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ECHOBATS–TONY HARNELL (TNT), JOEL HOEKSTRA (WHITESNAKE, TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), JAMES LOMENZO (WHITE LION, MEGADETH), MATT STARR (MR. BIG) & ERIC LEVY (NIGHT RANGER)–Releases Official Music Video & Single for “Save Me from Loving You”

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TONY HARNELL (the former voice of Norwegian/American band TNT) is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new allstar, quarantine inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TSO guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA (guitar), NIGHT RANGER’S ERIC LEVY on keys and the tight, crackling rhythm of MATT (MR.BIG, ACE FREHLEY) STARR’s kit and JAMES LOMENZO’s (WHITE LIONMEGADETH) bass. Highway fidelity for self-isolating rockers! …Featuring cool classic melodies, hi octane rocking and unmistakable vocals to chill out to.

“Save Me From Loving You,” mixed by Chris Collier, is the surprise new summertime, 70’s Glam-infused single that brings a Penny Lane-style spark to the pop side of Harnell’s sound with the bite of this banging EchoBats band. Highway fidelity for self-isolating rockers!

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“The lyrics for ‘Save Me from Loving You’ are ironic for such a happy song! They’re kinda dark; describing someone who’s pretending to be something that looks good to the world while hiding a dark and empty soul. I think, against the happy melodies, it gives it a kind of cinematic mood. “Isn’t there more to you than shine, or are you an empty room”. A friend of mine described the song as Bop-Noir:) I kinda like that!

The video for ‘Save Me from Loving You’ is just us using what we had around us in quarantine; I’m in England and had a phone booth nearby and the guys were at home across the US!

It was totally off the cuff and fun. The music and melodies are kinda 60’s/70’s, and I went with that for my shots, and Arielle edited the video with that energy and flair.” – TONY HARNELL

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“Nothing could be more welcome in this paranoid pandemic than a paisley perfect throwback love song. Tony Harnell and his electrified Echobats have crafted a deliciously infectious, instant summer classic. I dare you to find someone to save you from loving this song.” – Lonn Friend, author, Life on Planet Rock

“While Echobats members like singer Tony Harnell and guitarist Joel Hoekstra are known for raucous ’80s-style hard rock, ‘Save Me From Loving You’ finds them riding an effervescent ’60s pop vibe. The style is classic, the sound a bit more modern, and it makes for a fun summertime tune.” – Bryan Reesman

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Tony has been innately gifted with a gorgeous tone, pure soulful emotion and a limitless range. Truly a rare and unique voice. No question he is easily one of my favorite vocalists.”- James LaBrie-Dream Theater

California born, NYC bred, Tony Harnell’s music journey took off at 21 when he signed his first record deal with Mercury Records. Since then he’s been a fan favorite whether on his own, leading the Norwegian/American hard rock group TNT, or as the front man for the Tony Harmell & The Wildflowers featuring Bumblefoot.

A critically-acclaimed vocalist, Grammy winner, and Hall of Fame Inductee in Norway, Tony has sold millions of albums and received numerous gold and platinum awards. With multiple top requested MTV videos, sold out concerts worldwide, and a lifelong passion for music, Tony is considered by fans, critics, and peers alike to be one of the greatest rock voices of all time.

From his early days in TNT, to his various projects and collaborations along the way, he has proved time and time again that he isn’t afraid to take risks and reinvent himself.” — Myles Kennedy-Alterbridge/Slash

For Tony, it’s always been about the music. Growing, creating, becoming the next best version of himself as a singer, songwriter, and performer.

In 2019 Tony released two albums. Starbreaker “Dysphoria” and Lovekillers.

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New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra currently plays for Whitesnake and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Joel is also well known for his work with Cher, Night Ranger, the Broadway show Rock of Ages, his fill in work with Foreigner and annual sets on the Monsters of Rock Cruise. He is also a frequent columnist for Guitar World Magazine. In 2015, Joel released the debut album from his side project Joel Hoekstra’s 13 and a follow-up is in the works! He has also released 3 solo albums that YOU should own!

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For over 30 years, James has recorded and toured with some of the most noteworthy rock icons of our time, including Jerry CantrellJohn FogertyDave Mustaine (Megadeth), Zakk Wylde (Pride & Glory and Black Label Society), David Lee RothOzzy OsbourneSlashAce Frehley and many more. Thought of as the “go to” bass player for Heavy Rock and Metal, His fluid/aggressive style and at home stage presence have proven to be a perfect match to these musical giants!

Born in Brooklyn, New York, James officially started his touring and recording career in the 1980’s band, White Lion. They signed to Atlantic Records in 1986 and in 1987 the album Pride was released featuring the top ten hits, “Wait” and “When the Children Cry”. The album has sold millions of copies worldwide as did their follow up album, Big Game (1989) featured their top 20 hit “Little Fighter“ and a spirited rendition of Golden Earring’s “Radar Love”.

James is currently a member of American rock legend John Fogerty’s band.

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Matt Starr is a drummer, producer & speaker. Matt is currently the touring and recording drummer for guitarist and founding KISS member Ace Frehley. Matt has also worked with Joe Lynn TurnerPaul StanleyMr. BigMichael Des Barres as well as various projects with members of Bon JoviGuns N’ RosesForeigner and others.

In the studio he has worked with the following producers: Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R Atlantic RecordsMadonnaMick JaggerJoan Jett), Toby Wright (MetallicaAlice In ChainsKorn), Mike Chapman (BlondieThe KnackThe Sweet), Dave Bianco (AC/DCTom Petty, KISS) and Warren Huart (AerosmithThe Fray).

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Eric Levy was born and raised in suburban Chicago, and currently resides in northern California. He’s been a member of classic rock band Night Ranger since 2011, and spent the previous decade touring with jamband Garaj Mahal. In his diverse career, Eric has performed and/or recorded with jazz fusion greats such as Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckl, funk legends like Dawn Silva and Bernie Worrell, and early rockers including Fabian and Wolfman Jack. He’s sat in numerous times with jam bands like Umphrey’s McGee and String Cheese Incident, and performed at arenas and amphitheaters around the globe with Night Ranger.

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BROCARDE Releases Official Music Video for “World Upside Down” Off of Upcoming EP, ‘Love Me Till I’m Beautiful’

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UK Based, Dark Cinematic Rock artist and designer BROCARDE has released the gothic infused, self-directed official music video for “World Upside Down.” Featuring Ray Luzier (KoRn) on drums, “World Upside Down” is off of the upcoming EP, Love Me Till I’m Beautiful, due out July 10th, 2020.

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BROCARDE has also unveiled a visually intense, horror themed trailer for the title track off of Love Me Till I’m Beautiful. The 33 second snippet has already garnered over 100,000 views, leaving fans enthusiastically ready for July 10th!

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“Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful is a cinematic horror story, it captures the fragility of love and menacing rage of hate, in an apposing battle that leaves even me feeling unsettled. It’s a journey through my emotions, orchestrated delicately and frantically, I love being able to bring my imagination to life in a way that feels so raw and passionate.” – BROCARDE

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Track List:
1. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Radio Edit)
2. World Upside Down
3. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Acoustic)
4. Love Me ’Til I’m Beautiful (Extended Version)

Pre-Order / Save Love Me Till I’m Beautiful Online:

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“I love Brocarde’s very unique vocal style & vibe.. she has mass aggression to sweetness & everything in between in her voice! The very interesting song arrangements & theatrical segments make the whole package a dynamic, fun adventure to listen to. I see great things ahead for her!” – Ray Luzier (KoRn)

“Electrifying, creative new artist… powerful stuff…” – David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

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Brocarde is music, Brocarde is fashion. Brocarde is a curious and vastly charismatic alliance of the two art forms. A woman of extremes and mystery who cannot be easily categorized but if you imagine the operatic voice and gothic hair of Kate Bush with the and drama of metal you get somewhere near.

She lives in the country, arrives in SoHo London like she could take down the city wearing the sartorial version of her own song with lyrics embroidered on the bodice. A black velvet dress in a heat wave. The velvet is exquisitely soft and silky. Velvet poetry. Her make up is perfect, bow lips, big eyes, unworldly lustrous lashes, her long and raven hair shines; she is both seductive and doll like. There will be a small range of dresses and jackets to accompany each song. Although Belgian haute couture designer Ann Demeulemeester once embroidered lyrics to Patti Smith songs on her shirts no song writer has ever expressed their lyrics into a fashion statement as well as a song. No artist has ever sung and embroidered the feelings in their heart on their very beautiful sleeve, or in this case, bodice. Limited edition jackets and dresses will sell for around 400.

It’s no surprise that Brocarde writes the detailed story line that will become the video for each song. The video seems the wrong word. These films are small gothic horror epics with confronting lyrics and arresting visuals. They are beyond powerful. They are epic.

“I see things visually and then I will write something. If someone walks through the door, gets whacked on the head with a shovel and falls into a pit I would wear what I was seeing.” She explains how her musical and visual senses are entwined.

Brocarde is comfortable being on her own and living off her own company for inspiration. -“People inspire me immensely but I feel I need solitude to make sense of everything.”

She comes over confident, like she could handle anything. But says “I’m emotionally driven, so it has to come from my heart, otherwise I get lost.”

“I have an awkwardness at having to mix and mingle yet I have a side of me that loves to get on stage and sing and perform. Maybe I find it easier to express myself indirectly. I am not open yet I write telling everyone how I am feeling.”

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ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release Official Music Video for “Forget Me Not”

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Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Forget Me Not.” Directed by Cyrus Entezam, “Forget Me Not” features Josh Balz (Formerly of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.)

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“The song ‘Forget Me Not’ boils down to being in love with someone so much that you become crazy about it. You want to leave a memory or imprint in them so they don’t forget you, stop loving you & all the things you did for them”. – Dakota Sean

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Formed in 2010 the Lehighton, PA based band Another Day Dawns continues to be the most talked about up and coming rock act in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Led by Lead Singer and front man Dakota Sean, Guitarist Tyler Ritter, and Drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP A Different Life in February 2018 which landed them a charting spot on Billboard which solidified their foundation in the active rock market. In December 2019, early member Jerome Betz returned to filling out the rhythm section on bass.

Hitting the road with bands such as HinderIssuesCold, and Buckcherry, the band has created an established following in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Throughout the last two years the band has performed in multiple venues with 400-1200 capacity, filling hundreds of seats, and grossing over 13K in followers on their social media accounts.

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BLUE EYED CHRIST Releases Music Video for Title Single off of Prescient New Album, ‘World on Fire, ‘World on Fire’!

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LA based Electronic Industrial Rock artist BLUE EYED CHRIST has released a unique, experiential concept video for “World on Fire,” the title track off of the May 22nd released LP. Originally premiered on ReGen Magazine, and featuring EN ESCH and MEA FISHER, the visual experience for “World on Fire” was created by long time video collaborator neiL kuLL.

A gripping indictment of a world obsessed with materialism. Mea Fisher’s
saccharine and sardonic voice laughs and mocks a society in the throes of
collapse, while EN ESCH slithers his way through the speakers to ensnare
you. Norten’s strutting rhythms, sirenesque electronics, and virulent
atmospheres evocative of the ’90s electro/industrial era with a pristine
yet gritty sheen.” – ReGen Magazine

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It was great having Mea and En Esch involved! It makes the chorus like an industrial choir. Mea takes the high parts, I’m the tenor, and En Esch is the baritone. I’m also currently working on their upcoming project doing some production and mixing.” – John D. Norten

World on Fire is BEC’s 5th studio album and first in 6 years, coming after the release of the 2018 Trash Deity album Cross & Divide with Groovie Mann (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult). The 11 track assault of World on Fire finds the Chicago born artist returning to his WAX TRAX! influences, juxtaposing raw EBM/Industrial elements with modern production and real world themes. The title track from the album, a video for which is forthcoming, features former LORDS OF ACID vocalist MEA FISHER and ex-KMFDM member EN ESCH. Due out 5/22. World on Fire is available to pre-order via DISTORTION PRODUCTIONS Now!

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Track List:
1. Start the Show
2. Stop the Show!
3. America H
4. Manic Adderall (Nation of the Damned)
5. Massive React
6. Take It the the Streets
7. World on Fire (Feat. En Esch and Mea Fisher)
8. The System Pt. 1
9. The System Pt. 2
10. The Wait is Over (Feat. Swindy)
11. The Slow Reverse

Download / Stream World on Fire Online!

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“Blue Eyed Christ’s lyrics often lend themselves to various interpretations. Upon reviewing the song, I was struck by the multiple directions his words could be decoded into themes relevant throughout past, present and future. I started to researching old government PSA’s, self-promoting manufacturing films & proto-infomercials throughout history in order to locate slices of “civilized” culture which could be utilized for illustrating the various concepts suggested within the lyrics of this song. People dance around their possessions, celebrating their ability to consume while governments utilize the same raw materials to build machines of surveillance & war.

Now with the advent of cell phone cameras, social media, internet spambots, propaganda farms & the increasing ease of access to such tools (and the resulting misinformation being generated and digested on a minute-by-minute basis), society sails further and faster into this hall of mirrors – gleefully making images of our lives to convince each other that opinions are more valuable than truth, feelings more important than fact, that we’re all doing just fine/not-fine, civilization is ticking along nicely/not-nicely – reveling in shortsighted, personal agendas… while outside, the world burns. “

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Blue Eyed Christ is the Electronic Industrial Rock project of established Producer/Engineer John D. Norten. John has worked with many of the biggest artists in music helping them achieve their visions (PrinceFergieLady GagaDr. Dre).

In contrast, Blue Eyed Christ is 100% John’s artistic vision in the studio. That vision is the visceral combination of heavy electronic industrial rock mixed with personal lyrics and just the right balance of hooks and noise. Blue Eyed Christ is the combination of John’s experimental Chicago Trax background mixed with the pop and polished sheen he brings to other Artists.
In 1991, while still in his teens, Chicago’s John D. Norten signed his first international recording contract under the band name Blue Eyed Christ to famed Belgian EBM label KK Records. The first Album, Leaders + Followers, was released that same year. Blue Eyed Christ still enjoys a loyal following today and Leaders +Followers is considered an EBM classic.

In 1995 John recorded the second Blue Eyed Christ Album, Crash, while working at Chicago Trax Recording Studios. At the same time he assembled an intense live band that helped further create a buzz throughout the music industry.

2002 saw the release of the third Blue Eyed Christ album, American Whore, with a new Los Angeles Live band taking on the underground club circuit.

With a new studio savvy, 2014 saw the release of A Rush and a Thrill, a whirlwind ride straight into the world of Blue Eyed Christ. Eric Zimmerman (SoundgardenNine Inch NailsMinistry) directed the decadent “Freakshow” concept video short recorded on Halloween of that year.

A chance meeting at an art event in 2015 led to the formation of Trash Deity with Groovie Man (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult). Metropolis Records caught wind and released the debut Trash Deity Album, Cross & Divide, Sept 2018.

Energized by the current chaos and state of the world, John is releasing the first Blue Eyed Christ Album in 6 years, World on Fire.

World on Fire combines the energy and political anthems on my first album mixed with the personal themes I’m also known for. It’s time to get this message out there again and that message is loud and angry. My songwriting and production has never been better”

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R8eDR Releases Official Lyric Video for “Wall Between Us”

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Spearfish, SD based Rock / Rap artist R8eDR has released the official music video for his new single, “Wall Between Us,” which is off of his upcoming debut album.

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“‘Wall Between Us’ comes from going through the day to day issues that happen in relationships that tend to push people apart. It’s basically about pushing through and trying to resolve those issues to be able to keep the relationship together and true.” – R8eDR

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Roman James (R8eDR) grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His first concert was Linkin Park and after that he knew he wanted to be an artist. When he was 10 years old he ran into a friend, Kyle Pfeiffer (Blacklite District) in school and they began jamming and eventually doing local shows at coffee shops until years later they became popular selling out venues left and right. Throughout the years Pfeiffer wrote all the music and Roman sang for as they were a band “Blacklite District” at the time until later in the years after major touring it was decided it was best to split ways as separate artists. Roman James is now hard at it working on music still in the Black Hills. Keep an eye out for more music to come from “R8eDR”.

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FAITH & SCARS Releases Creative, DIY Official Music Video for “Never the Same”

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 American Rock band FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “Never the Same”. The band not only wrote and produced the video for “Never the Same,” they built the set from scratch to create the dreamy, surreal visuals:

We had a blast making this video! We’ve built all of our own productions so far, but this one was the most time consuming. This set had to be made from scratch. We knew we wanted “floating” mirrors, and a black backdrop, but we had no idea how to achieve it. We settled in one night and made a small scale replica of what we wanted in a shoebox with WWE Action Figures holding the place of ourselves. We used string, hot glue, paint, cardboard, and aluminum foil for the diorama. It was a throwback to art class, but it definitely served its purpose!

Once we had the vision, we went to work! We rounded up mirrors, black sheets, beam clamps, fishing line, hooks, lighting, foggers, music gear, tools, & props. It took a good 2 weeks to get everything right, but we’re really happy with how it turned out.

We brought back Professional Wrestler, Brandon Wild & Filmmaker, Jaiden Frost for this one as well, and they did a wonderful job as usual. We also brought on actress, Cheyanne Liverman. This was her first on screen role since graduating from John Casablancas School of Acting & Modeling. Wild, Frost, & Cheyanne did very well in bringing the story to life. We’re so thankful for the crew we got to share the set with, and proud to present you with the final product.

Directed by Roger Glenn and Jaiden Hord Frost, “Never the Same” is off the band’s upcoming album, Revolver, due out October 17th, 2020.

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“You can wake up now. You were having a nightmare.

Imagine every ounce of stress, pain, & heartache taking it’s leave as you open your eyes to start a new day.

This is the picture we wanted to paint with ‘Never the Same’. It’s seeming more and more every day that we’re allowing ourselves to slip into a crazier world than the day before. Negativity, the more we allow the more it becomes normalized. As people, we’re growing distant. We’re divided by anything and everything imaginable. How long before we wake up one day, and the negative impact is irreversible? The better question is, how long before we wake up and realize we’re all one?

We’ve drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens, Disney, and real life events around the world. Much like the ghosts that visit Ebenezer Scrooge, the scenes depicted in Disney’s Wall-E, or scarier, the scenes in our daily news; lyrically, we’ve painted the worst case scenario. We’ve presented what the world could look like if we don’t change.

This song begs a generation to wake up. We the people, should strive to help other people. We believe that change starts with an idea. The idea is unity.

The Driving message that we want to deliver with this song is: You are stronger than you believe. At times it may seem that you’re spinning your wheels or lost, but trust us when we reiterate, you’re stronger than you think. We encourage you to search deep within yourself and realize that you already possess the power to make a change, any change you want to! Just try to wake up each day and treat it with the respect & dignity of a new start. You can move mountains! It’s within you already.

Let’s stand together on this. Let’s strive to make the world a better place. Let us leave it in better shape than we found it. After all, you never know when you’re just one misstep away from ‘Never the Same’. Food for thought, Keep the Faith.” – FAITH & SCARS

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Track List:
1. Long Way Home
2. Rain
3. Fly
4. Breathe
5. No Apologies
6. Nothin’ Wrong
7. Never the Same
8. Lightning

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Faith & Scars is an American Rock band. With members hailing from all around the US, (North Carolina, Virgina, Florida, & California) they are currently based out of Selma, NC. They come at you with a southern flare and a touch of soul. Even through their most difficult times, Faith & Scars has found a way to stick together; bound by their mantra: Keep the Faith.

The band states,”We’ve found that if you hold faith in something, and hold it tight – be it your dreams, family, a significant other, yourself, or God – You’ll find yourself possessing a force that will push you to be the best that you can be.”

Faith & Scars has a profound love for music and finds inspiration through many bands & artists. They proudly wear their 90’s-2000’s rock influence on their sleeves, yet distinctly display classic sounds comparative to Guns n Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blended all together, you get a sound that can be compared to bands such as Shinedown, Bon Jovi & Black Stone Cherry.

The band adds, “We just want to be the best we can be, and have a good time doing it. It’s a lot of hard work, and sometimes heartache to keep a band together, but if we can touch someone with a lyric, or affect anyone in a positive way by doing what we do… then we’ve done our job. We aim to put on the best show we can every time we step onto a stage. Whether it’s 2,000 people, or 2 people and the bartender – we play every show like it’s a sold out stadium.”

“We’re finding our way as an independent band. We’re working hard to reinvent ourselves at every step of the way. We believe we have done that with this record. We have full faith in ‘Revolver’, and we’re proud to have a product that we can stand behind. Our sights are set & we’re about to take our shot. We just hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do.

We are Faith & Scars and this is Revolver”.

Available October 17th, 2020

Keep the Faith

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BLUE EYED CHRIST Reveals “America H” Off of Upcoming LP, ‘World On Fire’

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LA based Electronic Industrial Rock artist BLUE EYED CHRIST has premiered “America H,” the first single off of the upcoming LP, World on Fire.

“‘America H’ is about sifting through the noise of the media and content we consume every day, how everything we surround ourselves with influences us. There’s also an Orwellian tone to it that I expect will seem more relevant as things progress like government surveillance, civil liberties, etc.” – BLUE EYED CHRIST

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World on Fire is BEC’s 5th studio album and first in 6 years, coming after the release of the 2018 Trash Deity album Cross & Divide with Groovie Mann (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult). The 11 track assault of World on Fire finds the Chicago born artist returning to his WAX TRAX! influences, juxtaposing raw EBM/Industrial elements with modern production and real world themes. The title track from the album, a video for which is forthcoming, features former LORDS OF ACID vocalist MEA FISCHER and ex-KMFDM member EN ESCH. Due out 5/22. World on Fire is available to pre-order via DISTORTION PRODUCTIONS Now!

World on Fire is a loosely based concept album about the state of the world that combines the energy and political anthems of my first album mixed with the personal themes I’m also known for. It’s the combustion of everything I’ve done on the first 4 albums. When I started writing it, I really didn’t realize how prophetic it would become as things continue to unravel and become more polarized and extreme; I thought I was writing an album about the dystopian world we live in, but then realized I was also writing a deeply personal album about the collective human experience. It’s about trying to make sense of everything being thrown at you and finding out where you fit in.”

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Track List:
1. Start the Show
2. Stop the Show!
3. America H
4. Manic Adderall (Nation of the Damned)
5. Massive React
6. Take It the the Streets
7. World on Fire (Feat. En Esch and Mea Fisher)
8. The System Pt. 1
9. The System Pt. 2
10. The Wait is Over (Feat. Swindy)
11. The Slow Reverse

Pre-Order World on Fire on BandCamp!

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Blue Eyed Christ is the Electronic Industrial Rock project of established Producer/Engineer John D. Norten. John has worked with many of the biggest artists in music helping them achieve their visions (PrinceFergieLady GagaDr. Dre).

In contrast, Blue Eyed Christ is 100% John’s artistic vision in the studio. That vision is the visceral combination of heavy electronic industrial rock mixed with personal lyrics and just the right balance of hooks and noise. Blue Eyed Christ is the combination of John’s experimental Chicago Trax background mixed with the pop and polished sheen he brings to other Artists.
In 1991, while still in his teens, Chicago’s John D. Norten signed his first international recording contract under the band name Blue Eyed Christ to famed Belgian EBM label KK Records. The first Album, Leaders + Followers, was released that same year. Blue Eyed Christ still enjoys a loyal following today and Leaders +Followers is considered an EBM classic.

In 1995 John recorded the second Blue Eyed Christ Album, Crash, while working at Chicago Trax Recording Studios. At the same time he assembled an intense live band that helped further create a buzz throughout the music industry.

2002 saw the release of the third Blue Eyed Christ album, American Whore, with a new Los Angeles Live band taking on the underground club circuit.

With a new studio savvy, 2014 saw the release of A Rush and a Thrill, a whirlwind ride straight into the world of Blue Eyed Christ. Eric Zimmerman (SoundgardenNine Inch NailsMinistry) directed the decadent “Freakshow” concept video short recorded on Halloween of that year.

A chance meeting at an art event in 2015 led to the formation of Trash Deity with Groovie Man (My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult). Metropolis Records caught wind and released the debut Trash Deity Album, Cross & Divide, Sept 2018.

Energized by the current chaos and state of the world, John is releasing the first Blue Eyed Christ Album in 6 years, World on Fire.

World on Fire combines the energy and political anthems on my first album mixed with the personal themes I’m also known for. It’s time to get this message out there again and that message is loud and angry. My songwriting and production has never been better”

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Static-X Releases Official Music Video for Brand New Song “All These Years,” Featuring Vocals by Wayne Static!

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Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X has released the official music video for “All These Years,” the second single off of their upcoming album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1. The song features lead vocals by the legendary late front-man WAYNE STATIC. Directed by Xer0 and co-directed by MATT ZANE, the clip is a campy narrative set in the bedroom of a young WAYNE STATIC back in the 1970’s, who comes face to face with his future rock star self through his black and white television.

The band says that the idea was inspired by the song lyrics for “All These Years:”

“It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great” says drummer KEN JAY. “These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through STATIC-X.”

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The band’s 7th studio album, Project Regeneration, was scheduled to be released on May 29th but has been slightly delayed due manufacturing shut downs from the Corona virus. The album will be available across all streaming platforms and physical CD on July 10 and vinyl on August 14, 2020.

“The album is 100% complete,” says TONY CAMPOS. “We are just waiting for the manufacturing to resume. We have been given word that all is finally in production, so we are excited to get this out to the fans.”

Fans can continue to pre-order / save Project Regeneration online at https://lnk.to/projectregeneration.

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STATIC-X 2020 tour dates have been rescheduled in Russia and Eastern Europe due to the CV shutdowns.

“Due to the current crisis the, European Summer tour will be postponed. We are working on rescheduling both festival and headline shows and hope to have news for you in the coming weeks.”

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Tour Dates:
09/12 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
09/18 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Appomattox Park, VA
11/23 @ Glavclub – Moscow, RU
11/24 @ Cosmonavt – Saint Petersburg, RU
11/26 @ Arena Hall – Krasnodar, RU
11/28 @ Zvezda – Samara, RU
11/30 @ Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, RU
12/02 @ Podzemka – Novosibirsk, RU
12/04 @ Palladium – Riga, LV
12/05 @ Helitehas – Tallinn, EE

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SICK CENTURY Release Official Music Video for “Echos & Dust”

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Pennsylvania based rock band SICK CENTURY has released the official music video for “Echos & Dust.” “Echos & Dust” is SICK CENTURY’s first official release with the newly formed version of the band.

“Energetic passion infused with the dark witchcraft of the forest. This video was shot on the haunted land of an old missionary retreat in Bucks County, PA. A local businessman who currently owns the property warned that people have reported strange orange orbs coming out of the woods at night. So we thought what better place than a creepy old place to shoot the next one. Sorry to say we didn’t report any aliens but it was hard to hone in on anything beyond the generator and blaring lights. What we did capture though was the energy of the spot and had a great time rocking out in the muck.” – SICK CENTURY

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2020 saw the addition of Brady Hearn (ex. Eximious) on drums and Nick Black on bass. Marc Adam Kahn (vocals) and Scott Hoon (guitar) released a few singles in 2019 but it wasn’t until Hearn and Black joined Sick Century earlier this year that the lineup was complete. The vibe was instantaneous when Hearn, Black, Kahn and Hoon got into the room. To kick off the new supercharged version of the band, the four piece released a video cover of Alice in Chains’ “Them Bones” in January, shooting in an abandoned boiler room. The video gained quick attention and laid the foundation for their latest release, “Echos & Dust.” Filming a music video in a dank swamp in the middle of March turned out to be Sick Century’s most rock n roll move to date. If hypothermia, leeches and ticks doesn’t satisfy, rest assured howling vocals, furious guitars and blasting drums will. This is just the beginning for SICK CENTURY and they have a lot more planned for 2020.

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Sick Century began in 2019 when Scott Hoon and Marc Kahn started working together on a side project between bands. The two toyed around with a few demos that would later turn into singles “Rampart” and “Altered States.” The chemistry was there but while the duo had demoed several tracks, the lineup would not be complete until January of 2020 when Nick Black and Brady Hearn came aboard. Black and Kahn had been friends for a few years while Hearn started off the year touring with All That Remains and Lacuna Coil in band Eximious (with ex-members From Ashes To New). His decision to move onto Sick Century would come in mid January.

Since forming, the band has released multiple singles with the video release of Alice in Chains’ cover “Them Bones,” being their 2020 debut. Now followed by “Echos & Dust”, Sick Century is currently in the process of shooting their 3rd video as a four piece. The video will drop in June and plans for rehearsals are already underway.

Sick Century Is:
Marc Kahn – Vocals
Scott Hoon – Guitar
Nick Black – Bass
Brady Hearn -Drums

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THE ROAR Releases Official Music Video for Cover of BRYAN ADAMS Rock Classic “Heaven”

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Corona, CA based Rock Band has released the official music video for their cover of the 1985 BRYAN ADAMS hit single, “Heaven.” Off of their new LP, Ninja Kitties, “Heaven” was filmed at Musicians Performance Studios, Inc..

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“I became interested in covering ‘Heaven’ by Adams in the 90s when I noticed that many melodic punk bands covered his song ‘Summer of 69’. I wanted to do a different song, and I always thought Heaven would sound better in a faster tempo with heavier guitars. The song is nostalgic for 80s love songs. It reminds us of the innocence of love and hope. Maybe a trip into the past is what we need…, albeit reimagined.” – THE ROAR

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Track List:
1. Ninja Kitties
2. Someone to Listen
3. Super Girl
4. The Driver
5. Claddagh Ring
6. Heaven
7. Decay
8. Crossfire
9. Till The End

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The Roar is a power rock act and the culmination of a decades worth of work in roots music ranging over Blues, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, and Soul. The band creates a unique sound by combing blues and other roots techniques with hard rock and melodic punk.

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