Vault 51 Drops Second Single “Magnolia” & Announce Debut EP

Atlanta rock quintet Vault 51 has released a new single titled, “Magnolia“, which follows up on their recent debut single, “Thirty Six“. The new release continues with the outfit’s colorful rock vibe with melodic driven riffs and clean harmonious singing, giving a glimpse on what’s to come from Vault 51.

“We chose to release Magnolia as a single, because we felt it was an appropriate song to reflect the overall theme that our EP gives off. That is, the idea that as we grow older, life seems to pass us by more and more quickly. Life is constantly ticking by, whether you want it to or not. And we spend so much of that time completely wasted. Everyone wants to create something beautiful before they die. To leave their mark on the world. We all start from nothing and strive to grow into something beautiful, much like a Magnolia flower.” -Vocalist, Landon Jones

Along with the new single, comes the announcement of the rock group’s debut EP Kid. Produced by Drew Fulk (I Prevail, Motionless In White) and mixed by Lee Rouse, the forthcoming EP is set to release July 20th. You can purchase the new single “Magnolia” on iTunes and watch the colorful visual below.

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Vault 51 is an alternative rock quintet from Atlanta, GA. Despite facing many obstacles that would force most to disband and move on, the group instead chose to persevere and press on with what they set out to accomplish. After years of developing their unique sound, Vault 51 is thrilled to release their debut EP ‘Kid’, available July 20th, 2017.

 

The Plague Release New Single “Not The Only One”

Freshly launched experimental pop-punk band The Plague has released “Not The Only One”, the second single from their forthcoming debut EP Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E. The track is a follow-up to “Danger“, a single that racked up over 34K plays on Spotify in two weeks and charted in the iTunes Top 50 Hot Tracks. “Not The Only One” is a heady song about addiction, recovery, and the need to move on from toxic relationships.

Frontman David Adam Monroe says “It was difficult and scary because I wasn’t sure that I was ever going to find anybody that I could relate with and was afraid I was gonna be alone. I thought I wouldn’t find anyone that would appreciate me for being myself. The chorus is me telling myself that it’s going to be OK. On the other hand, I wrote the song so long after the situation and after I had already found those relationships, so in that way I was writing it for other people who are in that situation and need encouragement.

Monroe wrote and produced the entire song himself, which should come as no surprise as he has produced records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson). Before getting into the production side, Monroe was in the band Third Estate, who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts like Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and MCR.

Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E will be released in the fall of 2017 on the band’s own label Recover Records.

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Lane Change Release Official Music Video for “Floodwater”

Phoenix, AZ based rock quartet Lane Change has released the Official Music Video for “Floodwater”. Directed by RedBlackFilms, “Floodwater” is off of their recent four track EP, RISE.

Even to the four of us in Lane Change, “Floodwater” means something different each time we play it. We really wanted to write a song that reflected everything we saw going on in the world, but didn’t want tell the listener how to feel. In the concept for the video, we set out to capture the energy and message of the song visually to compliment the sonic element. We really wanted the ending to leave the viewer feeling a positive emotion no matter what the song and video meant to them.. We tried to focus on the live performance aspect while adding in a minimal, but yet emotional story line. We couldn’t be more excited with the way it all came together! – Lizzie Shafer (Bass and Vocals)

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LANE CHANGE is a rock quartet from Phoenix, Arizona. Led by a dual vocal powerhouse in Myles Vann and Lizzie Shafer, the band’s infectious guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and pounding grooves breathe new life into the rock genre. Straightforward lyrics are soulfully delivered, and their complex harmonies create a fresh yet familiar sound. Rounding out the line-up is guitarist Jake Galambos and drummer Cameron Holladay, blending a mix of influences into an exciting and eclectic musical journey.

The road to LANE CHANGE began in 2013 when four musicians came together for the one thing they had in common: their passion for music and performing. Although their musical tastes were as diverse as their backgrounds, they soon found that their commonalities would allow them to focus their efforts as one collaborative unit instead of four individuals.

Founding Member, Cameron Holladay was diagnosed with Autism when he was 6 years old. For years he unsuccessfully searched for activities and hobbies that would put him in a place to establish social relationships with others. When he was 10, he found that place…behind a drum set. Over the next 3 years, he would quickly hone his skills by studying the influences that came before him. Developing the techniques of John Bonham and Ginger Baker, and the mirroring the stage presence of Keith Moon, Cameron quickly became one of the most in demand drummers among his peers. However, he soon realized that his style of playing was not necessarily a good fit for their desired directions. “I’d played in a handful of bands, but I was never able to find a deep musical connection or common interest. I needed to be a part of group that was on the same page as me.”

Ready to start a new project, a friend of the family suggested he check out another performer on the Phoenix scene, Myles Vann.

Myles had been involved in various musical theater companies around the valley, as well as filling in as a Karaoke host when needed. He was no stranger to the stage. His musical roots were planted in his hometown of Chicago, and were nurtured by his Father who sang in the local church choir, and his grandmother who introduced him to The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye. At the time Cameron went to go see him perform, Myles was singing in a popular local R&B group and he blew the scouting, young musician away! After the set, they made an instant connection, bonding over favorite bands, songs, and singers. “It was immediate,” says Myles, “I knew we had to do something together, but I wasn’t sure about being a rock singer. Cam was, and I decided to trust him.”

So with a heartbeat and a voice in place, the two began their search for the sound. After, working with a few guitarists, the duo had not yet found someone who could accompany both the soulful stylings of Myles vocals with thunderous crashing of Cameron’s Drums. They sent out an A.P.B. throughout the local music community to find their man.

Jake Galambos is a Georgia native who began his musical career in his school’s orchestra playing the instrument that nobody else wanted to, upright bass. While in school his family decided to head west. Jake brought his knowledge of musical notes with him and decided to add 2 more strings to his education as he began playing guitar in college, where he graduated with a degree in composition. With a degree in one hand and a notebook full of half completed songs in the other, he returned to Arizona. “I was teaching lessons at a studio, and one of my colleagues handed me a flyer, and said, ‘this sounds like you.’ It was a list of influences, styles, desired experience, and what they were doing. It was me! Cameron recalls the “audition” as if it was yesterday. ““We made him learn three songs, and we plowed through all three, but we knew as soon as we finished the first song this was our guy.”

After performing as a successful cover band around town with various bassists for some time, the trio was ready and eager to open up Jake’s notebook and start working on original material. While there were some successes everyone agreed that they were still missing “The Hook.”

While attending college, Jake took a musical and personal interest in one of his colleagues, Lizzie Shafer. Lizzie had left home to pursue her passion for singing. In the process of studying to become a classically trained opera singer, she was required to learn to play a wide range of instruments. Jake’s confidence in Lizzie’s musical ability convinced him to mention her to Cameron and Myles as a solution to finding a permanent bass player. “Jake and I were dating at the time, and while I sang, played guitar and piano, I had never picked up a bass. He asked me if I would be willing to learn. I was looking for an original project, and I’d seen these guys play live. How could I say no”? Lizzie remembers. “When I first mentioned Lizzie to the band they were hesitant to bring on a female with no bass experience. Not to mention bringing in a relationship is always a wild card, but when they heard her play and sing, they knew she was the missing piece.”

LANE CHANGE had found its “Hook”!

The rhythm section of Cameron and Lizzie is as tight as it can get, which allows guitarist, Jake Galambos, the freedom to interpret or create songs as it best suits a 3 piece band. The band has found a way to maximize both Myles’ and Lizzie’s vocal talents in everything they do. Whether it be writing new songs or working up some of their favorite covers, that is the element that makes the LANE CHANGE sound. “Most bands are lucky to have one person strong enough to front the band vocally”, says Myles “We have a double barrel aimed at you! The dynamic and diversity that allows really puts us in a unique position”.

LANE CHANGE recently released an independent, self-titled debut album in 2015. They recently released a follow up EP, “RISE”. “RISE” is a 4 song work that strongly showcases each member of the band and their individual contribution to the unit. “We utilized more production on this effort in an attempt to produce a fuller sound, but while still keeping it as live sounding as possible” admits Jake.

While the band continues to write and record new material, it is their live performance that separates them from others. Their live show is an engaging, high energy, concert-like experience that pulls you in and does not let go. “We have been accused of using backing instrument and vocal tracks in the past, because people can’t believe we move around like that, and we can still hit our parts”. Lizzie admits. “I guess that’s a compliment”?

LANE CHANGE has performed nearly 200 shows for crowds of 50 to 10,000 people, and they have become one of the most in-demand and talked about acts in the Southwest United States. Audiences are not only buzzing about their musicianship and diversity, but also the energy and passion in which they deliver every performance. “No one ever leaves one of our shows without a feeling of W.T.F was that?” Cameron exclaimed. “We really believe that there is still a place in the industry for a kick butt rock and roll show with tasteful music and lyrics you can actually understand”.

As the band continues to grow, their chemistry on and off stage is non-manufactured, honest, and undeniable.

“We are a family as much as we are a band” says Myles. “We know that we were meant to take this ride together, and we could not be happier or more excited!”

Broadside Joins Sophomore Slump Fest featuring Kid Liberty, Centerfolds & more

FBT Booking has announced their secret headliner for this year’s Sophomore Slump Fest, taking place on August 5th at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. Victory Records band Broadside will join the day long festival with Centerfolds (CI Records), a reunion set from Kid Liberty, and many more.

The festival is in its second year and is sponsored by Babetalk and Existential Clothing Company. Pre-sale tickets are available at The Blind Tiger’s website for $27.

Working on this music festival has truly been a unique experience,” says FBT co-founder Liz Mercer. “Sometimes we want to tear out our hair, and other times we are walking around with stupid grins on our faces because we’re so happy. This year’s fest has truly shown how far we’ve come as a company, and I’m so excited to be a part of it.

FULL LINEUP:
Broadside
Kid Liberty
Centerfolds
Keep Flying
Cedar Green
Action/Adventure
Tourneforte
Harbour
Home Sweet Home
Light It Up
Heroes Like Villains
Mirada
Riviera
Safe, So Simple
Scowl Brow
Sharptooth
Framed Persona

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The Weight Of Silence Cover Big Boi’s “Shutterbugg” With New Music Video

Australian metalcore quartet The Weight Of Silence has released their new rap cover from Big Boi‘s (Outkast) single “Shutterbugg” with a new music video.

Vocalist, Jacob Pedersen commented on why the band choose this cover saying, “We’ve been quite influenced by hip-hop whilst writing the the new record and we decided that, a classic hip-hop cover would be the perfect bridge or transition into the newer sound we’re writing. We’re very excited about the release of “Shutterbugg” but, what’s to come soon after is what we’re most excited for.”

While the band proves their love for hip-hop, they also claim a new shift in their modern metalcore sound, incorporating a range of styles from hip-hop to deathcore, which hints at a new direction for their upcoming sophomore release.

Watch The Weight Of Silence‘ “Shutterbugg” cover below.

Upcoming Don’t Play It Safe East Coast Tour Dates
Sat –June 10th/ Underground615, Sydney 18+
Sun –June 11th/ B2R Studios, Gosford AA

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Australian Hip-hop influenced Metalcore outfit The Weight Of Silence formed in the small beach town of San Remo in 2012, by founding member Benny Ehmke and ex-members. The band has always brought a raw metalcore sound to all Australian major cities as they’ve toured extensively over the years, and recently with the release of debut LP ‘Sickness Unknown’. Since releasing their debut record, Benny found himself working with an all new lineup of band members. New members Jacob Pedersen (frontman) & Nic Courtney (drums) have brought a whole new influence and direction to The Weight Of Silence as the band take a hiphop influenced approach to their newest material. The brand new single ‘Shutterbugg feat. Hunt The Dinosaur’ is a cover by OutKast’s own ‘Big Boi’, this track has demonstrated the newest direction for the Aussie lads. They have promised their new sound and style will be seen and heard in the very near future of 2017.

Forget My Silence Release “Fall To Rise” Music Video

Russian metalcore outfit Forget My Silence has released a new music video for the title track off their upcoming record, Fall To Rise. The new single produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire) brings out melodic but powerful riffs and shines on a mix of soulful yet heavy vocals.

“‘Fall To Rise’ is the main song from the album. The title holds the history of my life and our band. We are all working on ourselves to get better at what we do. Not always was everything perfect, we faced many fails and hard times, but they only made us stronger and actually made us better. ‘Fall To Rise’ is story of how people who step over, will fall against those who have already fell before and learned their mistakes, and by their turn they will rise again, only stronger, and they all keep the circle of falling and rising going. This song will be kind of the beginning of new chapters in our story.” – Vocalist, Roma Sadygov

Watch Fall To Rise below.

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Forget My Silence is a post-hardcore/metalcore band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia formed in august 2011 by vocalist Roma Sadygov. Shortly after, the band released their first music video for the single “This is only the beginning,” which has since reached nearly five million views on Youtube. In November 2013, they released their debut EP Lifeline and toured around Russia, gaining a passionate following of fans before releasing the the single “Not Perfect” in 2014. The following year the band released “Virtual Privacy” (produced by Cameron Mizell) from their upcoming debut full-length Fall to Rise.

This album is a half-way stop between our early ‘metal’ stuff and more nu-metal sound we’ve dug into recently,” says guitarist Elia Solonnikov. “Simple, but powerful riffs, some harsh vocals, more soulful lyrics than Roma has ever written. If you liked Forget My Silence before, you won’t be disappointed.

Hear Ten Cents Short’s new EP Major Steps, Minor Setbacks Today

Massachusetts pop-punk quartet Ten Cents Short released their sophomore EP Major Steps, Minor Setbacks on Friday. The album features the single “Beggars”, co-written and produced by Four Year Strong‘s Alan Day. The band was able to recruit Day while they were doing some grass roots promotion at a Warped Tour stop and gave him an early demo of the EP. The rest of the record was produced by Chris Piquette who has worked with Lions Lions and Trophy Wives (now known as Makeout).

We spent a lot of time on these songs, writing them about real feelings and messages we wanted to portray,” says vocalist Aaron Couto. “These songs ended up having some of my favorite and most personal lyrical content. This record is really a big step for us, and it really shows the evolution of the band over the last two years. Having worked with Alan Day of Four Year Strong on our single “Beggars” really opened our eyes and minds to new ways of songwriting. Each song has its own unique message touching upon subjects such as mistreatment, heartbreak, and karma. Along with genuine lyrics the songs also have their own unique musical styles.

Major Steps, Minor Setbacks is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

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About Ten Cents Short:
Ten Cents Short was founded in Somerset, MA in February of 2014. The band released their debut EP All I Ever Wanted in May of 2015 followed by a single in December of that year. Ten Cents Short currently has plans for a Sophomore EP to be released spring 2017. With new music and a growing fan base, Ten Cents Short has their eyes fixed on a journey of fans, friends, and success in the music industry. Positive attitudes continue to drive the band to fulfill their dreams and provide their fans with high energy music and inspiring personalities.