Darling Down Releases Quentin Tarantino Style Music Video “Never Tell”

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Darling Down Releases Quentin Tarantino Style Music Video “Never Tell”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 24, 2015Battle Creek, Michigan – Female fronted Rock bandDarling Down have released their “Never Tell” music video. The video was produced by Travis Ross at RipJaw Media and was filmed in the sleepy town of Hillsdale Michigan. The track comes from their new albumNever Tell which features collaborations with accomplished guest musicians including Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Vinnie Dombrowski ofSponge, Stephen Richards of Taproot, and Brett Hestla of Dark New Day. The album is available now through all digital retailers.

Watch Darling Down’s “Never Tell” music video below:

The best part of the video is all the gore. We filmed it with inspiration fromEli Roth and Quentin Tarantino. I was surprised to learn how the special effects makeup artist made blood splatter. Let’s just say there was a lot of spitting.Ryan Hudson (Darling Down)

Buy Darling Down’s new album Never Tell HERE.

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About Darling Down:

With their symphonically powerful sound and an arsenal of brand new material, mid-Michigan’s Darling Down is prepared to show the world that they are ready to stake their artistic claim in the territory of modern rock.

The band, an outstanding female fronted four piece, has a synergistic effect among its members: Amanda Legault’s clear, strong vocals that range from powerfully compelling to hauntingly sweet, Dustin Claud’s driving and dynamic guitar riffs, Jim Dokurno’s thunderous bass lines, and Ryan Hudson’s tight musicianship on drums. Committed to lyrically thoughtful and melodically engrossing songwriting with powerful hooks,Darling Down is distinctive in today’s musical arena. With lyrically relatable songs full of enough edginess, passion and real life to appeal to a wide audience, Darling Down’s songs are catchy, intriguing, and heavy; beautifully sung, constructed and arranged. Sonically driving, with soaring vocals and harmonies, the deep lyrics are sometimes juxtaposed with eerily strong, pretty vocals and heavy guitars, as on their earlier recording, “Revenge is Sweet Like Cherries.”

Fast forward to 2014, Darling Down is not holding anything back with their highly anticipated and absorbing new album, Never Tell, produced by the nationally acclaimed producer/ engineer/mixer Chuck Alkazian(Soundgarden, Trust Company, Pop Evil) and recorded at Pearl Sound Studios. Never Tell, which has an anticipated release date of 7/22/2014, has already garnered a sizable amount of pre-release industry buzz. A stellar collection of songs, creatively written and with spectacular pieces of orchestration, Darling Down and their producer have created an album full of great musicianship, mesmerizing rhythms and melodies, and exciting, innovative collaborations with accomplished outside artists. Never Tell will feature guest appearances by Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Vinnie Dombrowski of Sponge, Stephen Richards of Taproot, and Brett Hestla of Dark New Day, and reaction to the album during its development has been explosively positive. Never Tell will launch the hard-hitting, intensely memorable “Pressure” as the first single off the album and plans are for the immediate release of a lyric video.

Ramping up for the expansion of their touring in addition to their current live shows on schedule, following the release of Never Tell Darling Downwill be amplifying their live show radius throughout North America. In recent years, Darling Down has developed a loyal fan base with their passionate music and high energy live performances, and grabbed the attention of audiences throughout the Midwest. The band has performed alongside many notable acts including Theory of a Deadman, Nonpoint,Taproot, Smile Empty Soul, Pop Evil, Red, Ra, Framing Hanley,Saving Abel, Evans Blue, Saliva, Hed PE, Mushoomhead and many more. Darling Down, fresh off the release of Never Tell, will be one to watch as they share their new music and unique show with an even wider scope of music fans throughout the country. Be on the lookout for upcoming tour dates!

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!!

     – the Hellion

Ashley Purdy of BLACK VEIL BRIDES- COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Partner Announced as Alternative Press Magazine’s Bassist of the Year!‏

 

Ashley Purdy of BLACK VEIL BRIDES– COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey Partner Announced as Alternative Press Magazine’s Bassist of the Year!

PHOTO CREDIT: Nigel Crane

PHOTO CREDIT: Nigel Crane

 

 

Proud Sponsors of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL, CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, and ROB ZOMBIE’s GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

 

 

COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is proud to share that BLACK VEIL BRIDES’ Ashley Purdy, an already heralded COLDCOCK Partner, has been donned “Bassist of the Year” by none other than Alternative Press Magazine. Check out the link to the announcement here. Congratulations to Ashley on this stellar announcement!

 

Ashley comments, “First, I’ve got to thank Alternative Press Magazine for the recognition and nomination in this category. Big Love goes out to all of the fans (BVB Army, Outlaws and PurdyGirls) for their dedicated support. They truly made it possible by voting me in for the win. It’s a sheer testament that Rock n’ Roll is alive and well. And lastly, a thanks to my family at Dean Guitars for making my signature Basses that I abuse every night of tour.”

 

Dean Guitars: http://www.deanguitars.com/ashley-purdy-bassist-of-the-year.php

 

 

COLDCOCK is currently available for purchase in California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Nebraska, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and South Carolina, with more states joining the ranks throughout the year. In January 2014, COLDCOCK will be available in Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and more.

 

COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is making waves in the music industry, as written by Ray Waddell in Billboard Magazine. “The traditional artist/brand liquor partnership just got “coldcocked” by Rick Zeiler”. The article details how COLDCOCK allows artists to directly share in profits of the brand they are helping to build. The issue hit newsstands on November 2nd.

 

 

COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is founded by heavy metal industry leaders such as John Reese (co-creator of the ROCKSAR ENERGY MAYHEM & UPROAR FESTIVALS) and Michael Arfin (AGI, has worked with Rammstein and many industry legends), strategic partners like Schecter Guitar Research, Century Media Records, Peavey Electronicsand spirits industry leaders like Rick Zeiler and Sarah Zeiler. On top of that, COLDCOCKboasts investors like Kerry King (SLAYER), David Draiman (DISTURBED), Ashley Purdy (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Miles Doughty (SLIGHTLY STOOPID), Raul Bianchi (THE EXPENDABLES) and more.

 

More bands recently added to the COLDCOCK line-up include Drowning PoolSevendust,Asking Alexandria and All That Remains.

 

 

Zeiler Spirits supports hard working artists by giving them the opportunity to earn ownership in the brand. Want to learn more and/or get YOUR BAND in on the action? Bands can submit their information to www.coldcockwhiskey.com under “sponsorship” or emailinfo@zeilerspirits.com with inquiries.

 

For more information on founders, sponsors, bands involved, availability and more, please visit www.coldcockwhiskey.com or e-mail info@zeilerspirits.com.

 

 

About COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey and Zeiler Spirits:

Established in 2012 and based in San Diego, California, Zeiler Spirits LLC is the producer of COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey.  The spirits importer was founded by liquor and entertainment industry veterans, musicians and action sports athletes who have collectively created some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle events and cross promotions.  COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is three-year aged American bourbon blended with a variety of herbs, including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon and gingko.  Currently available in CA, GA, IN, SC, NY, TN, NE.   COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume) and suggested retail price is $19.99 for a 750ml bottle, with a 50ml size to be released in December, 2013. For more information, please visit www.coldcockwhiskey.com

Rock Radio Legend LOU BRUTUS Holds First Ever Photo Exhibition – Ten LOU BRUTUS Concert Photos Are Currently Up for Bid on eBay with All Money Going to Wounded Warrior Project‏

Rock Radio Legend LOU BRUTUS Holds First Ever Photo Exhibition

Ten LOU BRUTUS Concert Photos Are Currently Up for Bid on eBay with All Money Going to Wounded Warrior Project

Brutus Will Meet with Fans in Madison, WI on Saturday December 14, 2013 at An Exhibition of the Photographs. Select Images Will Also Be Shown in the Lobby of Madison’s Orpheum Theatre That Evening

 

Rock Radio legend LOU BRUTUS, who was recently voted Best DJ in America by voters in the Rock Radio Awards sponsored by Radio Contraband, is exhibiting his concert photography for the very first time with ten of the images currently being auctioned on eBay to benefit Wounded Warrior Project.

The photographs, taken at various locations around the United States, include onstage images of Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Halestorm, Disturbed, KoRn, Volbeat, and Jackyl. The photos, culled from the thousands Brutus has shot over his career, were chosen via fan votes on his Facebook page. Each has been framed and matted with the mat hand signed by Brutus in pencil.

Apart from his broadcast career, Lou is an accomplished photographer.  His lighthouse photography has graced magazine covers and he has worked the last six seasons as an on field Major League Baseball photographer. He often shoots rock bands as he travels the world to interview them. This is the first time his photography has ever been available for purchase.

 

Brutus will exhibit the photographs and meet with fans at Diego’s at 118 State Street in Madison, WI on Saturday December 14, 2013 beginning at 4:30pm CT. Admission is free to the public. While the auction will be closed by that time, those photos will be displayed as well as other images by Brutus that can be won by raffle with the proceeds again benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Following which, select images from the exhibit will be set up for viewing in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre in Madison at the Halestorm/Redlight King/Stars in Stereo show.

LOU BRUTUS is best known for his seventeen plus years of national syndication as the host of hardDrive with Lou Brutus and hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus, which can be heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide, as well as his work on other national radio platforms. He has done local shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, and Providence.

Brutus has also hosted radio specials and/or created radio channels for Metallica, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Rush, Disturbed, Theory of a Deadman, Smashing Pumpkins, and countless others. He was the very first to give national airplay to innumerable bands including Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Halestorm, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack and Sevendust.

LOU BRUTUS is currently working on his first book. It’s a collection of music industry war stories and photography, mixed with the museum sized collection of music memorabilia he has collected in his travels including thousands of backstage passes, ticket stubs, guitar picks, and concert posters. It will be entitled “One Man – Two Thousand Concerts: The Greatest Freakin’ Collection of Music Junk and Stories in History.” Sample chapter titles include “The Time Our Tour Bus Ran Over A Suicidal Crack Head on the New Jersey Turnpike,” “The Time I Hid in A Broom Closet So Frank Sinatra’s Bodyguards Wouldn’t Break My Legs, Wrap Me in Chain Link Fence & Drop Me Into the Ocean”, and “The Time I Went to the Arctic and Got In A Mosh Pit with A Bunch of Eskimos While Metallica Sang About Fucking A Goat.”

www.loubrutus.com

www.grumpyoldpunks.com

www.deadschembechlers.com

www.twitter.com/loubrutus

www.facebook.com/loubrutusrocks

ARE YOU READY FOR HALF PAST MY SIN? “MY DEMAND” SINGLE DROPS 08/20/13

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     You ever hear of a musical project that you cannot wait for? One of those, for me, is Half Past My Sin. This project has been on my radar for a while now. I have been talking to vocalist Jason M Arigoni (Sinn) for a while now and have been getting regular updates in the project. I had the great pleasure of being able to preview the new track “My Demand” and in one word WOW! Very well put together track. Clean vocals, catchy riffs, solid drums, and bad ass bass line make this a DO NOT MISS track! Make sure you go their page for all of their info: https://www.facebook.com/HalfPastMySin

     The new Album from Half Past My Sin “4:44” featuring Sinn on vocals and Dan Zavadil on bass with special guests Jason Bittner/Shadows Fall on drums and Ben Carroll/RA on guitars!!! Also appearing on 4:44 will be the songwriting of Clint Lowery/Sevendust!!!
Out 2013!!!!
welcome to the sin!!!

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!

     the Hellion

World-Renowned Drummer Gil Sharone of STOLEN BABIES to Host Artist Workshop at the First GUITAR CENTER Musician’s Expo‏

World-Renowned Drummer Gil Sharone of STOLEN BABIES to Host Artist Workshop at the First GUITAR CENTER Musician’s Expo

On Tour this Month with WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

On Tour in April with COAL CHAMBER and SEVENDUST

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World-renowned drummer Gil Sharone of STOLEN BABIES is pleased to announce that he will be hosting an artist workshop at Guitar Center’s first Musician’s Expo on Saturday, April 6th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. Guitar Center’s Musician’s Expo gives the public a sneak peek at the best of next season’s music gear from the music instrument industry’s leading manufacturers, along with artist workshops, group lessons, panel discussions and more, all at one location. Gil Sharone, who is also known around the globe for his impressive work in the reggae world, as well as with bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and +44, will host the workshop at 4:00pm on the day of the event. He will be joined by musicians Chino Moreno (Deftones), Todd Wilkinson (Team Sleep) and Chuck Doom (Crosses). For more information on the expo, visit ModernDrummer.com’s news post on the subject.

Gil Sharone recently announced that he joined the Vater endorsement family! Gil’s fresh perspective on drumming, dedication, and his love for the craft have allowed him to play with many artists he came up listening to like Fishbone, Dillinger Escape Plan, OTEP, Dave Wakeling, Maynard James Keenan, Tom Morello, HR, and Eek-A-Mouse to name a few. Vater took notice to this and once he tried out the sticks, Gil knew it was a match made in drumming heaven.

Gil Sharone is also featured in the new DW Drums ad, just below.

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STOLEN BABIES will join Coal Chamber, Sevendust, and Lacuna Coil on their upcoming North American tour for select east coast dates.STOLEN BABIES will join the tour on April 13th in Toronto, ON. Tomorrow, the band will hop on a quick run with WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

STOLEN BABIES

W/ WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

3/21 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub

3/22 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

3/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

3/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Under the Coach – Georgia Tech

3/25 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger

3/26 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel

3/27 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

3/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ 1ST OF 3

3/29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ RASPUTINA

3/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ RASPUTINA

W/ SEVENDUST, LACUNA COIL, COAL CHAMBER

4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy – NO SEVENDUST

4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

4/20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony

4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom

4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater

4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom

 

STOLEN BABIES released their new album in October, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Davey Oberlin – Guitar (touring member)

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

Former SEVEN DAY SONNET Drummer DAN KASHUCK: Free Agent Looking for New Touring/Recording Project‏

Former SEVEN DAY SONNET Drummer DAN KASHUCK: Free Agent Looking for New Touring/Recording Project

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Due to the recent break-up of Chicago, IL area rock group Seven Day Sonnet, drummer Dan Kashuck is currently looking for a new touring/recording project to sink his teeth into (open to any genre and any location). Kashuck, who has also performed as a member of Emetic and 7th Vial, is a hard-working, determined musician currently endorsed by Pearl DrumsPro-Mark sticks and Evans Drum Heads.

 

Dan Kashuck has toured with Seven Day Sonnet throughout the United States on full tours supporting bands like Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Adelitas Way,Saliva, Rev Theory, NonPoint and more. Kashuck is 100% proficient playing with click track live and in-studio, has a full setup rig for live backing tracks and is also proficient with programming in Abelton Live. He can also sing and do back-up vocals while drumming.

 

Dan Kashuck has several solo drumming videos portraying different styles available online for viewing now (all performed on his Roland V-kit at home studio). He also has live drum-cam videos online for viewing as well. See below:

 

Solo Drumming Videos

Rock/Alternative/Hard Rock drum cover

Metal/hardcore drum cover – ONE and TWO

Pop/EDM/Dubstep drum cover

Industrial style drum cover

Drum Solo   

Progressive Rock drum cover  

 

Live Drum Cam Footage

One Full Song  

Compilation Video From Multiple Shows

 

 

Dan Kashuck has several personal references available upon request. You can contact Dan Kashuck about drumming opportunities at dankashuck@yahoo.com.

 

Marking the Band’s First U.S. Live Performances in 10 Years, COAL CHAMBER Announces Co-Headliner with SEVENDUST, Featuring Special Guests LACUNA COIL — CANDLELIGHT RED and STOLEN BABIES to Open Select Dates‏

Marking the Band’s First U.S. Live Performances in 10 Years, COAL CHAMBER Announces Co-Headliner with SEVENDUST, Featuring Special Guests LACUNA COIL

 

CANDLELIGHT RED and STOLEN BABIES to Open Select Dates

 

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Marking their first U.S. live performances in over 10 years, 90’s alt-metal band COAL CHAMBER is pleased to announce that they are back in action and kicking off a co-headline tour with Sevendust this spring. The tour will also feature special guests Lacuna Coil as direct support on each date, as well as Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies opening on either half of the run (see the split below). See below for a full listing of North American tour dates.

 

Each member of COAL CHAMBER had words to share about the announcement.

 

“I’m STOKED to be bringing COAL CHAMBER back to the United States,” exclaims vocalist Dez Fafara. “These shows are going to fucking rule! The line-up is perfect! Hope to see you all there!”

 

“The past has fuelled the fire to bring COAL CHAMBER back stronger than ever,” adds drummer Mike Cox. “I couldn’t be more excited to tour the states on an amazing tour. HERE WE GO!”

 

“I’m really excited and grateful to be a part of such an awesome bill! We will be slaying it across America and the world,” adds guitarist Meegs Rascón.

 

Bassist Chela Rhea Harper states, “America is where COAL CHAMBER started; where the music first came to life.  The entire experience in Australia and South America has been so surreal up until this point, and to be able to continue this adventure on the band’s home soil is an honor. The support from all has been tremendous.”

 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18th! See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and stay tuned for more ticketing information.

 

 

COAL CHAMBER with Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, Candlelight Red and Stolen Babies:

3/28 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*

3/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia LA Live*

3/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*

3/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*

4/2 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*

4/3 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion*

4/4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*

4/5 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*

4/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

4/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights*

4/9 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

4/11 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*

4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s*

4/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy**

4/14 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater**

4/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**

4/17 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater**

4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory**

4/19 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**

4/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**

4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!**

4/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore**

4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle**

4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom**

4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**

4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom**

 

*feat. Candlelight Red

**feat. Stolen Babies

10 BANDS TO START 2013 ROCKIN’!

TOXICROSE

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Andy- Lead Vocals
Tom – Guitars
Goran – Bass
Michael – Drums

The up-and-coming sensational four-piece modern metal band ToxicRose was formed in Stockholm Sweden in 2010.
Consisting of Tom (Gemini Five), Andy and Michael (both EX Lipstixx ‘n’ Bulletz) and Goran (EX Sexydeath).

There is no compromising or limits in the world of ToxicRose. Powerful Vocals combined with Aggressive Guitars , Grand melodic Synths & Dark Emotional Lyrics.
TXR stands tall for the outcast and they’re here to take metal to a new level.
With their catchy melodic epic metal anthems and shocking look they are unstoppable!

PAIN

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http://www.painworldwide.com/

Peter Tägtgren – Vocals & Guitar
David Wallin – Drums (2003)
Michael Bohlin – Guitar (2007)
Johan Husgafvel – Bass (2007)

 PAIN is a musical project from Sweden that mix heavy metal with influences from electronic music and techno. The project started out as a hobby project for front man Peter Tägtgren, whose idea was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences. Tägtgren, who is also the vocalist/guitarist of Hypocrisy and producer of his own The Abyss studios, is the only current member.

LONDON BASED HELLFIRECLUB

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https://www.facebook.com/thelondonbasedhellfireclub

London Legrand: Vocals
Dixxi: Guitar
Vikki Violence: Guitar
Dizzy Leijon: Bass
Vixy Von Starshine: Dancer

Industrial Goth/Glam band that will make your skin crawl! Get ready ’cause once again Zombies and Vampires will walk among you

HALF PAST MY SIN

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https://www.facebook.com/HalfPastMySin

http://halfpastmysin.com

Jason M Arigoni -Vocals-Songwriting
Dan Zavadil- Bass-Songwriting
Session Players:
Jason Bittner-Drums
Ben Carroll-Guitar

With strong melodic presences and driving beats, HALF PAST MY SIN will find a place with fans of bands like SEVENDUST, DISTURBED and DROWNING POOL, to name a few…..
The new Album from Half Past My Sin “4:44” featuring Sinn on vocals and Dan Zavadil on bass with special guests Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall on drums and Ben Carroll of RA on guitars!!! Also appearing on 4:44 will be the songwriting Clint Lowery of Sevendust!!!
Out early 2013!!!!
welcome to the sin!!!

NEWSTED

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https://www.facebook.com/jasonnewstedofficial

http://newstedheavymetal.com/

Jason Newsted – Bass, vocals
Jesus Mendez Jr. – Drums
Jessie Farnsworth – guitars

In December 2012, Jason announced that he had formed his own band called Newsted with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth. The band released a four-song EP, titled Metal, on January 8, 2013.

 

BLACK STAR RIDERS

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https://www.facebook.com/BlackStarRidersOfficial?fref=ts

http://www.blackstarriders.com

Ricky Warwick – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Gorham – Guitars
Damon Johnson – Guitars
Marco Mendoza – Bass
Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums

In October 2012 Thin Lizzy announced that they would not be recording new material under the Thin Lizzy monicker. The last incarnation of the band – Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza – would be looking to form a new project.

Step forward Black Star Riders…

Today sees the announcement of the new band formed by Thin Lizzy alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums (Alice Cooper, Megadeth, David Lee Roth, Suicidal Tendencies). The change in personnel came about as Brian Downey didn’t want to commit to the touring cycle a new album would entail and Darren Wharton wanted to concentrate on Dare and other music and film projects.

Black Star Riders is set to enter the studio in Los Angeles in January 2013 to start recording their debut album with the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will feature material the band wrote whilst touring as Thin Lizzy and the sound retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well. The Black Star Riders record is the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story.

 

MOBILE DEATH CAMP

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https://www.facebook.com/mobiledeathcamp

http://www.mobiledeathcamp.net

Chad Smith – Drums
Boe Skadeland – Bass
Todd Evans – Guitar/Vocals

Based out of Toledo, Ohio, MOBILE DEATHCAMP has been sawing clubs in half, and leaving crowds with their collective jaws on the floor since the band’s inception in 2008. Formed by Todd Evans at the end of his 6 year stint as Beefcake The Mighty with the legendary shock rockers, GWAR, and joined in aural battle by Boe Skadeland and Chad Smith, this musical terror pocket has been consistently leveling venues across North America.

 

NEVERWAKE

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https://www.facebook.com/neverwakemusic

http://www.neverwakemusic.com/

Johnny DiCarlo – Lead Vocals – Guitar
James Watson – Guitar – Vocals
Marcus Giannamore – Drums
George Scott – Bass

“NeverWake” concentrates on songs that reside between Rock and Metal to bridge both genres. They combine memorable, melodic vocals and gothic guitar harmonies over heavy distortion to achieve their style. They are currently looking to be signed to a record label and hit the road. NeverWake continues to develop their style by incorporating more complex riffs, heavier background vocal style, and dark orchestration while keeping their melodic lyricism. NeverWake released their debut full-length album “VITALITY” in August 2011, produced/engineered/mixed by Mike Ofca at Innovation Studios! “Vitality” is available on iTunes and other main online retailers. You can also order the hard copy by emailing neverwakemusic@gmail.com for inquires.

Recently, they have also released their debut music video on YouTube for the song “Pulse”, produced by Jeff Moore of Axtravaganza Films!

 

3 QUARTERS DEAD

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Quarters-Dead/149922983545

http://www.3quartersdeadmusic.com

Mark Alexander – Guitar
Sam Rhodes – Guitar
Jason Sain – Vocals
Matt Staley – Bass
Kenny Wyatt – Drums

3 Quarters Dead was formed back in 1999 with original members Kenny Wyatt and Mark Alexander. After they returned from a tour with Mushroomhead, they began recording their second full length CD with Steve Felton (Skinny) of Mushroomhead. The vocalist at that time was Waylon Reavis who was recruited by Mushroomhead to take the place of J-Mann (aka Jason Popson) who had announced his departure from the band. After starting all over, they finally found a vocalist that suited their style of music. Jason Sain started with the band in late 2007. In 2008 they recorded “Between Angels & Demons” with producer Jamie King of ‘Between The Buried & Me’, ‘The Human Abstract’ fame. In late 2009 they signed with indie label ‘Project Alpha Music’ and released their latest effort “Once Upon This Broken Glass” in March, 2010.
The lead single, “The Unknown” is off of their new CD “Once Upon This Broken Glass. It about loves someone who doesn’t love you back. This song has many melodic sections to it. But when you hear the change ups which are dynamic, it sets a tone of a story being told through 3 degrees of separation. These three levels are clearly defined and portrayed beautifully by the talents of these individuals.

 

WITCH MOUNTAIN

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Uta Plotkin – Vocals
Rob Wrong – Guitar
Nathan Carson – Percussion
Neal Munson – Bass

In 2009, Uta Plotkin added her voice to Witch Mountain in front of a triumphant sold out crowd at Portland, OR’s venerable club Satyricon. Supporting Pentagram—East coast godfathers of American doom who also took far too long to receive their rightful due—Plotkin brought the necessary ingredient that Witch Mountain founders Rob Wrong and Nate Carson had been seeking since they initially formed the group back in 1997.

Originally far out of step with the lazy, indie-rock scene in Portland, guitarist Wrong and drummer Carson sought to put their own stamp on the tradition of doom metal as laid down by Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Trouble, and Saint Vitus. Years of road work in support of peers such as High on Fire, Spirit Caravan, Electric Wizard, YOB, Weedeater, Eyehategod, and all the rest had granted Witch Mountain a solid footnote in the history of one of music’s heaviest genres. And though real life careers took the band largely out of commission between 2003 and 2008, Plotkin’s emergence kicked the band back into a high gear that shows no signs of waning.

With renewed vigor, WM returned to the studio to capture the long-awaited sophomore album South of Salem. Produced by master “engine-ear” Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins), the record was self-released by the band on vinyl, and shortly thereafter recognized as the “#4 Best Metal Album of 2011” by NPR. With a SXSW showcase, west coast tours with Christian Mistress and Wino project Premonition 13, and a massively downloaded Adult Swim compilation under its belt, Witch Mountain proved its modern work ethic and soon signed up with dream label Profound Lore.

Once South of Salem was unleashed on CD and properly distributed, it was time to follow up with all new material. 2012’s Cauldron of the Wild was the answer, produced once more by Billy Anderson, and this time featuring a further matured sound and more immersive influence from Plotkin. Rob Wrong was writing the best, heaviest blues-metal he’d yet conjured, and Carson–as both manager and booker–kept the band grounded in a professional DIY ethic. New bassist Neal Munson fit like a glove, and overall the group has never fired on all cylinders so successfully.

 

 

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