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Inviolate Releases Official Music Video for “Broken Cycle”

Atlanta-based rock/metal/industrial band Inviolate has released their brand new music video for “Broken Cycle”, the second single from their August 2017 full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Broken Cycle” was shot by Chance White of White Flame Studios at both the complex of the Safety Wolf facility and Atlanta’s Big Peach Studios.

Musically we wanted the song to build from soft and haunted at the beginning to a feeling of resolution and agency by the end. You’re taking a stand and saying ‘I refuse to play the victim to my circumstances’ but there’s acknowledgment that you can’t always go at it alone. You have people in your corner who have your back when you might falter. The imagery of the swordswomen embodies that aspect of the lyrics. – Inviolate

“Broken Cycle” features seven members of Inviolate’s “2.0” lineup (click HERE to read about Inviolate’s unique band member configuration), as well as the Sisters of Anarchy, a troupe of modern fusion bellydancers wielding scimitars in a choreography that vocalist Kadria created specifically for the video.

“This video showcases for the first time how Inviolate 2.0 works with rotating members on any given 4-person lineup. The final chorus shows every member who played on the video (and album) in single shots of all 7 of us rocking out,” says Kadria. “We’re one huge extended family, and we wanted to visually represent that through the entire video.”

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INVIOLATE: 1. adj. Not violated or profaned; intact, free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.

Originally founded with Bryon Brown on guitar, Chris Farmer on bass and vocalist/sample engineer Kadria, Atlanta’s Inviolate continues to create and perform with Kadria at the creative helm, along with an array of the southeast’s finest rock and metal talent for live shows (musicians who play live with the band are part of “Inviolate 2.0“) and in the studio. Inviolate’s sound is multi-faceted, defying the labels of mere “metal”, “rock”, “electronica”, even “industrial” but a sonic blend of all. To visually augment the sonic onslaught, Kadria adds the moves of a bellydancer which, by turns, emphasize delicacy and aggression according to the music’s mood. This combination produces a visual in their live show unlike any other in the rock and metal world.

Inviolate signed to Strange One Records in April 2012 and released a 7-song album titled “Feast of Ashes”, co-produced with Mike Froedge(doubleDrive/Black Label Society) in June 2012, as well as a video for its first single “Condemned, ” directed by Gustavo Montana of At Dusk Media. The album and video garnered Inviolate a trifecta of nominations at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards for Best Metal BandBest Rock Female, and Video of the Year, and again in 2014 for Best Metal Band and Best Rock Female. “Feast of Ashes” also won Tampa’s Rock Solid Pressure Show’s “2014 EP Of The Year.”

Inviolate has shared the stage with a wide range of hard rock, metal, industrial and even acoustic heavyweights including Static-XWhitechapelButcher BabiesMushroomheadPowerman5000AmarantheEpicaSOiLOne-Eyed DollCelldwellerSymphony X, and Angie Aparo.

In early 2017, Inviolate returned to the studio to record their full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream with co-producer Jordon Popp (Sky Machine/Seven Day Sonnet) at Glass Wall Studio in Chicago, IL. Their first single, “Sisyphus”, dropped with a lyric video in July 2017 and features guest vocals by the Swedish vocal titan Bjorn Strid (Soilwork/Night Flight Orchestra). The Insomniac’s Dream was released worldwide on August 1, 2017 and the band continues to tour the east coast, pushing steadily westward and gaining fans (fondly called Inviolators) at every turn. “I’m super excited about this album,” says vocalist Kadria. “We pushed the envelope on so many levels. And then we got to work with someone like Björn— it’s such an honor to have his voice on one of our songs! And we were thrilled to have Jordon put on his producer’s hat on for our songs. The response we’re getting at every show has been amazing.”
The band continues to tour, with an album of remixes already underway and planned for release early spring 2018. “More shows, more twists, more visual and auditory Inviolations coming your way. We can hardly wait!”

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Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–Announces North American Dates of “Reintroduce Yourself Tour”!

Legendary Front-Man Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–has concluded the European leg and now is launching the North American leg of his “Reintroduce Yourself 2017” Tour. The tour launched August 6th in Youngstown, OH and will wind throughout North America and winding up back in his home town of Cleveland, OH on November 3.

REINTRODUCE YOURSELF 2017 Tour Dates:
08/10 @ Maggie Meyer’s Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL
08/11 @ Portside Lounge – New Orleans, LA
08/12 @ The Gig – Beaumont, TX
08/13 @ Vollie Ray’s (Free Show) – Houston, TX
08/17 @ The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA
08/18 @ Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA
08/19 @ Alturas – Reno, NV
08/20 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/21 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/23 @ Rock Hard Pdx – Portland, OR *
08/24 @ Shannahan’s – Vancouver, WA *
08/25 @ Vista Bar – Boise, ID *
08/26 @ The Hideout Pub N Grub – Salt Lake City, UT
08/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
08/29 @ Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
08/30 @ 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
08/31 @ The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
09/01 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN (w/HEELS)
09/02 @ Star Bar – Atlanta, GA
09/03 @ The Sparrow – Charleston, SC
09/05 @ Altamont Theatre – Asheville, NC *
09/06 @ Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
09/08 @Jj’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
09/09 @ The Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
09/10 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
09/29 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/30 @ Country Corner – Setauket, NY
10/01 @ Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
10/02 @ Little Joe’s Bar And Grill – Lewiston, ME
10/04 @ TBA – Syracuse, NY
10/05 @ The Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/06 @ Phantasy – Cleveland, OH *
10/07 @ Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo, MI
10/10 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
10/12 @ Prohibition Hall – Kansas City, MO
11/03 @The Agora (with Dog Fashion Disco) – Cleveland, OH
* FREE SHOW

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Discrepancies Release Music Video for “Art of War” Off Debut Album ‘The Awakening’

St. Louis Rap/Rock band Discrepancies has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Art of War”, off of their 2016 debut album The Awakening. The “Art of War” music video was filmed and directed by Matthew Goodman.

“‘Art of War’ is metaphor comparing love and war. It’s a story of betrayal. Being in a relationship is a war that you and your significant other fight together side by side as soldiers. Inevitably, an obstacle is thrown at you, leaving you injured. Your partner can either stick it out with you or leave you behind. In the absolute worst case, your partner joins the other side. This song is my interpretation of your soldier joining the other side.” – ATG Metcalf

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Discrepancies, the Rap/Rock band out of St. Louis, have formed an undeniably powerful and innovative sound.

Comprised of Garrett Weakley (Bass), Addison Bracher (Guitar/vocals), Phatbeatz (Drums), and ATG (Vocals) have formed an undeniably powerful sound. The 4 blend together many genres to create an innovative soundscape that is guaranteed to grab your interest.

Pushing their debut single “Get Hype” out in January of 2014, the band found great success. The single was downloaded over 10,000 times throughout the rest of the year from their site alone. Following the single the band released another titled “The Truth” and then their debut EP shortly after.

The band has toured multiple times and played shows with artists such as: Breaking BenjaminYou Me at SixMushroomheadAlter BridgeP.O.D.Sick PuppiesHed PEStraight Line StitchSevendustSeasons AfterRomantic RebelDj UnkStarset, and many many more. They plan to push much farther and join forces with many more acts.

The band set out on the road in 2015 during the summer, playing over 50 shows in only 60 days. They strive for success and to break down many barriers of music.

Together, the four want to connect with people on a deep level and allow for people to be inspired to form their own opinions free from judgement. Together, the four are Discrepancies.

Experience Discrepancies LIVE: 
08/19 @ Shots – Rolla, MO w/ Cavo 
09/02 @ Midwest Rockfest @ Birdsnest Lodge – Steelville, MO 
09/09 @ Ink Spot Block Party @ Lincoln County Fairgrounds – Troy, MO

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Enter the 13th Hour with Raven Black on Their Hex O’Clock Tour!

LA based Alternative Metal band Raven Black has announced that they will be hitting the road for their Hex O’Clock Tour. Launching July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV.

A cunning hybrid femme fatale with playful mischievy, backed up by her twisted gentlemen. Raven black cranks out innocent melody that quickly evolves into wicked cursed screams. You know, blistering and burning your skin with chills and dropping jaws at the powerful vocals coming out of such a tiny stature. Evoked by the ripping guitars and ambient tones of the doctor, low end bass of stiches and thumping double kicks from the demon, muppet, this unique dark carnival of metal taunts your hunger for a new sound.

Their debut EP Seven Sins was recorded in the Wilderness, with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild of WurmGroup. The seven song release has garnered loads of buzz and fans demanding more. Taken to the road again after a debut tour with Mushroomhead in October 2016, they will be playing Rock Fest 2017 in Austin, TX March 15-18th and then landing internationally to their adoring fans at the Foco Festival in Mexico with CrazyTown April 2017. It’s been too long since their last visit at Hell & Heaven Festival last July 2016.

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Hail Sagan Releases New Video “Stealing The Crown” And Announce North America Tour

Burbank, CA Electronic Rock artist Hail Sagan announce the release of the new video for their single “Stealing The Crown”.

“We wanted more of a fantasy feel to this compared to our debut video, Dark Cloud, which appeared with real life-style videography depicting scenes of bullying and violence. Though Stealing the Crown also confronts a dark subject matter, such as exploitation, greed, and disloyal people, the imaginative effects create more of a supernatural environment.” – Sagan Amery Vocalist

The video was directed by Mathew Crum and produced by Sagan Amery and Nick Quijano of Hail Sagan.

Hail Sagan has also announced their first set of tour dates with Mushroomhead on their North America tour.

Tour Dates

7/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
7/9 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
7/16 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Sports Bar and Billiards Wednesday 13 also headlining.
7/17 – Bismark, ND – Our Place Tavern
7/18 – Omaha, NB – The Bourbon Saloon
7/19 – Joplin, MO – Guitars of Joplin
7/20 – Monroe, LA – Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
7/21 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
7/22 – Tyler, TX – Click’s
7/25 – Little Rock, AR – The Revolution Music Room
7/28 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
7/29 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

More dates to be announced.

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Hail Sagan blasted onto the music scene in June of 2016 with their heavy hitting, debut single, “Dark Cloud,” which highlighted important issues such as bullying, violence, and suicide. Surrounded by a ghoulish league of masked musicians, Sagan Amery, the “purple princess,” as proclaimed by her followers, shines as a rebellious voice for the misunderstood. The philanthropic band who is continuously donating a portion of all funds to various charities, and who offers a network of outreach to those suffering from mental illness, released a self-titled EP in October of 2016, and continues to tour extensively. Hail Sagan has recently signed with the premiere booking agency TKO as well as Ricochet Management.

Darling Down Release Official Music Video for “Collide”

Battle Creek, MI hard rock band Darling Down have released the official video for their single, “Collide”, featuring a solo by Clint Lowery of Sevendust, off of their newest album  Never Tell.  “Collide” was directed by Travis and Samantha Ross at RipJaw Media.

Every video we do is a challenge to outdo the last. I feel that “Collide” is a mini movie with elements of a grade A thriller with on par Hollywood cinematic value – our acting, however, could use some work 🙂 – Ryan Hudson (Drums)

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With their symphonically powerful sound and an arsenal of brand new material, mid-Michigan’s Darling Down is prepared to show the world that they are ready to stake their artistic claim in the territory of modern rock.

The band, an outstanding female fronted four piece, has a synergistic effect among its members: Amanda Legault’s clear, strong vocals that range from powerfully compelling to hauntingly sweet, Dustin Claud’s driving and dynamic guitar riffs, Nathan Simmon’s thunderous bass lines, and Ryan Hudson’s tight musicianship on drums. Committed to lyrically thoughtful and melodically engrossing songwriting with powerful hooks, Darling Down is distinctive in today’s musical arena. With lyrically relatable songs full of enough edginess, passion and real life to appeal to a wide audience, Darling Down’s songs are catchy, intriguing, and heavy; beautifully sung, constructed and arranged. Sonically driving, with soaring vocals and harmonies, the deep lyrics are sometimes juxtaposed with eerily strong, pretty vocals and heavy guitars, as on their earlier recording, “Revenge is Sweet Like Cherries.”

Fast forward to 2014, Darling Down is not holding anything back with their second full length release, “Never Tell,” produced by the nationally acclaimed producer / engineer / mixer Chuck Alkazian (Soundgarden, Trust Company, Pop Evil) and recorded at Pearl Sound Studios. “Never Tell,” which was released on 7/22/2014, has garnered a sizable amount of industry buzz. A stellar collection of songs, creatively written and with spectacular pieces of orchestration, Darling Down and their producer have created an album full of great musicianship, mesmerizing rhythms and melodies, and exciting, innovative collaborations with accomplished outside artists. “Never Tell” features guest appearances by Clint Lowery of SevendustVinnie Dombrowski of SpongeStephen Richards of Taproot, and Brett Hestla of Dark New Day.

Ramping up for the expansion of their touring in addition to their current live shows on schedule, following the release of “Never Tell” Darling Downcontinues to increase their live show radius throughout North America. In recent years, Darling Down has developed a loyal fan base with their passionate music and high energy live performances, and grabbed the attention of audiences throughout the Midwest. The band has performed alongside many notable acts including Theory of a DeadmanNonpointTaprootSmile Empty SoulPop EvilRedRaFraming HanleySaving AbelEvans BlueSalivaHed PEMushoomhead, and many more.
Darling Down, fresh off the release of “Never Tell,” will be one to watch as they share their new music and unique show with an even wider scope of music fans throughout the country. Be on the lookout for upcoming tour dates!

Raven Black Release Official Music Video for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars”

LA based Alternative Metal Band Raven Black has released the Official Music Video for their single “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” off of their debut EP Seven Sins, out NOW via WURMgroup. Directed Josh Apple and filmed by Andrew Spirk of Monoblocstudios.com.

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” is about broken innocence. – Raven

raven black – a visciously sweet metal medley of feminine and masculine power harnessed through a tiny half human | half doll surrounded by her misfits, tossed into a theatrical debauchery of creepy fun and that’s just the beginning.” There is a story here, but you have to take the journey to the 13th hour where these 4 live.

a cunning hybrid femme fatale with playful mischievy, backed up by her twisted gentlemen. Raven black cranks out innocent melody that quickly evolves into wicked cursed screams. You know, blistering and burning your skin with chills and dropping jaws at the powerful vocals coming out of such a tiny stature. Evoked by the ripping guitars and ambient tones of the doctor, low end bass of stiches and thumping double kicks from the demon, muppet, this unique dark carnival of metal taunts your hunger for a new sound.

Their debut EP Seven Sins was recorded in the Wilderness, with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild of WurmGroup. The seven song release has garnered loads of buzz and fans demanding more. Taken to the road again after a debut tour with Mushroomhead in October 2016, they will be playing Rock Fest 2017 in Austin, TX March 15-18th and then landing internationally to their adoring fans at the Foco Festival in Mexico with CrazyTown April 2017. It’s been too long since their last visit at Hell & Heaven Festival last July 2016.

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