Lincoln, UK based Alternative Rock Band CARRY THE CROWN has released their first explosive track of 2019, “Caught in the Middle,” off of their new double single, I Know You.
“This track is about the struggle between the life you want and the one you have to live. We feel this is a mature step forward for us which shows our direction and sound perfectly. A mix of raw emotion and anthemic power.” – CARRY THE CROWN
Carry The Crown are bringing their energy driven version of modern alt rock to the forefront of the music scene across the UK. Known for their thrilling stage performances, they bring their catchy and anthemic sounds and mix them with a stage show that the crowds love.
With an exciting commercial image, the boys both look and sound the part as a major band for the future. This, mixed with exposure from the BBC Introducing platform, has led to the band being featured by Huw Stephens on his Radio 1 show.
After the success of their first EP they are back with a matured sound that perfectly brings together the melodic vocals of bands like You Me At Six and smashes them together with the bouncy guitar work of Don Broco.
The band are driven beyond belief and have achieved more in their first year than even they could have expected. After meeting in Lincoln one night and talking about their love of live music the idea for Carry The Crown was born. Since that date the fan base and support has exploded and fans are crying out for more of what CTC are creating.
Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the achingly dark official music video for their single, “Broken Morning,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched. Originally premiered on mxdwn.com, “Broken Morning” is directed and edited by Duncan Catterall.
“‘Broken Morning’ arose from an unsettling space between anger, sadness and disbelief..A truly dark place filled with bittersweet melodies. The sound of a heart breaking in a cyclone of lost love and pain.”” – Shaheena Dax (Vocals and Bass)
“The 80’s New Wave influences are unmistakable in this one. I immediately was reminded of The Church with the intro (“Under the Milky Way”). I hear a great deal of influence from The Cure and the like as well. The way that Dax almost breathes the verses, then changes to a harder voice singing her warning for the chorus, is very intriguing. This, by far, is my favorite on the entire EP”. – Carox Rox – BANGS! Music & Entertainment
“Broken Morning is a skillful manipulator of ears and appetite even as it instantly reveals a much warmer and calmer nature. That is no chain to an instinctive catchiness and creative eagerness though, the song devilishly impossible to resist joining in with especially when faced with one contagion laced chorus and again a swinging energy which enlivens the body and spirit of song and listener alike. There is something, if right now indefinably, familiar to the track but a hue which only adds to its compelling design and persuasion”. – The RingMaster Review
She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson(Rachel Stamp/Scant Regard/Adam Ant/Bow Wow Wow/Flesh For Lulu/Johnette Napolitano/The Selecter) on Guitars.
Newly signed AK19 Entertainment artist ROB SHINER has just released his debut music video “Just Paranoid”, featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT. The follow up to his debut release “Feels Good”, which accumulated more than 250,000 combined streams, “Just Paranoid” drops on all platforms this Friday, April 5.
It was a great opportunity to have Blacklite District featured on my new song/video ‘Just Paranoid‘, Kyle Pfeiffer is awesome to work with as a producer as well being the head of the label. . I’m currently in the studio finishing up another single which we plan to release soon, as well as the debut album dropping later this year through my new label home at AK19. – Rob Shiner
The NorthmeN has also announced that the dates of their YOUR MAJESTY TOUR 2019 Spring / Summer Tour. Launching May 17 in Baltimore, MD, the tour will run throughout the East Coast, ending 8/31 in Pittston, PA.
05/17 @ The Depot – Baltimore, MD
05/18 @ Tally Ho Theater – Leesburg, VA
05/24 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
05/25 @ InsideOut Tavern – Syracuse, NY
06/07 @ TBA
06/08 @ 33 Golden Street – New London, CT
06/14 @ Fort Drum – LeRay, NY
06/15 @ Pineapple Jack’s – Rochester, NY
06/29 @ Exhibition Hall – Watertown, NY
07/06 @ Club 11 – Syracuse, NY
07/20 @ Bre Fest ’19 – Watertown, NY
07/26 @ Block Party – Watertown, NY
08/17 @ Town Hall Theater – Chateaugay, NY
08/30 @ The Broken String – Watertown, NY
08/30 @ Border Bar – Pittston, PA
Formed in the winter of 2015, The Northmen is a metal/hard rock quartet with a mind to conquer like those of their namesake. With a combination of heart pounding drums, dual guitar harmonies, aggressive riffs, and a healthy nod to the guitar solo- The Northmen set out to achieve one thing; a unique, original sound with relentless energy. Check out our music below!
Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the official music video for their single, “Tango Yankee” featuring Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Tango Yankee” was produced by Corey Lowery.
“With ‘Tango Yankee,’ we just really wanted to write something dedicated to several members of our families that have served in the Military, Law Enforcement, and First Response. We really wanted this to be special, so getting one of our favorite vocalists from one of our favorite bands was very exciting and made this track just that, special. Lajon came in and absolutely crushed the track vocally. I really love the way it turned out. Trip and LJ complimented each other so well. Put that together with Clint’s epic solo and of course, Corey at the helm, this really turned into something spectacular. I believe that the thought behind the song is something that most Americans can relate to as many of us have or have had loved ones serve. Maybe even a little something that can get us past all of our political disagreements, unify, recognize the sacrifice and just say a simple ‘Thank You’ to all those who fight for our freedom, protect us and keep us safe.” – Jimmy Wooten – GEARS
Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.
Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.
We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, Set in Motion.
They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.
Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:
“I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.”
In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with both headlining tours and a support slot with Trapt slated for 2017.
After a very successful tour in 2017 with Seasons After and Bridge to Grace, GEARS has released a new single and video for “KING.” Once again, joined by Corey Lowery in the studio, GEARS continues to evolve. Boasting an even heavier sound with groove and aggression, they set out for Headlining Dates as well as Support Slots with Nonpoint, Upon a Burning Body and will round out their 2018 Summer/Fall Tour Dates with the last of 3 legs with All That Remains concluding at the end of September.
After touring much of 2018 with All That Remains, GEARS has shifted focus to releasing more music. Their first 2019 offering will be “TANGO YANKEE’ which features LAJON WITHERSPOON of SEVENDUST.
We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.
Long Beach, CA Rock band OF LIMBO has released the official music video for their single, “Nicotine.” Directed by Brandon Troy Vancour at NuVisions Studio* in Santa Ana, CA, “Nicotine” is the title track off of their 2017 EP.
“2019 we are going to battle the road again, but this time we will win” – Jake Davies
1. And On
2. Happened Again
4. Viva Las Vegas
5. The Devil You Know
Brothers Jake and Luke Davies were raised in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up on rock ’n’ roll, they developed a passion for playing music together, one that would lead them to Long Beach, California. OF LIMBO pride themselves on making every show a party. Their high-energy performances create an electric atmosphere that is infectious, making it impossible not to have fun. The group’s newest release, ‘NICOTINE,’ is further proof that they don’t follow whatever happens to be the current trend, but instead have a refreshingly unique hard-rock sound. Keep an eye on OF LIMBO in the near future.
New York based Heavy Rock Band BRAND OF JULEZ has released the Christian Lawrence directed official music video for their newest single, “Take It All Away.” Filmed in Staten Island, NY, “Take it All Away” was directed by Christian Lawrence
“At a time where there is so much divide in our country, I wanted to throw myself into the mix. Lies don’t ever work and thinking that the wool is being pulled over our eyes is foolish. There is a voice screaming to be heard from the new generation and ‘Take It All Away’ is this Latino from the South Bronx sharing his.” – Julez
When you think of the South Bronx, you don’t think of modern, melodic rock anthems, passionately aggressive vocals, heavy guitars, ripping solos, driving bass lines or pounding drums fills. However, that is exactly what Brand of Julez delivers night after night.
Brand of Julez was formed by brothers Julez Zamora (vocals/guitars) and Brandon Zamora (bass/backing vocals) in 2011 at the ripe old age of 16 and 13, Brand of Julez have climbed their way up the NYC ranks with a passion and fury that cannot be denied.
With the release of their debut EP in September 2012, Brand of Julez have relentlessly worked to bring their brand of heavy rock to the masses with incendiary performances at legendary venues like Webster Hall (The Studio, The Marlin Room, & The Grand Ballroom), The Gramercy Theater, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Irving Plaza and Starland Ballroom. Their powerful performances have brought them to share the stage with national recording artists like Buckcherry, Ace Frehley, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Lynch Mob, Gemini Syndrome, Kyng, Sons of Texas, Crobot, Drowning Pool, Adrenaline Mod, Wayland, Burn Halo, Orianthi, Alice Cooper, Stitched Up Heart, Cycle of Pain, and Full Devil Jacket.
In 2016, Brand of Julez began working on recording new tracks. Working with the engineering talents of Joey Z (guitarist for Life of Agony), the mixing magic of Mike Ferretti at Architekt Music (Sevendust) and mastering perfection of Andy Van Dette at Engine Room Audio (Sevendust, Muse, Rush) led Brand of Julez to their self produce debut album FORWARD, which was officially released in June 2018.
With the addition of New Jersey’s Nick Kashmanian (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Frankie D’Esposito (drums) from Long Island, the BOJ family is complete and ready to take aim at the national spotlight. Recent US tours with Otep, Doll Skin, Bobaflex, Puddle of Mudd, and Texas Hippie Coalition have taken Brand of Julez around the country several times. A 35 date US tour in August/September of 2018 with Orgy and Motograter as well the release of a new single, will lead Brand of Julez back into the studio for their next musical offering.
Brand of Julez are ready to deliver their heavy rage of rock that will have you banging your head, with your horns raised and leave you with songs that you’ll be singing long after the show has ended.
Ruckus Rap artist THE DRP has released the official music video for his single, “HeroWin,” which is available now via his own Force 5 Records.
“After suffering through my own hell and beating my demons and addiction, I decided to write a song about the terror that it is, but also that we can achieve great things and do right by our friends and family. I feel like we can all be heroes in our own story and win in the end.” – THE DRP
The DRP has been in music for 15 plus years. First with his rap/metal band, SORE, and then joining PRIMER 55 in 2009. His first solo cd, Underground Kills Corporate came out in 2007 with guest appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Jared of Hedpe, Potluck, Critical Bill and more. The follow-up cd, The King of Ruckus Rap came out in 2011 and featured Saint Dog (of Kottonmouth Kings), and four Primer 55 songs.
The DRP has toured and played with many big name acts across all genres including Soulfly (with Primer 55), Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, Saint Dog and DGAF, 40 Below Summer, RA The Rugged Man, Hed(pe) and countless other acts. He is also the label President of Force 5 Records and has many big name artists signed to the label as well.
The DRP calls his musical style, “Ruckus Rap“. A blend of high energy, rap, metal, rock, and even a tinge of country and acoustic rock. His new single, “HeroWin” is his most personal song to date. He details his battle with heroin addiction and how he has found a better way to live. The song is meant to both inspire, but also detail the hell that is addiction and the demons many people face every day. In the end we can all be a “Hero” to ourselves, to those around us, our kids and to “Win” in the end.
New York Visual Hard Rock Band SKIVER has released the official music video for “No Goodbyes,” off of their upcoming Maxi-Single “No Goodbyes / Noise“, out NOW.
“This song is a very important marker for us. We’re still a very new band and we want to come into this scene making a real impression, whether its with our sound, our looks, or anything else about us. We don’t want to be one of those forgettable “whatever” bands. We want you to know us. Then if you know us, we want you to either love or hate us.” – Skiver
Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “never came around” coinciding with the announcement of a tour with ADELITA’S WAY, AMERICAN SIN, and ZFG, which kicks off April 17 in Houston. Aside from the video, the song is streaming exclusively on Spotify.
“A new year and new opportunities, with the key word being opportunity. I’m beyond excited to be able to perform alongside Adelitas Way as the direct support act on their What It Takes tour, and thankful for the opportunity. The live production of my show is it’s own thing, this time the key word is show. I’m an entertainer and that’s what I do. On the flip side of all of this, I just released the music video for my new track “never came around” and the fans are loving it. I can’t wait to see everyone on the road.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT
04/17 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
04/19 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
04/20 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
04/24 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OF
04/26 @ Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ
04/27 @ One Centre Square – Easton, PA
04/28 @ Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
05/01 @ Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
05/03 @ Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
05/04 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
05/05 @ Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
05/07 @ Rochaus – West Dundee, IL
05/08 @ Every Buddys – Chippewa Falls, WI
05/09 @ Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
05/10 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
05/11 @ Marquis – Denver, CO
05/12 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Blacklite District has experienced a meteoric rise over the past several months, with their YouTube following edging near 100,000 in less than a year and their wildly popular Minecraft videos–“Cold As Ice” and “The Struggle”–garnering around 70 million views cumulatively. Says Kyle, “I work with multiple major YouTube channels that promote my music to a huge worldwide audience. It’s been amazing as an independent artist of this generation to reach an audience of this size.” As a result of their rapidly expanding youth audience, the duo has seen incredible online sales and Spotify streams and playlistings, as well as significant Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard charting.