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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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  • k-mack-mac Road Warrior
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    Can't wait for the Hitman Blues Band tracks!
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    IGUT --

    Band was formed in 2002 in Zagreb, Croatia. First official demo was recorded in 2003 titled Dreams Are Forever. In the year of 2004 band moves forward and records mini album called More Than Words Can Tell (released on Brand New Place records).

    In the meantime Igut did a lot of live shows and festivals supporting bands like Darkest Hour, Cameran, The Wage Of Sin, Shai Hulud, Malkovich, Hatebreed, Dimmu Borgir etc. Live performances were never a problem for the band.

    In 2007 Igut recorded first official LP called Eternities. Album was released on UK label called Mother Should Know records/Lockjaw records in the year 2009. With very good album reviews and cover mount track on Terrorizer Fear Candy CD compilation Igut did UK tour in April 2009.
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    CHARETTA is a female-fronted alternative rock band from New York City. Formed in 2007, their powerful live shows and unique musical style have made them a fan favorite in the New York music scene. Their overall sound can be described as groove and bottom-heavy, blending passion and aggression with hook-driven melodies. They have been compared to bands such as Chevelle, Deftones, Evanescence, Dark New Day & Sevendust, yet their style is extremely original and distinct.

    CHARETTA is currently performing regionally in support of their debut album “Defying The Inevitable”, released in July 2009. The album was produced by Brett Hestla – best known for his work with Dark New Day (vocals), Creed (bass) & Framing Hanley (producer). It is currently available for sale on the band’s website, as well as from other music retailers such as CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. The band has tentative plans to return to the recording studio in early 2011.

    CHARETTA has performed as a showcase artist at the Florida Music Festival in Orlando, FL and also as an opening act for touring bands such as Saliva, Soil & Smile Empty Soul. They regularly perform at major venues in the New York area such as Gramercy Theater, Highline Ballroom & The Crazy Donkey. Their music video “Runs in the Blood” will be featured in an upcoming independent film release “5th of a Degree” as well as an upcoming episode of The Mun2 Look on Mun2.
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    Dirge Within

    Chicago based metal band Dirge Within recently released their debut album "Force Fed Lies" via E1 Entertainment. Dirge Within features Jeremy "Jerms" Genske, Shaun Glass, Matt Szlachta, James Pezanoski, and Frankie Harchut. The debut album has been spreading like wildfire throughout the country and earning rave reviews. "Force Fed Lies" was recorded at Belle City Sound with engineer/producer Chris Djuricic, with vocals recorded at The Dope Factory with producer Edsel Dope. The album fuses melody and undiluted aggression, all while saying something worth listening to and that speaks to the a red-blooded, meat eating, beer drinking American audience.
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    In testing Arkaea -- Years in the Darkness

    Arkaea is an industrial metal supergroup formed in 2008 featuring members from Threat Signal and Fear Factory.The band was formed by Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera (formerly of Fear Factory) who had recorded a demo for a new band. They sent the demo to Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard and Arkaea was spawned. After some time spent searching for the perfect bassist, another Threat Signal member, Pat Kavanagh, was finally chosen.

    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 that¹s volatile, violent and vicious. The band also enlisted Threat Signal bassist Pat Kavanagh. ..s like the bludgeoning "My Redemption" and "Awakening". mechanized thrash riffs and pummeling percussion forge a musical foundation for all-out metallic brutality. Wolbers¹ 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.” Tracks like “Break the Silence” will no doubt captivate metal fans everywhere, with hard- hitting guitars and huge arena-ready choruses.

    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
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    The Plasticos heading to testing!

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  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    can´t wait for Sonata Arctica!!
  • ShoTTySLanKiNShoTTySLanKiN Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Any talks of you charting more Me Talk Pretty? Def loved "Wake Up"!
  • SheyvanSheyvan Opening Act
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    Sonata Arctica - Flag in the Ground

    EPIC!!!!!!!!! there anyway to stop you from realeasing without keys / harmonies O.o
    PLEAAAAAASE.... Sonata arctica is one of the best hamony keyboard bands... don't do this to me...

    and please ask them to do as much songs as you can (i will buy anything by SA)

    Kingdom for a heart -> keyboard FTW

    (sry guys xDD.. im just sooOOO exited)
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    2 heading to testing this week.

    Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain. He moved into his folks' basement, when he couldn't keep a place of his own any longer. The guys then built a little studio of their own in Captain's living room for the recording and producing sessions, and kept an office in Olli's beat up old car. The result of the recording sessions was a novel blend of pop, rock, metal and industrial sounds. Later the guys were joined by guitarist Jaska, bassist Jani and drummer Jari.

    Among others, Poets of the Fall has received the following awards:

    Best Finnish Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2006
    Best Finnish Music Video of all time in TV2's Musiikki-TV and Best Music Video of 2006 at The Voice (video Carnival of Rust)
    Two Emma Awards (the Finnish Grammys) in 2005 - the best debut album and the best new act
    The Bronze Muuvi and People's Choice Muuvi 2006 Awards (video Carnival of Rust)
    Best Finnish band at the NRJ Radio Awards 2006
    Commercial Radio Stations' Newcomer of the Year Award in 2005

    Pump -- Low Life in the Fast Lane

    Some people might say you can’t play 80ies Metal nowadays, you can’t do this, you can’t do that…come on…the only thing you can’t do is put music into drawers! It’s only Rock’N’ Roll…and they like it!!! Nothing more – nothing less. It’s beer drinkin’, whiskey slammin’, hotel trashin’; chick bangin’ – kick ass Rock-N-Roll!!!!!!!!!! That’s what it’s all about. A description of them, the code they live by, or better both. Come inside and join the PUMP circle of friends. You won’t believe your eyes and ears. PUMP is one of the most exciting new bands of the new millennium. Lookin’ upon them and listening to their music may leave you changed for life. You might feel a sudden need to get drunk, remove your clothes and doin’ all the the things your Mom shouldn’t know. Just things you’ve only fantasized about. If so, welcome to the world of PUMP!
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    Mike Orlando fans add ASp to twitter doing a contest!/ASPproductions

    Mike Orlando is a guitarist/artist that fronts Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp instrumental band and has released his debut Instrumental CD Sonic
    Stomp, whose 12 tracks take the listener from raging over the top Extreme Rock [I][B]Guitar playing with sheer finesse and lightening speed to beautiful
    ballads with great emotional feel and everything in worldwide critical acclaim and will release Sonic Stomp II in September 2010. There
    will be a number pf phenomenal guest artists featured on Sonic Stomp II which include: Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Shane Gibson (Korn), Gary
    Hoey, Mike Pinella (Symphony X) and Joe Stump. Sonic Stomp II features World Renowned Drummer Extraordinare John Macaluso (Yngwie
    Malmsteen,TNT, James Labrie-Dream Theater, Tony Harnell, Ark..). Along with release of Sonic Stomp II, there will be a Sonic Stomp live performance
    DVD filmed & released in the end of 2010. It will include songs from the debut CD & the upcoming Sonic Stomp II, as well as many extras.
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    In testing from our partnership with Basement Records

    Fiction Reform !

    The band comprising of members of AERODRONE, THIS IS MY EMPIRE, THE LAST GANG and BULLET TREATMENT play uptempo, catchy, hard rockin' tunes in the vein of BAD RELIGION, RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS & FOO FIGHTERS. Led by female vocalist Brenna Red their upcoming full length release "Revelation In The Palms Of The Weak" should see a release in early 2010. Their first single for the song "Small Silhouette" will begin getting aired next week with a preview as part of a feature on ESPN's LA Sports Center segments. They will also be filming a video for the song in the coming weeks, as well as finishing up the final vocal tracks for the record.
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    Message from Hyro
    Midnight(UK TIME) tonight check out My NEW TRACK "Ghetto Ambiance" on BBC Radio1!!! (The Rock Show with Daniel P Carter) For those of you not in UK or without a radio: (4pm in Los Angeles and 6pm in Houston and 7pm in New York)
    Yes it will be on the RBN !
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    Dying Fetus heading to the RBN soon!

    Legendary death metal heavyweights DYING FETUS return with their crushing new full-length Descend into Depravity. One of the most infamous and influential death metal bands of the past 10 years, DYING FETUS pummel and pound their signature-style brutality into the worldwide landscape with the subtlety of full-fledged war. Descend into Depravity takes DYING FETUS to new sonic levels, and is easily the bands finest hour.
  • ToiJu_ToiJu_ Unsigned
    edited November 2010
    Is there more Poets of the Fall coming after Lift? I hope at least some of their other best known songs would come, like Carnival of Rust and War.
  • Nathaniel607Nathaniel607 Opening Act
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    considering "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" is played on SIX STRING FRETLESS BASS you can't really blame them.

    Looks okay to me though.
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    New act we are working on at ASP


    Tantric is a post-grunge band from Louisville, Kentucky, that was formed by three former members of Days of the New, Jesse Vest, Todd Whitener, and Matt Taul, with the addition of Merge singer, Hugo Ferreira. They were signed to Maverick Records in 1999, and recorded their self-titled debut with producer, Tobey Wright in 2000. The record was released in February 2001, which debuted at #193 on the Billboard 200. The record eventually went platinum, largely on the strength of the single "Breakdown" and the band's extensive touring with the likes of Kid Rock and Creed. Follow-up singles "Astounded" and a remixed version of "Mourning" also fared well.On March 9 2009, Tantric announced through MySpace that their new album will be entitled Mind Control and that the band were in the process of recording the album. Produced by Brett Hestla (Creed), they announced a release date of August 4, and it was released in stores, as well as all digital retailers.

  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
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    Wow, a platinum artist (especially after debuting at 193.) Impressive.
  • Nathaniel607Nathaniel607 Opening Act
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    Goddamnit, it won't let me edit that wrong post.

    Well, anyways...


    Also, when are we getting some more Orlando? I'm looking forward to it!
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited November 2010
    lots of good stuff here, Tantric should be a popular one

    are you guys doing the older hits or newer songs?
  • k-mack-mac Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    It's great to finally see the Hitman Blues Band's first song appear - I've already downloaded it. The only thing it's missing is the keys. It'd be aweoms if you wait to put their other songs up until RBN 2.0 so we can get some keys - the organ is an essential part of these blues songs, and it'd be awesome to be able to learn and play these songs!
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    Out Today! Hitman Blues Band!

    A veteran New York blues player, Russell "Hitman" Alexander has performed at clubs and venues ranging from after-hours dives in the Alphabet City section of Manhattan (back when even the police wouldn't get out of their squad cars) and late night bars in Harlem, to the Royal Ball for the Prince of Malta and the Quad centennial Ball for the Prince of Spain.
    He has had three successful tours of the U.K. (2004, 2005, and 2006), and one in Europe (summer of 2008), playing at numerous clubs and festivals. This included the Great British R&B Festival at Colne, the Eel Pie Club, The Limelight Theater, the BluesExpress Festival in Luxembourg, and many others.
    Hitman says “Over the last twenty five years, I’ve been fortunate to have played with or opposite great musicians, on more stages, and with more great acts than I could ever hope for." This includes Johnny Copeland, Lavette Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Coasters, The Ink Spots, and Whitney Houston

    Formed in 1986, The Hitman Blues Band played all over the New York metro area before moving on to the UK, Europe, and the rest of the US Eastern Seaboard. While the personnel have changed over the years due to touring demands (except for Russell "Hitman" Alexander), the line-up has always been top notch players with the fire and experience needed to lift up the audience. With four critically acclaimed CDs and extremely successful UK and European tours, The Hitman Blues Band is ready to expand into new markets throughout the US and the rest of the world.
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    Are you guys authoring pro drums in any of your songs?
  • ASPRonASPRon Opening Act
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    New ones that have not been in the system for over 6 months.
  • NoThru22NoThru22 Road Warrior
    edited November 2010
    How about Silent Descent - Beyond Grey? Are there any of your songs missing from my thread?
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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