(Des Moines, IA – 11 December 2012) Iowa based Southern Rock newcomers The New Black 7 will release their new mini album, Hangovers & Heartbreak on 22 January 2013 through upstart label Vanity Music Group.
The eight song affair, recorded at Chandler Limited Studios in Shell Rock, IA, was produced by singer / guitarist Tory Stoffregen and Wake Goeke and mixed by Cedrick Courtois (Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Earshot). With songs like “Crazy All Over Me (“The upside down relationship song everyone can all relate to! Growing up and living in a small town we all know this person and maybe it is even one of us who gets a little crazy when it comes to the opposite sex. We have all seen those friends and have surely been that friend at one time or another”), That Don’t Sound Like Country” (“Inspired by a radio dj who told us we weren’t country enough on the first CD, We turned on country radio and to this day wonder what he was listening to. Growing up we were all exposed to all different kinds of music and it all mixes together to make The New Black 7. Call it what you want”), and “Closing Time” (‘A scandalous romp through every bar in America on a Friday night! A fun song that would make Dwight Yoakam or The Beatles equally as proud”) as well as a red dirt style cover of Motley Crue’s classic “Kickstart My Heart”, Made up of equal parts Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke and .38 Special, Hangovers & Heartbreak is designed to give you a swift kick to the backside
“Everything about this record came together very organically,” says drummer Brentt Arcement. “Hangovers and Heartbreak is what I consider a quintessential follow up for an indie band. Considering we wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded the whole record ourselves, I think we did a great job not letting our creative flow become compromised by wearing all the hats!” Frontman, Tory Stoffregen adds, “Everything about this cd just came together perfectly. The songs are all real pieces of my life. Recording them ranged from heartbreaking to laughing out loud and jumping up and down with excitement, I think all those emotions really show through when you’re listening to these songs.”
Hangovers & Heartbreak will be preceded by the band’s first single, “Crazy All Over Me” on 8 January 2013
(11 December – Prescott Valley, AZ) On Saturday, December 15th at 10AM (MST) The Melodic Buzz radio show will celebrate it’s 100th show. For nearly two years The Melodic Buzz has rocked the airwaves of KBUZ The Buzz (Prescott Valley’s Only Rock Radio Station) and online at www.zonarocks.com the stations website.
“The show is a labor of love.” states show host Johnny G. “I believe in the music that is played on the show and I love bringing tunes to people who may have never heard of most of these bands.”
The bands frequently heard on The Melodic Buzz get very little airplay in the Unites States, but Johnny G. hopes that changes. “There is no reason, in my opinion, that bands like Crashdiet and Eclipse can’t be played on stations nationwide that play artists like Motley Crue and Poison. Or that a similar station can’t sandwich H.E.A.T. in between Whitesnake and Journey.”
“That’s why I started The Melodic Buzz in the first place,” he continues. “To give airtime to bands from all over the world who are still releasing quality melodic rock music.”
The Melodic Buzz is a one hour radio show heard every Saturday morning at 10AM (MST) on KBUZ…The Buzz in Prescott Valley, Arizona and worldwide on the stations website www.zonarocks.com.
For more information on The Melodic Buzz check out www.facebook.com/melodicbuzz
ZAKK WYLDE AND MEMBERS OF SEVENDUST, CANDLEBOX AND BLACK LABEL SOCIETY JOIN THE INFINITE STAIRCASE TO RECORD SONG FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY
(11 December, 2012 – (New York City, NY) Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One), Kevin Martin (Candlebox, The Gracious Few), John “JD” Deservio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) and New Yorkers, The Infinite Staircase will be teaming up to write and record a song in an effort to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy
Architekt Music, the state of the art recording facility where Sevendust recently tracked ‘Black Out The Sun’ and The Infinite Staircase continue to record their new album, located in Butler, New Jersey, has, along with recording engineer Mike Ferretti, graciously agreed to donate their services to help make this project come to fruition.
The song will be released, as an iTunes exclusive, via Vanity Music Group on 8 January 2013.
Each musician involved in this project has very close ties to the New York and Jersey area, having either grown up there, having very close friends and family who currently live there, or in the cases of JD DeServio and Lenny and Jeff Cerzosie of The Infinite Staircase, still residing in the storm damaged areas.
This storm has touched the lives of so many…Everyone’s hearts are in the right place.
Heading into the studio this week, expect more details on this project and its release to be announced shortly.
Zakk Wylde and John “JD” DeServio just came off a very successful run of shows in both Canada and South America with Black Label Society who have recently announced that a new DVD, titled ‘Unblackened’ will be recorded in 2013. JD has also been producing projects on the side as well as continuing work on the next Cycle Of Pain album.
Kevin Martin has been touring non-stop with Candlebox in support of their most recent release, ‘Love Stories And Other Musings,’ with plans to continue touring in support of the album in 2013 as well as the possibility of releasing new material with The Gracious Few, his other project with fellow Candlebox cohort Sean “Memphis” Hennesy and Chad Taylor, Chad Gracey and Patrick Dahlheimer of Multi-Platinum band Live.
Morgan Rose certainly has had his hands full in 2012 forming a new project with fellow Sevendust brethren Clint Lowery, called Call Me No One, whose debut album, ‘Last Parade’ was released June 5th on 7Bros Records which was followed by a tour as well as a Sevendust tour. Rose has also had his hand involved with producing many projects, not to mention writing and recording a brand new Sevendust record, ‘Black Out The Sun,’ which is set to be released on March 26th, 2013.
The Infinite Staircase has been busy recording their first new album of original material, since 2009′s ‘The Road Less Taken,’ with Morgan Rose (Sevendust, Call Me No One) producing and playing drums on it as well as recording a collection of cover songs with John “JD” DeServio (Black Label Society, Cycle Of Pain) titled ‘The Dead Cricket Sessions,’ both expected to be released some time in the beginning of 2013. In addition to Rose, the album of new material also features collaborations with Black Label Society & Cycle Of Pain’s JD DeServio, Sean “Memphis” Hennesy of Candlebox and The Gracious Few as well as Troy Cromwell from Cycle Of Pain. The band promises more collaborations to be announced in the near future.
(Phoenix, AZ – December 6, 2012) Launched a mere three weeks ago Heavy Metal Television is the talk of the internet. Since the launch, the station has garnered over 30,000 unique visitors with praise such as, “Thanks for this channel from the bottom of my heavy metal heart!”, “You have become the soundtrack to my house” and “Heavy Metal Television is my new addiction” being plastered on the station’s official Facebook page.
(6 December 2012 – Boston, MA) New England area female fronted, punk/metal band Mongrel has announced Micah Maltais, who has been the band’s bassist since Summer 2011, will be stepping down after this Saturday’s show at The Chop Shop in Seabrook, NH in order to pursue non-music related endeavors. The bassist role will be covered by long time friend and veteran of the Massachusetts music scene, Michael Mariano who the band knows well from his time as the guitarist in singer Jessica Sierra’s prior band, Affliction. Mariano has filled in on a few dates with Mongrel over the past month and will take over bass duties starting Saturday, December 22nd at Charlee Bravos in Putnam CT where Mongrel will be sharing the stage with Green Jelly!