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RAVEN BLACK Announce Pre-Order for Upcoming ’13’ Album, Due Out 5/10/2018

 

LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has announced the pre-order launch for their highly anticipated 2nd album, 13. The incredibly visual quartet has also released the pre-order for their debut comic book, A Dark Metal Carnival: The Beginning and has begun booking their Spring tour set to launch in May. “Monster” is available to stream NOW on Spotify and download on iTunes.

Track List:
1. Monster
2. Sticks n Stones
3. Nothing
4. Spider
5. Dollhouse
6. Break the Box
7. The Nobodies

Click HERE to Pre-Order ’13’!

Exclusives:

Album Pre-order -free digital download of single “Monster” and first 100 receive exclusive “Monster” poster & sticker.

Comic Book Pre-order – Free autographed exclusive Variant Comic Page for first 100 preorders.

Tour Show Ticket Pre-Sale – Free autographed Exclusive RB Tour Poster – Special Edition (not for sale) & name entered for a Chance to win a RB VIP Package, $50 value. (Raffle to take place May 1, 2018 – LIVE FEED – Facebook)

A Voodoo Doctor “The Doctor” came across a girl who looked lost and scared, crying in the alley way behind his lab. He used his magic to turn her into a doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to search for those who are looking to join our dark world in the 13th hour.

Raven Black released their first Single, “Died Inside” on September 7, 2013 at The Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, “Midnight Dreary” in June 2014, successfully packed the house at the famous Viper Room.

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).

In October 2014, they revamped their line up and began working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob ZombieWhite ZombieAlice In ChainsBreaking BenjaminPanteraSeetherDethklokOtep, and more) on their new album. They then spent the next two years writing and then released their single “Seven Sins” in April 2016 and their EP Seven Sins in September 2016.

​Raven Black played the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival July 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico with headliners like RammsteinTwisted SisterGhost, Five Finger Death Punch, MushroomheadSelpulturaAlien Ant Farm and many others.

To end their summer, they played the 2016 DirtFest Festival in Michigan with headliners Killswitch EngageAsking AlexandriaHatebreedAttilaBorn of Osiris and many others.

Releasing their first Official EP with the new line up, Seven Sins EP dropped September 29, 2016 on the way out to tour with Mushroomhead, Sunflower DeadUnsaid Fate, and Death Division for Mushroomhead’s Annual Halloween Tour.

The 2017 year started very busy for Raven Black as they headed to Cleveland, OH to film their new music video with MonoBloc’s Josh Apple and Andrew Sparks, for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars”, Premiered by Revolver Magazineon April 13, 2017. A little horror version of their already theatrical presence in the metal community. “We wanted to have some blood in this one,” says Raven.

After a quick rest, Raven Black toured through the Southern parts of the U.S. on their way to SXSW. They played the Heart of Texas Rock Festival in March 2017. Winning fans from across mutiple genres at SXSW. Raven says, “I am so proud of being able to share our METAL music with other fans of country, hip hop and pop genres. I was so surprised and happy to see them buying our music. It was fun and the only thing missing was the big mosh pit, LOL, although there was a small handful of metalheads respresented this year at SXSW. “

​After returning back home to Los Angeles, the band quickly prepared for their first Headliner Tour, The Hex O’Clock Tour, which kicked off in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Roadhouse Voodoo Bar, July 7, 2017 and returned to the U.S. to begin their onth long tour throughout the U.S. from coast to coast.

​The Hex O’Clock Tour was a complete success and the band was able to visit so many new cities throughout the country, see their fans and play so many new venues. Sharing with their fans, new stage props, a few new songs and announcing their new album 13 in early Spring 2018.

​Raven Black just finished their 6-week across the U.S. tour supporting PsychostickArsonists Get All the Girls and Kissing Candice. The tour was amazing and the bands have developed life-long friends. Doesn’t always happen on tours, but it did this time.

​To end the 2017 year, Raven Black just announced their Preorder of the Comic Book – The Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning – Issues 1-100. These pre-order comic books will be series sequenced from 1-100 and will release in print this Spring 2018. Only these first 100 issues will be numbered for the fans that preorder. The remaining prints after the first 100 will not be numbered.

They will be also releasing their 2nd Album on May 10, 2018, 13. In the studio in January and February, Raven Black will be working with Ulrich Wild, Wurm Group, once again to complete their next release this Spring 2018. Of course, this will surely mean a TOUR across the U.S. and performing the new tracks from 13. There will also be a new music video coming this early Summer.

​Who will they be touring with this Spring? It’s still a secret but one worth the wait! Stay tuned for the upcoming Tour dates!

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Meka Nism Releases Official Music Video for “The War Inside”

Florida based alternative metal band Meka Nism has released the official music video for their single “The War Inside,” off of their upcoming, as yet unnamed EP. Originally premiered on New Noise Magazine, “The War Inside” was directed by Jim Dougherty with creative direction from front-woman Meka.

The music video for ” The War Inside” is the visual representation of the internal struggles that some of us battle throughout our entire lives. From anxiety to depression, addiction and insecurity, we all deal with some type of inner demons that affect us on different levels. In the video, the story is one of self healing through the spiritual journey of the Shaman. Meka portrays both her own lost soul fragments and her own hero. She faces her fears by confronting them head on in each of her energy centers, which are portrayed by six butoh dancers. We each have the power and courage to face our struggles and to save ourselves from all that we are desperately fighting. The intention behind “The War Inside” is to help inspire and create the energy to empower others to take their own healing journey and know that everything we need to win our war is already inside of us,” – Meka

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The Cambridge English Dictionary defines mechanism as ‘a mechanical contrivance; structure of a machine.’ Well, that dictionary will soon need a new entry which reads ‘Meka Nism: totally uncontrived, a new structure of metal music.’ Originally formed in 2006 under the steampunk-sounding name of Meka Nism and the Rusty Years; the band, now known as the more streamlined Meka Nism, has mutated into the awesome future-forming metallic behemoth it is now. Featuring a band firing on all cylinders and the most charismatic front-woman, Meka Nism have supported legends like MastodonGojiraThe OffspringLimp BizkitOtep and In Flames. The very diversity of their support slots speaks volumes for Meka Nism, they are a true 21st century band, building new edifices on what has come before.

Inspired by MetallicaJoan JettIron MaidenSlayerGhost, guitarist Bobby Keller describes Meka Nism’s sound as “powerful, metallic, aggressive ,melodic, and in your face.”

Bobby explains the meaning of the band’s name. “Meka Nism means a well-oiled metal machine with great power! With all of the elements, the band members combine, we make one machine.”

Bobby can’t wait for Meka Nism’s fans to hear their new EP. “The musical element is superior to any thing we’ve done before. We are ready to take the world by storm. We know we have something special and are at the forefront of something new in metal. Our lyrics come from a lot of spiritual influences, Meka studies shamanism and takes a very specific healing approach to all her lyrics.”

Meka Nism, live, emit “pure power and energy. We are a LIVE band, hands down. Our shows are packed and we thrive off the energy of our audiences. We take it and punch it right back to them. There is no let up. You can expect your neck to hurt a lot after our shows.”

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Steven J. Vertun Releases Official Music Video “Radio”

Steven J. Vertun (www.stevenJvertun.com) has released the second music video, “Radio”, off of his February 2017 released album Ghost, Shadow and Sun. “Radio” was directed by Matt Zane and expands upon the ongoing discussion on the destructive impact of technology.

I wrote and created “Radio” the song and later the accompanying video, to bring consideration to the destructive nature of social technology to society in general. The isolation, friction, stimuli overload amidst the relentless clatter and clang is overwhelming social graces and human to human interaction. That said, the video demonstrates a way out and above the chaos. – Steven J Vertun

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Born and raised in the NY/NJ region of the US, a “behaviorally challenging” 5-year-old is presented with the choice of choosing any instrument he’d like to learn to play as the latest volley from an exhaustive list of attempts to “get him under control”. Said chaotic child picks the accordion because he likes the complexity of all the buttons, knobs and keys. Kid learns the keys; the “sedating” thing fails spectacularly. Music creation and playing does become his very best friend however and highly contributes towards keeping him out of prison and remaining vertical during his formative years.

Steve switched to guitar at the age of fifteen. Upon having a grand total of five chords under his belt, he started his first band, Attic (the band rehearsed in the loft of an old barn). Over the next several years, he and his mates worked on their chops and played out whenever and wherever they could find a few electrical outlets…the drinking age of 21 limiting opportunities but inspiring creative gigs and venues. Two weeks after graduating college, he loaded up his rusty old VW bug with a couple of beat up guitars, an old Fender Twin Reverb Amp, a sack (literally) of clothes, $731 of cash and blindly traveled to Orange County, California, having never been out of the tri-state area prior to this journey. Once there, he started the band Sparrow (culled from a wild sparrow he raised for 8 years) which trans-morphed into the alternative rock band Eye Savant for 18 years. Eye Savant established a large, OC based following over the years, playing frequently at the best venues in the area and occasionally venturing up to LA as well. They opened for many well-known artists such as Jeff BeckGreat WhiteStan RidgewayMolly Hatchett and several others while frequently headlining their own shows. Eye Savant disbanded in 2002 when two of the members moved to different parts of the country. Steve opted to continue on as a solo performer, bringing in a variety of excellent musicians as needed for recording puposes.

Steve has been crafting original rock material exclusively since he picked up his first guitar (actually since his first day on the accordion). His music is a blend of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s influenced alternative rock, progressing over the years but carrying forward the roots of each generation of music and adding to the next. The wide range of explorations covers acoustic ballads to medium paced excursions to high energy, wall of sound big bangs. Some of the bands he notes as being highly influential are SpringsteenPink FloydThe DoorsRushU2LiveLifeHouseFoo FightersSwitchfootSnow PatrolImagine Dragons and others. Does he sound specifically like any of the above influences? His response, “I don’t believe so. What I do know is that the music of these outstanding artists and others (inclusive of classical, Blues, and World Music), drop into this wide-open filter of my mind, mingle with my personal experiences, travel through the internal grist mill and come out in whatever manner and form that they do. Everyone will hear it in their own measure and how they personally relate the music and lyrics to their own unique experiences”.

In November of 2016, Steve completed his first music video to coincide with his latest CD release Ghost, Shadow and Sun. The video is tethered to the song “Ghost” from the new cd. It is an artistic, emotionally moving message piece based on the concepts of grief and redemption. The video premiered on http://www.antiheromagazine.com on January 13th, 2017 and iavailable on I-tunes. The entire CD will be available on the same sites on February 3rd, 2017 and will be available for purchase on I-tunes, CDbaby.com and most major music e-sites.

A minimum of 30% of all music sales revenues will be donated to a variety of organizations including St. Judes Hospital and Wounded Warriors.

KEEP on ROCKIN’!!!!!!

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DIRTY MACHINE RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DISCORD”

Alternative Metal Band DIRTY MACHINE has released the Official Music Video for the title track off of their upcoming, debut album, Discord. Releasing May 26 via Zombie Shark RecordsDiscord was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The music video for “Discord” was produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric, who has directed music videos for Hollywood UndeadCombichrist, and Stitched up Heart.

We are excited to be joining forces with Zombie Shark Records, a record label whose mission is to bring back the genre that Dirty Machine themselves and so many millions of other fans around the world live for – nu metal. With our debut album recorded, Dirty Machine and Zombie Shark Records teaming up guarantees the resurgence that the world has been waiting for! – David Leach – Vocals

Catch Dirty Machine LIVE:
May 10th – Skinny’s w/ Keychain
July 22nd – IPO Radio Fest in Tucson, AZ
Aug 11th – Whisky A Go-Go w/ Corey Feldman

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Nu Metal outfit DIRTY MACHINE from Los Angeles, California have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (MotograterEx-The Browning). The band’s latest album Discord was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The album was mixed by Arnold “Hedge” Quezadaand Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios, and was mastered by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810Within The Ruins).

‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net

Dirty Machine has been heralding the nu metal flag since 2012 and pulls major influences from nu metal-era bands such as KornLimp BizkitSlipknotLinkin ParkNonpointMudvayne, and Sevendust. The band quickly built a rabid underground following, especially in the Kansas City area, due to getting regular airtime on the leading Kansas City rock station “98.9 The Rock” and headlining the Jägermeister Stage at the 2016 Kansas City Rockfest. Dirty Machine has shared the stage with GhostSixx AMDisturbedTriviumHell YeahAlien Ant FarmOtepMetalachi, and Orgy.

Blaze Ya Dead Homie Releases New Single “Ghost”, Announces ‘The Casket Factory’ Out January 15th

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Blaze Ya Dead Homie has released his first single“Ghost” (featuring Kung Fu Vampire) from his upcoming album The Casket Factory which comes out on January 15th on Majik Ninja Entertainment. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

Brand new look, for a brand new era! The deadman walks again!!!BlazeYaDeadHomie TheCasketFactory UndergroundWicked

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The Casket Factory
Album available nationwide on 1/15/16

“Measure twice and cut once” is a saying that is as age old as the craftsmanship of Grundy Family Casket Factory. A name and business founded in the early 1200s and passed down from generation to generation keeping it’s roots deep within it’s dark ancestral family tree. The bloodline and the Casket Factory had all but faded away by the mid 1900s until inherited by Blaze. Albeit a Casket Maker by trade, Blaze had chosen a different path in life and death and seemed more consumed with filling caskets rather than building them. But when offered the opportunity to obtain his heritage and inherit the family business things changed for Blaze, and changed quick! Adorned with a top hat and gold skull maple cane, his blueprint for turning the enormous basement of the rundown and timely Casket Factory into a makeshift cemetery was just the first of many insane ideas. He even decided to put the caskets back into production and only offer a one size fits all Casket and guaranteed it to fit any and everyone! Needless to say these so called rumors and speculations as well as the remote secret location of the newly opened Casket Factory is but a mystery spoken through whispers on the lips of those who have claimed to see it for themselves, and their stories that have carried on through time until now.

We here at Majik Ninja Entertainment are proud to present you…. Blaze Ya Dead Homie’s forthcoming masterpiece entitled The Casket Factory based on the story of his inheritance that drove him from killer to death incarnate! We warn you that these recordings may be unsettling and inappropriate for some listeners. That said we recommend that you use extreme caution listening, purchasing, or selling this product.

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