ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR – ERNIE BALL/JAGERMEISTER STAGES SHOW REVIEW!

The Ernie Ball stage before the madness.

The “Jager” stage ready for action.

We started our UPROAR journey with a visit to the tour bus of P.O.D.  and an interview with Wuv. (Interview soon to be posted on http://rockunight.com/).

We then scrambled to catch Albuquerque NM’s own SKULLDRON. They put on a blazing set to open the day and fire up the  crowds for the rest of the amazing artists. The doom laden melodies of SKULLDRON are reminiscent of DOWN and CROWBAR. Thanks SKULLDRON for starting us off right! We also caught up with them towards the end of the day for an interview.(Interview soon to be posted on http://rockunight.com/). http://www.facebook.com/skulldron

We then prepared for our good friends in MINDSET EVOLUTION. We had previously interviewed them on Bleach Bangs Radio. (http://www.bleachbangs.com/) We found them to be down to earth people and easy to talk to. They actually turned the interview around on us and began to fire questions at us! This episode remains one of our highest listened to. MINDSET EVOLUTION took the stage and claimed it as their own. Even with bassist Joshua Bodeen nursing an injured knee and performing from a chair, these Illinois boys got it done. We tried an interview but the wind blew the tent over on us, so we’ll see what our editing dept. can do! .(Interview soon to be posted on http://rockunight.com/). http://www.facebook.com/mindsetevolution?fref=ts http://www.mindsetevolution.com

It was then time to see a band that has piqued my interest since their album BLOOD OF MY ENEMIES dropped earlier this summer: ATTIKA7. The sheer brutality and aggression of this CD floors me. I could only hope for their live performance to be as brutal. The crowd was fired up as well to see them. Featuring Evan Seinfeld (BIOHAZARD), Rusty Coomes (Illusion Motorcycles, SOA cast member) this band came ready to kick some ass. They engaged the crowd and owned them from the first to the last note of their set. Evan left the stage and joined the crowd at the barricade at one point. We then went to meet ATTIKA7  for an interview at their merch booth. Evan had pressing matters and the rest of the band was loading out equipment, leaving Rusty to man the booth and greet the throngs of people gathering there. We patiently waited for Rusty to have a free moment but the crowd was relentless. Finally Rusty had a few minutes for us which we captured and will be seen soon on  http://rockunight.com/ http://www.attika7.com/ http://www.facebook.com/attika7?fref=ts

We were then invited to come on stage and take pictures of the P.O.D. performance. Having interviewed P.O.D. drummer Wuv he said we could take pictures from the stage which was an honor to us. The band hit (and I do mean HIT) the stage running. Their set included classics as well as tracks off of their new release MURDERED LOVE. The energy, raw power, passion, and talent this band possesses never ceases to amaze me. The songs were performed flawlessly and even their older tracks still sounded fresh. They made sure to include audience participation and Sonny (lead vocals) even gave a shout out to some fans from Las Cruces NM. As we watched from side stage we felt as if we were part of the power that emanated from P.O.D. http://www.facebook.com/PayableOnDeathPOD http://www.payableondeath.com/

We would like to give a special shout out to Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/AM Media, Sarah Facciolo, Publicity Assistant Razor & Tie, Brian Simpson, and Ryan Feldman, Fresno Media for giving us the opportunity to meet, photograph, and interview some wonderful artists. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. And thank you to ALL of the music supporters WORLDWIDE!

The Hellion, Rock U-Night, Bleach Bangs Radio

10 bands that should be in the ears of the WORLD. The radio won’t play them, but I’ll spread the word.

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There are some really great bands out there. Unfortunately corporate radio will not play them. I’m gonna give you ten of them right here. In no order and the first of many Blogs like this, I will be bringing you new bands that I feel should be heard around the world. Let’s get it on!:

1. Scattered Hamlet

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http://www.scatteredhamlet.com/

http://www.facebook.com/ScatteredHamlet

A good old fashioned Rock band, when you see ’em live it’s just like a gatherin’.

“Hillbilly Harmony” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdq1dUf11ws

2. Crowned By Fire

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http://crownedbyfire.com/

http://www.facebook.com/CrownedByFire

The evil spawn of Lemmy and Sabbath with a nod from Zakk Wylde himself and you’ve CBF listen if you dare! :

“I Spit On Your Curse”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiOIKvLrDXg

3. Voice Of December

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http://www.voiceofdecember.com/index.htm

http://www.facebook.com/vodband

Stark imagery, eclectic lyrics, brilliant musicianship give this band credibility.  A VOD show will not leave your mind readily. When you’re in, you’re in for good.

be their “Guest” right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rykom1HP6nQ

4. Sunset Riot

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http://www.sunsetriot.com/Sunset_Riot/Home.html

http://www.facebook.com/sunsetriot?ref=ts

A FUN band that likes to give a great show as much as they love to give great music. Give a listen and get bit!

“Rattlesnake” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMQGRhrA9W8

5. Die Hard Til Death

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http://www.diehardtilldeath.com/

http://www.facebook.com/DieHardTillDeath

This band is proud to be Metal! Make no mistake some ass kicking will go down right here!

Do you have “The Will”? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30BVfGJVEw&feature=fvwrel

6. Fear Death Xperience

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/FEAR-DEATH-XPERIENCE/25562763683

A new band from the UK that burned its way into my ears and now is running around freely in my madhouse of a mind. some Classic sound mixed with new. I love it.

“Shallow The Grave”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkltZ4I3jfM&feature=related

7. Rusty Tramp

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http://polyrammusic.com/rusty-tramp/

http://www.facebook.com/RustyTramp

Yeah! Let’s get back to the Feel good party band times! Rusty Tramp brings it in a BIG way. Shoot for the stars boys!

“Liar Liar” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaOZq8sxnkU

8. The Hard Ponys

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http://www.thehardponys.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thehardponys

The Hard Ponys hearken back to the LA sleaze days and that make me very happy. Now if I only had a Hard Ponys T-Shirt……Give a listen!

“Psychodoll” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRrbXQY898

9. Mindset Evolution

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http://mindsetevolution.com/wp/

http://www.facebook.com/mindsetevolution

I had the pleasure of interviewing these guys recently. Fun guys, great band glad to see they are chasing the dream! These guys remain in touch with reality!

“Relevant” :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tM4emrS61A

10. Texas Hippie Coalition

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thcoutlaw.­com

http://www.facebook.com/texashippiecoalition

When you throw THC in the CD player you automatically get a little more baddass. I feel like somebody poured a bottle of Jack out on the Texas ground and these guys sprouted out of it.

“Troublesome Times” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy33nprcFxU

Just the first ten bands I want to bring to the attention of the WORLD!!! Many more to come. I am not afraid to spread the word about bands I love. They’ll get played right here!

the Hellion.