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)
“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
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).
Swedish Rock Band STEW has released their 4 track EP, HOT, a gritty and nostalgic fusion of classic rock and blues inspirations.
“This EP is a mix of classic rock, blues and soul! The four songs are heavy influenced by the late 60’s and 70’s era. With groovy riffs, strong vocals and swinging drums! Classic yet modern..” – STEW
“The title may signal hot contents, but Stew’s blues-rockin’ four-pack regularly rises to boiling point. The riffs roast, the solos steam and the vocals variegate. A groovin’ goulash that satisfies the audio appetite like the finest of phonic feasts.” – Loud-Quiet-Loud
1. Might Be Keeping You
2. If This Will Be The End
3. Tongue Tied
4. Dig For Gold
Stew is a Swedish power-trio that consists of Markus Åsland (Bass/Vocals), Nicklas Jansson (Guitar), and Nicklas Dahlgren (Drums). We got together in the beginning of 2017 and noticed quickly that we all were into the same kind of music and drew our influences from the late 60’s and 70’s era. We started jamming, wrote a few songs and booked some gigs. Everything went well, and then we made plans for the EP. We recorded the basic tracks live in studio and then vocals, solos and percussion on top in Lakesong Music Studio with engineer Kristian Lakeson. The EP was mixed/mastered by Joona Hassinen at Studio Underjord; the cover art was made by Maline Nordin. It’s really fun because the three of us can now call ourselves best friends, we just love to play with each other and that’s the main thing! We hope it shines through to the listener!
New Jersey based alternative rock band JUST 6 HOURS has released the official lyric video for their single, “One Way Doors,” off of their sophomore EP, Sober, which is out NOW via Moto Records.
“‘One Way Doors’ is a song about drug use and not being able to become sober, like going through a door and not being able to open it back up, hence the title, ‘One Way Doors.’ The lyrics use quotes from real drug addicts – Just 6 Hours
Early Praise for Sober
“Jersey Shore-based Just 6 Hours’ forthcoming sophomore EP, Sober, finds the young band maturing with an angst-filled, metal-rooted, punk-fueled sound that will please fans of both Tool and Black Sabbath. Among the standout tracks is “One Way Doors,” which features such an emotional vocal delivery by singer-rhythm guitarist, Seth Barnett, it almost seems as if he is mistakenly trapped in hell and can’t get out. A blend of metal and blues guitar by Nick Marrotta adds to the intensity and integrity of the track.” – The Aquarian.
3. Pity Me
4. One Way Doors
6. Number Man
Just 6 Hours is an alternative rock band formed in 2014 by bassist Gordon Sine. Lead vocalist/guitarist Seth Barnett joined the group in June of 2015 and the band is now based out of Asbury Park, NJ. A change in the band’s lineup just before a gig at The Saint in Asbury Park resulted in the addition of Nick Marrotta and Anthony Giordano on lead guitar and drums, respectively, in the spring of 2017. With only six hours of rehearsal time leading up to The Saint show, the reinvented band took the stage and performed a powerful set. Since that first show at The Saint, Just 6 Hours has performed at major venues across NJ including The Brighton Bar, The House of Independents, The Wonder Bar, The Stone Pony, Dingbatz, and Boontunes. In May 2018, Just 6 Hours was named Jersey Rock Band of the Week by WRAT 95.9 FM and in April 2018 played a live set on WMCX 88.9 FM.
Borne from musical influences that include Nirvana, Green Day, Yellowcard, Pierce the Veil, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Just 6 Hours sound is a combination of powerful rhythms supporting aggressive guitar drive melodies with lyrics that are thoughtful and emotional. As an original member of the Moto Records community, Just 6 Hours released their second EP, Sober, in March 2018 to rave reviews. Their first EP, H.O.P.E., was released in early 2017. Both are available on all streaming services.
Columbus, OH based Rock Band Black Coffee has released the official music video for their single, “I Barely Know Her,” off of their debut album, Take One. Filmed at the Johnstown Opera House in Johnstown, OH, “I Barely Know Her” was shot, directed and produced by John Payne of Payne Productions.
“We are a band that write, record, and play like it’s 1972. This album represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks, no triggers, and no pitch correction. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.” – Black Coffee
Click HERE to Download “I Barely Know Her” on iTunes!
2. I Barely Know Her
5. Born to Lie
6. The Traveler
7. Psychedelic Red
Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent.
With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this album’s success. The original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is already available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video debuts 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 that is refreshingly both vintage and ground-breaking. This three-piece collaboration takes inspiration from classic rock bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and fuses it with the root music of blues and rock n’ roll from the 40’s and 50’s. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.
York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released their cover of the Classic Christmas song “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” giving the already darkly playful track an even more sinister edge. Originally premiered on Loudwire, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” was filmed live in the studio by Springwood Productions. The band has also released the song on Patreon, a direct to fan social media platform, for their biggest supporters. Subscribing to the group for just a dollar a song on Patreon grants fans new songs first and puts their names in the credits of future YouTube videos.
“We wanted to do something different for the holiday season this year, so we decided to revisit ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,’ a tune we had covered for holiday shows in the past. Other than the Misfits, we really haven’t heard a rock band of any kind cover this song. We rearranged our take on it together and created a dark, bluesy, sinister version, and we are very proud of the result, captured live in the studio.” – Jonny Ross
“One listen to Small Town Titans’ version and you’ll hear that Phil Freeman’s deep baritone and delivery is a perfect fit to capture the spirit of the original. Freeman, who also plays bass for the band, teams with drummer Jonny Ross and guitarist Ben Guiles to put their own fresh take on the track, giving it a bluesy feel with a definite darker vibe. Take a listen as the guys cover it in the studio in the video above.” – Loudwire
Click HEREto Stream / Download “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”
The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at assembling their own studio in a basement, STT can create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of 2 years, and realizing how difficult it really is.
After coming home from their last 30 day run, the band had made $4,000. After repairing their vehicle, restocking their merchandise and more, the band was left with $1,000. After putting most of that back into the band’s funds as usual, each member took home $150. This startling reality made STT take a step back and evaluate themselves as a band, a brand, and a business. After firing their manager, the boys soldiered on with the help of their team at Round 2 Records. They began to truly treat Small Town Titans as a legitimate small business more than ever before. Unnecessary expenses were cut, and more creative and innovative sources of new revenue were explored, such as utilizing the direct to fan creation platform Patreon, where the band is currently making $200 every time they release a new song on YouTube.
Instead of trying to make a million fans, STT is focusing on the fans they already have. With a love for playing live, a Small Town Titans show has evolved into more than a concert. It’s an event, with a set list that’s decided right before the show, and plenty of stage banter in between songs. The band simply hits the stage to deliver an energy driven show using guitars, drums, and their voices. Nothing more, nothing less. This approach to their live performances has led to them sharing the stage with acts such as Highly Suspect, Papa Roach, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, and more.
By focusing on their engagement with social media and managing themselves, Small Town Titans are growing like never before and having more success as a business and a brand. The band just wrapped up a weekend long recording session at Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera, drummer for Seether on the 5x platinum selling record Disclaimer II, and who STT also recorded their last album Reflection with. Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard hitting “Me, Myself, and Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”, an emotional song written in memory of Phil’s mother, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer, performed live with just one voice and an acoustic guitar.
Small Town Titans are actively forming a team of like minded individuals in the new music business who are just as driven and passionate as they are, rather than waiting to be discovered. As the band continues to grow their fan base online this year, they will also hit the road, this time with a smarter game plan, a stronger fan base, and a passionate team behind them. For all things STT, visit smalltowntitans.com.
Click HEREto Download / Stream “Me, Myself, and Monster”!