Saturday, July 14, 2018

Clayton Morgan learns that you never loose your passion for music even if you're all grown up

Son of Eddie Daniels (The Four Sonics), Clayton Morgan is history in the remaking, but with a fresh new flavor for 2018. His debut single, “Taste for Love” is scheduled for June 2018 release.

Based in Dallas, Texas, but born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Clayton Morgan knew from a young age that music was in his blood. He greatly admired what his father had accomplished with The Four Sonics, and the impact that the iconic soul foursome had on the world. Growing up, Clayton often envisioned following in his father’s footsteps.  









Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groups and drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined, have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.

Friday, July 13, 2018

What Is The Greatest Power Trio of All Time? There Can Be Only One!

This week on The Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we will answer once and for all, What is THE GREATEST Power Trio of all time? This promises to be an intense discussion. You don't want to miss this episode!  Featured Loudini Artists:    Neverwake   86 Bullets  Silk9 










Neverwake
NeverWake's music is a sinew of rock and metal which forms a pathway for dark guitar harmonies to unwind into shredding leads. Symphonic choruses and melodic vocals pull the listener into a haunting trance and awakens them with undeniable guttering of heavily distorted breakdowns. NeverWake consists of Johnny DiCarlo on lead vocals/lead guitar, Marcus Giannamore on drums/vocals, George Scott on bass guitar/vocals and Justin Sanford lead guitar/vocals.

NeverWake was chosen by the AEG Live promoters to play on the first ever ReverbNation stage at the annual hard rock and heavy metal music festival Carolina Rebellion 2015. Kicking off the weekend for 60,000 fans, NeverWake had the incredible opportunity to share the spotlight with bands such as Korn, Slipknot, Nonpoint, Periphery and many more. In April, NeverWake rocked alongside various artists from Iron Maiden, Disturbed and Twisted Sister, (The Foundry), at The Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and had multiple shows at the SXSW Heart ofTexas Rock Fest. Earlier in 2015, the band played at The ReverbNation Stage for the Millennium Music Conference Showcase, Altar Bar in Pittsburgh and several other local and nationwide venues.

Described as “smashing 'Bullet For My Valentine' and 'Trivium' together,” NeverWake's second and most recent studio album is "SleepWalker," crafted at Innovation Studios with producer/engineer Mike Ofca and mastered under legendary engineer Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. Their debut full-length album "Vitality" was released in August 2011 and the single "Cut You Down" on Halloween of 2012.

Become a part of the dream and walk with us.

Current Location
Pittsburgh, PA/Steubenville, OH

General Manager
John DiCarlo

Influences
We have many musical influences starting with Johnny D's father and his band. We are mainly influenced by many bands such as Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Triviu... See More

Press contact
Nicole DiCarlo, neverwakepr@gmail.com

Booking agent
Nicole DiCarlo, neverwakepr@gmail.com
categories

86 Bullets
Genre
Heavy Rock

Band Members
Lead Vocals
Steve "Gravy" Graybeal

Lead Guitar / Vocals
Chris "Shredder" Elliott

Bass Guitar / Vocals
Eric Dee

Drums
Jerry "Jyro" Oxendine

Hometown
Baltimore, MD

Record Label
Melodic Revolution Records, http://mrrmusic.com/

About
86 Bullets is a high energy original band from the Baltimore, MD area, who are against hatred, violence, and exploitation.

www.twitter.com/86Bullets1
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:86_Bullets?marka

Influences
Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, The Smiths, Rush, Iron Maiden, Guns & Roses, Metallica
categories

Silk9
Silk9 is a Pittsburgh PA based hard rock band that was founded in April of 2013 by Anthony
Leone and Jamie Rohr.
The" vision" of Silk9 was to "embrace" the essence of the 90’s and add an original spin
on today’s hard rock genre.
In May of 2014 the band released its first EP entitled “Exit the Pain.” Songs from the EP have
been featured on 97.7 fm located in Butler PA, Adrenaline 101 internet radio, 105.9 fm the X, in
Pittsburgh PA., 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh PA, The PAROCKSHOW.COM, The EAgle 107.5 and recently featured on Lou Lombardi's, Rock n' Roll Circus.
We strive to keep our standards high by working with some of the top local bands in the area and national acts such as Lynch Mob,
Adelitas Way, The Art of Dying, Hillbilly Herald, Drowning Pool, Crobot,Skid Row and on most recently Jake E Lee's Red Dragon's Cartel

Awards
Silk9's first Ep was voted,2014 Iron City Rocks Alum of the year, with an additional 5 nominations
Epica
Band members
Simone Simons – lead vocals, backing vocals
Mark Jansen – guitars, growled vocals
Isaac Delahaye – guitars, mandolin, balalaika, bouzouki, ukulele, orchestral toms, djembé, congas, bar chimes, tambourine, triangle
Coen Janssen – keyboards, synthesizer, piano, glockenspiel, xylophone, tubular bells, orchestral toms, gran casa, djembé, congas, finger cymbals, tambourine, additional samples and effects
Rob van der Loo – bass guitar
Ariën van Weesenbeek – drums, additional grunts, orchestral snare drum, orchestral toms, timbales, congas, bongos (solo), cymbal a deux

Wicked Riff Wednesday Episode 1 Smoke On The Water

What makes Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water so iconic? There is more to this classic riff than meets the eye. On this week's "Wicked Riff Wednesday" Lou will show you the magic behind this universally recognized riff.




Bluesy Tuesday Episode 1 Scorpion Child

The maiden voyage of our weekly blues rock podcast. This week's feature is the band Scorpion Child

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Are you ready to break down the subgrenes of metal?

What are your favorite metal subgenres? Which ones leave you scratching your head? This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, Keith, Lily and Lou break down all of the subgenres of metal so you will never have embarass yourself by asking, "Is Slayer thrash metal or speed metal?"  Featured Loudini Artists:    Afraid of Human   Brokenrail  Turbowolf   Tax The Heat












Afraid of Human
http://afraidofhuman.com/
Afraid Of Human, an original Hard Rock band from Warren, PA, is steadily climbing to the top of the charts with their own brand of music characterized by its intensity and lyrical message. A unique combination of influences and musical styles come together in a distinctive sound all their own.

Formed on August 1st 2014 after the collapse of Rock band RFE(RoomforError) by Guitarist, Lyricist and Philadelphia native Brandon Kulp, Drummer, vocalist and NYC native John Grimm, and Bassist Dustin Huff. After many failed vocalist auditions, Jimmie Botto ( Former Vocalist of Blind Society) showed up to blow away any of the competition for the lead vocalist position. March 2017 saw the addition of Mike Key ( former Refuge lead guitarist ) to the line up.

The band immediately began drawing inspiration from bands the likes of 5FDP, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Volbeat, Godsmack and Pantera to name a few, developing a strong bond between the four some, the band booked shows across Western and Central PA and Western NY, covering some of the best hard rock songs to date. Continuously developing their live performances, artistic abilities and their own sound. Afraid Of Human took spring of 2016 to write their debut EP. The band scheduled studio time at Graphite Sound Studios in July, 2016 and worked with producer, Anthony Brown, releasing the first single "All I Am" on July 19th 2016, onto Reverbnation.com with amazing feedback from local as well as national fans. The band currently sits at #1 on the Reverbnation local Rock chart and has been consistently climbing the national and global charts. With airplay on numerous local and regional radio stations, being added into rotation on multiple internet radio sites daily and live performances to sold out venues, Afraid of Human is quickly becoming a force in Pennsylvania's incredible original music scene! The band is currently booking for the 2017 show season while working on a full length album. See you soon!!!!

Awards
April, 2018 Akademia Music Awards, Best Rock Song. All I Am

Gender
Male

Current Location
Warren, PA

Influences
Pantera, Mudvayne, Metallica, Life Of Agony, Disturbed, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch

Press contact
Brandon Kulp afraidofhuman@gmail.com

Booking agent
Brandon Kulp- afraidofhuman@gmail.com

Brokenrail
http://www.brokenrailband.com/
Alabama rockers, BrokenRail was formed in 2008 by an all-star unit of musicians with the sole intention of rising to the top and proclaiming their place in modern music with their infectious blend of hard rock and metal. 

BrokenRail has grown their following extensively over the years throughout the world. The exposure allowed the band’s music to get featured on several notable platforms such as ESPN, NBC Sports, MMA’s World Series of Fighting as well as having the band nominated in 2016, 2017, and 2018 for the Alabama Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year”. BrokenRail has also been nominated for the worldwide, 2018 Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for Rock / Hard Rock "Song of the Year" for their title 'Save Me' as well as the 2018 Josie Music Awards for Rock "Band of the Year" and Rock "Song of the Year" for their title 'Save Me'. 

The band’s debut release, “Welcome To The Escape” came out in 2010 and made a strong impact for BrokenRail’s inception. The album was produced by Ben Trexel & Rick Beato (Shinedown, Crossfade). The band toured extensively throughout the Southern Regions before getting back into the studio for their sophomore album. BrokenRail teamed up with producer & engineer Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley) in 2011 to work on tracking and release for the EP "Never The Same". In 2013, the band release the single "When You Fall" while they ultimately headed to Los Angeles to work with producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying) on the new full length record. The final mixes were sent to Kane Churko (Papa Roach, As Lions) & Logan Mader (Gojira, Bullet For My Valentine) in Las Vegas which was completed in October of 2016.

In November of 2016, BrokenRail released a 3 track EP based off the upcoming album simply titled “BROKENRAIL” which was the first hint of the bands next full-fledged release. The release was to introduce a new and powerful direction for the band moving forward. The band released a music video for the single “Walk Again” which has attained tremendous responses from fans and press. The EP has garnered over 2 MILLION spins on Spotify alone and over 20 MILLION views on Youtube through user generated content, both completely independently.

Recently, BrokenRail premiered their new, heavier direction exclusively through Loudwire with their single release 'Ghosts of Tomorrow'. Impacting radio worldwide, the song has already been added to Spotify's Official 'New Metal Tracks' Playlist to over 304K followers as well as top 10 placement on 'Hard Rock Workout' to over 55K. Multiple songs from their previous EP still remain on many Spotify Official playlists as well, including 'Heavy Metal' & 'Metal Gym Hours'.

BrokenRail have shared the stage with bands such as 12 stones, Eye Empire, The Veer Union, Taproot, Digital Summer, 3 Pill Morning, Super Bob, Almost Kings, Shallow Side, Artifas and many more. The band has been on the National “Screaming Black Curse Tour” supporting All Hail the Yeti & Invidia in 2017. As of recent, BrokenRail just finished the National "Little Monsters Tour" with Raven Black & Aboleth. BrokenRail will be performing at the 25th anniversary of Rock Fest in Cadott, WI this year alongside bands such as Disturbed, Godsmack, Sevendust, Seether, Halestorm, Trivium, & more. 

The band is working to complete their 2nd studio album which will be the most predominant to date. With their extensive live history, BrokenRail is primed to support the release at a wider level and won’t let anything get in their way.

BrokenRail is:
Vocals – Blake Clawson
Lead Guitar – Dave Delacruz
Rhythm Guitar - Aaron Jackson
Bass – Dakotah Wright
Drums – Alex Hilton

Awards
2018 Josie Awards Rock "Song of the Year" Nominee
2018 Josie Awards Rock "Band of the Year" Nominee
2018 Alabama Music Awards "Rock Band of the Year" Nominee... See More

Gender
Male

Current Location
Birmingham, Alabama

General Manager
Extreme Management Group, Inc.
Joann Gullo: EMG.Joann@gmail.com
Amanda Hocker: EMG.Amanda@gmail.com

Influences
5 Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, In Flames, Sevendust, Godsmack, Alterbridge, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Seether, and many, many more.


Turbo Wolf
About
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.turbowolf.co.uk

Biography
Magic noise for psychic colossus.

Gender
Neutral (It)

General Manager
Don Jenkins: don.jenkins@rawpowermanagement.com

Influences
NATURE/SCIENCE/SPACE/PAST/FUTURE/EGYPT

Press contact
William Luff: william.luff@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Booking agent
Paul Ryan - United Talent Agency
categories

Tax the Heat
https://www.taxtheheat.com/
Genre
Rock

Band Members
Alex Veale | Jack Taylor | Antonio Angotti | JP Jacyshyn

Hometown
Bristol

Record Label
Nuclear Blast Entertainment

General Manager
Adam Parsons - adam@sirenmanagement.com // Ace Trump - ace@sirenmanagement.com

Press contact
duff@duffpress.co.uk

Booking agent
Neil O'Brien // neil@neilobrienentertainment.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

Neverwake over comes their demons, with hard hitting rock and roll

NeverWake's music is a sinew of rock and metal which forms a pathway for dark guitar harmonies to unwind into shredding leads. Symphonic choruses and melodic vocals pull the listener into a haunting trance and awakens them with undeniable guttering of heavily distorted breakdowns. NeverWake consists of Johnny DiCarlo on lead vocals/lead guitar, Marcus Giannamore on drums/vocals, George Scott on bass guitar/vocals and Justin Sanford lead guitar/vocals.












•   NeverWake is based in Pittsburgh PA with an international social media fan base of over 100,000 followers.
•   NeverWake’s notoriety is increasing internationally, as they have shared stages with bands and artists such as All That Remains, Falling in Reverse, Butcher Babies, Art of Anarchy, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Devour the Day  and more.
•   In 2015 NeverWake performed at the Loudest Month festival Carolina Rebellion and at the Heart of Texas Rockfest at SXSW in Austin, TX.  NeverWake opened the 2015 Rebellion on the ReverbNation stage.  The festival had an estimated attendance of 100,000 over the two-day event.
•   NeverWake is signed to Melodic Revolution Records (www.mrrmusic.com).
•   NeverWake is currently promoting their third record, Incinerate, a 5-song EP produced by John Moyer of Disturbed . This release (October 2016) follows two full 12/13-song albums, SleepWalker (2013) and Vitality (2011).
•   NeverWake is currently endorsed by DR Handmade Strings , Splawn Amplification, EMG pickups and, Schecter Guitars.

Reverbnation Metal Charts:
#1 - Pittsburgh Region
#20 - National
#40 - Global

Become a part of the dream and walk with us.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jamming leads to friendships and even more jamming for Shaman Elect

Tight grooves, crisp tones, emotive lyrics, waves of mood oriented improvisation.
Shaman Elect was born inside warehouses turned art studios in Brooklyn, NY. It started as a fusion of styles between Ethan Warshowsky(synths, vocals) and Fredy Garcia (guitar, vocals). Together, they began developing each other’s songs by combining elements of jazz, rock, and electronica.
In early 2017, leading up to their first live performance, Mike Malkowski (drums, vocals) joined the group, contributing his inventive and dynamic drumming. Expressive singer, Sarah Warshowsky (lead vocals) became the group’s frontwoman.




After a series of successful performances in New York City, the band entered the studio to work on their debut full-length album, Mind the Ether.
A distinct fusion of styles, the album captures the diverse musical backgrounds of its creators, ranging from the pulsating and brooding qualities of electronic music (“Woman in Black”) to the groove based improvisational nature of modern psychedelic rock (“Hugo of Bath”). Rich with captivating rhythms and inspired performances, Mind the Ether will in no doubt elicit physical movement and raw emotion from its listeners.
Thematically, the album utilizes sonic imagery to tell the story of the human condition. The “Intro” track establishes the unmistakable psychedelic mood of the album by placeing the listener in a mysterious forest greeted by a sage.  We are warmly welcomed to sit by a crackling fire and invited to listen.

What follows is an emotional journey with peaks of euphoria and troughs of desolation and rage.  

The Craziest Concert Lineups of All Time

Did you know that Slayer toured with Stryper at one point? Some concert lineups make you want to scratch your head and say "WTF???" Tonight, Lou, Lily and Keith talk about some of the craziest concert lineups of all time.  Featured Loudini Artists:   Aboleth   Conquer Divide   Shaman's Harvest   Molasses Barge











Featured Loudini Artists: 
Aboleth
vocals: Brigitte Roka
baguitar: Collyn McCoy
drums: Boll3t

produced by Ulrich Wild
recorded/mixed/mastered by Ulrich Wild in The Wilderness
assisted by Raidar

drums performed and recored by Marco Minnemann

background vocals on Wytches bt Marina Kiss

artwork: Brigitte Roka
photo: George Contreras

thanks you: Marina Kiss Kayukov, Edward Kayukov, Qin Li, Kyna Li McCoy, Daiane Daros, Kuzya, Rufus, Huckleberry

all songs written by Aboleth

Conquer Divide
Genre
Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, Rock

Band Members
Kiarely - @kiarelydivides
Janel- @janeldivides
Kristen - @kristendivides
Izzy - @izzydivides

Past Members:
Tamara
Ashley
Sarah
Suzie

Hometown
US/UK

Record Label
Artery Recordings

Affiliation
Sony RED

About
Six girls with a passion for music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z4L4DXdXLI

Biography
Conquer Divide is a metalcore band with members hailing from the U.S., the U.K. and Serbia.

Personal Information
Photography - Tim Harmon
Artwork - Justin Morter
Album Artwork - Bailey Zindel

Current Location
everywhere

General Manager
Eric Rushing - The Artery Foundation

Press contact
Amy Sciarretto for Atom Splitter PR: amy@atomsplitterpr.com

Booking agent
US: Adam@tailoredtalentagency.com
UK/Europe: Beckie@xraytouring.com
Japan: kenji@fiveoneinc.com

Shaman's Harvest
The Official Shaman's Harvest facebook page.

Deep inside Missouri’s capital city, you will find one of the most amazing bands to emerge from the Midwest. This 5-piece features Nathan “Drake” Hunt on vocals, Josh Hamler on guitar, bassist Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp on lead guitar and Adam Zemanek on drums. Together, they have formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation.
Shaman’s Harvest has successfully endured a long journey and cultivated a large national fan base. “Dragonfly,” from the album SHINE, truly showcased their unique ability to create a dynamic original sound. Their debut single from the critically acclaimed album landed on both the Billboard Active Rock (#13) and Heritage Rock (#9) charts and set the boys up to be one of the biggest truly independent rock bands of today. This brought on national tours with Adelitas Way, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and not to mention the largest of national festivals. The band’s hard work and dedication to touring catapulted them into the spotlight and opened doors to many opportunities including professional sports teams, WWE wrestlers, and movie soundtracks using Shaman’s Harvest songs.
Spending most of 2012 in the studio, Shaman’s Harvest continues to forge ahead with their Fifth full-length album titled “Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns” due for release late summer 2014 featuring “Dangerous” as the first single. In support of the new album, Shaman’s Harvest will be hitting the road in 2014 bringing thier unique style of Rock n Roll to a venue near you.

Current Location
Jefferson City, MO

General Manager
Phil Dunscombe
freshmgmt@icloud.com

Press contact
freshmgmt@icloud.com

Booking agent
Anthony Paolercio
UTA
apaolerico_a@unitedtalent.com

Molasses Barge
Genre
Doom Metal/Heavy Rock

Band Members

Brian "Butch" Balich - Vocals
/
Amy Bianco - Bass
/
Dave Fresch - Guitar
/
Justin Gizzi - Guitar
/
Wayne Massey - Drums

Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA

Record Label
Blackseed Records

About
The official home of the Molasses Barge ! Get yer doom on !

Current Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Press contact
justingizzi2@yahoo.com

Booking agent
mbarge09@yahoo.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Friends since high school, Pravada continues to put out Beautiful Haunting Pop

Simon and Garfunkel lost the hope, like a one hand Stevie Wonder, some Gay dance nights, whiskey mornings, Brazilian hospital release music. Yeah, fun-dark-pop

















Monday, June 11, 2018

Neil and Bee find eachother in the classifieds and end up making great guitar pop together

Based in London, Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan aim to produce “pure pop for now people.” Neil and Bee were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label, licensed to Sony. They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guest musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams, who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’. The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’. The band went on national tours across the UK, until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a songwriting/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV. They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award. It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London. They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci-Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.





All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon. Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan. All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon. 

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk. Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. 

New album, “Big Blue World” is due for release in June, with another scheduled for fall 2018 release.

Joél Hernandez Reinvents Guitar Driven Pop

Prodigiously gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist Joel Hernandez is just 20, but the pop-rock wunderkind has already absorbed a lifetime of music. Growing up in El Campo, Texas, he soaked up the region’s diverse soundscapes. Through his multi-generational musician family, he learned how to be a thoughtful and emotive songwriter. Joel’s debut is rife with standout tracks. On the bluesy pop rocker “So Young,” he shares a wise-beyond-his-years perspective on young relationships. “That’s about living in the moment with the people in your life because, as bitter sweet as it is, you know they’ll leave your orbit soon,” Joel says. The amorous “It’s Only You” smoothly melds urban pop to atmospheric rock. 






The after-the-love-is-gone ballad “Where Are You Now?” tugs at your heartstrings and sticks in your ears like a Top 40 hit from the future. The anthemic “Spirit Of Summer” celebrates being young with irresistible pop-rock hooks and undeniable melodies. Joel showcases his bluesy roots on “Can’t Get Through” which boasts a sleek pop chorus a la John Mayer. “The album reflects all the different styles of music I grew up with. Back home, you could go out any night of the week and catch two-step music, blues, hard rock, salsa, and Tejano. All these flavors shaped me, and that’s the diversity I wanted to share on my album,” Joel says. This is Joel’s first foray in the pop-rock arena, and he’s doing it with an album of flair, dimension and depth. Joel reflects on this milestone saying: “This is a big step to a career in music, and I’m so excited to get out there and share this album with everyone. It feels like this has been a lifetime in the making.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

Joseph Eid defied his parents, and the odds to follow his Passion for Music

Since the release of his Human LP, Folk-Pop artist Joseph Eid has been garnering considerable buzz. He has been featured in American Songwriter Magazine’s “Best New Music” column and was named as one of the 100 Hottest Live Unsigned Artists by Music Connection Magazine.  The magazine has also reviewed his latest EP release “Watch It Fall” and described him as “an engaging storyteller (a la Jason Mraz) with a keen eye for character.” His song “It’s Only Love” is in a new Universal studios film starring Sharon Stone called “All I Wish.”  

Joseph Eid has been writing poetry and dreaming of a career in the arts as long as he can remember. He grew up mostly in the suburbs of New York.  Raised in a strict and traditional home, the arts were only supported as a hobby and never as a career.  During his college years, Eid studied psychology and pre-med.  After his first semester at med school, his dream got too big to hold and Eid made the bold choice of dropping out to move to New York City to pursue music.  




While in New York, Joseph Eid picked up a guitar, joined a band, and the songs poured out of him like rain.  His journey then led to Los Angeles where he started playing regularly at open mic nights and showcases.  Shortly after, he began working with world-renowned guitarist/songwriter, David Lamar, honing his songwriting at weekly showcases at the Stone Bar. This lead him to write dozens of new songs as well as record a debut EP, Cardiac Output, followed by a full-length LP, Human.

Known as a dynamic solo performer, Joseph Eid has brought his one-man live show to many of Los Angeles’ premiere music venues. He has toured regionally as well as nationally and has also enjoyed playing regular house concerts and corporate events.  You can catch him every Monday at his current residency in downtown los angles at Bar Mattachine where he performs and hosts a singer songwriter showcase weekly. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

David T Dunn learns that every second is a Diamond

How do you describe David T Dunn's music? Well, it really depends on who is listening. His new EP release "Catch That Train" due out on Star 1 Records May 1st, can best be described as Americana which includes a strong blues influence. Dunn has written over 100 songs and has won accolades for his ability. Each song tells a story that is colored with a catchy, infectious melody.

The lead single "Catch That Train", is scheduled for radio release to stations throughout the US and Canada on April 2nd. You will be hearing and seeing more from this talented artist in the near future as he plans a tour.





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

KISS: Great Hard Rock Band or Poser Hacks?

The success of KISS is undeniable, but are they more smoke and makeup than great rock and roll? This week the gloves come off in another showdown for the ages. KISS: Smash or Trash?  Featured Loudini Artists:    Raven Black   Broken Rail   The Last Vegas   Aboleth
















Featured Loudini Artists: 

Raven Black
A Dark Metal Carnival.

Kelly Mason - Chimera Magazine
"Raven Black ‘Seven Sins’ – Album Review
Are you a fan of the macabre and the twisted? Do you have a fondness for the brutal and the bazaar? When you heard Darth Vader speak of going over to the dark side, did you think that sounded like a thought-provoking proposition to you? Then you my friend, may be interested in Raven Black, the uncompromising female-fronted metal band turning heads with their gritty tunes and dark carnival inspired visuals. It’s this mixture of fun and frightening that pulled me in, and it was their haunting hooks and sinister style that kept me wanting to know more about this band.

Last year, Raven Black released the EP ‘Seven Sins,’ which feature seven songs each as good as the last. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars,” the first track on the record, is the perfect introduction to the group thanks to its circus-themed rhythm which metal fans could liken to ‘Black Waltz’ era Avatar. To be honest, I loved every song on ‘Seven Sins,’ partially because it was as if someone took some of my favorite things, such as sideshows, Stitched Up Heart, voodoo, Daisy Chainsaw, Butcher Babies, vintage horror movies, unhinged vocals, unwielding guitars, and dominating drums, put them in a blender, and then added just enough LSD to make things totally unpredictable. Furthermore, I can feel the emotion behind the bands lyrics, such as in the song “Still Healing.” When vocalist Raven Black sings, “You let me fall. You Let Me Drown. You let me down. I’m still healing,” she doesn’t just throw those words away. They’re spoken in a way that makes them action verbs, bringing them to life. And isn’t that what we all want in our music? For it to transcend and help us to feel like we aren’t alone, even during our loneliest moments? “Damaged,” on the other hand, showcases the bands spirited sick side with rapid-fire pedals, a chugging hook, and seriously brutal vocals that prove just how hard women in metal can rock.
‘Seven Sins’ is delightfully demented, and offers just the right balance of sincerity and a band that does not take themselves too seriously. Raven Black is definitely one of those bands to watch, even if they make you feel as if you want to sleep with one eye open.

Kelly Mason
Chimera Magazine

Current Location
Los Angeles, CA

General Manager
Chris Bianchi
chris@cbent1.com

Influences
Too many to list

Press contact
Tom George - Publicist
tomgeorgepr@gmail.com

Booking agent
Logan Crosland | Satellite Touring | logan@satellitetouring.com

Broken Rail
Alabama rockers, BrokenRail was formed in 2008 by an all-star unit of musicians with the sole intention of rising to the top and proclaiming their place in modern music with their infectious blend of hard rock and metal.

BrokenRail has grown their following extensively over the years throughout the world. The exposure allowed the band’s music to get featured on several notable platforms such as ESPN, NBC Sports, MMA’s World Series of Fighting as well as having the band nominated in 2016 and 2017 for the Alabama Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year”. BrokenRail has also been nominated for the worldwide, 2018 Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for Rock / Hard Rock "Song of the Year" for their title 'Save Me'.

The band’s debut release, “Welcome To The Escape” came out in 2010 and made a strong impact for BrokenRail’s inception. The album was produced by Ben Trexel & Rick Beato (Shinedown, Crossfade). The band toured extensively throughout the Southern Regions before getting back into the studio for their sophomore album. BrokenRail teamed up with producer & engineer Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley) in 2011 to work on tracking and release for the EP "Never The Same". In 2013, the band release the single "When You Fall" while they ultimately headed to Los Angeles to work with producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying) on the new full length record. The final mixes were sent to Kane Churko (Papa Roach, As Lions) & Logan Mader (Gojira, Bullet For My Valentine) in Las Vegas which was completed in October of 2016.

In November of 2016, BrokenRail released a 3 track EP based off the upcoming album simply titled “BROKENRAIL” which was the first hint of the bands next full-fledged release. The release was to introduce a new and powerful direction for the band moving forward. The band released a music video for the single “Walk Again” which has attained tremendous responses from fans and press. With this EP, BrokenRail caught the attention of New York based Extreme Management Group Inc. and the partnership was inked in the summer of 2017. The EP has garnered over 1.5 MILLION spins on Spotify alone and over 20 MILLION views on Youtube through user generated content, both completely independently.

BrokenRail have shared the stage with bands such as 12 stones, Eye Empire, The Veer Union, Taproot, Digital Summer, 3 Pill Morning, Super Bob, Almost Kings, Shallow Side, Artifas and many more. As of recent, the band has been on the National “Screaming Black Curse Tour” supporting All Hail the Yeti & Invidia. BrokenRail will be performing at the 25th anniversary of Rock Fest in Cadott, WI this year alongside bands such as Disturbed, Godsmack, Sevendust, Seether, Halestorm, Trivium, & more.

The band is working to complete their 3rd studio album which will be the most predominant to date. With their extensive live history, BrokenRail is primed to support the release at a wider level and won’t let anything get in their way.

BrokenRail is:
Vocals – Blake Clawson
Lead Guitar – Dave Delacruz
Bass – Dakotah Wright
Drums – Alex Hilton

Awards
2018 Independent Music Awards "Rock / Hard Rock Song of the Year" Nominee
2017 Alabama Music Awards "Rock Band of the Year" Nominee
2016 Alabama Music Awards "Rock Band of the Year" Nominee

Gender
Male

Current Location
Birmingham, Alabama

General Manager
Extreme Management Group, Inc.
Joann Gullo: EMG.Joann@gmail.com
Amanda Hocker: EMG.Amanda@gmail.com

Influences
5 Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, Sevendust, Godsmack, Alterbridge, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Seether, and many, many more.

The Last Vegas
Band Members
Chad Cherry - Vocals
Adam Arling - Guitar
Johnny Wator - Guitar
Bryan Wilkinson - Guitar
Danny Smash - Bass
Nathan Arling - Drums

Hometown
Chicago, IL

Record Label
AFM Records

About
www.thelastvegas.com

Biography
The Last Vegas are a rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Their music draws influence from ‘70s classic rock and glam, ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal and garage and punk rock while at the same time maintaining a unique sound all their own.

Current Location
Chicago, IL

General Manager
Frank Mastalerz at FM Entertainment

Press contact
info@thelastvegas.com

Aboleth
Dirt Metal // Blues // doom // desert // stoner // heavy
Instagram: @abolethband
Vocals: Brigitte Roka
Baguitar: Collyn McCoy
Drums: Boll3t

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Intica on Crafting Moody Introspective Soundscapes

INTICA is an alternative indie artist from the California Bay Area. Making her debut in 2018, her introspective full-length album titled, “Nights Like These” is influenced by her hardships with anxiety and depression. INTICA found her passion for music at a young age, she allowed this discovery to mold her into the artist she is today. Through music she institutes an outlet that expresses her vulnerabilities in a way that people can find comfort and relevance. Throughout her music journey, she aspires to discover a haven in the industry where artistry and full creativity can infinitely become an outlet through her music.








Monday, June 4, 2018

Ashley J writes songs on the walls and discovers her perfect fit

At first glance, Ashley J exudes a vivacious and seductive youthful energy that’s wrapped in her free-flowing blonde locks, natural good looks and voluptuous body frame. However, beneath her eye-pleasing visual facade, she has a fascinatingly diverse background, artistically and musically and packs a wallop of a voice that fuses an infectious blend of vocal dexterity, moods and range. She tempers her vocal prowess with poignant lyrics and a kindred soul as an emerging songwriter/singer. And it’s all aptly and full exposed on her new pop single, “Unbreakable.” The song was recorded at his famed Tarpan Studio complex in San Rafael, CA.  Laced with mid-tempo snaps, shadowy synths and soft whispers; “Trapped” highlights a deep infatuation with a new partner. Ashley’s sultry pipes gradually build. 





Self-penned by Ashley J, she collaborated with UK’s established producers, Jamie Sellers and Warwick Matthews to produce this buoyant new track. The Orlando native weaves her airy and enticing vocals through dreamy piano melodies and bouncy synths. This light-hearted single takes listeners on an uplifting journey and showcases Ashley’s authentic pop style.
Ashley’s previous single “Trapped” reached #1 on the European Independent Music Charts. On a chance meeting legendary songwriter/producer and multi-platinum Grammy and Emmy winning, Narada Michael Walden Ashley produced her hit steamy single. The song was recorded at his famed Tarpan Studio complex in San Rafael, CA.  Laced with mid-tempo snaps, shadowy synths and soft whispers;
“Trapped” highlights a deep infatuation with a new partner. Ashley’s sultry pipes gradually build a gravitating tension throughout the song, until it hits the exciting and uncontrollable bridge which reveals her scintillating and broad vocal range. “Trapped” was released independently (May 2017) on Ashley J’s own production company imprint, Bombshell Music, Inc.
In fact, it has been Ashley J’s devotion to songwriting that has jettisoned and fueled the embryonic stages of her artistic career so far. As a precocious little girl, she started writing songs on her bathroom walls, much to the chagrin of her parents, who were constantly forced to repaint her lyrical scribbles. However, she proved it wasn’t just a childhood dalliance, and over the past several years she has built a catalog of over 100 songs. She’s looking to feature several more original songs on an EP project for release later this year.
“I love a lot of different styles of music,” says Ashley J, “but contemporary pop is the best genre fit for me, and I feel it allows me to have free range as a songwriter/singer.”
Last year she eased her way into the contemporary pop scene, with her debut video supported single release, “Dare Ya,” which helped to galvanize a burgeoning fan base and signaled her commitment to making pop her signature genre.
While Ashley was busy cutting her teeth as a songwriter/performer, she also managed to earn a BA degree in Business Law from University of North Texas (2015).

While initially attending University of Tulsa, she also had a brief foray in writing and recording a couple of country music tracks in Nashville. She later traveled to Los Angeles, where she wrote and recorded a couple of solo dance songs “One and One” (charted in Billboard’s Top 20 Dance Chart) and “Cali” (which reached the Top 10 on the same chart).
Ashley J grew up listening to wide range of musical genres and pop greats like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Michael Jackson, to legendary country stars Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton (who she cites as her all time musical hero). She attended the Dr. Phillips High School of Performing Arts in Orlando and showcased her innate singing and dancing talents performing lead roles in the schools theatre and musical productions – and was also active in her church choir and theatre productions.
Ashley J is ready to write a new chapter in her musical journey. She’s come a long way from those bathroom wall scribbles, and primed to become a revered figure in the world of pop music.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Opera singer Nadia E, Puts Her years of Training to use in the Service of Rock 'n Roll!

Nadia was born in northeastern New Jersey.  At eleven years old, her family moved to a beach community in southern California.  At her new school, Nadia was assigned choir as her elective class.  Excelling at singing, she began private lessons in opera.
Nadia had great love and appreciation for the art and technique of opera, but felt the need to explore more liberal styles of singing and performing.  At fourteen, she heard Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ album and discovered that her heart belonged to rock ‘n’ roll.
At sixteen, Nadia went to her first rock concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles.  Enthralled by the experience, she started attending as many shows as possible.  Each show felt like a gift and her motivation to become more than an audience member grew.





Nadia’s operatic studies continued until she was nineteen, when she received an opportunity to audition for ‘The Dynamos’.  Her presentation of the material seamlessly fit the envisioned musical and lyrical content of the band.  She immediately became the lead vocalist for the project.
Nadia’s stage performance is enhanced by her rigorous fitness routine, comprised of spinning poi (the swinging of tethered weights through rhythmical and geometric patterns), weighted hula-hoop, as well as other traditional forms of exercise.  Nadia’s healthy lifestyle also includes interests in culinary arts and the creation of her own recipes.

Nadia is integral to the development and implementation of ‘The Dynamos’ brand.  Her contributions consist of makeup artistry, jewelry design, and performance wardrobe development.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

What is Rock's Greatest Decade?


It's a battle of the decades as Lily, Keith and Loudini  discuss what is/was Rock's greatest decade? They also rank the 7 decades of rock music from best to worst. It's the show that time forgot but you won't want to miss!  Featured Loudini Artists:    Dark Entries   Firewind   Thundermother    Turbowolf








Dark Entries
http://www.darkentriesla.com/
Dark Entries was originally founded in 2012 by brothers Mickey and Juice Hernandez in Whittier, Ca. The desire to create their brand of original rock music with the vast array of influences was something that both of them had an interest in doing for quite awhile. Those influences range from bands like Black Sabbath, Ratt, Ozzy Osbourne, and Iron Maiden to Marilyn Manson, Gene Loves Jezebel, Bauhaus, The Bolshoi, and Genesis. With an eclectic blend of hard rock, heavy metal and goth, the birth of Dark Entries was formed.

Upon a few lineup changes, Dark Entries selected lead guitarist Nick Mendoza and drummer Alexis Villatoro, which gave the lineup of Juice Hernandez on rhythm guitar, Nick "Nix" Mendoza on lead guitar, Alexis Villatoro on drums, and Mickey Hernandez on bass and lead vocals. With the addition of influences like Disturbed, KISS, and other hard rock bands, the music of Dark Entries has become more melodic and powerful. 

Dark Entries began performing local gigs in late 2017 and are currently focused on recording a few songs. "The Moonlight Run" is Dark Entries' debut single. It was written about a fictional character, a young woman, who is a Hollywood socialite constantly out at social events where the rich and famous congregate, in hopes of obtaining some with no real talent of her own.

Current Location
Los Angeles / Orange County

Influences
Black Sabbath, Ratt, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Gene Loves Jezebel, Bauhaus, The Bolshoi, Genesis, Disturbed, KISS...

Booking agent
Please send all booking inquiries to darkentriesla@gmail.com or message here.

Firewind
Time to wake the sleeping giant...
It’s been four years since Firewind released their critically acclaimed seventh album ‘Few Against Many’ but in that time the band and it’s various members have all been extremely busy. Main man Gus G. has released not one, but two solo albums, toured in support of both of them and hit the road once again with the ‘Prince of Darkness’, Ozzy Osbourne. His fellow Firewind band mates have also been far from idle too; but despite the prolonged break in activities Firewind was always going to return and 2016 will see the band back and blasting on all cylinders!
The band will return with live activities and a new singer. Henning Basse, a long time friend and collaborator of Gus’ is the man trusted to bring Firewind back to the masses. His rich, classic rock referencing vocals are the perfect foil for the wealth of material the band have been working on and he brings a reinvigorated power to the band.
Firewind return with a string of dates throughout 2016 as they prepare their brand new studio album.

Influences
Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Dream Theater, Gary Moore, Metallica and many more!

Press contact
Nasrin Vahdani (Europe / Rest of the World) | nasrin.vahdani@centurymedia.de

Booking agent
(Europe, Asia): LuckyBob Music Management: lucky@luckybob.de

Thundermother
THUNDERMOTHER OFFICIAL FACEBOOK

These hard rock chicks will blow your head off!
The quintet have toured throughout Europe, gaining fanssuch as In Flames, Zakk Wylde, Danko Jones, Opeth, Motörhead, Airbourne and many more.

They have conquered the whole of Sweden with their AC/DC influenced sound. Next step - THE WORLD!

Previous gigs include Close-Up Boat, Metaltown, Sweden Rock Festival, support act for Danko Jones and Michael Monroe to name but a few.
See you soon in a town close to you!
Crashing in at No 2 in the hard rock charts
these girls are set for No 1 soon!

Prepare to be amazed!

http://www.youtube.com/user/thundermotherrocks

http://instagram.com/thundermother

https://twitter.com/thundermother


IT'S ROCK N ROLL AND THAT'S HOW WE LIKE IT!



"There are three great bands in the world: Bullet, Airbourne and THUNDERMOTHER.”
-Joel o´Keffe in AIRBOURNE.

"You guys are great. Love the twin guitar attack and your singer can belt it out without whisky and cigars assisting."
-Danko Jones

"When they release their debut & sell platinum, you will feel proud because you were there in the beginning."
-Johan Jacobsson, CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE.

"Good music is always good music. Pay attention to the new Rock Queens of Sweden,Thundermother. Great stuff!"
-In Flames

"I suggest you get this album. Ever since I got this record my wife of 28 years cannot keep her hands off me!!"
-Zakk Wylde

"its sounds great!! Awesome energy & good old AC/DC vibe!! yeah!!!"
- Pontus Snibb: BONAFIDE

"Cool band and a furious singer!"
-Chris Laney

"This is really good"
-Clutch

"I'm a fan"
-Fredrik Åkesson, OPETH

"Wow, the action!!"
-Turbonegro

”Fuck they really play loud!”
-Ralf Gyllenhammar, MUSTASCH

Biography

Thundermother started the summer 2010 in Växjö when the guitarist and southern swede Filippa Nässil wanted to play Rock'N'Roll. So with dreams and visions along with the song "Shoot to Kill" humming in her head she started Thundermother. She moved to Stockholm to pursue her dream.
She found her first partner in crime Giorgia Carteri in Stockholm who also followed her own dreams of playing music, coming all the way from Italy, though nowadays she's identified as one of the southern stockholm fellas.
After numerous ordeals with other musicians they have finally found the right group of people with right motives and Rock'N'Roll in their heart. Tilda Stenqvist on drums from Karlstad, Linda Ström from the Smålander woods and Clare Cunningham born and raised on Ireland, nowadays living in Stockholm.
They're having fun and it's noticeable on-stage. Pure enjoyment and Rock'N'Roll deep from their bones. Hardrock-girls from around the world now united to do one sole thing, to play together and travel on the roads.

Thundermother has been playing the Close-Up boat with Turbonegro and Candlemass, they were the opening act for Danko Jones on his Swedish Tour, they were the openers for Metaltown on the Blood Stage in the presence of thousands of people before Clutch and Graveyard, they had played with bands like Bonafide, The Scams & many many others. Thundermother did it themselves the hard way. Without a record they filled pubs and clubs to the brim and played at Sweden Rock Festival and will continue to tour! ROCK N ROLL IS ALIVE!





Turbowolf
About
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.turbowolf.co.uk

Biography
Magic noise for psychic colossus.

Gender
Neutral (It)

General Manager
Don Jenkins: don.jenkins@rawpowermanagement.com

Influences
NATURE/SCIENCE/SPACE/PAST/FUTURE/EGYPT

Press contact
William Luff: william.luff@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Booking agent
Steve Strange, X-Ray Touring
Steve@xraytouring.com