Gears Takes On Mental Health Concerns In New Single, Video

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Gears returned with its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Wasteland‘ and its video Friday. The pair’s premiere comes more than two months after the release of the band’s then latest single, ‘See Me‘ and its lyric video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasteland’ takes Gears in a direction not typical of most of its music. Rather than the Sevendust style melodic hard rock compositions for which it has come to be known, this song lends itself more to comparison to works from Skindred.

Drummer Jimmy Wooten talked about the song’s arrangement during a recent interview.

“There’s something for everyone,” said Wooten. “It’s heavy. It’s soulful. It’s melodic. The band’s versatility is our strength. We’ll bring R&B and hip-hop into rock, but we’re doing it in our own tight and cohesive way, and what more could you ask from music than a sound the brings all rockers together to love what they are hearing?

According to a comment from front man Trip Sixx, the song’s lyrical content addresses a matter of mental health.

“It’s about being trapped in a mindset you don’t see any way out of,” he said.

Wooten expanded on Trip Sixx’s comments.

“It encompasses a lot of things,” said Wooten. “It’s easy to become trapped in continuous circles in life where you’re doing the same things over and over again. As a band, you have to reach outside of the box, work with someone new, try something different, and change the sound. Following the pandemic, it’s like a rebirth for GEARS in a weird way, so we decided to push the envelope.”

No mention was made in the press release announcing the song and video’s premiere as to whether ‘Wasteland’ will feature in the band’s forthcoming EP. The EP in question is expected for release before the year’s end. Its release date, title and more is under consideration.

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Gears Debuts New Single, ‘Game,’ Companion Video

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Independent hard rock band Gears premiered its latest single and video last month.

The band premiered its single ‘Game‘ and its companion lyric video April 30. The premiere of the single and its video came more than a month after the premiere of its predecessor, ‘So What‘ and its lyric video.

As with much of Gears’ existing work, the musical arrangement featured in ‘Game’ is easily comparable to works from Sevendust. That accessible hard rock approach and sound plays over the song’s lyrics in the song’s lyric video. Those lyrics are paired with pictures of the band members performing and images of skulls.

The lyrical theme featured along with the band’s new single and video is accessible in its own right.

Front man Trip Six noted in a prepared statement, the song’s lyrical content focuses on the topic of making one’s name in the music industry.

“The most difficult thing that I have ever set out to accomplish has been to “make it” in the music industry,” he said.  “Gears has come a long way in a rather short amount of time and while I’m not sure if we will ever become “successful” in this industry so that we are able to make a comfortable living doing what we love, what I do know is that I feel most alive when I’m on that stage.:

Added Trip Six, “Watching the crowd not only enjoying the music but singing along right there with us, meeting our fans after the show at the merch table, listening to how much they enjoy our music. I love everything about it. The hugs, hearing how much our music has done for them, in some cases even saving their life. For me, that is success, point-blank. So for now, we will continue to play this game. The music will go on and not only because it’s my passion, but because of you, our FAMZ. Your happiness will always be important.” 

More information on Gears’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news is available online at:

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Gears’ New Single Takes On Humans’ Hypocrisy With New Single

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Independent hard rock band Gears is taking on humans’ hypocrisy as it relates to religion with its latest single.

The band debuted its new single, ‘So What‘ Feb. 25 along with the song’s companion lyric video through Skope Magazine. The video places the song’s lyrics over imagery of the band performing live as the song plays over.

The musical arrangement featured in Gears’ new single is a heavy nu-metal style work that lends itself stylistically to works from the likes of Skindred and Sevendust. The song was produced by Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Steromud, Stuck Mojo) and mastered by Paul Logus.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the fiery arrangement addresses the irony of people who claim to be so pious yet are the first to judge others.

Front man Trip Six addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“When we wrote ‘So What?’ two years ago, it was coming from my personal view on how religion has in many ways become its own sort of animal; overriding the concept of love, compassion, family,” he said. “How we’ve gone from loving one another to judging each other and even fighting them based on the religion one practices or doesn’t. Family should be the religion, not the other way around. Of course, anyone who listens to the track can interpret as they wish however, that’s my take.”

The debut of Gears’ new single comes less than four months after the band premiered its cover of Deftones’ hit song ‘Bored.’

More information on Gears’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news is available online at:

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Gears Debuts Video For Cover Of Deftones’ ‘Bored’

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Independent hard rock band Gears debuted the video for its latest single this month.

The band debuted the video for its cover of Deftones’ 1995 hit song ‘Bored‘ Nov. 4. The video featured the band performing the new single in a dimly lit studio setting. the setting in question is meant to reflect a live stage setting.

Gears’ take on Deftones’ song stays mostly true to its source material. At the same time, the band adds its own hard rock/metal touch to the song, giving it a slightly new identity.

Drummer Jimmy Wooten talked about Gears’ take on the song during a recent interview.

“Bored has been a song that we have been playing live since LITERALLY our first show on our first tour as a band in 2014,” he said. “We just always loved that song and more importantly, we love how the crowd reacts to that song. In the instance of this cover, it’s just always been a really cool point in the set to be able to sort of connect with the audience. Whenever we do that song, we are doing it because Deftones are such an influence to us. We’re huge fans of theirs and our audience seems to be as well. It’s a cool way to sort of connect with the crowd as fans during the live show, so we thought maybe we should record the song. So we did! Hopefully, people dig it.”

Gears’ cover of ‘Bored’ is available to stream and download here.

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The Veer Union Debuts ‘Slaves To The System’ Video

The Veer Union debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Slaves to the System.’ Friday.  The song and its video feature a guest appearance by Defending Cain front man Brandon Wright.

The ‘Slavs to the System’ video features the group in a semi-lit backdrop as it performs its new melodic hard rock song. It is a familiar stylistic approach for the band, which was also used in the video for the band’s then most recent original single from the band, ‘Defying Gravity,’ which was released in 2016. The band has released a variety of covers since 2016, but ‘Defying Gravity’ was at the time, the band’s most recent original work and video.

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The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Slaves to the System (ft. Defending Cain)’ is just as familiar for audiences as the stylistic approach to the song’s video.  It features a guitar-driven, melodic hard rock approach that lends itself easily to works from the likes of Sevendust and Gears.

The lyrical theme featured in the song is a sociopolitical commentary that addresses the current state of the world.

The band addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“Our new video depicts the struggles we are all experiencing as human beings in 2020,” the statement reads. “We need to come together as ONE people regardless of race, sex, colour or creed and rise above it all. Information is power and we need to be more informed so that society can be unified, if we don’t do this, we will all be ‘SLAVES TO THE SYSTEM.’”

‘Slaves to the System’ is available to stream and download here.

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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.

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Gears Premieres ‘Tango Yankee’ Video

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Hard rock band Gears recently released the video for its new single.

The band debuted the video for ‘Tango Yankee’ on April 6 at tattoo.com.  The song features guest vocals from Sevendust front man Lajon Witherspoon. Witherspoon also took time to appear in the song’s companion video.

Gears drummer Jimmy Wooten said in a recent interview that the song is effectively a tribute to America’s military and emergency service personnel.

“With ‘Tango Yankee,’ we just really wanted to write something dedicated to several members of our families that have served in the military, law enforcement and first response,” Wooten said.  “We really wanted this to be special, so getting one of our favorite vocalists from one of our favorite bands was very exciting and made this track just that — special.  Lajon came in and absolutely crushed the track vocally.  I really love the way it turned out.  Trip [Six] — Gears front man — and LJ complimented each other so well. Put that together with Clint’s epic solo, and of course Corey [Lowery] at the helm, this really turned out something spectacular.  I believe that the thought behind the song is something that most Americans can relate to, as many of of have or have had loved ones who serve.  Maybe even a little something that can get us all past all of our political disagreements unify, recognize the sacrifice and just say a simple ‘Thank You’ to all those who fight for our freedom, protect us and keep us safe.”

More information on Gears’ new single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

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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.”

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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

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