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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce Second Leg of North American Tour

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced the second leg of their North American tour.

We are beyond excited to be heading back out on tour and rocking out with the Mojo Nation. Not to mention, we will be sharing the stage on select dates with Gemini Syndrome, Shaman’s Harvest, and Black Stone Cherry. ~ Blacktop Mojo

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Tour Dates:
07/12 @ Rock Fest – Cadott, WI
07/13 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis
07/14 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/15 @ The Outpost – Kent, OH
07/18 @ Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
07/19 @ Purple Buffalo – Charleston, SC
07/20 @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
07/21 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
07/22 @ Kelly’s Live – Sarasota, FL
07/26 @ Rusty’s – Cape Coral, FL
07/27 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
07/28 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
07/31 @ El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
08/01 @ Globe Hall – Denver, CO
08/03 @ Iron Horse Saloon – Sturgis, SD
08/04 @ Icon Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD
08/05 @ What’s Up Lounge – Mankato, MN
08/07 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
08/08 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
08/09 @ The Monarch – Peoria, IL
08/10 @ The Landing – Topeka, KS
08/11 @ Pierre’s – Ft Wayne, IN

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners Disturbed, Incubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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T.R.O.Y Release Official Music Video for “Wicked World”

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Springfield, MO hard rock band T.R.O.Y has released the official music video for their single “Wicked World.”

“Truth is, good news doesn’t sell.We have all been fed a lie or two, ‘Wicked World‘ just talks about how poisoned the spring really is. #WickedWorld #Unplugged #FalseMedia #TallTales #Newspeak #Orwellian #MediaSensationalism #TheRealityOfYourself ” – TROY

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Catch T.R.O.Y. Live:
05/26 @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
05/27 @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
05/28 @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
05/29 @ Old Rock House w/ Red Sun Rising – St. Louis, MO
06/01 @ The Riff – Springfield, MO
06/23 @ TBA
08/12 @ Gen X Tour w/ Buck Cherry, POD, Alien Ant Farm, Lit – Nixa, MO
09/22 @ Uno Rios TX Rally & Music Festival- New Braunfels, TX

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T.R.O.Y (short for The Reality Of Yourself) is an American Rock band that formed late 2004 in the small town of Pleasant Hope MO. Today the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Cord Bishop, lead guitarist Kyle Girth, drummer Erik Milan, and bassist Kane Ransom. T.R.O.Y’s moniker is inspired by the bands musical perception, and the notion that thought truly manifests reality. The band has released 3 studio albums to date, is known for their gripping live shows, energetic songwriting style, and winning of several battle of the bands within the Midwest region. The original four members grew up and attended school together, creating a brotherhood bond between them and their fans. T.R.O.Y has shared the stage with today’s top rock artists, such as KORN, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Crossfade, Evan’s Blue, Smile Empty Soul, The Exies, 12 Stones, Trapt, Submersed, Red, and Shamans Harvest, Blackstone Cherry, Nothing More, & Pop Evil. T.R.O.Y is currently in the studio working on new music, with some scheduled to drop in 2018!

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VYCES Release Official Music Video for “Thin Luck”

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LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released the official music video for their single, “Thin Luck.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Thin Luck” was directed by Ron Thunderwood.

Download / Stream “Thin Luck” Online:

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VYCES are currently touring with metal legends MUSHROOMHEAD on their Spring North American tour.

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Tour Dates:
05/09 @ Revolution – Little Rock, AR
05/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
05/12 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/13 @ Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
05/15 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
05/16 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05/18 @ Analog – Portland, OR
05/19 @ El Corazone- Seattle, WA
05/20 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/22 @ Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO
05/23 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/24 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
05/25 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
05/26 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
05/27 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/29 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/30 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
05/31 @ Route 20 – Sturtevant, WI
06/01 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH

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Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart-Set Self-Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as Filter, Hell Yeah, Volbeat, Pop Evil, etc.., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began writing demos together and also sending ideas back and forth over the internet which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.

After a few trips to LA they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher Babies, Stitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs of true emotion, and power. Being compared to such artists as Chevelle, Korn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”

In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOUR which trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.

VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material in between hitting the road on three national tours playing shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied by another music video shot by Ron Underwood, and features Butcher Babies own Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts making it their first top 40 single.

VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18 and will be on tour all year long.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce Spring Tour Dates with JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO

 Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced their North American tour run with JOYOUS WOLF and OF LIMBO, including select dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY.

We’re thrilled to be heading back out to see all the extended family and friends we’ve made over the last few years. – Blacktop Mojo

 

Tour Dates:

04/20 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

04/21 @ Lago Del Pino – Tyler, TX

04//22 @ OK City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK

04/24 @ Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA *

04/26 @ Debonair – Teaneck, NJ

04/27 @ Wally’s – Hampton, NH *

04/28 @ The Queen – Wilmington, DE *

04/30 @ Capone’s – Johnson City, TN *

05/02 @ Mainstage – Morgantown, WV

05/03 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

05/04 @ Whistlers – Watertown, NY

05/05 @ Rockpile – Toronto, ON

05/06 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI

05/08 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL

05/10 @ Route 20 Outhouse – Racine, WI

05/11 @ Phat Headz – Green Bay, WI

05/12 @ Cheers – South Bend, IN

05/15 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA

05/16 @ Shovelhead Saloon – Danville, IL

05/18 @ Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

05/19 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL

05/26 @ Slidebar in Fullerton CA

05/31 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

06/04 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

06/06 @ Diamondz – Jerome, ID

06/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

06/13 @ Streets of London – Denver, CO

* w/BLACK STONE CHERRY

 

Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between SoundgardenBlack Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon JoviSammy HagarCandleboxDarryl “DMC” McDanielsShaman’s HarvestPop EvilPuddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnsonfor their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners DisturbedIncubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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SMALL TOWN TITANS Celebrate 24 Years of ‘Superunknown’ With Cover of SOUNDGARDEN’s “Spoonman”

York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS has released the Official Music Video for their cover of SOUNDGARDEN’s“Spoonman” to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the release of Superunkownon March 8, 1994.

“Chris Cornell has been a musical hero of mine since I was in high school and has been a major influence in the style of our band. Soundgarden’s repertoire of music is vast and difficult to pull off. The reason we decided to cover this classic of theirs is not only to challenge our musicianship and ability but to also pay tribute to one of the greatest voices and lyricists of Rock ‘n Roll from one of the greatest bands of all time. Our hope is that our interpretation does the song and it’s original performers the justice and recognition it deserves.” – Phil Freeman

Click HERE to Download / Stream “Spoonman” Online

The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo FightersAudioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.

After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.

Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa RoachBlack Stone CherryPop Evil, and more.

By focusing on their engagement with social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record Disclaimer II, and who STT also recorded their last album Reflection with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.

Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.

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VYCES Release New Single, “Thin Luck”!

LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released their long anticipated single, “Thin Luck,” which is already climbing the Mediabase Active Rock charts including airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane.

Download / Stream “Thin Luck” Online:

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Tour Dates:
04/27 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
04/28 @ Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI
04/29 @ TBA – Toledo, OH
05/01 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/02 @ Once Centre Square – Easton, PA
05/03 @ Club Chrome – Albany, NY
05/04 @ Fet Music Hall – Providence, RI
05/05 @ Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
05/06 @ Trixies – Louisville, KY
05/07 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
05/08 @ Shooters – Texarkana, WR
05/09 @ Revolution – Little Rock, AR
05/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
05/12 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/13 @ Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
05/14 @ Ckub XS – Tucson, AZ
05/15 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
05/16 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05/17 @ DNA – San Francisco, CA
05/18 @ Analog – Portland, OR
05/19 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/20 @ Dimondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/21 @ TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
05/22 @ Hodi’s Half House – Ft. Collins, CO
05/23 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Spring, CO
05/24 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/25 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
05/26 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
05/27 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/29 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/30 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
05/31 @ Route 20 – Racine, WI
06/01 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH
06/02 @ Pipestem Spa – Pipestem, WV

Click HERE for Updates & Ticketing Information!

Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart-Set Self-Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as FilterHell YeahVolbeatPop Evil, etc.., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began writing demos together and also sending ideas back and forth over the internet which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.

After a few trips to LA they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher BabiesStitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs of true emotion, and power. Being compared to such artists as ChevelleKorn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”

In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOURwhich trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.

VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material in between hitting the road on three national tours playing shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied by another music video shot by Ron Underwood, and features Butcher Babies own Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts making it their first top 40 single.

VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18 and will be on tour all year long.

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Blacktop Mojo Release Acoustic Video for “Underneath,” Filmed Live at Audioworx Studios

Texas based hard rock band Blacktop Mojo has released a video for their track, “Underneath,” from their 2017 LP, Burn the Ships. Filmed live at Audioworx Studios in Palestine, TX, the Drew McCuistion filmed video features front-man Matt James and lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer performing an acoustic version of the track.

“I’ve seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying “I understand what happened, and I’m sorry you went through the painful things that brought you to this point” Keep your heart free , forgive people even if they don’t deserve it.” – Nathan Gillis (Drums)

Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between SoundgardenBlack Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon JoviSammy HagarCandleboxDarryl “DMC” McDanielsShaman’s HarvestPop EvilPuddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnsonfor their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners DisturbedIncubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

 

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