IRON AGE MYSTICS Pay Tribute to Political Resistance with “Down Deep”!

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Toronto, Canada based political rock band IRON AGE MYSTICS is sending a message of hope and support for those who continue to resist the oligarchic corruption of modern society with the release of the lyric video for “Down Deep.” Off of their Pride Before the Fall 4 PEACE Digital Release, the second part of which released yesterday, “Down Deep” celebrates the continued movement of humanitarianism and social responsibility against corporate dominance and political cronyism and is a lyrical “thank you” directed at people who are really trying to make humanity better, starting with themselves.

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Iron Age Mystics represent the current cutting edge of political rock music, so say many. The strengths of this band range widely, but the message of each song consistently occupies the driver’s seat. Overall, the recordings and themes are intended to deliver a bracing sense of self-empowerment in the face of what appears to be overwhelming odds. The bottom line here is: if you’re willing to take on some of today’s most pressing issues disguised as well-crafted rock songs, this might be the band for you.”

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Pride Before the Fall Part 2 Track List: 1.Down Deep 2. Information Outlaw 3. Thought Police

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Pride Before the Fall Part 1 Track List: 1. Pride Before The Fall 2. Save It For The Revolution 3. The Great Divide

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“Wielding Pride Before the Fall, IAM charges right up to the front lines of the struggle to reclaim Meaning and Purpose in Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The Greylock Glass

IAM started as a writing project initiated by Greg Mount (drums) with members Clayton Rudy (bass guitar), Allan Wohng (guitar) and Kevin Connelly (vocals). The guys hit musical ‘pay dirt’ at about the 4th or 5th month of jamming together bi-weekly with the earliest version of “You’ve Got The Power.” That one track set the tone for the writing that was to become the IAM signature or ‘brand,’ if you will.

The next couple of years were spent between the rehearsal studio, the recording studio and the live stage.

After concluding his part in the recording of IAM’s 8th studio track “Pride Before The Fall”, Greg Mount (drummer) had to step out of the recording process and so Alexander ‘Sascha’ Tukatsch (who played percussion on an earlier track entitled “Down Deep”) stepped in to complete the album. Similarly, Allan Wohng (guitarist) was stricken with a condition that hampered his ability his guitar so Chuck Brown completed the record.

IAM was and is an ongoing project that is steeped in talent, integrity and a true obsession towards making ‘Music That Matters,’ because that’s what matters…

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In this human-centric world, natural law is almost completely absent. To no surprise, the most of what you see, eat, hear, read and breathe—and many of the idols you hold so dear—are violently corrupt. Make no mistake, this is by design.

So in retrospect, why would I, as the author of this album, elect to spend years of my creative energies and large sums of money I really didn’t have working paycheck to paycheck to produce this little gem, knowing full well that it had little to no chance of commercial success?

​Simple, really: I was so gripped by the pain-ridden part of my humanity, I had such a constant knowing that ‘evil’ was winning, that I could not subvert it anymore. Many of my traditional heroes died in my heart throughout that process. Then, I felt very alone. Possibly like you.

​For my part I intended this album to inspire those who can see through the artifice of gross, inhuman bigotry, whilst taking the piss out of a few false idols of our culture. Principally, challenging our blind adherence to self-proclaimed authority in its many forms. A little boost of adrenaline for the ‘eyes wide open’ people who are waking up to the fight.

Realize that no matter on which side of the political spectrum you stand, few persons engaged in the constant pursuit of power have any loyalty to you. Yet for the most part, these are our idols. Unfortunately today, we have very little loyalty to each other as peoples and are, therefore, easily divided. It’s become so simple to exploit us, a child could do it. Time, money, resources, vast infrastructure…no problem.

So I ask of you: please set aside your differences and be brave enough to know that you don’t know exactly what’s going on, and be human enough to know that it’s rapidly getting worse for everyone and everything. ‘Evil’ is conscious kids, and it currently rules the rock, and it’s probably not who or what you think it is. Stop trashing your neighbor over petty differences and at least try to embrace a much bigger picture. We have much more in common with each other than we do the with the elite.

Finally, in my opinion, we now exist on the edge of a precipice that could be a deeply stressful breakthrough for human consciousness or WW3 or maybe even worse, total statist control of every aspect of our lives. If I were a gambling man, l’d say the last latter option is the most likely. That said, I’m not a gambling man…

As a species, we are callous, cruel, self-possessed and inherently prone to creating our own fantasy worlds around ourselves. However, we are also brilliant, bold, beautiful, selfless, and when in crisis, can rise to almost any occasion.

I won’t underestimate what humanity could and really must do. We need to realize that we are all that we have and we are truly the stewards of the Earth as it is today. Every other living thing here on planet Earth depends on us waking up to that fact. Fast.

It could happen. I’m not holding my breath on it, but in my heart, I’m quietly counting on it.

  • KEVIN CONNELLY: Lyricist & Songwriter’s Perspective

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HAZEN Releases Official Music Video for Stunning New Cover of SOUNDGARDEN’s “Black Hole Sun”

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Alternative Hard Rock Band HAZEN has released the official music video for their cover of the SOUNDGARDEN hit single “Black Hole Sun.”

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“We’re very excited to release our interpretation of this classic song. It has meant a lot to us and many others over the years. With his legacy, Chris Cornell has always been a contributing inspiration through his music. This is a tribute to him and what Soundgarden has done for us as musicians.” – Hazen

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Formed in 2017, Hazen from Gilbert, AZ raced into the Arizona Alternative Metal market by storm. They released their initial debut EP Undone on May 19th, 2017 which sprouted the beginning of their growth and reach in the Arizona music scene. Shortly after the release of Undone, the band shared the stage with bands like Kobra And The Lotus, Xandria, Letters From The Fire, Once Human, September Mourning, and Powerman 5000. On April 6th, 2018 the band released their second 5 song EP, This House, which proved to show they were nothing but ready for the years to come. Immediately following the release of This House, the band began a string of headlining shows in Arizona, and shared the stage with New Years Day, Stitched Up Heart, Rivals, The Scars Heal In Time, Doll Skin, Code Red Riot, and Gemini Syndrome. This House has caught the attention of tens of thousands of people with a combined over 160,000 YouTube views on their content within the first 30 days of release, and thousands of new fans worldwide. Hazen currently has a daily streaming reach of over 52 different countries with a new online streaming fan base in Europe that consists of over 1/2 of their total online streaming reach. Currently on their headlining Midwest Fallout Tour with more to come. This band has received a great deal of positive feedback and is looking to a promising future as a new name in Alternative Metal music.

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DEAD GIRLS CORP Release New LP, ‘Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades’

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Goth Industrial Rock Band DEAD GIRLS CORP has released their new album, Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades, introducing the brutal 12 track LP with the release of a lyric video for the single “From the Bottom” as well as an official music video for “Dead Girl.” Out now via Monsterman Records/ EMP Label Group, Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades is available on digital and physical formats.

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Dead Girls Corp. represents the goth chick cliques in Hollywood and like scenes. Reincarnated in 2016, Toddy T. (aka Toddy Deadboy) has collaborated with guitarist Dave Teague, bassist Bruce Miyaki, and drummer Mel McFail to generate a sound influenced by new wave, industrial, and post punk.

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Track List: 1. Dead Girls Corporation intro 2. DeadGirl 3. From the Bottom 4. X’s no O’s 5. Alleys of Death 6. Ask for it 7. Flesh for Fantasy 8. Cant Change 9. Promise Me 10. VDAY 11. Just the same 12. Dynamite 13. Worth

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In Hollywood, Ca, a dark alleyway forbodes, connecting Studio 56 and the Record Plant. Music legends of today and yesterday from Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Mel Torme holed themselves into these studios, all of them making records in the same one hundred yard radius. And, like many stories of legend, the lost replaced the heroes, the junkies replaced the giants, and Satan replaced Sinatra. In the middle, another entryway leads to DeadZone Sound Design. Home of Dead Girls Corp. for the past 10 years. Imagine Depeche Mode with a beat box through a distortion pedal , playing ultra pop at a Satanic disco. Dave Teague burns a hypnotic guitar straight into the psyche. Bruce Miyaki churns the vulgarity within the soul on his bass. Then Mel Mcfail hammers the earth like a sledge , forcing trauma to the body. And all of this abrasion is honed and torqued by the pop-evil song crafting of Toddy T..With the old millennium come and gone, the real Apocalyptic party is ready to begin….

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Mark C. Daniel Releases Official Music Video for “Gasoline Fire”

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Heavy Rock / Blues Artist Mark C. Daniel has released the official music video for his new single, “Gasoline Fire.”

“Gasoline Fire,” is desire personified as a force of nature. It’s the unstoppable need for fulfillment both mental & sexual and the unguided feelings that form from it’s ideation. – Mark (Vocal, Guitar & Songwriter)

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“The laid back Connecticut native comes across as a relaxed, really dedicated guy that just lives for his music. His sound is what you would expect if Jon Spencer and Led Zeppelin had a baby that went to high school with Neil Young and Stone Temple Pilots.” – DO512 Austin, TX

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Mark spent several years touring and has supported: Buckcherry, Disturbed, Steve Vai, former members of Pearl Jam & Blind Melon, Living Colour, Everclear, Vertical Horizon, King’s X, Cowboy Mouth, Eric Gales, Corrosion of Conformity & Bret Michaels.

The forthcoming E.P. (from which “Gasoline Fire,” is the 1st single) features Mickey Curry on Drums (The Cult, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Hall & Oates) and Mark’s former roommate from Berklee College of Music, Marc Hickox, on Bass (Charlie Musslewhite).

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ASHES TO OMENS Release Official Music Video for “The Conflict Within”

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Athens, GA based Hard Rock Band ASHES TO OMENS has released the official music video for their single, “The Conflict Within.” Directed and Produced by Halo Union Productions, “The Conflict Within” is off of their upcoming album due to release in 2019.

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“’The Conflict Within’ is a song about the self-realization of overcoming constant obstacles that’s in your path while dealing with and accepting your own personal failures. It’s about overcoming your own self rejection and focusing on lifting yourself up in your darkest hour, staying positive in light of the darkness and overcoming adversity.” – ASHES TO OMENS

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Ashes to Omens is a 5 piece hard rock band from Athens, Ga. They formed in late July 2017 and have influences from all backgrounds of rock and roll. They’re currently booking gigs in the southeastern U.S., and went on numerous tours in 2018.

The band quickly released their debut single, The Screws,” in August of 2017 and accompanied by a music video in February 2018. Their self-titled debut album hit the charts in June 2018 and catapulted them to the number one position for Rock on Reverbnation in Athens where they have held consistently for 13 months.

Not long after the release of their album, it was featured in Georgia Music Spotlight as being “energetic, straight ahead hard rock”. Full of monolithic mid-tempo hard rock riffs, anthemic (Slash-esque) guitar solos, and gritty, commanding vocals with the ideal level of attitude and energy for the genre. As well as getting a stellar review from Life in General.

In July-August 2018, the band opened for legendary Cinderella front-man, Tom Keifer to a sold out crowd at Innovation Amphitheater to an over-welmingly positive response and left with the crowd on their feet. They have also played gigs with several national acts, including Hallowpoint (Missouri) and Demon In Me (Cali). They are currently working on their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios in Dawsonville, GA with master producer Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts, Mastadon, Artemis Pyle, Legion X and many more. They are currently releasing a new single from that album, “The Conflict Within,” which will be available on all platforms on March 5th, 2019

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SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Bones”

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Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the official music video for their single, “Bones,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched.

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“’Bones’ is a song about intense sexual attraction, obsession and delusion. I imagined a dark story set at 4am on a foggy London night outside a creepy dive bar.” – Shaheena Dax (Vocals and Bass)

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Track List: 1. Bones 2. Broken Morning 3. Ashes 4. Time

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She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars.

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Echo 2 Locate Release Official Music Video for “High”

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Alternative Rock Band ECHO 2 LOCATE has released the official music video for their single, “High.”

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“Although I usually leave lyrics unexplained in an effort to keep them open to interpretation, I do provide a songs foundational meaning in order to properly visualize it through video. When it comes to our new single ‘HIGH,’ I wanted us to write something that was addictive to listen to and to create a visualization to represent what it’s like for some people, like myself, to experience manic tendencies. The song talks about how addictive and stimulating the feeling of mania can be. It also speaks about the constant battle in one’s mind that wants to engage in manic tendencies while the other side of you understands what typically comes after those manic tendencies dissipate. ( ‘Is it really so bad the manic mind that I’ve had , if it ever goes bad’) The stimulating lights throughout the video represent how fast thought processes can become when one is manic. Sometimes one can completely ignore the consequences of their own reality when being manic to the point that they may not even realize a situation they are in or the type of self destructive people they are around. (‘I don’t care about my memories, I just wanna feel so high’) This is why all of the extras are masked in the video and they can be seen almost like they are cheering me on throughout this manic episode. The importance of everybody laying down at the end is actually crucial to the representation of ‘High’ as it represents the exhaustion after mania and how mania can never last forever.(‘I don’t need the ground beneath my feet, cause I just wanna feel so high’) However, just because that’s the meaning we gave the song and the video, doesn’t mean that’s what it will be for you. That’s why we kept it simple. Our job is to create music for our fans to connect to in their own way and to make them feel or think in way that they haven’t before.” – Echo 2 Locate

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We are an alternative rock band based out of Maryland that strives to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.

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Austin Music Awards Honors BLACK HEART SAINTS

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The 37th Annual Austin Music Awards, held at Austin City Limits Live on February 27th, presented BLACK HEART SAINTS with the “Best Metal Band” award in front of over 2,000 attendees. The award recognizes Black Heart Saints’ contributions to the Austin music scene and formally anoints the band as the city’s most promising act in the hard rock / heavy metal genre.

Other big winners of the night included Willie Nelson taking home the Best Country award, and Ghostland Observatory representing Electronic Music.

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Most recently, the band has been featured as the go-to support act for the biggest names in rock, including Slash & Myles Kennedy, Pop Evil, and Steel Panther. Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live show has been jettisoning to the forefront of Texas rock, following the success of chart-topping acts from the Lone Star State such as Nothing More and The Sword.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary hard rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts: – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner – Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands – Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017 – San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner – SXSW Performer – Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner – ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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Industrial/Rock Band 51 PEG Breaks 14 Year Silence with A\VOID


Industrial/Rock band 51 PEG are pleased to announce the release of their new album A\VOID. This is their first release after a 14 year hiatus.
After garnering a following in the Mid-Atlantic region in the mid-2000’s and sharing the stage with acts such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Orgy, and The Birthday Massacre, the band is back with a 16-track offering that builds on their unique blend of the alt rock, goth, prog, and industrial genres

“A\Void bearing all the hallmarks of the band’s previous work – striking melodies, complex progressions, and top-notch musicianship… but now, much more finely tuned, honed, sharpened into an eloquently produced industrial/rock package. With such a strong showing after 14 years, 51 Peg has certainly made the 14-year-long wait worth our while.” – ReGen

A\VOID Track List:

1. A Void 03:46 2. No Ctrl 04:50 3. Another Nothing 03:38 4. Coded in Time 04:36 5. Acceptance 04:31 6. Prying Eyes 04:04 7. Super Spy 05:19 8. Night Things 05:25 9. Parachute and Savior 06:09 10. Cat Scan 03:25 11. Now and What Used to Be 04:19 12. Death March 03:34 13. Zero Zero 04:47 14. Walk Through Me 04:40 15. The Light That Lit Your Way 05:28 16. The Void 02:56

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51 Peg formed in 1998, with the release of their first album “Strange Appointments” coming in 2000 which drew comparisons to a varied group of artists like Peter Murphy, Depeche Mode, and Orgy. The follow-up album “Esc \ Ctrl” featured a more focused and polished sound, and pushed the band forward in popularity. The group went on an indefinite hiatus in 2007 but was offered a reunion show in 2016 which proved to be successful.

Building on that momentum and with the combined experience gathered over the years in other projects, the band decided to write their most ambitious material yet. Listen to the latest evolution of the band’s sound at 51peg.com.

BLACK COFFEE Announce Go Fund Me to Finance New Record & Facilitate Future Touring

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Columbus, OH based Rock Band BLACK COFFEE has announced a GO FUND ME campaign to help fund their upcoming new album. Funds will also go towards renovating an old school bus for future touring.

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“We need your help to convert our school bus into a tour bus so we can play shows worldwide and so we can work on our studio album with some of the top producers in the world who have worked with everyone from AEROSMITH, AC/DC, GUNS N’ ROSES, FLEETWOOD MAC, METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and SOUNDGARDEN to ADELE, ARIANA GRANDE, KATY PERRY, and PHARRELL.” – Black Coffee

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Track List: 1. Creamer 2. I Barely Know Her 3. Hurricane 4. Monica 5. Born to Lie 6. The Traveler 7. Psychedelic Red 8. Fade 9. Away

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Black Coffee formed in late 2017 and consists of drummer Tommy McCullough, singer Ehab Omran, guitarist Justin Young, and bassist Nick Fratianne.

With the release of Black Coffee’s first demo, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this band’s success. Take One and the original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video which debuted Friday, April 20th.

Fans can expect a diverse selection of original music. From the raw and dominant 1st single to the blistering, “Hurricane,” and funky, “Monica,” . . . along with otherworldly, “The Traveler,” and drive-with-the-top-down classic,“Born To Lie,” Take One proves to be one of the most exciting musical debut’s in modern history.

Black Coffee combines superb musicianship with a high-energy performance. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.

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