BLACKTOP MOJO ANNOUNCE ‘UNDER THE SUN’ RELEASE DATE AND PRE-ORDER

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Blacktop Mojo announce today the release of their third album, “Under The Sun” on September 13th. The album follows “Burn the Ships” which featured the singles “Where the Wind Blows” and their cover of Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. “Under the Sun” is available now for preorder at all download platforms. Anyone preordering Under the Sun will receive the first single “Can’t Sleep” as an instant grat track.

The video for “Can’t Sleep”, based on an original concept by singer Matt James, premieres today at https://youtu.be/CR6xzjC-Ptc. “Can’t Sleep” is also available for streaming on all streaming platforms.

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As previously announced, the band will be doing extensive touring throughout 2019 and 2020 in support of the record. The first leg of touring currently on sale is listed below. VIP meet and greets are available for all shows at http://bit.ly/BTMTickets.

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Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live on the 2019 CAN’T SLEEP TOUR w/Special Guests LULLWATER

07/12 @ The Blue Lights – Dallas, TX 07/13 @ Aftershock – Kansas City, MO 07/14 @ Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL * 07/16 @ Spicolis – Waterloo, IA + 07/18 @ Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL 07/19 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI 07/20 @ Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis, KY 07/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN ^ 07/23 @ Winchester Music Tavern – Cleveland, OH 07/25 @ Hard Times Cafe – Four Mile Fork @ Fredericksburg, VA 07/26 @ Muddy Creek Saloon – Heath, OH 07/27 @ Cotter Pin – La Crosse, WI 07/28 @ Q and Z – Ringle, Wi 07/31 @ Token Lounge – Detroit, MI 08/01 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY 08/02 @ Madam Caroll Boat – Monticello, IN 08/03 @ Moefest – Monticello, IN 08/04 @ Madison Theater – Covington, KY + 08/06 @ Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA + 08/07 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY 08/08 @ Wally’s – Manchester, NH + 08/09 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI + 08/10 @ Spook Hill Bar & Grill – Adams Center, NY 08/11 @ Woodbury Brewing Company – Woodbury, CT 08/14 @ Eclectic Room – Angola, IN + 08/15 @ Illinois State Fair – Grand Central – Springfield, IL 08/16 @ Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO 08/17 @ ABATE Summerfest 2019 – Bristol, IN 08/18 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN 08/20 @ Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL + 08/21 @ 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN + 08/22 @ Temple Live Commandry – Ft. Smith, AR 08/23 @ City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK 08/24 @ Downstream Casino – Quapaw, OK

+ w/ Lullwater * Supporting Nonpoint ^ w/ The Georgia Thunderbolts

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NEAL SCHON Pays Homage to PRINCE with “Purple Rain” Tribute

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NEAL SCHONJOURNEY Founder, has revealed a first taste of his upcoming, solo LP, Universe, with a Birthday homage to Prince, an inspirational tribute to “Purple Rain.”

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“Prince, pancakes and Journey guitar riffs at 4 am…. late eighties and I am sitting with Prince on the floor in his apartment at Paisley Park. We’ve listened to Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel and I notice a worn Journey Escape record in his collection. Surprised I turned to him and said “Never took you for a Journey fan”. He gave me that doe eyed look that always made me uncomfortable and said: “Neal Schon is one of my favorite guitarists on the planet, he is a genius.”

I thought it only fitting that Neal would return the respect by playing a fiery, inspired version of “Purple Rain”. Having worked for Prince for the last few years of his life, Neal’s beautiful interpretation makes the loss of the colossal talent of “P” a little less sad. They are each prodigy’s that have woven themselves into the fabric of our lives and our lives are richer as a result.”

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad EnglishJan HammerHSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Journey’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.

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AURIN Release Official Music Video for “Pause Rewind Repeat”

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New Jersey based Hard Rock Band AURIN has released the official music video for their emotionally charged, new single, “Pause Rewind Repeat,” off of their upcoming third album, Serotonin.

The band has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help facilitate the production and release of Serotonin.

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“We are in a time in which political divides are tearing nations and their people apart. So many of us are too busy placing the blame or turning a blind eye, that we have lost the importance of being humanitarian. “Pause Rewind Repeat” is intended to show that we need to be stronger in order to push through all of the pain and suffering in this world. We need to lift each other up in order to break through the barriers that have been placed between us.” – AURIN

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“We are raising funds to help with the production and release of our upcoming third studio album Serotonin slated for release Summer 2019, produced by Grammy award nominated, Mike Ferretti (Sevendust, Thank you Scientist, Saliva) and Mastered by Andy VanDette (Rush, Porcupine Tree, Breaking Benjamin, Beastie Boys).

We have been busy behind the scenes focusing on writing, recording and preparing for the launch of this album, which includes 7 brand new tracks.

Serotonin is inspired by struggles with depression, losing loved ones to suicide, and the perseverance of hope in humanity through the decline of society.

Our goal is to continue reaching out to and connecting with people through music. We have all seen our fair share of ups and downs, and came to realize it was a vital step in making us who we are currently as individuals and as a band.

We have some really cool perks for our backers who want to get involved in the final stages of making this album come to life! We want to thank everyone for listening to our new single “Pause Rewind Repeat”, and THANK YOU for your support!”

Perks:

$5 – “Thank You” From The Band & New Single Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$15 – Digital Download Serotonin Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Digital Download of Serotonin full album “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$20 – Serotonin Physical CD (signed optional) Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Digital Download of “Serotonin” full album Serotonin Physical CD “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$50 – Handwritten Lyrics & Signed Band Photo Limited (6) Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Signed Band Photo Serotonin Physical CD Handwritten Lyric Sheet “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$60 – Bass String Necklace & Physical Copy Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Digital Download of Serotonin full album “Thank You” letter from the band via email Serotonin Physical CD

$75 – YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM & Signed CD Serotonin Physical CD Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$100 – Signed Drum Sticks Used During Recording & CD Limited (1) Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Digital Download of Serotonin full album “Thank You” letter from the band via email Serotonin Physical CD

$125 Signed Drumhead & Serotonin Digital Limited (2) Digital Download of “Serotonin” full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$150 Exclusive T-shirt, Handmade Steampunk Goggles by Lisa Toniolo & CD Serotonin Physical CD Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email Exclusive T-Shirt Exclusive Handmade Goggles (By Lisa)

$150 Exclusive Campaign T-Shirt, Exclusive Beanie & CD Serotonin Physical CD “Thank You” letter from the band via email Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” Exclusive Beanie Exclusive T-Shirt

$200 Kick Drum Head (Signed) Limited (1 ) “Thank You” letter from the band via email Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat”

$350 Stage Banner Limited (1) Serotonin Physical CD Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email

$1,000 – Executive Producer Credits Limited (1) Serotonin Physical CD Digital Download of Serotonin full album Digital Download of new single “Pause Rewind Repeat” “Thank You” letter from the band via email

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Aurin is back with their upcoming third album, Serotonin, slated for release Summer 2019 through TLG / INgroovesSerotonin was produced by Grammy award nominated Mike Ferretti (SevendustThank you ScientistSaliva).

After their critically acclaimed 2014 release of record label debut album Catharsis on Pavement Entertainment / RED, the band hit the road, honing their live show while doing dates and touring with…. Art of DyingOtepNonpointIcon For HireGemini SyndromeIll NinoAdrenaline MobFit for RivalsSmile Empty Soul, Members of Breaking Benjamin40 Below SummerIslanderTantricSpineshankThe Bunny The Bear and more…

After bringing their new bassist Lisa Toniolo on board, they have been busy mainly behind the scenes focusing on writing, recording and preparing for the launch of Serotonin. “This album was a little different than our previous releases. We created a record that drifted a bit from our earlier and heavier music, though it was still heavily driven by our roots in hard rock. I personally feel like this album is our best by far, and features a lot more hooks while diving into more of an active rock sound. The subject matter is mainly inspired by the struggles of depression, losing loved ones to suicide, and the perseverance of hope in humanity through the decline of society. We hope to continue reaching out to and connecting with people through music. We have all seen our fair share of ups and downs, though realize it was a vital step in making us who we are currently as individuals and as a band.”

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YEAR OF THE LOCUST Release Lyric Video for “Stay Alive,” Pre-Order NOW

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New York Hard Rock Band YEAR OF THE LOCUST has released the lyric video for their single “Stay Alive.” Featuring Troy Lucckette (TESLA) and Brian Bonds (FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE), “Stay Alive” off of YEAR OF THE LOCUST‘s upcoming, self-titled EP.

“‘Stay Alive’ is a redemption song; when you think it’s time to give up is just the best time to turn it up.” says Scot McGiveron (Vocals). “Troy is so creative and brought so much energy to the drum track, while Brian’s energy and guitar-play is just always so powerful.”

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YEAR OF THE LOCUST is also currently on the road with TESLA on their SHOCK USA tour.

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Tour Dates: 02/08 @ The Pageant – St. Louis, MO 02/09 @ Murat Theater – Indianapolis, IN 02/12 @ Palace Theater – Greensbourg, PA 02/15 @ Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA 02/17 @ House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC 02/19 @ Ryamn Auditorium – Nashville, TN 02/20 @ Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA 02/22 @ House Of Blues – Orlando, FL 02/23 @ @ House Of Blues – Orlando, FL

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Year of the Locust is a motley collection of personalities from the American Northeast. Hailing from NYC, Washington Dc, and West “By God” Virginia, the band’s sound has come into it’s own under the watchful eye of producer/guitarist Brain Bonds.

“I remember going to see them at The Masquerade in Atlanta. In the moments before YOTL hit the stage I (and everyone else) heard some sort of guttural gang chant erupt from the backstage area. It really grabbed everyone’s attention. The tenacity they brought to their show and the way they commanded the stage was reminiscent of the arena bands I enjoyed as a kid. That type of power is a unique thing, and I knew I wanted to know more about them.” -Brian Bonds

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KATIE KNIPP Announces Release of ‘Take it With You’ LP

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Northern California Blues Americana Singer / Songwriter KATIE KNIPP has announced the release of her long anticipated, 5th album, Take it With You. Due out November 7, Take it With You features Neil Campisano on drums, Zack Proteau on bass, and Brett Vaughn Rechtfertig on guitar while Katie sings and plays various instruments including piano, slide dobro guitar, and harmonica.

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“After focusing 20 years of my life on my music, it took the births of my two sons and associated sacrifices of motherhood testing my commitment for me to truly appreciate what that means. Some of these lyrics to the songs were typed into my phone at 3am while breastfeeding. With the support of my family, I was able to return as a solo act, and my attitude has completely changed. My love for music had been tested and I couldn’t be more grateful now for ANY time I get to play, especially after the pregnancy carpal tunnel healed. I started writing songs from a more natural state of just pure love and they come easily to me now. I’m no longer trying to prove myself because there’s only one me out there.” – Katie Knipp

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Track List:
1. Ya Make it So Hard to Sing the Blues
2. I Don’t Sing for You
3. Letters
4. Metro in Paris
5. I Will Stick Around
6. Come Back
7. Get Outta My Dream
8. Santa Cruz Blues
9. Another Round
10. Last Man Out

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Northern California Blues Americana Siren Katie Knipp is equipped with powerful vocals and plays a variety of instruments from boogie woogie piano to slide guitar, to honest harmonica laden stories in between. Her raw solo act captures audiences hearts from her first notes. She has opened for Robert Cray, The Doobie Brothers, Tim Reynolds, Jon Cleary, The James Hunter Six, among many others. Currently releasing her 5th album in November of 2018, her sound has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, Beth Hart, and what the late Taz Digregorio of the Charlie Daniels band once said, “Dylan in a Dress!”

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CITY OF TYRANTS Release Official Lyric Video for “Astral Projection”

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New Jersey based Metal band CITY OF TYRANTS has released the official lyric video for “Astral Projection,” the first single off of their upcoming album, REVELATIONS. Due out 11/16/2018, REVELATIONS will be a concept album addressing the conflict and confusion of pursuing ones personal ideology.

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“In 2018 we wrote and recorded what became Revelations. With the help of co writer Lukas Magyar (Veil Of Maya) we set out to create music that we liked and something that we could all be proud of. Stylistically, the biggest change is the addition of clean vocals contributed by our drummer. Revelations is a concept album telling the story of a god-like figure chosen to fulfill a prophecy. He is faced with several challenges that will eventually break him down causing him to become the evil which he sought to eradicate in the beginning of the story.” – City Of Tyrants
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City of Tyrants was formed in 2015 by Kevin Michael (drums), Ed Tyler (guitar), Chingkhei Akoijam (guitar) & Sean Mcgurr (vocals). During a time where the music scene in New Jersey was ever changing, City of Tyrants set out with one core goal in mind and that was to create music that they liked and could be proud of. After the release of the 2016 EP Erebus, the band saw the introduction of new vocalist Charles Horning and bassist Josh Palmer. With the new lineup, COT began the writing and recording of their new album, Revelations, in 2018. Underneath all of the crushing drums, polyrhythmic guitars and soaring vocals, Revelations delivers a strong concept which is both interesting and telling of today’s society.

The album is told from a first person perspective and is the story of a god-like character who is chosen to bring peace to a post apocalyptic world. The character ultimately ends up in battle with himself, fighting his urges to become the exact opposite of what he set out to be. “Fans will have to listen to the album through to find out how the story ends” adds Kevin.

In a sea of what seems to be a growing number of bands in the genre, City of Tyrants intends to set themselves apart with Revelations. “We hope that people enjoy it is as much as we do and are engaged by the story line” adds Kevin.

Revelations will be available on all major music platforms November 16, 2018.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Announce PledgeMusic Campaign to Fund Upcoming Album

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has announced PledgeMusic campaign to help fund their upcoming third full length album.

“We’ve been writing and cutting demos in preparation for the third record , and we’re really excited about the direction of the new material. We’re also thrilled to have so much support from our family of Fans and friends” – Blacktop Mojo

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Fans can pre-order a selection of items including signed copies of the new album, exclusive t-shirts, fishing with the band, hangouts, and even listing their name in the album jacket.

“As independent artists, everything we do is fan-funded. We don’t have a record label loaning us a ton of money to make a record. With that, comes some financial pitfalls, but it also means NOBODY tells us how to make music for you guys and we think that’s pretty cool!”

Click HERE to Help Support Blacktop Mojo’s Upcoming Album!

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by front-man Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim, and it’s first single, “Where The Wind Blows” reached #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, while the band was on its first U.S. tour that fall. Through that tour, they landed a slot on 2018’s Rock Fest, featuring headliners Disturbed, Incubus, and Godsmack, among many other industry leading hard rock acts.

At the beginning of 2018, the band has started work on its third full length release, as well as touring to support the second radio single from, Burn The Ships.

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Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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THE FINGER GUNS Announce Vinyl Release ‘SASQUATCH’ LP!

Following the strength of their inaugural music video, “The Claw,” Seattle, WA based Punk Rockers The Finger Guns have announced the pre-order of their fourth album and debut vinyl release, Sasquatch.

“As a working band, We have drawn a line and are in this to win this. We have thrown down a great sounding album, wrapped up in some amazing hand-drawn artwork, and pressed on rad antifreeze green vinyl and we are really excited to share it with you.” – THE FINGER GUNS

Click HERE to Pre-Order The Finger Guns’ ‘Sasquatch’!

Authentic to the Northwest music scene, The Finger Guns are here to rock your proverbial socks off with their organic, farm-to-table, free-range style of punk and roll.

Armed with musicianship and passion, this three-piece band leaves it all on the stage every time the amps get warm. Their high-energy performances are unpretentious, witty, and have been making crowds move at clubs and festivals all around the Pacific Northwest the last seven years.

The band’s influences bring out songs that have a sensibility that spans decades: short, fast and sweet punk n’ roll assembled from bits and pieces of early 80’s punk, 90’s angst, 00’s irony, and even a dash of country here and there.

The Finger Guns have released three albums to date: A Double EPThe Bigfoot EP, and Yeti. The band is eagerly awaiting the release of their vinyl debut, “Sasquatch”, which is launching April 21st, 2018.

Pressed on beautiful antifreeze green colored vinyl, and hand numbered and limited to a run of 300, the album will be available in various retail stores across the Pacific Northwest as well as online. Pre-orders for the album can be made at https://thefingerguns.bandcamp.com/album/sasquatch.

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