For audiences who have only witnessed his ferocious performances with the Hollywood-based metal band Sinicle, the concept of Zaragoza performing acoustically based music as a singer-songwriter might seem a complete departure. “It’s a side of my artistry that hasn’t been expressed,” Zaragoza says. “It was a natural progression.”

Zaragoza’s newest songs are illuminated in vivid detail on his debut solo EP, Child of the Sun. While the tracks include full production arrangements with drums and bass, two of the songs are presented in their most essential forms, with only guitar and Zaragoza’s compelling vocals.

With his new music, Zaragoza retains the intensity of a rock performer as he approaches the acoustic guitar percussively, highlighting harmonics and tapping techniques. “I acknowledge these roots, but the sound allows me to go deeper into a softer, acoustic realm,” he explains.

As a solo artist, he now has the freedom as a songwriter to create a quantity of songs, and then select the best ideas to complete, record and perform. Initially, he allows the lyrics and melodic ideas to exist only in his imagination. “Then it’s like a sling shot – I head back to my guitar and boom – the song is written.”

Working with Southern California- based producer Mikal Reid, whose resume includes artists like Mick Jagger and Ben Harper, the two tracked in Reid’s studio in the hills above the city, in what is Zaragoza describes as “An all wooden room. It’s like recording inside of an acoustic guitar.”

Originally from Reno, NV, Zaragoza was born to music. His late father, a formidable harmonica player, was a front man for local blues bands. Jamming in the garage until all hours was a family tradition. “My father instilled in me how important it is to play from the soul,” Zaragoza recalls. “When I picked up the guitar we played together with a musical relationship.”

Zaragoza formed the band Sinicle, who after building a substantial following with an impressive amount of regional performances, moved together to Hollywood, CA to attend Musicians Institute and launch a recording and touring career that has included concerts and festivals nationwide, bolstered by a notable series of albums.

With his evolution into an acoustically based singer-songwriter, Zaragoza notes that his life experiences guide the themes of his new songs, especially the transforming warmth of a deeply loving relationship. “We’re in a cultural cycle,” he concludes. “The backlash is to go back to the basics: Love is the most basic human need. My music is not about me, it’s about us.”

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RUNESCARRED Releases Official Music Video for “Inviting Rivers”!

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Progressive Metal / Heavy Rock Band RUNESCARRED has released the official music video for “Inviting Rivers,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Distant Infinite.

The band will be releasing the album’s second single, “Mammoth,” on Friday, 11/22, with a live watch party on Facebook the following day. Click HERE for additional details.

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“‘Inviting Rivers’ keeps a lead foot on the gas pedal yet does not sacrifice one iota of hook in its pursuit of light speed. Great performances from the whole band as everyone is hauling serious ass throughout, and I especially enjoyed throwing a few musical quotes from various Russian composers into my guitar solo. I would say it’s our most direct and concise track yet; I hope everyone digs it!” ~ Tim

Click to Download / Stream “Inviting Rivers” Via The Label Group / INgrooves

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Track List:
1) Hexit
2) Inviting Rivers
3) Minor Progressions
4) Swallow Your Tail
5) Twisting Flesh
7) This Distant Infinite
8) Sorrow Is
9) Poison Oasis
10) Mammoth

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Runescarred are a progressive metal and rock powerhouse who, since their inception on June 27, 2017, have made a tremendous name for themselves. Having released their critically acclaimed E.P., We Are, in conjunction with their single “Being God”, the quintet has garnered global praise. Features in Metal HammerLoudwireDecibel, and Power Play are only a few examples of their worldwide notice.

Runescarred has signed with TLG Entertainment for management and distribution, after TLG heard rough mixes for The Distant Infinite. Says TLG CEODenny Sanders, “After hearing the early mixes the band had sent to us we knew they were a band that fit our brand of ‘True Metal’.”

A powerhouse of a stage show, the band has already joined the stage with legends like Metal Church and contemporary peers like Holy Grail. With their debut EP having been a veritable tour de force, the upcoming full length – and accompanying performances – is poised to entertain and earn more praise from fans and critics alike.

With deep connections throughout the underground, and a passion for the road that has rarely been matched, Runescarred sit on the precipice of great things. Embracing the dark realities of humanity, Runescarred’s music continues to explore bleak fantasy worlds and the brokenness of the human condition. Fusing groove with bombast, riffs with sonic poetry and destructive growls with transcendent cleans, there is something mesmerizing and powerful about Runescarred. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.

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DARK BELOW Release Official Lyric Video for “Halo”

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Columbia, MO based Hard Rock band DARK BELOW has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Halo.”

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“The song was written really quickly, which is odd for us. There is stuff we’ve been messing around with for years that we can’t seem to make into something we really like, so it was nice to have Halo come together so easily.

We originally wrote the song in a different tuning and stopped playing it for a while after we went away from using multiple tunings for live shows. I couldn’t quite hit all of the notes when we played it in our usual tuning (drop C), so we changed the melody in the chorus a bit to accommodate that. I wasn’t sure it would work, but I think it ended up turning out better after the changes.” – DARK BELOW

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In 2015,the band was befriended by Jason Schrick (JPS Productions) and started working with him on song writing and song structure. GRAMMY nominated producer Malcolm Springer (Producer/engineer: Matchbox 20Collective Soul, Shinedown**) jumped into the mix with Jason and they began co-producing the band’s new self-titled EP featuring Dark Below’s hit single “Make Believe”.

The band had been nominated from 2015-2018 for the MID-MO Rock Awards Modern/Hard Rock Band of the Year along with having their single “Make Believe” spun on multiple radio stations.

Currently the band is in the process of tracking and releasing their brand new single “Halo” again with Schrick producing the song and Springer doing the mixes. It is slated to be released in late January of 2019.

They have shared the stage with notables such as SalivaTraptSmile Empty SoulCavo, and Lullwater, to name a few

The band has taken to the road, playing for new faces and sharing their new songs with anyone who would listen. Look out for this buzz worthy band to make some noise in 2020!

Josh Campbell – Guitar / Vocals
Josh Grove – Bass / Vocals
Quin Koldan – Drums / Percussion

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JACLYN KENYON Releases Official Music Video for “Mama Said”

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Country artist JACLYN KENYON has released the official music video for her newest single, “Mama Said.” Featured on CMT Next Up Now, “Mama Said” was directed / produced by Jesse Kochanka.

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“I am so excited to have ‘Mama Said’ out! This song is one of my favourites on the record. I co-wrote Mama Said with billboard hit writer Robbie Nevil and Mike Krompass. Mama said is all about being rebellious and young and ignoring the wisdom of your mama. I wanted to make the music video a visual representation of that by showing a date gone wrong. The video shows all the red flags which leads her to realizing her mama was right all along!”” – Jaclyn Kenyon

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Not knowing who you want to be is a normal part of growing up. Sometimes you have to search again and again to find your voice and who you are. Most importantly, being confident enough at a young age to keep pushing yourself and having the drive to succeed and work hard is why Jaclyn Kenyon is poised to make a real impact in Music.

With influence from such legends as Shania TwainCarrie UnderwoodMichael Jackson, and excited about such newer young female artists like Maren MorrisKelsea BalleriniCarly Pearce, “A little Rock n’ Roll and A LOT Country” is what you can see and feel just by meeting this 21-year-old Ontario native, who has been going back and forth to Nashville since she was a teenager.

Always a strong performer, Jaclyn has been on the stage since the age of 12, when she was the youngest performer ever in Canada’s all-female artist showcase Honey Jam, competing against artists twice her age. This prestigious showcase, Canada’s largest and best known, had launched the careers of Nelly Furtado and Jully Black.

At 15 years old Jaclyn caught the eye of world-renowned vocal coach and multi-platinum producer “Mama” Jan Smith who immediately saw her raw talent. “Jaclyn, as a writer, I believe she can write for anybody,” Mama Jan said of Jaclyn, “Stylistically, she really doesn’t have a lot of limits, which is awesome.”

After that Jaclyn was fortunate enough to learn more about herself as an artist with multi-platinum writers and producers in Nashville and Los Angeles where she spent time trying to find what inspires her

“People have always had me try and sing different styles, whether it was Country, Rock or Pop. I’ve always gone along and tried every idea to find my voice. I’ve even had producers make me sing ‘hard rock’ “, says Jaclyn recanting some of the musical adventures she went through as a teenager, “One producer kept telling me to lose my ‘country twang’ in my voice and I didn’t realize that was just a natural part of me.

Jaclyn’s first single off her upcoming EP, “Daddy’s Got A Shotgun,” was Produced by Mike Krompass and co-written with Nashville luminaries Clay Mills and Steve Diamond.

In addition, Jaclyn has been writing in Nashville with Producer Mike Krompass, and writers Robbie NevilRich Redmond.

Said of her brand new song ‘Daddy’s Got A Shotgun’, ”This is a cute fun song I wrote about an overprotective father, …no matter how old you are you’re always gonna be your daddy’s little girl, right?

Jaclyn is getting ready for what’s next, “With the great fans I’ve been building, I’ll be able to play live more often than I thought” Said an excited Jaclyn “ I’ll let you know when I play next. Please keep listening and sharing my music”

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AUTOPILOT Release Official Music Video for “Modern Age”

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Canadian Alternative Rock Band AUTOPILOT has released the official music video for “Modern Age,” the opening track off of their recently released LP, Afterglow.

“’Modern Age’ was directed by New York City based director, Kevin Van Witt. Filmed on the Lower East Side and Long Island’s Gold Coast, it captures the chaos of this new technological world we have built and the freedom that we once had in childhood. Starring young actor, Dylan, the ‘Modern Age’ video takes us through a psychedelic adventure of realities that we have created in the Modern Age.” – MARLON HARDER

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“The opening track “Modern Age” instantly transports you to a different time where music was simpler along with life itself…you could instantly hear that this ten track album will be full of musicianship and passion that some other bands in this genre tend to avoid and ignore. Singer Marlon Harder’s voice wastes no time and brings a sense of comfort.” Girl at the Rock Shows

“Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences.” – Top40-Charts

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Track List
1. Modern Age
2. Weightless
3. Undisguised
4. Living Dead
5. Afterglow
6. Without a Dream
7. Domino
8. Poison Pills
9. Hurricane
10. Crooked Lines

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Over the last few years, Canadian alternative rock band Autopilot has become a staple in the Saskatoon indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US. They’ve been praised for their tireless work ethic by publications like Canadian Musician Magazine, who called them “quite possibly one of the hardest working bands in the country.”

Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences. The release of their new single “Undisguised” following the success of preceding singles “Living Dead” and “Weightless”, is proof positive of this growing momentum.

Marlon Harder, the driving creative force behind Autopilot, has a knack for finding beauty in simple moments, and hope in the challenges life tends to bring. Inspired by the early writing of Modest Mouse, he seemed to know very quickly what he wanted to do in life. After the release and College radio buzz of their first record Now It’s Time You Know What We’re Losing For, unexpected illness struck, effectively putting the band on the back burner for the foreseeable future. But he never quit writing. Health improved, lineups changed, and in 2013 they teamed up with S.J. Kardash for the release of Diamond Rough, a sophomore full-length forged in the fires of struggle, faith, and growing maturity. The record widely expanded their media exposure across North America; in print, online, commercial rock radio, CBC, podcasts, and through licensing placement on major US television networks.

Their 2015 release, Desert Dreams, reunited the band with Kardash, and represented a significant leap forward in both the ever expanding sound, and rapidly growing fan base the band had built strongly upon with 2013’s Diamond Rough. Along with debuting on Earshot’s Top 50 chart, Desert Dreams received heavy rotation on The VergeSirius XM’s Iceberg Radio, and garnered the attention of New York’s prestigious CMJ; while securing the band showcases at Toronto’s CMW and Indie Week festivals, AYE Fest in Cincinnati, Fairfield Revival Festival in Minnesota, and opening doors to tour extensively in the United States.

Autopilot has always been a dedicated touring band. In support of Diamond RoughDesert Dreams, and the 2017 release of the single “Hurricane” / “Crooked Lines”, the band spent countless months on the road touring across Canada and the United States. These tours have included stops at Jersey Shore FestivalMillennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a mainstage performance at Mesa Music Festival in Arizona supporting hard rock legends P.O.D. October 2018 marked the release of Afterglow, which chartered in the top 200 on the NACC North American College Charts as well as specialty radio in the US.

The future is truly wide open for Autopilot. Everything they’ve learned is on the table for 2019 while they continue to promote the release of Afterglow. They are casting their net wider, and going all in. Never content to sit still or play it safe, they’ve crafted a remarkable live show, and plan on spending as much time over the next year as possible, getting the new songs in front of as many new fans as they possibly can.

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