Nitish Pires Releases Official Music Video for “It’s My Way” & New Album, ‘Am I Evil’!

Mumbai, India based alternative rock singer / songwriter Nitish Pires has released the official music video for the single “It’s My Way,” off of the new LP, Am I Evil.

In May 2014 Pires took a well-earned break from music to travel the world to discover inspirations that would all accumulate into his latest work, Am I Evil. The album was released on February 18th and followed the release of the first single, “Cold”, back in December.

Beginning his musical journey back in 1999 with the formation of his Rock band Nakshatra, releasing one album – “Gulfam” – entirely penned by Pires, and released on Universal Music. In 2007 he had his first stab at a solo career, creating two albums named “Sarhadein” and “Chauraha”, the latter released under the self-titled band name “De Nitish Pires Band”. In addition he has composed numerous tracks for television adverts across India for the companies Vodafone, Nokia and Fila and has even composed an entire score for the feature film Soch Lo.

Pires has been no stranger to travelling, dubbed “the revolutionary roadie” by the Mumbai Mirror and proclaimed as the first Indian to tour to promote his music by The Times India when touring through 25 cities in his country to attract attention to his album Chauraha. His none stop work at this time earned his album a nomination for Best Indian Rock Album at the prestigious G.I.M.Aawards. Pires followed this up with another Pan-India bike riding tour, covering 3500 Kilometres, spreading his message; “You are free, if you choose to be.” Pires’ 4 year backpacking adventure, from 2014, ended with a collection of 200 songs recorded in places ranging from dense jungles to public transport such as the metro. He used his mobile recorder to get his artistic ideas down immediately, and whilst throughout this journey he whittled his catalogue down to 11 tracks that conveyed the same message, albeit in different ways, to put on his recently released album, Am I Evil.

Upon returning to his home town in Goa, Pires set about recording his songs properly using the juxtaposition of his laptop and native instruments to create a unique sound. His inspirations from Rock legends of old, Jimi HendrixPink Floyd and Black Sabbath combined with Pires’ driven and tenacious nature and his DIY style – using pillows and duvets to change his bed room into a suitable recording room – gives the album a down-to-Earth and honest background with a rock atmosphere, akin to Arcade FireNickelback and recent Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Track List:
1. Fade Away
2. Crazy BC-AD
3. Johny 006
4. You Fake
5. Need You
6. Big Black Wings
7. It’s My Way
8. Happy Nuclear
9. Not Going Mad
10. Hello Good Morning
11. Undoe Se Maara

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TOARN Release Official Music Video for “Jonah;” REDEMPTION TOUR Dates with DEATHBREAKER Announced

Christian Metal Band TOARN has released the official music video for the single, “Jonah,” off of their upcoming debut LP, The Dying Flame, due out February 23 via Luxor Records. Filmed and Directed by Jericho Media, “Jonah” was originally premiered on HM Magazine.

Click HERE to pre-order The Dying Flame!

“The song ‘Jonah’ is about my personal struggle with growing up. From my impressions of money to how I see myself as a man who genuinely feels lost. I think there is a truth in admitting that feeling of being lost. So I decided to write about that struggle.” – Mike Roberts (vocals)

REDEMPTION TOUR DATES:
02/01 @ Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
02/02 @ Shotskis – Salem, OR
02/03 @ Bamboo Room – Medford, OR
02/04 @ Brew Coffeehouse – Redding, CA
02/05 @ Barmaggedon – Tulare, CA
02/06 @ The Gutter – Reno, NV
02/07 @ Beehive – Salt Lake City, UT
02/08 @ The Church – Twin Falls, ID
02/09 @ Rose House – Nampa, ID
02/10 @ House Show – Yakima, WA
02/11 @ Tony V’s – Everett, WA

With members from all over the western hemisphere all crossing paths at the right moments, there was no mistake that TOARN was meant for great things. Justin Wanless (Guitar) and Michael Roberts (Lead Vocals) often spoke of similar taste in heavy music, but they decided to set out and create their own noise for the world to hear. Taylor Cort (Drummer), Kyle Nortan (Guitar) and James Kolstedt (Bass Guitar) completed the lineup.

With influences of post-hardcore and metalcore, TOARN began writing their fast-paced chaotic riffs that early fans started to take notice. As time went on, influences evolved as did the band. Though holding onto the many past influences, TOARN has taken notes from the eerie, doomy, slam music alongside technical riffs and ambient overlays with the end goal being a communication of deep feelings of darkness, despair, depression and in the end a way out towards salvation.

Make no mistake, TOARN band is here on business. They believe in what they do and continually push the boundaries! They say that the fans are
what fuels this relentless drive and ferocity! The band consists of seasoned musicians with the kind of die-hard work ethic that has gained them the reputation of a must-see live act! The band has both shared the stage with touring nationals and has toured the country extensively as well. Catch Toarn live and discover what the others already know!

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Project Eighty Six Release Highly Anticipated 10th Album, ‘Sheep Among Wolves’

Orange county’s seminal post-hardcore/rock champions Project 86, has released their 10th album, Sheep Among Wolves, in celebration of their 20th year as a band. The Pledgemusic funded project highlights a lengthy career with an impressive, genre-defying milestone of ten songs.

“How many bands make ten records?” Comments front man and songwriter Andrew Schwab. “And how many bands can confidently say their later releases can even compete with their earlier material? We honestly believe these songs are strong enough to turn the ear of even the most apathetic listeners who still have a place in their hearts reserved for rock music.”

This is a lean, mean release that is all about memorable songwriting and contemplative lyricism. Whether you are a die-hard fan of Project 86, are casually acquainted, or are oblivious to one of the best-kept secrets in heavy music, Sheep Among Wolves is a record that will keep you listening, and most importantly, re-listening. Every song-and specifically, every chorus-is urgent, connective, and reactive. Is Project 86 post-hardcore? Metal? Rock? It doesn’t matter. Because the band knows that at the end of the day it is only the songs that matter. And these songs really do matter.

“We would like to think we have always had our own sound. We don’t exactly fit with anything else out there because we have never tried to…we just want to write songs that heavy music fans can turn up loud and scream along to at our shows, : Schwab states.

Click HERE to Purchase ‘Sheep Among Wolves’ Physical CD or Digital Download

Track List:
1. Mhs
2. Dead Man’s Switch
3. Imaginary Me
4. Freebooter
5. Constantine
6. Copper Wish
7. Sheep Among Wolves
8. Into Another
9. The Great Escape
10. Metempsychosis

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