Thursday, 23 February 2017

Chris Shiflett shares video ‘West Coast Town’ from new album.

Chris Shiflett shares video ‘West Coast Town’ from new album.

‘West Coast Town’ is the title track and first single off Chris Shiflett’s forthcoming country album to be released 14th April on SideOneDummy Records.

Directed by Brian Durkin, the video features several famous Santa Barbara, California haunts including Jedlicka's Saddlery, Jensen’s Guitar & Music Co. and Leadbetter Beach. Providing a stunning visual of the Santa Barbra native’s old stomping ground, where surf meets country heart.

The album is a product of a creative partnership working with Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb and Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer Matt Ross-Spang, Chris recorded his latest album at RCA Studio A over a three-week period, during the Summer of 2016. With every song captured in just two or three takes.

Already receiving acclaim, Rolling Stone asserts, “...flawlessly blends blue-collar country punk with a catchy Bakersfield bounce. Borrowing the rowdy swagger of Prison Bound-era Social Distortion and the SoCal sheen of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, Shiflett crafts a sound that is both geographically grounded and wholly his own.”
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America’s Got Talent Season 11 Star Sky Katz Teams Up with Heavy Metal Band ‘Unlocking the Truth’ For New Single “Rockstar”

America’s Got Talent Season 11
Star Sky Katz Teams Up with Heavy Metal Band ‘Unlocking the Truth’ For New Single “Rockstar”

With Her Debut Album On the Way, The Young Rapper Has Joined Forces with Famed Brooklyn Teens

New York, NY -- When it comes to crossing genre lines from hard rock and heavy metal to rap and hip-hop, plenty of bands have made successful crossover hits, from Jay Z and Linkin Park to Public Enemy and Anthrax. But in recent years as some of these iconic collaborations have fallen to the wayside, a new era of fresh rhyming, hard-hitting, head-banging power has risen from those ashes….coming from young stars who have already seen their share of fame: rapper Sky Katz and metal band Unlocking the Truth. And their new single “Rockstar” is sure to leave fans of genre-bending with a whole new level of appreciation!

Rockstar” encapsulates the hard-hitting, in-your-face elements of metal and hip-hop that have made both genres incredibly popular and successful since their origins began with attitude, speed, and a fierce message. Over heavy riffs and an intense rhythm section, the song heightens in a fervid mix of volition that could easily be seen as a theme for extreme sports or the toughest cage-match brawl.

Hailing from Long Island NY, hip-hop pioneer and BMI recording artist Sky Katz has been hitting the ground running in the music industry since discovering her talent and passion for rapping at the age of 5. Sky has kept the momentum up ever since with her dynamic, witty, and energetic style with an old school chemistry. With her recent appearance on America's Got Talent, she wowed the panel judges with her single "Fresh". Her single "Haters" (a re-vamp of Biz Markie's "Just A Friend") came shortly after, which received critical acclaim and positive reception worldwide. Following the performances, she obtained thousands of followers from across the globe on her Instagram and YouTube pages, and is currently focused on driving her career forward.

With “Rockstar” Sky Katz & Unlocking the truth bring a whole new element to the Hip-Hop/Metal crossover with not only a youthful exuberance but a new breath of life that is sure to bring a younger generation who may be accustomed either genre to look more deeply and discover something new!

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New from The 13 Year Old Star--Whose Sensational Cover of Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep” Brought Her Worldwide Acclaim with Over 20 Million YouTube Views and A Spot on Germany’s “Superkids"

(New York, NY) -- Having recently returned from a trip to NYC spreading her incredible vocal talents to the East Coast, young singer Merideth Grace Puckett is continuing to bring her star power to new heights with a brand new video titled “Perfect World”. Winning over fans across the globe this past summer performing on Germany’s “Superkids” TV show, Puckett then headed towards the bright lights of Hollywood, shooting her newest video on the world famous Sunset strip, and continuing to showcase her incredible voice and creative outlook.

When a friend recorded Meredith singing Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” in the kitchen, she wasn’t expecting to gain over 20-million views. “I was shocked! I was expecting maybe 100 people to hear me sing; we went to sleep that night and it was already at 11,000 views. It was amazing!”. The viral video caught the eye of someone in Merideth’s church who reached out to a guy in Nashville. That ‘guy’ was Grammy-Award winning producer/writer Aaron Pearce, who has worked with Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Willie Nelson, just to name a few. Flying to Nashville with her parents, Merideth met with Aaron, who not only wanted to work on music with her, but also introduced her to Global Entertainment Management’s Jerry Blair, who ended up as her Manager.

As she develops as an artist, Merideth is also becoming a fan favorite, building a strong teen following on social media. “It’s really cool. I like to write back to the people who comment on what I post, and I try to put up a new video on YouTube every few weeks. It’s hard for me to believe I get to do this, it’s like living in a dream.”

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Live at the world-famous Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street
March 5th 2017
World renowned guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Stu Hamm, Planetary Coalition, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, etc.) brings his formidable jazz trio back to London for two shows at the celebrated jazz venue in the heart of London’s Soho.
For one-night only the band will be joined by acclaimed bassist Yolanda Charles (BB King, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, etc.) who will be lending her much sought after skills to proceedings!

Catch AST live across the UK!



Watch Vol. 1 HERE

“VISTA are holding their own with ease and “Henchmen” is proof of that. The single is a big, anthemic, and energetic testament to what this band is capable of and we expect the potential to continue paying off as their name rises to the top; a beautiful view indeed.” - Substream Magazine

LONG ISLAND, NY | FEBRUARY 20, 2017 - Fresh off the heels of the release of their latest single “Henchmen,” anthem rock band VISTA have announced their brand new YouTube acoustic series, titled “The Stripped Sessions.” The first released video, a single-guitar version of their 2016 track “Mansions,” gives viewers a strong taste of what the YouTube series will offer: a fresh, bare take on a combination of previously-released VISTA tracks and 1 innovative cover. Showcasing dueling vocals and a compelling image, the series successfully pushes VISTA in a fierce direction as they prepare to create their next EP.

Coined one of Rock Sound’s “On The Radar” bands just months after their resurrection, the self-described anthem rock band is already making waves in the press and on social media. The powerhouse anthem rock band has continued to spread their infectious energy through their latest single, “Henchmen,” a strong message of unity to anyone who has felt oppressed in modern society. To coincide with the release of “Henchmen,” VISTA recently supported Fueled By Ramen artist Against The Current in New York City, and will be releasing their second EP later this Spring.
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VISTA: “Mansions” (The Stripped Sessions Vol.1)

VISTA: “Henchmen” preview video

The One Hundred one was only sprung on me late yesterday, so I got it out ASAP this morning for Caroline Australia. It was premiered in the UK on BBC 1's Rock show with Dan Carter and they are kind of a smashing together of Bring Me the Horizon, Linkin Park's rapping and singing and 30 Seconds to Mars with some "core" elements thrown in. Whether that's your thing or not, suss it and let me know what you think. Check the Presser out HERE and the video HERE. London band, just signed to Spinefarm/Universal, and will be on Caroline in Australia, debut record coming this year.

On top of that, sleepmakeswaves have announced a bunch of supports for their headline album tour in March and April. Caligula's Horse is main touring support and bands like Pagan (Melbourne), Stare At the Clouds and Solkyri (Sydney) and Aerials (Brisbane) - it's going to be a good time. Check the Presser out HERE. Also, if you haven't heard Tundra yet, gee whiz, check it HERE. It's a CRACKING tune - it's just been added to both triple j, getting spins at double j and has been added to unearthed rotation too. 

Please let me know if you are able to get something up about both of these today - would be stoked!

Monday, 13 February 2017

The Fallen State Announce Their New EP ‘The View from Ruin’ and Premiere Video Single ‘Nova’
The Fallen State announce their new EP ‘The View from Ruin’ will be released 24th February 2017 Following on from their four critically-acclaimed, well-played and received previous EPs (I, II, III, and ‘Crown Your Shadows)’, ‘The View from Ruin’ is eagerly awaited by fans, will be an excellent addition to the band’s repertoire, and is accompanied by a striking, recently-shot video for the single  track, ‘Nova’ released 13th February 2017.
The Fallen State combines the exuberant, soulful voice of singer Ben Stenning, the artful expressive phrasing of lead six-stringer Jon Price, and Dan Oke’s inspired harmonic wall of warm, contemporary rock guitars. Into this fusion of talent, the band adds grooving, ruthless rhythms, courtesy of bassist Greg Butler and drummer Rich Walker, with his punchy snare and cymbals. It’s a kickass recipe for rock success which creates infectious, energetic, body-rocking songs that leave crowds hungry for more.
"The View From Ruin is without a doubt the product of maturity in our song writing. It's the collaboration of every band member having an influence and highlights the drive and togetherness within our band. 
As a whole it represents everything we have experience so far, and we're beyond excited to show it to the world." says Ben Stenning.  Guitarist Jon Price adds “"Nova is probably the most heartfelt song we have written to date. Members of the band have experienced loss in a deep way over the past few years. We hope the story of Nova will resonate with the fans and they will identify with the overall positive aspect of the song, as well as the sad elements seen in the video”
Check out the new video single Nova

It’s a testimony to the band’s killer combo of passion and craft that The Fallen State has developed an impressive reputation, with their stylish take on the musical legacies of both sides of the Atlantic. They’ve already released four EPs, and with ‘The View from Ruin’ will add the fifth. They’ve also achieved video and radio airplay of ‘Sinner’ on Scuzz, the BBC, Teamrock, and Kerrang. Passionate performers, they live for the live show and sell out shows with their modern, incisive, inspiring performances. The band has also toured with Black Stone Cherry, 3 Doors Down and US Grammy winners Halestorm; not to mention artists such as Trapt and fellow UK rockers The Treatment, Young Guns, and Heavens Basement.
The Fallen State is rising, with the ‘The View from Ruin’ tracks (including ‘Nova’) being awesome additions to their playlist and their accompanying ‘The View from Ruin’ tour delivering hi-octane, groove-ridden, rock n’ roll to a venue near you and have recently announced they will be playing at Wildfire Fest, Rambin’ Man Fair and Amplified Festival.
‘The View from Ruin’ Tour & Festival Dates
Feb 3rd                 Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
Mar 4th                 Barnstable, The Factory
Mar 5th                 Plymouth Underground
Mar 8th                 London, O2 Islington Academy 2
Mar 9th                 Norwich, Waterfront
Mar 10th               Birmingham, The O2 Institute 3
Mar 11th               Nottingham, Rock City Basement
June 24th             Wildfire Fest
July 21, 22, 23rd   Amplified Festival
July 29th/ 30th       Ramblin’ Man Fair

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Immediate Press Release:

Swedish traditional heavy metal band, MEAN STREAK, have signed with European label ROAR Rock Of Angels RecordsMEAN STREAK's fourth album 'Blind Faith', includes 11 tracks, to be released on CD and Vinyl, due on June 2nd. The band recently announced the signing with Marquee/Avalon for a Japanese release, incl. 1 bonus track, due out on May 31st.
Bassist Peter Andersson states: “This is exciting for us to work with Rock Of Angels Records, as our new album is coming in Europe as a vinyl version too! We are really looking forward to do our fourth album with Rock Of Angels Records in Europe. The album artwork is in progress right now and we can't wait to share it with the fans soon.”
The album is produced by Peter Andersson and Max Norman, mixed by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Megadeth, Y&T) and mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Onslaught, Armageddon, Degradead, Dynazty) at The Panic Room Mastering.
Max Norman, stated: “Just finished mixing Mean Streak new album – it really rocks ! Thankfully all mixing completed and congratulations to the guys on a killer album !”.

Peter Andersson – Bass and background Vocals
Andy LaGuerin – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Thomas Johansson – Guitars
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums and Background vocals
Mean Streak is a Swedish metal band who manages the legacy of traditional heavy metal. The band was formed in 2008 by Peter Andersson. The general idea was (and still is) to write classic metal straight from the heart.


In today’s ever-changing, genre-shifting world of rock and metal, REGULUS are one of those bands with a no holds barred approach to their creative ethos which kind of makes it hard to pigeon-hole them. Drawing influence from everywhere and nowhere, they refuse to be defined by anyone’s standards but their own.

Guitarist/backing vocalist Thomas “Oz” Osborne had this to say: “Our greatest strength as a band since day one has always been our work-ethic and relentless desire to push forward both creatively and practically. Inevitably this brings with it a measure of sacrifice and pressure which can lead to turbulence. "Quadralith" was written and recorded during the most difficult and highest pressure, yet most progressive and forward-looking phase of our existence as Regulus to date, which has led to it being not only our deepest and most honest body of work so far, but also the highest quality both musically and technically.”

Through adversity, creativity blooms... As a unit, Regulus is stronger than ever before and truly greater than the sum of its parts; this album reflects that.

Oz continues by saying: “The Quadralith is a metaphor for ourselves, four distinct entities united in one purpose. Where our last album was a collection of songs written over the initial years that we experimented with our sound, "Quadralith" is the product of a band who finally knows exactly who they are and what they want to express“.
Lead vocalist/guitarist Luke Jennings adds: “I am prouder of my vocals and guitar work on “Quadralith” than I have been on any previous release we’ve done.”

The songs on the album are some of the catchiest, heaviest and most riff-fuelled songs from the band to date. The album was recorded at Playing Aloud Studios in Lincoln and produced by bassist Martyn Lucas-Bewick and guitarist Thomas “Oz” Osborne. When asked what he thought of the completed work, drummer Joe Milburn said: “Quadralith is the strongest possible expression of our progress as a band and as individuals. Even though we have undergone fundamental changes during this album cycle, we have not lost sight of the band we started out as. Expect our signature sound, but with texture and depth that can be only be gained by abrasion, experience and strife!” And the last word on the matter comes from bassist Martyn Lucas-Bewick, who summed it up best by saying: “We’ve created a monster, and can’t wait for it to cave in peoples’ ear canals!”

“Quadralith” released through Off Yer Rocka on the 17th March 2017.

For further information, and all press enquiries, please contact:
Duff Press on +447904 385308


Deluxe Includes 16 Songs PLUS 10 Extra Tracks
Go Deeper Into The Hard-Edged Songwriter’s Next Chapter

Nashville, TN  – For Brantley Gilbert, his back-to-back platinum success comes from writing about his life – and watching the people who live like he does respond. If HALFWAY TO HEAVEN was the story of a young man in the clutches of all it means to be wild, and JUST AS I AM considered the consequences of the life and the good times getting there, THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP marks the next phase of the working class Country icon in the making’s life.
Sixteen songs on the regular disc. Ten more on the Deluxe edition. It’s a whole lot of music from Country music’s hardest hitting songwriter/artist. It’s also a lot of life lived.
“A lot has happened,” marvels the man nominated for CMA Song of the Year for Jason Aldean’s signature “Dirt Road Anthem.” “And anyone who knows me knows that every album is another chapter of my life. Even though it’s my life, even though some of what I write about is very specific to what happens to me, I think the challenges, the places where we figure things out are all the same – no matter what we’re facing, realizations all mean the same things.”
Though “The Weekend” explodes as one of Gilbert’s industrial strength five o’clock Friday party anthems, THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP works a celebratory tip for other reasons. As Gilbert is quick to point out, the songs offer a cautionary undertow because, as the title suggests, temptation is a nonstop reality – and people need vigilance to avoid backsliding into the very things that defeat them.
“By now, everyone knows the story turned out okay for me,” laughs the man who sold out his entire BLACKOUT arena tour last winter, as well as his TAKE IT OUTSIDE amphitheater tour which closed with two nights at Red Rocks. “But the truth is there’s always temptation, there’s always something – whether it’s work or substances or gambling or whatever – that can pull you off the path. For me, thankfully, I got through it, got the girl back, got to keep my career moving…”
As a tortured soul trying to walk the straight and narrow but always feeling the pull of the devil’s right hand, THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP is supplemented with a Deluxe version that captures the roots of his songwriting and the essence of his blistering live shows. The expanded package represents a fuller look into the hard-hitting songwriter’s journey to where he is now: one of four Country artists to mine back-to-back platinum albums for sticking to his unapologetically rock-country hybrid on Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am, six #1s including Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kind of Party” and his own “Country Music Be Country Wide,” “Bottoms Up,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and the deeply personal “One Hell Of An Amen,” two consecutive sold-out headlining tours and the love of the girl he lost along the way and the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album.
Tapping into the outlier, the roughneck, the downhome and the downtrodden, the songwriter/rocker from Jefferson, Georgia tears music from actual life, Gilbert knows vigilance is required even in the best of times. Gilbert admits, “Trying to get the whole story on the album was a little more than we’d bargained for. We tried every which way, but in the end, it seemed like we needed to do the straight-up record. But then for the folks who really go deep, I wanted to give them a piece of the last year on the road. We recorded live at Red Rocks at the end of the tour, and you can feel how hard they rocked. And I wanted that on this record…”
And he’s also heard the fans, who keep asking for older songs that have never been available on record. Amongst the previously unreleased tracks to be included on THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP DELUXE are “You Promised,” with over 24 million YouTube views and “I’ve Been There Before.”
“Life isn’t just chapters,” explains the songwriter/rocker. “What happens before influences what happens next. Not always the way you’d expect. Sometimes you don’t even see it ‘til later. But with these CDs, I feel like it’s the story and then more of the story. You know, depending on how deep you want to go, it’s a way to understand the journey to THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP.”
THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP Worldwide release Jan. 27.