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The Veer Union Release Official Lyric Video for “Last Regret” Off of Upcoming ‘Decade: History of Our Evolution’ Box Set

Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has released the Official Lyric Video for “Last Regret” off of their forthcoming box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution.

“I think we can all relate to at least one time in our lives where we wish we could have just made a better decision than the one we made in the past; in retrospect, as an artist, those mistakes that we make are also the same things that inspire us to make music from the depths of our hearts” – Crispin Earl

Click HERE to Pre-Order ‘Decade: History of Our Evolution’

The Veer Union also have pre-order bundles available including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016 (including new acoustic recordings of their hit singles “Seasons,” “Bitter End,” and many more. As well, there will include reproduced, newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons”
and “Darker Side Of Me.”

The Veer Union Epic Evolution Tour Dates:
12/08 @ Mercersburg Mansion House – Mercersburg, PA
12/09 @ Monraes – Penneville, NY
12/30 @ Evening Star – Niagara Falls, NY
12/31 @ TBA – Philadelphia / Easton, PA
01/02 @ Irish Wolf – Scranton, PA
01/03 @ Whislky Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
01/04 @ Empire – Akron, OH
01/05 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
01/06 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
01/07 @ TBA – St. Joseph, MI
01/09 @ TBA – Lafayette, IN
01/10 @ Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
01/11 @ TBA – Rockford, IL
01/12 @ Penny Road – Barrington, IL
01/13 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
01/14 @ Hijinx – Fort Atkinson, WI
01/16 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
01/17 @ Cafe Acoustic – St. Joseph, MO
01/18 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
01/19 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
01/20 @ TAB – Omaha, NE
01/24 @ TBA – Grand Junction, CO
01/25 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denverr, CO
01/26 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
01/28 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
01/30 @ Limelight – San Antonio, TX
02/02 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/03 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
02/06 @ TBA – Flagstaff, AZ
02/07 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
02/08 @ TBA – San Diego, CA
02/09 @ Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
02/10 @ TBA – Modesto, CA
02/11 @ Holy Driver – Sacramento, CA
02/13 @ TBA – Eugene, OR
02/15 @ Rock Hard PDX – Portland, OR
02/16 @ TBA – Spokane, WA
02/17 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

In 2016 Lead vocalist Crispin Earl took a rather unique approach to coincide with the concept of the album, Decade. He took the opportunity to reproduce five unreleased songs which were written prior to the first
incarnation of The Veer Union in 2004, bringing them back to life, as well as combining five brand new songs to bridge the span over a DECADE. Now, with the BOX SET release of Decade: History of Our Evolution, The Veer Union will continue this theme by Crispin reproducing the five remaining songs as well as adding five brand new songs again proving that The Veer Union can stand the test of time by incorporating the original vision of the band and blending it with the current incarnation. Decade: History of Our Evolution truly takes the listener through a musical and emotional journey that represents all that is The Veer Union.

The album was self produced and written by Crispin Earl.

Crispin Earl recently started his own Record Label, Rock Shop Entertainment (RSE) and this will be the labels first ever worldwide release! Crispin says, “in the past I have had the pleasure of working with many great people at various record labels and learning from some of the best in the industry. At this point in my career I feel the most important part of being an artist is not having someone impeding on the creative process and now with ROCK SHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE), I will have the creative freedom to do as I wish in all creative aspects which is what makes this one of the most exciting releases of my entire career.”

Members:
Crispin Earl
Ryan Ramsdell
Dan Sittler

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A Foreign Affair Release Official Music Video for “Passing Through”

Sacramento Alternative Rock Band A Foreign Affair has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Passing Through.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Passing Through” is the first single off of their forthcoming LP, Empty Houses, due out November 25th.

“Passing Through is a song about trying to latch onto meaning in life as we go through the moments that challenge us as individuals.” – A Foreign Affair

Track List:
1. I’m Your Ghost
2. Passing Through
3. A Girl from the Sky
4. Awake
5. Empty House

A Foreign Affair is an alternative rock band based out of Sacramento California. This dynamic group offers clean guitar verses accompanied by electronic nuances and hard hitting choruses. All the while vocalist Alex Strobaugh belts emotionally driven melodies to soothing hooks that soar over the bands instrumentally driven music.

Alex Strobaugh – Vocals
Jared Cambridge – Guitar/Synth
Nick Blevins – Guitar
Jordan Hoover-Bass/Vocals

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Jane N’ The Jungle Release Official Music Video for “Wild Side”

Phoenix, AZ based Alternative Rock Band Jane N’ The Jungle has released the Official Music Video for their newest energetic, wild, and contagiously addicting single”Wild Side”. Originally premiered on AntiHero Magazine, “Wild Side” was directed and filmed by Will Goldstein.

The rock music passion Jane N The Jungle consistently presents is always spot on. Their flamboyant humor blends with the live rock footage and produces the rock on stamp for their new video “Wild Side.” Get ready to spin it and get your “Wild Side” on! – AntiHero Magazine

Click HERE to Download “Wild Side” Online

Alternative rock band Jane N The Jungle, from Phoenix, AZ, set fire to the indie alternative music scene with their electric performances and powerful female vocals. The band released their debut EP in October 2016 with influences such as Alanis Morissette,The Cranberries, and Florence and The Machine. Jane and her “Tribe” have received rave reviews on their unique sound, mixing between 90’s alternative and modern rock.

Honda will be featuring 2 “JNTJ” songs in prime time ad commercials airing in 2017 in the U.S.; Hard rocker, ‘Smoke & Dust’, and an Americana single, ‘Open Road Blues’.

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Lethal Injektion Release Official Music Video for “Believer” (Imagine Dragons Cover)

Tucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has followed up on their highly praised sophomore LP, Judgment Night, with a stunning reinterpretation and music video of the Imagine Dragons hit single, “Believer.”

“We chose ‘Believer’ because we respected the concept and message. We are on a mission to make believers out of the industry with our music and unique sound.”

Click HERE to Download “Believer” Online

Lethal Injektion is the newest Rap/Metal sensation, based out of Tucson Arizona. The band was put together with Tucson’s hottest top tier artists to make an undeniable sound & movement.

Jacob Ryan, is a successful independent rap artist under the rap name The Raskal, who most recently won West Coast Artist Of The Year @ The Under Ground Music Awards in New York in December 2015. The Raskal has also had major write ups in The Source, allhiphop.com, World Star Hip Hop, along with other big features.

Jonathan Russell is most known for his amazing talents as the vocalist in his own band, Stands With Fists. Stands With Fists has had a lot of independent success as well doing several huge events such as Knot Fest & KFMA’s Fall Ball just to name a few. Jacob reached out to Jonathan back in July, with an idea and concept never before seen or done in Tucson. A fusion of hardcore passionate hip hop lyrics, blended with high energy, aggressive metal tones and rhythms. The one thing missing was a band to make it all come together. Using his deep connections in the Tucson metal scene, Jonathan reached out to a young talented group of musicians to finalize this new super group. Guitarists Lawrence McIntyre & Jesse Espich team up with drummer James Ringstrom, and bassist Luis Rodriguez to provide a unique, yet marketable sound to accompany Jonathan’s wide vocal range and dynamic melodies, as well as Jacob’s gritty yet clever rhymes and distinct voice. Their debut single “Strength Through Struggle” has done amazing numbers, and is available on all major digital music outlets. The band released their follow up single and very first music video “Voices” on their YouTube channel Friday January 15, 2016. The band then followed up with their first studio recorded EP “Sex Is Power”, which made an immediate impact charting as high as #8 on Itunes for new releases for the Rock Genre, and stayed at #1 on Amazon for new alternative metal release for the first 2 weeks. Be on the lookout for their second full legth album “Judgement Night” under the home umbrella RuffLife Recordz, comingSeptember 15, 2017.

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The Veer Union Announce Release of ‘Decade: The History of our Evolution’ Box Set Pre-Order with Immediate Free Download Cover of Faith No More’s “Epic”

Vancouver, BC based Rock / Metal band The Veer Union has started a PRE-RELEASE worldwide through ROCKSHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE) for their first ever box set, Decade: History of Our Evolution, which will include 6 albums: Decade, Decade Acoustic, Decade 2, Decade 2 Acoustic, Decade Demos, and Decade Rarities. The band has also teamed with Loudwire to release the lyric video for their cover of legendary cult band Faith No More’s “Epic,” which will be available for immediate download with pre-order of Decade: History of Our Evolution box set.

“Growing up FAITH NO MORE was one of our favourite bands, not only did they have great songs, but they had an uncompromising passion for what they did musically. We wanted to harness some of that inspiration with this cover and hopefully do some justice to one of the most underrated and influential bands of our time.” – Crispin Earl

Click HERE to Pre-Order ‘Decade: History of Our Evolution’

The Veer Union will also have pre-order bundles available 11/3 including: signed Box Set, T-shirt, hand-written lyrics sheet, private acoustic performance, VIP Meet and Greet, Free Show Entrance on their Epic Revolution Tour (see below), and Free Download of The Best of the Veer Union 2008-2016 (including new acoustic recordings of their hit singles “Seasons,” “Bitter End,” and many more. As well, there will include reproduced, newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons”
and “Darker Side Of Me.”

The Veer Union Epic Evolution Tour Dates:
12/08 @ Mercersburg Mansion House – Mercersburg, PA
12/09 @ Monraes – Penneville, NY
12/30 @ Evening Star – Niagara Falls, NY
12/31 @ TBA – Philadelphia / Easton, PA
01/02 @ Irish Wolf – Scranton, PA
01/03 @ Whislky Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
01/04 @ Empire – Akron, OH
01/05 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
01/06 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
01/07 @ TBA – St. Joseph, MI
01/09 @ TBA – Lafayette, IN
01/10 @ Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
01/11 @ TBA – Rockford, IL
01/12 @ Penny Road – Barrington, IL
01/13 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
01/14 @ Hijinx – Fort Atkinson, WI
01/16 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
01/17 @ Cafe Acoustic – St. Joseph, MO
01/18 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
01/19 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
01/20 @ TAB – Omaha, NE
01/24 @ TBA – Grand Junction, CO
01/25 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denverr, CO
01/26 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
01/28 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
01/30 @ Limelight – San Antonio, TX
02/02 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/03 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
02/06 @ TBA – Flagstaff, AZ
02/07 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
02/08 @ TBA – San Diego, CA
02/09 @ Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
02/10 @ TBA – Modesto, CA
02/11 @ Holy Driver – Sacramento, CA
02/13 @ TBA – Eugene, OR
02/15 @ Rock Hard PDX – Portland, OR
02/16 @ TBA – Spokane, WA
02/17 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

In 2016 Lead vocalist Crispin Earl took a rather unique approach to coincide with the concept of the album, Decade. He took the opportunity to reproduce five unreleased songs which were written prior to the first
incarnation of The Veer Union in 2004, bringing them back to life, as well as combining five brand new songs to bridge the span over a DECADE. Now, with the BOX SET release of Decade: History of Our Evolution, The Veer Union will continue this theme by Crispin reproducing the five remaining songs as well as adding five brand new songs again proving that The Veer Union can stand the test of time by incorporating the original vision of the band and blending it with the current incarnation. Decade: History of Our Evolution truly takes the listener through a musical and emotional journey that represents all that is The Veer Union.

The album was self produced and written by Crispin Earl.

Crispin Earl recently started his own Record Label, Rock Shop Entertainment (RSE) and this will be the labels first ever worldwide release! Crispin says, “in the past I have had the pleasure of working with many great people at various record labels and learning from some of the best in the industry. At this point in my career I feel the most important part of being an artist is not having someone impeding on the creative process and now with ROCK SHOP ENTERTAINMENT (RSE), I will have the creative freedom to do as I wish in all creative aspects which is what makes this one of the most exciting releases of my entire career.”

Members:
Crispin Earl
Ryan Ramsdell
Dan Sittler

Connect with The Veer Union:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Fear Is Dead Release Official Music Video for “Dirtnap,” Off of ‘What Remains’ EP

New York based Heavy Rock / Metal band Fear Is Dead has released the Official Music Video for their single “Dirtnap” off of their August released EP, What Remains. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Dirtnap” was directed and edited by Skila of Fear Is Dead.

“Dirtnap” is about frustration, in regards to society/humanity, and how we keep repeating our mistakes. Things sometimes feel pointless, like “we keep coming back just to feed the worms. – Skila / Fear Is Dead

What Remains
Track List:

1. Strange Times
2. Tyranny of Evil Men
3. Episodes of Indifference
4. Dirtnap
5. What Remains

Stream / Download ‘What Remains’ Online:

iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

In today’s overcrowded Metal scene it’s virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that’s what Fear Is Dead is doing.
Since 2011 they’ve been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces from BK’s Knitting Factory to LES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn’s new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of early Machine Head and Korn.

Established in 2011 by Skila and Jacqueline Burns, the early line up included Anthony Moreno Brown on drums. Jax’s guitar and bass stylings set the tone for the heavy sound that would evolve to what we hear today. They released two EPs Fear Is Dead in 2011, and Mourning Ritual in 2013, that were both well received. Songs like “I’m Slow,” “Lie to Me,” and “Boomerang” still requested by fans today.

The band went on hiatus in 2014, and in 2015 Skila returned with a new line up, composed of Matt Pompeii on Bass, Carlos Crowcell on Drums, and newcomer David English on Guitars. This new Fear Is Dead still had the trademark strong groove and poetic introspective lyrics, but is musically much heavier, and darker than it’s earlier incarnation. In the beginning of 2016 the band released their 3rd EP, Eleutherophobia. An appropriately more aggressive project, reflecting the times, personally, socially, and politically. Songs like “Pretty Ugly” and “Miranda” quickly became underground favorites. Since the EPs release, FID has been performing monthly and putting out a video per song every 2-3 months, all produced and directed by Fear Is Dead.

In 2017 Fear Is Dead released their 4th EP, What Remains. While a bit more experimental than the last project, they still retain the heavy feel that they’re known and loved for.

Their music, videos, and art work all embody what Fear Is Dead is about: evolving musically, artistically, exorcising demons and losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment.

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Vintersea Releases Official Music Video for “Skies Set Ablaze”

Oregon Melodic Metal Band Vintersea has released the Official Music Video for the single “Skies Set Ablaze,” off of their debut album The Gravity of Fall. “Skies Set Ablaze” was produced, directed, and edited by Karl Whinnery of Hotkarlproductions.

Click HERE to Download ‘The Gravity of Fall’ Online

Track List:
1. Arise
2. The Host
3. Entities
4. Skies Set Ablaze
5. The Holy Procession
6. The Gravity of Fall
7. Crevasse
8. Embers
9. Twinleaf
10. Mirror Lake

VINTERSEA is a melodic metal band from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Combining the essential elements of black, death, post, and progressive metal, VINTERSEA has created a unique and powerful sound that is undeniably inspired by the majesty of the Pacific Northwest.

Lead guitarist Jorma Spaziano came to Oregon from the east coast metal scene in search of natural inspiration, and found it in Oregon’s forests and mountains. Shortly after entering the United States, Malaysian-born vocalist Avienne found her home in VINTERSEA, with guitarist Riley Nix and drummer Jeremy Spencer rounding out a lineup that prides itself in writing emotionally powerful, heavy, and technically intriguing music. Since the release of their debut full-length album, The Gravity of Fall, recorded by Justin Phelps (The Mars Volta, Joe Satriani) and mixed by Evan Sammons (Last Chance to Reason), VINTERSEA has opened for world-wide touring acts such as THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE, ARKONA, SIRENIA, GRAVESHADOW, and TENGGER CAVALRY, all while building a strong and diverse fan-base both locally and internationally.

With the release of a music video for their newest single, “Skies Set Ablaze”, VINTERSEA is ready to represent the vibrant and strong music scene of the Pacific Northwest on a global scale.

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