MEAXIC RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Progressive rock/metal band Meaxic releases latest single “On Instinct” off of forthcoming debut EP, Synergy, due in early 2015. The band has received airplay on renowned radio stations such as Metal Express Radio, Cyanide Radio and Bullspike Radio. The band has made appearances at Dingbatz, The Trash Bar, Blackthorn 51 and many other venues in the New York and New Jersey area.
The band began with lead singer, Jeet Suresh Paul, who started out as a solo artist, performing all over New York by himself to a backing track. He later met guitarist, Sudeip Ghosh, who joined the band along with Nick Johnson (bass) and Cobz (drums). Drawing influences from Alter Bridge and Metallica, Meaxic writes strong guitar riffs combined with melodic vocals. The band isn’t afraid to step out of the box and challenge themselves with writing more complex songs. Inspired by bands like Dream Theater, Tesseract and Periphery, Meaxic strives to play around with different time signatures and big hooks.
YEARS & YEARS WIN THE PRESTIGIOUS BBC “SOUND OF 2015” POLL + “KING”
London electro-pop trio Years & Years have won the prestigious BBC “Sound of 2015” Poll, an annual list that has had a history of predicting chart-topping acts since 2003. Years & Years join such previous winners as Sam Smith, Adele, Ellie Goulding, HAIM, and Jessie J.
RYAN CULWELL “NEVER GONNA CRY”
When asked to describe his music, Ryan Culwell says, “listening to my music is like watching No County For Old Men…all the emptiness and violence will either scare you away or you’ll find yourself alone at 3am with it on repeat.” His songs tell tales of oilfields, honky tonks, loss, fistfights, and the forgotten place that is the panhandle of Texas. On March 3rd, Ryan Culwell will release Flatlands, his first album in more than 8 years, on Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, Amanda Shires).
Guitar World Acoustic Nation premiered “Never Gonna Cry,” the first single to be released from the album, and called it “masterfully crafted and artufully delivered.”
KENNY G ALL OVER TV
Kenny G, one of the most successful artists in music history is set for yet another career milestone in support of his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights, due out January 27, 2015 via Concord Records.
The renowned saxophonist will make a series of major media appearances the week of release including NBC’s The Today Show, The Weather Channel’s Wake Up With Al, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and HuffPost Live. Other interviews that week include People.com, ARISE Entertainment 360, ABC NewsNow, Bloomberg TV, Fox 411 & Fox NewsEdge, Fox News Magazine, OK! TV, Us Magazine, CNBC, The Better Show, Profiles, and Dennis Miller Live. The campaign began in early December with a profile on Oprah’s Where Are They Now Holiday special (airing on OWN) and a feature in The Wall Street Journal.
ZRO FOX “MIGHT NOT”
Hologram Kizzie sets off “Might Not” with the slick line “I don’t need a motherfucking co-sign.” Kizzie goes on to pay homage to Ang13, Da Brat and a host of other Windy City female emcees that came before her. Throughout her verse Kizzie takes no prisoners and proves that she’s the lyrical bruiser of ZRO FOX. ProbCause follows up Kizzie’s mind melting bars with a laid back flow that sees the burgeoning Chicago rapper spit about getting his Master’s degree while on acid. ProbCause complements Kizzie well, holding down the experimental druggy Andre 3000 role to his partners Big Boi.
U2 & LEGACY OF HOPE
Legendary rock band U2 has thrown its support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela’s final wishes to fruition – the construction of the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region. All members of U2, including Bono, a longtime ally and friend of Mr. Mandela and supporter of his charitable efforts, signed one of the Edge’s acoustic guitars for Legacy of Hope. Bono, who was recently injured during a cycling accident in New York City, has been recuperating following surgery, but nevertheless still wanted to show his support. Prolific rock star Bono tagged the guitar with the inscription, “There’s no them there’s only us!”
AVICII THE DAYS/NIGHTS REMIX EP OUT TODAY ON iTUNES
Check out both remixes on iTunes:
SIBERIAN “HOLLOW BEARER”
Swedish metalheads Siberian is releasing their new Hollow Bearer video. The song is taken from their 2014 release Modern Age Mausoleum that was released on Gaphals. The band is heading out on a new european tour between 14th to 21st of march. Hollow Bearer video is made by Gustav Skogen.
BI AND THE LOCOMOTIVE NSFW VIDEO
Here is the video for Bo and the Locomotive’s “In the Water” that just premiered on Noisey. St. Louis’ Bo and the Locomotive will release their sophomore LP, It’s All Down Here From Here, on January 27th.
PARANOM NEW VIDEO
Paying homage to Nas by reformatting his No ideas Original song produced by Alchemist, Massachusetts MC Paranom has taken the original to a new revamped level. His latest video “All Ideas Subliminal”, which is actually a bonus offering from the brand new EP entitled “777” which released on New Years Eve, speaks for itself.
FEAR FESTEVIL TO TAKE OVER SAN JOSE, CA
Kirk Von Hammett loves to keep things interesting, and so it is that the next Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil event will be a Murder Mystery Dinner/ VIP Party at the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA on FRIDAY APRIL 10, followed by another spectacular two-night Fear FestEvil musical punch at RockBar Theater on SATURDAY APRIL 11and SUNDAY APRIL 12.
On the 10, guests attending the Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of ‘whodunnit’ mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who! Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special ‘horror royalty’ as they try to crack the mystery open.
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN
MSG Entertainment and Icon Entertainment announced today that legendary TV personalities and longtime friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will take the Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00PM.
Anderson Cooper is a multiple Emmy award-winning CNN anchor and correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes.” He has covered most major news events in the US and around the world for the past 23 years, and his memoir, Dispatches from the Edge, topped the New York Times’ Bestseller list.
An Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 16 at 12:00PM and are available at the Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, CitiCenter.org, or by calling (800) 982 – ARTS (2787), where additional service charges may apply.
CAPITOL RECORDS SIGNS GAVIN JAMES
James started playing guitar at the age of eight and comes from a family with a rich musical heritage – both of his maternal great grandparents were famous Irish Opera singers. He has already won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury (the Choice Music Prize for Song of the Year). Say Hello, James’ Irish debut EP, charted for more than six months, leading to a string of sold-out headline dates and supporting tours with such artists as Lianne La Havas, Beth Orton, Kodaline and Marina & The Diamonds. Clash has praised him as “tender, emotional…no mean talent” and Hotpress noted, “The fresh-faced soul machine possesses the power to hush a room.”
FERAL CONSERVATIVES “MISFIRE”
Feral Conservatives have shared a new single & video for “Misfire” from their upcoming release The Feeling Noise Becomes. The 90’s noise/post-rock disciples are also preparing for a string of dates along the Eastern US leading up to the release of The Feeling Noise Becomes.
CARIAD HARMON “WICKED TOWN”
Cariad Harmon’s video for the single, “Wicked Town”, off her self-titled album release depicts living in New York from the vantage point of a musician, artist, bartender and those striving to make it in a city where so many come to make their mark.
True to Harmon’s cheeky sense of humor, the lyric “New York you get no sleep at all, you just take all my money and piss it up the wall,” sums up the song’s context. Harmon says, “’I’m forever struggling with wanting to leave NYC for somewhere that the cost of living would be more manageable, but also wanting to stay because of the sheer amount of wonderful music and musicianship here. I need the competition to keep driving me to be better and I do think there is a tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes with just paying your rent on time and not starving here.”
BONSON BERNER “TRAVELING'”
Mixing the modern sounds of South America with a fresh electro-tinged take on classic new wave, Argentinian duo Bonson Berner is set to release their sophomore album Reflection on March 10, 2015 via Forty Below Records (John Mayall, Sam Morrow, KaiL Baxley) under arrangement with Sony/RED Distribution and MRI, home to partnerships with artists such as Marco Benevento, Sinead O’Connor, LoNero, Joseph Arthur, Los Lonely Boys, Medeski, Martin & Wood and Björk.
EXHUMED NEW SINGLE
With the re-unveiling of EXHUMED’s now-iconic full-length, Gore Metal: A Necrospective: 1998 – 2015, now just one month away, today the gatekeepers at Revolver Magazine are delighted to decimate ear holes with a renovated version of longtime live favorite, “Limb From Limb.”
EVOKE’S DEBUT LP ‘WITHDRAWAL’ PREVIEW
Out January 22nd on SectionZ Records, Withdrawal, the debut album from Colorado-based producer, vocalist and songwriter Evoke, aka Alden Groves, combines modern pop-infused electronic music with cutting edge production, setting heartfelt lyrics and emotional vocal melodies against uplifting synth lines and deep bass. In less than a year as Evoke, Alden has charted Top 10 on both Beatport and Track It Down charts, won remix competitions for Savant’s ‘How I Roll’ (featured on the album) and Fractal’s ‘Urchin,’ and has achieved nearly 400,000 plays on Soundcloud with EDM.com’s feature of ‘Alive,’ which is well above the site’s average, especially for new artists.
NÖME’s new music video for their single “Eagle” that was recently premiered on Nothing But Hope And Passion! They praised the video, saying, “Chances are good that NÖME themselves got a bright future ahead of them.” The single itself was premiered on Joonbug, who hailed the band’s “stadium-sized sound, catchy hooks, pop melodies, and countless synth licks.”
HEYLEL VIDEO PROMO
Check out Live Nebulae promo for “I Talk to the Wind”, an original song by King Crimson and featured on Heylel’s debut album “Nebulae”.
FAMOUS “MR SIMPLISTIC”
FAMOUS has collaborated with Wale (listen to “My Eyes Red”), Grammy-winning producer Boi-1da (listen to “Typical Girl”), has clocked over 1 million Youtube views, and has shared stages with Nas, The Clipse and Method Man. “I had a meeting at Atlantic Records in California to discuss a few projects and I bumped in to B.O.B and his people at the offices. His A&R said he’s taking submissions for his new album at the time. So on my flight home I had the producer of the record “FindingSergio” send me a few bangers. This one stuck as the radio hit and perfect followup to his Bruno Mars-assisted single “Nothin’ On You”. The record was written by the time I touched back down in The 6. It never got placed. Ah well, it’s mine now!”
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL NORTH AMERICAN WINTER TOUR
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has reported results of its 2014 Winter Tour: The Christmas Attic which concluded on January 4, 2015. Even for the group, whose tours consistently rank at the charts, the results for the 2014 Winter Tour are impressive. The tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, played 122 shows from November 13th through January 4th and grossed more than $51 million in that period.
Here are the facts:
The 2014 Winter Tour grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days.
Total tour attendance was nearly 1,000,000 fans.
The tour grossed nearly $1 million per day from 11/13/14 to 1/4/15.
The tour donated more than $1,000,000 to local and national charities.
TSO has now played to well over 12 million fans.
JANET DEVLIN DEBUT ALBUM IN USA
Flame haired Northern Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin introduces herself to North America with her debut album “Running With Scissors,” which will be available in on February 10th, 2015 via OK!Good Records. The 10-track album is full of folk-driven pop songs and heart touching ballads, showcasing Janet’s unique and enchanting vocals, which first caught the public’s attention on Series 8 of The UK X Factor in 2011.
THODORIS TRIANTAFILLOU NEW VIDEO
Greek mainstay, Thodoris Triantafillou, closes a sensational calendar year in electronic music with an intense climax of a record, also birthing his new DIY imprint, “Glory Hill Studio”.
The work titled, “Trilogy”, will aptly see a three part release across a series of LPs, ‘Chapter I’ commencing with a dreamy, welcoming collection of Triantafillou’s body of work.