HORROR INDUSTRIALISTS GENESSIER PROVIDE DISTURBING SOUNDTRACK FOR TERRIFYING SHORT “SHOVEL”

Mister Sam Shearon (Creator for Clive Barker, Rob Zombie) “SHOVEL offers a disturbing tone that echoes the cultural phenomenon of the horrors that inspired such films as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘Wrong Turn’ and ‘The Hills have Eyes’. This short film holds nothing back as the surreal soundtrack akin to an industrial nightmare drives the vibe quickly into a merciless plot twist.‘SHOVEL’ has the potential to be a full feature cult classic!”

January 11th 2019:

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For Immediate Release: Barnum, Colorado – The deranged film makers at Bloodshed Deathbath Productions have released their latest horror opus entitled Shovel. While only 7 minutes long it was a year in the making with over a dozen very intense and physically demanding shoot days which involved capturing some gripping cinematography, stellar drone work and highly detailed creature makeup and practical effects. The stunning finale of Shovel has left viewers shocked and craving for more.

The unsettling soundtrack of Shovel was performed by the horror industrial group Genessier who ratchet the terror up like a taught garrote around your neck. Using their own deepest fears the band conjured up a soundtrack for Shovel that will leave you freaked out long after the credits roll.

Shovel director Ryan Policky, “This was one of our few times of recent that we have skipped the comedy and gone for the fear, and I personally feel we hit that visual mark. Shovel is kinda like a music video mixed with traditional narrative and I love the way it came to be. For sure one of my favorite shorts I’ve had the pleasure of working on. “

Shovel stars Aeona Cruz of Terror Tales, Amateur and Unmarked fame. The young actress excelled on set and remained unfazed and professional no matter how surreal or bloody the scenes became. Doug Newville (Dinner with Leatherface, Auto Shop of Horrors) played the beast himself and thrived within the role and became the demonic brute that is Shovel. Shovel also stars Benton Mckibben (vocalist for MIRE), Isaac Archuleta (bassist for Dead for Denver), Rodney Tidwell, Amanda Eldritch and Sara Eldritch

Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination/Dead Awake) “A fun and twisted little gem, Shovel will haunt you long after the final credits roll.”

John Dugan (Grandpa from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D) “Chainsaw fans will eat ‘Shovel’ up. Stay tuned..”

Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp/The House That Wept Blood) “The visual imagery and esoteric nuances in ‘Shovel’ staggered me in a way I did not expect. This film begs to be continued.”

Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th/Terror Tales) “This is a terrifying short film – absolutely mesmerizing photography and soundtrack – abstract and darkly impressionistic in a contemporary vein. Characters that just steal a Jason’s heart! Thank You SHOVEL!” Ari Lehman the First Jason Voorhees

Brian Bonsall (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Mikey) “Genuinely well done, sick and twisted, not for the faint hearted and keeps you wanting more!”

Shovel has been released for free on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KWDFWD7/

Shovel is dedicated to the memories of Sara and Amanda Eldritch who tragically took their own lives in a suicide pact.

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Awake For Days Sign With Music Gallery International!

Awake For Days Sign With Music Gallery International!
December 4th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nuoro, Sardinia – Sardinia’s Awake for Days are an alternative modern metal band of pure heart, unwavering talent and unrelenting drive on the bleeding edge of creativity and performance in the genre. Based out of the island paradise of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy Awake for Days bring a positivity and strength to their songwriting and lyrics that is desperately missing in the current status quo of bleakness in heavy music. It was Awake for Days talent, motivation and overall originality that caught MGI’s Shawn Barusch’s eyes and ears that ultimately brought him to sign a management deal with the band.
“I am very excited to be working with this exceptional song writing group!” says Shawn. “Unlike many artists that sit at home waiting for something to happen or don’t have the balls to get out in the real music world, these young Sardinian boys are grabbing the industry like they own it!!”
Awake for Days on signing with MGI, “We are now working with Shawn Barusch to build up a new era for the band. We think that he’s the right choice in order to bring our music to the biggest audience we can. We loved his enthusiasm, and the fact that he trust in our music. We’re more than excited and curious to see where he and the MGI can take us.”
AFD was founded in 2013 and then shortly afterward released their stellar inaugural album Magnificent Disorder to universal acclaim. Magnificent Disorder was also the inspiration for the band name, “The name Awake for Days comes from a non-sleeping month we had to face producing and promoting the first album Magnificent Disorder: it was an incredible time and it paid well with all the pros and cons.”
The long awaited sophomore album Multiverse will be launched in early 2019 which will be tackling heavy subjects that other bands shy away from and will instead be bringing positivity and courage to them. “The lyrics of our new album are pretty much focused on motivational themes. They’re about fighting for life; reach what you want for your future, defeating depression and what makes you weak every day.”
The Multiverse album will be supported with heavy touring both in Europe and the USA.
Awake for Days is:
Lukas – voice
Nino – guitar
Mike – drums
Nick – bass
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Katie Knipp Ultimate Playlist!

National Spotlight asked blues and jazz singer Katie Knipp to share her Ultimate Playlist, including songs she loves and would enjoy doing a cover of!

“John The Revelator” by Gov’t Mule

“Work Song” by Nina Simone

“My Father’s Gun” by Elton John

“I’m On Fire” by Bruce Springsteen

“Los Ageless” by St. Vincent

“Something More Than Free” by Jason Isbell

“Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams

“Millworker” by James Taylor

“If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day” by Robert Johnson

“The Other Side” by David Gray

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After The Calm Ultimate Playlist!

In this National Spotlight feature, we’ve asked After The Calm to put together their own Ultimate Playlist of songs they would like to perform live!

“Everlong” by The Foo Fighters

“The Kids Aren’t Alright” by The Offspring

“Bulls On Parade” by Rage Against The Machine

“Deadbolt” by Thrice

“Suggestions” by System of The Down

“Sleepers” by Saosin

“It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door” by Underoath

“A Little Piece of Heaven” by Avenged Sevenfold

“Kickapoo” by Tenacious D

“adecentcupofcoffee” by Bilmuri

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Chip & The Charge Ups Ultimate Playlist!

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Who doesn’t love a cover well done? Here, Chip & The Charge Ups share their favorite cover songs in their very own Ultimate Playlist! See if you recognize any that they have performed before!

“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day

“Fallen Angel” by Poison

“Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett

“Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol

“Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure

“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers

“The Tide Is High” by Blondie

“Crackling Rosie” by Neil Diamond

“What’s My Age Again” by Blink-182

“I Wanna Be Sedated” by Ramones

“Party Hard” by Andrew W.K.

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Bridge to Breakdown’s Ultimate Playlist!

It’s always a good show when an artist performs an amazing cover. North Carolina’s funk rock band Bridge to Breakdown gives their ultimate playlist of songs they would love to perform live!

Cult of Personality by Living Color

Brick House by The Commodores

7 Nation Army by The White Stripes

Wasted Years by Iron Maiden

Bring the Noise by Anthrax & Public Enemy

Metalingus by Alter Bridge

Cochise by Audioslave

Would? by Alice in Chains

Epic by Faith No More

The Pot by Tool

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CALL ME KING Release Official Music Video for “Broken Machines” Off of Sophomore Album, ‘The Writer and the Written’

Austin, TX based Alternative / Post-Hardcore band CALL ME KING has released their official music video for the single “Broken Machines,” off of their August 4th released, sophomore album, The Writer and the Written.

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Track List:
1. Wind and Water, Misbehave
2. Casting Shadows
3. Dream Eater
4. Red All Over
5. Wolves at the Door
6. Everybody’s Got a Price
7. Bandit
8. Everything Is a Weapon (If You Hold It Right)
9. Broken Machines
10. Where Have You Been, Jack Douglas?
11. Sing Me to Sleep
12. Evil Will Prevail

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CALL ME KING has also launched their Can We Borrow Your Cabs Tour, which kicked off August 4th in their hometown and will wind through the South and Midwest before winding down August 25th in San Antonio, TX.

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Tour Dates:
08/06 @ The Cavern – Russellville, AR
08/08 @ Red Brick Bar – Norman, OK
08/10 @ Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA
08/11 @ Lucky Chance – Milwaukee, WI
08/12 @ Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL
08/13 @ Be Here Now – Muncie, IN
08/18 @ Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI
08/19 @ Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH
08/20 @ Mag Bar – Louisville, KY
08/21 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
08/22 @ Nick’s Ice House – Jackson, MS
08/24 @ Texas Rose Saloon – Beaumont, TX
08/25 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX

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Call Me King is a post-hardcore act based in Austin, TX. Since their founding in July of 2015, Call Me King has gathered over 11,000 followers across various outlets. Call Me King has been featured alongside nationwide acts such as Asking AlexandriablessthefallEmery, and more. In January of 2016, after only six months of playing together as a group, Call Me King flew to Ohio to record their debut album …and the snow will turn to ash with founding father of progressive hardcore Craig Owens (ChiodosD.R.U.G.S.Isles & Glaciers) as producer and Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes operating as sound engineer. atswtta was released October 7th, 2016 alongside Call Me King’s first tour through the Midwest to promote the album.

Call Me King didn’t take time to rest after that tour, instead doubling down on regional shows to build on their already-established fanbase. They began writing for their second LP, which is currently untitled, in January of 2017. They spent the month of August at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo recording their second album with Jordan DiSorbo. Call Me King’s video for their single “Sycamore Lane” was released in September 2017 as an Alternative Press exclusive.

Immediately after returning from the studio, Call Me King was able to join one of their major influences, Emery, as they put on their Fan Appreciation Tour. This was a valuable experience for the band, who received incredibly positive feedback and are currently planning their next such tour.

Call Me King has recently partnered with the Inner Light Agency as management and is working toward the release of their second album, slotted for early Summer of 2018.

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FEAR IS DEAD Release “BLISS,” Off of ‘OMNICIDAL’

New York based Heavy Rock / Metal band FEAR IS DEAD has released the first single, “Bliss,” off of their fifth EP, OmnicidalOmnicidal is available to download via bandcamp.

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The band has also announced that they will be hitting the road in support of the EP having begun with a kick off show at The Delancey in New York on August 3rd and has since crossed to the West coast through California going into Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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Fear Is Dead Omnicidal Tour Dates:
08/07 @ 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
08/09 @ Frost Music School – Anderson CA
08/10 @ EastSide Bar and Grill– Portland, OR
08/11 @ The Heavy Metal Brewing Co – Vancouver, BC
08/12 @ Mirkwood Shire – Arlington, WA
08/13 @ The Funhouse – Seattle, WA
08/16 @ Winter Tavern– Pacifica, CA
08/17 @Mardi Gras Lounge – Redwood City, CA

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Omnicidal Track List:
1) Digitally Stoned
2) Home in the Dark
3) Bliss
4) Omnicidal
5) Seismic

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In today’s overcrowded Metal scene it’s virtually impossible for a band to rise up and stand out, against the odds, that’s what Fear Is Dead is doing.
Since 2011 they’ve been racking up large numbers of awe inspiring live performances, Fear is Dead has garnered the acclaim of many of New York’s underground, bringing fans from the Metal scene, and Hardcore / Punk scene together. Melting faces from BK’s Knitting Factory to LES Mercury Lounge, most recently packing out Brooklyn’s new Metal haven Lucky 13 Saloon. Their unique sound and intense energy some would say is reminiscent of early Machine Head and Korn.

Established in 2011 by Skila and Jacqueline Burns, the early line up included Anthony Moreno Brown on drums. Jax’s guitar and bass stylings set the tone for the heavy sound that would evolve to what we hear today. They released two EPs, Fear Is Dead in 2011, and Mourning Ritual in 2013, that were both well received. Songs like “I’m Slow” “Lie to Me” and “Boomerang” are still requested by fans today.

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The band went on hiatus in 2014, and in 2015 Skila returned with a new line up, composed of Matt Pompeii on Bass, Carlos Crowcell on Drums, and newcomer David English on Guitars. This new Fear Is Dead still had the trademark strong groove and poetic introspective lyrics, but was musically much heavier and darker than it’s earlier incarnation. In the beginning of 2016 the band released their 3rd EP, Eleutherophobia. An appropriately more aggressive project, reflecting the times personally, socially, and politically. Songs like “Pretty Ugly” and “Miranda” quickly became underground favorites.

In mid 2017 the band released their 4th EP titled What Remains (2017). This project was musically more experimental and creative, and, lyrically from a darker, more personal place.

The band’s 5th EP Omnicidal is expected to be released late July 2018, followed but the Omnicidal West Coast Tour Aug 5th thru the 18th.

Their music, videos, and artwork all embody what Fear Is Dead is about: evolving musically and artistically. Losing yourself to find yourself, even for a moment.

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DARK SIGNAL Release Official Lyric Video for “I Was Alive”

Sacramento, CA based Rock/Metal Band has released the official lyric video for their single, “I Was Alive.”

“‘I Was Alive’ is a song about an attempt at a meaningful life. Focusing on what is real and leaving a true mark. Let your actions speak life and light in a dark and impermanent world.” – Dark Signal

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Dark Signal, hailing from Sacramento California, comes with a new rock sound. Powerful and dynamic rock rooted in the origins of a driving foundation. Dark Signal formed in 2017 by Sammy Karlin, Matt Thomas, and David Gorman, later to be joined by Logan Gameson and Ryan Cavalli. Years of writing, recording, performing, and growing to craft a refined sound in the image of their take on modern music; Dark Signal is tasteful as it is heavy, aggressive as it is beautiful. Absorbing the influence of new artists like Nothing More creating a new sound for music that can translate into performance. Make no mistake this is a performing group, with a vision for the stage as strong as the studio; working to deliver an experience worthy of their fans support. Dark Signal is elegant, and destructive. The best of them, at the worst of times. Dark Signal is everything the group wanted it to be, and nothing they imagined. In the end everyone’s looking for a story, something to connect to. Dark Signal is a choice. The choice to be our true, and find music we connect to in the same way we connect with others.

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LULLWATER Releases Stunning Cover of PEARL JAM’s “Release”

Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released the official music video for their cover of PEARL JAM’s “Release,” off of the 1991 hit album TEN. Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Release” features live Footage with Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox) and Kevin Martin (Candlebox), and was recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA, where TEN was originally recorded, with engineering and mixing by Justin Davis.

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“The entire experience of recording Pearl Jam’s ‘Release’ in London Bridge Studios was so surreal. Pearl Jam is one of my favorite bands and to cover that song in the same room as they did, was very emotional for me. I had no idea that a couple of years later we would be performing it live with Dave Krusen and Kevin Martin on the Candlebox tour; it’s such an odd and incredible feeling of living and experiencing the moments we’ve made because of ‘Release.’ It’s by far the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me as a musician. Thinking back to when I was in my adolescent years playing that song over and over and then one day to be performing it live with the original drummer, is simply crazy for me. ‘Release’ has a special place in my heart and is one of my favorite songs to play live.” – John Strickland (Vocals/Guitar)

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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