Austin Music Awards Honors BLACK HEART SAINTS

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The 37th Annual Austin Music Awards, held at Austin City Limits Live on February 27th, presented BLACK HEART SAINTS with the “Best Metal Band” award in front of over 2,000 attendees. The award recognizes Black Heart Saints’ contributions to the Austin music scene and formally anoints the band as the city’s most promising act in the hard rock / heavy metal genre.

Other big winners of the night included Willie Nelson taking home the Best Country award, and Ghostland Observatory representing Electronic Music.

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Most recently, the band has been featured as the go-to support act for the biggest names in rock, including Slash & Myles Kennedy, Pop Evil, and Steel Panther. Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live show has been jettisoning to the forefront of Texas rock, following the success of chart-topping acts from the Lone Star State such as Nothing More and The Sword.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary hard rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts: – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner – Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands – Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017 – San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner – SXSW Performer – Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner – ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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SHOKRAN Release 3rd Full Length Album, ‘Ethereal’

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Progressive Metal Band SHOKRAN has released their newest full length album, ETHEREAL. Released on February 8th, Ethereal immediately blew fans away, debuting at #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal Albums.

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“It’s been a while since our last release, Exodus. We took our time, we honed our musical skills, and we are very proud of the end result! Our new CD, Ethereal is the most mature and complex album in the history of Shokran, we set out to deliver those next level feels” – Shokran

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Track List: 1. Unbodied 2. Nature of the Paradox 3. Shadows 4. Ascention 5. Conquerors 6. Superior 7. Golden Pendant 8. Ethereal 9. Faces Behind the Stars 10. Destiny Crucified

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Shokran started as a Groove/Djent/Oriental Metal solo project by Dmitry Demyanenko in 2012, with the debut EP Sixth Sense. In 2014, the solo project transformed into a full-time band, and Shokran released its debut album Supreme Truth followed by extensive Russian tours & critical acclaim. As the group found their footing, there was a change in the line-up, and they were joined by their current singer, Andrew Ivashchenko, and bass player Valery Yushkevich.

The band was set to release their 2nd album entitled Exodus in 2015 but delayed the release after receiving interest from several record labels including Sumerian Records. During the negotiations, no agreements were ultimately reached, and the band decided to release Exodus on their own in September 2016. It was a conceptual work, that describes the 10 Plagues of Egypt, each song on Exodus tells about each Plague. The record took the band to an altogether higher level. Shokran gained new fans around the world, reunited with their original bass player Rodion Shevchenko, completed several more tours and began to compose their latest album ETHEREAL, which was released on February 8th, 2019 and debuted #2 on the U.S iTunes Top 100 Heavy metal albums.

Catch SHOKRAN LIVE: 05/11 – Graz (AUS) 05/12 – Viena (AUS) 05/17 – Vicenza (IT) 05/18 – Rome (IT) 05/19 – Milan (IT) 05/21 – Zurich (CH) 05/25 – Valencia (ES) 05/26 – Madrid (ES) 05/30 – Paris (FR) 09/27 – Euroblast Fest(GER)

U.S TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

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ROARING TRUTH Release Official Video for “Homesick” Debut, Self-Titled EP Out NOW!

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Dallas, TX Heavy Metal band ROARING TRUTH has released the official music video for their single, “Homesick,” off of their debut, self-titled EP.

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“‘Homesick’ is a musical journey carried by transcendent melody and churning rhythm that leads the listener along the lyrical pathways of existential crisis and resolution. Come aboard this pilgrimage of power…” – Roaring Truth

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Track List: 1. Black Box 2. Homesick 3. Flying Above it All 4. I Remember Today 5. Rebel? 6. Do as I Say

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Roaring with thunder born of the tribal roots of metal, Roaring Truth incorporates powerful melodies and scorching riffs in a fresh, yet classic, delivery of energetic metal and hard rock anthems. Formed in Dallas in 2015, they deliver metal and hard rock the way Texas does it- Big, Loud, & Proud! Their first single, “Homesick”, as well as their follow-up single “Rebel?”, have received radio airplay in Dallas/Ft. Worth on both KNON 89.3 and “The Eagle” 97.1, along with numerous podcasts and internet radio stations throughout the world.

Roaring Truth is: James Jones- Vocals Marty Hill- Guitar Dillon Moses- Guitar Jordan Greer- Bass James Michael McLester- Drums

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JOYOUS WOLF to Join BUCKCHERRY on WARPAINT TOUR!

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Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has announced that they will be joining BUCKCHERRY on their upcoming WARPAINT TOUR. Launching March 6th in Sacramento, CA, the tour winds throughout the United States, finishing up May 5th in Montclair, CA.

“We are excited to support Buckcherry and look forward to tearing it up on stage with them this spring!” – Joyous Wolf

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War Paint Tour Dates: 03/06 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA 03/08 @ Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver BC 03/10 @ Century Casino – Edmonton ALB 03/11 @ Palace Theatre – Calgary ALB 03/13 @ Burton Cummings Theater – Winnipeg, MN 03/15 @ Brickhouse – La Crosse, WI 03/16 @ Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, IL 03/17 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI 03/19 @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI 03/20 @ Oddbodies – Dayton, OH 03/22 @ Dirty Nellies – Palatine, IL 03/23 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY 03/24 @ Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA 03/26 @ Toby Keith’s – Foxboro, MA 03/28 @ Penns Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA 03/29 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY 03/30 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH 03/31 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY 04/02 @ Boathouse – Newport News, VA 04/04 @ Arizona Bike Week – Westworld of Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ 04/07 @ Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC 04/09 @ The Loft – Atlanta, GA 04/11 @ Firmament – Greenville, SC 04/12 @ Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, TN 04/13 @ Fergs Live – Tampa, FL 04/14 @ Surfer Bar – Jacksonville, FL 04/16 @ Vinyl – Pensacola. FL 04/17 @ Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL 04/19 @ Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN 04/20 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX 04/23 @ The Complex – Springfield, MO 04/24 @ The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN 04/26 @ Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR 04/28 @ Lava Cantina – Colony, TX 04/30 @ Studio – Colorado Springs, CO 05/01 @ Harry’s Hideaway – Denver, CO 05/03 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT 05/04 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV 05/05 @ Canyon Club – Montclair, CA

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Buckcherry announces leg one of their Warpaint North American tour today. The tour begins in Sacramento on March 6th to coincide with the March 8th worldwide release of their new full-length album Warpaint. Leg one will cover markets in the U.S as well as Western Canada. Support on leg one will be provided by Roadrunner Records’ artist Joyous Wolf. Leg two will run from the end of May through September. VIP experiences will be available for all shows and can be purchased at Buckcherryvip.com.

“After spending all fall recording our new album Warpaint, we are excited to play these new songs along with all of the Buckcherry favorites on the road throughout all of 2019,” states Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd.

Dates for leg one are below. For more information on the band’s upcoming tour dates, fans can visit Buckcherry’s website.

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Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.

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JOYOUS WOLF Release Official Music Video for Cover of “Mississippi Queen”

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Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has released the official music video for their cover of the Mountain classic “Mississippi Queen.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Mississippi Queen” was produced by Chris Acosta and directed by Tim Oakley in Los Angeles.

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Produced by Grammy award winning producer Howard Benson, Mississippi Queen,” along with the original single “Slow Hand,” are the first tracks released by the band on Roadrunner Records.

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Tour Dates:
11/13 @ Hawthorne Lounge – Portland, OR
11/15 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/16 @ @ 3rd Wheel – Lewiston, ID
11/17 @ @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

 

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Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.

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JOYOUS WOLF Release Explosive Cover of “Mississippi Queen” and New Original Track “Slow Hand”

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Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has released their incredible cover of the Mountain classic “Mississippi Queen” as well as a new original track “Slow Hand.” Produced by Grammy award winning producer Howard Benson, Mississippi Queen” and “Slow Hand” are the first tracks released by the band on Roadrunner Records.

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Click HERE to Download / Stream “Mississippi Queen” & “Slow Hand”

“This is something we have been working for since our inception as a band. To finally show everyone what we are capable of in the studio is an incredible and relieving feeling. We look forward to this Fall Tour because it will be our first time music follows us out there. We hope a taste of our message is clear in the sounds we captured on this single.” – Joyous Wolf

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Tour Dates:
10/03 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10/05 @ Trixie’s Tiger Room – Louisville, KY
10/06 @ Oktoberfest – Pipestream, WV
10/07 @ Adelphia Music Hall – Marietta, GA
10/09 @ The Paramount – Huntington, NY
10/10 @ Smokestack Brew – Mishawaka, IN
10/11 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
10/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/13 @ Red Rocks – Mankato, MN
10/14 @ Mississippi Moon Bar – Dubuque, IA
10/17 @ Monk’s – Missoula, MT

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Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.

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WORLDWIDE PANIC Reveal High Energy New Single, “Party”!

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LA Based Heavy Metal Band WORLDWIDE PANIC has revealed a first listen to their newest single, “Party.” With production collaboration from GEMINI SYNDROME’s AARON NORDSTROM,

“This song is a chronicle of my battles with substance abuse and how a lot of fun can in my case, lead to life feeling hopeless. There is a message of “dark hope” in this song. I feel like sharing my story in the most transparent way I can hopefully will help others make better life choices”
– Lane Steele (Bass / Vocals)

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“On this track we had the pleasure of having my good friend Aaron Nordstrom help produce the vocals. He had this to say, “I’ve known Lane Steele for many years since we were in school together. I’ve seen him evolve and work very hard for awhile and find his voice as a musician. I had the pleasure of working on the song “Party” and enjoyed it very much. It was a smooth workflow and resulted in a great song. Take a listen and be sure to catch them on the road with Flaw this fall.”
– Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome)

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WORLDWIDE PANIC will also be joining FLAW, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, and NEW LINGO on THE FLAWLESS SMILE TOUR!

Tour Dates:
09/14 @ Full Circle Brewing – Fresno, CA
09/17 @ Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
09/18 @ El Corazon -Seattle, WA
09/20 @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
09/21 @ Liquid Joes – Salt Lake City, UT
09/23 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
09/25 @ Original Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
09/27 @ Hipps Pub – Eau Claire, WI
09/28 @ Offsides – Woodstock, IL
09/29 @ Pierre’s – Ft Wayne, IN
10/01 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/03 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis, MI
10/04 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
10/05 @ Blue Note – Harrison, OH
10/06 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
10/07 @ Nightshop – Bloomington, IL

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Based out of Los Angeles, Worldwide Panic is a hard rock/heavy metal band that started out in 2016 with the aim of writing heavy, catchy music and personal, meaningful lyrics. In a world mired with social and political controversies, Worldwide Panic offers a more relatable take on everyday life and overcoming the trials and tribulations the common man faces. With a songwriting approach that focuses on a mix of clean and aggressive vocals and a guitar-driven sound, Worldwide Panic appeals to listeners all across the hard rock and heavy metal spectrum. This music is presented on stage by engaging the audience in a theatrical and unique experience. The band has completed work on new material which was mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Warbringer, Fear Factory, Mudvayne, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, and many others) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Nirvana, etc). Worldwide Panic is gearing up to release new singles and music videos, and the band looks forward to conquering stages everywhere. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots from Worldwide Panic in the near and distant future!

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THE DARKEST HEARTS Release Official Lyric Video for “Mississippi Devil”

Tennessee Hard Rock Band THE DARKEST HEARTS has released the official lyric video for their single, “Mississippi Devil.” Created by Brad Owens of Snake Productions, “Mississippi Devil” grew legs and gained traction with Spotify in Europe with little promotion.

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“Mississippi Devil’s story is about seduction, addiction, and the attractiveness of someone or something that does not necessarily return the feelings you have towards them but you are drawn in none the less.” – Luke Vavrek

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Track List:
1. Disappear
2. Listen
3. Resistance
4. Mistakes

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Hailing from Tennessee, The Darkest Hearts is a DIY Hard Rock band that echoes characteristics of grunge with strong, melodic Pop Rock vocals against almost Heavy Metal instrumentals and organic tones.

Recently, The Darkest Hearts’ newest release “Mississippi Devil” has been catching on; spinning on Z 97.5 and 102.9 FM Wbzz as well as in the Australia and Rock Rage Radio. “Pick of the Week” . Over the course of 2017 The Darkest Hearts were seen opening for acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Saliva, and Austin Winkler formerly of Hinder. Recently they’re sharing the stage with Flaw, Smile Empty Soul, and Blacktop Mojo. The Darkest Hearts were nominated for the Nashville Industry Music Award 2016 for Best Alternative Rock Band and Best Rock Vocalist 2017. They are drawing attention world-wide for their unique combination of Rock, Pop and Punk genres, featuring striking guitars and rich, theatrical vocals.
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Mississippi Devil’s deep bass creates the heavy atmosphere intertwined with crunchy and sometimes atmospheric guitars. Combined, the instruments create a undeniable groove. The dark imagery combined with the complexities of the song’s alternative genre give it a truly unique vibe. The punchy drums drive the song as the strong heartbeat of Mississippi Devil.

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PRONG Releases Official Music Video for “Forced Into Tolerance”!

American Power Trio PRONG has premiered the official music video for “Forced Into Tolerance,” off of their 2017 released Zero Dayson Blabbermouth.

“Prong is happy to team with Blabbermouth to premiere the video for “Forced Into Tolerance “ from our latest album “Zero Days”! It represents the no frills, “in your face” relentlessness of the track. It’s our response to being told what to think and believe by everyone. Enjoy!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG has also announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. After a solid year of touring with the likes of TestamentObituarySepultura, and Exodus, as well as filling key slots on the European Summer Festival Circuit, the band now brings it back home to the states, including a highly coveted, co-headlining run with HELMET.

Pioneers of the alternative metal genre, PRONG have continued to re-invent themselves by challenging the status quo every step they take, as seen on their 2017 release, Zero Days.

Distilling hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, and rock into a potent sonic strain, POWERFLO lives up to its name. The vision of GRAMMY Award-nominated Cypress Hill spitter Sen Dogdownset. guitarist Rogelio “Ray” LozanoBiohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei and ex-Fear Factory bassist Cristian Olde Wolbers, the band draws on thie powerhouse pedigree to collectively smash boundaries with their 2017 self-titled debut.

“Prong is absolutely ecstatic about this upcoming, quick West Coast run with POWERFLO. We are very happy to announce this run of shows with these guys. It really makes a lot of sense: two hard hitting bands whose members have a great history together! It seems to me that the shows are going to be high energy and intense!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG with POWERFLO & Special Guests:
03/29 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
03/30 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
03/31 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA
04/02 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
04/03 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/04 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/07 @ Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
04/08 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

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