ICON FOR HIRE Announce Summer Dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR

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Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.

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“We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe.” – ICON FOR HIRE

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Tour Dates: 07/19 @ Hell – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC 07/21 @ Ottobar – Baltimore, MD 07/23 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY 07/24 @ Sonia – Boston, MA 07/25 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA 07/26 @ Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA 07/27 @ The A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH 07/28 @ The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI 07/30 @ Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH 07/31 @ Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN 08/01 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL 08/02 @ Gabes – Iowa City, IA 08/03 @ The Garage – Burnsville, MN 08/04 @ Roxy Bar – Shawnee, KS 08/06 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO 08/07 @ Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT 08/09 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA 08/10 @ Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR 08/12 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA 08/13 @ Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA 08/15 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA 08/16 @ Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ 08/17 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM 08/19 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX 08/20 @ TBA – San Antonio, TX 08/21 @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX 08/23 @ Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA 08/25 @ TBA – Nashville, TN

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Track List: 1. Demons 2. Get Well II 3.Happy Hurts 4. Pulse 5. Supposed to Be 6. Bam Bam Pop 7. Under the Knife 8. The Magic 9. War 10. Too Loud

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Track List 1. Supposed to Be 2. Demons 3. Pulse 4. The Magic 5. Happy Hurts 6. You Were Wrong 7. Too Loud 8. War 9. Under the Knife 10. Here We Are 11. Get Well 12. Invincible 13. You Can’t Kill Us

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Despite their name, ICON FOR HIRE aren’t indebted to anyone but their fans. Since forming in 2007, the duo—singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have amassed a legion of followers who have connected with not only the band’s genre-bending sound, but also their honesty. That soul-baring spirit and realism is at the heart of everything Icon For Hire do, and it’s front and center on their latest Billboard-charting release, YOU CAN’T KILL US

Produced by Mike Green (Gwen Stefani, All Time Low) and funded by fans through Kickstarter on a campaign that raised $127, 200—making it one of the year’s highest-raising music campaigns—the self-released album marks a brand-new chapter for the band.

Blending hard rock, hip-hop, electronica and pop into an anthemic swirl of both melody and muscle, You Can’t Kill Us isn’t only a modern sounding record—it’s awash in lyrical themes that tap into the times as well. Addiction, depression and self-worth are all topics Ariel addresses and these themes reverberate loudly in today’s tumultuous, judgment-first culture.

After all, having survived the record label system and reemerged stronger than ever, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.

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HOT PINK SATAN Release Official Music Video for “Breathe”

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Dark Electronic Duo HOT PINK SATAN has released a seductively enticing official music video for their single, “Breathe.” Directed/Filmed/Edited by allinaline, “Breathe” is the pair’s second single off of their October 2018 released LP, Spells.

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‘”Breathe” is about connection. It’s one of our favorite songs to play live, and always gets a wild response from the crowd. We wanted to make a music video that captured the same intensity and feeling of excitement that we get when that connection is made with our audience.” – Hot Pink Satan

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Track List: 1.3X Intro 2.Show U 3.Squirt 4.Wet Tights 5.Breathe 6.3X Break 7.I.G.A.F. (feat. Michael Nolan and Just Jingles) 8.Hand (Album Mix) 9.U.T.I. 10.Spells 11.3X Reprise

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Hot Pink Satan is a dark electronic adventure. HPS is Clea Cutthroat (Bonaparte) & Jeremy Creamer a.k.a. allinaline (DAATH, Chimaira). They joined forces in 2017 to create HPS, a blend of beats, noise, hooks, and sexual hellfire. After releasing 3 singles/videos and compiling a remix EP within 6 months, they completed their debut LP and hit the clubs running. Armed with edgy songs and a carnal stage show, they will take you on a dark electronic adventure into the sparkling flames of a Hot Pink Hell…

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100 WATT VIPERS Release Official Music Video for “The Bell Tolls Heavy”

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Bluesy hard rock duo 100 WATT VIPERS has released the official music video for “The Bell Tolls Heavy” off of their newest LP, Holy Water. Filmed and directed by Connie Crowder, “The Bell Tolls Heavy” was shot in Starke, FL.

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“The ‘Bell Tolls Heavy’ is about the struggles of the working class man. It’s about working hard, trying to live with honor, feeding the family, and getting beaten down again and again, but always getting up. No matter how weary and tired he becomes, he always gets back up, and is truly a rich man as a result.” – Paul Joseph

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Track List: 1. Aces High 2. Penny In The Well 3. You Ain’t Gonna Take Me Down 4. The Bell Tolls Heavy 5. The Thunder Cries 6. I Am the Traveler 7. Holy Water 8. My Old Bible 9. No Salvation in These Fields 10. After the Storm Comes the Peace)After the Storm Comes the Peace 11. We Ride On 12. Hard Summer Coming Down 13. Ain’t Got No Golden Cup

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Formed in 2013 by long time friends Paul Joseph and DJ Riddick in Jacksonville Florida. The band has released 5 DIY albums….“Something Wicked Comes This Way”, Cold Sunday Blues, Hellbound Train Rollin, Salvation Blues, and Holy Water.

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TRASH DEITY Release Free Download of Title Track Ahead of Upcoming ‘Cross & Divide’ LP

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Industrial Rock project TRASH DEITY, the duo of Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ), release the title track for their highly anticipated debut album, Cross & Divide. “Cross & Divide” is a heavy, modern Industrial march of chaos about the divisive times we live in, compete with a driving beat, big riffs, and the distinctive vocal stylings of Groovie Mann.

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“‘Cross and Divide’ is heavy, with a mix of groove and pace, that carries it well as the introduction into the album.” – The Median Man Blog

 

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Track List:
1. Cross & Divide
2. Run 4 Your Lies!
3. Fame Games
4. Frantic Child
5. A Perfect One
6. Hardrive
7. Finger On A Trigger
8. Emotions Matter
9. Icons & Idols
10. Finger On A Trigger (JDN Remix)

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Click HERE To Pre-Order ‘Cross & Divide’ CD via Metropolis Records

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Coming from Los Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene is the new duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and accomplished music producer and Industrial artist John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). The debut Single, “Finger on a Trigger”, combined classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from Norten’s studio experience with major artists. The accompanying unique Music Video was comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The second single and video, “Run 4 Your Lies!” was released in 2017 solidifying Trash Deity and catching the attention of Metropolis Records

2018 marks the anticipated release of the debut album, Cross & Divide, on Metropolis Records.

Cross & Divide Album is an album for now and is a representation of the confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of “Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement “Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!” – JDN

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What was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music career?

the vibrations from my mother’s record player that she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann

Nardiello’s informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar. Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze, recording a John Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax! Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established his iconic reputation with TKK and contributed songs to several movie soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow. He’s also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the world.

What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?

My Insanity. – Groovie Mann

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I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be interested in what I was doing.
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John D. Norten also emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue Eyed Christ. The debut album, Leaders + Followers, was released internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ was featured on several prominent compilations and played the New Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab. Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the 90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and more. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince, CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.

How are you inspired to start a song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording, and completion? What was the process for this project?

Jump into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh & cry & argue with the producer. – Groovie Mann

I usually start with the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark. When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his vocals, I’d go back in and add more music and elements and we’d arrange that into the songs. The whole process was very organic. – JDN

Cross & Divide ultimately reflects both their shared roots as well as their unique and individual approaches to songwriting and recording. Groovie Mann’s spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions to Norten’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure to please the old school fans and the newly initiated.

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