Alt Strum News & Releases

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edited November 2013 in The Rock Band Network!/pages/Alt-Strum-Productions/107892072609806!/ASPproductions

Partners -- Nuclear Blast, Relapse Records, Echozone,Shelly Bay,Dyskfunctional Records LCC
Fastball Music,Big Machine Media,Organic Audio Recorders ,Red Rock Managment,Round Kid Records/Universal, E1 Entertainment,Basement Records

Songs released
77 Moving Picture Show - Bridge that Burns
76 Kamikaze - Dig Your Grave
75 Arch Enemy - Nemisis
74 We are the Illusion- The Podium(double bass)
73 All Shall Perish - Stabbing the Purge (double bass)
72 Eminence - Devils Boulevard (double bass)
71 Conflicted - Victor(ia)
70 Alien Ant Farm - Courage
69 Alien Ant Farm - Movies
68 All Shall Perish - Spineless
67 All Shall Perish - Stabbing the Purge Dissimulation
66 Eminence - Devil's Boulevard
65 Mastodon - Megladon (Double Bass)
64 Mastodon - Megladon
63- Alien Ant Farm -Glow
62 Pump- Low Life in the Fast Lane
61 Noah Engh - Preacher and Devil
60 INC -Rain (Double Bass)
59 INC-Rain
58 Ooops - Garden Of Eden
57 Kataklysm - At the Edge of the World (Double Bass)
56 Cephalic Carnage - Abraxas of Filth (Double Bass)
55 Dirge Within- Forever the Martyr (Double Bass)
54 Dying Fetus - Your Treachery Dies With You (Double Bass)
53 We are the Illusion - The Podium (Double Bass)
52 Dying Fetus - Your Treachery Dies With You
51 Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
50 Deadlock - The Brave/Agony Applause (Double Bass)
49 Poets of the Fall - Lift
48 Nova - Califorinia
47 Cephalic Carnage - Abraxas of Filth
46 Kataklysm - At the Edge of the World
45 Arkaea - Years in the Darkness (Double Bass)
44 Fiction Reform - Whites in there Eyes
43 Silent Descent - Beyond Grey (Double Bass)
42 Grieve for Tomorrow - Beauty is Deceiving
41 We are the Illusion- The Podium
40 Terra Terra Terra - Transmission Lost
39 Dirge Within - Forever the Martyr(double bass)
38 Kataklysm - Numb and Intoxicated (Double Bass)
37 Sonata Arctica - Flag in the Ground (Double Bass)
36 Dirge Within - Forever the Martyr
35 Arkaea - Years in the Darkness
34 Kataklysm - Determined (Double Bass)
33 Mike Orlando - Burn (Double Bass)
32 Deadlock - The Brave/The Agony Applause
31 Dirty Filthy Mugs - Another Round
30 Arkaea - Gone Tomorrow
29 Sonata Arctica -- Flag in the Ground
28 Kittie -- The Truth
27 Sabrosa Purr -- Fashion Kills
26 Kataklysm - Numb and Intoxicated
25 Hitman Blues Band -- Two Minute Warning
24 Silent Descent - Beyond Grey
23 Mike Orlando-- Burn
22 Charlie Drown -- Crazy X
21 Moving Picture Show -- Perfect World
20 Me Talk Pretty -- Wake Up T Mobile Artist of the Month Augest
19 OWL -- Violent Center Featuring Chris Wyse of The Cult
18 OWL -- Charmed Featuring Chris Wyse of The Cult
17 Noah Engh - Buy You A House
16 Your Horrible Smile -- Shot at the Title
15 Ronald Jenkees -- Guitar Sounds
14 C.J. Ramone -- Why Hall of Fame recording Artist
13 C.J. Ramone -- Do It To Me Hall of Fame recording Artist
12 Mile Marker Zero -- Laceration
11 Mile Marker Zero -- A Thousand Nights
10 Hyro Da Hero -- Dirty South Rock
9 Hyro da Hero -- Lights Out
8 Cosmic Tribe -- All I Want
7 Ashland Court -- Hell's Sweet Hands
6 Solarcade -- Rise
5 Kataklysm -- Determined (Vows of Vengeance)
4 (Damn) This Desert Air -- Ghost I Own
3 The Fire Violets -- Fence Jumper Featuring Chris Dye(Gordan) Joe Daniels (Local H)
2 The Fire Violets Dead to the World Featuring Chris Dye(Gordan) Joe Daniels (Local H)
1 Scotty Don't -- Refugee

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  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    Just in time for your Thanksgiving Mosh Potatoes!

    Silent Descent -- Beyond Grey

    Combining metal with trance and synth, they are viewed by many as an innovative band. Their sound can be described as a mixture of melodic death metal and trance music.

    In 2007 the band entered the Radio global unsigned band awards, winning the "Symphonic rock or Metal" category, and selected by Judges to receive the "Supreme Silver" award (4th overall in the contest).[1] The following year the band won the Kerrang!/MCN Unsigned Live competition .[2] In August 2008, Silent Descent were featured in metal and alternative music magazine Metal Hammer who proclaimed them "...the trance metal juggernaught the world has been waiting for." In September 2009 Silent Descent sold out the Camden Underworld along with Alestorm.

    The band performed at the Bloodstock Open Air music festival on 17 August 2008[3] and headlined Thursday night's Boardie Takeover at Download festival in 2009[4] and 2010.

    Silent Descent have released two examples of new music due to be released officially in mid-2010; Psychotic Euphoric[5] and Bring-In-Sanity[6].

    My personal Thanksgiving Anthem
    From Nuclear Blast records

    Kataklysm -- Numb and Intoxocated


    [I]So here we are today with tours in over 19 countries around the world, TV appearances expanding in 11 years of existence of blood & sweat, Kataklysm are back to prove that aging brings experience that make great leaders, Kataklysm are at the top of they're form and have evolved into a powerhouse that will crush all ! A new chapter is born.. a new era in extreme music.. be prepared for Kataklysm's deadly grip!!

    Kataklysm have long been known for their perfectly crafted, intensely catchy and anthemic songs and their pummeling live shows. But on Heaven's Venom, the vitriol and aggression contained takes things to another dimension. Their catchy riffs remain intact and their talent is undeniable, but this is the kind of album that turns casual fans into diehard, bloodthirsty maniacs!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited November 2010
    Happy Thanksgiving from ASP

    New band in testing from us

    Decrepit Birth was formed in 2001 by Matt Sotelo - guitars, Bill Robinson - vocals, and Derek Boyer bass. Originally the intention was to play devastating, brutal, technical death metal, mixed with influences from the early 1990 Florida death metal scene. Since Matt and Derek had at one time both played in Southern California band, DEPRECATED, it was easy for the two of them to begin collaborating on material for the first full length Decrepit Birth album And Time Begins.

    Decrepit Birth was able to catch the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, which was a label the band really wanted to work with for years. After negations, they happily signed on with Nuclear Blast in Spring of 2008. The band is currently touring in support of the new album and is also writing new music, which can only be described as an evolved version of what we did on Diminishing Between Worlds.
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    New release From my bud Will Love!

    Sabrosa Purr -- Fashion Kills Official Vid

    [B][I]Sabrosa Purr are a genre-defying band from Los Angeles, California, composed of Will Love, Jeff Mendel, Angie Mattson and Mahsa Zargaran. They released their self-produced d
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Does this song include pro drums?

    EDIT: I see that it doesn't. Bad ASP! Bad!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    lol Ill owe you a shot of Cafe Patron! It was in the system way to long.

    Sonata and Kittie will both have Pro-Drums if that helps!
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    ASPRon;4205130 said:
    lol Ill owe you a shot of Cafe Patron! It was in the system way to long.

    Sonata and Kittie will both have Pro-Drums if that helps!
    I am happy to hear about Sonata but I don't accept the too long excuse. Songs came out in July that had pro drums!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010

    (Damn) This Desert Air ( Alternative rockers from Wayne, NJ, creating a buzz within the Rock Band Network community. The group describes its sound as alternative rock with a hint of the maturity of prog rock combined with the angst of punk rock. I’d say it’s a combination of Chevelle and Taproot. Their track “Ghost I Own” is available for Rock Band and has been downloaded 287 times already in just over a month. They’ll be on an upcoming HUM tribute CD as well. Pay close attention to these guys as they continue to grow and develop their sound. Tracks to check out on their MySpace page: “Ghost I Own” and “Calling Orion
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Are there any more Arctica Sonata songs in the pipeline?
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Im sure they will be more Sonata.

    Out in error 404 atm with pro drums

    Kittie -- The Truth[I][B]

    "We wanted this to be a behemoth of an album, a real beast," says Kittie front woman Morgan Lander of In The Black, the fifth studio album of her band's decade-long career as metal's reigning femme fatales. The band delivered true on their promise, creating a 12-track behemoth of unapologetic metal splendor, forging bone-crushing music and penetrating vocals into a snarling beast of blunt force trauma. And better yet, they did it without any drama.

    Tara McLeod, Kittie's acclaimed guitarist returns with a prodigious second studio effort. "Tara comes from a different school of music, she's more influenced by blues and jazz, and as we evolve as a band we definitely play off of each other," Morgan says of her fellow guitarist. "They complement each other really well," adds Mercedes, the band's drummer, "and it was really nice to have someone be able to come to practice with a solo for a song or a cool riff. It was nice to have a third party offering suggestions." Also familiar to fans is bassist Ivy Vujic, who has been in the band for two years, making this the most dynamic and engaging lineup in Kittie's history. And their chemistry shows!

    With total domestic sales in excess of 1.25 million, Kittie also approached the recording of In the Black as complete free agents, for their first time ever, writing and recording a record with absolutely no outside influences breathing down their necks. The results will make your skin crawl and the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention[/I][/B]
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    edited December 2010
    Also in Error 404

    Sonata Arctica-- Flag in the Ground

    [B][I]Sonata Arctica was born in 1996 on the edge of the world, in the northern Finnish town of Kemi. The very first incarnation of the band was named Tricky Beans. As Tricky Beans, the group produced three demos (Friend till the End, Agre Pamppers and PeaceMaker) and played twice in Jyrki S
  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    thank you soo much for Sonata Arctica, i would buy that song 1000000 times just to get more SA, anyways, thanks a lot!!
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  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Flag in the Ground is amazing on pro drums but my leg feels like it's going to fall off now, thanks.
  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    NoThru22;4213962 said:
    Flag in the Ground is amazing on pro drums but my leg feels like it's going to fall off now, thanks.
    If you think your leg is going to fall off from that, wait til you play "The Truth". I cannot play that fast bass for that long with one pedal.
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    edited December 2010
    New Band heading to the Network from ASPro

    Only fitting we anounce this today (R.I.P. Dime ) They are one of the biggest influences on Pantera's music and where hanging out with Dime and Phil when they got signed way back when!

    The Indestructible Noise Command

    I.N.C., a thrasher band of "mythical" proportions, emerged in the 1980s as a heavy metal frontrunner. They covered CARS tunes, were there when PANTERA got signed, hit #1 on the U.S. college metal charts, stole the U.K. #2 import slot out from underneath AEROSMITH and released two records which won them solid reviews. There they were. And now? They're back for more.

    I.N.C. (a.k.a. INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND) is poised to bleed heavy aggression and pump a mega dose of adrenalin into today's metal landscape against a backdrop of sound bites and imagery inspired by interviews with German computer programmer and admitted cannibal Armin Meiwes.

    [I]Our new material is far more brutal than our original stuff. Our lyrics are darker, are style is edgier and we're more musically and vocally aggressive," says guitarist and songwriter Erik Barath. "Dennis Leeflang is our new drummer; he's played with Lita Ford. Sam Roon (of HUNG) is our new bassist. That means Dennis (Gergely) can go completely wild on vocals.

    "The band will be different in all the right ways, but we've stayed true enough to our old-school flavor to keep the 'kids' happy. We don't imagine our original fans want or expect us to simply regurgitate what they heard on 'Razorback' [1987] or 'The Visitor' [1988]. That said, yeah, we're open to reworking some of our old hits so that we can include them on our upcoming, third album."

    The tracks for the new CD, entitled"Bleed the Line", will be laid down throughout the summer to emerge as a six-song demo recording.

    The first song will be testing shortly is "Rain", one of I.N.C.'s newest songs, uses machine-gun delivery and buzzsaw riffs to deliver a hefty dose of hard-core thrash. ."Also features A wicked solo by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thai.[/I]
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    Link for Sabrosa Purr
    and if by chance you are in L.A. there opening for Camp Freddy tom night !
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    New artist we will be bringing to the Network!

    Circa Now

    Circa Now was formed in 2007 by lead guitarist and vocalist Josh Pann. Circa Now takes its name from the great Rocket from the Crypt album, Circa Now.
    Circa Now is Josh Pann on lead guitar and vocals, thunderous Scotty Stover on bass and vocals, and hard hitting Justin Botello on drums.

    Circa Now recorded their first album 100 WATTS at Sushifish Studios in San Diego. 100 WATTS was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2008 at the San Diego Music Awards. In 2010 Circa Now garnered another nomination for Best Rock Album for Hotter Than A Pistol. Circa Now has headlined many successful gigs at the finest venues in California, including The Whiskey a Go Go, The Key Club opening for Steel Panther, The Casbah, The House of Blues and San Diego City Fest. Other highlights include winning The Freedom Session Battle Of The Bands in 2008.

    Internationally recognized record producer Alan Sanderson produced Circa Now’s new CD entitled “Hotter Than A Pistol”. Alan has significant credits that include the Rolling Stones, Weezer, Elvis Costello and other well known artists.

    The Big Takeover said; (November 2010 Issue 67) Along with equally incendiary Dirty Sweet, “Hotter Than A Pistol” Circa Now’s new album is a high octane, 70’s inspired blues rock powder keg.

    Circa Now continues to rumble stages all around the southwest spreading their infectious brand of "Rock n Roll."
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    edited December 2010

    Another new Artist former Deathrow recording artist Early Girl !

    Her debut will be on April 5th 2011 !

    produced by Brian Dobbs who's credits include AC/DC,Aerosmith,Metallica,The Cult and many more.
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    edited December 2010
    From our Partnership with Half West Management

    ASPro poudly announces We Are The Illusion from Finland! Preview clip Get the E.P. for FREE

    We Are The Illusion, a progressive/technical metal band from Finland. A new name to most, but a must hear for everyone! Recorded at Ansa studios, We Are The Illusion have created a masterpiece of an EP. Six songs and stellar artwork designed by Daniel Wagner of DDub-Designs is now available as a free download from the bands website.

    “If you haven’t yet checked out We Are The Illusion, we think it’s high time you did so. This band is seriously too epic to even describe properly. All the brutality you want out of your metal, and all the progressive jamfest you can handle! It seems this band is poised to really start taking things over all over the world.” – Hails & Horns
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 Fear of Water - Firewall with Pro - Drums

    If you like Sevendust and Helmet you will enjoy this band !

    Fear of Water is a powerful rock band based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their influences include Sevendust, Foo Fighters, many of the early 90s grunge bands, and many of today's great hard rock acts. Together, the band has completed two studio albums – ‘Fear of Water’ in 2005 and ‘The Truth In Sand’ in 2007. Both albums were recorded by Vinny Millevolte (Axis Recording Studio / The Exchange Recording Studio) and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Trevor Sadler (Mastermind Productions).

    Though existing in many previous forms and incarnations, Fear of Water was officially formed in September 2004 when Chris and Dave Perry returned to their hometown of Milwaukee, WI. Brent Conrad, a lifelong friend, was recruited to contribute his unrivaled talent and devotion to the guitar. Steve Butler, a friend and former band mate, also contributed his guitar talents from 2004 until early 2008 when Steve and the group parted ways. After Steve’s departure Joe Kral, another friend and former collaborator, stepped in to fill Steve's big shoes (both figuratively and literally). Phil Belongia holds down the bottom end on the bass guitar. Discovered through an online advertisement, Phil’s wide-ranging musical influences have added a unique sonic and visual character to Fear of Water’s sound and live show and have proved that not everyone that you meet online is a complete wack job.

    Fear of Water has a unique heavy, yet melodic style that caters both to the radio-friendly and harder-edged crowds. The members of Fear of Water have high aspirations and goals with their music and hope to share it with as many people as possible. Please give a listen to a few of our songs - if you're a rock lover, you won't be disappointed.
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Great song, tried the demo and will buy!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    NoThru22;4222296 said:
    Great song, tried the demo and will buy!

    Thank you sir and FoW thanks you !
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Here is my run on Sonata Arctica - Flag in the Ground on pro drums
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro Drums

    Dirty Filthy Mugs

    Website -
    Official Vid -
    Preview Vid -

    Pints of New Castle not included

    Produced by Brad Cook(Foo Fighters,Tom Jones,Nick Oliveri,Living Dead Lights,Kyuss and many more)

    There is nothing cute, pompous, or pretentious about Dirty Filthy Mugs. They are here to play aggressive, fun, honest punk rock... And that's exactly what they do!

    Not only are the Mugs one of the most insane live bands in punk rock, they've also shown themselves to be prolific in the recording studio. In 2009, they released the E.P.s 'Half Pint' and 'Another Round' as well as a 7" single on their own label, Brrapp Records. These releases and live shows caught the attention of DC-Jam Records, who released the Mugs' first full-length 'All Yobs In' in early 2010. In October, they became the first band to have a release on Blank TV's new label, Patient Zero Records.

    Dirty Filthy Mugs show no signs of slowing and will be releasing a new full-length album in February, 2011 while continuing to bring their incredibly addictive live punk mayhem to as many punks, skins, skaters, psychos, mods, rockers, hooligans and outcasts as possible!
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited December 2010
    Bought it from the preview video alone!
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro-Drums


    Gone Tomorrow

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    Jon Howard - vocals
    Raymond Hererra - drums
    Pat Kavanagh - bass
    Christian Olde Wolbers - guitars

    A dangerous new machine has come to life. Combine one of metal's hungriest young singers, Jon Howard from Threat Signal, with gold-selling Fear Factory architects, guitarist/bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera, and you get ARKAEA, a new band that's volatile, violent and vicious. The band also enlisted Threat Signal bassist Pat Kavanagh. Like the bludgeoning "My Redemption" and "Awakening". mechanized thrash riffs and pummeling percussion forge a musical foundation for all-out metallic brutality. Wolbers guitars snake through a haze of feedback, while Herrera engages in drum warfare. The grooves hit hard with a piercing precision, and the vocals remain infectious, as each song proves a battle-cry for these musicians. "Gone Too Far" builds with a polyrhythmic, math metal strike, while "Blackened Sky" is a thrashy icepick of a track. Ultimately, this is more than a new machine; it¹s a metal revolution.

    Howard describes ARKAEA’s familiar, yet innovative sound: “Chris and Ray have been writing together for many years, so the music does have a lot of Fear Factory elements. However, we’ve been open to trying different things. It basically fuses what I have been doing vocally in Threat Signal with driving Fear Factory rhythms, along with some of our own experimentation. The idea behind the project is to be heavy, but maintain melody at the same time. We have crazy riffs, but some grooving choruses as well. It’s a great mix.”

    The band’s experimentation also proves extremely refreshing. “Gone Tomorrow” is a slow, brooding song that shows ARKAEA’s range and diversity by combining ethereal melodies and hypnotic vocals. Wolbers continues, “These songs were designed like the Fear Factory songs that Raymond and I always wrote. However, we’ve been able to push the boundaries and go out of that context, while remaining heavy.”
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
    edited December 2010
    In error 404 with Pro-Drums


    The Brave/The Agony Applause

    Website -
    Official Vid -
    Preview Vid -

    Deadlock are a German melodic death metal band that combine metal with the harsh atmospheric nature of today’s modern sounds.

    Founded in the later half of 1997, Deadlock took their time to find a solid line-up and the right attitude towards cultivating a sound all their own. After their first self-titled 7 Inch was released, the band gained further attention with their MCD "I’ll Wake You When Spring Awakes". The quintet started to include keyboards and clean female vocals to their songs during the period of their release “The Arrival.” This period saw Deadlock reach new levels, while establishing their own brutal and blistering metal-sound. In 2003 the split release with Six Reasons to Kill proved the band's ability to develop their skills to a higher level. Deadlock’s Lifeforce Records debut Earth.Revolt was well received among press and fans alike, because of its balanced mixture of fast and virtuous guitar work, their slowed-down atmospheric parts as well as the strong connection between music and lyrics.

    Since the band’s 2005 Lifeforce Records debut Earth.Revolt a lot has happened to further their sound and character. After more than six years of collaborations with vocalist Sabine Weniger (previously in a part-time capacity), 2006 saw her angelic voice and presence become a permanent fixture in the Deadlock member ranks. The full time addition of Sabine helped to invigorate and strengthen the band’s outlook, creatively and musically. Deadlock are extremely determined now to make an album of epic proportions with their 2007 follow up album “Wolves.” This album builds upon their signature paths of virtuous keyboard overkills, bombastic orchestral sections and lead guitar-attacks of previous albums while bringing a reinforced technical approach. Combined with Sabine’s highly acclaimed voice in a full time capacity, “Wolves” adds a deeper dimension to their music and creates a presence that is very unique in the metal scene today.

    They released a new Album called "Manifesto" in 2008. It continues their style from "Wolves", and adds even more Genre Mixes (like some Rap parts in Death Race, for example).
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    edited January 2011
    In error 404

    Mike Orlando - Burn Double Bass
    Sonata Arctica Flag in the Ground Double Bass
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    I will hopefully post an embarrassing (yet to be done) run on Flag in the Ground 2x tonight.
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