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THE CLAY PEOPLE To Join OTEP & One Day Waiting on Select Dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR

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Hot on the heels of their new album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE are set to share the stage with the legendary OTEP on select Southern US dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR.

“Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.”

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Tour Dates w/ OTEP & One Day Waiting:
12/12 @ The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
12/13 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/14 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
12/15 @ The Warehouse – Clarksvill, TN
12/16 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN

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 Track List:
1. Utopian Lie
2. Bloodletter
3. Now
4. Enemy
5. genRx
6. Illuminatus
7. Hex Machine
8. Strange Day
9. Palegod
10. Colossus
11. Firestarter

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Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables‘ on iTunes

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Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.

Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that

The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.

On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.

The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.

“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.

The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.

Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.

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CHIP & THE CHARGEUPS Release Mind-Blowing Green Day/Poison Mashup, “Good Riddance, Fallen Angel”

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Pittsburgh, PA based Power-Pop band CHIP & THE CHARGEUPS has released a creative music video for their Green Day/Poison Mashup, “Good Riddance, Fallen Angel.” Directed by Marcus Morelli of Skene 19 Films, the video recreates scenes from the original songs’ videos, combining the two seemingly unrelated storylines into a unified and entertaining narrative.

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“I think we have a double-dose of creativity to shock the world with in our Green Day/Poison mashup, ‘Good Riddance, Fallen Angel.’ Not only did we get the two songs to fit so well together, but recreating the videos in a way that completes both storylines even blew our own minds!” – Chip DiMonick (Vocals/Guitar)

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Chip & The Charge Ups arrived like a bolt of lightning in 2018. With their first two performances at a couple of the East Coast’s biggest music festivals, word quickly spread about this electrifying quartet.
Drawing influences from the heyday of punk, the early MTV era, and current cutting edge music, the band’s forthcoming debut release, “Flow of the Current, Part I (+),” is aimed to charge up music fans longing for a breath of fresh air.

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Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–Announce Fall Dates for “Reintroduce Yourself 2017 Tour”!

Legendary Front-Man Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–will be continuing his Reintroduce Yourself Tourinto Fall 2017. After a brief break from the summer run, they’re hitting the road today in Winchester, VA and will wind through the Midwest and up the East Coast before winding up October 15th in Toledo, OH. Chuck will be joined by Alex Bergeron Jr. (Agents of Oblivion/Deadboy/The Elephantmen) on bass, Dallas Sheppard (Nineball) on guitar, and Douglas Esper on percussion.

“I’m so excited, and I hope everyone else is excited too. We’ve had so much fun traversing the country this summer; the additions of a second guitar and bass have enabled me to bring the music up to the level that I have been hearing in my head, and expand the possibilities tenfold. We’ve made a lot of great, warm, and loving new friends–truly beautiful people–whom i cant wait to see again. We also can’t wait to be reunited with an equal amount of older friends, you all know who you are, see you all real soon! We also can’t wait to get back out tomorrow, but it always seems to go by so fast!!!! I finally want to send a very very special thanks to Michelle and Doug Esper (who a lot of you know as Mr. Harry Bickerson) without whom none of this would have been possible. To Doug and Michelle, and of course Mara and Owen, and both of their families, thank you for your faith, your patience, and your absolute trust in me. I love you all.” – Chuck Mosley

Chuck Mosley Reintroduce Yourself Fall Tour 2017
09/28 @ Bright Box – Winchester, VA
09/29 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/30 @ Country Corner – Long Island, NY
10/01 @ Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
10/02 @ Little Joe’s – Lewiston, ME
10/03 @ Dusk – Providence, RI
10/04 @ Jitz’s Tavern – Auburn, NY
10/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
10/06 @ The Phantasy – Cleveland, OH *
10/07 @ The Rockery – Detroit, MI
10/08 @ The Frequency – Madison, WI
10/09 @ Ellefson Coffee Co – Jackson, MN *
10/10 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
10/12 @ Prohibition Hall – Kansas City, MO
10/14 @ The Cure Lounge – Louisville, KY

Chuck Mosley has been reported dead at least three times in his life, but he says, “In reality its only happened once.”

Now in the second year of his Reintroduce Yourself tour, which includes “a mix of old songs going back to the Haircuts That Kill days up through new material no more than a month old,” Chuck’s stubborn resilience has kept his career going through many phases.

Last year saw VUA, who Chuck handles vocals/guitar duties in, release, Demos For Sale, on EMP Records (A label run by David Ellefson of Megadeth and Thom Hazaert), he sang and played guitar on the latest from indie group Indoria, even recording an early version of his song “Bella Donna” for their EP, You’ll Never Make The Six. He also reunited with his old friends from Faith No More for two shows to celebrate the re-release of “We Care A Lot,” which cracked the Billboard top 200, thirty one years after its initial release..

This year, EMP will reissue Cement’sThe Man With The Action Hair, which was shelved just before its release due to a van accident that left Chuck with a broken back, unable to tour for over a year. The album was remastered by Bill Metoyer and features new artwork by Pip Logan.

Chuck also assumed lead vocal duties for Primitive Race, who will release their second disc, Soul Pretender this November through Metropolis. The album also features founding member Chris Kniker, a formidable record executive producer/producer for the likes of Lords of AcidtweakerProngRevCoKMFDM and more. Kniker is joined by Dale Crover (MELVINS), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter MurphyThe MissionTricky), Erie Loch (WiccidBlownload) and the aforementioned Chuck Mosley. Primitive Race recently found themselves embroiled in an online scandal with pop sensation and form child star Corey Feldman, who felt compelled to block them on twitter.

While playing extensively through the US, the U.K., and France, Chuck spit out a dozen or so new songs, which are being fine-tuned in preparation for an upcoming recording session with renowned producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5MushroomheadDeftones)

When asked about producing Chuck’s new songs, Mr. Wallace said, “I’m fucking thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Chuck again. I’ve always been a die hard fan of the honesty in his lyrics and his deceptively simple melodies, that always become earworms and soulworms.”

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Karl Phillips And The Rejects Release Official Music Video for “Plastic Gangsta”

Ska collides with Punk guitar riffs and mad rapping skills on the newest single from Midlands, UK based, 7 piece rock band Karl Phillips And The Rejects, “Plastic Gangsta.” Releasing May 10th with introductory spins on BBC1 Radio, “Plastic Gangsta,” which shows Karl Phillips following a young gangster as he goes about his day posturing and generally making a fool of himself, will be available to download 5/19 via Medical Records.

“I’m a fly on the wall in his life, one minute he’s flexing in his bedroom mirror, and I’m like, ‘what are you doing’.” Says Karl of the video. “Next minute, he’s doing gun signs but his mum is shouting him down for dinner.

“Plastic Gangster is about a guy who thinks he’s a gangster but he’s just a mummy’s boy, in his head, he knows it really. The song is saying ‘stop being an idiot, it’s embarrassing” – Karl Phillips

A completely original mashup of ska, punk & grime with a hip-hop nod at luminaries like The Clash, The Specials & Mike Skinner. Karl’s refreshingly honest lyrics test the boundaries of the human mind and the English etiquette, coming from a place most people can relate to but never dared to mention!

The last few years has seen Karl support chart topping legends such as Chase & Status, Example and Ella Eyre! To underground hero’s like The King Blues, Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Skints, Dub Pistols, Imperial Leisure, The Neville Staple Band, Dreadzone & Alabama 3!

Karl and the band have had radio play on numerous BBC Introducing shows, including BBC 6 Music, with music video’s airing on various television channels.

Headline gigs include The Garage London, O2 Academy’s and a sell-out EP launch at Camden Barfly! Squeezing in the odd gig in France…. Karl even gained support from the ‘Dont Flop’ Rap battle league after taking part in what might be the worlds first ever ‘Guitar Rap Battle!

Summers are spent in festival mode spreading the Ska/Rap/Punk vibe from Boomtown Fair, The Secret Garden Party, Strawberry Fair, Blissfields and Beautiful Days to as far as Summer Sound Festival in Latvia! Sharing stages with the likes of Bob Geldof, UB40, Wiley, The Subways, Tinchy Stryder, The Feeling, Skepta and Zane Lowe, meaning Karl and The Rejects have been performing non stop for several years…. and loving every second of it!

These brilliant tracks had us all crunking in the studio. It also left us in awe of Karl’s ability to rap and The Rejects ability to keep up with him… freakishly quickly, without stumbling over the words or beats! If we tried anything like that, we’d be breathless in seconds…” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

This is music to wake you up, slap you around the face to make sure you are listening, and force you to do an hour in the gym before breakfast…It’s perfect festival fodder too. This is the sort of sound that will draw people into a dark tent on a sunny afternoon or get them to get up and dance in the mud in front of an open stage” – John Bowery (Virtual Festivals)

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BROCKER Release Music Video for “Gimme Gimme Rock N’ Roll”

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London punk band BROCKER has released a music video for their new single “Gimme Gimme Rock N’ Roll”. The gritty track stays true to punk ethos and hits a sweet spot for anyone who fell in love with the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack.

This song is about how the music industry is destroying real music for the money,” says vocalist Pako Mugica. “The video shows the effort of how a band gets to a gig, carry their equipment, play and party for the love of it. Rock n Roll!

“Gimme Gimme Rock N’ Roll” was produced by Paul Tippler (PlaceboIdlewildNew Town Kings) and is available for purchase here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
4/16/16 – haverhill @ The Bull
5/5/16 – Stevenage @ The Red Lion
5/12/16 – Canterbury @ The Lady Luck
5/14/16 – Northampton @ Roadmender (WPC Festival)
5/25/16 – Belgium/Netherlands or Germany, TBC
5/26/16 – Belgium/Netherlands or Germany, TBC
5/27/16 – Hamburg @ Monkeys Music Club (DE)
5/28/16 – Essen @ Sudrock (DE)
7/1/16 – Welwyn Garden City @ The Green Room
More to be announced soon

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Safe, So Simple Release New EP

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Benson, AZ easycore/pop-punk band Safe, So Simple have released their sophomore EP Too Close To Closure.  The record’s title reflects the band’s state of mind during its creation.

‘Too Close To Closure’ has the work of three sound engineers and spanned 16 months to complete,” says drummer Derek Ausseresses. “Needless to say, there were times we felt as though it would never happen. Furthermore, quitting would have been easier and cheaper. Despite it all, we continued to face adversity and adopted the attitude that we were just too close to give up. We’d worked too hard and sacrificed too much. We deserved that sense of closure.

The record was produced by Matt Good from From First to Last and Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With SirensHands Like HousesPalisides) and also features guest vocals on a track from Joseph Candelaria of Forever Came Calling. Order the album now on iTunes.

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Heat Of Damage Release “Judgement Day” Music Video From New Album “Open Fire”

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Folsom, California Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Heat Of Damage have released their “Judgment Day” music video from their debut album Open Fire. The video for “Judgement Day” was filmed at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California and was edited by Matt Thomas.

“Judgment Day” was written to be a powerful ‘F*ck You’ song, plain and simple. The lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who has been wronged, whose response is to be the better person. My contributions to the writing process come from my own experiences of essentially the exact same thing; being wronged and priding myself on being a better person than those who would treat me poorly. The musicality aspect of the song is very heavy, like 80’s era heavy metal sounding (interestingly enough, we called the riff ‘80’s metal’ before the song became Judgment Day). The harmonized guitar solo was thrown in because I am very influenced by the guitar stylings of Iron Maiden, and love the way harmonized guitar sounds.David Haug

The song started out as just a simple guitar riff that I came up with. As soon as I played it at a rehearsal one day, Julian started pounding away on his drums and the sound of the song started to take form. From the beginning I knew this song was going to be something special, and I was not wrong. We decided to make it the first official single from the album because it strongly represents exactly what Heat Of Damage is, and what this album will sound like as a whole. Personally, I think it’s the best song we have ever written.Nick Lassalette

Purchase Heat Of Damage’s Open Fire on iTunes HERE.

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