Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal band Phoenix Rising has released the official music video for their single "Lights Out," off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes - WATCH
Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal Band Phoenix Rising has released the Official Music Video for their newest single "Lights Out," off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes. A love letter to UFC and ESports, this high energy music video follows a day in the life of an MMA fighter and ESports Street Fighter 5 gamer as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.
"The newest single from PHOENIX RISING, "LIGHTS OUT” is one of the most aggressive songs in our repertoire. This is an anthem for those people who are constantly getting kicked down by life and the ongoing struggles that never seem to cease. We will never be beaten! 'You think its an easy win, I am a phoenix and I just rise again.'
For the video, we decided to make it a love letter to UFC and Esports since everyone in the band enjoys MMA matches and competitive video games. We wanted a high energy music video that shows a day in the life of a MMA fighter and Esports Street Fighter 5 gamer in parallel as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.
The two fighters awaken with purpose and the video instantly delves into their day. The fighters train, practice combinations, and go to the tournament all culminating in the final knockout against their nemesis.
The video showcases PHOENIX RISING not only performing in the octagon ring, we wanted each member to have a cameo in the video as well!
'LIGHTS OUT' has a ton of attitude and is built to get the blood pumping with driving beats combined with aggressive riffs. With lyrics like "Step inside the ring I'm ready to go", we wanted "LIGHTS OUT" to give you the motivational energy to get up and fight for what you want out of life." - Phoenix Rising
PHOENIX RISING, based out of Dallas, Texas, came together in 2017 in the most unlikely of places: a Craigslist ad posted by Vocalist Kent Summerour in search of like-minded musicians who not only wanted to make music with substance, but who wanted to create a live spectacle like nothing else in the local music scene. After a short search and a lot of luck, the ad was answered by five seasoned musicians one of whom was Australian. Comprised of a second vocalist, guitar, synth and a whole lot of rhythm, PHOENIX RISING was born.
Like setting fire to gas, the newly formed group had written an album's worth of material in one month, and the search for producers began. This search led PHOENIX RISING to Tyler Smyth; however Smyth was on tour six hours away in San Antonio . With no way to get in touch with Smyth, Kent went down to San Antonio with a pillow and a sleeping bag, on a mission to maneuver himself back stage, and persuade Smyth to listen to the demos, hoping that after hearing the music, Smyth would be driven to work with the band. Mission Complete, Smyth agreed to work with PHOENIX RISING in LA and shortly thereafter, the band flew out to record their debut album From the Ashes.
With the Album complete, supported by several Music Video's - PHOENIX RISING now look forward to drawing emotion from the listener and inspire fans with their powerful stage show. The music has a very "overcoming" quality to it. Musically and lyrically, PHOENIX RISING wants you to stand up for what you believe in and overcome any and all adversity that blocks your path.
Pennsylvania hard rock band KEVLAR announced the pre-order for their upcoming EP, Aftermath. Due out May 18. Check out their lyric video for "For What It's Worth" - WATCH
Pennsylvania Hard Rock Band KEVLAR has announced the pre-order for their upcoming EP, Aftermath. Due out May 18, 2018. Aftermath was recorded by Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, I Am Abomination) at 37 Studios in Detroit, MI.
1. Wasting Time
2. For What It's Worth
6. Dark Horse
LA based theatrical metal band Raven Black announced their pre-order launch for their highly anticipated second album named 13 - Check it out HERE
LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has announced the pre-order launch for their highly anticipated 2nd album, 13. The incredibly visual quartet has also released the pre-order for their debut comic book, A Dark Metal Carnival: The Beginning and has begun booking their Spring tour set to launch in May. "Monster" is available to stream NOW on Spotify and download on iTunes.
2. Sticks n Stones
6. Break the Box
7. The Nobodies
Album Pre-order -free digital download of single "Monster" and first 100 receive exclusive "Monster" poster & sticker.
Comic Book Pre-order - Free autographed exclusive Variant Comic Page for first 100 preorders.
Tour Show Ticket Pre-Sale - Free autographed Exclusive RB Tour Poster - Special Edition (not for sale) & name entered for a Chance to win a RB VIP Package, $50 value. (Raffle to take place May 1, 2018 - LIVE FEED - Facebook)
New Jersey based rock/ metal multi-instrumental Christopher Dean (Michale Graves, Darkness Descends) has released his lyric video for "Everything Fades" off of his debut album, Life Lessons - WATCH
New Jersey based rock / metal multi-instrumentalist Christopher Dean (Michale Graves, Darkness Descends, Alyxx) has released his official lyric video for the single "Everything Fades," off of his debut album, Life Lessons.
“'Everything Fades' is a song about Love and Loss and yet the World still turns.” Christopher Dean
“This album is so near and dear to my heart. Each track is a different journey down the rabbit hole of another Life Lesson I was lucky enough to learn the hard way because I myself prefer the road less traveled, for it is only on those paths that we are lucky enough to experience Emotion colliding with Inspiration while tumbling in the Imagination of our minds. As musicians, it is our duty to bring those experiences to life through our art. "Life Lessons" is like a psychological fall and rise again emotional journey mixed with punk rock, blastbeats and a 7 string."
1) Blast From The Past
2) Bleeding Her For More
3) Dust To Dust
4) Enjoy The Ride
5) Everything Fades
6) Gone With The Wind
7) Lean In Lean Toward Lean With
8) Lover (Ten Years Ago)
10) My Everything (Why I Try)
11) Nanu Nanu (We Miss You)
12) Perennial Rust
13) Punk Night Finale
Las Vegas based metal band WE GAVE IT HELL has released their debut LP, Labyrinth along with music videos for the singles "Mapmaker" and "Prayer" - WATCH
Las Vegas based Metal band WE GAVE IT HELL has released their debut LP, Labyrinth with music videos for the singles “Mapmaker” and "Prayer."
"'Mapmaker' is that song that summarizes and the concept of the album LABYRINTH. It's about individual struggle. It's about depression or anxiety at any level. It's about self-torment and being stuck in one's head even when one seems to be absolutely fine. The music was written in such a way that carries a somewhat "happy" feeling during the verses then transitions into a "dark" and/or "sad" feeling. The lyrics were carefully chosen to keep the listener understanding and empathizing with the song. We were very stoked and pleased when the pre-production of this song was done and couldn't wait to release it. The video illustrates what we've meticulously worked on for this song." - We Gave It Hell
3. The Other Day
9. Storm Chaser
10. Death Drive
Download / Stream Labyrinth Online
LA Rockers All Good Things are back with their newest video "For The Glory" - WATCH
LA Rockers All Good Things are back with their newest video "For The Glory".
The band first made waves in the media earlier last year when they released their album ‘Machines’ but their back story is a very interesting one.
A group of seasoned session and touring musicians came together as friends to jam and record some music. After putting their music online, they quickly gained a fan base and over 90k Spotify listeners per month. The response was so great that they decided to make it official and form a band!
With its humble beginnings in the dark safety of the recording studio, creating epic theatrical rock for games, movies and trailers under the banner of “BATTLE ROCK”, the band ‘All Good Things’ was born.
Touring musicians, producers, songwriters, artists and friends - this group of seasoned music industry players began the project for the simple pleasure of making music together, but stumbled upon a sound and an energy that quickly went viral.
Cali rock band RadioBlack has launched their action packed single "Thread (I Am)" off of their upcoming full length due out in May - WATCH
California Rock Band RadioBlack have partnered with Legend Distribution / INgrooves to launch their action packed single "Thread (I Am)." After signing with CB Entertainment Artist Management firm in 2017, this year will see a new single in March with a full-length album in May followed by extensive touring.
Shortly after recording at the Foo Fighters’ private Studio 606, lead singer/guitarist TJ Courtney brought in drummer Derek Gledhill, founding member of Smile Empty Soul, and bassist Hayato Takano to form RadioBlack. The 3-piece’s sound is a melodic mixture of grunge and 90's inspired alt-rock that incorporates modern production elements.
The 606 sessions were recorded through the famed Sound City Neve 8028 analog console, previously graced by the likes of Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, and Paul McCartney. Producer John "Lou" Lousteau arranged dream collaborations for Courtney with Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction), and Mick Murphy (My Ruin, Chevy Metal). The production team was rounded out by "Sound City" documentary producer Jim Rota, and Brad Smith of Blind Melon. These recordings will be featured on Radio Black's debut album, slated for release next spring.
The remainder of the album was recorded with producer/mixer Jason "Space" Smith (Memento, Digital Daggers) with sessions that featured the new line-up at Wishbone Studios, Ocean Way, and The Village Recorder. Having already shared the stage with Puddle of Mudd, Trapt, and Vast, and with plans to release singles throughout the rest of the year, RadioBlack shows no signs of slowing down in the lead up to their 2018 debut.
"Between Courtney's gruff vocals and Hawkins' steady drumming, (Run Away) has an emotional intensity akin to the Foo's own 'Times Like These.'" - Consequence of Sound
"RadioBlack's TJ Courtney is living proof that taking risks pays off.” – PureVolume
Phoenix, AZ Alternative Rock band Divided Minds drop their single and music video for "Don't Get Too Close," the first single off of the upcoming EP Mood Swings - WATCH
Phoenix, AZ - Alternative Rock band Divided Minds have released their single and music video for "Don't Get Too Close," premiering the song in New Noise Magazine. “Don't Get Too Close” is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Mood Swings, releasing April 6th via We Are Triumphant.
Divided Minds is an established Rock Pop band from Phoenix, AZ, who has performed with numerous national acts such as Wage War, The Summer Set, Whitney Peyton, SLAVES, Doll Skin and Best Ex (Formerly Candy Hearts). Divided Minds has proven time and time again that their music connects well and their sound continues to be fresh. Their music has often been played on KWSS 93.9 and ALT-AZ 93.3 along with interviews and morning TV guest appearances. Having released in 2016 their debut EP Perception, they toured the regional circuit and found themselves gaining the attention of Ross Robey of Rolling Artists and Greg Long - owner of We Are Triumphant.
Divided Minds has an unwavering commitment to create the best music possible and to bring their live audiences closer to the music experience as a whole. Having opened this past year for BORNS in front of a crowd of over 1500 enthusiastic fans, it became quite evident that Divided Minds was creating quite the stir as a band to be noticed. Since ‘Perception’, Divided Minds has continued to grow both in their music and performances. With a recent signing to the We Are Triumphant label and the release of their newest music video “Don’t Get Too Close” from their forthcoming EP Mood Swings to be released April 6th, 2018, Divided Minds' die-hard fans are poised and ready to once again be apart of this Alternative Rock sound that feels all the emotions as their new EP Mood Swings delivers.
Working with their booking agency M7 and label We Are Triumphant, Divided Minds is planning to begin touring regionally in 2018 and work their way across the U.S. this Spring and Summer of 2019. With their stand out songs and the fun presence they create with their fans at their live shows, there is something sweet and musically rocking Divided Minds brings to the world of music.
“Don't Get Too Close” is really about the fight between what you are inside and what you choose to show to everyone. It's a song about the fight with your inner demons. It demonstrates the fear of letting people into your life and the fear of intimacy.” - Sean Collins (Vocalist)
"Don't Get Too Close" and the EP Mood Swings
Produced/Mixed: Mike Oliver - Tuff Tones Studio
Mastering: Piper Payne - Neato Mastering
Videographer/Director- Jacob Reynolds
Maryland rock band Rise Among Rivals has released the official music video for the single "Empty Love Scene," off of their upcoming debut EP - WATCH
Maryland rock band RISE AMONG RIVALS has released the official music video for the single "EMPTY LOVE SCENE," off of their upcoming, debut EP. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, "EMPTY LOVE SCENE" was directed by Tom Flynn.
The raw energy invested into their debut, self-titled EP is directly reflected on stage and on record by Rise Among Rivals, a new modern rock group based out of Baltimore MD. Since forming in the summer of 2017, honest expression has been a top priority. With a focus on heavy riffs, melodic vocals, and complex dynamics, Rise Among Rivals ties together their favorite pieces from hard rock and electronic music. After leaving previous projects, vocalist, David Gascon and drummer, Christopher Tepper started recording what would become the first Rise Among Rivals EP. They were later joined by guitarist Jim Poggi and bassist Jamey McElroy to complete the line-up. In September, after only 2 months of writing, recording, they embarked on their first tour from Tennessee to Rhode Island with the famed national recording artist, Flaw.
Their EP is scheduled to release in early summer of 2018. The six song EP is a direct representation of the bands cohesive vision, starting with their music and stemming to their live performance. The band believes that the distance between your aspirations and reality is action, which is why they have made sure to put in the work to create a recorded and live product that holds up to the high standards of each member of the band. This EP features songs that deal with personal struggle, conflict, lust, and love. Rise Among Rivals intends on pushing this EP and future music to all possible digital outlets and continuing to provide a personal, energetic live experience to fans regularly.
From Ashes To New drop the official music video for "Crazy," the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th - WATCH
From Ashes To New drop the official music video for "Crazy," the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for pre-order today.
“Crazy” is the first look into the Lancaster, PA-based band’s revamped lineup and sound. Consisting of founding front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, new vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro, the band’s chemistry lies at the core of The Future. An album that sees the band expanding their music palette and taking their blend of rock, hip/hop, pop, and metal to new heights.
“Anxiety made it difficult to write at times but ultimately we came together and decided we were going to write the best music we possibly could and see where that took us” said Brandyberry.
“Crazy is, at its core, a song about someone or something driving you absolutely out of your mind and feeling unable to walk away from it. I feel like everyone at one point or another experiences that in their lives” states Danny ”For me personally, I dated someone for a very short period of time and it felt like everything I said and did was wrong. I honestly thought I was losing my mind because I knew it was a bad situation, but I just felt like I couldn’t walk away. I think having that life experience really helped when we sat down and wrote the lyrics”
"Crazy" is a huge anthem for the people feeling caught in the middle of a situation and confused by it all. It was recorded at Atrium Audio with producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak (August Burns Red) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Lamb Of God), while the video was directed by Raul Gonzo.
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