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Thursday, July 9, 2020

ROX Newsblast 9 July 2020 - INCOMING!!! Special

Your guide to the hottest new releases that 
should be on your radar!

Black Heart Saints will release a new 4-song EP entitled “Misery” in September 2019. This much anticipated album will follow 2017’s Alive, and was produced and recorded by Austin music legend Omar Vallejo (Vallejo, MC Overlord, Chris Perez Project) at 512 Studios. The EP contains 3 original songs and 1 cover song (“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer).

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Track List:
1. Lines
2. Crazy
3. Addicted to Love
4. Misery


Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.
Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:

– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
 – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
 – Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
 – Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
 – San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
 – Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
 – ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.
After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation's Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle's Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – “ALIVE” – was soon followed by the “Road to Sturgis Tour 2017,” which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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New York based Heavy Alternative Rock Band 
N.a.s.H. has released both an official lyric and live performance video for their single, " “D.i.t.c.h,” off of their newly released LP, Incredible Villains.

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iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Googleplay 

N.A.S.H. is the type of band where all it takes is one note, one beat or one nudge from the fan next to you, a fan swaying to the band’s infectious music and charismatic live performance reminding you to forget about the day’s stress’ and to enjoy the show.

Hailing out of a small town not too far from New York City, N.A.S.H. came to fruition when a triad of brothers took their basement jam sessions to a whole new level of musicianship. At a young age - Bryan, Jim Bobbi, and Joe began their venture jamming to nostalgic hits from bands like Metallica and Pearl Jam. As they got tighter and developed their own sound, the brothers took to crafting original material that would speak to a wide audience and give them a platform to take their music to the masses.

Their music maintains a blend of hard rock adaptations that heavily incorporate crunchy guitars, epic solos, solid back beats, commanding bass lines and vocal passages that can woo even the most stubborn of music connoisseurs. N.A.S.H. is sure to captivate any fan with their catalogue of music regardless if it’s fast and loud, heavy and heart wrenching or a tune you can simply bang your head to as if you're sitting in the back of Wayne and Garth’s blue flame-painted 76’ AMC Pacer.

As N.A.S.H. developed, they brought in the talented Dylan Johnson on lead guitars that resulted in an awesome live wall of sound and allowed fans to enjoy the music as it was recorded. The band has independently released their acclaimed debut Regain the High Ground and is currently in the works of preparing the release of their highly anticipated sophomore release titled Incredible Villains.

“Our performances are meant to bring back the age of big rock stage shows that leave your ears ringing, your neck strained, and your heart wanting more. Our fans are our friends, and they are the people we need to get our music to." - Nash

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“Another grunge-inspired stoner rock ‘n’ roll track now with BADGUYSWIN and their debut ‘Needle Beach’, combining Ozzy-like vocals with the kind of riffs you’d see Orange Goblin churning out through their career… quite the way to introduce themselves!” – Uber Rock UK

“Due out on April 10th, the guys are ready to unleash their debut full-length, Cowards, tailor-made to give you a different listening experience with each of the record’s twelve tracks. Grunge rock may be a distant spec in the musical rearview mirror, but it’s comforting to know that bands such as BADGUYSWIN are carrying on the tradition of that legendary era.” – V13

Track List:
1. Like A Sailor: Misleading intro, steady driving rock song with ambient Outro. About a person with a secret.
2. Low Lifer:  Palindrome song structure. Lots of fast thumping tom action. Staccato guitar licks. Failing at bettering yourself in spite of trying.
3. Honey Bucket: Southern shuffle beat. Spanish style riffs within a bluesy feel. Highs and lows of an addiction.
5. Between Hook And Hole: Marching tempo, ethereal leads, big anthemic chorus. Desperate actions for desperate measures.
6. Fly On The Wall: Hardcore punk riff to start. Poly rhythm bridge and old-timey lead ending. Finally understanding someone’s true personality.
7. Coal: Percussive and heavy. Sing along chorus. Working hard for something and achieving nothing.
8. August 8th: Melodramatic ballad. Tracing all your problems to a specific origin.
9. Needle Beach: Southern swing driven by the bass and kick drum. A common place to indulge and wallow.
10. Legends Of The Wheel: Fast tempo punk feel. Incompetent people getting a pass.
11. Under It All: Dynamic hook oriented slow burner. Accepting what you have lost.
12. Central: Heavy and in your face. Pinnacle outro. An Exclamation! mark on the end of the album. Embracing and justifying living a cowardly lifestyle.

Additional Info:
All songs performed by: BADGUYSWIN
All songs written by: Shane Sherman and BADGUYSWIN
Produced by:  Shane Sherman and Zak Waterlow
Mixed by: Zak Waterlow
Mastered by: Brock McFarlane
Album Artwork by: 
Shane Sherman
Videos for Lying to Myself and Honey Bucket directed by Renton Brand of Zero City.

Nirvana and Soundgarden may be no more, but the members of Canada’s BADGUYSWIN are here to serve up your guilty pleasure for an era of rock n’ roll that’s knocking on doors and making its comeback. Heavy driven grunge-inspired loud amps, blended with clean vocals, plentiful harmonies and driving rhythms are what fuels this Grand Forks, BC band to keep things stuck in your head for days to come! Featuring 3 out of 4 members from technical metal band Slagduster, BADGUYSWIN shows off their original roots in music, the grunge era of the 90s where they would glue themselves to the stereo for hours. The members of BADGUYSWIN also all grew up together in the same small town and have been playing music together in various ways for 15 years.
The band’s debut full length “Cowards” was written to give the listener an experience that doesn’t repeat itself over 12 tracks.
“Nearly one-hour long adventure ready to be enjoyed through you’re headphones in a beanbag chair or blasted from the speakers of your 93′ Honda Civic.” says vocalist/guitarist Shane Sherman.
The album is a heavy and hooky modern take on a classic sound with influences that are everything 90’s in grunge, stoner, alternative, and punk. It was conceived organically, performed and recorded DIY style at the home studio of drummer Zak Waterlow with mastering by Brock McFarlane of CPS studios in Vancouver. The album has a crisp and larger than life sound. With plenty of easter eggs that’ll have you searching for more from each listen.

PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 features 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions by WAYNE STATIC, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip lineup of bassist TONY CAMPOS, drummer KEN JAY, and guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA.

Both volumes are being mixed by longtime STATIC-X producer ULRICH WILD.

“While hearing Wayne’s voice again provided some incredibly emotional moments for us all, the feeling I’ve ultimately gotten from being in this band and from making music together is FUN... I hope that everyone who listens to this album feels the same way.” - KEN JAY

In total, PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 and 2 will consist of more than 20 brand new / unreleased Static-X songs and will feature all of the remaining works left behind by WAYNE STATIC, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band lineup. The individual albums are expected to contain creative packaging elements that will allow fans to marry the 2 volumes together.

"I’m really excited to finally get the record out to the fans. I know they’ve been waiting a long time for this, but I’m hoping once they get it, they’ll hear the love, sweat, and tears we put into it, and feel like we’ve done right by them, Wayne’s family, and Wayne’s memory." - TONY CAMPOS

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Union Kain- Black Dawn. Download / Stream: 

Track By Track Information:
"Battles Within" is the internal fights we have within us--climbing out of the darkness into the light.  It could be viewed as a fight with depression, or internal battles of good versus evil, of fear and accomplishment.  Eventually, we all hope to conquer those internal battles—letting go and winning with the self.

"Black Dawn" (album title)
 is the story of what we as people could become post-apocalypse.  Suddenly children are adults and pets are what we need on which to feed.  Every day is a new black dawn, sunless in both sky and in our hearts.  To defend the heart is a day to day battle.  It is coldness that seeps into our bones as we try to survive---like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

"Lake of Fire" r
epresents the reality of the scope of dire consequence and internal turmoil and desire within the world of drug addiction.   Wanting to escape drug addiction, the need for “one more time” , the knowledge of where it really brings you, the chance one takes that one could die at that moment---these are the realities of the stories told by friends and acquaintances who have tried over and over to beat the need for drugs---in this case more specifically cocaine.  This is NOT a glorification of drugs but our sharing of the terrible sadness that goes with how many people we know and have known that are still in the grips of or have lost to the addictions.  

 is what we have to have to do to overcome all that keeps us down.  It reflects the importance of a belief system that we can be greater than we are and achieve no matter the costs or what others may say or do to “keep us down”.  And with persistence, with counting on the self, we prevail.

"Plan B" 
is what music could represent for other people.   People who may choose to skip the futile, fantastic ideas and pursue the realities of day to day work, trying to just get by humbly.  For Union Kain, music is not a Plan B---it is our Plan A.  We are all successful in our own right, but our souls are pulled into this love and passion of music and performance.  We offer Plan B to draw the masses into our love and passion of the rock n roll lifestyle.  The freedom it represents.  And the passion can be whatever one pursues that holds your heart as this does ours. Plan B is a shout out of brightness among the dark songs of the album.

"The Master"
 simply reads as the Union Kain version of the retelling of the story of Cane and Abel from the many perspectives of the Old Testament ---from both Christianity and Judaism.  It is a story we enjoyed as children in Sunday school and for whom part of our band name is taken.  The question lies with who is The Master?  The devil, the serpent, Lilith or Eve --- or, is it all the same?  

"Waiting for the World to End"
 was originally written with the intent of expressing how we as people would not even know the world was ending as we are only nose-deep into our technology behind the world of cellphones and computers.  We’ve stopped talking to each other, we don’t look at each other.  We only know what we see on the internet.  We live a false life and the world and life speeds by us---unaware how our actions and inaction is destroying everything---from family connection to real life experiences we miss out on.  Fast forward to COVID-19---suddenly we are reconnecting, rebuilding, families are more in-tune with each other.  The mechanisms of work, pressure, technology is pushed aside as we get back to basics.

"Your Own Kind" 
suggests what our mothers may have told us about birds of a feather hanging together and the results those actions and inactions.Getting away from the “naysayers” who do us wrong in word or physically--pushing away those who are negative, who pull us into hatred, in order to achieve the positive. Acknowledging that we know what those persons are about and that they should stick with each other.  Knowing that on the inside, we are stronger than dirt and cannot be pushed anymore---and showing them what we can do.

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