Hard Rock

Music Submission, Forest Hills

Album Art, Break Free by Forest Hills
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Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a rock band based in New York City. The duo was founded by Zero Surico and Jack Burton in October of 2018. Forest Hills released their first album, Break Free, in May of 2019. Their music is available on all major download and streaming platforms, such as Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Amazon, and more. 

Music Submission, Big E and the Wild Hairs

Kiss of Death - Big E and the Wild Hairs
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Big E and the Wild Hairs

Eric Whittington and Dave Duggins became fast friends when they were introduced around 2011 and cooked up the idea of recording an album. That project became the album, Bona Fide. The dynamic duo managed to suck in Ed Shaw on bass. Years later, that album still sees ongoing downloads around the world in far flung places like France, Mexico and Japan.

Eric Whittington has been an active San Antonio, Texas-based musician with bands ranging from Exit 314 to Crossroads to Hindsight. He sits in occasionally with great local bands and players and spent the past several years growing as a lead vocalist, blues harp player and front man.

Dave Duggins, a multi-talented musician and producer with outstanding chops on guitar and drums and a gifted ear for production detail. He and Eric founded the band in 2012 and he plays everything you hear on the Electrified album except for harmonica.

The Electrified album will be out Jan. 31, 2020. It's Eric and Dave's second collaboration. It takes the sound in a bit heavier, rockier direction. Still a healthy dose of blues DNA but with some anthem rock mixed in. We think it's a good sound for cruising down a long highway and cranking the volume up good and loud. And for singing along, of course.

Music Submission, Krachwerke

Krachwerke Illusion of Evolution album cover
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We are very proud to present our first album, 'Illusion of Evolution'!

This is an eight track album and features heavy riffs and melodic overtones. This album is a labour of love to create great guitar tones, bouncing riffs and rhythms without being melancholic. The album was written, recorded and mixed by Krachwerke. It draws from many stoner, metal and Doom genres but tries to not 'sound' like any other band currently in the scene.

We hope the tracks jump genres and have something for everyone who appreciates the heavier things in life.

Overall the album is dedicated to our society, politics, evolution and our inherent failures as human beings. Even with our advanced society and the ability to reach space and theorise our universe, on a basic level we have not yet evolved far enought to look after each other or our planet.

Without lyrics the album allows us to reflect in our own way about issues that affect us all.

Music Submission, Ibridi

Ibridi - Hollow Empire - Album Cover
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IBRIDI is a melodic post-metalcore 4 man band, sharing the same passion and ambition. By listening to their music, you will soon notice that it's a result of sound experiments coming from many musical influences such as: Pantera, Linkin Park, Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens Of The Stone Age, Architects, Periphery, Sylosis.

Based in Ischia's Isle (Naples, Italy), Ibridi started their journey into music in 2017, when 2 friends decided to team up and form a band. Initially playing covers of their favorite artists, and then moved onto composing their own music.

In 2018 they released their first EP TAPE SIDE A. From there, the band starts to grow up and evolve, both on the musical and the formation side itself, finally getting to the current line-up. Motty (voice and bass), Simone (keyboards and guitar), Mattia (lead guitar) and Danilo (drums & pads) start  working on their second EP "HOLLOW EMPIRE" (2019) , wanting to experiment much more, touching various genres and new sounds, with the desire to be original and unique.

Music Submission, Mendel Markel

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Mendel Markel

Mendel Markel is a Jewish Hassidic rocker, producer, operatic tenor and synagogue cantor.

Music Submission, Seismic Anamoly

Snake Eyes by Seismic Anamoly
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Seismic Anamoly

The project Seismic Anamoly was officially launched in 2002. Seismo's work is done utilizing his EVH Wolfgang, Black Beauty, Millennium Bass, Indianola ER Acoustic, Korg Chronos X, and Roland TD-25KV. He had a total of 13 #1's, 2 #2's, 1 #3, 1 #4, and 1 #5 on the old MP3 dot com charts, and over the years has been featured on numerous Indie radio and music websites including MusicDish, ZeBox, MP3 Unsigned, New Artists Radio, Musician's Cyber Cooler, MakeAStar, BandTattoo, CDSmash, GetMeMusic, Magnatune, Space Junkies Magazine, Tribe of Music, IHeart Radio, Serge Entertainment, Hardcore Promo, MP3 College Radio Network, 1215, Chicago Music Scene, Metalrage, Mi2N China and many, many others.

Seismo strives to reflect the styles of Van Halen, Nugent, and Satriani in his compositions, who were/are his primary influences. Seismo's tunes consist primarily of Power Metal/Hard Rock Instrumentals. These were the sounds that he came to love and still loves today.

Music Submission, Zilverbacks

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After 8 months of creative exploration, frustration, despair, excitement and frequent existential crises, Zilverbacks has now released the complete aftermath to the world. The album reveals a haunting and often challenging ride with vibrant layers of guitars, offset against a throaty and coarse vocal delivery; drawing comparisons to an early King Krule. The latest single ‘Breakthrough‘ sounds like a Clean Cut Kid record but with more punch, accompanied by lead vocalist Chris Harris distinct vocal tone. The boldness and sense of spirit only serves to add to Zilverback’s personality, a personable and genuine musician who sings with raw emotion.

Set in four separate releases, the stereo mix leans more onto grunge than indie-rock, while the sonic landscape created by multi-instrumentalist Harris almost crosses into the realm of confrontation. The lyricism follows the solum themes of loss, death and insanity set against the backdrop of a beautifully organic and robust instrumental. Unable to read music and with no formal musical education under his belt, the task of producing the entirety of the album in his bedroom would have seemed almost impossible, however within just half a year he has created a diversely powerful collection of evocative lyrics and eclectic sounds that have made many pay attention to his musicianship and songwriting abilities. Without the aid of any professional studio equipment, his portfolio must be considered an impressive body of work at the least.

Music Submission, Jonathan

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I am an experienced Math Olympiad Coach and Teacher. However, I have written a few  songs locally in Malaysia   in the English Language. The Genre is PopRock or Rock. So, I am looking into venture into the Music Industry as it is my passion. I sing, compose the music & lyrics and play the acoustic guitar, electric guitar and also the bass guitar as well.

Music Submission, McCuin

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God and the Devil, Sin and Salvation, Temptation and Virtue. The banks of the rivers in Arkansas are awash with tales of good and evil, of making the choices that lead to the paths of darkness and light.  That tradition lives on in Mccuin.  The Mccuin sound brings forth images of the region, as a swampy undercurrent permeates their music.  Like a bastard child born at night on some dark stretch of two lane Arkansas highway, the result of some deal between good and bad.

A jackhammer rhythm section by Angie Crow (drums) and Jay White (bass) and and torrents of thick guitar riffs by Chris Moran and Dale Qualls establish a formidable backdrop for the vocals of Greg Mccuin, and the harmony vocals are capable of summoning both heaven and hell.  Mccuin’s lyrics are not afraid to deal with spiritual issues.  They are unafraid to face the demons, question sin and temptation, and deal with the darker side of life.  Greg’s emotional vocals perfectly compliment the musical fury and pounding, hard edge grooves that place McCuin at the forefront of hard rock’s new school. 

"From Burning Bridges to Moments of Clarity, battling blame with personal Monsters that lead to a Statue of redemption, relationships that cause us to Bleed, you can bet your ass that even down to our Last Breath... we won't be Forgetting You!," says singer Greg McCuin.

Music Submission, Between The Sun

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Between The Sun

Between the Sun is a Los Angeles based rock duo comprised of Bassist/Songwriter Brad Wetmore (Starch Monkey) and Vocalist/Songwriter Chris Johnson (Starch Monkey).  The band formed 2018 after the dissolution of LA rock band Starch Monkey and began penning 12 new songs for a concept album with Wetmore writing the music and Johnson writing the vocals and lyrics.  With the impending release of their debut album in late 2019, Between the Sun looks to make their mark with bass driven riffs and a forward facing vision.  They want their music to be thoughtful and focused while not being constrained by subjective borders of a specific genre.  Wetmore and Johnson acknowledge that the music industry is often chaotic and unpredictable, but they want to make sure that their sights are set squarely on what matters, the music.


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