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LAS VEGAS’ WICKED GARDEN SIGN WITH SHOCK RECORDS / VANITY MUSIC GROUP
DEBUT MAXI SINGLE DUE IN MID NOVEMBER

Las Vegas’ leading alternative rockers WICKED GARDEN are set to release, Already Gone, their debut Ep / maxi single on 16 November via the Vanity Music Group imprint Shock Records on 16 November.  The three track release  is culled from the upcoming full length album, Post Dystopian Leisure Music, which is due in February of 2019.

Tracked at National Southwestern Recording in Las Vegas and produced by lead vocalist / guitarist Dominick Muzio with Ron Corso., both Already Gone and Post Dystopian Leisure Music were written on a dare.  Muzio says, “We were pretty much just playing covers around Las Vegas for fun and had racked up three straight ‘Best Cover Band’ awards in town. People kept saying we couldn’t write our own songs so we took that as a challenge.  Mission accomplished, I’d say.”

WICKED GARDEN IS:

Dominick Muzio – Lead vocals, Guitars
Shawn Trojahn – Guitars, vocals
Troy Spriggs – Bass, vocals’
Jay Dardano – Drums, percussion

ALREADY GONE TRACK LIST:

Already Gone
Hey Bitch
I-15 South (featuring Todd Kerns from Slash f/ Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators)

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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

COLE CHILDERS’ ‘AURORA’ EP NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

Seattle based modern rock artist Cole Childers has released his debut Ep, Aurora, via Vanity Digital Music and it can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and other digital download sites. Aurora can also be streamed at Spotify and similar services.

Childers entered the United States Navy in 2000 and his experiences in the armed forces added to the mix of Cole’s creative genius, bringing to life a brand of music that’s dark, fleeting and emotional.  Upon returning from a six month deployment in 2006 he formed the band Chasing Corona, releasing the critically acclaimed album, ‘Black Eye and Candlelight’ and opening dates for the likes of Motley Crue, Joan Jett and others.

Aurora kicks off with the hard hitting modern rock track, “Save Me,” (“about someone who has been there for everyone around them, but the entire time they were the ones that needed help,” says Childers),and then slams right into the first single “Fall With Me,” the video of which is shot from a soldier’s point of view.  “This video was very important to me,” relates Cole.  “So many people read military death tolls in the paper and have a standard reaction without true feeling behind it.  We did this video in order to cut to the core of the viewer so they may understand the true sacrifice that military and their families make everyday.”  The Linkin Park infused “Addict” follows. The song doesn’t necessarily reference drug addiction, rather anything that controls someone physically and mentally in a negative fashion.  “Being high without a drug is referring to finding true happiness and overcoming the crutch,” says the singer / guitarist. The breakneck juggernaut of “Run Away,” then crashes through and “could be the most meaningful song to me,” says Cole. “It signifies the father – daughter relationship in a broken marriage.  Giving assurance to the child that I will be your rock and can always be counted on,”  Featuring a hook as wide as the Pacific Ocean, “Impossible,” touches on the struggle of trying to break through to your significant other during the dying phase of your relationship. The Ep’s title track, “Aurora” finishes off the record with a more acoustic oriented approach than the rest of the songs on offer and tells a story of a girl cheating on her boyfriend. While she’s torn apart by guilt and not knowing what lies down the road, he just moves on with life, having few cares in the world … sort of an about face on life.

Leaving the military has allowed Cole to take a different perspective on life and has given him more flexibility to grow as a musician.  He sums it all up: “I was able to move back to where it all began, with new purpose and clear direction.

Aurora:

on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1qrMZLE

on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1kZRGwY

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 4: LIFERS IN KANSAS CITY

AD and Ryan are sitting in a hotel room in Kansas City dishing out another episode of LIFERS. This time they talk about their first bands, how they got it together, and the inevitable first gig. Hilarity ensues as these two lifetime musicians recount the first few pivotal steps. Listen in here

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 7: YOU CAN PUT A MAN ON THE MOON BUT CAN’T BUY BOLAN AT K-MART

What rockstar did their friend Mikey impersonate to swiftly get through security at a New York airport? Which band’s music warrants a phone call to child protective services? What band did a teenage AD get high with in the 70s? Hear the results of Ryan and AD’s first ever “band off”. Hear Ryan make an obvious Freudian slip.It’s all right here

RED TIDE RISING LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Denver metal band Red Tide Rising have launched their all new website with updated graphics, media and content.  Check it out by clicking here