(12 March 2013 – Des Moines, IA) Midwestern country rockers The New Black 7 have released the brand new video for “Crazy All Over Me” via the Today’s Country website. The video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/Y7yi0P
Directed by Rickey Moore for Rosendbard Films and shot primarily on location at J Carter’s Bar and Grill in Temecula, CA and throughout southern California, the storyline of the video loosely follows the song’s lyrics, which, according to singer/ guitarist, Tory Stoffregen reflect “my tongue in cheek lifelong enthusiasm for women of questionable sanity.”
The New Black 7 have recently released their new mini album, Hangovers & Heartbreak digitally and regionally and will have a national release in late April via Vanity Music Group and the band recently had a successful run of Midwestern dates.
The single for “Crazy All Over Me” can be purchased on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/T2UmwR
(11 March 2013 – Boston, MA) Boston based metal / punk crossover outfit Mongrel is pleased to announce that Mike Ariza has joined the band as the new full-time bassist. Ariza previously played for the Las Vegas alternative band Vault’d and was looking for a new band after his return home to Massachusetts not long ago. Guitarist, Adam Savage stated, “We found Mike online, reached out, he immediately was into the music and clicked with us pretty instantly. Within 1 week of meeting us, and 4 days with the tunes he joined us on stage for our show with Drowning Pool and Flyleaf in CT and it was an obvious great fit. We invited him to join the band that day and are really excited to have him be a part of the Mongrel family.” Ariza took over bass duties for Mongrel from Michael Mariano (ex-Affliction guitarist) who had been filling in with the band since December. Mike will make his “official” debut as a member of the band on March 16th at Tammany Hall in Worcester, MA.
Mongrel recently saw the UK release of their recent full length album ‘Reclamation’ via THC-Music/Vanity Music Group with distribution through Code7 / Plastichead. ‘Reclamation’ is now available in brick and mortar outlets throughout Great Britain in addition to digital retailers such as Amazon and iTunes. ‘Reclamation’ was recorded and mixed by Jim Foster (POD, Nullset, Sully Erna) who also did the band’s video for lead off track ‘Bored to Death’ (http://bit.ly/P05CUe). ‘Reclamation’ was first released in the US on 25 September 2012 by THC-Music (home of American Head Charge, Oedipus, Attika7, etc) and is receiving airplay on DMX, Faction on Sirius/XM, and hit number 41 on the CMJ charts this past fall.
Mongrel also just recently announced a new sponsorship deal with Artist Series Guitars to add to the list of sponsors/endorsements Mongrel has earned over the years including Marshall Amps, Peavey, Seymour Duncan, Dean Markley, Agile Guitars, Monster Cable, In-Tune Guitar Pics, Cocaine Energy Drinks and Cabin Fever Maple Whiskey. ASG recently made Savage’s custom TV Fight guitar based on artwork done by Joey James Hernandez (Otep, Type O Negative, etc). You can check out and order your own Mongrel “TV Fight” guitar at http://artistseriesguitar.com/store/asg-core/mongrel.html
(12 March 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) Rising California hard rockers Blacklist Union, are set to hit the road in two weeks supporting their newest album, Til Death Do Us Part. Pre-empted by a few warm up gigs in Seattle and Las Vegas, the band’s sixteen date run kicks off at the legendary Club Red in Tempe, AZ on Friday, March 22 and then travels east from there. The band will headline all dates, teaming up with regional and local acts along the way.
Til Death Do Us Part, Blacklist Union’s third effort, was released via BLU Records in 2012. Produced and mixed by Chris Johnson (Buckcherry, Evanescence, Goldfinger, etc) and recorded at Skip Saylor Recording and The Village in Los Angeles, CA. The album takes the listener on a dark, disturbing and exhilarating run through songs like “Alabama Slammer” (a tragic love story that started off beautifully only to have a bitter crash and burn at the end), “I Do” (a song about “waking up after having your head in your ass for years,” says frontman, Tony West) and the album’s title track (about loving and living your life to the fullest before we all “cross over”)
West says, “It’s been awhile since we last hit the road and i am very excited about it. We’re gonna show people that there is still kick ass rock n roll out there in a big big way.”
Til Death Do Us Part is in stores now.
BLACKLIST UNION DATES:
Mar 22 – Tempe AZ – Club Red
Mar 23 - El Paso TX – Gallery 127
Mar 24 – Albuquerque NM – Hooligans Nightclub
Mar 25 – Dallas TX – The Boiler Room
Mar 27 – Little Rock, AR – The Downtown Music Hall
Mar 28 – Memphis TN – Newby’s
Mar 29 – Janesville WI – The Backbar
Mar 30 - Madison WI – CC Rider’s Clubhouse
Apr 1 – Chicago, IL – The Abbey Pub
Apr 3 – Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
Apr 4 – Lansing, MI – Uli’s House Of Rock
Apr 6 – Detroit, MI – The Ritz
Apr 9 – Cincinnati, OH – Whiskey Bar
Apr 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Claremont Lounge
Apr 12 – New Orleans LA – Hangar 13
Apr 13 – Houston TX – The Concert Pub
(1 March 2013 – Phoenix, AZ) First came the antenna television, then cable television, followed by satellite television, and now Heavy Metal Television has successfully launched the first network television station, via the Internet. In a mere 90 days over 125,000 IP addresses (unique visitors) have viewed the station, and the numbers continue to grow by the minute. To date there has been no major marketing or mainstream media dollars supporting Heavy Metal Television, just simple word of mouth throughout the world. Consumers can easily tune in through a web address that is NOT a website, as there is NO navigation. There is NO log in, or password required. Nor will you be bothered by annoying pop-ups or Facebook buttons.
Heavy Metal Television was created by a small national US team in September 2012. The network is the home of the 1 minute commercial break limited by 20 second commercial spots 4 -5 times an hour, (the station has to pay its bills somehow). Sandwiched between classic and current heavy metal videos, that span over 40 years of metal history, 24 hours a day 365 days a year around the world. Dishing up a buffet of metal delights, is the newly hired 8 person VJ team, that also includes a “Demon” VJ Baron Von Killmore.
Heavy Metal Television beat Apple, Google,YouTube, and Intel in the race to create / offer the first 24 hour international television through the net, for free to consumers. All you have to do to experience it for yourself is tune into heavymetaltelevision.com.
“THE PRIDE” FEATURING ZAKK WYLDE, KEVIN MARTIN, MORGAN ROSE, JD DESERVIO & THE INFINITE STAIRCASE DEBUTS AT #30 ON ROCK RADIO
(28 February 2012 – Staten Island, NY) “The Pride” Featuring Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, ex- Ozzy Osbourne), Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few), Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One), John “JD” DeServio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) & The Infinite Staircase, the song written and recorded for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, has debuted at #30 on America’s Music Charts’ Rock Radio Chart for the week of 2/19/13 – 2/26/13. (Can be seen here: http://americasmusiccharts.com/index.cgi?fmt=R5&rtmref=americasmusiccharts)
In lieu of the song’s recent success and growing demand from the public, the single’s release, previously an iTunes exclusive, will now expand to other digital service outlets including amazon.com, Rhapsody, eMusic, deezer and Google music amongst others.
In the mean time, you can still preview and download “The Pride” here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pride-feat.-zakk-wylde-morgan/id598185653
“The Pride” was recorded at Architekt Music, the state of the art recording facility in Butler, New Jersey where Sevendust recently tracked ‘Black Out The Sun’ and The Infinite Staircase continue to record their new album with Morgan Rose. It was mixed by house engineer Mike Ferretti (Sevendust, Call Me No One) and mastered by Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.
The song was released via Vanity Music Group and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carl V. Bini Memorial Foundation for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A music video, being directed by Ralph Savercool lll, is also in the works with details on its release expected soon.
The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund was founded in honor of Firefighter Carl V. Bini, a member of the FDNY tragically taken during 9/11. The fund’s mission is to memorialize the heroism of its fallen hero by providing aid to those who so desperately need it now and in the future.