Razor & Tie Hits #1 And #2 At Rock Radio With The Pretty Reckless and All That Remains

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The Pretty Reckless “Heaven Knows” At #1
All That Remains “What If I Was Nothing” At #2
(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie celebrates the top two spots on the Active Rock Radio chart this week with The Pretty Reckless hit song “Heaven Knows” hitting #1 and All That Remains’ “What If I Was Nothing” landing at #2.  Led by Razor & Tie Senior Vice President Promotions Kurt Steffek, this marks the first time an independent label has held the top two spots on the chart.  The Pretty Reckless join All That Remains and P.O.D. as Razor & Tie bands that have gone to #1 on the rock charts.
Steffek comments, “I’m extremely proud of this accomplishment for Razor & Tie and couldn’t be happier for our bands.  Hats off to some great A&R as well as the wonderful promo team that I work with.”
Razor & Tie Co-Owner’s Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam add, “We have made a commitment to work with the most inspiring artists in rock and this is an incredibly gratifying accomplishment. We are very fortunate to support The Pretty Reckless and All That Remains.  More to come.
The Pretty Reckless celebrate this first #1 Radio hit in advance of their forthcoming album release, Going To Hell, on March 18th.  The video for the “Heaven Knows” can be watched here: http://vevo.ly/GlreyE. The band, led by singer Taylor Momsen, has supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. The Pretty Reckless is currently supporting Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe and UK  and look out for dates in North America this spring and summer.
“What If I Was Nothing” is from All That Remains’ album A War You Cannot Win.   The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200. “What If I Was Nothing” also marks the band’s 6th Top 10 single at the format.  The first single from the album, “Stand Up” reached #1 at Active Rock Radio.   One of the leading rock/metal bands in music today, ATR has sold more than 1 million combined albums to date and 1,500,000 tracks to date.
An exciting time in the label’s history, Razor & Tie has upcoming releases from Chiodos, Chelsea Grin and KYNG along with additional releases via the label’s new imprint Washington Square from The Hold Steady and Augustana.


     We were fortunate to attend the 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL in Albuquerque NM on 09/30/12 as media guests.

We were able to do some interviews and take photos with some of the appearing bands. Be sure to go to our website: http://rockunight.com/ for the FULL interviews!!!


P.O.D. “Wuv” promo

     Also make sure and check out other interviews with bands from all over the planet at our internet radio show at: http://www.bleachbangs.com/

see ya there!

the Hellion


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