Dark Ascent Uproar Battle of the Bands winners!

Uproar/Kattfest Local Winners Dark Ascent

Dark Ascent

BleachBANGS Radio would like to congratulate our local Oklahoma City Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Winners Dark Ascent! 

Clif Easterday – Drums/Backing Vocals
Frank Knoles – Vocals
Chase Everett – Bass
Jordan Barbour – Guitar/Backing Vocals

 Dark AscentHave been making a real statement in the Oklahoma City area and this win could be the springboard needed to propel them to the next level.
The Uproar Battle of the Bands consists of fans voting on what bands they want to open Uproar in their local area, With the top winner given the opportunity to join the entire Festival full time next year and prizes worth over $15,000 That’s a huge deal, touring with National acts from state to state.
So let’s VOTE Dark Ascent Grand Champion and let them show us what they are made of!

Here is the link to vote for our hometown Boys and BleachBANGS alumni. 




The 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicked off Friday, August 15 at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Michigan and is receiving positive feedback from the bands and media.

The fifth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tours the U.S. from August 15 through September 21. The festival’s powerful lineup includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether, along with SkilletBuckcherryPop EvilEscape The Fate3 Years HollowWithin ReasonNew Medicine, 2013 UPROAR Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner Sons of Revelry,These Raven Skies, and Tattered.

Here’s what some of the UPROAR bands are saying about their experience during the first week of the tour:

“Having played the UPROAR Festival previously, we had high expectations. After three shows, it has been just what we expected: kick ass bands, no attitudes backstage, great food, great parties, and a general feeling that the fans are getting the best bang for their buck by every band laying it all out on the stage every night! #rockisnotdead #1000hp”

Shannon LarkinGodsmack

“UPROAR is the perfect forum for Buckcherry’s live music all day and night, up close interaction with our fans, and constant mayhem that only Rockstar Energy can produce. Come out, rock out, pick up the F*CK EP, and we will host the party!”

Josh ToddBuckcherry

“It’s the most bad-ass tour of the summer. Every band is bringing something unique—it makes for a great day of music.”

Keith NelsonBuckcherry

“Imagine waking up Christmas morning and getting every single present you dreamed for and more. This is what UPROAR has been for us so far. The crew, the crowd, and the music has just been epic. It’s been a life changing first few dates and we are stoked to keep the train rolling into this revolution!”

Toby BlackSons Of Revelry

Check out some video clips from the first week of the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival here: http://youtu.be/R2kb6GjA7II.

Here’s what renowned music journalist Gary Graff of the Oakland Press had to say about the festival’s opening day: “A full day of music on Friday, Aug. 15 at the DTE Energy Theatre came down to one simple thing — how good Godsmack was at the end of theRockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour’s opening date…The return and the presence of new music clearly energized the group and powered a 14-song, 90-minute show that put a satisfying cap on UPROAR‘s eight-and-a-half hours of heavy rock on a sunny and unseasonably mild summer day [August 16, 2014].”

In conjunction with their performances on this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, 2013 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bandswinner Sons Of Revelry are offering a free digital download of their new Fractal EP through the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands website (http://uproar.battleofthebands.com/sonsofrevelry).

The deluxe digital edition of the Fractal EP is available through iTunes (http://bit.ly/FractalEP) and the physical deluxe EP can be purchased at the band’s merch booth at 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows. As part of their 2013 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, Brantford, Ontario’s Sons Of Revelry recorded the Fractal EP in Los Angeles with renowned producer Jay Baumgardner (Sevendust, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Godsmack). Visit www.sonsofrevelry.com for more information.

At each Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival show, the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner plays live on the Festival Stage and is then entered in the Grand Prize competition, with the chance to win prizes valued at over $15,000 and a coveted spot on the 2015 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival.

The local 2014 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winners so far are as follows:

August 15 Detroit, MI The Oath Lies Here
August 16 Peru, IL Aterra Tale
August 17 Cincinnati, OH Beside These Walls
August 19 Pittsburgh, PA Recollections
August 20 Uncasville, CT Twin Berlin
August 22 Syracuse, NY Blame Anchor
August 23 Mount Pocono, PA Moxie & Rebel
August 24 Noblesville, IN Soulsik
August 26 Camden, NJ Rewind The Crisis

       Sept 7th                                Oklahoma City                                               Dark Ascent

Tickets and details for each Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival show are available now at www.RockstarUPROAR.com.

The UPROAR festival area features a variety of activities, information booths and vendors throughout the afternoon and evening. Concertgoers arriving early will also have the chance to meet some of their favorite bands daily at the Rockstar Energy Drink Compound, and COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey will host other autograph signings. For band performance and signing times, visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com.

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Blackstream Records, Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, Yamaha Motorcycles, COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey, Rockford Fosgate, MATADOR Beef Jerky, Fxck Cancer, Pura Vida Tequila, and UNKNOWN Industries.

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