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Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Randy

First KBB RECORDS Signing

ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist BEN BRUCE and co-manager KYLE BORMAN are proud to announce the launch of KBB RECORDS and the signing of the label’s first act, SCARE DON’T FEAR.

“After years of planning, touring, writing and learning, and after ups and downs, arguments and agreements, I have grown to not only love the music industry, but understand it and respect it,” says co-founder BEN BRUCE. “KBB Records is a label run by artists, for artists. With my love and passion for music along with my knowledge and understanding of the music industry it’s our goal to work alongside incredible artists of all genres and to create and release amazing music for the world to fall in love with.”

The first band signed to the new label is SCARE DON’T FEAR, a Providence, RI-based fusion of hip-hop and metal.

“Everyone in SCARE DON’T FEAR is extremely proud to be a part of KBB RECORDS. SDF are huge fans of ASKING ALEXANDRIA, so when Ben and Kyle approached us about teaming up, we were stoked. We have been working at this goal for over five years and it’s a very rewarding feeling to not only get signed, but to get signed to a label that has such an amazing team behind it. All of us are looking forward to building towards the future with KBB RECORDS.”
CLICK HERE to watch a studio update from SCARE DON’T FEAR.
Adds Kyle Borman about the new label: “KBB started as a small recording studio that Ben and I started together a few years ago with the intentions of providing traveling bands a means to record high end, professional records and demos while out on the road. Together, Ben and myself have managed to turn what started out as a small, mobile recording studio, into an artist friendly record label with a team of staff with the experience and passion that can rival even the largest record labels around the world. KBB Records is dedicated to developing talented and passionate artists of all genres and helping them share their music with the world and accomplishing their dreams.”
Stay tuned for more news from KBB RECORDS and SCARE DON’T FEAR…

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Hyro Da Hero’s “Birth, School. Work, Death” OUT NOW

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by Randy

HYRO!!!  Where the F have you been!  Finally.  Something refreshing…revitalizing the rap/rock game…and as referenced by Hyro Da Hero himself….its a new GANGSTA ROCK GENRE.

HDH can’t be compared to anyone else, he’s that original.  But…if you had to…it’s a blender full of Rage Against the Machine, Gorillaz, Incubus, and a touch of Lil Wayne’s Rebirth.  But fresh…whitty…true…and a slap in your face saying, “Get the fuck up!  Bounce!  Rock the fuck out!”  Oh yeah…Hyro is the first and only known artist to play 3 separate stages at the Download Festival in the same year (2011).   His first major debut, Birth, School, Work, Death is out now.  You’d be a damn fool not to get it (click on the image).  Also, you can catch Hyro Da Hero on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour at a City near you.

Key tracks:  The World’s Stage, Sleeping Giants, A Conversation with Hip Hop

– Randy Hall, TRT

New Music: MicLordz & Sauce Funky

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by Randy

Listening to MicLordz & Sauce Funky is like getting punched in the face by Awesome…but seeing MicLordz & Sauce Funky LIVE? That’s more like getting baseball batted in the face…by Awesome.

Miclordz & Sauce Funky (MLSF) formed in Windsor, Ontario, during the fall of 2006. An amalgamation of an existing hip-hop act and three outside muscians, the fivesome came together from diverse musical backgrounds, but with a common goal – to play legendary live shows and to push themselves to new heights.

Over the last five years the group has made it their business to grind: a business that they have grown to excel at. This work ethic has garnered them an array of D.I.Y. successes, and also left them with a reputation for being professional, reliable and dedicated, making them a favourite among promoters, tour managers, club owners, producers, and fans alike. They’re live shows are second to none, with an energy that is unrivalled and uncompromised, an energy that never dwindles or stutters, whether they’re rocking for 1000 people or 10.

The sound is an extraordinary hybrid of rock, hip-hop and funk, often likened to raw collision of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against The Machine. It is bursting with an undeniable edge that grabs the audience, whether witnessing the live event or listening at home. The group continues to write these high-energy songs while encompassing ever-stronger song writing techniques that are helping their music find mass appeal, while never losing touch with their roots, their fans, or their reasons for making music in the first place.

In April/May of this year Miclordz & Sauce Funky entered the studio again, more prepared than ever with true songwriting in mind as they laid it down. They are armed with new songs that truly represent their talent, creativity, and professionalism. We are sure you’ll agree.

The music is real. The band is real. Their story and struggle is real. Allow yourself a pat on the back, for you have stumbled upon a gem. Welcome to the world of MLSF.

Stay tuned for the exclusive Rock Tribune interview!

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