Alborn Debuts New Single, ‘Cause To Create’

Courtesy: Imagen Records/ADA/Warner Music

Alt-metal band Alborn debuted its latest single and its companion video over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single ‘Cause to Create‘ and its visualizer Friday. The song’s musical arrangement, like that of Alborn’s previous single — ‘Full Circle‘ — presents a distinct aggro-rock approach with that boasts plenty of heavy, crunching guitars and gritty, screaming vocals.

Front man Justin Taylor talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“We wrote ‘Cause To Create’ about someone not only getting in the way of your own decisions, but making those decisions for you,” he said. “I think the pandemic has left everyone feeling vulnerable and angry, and we wanted to paint that picture from our perspective.”

As with ‘Full Circle,’ the band’s latest single was co-produced by Morgan Rose (Sevendust) and Jose Urquiza (3 Years Hollow) and engineered by Urquiza at The Attic Recording Studios. James “Fluff” Harley mixed this latest song from Alborn while Vlado Meller mastered the song.

Formed in 2016, Alborn features the lineup of Taylor on vocals and guitar, Alex Raser on drums, Zame Lewis on bass, an Nate Guske on guitar. The band’s win in a battle of the bands competition earned the band a recording session with Urquiza. Rose heard the demos that the session spawned and came on board to work with the band. 

Rose said of the sessions that he and Urquiza worked on with Alborn, “I was brought in to do some producing with Alborn and what grabbed my attention immediately was that they refused to conform to a formula. They wanted to be themselves from the start. It’s rare to find a band so young not wanting to follow an easy trend. I was impressed right out of the gate.”

Those sessions led Rose, who not only plays drums with Sevendust, but also serves as an A&R rep for Imagen Records (ADA/Warner Music), to get the band signed to the label.

“When the opportunity opened up for me to sign Alborn to Imagen, I jumped on it, said Rose. “I’ve known these guys for years and have worked closely with them. The songwriting is so unique to me. It’s fresh and not predictable. I think people will get so much out of what this band has to say.”

The record deal led to the release of the band’s then new EP Impairative in August.

The band debuted the video for its cover of ‘We Die Young’ on June 25.

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3 Years Hollow Returns With Hard Rocking New Single

Midwest melodic hard rock act 3 Years Hollow is back.

The independent act released its first new music in…well…three years on May 15.  It came in the form of the song ‘You And I.’  That single was accompanied by a lyric video that is streaming online now.  Front man Jose Urquiza explained in a recent interview, that the song is a tribute of sorts to the band’s fans.

“For us, ‘You And I’ was more of a thank you to our fans that have supported us over the years,” Urquiza said.  “This band has a new attitude, and our past experiences have become the writing fuel for a new album that will break all the previous molds of what 3YH was.  the break we took the last few years was much needed, but we’re incredibly excited to be writing together again.”

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3 Years Hollow To Hit The Road This Summer

Courtesy:  Imagen Records

Courtesy: Imagen Records

3 Years Hollow is hitting the road this summer.

The band announced this week that it will embark on a three-week tour across America in support of its latest full-length studio release The Cracks. Also along for the ride for the tour, which kicks off June 23rd in Ringle, Wisconsin, will be Soil and Powerman 5000. 3 Years Hollow recently debuted its new single ‘Chemical Ride’ and its companion video. It is the third single to be released from The Cracks. The album’s first two singles—‘Hungry’ and ‘For Life’—were both top 30 singles. Audiences can see the video for ‘Chemical Ride’ online now via YouTube at Front man Jose Urquiza explained the concept behind ‘Chemical Ride’ explaining that its message is that of appreciating all that one has and taking every opportunity provided in life. The song is basically about seizing every single opportunity you have, appreciating the things you have around you, because anything and everything can be taken from you instantly,” he said. “It was a situation that I had witnessed and was close to and it was something I felt I had to write about.”

Urquiza expanded on the story behind the song explaining that its creation came from the death of a dear friend and his own mindset at the time of his friend’s passing. “That realization really hit me when my good friend and mentor, Rob Cimmarusti, passed away this last year,” he said. “He was the owner of Real Trax Recording Studios, where we recorded all three of our albums over the past 7 years and where I learned everything I know about music production and recording. I had been so focused on the future, so focused on things that weren’t even right in front of me, and in the end it cost me a lot of time I could have spent with him. There’s no doubt his influence will live on in 3YH for the rest of our lives.”

3 Years Hollow’s tour with Soil and Powerman 5000 kicks off June 23rd and runs through July 18th. The complete schedule for the tour is listed below.

Powerman 5000/Soil/3 Years Hollow tour dates

Tue 23 Jun – Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center

Wed 24 Jun – Spring Lake Park, MN – POV’s

Thu 25 Jun – Joliet, IL – Mojoes

Fri 26 Jun – Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory

Sat 27 Jun – Beckley, WV – Muncheez

Wed 01 Jul – Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiard

Thu 02 Jul – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

Fri 03 Jul – Patchogue NY – Emporium

Sun 05 Jul – Portland, ME – Asylum

Tue 07 Jul – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Wed 08 Jul – Albany, NY – Latitude 360

Thu 09 Jul – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Fri 10 Jul – Flint, MI – Machine Shop

Wed 15 Jul – Janesville, WI – Back Bar

Thu 16 Jul – Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s

Fri 17 Jul – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero

Sat 18 Jul – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar

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SOiL Announced As Support Act For Upcoming Coal Chamber Reunion Tour

SOiL is heading back on the road.

Courtesy: Pavement Entertainment/Muen Magazine

Courtesy: Pavement Entertainment/Muen Magazine

The veteran Chicago, IL-based hard rock band announced this week that it will hit the road this spring and summer as a support act for the recently re-united Coal Chamber as it tours in support of its new album Rivals (Napalm Records). SOiL will join Dope and The Defiled as support acts during the May/June leg of Coal Chamber’s upcoming tour in Europe and the UK. When the bands return to the US in June and July, they will be joined by Powerman 5000 and 3 Years Hollow for that leg of the tour.

While it will be touring as a support act for Coal Chamber, the upcoming dates will actually make up the third leg of SOiL’s latest tour schedule. For

Courtesy:  Pavement Entertainment/Muen MAgazine

Courtesy: Pavement Entertainment/Muen MAgazine

SOiL, the dates are in continued support of its latest full-length studio effort Whole. Whole marks the first time since the release of 2004’s Redefine that front man Ryan McCombs has recorded and performed with his band mates. McCombs left SOiL in 2004 and joined Drowning Pool as its replacement for Jason Jones, who left the band in 2005. McCombs parted ways with Drowning Pool in 2011, and would eventually be replaced by Jasen Moreno as the band’s new front man. More information on SOiL’s upcoming dates is available online now along with all of the latest news from the band at:



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