PRIMITIVE RACE Announce Limited Edition ‘Soul Pretender’ Vinyl Release!

 

Primitive Race has announced the vinyl pre-order of a limited edition of Soul Pretender in dedication to the band’s late front-man, Chuck Mosley, who tragically died less than a week after the album’s November 3, 2017 release. Fans will receive the super limited edition of Soul Pretender in blue vinyl 12″ Inner sleeve containing lyrics from Chuck Mosley, as well as digital download of album with shipping worldwide direct from Qrateswhen funded and pressed!

Says Primitive Race founding member and bassist Chris Knicker:

“This was a really special record and experience to have shared with Mark, Dale, Erie, and Chuck, and it only felt right to give these songs a special vinyl treatment to commemorate what we created. It feels like the right way to physically honor our all too brief era with Chuck.”

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“When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out,” Mosley had previously stated. “I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few tracks, I found myself wishing I had written them. Not just the lyrics…just good heavy riffs and grooves really sucked me in. The melodies and words came super easy with this music. Even though it’s a whole different vibe it brought out a side of me I haven’t experienced since writing with Faith No More.”

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Track List:
1. Row House
2. Cry Out
3. Cranial Matter
4. Take It All
5. Bed Six
6. Stepping Stone
7. Turn It Up
8. Soul Pretender
9. Nothing To Behold
10. Dancing on The Sun

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Early Praise for Soul Pretender:

It’s hard not to view Primitive Race’s sophomore outing, Soul Pretender, as the next chapter in Chuck Mosley’s epic comeback story. On the record, out Friday on Metropolis, Mosley is positively radiant, sounding better, sharper and more engaged than he has since the heyday of Faith No More’s Introduce Yourself. After years of being relegated to the struggles of “solo” outings and hard-to-find Cement discs, Mosley here is raspy – he wears his age incredibly well – and utterly menacing as he lurks behind lurching guitars and the occasional twinkle of a keyboard, the landscape darker than his previous work. And, damn, does it work! – Pop Dose

If Primitive Race’s stylistic trajectory is to be considered, as exhibited in the group’s two albums; add to that, the invigorating (but at the same time, inadvertent) inclusion of Mosley’s memories into this latest offering – then there should be something more that can be expected from the collective’s future projects. For the meantime, let your senses get drowned in pleasant torture in the sonic machinery of this scorching undertaking. – CrypticRock

Time will tell what the next incarnation of Primitive Race will hold, but if the first two albums are any indication, then it should be just as great while continuing to establish the supergroup’s place in the world of punk and industrial rock. – mxdwn

“Mosley discussed Soul Pretender with me during our interview about two months ago, praising it as unlike anything he had ever heard and claiming that it spoke to him in a way that he felt beyond compelled to work on this project. After listening to the album, I can understand why Mosley was drawn to the project as Soul Pretender is a unique and seamless collision of alternative, industrial, and punk rock. Just as Mosley said, it really is unlike anything else. His pride for the album as a whole was not only completely justified, but his own performance stands out as one of the best among his diverse career. While it is a common cliché to claim someone went out with a bang at the top of their game, it’s clear that Mosley truly did. As a whole, Soul Pretender, is an excellent record and a must hear for fans of 90’s alternative and hard rock as well as those who prefer modern rock from the last decade. After listening to Soul Pretender a number of times, it is clear that Primitive Race is truly a band to watch out for.” Spill Magazine

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Karabas Barabas Release Music Video For Politically Pointed “That 70’s Song (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2018)”

Psychedelic Alt-Rock trio KARABAS BARABAS have released a retro, live video for their single, “That 70s Song,” off of their December 2017 released Sex with the Devil.

“Over a year has passed since the 2017 tiny desk contest, and while last years submission “Casino Tears” was a response to the Dakota access pipeline, we now live in a nation where its legal for coal companies to dump waste in our waterways. That right we’re making it great again like back in the 70’s before the Clean Water Act… So we felt it fitting to share “That 70’s Song” with our constituents and the fine folks who listen to NPR ‘Find your forgiving nature, they will surely kill us all but, baby it’s alright’.” Karabas Barabas

Karabas Barabas will also be performing at the Rosegold in Brooklyn, NY with Electric Sensei and The Listeners to promote the cassette release of Sex with the Devil, on Saturday, 3/17/2018.

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Track List:
1. Sex with the Devil
2. Lahey
3. 50/50
4. Alcohol
5. That 70’s Song
6. Immaculate Convection
7. Fuckarana
8. You Can’t Do That
9. High Five
10. Jacques Lemaire

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With Jacques Lemaire’s guidance & training KB was sent on a holy crusade to slay the sexy demon in the name of the Lord, who was born on isle 2 in 7-11.

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Divided Minds Premiere “Don’t Get Too Close” Music Video And Sign to We Are Triumphant Records

Alternative Rock band Divided Minds have released their single and music video for “Don’t Get Too Close,” premiering the song in New Noise Magazine. “Don’t Get Too Close” is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Mood Swings, releasing April 6th via We Are Triumphant.

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Divided Minds is an established Rock Pop band from Phoenix, AZ, who has performed with numerous national acts such as Wage War, The Summer Set, Whitney Peyton, SLAVES, Doll Skin and Best Ex (Formerly Candy Hearts). Divided Minds has proven time and time again that their music connects well and their sound continues to be fresh. Their music has often been played on KWSS 93.9 and ALT-AZ 93.3 along with interviews and morning TV guest appearances. Having released in 2016 their debut EP Perception, they toured the regional circuit and found themselves gaining the attention of Ross Robey of Rolling Artists and Greg Long – owner of We Are Triumphant.

Divided Minds has an unwavering commitment to create the best music possible and to bring their live audiences closer to the music experience as a whole. Having opened this past year for BORNS in front of a crowd of over 1500 enthusiastic fans, it became quite evident that Divided Minds was creating quite the stir as a band to be noticed. Since ‘Perception’, Divided Minds has continued to grow both in their music and performances. With a recent signing to the We Are Triumphant label and the release of their newest music video “Don’t Get Too Close” from their forthcoming EP Mood Swings to be released April 6th, 2018, Divided Minds’ die-hard fans are poised and ready to once again be apart of this Alternative Rock sound that feels all the emotions as their new EP Mood Swings delivers.

Working with their booking agency M7 and label We Are Triumphant, Divided Minds is planning to begin touring regionally in 2018 and work their way across the U.S. this Spring and Summer of 2019. With their stand out songs and the fun presence they create with their fans at their live shows, there is something sweet and musically rocking Divided Minds brings to the world of music.

“Don’t Get Too Close” is really about the fight between what you are inside and what you choose to show to everyone. It’s a song about the fight with your inner demons. It demonstrates the fear of letting people into your life and the fear of intimacy.” – Sean Collins (Vocalist)

“Don’t Get Too Close” and the EP Mood Swings
Produced/Mixed: Mike Oliver – Tuff Tones Studio
Mastering: Piper Payne – Neato Mastering
Videographer/Director- Jacob Reynolds

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GEARS Release Official Music Video for “King”

Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “King,” the first single off of their upcoming EP.

“Society has become so soft and forgiving, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes you can’t just live and let live. Sometimes you have to confront those that stand between you and what you want to achieve. It’s not always pretty, and it’s not always peaceful, but not everything can be resolved using our inside voices.” – Jimmy Wooten

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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 AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn(EvanescenceSeetherDark 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 P_ride 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 a tour in January 2016.

Before spending most of 2017 touring with the likes of The Bunny The BearSeasons After and Bridge to Grace, Trip and Jimmy went back into the studio with Corey Lowery to begin working on new music. “KING” is the first single released to come out of those sessions and also features Clint Lowery on guitar.

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.

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DRIFTER Release Official Music Video for “Black Mamba”

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

Track List:
1. The Howling
2. Vicious Cycle
3. 00Savage
4. Black Mamba
5. Nocturne

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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.

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Brian McKenzie Releases Official Music Video for “Higher Than This”

New England Singer / Songwriter Brian McKenzie has released the official music video for the single “Higher Than This,” off his January 26th release Bruising From the Fall. Originally premiered on Paste Magazine, “Higher Than This” was shot by Andy McCarthy and Brett Davey. Look for Brian McKenzie on tour in March in Austin, including SXSW, and New York, with a more extensive tour in June. For more information visit brianmckenzie.com

“McKenzie often conveys his songs in story form that leads the listener to the possibility of two-fold meanings. Today’s release is thought-provokingly titled ‘Higher Than This,’ exhibits his writing skills, along with video imagery that lends itself to speak of a story creating strong, reflective emotions. These observations can bring forward a self-awareness that either soothingly imparts itself to hope or leads to the somber realities of dealing with a loss and moving on. As with many of McKenzie’s songs, the perspective his fans take from his music and video work depends on where the listener is in their own world.” – Paste Magazine

Track List:
1. Higher Than This
2. Later On
3. One with the Sun
4. Bruising from the Fall
5. Someday
6. The In-Between
7. Justified (Long Way Down)

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“Aside from Brian’s breathtaking vocals, the instrumentation is smooth and flowing and their combination nicely uplifts. The musicianship sounds tightly woven… This soulful album captures something deep inside of you.” – bostonrockradio.com

Brian McKenzie is a New England based, versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and musician. He started his music career in the early 90s as the founding member, music writer, and guitarist of the heavy-rock band: Warner/Giant Records recording artists Kilgore whose accomplishments include Ozzfest ’98, and multiple shows/tours all over the world. He has since toured nationally as a singer-songwriter and played shows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Mavericks, Tyler Farr, Phil Madeira, and The Mallett Brothers, among others. Brian’s material has been described as heartfelt truths, intertwined with emotional musicality and memorable melodies.

“Brian McKenzie is the real deal and an honest songwriter. He has it all. Great songs, great voice and the ability to connect on a visceral level. You owe it to yourself to check him out” – Gary Mobley, Shubb Capos

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GLASS HANDS Release Official Music Video for “WAITING ROOM”

Indiana metalcore band GLASS HANDS has released the Official Music Video for their single “Waiting Room.” Filmed, directed, and edited by Brian “Bone” Thorburn at Threshold Studios in Indianapolis, based on concepts from Glass Hands and Brian “Bone” Thorburn, “Waiting Room” is the debut single off of Glass Hand’s upcoming EP.

“Waiting Room is a song about watching yourself become a negative, apathetic person without the strength to do anything about it; feeling like you’re just waiting around until the end. Like anyone, each of us in the band have had our own internal battles, and we think that the feeling of numbness in depression is something a lot of people can relate to, and that’s what we wanted to do with this song. We wanted to relate.” – Glass Hands

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Glass Hands is more than a name change for the former Indianapolis based metal band Infamous. Glass Hands is the striking result of a 6 year evolutionary journey that scorched the definition of the genre. Glass Hands has already created a buzz with their technical guitar prowess infusing ambient and melodic harmonies topped with powerful lyrics. High energy live performances and undeniable chemistry is guaranteed with this five piece group.

Delivering one hard‐hitting anthem after another, and driven by powerful guitars, aggressive drum beats, and poignant lyrics, this Midwestern outfit gave a taste of what was to come with the music video release of “Alone”. This visual introduction to Glass Hands unapologetically speeds ahead with a barreling riff and unshakable chant. Greeted by the tremendous response to the video, the band released their debut EP Exit Letters on August 13, 2016.

On social media giant, Facebook, the music video, “Alone”, spread at a feverish pace and reached almost 275,000 people and currently has over 110,000 views, 3,000 shares, 300 comments in the first month. Fueled by this, the EP Exit Letters hit the iTunes Metal Charts at the #32 position and remained solidly in the Top 50 for the first week!

Only a year and a half after the release of Exit Letters, Glass Hands released the explosive single entitled “Waiting Room”, acommpanied by a visually captivating music video.

The band plans to release a full‐length LP this summer, with a tour to follow.

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The Alpha Fire Release Official Video for Debut Single, “Trail of Tears”

Syracuse rock band The Alpha Fire has released the official music video for their single, “Trail of Tears.” Filmed by Wade Spencer(Imagen Records) at the abandoned Seneca Army Depot in Upstate NY, “Trail of Tears” is a third person narrative which journeys inside the mindset of a lost soul. It is a dark and brooding representation of the seriousness of the current mental health crisis in America

“‘Trail of Tears’ is the debut single from the The Alpha Fire. The song itself is a representation of the struggles that we face every day, and the strength and determination that it takes to overcome them. ” – The Alpha Fire

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The Alpha Fire is a 5 piece rock/alternative band from Upstate New York. Never to be contained by one style or genre, The Alpha Fire maintains its signature sound through the intense delivery of seasoned vocalist Jon Lamanna, the beautiful harmonies of Jesse Maty (guitars, synth, vocals) and the eclectically original lead guitar work of Naren Ananda. Bassist Bryan King adds the perfect foundation.

Formed in 2016, the band has already achieved significant regional notoriety, having recently been selected to represent Central New York as the regional winner of Cumulus Media’s national “Next2Rock” competition. With the release of their debut full length album Embers, The Alpha Fire will soon be a household name in the world of progressive rock and alternative music, naturally attracting fans of other genres as well through its diverse and undeniably original sound.

“The best live band in New York State”- Randy Peck, owner, The Montage Music Hall – Rochester NY

“The best unsigned band in the country”- Scott Dixon, Assistant Program Director, WAQX-FM – Syracuse, NY

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Fire FIght Release Official Music Video for “The Ghost Inside”

Minneapolis, MN hard rock band Fire Fight has released the official music video for their single, “The Ghost Inside.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “The Ghost Inside” is off of their 2017 released EP Transitions.

“’The Ghost Inside’ is our favorite song to play live. It’s got it all, and in a very short amount of time, from heavy riffage down to soft vocals building into an epic chorus and back to the heavy riffing, and that reflects the story behind it: light vs. darkness, good vs evil, and the continuing battle between. For the video, we went for simplicity; there’s a ghost inside all of us. As people we can go through different stages of emotions and sometimes those emotions make us see in black and white, and while the song may be complicated, we wanted to accent that simplicity throughout in the imagery as well.”

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Remember when music made you feel things you’d never felt before? When it seemed like every time you turned on the radio, you discovered a whole new world? What happened to that sense of wonder and refreshment?

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Fire Fight seeks to breathe new life into a world muddied by generalities and jaded artistry.

Our goal is to spark that same sense of wonder and inspiration that was once the norm. Music isn’t what we do for a living, it’s what we do to live and we want to share that with every audience we encounter. Every show belongs to you just as much as it does to us, and we want to change the way you hear rock music and the way you experience it.

With driving percussion, intricate riffs, infectious hooks, and mesmerizing melodies, each song tells a story: our story, our journey. Egos and politics have their place, but everyone needs something that speaks to their heart and soul. Without heart, all art is fruitless. So bang your heads, throw up the horns, jump, dance, sing and be present. The music industry and bureaucracy have taken so much from music and from you, the fans. We’re here to give it back.

We are FIRE FIGHT!

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LATE NIGHT FIGHTS Releases Official Music Video for “Prison”

Minneapolis, MN based rock band LATE NIGHT FIGHTShas released the Official Music Video for their single, “Prison,” off their sophomore release, Renal 911. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Prison” was directed by Colton Otte of Blue G Productions.

“This video is dedicated to those who feel trapped, lost or like there’s nothing you can do to make things right. Hold close in your hearts all of the talented, spirited, and influential beings that fought the vice grips of depression, addiction, and suicide. We miss you dearly.” – LATE NIGHT FIGHTS

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If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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