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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

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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.

KEEP on ROCKIN’!!!!!!

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Marshall Beck’s Reign Of Vengeance Releases Their New Video “In The Club With A Chainsaw”

Death Metal artists Reign Of Vengeance announce the release of the new video for their song “In The Club With A Chainsaw”.

The video footage which was previously vaulted and hidden due to pressing legal matters and was later recovered from the darkest corner of vocalist Marshall Beck’s garage and edited by renowned music video director and producer Matt Zane (Zakk Wylde, DOPE, John 5, Combichrist)

There is nothing intellectual, political, or meaningful about this song or music video. It is straight across non-politically correct gore soaked and horror filled brutality for the sake of itself. If that bothers you then let REIGN OF VENGEANCE know and we’ll dig you a safe space…(a grave).
Marshall Beck Vocalist/Founder

To commemorate the release of the video, Reign In Vengeance released a multi-pack which includes a special edition t-shirt, their album Disemboweling Swine on CD, and a DVD which includes the “In The Club With a Chainsaw” and “She’s Best Kept Headless” music videos and studio recording webisodes.

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Brutal. Bloody. Horrifying. New School Death Metal.The nature of our Brutality has been around since the conception of all humans. It has only very recently been put into and arranged into music format. After a temporary shut down on behalf of the Arizona Legal System and Government the Brutal and Horrifying Metal Band Marshall Beck’s REIGN OF VENGEANCE is back!

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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Vintersea Release Music Video “Skies Set Ablaze”

Melodic Metal artists Vintersea have released the music video “Skies Set Ablaze” off their debut album The Gravity of Fall.

Skies Set Ablaze contains strong themes of human conflict, represented here by Fire and Ice. Karl Whinnery, the producer of our video, showcases a color palette and variety of shots that set Ice against Fire as our protagonist feels the weight of societies collapse, ultimately deciding that our world may be better off devoid of lifeRiley Nix Guitarist

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VINTERSEA is a melodic metal band from Oregon. Combining the essential elements of black, death, post, and progressive metal, VINTERSEA has created a unique sound that is undeniably inspired by the majesty of the Pacific Northwest. Lead guitarist Jorma Spaziano came to Oregon from the east coast metal scene is search of natural inspiration, and found it in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Shortly after entering the United States, Malaysian-born vocalist Avienne found her home with VINTERSEA, with guitarist Riley Nix and drummer Jeremy Spencer rounding out a lineup that prides itself in writing emotionally powerful, heavy, and technically intriguing music. Since the release of their debut full-length album, “The Gravity of Fall”, recorded by Justin Phelps (The Mars Volta, Joe Satriani) and mixed by Evan Sammons (Last Chance to Reason), VINTERSEA has been busy opening for world-wide touring acts such as THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE, ARKONA, SIRENIA, and TENGGER CAVALRY, all while building a strong fan-base both locally and around the world. With the release of the music video for their newest single, “Skies Set Ablaze”, VINTERSEA is ready to showcase the vibrant and strong music scene of the Pacific Northwest.

Empyrean Throne Releases Music Video “Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam” From Their Upcoming Album ‘Chaosborne’

Lake Forrest, CA Symphonic Black Metal Artists Empyrean Throne have released the music video for their song “Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam” off their upcoming debut album Chaosborne, out August 11th on M-Theory Audio.

The video for Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam was directed by renowned music video director Matt Zane (Zakk WyldeJohn 5DOPECombichrist).

“Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam” is the catalyst for our narrative arc within our album ‘Chaosborne.’ The song encompasses the legendary Battle of Montgisard during the 10th century Ayyubid-Crusader War. We wanted to bring the horrors of that battle to life with our story’s main character, Mathias, an idealistic Templar. Within the song, his worldview is shattered, as he is utterly unprepared for the ensuing madness upon the killing fields of Montgisard in addition to the true nature of his brothers among his knightly order. We also wanted to explore that darkness that lurks within mankind, what we call the “Shadow Self.” Director Matt Zane and I talked about how we wanted to bring these concepts to life, while showing the struggle of a Templar confronted with the consequences of the Crusades as he is tormented by the souls of the vanquished. Zane and the rest of the cast and crew were an absolute pleasure to work with. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the end product. We hope you enjoy the latest offering from our debut album, ‘Chaosborne.’ –Andrew Knudsen / Lead Vocals

Empyrean Throne’s debut album Chaosborne was produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh) and features artwork by Valadislav Kutusov.

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Empyrean Throne is a Clandestine Order of chaos gnostic Black Metal practitioners, an endeavor stoked in the fires of inspiration and forged with the hammer of hard experience. While indisputably an American band, the initial spark was in fact ignited by two travelers in Scandinavia, from where it journeyed south and west to the sweltering heat of Lake Forest, California, where in 2011, the first manifestation of the band that would eventually become Empyrean Throne was founded.

Empyrean Throne’s very first recorded music took the form of the ravenous “Demonseed” EP in 2013, with a sound described by OC Weekly as “a vicious mix of raw black metal and traditional death metal” coupled with the haunting strains of a real, organic cello choir, signifying the birth of the band’s trademark approach to composition. With the spoils reaped from this first offering; coupled with favorable reviews from MetalBite.comThe Kosher Metal Blog, and MetalAssualt.com, the Order of Empyrean Throne was still hardly content to stand still, as still so much lay in wait on the road ahead.

In the years that followed, the members of the Order underwent various ordeals that tested their merit as artists and human beings. Grueling punishment, loss, facing one’s darkest fears, and even encounters with that which some may venture to call divine proved necessary to shape Empyrean Throne into what it was to become: a sonic conduit for Chaos. Indeed a gateway leading inwards and backwards, elevenfold, towards that great intangible place and power. Ave Magnum Chaos.

Empyrean Throne’s upcoming first full-length release, “Chaosborne”, is a testament to this new unfolding, lurching deeper into the infernal depths of Black Metal and higher unto the celestial realm of orchestral concert music. Telling the story of a hapless Templar knight in medieval Europe and his subsequent decent into the realm of Chaos, the album offers eleven solemn hymns to unbecoming, with the searing Black Flame of illumination and wrath burning brighter than ever before in the hearts of those who have crafted it, the members of the Order themselves.

Empyrean Throne have been privileged to fly their banners and leave their mark on the live front alongside many of the esteemed acts in extreme music, including Nile, Kataklysm, Aborted, Shining, and Cattle Decapitation, among others. The Order has also carved its sphere of influence from the sweat and grime of the road, with two west coast tours under their belts and an appearance at Central Oregon Metalfest in 2016. Apart from that and a smattering of singles, which include a vast rendition of the Behemoth classic “Ov Fire and the Void”, Empyrean Throne have been quite occupied indeed preparing the ground for “Chaosborne”, and for whatever may lie beyond…

INTO CHAOS. TOWARDS THE BEYOND. EVER VIGILANT.

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Discrepancies Release Music Video for “Art of War” Off Debut Album ‘The Awakening’

St. Louis Rap/Rock band Discrepancies has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Art of War”, off of their 2016 debut album The Awakening. The “Art of War” music video was filmed and directed by Matthew Goodman.

“‘Art of War’ is metaphor comparing love and war. It’s a story of betrayal. Being in a relationship is a war that you and your significant other fight together side by side as soldiers. Inevitably, an obstacle is thrown at you, leaving you injured. Your partner can either stick it out with you or leave you behind. In the absolute worst case, your partner joins the other side. This song is my interpretation of your soldier joining the other side.” – ATG Metcalf

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Discrepancies, the Rap/Rock band out of St. Louis, have formed an undeniably powerful and innovative sound.

Comprised of Garrett Weakley (Bass), Addison Bracher (Guitar/vocals), Phatbeatz (Drums), and ATG (Vocals) have formed an undeniably powerful sound. The 4 blend together many genres to create an innovative soundscape that is guaranteed to grab your interest.

Pushing their debut single “Get Hype” out in January of 2014, the band found great success. The single was downloaded over 10,000 times throughout the rest of the year from their site alone. Following the single the band released another titled “The Truth” and then their debut EP shortly after.

The band has toured multiple times and played shows with artists such as: Breaking BenjaminYou Me at SixMushroomheadAlter BridgeP.O.D.Sick PuppiesHed PEStraight Line StitchSevendustSeasons AfterRomantic RebelDj UnkStarset, and many many more. They plan to push much farther and join forces with many more acts.

The band set out on the road in 2015 during the summer, playing over 50 shows in only 60 days. They strive for success and to break down many barriers of music.

Together, the four want to connect with people on a deep level and allow for people to be inspired to form their own opinions free from judgement. Together, the four are Discrepancies.

Experience Discrepancies LIVE: 
08/19 @ Shots – Rolla, MO w/ Cavo 
09/02 @ Midwest Rockfest @ Birdsnest Lodge – Steelville, MO 
09/09 @ Ink Spot Block Party @ Lincoln County Fairgrounds – Troy, MO

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EKOH Releases Official Music Video for “Daudrie”

Las Vegas based Hip Hop Artist EKOH has released the Official Music Video for his newest single, “Daudrie,” off of his Along The Way LP. Directed by Robert Machado in Las Vegas, “Daudrie” was inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy.

“I was unnerved by the story of Audrie and Daisy, and after watching I felt compelled to tackle the subject matter, directly and honestly; a video was also intended to be part of the equation. The idea was to tell the story of this girl’s nightmare and film the video in first person perspective; I wanted the viewer to see through HER eyes, let them experience the discomfort, the loneliness, the heartbreak. Everything. Then I met Rob Machado and he shared my passion and vision to bring the story to life through this medium. I think we we created exactly what we intended.” – EKOH

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Ekoh is unlike anything you have heard before. Branded with the label of HEART HOP by loyal fans who saw something different in his style of music. True emotional lyrics along with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show. A song writer who can blur the lines between genres to create a truly amazing music experience. Blending hip hop with alt rock, electronic, and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener. This unique sound and voice has gained a loyal following and taken the scene by storm.