VATTICA Release Official Music Video for “Criminal”

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Hollywood based Alternative Rock Band VATTICA has released the official music video for their single, “Criminal.” Directed by Prentice and filmed and edited on location in Los Angeles, CA, “Criminal” is a direct criticism of the current political turmoil in American politics.

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“The word ‘Criminal’ really describes this administration perfectly”, says Alexander (vocals, guitar). “From the way they ‘won’ the election, to their active and purposeful targeting of the Latinx, BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities, to their enthusiastic and unapologetic support of blatantly racist, sexist and misogynistic rhetoric, to their ravenous erosion of any laws that restrict pollution, they are the epitome of corrupt. They are dangerous and need to all be voted out. For this video we tried to focus on the fact that this is all really happening now, this isn’t some distant historical event, and that it’s up to all of us to correct the course that these liars and thieves, these fascists, have set our country on.”

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VATTICA is an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in early 2014, the band quickly built an impressive local following in Southern California, including on the infamous Sunset Strip, performing at legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Roxy Theatre, The Echo and The Troubadour. VATTICA’s bombastic and energetic live show caught the attention of Another Century/Century Media Records, who promptly offered the band a recording contract.

VATTICA then set about refining their sound, which quickly coalesced into an arena-ready style reminiscent of alternative chart-toppers such as Muse, Starset, PVRIS, Our Lady Peace and Imagine Dragons.

Next, VATTICA entered the studio to begin recording their debut album at The Mix Room in Burbank, CA with veteran producer Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Daughtry, Filter, Red, Starset, Vertical Horizon, Third Eye Blind, Thirty Seconds To Mars).

In 2017 VATTICA finished their debut album, entitled “WE SURVIVE”. At the same time, Another Century was absorbed by Sony RED Music which ultimately resulted in VATTICA deciding to part ways with the label. VATTICA then joined forces with new management and released their first single, “Remember To Breathe”, on their own label in May 2018.

“Remember To Breathe” premiered on ALT105.3 (KITS) (and has been added to rotation on the station’s local music show SOUNDCHECK), as well as the iTunes “Alternative Music” page. It has also made it into Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” algorithm, amassing over 60k+ plays to date. The lyric video for “Remember To Breathe” received over 10k+ views on its first day and was promptly picked up by the popular YouTube channel spaceuntravel, where it has amassed over 40K views.

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GEMINI SYNDROME TO HEADLINE THE “SYNNER CONVERSION TOUR”

Alternative metal five-piece Gemini Syndrome is slated to headline the Synner Conversion Tour this summer, taking a break from writing their third studio album, expected to be released in late 2018 via RED MUSIC.

“The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Code Red Riot, occurring in alignment with the Estival Solstice. This Summer Conversion is a recess in writing and recording our next album, the third and final act of the trilogy. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” – Brian Steel Medina (drums)

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SYNNER CONVERSION TOUR w/ Code Red Riot:
07/08 @ The Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
07/10 @ Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
07/11 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
07/12 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI †
07/13 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis, MI
07/14 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/15 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
07/17 @ Guitars – Joplin, MO
07/18 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
07/19 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
07/20 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
07/21 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
07/22 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ

† Festival date, no Code Red Riot

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The band is offering VIP packages for $60, including an intimate acoustic performance, autographed poster and an exclusive “Synner” laminate. VIP experiences can be purchased at the band’s official merch store. The “Synner Conversion Tour” kicks off on July 8, and tickets are available now at the venue ticketing websites.

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Las Vegas-based hard rock band Code Red Riot will join Gemini Syndrome on the road. The four-piece is gearing up for the release of their debut full-length, Mask, due out on June 29, 2018 via RED MUSIC. Watch the music video for their debut single, “Living Low,” here.

Code Red Riot lead singer Corky Gainsford, previously of active rock band OTHERWISE, landed five Top 20 singles and released two full-length albums in addition to touring relentlessly and being featured at every major rock festival in the U.S.

“I’m incredibly excited that our first national tour is with our brothers in Gemini Syndrome! I’ve known those guys for years, going back to when we were all unsigned bands hustling on the Los Angeles circuit,” commented Gainsford. “We’re charged up, fired up, and ready to bring the riot on the road!”

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Formed in 2010, Gemini Syndrome spent their formative days opening for bands on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience. Their 2013 full-length debut, Lux, landed at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and yielded the singles “Pleasure & Pain” and “Stardust.” The record’s release saw the Los Angeles heavy alternative band tour alongside everybody from Five Finger Death Punch to Device and perform at festivals such as Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville and more. After coming off the road in late 2014, Gemini Syndrome’s creative core vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Brian Steele Medina and bass player Alessandro “AP” Paveri released their 2016 second full-length, Memento Mori, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and spawned the hit single “Remember We Die,” which hit #1 on SiriusXM Octane. The band spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 on the road with bands such as In This Moment, Motionless In White, Avatar, Sevendust, Starset and Drowning Pool and are now headlining their “Synner Conversion Tour” in Summer 2018.

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Discrepancies Release Music Video for “Art of War” Off Debut Album

St. Louis Rap/Rock band Discrepancies has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Art of War”, off of their 2016 debut album The Awakening. The “Art of War” music video was filmed and directed by Matthew Goodman.

“‘Art of War’ is metaphor comparing love and war. It’s a story of betrayal. Being in a relationship is a war that you and your significant other fight together side by side as soldiers. Inevitably, an obstacle is thrown at you, leaving you injured. Your partner can either stick it out with you or leave you behind. In the absolute worst case, your partner joins the other side. This song is my interpretation of your soldier joining the other side.” – ATG Metcalf

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Discrepancies, the Rap/Rock band out of St. Louis, have formed an undeniably powerful and innovative sound.

Comprised of Garrett Weakley (Bass), Addison Bracher (Guitar/vocals), Phatbeatz (Drums), and ATG (Vocals) have formed an undeniably powerful sound. The 4 blend together many genres to create an innovative soundscape that is guaranteed to grab your interest.

Pushing their debut single “Get Hype” out in January of 2014, the band found great success. The single was downloaded over 10,000 times throughout the rest of the year from their site alone. Following the single the band released another titled “The Truth” and then their debut EP shortly after.

The band has toured multiple times and played shows with artists such as: Breaking BenjaminYou Me at SixMushroomheadAlter BridgeP.O.D.Sick PuppiesHed PEStraight Line StitchSevendustSeasons AfterRomantic RebelDj UnkStarset, and many many more. They plan to push much farther and join forces with many more acts.

The band set out on the road in 2015 during the summer, playing over 50 shows in only 60 days. They strive for success and to break down many barriers of music.

Together, the four want to connect with people on a deep level and allow for people to be inspired to form their own opinions free from judgement. Together, the four are Discrepancies.

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08/19 @ Shots – Rolla, MO w/ Cavo 
09/02 @ Midwest Rockfest @ Birdsnest Lodge – Steelville, MO 
09/09 @ Ink Spot Block Party @ Lincoln County Fairgrounds – Troy, MO

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ADAKAIN To Record And Tour Before Rocklahoma Appearance

Texas Hard Rock Faves ADAKAIN will be headed to LA on February 1st for one week to track two new songs that were written after their first Mid-West/West Coast headline tour last fall. The band will be using producer and well-known RA frontman Sahaj Ticotin, who has produced and written music for Stitched Up HeartStarset, and Sevendust. The band has also revealed that they’ll be using mixing guru Ben Grosse (SevendustDisturbedBreaking Benjamin) for the final mastering and mixdown. Look for both songs to appear on a remastered and rereleased version of the band’s 2015 self-released debut Never Coming Home which will be released in May and, feature a few well-known musical guest appearances this time around!

The band is then set to launch into a two-week headliner stint around the Texas/Oklahoma area mid-February and then in March, frontman/guitarist Ryan RayCorey Goodwin(guitar/vocals), KC Jenkins (bass/vocals) , and Dan Johnson (drums) will embark on a 2-month, Spring co-headlining tour whose lineup will be officially announced in the coming weeks. That tour will lead to the band’s performance spot at this year’s tour ROCKLAHOMA Axis Entertainment Stage!. The band will close the evening right behind DEF LEPPARD and SOUNDGARDEN.

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Nothing defines success in the music industry as forcefully as genuine adoration from a band’s fans to their producers, the radio programmers and label reps who’ve seen, met and continued to be amazed by a steady climb through the ranks. In that regard, Dallas/Fort Worth rockers ADAKAIN are already considered one of the most successful Active Rock acts in the U.S.!

Culminating their individual past experiences from previously signed bands and successful touring phenoms, each member brings top-level performance criteria to the table for a Royal feast of musical brilliance. Spending the last two years touring with National Acts like Taproot, Crossfade, Pop Evil, Korn, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage, Trapt, Trivium and fellow-Lone Star brethren Hellyeah & Drowning Pool; the ADAKAIN formula has been tried, tested and successfully gained the attention of radio and a national fan base that is supportive beyond compare!

Now, with a fully remastered re-release of their critically-applauded debut album “Never Coming Home” which will include mixes by famed producer Ben Grosse (Sevendust, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin) and production from Sahaj Ticotin (RA, Stitched Up Heart) respectively, ADAKAIN are launching into 2017 with more power than a Dallas oil strike! With regional headline tours that will culminate in their first ever appearance at this year’s ROCKLAHOMA Music Festival; Frontman/Guitarist Ryan Ray exclaims; “Man, this is a dream year we’re coming up on! The whole band is stoked, the music sounds incredible and there’s a whole slew of surprises we’re gonna be throwing in along the way”, he says. “That’s what happens, I guess, when you hire a manager who used to be a professional magician for a living”, Ryan laughs hysterically.

Look for big ADAKAIN news to follow with a brand new single to be worked to commercial Rock Radio and a follow-up National Tour announcement to follow.

 

Cross The Divide Release Official Music Video For “Sail On The Stars”

11870784_933989106639806_2210307536465062496_nHard/Progressive Rock Trio Cross The Divide have released the Official Video for “Sail On The Stars”, the sophomore single off of their upcoming full length debut album Fearless, due out 10/14/2016. The video was directed by Caleb Chamberlain and Will Hermonat.

“‘Sail on the Stars’ is a song that deals with loss. The message in this song is that when a person is left behind due to death or parting, it is important to be able to let go and find comfort in the right places. In the case of hurt, forgiveness is a vital part of that parting and grieving process. This song deals with all of that in a simple idea, a blessing: ‘sail on the stars.'” – Cross The Divide

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One of the fastest growing, and most in-demand original artists in New England is southern New Hampshire-based Cross the Divide. The three-member band combines heavy guitar riffs and melodic vocals to produce a unique blend of progressive and hard rock styles served up onstage with their engaging, high-energy performance. In an increasingly superficial era, Cross the Divide brings not only sweet guitar licks and driving bass lines, but also deep lyrical content driving home themes of hope, strength, and justice. The band has coined their own sub-genre for their sound: Storm Rock, which they define as “intense technical rock with deep lyrical themes”.

Though the band has been in existence since September 2010, Cross the Divide did not truly begin to define itself in the industry until mid-2014 when guitarist, Zac, and bassist, Chase, welcomed their hard hitting drummer Jake French into the project. Since that time, the band has played alongside many major artists including DisturbedGodsmackBreaking BenjaminAlter BridgeSevendustTriviumPop EvilSeetherSkillet10 YearsBuckcherryEscape the FateStarsetIslanderFor Today3 Years HollowScott Stapp, and many more.

Cross the Divide is currently gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated full-length album Fearless, which will be out on October 14, 2016. The 11-track CD will feature their hit song “The Perfect Storm,” which has seen airplay on terrestrial and internet radio all over the world, as well as upcoming single “Sail on the Stars”. Fearless is the first professionally produced record for the band, and the first recordings with the current lineup.

I, Apollo Release Lyric Video for “Surface”

NLI_DTL_04132016_999_1Post Hardcore quintet I, Apollo have released the lyric video for their track “Surface”, off of their Stranded EP. “Surface” was inspired by The Governor, a character from the AMC TV series, The Walking Dead. Featuring the album artwork by Dan Mumford (A Day to RememberMiss May I), Corbin Thomas of wellcan media (StarsetMaroon FiveBlack Sabbath/Ozzy OsbourneAmerican Music Awards) brings this lyric video to life.

The sense of hopelessness, helplessness, loneliness and pain created by The Governor’s evil deeds are illustrated through the song’s deep, dark lyrics. Intense flashing lyrics harken to lightening on a dark, stormy night as a girl stands alone atop a cliff looking over a city off in the distance, out of reach. Tentacles, a metaphor for The Governor’s evil, reach from the depths of hell to claim one more victim. Facing the choice between evil and an unknown fate, our heroine leaps from the cliff into a deep pit of uncertainty. The video ends with the girl once again standing atop a cliff, facing the future with hope.

“If your a Walking Dead fan, the Metaphors are strong in this one”. – Brendyn Moxley

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Catch I, Apollo Live In Direct Support for
I Set My Friends On Fire

08/22 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/23 @ Club 11 – Jefferson City, TN
08/25 @ The Summit Columbus, Ohio

10456242_680916478682176_4616562476104802020_nDubbed “The Millennium Falcon of Metalcore,” I,Apollo is a metalcore quintet from a small town in Ohio featuring Cole Smith (Guitar), Brendyn Moxley (Vocals), Justin Coleman (Guitar), Andrew (Droopy) Laird(Bass), and Quinten Hurd (Drums).

I, Apollo started touring before anyone in the band was 21. So far they have completed 3 tours hitting 22 states. In addition to touring with numerous bands including direct support for I Set My Friends on Fire, they have also played sold out shows, packed houses, and music festivals with such notable acts as All That RemainsStarsetSlipknot, and many others.

I, Apollo recorded their five song EP titled Stranded with Josh Schroederat Random Awesome! Studios in Bay City, MI. The band, known for their heavy promotion, passed out well over 3,000 demos before the official release of the EP. “The funny thing about passing out physical demos is you never see any other bands working the streets like we do. Meeting people you would never reach online.” This has been a major accomplishment for I, Apollo, gaining over 5,000 true fans on Facebook by working the streets and touring.

“These young guns have everything that it takes to make that next step and I believe they are well on their way.” – The Rustbelt Chronicles

The band wrote the Stranded EP in 2014 and scheduled studio time to record the five songs. Listening to scratch tracks the night before the recording session, the band decided to relieve their then vocalist of his duties. “It just wasn’t what we wanted to sound like.” With this move, the band had no lyrics, no vocalist, but headed to the Random Awesome! studios anyway. The plan was to just record instrumentals only.
Once in the studio, the band decided to rewrite all the lyrics. Brendyn Moxley, moved from guitar to the mic and nailed it. I, Apollo found the sound they were looking for.

The songs on the EP tackle everything from the AMC TV show “The Walking Dead,” relationships, betrayal, growing up, honesty, life experiences and modern dilemmas. The band comes through the music expressing views that speak directly to disenfranchised youth, music lover, and the down and out looking for a voice in today’s music.
In love with music from an early age, I, Apollo lives, breathes and eats metal.

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