SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Music Video for New Single, “Glass Animals”

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Tour Dates: 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

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“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.”

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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”

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THE CLAY PEOPLE To Join OTEP & One Day Waiting on Select Dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR

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Hot on the heels of their new album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE are set to share the stage with the legendary OTEP on select Southern US dates of THE ART OF DISSENT TOUR.

“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.”

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Tour Dates w/ OTEP & One Day Waiting:
12/12 @ The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
12/13 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/14 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
12/15 @ The Warehouse – Clarksvill, TN
12/16 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN

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 Track List:
1. Utopian Lie
2. Bloodletter
3. Now
4. Enemy
5. genRx
6. Illuminatus
7. Hex Machine
8. Strange Day
9. Palegod
10. Colossus
11. Firestarter

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Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables‘ on iTunes

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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.

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SEPTEMBER MOURNING Announce 2018 SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION TOUR with Special Guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE

Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has announced that they will be launching the SUMMER SOUL COLLECTION 2018 Tour with special guests KALEIDO and CHARCOAL TONGUE. Launching August 17th in Battle Creek, MI, the tour winds through North America before finishing up September 29th in New Baltimore, MI.

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“The new music we are debuting throughout our Summer Soul Collection is a seamless combination of the signature September Mourning tone mixed with genre bending sounds, more modern voicings and major hooks… You can get a taste of it in our tour video but be sure to bring your soul to the collection nearest you to fully experience the world and sound of September Mourning.”
– September Mourning

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Tour Dates:
08/17 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
08/18 @ Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
08/19 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
08/21 @ Middle East Cambridge, MA
08/22 @ Revolution – Amityville, NY
08/23 @ Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
08/24 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
08/25 @ Cliff’s Tavern – Camp Hill , PA
08/26 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
08/27 @ The Camel – Richmond, VA
08/28 @ Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
08/30 @ The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
08/31 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
09/01 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/02 @ Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
09/04 @ Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
09/05 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
09/06 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX
09/07 @ BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
09/08 @ Homer’s – Abilene, TX
09/11 @ The Perch – El Paso, TX
09/12 @ Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
09/13 @ Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV – FREE SHOW!
09/14 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
09/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
09/16 @ Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/18 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
09/20 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
09/21 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/22 @ Wired Pub – Omaha, NE
09/23 @ Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
09/25 @ Trixie’s – Louisville, KY
09/26 @ 1175 Sports Park – Kansasville, WI
09/27 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
09/28 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
09/29 @ Diesel – New Baltimore, MI

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“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.”

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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”

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce Second Leg of North American Tour

Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced the second leg of their North American tour.

We are beyond excited to be heading back out on tour and rocking out with the Mojo Nation. Not to mention, we will be sharing the stage on select dates with Gemini Syndrome, Shaman’s Harvest, and Black Stone Cherry. ~ Blacktop Mojo

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Tour Dates:
07/12 @ Rock Fest – Cadott, WI
07/13 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis
07/14 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/15 @ The Outpost – Kent, OH
07/18 @ Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
07/19 @ Purple Buffalo – Charleston, SC
07/20 @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
07/21 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
07/22 @ Kelly’s Live – Sarasota, FL
07/26 @ Rusty’s – Cape Coral, FL
07/27 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
07/28 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
07/31 @ El Rey – Albuquerque, NM
08/01 @ Globe Hall – Denver, CO
08/03 @ Iron Horse Saloon – Sturgis, SD
08/04 @ Icon Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD
08/05 @ What’s Up Lounge – Mankato, MN
08/07 @ The Annex – Madison, WI
08/08 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
08/09 @ The Monarch – Peoria, IL
08/10 @ The Landing – Topeka, KS
08/11 @ Pierre’s – Ft Wayne, IN

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners Disturbed, Incubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce Spring Tour Dates with JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO

 Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced their North American tour run with JOYOUS WOLF and OF LIMBO, including select dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY.

We’re thrilled to be heading back out to see all the extended family and friends we’ve made over the last few years. – Blacktop Mojo

 

Tour Dates:

04/20 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

04/21 @ Lago Del Pino – Tyler, TX

04//22 @ OK City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK

04/24 @ Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA *

04/26 @ Debonair – Teaneck, NJ

04/27 @ Wally’s – Hampton, NH *

04/28 @ The Queen – Wilmington, DE *

04/30 @ Capone’s – Johnson City, TN *

05/02 @ Mainstage – Morgantown, WV

05/03 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

05/04 @ Whistlers – Watertown, NY

05/05 @ Rockpile – Toronto, ON

05/06 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI

05/08 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL

05/10 @ Route 20 Outhouse – Racine, WI

05/11 @ Phat Headz – Green Bay, WI

05/12 @ Cheers – South Bend, IN

05/15 @ Spicoli’s – Waterloo, IA

05/16 @ Shovelhead Saloon – Danville, IL

05/18 @ Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

05/19 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL

05/26 @ Slidebar in Fullerton CA

05/31 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

06/04 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA

06/06 @ Diamondz – Jerome, ID

06/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

06/13 @ Streets of London – Denver, CO

* w/BLACK STONE CHERRY

 

Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between SoundgardenBlack Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon JoviSammy HagarCandleboxDarryl “DMC” McDanielsShaman’s HarvestPop EvilPuddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnsonfor their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners DisturbedIncubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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HEMLOCK Announce 25 Year Anniversary Tour with SevidemiC!

Las Vegas based Metal band HEMLOCK has announced dates for their 25th Anniversary Tour launching April 20th in Joseph, MO. Joined by SevidemiC through June 22, the tour winds through North America before concluding on July 21st in Dulce, NM. Additional dates to be announced.

HEMLOCK “25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR” Dates:
04/20 @ Cafe Acoustic – St. Joseph, MO *
04/21 @ Peak 31 in Union Station – Colorado Springs, CO *
04/22 @ The Roxy Theater – Denver, CO *
04/23 @ Lupe’s Lounge in Trujillos – Las Vegas, NM *
04/24 @ Zombiez Bar – Amarillo, TX *
04/25 @ Kendell’s – Oklahoma City, OK *
04/26 @ Stick’s Place – Wichita Falls, TX *
04/27 @ The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX *
04/28 @ Backstage – Lubbock, TX *
05/01 @ The RockHouse – El Paso, TX *
05/02 @ The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM *
05/03 @ Juggernaut Music – Gallup, NM *
05/04 @ The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ *
05/05 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV *
05/06 @ The Hub – Colton, CA *
05/11 @ The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
05/12 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ *
05/13 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA *
05/15 @ The Slide bar – Fullerton, CA *
05/16 @ TBA – Taft, CA *
05/17 @ The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA *
05/18 @ Jubs Jub’s – Reno, NV *
05/19 @ Ukiah Brewing Company – Ukiah, CA *
05/20 @ The Bistro – Hayward, CA *
05/23 @ Shotski’s – Salem, OR *
05/24 @ Community Center – Warm Springs, OR *
05/25 @ The Eagles 2485 – Kennewick, WA *
05/26 @ Studio 7 – Seattle, WA *
05/27 @ The Pin – Spokane, WA *
05/30 @ The Dark Horse – Missoula, MT *
05/31 @ The Pub Station – Billings, MT *
06/01 @ The DO Bar – Great Falls, MT *
06/02 @ The Party Palace – Butte, MT *
06/06 @ The Gem – Idaho Falls, ID *
06/07 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID *
06/08 @ The Royal – Salt Lake City, UT *
06/09 @ The Mesa Theater- Grand Junction, CO *
06/10 @ Bombers Sports Bar – Riverton, WY *
06/11 @ Elk Creek Steakhouse – Piedmont, SD *
06/13 @ The Marquee – Sioux City, IA *
06/14 @ Bigs Bar – Sioux Falls, SD *
06/15 @ The Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE *
06/16 @ Aftershocks – Merriam, KS *
06/22 @ The Rusty Needle – Hutchinson, KS *
06/23 @ Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
07/05 @ The Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
07/06 @ Shotz Bar and Grill – Scottsbluff, NE
07/07 @ My Buddys Place – Sheridan, WY
07/08 @ The Eagles Club – Casper, WY
07/13 @ Bottle Hollow Lake Marina – Ft.Duchesne, UT
07/14 @ Stanley’s Triangle Bar – Mt.Pleasant, UT
07/18 @ The Legacy Inn – Tuba City, AZ
07/20 @ President Parking Lot – Window Rock, AZ
07/21 @ “Alien Fest” – Dulce, NM
* W/ SevidemiC

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Click HERE to Download Hemlock’s Music on iTunes!

Our band is Hemlock. We are based out of Las Vegas, NV. Although our real home in on the road continuing to carve a name for ourselves in the world of metal music.

We have performed and toured with SlayerKornMinistryRob ZombieLamb of GodSlipknotDisturbedMarilyn MansonHatebreedPro-PainObituaryMastadonSnotKillswitch EngageChimairaDrowning PoolSystem of a DownMachine HeadOtepMegadethSoulflyDanzigDevildriverSepulturaMeshuggahSevendustHed(pe)ExodusArch Enemy, and tons and tons more. We have also done our own headlining/co-headlining tours across the US for the past several years. Hemlock has also toured throughout Europe and Japan. We tour about 150-200 days out of the year.

Hemlock has already established themselves as a hard working, touring band with a loyal and expanding fan base. The ‘Lock continues setting examples for bands to work hard towards their goals and not to wait around for a handout from the industry.

…we consider this a new beginning. The beginning of much more hard work and promotion to come. We still work as hard as we can on self-promotion, doing as much as we can on our own, adding to what the street team and sponsors can do for us.

Hemlock is a good, heavy, brutal onslaught of metal, with an arsenal of catchy lyrics, creative breakdowns, and melodic hooks. The live shows are fun, rowdy, and energetic. Hemlock gets the crowd involved and puts on the show of a lifetime, every time.

You can keep up with the band through the official website–www.hemlockworld.com–or www.facebook.com/hemlockworld, & check out upcoming shows, chat on the messageboard, see pictures of the band, and read about the adventures on the road. You can order Hemlock merchandise from the website and join the street team. Hemlock will also keep you updated via their mailing list, so sign up at the next show!

Hemlock is the hardest working, up and coming metal band in the entire US, and they will continue to do it all of the love of the music and the fans.

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Blacktop Mojo Release Acoustic Video for “Underneath,” Filmed Live at Audioworx Studios

Texas based hard rock band Blacktop Mojo has released a video for their track, “Underneath,” from their 2017 LP, Burn the Ships. Filmed live at Audioworx Studios in Palestine, TX, the Drew McCuistion filmed video features front-man Matt James and lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer performing an acoustic version of the track.

“I’ve seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying “I understand what happened, and I’m sorry you went through the painful things that brought you to this point” Keep your heart free , forgive people even if they don’t deserve it.” – Nathan Gillis (Drums)

Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between SoundgardenBlack Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon JoviSammy HagarCandleboxDarryl “DMC” McDanielsShaman’s HarvestPop EvilPuddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnsonfor their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners DisturbedIncubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

 

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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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Stereo Satellite Release Official Music Video for Debut Single “Glass Houses”

Newly formed rock band Stereo Satellite, featuring Lukas Rossi (Rock Star Supernova), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), John Moyer (Disturbed), and Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob), has released the Official Music Video for their debut single, “Glass Houses.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Glass Houses” is the first single off of their new album tentatively set for April 2018 release. Fans can access exclusive content for the album release via the bands’ PledgeMusic campaign.

Stereo Satellite plays hard rock music that flirts with alternative rock influences. By melding hook-filled melodies within heavy guitar riffs and hard beats, the band shows their ability to compact a vast array of influence and experience into a signature sound with substance, style, and spirit. Mike Orlando and Lukas Rossi are the key architects behind the band’s vibrant, modern rock-inspired sound – powered by seamless songwriting adeptness that combines a story of both the joys and heartaches of life.

Mike Orlando is no stranger to heartaches, having recently been involved in a tragic accident on July 14, 2017 while on tour in Florida with his former band Adrenaline Mob. The crash occurred when a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 and struck the band’s RV, van, and trailer, which resulted in the death of Adrenaline Mob bassist David Zablidowsky, tour manager Jane Train, and seriously injuring six others.

“Over the past recent months, I have learned a lot about how cathartic music can be, especially after going through such a heinous life-changing tragedy”, said Orlando. “It’s been a complete uphill battle in even trying to begin to heal physically and mentally. I have a long road ahead for sure and will have to undergo many more procedures and ongoing therapy.” Orlando adds, “I don’t think I’ll ever fully heal mentally but I’ve been moved to write songs again with my brother Lukas who I feel is an amazing songwriting partner, and start this new band along with my brothers John Moyer and Jordan Cannata. I find it really helps me to cope and I can’t wait to share all the music we’ve written and start touring again full-time.”

John Moyer admits to having mixed feelings about the band being dubbed a supergroup. “We hate the supergroup thing because it’s a new band in its own right,” Moyer says. “But I think it’s important for us to say we’ve been around the rock music scene for a long time and in various ways. Stereo Satellite is a new beginning for us all, and I’m looking forward to sharing our new music with the fans very soon.”

Lukas Rossi concurs, saying, “I can’t wait to release our new songs and perform them live with these awesome guys. Regarding the supergroup thing, look I don’t care what you call us, just call us!”

Stereo Satellite has teamed with Loudwire to bring you the exclusive premiere of their video for “Glass Houses” below. You can Pre-Order the band’s street single “Glass Houses” and their upcoming radio single “My Last Words” on iTunes http://apple.co/2ClPsU9 before the official release date on January 23, 2018. The band will also make their live debut on the ShipRocked cruise on January 23rd.

Furthermore, Stereo Satellite is running a PledgeMusic campaign where you will have access to EXCLUSIVE PLEDGE-ONLY items, such as signed albums, VIP tickets, bundles, one of a kind signed instruments, lunch with the band and/or have the band come to your house for a show especially for you! Plus, the band will give fans an exclusive insight into the process of making the new album with behind the scenes videos, photos, rehearsals, streamed sessions, and live Q&A. Visit their Pledge store www.pledgemusic.com/stereo-satellite and sign up to keep updated on the band’s progress and the making of their new Album!

For all things Stereo Satellite, including upcoming tour dates and news on the band’s upcoming album, head to www.stereosatellite.com and be sure to follow the band on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stereosatelliteofficial ,on Twitter: www.twitter.com/stereosatellite and on Instagram: www.instagram.com/stereosatellite

Stereo Satellite’s new album is tentatively set for an April 2018 release and the band will hit the road in full support worldwide.

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Ornimental Release Lyric Video for “Love Thy Enemy”

Ft. Lauderdale, FL based metal band Ornimental has released the Lyric Video for their single, “Love Thy Enemy.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Love Thy Enemy” is available to stream and download online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKE2HGC9yqA&feature=youtu.be

“Love Thy Enemy is about somebody that betrayed someone so bad that they could start dedicating their life to start a war with them. It could start as revenge with that prideful, arrogant person, but decided that the righteous path of love is better for both sides. ” – Ornimental

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Ornimental is a band with a mission, a mission to put the groove punch, originality, and excitement back into metal, where it belongs. The name itself, Ornimental, comes from the Latin prefix Orni (to celebrate or decorate) and the root word mental (of intelligence or insanity), and true to form, Ornimental delivers an intelligent, possessed sound that celebrates the origins and foundations of hard rock and metal alike.

Harkening back to heavy metal legends like MegadethVan HalenMetallicaArch Enemy, and Pantera, famously led by deceased guitar legend Dimebag Darrell, Ornimental doesn’t rest on writing and simply producing crunchy, appetizing, complex guitar licks. Oh, they produce hair raising Hard Rock at its most fundamental level, rest assured, but the song writing and arrangement has a classical, even groove edge Blues, reminding the listener of a perfect marriage of Eddie Van HalenZeppelin, and Beethoven.

As if that marriage weren’t appealing enough, a deeper blues undercurrent exists in the band’s original music, paying homage to Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton, the skilled David Gilmore of Pink Floyd, and many other legends, yet Ornimental’s music has a modern influence which is subtly inherited from avant garde bands like DisturbedFive Finger Death Punch, and Trivium.

Ornimental was founded by lead guitarist Danny Perry and drummer Julio. Danny has been writing unique, intoxicating original music for over half a decade. Danny Perry’s admiration for Beethoven lead him to be the Lead Guitarist for the Miami Dade Film Gaming Orchestra which won an Emmy in 2016. By absorbing the classical structures of the masters together with his passionate influences such as Eddie Van Halen, Dave MustaineKirk HammetStevie Ray Vaughan, Dimebag Darrell, Jimi Hendrix,and Eric Clapton. Danny’s powerful voice is only trumped by his dedication to performance and skilled guitar playing. Danny has been offered music scholarships by renowned music schools.

As a graduate of the world renown SAE Institute in Audio Engineering Danny’s focus on detail to music brings you closer to the songs. He was born an engaging front-man, though, and has found a niche harmonizing with talented rhythm guitarist and back-up vocals from Ariel. Julio’s skill as a percussionist empowers the emotion you feel every minute. Topping it off is bassist Sully who brings a skill that resonates in his playing. Together they have successfully brought the band to life in the past few years.

Since rounding out the band, Ornimental’s popularity has skyrocketed, as the band has performed in the more chic, popular venues, and even being called on to play at the world famous Revolution Live. Most recently performed on the same bill as Children of BodomDeath AngelTYRNon PointHavokLacuna CoilEye EmpireSid Wilson from Slipnot with Keen & Sid, OverkillScott Soto, and more. They’ve had interviews with Horn’s Up RockNew Times Magazine, and even been featured on Blabbermouth Magazine. They had airplay on national radio and now a larger audience is demanding their music be played on radio. Ornimental’s goal is to take over the metal universe, playing in large venues, opening for the big boys like Metallica and Van Halen, and more of their many influences.

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