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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for “Prodigal,” off of their most recent LP, Burn The Ships.

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“We had fun making the video with some of our good friends from our hometown acting out the main parts. We felt like the father-son dynamic in the video really reflected the song’s theme. The song is sort of autobiographical. It’s about the experience of growing up in a small town and always talking about ‘getting out’ one day. No matter where or how far you go, though, you always have a little bit of where you came from that you take with you.” – Matt James

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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

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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 frontman 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 Chuck Wepfer. 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, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool and many others.

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. The record yielded two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Active Rock charts, with singles, “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and the band’s cover of Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31)

Throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018, the band toured heavily around North America in support of their record, getting added to major rock festival bills such as River City Rockfest, Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, The 25th annual Rockfest, Shiprocked, and many more. The band continues to all live together in “The Mojo Mansion” in Palestine, writing songs, recording and preparing for their 3rd full-length studio album entitled “Under The Sun” for release in 2019.

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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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TAKE THE DAY Release Official Music Video for “Song For The Broken”

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Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their single, “Song For The Broken.” Originally premiered on Loud-Stuff, “Song For The Broken” was directed by Chris Dawson. The single was also co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After.

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“At some point in our lives we all feel hurt, abandoned, alone, and broken. We can’t let that define who we are. This one’s for us.” – Take The Day

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Hailing from Pittsburg, Kansas Take The Day is a hard-hitting rock band that has quickly become a major contender in the Midwest music scene. They believe in what they do and continue to push forward bringing their current fresh sound to listening ears.

For the past 7 years, Take The Day has toured the region and supported many national acts including Pop Evil, Gemini Syndrome, Saving Abel, Otherwise, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Tantric, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Seasons After, Another Lost Year, Bobaflex, No Resolve, Blameshift, and many others gaining them the reputation as a must see live act!

Take The Day is celebrating their recently released and warmly received single “Matches and Knives” which dropped on 4/20/18 and was co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After. It’s been said that it’s “a serious follow up” to their previous release “Take Everything” which broke the top 100 of the Nielsen Active Rock Charts just months prior.

Take The Day continues to write, record, and play select regional dates as they prepare for the premiere of their next single “Song For The Broken” on 1/11/19.

“These guys clearly display the chops to cut through.”
– EarArt London

“Seriously, one of the best unsigned bands I’ve ever heard.”
– Bailey, Q102.1 FM

“Smoothly executed. Great energy.”
– Zak G. / Senseless Underground

“No band I’ve ever worked with has as much passion and integrity as Take The Day. They are truly a band to keep on the radar in the world of rock.”
– Muttley, ROCK 107.1 FM

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce PledgeMusic Campaign to Fund Upcoming Album

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their upcoming third full length album.

“We’ve been writing and cutting demos in preparation for the third record , and we’re really excited about the direction of the new material. We’re also thrilled to have so much support from our family of Fans and friends” – Blacktop Mojo

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Fans can pre-order a selection of items including signed copies of the new album, exclusive t-shirts, fishing with the band, hangouts, and even listing their name in the album jacket.

“As independent artists, everything we do is fan-funded. We don’t have a record label loaning us a ton of money to make a record. With that, comes some financial pitfalls, but it also means NOBODY tells us how to make music for you guys and we think that’s pretty cool!”

Click HERE to Help Support Blacktop Mojo’s Upcoming Album!

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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.

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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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Alive”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for the title track off of their 2017 released LP, Alive, which features a live performance of the foursome live.

“This video was shot during our performance opening for Steel Panther in Austin, Texas. It captures some of the intimate moments that you normally don’t see: loading in, setting up, etc. – all of the hard work that it takes to bring about a killer rock show.” – Black Heart Saints

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The band just finished their most recent tour, The Road to Sturgis Tour 2018, where they performed at the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, as well as opened for Faster Pussycat on August 19th, and will be supporting Slash & Myles Kennedy Featuring the Conspirators on September 24th. Both shows are in Austin, TX.

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:

– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– SXSW Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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BRAND OF JULEZ Release Official Live Video for “Falling Up”

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New York based Heavy Rock Band BRAND OF JULEZ has released an official live video for the single “Falling Up.” . Filmed at Phase 2 in Lynchburg, Virginia, “Falling Up” is off of their July 13th debut, released LP, FORWARD.

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Brand Of Julez will also be joining ORGY, MOTOGRATOR, and THE CROWNED on the BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR. Launching August 17th in Salt Lake City, UT, the tour winds through the US and winds down September 29th in San Diego, CA.

“There is no greater thrill for us than touring. Bringing our music night after night to folks and connecting with them is what drives us. If home is where your heart is, then every stage we have the pleasure of being on each night, is home to us. Then sharing those stages with kick ass bands like Orgy and Motograter makes life on the road an even greater experience.” ~ Julez

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BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR Dates:
08/17 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
08/18 @ Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO
08/20 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
08/21 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
08/22 @ Trees Dallas – Dallas, TX
08/23 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
08/24 @ 3Ten ACL Live – Austin, TX
08/25 @ Ethos Live – Laredo, TX
08/26 @ State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX *
08/28 @ Southport Hall Live Music & Party Hall – New Orleans, LA
08/30 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/31 @ West End Trading CO – Sanford, FL
09/01 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
09/03 @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Concord, VA
09/04 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
09/06 @ The Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
09/07 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
09/08 @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY
09/09 @ One Centre Square – Easton, PA
09/10 @ Jergel’s – Warrendale, PA
09/11 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
09/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
09/13 @ The Room – Highland, IN
09/14 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
09/15 @ Diesel Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
09/17 @ Bourbon Saloon – Omaha, NE
09/18 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
09/19 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
09/21 @ House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
09/22 @ BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/23 @ Club 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
09/25 @ Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
09/26 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR *
09/28 @ Beauty Bar Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
09/29 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

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When you think of the South Bronx, you don’t think of modern, melodic rock anthems, passionately aggressive vocals, heavy guitars, ripping solos, driving bass lines or pounding drums fills. However, that is exactly what Brand of Julez delivers night after night.

Brand of Julez was formed by brothers Julez Zamora (vocals/guitars) and Brandon Zamora (bass/backing vocals) in 2011 at the ripe old age of 16 and 13, Brand of Julez have climbed their way up the NYC ranks with a passion and fury that cannot be denied.

With the release of their debut EP in September 2012, Brand of Julez have relentlessly worked to bring their brand of heavy rock to the masses with incendiary performances at legendary venues like Webster Hall (The StudioThe Marlin Room, & The Grand Ballroom), The Gramercy TheaterThe Bowery BallroomMercury LoungeIrving Plaza and Starland Ballroom. Their powerful performances have brought them to share the stage with national recording artists like BuckcherryAce FrehleyPop EvilRed Sun RisingLynch MobGemini SyndromeKyngSons of TexasCrobotDrowning PoolAdrenaline ModWaylandBurn HaloOrianthiAlice CooperStitched Up HeartCycle of Pain, and Full Devil Jacket.

In 2016, Brand of Julez began working on recording new tracks. Working with the engineering talents of Joey Z (guitarist for Life of Agony), the mixing magic of Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music (Sevendust) and mastering perfection of Andy Van Dette at Engine Room Audio (SevendustMuseRush) led Brand of Julez to their self produce debut album FORWARD, which was officially released in June 2018.

With the addition of New Jersey’s Nick Kashmanian (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Frankie D’Esposito (drums) from Long Island, the BOJ family is complete and ready to take aim at the national spotlight. Recent US tours with OtepDoll SkinBobaflexPuddle of Mudd, and Texas Hippie Coalitionhave taken Brand of Julez around the country several times. A 35 date US tour in August/September of 2018 with Orgy and Motograter as well the release of a new single, will lead Brand of Julez back into the studio for their next musical offering.

Brand of Julez are ready to deliver their heavy rage of rock that will have you banging your head, with your horns raised and leave you with songs that you’ll be singing long after the show has ended.

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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

#blacktopmojo #mojonation #burntheships

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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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