Alteras Sign with Revival Recordings and Debut New Music Video

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Youngstown, OH quintet Alteras has recently inked a deal with Revival Recordings (owned by Shawn Milke of Alesana). The band will make their label debut with the new full-length Grief, out on August 5th. Today, you can watch the music video for the first single “Could Ever Love” at Alternative Press, directed by Michele Dulay of Aspire | Immerse.

Encompassing the emotion of grief in this concept album was enlightening to say in the least,” says vocalist Jacob Clasen. “‘Could Ever Love’ hits some of the most relatable grieving points and is definitely one of our favorites on the record. We’re incredibly humbled and exhilarated to be sharing ‘Grief’ with you all alongside our new record label and family, Revival Recordings!”

Revival is proud to welcome Alteras to our family of artists,” says label founder Shawn Milke. “The band has a conceptual, passionate and creative vision that couples perfectly with the culture and community that we are building. We thank Alteras for inviting us along on their journey.

Grief was recorded and produced by Nick Ingram (For Today, Dayseeker, Jay Z) at Capital House Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Pre-orders are available via MerchNow.

We were lucky enough to be able to do an interview with Alteras.  These guys are definitely a band to keep an eye on.  I watched their You Tube videos and I was very impressed.  I can’t wait to hear the album “Grief” when it drops on August 5th.  Here is their video for Could Ever Love, and check out the interview below.

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-First off, congrats on the record deal.  Could you give us a little history on how you all came together as a band?
     We’ve actually been together since summer 2009, just not this exact group.  Jordan and Jake are original from day one.  Down the road we picked up Mike, then Zack, and lastly Seth.  The crazy part is that we all went to school together, we just never got together musically until later.
– How would you describe your sound/music to people?
     Usually we just say Rock.  We fall into a lot of categories and don’t really commit ourselves to just one genre so we consider Rock to be all encompassing and usually at least gets people to have a listen and decide for themselves.
– Who are some of your musical influences?
     Armor Fro Sleep, Maroon 5, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce the Veil, Bring Me The Horizon, Thursday, August Burns Red, Attack! Attack!, and Asking Alexandria to just name a few.
– Has music always been the direction you wanted to go in life?
     Absolutely, every single one of us in this band has always been committed to this goal.  No matter what band we were in previously, this was the end goal.  Hard work got us where we are now and certainly don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.  We’re incredibly thankful that we’ve been offered the opportunity to work with Revival Recordings and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.
– If you weren’t in the music industry, what do you think your career path would be?
     Well, coming from me, Jake, I’d have to say still working in music.  I’m a videographer, photographer, and graphic designer with Aspire Immerse, so I’m constantly involved with other bands regardless.
– What is your favorite song on the upcoming album and why?
     I personally am strongly connected to “Could Ever Love”.  It’s been my favorite of the album since we left the studio.  I’m sure the other guys would say “Broke”, “Everything You Wanted”, or “Scars”.
– I see you have several show dates lined up for the end of this month, will you be adding more dated to promote the release of the album?  If so, can you tell us what areas you will be hitting?
     Absolutely we’ll be adding to this, unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information to share here at the moment.  But know that nowhere is excluded and everywhere in the states is a possibility!  We’d love a West Coast tour and hope to be traveling all over the country come August.

I want to thank Jake, from Alteras for taking the time to answer a few questions for us.  Here is a bio on the band.  Don’t forget to look them up on Facebook and definitely check out their album on August 5th.

About Alteras:
Alteras is a five-piece metal band from Youngstown Ohio. The band was founded with the common belief that making music was vital to their well-being. The band’s mission is to provide music for whomever who needs it most, touching the hearts of the listener is the main goal of each and every piece by Alteras.

Alteras consists of Jacob Clasen (vocalist), Jordan Woolley (guitarist), Michael Dulay (guitarist), Zack Orr (Bassist), and Seth Donchess (Drummer). Every member has a vital role in the band, whether on or off-stage they never stop working to promote and spread Alteras’ message.

Throughout their career they’ve attained some merit with their first release “Shapeshifter – EP” in 2015. Music videos following the albums releases for the song “Heartseeker” brought the band national attention to the album, allowing to to premiere on a variety of press outlets.

Now after gaining traction, experiencing touring on the road and a newly inked record deal, Alteras excitedly prepare to release their new album “Grief” this summer. “Grief” is a full-length album dedicated to their fans that was recorded and produced by Nick Ingram at Capital House Studios in Columbus, Ohio. According to Jake Clasen (lead singer) “These songs have gotten us through some of the toughest points in our lives; we hope they can do the same for you!”

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Stryper in OKC 6/30/16

Wow!!! That would be the first word that comes to mind after seeing Stryper in Oklahoma City at the Diamond Ballroom on 6/30/16.  It has been a long time since Stryper has been in Oklahoma City.  I heard someone say it has been 25 years, though I am not sure if it has been that long or not.  All I know is that when this show was announced almost 6 months ago, we couldn’t wait for June.

Rumor had it the Michael Sweet was feeling a little under the weather prior to the show.  You would never have been able to tell by the performance he gave.  His vocals were spot on and his energy level on stage was top notch.  There were many “WOW” moments when he hit those high notes.  Robert, Oz, and Tim more than delivered for this show.  Having only seen Stryper 1 time prior to this show, I was very excited to get to see them again.  Now I can’t wait until September to see them again at the Farm Rock 80’s Festival in Tulsa.

While this particular tour may be over and the band is surely enjoying a little bit of down time with their families, they won’t be resting for long.  Very soon they are set to begin their 30th Anniversary “To Hell With The Devil” Tour.  For this tour they will be bringing back their special yellow and black costumes.  It will be worth the time and money to check out that tour.

Please check out their website at www.stryper.com for tour dates, merch store, and all things Stryper.  Go give their Facebook page a like as well.  Michael Sweet likes the new Facebook Live feature and his videos on there were very entertaining.  It was awesome to get a little behind the scenes action from him via Facebook.

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Make America Rock Again Tour

Please read the following Press Release for the Make America Rock Again Tour beginning in August.  This tour is making several stops all over the country.  There is sure to be a stop near you.  Click on the links below to buy tickets and check out the website for more information and updates.  This will not be a show to miss!!
The Inaugural MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour Adds Select Dates with Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., VAST, Fuel and More
 
Also Featuring Our Generation’s Hard Rock Chart-Toppers: TRAPT, SALIVA, SAVING ABEL, ALIEN ANT FARM, CRAZYTOWN, 12 STONES, TANTRIC & More!
 
Your Favorite American Hard Rock Bands Team Up for the Biggest Touring Party of the Summer!
The inaugural MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour is set to bring your favorite chart-topping bands to your backyard this August through October! Tour performers include Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric. It was previously announced that Drowning Pool would join select dates – now, the tour is pleased to announce that P.O.D., VAST, Puddle of Mudd and Fuel will also perform on select dates. This will mark VAST‘s first show in five years. See below for a current list of all dates with performers.
Several bands on the tour, including Trapt, Saliva, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric, are all touring in support of new albums and are currently pushing new singles to radio. Expect to hear throwback favorites and new tunes from each artist on the MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour. Between the bands on the tour, these artists boast a total of six Platinum albums, six Gold albums, eight #1 hits, 17 top #10 hits and over 14 million total albums sold.
In addition to blistering sets from each of these artists, MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour dates will be flanked by fun activities for all, including a Red, White & Blue bikini contest in select markets! In addition, pre and post-show VIP meet & greets and onsite BBQ’s in select markets will allow fans to meet and hang out with MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN artists one-on-one.
The MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour kicks off in El Paso, TX on August 6 and makes a massive run through early-October – stopping at conventional and unconventional venues – such as casinos, amphitheaters, arenas, clubs, theatres, motor speedways, radio station events and military bases across the country. Venues are still being confirmed and more dates will be added. Tickets for select markets are on sale now – visit www.makeamericarockagain.com for more details.
MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour Dates:
Aug 4 – Columbus, MN @ Running Aces Casino & Racetrack (P.O.D. and Drowning Pool only)
Aug 6 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Amphitheater
Aug 7 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Aug 8 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Aug 9 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
Aug 10 – Houston, TX @ Pub Fountains – Outdoors
Aug 14 – Detroit, MI @ Chene Park Amphitheater (plus Drowning Pool)      
Aug 17 – Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar
Aug 18 – Valentine, NE @ Rosebud Casino
Aug 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Aug 20 – Sandy, UT @ Sandy Station (Outdoors)
Aug 21 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
Aug 25 – Lewsiton, ID @ Boomerz (Trapt, Alien Ant Farm and Tantric only)
Aug 26 – Everett, WA @ V’s Garage (Trapt, Alien Ant Farm and Tantric only)
Aug 27 – Central Point, OR @ Expo Amphitheater (Trapt, Alien Ant Farm and Tantric only, plus Fuel)
Sep 1 – San Diego, CA @ Sycaun Casino
Sep 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ Orleans Arena
Sep 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theatre (Trapt, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, Tantric only plus Puddle of Mudd and VAST)
Sep 7 – DeKalb, IL @ NIU Convocation Center
Sep 8 – Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works
Sep 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
Sep 10 – Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center (plus Drowning Pool)
Sep 11 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center
Sep 12 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
Sep 14 – New York City @ Melrose Ballroom
Sep 16 – Big Flats, NY @ Tags Summerstage
Sep 17 – Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Sep 19 – Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre
Sep 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sep 22 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
Sep 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
Sep 24 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ Myrtle Beach Motor Speedway
Sep 25 – Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
Sep 29 – Ft. Myers, FL @ The Ranch
Sep 30 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Oct 1 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Amphitheater
Oct 2 – Tampa, FL @ Cuban Club outdoor courtyard
Oct 5 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion Powered By Bud Light
Oct 6 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
Oct 7 – Dodge City, KS @ United Wireless Arena
Oct 8 – Kearney, NE @ Viaero Wireless Arena
Oct 9 – Mitchell, NE @ Scottsbluff County Event Center
 
Many more dates TBA!
More details about the MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN will be announced soon!
For more information on the MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN tour, please visit:
Make America Rock Again is booked and produced by Supreme Entertainment www.supremeentertainment.net

 

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Texas Mutiny September 24th, 2016

Every year when the month of May ends hundreds of thousands of music fans all over the country become sad and eagerly await the next May to come around.  This is all thanks to AEG Live and their music festivals all over the country during “The World’s Loudest Month”.
This year AEG Live is bringing a new 12 hour music festival to the fans in September called Texas Mutiny.  We all know AEG Live knows how to bring the fans everything they want and even some things they didn’t know they wanted.  They also bring fans tickets and experiences to fit everyone’s budget.  Please read the following Press Release from AEG Live about this amazing new festival and follow the links to get your tickets if you haven’t already done so.  We can’t wait for this one.  Hope to see you all in Texas!!!

AEG LIVE ANNOUNCES ANOTHER NEW HARD ROCK FESTIVAL:

TEXAS MUTINY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
AT PETTY PLACE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN DFW

FEATURING OVER 12 HOURS OF NONSTOP ROCK
FROM AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, CHEVELLE,
PIERCE THE VEIL, HELLYEAH, OF MICE & MEN AND MORE

AEG Live—producers of many of the most compelling rock festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest—have announced the first annual Texas Mutiny festival, to be held Saturday, September 24 on the outer grounds at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

The newest rock and camping festival to hit the Lone Star State promises a day of absolute music mutiny with over 12 hours of nonstop music on three stages from Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Candlebox, Nothing More, Starset, The Amity Affliction, Skindred, KYNG, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Avatar, Twelve Foot Ninja, September Mourning, and more.

Texas Mutiny flyer with band lineup and venue details“Considering the ongoing success we’ve had in Dallas for years with Edgefest and the new success story this year with Off The Rails, the DFW market is one that is primed and ready for a top-notch hard rock festival,” commented Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Texas Mutiny for AEG Live. “We’re taking successful components from several of our other similar rock festivals to create an experience for music fans that is uniquely Texas. Our hope is that this is the first step toward establishing a long legacy that rock artists and rock fans in the Lone Star State can call their own!”

AEG Live is one of the premier producers of rock festivals in the U.S., and we’re pleased to partner with them on one that reaches the hard rock audience,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “Charlotte Motor Speedway, our sister venue in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, has partnered with AEG Live for the Carolina Rebellion music festival since 2013 and we’re looking forward to hosting an equally successful event in the inaugural Texas Mutiny.”

Specially priced Texas Mutiny presale General Admission and VIP tickets will be available from Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 AM CDT through Friday, May 6 at 9:59 AM CDT at www.TexasMutiny.com. Visit the Texas Mutiny social media pages for a password to purchase presale tickets. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, since ticket prices will increase at the public on-sale on Friday, May 6 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Presale ticket prices are as follows (plus fees):

  • General Admission: $59.50
  • VIP: $159.50
  • GA Ticket 4-Pack: $198

At the public on-sale on May 6, tickets will be priced as follows (plus fees):

  • General Admission: $79.50
  • VIP: $179.50
  • GA Ticket 4-Pack: $258

Hotel and Camping Packages will also be available for purchase starting May 4. Hotel packages will include accommodations close to the festival grounds and are available for 2 or 4 people. All hotel packages include a $25 merch voucher, VIP lounge access, and commemorative poster.

Camping packages are available as Basic Tent, Basic RV or Full RV Hookup for Friday and Saturday nights. VIP Camping packages include: Groupie (tent camping with $25 merch voucher, VIP lounge access, commemorative poster), Roadie (RV camping with hookup, $25 merch voucher, VIP lounge access, commemorative poster) and Rock Star (RV provided with full hookup, $250 rider, $25 merch voucher, VIP lounge access, commemorative poster).

A limited number of discounted Ticket 4-Packs will also be available for active military through Texas Mutiny partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Texas Mutiny is produced by AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.

For directions and more information on Texas Motor Speedway, visit www.TexasMotorSpeedway.com.

 

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Coloseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
www.aeglive.com

About Texas Motor Speedway

With a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, Texas Motor Speedway is among the largest sports stadiums in the United States and features an array of amenities, including the world’s largest TV, that make it one of the premier venues in the world of sports. Known as “The Great American Speedway!,” the 1.5-mile superspeedway located in Fort Worth plays host to two races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series as well as one in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The attendances for the NASCAR Sprint Cup events since the facility opened in 1997 annually rank among the nation’s largest sporting events and also are the largest-attended, single-day sporting events in Texas. Since opening, Texas Motor Speedway has had an annual economic impact of approximately $300 million to the North Texas region. Texas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

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Rocklahoma 2016

Rocklahoma brought back some old favorites and some of the newest bands, which is what the fans who would expect to have for the 10th anniversary of Rocklahoma.  There were bands from all over the world to play for the rock and roll fans.  The line-up was a perfect balance of everything this festival has brought to the fans over the last 10 years.  There was sure to be a band or artist there to please everyone.
This was our 9th year in attendance.  We regretfully missed the first year, but have not missed one since.  We have seen this festival become bigger and bigger over the years. The only thing better than the variety of music is the friends made during this festival.
For some fans the festival is 3 days packed full of music; however, for us it has always been 4 days.  We never miss the Thursday night pre-parties in the camp grounds. Between the Camp Jager stage and the Axis stage, there are more than plenty of bands to see to give the weekend the proper kick-off.  These pre-parties also give you a chance
to get up close and personal with some of the musicians.

There was plenty of our favorite Rocklahoma Alums like– P.O.D., THC, Pop Evil, and Steel Panther.  And they threw in some awesome great new bands to the line-up as well like-Sixx A.M., Red Sun Rising, Avitar, and my favorite new band Wilson

I want to spotlight some of the lesser known bands that were presented this year at Rocklahoma.

  1. The Hellectrokuters.  This band traveled to Oklahoma from Paris France!  They were High Energy and dripping in sweat when they finished their set, which can be described as full on 80’s metal reminiscent of AC/DC IMG_5266 IMG_5281

 

  1. Speaking of High Energy, Chaotic Resemblance is a non-stop, over the top Glam act that will blow you away with their live performance!  These guys are going to be a household name in the near future.  This is one of those bands that makes your heartbeat fast and smile from ear to ear.  They have the look as well as the talent to make it to the next level for sure. IMG_3940 IMG_3759 IMG_3918

 

  1. Ragdoll a band from down under has been one of the best received bands on the smaller stage that I have ever seen in our 9 years at the festival. And there is a good reason why.  Ragdoll has so much talent for a 3-piece band and they are constantly upping their game every year, this has kept them a very relevant band that everyone looks forward to seeing year after year.IMG_5191 IMG_5213 IMG_5201

 

  1. One of the newest bands at this years festival was Locust Grove. This band was placed on the bill even before their first live show as a band together was done.  This goes to show you the type of musicians they are.  They definitely did not disappoint! Zain has the persona of a young Zakk Wylde on stage and makes it a point to get down into the crowd in every show to show his appreciation to the fans.  Outstanding performance from every member of this band.IMG_4351 IMG_4405 IMG_4310

 

This was by far one of the most diverse years that I have seen to date.  Rocklahoma is finding the secret recipe for one of the best festivals in the United states.

 

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BleachBANGS/Curse the Fall

Band Members
Dewayne Clifton – vocals
Nick Cebalo – bass
Jerry Gulley – drums
Brian Carrigan – guitar

 

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BleachBANGS was able to catch up with Curse the Fall for a great interview at their C.D. release party in Oklahoma City at Thunder Alley.  First thing I noticed was how funny, and happy they were to be able to do what they love.

I was very impressed how the entire band was in attendance the entire time making sure to mingle with as many people as possible, these guys are a true class act when it comes to proper etiquette at a rock show and support for everyone involved!  This spoke volumes to me as a fan. 

Curse the Fall are seasoned musicians that have been in the game for quite some time despite starting this band in 2013, they have had successful ventures in California and around the country as Lock 17. 

When the band finally hit the stage, their fan engagement continued and everyone felt like they were invited to a party and not just a rock show.  They didn’t take themselves too seriously and stayed loose and focused on the entertainment which put everyone at ease to have fun. 

If you are looking for a band full of great musicians, as well as GREAT people, Curse the Fall will not disappoint!

Make sure to check them out and pick up a copy of APHELION Here

Facebook: Curse the Fall

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Doll Skin 2016

Hailing from Arizona, Doll Skin has Definitely been earning their frequent traveling miles, as well as respect from Bands and fans alike along the way.

We were able to sit down and talk to these extremely talented ladies, and the last thing I told them was I was not going to be taken by surprise by them when I see them perform, I thought I knew how good they were.  I WAS WRONG! From the moment they walked on stage, they owned it.  The Vocals that Sydney was belting out, and her stage confidence was as fluid as someone that had been doing it for decades.  The rest of the band was as stage savvy as Sydney as they criss-crossed the stage making sure every side of the audience was getting a full dose of their energy.  This band is the real deal and Dave Ellefson was dead on when he took them under his wing.

I’m not going to mention their age because it shouldn’t matter, if you need to know that listen to the interview.  All you need to know is don’t under estimate them when you see them setting up.  And touring with Otep, Hell Yeah, Escape the Fate and many more does not happen unless the band is worthy.  Doll Skin IS worthy!

Check them out here:

Website

Facebook

Youtube

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Otep 2016

I will admit I was not an OTEP fan, actually I had never heard a single song she had done.  But after so many people I knew were ranting on and on about attending the upcoming show Monday night at the Diamond Ballroom.  So in all honesty, I had know idea how awesome she was or would be!

OTEP lives by her own rules and isn’t afraid of being criticized by anyone as long as she I speaking of what she believes.  I gathered all of that just by seeing her live just one night.

And the talent that she possesses is second to none, a beautiful voice that can get down and dirtier than many of the metal vocalist I’ve seen.  This will not be my only OTEP show I am a dedicated fan now, and I won’t miss a single show whenever she is in town. Why did it take me so long to discover something so great?IMG_3012 IMG_3014 IMG_3122 IMG_3123 IMG_3141 IMG_3177 IMG_3202 IMG_3215 IMG_3221 IMG_3238 IMG_3244 IMG_3251 IMG_3265 IMG_3294 IMG_3337 IMG_3342 IMG_3357 IMG_3371 IMG_3391 IMG_3394 IMG_3410 IMG_3416

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Pryti Interview

 

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We were lucky enough to do a short interview with Pryti.  A special thanks to High Road Publicity for introducing us to her.  She has a deep, soulful sound with dark and meaningful lyrics.  Check out her music video below.  Here is our interview with Pryti:

1. You have such an awesome, dark and soulful sound both vocally and lyrically, where do you draw your inspiration from?

I listen to a wide variety of music and I watch a lot of TV. Some stories tend to stick with me and I write about them also I draw on personal experiences too.

2. I would imagine that being your own manager, label, and agent has its pros and cons.  What are some of the good things and bad things associated with doing it all yourself?
The  good things are that your are in control of what your putting out there in terms of music and image. The bad things are that there is so much competition if you don t have an experienced label, manager and agent with all the contacts it s much more difficult. All the planets pretty much have to be lined up.  
3. Since you are the guitar and bass player, when you play gigs, would you do something more acoustic? Or would you have other musicians playing with you?
I would have a band playing with me and do some acoustic gigs too.
4. Have you always known that music was the path you wanted to follow in life?
Yes Ive always wanted to do this since I was little .
5. If you weren’t a musician, what career would you have chosen?
I would probably be working as a music supervisor or working in the cosmetic industry I love make up too.
6. Do you have any “rituals” or “habits” that you go through before you play a gig or even record?
I don t know if I d call worry a ritual or habit but that s what I tend to do.
7. What are your plans for the rest of 2016?  Any plans to play any shows in the US?
I m trying to get live stuff underway. No plans at the moment to play the US one day it will happen.

We want to thank Pryti for taking the time to answer a few questions for us.  Please check out the links below for music, social media, and the music video.

Pryti Releases “Bitter Pill” Music Video

Bitter Pill is a dark song about struggling and trying to explain how you feel I love how the video captures that.Pryti

Follow Pryti:

Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

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About Pryti:

Pryti is a hard rock/grunge singer songwriter from Birmingham UK. Her influences range from Sarah Mclachlan to Deftones. Pryti’s debut album ‘Tales of a Melancholic’ received critical acclaim in the UK and USA. It was produced by Justin Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Bury Tomorrow). She wrote, sang, played the guitars and bass, and released it on her label Welcome To Pariahville. Her YouTube channel has had over 1 million views. Her previous song Insomnia premiered on the Kerrang website and was regularly played on Scuzz. The album was also premiered on Last FM originals Discovery of the week. Pryti has also been regularly played on Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood, Total Rock Radio, Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing West Midlands.

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Davey Suicide

Davey Suicide:

Davey Suicide, Needlz, Drayven Davidson, Niko Gemini, Derek Obscura

I must admit, I had never heard of Davey Suicide until about a week ago when we received an email telling us that they would be playing here in Oklahoma City this week.  I decided to give the band a quick look and see what I thought, after all, High Road Publicity (that contacted us about the show), has usually been spot on as to my musical preferences and what I would be interested in.

After checking them out, hearing the hook driven lyrics, and seeing the on stage theatrics, they had me all in!

Although it was a Monday show and attendance was light, the entire band brought their “A” game and had me smiling from ear to ear!  Each and every member of this band is capable of keeping the audience captivated all by themselves, put them all together and it’s one hell of a ride!

Check out their website at www.daveysuicide.com to view tour dates, bio, videos, merch, and anything else Davey Suicide.

Please click on the Podcast link above for the audio interview with Davey Suicide himself.

 

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