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CALL ME KING Release Official Music Video for “Broken Machines” Off of Sophomore Album, ‘The Writer and the Written’

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Austin, TX based Alternative / Post-Hardcore band CALL ME KING has released their official music video for the single “Broken Machines,” off of their August 4th released, sophomore album, The Writer and the Written.

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Track List:
1. Wind and Water, Misbehave
2. Casting Shadows
3. Dream Eater
4. Red All Over
5. Wolves at the Door
6. Everybody’s Got a Price
7. Bandit
8. Everything Is a Weapon (If You Hold It Right)
9. Broken Machines
10. Where Have You Been, Jack Douglas?
11. Sing Me to Sleep
12. Evil Will Prevail

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CALL ME KING has also launched their Can We Borrow Your Cabs Tour, which kicked off August 4th in their hometown and will wind through the South and Midwest before winding down August 25th in San Antonio, TX.

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Tour Dates:
08/06 @ The Cavern – Russellville, AR
08/08 @ Red Brick Bar – Norman, OK
08/10 @ Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA
08/11 @ Lucky Chance – Milwaukee, WI
08/12 @ Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
08/13 @ Be Here Now – Muncie, IN
08/18 @ Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/19 @ Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH
08/20 @ Mag Bar – Louisville, KY
08/21 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
08/22 @ Nick’s Ice House – Jackson, MS
08/24 @ Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
08/25 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX

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Call Me King is a post-hardcore act based in Austin, TX. Since their founding in July of 2015, Call Me King has gathered over 11,000 followers across various outlets. Call Me King has been featured alongside nationwide acts such as Asking AlexandriablessthefallEmery, and more. In January of 2016, after only six months of playing together as a group, Call Me King flew to Ohio to record their debut album …and the snow will turn to ash with founding father of progressive hardcore Craig Owens (ChiodosD.R.U.G.S.Isles & Glaciers) as producer and Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes operating as sound engineer. atswtta was released October 7th, 2016 alongside Call Me King’s first tour through the Midwest to promote the album.

Call Me King didn’t take time to rest after that tour, instead doubling down on regional shows to build on their already-established fanbase. They began writing for their second LP, which is currently untitled, in January of 2017. They spent the month of August at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo recording their second album with Jordan DiSorbo. Call Me King’s video for their single “Sycamore Lane” was released in September 2017 as an Alternative Press exclusive.

Immediately after returning from the studio, Call Me King was able to join one of their major influences, Emery, as they put on their Fan Appreciation Tour. This was a valuable experience for the band, who received incredibly positive feedback and are currently planning their next such tour.

Call Me King has recently partnered with the Inner Light Agency as management and is working toward the release of their second album, slotted for early Summer of 2018.

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DEFY THE TYRANT Release Official Lyric Video for “VOICES”

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Tallahassee, FL based Alternative Metal Band DEFY THE TYRANT has released the lyric video for their single, “VOICES.”

“Voices is one of the first songs we wrote with Curt (lead Singer) and it is Banging! We knew he had the pipes, but we didn’t realize the type of lyrics he was capable of. He blew us away! When people read the lyrics for the verses and the chorus, they will be able to get a good grasp on the mind Curt has. He has a completely fresh take on an age old issue. The idea of this constant secondary person that we all have inside us, this Id that we all deal with, it’s amazing how he put those ideas to song.” Defy the Tyrant

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Defy the Tyrant is: Curt (Vocals), Slim (Bass), Stu(Lead Guitar), Dilly(Drums), Ian(Guitar)

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BRAND OF JULEZ Release Official Live Video for “Falling Up”

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New York based Heavy Rock Band BRAND OF JULEZ has released an official live video for the single “Falling Up.” . Filmed at Phase 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia, “Falling Up” is off of their July 13th debut, released LP, FORWARD.

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Brand Of Julez will also be joining ORGY, MOTOGRATOR, and THE CROWNED on the BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR. Launching August 17th in Salt Lake City, UT, the tour winds through the US and winds down September 29th in San Diego, CA.

“There is no greater thrill for us than touring. Bringing our music night after night to folks and connecting with them is what drives us. If home is where your heart is, then every stage we have the pleasure of being on each night, is home to us. Then sharing those stages with kick ass bands like Orgy and Motograter makes life on the road an even greater experience.” ~ Julez

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BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR Dates:
08/17 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
08/18 @ Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO
08/20 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
08/21 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
08/22 @ Trees Dallas – Dallas, TX
08/23 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
08/24 @ 3Ten ACL Live – Austin, TX
08/25 @ Ethos Live – Laredo, TX
08/26 @ State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX *
08/28 @ Southport Hall Live Music & Party Hall – New Orleans, LA
08/30 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/31 @ West End Trading CO – Sanford, FL
09/01 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
09/03 @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Concord, VA
09/04 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
09/06 @ The Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
09/07 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
09/08 @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
09/09 @ One Centre Square – Easton, PA
09/10 @ Jergel’s – Warrendale, PA
09/11 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
09/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
09/13 @ The Room – Highland, IN
09/14 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
09/15 @ Diesel Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
09/17 @ Bourbon Saloon – Omaha, NE
09/18 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
09/19 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
09/21 @ House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
09/22 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/23 @ Club 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
09/25 @ Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
09/26 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR *
09/28 @ Beauty Bar Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
09/29 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

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When you think of the South Bronx, you don’t think of modern, melodic rock anthems, passionately aggressive vocals, heavy guitars, ripping solos, driving bass lines or pounding drums fills. However, that is exactly what Brand of Julez delivers night after night.

Brand of Julez was formed by brothers Julez Zamora (vocals/guitars) and Brandon Zamora (bass/backing vocals) in 2011 at the ripe old age of 16 and 13, Brand of Julez have climbed their way up the NYC ranks with a passion and fury that cannot be denied.

With the release of their debut EP in September 2012, Brand of Julez have relentlessly worked to bring their brand of heavy rock to the masses with incendiary performances at legendary venues like Webster Hall (The StudioThe Marlin Room, & The Grand Ballroom), The Gramercy TheaterThe Bowery BallroomMercury LoungeIrving Plaza and Starland Ballroom. Their powerful performances have brought them to share the stage with national recording artists like BuckcherryAce FrehleyPop EvilRed Sun RisingLynch MobGemini SyndromeKyngSons of TexasCrobotDrowning PoolAdrenaline ModWaylandBurn HaloOrianthiAlice CooperStitched Up HeartCycle of Pain, and Full Devil Jacket.

In 2016, Brand of Julez began working on recording new tracks. Working with the engineering talents of Joey Z (guitarist for Life of Agony), the mixing magic of Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music (Sevendust) and mastering perfection of Andy Van Dette at Engine Room Audio (SevendustMuseRush) led Brand of Julez to their self produce debut album FORWARD, which was officially released in June 2018.

With the addition of New Jersey’s Nick Kashmanian (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Frankie D’Esposito (drums) from Long Island, the BOJ family is complete and ready to take aim at the national spotlight. Recent US tours with OtepDoll SkinBobaflexPuddle of Mudd, and Texas Hippie Coalitionhave taken Brand of Julez around the country several times. A 35 date US tour in August/September of 2018 with Orgy and Motograter as well the release of a new single, will lead Brand of Julez back into the studio for their next musical offering.

Brand of Julez are ready to deliver their heavy rage of rock that will have you banging your head, with your horns raised and leave you with songs that you’ll be singing long after the show has ended.

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MINORITY 905 Release “Paramore Medley: Entire Discography in 10 Minutes (ft. Jessica Bell)”

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 Canadian Pop-Punk band MINORITY 905 has released their newest compilation video, “Paramore Medley: Entire Discography in 10 Minutes (ft. Jessica Bell).”

“We are all huge fans of Paramore and for the 13th anniversary of ‘All We Know Is Falling’ we wanted to make a special video that fans of the band can watch and remember all of the great moments throughout Paramore’s career up to this point.” – Minority 905

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While best known for their popular discography medleys–which include GREEN DAYALL TIME LOW, and BLINK 182–the foursome has also released their video for the single “Dangerous Ambitions,” the title track off of their upcoming, August 24th scheduled album.

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Minority 905 is a pop-punk band founded by then-17-year-old John Aquinoand former members of the band in August 2013. The name was inspired by Green Day’s song “Minority” and Aquino’s hometown of Mississauga, ON, Canada (its area code is 905). Aquino identified with the word “Minority” since he believed that the combination of his ethnicity, personality, and interests were rare in the punk rock scene.

Aquino met former member Aidan Collins on YouTube, after Collins saw a few of Aquino’s covers and contacted him. However, he did not join the band until early 2014 when the band needed a bassist. Collins joined and became the new bassist.

Throughout the next few months, Minority 905 played as much as they could, wherever possible–birthday parties, house parties, local bars, and local venues. Eventually, they were noticed by local producer, Mason Dayot at a show they played in Brampton–which was also the last show the former drummer played. Without an official drummer, Minority 905 went on to record their debut EP titled Luck Is For Losers with Dayot, who played the drums for the record.

Soon after the record released, current drummer Spasimir Vasilev joined Minority 905. Vasilev met the members at a previous show where he volunteered to sing “Blitzkrieg Bop” (The Ramones) with Minority 905. Once again, the band played many local shows and even opened for the bands Such Gold and Transit. In December 2014, they went on a weekend mini-tour with local bands Setback and Triumph Over Adversity.

In 2015, the lead guitarist left the band and Collins opted to start playing lead guitar instead of the bass. Current bassist Steven Wolwyn joined soon afterwards. The band closely worked with Dayot throughout the songwriting process during the early months of 2015 in preparation for the next record, which would be their first full-length album.

In July 2015, Collins left the band due to his family moving out of the city, and Dayot then decided he was going to take over guitar duties; as well as continue to be the main man to produce Minority 905’s album Broken, Not Beaten”

In March 2016, Mason left the band to pursue teaching English in Japan, and current guitarist, Chris Goodfellow joined the band in July 2016.

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ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR Releases Official Music Video for “Death Investing”

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New York based rock / alternative metal band ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR has released the official music video for their single, “Death Investing.” Originally premiered on BVTV Music, “Death Investing” was filmed by Alex Kouvatsos at Blackwolf Imaging.

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“Another Day’s Armor is ready to prove that rock n’ roll belongs at the top of the billboard charts.” – Another Day’s Armor

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Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.

Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli – Vocals, Nick Palma – Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell – Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski – Bass, and Alec Keshishian – Drums.

Another Day’s Armor aren’t just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock.

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ERIS Release Official Music Video for Cover of LINKIN PARK’s “LOST IN THE ECHO”

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Atlanta, GA based rock band ERIS has released the official music video for their cover of the LINKIN PARK hit single, “Lost in the Echo.” The self-directed music video showcases the band’s high energy, driving live performance, and the single is available to stream / download online now.

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“Eris will mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For us, it’s a new beginning. An unfiltered look at the ever changing world we live in. The good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the beginning, the end. ” – Eris
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Band Members:
Jaten Dimsdale – Vocals
Justin Holman – Vocals
Matt Bryant – Guitar
Nick Stallings – Drums

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Interview with Avrell

Avrell is a Latin-influenced rock band from Denver, Colorado. The trio have recently hit the ground running with their first stuido album in the works. With influences like Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Coldplay infused with their Spanish-language roots, extraordinary arrangements, and catchy vocals, we can be sure to expect something huge from Avrell in 2018!

Who are each of you and what are your roles in the band?

Geo is the lead singer and plays acoustic guitar. Edgar plays the keyboards and Ever plays the bass and sings backup vocals for live performances.  We write the music and make arrangements together.

What’s everyone’s musical history?

Ever has been playing music since high school. He started with the saxophone and quickly found a love for all instruments. He also plays piano, bass, a little acoustic guitar, and an assortment of wind instruments.

How did you all meet? When did Avrell form?

Avrell formed when Ever and Geo met. We both wanted to make music and decided to do so. At first, Ever would switch between piano and bass, but once Edgar arrived, Ever took to the bass and we’ve been making music together ever since.

Why did you guys choose the name Avrell, and what meaning does it have for you?

A lot of great things have happened in our lives so we wanted to keep the ball rolling on that.  We however didn’t like the name April so we searched for a variation in another language and found Avrel to be a great sounding word which meant the same.  We then added an extra “L” to make it ours.  

 

When writing a song, do you write the music or the lyrics first?

We have a large selection of songs, a large number of them written by Geo who writes the lyrics with the music at the same time. Sometimes we’ll all sit and finish the lyrics when he gets stuck.  Ever will usually write the music and then add the lyrics to them.

What other artists have influenced your musical style?

We have been influenced by many different artists from very different places around the world: Coldplay, Mana, Mark Anthony, Maroon 5, Camila. We take a little from every style and try to make new rhythms from what we have learned. We all grew up in different places around the world and listened to different styles, which we’ve all mixed into our songs.

Besides music, what other things have influenced your music?

Life in general has been a big influence.  We express ourselves through our songs.  Our life experiences are reflected in the lyrics and in the energy that we put in every arrangement.

What are your hobbies aside from music?

There are many hobbies we share and when one of us gets in to something new, the rest of the band tends to follow.  We snowboard, which in the summer turns into longboarding. We work on cars to relax sometimes. We also like to enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, off-roading, or perhaps just sightseeing.

In your experience, how does music from another language connect with the people who don’t speak it? Do you think music can bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together?

We have noticed that when we play our songs whether people understand the lyrics or not, they get the feeling that we are trying to convey. From our perspective, music in itself is a language which crosses barriers that everyone can understand.   It doesn’t matter where you are from – when you hear a good beat your body moves regardless of whether you understand the lyrics or not. This brings people together no matter what their background is.

 

If you could change an event in your past, would you? Which one and why?

There is nothing either of us would change of our past because all we have lived and learned is what is creating Avrell now. Our separate experiences have brought us together to create this band which will allow us to share our music with the world.

What has been the best thing about being in a band so far?

The best thing has been learning to understand another human being as they struggle through life to try to make the best of things.  We all have our personal lives but we have come together as a family and are learning to understand each other. This teaches us to also understand everyone around us because everyone has their struggles, as well as hopes and dreams, just as we do.

When can we expect your debut album to be released? Will there be a producer?  And will you be touring on that album?

We are now working on our album, spending what seems like countless hours in the studio and in rehearsals trying to make it the best possible.  We have a producer:  ( Guys please advice on what we should comment here )  We are hoping to tour on that album as soon as its released.

What else would you like people to know about Avrell?

We are friends and family people. We have put a lot of our time and love into these songs in order to give our listeners the best of us. Hopefully one day we will inspire other young artists and dreamers to follow what they dream to accomplish one day. The greatest and most priceless reward at the end will be the fulfillment of living this life -not just existing – by doing what we really love.

Thank you so much!

  – Avrell

 

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