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'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.

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Current Location
Pittsburgh, PA/Steubenville, OH

General Manager
John DiCarlo

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,

Booking agent
Nicole DiCarlo,

86 Bullets
Heavy Rock

Band Members
Lead Vocals
Steve "Gravy" Graybeal

Lead Guitar / Vocals
Chris "Shredder" Elliott

Bass Guitar / Vocals
Eric Dee

Jerry "Jyro" Oxendine

Baltimore, MD

Record Label
Melodic Revolution Records,

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

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

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

Silk9's first Ep was voted,2014 Iron City Rocks Alum of the year, with an additional 5 nominations
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
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 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!!!!

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


Current Location
Warren, PA

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

Press contact
Brandon Kulp

Booking agent
Brandon Kulp-

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

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


Current Location
Birmingham, Alabama

General Manager
Extreme Management Group, Inc.
Joann Gullo:
Amanda Hocker:

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

Magic noise for psychic colossus.

Neutral (It)

General Manager
Don Jenkins:


Press contact
William Luff:

Booking agent
Paul Ryan - United Talent Agency

Tax the Heat

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


Record Label
Nuclear Blast Entertainment

General Manager
Adam Parsons - // Ace Trump -

Press contact

Booking agent
Neil O'Brien //

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 (
•   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

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