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CARPATHIA Releases Lyric Video for “Sacrifice” Off of Upcoming ‘1912’ EP

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Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal CARPATHIA has released the lyric video for, “Sacrifice,” off of their upcoming EP, 1912, due out 6/10/2019.

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1912 the EP is the culmination of three years of growth and hard work, loss and repair once as a band and now, as a family.” – CARPATHIA

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A band is not created solely from a group of people deciding to get into a room and write music together, it’s not that simple. Once you’ve found that ‘sound’, it becomes impossible to ignore that you’re now bound to these songs you find yourself pouring every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears into. You will, quite literally, fight for them. It is with those individuals that make up a truly unique and inspiring band. Carpathia and its members have a history, and it all started with Bobby Drinkwater. As an East Boston, Massachusetts native, Bobby has been consistently involved in music, and in 2016 started a nameless band with long term goals. Bobby keeps the conversations short, but has so much to say behind his instruments. Bobby plays multiple instruments including guitar, violin, piano, and drums. Bobby first found co-member Jason Barsotti to join his new project. Born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason first picked up his drum sticks at the age of 10, and his long term practice has lead him to a fast paced, hard hitting sound that resonates. Jason’s humble and pleasant personality quickly takes a backseat when he steps behind his drumkit. Bobby had continued his search in bandmates close to home when joining forces with Andrew Miller, the two had met and worked together in a previous project back in 2014. Andrew is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but has resided in Lynn, Massachusetts since 2013. Throughout Andrew’s life he has been surrounded by family and friends who have been hitting stages in music and comedy. It is no wonder that Andrew’s charismatic humor filled personality would follow in similar footsteps. Andrew has played guitar long term in a number of bands both in North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He had transitioned to playing bass in 2013 for a previous project and found his own unique sound in the process. These three musicians had wrote and played music together between 2016 and 2017 as an instrumental band while trialing a number of potential vocalists. Finally, in January 2017, Samantha Alice of North Kingstown, Rhode Island joined as the last vital part of this project. Samantha brought her strong vocal skills and even stronger personality to the group. Samantha’s history in singing has taken her from talent competitions to all state choir, and beyond. Samantha was first approached by Bobby after meeting at a local show and sparked an interest in trying out for his new project. It took no time at all for the solidification of this band to come to completion and Carpathia was officially named as such on April 22, of 2017.

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WILD PLANES Release High Energy, Official Music Video for “Money”

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New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio.

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Singin ‘N’ Slingin is the best body of work we’ve written so far. From start to finish, its rockin and groovin. We wanted to pay homage to our rock n roll roots and we did just that! Our leading track, ‘Money,’ is about what we all love and hate…..Money! We wanted to write about Money lyrically within the verses from both sides, having a lot and not having enough. In the end, Money makes this funny world go round. As a band we are wild, funny and always having a good time. This EP captures who we are. There are great rockin tunes like “The Hunter” and “Im Back” which are then rounded out with ” We Don’t Know This” and “Drunk” which each have a story of their own.
We are very excited for this release and be sure to crank it up while you’re listening! Now lets get wild!” – Wild Planes
Track List:
1. Money
2. The Hunter
3. We Dont Know This
4. Drunk
5. I’m Back

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Wild Planes is a rock band based out of New York City consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a “wild” band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise fusing Rock “N” Roll and Pop.

Wild Planes was founded by Andre and Kris. Jimmy was added prior to a number of large gigs that were coming up for the band. The instant chemistry between the three is what makes the band such a contagious good time. The fellas have been inseparable and unstoppable since their first rehearsal together in January of 2016.

Their debut EP,

On The Rocks” was released in September of 2016 and consists of four fan favorites “Not Too Young To Die”, “Tell Nobody”, “Another Lover”, and “Lonely”. The band has spent the past three years touring the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. Notable shows consists of opening for CeeLo Green, Alive@Five Stamford, ROCKLAHOMA (AEG), Seattle Hempfest as well as being featured on “Good Morning America” with Ginger Zee.

The band will be releasing their debut EP Singin ‘N’ Slingin May 30th.

“You guys are the Duran Duran of our time”
– Don Jameson (That Metal Show, Sirius XM)

“There is no plausible reason why within the next year this band cannot be international stars”
– Total Order Magazine

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SMALL TOWN TITANS Team Up with Matt James (BLACKTOP MOJO) for Stunning Cover of TEMPLE OF THE DOG Classic Hit Single, “Hunger Strike”

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York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS have paired front-man Phill Freeman with BLACKTOP MOJO’s Matt James on an extraordinary cover of the TEMPLE OF THE DOG classic hit, “Hunger Strike.”

“The stars aligned with this one. The fact that we were all able to pay tribute to our musical heroes, and record it live off the floor in one of the best studios in the country with two of the best producers in the world is something I think both of our bands can be proud of. We’re really grateful to Matt and Blacktop Mojo for lending their name and talents to this tribute. It was a magical experience.” – Phil Freeman (Vocals)

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Ben Guiles – Guitar
Jonny Ross – Drums

The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement on social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record “Disclaimer II”, and who STT also recorded their last album “Reflection” with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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WAKE UP HATE Releases Official Music Video for “Deep Sleep”

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Orlando, FL based Alternative Rock Band WAKE UP HATE has released the official music video for the title track off of their debut EP, Deep Sleep.
“We started Wake Up Hate set on creating something unique and fresh for hard rock fans to listen to. We aim to push the boundaries of rock to new limits and break the monotony of rock bands trying to do what’s already been done before. 2019 will be flooded with new music. We’re just getting started.” – Jake Adkins (Vocals)

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“If you like modern metal rocks with a radio-friendly sound, Wake Up Hate is for you. I hear a lot of similarities to the almighty Linkin Park. Mind you, their not ripping off the aforementioned masters of angsty metal, but they manage to challenge a lot of the same emotions and feelings throughout this EP. There’s a little bit of pop edge here and there to drop everything down a bit, only to build it back up to a frenzy with a heavy rock beat. Lyrically, Wake Up Hate seems to be more mature than many of the bands out there now and musically they’re very tight and synced on this outing. They have a very mature sound for a debut release. The band holds a lot of promise for the future with great tracks like ‘The Cycle”,’ ‘Deep Sleep.’ and ‘Love Me Like A Hurricane.’ Rock radio should take notice of these guys. Don’t be surprised if you hear these songs on your local rock station. Wake Up Hate is primed for the majors.” – XS Rock

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Track list:
1) The Cycle
2) A New Way to Hate
3) Over the Edge
4) Deep Sleep
5) Love Me Like a Hurricane
6) Not Worth Saving
7) Blind Apologies

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Wake Up Hate is an American rock band made up of vocalist Jake Adkins, guitarist Matt Browning and drummer Triston Blaize. From heavy riffs to ambient cleans, they are pushing the boundaries of today’s rock music and creating something new for listeners worldwide. Their debut single “The Cycle” is taking the rock world by storm with over 60,000 streams since it’s release in late December, 2018. The band has just finished their debut EP Deep Sleep which is set to release May 17th of this year.

Releasing hit after hit, month after month, Wake Up Hate is proving to be the rock band you want to watch in 2019.

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TAKE THE DAY Release Official Music Video for “Save Me Now”

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Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their new single, “Save Me Now,” co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. The official music video for “Save Me Now” was directed and edited by Chris Dawson.

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“We tend to write a lot about heartache and loss. We’ve all been there, and we think it helps us heal. Here’s a high energy track to help you through. Don’t be afraid of the dark…” – Take The Day

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 In the Fall of 2010 singer Kenny Waring approached drummer Matt Circle with the idea of putting together a band. Like most musicians, they had known each other and played together in local area rock and metal bands for years. They knew they wanted to write music that was heavy with lots of hook, but it also had to be “radio friendly”, and it had to have a current sound. With Adam Easom on guitar and Rick Harrington on bass, they are currently the heavy-hitting hard-rock powerhouse, Take The Day.

Take The Day has performed at various showcases and regional music festivals and has shared the stage with many national acts including Pop Evil, SAUL, Gemini Syndrome, Monster Truck, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, Bobaflex, No Resolve, and Blameshift, gaining them the reputation as a must-see live act, and quickly bringing them attention as a major contender in the Midwest active rock scene!

Take The Day continues to break the boundaries every day with thousands of followers on social media, over 200,000 streams on Spotify, and over 500,000 combined views on YouTube. Take The Day believes in what they do and continues to deliver catchy anthems with soaring choruses proving to the world that they are not just another local band, but that they truly have what it takes to be the best in today’s industry.
Catch Take The Day in the spring of 2019 on “The Fire Inside Tour“.

“Take the Day hits hard with funky melodic grooves and soaring vocals!” – Jimmy Beattie / Lead guitar, Seasons After

“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.” – EarArt London

“Seriously, one of the best submissions I’ve had, and one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard!” – Bailey / (Formerly of KQRA Q102.1 FM)

“Smoothly executed. Great energy.” – Zak G. / Senseless Underground

“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.” – Muttley / (Formerly of KJML ROCK 107.1 FM)

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SHAWN PERRY Releases Official Music Video for “LAWNCHAIR”

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Country Rock Musician SHAWN PERRY has released the official music video for his pop-infused single, “LAWNCHAIR.”

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“This song has really been a blast to write, record and perform. I wanted to create sonic sunshine and distill liquid summertime…and I think I accomplished that. I hope everyone who hears the song steals their dad’s convertible and ruins the speakers and the tires with this tune all damn summer!” – Shawn Perry

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Shawn Perry is an American Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, actor, and political activist.

Shawn Perry is best known for his work on the MTV series MADE, his guitar and amp company VALKYRIE, and several past and on-hiatus music projects. Shawn also runs an independent recording studio (Rock City) and was a 2013 SCENE Magazine nominee for Music Producer of the Year. Shawn has appeared on VH1, NBC, FOX, and in several independent films. Over his career, Shawn Perry and his various projects have shared the stage and lineup card with numerous music legends, including: Poison, Warrant, Guns-N-Roses, The Darkness, Slash, Creed, Korn, Megadeth, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Chimera, Chickenfoot, Motionless in White, Jackyl, Volbeat, Queensryche, Rob Zombie, Skillet, Thousand Foot Crutch, The Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Thin Lizzy, Michael Stanley, Killswitch Engage, Powerman 5000, The Guess Who, and Hellyeah. Heck, he has even played a show with actor Corey Feldman of “Goonies” and “Lost Boys” fame…ah, the memories…

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Since Shifting his focus to a solo career in 2015 with the release his debut EP Country Girls, Shawn Perry and his band The Hazzard County Rebellion have performed at some of largest festivals in Ohio (Rockin’ on the River, and Ohio Bike week Country, Blues and BBQ Festival) They have also been fixtures and some of the top music venues in the mid-west including: The world- famous Cleveland Agora, The Odeon, The Thirsty Cowboy, Lyman Harbour and Jewel’s Dance Hall, sharing the stage with world class artist like Finger Eleven, We Are Harlot (featuring members of Asking Alexandria), Demun Jones (formerly of Rehab), The Devil You Know (helmed by ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones), Charlie Farley, and Country legend Colt Ford. They have also appeared on the Fox 8 Morning Show and had their music featured on I heart media’s (Clear Channel) nationally syndicated morning show Rover’s Morning Glory.

In 2019 Shawn Perry and CRUE released their new single “Lawnchair” to critical and commercial acclaim. The song was recorded by Grammy winning producer Christian Davis at the Castle in Nashville and mastered by Grammy winner Maor Applebaum in Los Angeles. The song made its debut on the country charts in March 2019 and has been steadily climbing ever since. Lawnchair will be part of a new full length album scheduled for release in 2020

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ICON FOR HIRE Announce Summer Dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR

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Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.

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“We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe.” – ICON FOR HIRE

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Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Hell – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
07/21 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
07/23 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
07/24 @ Sonia – Boston, MA
07/25 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
07/26 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
07/27 @ The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
07/28 @ The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
07/30 @ Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH
07/31 @ Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN
08/01 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
08/02 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA
08/03 @ The Garage – Burnsville, MN
08/04 @ Roxy Bar – Shawnee, KS
08/06 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
08/07 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
08/09 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
08/10 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
08/12 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
08/13 @ Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
08/15 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
08/16 @ Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
08/17 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
08/19 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
08/20 @ TBA – San Antonio, TX
08/21 @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
08/23 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
08/25 @ TBA – Nashville, TN

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Track List:
1. Demons
2. Get Well II
3.Happy Hurts
4. Pulse
5. Supposed to Be
6. Bam Bam Pop
7. Under the Knife
8. The Magic
9. War
10. Too Loud

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Track List
1. Supposed to Be
2. Demons
3. Pulse
4. The Magic
5. Happy Hurts
6. You Were Wrong
7. Too Loud
8. War
9. Under the Knife
10. Here We Are
11. Get Well
12. Invincible
13. You Can’t Kill Us

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Despite their name, ICON FOR HIRE aren’t indebted to anyone but their fans. Since forming in 2007, the duo—singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have amassed a legion of followers who have connected with not only the band’s genre-bending sound, but also their honesty. That soul-baring spirit and realism is at the heart of everything Icon For Hire do, and it’s front and center on their latest Billboard-charting release, YOU CAN’T KILL US

Produced by Mike Green (Gwen Stefani, All Time Low) and funded by fans through Kickstarter on a campaign that raised $127, 200—making it one of the year’s highest-raising music campaigns—the self-released album marks a brand-new chapter for the band.

Blending hard rock, hip-hop, electronica and pop into an anthemic swirl of both melody and muscle, You Can’t Kill Us isn’t only a modern sounding record—it’s awash in lyrical themes that tap into the times as well. Addiction, depression and self-worth are all topics Ariel addresses and these themes reverberate loudly in today’s tumultuous, judgment-first culture.

After all, having survived the record label system and reemerged stronger than ever, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.

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