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  1. The year was 1999. Music absolutely sucked. I was in Sam Goody at the Marley Station Mall in Maryland when I stumbled upon a cool looking band called Attraction. I loved the song titles and the band looked straight out of 1988. But could the music back up the look? Yes indeed. This was by far my favorite late 90's release. Actual good quality melodic hard rock. Here are some of the highlights: (only 2 songs found but third video posted is the full album) Full Album:
  2. New band from Kivel Records: via FB Last week we dropped the news about the latest edition to the Kivel Records family. All the way from Peru, ALIADOS ! Well today we give you a taste of their brand of Peruvian melodic hard rock. The first single and title track from the bands debut on Kivel Records, GET OFF MY LIFE. This anthem is the perfect way to start your day as you navigate through your 9 to 5. Enjoy! Tell 2020 to back off and GET OFF YOUR LIFE when the album is released April 14th on KIVEL RECORDS Pre order now at the below link. The first 50 pre orders will receive band photo, sticker and button LISTEN HERE>>> https://soundcloud.com/kivel.../aliados-get-out-of-my-life PRE ORDER HERE>>> https://www.kivelrecords.com/.../pre-order-aliados-get.../
  3. From Kivel Records: No Love Lost is back with a new album entitled BLISS on Kivel Records! Heart Strings is the first single from the upcoming release. This band makes no apologies about not conforming to today's trends or sound. They make the music they want for like minded people that want that arena rock sound of the good old days. Lead by premier vocalist, Scott Board. NLL will certainly impress and satisfy people looking for catchy hooks, soaring lead vocals and tasty guitar solos. Simply put, a perfect soup for fans of all of the above as No Love Lost pulls on your Heartstrings Listen to 'Heart Strings' on SoundCloud
  4. Quoting Jamie on facebook: “2 Shots of Country. 3 Shots of Rock. Shake it up and add a little splash of Pop. I diggit. Kivel Records handles the physical release: https://www.kivelrecords.com/store/product/jamie-rowe-this-is-home From music.gospelthrills.com: Jamie Rowe’s Debut Country Album & Single “This Is Home” Embraces Country Storytelling With Rock Influence Guardian vocalist Jamie Rowe returns to the music scene with the release of his debut Country album & Single “This Is Home” The single is available for download now on all digital stores online and the album will be available for download on August 16th, 2019. The album was produced by former Taylor Swift bandleader, Jamey Perrenot, mixed by hit engineer Billy Decker, and was entirely funded by fans on crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter. Mostly known for his time as vocalist for Christian hard rock band, Guardian, “This Is Home” features 8 songs showcasing Rowe’s instantly identifiable voice and strong songwriting. With a history of 13 #1 songs at Christian radio (Including tobyMac’s debut single “Extreme Days”), Jamie has taken his love of modern country music and combined it with his knack for sing-along pop hooks, not shying away from the classic arena rock element that his international fan base have come to expect. “Around 2014, I fell in love with modern country radio.” says Rowe. “Everything I loved about songwriting seemed to be happening in Country music. It made sense to head there with my music. I’ve created a sound I call ‘Two Shots of Country, Three Shots of Rock… mixed with a splash of pop’. I couldn’t be happier with the results!” The album features contributions from fiddle payer Ross Holmes, Steel Guitar from R. Smith Curry, and Zac Childs on Mandolin. In advance of release, “Let’s Get This Party Started” and the title track “This Is Home” are available now on all streaming platforms. With a fanbase that includes 15,000+ on facebook (not to mention 100,000+ on Guardian’s facebook page), word of mouth will be a major player in getting “This is Home” heard. Jamie adds, “I truly think I have created what will be a hit record, it’s going to be up to the fans to confirm that. I’m eagerly awaiting the results.” http://jamierowe.com
  5. From Kivel Records: Who says we can't keep secrets!! We've been dying to share with everyone, but wanted to wait until after N.E.R.F. So without any further adieu, we are happy to announce that Bryan Cole (SteelCity) will be releasing his second solo album on Kivel Records this fall. For fans of his first solo album, Sands of Time (released on Melodicrock Records) will be pleased with this follow up. As it doesn't only pick up where he left off, it is the next step in his evolution as an artist. Bryan has blended a perfect balance between being an AOR artist with a Arena Rock album. Expect some surprises and a few special guests on Bryan Cole's "Desire". For people that received the Kivel Compilation CD at N.E.R.F were fortunate to hear the advance "demo" track, Remember My Name, and come Oct, you will Remember Bryan Cole's name. Any purchase via http://www.kivelrecords.com/store will receive a FREE copy of said compilation CD
  6. From Kivel Records: RELEASE UPDATE!!! Time to get Wild.... The new WILD AMERICA album is finished with all post production. We honestly can say it sounds killer, and Tÿ Sïms did a fantastic job bringing the album to the finish line for us, and it sounds great. In other band news, last week the band had a session with renowned rock photographer, Jeremy Saffer. In our honest opinion, and to no surprise (as always) Jeremy delivered. This Sat our team will shoot the album cover, and you can expect this to be a very cool finished product when its done. We are excited about this one. As we've never done a cover shoot like this before, and of course, just as we've done with past releases, we are going to go the extra mile and raise the bar yet again. Some of you (that attended N.E.R.F) may even recognize our cover model So here's a little sneak peek. Below is one of the awesome selections from the band shoot. What about Shows??? Well, WILD AMERICA will be playing Oct 19th in CT with Pyn Siren. Nov 30th with Enuff Z Nuff. Plus more shows and maybe even a festival to be announced very soon. ;-) Pre order info will be announced when we premier the album art and release date Thank You
  7. New signing by Kivel Records: SteelCity: https://soundcloud.com/kivel-records/steel-city-promo
  8. From FB: So, we have been working hard to bring you, what we hope you will find to be our best release to date. We know it sounds cliché, but confidence is high that such a boast will come to be reality when it is all said and done. Now we have unveiled our new logo, to coincide with this chapter and the evolution in the band. Ty Sims (House of Lords, Tango Down, Bombay Black) is busy mixing/producing what will become "FROZEN HELL" for us. So, we thought we'd drop the new look!! Photographed by renowned photographer Jeremy Saffer!!! Jeremy, who has photographed everyone from Slipknot, Metallica, Megadeth, and Alice Cooper to well known actors such as Robert Englund and Danny Trejo, brought his talent and vision to our sessions. We couldn't be happier or more honored to be photographed by such a talent and rock star in his own right. So check out the new band pics folks! Rest assured we have more surprises in store for you between now and October. Get ready folks...Hell is coming, FROZEN HELL.
  9. Hey Folks!!! How does one have an album called BULLETPROOF and with a straight face claim it's an album where every song is about relationships. Of all things. Well Tango Down lead Guitarist sits with You the reader to break it down. 1. Punching Bag: The label wanted a new set opening song, so we could retire Crying to Me. Which has been our set opener since 2010. So I wanted to write a song with a mean nasty gritty groove. Nice low down and dirty. When i wrote it, i played it over and over and over a million times. Trying to get it just "right", and its a slide song, not played with a slide. So my finger being the "slide", because i didn't want it bright like when you play with a slide bar, so i used my finger instead. So when i was done, i wore off the skin on my index finger. I couldn't play guitar for a week after i was done getting it right. So i bleed for the listener. Actual full on blood here people. There are photos, I kind of needed the pics when the label was asking me why i was inactive for a week. The message of the song is finally having enough of the troublemakers in your life, turning around and putting them in their place. Push me, i punch back. This was one of the first songs i got to collaborate with some new writing partners on. This song went through a few hands in the lyric dept. I know sometimes too many cooks ruin the soup, but this time it proves to work. Shawn Pelata, John Kivel and Pete Newdeck helped deliver on this song. Good Form men! Of course, Chas stepped up to the plate on this song. The bridge is a little tip of the hat to Thin Lizzy. So yes you are not imagining that. 2. Give me a Reason: I was going for a Ladies Night in Buffalo (David Lee Roth type feel) when i originally started writing it. But the back and forth with Jace Pawlak who i collaborated it with, it ended up taking a new life of its own. John and i argue over the message behind the song. You can take it about being between a Guy and his Girl , you can also take it from a person questioning their faith. Funny story, at first, some people were not "sold" on the song. John pushed for it to be on the album, and said it will be one of the stand outs, and to trust him. Flash fwd to Rock N Skull. This girl comes up to us at our meet and greet asking us for a copy of the song (which had yet to be recorded) and said the song made her cry. Literally bawling in the front row. In fact , she was still visibly emotional, and she had to have it. As a musician and song writer, you always want to spark emotion and have your art touch someone. I never thought i'd ever make someone cry though. Strange, but cool at the same time. So i guess everyone can agree it making the album was the right call. Certainly a song that will be cemented in future live sets. Chas really brings the emotion to this song that it was needing. 3. Bulletproof: We reached out to Jace to help come up with this one for us. John Kivel had explained what he was calling the album, what the story behind the concept was and all that stuff. When he sent over the demo. My first thoughts were Kingdom Come. So i was all over it. We were really making a effort to make this the best Tango Down album yet. As well as do new things we hadn't tried before. When we started the mixing process i decided to go back in and recut the solo. Not that the solo i did was bad. I just felt i could do even better once i heard the early mixes Ty Sims was sending over. What he was doing with the mix inspired me to kick it up a notch. This song is about paying no mind to the shit talkers and green eyed monsters that have something to say about who you are, what you do and where you are going. Tell them to Take Another Shot! Because you're Bulletproof baby. 4. Carry On: Started out where i wanted to write a Judas Priest type song, but then it took a left turn into a Van Halen drop D sound. In the end, Its text book me. Has all the elements of what i like to do in a song guitar wise. I like to collaborate with outside writers, Im just always selective of who i write with. I want that chemistry. I want someone i can feed off of and back and forth with. Jace has always been that guy. This time though we tried bringing in some new people. On this song , John Kivel suggested i send it to Pete Newdeck. I said, why not. He came back with Carry On , and we all loved it. This is about finally coming to that realization where you deserve better. Obviously a song that is about telling that particular person in your life to take a hike!! Instant set list mainstay song from here on out. Chas really sells this song and I love how he takes the song out . 5. When we were Young: Simply put.....feel good Anthem! Like the lyrics say. "Music is My Time Machine and it takes me back". I gave it a little Tom Cochrane "Life is a Highway" In the beginning, i felt it fit the song and vibe. Song has some Bon Jovi flavor to it as well. The song is self explanatory in regards to topic . Thinking back to those friendships that were unbreakable bonds and you could do no wrong or be told you can't live your life at the edge of your seat. The best relationship song on the album possibly. Friendship and Youth 6. Going Under: ARENA Hands in the air rocker. Demo was very Journey esque. We did our best to keep it 99% close to that as no need to mess with a great song. I just added my little flavor to it. A song about how love can just pull you under even though you have those doubts. 7. Superstar: My fave song on the album!!! This about trying to walk in someone else's shoes. Thinking celebrity life may not be what you think it's all cracked up to be. Grass isn't always greener. Like the saying goes, money can't always buy happiness. 8. Edge of Goodbye: THE BIG BALLAD!! This is all about the song. I just played along with it. There was no real place for a "solo" , so i got to ride out the song with a big arena solo. It ended up working that way. Message is self explanatory. Being at the end of a relationship. You've given your all, but it's time to say goodbye. 9. Anything Can Change: This song i co wrote with Jason and was intended to go on his recent PROMISE cd (plug plug) It's a Happy Dappy feel good song. Original demo had a Cars meets the first Poison . I was trying to be Elliot Easton on it. Again it morphs as we take it through the process. The sound may have slightly changed, but the message was always there. It's about never being too late to make a change in your life, who you are or who you have a relationship with. Life, Love, Job, ANYTHING CAN CHANGE 10. Broken Heart: Last song does not mean worst song. We started with a punch and wanted to end with a bang. A song about mid life crisis? Consequences of poor decisions ? Bottom line, careful what you wish for. Normally i want a gritty guitar solo. But i knew a lot of eyes would be on me on this song. So i stepped a little outside of my comfort zone. Tried some new things and a slightly different approach. Hopefully will be well received as much as i am proud of it Shout outs to all my song writing partners, Ty Sims and Erik Johnson for their hard work helping this album sound Glorious. Our label and everyone that has been involved one way or another with this album. The end of the day, we don't think we made a good album, or even a great album. We made the BEST album of our career thus far as a band. Everyone stepped up on this one. Johnny says this one may actually be tough to beat. I say, Nah....i got this. We're just getting started.....
  10. From FB: Hey all! Just popping in to say hello to everyone, and I hope you are all well! As of this writing, we're close to completing "Defiance", the followup to last year's successful and well-received "Sucker Punch!", and I have to say, both band and label are quite stoked about this album - there's plenty of new territory covered on this one, while retaining all of the DNA of our trademark melodic style. Trust me, our signature sound is intact and present in spades, probably more so than ever. We're certain that you will be as happy with it as we are! The album drops on October 3, 2014, to coincide with our appearance at MelodicrockFest 4 at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Please visit www.melodicrockfest.com for full details of the festival. Ticket prices are at an INCREDIBLE value of $20 per day (2-day festival) - so if you're in the Chicago area, or plan to be at the beginning of October, please come on down for a great night(s) of music featuring some amazing bands! Hope to see you in October, and stay tuned for more information on the new album as we near the release date, including previews of the new material! Best, Vic Rivera Adriangale
  11. New album out in August through Kivel Records. http://tangodownband.com/
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