Justin Roberts Debuts Lead Single From Forthcoming LP

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Justin Roberts will release his new album Wild Life next month, and in anticipation, he debuted the album’s lead single this week.

Roberts debuted the song ‘Heart Like A Door‘ Friday.  The song, which clocks in at two minutes, 45 seconds, is featured in Roberts’ 15th full-length studio recording Wild Life.  The album is scheduled for release Feb. 28 through Carpet Square.

‘Heart Like A Door’ features a simple arrangement including Roberts on vocals and accompanied by a mandolin, violin and gentle tap of a drumstick on the rim of a snare drum.  The song’s chorus steps things up slightly, but not too much.  What sounds like a cello comes into play in the chorus to add to the arrangement’s impact.

Lyrically, the song is one of many about Roberts taking on parenthood with his newborn son.

Roberts is joined on his forthcoming 15th full-length studio recording by Baroque cellist Anna Steinhoff, pianist Lisa Kaplan, percussionist Gerald Dowd and vocalist Nora O’Connor.

More information on Wild Life is available along with all of Roberts’ latest news at:

 

Website: http://justinrobertsmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinrobertsmusic4kids

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MusicianJustin

 

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18th & Addison Member Tom Kunzman Partners With Producer/Musician Steff Reed To Cover Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’

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18th & Addison member Tom Kunzman has partnered with producer and musician Steff Reed to cover Bob Marley’s timeless song ‘Redemption Song.’

The song is streaming now through Spotify and Apple Music. The pair’s take on the song was mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Brockman (Fugees, D’Angelo, Dixie Chicks).  The arrangement crafted by the dup takes the reggae classic and gives it a distinct new identity with a decidedly pop vibe that is just as catchy as its source material.

Kunzman talked about his friendship with Reed and the motivation for the song in a recent interview.

“I’m a genuine fan of Steff, and I always felt that his live show is very similar to 18th & Addisons,” he said.  “We’re both doing our best to bring people together to sing and forget all the division, confusion and frustration outside those four walls for a bit.  I love the feeling of unity and togetherness ‘Redemption Song’ offers so naturally. I felt that collaborating with him on this just had to happen.”

Reed expanded on Kunzman’s comments, offering an explanation of how the duo’s take on ‘Redemption Song’ came to be.

“Tom and I met a few years back while we were both on tour,” he said.  “We stayed in touch, and organically, a friendship grew.  One day Tom sent me a DM on Instagram with an idea to do a cover of Bob Marley’s iconic protest song ‘Redemption Song’ together.  I have such admiration for Tom as an artist and musician, and I was excited to collaborate.”

18th & Addison is touring in support of its most recent release, Old Blues Modern Love on The Reckless Love Tour.  The duo, which also features Kait DiBenedetto, will perform Jan. 15 in Los Angeles, CA as part of the tour.  The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

1/15 Los Angeles, CA Harvard & Stone

1/17 Riverside, CA Life Cafe Music Space (new date just added!)

1/18 Denver, CO Bowman’s Vinyl & Lounge (new date just added!)

1/22 Dallas, TX RBC

1/23 Houston, TX Scout Bar

More information on 18th & Addison is available online at:

 

Website: http://18thandaddison.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/18thandAddison

Twitter: http://twitter.com/18thAddison

 

More information on Steff Reed is available online at:

 

Website: http://iamsteffreed.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WhoisSteffReed1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmSteffReed

 

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Psychostick Debuts ‘Zombie Claus’ Video

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Independent hard rock band Psychostick has a new holiday tune for the metalhead masses to enjoy, and a video to boot.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Zombie Claus‘ Dec. 3.  The song and its video are a spoof of Rob Zombie’s 1998 hit song ‘Dragula’ that replaces Zombie in his hard rock hot rod with a Santa Claus figure who is just as metal as Zombie in his own right.

Santa’s elves join him at points for the video.  There are also some adult themes at points in the video, so this one is not for children.  Audiences will also find funny the band’s joke about Santa using the elves as slave labor in the song.

‘Zombie Claus’ is available to stream and download now through Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.

More information on Psychostick is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.psychostick.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/psychostick

 

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Dry Kill Logic Debuts New Single

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Eat your hearts out, Tool.

You aren’t the only band to go 13 years without releasing new music.  Dry Kill Logic returned this week with its first new music in as many years.  The New York-based metal outfit debuted its new single ‘Vices’ on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify.

‘Vices’ is the title track from the band’s forthcoming fourth full-length studio recording.  The album’s official release date has not been announced.

While Vices will be the band’s fourth album under the DKL moniker, it is not the band’s first recording.  It released two EPs — ‘Cause Moshing Is Good Fun and Elemental Evil in 1997 and 1999 respectively — under the moniker of Hinge. Copyright issues with the name eventually led the band to change its name to Dry Kill Logic.

The band’s debut album under the DKL name, The Darker Side of Nonsense was released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records.  It was followed up with the release of The Dead and Dreaming in 2004 through its own label, Psychodrama Records and with Of Vengeance in Violence in 2006.  That record was also released through Psychodrama Records.

The EPs Rot and The Megellan Complex were released in 2002 and 2006 respectively under the DKL name.

DKL front man Cliff Rigano said in a recent interview that he was excited about the release of the band’s new single.

“After 13 years, we couldn’t be more excited to be releasing music again and ‘Vices’ is the perfect reintroduction,” he said.

More information on Dry Kill Logic’s new single and forthcoming album is available online at:

 

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DryKillLogic

 

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Vyces Premieres New Single, ‘Paralyzed’

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Vyces debuted its new single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Paralyzed’ Tuesday.  The song was released through Imagen Records/Warner ADA.  The song comes more than a year after the band debuted the video for its last single ‘Thin Luck,’ which was released May 9, 2018.

‘Paralyzed’ is streaming online now via Apple Music and Spotify.  Musically, the song’s choruses boast a very aggro-rock vibe while the choruses are the exact opposite, tense, but still lighter than the feel of the song’s choruses.

Vyces front man Dave Naruszewicz talked about the song in a recent interview.

“I’m extremely excited to share ‘Paralyzed’ with everyone,” he said.  “It’s a song we’ve been playing live over the past two years and has definitely made its mark as a core song in our set. Producer Augustus Cryn’s vision for the song caught my attention the first time I heard the riffs.  Infectious and undeniable, this one is a head banger from start to finish.”

More information on Vyces’ new single, tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://vycesofficial.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/vycesofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/vycesofficial

 

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Reign Of Z Debuts ‘Reflections’ Video

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Alt-rock metal band Reign of Z debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Reflections’ on Tuesday via PureGrainAudio.com and YouTube.  The single is taken from the band’s debut EP Mirrors and Memoirs.  The record, produced by Steve Sopchak (Ice Nine Kills), is scheduled for April 19.

Vocalist Zosia West talked about the EP in a recent interview.

“This is the most exposed songwriting I’ve written up to this point,” West said.  “Each song was written at different ages in my life and reformatted for listeners.  Experiences from 8, 16, 24 and present.”

West added, “Our experiences have allowed us to create a world where we find solace and comfort, and allows us to be who we are and whoever listens and follows.”

The video for the new song presents vocalist Zosia West being restrained on a table by her band mates — Steven Lords (guitar), Zach Cunningham (guitar) and Stephen Berg (bass) — as she struggles to be released.  Meanwhile, her band mates work to hold her back so that an unidentified fluid can be pumped into her.  That footage is crossed with footage of the band performing its new single against a darkly lit backdrop.

Musically, the song’s arrangement lends itself to thoughts of Halestorm, Amy Lee and even Otep to a slightly lesser degree.  Lyrically, the song comes across as a commentary about an emotional battle that West at one time fought with herself.

‘Reflections’ can be purchased now via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.

Reign of Z is scheduled to perform live Apr. 27 in Millvale, PA in support of Mirrors and Memoirs.  More information on the show is available along with information on the band’s new video, EP and more at:

 

Website: http://www.reignofz.com

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

 

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Like A Storm Debuts ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ Video

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Like A Storm debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its song ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)‘ on Friday.  The video presents the band performing its new single in a sound stage setting, and crosses that footage with shots of masked, leather-clad contortionists performing a routine along to the music.

The video was captured by Ron Thunderwood and edited by Sam Shapiro.  The song is taken from Like A Storm’s 2018 self-produced album Catacombs.  The song is available online now via Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.

The video for ‘Complicated (Stitches & Scars)’ follows the debut of the band’s video for Catacombs‘ lead single ‘Pure Evil,’ which debuted in November.

Like A Storm is currently touring in support of Catacombs.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Sirius XM Octane Headline Dates:
February 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
February 4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
February 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
February 9 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
February 12 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
February 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
February 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
February 17 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
February 18 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
February 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
February 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
February 22 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall

More information on Like A Storm’s new video, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://likeastorm.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/likeastorm

 

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