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Gemini Syndrome Joins Fozzy On “Judas Rising” Tour

Gemini Syndrome has announced that they will be joining Fozzy and The Stir on select dates of “The Judas Rising Tour”. The band will be touring in support of their latest album Memento Mori (Century Media) and current radio single “Sorry Not Sorry“. The band will first hit the road for a handful of headline shows beginning on September 15th, before meeting up with Fozzy in Clarksville, Tennessee on September 26th.

“The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Fozzy, and will occur in alignment with the Autumnal Equinox. This Fall Conversion will be the last tour of the year, before Gemini Syndrome abscond to write and record our next album. This will close the chapter of Memento Mori, and usher in the 3rd and final act of the trilogy, representing birth, life, and death. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” – Gemini Syndrome

Gemini Syndrome Tour Dates:

Gemini Syndrome Headline Tour:
09/17 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
09/18 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA (Headline)
09/19 @ Winchester Music Tavern – Lakewood, OH
09/21 @ Green Bay Distillery – Ashwaubenon, WI
09/22 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Eau Claire, WI
09/23 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI (w/ Black Stone Cherry)
09/24 @ Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
Additional Dates TBA

10/01 @ Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK (KATTfest)

The Judas Rising Tour Supporting FOZZY
09/26 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
09/27 @ Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
09/28 @ A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
09/30 @ Austin’s Fuel Room – Libertyville, IL
10/03 @ Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
10/04 @ Chandelier Lobby – Wilkes-Barre, PA
10/05 @ Worcester, MA – The Palladium-Upstairs
10/06 @ World Café Live at The Queen – Wilmington, DE
10/07 @ Wilmington, NC – The Muse
10/08 @ Winston-Salem, NC – Johnny and June’s

About Gemini Syndrome:

Formed in 2010, the Los Angeles-based, GEMINI SYNDROME spent their formative days opening for bands on the Sunset Strip. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience. their 2013 full-length debut Lux, which landed at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and yielded the singles “Pleasure & Pain” and “Stardust.” The record’s release saw the Los Angeles heavy alternative band tour alongside everybody from Five Finger Death Punch to Device and perform at festivals such as Rock on the RangeWelcome to Rockville, and more. After coming off the road in late 2014, Gemini Syndrome underwent member changes, while confronting and exorcising internal and external demons. However, its creative core vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Brian Steele Medina, and bass player Alessandro “AP” Paveri continue to move forward after the release of their 2016 second full-length, Memento Mori; which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and spawned the hit single “Remember We Die” – which hit #1 on SiriusXM Octane. The band spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 on the road with bands such as In This MomentMotionless In WhiteAvatarSevendustStarset, and Drowning Pool.

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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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Epoch Failure Release ‘Warrior’s Hymn’ EP Feat. Cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer”

New Jersey based Urban Pop Duo Epoch Failure has released their sophomore EP, Warrior’s Hymn, which includes an inspiring cover of the Bon Jovi hit single, “Livin’ On A Prayer“, as well as the immensely well-received tracks “Warrior’s Hymn” and “Legacy” already featured on ESPN’s First Take programming, FOX’s UFC Road To The Octagon, and CBS’s “NFL Championship Chase” draft special.

“The new record says, ‘We are warriors in mind, body and spirit. Life, with its many peaks and valleys, is our battlefield.” – Nick Young

“In a time when lots of people are looking for handouts and making excuses, I feel we made a statement that the classic American fighter still exists. Life is more fulfilling, more fun, and way more badass when you go out there and fight for what you want. Go get your hands and hearts dirty chasing down your dreams.” – Billy Joe Marrero

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Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ JonYing Yang TwinsPitbull).

Epoch Failure’s first single “Champion” remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s also been featured by The NFL NetworkESPNFox SportsNASCARWWENBC SportsNY KnicksNY GiantsDenver Broncos and the Australian Football League. In addition, FOX Network used the song in their critically acclaimed prime time series, PITCH.

The group’s follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi’s legendary anthem, “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It reached the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:

“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!”
– Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child

Epoch Failure’s new Warrior’s Hymn EP was released on May 26, 2017. The big hooks and commercial sensibilities remain, but this sophomore effort surpasses their 2015 debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. This is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken, and the believers. In much the same spirit as Epoch Failure’s “Champion” single, this upcoming EP is similarly built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. As such, this is more than just an EP. It’s a personal sonic portrait.

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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!

Spiral Crush Release New Album ‘Electric Life’

Michigan based rock band Spiral Crush has released their third album, Electric Life, which was self-produced with Andy Catalan (Sponge). Spiral Crush is currently in the studio working on their next album, due out late 2017.

“I really dig the energy and vibe on this album ” – Scott Smail

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The Fell Announce New Front-Man Anthony De La Torre

Due to contractual obligations, Toby Rand was unfortunately unable to continue with The Fell. “We wish him all the best for the future!”

“However, we are thrilled to announce our new front-man, Anthony De La Torre. Anthony is an amazing vocalist who you may also know as Young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We are incredibly excited to welcome Anthony into The Fell family and look forward to touring in September. See you there!”

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The Fell –a new alternative rock band consisting of the multi-talented Anthony De La Torre on vocals, who you may also know as Young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesMike Krompass – Guitar player and Multi-Platinum producer , Notorious session drummer Randy Cooke and last, but not least, Billy Sheehan (Mr. BigWinery Dogs) on bass, who needs no introduction.

The Fell is not typical of any of their past projects, It’s a fresh new 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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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.