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VIZA Releases Highly Anticipated Double CD Set for ‘The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II’

In tandem with their highly praised performance at AFTERSHOCK Festival, Los Angeles based Alternative/Indie Rock Band VIZA has released their long awaited The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II, available now to stream as well as in a double CD set. Having previously been revealed to fans through a series of YouTube audio streams with stunning, unique artwork created for each, The Unorthodox Revival: Vol. I & II showcases the band’s diverse creative styles and incredible musicianship in a selection of tracks that are sure to both satisfy long-term and entice a whole new crowd of fans.

“I personally think this is our best work, due in part to the fact each song had its respective time to perfect and our incredible engineer Yury Anisonyan who was on board,” – K’noup (Vocals, Guitar)

“Even though these songs were released digitally on YouTube and Spotify, we want our dedicated fans to be able to enjoy these songs in album form too, and that allows us to incorporate the album artwork physically as well!” – Kzirian (Vocals. Oud)

 

The Unorthodox Revival Vol. I Track List:
1. Viktorious
2. Cash Karma
3. Velvet Shade
4. A World Of Broken Mirrors
5. Aphrodite
6. Vicious Game

 

The Unorthodox Revival Vol. II Track List:
1. Pinches
2. Sheep
3. Diabolic Angel
4. Dancing Twig
5. Tom Waits for Her
6. Pathway

Click to Purchase Two Disc Set of The Unorthodox Revival: Volume I & II

Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of loud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass, and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s main stage (alongside KornThe KillersAxwellThe Vaccines, and The XX, among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway’s Kartfestivalen, Slovenia’s Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The ProdigyGogol BordelloFlogging Molly, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza covered the Doors tune “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad, which is available for free download.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fund-raise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.

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ASHRR Release Tantalizingly Twisted, Official Music Video for Addictive New Single, “Sometimes”

Unique synth pop musical collective ASHRR, made up of Singer – Songwriter Steven Davis and Artist / Producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles, will be releasing the follow up to their dark synth debut “Medicine Man” in the form of “Sometimes” on 8/10/2018. Eschewing categories, “Sometimes” is a sermon of captivating lyrical imagery , inspired and inspiring composition, and a fresh take on post modern creativity.

ASHRR combines analog synths, jet-setter bass lines, neo-funk guitar riffs, and Bryan Ferry-esque vocals into a post rock dystopian dance party.

​The music video is a cerebral and absurdly brilliant ride from the mind of famed director Keith Musil (Twin ShadowFol ChenRainbow Arabia)​. It’s an absolute “you gotta watch it, before I describe it” moment in music video history.

Click HERE to Pre-Order “Sometimes”

ASHRR – A musical collective made up of Singer- Songwriter Steven Davis and Artist / Producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles founded in Los Angeles.

Steven Davis (Lead Singer / Songwriter)

Steven comes from a fascinating musical pedigree ranging from his Midwestern church roots singing gospel to his booming career as a professional adult musician. Select highlights include headlining residencies at NYC’s esteemed Rainbow Room; sharing the stage with icons as Tony Bennett and Diana Krall; and co-writing with pop legend John Oates. His originals have been featured in movies and TV including the title track to “Just Getting Started” and co-writes with John Oates. He has over 500k plays on Spotify.

Ethan Allen – Producer / Songwriter

Ethan Allen is an American record producer, mixer, engineer, writer and musician currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and member of the band Gram Rabbit from Joshua Tree, California. Some of his credits include Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBen HarperThe 88TrickyLuscious JacksonThe Cult, Gram Rabbit, Sheryl CrowTim FinnBrant BjorkDonita SparksMeg MyersPatty Griffin, and Better Than Ezra.

Josh Charles – Producer / Songwriter

Josh Charles is a critically acclaimed piano prodigy, guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter mentored by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John. He has recorded for Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Island Records and Elektra Records/Warner Music Group. Josh has produced/co-produced and written/co-written seven albums, including his own Love, Work & Money(2010) and 1974 (to be released). He has been producing sound content for Native Instruments and Splice and released the ambient “Areazone” on AWAL. Josh has many songs on radio, film and TV including several cuts with John Oates.

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VENDETTA RED Release Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘Quinceañera’

Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has released the official lyric video for their single, “Entantado,” off of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, via Cleopatra Records. VENDETTA RED is also finishing up their tour with PUDDLE OF MUDD through April.

Click HERE to Download Quinceañera on iTunes

Vendetta Red with Puddle Of Mudd Tour Dates:
04/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
04/28 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
04/29 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

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NIGHT CLUB Joining COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13 on EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour

Los Angeles based electronic duo NIGHT CLUBhas announced that they will be joining industrial legends COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13 on the upcoming US and European dates of the EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU Tour in advance of their highly anticipated new album, Scary World. Due out August 24, 2018, Scary World will be made available for pre-order with the debut single / video for “Candy Coated Suicide” on the first day of the tour, May 18, 2018.

“We’re excited to get back on the road with our friends in Combichrist and play some songs from our upcoming album which is set for a Fall 2018 release. We’re releasing the first single, ‘Candy Coated Suicide,’ on May 18th in conjunction with the start of the tour.” – NIGHT CLUB

EVERYBODY STILL HATES YOU US Tour Dates:
05/18 @ The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
05/19 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
05/20 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA
05/22 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
05/23 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/25 @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
05/26 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/29 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/30 @ The Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
05/31 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
06/01 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
06/02 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
06/05 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
06/06 @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
06/07 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
06/08 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
06/09 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
06/10 @ Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
06/12 @ The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
06/13 @ The Blind Tiger – Greensboro – NC
06/14 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
06/15 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/16 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
06/17 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
06/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
06/20 @ Maverick’s – Jacksonville, FL
06/21 @ Parish at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
06/22 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/23 @ White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
06/24 @ Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
06/26 @ The Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/27 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
06/28 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
06/29 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
06/30 @ Regent Theater – Los Angelas, CA

Click HERE for Additional Dates & Ticketing Information!

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LIFECURSE Releases Official Music Video for “BUZZARD BAIT”

Asheville, NC Metal band LIFECURSE has released the official music video for “BUZZARD BAIT,” off of their forthcoming album, The Wolf You Feed. Produced by Jamie KIng (Between the Buried and MeFor TodayThe ContortionistScale the Summit), The Wolf You Feed is set to release mid-2018.

“‘Buzzard Bait’ is the first song we have released since 2013’s ‘Elysium.’ The song touches on themes and topics such as society’s inherent desire to watch people fail, to rubberneck through life and use other people’s failures and faults as a means to lift themselves higher, failing to realize that we are all one in the same. We are all born and we will all die, those are the only 2 things you are guaranteed in life. The rest is up to you to make make the world a better place, or completely destroy it. No one can make that choice.

Buzzard Bait is a song about the constant struggle between light and dark, and the incessant human need for validation from other humans.” – Lifecurse

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Heavy music is like a shark–bloodthirsty, violent–but more importantly, driven by progression. The second bands stagnate and lose momentum, they sink to the murky depths of the listener’s mind, only to be rediscovered by whims of nostalgia years later. Fortunately for Asheville, North Carolina’s Lifecurse, stagnation is neither a word in their vocabulary or a concept they are familiar with. Originating in 2010, Lifecurse have practically defined the pinnacle of metalcore progression, expertly blending erratic, energetic heaviness with ethereality and riff-friendly technicality. What’s more? As times change and more and more bands are thinking out of the box, Lifecurse is far from afraid to delve into the darkest corners metal, hardcore and deathcore have to offer, never backing away from an opportunity to push the envelope further.

Since their formation in early 2010, Lifecurse have left no stone unturned. Independently releasing two full length studio albums and distributing thousands of copies to fans across the country, the band’s work ethic is admirable to say the least; providing full musical experiences where their peers are satisfied with brief EPs and single releases. Their devotion to their fans and fellow heavy music enthusiasts is also displayed by their incessant tour schedule. Planning and executing many of their own small excursions throughout 2012 and 2013 to support their sophomore release, Elysium, the band got their first big break as direct support for the legendary Norma Jean on their nationwide tour in 2014. Lifecurse’s impressive resume doesn’t end there–the band have acted as regional support for such genre-defining giants as The Ghost InsideThe Acacia StrainAll that Remains, and Battlecross, among several others. Since then, Lifecurse have receded from the public eye, planning tours and festivals, as well as writing and recording their third LP, The Wolf You Feed, an immense concept album spanning two discs. Adding a thick layer of icing to their already impressive cake of two full-length releases, The Wolf You Feed is sure to be the latest and greatest product from a band that has never slowed down in their constant push to deliver fresh and furious music to their fans.

Between touring the country, writing and recording immense, diverse and dynamic hit albums and playing countless local benefit shows for charities and charitable causes, Lifecurse are the “do or die” mentality come to life. The Wolf You Feed set for a Spring 2017 release, and tours to support it, it’s only a matter of time before this North Carolinian quintet devours your local scene.

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The Damn Truth Release Official Music Video for Deeply Poignant “Alex”!

Montreal based, blues-infused rock band The Damn Truthhas released the official music video for “Alex,” off of their 2016 released Devilish Folk. Directed by Erica Orofino, “Alex” presents yet another complex layer to the critically acclaimed band’s diverse song writing.

“Some stories, some moments, change you. Change the way you look at the world. Change the way the world looks at you. We wear our scars on the inside. They are invisible, but you feel like everyone can see.
This moment in time changed me to my core and in fact, shaped me to be the person I am today.

ALEX – I promise I will NEVER FORGET” – Lee-la Baum

“The sixth track on ‘Devilish Folk’ is ‘Alex’…The song kind of switches gears with an angelic clean opening influenced by good ole delta blues. The song hits you with a very “star-crossed lovers” situation; bittersweet, loving, and forlorn.
‘Alex’ still gives the power of Baum’s vocals and lets it shine, but you can feel the sadness and grief while she bellows out the pain.” – Gonzo Today

Catch The Damn Truth LIVE:
03/29 @ The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC
03/31 @ Doc Willoughby’s – Kelowna, BC
05/04 @ Nietzsche’s – Buffalo, NY

Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis MorrisetteArcade FireBryan AdamsThe Guess WhoBTORush and many more.

Well, now there’s a new name you can add to that list; The Damn Truth.

Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plantand Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.

The band is here to introduce their new album (their 2nd), Devilish Folk, meet their American fans, and promote the new single, “White Lies”.

But the journey to get here has been a Behind The Music tale of drama, misfortune, and lucky breaks.

For example, you could say there’s nothing more rock n’ roll than your van blowing up in the middle of your biggest national tour to date. Unless of course, you’re The Damn Truth, and you’ve barely escaped with just the clothes on your back while most everything else is up in flames. And, oh yeah, it’s pitch black in the middle of nowhere in the northern Canadian backwoods. And you’ve got your 3-year old son and his babysitter also on board. And, did we mention it’s in the middle of winter – A Canadian winter.

“We had literally just driven out from a garage in the last town where the mechanic told us everything was fine. Thank god this car drove up beside us on the highway – waving their arms frantically – and told us that the van was on fire . We stopped, got as much stuff out as we could, and then literally watched the van blow up in front of us; all our gear – gone.” remembers drummer Dave Traina.

Nothing has ever come easy for The Damn Truth, but for every adversity there has been some unexpected reward. In this case, they quickly scrambled a funding campaign that raised over ten thousand dollars within 24 hours. The experience brought out the best from their fans and the local community and a renewed faith in the power of music. The tour continued. The shows – and their belief in rock n’roll – got stronger.

And now The Damn Truth are set to do it all over again (except for the blowing up part, of course).

A lot of good things have happened since then for the Montreal based quartet such as singer Lee-la Baum turning in a heart-stopping vocal for an Yves St Laurent TV commercial- their new perfume, Mon Paris, that is rolling out worldwide. The vocal (a cover of “Love Is Blindness” by U2) has had such an impact, raking in over 400K views, thousands of comments, emails and orders have come in from around the globe, exposing the band to a wide audience of new “Truth Seekers “.

The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock ,but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, what makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.

Devilish Folk mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black KeysPearl JamArctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2Lana del RayStone RosesFlorence & The Machine, and others.

The Damn Truth have always been a self-contained unit; producing their own records, videos, and hanging out old-school after a show; meeting the fans one by one.

“We’ve had to work hard every step of the way,” says lead guitarist Tom Shemer. “But that’s ok. People know it’s real when they come to the shows”.

Part of that ethos is the family vibe amongst the band; Tom and Lee-la travel with their 3-year old son “there has never been a choice in the matter. Rock n’ roll has always been our lives and his too. He’s been on tour since he was 2 months old. “ says Lee-la

The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la’s powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that’s both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.

“Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock’n’roll attitude,” says Lee-la, “and he was my first real rockstar crush!”

The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.

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Phoenix Rising Release Official Music Video for “Lights Out”

Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal Band Phoenix Risinghas released the Official Music Video for their newest single “Lights Out,” off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes. A love letter to UFC and ESports, this high energy music video follows a day in the life of an MMA fighter and ESports Street Fighter 5 gamer as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.

“The newest single from PHOENIX RISING, “LIGHTS OUT” is one of the most aggressive songs in our repertoire. This is an anthem for those people who are constantly getting kicked down by life and the ongoing struggles that never seem to cease. We will never be beaten! ‘You think its an easy win, I am a phoenix and I just rise again.’

For the video, we decided to make it a love letter to UFC and Esports since everyone in the band enjoys MMA matches and competitive video games. We wanted a high energy music video that shows a day in the life of a MMA fighter and Esports Street Fighter 5 gamer in parallel as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.

The two fighters awaken with purpose and the video instantly delves into their day. The fighters train, practice combinations, and go to the tournament all culminating in the final knockout against their nemesis.

The video showcases PHOENIX RISING not only performing in the octagon ring, we wanted each member to have a cameo in the video as well!

‘LIGHTS OUT’ has a ton of attitude and is built to get the blood pumping with driving beats combined with aggressive riffs. With lyrics like “Step inside the ring I’m ready to go”, we wanted “LIGHTS OUT” to give you the motivational energy to get up and fight for what you want out of life.” – Phoenix Rising

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PHOENIX RISING, based out of Dallas, Texas, came together in 2017 in the most unlikely of places: a Craigslist ad posted by Vocalist Kent Summerour in search of like-minded musicians who not only wanted to make music with substance, but who wanted to create a live spectacle like nothing else in the local music scene. After a short search and a lot of luck, the ad was answered by five seasoned musicians one of whom was Australian. Comprised of a second vocalist, guitar, synth and a whole lot of rhythm, PHOENIX RISING was born.

Like setting fire to gas, the newly formed group had written an album’s worth of material in one month, and the search for producers began. This search led PHOENIX RISING to Tyler Smyth; however Smyth was on tour six hours away in San Antonio . With no way to get in touch with Smyth, Kent went down to San Antonio with a pillow and a sleeping bag, on a mission to maneuver himself back stage, and persuade Smyth to listen to the demos, hoping that after hearing the music, Smyth would be driven to work with the band. Mission Complete, Smyth agreed to work with PHOENIX RISING in LA and shortly thereafter, the band flew out to record their debut album From the Ashes.

With the Album complete, supported by several Music Video’s – PHOENIX RISING now look forward to drawing emotion from the listener and inspire fans with their powerful stage show. The music has a very “overcoming” quality to it. Musically and lyrically, PHOENIX RISING wants you to stand up for what you believe in and overcome any and all adversity that blocks your path.

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