COLD KINGDOM Release Official Music Video for “A New Disaster”

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Minneapolis, MN Hard Rock Band COLD KINGDOM has released the official music video for “A New Disaster,” the debut single off of their upcoming LP, due out May 24th, 2019.

“The process we went through to create this album really pushed us to find the things we needed to address and talk about in these songs, because we didn’t have a lot of time to waste. It ended up becoming the most adventurous thing we’ve ever done as a band. Every song comes from a very real and genuine place, and as a result we have a record that we’re extremely proud of and excited to be playing live throughout 2019.” – Cold Kingdom

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Born of Minneapolis in 2014, Cold Kingdom is a full-out, juggernaut hard rock band that dispenses a lethal combination of fury and sentiment, delivering emotional lyrics wrapped in an unbreakable hard rock casing.

Cold Kingdom brings an unfailing drive to play energy-filled shows every time they walk on stage, a quality that gets ever-rarer in today’s arena. In their years of performing live they’ve had the experience of touring the west coast in support of Shinedown and opening for acts such as Chevelle, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, and Nonpoint, as well as contributing to some of the Midwest’s largest music festivals, including Northern Invasion, RockFest, Summerfest, Moondance Jam, and Halfway Jam. Their first released album, The Moon and the Fool, brought their musical dreams roaring to life, with the singles “Crash Poet,” “Let it Burn,” and “Surrender” quickly becoming fan favorites. Their eponymous EP, produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass, further pushed their rock to an even greater creative edge with songs like “The Break” and “Perfect Chambers”. Their long-awaited full length album release for 2019 represents a creative outpouring for the band, with “A New Disaster” leading the charge.

More than just a band, this close-knit family is always looking forward to new challenges, new venues, and new fans, because that’s what it’s all about to Cold Kingdom: the fans. The Midwest is their home, but they’re excited to grow and make new friends all around the country, bringing their distinctive sound to all corners, both domestically and beyond. Cold Kingdom is also forever thankful to the friends, family, fans, bands and companies that so significantly contribute to their success.

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VYCES Release Official Music Video for “Thin Luck”

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LA Hard Rock Band VYCES has released the official music video for their single, “Thin Luck.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Thin Luck” was directed by Ron Thunderwood.

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VYCES are currently touring with metal legends MUSHROOMHEAD on their Spring North American tour.

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Tour Dates:
05/09 @ Revolution – Little Rock, AR
05/10 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
05/12 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/13 @ Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
05/15 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
05/16 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
05/18 @ Analog – Portland, OR
05/19 @ El Corazone- Seattle, WA
05/20 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
05/22 @ Hodi’s Half Note – Ft. Collins, CO
05/23 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/24 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
05/25 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
05/26 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA
05/27 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
05/29 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/30 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
05/31 @ Route 20 – Sturtevant, WI
06/01 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH

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Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES started in the summer of 2014 when Chicago native Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of his former group Heart-Set Self-Destruct. After years of touring with such bands as Filter, Hell Yeah, Volbeat, Pop Evil, etc.., he realized it was time for change. He spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene looking to feed his passion as an artist but he did not find what he was looking for. Dave’s vision was not deterred, so he decided to reach out to longtime friend and drummer, Russell Ray (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown).

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month to build something new, original, and undeniable. Russ then reached out to guitarist, Shawn Patterson (also formerly for Old Fashioned Beatdown). The three began writing demos together and also sending ideas back and forth over the internet which ultimately became the foundation of VYCES.

After a few trips to LA they decided to go into the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Butcher Babies, Stitched Up Heart, etc..), and also featured Mark James Klepaski (Formerly of Breaking Benjamin, and Lifer) on bass. After a year of writing and recording the band had finished 22 songs of true emotion, and power. Being compared to such artists as Chevelle, Korn, and Red, they have sonically created a solid blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior saying “It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction, and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to become stronger, get better, and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”

In October 2016 VYCES released their debut EP “DEVILS” and released a music video for the single “DEVIL” shot by Ron Underwood. From October through November of that year the band embarked on a the HELLRZZR TOUR which trekked across the U.S performing in 29 cities in 33 days.

VYCES spent the beginning of 2017 working on new material in between hitting the road on three national tours playing shows with Otherwise, Powerman 5000, etc.. In June 2017, the band released it’s first radio single titled “NOCTURNAL” accompanied by another music video shot by Ron Underwood, and features Butcher Babies own Carla Harvey. ‘Nocturnal’ reached #38 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts making it their first top 40 single.

VYCES is currently preparing for 2018 with the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘THIN LUCK’ which impacts national radio on 02/06/18 and will be on tour all year long.

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COLD KINGDOM Announces US Dates with SLEEP SIGNALS on TOUR RITO SUPREME Tour

Minneapolis, MN Hard Rock Band COLD KINGDOM has announced that they will be joining SLEEP SIGNALS on their 28 date TOUR RITO SUPREME tour. Launching March 1st in Mankato, MN, the tour winds through North America before finishing up April, 7 in Lincoln, NE.

Tour Dates:
03/01 @ What’s Up Lounge – Mankato, MN
03/02 @ Route 47 – Fridley, MN
03/03 @ Hijynx – Fort Atkinson, WI
03/04 @ Whiskey’s Roadhouse – Rockford, IL
03/06 @ The Red Zone – Madison, WI
03/08 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA
03/09 @ Lifers – Algona, IA
03/10 @ Front of House Lounge – Springfield, MO
03/11 @ The Root – Oklahoma City, OK
03/13 @ Dirty Rest @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
03/14 @ The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
03/15 @ Backstage – Lubbock, TX
03/16 @ Texas Showdown – El Paso, TX
03/17 @ Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
03/18 @ 710 Beach Club – San Diego, CA
03/20 @ 710 Beach Club – San Diego, CA
03/21 @ TBA – Los Angeles, CA
03/22 @ Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
03/23 @ Cornish Pasty – Las Vegas, NV
03/24 @ Prospector Cocktail Bar – Long Beach, CA
03/25 @ TBA – Long Beach, CA
03/26 @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
03/28 @ TBA – Chico, CA
03/29 @ Grape Street Bar & Grill – Medford, OR
03/30 @ Riverside Bar – Burley, ID
03/31 @ Eagles 2485 – Kennewick, WA
04/01 @ Logan Eagles 3114 – Logan, UT
04/03 @ Liquid Jones – Salt Lake City, UT
04/04 @ Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO
04/05 @ The Ancient Mariner – Manitou Springs, CA
04/06 @ Moe’s Original BBQ – Englewood, CO
04/07 @ Duffy’s – Lincoln, NE<

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“In support of our new self-titled Cold Kingdom EP, Tour-rito Supreme spans half the country from the mid-west to the west coast. We’ll be there wielding hard rock and knuckles of Fire Sauce.” – Cold Kingdom

Born of Minneapolis in 2014, Cold Kingdom is a full-out, juggernaut hard rock band that dispenses a lethal combination of fury and sentiment, delivering emotional lyrics wrapped in an unbreakable hard rock casing.

Cold Kingdom brings an unfailing drive to play energy-filled shows every time they walk on stage, a quality that gets ever-rarer in today’s arena. In their years of performing live they’ve had the experience of touring the west coast in support of Shinedown and opening for acts such as ChevellePapa RoachBuckcherrySaving AbelPuddle of MuddSaliva, and Nonpoint, as well as contributing to some of the Midwest’s largest music festivals, like Northern InvasionRockFestSummerfestMoondance Jam, and Halfway Jam. Their first released album, The Moon and the Fool, brought their musical dreams roaring to life, with the singles “Crash Poet,” “Let it Burn,” and “Surrender” quickly becoming fan favorites. Their recently-released eponymous EP, produced by Shinedown’s Eric Bass, further pushes their rock to an even greater creative edge. The debut single off the EP is titled “The Break”.

More than just a band, this close-knit family is always looking forward to new challenges, new venues, and new fans, because that’s what it’s all about to Cold Kingdom: the fans. The Midwest is their home, but they’re excited to grow and make new friends all around the country, bringing their distinctive sound to all corners, both domestically and beyond. Cold Kingdom is also forever thankful to the friends, family, fans, bands and companies that so significantly contribute to their success.

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State of Illusion Releases Official Music Video for “Blind” Off of ‘Aphelion’

South Carolina rock quartet State of Illusion has released the highly anticipated music video for “Blind,” the newly remixed single off of their 2014 released LP, Aphelion. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Blind” was directed and edited by Erez Bader of Silent Flight Productions.

“I wrote ‘Blind’ in the middle of the night roughly 10 years ago, but we still feel life and energy from it every time we play it. Those 10 years can definitely be felt on ‘Blind’ because the new mix takes tiny recordings from almost every member we’ve had over the years and subtly inserts them throughout the track. We included it on Aphelion because we knew that it was a song that needed to be heard. Despite originally promoting another song as the single for Aphelion, ‘Blind’ was the song that seemed to connect most with listeners, probably because of the back and forth volley of mellow and hard-hitting elements and personal lyrics written so that they can be applied to the listeners’ unique situations. That’s why we decided to team up with Silent Flight Productions to create a visual to go along with the music. Hopefully, the new version of ‘Blind’, along with the awesome video, will resonate with new listeners on an emotional level and give them a little taste of what State of Illusion is all about.” – Jacob Porter (vocals)

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Life is often comprised of our reactions. Often, negatives can be turned into positives through the way we look at situations or how hard we are willing to work for what we love. At least, that’s the philosophy that Greenville, SC-based rock band State of Illusion has adopted.

Though the rock act has had many successes, including memorable performances with artists such as Staind (hand-selected by vocalist Aaron Lewis), ChevelleFlawSmile Empty SoulAustin John Winkler (ex-Hindervocalist), Like a StormFailure Anthem, and Stitched Up Heart, along with functions for DisturbedKillswitch EngageLacuna Coil, etc., State of Illusion has faced more than its fair share of adversity.

After releasing their most recent studio album, Aphelion (self-produced, self-engineered, and self-released), State of Illusion took another dose of their well-documented bad luck (see the documentary One More Song – A Decade of State of Illusion from their brand new DVD, State of Illusion – Live) through the loss of core-members. Though beautifully crafting Aphelion with only two members (Jacob Porter on vocals, guitar, piano, pedal steel, engineering, and editing and Josh Breland on bass, drums, guitar, and piano) and seeing a top 100 worldwide rock chart release, the immediate post-Aphelion lineup was not meant to be.

What began as a rag-tag group of hired-guns pulled from other local acts to fill in on an opening show for an early musical influence in the band Flaw, a mixture of hard work, dedication, positive outlooks, and a love for the music turned bad luck into the strongest line-up State of Illusion has ever had. Former guitarist Cameron Price, drummer Bryce Chism, and Solaristvocalist/guitarist Tom Carden on bass stepped up to help Porter when State of Illusion needed it most.

This line-up continued to assist State of Illusion throughout 2017 as, one by one, these temporary members dedicated themselves as permanent members of the band. While filling in admirably, Carden knew that he needed set his focus back on Solarist and allow room for a permanent bassist to cement themselves into the lineup. His parting gift was former Solarist bassist Brandon Rodgers.

Once the 4 piece was solidified, State of Illusion sought the creative minds of Silent Flight Productions’ director Erez Bader (The ContortionistVeil of MayaThe Dear Hunter) and VFX supervisor and producer Casey Crescenzo(vocalist of The Dear Hunter) to bring a visual representation of their single “Blind” (remixed by Greg Macklin of Ordinance) to life. The moody result is a perfect fresh start for State of Illusion, who plan to use this opportunity to introduce Aphelion to a new set of listeners they couldn’t reach before.

Aphelion stands out amongst its contemporaries. The album is complete, in every sense of the word, with its many textures and range of sonic landscapes. With soaring anthems, such as the radio-ready singles, “Blind” and “Find Yourself,” to heavy-yet-melodic tracks, “Over” and “The Price You Pay,” to quiet moments, highlighted in the reflective “Reach the End,” Aphelion covers a full spectrum of emotion.

State of Illusion, seasoned with experience, a solid and energetic line-up, a reinvigorated approach, and having met success on the road for the past two years, have just released their first DVD, State of Illusion – Live, and are hard at work writing the highly-anticipated follow-up to Aphelion.

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CRYPT Releases Music Video For “Death Makes A Holiday”

Lafayette, LA based Alternative Hardcore band CRYPT has released the Official Music Video for their debut single, “Death Makes A Holiday”. Directed and shot by Alexander Breaux.

The dark reality of major events that took place in the past usually don’t show up in your textbooks. Death is so prevalent in history and we have been really intrigued by those events so we decided to write about them. Fuck writing about ex-girlfriends and sad shit. We just feel like that’s played out. This song and video are about the last public execution in the United States. It was such a major event, people traveled hundreds of miles to witness someone’s life end. I feel like if that had happened today it would be much different. We just want to show how times have changed in comparison to everything you consume on your phone and tv. – Andre Noel

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“We want to rejuvenate anyone we touch. The 14-year-old kid who loves his guitar but is afraid to start a band, we want them to start a band. The listener who is discouraged in the new wave of music being released, we want them to be excited that raw music is coming back. We want to gain genuine connection. Fuck the fashion, fuck the gimmick, fuck anything that doesn’t come down to true hard music. Because that’s what we are here to do.” – Canaan Frederick

South Louisiana is a corner of the map that carves out some of the most diverse and unique people you will ever meet. When these people come together to form and idea, creative sparks fly. CRYPT is a prime example of how those creative sparks can manifest into a burning fire.

Residing from Lafayette, Louisiana, CRYPT is a 4 piece progressive and aggressive rock band looking to set themselves apart from other acts. Whether its gritty guitar riffs, the unique style of charismatic vocals, or the unconfined attitude, they aim to leave no fan disappointed. Proof of this can be found through their incredibly high energy performances as well as their no holds barred songs which are based around touchy subjects through history that usually can’t be found in a textbook.

CRYPT’s key influences as a whole are pulled from bands like Rage Against the MachineChevelleLetlive, and Slipknot, just to name a few. But don’t be fooled. Vocalist Canaan Frederick emphasizes, “Each member has different personal influences dating back from the sounds and attitude of NWA, to the progressive style of The White Stripes, and into today’s modern Hardcore market. Our focus has become to mesh all of those sounds together to create something that is true. Something that cannot be mistaken or replicated. We want our fans to know our sound.

Future plans for CRYPT are to begin a full-scale touring schedule that will acquire them a larger fan base and more exposure. The band also anticipates sharing the stage with more regional and national acts with the long-term goal of booking onto a festival tour in 2018. In conjunction with ramping up touring, they plan on finishing and releasing their first release with Jonathan Dolese of KonKrete Studios.

CRYPT invites you to experience their music live, or through their current single “Death Makes A Holiday”. “CRYPT is CRYPT,” Guitarist Stephen Hogan says, “we are here to define what we are through what we release. It completely encompasses rock and roll. We don’t fit into a mold and we believe that our music proves that.”