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!”

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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.

Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
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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