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Lane Change Release Official Music Video for “Floodwater”

Phoenix, AZ based rock quartet Lane Change has released the Official Music Video for “Floodwater.” Directed by RedBlackFilms, “Floodwater” is off of their recent four track EP, RISEEven to the four of us in Lane Change, “Floodwater” means something different each time we play it. We really wanted to write a song that reflected everything we saw going on in the world, but didn’t want tell the listener how to feel. In the concept for the video, we set out to capture the energy and message of the song visually to compliment the sonic element. We really wanted the ending to leave the viewer feeling a positive emotion no matter what the song and video meant to them.. We tried to focus on the live performance aspect while adding in a minimal, but yet emotional story line. We couldn’t be more excited with the way it all came together!Lizzie Shafer (Bass and Vocals)

Track List:
1. The Rich Get Richer
2. Floodwater
3. Club 27
4 . We Won’t Back Down

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LANE CHANGE is a rock quartet from Phoenix, Arizona. Led by a dual vocal powerhouse in Myles Vann and Lizzie Shafer, the band’s infectious guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and pounding grooves breathe new life into the rock genre. Straightforward lyrics are soulfully delivered, and their complex harmonies create a fresh yet familiar sound. Rounding out the line-up is guitarist Jake Galambos and drummer Cameron Holladay, blending a mix of influences into an exciting and eclectic musical journey.

The road to LANE CHANGE began in 2013 when four musicians came together for the one thing they had in common: their passion for music and performing. Although their musical tastes were as diverse as their backgrounds, they soon found that their commonalities would allow them to focus their efforts as one collaborative unit instead of four individuals.

Founding Member, Cameron Holladay was diagnosed with Autism when he was 6 years old. For years he unsuccessfully searched for activities and hobbies that would put him in a place to establish social relationships with others. When he was 10, he found that place…behind a drum set. Over the next 3 years, he would quickly hone his skills by studying the influences that came before him. Developing the techniques of John Bonham and Ginger Baker, and the mirroring the stage presence of Keith Moon, Cameron quickly became one of the most in demand drummers among his peers. However, he soon realized that his style of playing was not necessarily a good fit for their desired directions. “I’d played in a handful of bands, but I was never able to find a deep musical connection or common interest. I needed to be a part of group that was on the same page as me.”

Ready to start a new project, a friend of the family suggested he check out another performer on the Phoenix scene, Myles Vann.

Myles had been involved in various musical theater companies around the valley, as well as filling in as a Karaoke host when needed. He was no stranger to the stage. His musical roots were planted in his hometown of Chicago, and were nurtured by his Father who sang in the local church choir, and his grandmother who introduced him to The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye. At the time Cameron went to go see him perform, Myles was singing in a popular local R&B group and he blew the scouting, young musician away! After the set, they made an instant connection, bonding over favorite bands, songs, and singers. “It was immediate,” says Myles, “I knew we had to do something together, but I wasn’t sure about being a rock singer. Cam was, and I decided to trust him.”

So with a heartbeat and a voice in place, the two began their search for the sound. After, working with a few guitarists, the duo had not yet found someone who could accompany both the soulful stylings of Myles vocals with thunderous crashing of Cameron’s Drums. They sent out an A.P.B. throughout the local music community to find their man.

Jake Galambos is a Georgia native who began his musical career in his school’s orchestra playing the instrument that nobody else wanted to, upright bass. While in school his family decided to head west. Jake brought his knowledge of musical notes with him and decided to add 2 more strings to his education as he began playing guitar in college, where he graduated with a degree in composition. With a degree in one hand and a notebook full of half completed songs in the other, he returned to Arizona. “I was teaching lessons at a studio, and one of my colleagues handed me a flyer, and said, ‘this sounds like you.’ It was a list of influences, styles, desired experience, and what they were doing. It was me! Cameron recalls the “audition” as if it was yesterday. ““We made him learn three songs, and we plowed through all three, but we knew as soon as we finished the first song this was our guy.”

After performing as a successful cover band around town with various bassists for some time, the trio was ready and eager to open up Jake’s notebook and start working on original material. While there were some successes everyone agreed that they were still missing “The Hook.”

While attending college, Jake took a musical and personal interest in one of his colleagues, Lizzie Shafer. Lizzie had left home to pursue her passion for singing. In the process of studying to become a classically trained opera singer, she was required to learn to play a wide range of instruments. Jake’s confidence in Lizzie’s musical ability convinced him to mention her to Cameron and Myles as a solution to finding a permanent bass player. “Jake and I were dating at the time, and while I sang, played guitar and piano, I had never picked up a bass. He asked me if I would be willing to learn. I was looking for an original project, and I’d seen these guys play live. How could I say no”? Lizzie remembers. “When I first mentioned Lizzie to the band they were hesitant to bring on a female with no bass experience. Not to mention bringing in a relationship is always a wild card, but when they heard her play and sing, they knew she was the missing piece.”

LANE CHANGE had found its “Hook”!

The rhythm section of Cameron and Lizzie is as tight as it can get, which allows guitarist, Jake Galambos, the freedom to interpret or create songs as it best suits a 3 piece band. The band has found a way to maximize both Myles’ and Lizzie’s vocal talents in everything they do. Whether it be writing new songs or working up some of their favorite covers, that is the element that makes the LANE CHANGE sound. “Most bands are lucky to have one person strong enough to front the band vocally”, says Myles “We have a double barrel aimed at you! The dynamic and diversity that allows really puts us in a unique position”.

LANE CHANGE recently released an independent, self-titled debut album in 2015. They recently released a follow up EP, “RISE”. “RISE” is a 4 song work that strongly showcases each member of the band and their individual contribution to the unit. “We utilized more production on this effort in an attempt to produce a fuller sound, but while still keeping it as live sounding as possible” admits Jake.

While the band continues to write and record new material, it is their live performance that separates them from others. Their live show is an engaging, high energy, concert-like experience that pulls you in and does not let go. “We have been accused of using backing instrument and vocal tracks in the past, because people can’t believe we move around like that, and we can still hit our parts”. Lizzie admits. “I guess that’s a compliment”?

LANE CHANGE has performed nearly 200 shows for crowds of 50 to 10,000 people, and they have become one of the most in-demand and talked about acts in the Southwest United States. Audiences are not only buzzing about their musicianship and diversity, but also the energy and passion in which they deliver every performance. “No one ever leaves one of our shows without a feeling of W.T.F was that?” Cameron exclaimed. “We really believe that there is still a place in the industry for a kick butt rock and roll show with tasteful music and lyrics you can actually understand”.

As the band continues to grow, their chemistry on and off stage is non-manufactured, honest, and undeniable.

“We are a family as much as we are a band” says Myles. “We know that we were meant to take this ride together, and we could not be happier or more excited!”

Wrestling-themed crossover outfit VON JUSTICE publish lyric video for “Bret Hart”

Wrestling-themed crossover outfit VON JUSTICE have published a lyric video for the single “Bret Hart” and scheduled August 18th, 2017 as the release date of their debut EP, which will share the same name as the single.

Vocalist E. Von Justice comments on the song: “Wrestling is the main concept of what we do. All lyrics are about the ‘squared circle’ and if we’re doing it this way, then we had to have a song about the best pro-wrestler ever, Bret Hart. Fuck Ric Flair and fuck Hulk Hogan.”

On the instrumental side of the project, Von Justice‘s frontman explains: “All our songs are covers of punk classics and are recorded live. That’s the reason why it sounds so raw. We just practiced it a couple of times and recorded it straightforward in one take. For the ‘Bret Hart’ track we recorded this cover from Brazil’s Ratos de Porao. The original song is titled ‘Mad Society’ and is a fucking punch in the face. A punch that is as hard as the one Vince McMahon took from Bret Hart on the night of the Montreal screwjob.”

Joined by drummer El Gordo and guitarist El Magro, E. Von Justice also commented on the reason behind the wrestling concept: “Some bands sing about Lord Of The Rings and we sing about wrestling. Simple as that.”

The EP “Bret Hart” will also contain another two tracks titled “Ric Flair Is A Bloody Wanker” and “I Saw Hogan With Jimmy Hart”. Follow the band at this location: https://www.facebook.com/Von-Justice-1684847818476377/

MORBID ANGEL – CLEVELAND HOUSE OF BLUES 6/1

MORBID ANGEL – CLEVELAND HOUSE OF BLUES 6/1
Event Info:
Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm This is an all ages event. This event is General Admission, standing room only. All tickets are for standing room only.
Lineup: Morbid Angel Suffocation Revocation Withered Support acts are subject to change without notice.
Join us for dinner in House of Blues Restaurant & Bar before the show. View our menu and make reservations online or call: 216.523.2583 Kickoff to Summer Sale: Select seats for participating Live Nation shows are only $20 May 2nd – May 9th, 2017. $20 price includes all service charges, facility fees, and taxes. Delivery fees are not included.
Artist Info:

Throughout history, only a handful of artists have been able to rise to a truly iconic level within any given genre. MORBID ANGEL are among those select few. Shattering the boundaries of creativity and imagination while evolving with each groundbreaking release throughout their historic career, the band stands alone as the true icon in extreme music, serving as source of countless inspiration to the multitude of fans and never failing to amaze with each evolving chapter.

TAU CROSS: New Album, Pillar Of Fire, To See Release Via Relapse Records; “Deep State” Video Now Playing

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, has announced their second full-length album, Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21st on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil a music video for first single “Deep State.” Directed by Jakub Moth, the video can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

 

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Comments TAU CROSS on the new album: “Pillar Of Fire is the continuation of some of the ideas that were explored on our first album. This time we have managed to share the songwriting more equally and introduce some other textures to the songs. This should help to establish TAU CROSS as less of a one-off phenomenon and more of an ongoing musical collective producing our own distinctive sonic environment.”

Pillar Of Fire was recorded across three different countries and co-produced by “The Baron” in the same manner as their eponymous debut. The drums were tracked in Montreal, guitars in Minneapolis, bass in Seattle and Minneapolis, and vocals on the Isle Of Skye in Scotland.

Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

Pillar Of Fire further expands the group’s unique musical approach ranging from dark folk witchery to industrial punk metal brutalism; a moody melting pot of Killing Joke’s metallic post-punk and Motörhead’s anthemic, hard rock with flourishes of traditional instrumentation and an infusion of 16th century English mysticism. Pillar Of Fire is a musical unearthing of TAU CROSS‘ philosophical preoccupations: mythological motifs, ultra-terrestrial hypotheses, surreal, social political landscapes, and the endless search for meaning in a controlled universe.

Pillar Of Fire Track Listing:

  1. Raising Golem
  2. Bread And Circuses
  3. On The Water
  4. Deep State
  5. Pillar Of Fire
  6. Killing The King
  7. A White Horse
  8. The Big House
  9. RFID
  10. Seven Wheels
  11. What Is A Man
  12. Three Down (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)
  13. We Are The Terror  (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)
  14. In Time (Vinyl + Digital Bonus Track)

Formed in 2013 across two continents and three countries, TAU CROSS is the natural evolution of Miller’s work in Amebix. The band’s self-titled debutwas recorded in 2014 and released via Relapse Records in May 2015 to widespread critical reception including an inclusion on Rolling Stone’s Top Metal Albums Of The Year List. TAU CROSS may have set a high standard for its first record, but if the band has proven anything so far, it’s that it’s incredibly skilled at meeting – and exceeding – expectations. TAU CROSS made their live debut performance in 2016 in North America, followed by a special mainstage performance at the legendary Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands. Now in 2017, TAU CROSS return with their highly-anticipated sophomore full-length, Pillar Of Fire.

 

TAU CROSS:

Rob “The Baron” Miller – bass/vocals

Andy Lefton – guitar

Jon Misery – guitar

Michel “Away” Langevin – drums

Tom Radlo – bass

James Adams – keyboards

 

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LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Brutal Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Remain Defiant LP Through 1732 Records In July; Tracks Streaming And Preorders Posted

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH: Brutal Metallic Hardcore Outfit To Release Remain Defiant LP Through 1732 Records In July; Tracks Streaming And Preorders Posted

Pompano Beach, Florida-based brutal metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH presents the outfit’s most decimating material to date with the Remain Defiant LP, confirmed for release in July through 1732 Records. The first two tracks from the album are now available for streaming alongside preorders of the record.

Unload Remain Defiant” and “What Never Dies” from LOYAL UNTIL DEATH at THIS LOCATION.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH delivers the follow-up to their Two To The Chest-One To The Head EP and once again slaps the world across the face with a huge dose of reality. With punishing guitar riffs, merciless lyrics, multiple vocal deliveries, and drums that march to machine gun fire, Remain Defiant is a war cry heard by the Gods. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Columbo at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and completed with artwork by Eliran Kantor.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH declares of Remain Defiant, “We were going for the biggest backfist of reality that we could possibly put down in words and be able to transpose the same feeling through the music. We started writing this record with one thing in mind, to brutally offend everyone with the truth. We wanted to the music to be punishing, relentless, and unforgiving.”

The antagonizing eleven-song Remain Defiant is set for release on colored vinyl LP, CD, and digital platforms on July 7th through 1732 Records, the label run by guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero. Find preorder bundles at Bandcamp HERE, BigCartel HERE, and iTunes HERE.

Remain DefiantTrack Listing:

  1. Remain Defiant
  2. What Never Dies
  3. The God To You Repentance
  4. Condemned And Judged
  5. I Detest
  6. Death Is The Destiny
  7. Bow Down To Your Enemy
  8. Into The Six-Foot Drop
  9. Our Detriment
  10. Keep It Real
  11. The Molding Of A Man

Formed in 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero, vocalist Greg Lebeau, and drummer Matt Johnson from the remains of the melodic Ft. Lauderdale hardcore band A New Belief, LOYAL UNTIL DEATH had one focus in mind: to combine the old-school metal and hardcore elements of the bands they listened to growing up, blending fast-paced, punk beats, shredding guitar riffs, the likes of the old NYHC bands, to slow, heavy stomp down riffs in the veins of such bands like Crowbar.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH went into Simplekill Studios to record their first self-released EP Forgiveness Is For The Weak, which quickly caught the attention of the local hardcore and metal scenes. The band returned Simplekill Studios to record the f Born of Violence full-length which was self-released in December 2013, yet in 2014 the band parted ways with drummer Matt Johnson and recruited Lance Martin. The band started immediately writing new material to feature the new drummer, and returned to Simplekill Studio again in 2015 to record the three-song Two To The Chest-One To The Head EP, which they self-released under their own 7th Avenue Records.

After a hiatus in 2015, the band begin writing their most mature, aggressive, and unapologetic piece of work yet. Remain Defiant was created as a big middle finger to the music scene, to society… to the world. The album was captured at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach with maestro Daniel Columbo (Old Habits, Ether, Incited, Cinderblock, Bishop) at the helm, who captured the sound the band was looking for; gut-wrenching guitar tones, earth shattering drums. It was the missing link to take the band’s sound to the next level.

LOYAL UNTIL DEATH:
Greg Lebeau – vocals
Nakia Romero – guitar/vocals
Lance Martin – drums

 

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