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FRONTLINE RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE, “FOLLOW”

Chicago based alternative rock outfit, Frontline, have released the lead single from their debut album, Cold World.  The track, Follow,” can be ordered on iTunes here.

The band has released a lyric video to coincide with the release of the single, which can be viewed here.

Pulled from the band’s debut album, Cold World, (out 2 June via the new Vanity Music Group imprint Shock Records), “‘Follow’ tells a story of what’s going on in the world today with families losing loved ones, fighting for our country as well as losing them to any diseases,” says, Frontline frontman, Jason Delismon.

Formed by singer / guitarist Jason Delismon in early 2016, Frontline came to life when Delismon hooked up with lead guitarist, Mike Nowak, bassist, Alex Loeber and keyboardist Diane Tragos when the three of them began writing together, which soon led to the concept of an actual band coming to life.  “It was just a writing thing at first,” relates Delismon, “and soon things just started to click and it became obvious that we needed to see this thing through. Before long we began auditioning drummers and Jason Jaros entered the picture.” Soon after the recording of Cold World commenced Nowak had to step down due to personal reasons, to be replaced by Steve Vuko.  “After auditioning more than enough guitarists, it was obvious that Steve just had the chemistry needed to fill Mike’s shoes,” Jason recalls.

Cold World can be pre-ordered on iTunes or through the Vanity Music store.

PRE-ORDER ‘COLD WORLD’ FROM FRONTLINE NOW!

 

Chicago based modern rockers Frontline will release their debut album, Cold World on June 2nd via the Shock Records imprint.  A melodic slab of modern hard rock, Frontline offer up nine slices of modern hard rock on the disc, including the album’s first single, “Follow.”

Cold World can be pre-ordered here.

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?

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

RED TIDE RISING NOT AT FULL THROTTLE TONIGHT

Due to circumstances beyond the band’s control, they will NOT be appearing at Full Throttle in Sturgis as part of the Kill The Flaw Summer 12016 Tour with Sevendust and Crobot.

RED TIDE RISING’S ‘VOICES’ STREAMING ALL WEEK AT UNITED ROCK NATIONS RADIO

This week (23 May – 29 May) at 9:00pm CET / 3:00pm EST / noon PST you can tune in to French radio station United Rock Nations to check out Red Tide’s Rising’s ‘Voices’ in it’s entirety.Listen in here.

WATCH RED TIDE RISING LIVE TONIGHT IN COLORADO SPRINGS!

Red Tide Rising kicks their ‘Voices’ Tour off tonight in Colorado Springs, CO. You can watch them from your computer anywhere in the world! Right here.

THE FIFTH RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “NO GOING HOME”

The Mid Atlantic region’s best kept secret, The Fifth, has unleashed their first new music in over seven years today with “No Going Home,” the lead single from their upcoming, as yet untitled Ep.

Regarding the single, singer Roy Cathey says, “This song is a departure from anything we have released before. It has a very organic sound like Sabbath or Zeppelin – gritty, raw and a bit bluesy,” while guitarist, Icky Jim comments on the video itself: “We were very fortunate to get Justin Reich (Five Finger Death Punch, Ace Frehley & Paul Stanley, Black Label Society) for the video. He actually took a short break from working with Shinedown to do us. Justin’s a laid back, cool dude – so easy to work with. And he did an amazing job on the video. We couldn’t be happier.”

The quintet, who blasted out of the eastern North Carolina area in 2001, releasing three albums and an Ep along the way and hitting radio hard with their hit single, “The Gift” as well as storming Japan in 2009 have laid low since coming back from that tour. Cathey explains, “The past few years we have had some member changes looking for the right combination of players and personalities. We feel like we have the right group of people in the band to take this to the next level now. I couldn’t be more excited.”

“No Going Home” can be purchased on iTunes and previewed on Spotify.

JOHN TAGLIERI RELEASES ‘TRUE BELIEVER’

Singer / songwriter John Taglieri has just issued his new Ep, True Believer – his first release of full on hard rock material since his debut full length album, ‘Leap Of Faith’ back in 2000.

The Ep brings Taglieri full circle around to his melodic rock roots, a route he’s resisted going back down since that first release at the beginning of the century. “I’ve always been the kind of writer who writes anything that comes to me and I love to explore new places,” tells Taglieri. “I never wanted to be known as a one trick pony… so to speak. I went where my musical journey wanted to take me and that had some varied styles in it. Along the way the hard rock element was always there, but this Ep brings it all the way back with a vengeance!!”

Recorded in his own Dawg Pound Studios just outside Boston, Taglieri himself played every instrument aside from the keyboards on “Above the Sunrise” (provided by Lee Turner of Darius Rucker fame) and the rhythm guitar parts on the title track, which his longtime friend and collaborator, John Calendrillo stepped in for. Local Massachusetts musician and good friend, Munk Duane, also lent his vocal talent to the backing vocal section of “Way Out.”

Launching all those years ago with that “leap of faith,” and after all he’s been through, it’s only fitting that his latest release be titled True Believer. The opening riff of first single “Don’t Ask Why” kicks off the Ep like a punch to the face and it never stops. Heavy, a bit dark, a bit angry…”Don’t Ask Why” is a song that you’ll want to repeat over and over louder and louder. The title track, “True Believer,” has been with John for over 20 years dating back to his former band Big Trouble. “The hook to the song has lived in my head all these years and I finally decided the time was right,” says Taglieri. “Way Out” is a mid-tempo masterpiece with a huge hook and a conversation we’ve all had at the end of a relationship at some point in our lives. “Take This Ride” and “Above the Sunrise” harken back to old school guitars, Hammond organs and in your face vocals. “Mad Mad World” closes out the Ep with attitude and aggression. “It’s a message about keeping on your toes before you get swallowed up in turmoil,” reflects the singer.

True Believer is out now via Leap Dog Music / Vanity Music Group and is available on all digital platforms as well as CD Baby and your local brick and mortar outlet.  The video for single, Don’t Ask Why” can be viewed here.

JOHN TAGLIERI SLAMS INTO THE BILLBOARD INDIE CHART AT #112 WITH ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’

Veteran singer / songwriter John Taglieri’s new Ep, Days Like These has entered the Billboard Independent Album Chart at #112 in it’s first week of release, surrounded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Hellyeah, Blackberry Smoke and Pop Evil “To say this is fantastic news is a massive understatement,” says Taglieri. “Days Like These actually came in higher than ‘Southern Paradise’ did and I was thrilled when that record charted! This is my first record to chart on it’s week of release and that’s a great feeling.”

Days Like These, John’s first straightforward melodic rock release in over a decade, benefits from several special guests and John’s residencies in Key West, FL. “I’m fortunate to have guests like Kenny Aronoff, Rich Redmond and Eric Ragno on this new record,” he states, “and the fact that I played down in Key West on the week of release certainly helped. Key West is a year round tourist attraction and I’m lucky to play there every other month all year long and while I do play to a lot of regulars, I also get in front of a lot of people passing through. Then they take my CD home and introduce me to their friends which is a HUGE help and really get the word out!”

Back home in Massachusetts, John has the following upcoming shows before returning to Key West in October:

9/6 – McGuiggans, Whitman, MA
9/12 – Turners Yard, Pembroke, MA
9/18 – Southside Tavern, Braintree, MA
9/19 – McGuiggans, Whitman, MA
9/25 – JP Ryans, Abington, MA
9/26 – Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
10/1-10/7 – US Naval Tour

JOHN TAGLIERI GUESTS ON GOOD MORNING, FLORIDA KEYS

Melodic rock artist John Taglieri was a guest this morning on the Key West, FL show Good Morning, Florida Keys, as part of the promotion for his Days Like These Ep, with host Jenna Stauffer.  Watch it here.

JOHN TAGLIERI TOASTS THE MAN IN THE MOON ON 107.1 IN KEY WEST, FL

John Taglieri was an in studio guest at 107.1 on Key West, Fl this morning. Check out his unplugged performance of “Toasting The Man in the Moon” here

RED TIDE RISING NOMINATED FOR THREE “INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS – SOUTH WEST”

Young modern rock upstarts Red Tide Rising have been nominated in three categories for the 2014 Independent Music Awards in the Southwest region.

Nominations have come in the “Best Indie Album of the Year” (for The Rising), “Best Indie Song of the Year” (for “Shadows”) and the “Best Indie Rock / Blues Song” (for “The Otherside”) categories. Frontman, Matthew Whiteman says, “It’s an honor to be recognized by the independent music community after all the work we’ve put into the album.”

The criteria for nomination includes having product released in 2014 in the states of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as well as a necessity that the album or song be either DIY or released through an independent record company. Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges as well as a popular vote (aka “The People’s Choice”). Voting begins 16 September 2014 and closes on 23 September 2014 with the ceremony held on 4 October 2014.

RED TIDE RISING LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR “THE OTHERSIDE”

Young Denver modern rock act Red Tide Rising have released the first video from their new album, The Rising.  “The Otherside”was filmed and directed by Mel Haynes, Jr  and shot in a warehouse in Denver.  The video also features the debut of new bass player, Michael LeBois. The video can be viewed here.

Formed in 2007 when the band members were still just in junior high school, Red Tide Rising has since gone from strength to strength, releasing three albums and touring alongside the likes of in This Moment, Hatebreed and others.  The Rising, produced by Mike McAree (In This Moment) and Jeff Kanan (Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Randy Jackson, Staind, more), debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts at #3.

Some Press On The Rising:

Red Tide Rising offers one of the few bright spots in the modern hard rock genre. If you’re into bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Chevelle and Godsmack, you’d do well to give The Rising a try.-  Justin Gaines / Hard Rock Haven

Where Red Tide Rising will be successful is if people dig on Matthew Whiteman’s vocals. He’s a singer, when a lot of other bands might do a little bit more screaming in his shoes. He’s almost got too good of a voice for rock music – Bob Zerull / Zoiks!

The band is super tight. I love the guitar sound. I particularly enjoyed the song “The Otherside” – “Wizard” / Bloody Good Horror

JOHN TAGLIERI ANNOUNCES PRE-SALE FOR DAYS LIKE THESE

With his twelfth release, Days Like These, ready to drop in the next two weeks, pop / rock artist John Taglieri has launched a pre-sale for the Ep, along with free downloads, free swag, autographed CD’s and a chance to win a set of guitars.

Click over to John’s pre-order page to find the chance to not only pre-order a signed copy of the new record (delivered on or before 19 August) but to also grab the following: a link for a digital download of the Ep the same day you order, a link for an acoustic version of the Ep the same day you order and a John Taglieri t-shirt (specify size when ordering. Style will vary). Six random winners will get signed drum heads from John, Chad Cunningham and Alan Bowers and one Grand Prize Winner will get two Signed Guitars …an Epiphone electric and acoustic with the same finish. They will each have a verse and chorus from the track “Days Like These” on them,. When combined the whole song will be presented on the duo of guitars.

The cost of the Days Like These pre-sale is only US$15.00 and runs though 11:59 EST on 18 August 2014.

TONY CLARK OF TONY CLARK AND KILLING TIME GUESTS ON SMASH RADIO

Tony Clark, lead vocalist ad guitarist with Tony Clark and Killing Time recently spent time discussing beer, music and more with DJ REM at Smash Radio.  Check it out here!

COLE CHILDERS GUESTS ON ROCKWIRED RADIO AND MAGAZINE SHOW

Cole Childers was a recent guest of Brian Lush on the Rockwired Radio and Magazine Show. You can listen to the interview here.

RED TIDE RISING ADDS NEW BASS PLAYER

Denver metal merchants Red Tide Rising have added new bass player, Michael LaBois to their lineup after meeting with several potential applicants.  LaBois, a veteran of the Denver metal scene joins the band just in time to appear in their new video for “The Otherside” taken from the band’s recent The Rising album and says, LaBois says, “I think that Red Tide Rising is the right place for me right now. I enjoy the feeling of being on Stage with these three guys.  It’s been an instant bond.”

Guitarist, Andrew Whiteman, adds, “We are all super excited to have Michael join us in Red Tide! He is a passionate and skilled player that has already brought a lot of energy and excitement to the band. He is a great guy and we’ve had a blast with him in just the short time he has been with us!”

Red Tide Rising’s The Rising is currently in stores in North America now and they are currently building dates for late summer, including:

Aug 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Malarkey’s
Aug 23 – Dallas, TX – Curtain
Sept 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis (supporting Nothing More)

JOHN TAGLIERI RELEASES VIDEO SAMPLER FOR ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’ EP

Veteran pop/rock artist John Taglieri has released a five and a half minute long video sampler for his upcoming Ep, Days Like These, due 19 August 2014.

Comprised of six songs, the Ep features some very special guests (to be revealed soon) and brings Taglieri full circle to where he began his solo path as a musical artist.  “Days Like These is exactly what my life is about right now. Becoming a dad, finding a great balance in life, and being happier with my life and career than I’ve ever been.” said Taglieri. “Each song on this Ep is about life…the ups (“Days Like These”, “Here For The Taking”, “Beautiful Tonight”, “Finish Line”) and the downs (“Thin Air”, “Toasting The Man In The Moon”). Its about balance, which is key to everything in life. I think it’s a fun EP and I had the most amazing time making it.”

The video can be viewed here