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LOLA BLACK Releases Official Music Video for Cover of CONCRETE BLONDE’S “Bloodletting (Vampire Song)”

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Denver, CO based Heavy Rock Band LOLA BLACK has released their dark music video for their cover of the 1990 CONCRETE BLONDE classic single, “Bloodletting.” Originally premiered on Dread Central, “Bloodletting” will be available through The Label Group / INgrooves Music Group on Día de Muertos, Nov 1st, Day Of The Dead.

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“Covering Bloodletting (the vampire song) by Concrete Blonde came very naturally to me. Johnette Napolitano was a pioneer at bringing a subtle darkness with a sexy swag into heavy alternative rock. She herself said that the song was inspired by Anne Rice and the Vampire Chronicles. At the time the mainstream didn’t believe “Bloodletting” would work but the song went on to become a cult classic and through our interpretation we want to keep that spirit going. Much like Concrete Blonde, our darker side has never been fully embraced so it is as if we were meant to cover this song and keep that middle finger in the air to the mainstream.” – LOLA

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Hailing from Denver Colorado Lola Black has kicked and clawed her way to the forefront of the Colorado music scene. With a mesmerizing live performance and a relentless work ethic she and her eponymous group have become the “it” band in Colorado taking in 3 Westword Music Awards putting them in alumni status, landing the title of 106.7 KBPI’s Best Band in Denver and becoming the go to act for national festivals and other numerous radio events. Lola Black has performed at Denver’s largest venue’s including The Pepsi CenterFillmore AuditoriumFiddler’s Green Amphitheater and The First Bank Center.

Coming out with with a bang the band released their first EP Dia de Los Borracho’s in 2012 which spawned the single “Borracho” that grabbed attention of Willie B. at 106.7 KBPI and got added into regular rotation climbing all the way up to #4 on KBPI’s play list.

In 2014 Lola put out Till Death do us Part with veteran producer Sid Riggs (SeetherJohn 5Juliette and the LIcks) while touring regionally as well as gaining a sponsorship from Jagermeister which would propel them to national stages on the biggest festivals in the country in 2015 including RocklahomaFT. RockCarolina RebellionKansas City Rockfest, and River City Rockfest.

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While continuing to build their fan base and develop a more polished sound Lola Black released their first single produced by legendary producer Bob Marlette (Rob ZombieAlice CooperRed Sun Rising) in 2016 entitled “Sorrow and Sin” which ended up getting in rotation on 23 stations nationwide and climbed all the way up to #38 on the Under the Radar Active Rock Charts!!!!!!

Lola Black spent the majority of 2017 writing and recording a new full length with Bob Marlette and Sahaj Ticotin as well as continuing performing live and growing even more of a fan base.

In 2018, Lola Black released lead single Nothings Gonna Be Alright from their full length album, both sharing the same title. The single went into rotation on 107.9 KBPI! The album was released in late fall of that year.

Going into 2019, LB released a music video for “All In” off of album, Nothings Gonna Be Alright. Currently, Camp LB continues to go full steam ahead with a new single and a music video geared up to be debuted on Dreadcentral.com for the Halloween season. Stay tuned…

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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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