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Candlelight Red: TheRockTribune Exclusive

Posted in 2012 Interviews, All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by Randy

TRT’s Logan Rendulic had the chance to hop on Candlelight Red‘s bus at the 2012 Uproar Fest’s Pittsburgh stop.  Check out the details on this up and coming band, their new EP Demons, the 2012 Uproar Fest, and CLR’s once in a lifetime opportunity with KISS.

LISTEN BELOW!

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Check out tour dates below:

date city/state venue/description  
9/7 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music TheatreRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music CenterRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/9 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music CenterRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion At Walnut CreekRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at LakewoodRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY AmphitheatreRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/15 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy PavilionRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/18 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental AmphitheatreRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA AmpitheatreRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/21 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park and Event CenterRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/22 Auburn, WA White River AmphitheatreRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/23 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country AmpitheaterRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/25 Nampa, ID Idaho Center AmphitheaterRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore PavilionRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The PavilionRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

 

www.candlelightred.com

www.facebook.com/candlelightred

www.twitter.com/#!/CandlelightRed

 

Hyro Da Hero: The Rock Tribune Interview

Posted in 2012 Interviews, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Randy
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Song Credits:  Man In My City, Hyro Da Hero, 2012 Stereo Bang Media

We Still PopularHyro Da Hero, 2012 Stereo Bang Media

Check out TRT’s quick review here.

Hyro’s Bio from  www.hyrodahero.com :

Seasons come and go. Trends pop and deflate. Careers rise and fall. Genres of music live and die. Once in awhile, an artist steps up who doesn’t quite follow the cycle. He doesn’t pay heed to “What’s cool.” He doesn’t give a shit about “Who’s hot.” He doesn’t follow the zeitgeist but, rather, the zeitgeist follows him.

Hyro Da Hero is about to flip rap upside down, inside out and all around.

Hyro Da Hero spins his own cycle of hip hop on his debut album Birth, School, Work, Death. Hyro loads rock ‘n’ roll attitude into explosive, engaging and enthralling rap music. With the crunch of a power chord and the snap of a rhyme, the Houston-bred Los Angeles-based MC spits pure fire. Produced by Ross Robinson—the man behind Korn, Slipknot and At the Drive-in’s legendary debuts—Birth, School, Work, Death sounds like Nas fronting Rage Against the Machine.

Hyro’s band—Daniel Anderson [guitar, Idiot Pilot], Paul Hinojos [bass, At The Drive-In/Sparta/The Mars Volta] and Blood Brothers’ Cody Votolato [guitar] and Mark Gajadhar [drums]—certainly have the pedigree to pummel as well. Guttural riffs feed into razor-sharp rhymes, building a sound that’s as introspective as it is infectious. Hyro da Hero fires off one aural grenade after another whether it’s violent punk-funk vibrancy of “Sleeping Giants” or the sugary bitch-slap of “We Still Popular.” Across the album, Hyro experiments with a myriad of styles from the psyched-out pop of “Man in My City” to his call-to-arms, “Grudge,” where he proudly declares, “I ain’t Lil Wayne.”

This is hip hop like you’ve never heard.

About his enigmatic sound, Hyro comments, “I always look to the underground. That’s where the honesty comes from. Genuine rap and rock go hand-in-hand, but no one has done it like this. It’s raw, and it’s real.”

That raw and real soul hypercharges “Section 8,” which breaks into a cathartic freakout that’s beautifully unsettling. In the same breath, Hyro can spit out witty and righteously brilliant observations of popular culture on “We Still Popular,” featuring Tony Royster Jr. [Jay-Z] behind the drum kit. After a “Sweet Child O’ Mine”-style guitar lead, Hyro examines everything wrong with Hollywood. He delves into the song revealing, “That’s about how easy it is to get fame these days, but it’s all bullshit. The Kim Kardashian’s and Lindsay Lohan’s all fall down eventually, but it’s sad that this is our pop culture. I’m happy to be regular, but I’m going to speak my mind.”

However, Hyro is far from regular. He’s been dazzling the hip hop and rock fans alike with his independently released mixtapes Gangsta Rock [2007], Rock N’ Roll Gangsta [2008] and Belo Horizonte [2009]. Those mixtapes have been downloaded in excess of 100,000 times, and Hyro received glowing acclaim from tastemakers such as Alternative Press, My Old Kentucky Blog, ARTISTdirect.com, Blabbermouth.net, AbsolutePunk.net and many more. However, there’s nothing quite like seeing Hyro live. He’s rocked stages worldwide with 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, Deftones, Staind, Halestorm, Hatebreed and countless other rock and rap acts. He adds, “It all really goes down on stage. You need to hear and see this live.”

Hyro’s proper debut, Birth, School, Work, Death taps into something that’s been missing in rock and rap. “Ross Robinson pulled a lot out me. He pushed me to the edge, and I was able to realize everything I’d always dreamed my music would sound like with his help. It got intense, but it was all worth it, and I’ve got a record that’s going to knock the world on its ass.”

In the end, Hyro screams for revolution on “Beam Me Up,” and it’s a fitting declaration. This is time to break the cycle. This is time for Hyro Da Hero. — Rick Florino (Dolor, Author), October 2010

CREED: The Rock Tribune interview with Mark Tremonti

Posted in 2012 Interviews, Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Randy

Plain and simple, you either love CREED or you hate them…but facts are facts.  Not only do they have a Grammy notch on their belt, they have also sold more than 40 million albums to date.  And maybe, just maybe, the last band to successfully sell CD’s in stores before the digital revolution.  For myself, it was an honor to speak with Mark Tremonti, part of the duo of songwriters that includes Scott Stapp.  Listen below as we go over the new album and tour, talk about CREED’s past, and chat about the amazing power of Twitter.  By Randy Hall

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TOUR DATES:

April 13th Chicago Theatre (Chicago, IL) Creed performs My Own Prison*

April 14th Chicago Theatre (Chicago, IL) Creed performs Human Clay*

April 16th Tower Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) Creed performs My Own Prison*

April 17th Tower Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) Creed performs Human Clay*

April 19th Beacon Theatre (New York, NY) Creed performs My Own Prison*

April 20th Beacon Theatre (New York, NY) Creed performs Human Clay *

April 21st Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT) Creed performs Human Clay

April 24th Warner Theatre (Washington DC) Creed performs Human Clay

April 27th Orpheum Theatre (Boston, MA) Creed performs Human Clay *

April 30th Verizon Wireless Theatre (Houston, TX) Creed performs My Own Prison*

May 1st Verizon Wireless Theatre (Houston, TX) Creed performs Human Clay*

May 9th Comerica Theatre (Phoenix, AZ) Creed performs Human Clay

May 11th The Pearl (Las Vegas, NV) Creed performs Human Clay

May 15th Wiltern Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) Creed performs Human Clay

May 19th Paramount (Denver, CO) Creed performs Human Clay

May 21stMidland Theatre (Kansas City, MO) Creed performs My Own Prison

May 22nd Midland Theatre (Kansas City, MO) Creed performs Human Clay

* Previously announced. Tickets on sale now.

www.creed.com

CREEDNEED Fan Twitter site

The Rock Trib interview w/ PASSAFIRE: A 2011 Vans Warped Tour update

Posted in 2011 Interviews, Artist Watch with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Randy

Nick Kubley of PASSAFIRE dialed in to give a heads up on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour…He also gave an update on Start from Scratch (their 4th studio album with a release date of September 20th, 2011), and a little chit chat about the bands they have played with and what fans can expect at a PASSAFIRE show.

http://passafiretheband.com/en/

GODSMACK interview tomorrow!

Posted in News with tags , , on May 17, 2011 by Randy

If you have questions for the band, leave them here and I will ask them on your behalf.  Be sure to leave your first name!  Also, visit us at the links below:

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Lights Over Paris – The Interview

Posted in 2011 Interviews with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by Randy

Will Peppers (keys) hit up Randy to chat about their new single “I’m Not A Gangsta.”  Check it!

www.lightsoverparis.com/

www.myspace.com/lightsoverparis

www.twitter.com/lightsoverparis

www.facebook.com/lightsoverparis

Interview with Lights Over Paris today-ask questions here…

Posted in News with tags , , on March 4, 2011 by Randy

If you have questions you’d like to ask, leave them here in the comment line.

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