Gears Debuts ‘Stronger Than Pain’ Lyric Video

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Independent hard rock band Gears debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Stronger Than Pain‘ Sunday.  The video features live footage of the band over which the lyrics for the song are superimposed. The band originally debuted the video for ‘Stronger Than Pain’ online through The Noise on May 1.

The song’s musical arrangement will appeal, much like its past works — ‘End This‘ and ‘Tango Yankee‘ and its cover of Living Colour’s ‘Cult of Personality‘ — to fans of Sevendust.

The song’s lyrical content delivers a theme of perseverance through life’s obstacles, according to a statement from Gears drummer Jimmy Wooten.

“We’ve actually been sitting on this song for a while now,” he said.  “With everything happening in the world today, it just seemed that now would be a good time to unleash it.  It’s meant to be a battle cry that empowers us and says, ‘We will overcome anything that comes our way.  We are stronger than everything we face.’  I think it’s more fitting now than we would like to admit.  We all hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and strong.”

‘Stronger Than Pain’ is scheduled for release May 8 on all digital platforms.  Audiences can pre-order/pre-save the song here.

Gears was founded in February 2014 by Trip 6, Eli Parker, Tommy Herres and Jimmy Wooten.  After its founding, the band released its debut EP Set In Motion in May 2014.  Some time later, the band parted ways with Parker, who had played guitar with the band, and replaced him with Bobby Thomas.

June 2015 saw work start on the band’s sophomore EP Pride Comes Before The Fall.  the band teamed up with guitarist Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Saint Asonia, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and Troy McLawhorn (Evanesence, Seether, Dark New Day) for the EP along with Thomas and fellow new member Chris Dorame.

Following a run on the Riser Tour with I-Exist, the band debuted the lyric video for the EP’s lead single ‘Face Down.’  Its debut was followed by the EP’s release on Nov. 10, 2015.

Gears wasted little time releasing new music from there, debuting the video for another new single, ‘King,’ on Feb. 23, 2018.

Gears’ current lineup is composed of Trip Six (vocals), Jimmy Wooten (drums), Josh Routt (bass) and Jack Andred (guitar) according to information on its official Facebook page.  The band is in the studio now with Lowery, working on more new music.

All of the band’s latest news is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.gearsofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gearsofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OfficialGears1

 

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GEARS Debuts ‘End This’ Lyric Video

Up-and-coming hard rock outfit GEARS unveiled its latest video this week.

The Florida-based hard rock act unveiled the lyric video for its song ‘End This.’  The video is the third from the band’s new EP Pride Comes Before The Fall. It follows the release of the videos for the critically acclaimed ‘Face Down’ and ‘Take Away.’  Both songs also are included in the band’s new EP.  The video, crafted by Cody Doyle of CB Entertainment, is meant to illustrate the song’s content, which focuses on the unrest brought across America in recent months by the killing of young Black men by police officers.  As drummer Jimmy Wooten explains, “People have strong opinions and beliefs regarding violence in our streets, more specifically concentrated around police brutality.  ‘End This,’ lyrically, is a look into both sides of it, the police that we put our trust in to make difficult decisions in a split second and the victims of the brutality, who could be on either side.  In the middle, we have the media.  Depending on which news source you’re getting your news from, will decide which political agenda you’re being fed.  We need to stop letting the media influence us to perpetuate the war of any racial or political agenda.  Simply put, we need to END THIS.”

Courtesy:  CB Entertainment

Courtesy: CB Entertainment

The new video outlines that belief as it sets the song’s lyrics against footage of the violence that has ravaged America as a result of those killings.  The footage in question is placed inside different newspapers, whose names are directly put out there as part of the video.  Their names are used to illustrate the impact of the media and its biases.

Pride Comes Before The Fall was written by Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and GEARS.  The record was also mixed and engineered by Lowery.  It was mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse.  More information on GEARS’ new video and EP is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

Website: http://www.gearsofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gearsofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialgears1

 

 

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TV Producer, Record Label Partner To Form New Company

Television producer Richard Dominick and Horizon Entertainment—parent company to indie record label Goomba Music –have announced that they have partnered to form a brand new company titled, Richard Dominick Entertainment Group.  The goal of the new company is to serve as a bridge between music and reality TV production.  The new company already has plans to start filming new full length movies this Spring.  Casting for the movies will take place at the company’s Detroit and Chicago offices.

Dominick, whose credits include Executive Producer of the truTV’s Hardcore Pawn, Executive Producer of The Jerry Springer Show from 1994 – 2008, and Creator and Executive Producer of The Steve Wilkos Show (2007) was clearly excited about the new partnership when interviewed.  “Working within another production house, sometimes leads itself to creative differences”, Dominick said.  “Now when there’s creative differences, I will only have to argue with myself – which is a good thing because my other personality is that of a small Filipino woman and I can take her…” “After so many years of working within the boundaries and limitations of other production companies”, he continues, “I now have what all producers dream of—creative freedom.  This company is a match made in Heaven, and if by chance we end up arguing amongst ourselves, it’ll make a great reality show.  I think when I changed The Jerry Springer Show from Phil Donahue to a show where everyone was welcome to come on the show and air their grievances, it was the beginning of “reality TV” and Springer became the number one show in syndication.  Now, Hardcore Pawn is truTV’s biggest hit. Expect this new company to continue and surpass those successes. 

Greg Wier, CEO of Horizon Entertainment and Goomba Music also shared his thoughts on the new partnership.  “We are thrilled to form this new company with Richard, joining our talents and utilizing our strengths to bring the world a new and exciting full service entertainment company.  By combining his successful track record in television with our accomplishments as an independent record company that has worldwide distribution, the possibilities for new entertainment ventures are endless.  We have a lot of new plans for movies, television, series and record releases that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Goomba Music is home to Brand New Sin, Open Air Stereo, Scum of the Earth, Temple of Thieves and hip-hop artist, A.N.T.  The company originally formed in 2011 and has already released records from Soil, Dark New Day, Pro-Pain, and Puddle of Mudd.

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Another Bright New Day Coming For Dark New Day

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Courtesy: Pavement Entertainment, Inc.

Tuesday, February 19th will be a bright new day for fans of Dark New Day.  That’s because on that day, the band’s long in limbo sophomore album will finally see the “light of day” (ba-dump-bump-bump).  Get it?  Yeah, bad joke.  But in all seriousness, the long wait for this album will have been well worth it.  In comparison to the music on the band’s other pair of releases, this album definitely has its own sound.  Nearly every one of the songs on Hail Mary could be used as a radio single.  Though, it seems most well anchored by at least three songs in particular.  Those songs are: ‘Anywhere’, ‘Saddest Song’, and ‘Fiend.’  Though there are other powerhouse pieces in the likes of the album’s opener and closer, ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Give Me the World.’

Musically, the album opens in powerhouse fashion with ‘Goodbye.’  It’s rather fitting that the band opens the album with a song titled, ‘Goodbye.’  Sure, the song is centered on the standard relationship topic—front man Brett Hestla sings, “It feels so good when I say it/Goodbye to you”—but the musicality of the song makes it a great way for the band to say “hello” to its fans and the whole rock community once again.  There’s a definite influence from the band’s counterparts in Sevendust here.  Hestla’s screams will immediately conjure thoughts of the combination of Morgan Rose and Lajon Witherspoon when he really lets loose.  It has that same sort of vibe.  And obviously being that one of the members of Sevendust and his equally famous brother are also in DND, it’s no wonder that the guitar parts are so similar to that of Sevendust, too.  Drummer Will Hunt holds his own on the drums, too adding in the extra flairs and fills wherever and whenever needed.

Dark New Day couldn’t have picked a better way to say hello to listeners than with ‘Goodbye.’  Even as one song ends, the band keeps its audiences’ ears as it launches into another of the album’s hits in ‘Anywhere.’  The energy exploding from the band expertly helps to illustrate the song’s lyrical side.  Hestla sings of what seems to be the hope for love here as he sings, “If your mind is open/There’s so much we can do/I can almost see the stars aligning/Just say yeah/I’m gonna take you anywhere/I want to go/I’m gonna make you want me/So keep on going.”  This is obviously someone who knows what he wants, and he won’t stop until he gets it.  It comes across as someone who is determined to win over a certain someone.  That is of course just one person’s thoughts on this song.  It could easily be something totally opposite of that.  But that combination of optimistic lyrics and equally moving musical backing make this just one more of so many hits off of this long-awaited LP.

Dark New Day’s “new” LP offers plenty of material that its fan base will enjoy throughout the course of its eleven tracks.  As noted already there are at least two specifically early on in the record that will have no problem becoming fan favorites.  There is at least one more that fans will appreciate just as much for both its lyrical and musical sides.  That song is ‘Fiend.’  The album’s penultimate piece, it offers what would seem quite the positive, uplifting message of perseverance, lyrically.  Hestla wastes no time sending his message to listeners.  The pounding intro combination of drummer Will Hunt and the guitars set the tone for the song.  Hestla then comes in singing, “I’m taking/taking my chances/To get myself over/I can’t let/Constant disaster/Pull me under/I’ve waited for so long/How can I go wrong.” There’s no doubt left as the band launches into the second verse, with Hestla sings, “My will/And my resolution/Are not to be broken/I’m moving/Myself to a new place/Where truth can be spoken.”  The uplifting, positive lyrical and musical vibe of this song shows outright why it not only is a great song, but it is also one of the album’s best songs if not the best.  And regardless of the listener, odds are it will also become just one of many fan favorites both on the record and in a live setting.  Fans will get to hear this song and the album’s other instant hit tracks when the album is released to stores and online outlets Tuesday, February 19th.  While the band doesn’t have any shows lined up just yet, fans can get all the latest tour dates and more in the mean time when they’re announced on the band’s official Facebook and MySpace pages, http://www.facebook.com/theDakNewDay and http://www.myspace.com/darknewday

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Dark New Day Announces Release Date For Long Lost Album

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Good news for all the fans of Dark New Day.  Earlier this year, the band released its new long-awaited album, New Tradition.  Years had passed between the release of that album, and the band’s previous release.  There was even a much talked about long lost album that never did see the light of day for a variety of reasons.  Now thanks to a deal with Pavement Music, Dark New Day’s album, Hail Mary will finally see the light of day.

Drummer Will Hunt commented on this new development.  He said of the announcement, “We in Dark New Day are excited that our “lost” album is finally going to get proper release and treatment it deserves.  We’re excited for fans to hear what two years of writing, struggle, and growth did for us.  You’ll hear a band that wasn’t afraid to embrace experimentation and forge new sonic territory.  You’ll also hear a band at times grind out some of the darkest, heaviest, lyrically intense music of its career.  This record is sonically amazing, and we’re very proud of it.  We hope that this is just a stepping stone to another record in the very near future. Enjoy!”

Pavement A&R Director Tim King also commented on this new deal between Dark New Day and Pavement Music.  He said, “I’ve been a fan of Dark New Day ever since I bought the debut at Best Buy back in 2005 (yes I supported my friends and bought the album!!).  As their A&R guy I’m thrilled to be able to work Hail Mary but as a fan, I’m even more excited to let everyone finally hear this amazing album!”

Hail Mary will be released via Pavement Music and MRI/Red on February 19th in the United States.  It will be released via SPV in Europe. 

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Dark New Day releases solid “new” album

Hard rock “supergroup” Dark New Day is back after seven years out of the limelight.  The band has officially released its sophomore album, “New Tradition.”.  The band–comprised of members from Evanesence, Stereomud, Sevendust, and Virgos Merlot–had to take a back seat to its members’ main gigs for so long because of complications with its previous record label, Warner Brothers Records.  Now signed to Goomba Music, the band is back with a vengeance.  It makes the album’s cover art–a man holding a molotav cocktail–fitting, as the band says the fire in its members and fans alike has burned bright ever since.

The band says that “New Tradition” is a “thank you” to all of its fans who continued to follow it throughout its trials and tribulations since the release of its 2005 debut, ‘Twelve Year Silence’.  Considering that, “New Tradition” is one heck of a thank you to the band’s fans.  The album opens with a full throttle, high adrenaline track that picks listeners up by the collar and gets right in their faces.  The band then slows things down just enough for audiences to catch their breath on ‘Come Alive’, without letting up too much.  ‘I Don’t Need You’ keeps that same pace, before launching listeners into the album’s anthemic title track.

The middle section of the album is just as solid as its opening section.  Every song in the middle of the album could easily be used as a radio single.  The thing of it is that the album’s mid-section lulls listeners into a false sense of security before taking off again on the Taproot-esque ‘Fiend’, and finally closing with the defiantly up-tempo closer, ‘Burns Your Eyes’.

Dark New Day has come a long way since the release of its debut record seven years ago.  Its members have kept themselves busy on their main projects.  As busy as they’ve been, the band’s members have shown that given the time, they may well start a whole “new tradition” of releasing far more equally impressive records whenever their main projects are taking some down time.