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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Release Official Video for “Hard Pill to Swallow” Off of Upcoming ‘Through the Ages’

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Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has released the official music video for “Hard Pill to Swallow,” the lead single off of their upcoming 4th album, Through the Ages. Originally premiered on Billboard, “Hard Pill to Swallow” was filmed outside the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in Anaheim, CA by DZFX Media.

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“We worked with DZFX Media in Southern California on the video. I literally ran into him at Guitar Center while I was picking up something for our studio sessions for the new album. We started talking right there at the counter and ended up shooting three videos that week, with ‘Hard Pill to Swallow’ being the first.” – Kyle Pfeiffer

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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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Blacklite District follows no rules. With sounds of everything from electronic, EDM and hip hop, to hard rock and alternative, the band truly stands out from the pack of what has becomes today’s generic sounding “Active Rock”. Formed in 2012 by Kyle Pfeiffer and Roman James, ages 12 and 11 respectively, the band grew organically in their local music scene through the years to come. In 2011, BLD was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Paul McCartney, Queen), which resulted in a 10 day recording session at the world’s largest residential recording studio, Sonic Ranch, just outside of Mexico in Tonillo, TX. The group re-located to Los Angeles and played some of the most famous venues in the world for the remainder of 2011.

In 2013, the group released “With Me Now” as the lead from it’s debut album Worldwide Controversy. “With Me Now” immediately went to #1 on SiriusXM channels Octane and Faction, hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart (#32), and sold 100,000 copies. BLD went on a very successful US tour with Saving Abel in Jan-Apr 2014, with 26 of those shows SOLD OUT. After a legal battle with their management and record label, Blacklite District went on hiatus in late 2014.

On August 23, “The Struggle” was release to radio and To Whom It May Concern went for pre-order at digital retailers. Revolver Magazine premiered the music video for “The Struggle” on August 25. The band also announced a 41 date tour called “The Struggle Is Real Tour”. Blacklite District released a Nightcore remix of “The Struggle” to YouTube on September 6, which got over 2,000,000 plays and resulted in the single breaking the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Indicator chart at #36.

One month later, on October 6, the group released a Nightcore remix of “We Are The Danger” which got over 400,000 plays on YouTube. A couple of weeks later, the band released “Broken Souls” to radio, as well as a Nightcore remix which resulted in 500,000 plays and hitting #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator. This was the second song in the month of October to break the Top 40 (along with “The Struggle.”)

“The Ghost of You and Me” was released as a music video and a Nightcore remix on December 28, 2016. The song was yet again a success for Blacklite District resulting in 400,000.

On January 20, 2017, BLD released “Living In A Nightmare” as the first single from upcoming album Instant Gratification. With a coinciding Nightcore release, “Living In A Nightmare” broke the Top 25 on the BDS Indicator chart, marking the bands highest spot in chart history. The song has been streamed over 250,000 times.

On February 24, famed radio DJ Lou Brutus posted the bands video for “Cold As Ice”, which was released the same day. The song scored a whopping 350,000 streams in its first week alone, and as of May 2017, has over 3.5 million combined views on YouTube. “Cold As Ice” serves as the second single from Instant Gratification. In the summer of 2017, “Cold As Ice” was added to Spotify’s “Rock Hard” playlist, and was put into rotation on SiriusXM’s alternative channel Faction. In October, “Cold As Ice” was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane, and it’s Minecraft music video has over 10 million views on YouTube. There are about 4 videos about a Herobrine invasion with zombies and “nether watchers” and how the main character, a player in a blue suit, survives. There are 4 songs in total in the order of The Struggle, Cold as Ice, We are the Danger (possibly not from Blacklite District), and Just so you Know.

Blacklite District released their third album Instant Gratification on September 22, going Top 10 on Amazon’s Top Electronic Albums chart.

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ERA9 Releases Official Music Video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock)”

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Trap Rock Band ERA9 has released the official music video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock).” Directed by Jona Dhe Paganon, “Black Widow (Tick Tock)” is off of the band’s Gravity LP.

“We wanted to make heads turn with our DIY video production of our song Black Widow. The track is essentially about an unhealthy relationship, only we spiced it up a little by putting a dark Sweeney Todd vibe to the story. The cute, crazy & deranged barber-lady has a line up of men waiting to get their beards trimmed; one of the men in-line has a certain charisma that pulls them together. What she does with the men post beard trim, honours her title as cute, crazy & deranged. So prepare your teacups and press play on the video to find out :)” – ERA9

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“Era 9 emit masses of personality and diversity in their music, which makes them so appealing and unique to listen to. They hypnotize you and take you on a journey of diverse sounds and beats that cover every end of the spectrum. ‘Gravity‘ is an album of risks and self-discovery that focuses on the future of music; it’s a confusing mix of genres, but Era 9 somehow make it work.” – Broken Arrow Magazine

GRAVITY ALBUM

Track List:
1. Ammunition
2. Warrior
3. Gravity
4. Bare Bones
5. Earthquake
6. Hero
7. Money Talk
8. Like That
9. Black Widow (Tick Tock)
10. Haunt Your Monsters
11. Scripture

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If there was a band in the world that breaks the barriers and labels that genres and the music industry place upon the listener’s and critic’s brains, Era9 takes a wrecking ball and destroys those barriers. They don’t discriminate toward any musical genre, but feel an attraction towards uniting them.

Drawing from the future rather than the past, ERA9 merge Rock, Hip-Hop and EDM to create their own unique sonic architecture, which they dub “TrapRock”

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Industrial Legends LORDS OF ACID Release Highly Anticipated LP, ‘Pretty In Kink’!

After great anticipation and a handful of eye opening sneak peaks, iconic electronic band LORDS OF ACID has released their highly anticipated first LP in 6 years, Pretty in Kink! The fan driven and committed album, out now via Metropolis Records, is a refreshing throwback to the group’s legendary dance roots while continuing their reputation for creative innovation and polished showmanship.

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Advance Praise for Pretty in Kink

“Wrapping up on a positive note of knowing one’s own self-worth and accepting individuality as the spice of life, Praga Khan has found yet another entertaining band of misfit toys to take his vision to fruition in a modern yet true-to-their-roots body of work. Pretty In Kink can be listened to in any order and still reeks of success as an album, plus it can hold its own next to the greatest hits from the late ‘80s into the ‘90s.” Cryptic Rock

“Lords of Acid are back with a highly anticipated new album on May 18. Clever as always, the title Pretty in Kink is a subversive take on a pop culture institution, chock full of the hardcore techno that the Belgian group has been pumping out for decades.” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

Pretty in Kink is an amazing album that mixes all your favorite elements of Lords of Acid and adds a few more into the mix. The album has newcomer vocalist Marieke Bresseleers. Pretty in Kink starts off with ‘Break Me,’ which for me is a perfect way to start the album. The music in this one is like a very dark gothic industrial sound and the vocals just add to it. ‘Sex Cam Girl’ and ‘Flow Juice’ bring back the nasty side of Lords of Acid, and that’s exactly how we like it. No filters and straight to the point sexual advancements. One of my other favorite tracks is ‘What the Fuck.’ It’s got that more rap/hip hop flow to it but still has that Lords of Acid sound. This one makes me want to bang my head and makes everyone else look and ask “What the fuck are you listening to” and I just turn it up louder and flip the bird. The album ends with ‘We are the Freaks,’ it’s got the a rap feel to it as well and slow nice flow with it. The vocals are in Spanish but still kills.” – Empire Extreme

“There’s been a void in rave music and EDM over the past decade. There aren’t as many acts as there used to be who, in addition to having rock star status and pop cache, cover more than one genre at a time and bring together entire scenes with their music. With Pretty In Kink, Lords of Acid is poised to fill that void and show younger EDM’ers just exactly “What the Fuck!” is up.” – Layla Marino – Your EDM

“A full-length hardon has been created and will be released on May 18th to LOA fans. Electronic dance music has never tasted this good. What is even more thrilling is that this album seriously offers up something for everyone’s tastes. As pioneers in the world of electronic dance music Lords Of Acid’s longevity and survival of the contorted bits of drugs, sex, and rock n roll have continued to survive. How often can you take twenty years of deviant behaviors and raise a glass to the skies and still create some of the most complex electronic music found?” – Lolana Deetwick – RockAllPhotography

“Their mind-bending attitude fits well with their music, certainly with regard to this exciting sexual creation. If you’re feeling frisky, mentally undress yourself and get busy with the latest from Lords Of Acid.” – Tyler Trew – The Music Ninja

“Sex. Drugs. Danceable beats. Lords of Acid have been making sweet love to our ears since 1988’s “I Sit On Acid,” and clubs the world over haven’t stopped cumming. While they have experimented with various sounds over the decades, at the core of every track is rhythmic sensuality and ferocious energy, just waiting to splash across the dance floor. Most songs feature multiple sound bytes and samples, and the live stage shows often feature graphic sexual imagery, and even simulated sexual acts, to the delight of many a concert-goer. It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest album rekindles the passion and lust we felt all those years ago…Overall, the album is a welcome advance into the next chapter of the band’s career. The album has deeply penetrated my psyche, and I hope it is as good for you as it was for me. That IS what she said.” – ZTP Magazine

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Track List:
1. Break Me
2. Ma Fille De Joie
3. Sex Cam Girl
4. Flow Juice
5. Like Pablo Escobar
6. Before the Night is Over
7. Androgyny
8. Goldfinger
9. What the Fuck!
10. So Goddamn Good
11. My Demons Are Inside
12. We Are The Freaks

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From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for thirty years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.

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Blacklite District Reveal Exclusive Teaser for Upcoming New Album!

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Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has just released a unique video inviting fans into their studio with a sneak peak at their upcoming, new album. The duo has also announced a 13 date tour run beginning May 17 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA.

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Tour Dates:
05/17 @ Diamond Jo Casino – Dubuque, IA
05/18 @ Lifer’s – Algona, IA
05/19 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Braidwood, IL
05/20 @ Rail II – Peoria, IL
05/22 @ The River – Cape Girardeau, MO
05/23 @ Guitars – Joplin, MO
05/24 @ Cafe Acoustic – Saint Joseph, MO
05/25 @ TBA – Omaha, NE
05/26 @ Strawberry Bar – Mandan, ND
05/31 @ The Garage – Moorhead, MN
06/01 @ Hipps Pub – Eau Claire, WI
06/02 @ West Side Bar – Little Falls, MN
06/03 @ Phoenix Lounge – Harrisburg, SD

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Blacklite District follows no rules. With sounds of everything from electronic, EDM and hip hop, to hard rock and alternative, the band truly stands out from the pack of what has becomes today’s generic sounding “Active Rock”. Formed in 2012 by Kyle Pfeiffer and Roman James, ages 12 and 11 respectively, the band grew organically in their local music scene through the years to come. In 2011, BLD was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Paul McCartney, Queen), which resulted in a 10 day recording session at the world’s largest residential recording studio, Sonic Ranch, just outside of Mexico in Tonillo, TX. The group re-located to Los Angeles and played some of the most famous venues in the world for the remainder of 2011.

In 2013, the group released “With Me Now” as the lead from it’s debut album Worldwide Controversy. “With Me Now” immediately went to #1 on SiriusXM channels Octane and Faction, hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart (#32), and sold 100,000 copies. BLD went on a very successful US tour with Saving Abel in Jan-Apr 2014, with 26 of those shows SOLD OUT. After a legal battle with their management and record label, Blacklite District went on hiatus in late 2014.

On August 23, “The Struggle” was release to radio and To Whom It May Concern went for pre-order at digital retailers. Revolver Magazine premiered the music video for “The Struggle” on August 25. The band also announced a 41 date tour called “The Struggle Is Real Tour”. Blacklite District released a Nightcore remix of “The Struggle” to YouTube on September 6, which got over 2,000,000 plays and resulted in the single breaking the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Indicator chart at #36.

One month later, on October 6, the group released a Nightcore remix of “We Are The Danger” which got over 400,000 plays on YouTube. A couple of weeks later, the band released “Broken Souls” to radio, as well as a Nightcore remix which resulted in 500,000 plays and hitting #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator. This was the second song in the month of October to break the Top 40 (along with “The Struggle.”)

“The Ghost of You and Me” was released as a music video and a Nightcore remix on December 28, 2016. The song was yet again a success for Blacklite District resulting in 400,000.

On January 20, 2017, BLD released “Living In A Nightmare” as the first single from upcoming album Instant Gratification. With a coinciding Nightcore release, “Living In A Nightmare” broke the Top 25 on the BDS Indicator chart, marking the bands highest spot in chart history. The song has been streamed over 250,000 times.

On February 24, famed radio DJ Lou Brutus posted the bands video for “Cold As Ice”, which was released the same day. The song scored a whopping 350,000 streams in its first week alone, and as of May 2017, has over 3.5 million combined views on YouTube. “Cold As Ice” serves as the second single from Instant Gratification. In the summer of 2017, “Cold As Ice” was added to Spotify’s “Rock Hard” playlist, and was put into rotation on SiriusXM’s alternative channel Faction. In October, “Cold As Ice” was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane, and it’s Minecraft music video has over 10 million views on YouTube. There are about 4 videos about a Herobrine invasion with zombies and “nether watchers” and how the main character, a player in a blue suit, survives. There are 4 songs in total in the order of The Struggle, Cold as Ice, We are the Danger (possibly not from Blacklite District), and Just so you Know.

Blacklite District released their third album Instant Gratification on September 22, going Top 10 on Amazon’s Top Electronic Albums chart.

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Surprise! Enigmatic Electronic Producer SAVANT Ends 2 Year Hiatus In Spectacular Fashion

After a two year hiatus to refresh and refocus, electronic music scene iconoclast Savant returns with a mischievous gift box of musical originality, “Surprise.” A lighthearted, coming-of-age preview of what’s to come, “Surprise” takes all of the best elements of the last ten years of electronic dance music–House, Glitch, Dubstep, etc.–and melds them into a single masterpiece that will dominate both dancefloors and headphones.

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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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FIGURE Announces Forthcoming ‘Monsters 7’ With Horror Filled Teaser! Pre-Order ‘Monsters 7’ NOW with Immediate Free Download of “The Ritual” with Dack Janiels

Heavy Bass and Universal Studio’s Hollywood Horror Nights soundtrack producer FIGURE has announced the release of his highly anticipated Monsters 7 with an intense mini-mix visualizer featuring imagery from such horror classics as The Evil Dead, The Shining, andSuspiria. Dropping October 7th, Monsters 7 is available for pre-order NOW with an immediate download of “The Ritual (ft. Dack Janiels)”.

“Keeping on with my tradition of all things spooky and creepy , Monsters 7 takes it back to some of my favorite haunts. Enjoy the Nightmares” – FIGURE

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Monsters 7 Track List:
1. The Exorcist
2. Black Magick
3. The Ritual (with Dack Janiels)
4. The Omen
5. RedRum (with Code Pandorum)
6. Hellraiser (with Bare)
7. Suspiria

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Josh Gard, also known as Figure, has become a household name in bass music with a catalog that spans over 5 years and over 100 tracks. Figure is best known for his signature, heavy bass sounds, but his music has crossed various genres as heard on his most recent full-length LP, Gravity (2015, DOOM MUSIC). Figure also runs DOOM MUSIC which originally started as an outlet for his own music, but in 2016 will see the release catalog expand to include original releases from other artists for the first time, in addition to the highly anticipated Monsters 7.

Figure is back with his 7th annual Monsters release, seven brand new songs including guest appearances by Bare, Dack Janiels, & Code Pandorum. Following up his 2015, 66-track digital box set Monsters 6.66 this album is straight to the point, heavy bass and classic, monsters-inspired sound that Figure has crafted over the years. Having toured extensively throughout his career, you can hear the desired intent for his music to be heard in clubs and on large festival stages across the globe. Monsters 7 ranges from Dubstep & Drumstep all the way to heavy metal influenced sounds with live instruments played by Figure himself.

Figure started 2016 on the Paradox Tour with Excision, running through over 60 cities in just under three months playing for sold out crowds across North America, making solo trips to Europe and Australia in the spring and is now on tour again across North America headlining the Outta This World Tour withProtohype ( #OTWTour ). The touris a collection of weekend club dates, playing every major US market, including but not limited to New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, San Francisco, Montreal, Vancouver, Orlando, Atlanta and many more. Figure will also make solo headline appearances this Halloween at Chicago’s Freaky Deaky & Maryland’s Nightmare Festival, ending 2016 with trips back to Europe to headline stages at I Love Techno Festival & Splash upon the end of the #OTWTour.

This Halloween Figure’s music will once again be featured at Universal’s Hollywood Horror Nights theme park in LA, having been featured in the theme park now for three years in a row. Figure’s song “Monster Mania” was featured in 2016’s brand new season of Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s episode titledBeing Frank, as well as various other Film/Tv placements in previous years.

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Warden Debuts “Do It Like This” for Insomniac’s ‘Discovery Project Releases’

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Electronic Artist Warden has made his Discovery Project debut with his minimal trap single “Do It Like This”.

The percussive synth and droning vocal that occupy the top end allow enough space to let the drums speak—and then his bass comes roaring. A dirty buzzsaw just thick enough to provide some low-end grit to the mix swirls around an array of fantastic edits and gangsta vocals.

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The process for “Do It Like This” was actually a pretty quick one. I love slower, trappy tracks you can throw in the middle of playing house to switch up the vibe, so I just decided to make one. I basically found the weird vocal noise you hear in the beginning and just tweaked the hell out of it. The rest just flew together that day. I was listening to EPROM, Alesia, and Alix Perez at the time, so that sound was really inspiring me.Warden

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