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Friday, January 29, 2016

Reality Suite Interview

Photo Credit: Kim Berzak
Recently I had the pleasure to sit down and talk with the awesome people who make up the band Reality Suite in their home town in NJ.
An evening filled with lots of laughs as well as updates on what the band has going on and what they have in store for us for the future was just the start to what ended up being an interview that will go down in the books!
Check out our interview as well  as a special acoustic performance from Reality Suite. 

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Production Credit: Reality Suite Productions

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gears Interview

Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your everyday garage band. 
Despite being faced with a multitude of challenges right from the start, the band has persevered and is growing stronger than ever.
Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON), and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects resulting in the birth of GEARS.

Questions answered by Jimmy Wooten of GEARS

1. How did you guys end up getting together and forming Gears?

Trip and I put the band together in 2014 with two other guys who actually have come and gone.  We were all in different bands that had kind of run their course so we were looking to do something new.  We all got together in February of 2014 in Miami and started writing. What came out was the Set in Motion EP (May 2014).  After a busy year of touring, we were ready to start work on the new EP.  We had some member changes at that time so Trip and I did the record with our Producer, Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Eye Empire, Dark New Day) and friend Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day).  “Pride Comes Before the Fall” was the result.

2. You released your new EP "pride comes before the fall" in November, Can you tell us a little bit about it for those who haven't heard it yet and what it was like creating it?

It’s definitely an evolution of the band from the first EP.  “Pride” still has that heavy edge, but I feel like it’s more musical.  The writing definitely has taken steps forward for us.  The actual process making the record was really relaxed and organic.  We wrote the record with Corey who had produced the first EP, but this time, it was just us three for the writing process.  I feel like it was a lot more focused.  We have known each other for a long time and I have all the trust in the world in Corey’s experience and ear.  He’s a pleasure to work with.  Super laid back and focused. 

3. What bands, do you believe have influenced your sound the most?
I know that we all have a lot of different influences.  That’s always a hard question to answer.  We draw inspiration from a bunch of different places.  Zeppelin, Bowie, Deftones, Alice in Chains, etc.  There really are too many for me to really narrow it down.  

4. What has been your greatest accomplishment and challenge as a band thus far? 
I think our greatest accomplishment has been just to be out there doing it ourselves without a huge budget.  We work really hard and try to do as much as we can as far as putting out a quality product and supporting it on as many tour dates as possible.  It’s tough in today’s industry to be DIY and trying to build a band from the ground up.  Each one of us is very focused though.  We all want to achieve the same goals and I think that’s the most important thing.  

5. How have you overcome that challenge?
Everyday in the life of a DIY band is a challenge.  We have put together a great team over the past year that helps us fight for exposure and to achieve success.  So, I think that in itself is an achievement.  

 Check out GEARS
lyric video for their track "Face Down" from their new EP "Pride Comes Before The Fall" which is available now on iTunes.
Also don't forget to follow them here on:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Not By Sight Releases First Single, "Stand", Featuring Members Of Evanescence, Saint Asonia, & Sevendust

Hard Rock band Not By Sight has released a lyric video for their track "Stand", originally premiered with BraveWords. 
The track features Jane Train (Liz Phair), Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Eye Empire, Dark New Day, Saint Asonia), Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day, doubleDrive), and Morgan Rose (Sevendust)
The track was produced, and mixed by Corey Lowery.
Check it out now here and tell us what you think!

STAND is about overcoming adversity in life and using that adversity to strengthen and elevate you. - Jane Train (Not By Sight)


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

From Ashes To New

The 2015 Rock Allegiance festival was jam packed with legendary rock bands like Korn and Rob Zombie, but it also featured many rising stars in the scene. 
We had the awesome opportunity to sit down and talk with a few members from one of these up and coming bands right after their kick-ass performance in front of thousands of dedicated rock fanatics. The band From Ashes To New is a quintet that formed in Pennsylvania only a couple years ago. 
What makes this band so unique is not only their ingenious mashup of genres, but their positive and inspiring messages that are cleverly weaved throughout their lyrics. Categorized in a music style where negativity, despair, and misery seems to be the muse, From Ashes To New stands out in that respect by bringing light into such a dark scene. 
Here is what they had to say about that, as well as some exciting things to expect in the future! 
P.S. Be sure to check out their latest video, Through It All right HERE

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