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LONELY DAKOTA Releases Official Music Video for Title Track Off of Debut EP, ‘End of Days’

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UK based, Southern Rock Band LONELY DAKOTA has released the official music video for “End of Days,” the title track off of their hotly anticipated, debut EP, due out June 28th.

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The End of Days EP for us stitches together years of hard work and refinement, offering our fans the very best of each of us. A mix of riff laden hard rock tracks and emotional, thought provoking ballads. This isn’t just music to us, it’s our lives laid out for the world to see, at around 140bpm. If nothing else we hope that the message to the listener is clear, whatever it is you’re going through and whatever burden you carry, you’re not alone. We are with you.

Every sore-throat, snapped string and broken drumstick has led to this moment. Every dark thought, sleepless night and act of poor judgement has led to our story.

You will know us, and we will know you.

We are Lonely Dakota – VonDeePJTez, and Sepala.

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Lonely Dakota was originally the brain child of Paul ‘PJ’ Jackson and started life as an Indie band on the Southampton and London circuits, receiving moderate success supporting acts like Lonely The Brave, but PJ’s passion and influence had always been for rock music…

In December 2015 PJ set to realize his vision of an LD infused with cutting and melodic lead guitar with mammoth power chords, thunderous bass, technical but driving drums and gritty vocals.

In January 2016 Luke ‘VonDee’ Varndell would meet Jackson and a rabble of other musicians in a damp ‘would be studio’ in the arse end of nowhere to audition for lead vocals. Having prepared lyrics beforehand the band quickly began to meld together, and fan favourite ‘Medication’ began to take form. VonDee had never fronted a band before, having previously been a solo acoustic act, and felt naked without his own guitar around his neck. However with the support and encouragement of Jackson his confidence, ability and range grew. In a moment that would have made Marty McFly proud, they had both found ‘that new sound’ they had been looking for.

In April 2016 Lonely Dakota would release their first single, ‘
“On The Rise.” Recorded at the Ranch Production House, it received local radio success and LD went on to play a string of shows supporting acts such as SOiLWilson, and Reigning Days. Later the same year they released their second single, “Low Life,” via Revolver Records, but continual changes to the line-up saw the momentum dwindle. Due to disagreements and other commitments, the band lost its rhythm section.

Not to be deterred, and wanting to preach their songs to the masses, Jackson and VonDee set about reconstructing and breathing new life into LD.

Terry ‘Tez’ Jenvey would join the band in the Summer of 2017 providing thunderous bass guitar and giving a new momentum to the band. In November 2018 LD returned to the Ranch Production House, with producer Kurt Fagan, to record their new Southern Rock ballad ‘Dead Stories’. This would go on to receive national airplay on Planet Rock’s ‘The New Rock Show’, with Wyatt Wendels.

LD once again began to gather traction on the local scene developing a loyal and growing fan base. In February 2019 Lonely Dakota would become fully formed into the Southern Rock Powerhouse it is today with the addition of Craig ‘The Machine’ Sepala on drums. Sepala’s years of drumming experience and technical playing has helped to push Jackson, VonDee, and Tez to play harder than ever before. Leading to live shows laden with ‘behind the head’ solo’s, chest pounding bass, raspy and haunting dual vocals and earth-shattering drums.

In April 2019 LD once again returned to The Ranch and recorded their debut, five track, EP. Featuring forth coming singles, “End of Days” and “Overdrive.”

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DOPE Celebrates 20th Anniversary of debut album, ‘Felons & Revolutionaries’ with Worldwide Tour Alongside STATIC-X, DEVIL DRIVER, WEDNESDAY 13, RAVEN BLACK, & SOIL

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Industrial Metal Lifers DOPE are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, Felons & Revolutionaries with the launching of a worldwide tour alongside STATIC-X. Kicking off June 18 in Tempe, Arizona, the tour winds throughout North America, Australia, the UK, Europe, and will also include Russia and The Ukraine.

“It’s crazy to think that it has been almost 20 years since Dope’s debut album Felons & Revolutionaries was released.

I’m so grateful for the foundation that the album laid for the band and I appreciate the affinity that so many of our fans have for its raw, unpolished production..”

Felons and Revolutionaries really put Dope on the map. It catapulted us from the streets of NYC to international awareness in such a short time. We toured constantly with bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Fear Factory, Powerman 5000, Statind, Sevendust, POD, Kid Rock, and of course Static-X.. We also got to see our music featured in some very prominent movies and soundtracks such as The Fast & The Furious, Scream 3, and American Psycho.
– EDSEL DOPE

On Dope touring with STATIC-X, Edsel states:

“Somehow, everything has all come full circle. In the early days, Dope toured with Static-X more than any other band. We played more than 200 shows together on our debut album cycles and we all became really good friends..

So many tours, so many memories.. It’s really surreal to be dong it again 20 years later..

It’s very fitting that Dope is pairing up with Static-X again to celebrate the anniversaries of both of our debut albums..”

And in discussing the passing of friend and iconic front-man WAYNE STATIC:

“It was really sad man! Dope was part of the last North American tour that Wayne did in 2014. So I had the pleasure of touring with Wayne at the very beginning of his career and also at the very end.. I’m very grateful for those experiences, but they obviously left me feeling very sad and angry, after hearing how he passed.. Addiction is incredibly unforgiving & It doesn’t discriminate.. Even still, Wayne’s passing caught us all off guard.. It was shocking and it was sad and it was totally unnecessary..
We lost an incredibly talented friend, a funny and gentle person, who contributed so much to our scene… His voice was incredible and we all mourn his passing because we love and miss the beauty that he contributed to the world… We should also view his passing as a cautionary tale, because too many good people are leaving this earth way too early.. It’s sad and it makes me angry, because it really shouldn’t have happened at all.. I’m glad that Static-X has chosen to memorialize Wayne on this tour! I think it’s an incredibly sincere way form them to pay their respects & to represent his importance and presence within the band, while they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip.”

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North America w/ Static-X, Devil Driver, Wednesday 13, Raven Black
06/18 @ Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
06/19 @ El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/21 @ Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
06/22 @ The Warehouse – Houston, TX
06/23 @ The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
06/25 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/26 @ The Firmanent – Greenville, SC
06/28 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
06/29 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
06/30 @ Levels – Scranton, PA
07/02 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON
07/03 @ London Music Hall – London, ON
07/04 @ Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
07/05 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
07/06 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/07 @ Reverb – Reading, PA
07/09 @ Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
07/10 @ Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
07/11 @ The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN
07/12 @ The Clyde – Ft Wayne, IN
07/13 @ Harpos – Detroit, MI
07/14 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
07/16 @ Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
07/18 @ Cadott Rockfest – Cadott, W
07/19 @ Anthem @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA
07/20 @ The Forge – Joilet, IL
07/21 @ Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
07/23 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
07/25 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
07/26 @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
07/27 @ House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/12 @ Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/13 @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft Lauderdale FL
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/02 @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO

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Australia w/ Static-X – Wednesday 13
08/22 @ Eaton Hill – Brisbane, QLD
08/23 @ Croxton – Melbourne, VIC
08/24 @ Metro – Sydney, NSW
08/26 @ The Gov – Adelaide, SA
08/27 @ Rock Rover – Perth, WA

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UK w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13
09/24 @ SWX – Bristol, England
09/25 @ Tramshed – Cardiff, Wales
09/26 @ Electric Ballroom – London, England
09/27 @ Rock City – Nottingham, England
09/28 @ Stylus – Leeds, England
09/29 @ Engine Room – Southhampton, England
10/01 @ Northumbria Institute – Newcastle, England
10/02 @ The Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
10/03 @ The Ritz – Manchester, England
10/04 @ 02 Institute – Birmingham, England

Europe w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13
10/05 @ File 7 – Paris, France
10/06 @ Trix Club – Antwerp, Belgium
10/07 @ Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
10/09 @ Essigfabrik – Cologne, Germany
10/10 @ MS Connex – Mannheim, Germany
10/11 @ Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
10/12 @ Rock Planet – Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
10/13 @ Backstage – Munich, Germany
10/14 @ Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
10/15 @ Simm – Vienna, Austria

Russia and the Ukraine TBA

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For fans hoping for new music from Dope, Edsel offers:

“Dope has a ton of new music recorded for the next album.. The trouble is, I’m a self diagnosed crazy person.. I just can’t seem to put the finishing stamp on things quite yet.. I’m truly sorry! I know that it drives the fans crazy, because they want to hear what I’m working on.. Believe me, It drives me crazy too.. I just have to be in the right head space, in order to commit to the completion of the audio and visual elements that go along with it.. I’m the artist, the producer, the video director, the graphic designer, the manager, and everything else in between for Dope, so it’s allot for me to come to a peaceful place with. Deep down, there is a method to the madness and I’ll get there soon enough….

Right now, I’m just excited to hit the road and party with the Dope fans around the world and to spend time with lots of old friends.. After that, we can turn the page again and focus on completing and releasing some new Dope music.
These shows are gonna be insane!! Many of them are already sold out..

I can’t wait for it to begin!”

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IAN ABEL Releases Official Music Video for “Shoes”

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L.A. Based Singer / Songwriter IAN ABEL has released the official music video for his single, “Shoes.”
“I wrote this song at the age of 19 with a guy out of Nashville named Mike Cullison. I’ve held onto it because I knew the world needed to hear it and now they are.” – IAN ABEL

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“Shoes” was previously featured in a special pro-wrestling All Elite Wresting DOUBLE OR NOTHING vignette promoting the match between brothers CODY and DUSTIN RHODES.

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Ian Abel Band, is a rock outfit made up of accomplished young musicians in Los Angeles, California. Lead singer, guitar player and primary song-writer, Ian Abel, formed the band with no purpose other than creating new and fresh music for Rock N Roll fans everywhere.

Originally from Louisville Kentucky, Ian Abel, connected with New York drummer, Kenny Schwartz, and high school friend, Westray Tackett, in Los Angeles in early 2017. Together with the help of their friend and master audio engineer, Jon Graber, they began tracking an 11 song album in 2018 at United Recording.

The first song released from that recording session, titled “Shoes”, was licensed in May of 2019 to All Elite Wresting for a promotional video for the historic fight between Cody & Dustin Rhodes at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.

Since then, Ian Abel Band added bassist Karthik Suresh, played the world famous Troubadour and began working with legendary rock manager Rob McDermott (Mad Mac Ent.). Big guitars, big drums and even bigger hooks. That’s what the Ian Abel Band is all about.

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THE FELL Announce Single Release Party at Nashville’s MERCY LOUNGE

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Alternative Rock Band THE FELLStephen Vickers (vocals), Mike Krompass (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass), Scott Westervelt (keys), Rich Redmond (drums)–has announced that they will be holding the release party for their new single, “Dancing On A Glass Floor,” at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN. Joined by DIGITAL BRAINS, THE FELL’s release party tickets with VIP opportunities are available online NOW.

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The Fell is a modern alternative band that balances guitar based rock with pop sensibility. Taking their explosive mix of grunge, 80’s pop, and infectious grooves to new heights, the end result is anthemic rock arrangements that are sure to leave you wanting more. The Fell features singer Stephen Vickers, guitar player Mike Krompass, bassist Billy Sheehan, keyboard player Scott Westervelt, and drummer Rich Redmond.

Currently, The Fell is in the studio recording their full-length debut album and preparing to embark on a tour across North America and Europe.

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NEAL SCHON Pays Homage to PRINCE with “Purple Rain” Tribute

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NEAL SCHONJOURNEY Founder, has revealed a first taste of his upcoming, solo LP, Universe, with a Birthday homage to Prince, an inspirational tribute to “Purple Rain.”

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“Prince, pancakes and Journey guitar riffs at 4 am…. late eighties and I am sitting with Prince on the floor in his apartment at Paisley Park. We’ve listened to Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel and I notice a worn Journey Escape record in his collection. Surprised I turned to him and said “Never took you for a Journey fan”. He gave me that doe eyed look that always made me uncomfortable and said: “Neal Schon is one of my favorite guitarists on the planet, he is a genius.”

I thought it only fitting that Neal would return the respect by playing a fiery, inspired version of “Purple Rain”. Having worked for Prince for the last few years of his life, Neal’s beautiful interpretation makes the loss of the colossal talent of “P” a little less sad. They are each prodigy’s that have woven themselves into the fabric of our lives and our lives are richer as a result.”

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Journey’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.

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AURIN Release Official Music Video for “Pause Rewind Repeat”

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New Jersey based Hard Rock Band AURIN has released the official music video for their emotionally charged, new single, “Pause Rewind Repeat,” off of their upcoming third album, Serotonin.

The band has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help facilitate the production and release of Serotonin.

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“We are in a time in which political divides are tearing nations and their people apart. So many of us are too busy placing the blame or turning a blind eye, that we have lost the importance of being humanitarian. “Pause Rewind Repeat” is intended to show that we need to be stronger in order to push through all of the pain and suffering in this world. We need to lift each other up in order to break through the barriers that have been placed between us.” – AURIN

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Support AURIN’S Serotonin Kickstarter Campaign:

“We are raising funds to help with the production and release of our upcoming third studio album Serotonin slated for release Summer 2019, produced by Grammy award nominated, Mike Ferretti (Sevendust, Thank you Scientist, Saliva) and Mastered by Andy VanDette (Rush, Porcupine Tree, Breaking Benjamin, Beastie Boys).

We have been busy behind the scenes focusing on writing, recording and preparing for the launch of this album, which includes 7 brand new tracks.

Serotonin is inspired by struggles with depression, losing loved ones to suicide, and the perseverance of hope in humanity through the decline of society.

Our goal is to continue reaching out to and connecting with people through music. We have all seen our fair share of ups and downs, and came to realize it was a vital step in making us who we are currently as individuals and as a band.

We have some really cool perks for our backers who want to get involved in the final stages of making this album come to life! We want to thank everyone for listening to our new single “Pause Rewind Repeat”, and THANK YOU for your support!”

Perks:

$5 – “Thank You” From The Band & New Single
Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat”
“Thank You” letter from the band via email

$15 – Digital Download Serotonin
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$20 – Serotonin Physical CD (signed optional)
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$50 – Handwritten Lyrics & Signed Band Photo
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$60 – Bass String Necklace & Physical Copy
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$75 – YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM & Signed CD
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$100 – Signed Drum Sticks Used During Recording & CD
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$125 Signed Drumhead & Serotonin Digital
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$150 Exclusive T-shirt, Handmade Steampunk Goggles by Lisa Toniolo & CD
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$150 Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt, Exclusive Beanie & CD
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$200 Kick Drum Head (Signed)
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$350 Stage Banner
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$1,000 – Executive Producer Credits
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Click HERE to Support AURIN’s ‘Serotonin’ on Kickstarter

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Aurin is back with their upcoming third album, Serotonin, slated for release Summer 2019 through TLG / INgroovesSerotonin was produced by Grammy award nominated Mike Ferretti (SevendustThank you ScientistSaliva).

After their critically acclaimed 2014 release of record label debut album Catharsis on Pavement Entertainment / RED, the band hit the road, honing their live show while doing dates and touring with…. Art of DyingOtepNonpointIcon For HireGemini SyndromeIll NinoAdrenaline MobFit for RivalsSmile Empty Soul, Members of Breaking Benjamin40 Below SummerIslanderTantricSpineshankThe Bunny The Bear and more…

After bringing their new bassist Lisa Toniolo on board, they have been busy mainly behind the scenes focusing on writing, recording and preparing for the launch of Serotonin. “This album was a little different than our previous releases. We created a record that drifted a bit from our earlier and heavier music, though it was still heavily driven by our roots in hard rock. I personally feel like this album is our best by far, and features a lot more hooks while diving into more of an active rock sound. The subject matter is mainly inspired by the struggles of depression, losing loved ones to suicide, and the perseverance of hope in humanity through the decline of society. We hope to continue reaching out to and connecting with people through music. We have all seen our fair share of ups and downs, though realize it was a vital step in making us who we are currently as individuals and as a band.”

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KISS KISS BANG Release Official Music Video For “Hearts On Fire”

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Bowling Green, KY Rock Band KISS KISS BANG has released the official music video for the lead single off of their Debut EP, “Hearts on Fire,” out NOW via TLG / INgrooves. Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Hearts on Fire” was filmed by 254 Productions.

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“These songs are a product of our band tearing everything apart and totally revamping our sound.” – KISS KISS BANG

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Track List:
1. Head Change
2. Hearts on Fire
3. She’s Bad
4. Run to You
5. When It Rains
6. My Last Goodbye

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“A classic rock n’ roll quintet born and bred in the heart of western Kentucky form a powerhouse of a raw and electric modern slam band with monstrous guitars and Eagles-style vocals that carry near constant three part harmonies. Accompanied by a thundering rhythm section of groove running bass and wild n’ out, heavy hitting drum beats that act as a constant heartbeat to the already tight and locked in Bowling Green showmen, Kiss Kiss Bang have been one of the top tier, heavyweights of the local music scene for only a few years. A complete renovation from the ground up in 2018 changed not only the sound of the band, but the soul itself. Sharing stages with multiple national acts over the last couple of years have helped the young bloods get a little more long in the tooth and more the wiser at just what it takes to not only get to the top, but fking stay there!”

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