Archive for: November 2016

NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT

Now, this is the way to kick off a tour.  If this doesn’t say it all, what does?

RED TIDE RISING KICKS OFF “NOT SO SILENT NIGHT” TOUR TOMORROW NIGHT WITH DROWNING POOL, GEMINI SYNDROME AND 9ELECTRIC

Vanity Music Group’s Red Tide Rising takes to the road tomorrow night with longtime compadres Drowning Pool and new friends Gemini Syndrome and 9Electric.  The first two dates are in the band’s backyard – Colorado Springs and their hometown of Denver.

NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR DATES:

29 Nov – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
30 Nov – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
01 Dec – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02 Dec – Springfield, MO – The Regency
03 Dec – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
04 Dec – Lisle, IL – BaseCamp
06 Dec – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07 Dec – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Rusty Spur
08 Dec – Mansfield, OH – Whiskey Warehouse
09 Dec – Stafford Springs, CT – The Palace Theater
10 Dec – Lawrence, MA – Claddagh
11 Dec – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12 Dec – Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House
14 Dec – Clarence, NY – Nashvilles II
15 Dec – Amityville, NY – Revolution
16 Dec – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
17 Dec – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
18 Dec – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
20 Dec – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
21 Dec – Evansville, IN – KC’s Time Out
t22 Dec – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
23 Dec – Dallas, TX – Trees

 

LUCID FLY RELEASES ‘BUILDING CASTLES IN AIR’ TODAY : STREAM THE FULL ALBUM THROUGH PROG MAGAZINE

Los Angeles based “dark prog” act Lucid Fly releases their first full length album, Building Castles in Air today through their own Hour Eleven Music (distributed by Vanity Music Group). You can preview the album via TeamRock / Prog here.

The band originated in Orlando, Florida, releasing a well received Ep, ‘Adapting to Gravity’ but founders Nikki Layne (vocals) and Doug Mecca (guitars) relocated to California in 2007, subsequently releasing two further critically acclaimed and fan praised Ep’s (2009’s ‘The Escape Stage’ and ‘Stasis’ in 2011) and proving their merit on the vibrant Southern California club scene.

2014 saw Lucid Fly being hand picked by Mike Portnoy to perform on the New Millenium Stage on the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise, alongside the likes of Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Riverside, Devin Townsend and more.

To help with the recording and production costs of the new album, the band turned to crowdfunding for a successful Indie GoGo campaign. The band self-produced and recorded Building Castles in Air in several studios throughout Southern California and Oregon, as well as their own home studio in Los Angeles. “Making all the decisions proved to be tough as it allowed us to explore more than ever before, which meant we had to have the discipline to reel it in and complete what became the biggest recording project by far to date,” explains Doug. They discovered that some of the major differences included the fact that none of the ten tracks on the album had been performed live and time was a major factor, as was budget, of course. “Luckily we had quite a bit of help courtesy of our amazing fans and a very successful IndieGoGo campaign,” relates Nikki. “We had 100% access to Flabbey Road Studio to do everything possible in a week. It had a great big room so we focused on all the drum tracking. Guitars were done in the home studio, then bass and vocals had to be scheduled around the crowdfunding campaign. Then a final pass with overdubs and editing gave us more input and time to finish these songs than any previous Ep. It was also the first time we tracked and edited ourselves for much of our own recording! How’s that for stressful? Haha.”

They turned to ARIA-nominated Forrester Savell, whom they had worked with on the ‘Stasis’ release, to mix and master the new album. “He’s brilliant when it comes to mixing and we love his taste in everything he’s had his hand in,” says Nikki. “We went much deeper than we ever did before, layering in ambience and sounds and space, and we knew we could trust that the final mix would come back with everything in its perfect place.”

The band adds, “In a way, we’ve been building up to this moment since we started playing music together. It’s like we’re meeting the world for the first time and can’t wait to introduce ourselves.”

Building Castles in Air can be ordered from Amazon and iTunes.

RED TIDE RISING RELEASE COVER VERSION OF TEARS FOR FEARS CLASSIC “MAD WORLD”

While on tour this summer with Sevendust, Denver modern metal merchants Red Tide Rising broke out a reinterpreted version of the Tears for Fears classic “Mad World” (also made popular by Gary Jules), which they soon discovered was becoming one of the many highlights of their set.  Upon returning home, the band worked up a permanent version of the song with producer Mike Luce (Drowning Pool) and entered The Keep Studios to track it.  Matthew Whiteman says, “We covered Mad World because it fits into the theme of our music. The choice allowed us to create a dark and melodic spin to the song that showcases our diversity in tonality that is demonstrated from the first note to the last. Besides, the song is a band favourite and we always wanted to pay tribute to it.”

As of today, “Mad World” can be downloaded from iTunes.

29 November sees the band heading out on another nearly month long jaunt with brothers in arms Drowning Pool (also featuring Gemini Syndrome and 9Electric).  The tour kicks off at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs and concludes on 23 December in Dallas, TX at Trees.  Whiteman adds, “The last time we were out with Drowning Pool they gave us a tour experience that changed this band. Their constant hospitality towards their support bands was something we had never seen. Their dedication to making sure this genre carries on was shown in their passion to help develop smaller bands like they did with us . inspired by the entire Unlucky 13 tour, we were more focused than ever on reaching the creative vision of the Voices Ep. We now have the opportunity to play with them once again and show them how big of an impact they made 2 years ago. We will be playing the entire Voices Ep in front of their crowds in hopes of growing our family. One things for sure, It’s always a great time with our brothers in Drowning Pool and were honored to be with them again! See you on the Not So Silent Night Tour!”

NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR DATES:

29 Nov – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
30 Nov – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
01 Dec – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02 Dec – Springfield, MO – The Regency
03 Dec – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
04 Dec – Lisle, IL – BaseCamp
06 Dec – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07 Dec – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Rusty Spur
08 Dec – Mansfield, OH – Whiskey Warehouse
09 Dec – Stafford Springs, CT – The Palace Theater
10 Dec – Lawrence, MA – Claddagh
11 Dec – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12 Dec – Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House
14 Dec – Clarence, NY – Nashvilles II
15 Dec – Amityville, NY – Revolution
16 Dec – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
17 Dec – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
18 Dec – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
20 Dec – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
21 Dec – Evansville, IN – KC’s Time Out
t22 Dec – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
23 Dec – Dallas, TX – Trees