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The Fell Release Official Music Video For Debut Single “Footprints”

Newly formed alternative rock band The Fell have released the Official Music Video for their debut single, “Footprints”. The video was filmed in a bomb shelter and biological weapons test site on an active military compound in Poland, will be featured on their upcoming album, release date yet to be announced.

“The Fell is a collaboration of musicians who hail from rock’n’roll upbringings. We wrote this record with no filter, just the pure experience of playing music around the world. The four us met through rock’n’roll, and that is the language we are projecting in this project. Lyrically, we hope to inspire those in doubt and join those who reap. It’s a new world… a new fight”. – The Fell

Purchase The Fell’s “Footprints” on iTunes here.

The Fell – is an exciting new band consisting of rockers Toby Rand (RANDJuke Kartel and Rock Star: Supernova) on vocals, Guitar player Mike Krompass (Multi-Platinum music producer and session guitar player), Randy Cooke (notorious session/touring drummer who has recorded/played with a laundry list of greats) and last, but not least, Billy Sheehan (Mr. BigWinery Dogs) on bass, who needs no introduction.

This is not typical of any of their past projects, It’s a new fresh direction, but uses their influences to create a more modern sound, with heavy guitars, powerful riffs, crushing grooves and huge vocals.

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The Room Release ‘The Room Live @ The Robin 2’

Known for their unique fusion of Classic Rock and Prog, have taken to the stage to record their live DVD titled ‘LIVE @ The Robin 2’.

Following a series of successful supports for IngloriousLifesignsSoft Machine, and a very busy festival season, The Room filmed their final show of 2016 at The Robin 2 for their live DVD ready for release in 2017. We are thrilled to announce, it’s finally here!

Filmed by 6 cameras at the UK venue The Robin 2 by Skooch Media headed by Leigh Tarrant and Chris Grout-Smith, audio recorded by Damon Sawyer of Platform Studios, and edited/mastered by Ed TruckellLIVE @ The Robin 2 also includes a back stage interview and the pre-release trailer.

We are absolutely thrilled with the DVD. It is a real representation of the energy, band dynamics and passion with which we play. If you haven’t seen us live yet then this DVD gets you pretty close to the action – The Room

Click HERE to Purchase ‘LIVE @ The Robin 2’ Online

Hailing from the Southeast of the UK, The Room is a melodic five piece that blends Classic Rock riffs with a Prog undertone to create something unique and special. Forged in 2010 with Martin Wilson and Steve Anderson from neo-prog rock band GLD, they were joined by Andy RoweAndrew Rae and Steve Checkley bringing together their eclectic musical influences to create this wonderful and exciting new band on the scene.

Winter 2011, the band started writing their debut album which was recorded at Platform Studios in the summer of 2012. Melodic Revolution Records signed The Room on an album deal and Open Fire was released that December.

March 2014 saw the arrival of new drummer Chris York. The band signed a record deal with UK label Bad Elephant Music for album two and their newest album, Beyond The Gates of Bedlam was released in November 2015.

In 2016 The Room found themselves nominated in the Best New Bandcategory for the Classic Rock Society awards.

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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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Enter the 13th Hour with Raven Black on Their Hex O’Clock Tour!

LA based Alternative Metal band Raven Black has announced that they will be hitting the road for their Hex O’Clock Tour. Launching July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV.

A cunning hybrid femme fatale with playful mischievy, backed up by her twisted gentlemen. Raven black cranks out innocent melody that quickly evolves into wicked cursed screams. You know, blistering and burning your skin with chills and dropping jaws at the powerful vocals coming out of such a tiny stature. Evoked by the ripping guitars and ambient tones of the doctor, low end bass of stiches and thumping double kicks from the demon, muppet, this unique dark carnival of metal taunts your hunger for a new sound.

Their debut EP Seven Sins was recorded in the Wilderness, with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild of WurmGroup. The seven song release has garnered loads of buzz and fans demanding more. Taken to the road again after a debut tour with Mushroomhead in October 2016, they will be playing Rock Fest 2017 in Austin, TX March 15-18th and then landing internationally to their adoring fans at the Foco Festival in Mexico with CrazyTown April 2017. It’s been too long since their last visit at Hell & Heaven Festival last July 2016.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce 24 Date, 30th Anniversary Show!

 

Iconic Industrial Legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT hitting the road in celebration of their 30th Anniversary with a 24 date tour celebrating their iconic Wax Trax! album Confessions of a Knife and I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits, commencing October 5th!

Joining Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy will be Mimi Star on bass, “Bomb Gang Girl” Arena Rock, and drummer Bradley Bills from the Austin band CHANT.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
10/05 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ (All Ages)
10/06 @191 Toole – Tucson, AZ (21+)
10/07 @Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (21+)
10/08 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (21+)
10/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK (All Ages)
10/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX (All Ages)
10/12 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX (18+)
10/13 @ Elysium – Austin, TX (18+)
10/14 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX (18+)
10/15 @ The Parish HOB – New Orleans, LA (18+)
10/17 @ Ready Room – St Louis, MO (All Ages)
10/18 @ Skully’s – Columbus, OH (All Ages)
10/19 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI (18+)
10/20 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (17+)
10/21 @ Amsterdam Bar – St Paul, MN (21+)
10/24 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO (18+)
10/27 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (21+)
10/28 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR (21+)
10/30 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA (21+)
10/31 @ Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA (18+)
11/02 @ Beauty Bar– Las Vegas, NV (21+)
11/03 @ Club 80’s – Corona, CA (21+)
11/04 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA (All Ages)
11/05 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA (21+)

Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (Franke Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Though often categorized as a pioneering industrial band along with label mates MINISTRYKMFDM and FRONT 242, their true sound can be described more as a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, electronica and lounge, interlaced with their signature sampling of spoken dialogue largely taken from old B-movies. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy thriller film in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much cinema experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name – something both had more expertise in. Nardiello fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands THE DT’S and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Daley attended Berklee College Of Music, but quickly realized a formal education in jazz was not for him. He left school in 1981 to co-found the art-punk Boston group ZERO ZERO, and later the more goth-electronic oriented GODBOX before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUSstarring Seth GreenKatee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.

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Insatia Release Newest Single “We Are The Grey” Off of Upcoming ‘Phoenix Aflame’

American Symphonic power metal group INSATIA has released the second single, “We Are The Grey”, off of their upcoming album, Phoenix Aflame, due out June 23, 2017 via Pitch Black Records.  “We Are The Grey” and Phoenix Aflame are available to pre-order HERE now.

Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments that the new track “was actually the first song we had written for this album – originally I had constructed it to be a ballad, but as we started working on it, it became more straight up power metal. I don’t like discussing my lyrics in too much depth with certain songs, because it’s fun to see people apply their own meanings to them. This is definitely one of those songs.”

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Fathom Farewell Release Their New Video “Take This World”

Rock/Bluescore artists Fathom Farewell release the video for their song “Take This World”.

We put a whole lot of time into this song and video combined. Fathom Farewell was a somewhat different band when we initially recorded the song, yet throughout the process of building this work we have the pleasure of presenting to you today, we have grown into something that we believe will make a difference for people craving a response to the environment in which we currently reside. Our aim with this video is to let people know that we are all in this together, we all suffer, we all crave the next step or something that can truly satisfy whatever gap may be left inside of us, and we all inevitably struggle together.

“Take This World” is off Fathom Farewell’s new EP Decomposition which is out now.

Live Dates

6/22 Rutland, VT @Knights of Columbus Supporting Kingsmen

6/23 Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar

6/24 Southington, CT @ Southington Legion

6/25 Worcester,MA @Worcester Palladium supporting Sevendust

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Fathom Farewell are a Rock n Roll/Bluescore outfit out of Worcester, Massachusetts. With their unique blend of metal, blues and rock n roll they have been travelling the east coast, bursting onto the stage aflame with an energy like no other.