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STEGO

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL
Genre/style: Prog Rock
Bio:

From the steel plants in the heart of Dixie. Lurking deep in the swamp and forged with the sweat of the Gulf of Mexico. A sound as vast as the southern weather pounding iron under a blacksmith’s hammer. STEGO blossoms with vigor. Furiously trudging toward the line that separates the dark from light, the alternative and progressive, the trio sets it’s self apart from the fold with raw unbridled emotion like an awakened golem crushing the terraform underfoot.

The trio is the product of a vast array of influences and experimentation blended together to shape a high energy, explosive rock and roll experience. The music of STEGO merges an alternative rock foundation with the power of a progressive core, and the result is a distinct and satisfying sound.

Band members and instruments:

Chris Chandler (Vocals/Guitar)

Justin Keef (Drums)

Jon Carrasco (Bass guitar)

History:

The band was formed in late 2009 and played it’s first show on Oct 29th 2009. Once known as Stegosaurus the trio shortened the name upon enlisting new drummer Justin Keef. The change brought on a different vision and moved the music toward a progressive rock sound leaving the alternative/pop/punk genre behind altogether. STEGO has shared the stage with bands such as Losing September, Shallow Side, Cadaver Dogs, and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Official video single “Bottom Feeder” from the new album “Void Clear Light”

http://youtu.be/mTztYpd9kyA

Listen to 3 songs from “Void Clear Light” on Soundcloud:

Cage Down By the River     https://soundcloud.com/stego2012/cage-down-by-the-river

Ok, so some relaxing water-meditation starts this track to lull you into a false sense of security, because pretty soon you get hit with some awesome instrumentation of great guitar riff, bass and drums forming a really swampy, grungy sound.Great odd time signature with nice dissonant guitar chords bring in the brilliant voice of Chris Chandler.I’m featuring STEGO today because from the first 10 seconds of this song I was dragged into the sound of this brilliant 3-piece Band, and I know in the first few moments if I’m going to like a band or not.Here, there was no contest, cos by the time the double-speed chorus kicks in I’m a goner !!!!By the end I KNOW Chris is in a Cage Down By The River !!!!!

Bottom Feeder:                 https://soundcloud.com/stego2012/bottom-feeder

There’s more water at the start of this track but it hints at something more menacing like the sound of something wriggling around like the Loch Ness Monster maybe !! Then another grimy guitar riff oozes from the speakers like the creature from the Black Lagoon,as Chris Chandler portrays life at the bottom .This is an epic track !!!!!!You can almost smell the stench of the stagnant pool below.Great Production again with a massive sound.

The Key Of Solomon:      https://soundcloud.com/stego2012/the-key-of-solomon

Another attention-grabbing introduction, this time featuring uptempo drums and bass overlaid with lush instrumental guitars in a Proggy kind of way. Really cool !!Nice punchy light and shade in the verses and chorus and a very tasty bass/guitar middle section, all atmospheric and some gorgeous lead guitar delayed lines, leading to some frenetic drumming racing to the end.Breathtaking stuff !!!

If you are looking for a kick ass band with intelligence, look no further than STEGO.

I still don’t know how a 3-piece can make such a beautiful racket !!!! Check them out Now!!!!!!!

Ade Fisher

Discography including release years:

Stegosaurus “Comet Scar” Full length 2010

STEGO “Void Clear Light” EP 2014

Listen to the entire “Void Clear Light’ stream here: https://onerpm.com/#/store/player

Email address: Stego247@gmail.com

Website URL(s): Stego2012.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StegosaurusRocks

Twitter: Twitter.com/stego2012

Reverbnation

https://www.reverbnation.com/stego2012

Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/stego2012

Where music can be purchased:

iTunes, Amazon Mp3, OneRpm.com, Emusic, GrooveShark, Rhapsody, GooglePlay, IheartRadio, Slacker, Beats Music, Spotify, Xbox Music.

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After rip roaring sets and sold out gigs, this Birmingham quartet has really arrived!

Supporting The View and playing up and down the country, the rebels are putting their own original stamp on the Birmingham music scene and are definitely on the rise.

Their latest EP, ‘HOWLIN’, was released in the summer of 2014 and is available for worldwide digital download. The official video for lead single ‘SHAKE ME DOWN’ was released June 29th.

The four-piece band from Birmingham combines the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.

Members: Danny Core – Vocals & Rhythm guitar; Luke Davis – Vocals & Bass; James Tranter – Vocals & Lead Guitar; Anthony Byrne – Drums & Percussion

SHAKE ME DOWN    https://soundcloud.com/brokenwittrebels/shake-me-down-1

The tasty, subdued guitar intro eases you gently into a modern take on The Faces type instrumentation. THEN ENTERS “THE VOICE” !!!!! A voice that sounds like a thousand break-ups and a million JD’S, perfectly complementing the great musicians on show.This song ooses Deep South, never guessing it originated in Birmingham uk !! I can see why this was a single, very commercial in a sort of Kings of Leon sort of way. Awesome !!!

HOWLIN   https://soundcloud.com/brokenwittrebels/howlin

Another rootsy rocker featuring some great guitar riffs and powerful bass n drums and another killer vocal from Danny Core.

From the EP of the same name this is another hit single in the waiting.Nice wah wah solo too !!

BOTTOM OF THE HILL   https://soundcloud.com/brokenwittrebels/bottom-of-the-hill

Slower in tempo but not intensity, this song is drenched in bluesy soul, the passion is dripping out of the speakers !!!!

Lovely contrast of light and shade in the verses and chorus with more awesome guitar and the ever-present world class vocals.You might need to bring fire extinguishers if you catch this band live..!!!! if the UK keeps producing bands as great as this, then the future of music is in very safe hands .

catch them at

Saturday 30 May 2015

Camden Rocks 2015

http://www.brokenwittrebels.com/

ADE FISHER

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COLOUR

This is what COLOUR say about themselves:

We are a new Art Rock band, our members literally residing in Liverpool, Stoke and Rutland. We create our own music, content and art from our studio on the Northwest Coast. We’ve just released our debut EP. BBC Introducing ‘New Band of the Year 2014’ from Stoke.

  • Born on 1 January 2013
  • Band Members
    Tidd, Scott, Downey, Connor
    The overwhelming word that comes to mind when listening to COLOUR is “Refreshing”.In this age of Taylor Swift and conveyor belt pop, it is so refreshing to hear a young band actually working on instrumentation, arrangements and songwriting. On STRANGERS interplay between the 2 guitars, bass and drums is breath-taking then the excellent vocals kick in to top off a brilliant song. I hate looking for influences but Simple Minds and U2 come to mind, surely no bad thing. A very commercial track which deserves success.
    RED                  https://soundcloud.com/colourbanduk/red
    More Beautiful cascading guitars open RED  then powers into another commercial masterpiece featuring some gorgeous bass lines and another impassioned vocal. Jeez these guys can play !!!!!! I can see them onstage now at Glastonbury !!!!
    Slower, moodier guitar intro on this track: the production is stunning on all these songs, no more so on SHATTERED
    Another ridiculously catchy chorus and by now COLOUR are really impressing with their consistently great songwriting.
    It has been said by many recently that rock music is dead !! Well, on the evidence of COLOUR I think our musical heritage is in very safe hands.If they arent massive in a year or two I’ll eat my hat !!!
    YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST !!!!
    ADE FISHER

NOOPERATOR

NO OPERATOR

No Operator is a five-piece Rock/Metal band from Vancouver Island. Their sound blends heavy, intricate riffs with melodic vocals, and an extreme commitment to writing great original music. No Operator pride themselves in being a true rock band: doing both electric and acoustic performances; using no backing tracks, samples, or metronome; and using 100% real instruments in the studio. After three years of steady gigging; sharing the stage with the likes of Protest the Hero and Incura; No Operator released their debut album “Weather and War” in August 2012. In 2013, No Operator performed 29 times, expanded their line-up to a five-piece, recorded singles “State Your Allegiance” and “Sitka”, were featured on Shaw TV, won a “Stelly Award” for Album of the Year, and received their first airplay on commercial radio (99.3 the Fox, 106.9 the Wolf). With 2014 shaping up to be their biggest year yet, No Operator promise great things to come.

No Operator is:
TJ Muhl-Lead Vocals
Oliver Galloway-Guitars&Vocals
Ben Hughes-Guitars
Steve Holtby-Bass and Vocals
Dave Wiebe-Drums

STATE YOUR ALLEGIANCE http://www.reverbnation.com/nooperator/song/20021525-state-your-allegiance

When a track like this starts these days I usually expect to hear screamo vocals but, to my pleasant surprise, the very melodic voice of TJ Muhl adds melodrama to the hard-hitting drums and guitars on show.!! It all adds up to a breath of fresh air from this talented band.STATE YOUR ALLEGIANCE is a very commercial metal track you have to check out.

CREPITUS http://www.reverbnation.com/nooperator/song/20021640-crepitus

Great guitar interplay kicks this rocker off and never lets up as Muhl again leads the line with some fine vocals.

great guitar solo too.

SITKA http://www.reverbnation.com/nooperator/song/20021622-sitka

Very nice melodic intro of clean guitars and tasty production.It takes off halfway through to finish as a great power-ballad.

In a world of metal-clone bands, NO OPERATOR stand out as one of the must see/hear bands this year !!!!

TAKE MY WORD FOR IT !!!!! ADE FISHER

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GOODNIGHT GRAVITY

High energy pop punk/hardcore forming in the great state of Colorado. Finding a balance between brutal hardcore and high energy/positive pop punk, Goodnight Gravity is dishing out a tasty dish best heard on their sophomore Ep;

“All In Is All We Know”.https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-in-is-all-we-know-ep/id588449943

Members Josh Dwernychuk – Vocals/Guitar

Dylan Neise – Guitar

Andrew Tekansik– Bass/Vocals

Jake Westerman – Drums

Sounds Like: Four Year Strong, Knockout Kid, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, New Found Glory, All Time Low

Bio: We are a pop, punk, hardcore, rock band from Colorado. We started a couple years ago in a small town and have only grown since then.

CHEMICAL ROULETTE. (http://www.purevolume.com/download.php?id=3395038)

powerhouse intro featuring big guitars and amazing double-bass drum patterns.Great production on a super catchy song which is as good as anything you’ll hear today !!

Girls Tease With Chance, Boys Tease With Diamonds                http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/11172612

Killer guitars and drums again on this choon, hitting like a battering ram to the head and ears.Great blend of melody and brutality !!!

You gotta check these guys out now !!!!  ADE FISHER 

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“BLOWSIGHT”

Description

Sweden has always been a guarantee for the export of epic Pop melodies and famous rock-bands. However, this rarely combined in one band. Blowsight have internalized the essence of both worlds.With no fear and always with a tongue-in-cheek attitude the band maneuvers through all facets and colors of modern rock music. Even in reflective moments they maintain a touch of lightness. Despite all diversity, Blowsight always put the fun in music first and they never stop short at playfully crazy ideas to show it off.

Fresh, melodic and powerful! This is rock, who’s beat is not only the heartbeat of zeitgeist, but mainly convinces listeners with sophisticated songwriting. This is music that works – on small or big stages.

Nick Red (lead vocals/guitar), Seb (guitar/vocals), Mao (bass/vocals), Fabz (drums/vocals)
Sounds Like: 30 Seconds to Mars, Trivium, My Chemical Romance, Bullet for My Valentine, Foo Fighters
THE SUN BEHIND THE RAIN
Big dirty guitars combine Nickleback style rocking at its heaviest with big catchy choruses with beautiful chord changes to perk the interest and a quirky guitar solo !! Niiiccceee.
MAGIC EIGHT BALL
Almost Classical music intro segues into powerful drums n guitars.
It’s great to hear modern power with inherent melody and top class production.
Lots of musical twists and turns keep the listener on their toes.
LIVE DIE SURRENDER
Theatrical guitar start pounds hard into an uptempo rocker again with great vocal melodies
very exciting and inventive guitar solo, keeps you guessing as the song drops to lush vocal harmonies before smashing back into the power chords again.
Shit these guys are good !!!!!!
OVER THE SURFACE
Another ear-catching intro of modern keys lulls you into a great power ballad with killer melodies once more.This band don’t sit on tired old sounds and chords, they are always looking to try something different. MUST BE A SWEDISH THING !! AND I LOVE IT !!!!
ADE FISHER
 

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CROBOT.

The sounds of dirt pouring out of old souls that were sold for the sake of rock n’ roll. Space rock n’ roll. Whatever it is, you can’t help but to feel your ears being dipped in nostalgia then taken to another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot. A quartet from central Pennsylvania, conjure up sonic ghosts and stories that seemingly were interpreted from crop circles.

For fans of Clutch, Wolfmother, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine, or Soundgarden,the powerful packed punch of the vocals of lead singer Brandon Yeagley is a great one-two with the spellbinding, head bobbing guitar riffs of Chris Bishop; not to mention the stellar solidity of the low frequencies of Jake Figueroa on bass guitar and brother Paul Figueroa on drums.. Bishop brings his unique style of art to the table to add images to the stories unveiled by lyricist and frontman Brandon Yeagley. The two also plan on creating a graphic novel based on the songs from the album, set for an undetermined future release. 

Crobot have spilled their sweat and tones on such stages as Philadelphia’s Theater of Living Arts and Xfinity LIVE, The Paramount in Huntington, NJ, the Stanhope House in Stanhope, New Jersey, and Anchorage, Alaska’s Chilkoot Charlie’s and plan on embarking on a tour not limited to the venues listed previously. 

NEW EP + FREE SONG http://bit.ly/1nJDuqh | LISTENhttp://bit.ly/1lt0MQD | WATCH http://bit.ly/1ooE9Qs |
ON TOUR NOW w/KYNG & Kill Devil Hill
LEGEND OF THE SPACEBORNE KILLER    (https://soundcloud.com/crobotband/legend-of-the-spaceborne)
This track is like Wolfmother meets Flash Gordon , with a crazy mixture of retro grungy rock and space-age sound effects.
Featuring powerhouse drums bass n guitar and the stratospheric vocals of Yeagley..Killer track.
A swaggering towering inferno of a song, great riffs, pounding rhythm and a tasty wah solo from Bishop !!
If this song doesn’t get you out of your seat you’d better check your pulse !!!
SKULL OF GERONIMO      (http://youtu.be/4QZPNt1_KYg)
Nice ‘delic sounds for the verse thunders into a piledriver chorus of de-tuned ecstasy. CROBOT are as tight as a camel’s arse in a sandstorm and the vocals are as good as anything out there right now !!!!
ADE FISHER

Red February is a brand new hard rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area consisting of singer Marcus Cappellazzo, guitarist Markus Spohn, and drummer Sebastian Dunkel.Formed in early 2013 by Markus Spohn and Sebastian Dunkel, both originally from Germany, the band was joined by Australian singer/songwriter Marcus Cappellazzo soon after, making Red February a truly multi-national project with a one-of-a-kind sound.

The band worked on new music for the rest of the year and demoed over a dozen songs before locking themselves in the studio with producer Tim Narducci (Spiralarms, Systematic, Forbidden). Recorded between October and December 2013, Red February’s debut album is due for release in early 2014, followed by national touring in support of the record.

Marcus Cappellazzo Markus Spohn Sebastian Dunkel

My song of the Day is “JET PILOT” from their soon to be released debut album. With crystal clear production from Tim Narducci the song is a powerhouse of energy, power and melody, combined.with a killer hook in the chorus.AWESOME STUFF GUYS !!!  http://redfebruaryofficial.com/

ADE FISHER