Los Angeles Hard Rock Band VARNA has released the lyric video for their single, “The Craving.”
“We are extremely proud to release such high driven female powered beast as ‘The Craving’ for 2019. This song about the push and pull of primal emotions you have instantly with someone–that carnal desire–but it never transforms into what you would like. You are stuck with the craving. Sometimes we just want what we aren’t meant to have.” – VARNA
“’The Craving”’hit my ears last Friday and I definitely had it on REPEAT all weekend. You should, too. Singer Tiana Woods once again knocks it out of the park, delivering a track that lyrically arrives just in time for Halloween. The hook is infectious, and the overall tempo would go great alongside a scene where the hero or heroine is running away from their obsessed would-be paramour.” –Amps & Green Screens
Led by vocalist and lead songwriter Tiana Woods, the daughter of legendary 80’s pop and soul singer Stevie Woods, VARNA is the only unsigned female fronted rock band with not one but TWO consecutively charting singles, “Living A Lie” and “Survival of the Fittest” to hit TOP 40 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.
They have opened tours for major rocks acts such as Drowning Pool, Adelita’s Way, and Stitched Up Heart.
They won ‘People’s Choice’ at the North American Rock Independent Music Awards and are in the running for “The Craving” as ‘Best Hard Rock Song’ at the 19th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Legendary Industrial band LORDS OF ACID has announced the lineup for their upcoming PRETTY IN KINK TOUR 2019. Joining the enigmatic front man, PRAGA KHAN, will be guitarist SIN QUIRIN (MINISTRY, 3 HEADED SNAKE), bassist DIETRICH THRALL (BEAUTY IN THE SUFFERING, DOYLE), drummer GALEN WALING (PIG, JULIEN-K) and vocalist MARIEKE BRESSELEERS.
“Can’t wait to hit the road once again with The Lords! Looking forward to seeing all you Acid Heads!” – Sin Quirin
“Honored to be part of such a talented band member lineup and overall tour roster! Can’t wait to see all the AcidHeads for Round 2! Party!” – DieTrich Thrall
1. Break Me
2. Ma Fille De Joie
3. Sex Cam Girl
4. Flow Juice
5. Like Pablo Escobar
6. Before the Night is Over
9. What the Fuck!
10. So Goddamn Good
11. My Demons Are Inside
12. We Are The Freaks
From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for thirty years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.
Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying),” off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong, due out 2019 digitally via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, and European CD / Vinyl on Sleaszy Rider Records.
You’ve read or heard about the phrase False Flag, but never paid attention until you saw it used on YouTube or some other social media sites. False flag events happen more than you think and they’re not specific to one country. The lyrics of the track and the images on the video are meant to alert you. They are a call to WAKE UP. Your governments aren’t your friends or your protectors. Know your enemy. FFF – Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis
One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.
Mellieha, Malta based Active Metal Band ALIGN THE TIDE has released the official music video for “Dead Religiom,” the title track off of their debut album.
“‘Dead Religion’ takes inspiration from prayers which remain unanswered, thereby instilling doubt on each person. False advertising from preachers and prophets lighten up the grim thoughts of death with nice ideas of the afterlife, which some people choose to believe it, even though we were not promised anything after death.” – Align The Tide
4. Dead Religion
5. Dark Passenger
9. Welcome to Hell
10. The Golden Throne
The founders of the band Danny on Drums & Kyle on Guitars/Vocals, have been exploring music genres for the past nine years before settling in the active sound you hear today!
Joining the ranks with Gabriel on bass & Alston on rhythm guitar, the line-up was completed. Together, they composed music based on thrash, groove & melodic metal resulting in the recording of their debut album Dead Religion & videos for “The Golden Throne” & “Welcome to Hell” from the same self financed record. Merchandise has been designed & produced to accompany the above release.
The band participated in several local gigs & festivals where they have rooted their main fan base before embarking on a mini European tour visiting Germany and the Czech Republic.
In March 2018, the band supported the legendary band Mushroomhead on their American tour visiting several main cities such as: Mesa, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Jerome, Fort Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, Lincoln, Waterloo, Minneapolis, Joliet, Madison, Racine, Cleveland.
As time went by, Alston decided to take a break from the music business and thus, Nikki was recruited to the family as rhythm guitar.
Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, “Glass Animals.”
”’Glass Animals’ is about the fragmented soul. It’s about the realization that we are all broken. Something or someone has broken us and within that broken state we ultimately find the strength to survive. Musically, it’s a little bit of a tribute to one of our favorite bands: The Deftones. The song ties into the comic book as well…. Hannah is a broken soul who, through the help of September and Claire, finds the strength to face her personal demons and live again.” – Emily Lazar (Founder)
Shortly after Glass Animals drops, Image Comics is releasing September Mourning The Complete Collection co-created by Lazar and Marc Silvestri, co-written by Mariah McCourt and David Hine, illustrated by Sumeyye Kesgin and Tina Valentino and published by Top Cow. “In a world where Reapers prey on the souls of the living, imprisoning them in the shadow-land of Mortem, there is one last hope for humanity…. September Mourning” describes Lazar. The graphic novel will be sold in comic stores, books stores (Barnes & Noble) nationwide and on Amazon.
To support the release of the graphic novel and new music, September Mourning will be hitting the road, supporting Smile Empty Soul. Before and after the dates, the band will also be doing a handful of headline shows that will be announced soon. Doing this tour the band will also be stopping by local comic retailers for special meet and greets and acoustic performances.
03/01 @ Dirty Days Car Show – Atkins, AR
03/02 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN
03/05 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
03/06 @ Stage West – Scranton, PA
03/07 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
03/08 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
03/09 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
03/10 @ Providence Tattoo and Music Festival – Providence, RI
03/12 @ House of Music – Portland, ME
03/13 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
03/14 @ Revolution – Amityville, NY
03/15 @ Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
03/16 @ HMAC – Harrisburg, PA
03/19 @ Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
03/20 @ Cheers – South Bend, IN
3/20 South Bend, IN – Cheers
03/21 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/22 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH
03/23 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
03/24 @ Route 20 – Racine, WI
03/27 @ Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
03/28 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
03/29 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
03/30 @ OKC Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
“September Mourning’s debut album (Volume II) and comic books (A Murder of Reapers/ The Hand of Fate) tells an epic tale of “heartbreak, loss, pain, joy, love, redemption, but most of all, courage…” while the comic books chronicle the first chapter of her story.” Produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson, September Mourning revives the concept of rock star meets superhero. If Marilyn Manson and X-Men’s Storm had a kid, it would be September Mourning, who also cites influences as varied as Motionless In White, Disturbed, and Muse.
“For me, the project is a story, a theatrical art piece,” September explains. “Music is the backbone, but for this to work, it has to include the imagery and the narrative all symbiotically linked into the whole. Music taps into your innermost being. There’s something very intimate and personal about it.”
The character of September Mourning is a human-reaper hybrid, who feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate. To expound on this narrative, September is working with iconic comic book artist Marc Silvestri, who started out on the original X-Men comics and went on to form Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness). Together, they are putting together the story of September Mourning in graphic form, to accompany, and enhance the musical message.
Having performed at large festivals like Rock on the Range and Download Festival and shared the stage with acts like Marilyn Manson and Avatar, September Mourning has already built up an impressive fan base, which she calls her “Children of Fate,” constantly encouraging them to have “the courage to embrace their passion… to allow yourself to follow your heart and not be a slave to your fears. To know that the only boundaries that exist in our lives are the ones we allow.””The next chapter of September Mourning’s journey begins with their debut single “Empire”which will accompany the 3rd comic book in the series, “Trinity”
Bakersfield, CA hard rock band THE AVIATORS has released the official music video for the single, “Goodbye to the Rain,” filmed at The Canyon at The Rose, off of their latest album, Flowers and Moonshine.
In an era when the perception that Rock N Roll is a dead art form, The Aviators have eschewed the apathy towards rock n’ roll and chose to release an incendiary piece of work that gives a nod to the legends of the past, but also blazes their own trail into the end of the decade.
Flowers and Moonshine is the fourth offering from The Aviators, and is a body of work that authentically reflects 10 years of blood, sweat, and beers–a mature effort which showcases both their individual strengths and collective prowess, none more evident than on the single “Goodbye To The Rain”.
The band has been featured on many international radio stations and have been well received from the video release of “Goodbye To The Rain”, garnering over 40,000 views in the first two weeks of its release. “This album is the culmination of our years grinding it out in venues small and large, hustling gigs with national acts, and being in front of audiences that give one shot to prove your worth,” says guitarist Daniel Reynoso. With the release of the new album, the band intends to expand their reach both regionally and nationally.
1. Flowers and Moonshine
2. Going Down Swinging
3. Goodbye to the Rain
5. One Last Cigarette
6. Set It Off
9. Grim Reaper
The Aviators, a homage to the best that rock and roll can provide! We operate out of Bakersfield, CA, and are booking shows throughout the Western region for the upcoming year in support of our fourth album,Flowers and Moonshine. We have a significant following in Southern California and the central coast, and are known for consistent, high-quality performance, as well as engaging and entertaining live shows that have garnered us awards such as the 2018 Bakersfield Favorite, and the 2016 Cathouse Live/Hair Nation Battle of the Bands Champion.
We have previously released three albums of original material, which has been consolidated on our streaming sites to The Best Of The Aviators 1-3, with sounds influenced by Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and southern rock. Locally we are known for our cover shows, where we play from a catalog of over 100 songs covering the rock classics of the 70’s and early 80’s. We’ve been successful playing in LA at venues such as the Whisky A-Go-Go, Redwood Bar, Saint Rocke, The Saban Theater, the Cave in Big Bear, and have been direct support for touring acts at the Canyon Clubs throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
“America’s Most Dangerous Kult” has released their newest single, “The Chains of Fame.” Originally premiered on MXDWN, “The Chains Of Fame” is the debut track off of their upcoming LP, In The House Of Strange Affairs
“A dynamic song, “The Chains of the Fame” feels like a much shorter song than its four minute run-time. Cinematic strings and unexpected audio samples during the bridge of the song lead to a futuristic bridge that make the long-running and mega-influential band sound as relevant as ever.” MATT MATASCI
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @Trees – Dallas, TX
06/07 @The Venue – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ TBA – Southern California
06/14 @ TBA – Southern California
06/15 @ TBA – Southern California
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with label mates such as Front 242, KMFDM and Ministry, TKK (as often abbreviated), helped develop the industrial music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern day music. Their sound can be described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk. One of their most distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies laced throughout their songs. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable shows and soundtracks, all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.
Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night burritos while watching foreign horror movies on VHS rented from the corner store, began conspiring to make a trashy B movie (in the style of Russ Meyer and John Waters) to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult”. While the film itself never came to fruition, they also wrote some music to be the accompanying soundtrack. Both worked at Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, and when the label heard the tracks, they were intrigued and eager to release it.
The duo took the title of the film as the name for their band, and decided to focus on the musical group full time. Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The New York Times wrote, “Sex, blasphemy, big beats and go-go dancing; they’re all in a day’s work for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult ”. This attracted the attention of indie fans and the ire of religious groups in practically equal measure. They released their first album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits in 1988 followed up by the hard-hitting dance floor classics “Kooler Than Jesus” and “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot,” which featured no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. By the time they released their second album, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label.
In 1991, the band embarked on the decadent “Sexplosion! Tour”, titled after their third album. Alternative Press reviewed the show as “Sin-sational!”. The tour was a success and the record sold so well that they signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards, and the single “Sex On Wheelz” became a sizeable radio hit.
Hollywood also embraced the group, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect of their sound. The band’s music has appeared in a slew of films and tv/cable shows including, director Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World”, Paul Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls”, MTV’s “Beavis And Butthead”, and the cult film classic “The Crow”, in which the ensemble make a cameo appearance performing their song “After The Flesh”. More recently the KULT was written into the story line of the 2014 film “Sexy Evil Genius” starring Seth Green.
THRILL KILL KULT continue to release new material via their own SleazeBox Records label (sleazebox.com) and tour extensively with a rotating cast of musicians and dubious characters, however the core of the project has always been Nardiello and Daley, both on record and in the live act. Their performances sizzle with sleaze and infectious grooves, as Melody Maker once described, “A red hot cabaret from Hell”.
They begin their 4th decade this year with the release of a new album, In The House Of Strange Affairs on February 14th, and a North American tour commencing May 5th in Las Vegas. The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums), Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl).
Modern Rock Band FAREWELL TO FEAR has released the official music video for their newest single, “Your Cure.”
The meaning behind the name: fear impedes all areas of our lives’, it holds us back from fostering fruitful relationships, financial freedom or simply risking it all to live out the life of your dreams. The day you say “Farewell to Fear” is the day you realize that you are free from any obstacle holding you back from living the life you were meant to live.
FAREWELL TO FEAR will also be joining hard rockers FLAW on their upcoming THE NEVER FORGET TOUR. Launching January 22 in Little Rock, AR and winds throughout the US before finishing up February 24th in Racine, WI.
“The guys are super excited to be with our label mates, Flaw, on this amazing winter tour. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!” – FAREWELL TO FEAR
THE NEVER FORGET TOUR Tour Dates:
01/22 @ Stickyz Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
01/23 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
01/24 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
01/25 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
01/26 @ Homer’s Bar – Abilene, TX
01/29 @ Jakes – Lubbock, TX
01/30 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
01/31 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/02 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
02/04 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
02/05 @ The Warrior – Tallahassee, FL
02/06 @ Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
02/08 @ Shovelheads – Longwood, FL
02/09 @ Bike Night – Cape Coral, FL
02/10 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
02/13 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
02/14 @ Riff House – Chesepeake, VA
02/15 @ Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
02/16 @ HMAC – Harrisburg, PA
02/19 @ Hard Rock Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
02/20 @ Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
02/21 @ Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
02/22 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
02/23 @ The Back Bar – Janesville, WI
02/24 @ RT 20 – Racine, WI
Farewell To Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of super rock stars like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. The band revisits that era with big rock riffs, big choruses and big anthems for a new generation of mainstream rockers.
With their first full-length album, New Blood co-produced with Brett Hestla (Dark New Day & Creed), the group generated an incredible three singles on Sirius XM’s Octane channel, an unheard-of feat for an unknown band. This also landed them at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Rock Singles chart and #8 on iTunes Rock chart. Their debut also earned them direct support from Howard Stern, including the rarest of moments on Stern’s show… airing an entire song as opposed to the normal 20 second snippet he usually shares. Due to this enormous amount of support, the track “Diamonds” reached a most impressive 1 million streams on Spotify.
Inspired by the recording process of their most recent EP Legacy the band started writing and recording relentlessly, ultimately allowing them to seamlessly merge their skills and styles together to create heavy rock songs that deliver a strong punch to the gut while staying melodic and delivering impactful lyrics hitting all ranges and octaves.
Their latest album Voices released by Pavement Entertainment and produced by Damien Starkey (Puddle is Mudd, Burn Season) has further solidified the band’s position in the rock community.
Farewell to Fear have been supporting the Voices album on tour with Fozzy, Jared James Nichols and Deadset Society in Canada and with Like a Storm and Palisades in the US.
The first single off the album “Underneath My Skin” broke the top 30 position on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.
Undeniably, Farewell to Fear has a full rock assault planned for 2019!”
Mike Craig – Vocals
Jimmy Adams – Drums
Tony “Mojo” Lucero – Guitars
Jeremy Sevens – Bass
Dirk Mercer – Guitar
Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has announced that they will be joining BUCKCHERRY on their upcoming WARPAINT TOUR. Launching March 6th in Sacramento, CA, the tour winds throughout the United States, finishing up May 5th in Montclair, CA.
“We are excited to support Buckcherry and look forward to tearing it up on stage with them this spring!” – Joyous Wolf
War Paint Tour Dates:
03/06 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
03/08 @ Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver BC
03/10 @ Century Casino – Edmonton ALB
03/11 @ Palace Theatre – Calgary ALB
03/13 @ Burton Cummings Theater – Winnipeg, MN
03/15 @ Brickhouse – La Crosse, WI
03/16 @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL
03/17 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
03/19 @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
03/20 @ Oddbodies – Dayton, OH
03/22 @ Dirty Nellies – Palatine, IL
03/23 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
03/24 @ Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
03/26 @ Toby Keith’s – Foxboro, MA
03/28 @ Penns Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
03/29 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
03/30 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
03/31 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
04/02 @ Boathouse – Newport News, VA
04/04 @ Arizona Bike Week – Westworld of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ
04/07 @ Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
04/09 @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA
04/11 @ Firmament – Greenville, SC
04/12 @ Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, TN
04/13 @ Fergs Live – Tampa, FL
04/14 @ Surfer Bar – Jacksonville, FL
04/16 @ Vinyl – Pensacola. FL
04/17 @ Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
04/19 @ Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN
04/20 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/23 @ The Complex – Springfield, MO
04/24 @ The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
04/26 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
04/28 @ Lava Cantina – Colony, TX
04/30 @ Studio – Colorado Springs, CO
05/01 @ Harry’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
05/03 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
05/04 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
05/05 @ Canyon Club – Montclair, CA
Buckcherry announces leg one of their Warpaint North American tour today. The tour begins in Sacramento on March 6th to coincide with the March 8th worldwide release of their new full-length album Warpaint. Leg one will cover markets in the U.S as well as Western Canada. Support on leg one will be provided by Roadrunner Records’ artist Joyous Wolf. Leg two will run from the end of May through September. VIP experiences will be available for all shows and can be purchased at Buckcherryvip.com.
“After spending all fall recording our new album Warpaint, we are excited to play these new songs along with all of the Buckcherry favorites on the road throughout all of 2019,” states Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd.
Dates for leg one are below. For more information on the band’s upcoming tour dates, fans can visit Buckcherry’s website.
Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.
In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.
Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE have released the official music video for their single, “GenRX.” Originally premiered on Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, “GenRX” is off of their latest album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, and features Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult)
“Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.”
Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables’ on iTunes
Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.
Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that
The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.
On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.
The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.
“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.
The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.
Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.