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Frozen Nation Releases Dark Synth-Pop, Debut LP, ‘Dark Belgian Disco’

Belgian based, dark synth-pop act Frozen Nation has released their debut LP, Dark Belgian Disco via Sub-Continental Music. What they describe as a “hazardous crossover between darkwave, goth, EDM and disco music,” Dark Belgian Disco has a nostalgic New Wave sensibility infused with energetic dance beats, brooding vocals, and crisp, modern production that will appeal to fans across the genre spectrum.

D&D produced catchy melodies with a driving disco beat à la Chic, while Moss choses somber lyrics and dark crooning; it’s a funny fight between them, but these contradictions have contributed to create our unique style: Dark Belgian Disco. – Frozen Nation

Track List:
1) Give Me The Perfect Song
2) Dark Belgian Disco
3) Alone in Berlin
4) Une Rose, Un Roi, Un Cœur
5) I Failed For You
6) The Last Fight Of Hector
7) Gengis Khan (Leave Right Now)
8) The Cry
9) Come On To The Ride
10) Do You Like The New Gods?

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The members of Frozen Nation are D&DMoss, and Elvis. They met at Spector Studio in Brussels during a very harsh winter. Sharing a common passion for new-wave and post-punk bands they started to make songs together and soon released their first track, “I Failed For You“.

Elvis is a modular synthesizer built during the 70s by an unknown genius for the band Jethro Tull, when D&D found him during a live tour in France, he was in poor health, they repaired him and gave him back his lost fame, and then they built new modules around him.

Before settling in Brussels D&D have worked in Paris with many projects such as TTCHoldenDJ Cam, making music for JC De CastelbajacChanel, etc. They master all the production stages from building their own equipment to playing, recording and mixing music. They love Disco and Dance music and write catchy pop songs.

Moss is from the legendary Brussels’ district “Les Marolles”, he’s tall and introverted, he has spent few years in Scotland during studies, he always tries to sing the catchy melodies in a dark way and writes somber lyrics, it’s a funny fight with D&D, but these contradictions have contributed to create the style : the Dark Belgian Disco.

Their debut album, Dark Belgian Disco was produced, recorded and mixed by D&D at Spector Studio in Brussels for the label Sub-Continental.

D&D performed real drums, bass, guitar, sequences with Elvis modular synthesizer, MPC 60, Drumtracks, Prophet VS, Roland sh09, cowbell, rototoms, Oberheim M1000, Ensoniq Esq1, as well as providing backing vocals.

Some fellow musicians from bands working in Spector Studio were invited to sing : El Draner from the band Joseph on back-up, Mandales who provide peplum style backing vocals and animal noises, and Astrid B. & Sabrina also provided lead and back-up vocals.

The album Dark Belgian Disco is influenced by CovenantAnd OneDepeche ModeChicMoroderDead or AliveRoxy MusicDavid BowieKraftwerkNew OrderJoy DivisionKilling JokeThe Psychedelic FursAlphavilleBauhausWolfsheimHeaven 17John Foxx

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Set The Charge Launch Contest to Guess Influences on Ten Second Songs Cover of “Everything But Me”!

New York based Rock band Set The Charge–featuring Ten Second Songs’ Anthony Vincent–has released the Steven Miosku directed, Official Music Video for the single “Everything But Me,” off of their upcoming LP, Sky Goes On. Due out September 26th, Sky Goes On was mixed and mastered by Rob Ruccia of Uptown Recording.

This is the first single to kick off what I consider to be the official debut of Set The Charge, as this is our first full length album and the single “Everything But Me” is very poignant for me and the band. I actually wrote the lyrics to this song when I was 20; I’ll be 30 in a couple of weeks and it feels as if I was writing about the future because the lyrics mirror my situation now more than ever. To me this song perfectly depicts what it’s like to be an internet content creator, with a mental tug of war between artistic freedom and maintaining/growing an internet career. – Anthony Vincent

Track List:
01. Actiones secundum fidei
02. Everything But Me
03. Tell Me
04. Right Side of History
05. Pay No Attention
06. Don’t Let Them In
07. Yes And No
08. Betsy Brown
09. Youngin
10. Assimilating
11. Libera te tutemet
12. Sky Goes On

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Set The Charge has also launched a unique contest on Ten Second Songsfeaturing “Everything But Me,” inviting fans to guess 15 of the styles that the single is performed in.

Click HERE to Guess 15 of The Influences on the Ten Second Songs’ “Everything But Me in”

Set The Charge, an original four-piece band from New York, was largely a studio project until early 2014 when founding members Frank and Anthony Valbiro connected with Derek Ortiz and Tom Dicarlucci.

In 2015, Set the Charge released their first E.P., Auditory Insemination. Drawing influence from favorite eras and genre of music, Set The Charge’s sound is as much of an homage to the past as it is a dive into the contemporary—and there is no better testament to that than their upcoming album, Sky Goes On.

Some of the band’s recent appearances include Trash BarFat BabyThe Bitter EndGarcia’s at The Capitol TheatreThe Bowery ElectricWebster Hall, and more. In June 2015, Set The Charge was the subject of AXS TV’s “Breaking Band” series, paired up with Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander of Cheap Trick (air date – 2/14/16). Other appearances include NYC’s StreamCon, a well-received performance at VidCon 2016, and even bigger plans in place for 2018 and beyond.

Set The Charge is Anthony on guitars and vocals, Tom Dicarlucci on lead guitar, Derek Ortiz on bass guitar, and Frank on the drums.

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Up and Coming Metal Powerhouse Band Invidia to Join Metal Alliance Tour!

Las Vegas Metal Band Invidia will be joining Over Kill, Crowbar, and others on the upcoming Metal Alliance Tour! Launching tomorrow in Joliet, IL, the tour winds through North America before finishing September 30 in Easton, PA.

Metal Alliance Tour Dates:
9/8 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/10 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
9/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
9/12 – Rochester, NY @ The German House Theater
9/13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
9/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
9/17 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
9/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
9/19 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
9/20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
9/22 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
9/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand @ The Complex
9/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
9/28 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/29 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s Music Room
9/30 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square

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It may sound trite, but Invidia is truly a brotherhood. Each member of this brotherhood has a story that reflects the quote above. When they came together to make As The Sun Sleeps, they knew just what they didn’t want and how far they were willing to go to make it work on their terms. INVIDIA features former members of Five Finger Death Punch and Skinlab. Recently Invidia announced the addition of Evan Seidlitz as the newest member of the band, replacing vocalist Travis Johnson. Seidlitz is no stranger to the frontman spotlight, known for his work in VYCESThrown Into Exile and Grimace. The band is very excited to be on this new journey with Seidlitz and has no doubts that fans will be pleased with what he has to bring to the table.

Hot on the heels of the release of their debut As The Sun Sleeps, Invidia are set to return to the road this summer first in support of Wednesday 13 through July. Then following a quick break the band will devastate the nation again as part of the Metal Alliance Tour alongside Overkill.

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From Barnsley to Brazil: Hands Off Gretel To Be Featured in Upcoming Video Game!

Barnsley band Hands Off Gretel has been invited to present a live music video showcase at Música Mundo 2017 (September 6 to 10th) an international music conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

“It’s amazing that a group of students over 5,000 miles away have been working on our game and listening to our music. We have a fantastic international fan base and we are so proud that they chose Hands Off Gretel out of all the bands they could have chosen around the world.” Lauren Tate (Singer/songwriter Hands Off Gretel)

The bands video performance at the conference on September 9th will mark the launch of a free web browser game, developed by a group of Brazilian students, The Mad Freaks Studio at the University of Fumec in Brazil. The gaming students, who are avid fans of the band, were inspired by the music video “One Eyed Girl”, a colorful carnival video that the band produced themselves. The students were inspired by characters from the video to create the online game, which includes music from Hands Off Gretel and has a string of anti-bullying messages.

The students and the band have worked collaboratively over the last few months to tweak the game and will now work together to promote each other through a dedicated Facebook page for the game and a showcase presentation at Music Mundo. Episodes 1 and 2 will be released at Música Mundo 2017, which is promoting interaction between music and games, fostering business innovation and entrepreneurship. The game will be available to play online on September 15th with further episodes planned for October and December. The game is designed to entertain, but also warn about bullying and its dangerous consequences.

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“The sound we make is raw, influenced strongly by 90s female fronted grunge bands, we get loud and shouty and soft and pretty, it’s frustration music from a girl in her room shouting out at the real world. “

Hands Off Gretel are making a name for themselves in their brief two-year history as a band. They have fast secured a promising live reputation with their visually stunning and compelling live performances, including; 2 full UK tours, Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion and a capacity crowd at the Underground, as part of this years Camden Rocks Festival.

The South Yorkshire based band, described by some, as new wave grunge, bring a welcome dose of originality to the UK music scene. Louder than War describe them as “One of the most exciting bands in the UK’. Following release of their debut album Burn The Beauty Queen in Sept 2016, they secured airplay on Team Rock RadioKerrang radio and BBC Sheffield introducing and a video premiere with Alternative Press.

Epitomising what a DIY band can achieve Hands Off Gretel are arguably one of the most creative artists around, building on an impressive online following from around the world. Lead singer Lauren Tate produces the bands music videos, designs the website,and creates all the bands merchandise and tour posters. Original artwork, clay models, jewellery and a self produced demo album were just some of the things created by Lauren and sold via the bands website to crowd fund the album.

2017 see them touring the UK and heading to Germany on their first European tour, before heading back into the studio at the end of the year for album number 2.

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Lethal Injektion Release Official Music Video for “Blinding Light” Off of Upcoming ‘Judgment Night’ LP

Tucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Blinding Light,” off of their upcoming Judgment Night LP, due out September 15th, 2017.

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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, coming September 15, 2017.

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Daily Unsigned Celebrates 7 Years & 100 Million Singles Sold!

Los Angeles based Taste-maker music site Daily Unsigned is celebrating 7 years of leading the way identifying the greatest new bands as a part of founder Rob Figarola’s unending quest to single out the best unsigned talent out there.

“I started DAILY UNSIGNED in June 2010 with the goal to discover and feature unsigned artists that I loved and believed in. 7 years later, I never imagined that 200+ of our 800+ alumni members would secure record and publishing deals and sell a combined 100+ million singles as well as garnering 10 Grammy Awards” – Founder, Rob Figarola.

Originally an accountant by trade, Figarola’s childhood love of Top 40 music that led him to working to elevate the local music scene as an escape from the pressures of a senior financial analyst position with an East Coast Fortune 500 Company; Figarola’s first entry into the music industry was in
1994 when he launched Urban Squirrel Records, where he signed Indie and Alt-Rock bands up and down the East Coast from 1994-1999. Following a break from the industry, in 2004, he launched Restless Management where he developed his expertise in music consulting and artist management through 2012. He has worked as an A&R specialist for both Wind-Up Records and A&M/Octone Records and is currently writing for multiple music news outlets.

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SAVANT Returns to Lead Charting Position with Surprising New Album, ‘Jester’

Enigmatic electronic music scene iconoclast SAVANT is back in his chart topping element with the release of his hotly anticipated new album, Jester. Hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic Albums, Jester showcases that Savant’s 2 year hiatus only polished his incredible creative energy.

Surprise! The enigmatic electronic powerhouse known as Savant lives to fuck with us, and his newest album is sneaking in like none other! Have a slice of cake and revel in the party!Paste

JESTER Track List:
Once Upon A Time
Villain
Jester
Bubbles
Rex
Legend
Ritual
Cake
Surprise
Fantastique
Tricks
Horde
Sweet
The End

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“I believe people want listening music – even on the dancefloor!”

Aleksander Vinter, the Norwegian artist who in the last 7 years has released over 20 recordings under different project titles like Savant, Vinter In Hollywood, and Blanco to name a few, is best known dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole enigma. With releases as diverse as they are experimental, that reputation has remained constant and well earned throughout a madly prolific career spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums.

On the one hand, Savant deploys the kind of speaker-shredding bangers that have made him one of dance music’s most popular rising stars: his dynamic live set drives crowds at mega-festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival into abandon, yet Savant refuses to conform to EDM genre demarcations – or any, for that matter.

“‘Electronic Dance Music’ is the most generic term, which doesn’t apply to what I do,” Vinter explains of the sound he’s dubbed “complextro.” “It’s all about putting everything into one pot of musical ether. I don’t have a rigid formula; my music manages to be comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. I like breaking rules – that’s where new stuff emerges.” Indeed, this is not your grandmother’s moombahton: 8-bit videogame soundtracks, trap, disco, house, electro, classical, ‘90s big-beat electronica – even ‘70s glam rock and ‘80s new wave finds its way into his sonic odysseys. “I like how a group like Queen is very theatrical and harmonized,” Vinter says. “That epic feeling, plus the style of David Bowie, and the spunk of Prince – that’s what I’m going for, but via dance music.

His fan base is as religious as his music is diverse. His live act is a live interactive set of music of his own creation, peppered with favorites, that never repeats from show to show. Each show it truly unique but tied together by his tendency to share his newest music with his fans. Savant wants to create the same feelings that early DJ’s would evoke on their dance floors, that feeling of discovery and seeding the question, “WHAT SONG WAS THAT!? I NEED TO HAVE IT.”

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