Drowning Pool with Like a Storm, Breach of Silence, and Red Tide Rising
Drowning Pool turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single "Bodies" in 2001. Ten years and four albums later, they gave fans a new reason to believe. "Feel Like I Do," the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release [Eleven Seven Music, 2010], became the band's biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks. With 2009's "37 Stitches" off of Full Circle reaching #4 at Active Rock and "Feel Like I Do," the band had 2 consecutive Top 5 Active Rock smashes and cemented their place as one of the top hard rock acts today. The band's sophomore album, Desensitized with second singer Jason Jones spawned a Top 10 hit with "Step Up." Recent successes have paved the way for unique opportunities such as presenting the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform to then-senator Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, performing for our troops all over the world and partnering with organizations like The Wounded Warrior Project and the G.I. Film Festival.
Like a Storm
Known as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of The Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken The Fire. While supporting Creed on a summer 2012 run, the band— Chris Brooks [lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming], Matt Brooks [vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming], and Kent Brooks [bass, vocals, keys/programming]—would immediately retreat to either their dressing room or hotel after each show and begin recording new music until daybreak. This intense work ethic fostered a fertile creative spell for the boys. – See more at: http://blacksheeprocks.com/events.cfm?promotion=18293#sthash.J0XbyQYN.dpuf
Breach of Silence
The Australian outback often evokes thoughts of the late Steve Irwin however; forget the dangerous crocodiles… Less than one year after Australia’s A BREACH OF SILENCE released their critically-acclaimed debut album Dead or Alive, the Brisbane “powercore” quintet are back with a brand new full-length album entitled The Darkest Road. For this, their sophomore album, A BREACH OF SILENCE brought back legendary Swedish producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames) flying them “down under” to record at Acolyte Studios in Brisbane, Australia. The masters were later mixed at the infamous Studio Fredman in Sweden. “We wanted to have Henrik and Fredrik produce The Darkest Road because (quite frankly) they’re the best in the biz. They always have awesome strategies and think out of the box when approaching our songs” states guitarist Kerrod Dabelstein. The band is known for their unique mix of modern metalcore and power-metal vocal breakdowns which many of their fans refer to as ‘Powercore’. Clocking in at over 56 minutes, The Darkest Road delivers fourteen tracks of technical, dynamic “Powercore Metal” that will forever be remembered as the band’s defining moment in music history.
Red Tide Rising
n 2012 Red Tide Rising broke into the national music scene when they were selected to tour the US in direct support of In This Moment on the non-festival Blood Tour dates, which included one date with Hatebreed. The band's sophomore effort, Inferno, was recorded at various studios throughout Denver and produced by the band's then 19 year old guitarist, Andrew Whiteman. Jamey Bartley co-produced the track "Inferno" and further expanded its melodic potential on both vocals and instrumentation. Shortly after the Inferno Ep was recorded, the band was doing an interview with Cleveland based Maximum Threshold Radio when the suggestion was made to contact Spat! Records. Manage-ment stepped up and a digital deal was initially struck for the lead single from Inferno, "Finding Home." The single was extremely well received and a deal was then put in place for the Inferno Ep, as well. The band is also donating a portion of the sales from "Finding Home" to the suicide prevention organization, Out Of the Darkness. Inferno is comprised of six tracks, including a radio edit of the song, "Welcome To Zombietown".
November 4th at The Black Sheep