Somewhere between the catchy melodies of pop and the aggression of metal can be found the realm of today’s hard rock. REVEL 9 (Livid City Records - Washington USA) takes great care to blend the best from those two fan-heavy genres, and with that care, the band continues to deliver the hard-hitting, insightful and intense music that has solidified them as a staple in the Northeastern Hard Rock scene. Fans of bands like Chevelle, Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Three Days Grace really have a lot to find in REVEL 9.
The band consists of Long Island, New York's music scene personality DJ Pearlman (Gee Davey, Narcotic Gypsy, Raiana Paige) on vocals and guitar, award-winning guitarist George Kazamias (Imperious Rex, Music Magazine’s “Best New Talent”), drummer Nidal Mahmoud (Imperious Rex, Eternity Burning) and bassist Tony DiPaola. The updated lineup brings an energy to the project, both on and off stage that has really surged the band onward and upward in the run up to their upcoming release, The Reality Crush. The band is currently endorsed by: D'Addario Strings, Coldcock Whiskey, Evans Drumheads, ProMark Drumsticks, Planet Waves, First Act and Imperial Cymbals.
Launching an immediate assault on the area scene, REVEL 9 has quickly become a band to watch. Rocking hard before audiences of hundreds and even thousands since their debut release of The Razorblade Diaries in July 2011, the band became a favorite among area clubs, promoters and fans who can’t resist being part of the dynamic journey. They’ve blown fans away across the region, from sold-out home shows on Long Island, to performances at major area venues like Mercury Lounge in NYC to The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia, to a record-setting attendance show at Six Flags Great Adventure during its famed “Fright Fest” concert series. The band can also be found at most of the area music conferences and festivals including the Liberty, Jersey Shore and Long Island Music Festivals as well as CMJ, Millennium Music Conference, MEANYFest and more. Visit : Revel9.com
RIVERSIDE ODDS is a Philadelphia based speed punk rock n roll mayhem makers band, formed in 2013 by vocalist RW and bassist Tim, formerly of Philadelphia speed punk band, Griswolds, and Guitarist Matty Terror of the Von Horrorbles and The Heartbeaters, these guys are veterans of the scene, having been in a total of 11 bands between them. Drummer Darren "D-Bag" Wallbridge, who was practically born with drumsticks in his hands, has lent his skills to a number of projects throughout the years and was picked up early on to round out the band. in 2014 Dan "Bezzi" Beswick, formerly from the band Balista, was added as lead guitarist.
Influenced by bands such as The Dwarves, Black Flag, Zeke, Ramones, The Dead Boys, Token Entry, The Riverside Odds know just how to throw down fast and hard rock n roll. Visit : RiversideOdds.com
"Possibly the next big rock band to come out of Dirty Jersey!" says the tri-state's one and only Aquarian Weekly. "When they step on stage, a party has no doubt begun!" exclaims Pop-Break's Lisa Pikaard. With charismatic frontman Santino Noir heading up lead guitarist Stone, rhythm axe Tommy, bassist Mayhe\m/, and Raab behind the skins, Scarlet Carson has stacked up one impressive resume! Winners of the 2011 Jagermeister Music Invitational, the 2010 Break Contest [of 6000 Applicants], the 2009 95.9 RATFest Band Search Contest, & the 2009 War for the Warped Tour. While ranking on the Top 10 SIGNED Charts of ClearChannels iHeartRadio's nationally syndicated "NEW! Rock" program and maintaining the rank for months with their single "West Coast Dreamer", as well as holding the top "Recommended Artist" slot for 4 months. The boys have also climbed to #1 on Road Runner Records SignMeTo.com Daily Rock Chart and Peaked at #4 on the All Time Rock Charts. Topping it all off with numerous award nominations, including "Top Rock Band" in the 2010 Asbury Park Music Awards, making Scarlet Carson no stranger to accolades.
Playing their signature style of metal & blues infused hard rock since 2007, this power packed 5-piece has shared the stage with numerous acts such as Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Motley Crue, Vince Neil (of Motley Crue), Fuel, Skid Row, Hellyeah, Bullet for my Valentine, Saliva, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Cavo, Saving Abel, The Damned Things, All That Remains, Red, Burn Halo, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Art of Dying, Redlight King, and more! Scarlet Carson has also made some noise at numerous music festivals such as The Bamboozle Festival (3 years in a row, including a mainstage appearance), The Warped Tour, & Cruefest 2, all while tucking three full length albums under their belt, having released the latest album to a captive hometown crowd of 1,100 headlining The Starland Ballroom. Dirty Jersey's most promising rock n' roll sons are currently gigging around the country, and writing new music set to be released in 2013.
13:1 (Thirteen To One), is a five piece powerhouse from the heart of Delaware, and they are quickly taking surrounding states by storm. With all original music, their “Unique” sound of heavy, unprocessed, and completely “Raw” tones, brings a breath of fresh air into a scene primarily dominated by cover bands. "You won't be disappointed" says 93.5 The Beach ( Great Scott Broadcasting).
The band is currently embarking on their second album entitled "Sin", at Philly Jam Recording, under Toil Records. "Sin" is expected to release in early 2015 and the band is confident it will outsell it's previously released self titled debut, "13:1". The band will be hosting a release party, as well as live appearances and cd signing at local music stores to help promote the release.
Founding members, John Weatherall (lead guitar), Jay Mills (rhythm guitar), came together in 2009 and with the addition of Mike Kline (drummer), Morgan Shulenburger (bass guitar), and Freddy Gsell (Lead Vocals)....this dream team is complete. Having played large venues like "Trocadero Theatre", "Texas Rockfest" and Delaware's premiere annual outdoor event "June Jam", 13:1 are no strangers to live audiences and exhibit amazing stage presence. The band has opened for such national acts as "Craving Lucy" and "Black Water Rising", and are proud members of the "Delmarva Band Co-op".
13:1's unwavering fortitude and no nonsense attitude have them set on full speed ahead. With the release of "Sin", they hope to branch out and reach an even greater fan base. To quote a fan from "Strokers" in Austin Texas: "13:1's performance was beyond amazing...they really rocked the house and demonstrated absolute professionalism and showmanship. A high energy show from start to finish. This is a don't miss band, rock on 13:1."
Vextion is an up and coming female fronted rock band from Central New Jersey. Under the leadership of founder Kate Ortiz, the band is known for it's high energy performances stemming from the passionate writing and vocal styles of it's front-woman. Vextion has opened for and played alongside national acts such as P.O.D, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf) Badfish, Burn Halo, and Michael Graves. They have also used their musical acumen to play for great causes such as Helping Hands of NJ, Move for Hunger, a benefit for Turner's Syndrome, and several Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The band has been featured in several great media outlets including the Aquarian Weekly, 95.9 The Wrat, The Musicians Rock Network (online), William Patterson Campus Television, and the X 88.9 fm. With an ever growing fanbase, Vextion plans to continue turning heads with their passionate music and live performances, with no plans of stopping there.
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Zaritza's music combines dramatic undertones and romantic melodies from her Russian classical roots with the rhythmic pulse, ethereal soundscapes and edgy attitudes of American electro-pop rock music.
Zaritza's music and personal story are a journey of juxtaposition: from rich artistic traditions amid austere living conditions in her native rural Russia to the freedom, innovation and kinetic multiculturalism of her adopted home in New York City. Raised in a village near the Ural Mountains and highly-trained as a competition-winning classical pianist, Zaritza left Russia --and a full scholarship at one of its top universities-- to break from its cultural constraints and pursue her creative ambitions as a composer and performer of modern pop/rock music.
Zaritza's performance credits in the U.S. include appearing as an opening act for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Newport International Film Festival, the Rainbow Room and the Metropolitan Room in New York.