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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce ‘2019 Can’t Sleep Tour’ Dates

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After spending the first 3 months of 2019 in the studio, Texas Based Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced a summer headlining tour in support of the debut single and video, “Can’t Sleep,” off of their highly anticipated, upcoming 3rd album, Under the Sun. The video is scheduled to premiere on June 21, at which time the track will be available for download and streaming, with the album slated for a mid-September release.
The Can’t Sleep 2019 Tour launches July 13th in Kansas City, MO and runs through August 24th, finishing in Quapaw, OK.

Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL
07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA
07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
07/20 @ Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY
07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
07/23 @ Winchester – Cleveland, OH
07/25 @ Hard Times Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA
07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI
07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi
07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN
08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN
08/04 @ Madison Live – Covington, KY
08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester,, NH
08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
08/10 @ TBA
08/11 @ TBA
08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
0815 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest – Bristol, IN
08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL
08/21 @ TBA
08/22 @ Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR
08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

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HELL & HOLLAR Release Official Music Video for “Showdown”

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West Palm Beach, FL based Stoner Rock Band HELL & HOLLAR has released the official music video for “Showdown,” off of their debut EP, 442.

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“We are so excited to release our first music video “Showdown”, from our debut EP 442 that is available now! ‘Showdown’ came into the Nashville studio with us as an unfinished idea. With the help of our great friends at Lust For Tone Studio we finished it and we did so by giving it a Nashville kick that gives the song a very southern rock vibe we really enjoy. Our director and cinematographer Cam Brooks had the great idea to do a Cool Hand Luke inspired theme which was a lot of fun to film and we really think everyone is going to enjoy watching it. We are also very excited to be heading out on our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour at the end of June. We will be making stops in Johnson City TN June 26th, Summerfest in Milwaukee WI June 28th, Raleigh, NC July 5th and more dates to be announced soon. So be sure to follow us, Hell & Hollar on all our social media channels to stay up to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!” – HELL & HOLLAR

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Track List:
1. Low And Slow
2. Double Wide
3. Desert Dust
4. 442
5. Personal Issues
6. Showdown

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Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Mike McCleary multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.

Catch Hell & Hollar Live:
06/26 @ The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
06/28 @ Summerfest Uline Warehouse Stage – Milwaukee, WI
07/02 @ The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

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ICON FOR HIRE Announce Summer Dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR

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Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.

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“We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe.” – ICON FOR HIRE

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Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Hell – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
07/21 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
07/23 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
07/24 @ Sonia – Boston, MA
07/25 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA
07/26 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
07/27 @ The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
07/28 @ The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
07/30 @ Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH
07/31 @ Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN
08/01 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
08/02 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA
08/03 @ The Garage – Burnsville, MN
08/04 @ Roxy Bar – Shawnee, KS
08/06 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
08/07 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
08/09 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
08/10 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
08/12 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
08/13 @ Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
08/15 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
08/16 @ Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
08/17 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
08/19 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX
08/20 @ TBA – San Antonio, TX
08/21 @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
08/23 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
08/25 @ TBA – Nashville, TN

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Track List:
1. Demons
2. Get Well II
3.Happy Hurts
4. Pulse
5. Supposed to Be
6. Bam Bam Pop
7. Under the Knife
8. The Magic
9. War
10. Too Loud

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Track List
1. Supposed to Be
2. Demons
3. Pulse
4. The Magic
5. Happy Hurts
6. You Were Wrong
7. Too Loud
8. War
9. Under the Knife
10. Here We Are
11. Get Well
12. Invincible
13. You Can’t Kill Us

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Despite their name, ICON FOR HIRE aren’t indebted to anyone but their fans. Since forming in 2007, the duo—singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have amassed a legion of followers who have connected with not only the band’s genre-bending sound, but also their honesty. That soul-baring spirit and realism is at the heart of everything Icon For Hire do, and it’s front and center on their latest Billboard-charting release, YOU CAN’T KILL US

Produced by Mike Green (Gwen Stefani, All Time Low) and funded by fans through Kickstarter on a campaign that raised $127, 200—making it one of the year’s highest-raising music campaigns—the self-released album marks a brand-new chapter for the band.

Blending hard rock, hip-hop, electronica and pop into an anthemic swirl of both melody and muscle, You Can’t Kill Us isn’t only a modern sounding record—it’s awash in lyrical themes that tap into the times as well. Addiction, depression and self-worth are all topics Ariel addresses and these themes reverberate loudly in today’s tumultuous, judgment-first culture.

After all, having survived the record label system and reemerged stronger than ever, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.

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Bloodywood Releases Official Music Video For “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)”; “Raj Against The Machine Tour” Dates Announced

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New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot).”

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“Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Beyond Good and Evil 2“, Machi Bhasad is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last. Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both a tribute and a call to action. It’s a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that’ll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the many. It’s a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us. To Become the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, and change the world for the better.”

Click to Download “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” on iTunes

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Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez Heinz – Hanover, Germany
07/19 @ Backstage – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
07/20 @ RnP – Wiesloch, Germany
07/21 @ Bastard Club – Osnabrück, Germany
07/24 @ The O2 Academy 2 – London, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/28 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
07/29 @ The Exchange – Bristol, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

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Bloodywood is: 
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming 
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals 
Roul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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THE DRP Unveils Personal Authenticity with Official Music Video for “HeroWin”

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Ruckus Rap artist THE DRP has released the official music video for his single, “HeroWin,” which is available now via his own Force 5 Records.

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“After suffering through my own hell and beating my demons and addiction, I decided to write a song about the terror that it is, but also that we can achieve great things and do right by our friends and family. I feel like we can all be heroes in our own story and win in the end.” – THE DRP

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The DRP has been in music for 15 plus years. First with his rap/metal band, SORE, and then joining PRIMER 55 in 2009. His first solo cd, Underground Kills Corporate came out in 2007 with guest appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Jared of Hedpe, Potluck, Critical Bill and more. The follow-up cd, The King of Ruckus Rap came out in 2011 and featured Saint Dog (of Kottonmouth Kings), and four Primer 55 songs.

The DRP has toured and played with many big name acts across all genres including Soulfly (with Primer 55), Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, Saint Dog and DGAF, 40 Below Summer, RA The Rugged Man, Hed(pe) and countless other acts. He is also the label President of Force 5 Records and has many big name artists signed to the label as well.

The DRP calls his musical style, “Ruckus Rap“. A blend of high energy, rap, metal, rock, and even a tinge of country and acoustic rock. His new single, “HeroWin” is his most personal song to date. He details his battle with heroin addiction and how he has found a better way to live. The song is meant to both inspire, but also detail the hell that is addiction and the demons many people face every day. In the end we can all be a “Hero” to ourselves, to those around us, our kids and to “Win” in the end.

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AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

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Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).

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“‘The Change‘ is anthemic and bold. It’s a call to arms to our listeners to not only make a change in themselves to pursue more fulfilling lives, but also to lead by example and BE the change in the world that show’s others they don’t have to be afraid to make the transformation themselves.””I can’t wait to finally release the title track of this amazing record we’ve worked so hard on.” – AWAKE AT LAST
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AWAKE AT LAST with Famous Last WordsDayshell, and At My Mercy:
05/10 @ Legends Bar and Venue – Convington, KY
05/11 @ The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
05/12 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
05/13 @ Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
05/14 @ Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
05/15 @ Championship – Trenton, NJ
05/16 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
05/17 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
05/21 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
05/22 @ Connect Live – Acworth, GA
05/24 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
05/25 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
05/26 @ Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
05/27 @ 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City
05/28 @ Fubar – St Louis, MO
05/29 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
05/30 @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill – St Paul, MN
05/31 @ Annex – Madison, WI
06/01 @ Citadel – Indianapolis, IN

AWAKE AT LAST with Eyes Set To Kill and Rivals:
06/28 @ Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, MD
07/01 @ Bungalow – Manchester, NH
07/02 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
07/03 @ The Cave – West Haven, CT
07/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
07/06 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
07/07 @ Rockpile – Toronto, Ontario
07/08 @ Rockpile – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 @ Salle Multi – Quebec City, Quebec
07/10 @ Piranha Bar – Montreal, Quebec
07/11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/12 @ INKCarceration Fest – Mansfield, OH

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Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to those who might be struggling in the world. The Change releases June 21st via Outerloop Records. “We pushed ourselves to our limits as songwriters,” states guitarist Imran Xhelili. “There is more variety on this record and there are songs that lean in a heavier rock/metal direction with other songs being a lot lighter and more dynamic. All of the choruses on this album have huge hooks, and there are more sections that are less guitar heavy and carried by different elements, like pianos and orchestral instruments.

The lyrics are also more direct in how they carry across the messages we have always had at the forefront of our music.” While making waves with their previous output, this combination is the sound of a band who have truly come into their own. From front to back, every song carries a message of hope. Having commenced writing for it even before the release of their Life/Death/Rebirth EP in 2016, the finished result is not something that came easily. “We all had demons we had to battle mentally and physically,” explains vocalist Vincent Torres. “You wouldn’t believe the pressure that comes down on you when you begin the process for a full length record. After we pushed through the turmoil and embraced the wonderful things that came as a reward it became pretty clear that what we had made should be called The Change. I think this is a perfect name, because it represents the spiritual evolution that we all went through.”

Having achieved a lot in 2018, including a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour – commencing the day after they finished tracking The Change – appearing on the iMatter Festival alongside Underoath and August Burns Red and opening for Asking Alexandria in Louisville, Kentucky, the band are striding into the fifth year of their existence on a high. The first taste of the record is single “Dead Generation”, which stands as a wake-up call, urging everyone who hears it to stand up and speak with their own voice, rather than becoming part of said dead generation. This perfectly represents both the band – rounded out by guitarist Eric Blackway, bassist/vocalist Tyler Greene and drummer Jon Finney – and their core message, continuing to place their fans first, and wanting to do all that they can to help improve their quality of life. “I want people to understand the symbiotic relationship between a band and its fanbase and I want them to feel like they’re along for the ride with us,” Torres states. “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.” The casual listener also might be unaware of the interconnectedness of Awake At Last’s releases, with Torres explaining that there’s a deep-rooted storyline following a character on their journey through multiple lives.The Change in fact serves as a direct sequel to Life/Death/Rebirth. “The being who experienced the afterlife in Life/Death/Rebirth is reborn into a new vessel in The Change, but in order to interrupt the endless cycle of life and death they’ve been going through they attempt to imbue their new vessel with all of their cellular knowledge. They believed that by doing this the vessel in The Change could bring about a great revolution in the world and finally end the process so the soul may finally rest. What happens next is yet to be determined.”

The album was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem and Josh Landry in Greensboro, NC, the energy and the dynamic of the team essential to shaping the record into its finished product. With Xhelili admitting the pressure of making a full-length was nerve-wracking, he also claims that this nervous energy helped them nail it down. “We all were striving and yearning for this to be the biggest and best album it could be and we all walked away very proud and satisfied with the end result.” For Torres, the process was not an easy one, the sessions taking a toll on him, having his lyrics chopped and changed by the production team after extensive demoing not something that immediately sat well with him. “It was hard fought but after all was said and done I’d learned so much about taking many words and turning them into poetry, and I believe the sessions made me a much better musician and songwriter. After some push and pull I think the compromises made created the perfect record and I think you can feel some of that struggle in the music, but also feel how to get through it.”The Change also marks the band’s transition from a fully independent band to one partnered up with Outerloop Records, which is a landmark event in their story. This partnership has allowed the band to make the album they want, and having the backing of a label will allow them to spread their music far further than they could with previous releases. “They believed in the vision we were striving for and we signed with them for this record to see the vision come to life,” explains Torres. “It is a bit of an adaptation process when you go from being completely DIY and independent to having a team behind you, but overall it’s really cool to be able to bounce ideas off of multiple sources and work with some amazing people who want the same thing that we do.”

As they continue to build momentum, the quintet’s ambitions remain true to their original aspirations: wanting to establish an even stronger connection to their fanbase. “I want to create a movement where individuals from all walks of life can come together and support one another as we continue to evolve and make changes in order to pursue fulfilling lives,” states Torres. Given the demons that had to be battled and overcome to reach this point it’s unsurprising how eager they are for people to hear what they have achieved. “This is the moment we’ve spent years working towards and these are by far the strongest Awake At Last songs we have written,” says Xhelili. “I feel proud of every single song that made the record and there is no filler. This is an album the fans can listen front to back and be immersed in the underlying concept and themes that tie it all together.”

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “never came around”, Announces Tour with Adelitas Way

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Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “never came around” coinciding with the announcement of a tour with ADELITA’S WAY, AMERICAN SIN, and ZFG, which kicks off April 17 in Houston. Aside from the video, the song is streaming exclusively on Spotify.

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“A new year and new opportunities, with the key word being opportunity. I’m beyond excited to be able to perform alongside Adelitas Way as the direct support act on their What It Takes tour, and thankful for the opportunity. The live production of my show is it’s own thing, this time the key word is show. I’m an entertainer and that’s what I do. On the flip side of all of this, I just released the music video for my new track “never came around” and the fans are loving it. I can’t wait to see everyone on the road.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

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Tour Dates:
04/17 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/19 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
04/20 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
04/24 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OF
04/26 @ Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ
04/27 @ One Centre Square – Easton, PA
04/28 @ Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
05/01 @ Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
05/03 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
05/04 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/05 @ Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
05/07 @ Rochaus – West Dundee, IL
05/08 @ Every Buddys – Chippewa Falls, WI
05/09 @ Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
05/10 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
05/11 @ Marquis – Denver, CO
05/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

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Blacklite District has experienced a meteoric rise over the past several months, with their YouTube following edging near 100,000 in less than a year and their wildly popular Minecraft videos–“Cold As Ice” and “The Struggle”–garnering around 70 million views cumulatively. Says Kyle, “I work with multiple major YouTube channels that promote my music to a huge worldwide audience. It’s been amazing as an independent artist of this generation to reach an audience of this size.” As a result of their rapidly expanding youth audience, the duo has seen incredible online sales and Spotify streams and playlistings, as well as significant Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard charting.

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