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OTHERWISE Release ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP As Free Download

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by Randy

Album Now Available At www.EnjoyThePainEP.com

Band Hosting SiriusXM Octane Takeover All Weekend

“Die For You” #28 At Active Rock Radio With Increasing Spins

“Rebel Yell” Single Set For November 11 iTunes Release

 

In celebration of their fans, Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE have just released the acoustic ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free via the website www.EnjoyThePainEP.com. The album contains five brand new songs, all written and recorded entirely on the road. To download the ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ EP for free, please click here.

The ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ free download was announced this afternoon exclusively on SiriusXM Octane, where the band – frontman Adrian Patrick, guitarists Ryan Patrick and Andrew Pugh, drummer Corky Gainsford and bassist Vassilios Metropoulos – hosted an exclusive station takeover that will repeat daily through November 4. The special features an interview, acoustic performance, and the band taking over the Octane playlist. In early 2012, OTHERWISE became the first unsigned band to reach No. 1 on the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – SiriusXM launched the band’s career into the national spotlight, and now they are helping OTHERWISE deliver ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ to their fans.

The OTHERWISE SiriusXM Octane takeover will repeat at the following times this weekend, and is also available via SiriusXM On Demand:

 

Friday, November 1 – 12pm ET/9am PT

Saturday, November 2 – 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sunday, November 3 – 2pm ET/11am PT

Monday, November 4 – 6amET/3am PT

 

“‘ENJOY THE PAIN‘ is our gift to you. It’s our way of saying thank you for the success you’ve helped us earn, and a little something to hold you over until our next full length album is released in 2014,” says OTHERWISE of the EP. “We recorded this entirely on our own, on the road, in between shows while out on tour. If we couldn’t find a quiet bedroom or bathroom to track in, we’d record while literally driving down the highway… The process wasn’t easy. It wasn’t slick. It wasn’t normal. It didn’t adhere to any set of rules, guidelines, or industry standards. At times it was painful… And we enjoyed every minute of it. So please, ‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ with us… and enjoy this EP.”

 

‘ENJOY THE PAIN’ Track Listing:

1. 60 MPH

2. Once In My Dreams

3. Enjoy The Pain

4. Miles Of Rain

5. Burn Away (III Reprise)

 

In the 18 months since the release of their ‘True Love Never Dies’ debut, OTHERWISE have gone from local Las Vegas favorites to one of America’s best-selling breakout acts. Now, they’re giving something back to the fans that have embraced the band as their own. A first track from the album, “Miles Of Rain,” can be heard here.

 

To compliment the free EP, on November 11 the band will release an iTunes-exclusive single featuring an acoustic cover of the BILLY IDOL hit “Rebel Yell” and an acoustic version of “Heaven,” the closing track from ‘True Love Never Dies’.

 

“Die For You”, the third single from the band’s debut album, is currently at No. 28 at Active Rock radio – click here to watch the single’s official lyric video. The follow-up to breakout hits “Soldiers” and “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures),” “Die For You” is a full-throttle anthem of undying devotion in the face of betrayal. “Soldiers” has sold more than 100,000 digital tracks, and the band has amassed more than 2.4 million total views on YouTube. You can watch the official music video for “Soldiers” here, and the “I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)” video here.

Released in May 2012, ‘True Love Never Dies’ has sold more than 50,000 copies, making OTHERWISE that year’s best-selling new rock band and helping propel them to tours alongside STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., THREE DAYS GRACE, POP EVIL and more. The band have also become a mainstay on the North American festival circuit with appearances including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and a host of others.

 

OTHERWISE online:

www.weareotherwise.com

www.facebook.com/otherwiseofficial

www.twitter.com/weareotherwise

British Heavy Metal Legends SAXON to Release “Unplugged and Strung Up” on November 19, 2013

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Photos, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2013 by Randy

On Tour Now in the United States

 

In Store Signing Announced – Taking Place at Soundcheck Hollywood on Friday, October 4, 2013

 

British heavy metal legends SAXON produce a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a worthy new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal on their new album, Unplugged and Strung Up.

There is always feral beauty in a raging beast…and with Unplugged and Strung UpSAXON’s selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.

Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co. re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and ‘Crusader’ by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. ‘Frozen Rainbow’ from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, whilst ‘Red Star Falling’ soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally-arranged dovetail.

As if this reinvention wasn’t enough, SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase a digipack version of the release which will include 2002’s storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as ‘Motorcycle Man’, ‘Strong Arm of the Law’ and ‘Dallas 1pm’, it is a quintessential part of any collection.

The full-track listing for Unplugged and Strung Up is as follows:

01 Stallions Of The Highway (Remix)

02 Crusader (Orchestrated Version)

03 Battle Cry

04 The Eagle Has Landed (Orchestrated Version)

05 Red Star Falling (Orchestrated Version)

06 Broken Heroes (Orchestrated Version)

07 Call To Arms (Orchestrated Version)

08 Militia Guard

09 Forever Free (Re-recorded Version)

10 Just Let Me Rock (Re-recorded Version)

11 Frozen Rainbow (Acoustic Version)

12 Iron Wheels (Live Acoustic Version)

13 Requiem (Acoustic Version)

14 Coming Home (Acoustic Version)

 

The full track-listing for Heavy Metal Thunder is as follows:

01 Heavy Metal Thunder

02 Strong Arm Of The Law

03 Power & The Glory

04 And The Bands Played On

05 Crusader

06 Dallas 1PM

07 Princess Of The Night

08 Wheels Of Steel

09 747 (Strangers In The Night)

10 Motorcycle Man

11 Never Surrender

12 Denim & Leather

13 Backs To The Wall

Formats:

– Limited Edition Digipack + Bonus Disc Heavy Metal Thunder

– CD Jewel Case

– Double Vinyl Gatefold LP

– Digital Download

– Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package

SAXON is currently on a headline run of North America. The band will tour until October 10th when the tour comes to a close in Vancouver, BC. LOS ANGELES FANS – take note! The band will stop in for an exclusive in-store signing at Soundcheck Hollywood (8872 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA) on October 4th, starting at 6:00pm. This is right before the band goes to take the stage at the House of Blues in LA! For more information, visit http://shop.soundcheckhollywood.com/pages/events.

 

SAXON Tour Dates:

10/1 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

10/2 Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d

10/3 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

10/4 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues

10/5 Corona, CA @ M15

10/6 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

10/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/9 Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater

10/10 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue

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