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(10 July 2013 – Phoenix, AZ) Modern rock newcomers Defy Tolerance have released their debut album, Stop The Bleeding via their own imprint, Able Records.
Produced by House of Lords and Fifth Angel drummer, Ken Mary, the ten song affair was recorded at SonicPhish Studios in Phoenix, AZ and mastered by Tony Glassner at Spectre Mastering. “I met Ken in 2011 through a co-worker who played in a band with him many years ago called 3 Degrees West,” says singer Freddy Kilo. “I didn’t have a band at the time, but I wanted Ken to record a few songs I had written. Later, when it came time for Defy Tolerance to record, I called Ken, we met up, went over the music and went into the studio to record. It was all pretty simple, actually.”
Coming off as a cross between Alter Bridge and Godsmack, the quartet is a tight no-holds-barred unit who have shared the stage with the likes of Trapt, Burn Halo, 12 Stones, Prong, Smile Empty Soul and Attika 7.
Defy Tolerance came together in 2011 when frontman Freddy Kilo met bassist Donny Rosko in, of all places, a bathroom after a gig Donny played. The two of them got together, shared some musical ideas and wrote a few songs. When they saw that they meshed well they took an ad out to find a drummer. After meeting drummer after drummer and getting nowhere, Garin Wolfe walked in the door and it was just meant to be. “Some of the guys we auditioned didn’t even bother to learn the songs!” reflects Rosko. “Garin showed up prepared and just nailed it.” The trio started playing shows in Feb of 2012 and during this time they recorded Stop The Bleeding. “In the studio we were writing and recording a lot of secondary guitar parts,” says Donny. “We all agreed to add a 2nd guitarist and the search was on. After a few not-so-great auditions, Garin suggested Brian Miller, who worked with him at the time. The dude shreds. We thought he would be a good fit and bring something new to our stage show. We had a month of practice and he debuted when we opened for Smile Empty Soul.”
Stop The Bleeding is available now via the band’s website and on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/defy-tolerance/id492433308
(10 July 2013 – St. Louis, MO) Veteran St. Louis metallers Conquest have just released their new album The War We Rage via Dark Star Records. Produced by frontman, Derrick Brumley and engineered by Adam Long, The War We Rage is Conquest’s fifth full length album and seventh release overall.
Picking up where their previous effort, ‘End of Days,’ left off, The War We Rage includes a blistering cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic “Long Haired Country Boy,” and is a slamming 13 song tutorial in melody, power and pure metal mayhem. “We chose “Long Haired Country Boy” as a cover because we used to play it back in the day and it was a lot of fun,” says Conquest frontman Derrick Brumley. “It was much lighter back then but we thought it would be cool to kick it in the ass and re-do the track. It’s a damn good time live!”
Recorded at The Metal Factory in St. Louis, MO, The War We Rage shows a marked maturity in Brumley’s writing style. “Nothing’s really changed all that much, we’re just writing better songs is all, “tells Derrick, “I like thrash and power metal and just good rock and roll that’s really how I write. We all stepped our game up a bit. We always try to top what we did on our last disc, ya know?”
Conquest will support The War We Rage with select dates around the Midwestern United States.
(5 July 2013 – Memphis, TN) Memphis hard rockers Surrender The Fall are set to take to the road beginning July 21 with Nonpoint and Redline Chemistry. These dates follow the band’s successful appearance at Rockapalooza alongside artists such as Candlebox, Saliva and Mushroomhead as well as recent outings with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Almost Kings and Eye Empire.
Surrender The Fall’s debut album, Burn in the Spotlight was released in September of 2012 via upstart label Rum Bum Records and features the Rock Radio hits “Love Hate Masquerade” and “Some Kind of Perfect,” garnering accolades from Billboard (“Surrender The Fall’s stock in trade is pounding pedal-through-the-floor rock, a loud abundance that includes first single “Love Hate Masquerade”), MTV Buzzworthy (“Clearly, Surrender The Fall has learned from their forefathers — and they wanna ROCK. Which, I might mention, they totally do and they totally do well”), and All Access (“STF is a Memphis rock band that does it right with straight ahead, no hold’s barred rock n roll”).
Tour dates are as follows:
Sun July 21 Kokomo, IN Center Stage Bar & Grill
Tue July 23 Newport, KY Thompson House
Wed July 24 Battle Creek, MI Planet Rock
Thur July 25 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Fri Aug 2 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
Sat Aug 3 Gloversville, NY Upper Deck
Thur Aug 8 Lynchburg, VA Phase 2
Sat Aug 10 Knoxville, TN The Bowery
Sun Aug 11 Savannah, GA The Wild Wing Café
Tue Aug 13 Columbus, GA Chaos- On the Rocks!
Thur Aug 15 Ironton, OH Rally on the River
Sat Aug 17 Madison, WI WJJO-Bandcamp
Sat Aug 31 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Sun Sep 1 Dallas, TX Trees
Thur Sep 12 Rockford, IL Bar 3
Fri Sep 13 Ashwaubenon, WI GreenBay Distillery