Heavy Rock / Blues Artist Mark C. Daniel has released the official music video for his new single, “Gasoline Fire.”
“Gasoline Fire,” is desire personified as a force of nature. It’s the unstoppable need for fulfillment both mental & sexual and the unguided feelings that form from it’s ideation. – Mark (Vocal, Guitar & Songwriter)
“The laid back Connecticut native comes across as a relaxed, really dedicated guy that just lives for his music. His sound is what you would expect if Jon Spencer and Led Zeppelin had a baby that went to high school with Neil Young and Stone Temple Pilots.” – DO512 Austin, TX
Mark spent several years touring and has supported: Buckcherry, Disturbed, Steve Vai, former members of Pearl Jam & Blind Melon, Living Colour, Everclear, Vertical Horizon, King’s X, Cowboy Mouth, Eric Gales, Corrosion of Conformity & Bret Michaels.
The forthcoming E.P. (from which “Gasoline Fire,” is the 1st single) features Mickey Curry on Drums (The Cult, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Hall & Oates) and Mark’s former roommate from Berklee College of Music, Marc Hickox, on Bass (Charlie Musslewhite).
Heavy Rock Band SAY NEVER has released the official music video for their single, “Giving Up.”
“‘Giving Up’ is a song that anyone who’s been in a toxic relationship can easily relate to; it’s about that moment when you have decided to completely close the chapter on that situation and focus on happiness for yourself moving forward.
‘All this pains not my friend, gotta start living my life for me again.’”
VETERANS OF THE THRIVING ATLANTA, GA. MUSIC SCENE, JONATHAN PRUITT AND PAUL LAWRENCE TEAMED UP TO FORM SAY NEVER. A ENERGETIC STAGE SHOW COUPLED WITH CRAFTING POWERFULLY RELATABLE SONGS THAT CONTAIN STRONG MELODY AND HOOKS ROOTED IN ROCK, GRUNGE, COUNTRY AND METAL. RICK GATHEMAN AND BEN SUMPTER HAVE JOINED THE RANKS AND SOLIDIFIED THE BANDS LINEUP.
HEARING THE CROWD SINGING ALONG WITH THE SONGS AND DROWNING OUT THE STAGE MONITORS IS WHAT FUELS THE FIRES OF SAY NEVER. SONGS LIKE “DO IT AGAIN”, “GIVING UP”, “THE BOTTLE” AND “BREATHE AGAIN” CLEARLY PROVES THAT SAY NEVER IS NOT A ONE TRICK PONY.
THE GUYS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON RECORDING A SELECT BATCH OF SONGS AT LEDBELLY SOUND STUDIOS WITH ENGINEER MATT WASHBURN AND THE BAND’S DEBUT SINGLE “GIVING UP” HAS BEEN MIXED BY RICH “THE DUKE OF METAL” WARD (STUCK MOJO, FOZZY) THE SONG AND VIDEO ARE SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.
THANK YOU FOR SPENDING SOME TIME AND GETTING TO KNOW US, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OUT ON THE ROAD.
“Amazing live shows!” – “Tom Lanzilloti” Columbia A&R
Quad Cities heavy rock band 3 Years Hollow has released the official lyric video for their newest single, “You and I.”
“For us, ‘You and I’ was more or less a Thank You to our fans that have supported us over the years. This band has a new attitude and our past experiences have become the writing fuel for a new album that will break all the previous molds of what 3YH was. The break we took the last few years was much needed but we’re incredibly excited to be writing together again.” – Jose Urquiza (Vocals)
3 Years Hollow is a 5-piece band from the Quad Cities, a group of cities located along the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois. Jose Urquiza [vocals], Tony Reeves [guitar], Neil Kuhlman [guitar], Dex Digga [bass], and Chris Cushman [drums]—dispense honest hard rock that’s equally hypnotic and heavy.
Over the past decade, the group has solidified itself as one of the Midwest’s most incendiary and infectious young acts. Their breakout independent single “Remember” charted at #1 on Octane, while “Chemical Ride” is closing in on 1 million YouTube views. In 2012, they emerged as regional victors during the Ernie Ball-sponsored Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival “Battle of the Bands”.
Playing the Tinley Park, IL date of UPROAR, they caught the attention of Imagen Records who proceeded to offer them a deal soon after. Now, with production by none other than Clint Lowery of Sevendust, their latest album bristles with irresistible intensity and magnetic melodies.
Becoming a local stalwart, 3 Years Hollow shared the stage with everybody from Papa Roach to Buckcherry, and they’ve siphoned their live energy into a kinetic anthems.
About the sound, Jose explains, “We want to play melodic hard rock. That’s the music that brought us together. At the same time, we all have drastically different influences from progressive rock to hair metal to pop punk. All of these other influences will begin to shine through as our albums progress hopefully.”
That cohesion comes across on the likes of “For Life”. Coupling a fret-burning solo and chorus from Lowery with Jose’s dynamic delivery, it practically explodes on impact.
“It’s about a person who is struggling and has fallen away from the world alone,” says the vocalist. “You can see the damage and the demons the person deals with on a daily basis. However, all of a sudden, there is hope instead of despair. The final message is to pull away from the demons, stand strong against them, and keep them out for the rest of your life. It was such an honor to bring that track to life with Clint.”
Then, there’s “Hungry”, which bares its teeth via a bombastic beat and arena-size hook. It taps into their on-stage intensity. “We wrote that in the jam space,” recalls Jose. “We want people to get close to the music. We give everything we can so fans forget about everything else.”
3 Years Hollow supported The Cracks with three (3) singles, all which cracked the Active Rock Top 40 chart and the Billboard Mainstream Rock Top 40 chart.
Ultimately, 3 Years Hollow constantly keeps the listeners in mind with that honesty. “Everything I write about is a completely personal experience or something I’ve witnessed or experienced myself,” he concludes. “I want to give everybody something real.”
Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal Band Phoenix Risinghas released the Official Music Video for their newest single “Lights Out,” off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes. A love letter to UFC and ESports, this high energy music video follows a day in the life of an MMA fighter and ESports Street Fighter 5 gamer as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.
“The newest single from PHOENIX RISING, “LIGHTS OUT” is one of the most aggressive songs in our repertoire. This is an anthem for those people who are constantly getting kicked down by life and the ongoing struggles that never seem to cease. We will never be beaten! ‘You think its an easy win, I am a phoenix and I just rise again.’
For the video, we decided to make it a love letter to UFC and Esports since everyone in the band enjoys MMA matches and competitive video games. We wanted a high energy music video that shows a day in the life of a MMA fighter and Esports Street Fighter 5 gamer in parallel as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.
The two fighters awaken with purpose and the video instantly delves into their day. The fighters train, practice combinations, and go to the tournament all culminating in the final knockout against their nemesis.
The video showcases PHOENIX RISING not only performing in the octagon ring, we wanted each member to have a cameo in the video as well!
‘LIGHTS OUT’ has a ton of attitude and is built to get the blood pumping with driving beats combined with aggressive riffs. With lyrics like “Step inside the ring I’m ready to go”, we wanted “LIGHTS OUT” to give you the motivational energy to get up and fight for what you want out of life.” – Phoenix Rising
PHOENIX RISING, based out of Dallas, Texas, came together in 2017 in the most unlikely of places: a Craigslist ad posted by Vocalist Kent Summerour in search of like-minded musicians who not only wanted to make music with substance, but who wanted to create a live spectacle like nothing else in the local music scene. After a short search and a lot of luck, the ad was answered by five seasoned musicians one of whom was Australian. Comprised of a second vocalist, guitar, synth and a whole lot of rhythm, PHOENIX RISING was born.
Like setting fire to gas, the newly formed group had written an album’s worth of material in one month, and the search for producers began. This search led PHOENIX RISING to Tyler Smyth; however Smyth was on tour six hours away in San Antonio . With no way to get in touch with Smyth, Kent went down to San Antonio with a pillow and a sleeping bag, on a mission to maneuver himself back stage, and persuade Smyth to listen to the demos, hoping that after hearing the music, Smyth would be driven to work with the band. Mission Complete, Smyth agreed to work with PHOENIX RISING in LA and shortly thereafter, the band flew out to record their debut album From the Ashes.
With the Album complete, supported by several Music Video’s – PHOENIX RISING now look forward to drawing emotion from the listener and inspire fans with their powerful stage show. The music has a very “overcoming” quality to it. Musically and lyrically, PHOENIX RISING wants you to stand up for what you believe in and overcome any and all adversity that blocks your path.
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 Testament, Obituary, Sepultura, 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 spitterSen Dog, downset. guitarist Rogelio “Ray” Lozano, Biohazard 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
Click HERE for Additional Tour Dates as They’re Announced!
New Jersey Metal act DRIFTER has released the official music video for the single “Black Mamba” off of their new EP, The Howling. Originally premiered on AntiHero Magazine, “Black Mamba” was Directed and Produced by the band’s front-man, Mike Monto.
“An aesthetically blended video of darkness and light, “Black Mamba” cries out to be recognized in the realm of semi-melodic thrash metal as Drifter efficaciously takes the course less chosen to create a stir among rock, metal, and general music fans across the spectrum. And, as Monto states, “There’s a thunder we all know.” – AntiHero Magazine
1. The Howling
2. Vicious Cycle
4. Black Mamba
Thrashing through the melodic metal scene, Drifter is breaking out with their debut EP The Howling. After months of writing and recording in their home studio, based out of New Brunswick, the band is an ideal monument of DIY innovation. From tracking and producing, to graphic design, photo shoots and video production, and marketing, the band has grabbed the bull by the horns thrusting them into the spotlight.
Crawling from the local Jersey scene, Drifter is a five-piece, cinematic wonder. Drifter’s crisp rhythms are held tightly together by drummer Mark Kairelshteinand bassist Filip Halajko are complimented by the boisterous, dual-leads from guitarists Jon Plunkett and Joe Derogatis. Sealing the band together, vocalist Mike Monto contributes his own flare to the seasoned genre.
After running through several line-up changes throughout the years, Drifter’s grown to final form. Ready to hit the road, take over stages, and shred ‘til they’re dead, the band plans to play the final Warped Tour along with other headline dates throughout the summer, promoting The Howling.