UNSILENCED DROPS NEW EP AND WILL ROCK
THE "SUNDOWN" RELEASE PARTY THIS SATURDAY
FEATURED MUSICIAN THIS WEEK IS EVGENIY ZAYARNY, VOCALIST FOR ALBERTA'S RED CAIN
PLEASE WELCOME "THE ALMAS" TO THE NETWORK FAMILY
OSYRON HITTING THE HIGH SEAS!
INDY ROCK BLOG #201 by PAUL DENTON
*THIS WEEK'S PICKS ON THE MEDIA PAGE
THIS WILL BE A GOOD ONE!
WE WILL DEBUT UNSILENCED SONG "SHEEP OF WAR" IN ROTATION
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4th AT 3pm CST!
INTRODUCING "FEED AFTER MIDNITE"
THEIR SONG "BOOK OF THE FALLEN" DEBUTS
MONDAY FEBRUARY 6th AT 3pm ON
L- R: Denis Bastien (Guitar), Sean Bolster (Drums), Yvon Gauthier (Vocals), Shane Fraser (Bass), Marc Bastien (Guitar)
Photo Credit - Feed After Midnite
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Feed After Midnite was formed in March 2018. They recently released their debut EP “The Hunger” and have a new music video out now for the song “False Awakening”. “The Hunger” is a collection of different, unrelated stories bringing out the full groove of the band. The single is based on the films “The Matrix” and “They Live” and it relates to how life and society are ruled by the media and government and their narrative and we the people are tired of being controlled and lied to. The band continues to explain:
“It is the fastest, most aggressive song on the EP. It starts off sounding old-school Slayeresque but quickly shifts into a headbang-inducing double bass groove. It was actually the last song written for the EP. It really came to its final form as we were recording the other songs. Joe Lyko really helped us with the breakdown on this one. We were really pleased with how it turned out post-production, so we decided to make it the first single. This is the fastest tempo song out of all and really represents a new level of technical skill for us all.”
Feed After Midnite hopes listeners will appreciate their attention to groove and melody while still maintaining a level of heaviness. Each song stands on its own, but leaves you with a hunger for more. Their sound has definitely changed over the years, moving away from the hard rock/classic metal in the beginning, the newer stuff is heavier and a bit more aggressive. Closer categorized as metalcore or groove metal they are recommended for fans of Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, and In Flames.
Our featured musician this week is Evgeniy Zayarny, vocalist for Alberta’s Red Cain. Evgeniy is a very expressive frontman on stage and lives the story being told. He is confident and interactive with the crowd, a very dynamic stage performer.
Born out of the vast prairies and snowy peaks of Alberta, Canada, Red Cain is a modern progressive metal project with Eastern European roots. With intricate songwriting, powerful vocals, eerie soundscapes and strong electronic-backed groove, Red Cain champion a fluid, dynamic, and unique style centered around telling dark, conceptual Faustian sagas and constructing those into an unforgettable live experience. Described by frontman Evgeniy Zayarny as a vehicle of "Melancholy and Rage", Red Cain delivers flair, thematic Slavic influence, and intricate, lethal edge in their work. Listeners might well pick out elements reminiscent of such luminary acts as Kamelot, Symphony X, Tesseract, Lord of the Lost, whipped into a venomous new shape. The current incarnation of this Canadian metal band is of these influences mixed with a lot of vodka and Eastern European melancholy, shaken and stirred.
Red Cain self-released its debut self-titled EP in North America in 2016 to excellent reviews, and followed this up with two award-winning full length albums, “Kindred: Act I” in 2019, and AFA-funded “Kindred: Act II” in 2021, working with Sliptrick Records globally to have over 3500+ physical copies sold, as well as over 200,000 digital streams to date. The band has hit #1 on the Canadian National Loud Charts on multiple occasions, and is a 1x winner, 3x nominee for the Metal Recording of the Year at the YYC Music Awards.
The band has created 13 videos, of which 2 are full-length, high-production music videos for “ZERO” and “Juliet”. The latter two videos have won 17 awards at international music festivals, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, Venice Shorts, Global Shorts, IndieX FilmFesti, AIFF, Hollywood Art & Movie Awards, among others. The band has a strong history of collaboration, with a highlight being our work with Juno Award-winning vocalist Kobra Paige of heavy metal band Kobra and the Lotus, on the track “Wing of the Crow”.
Red Cain released our latest album “Kindred: Act II” globally with Sliptrick Records in 2021, with a particular focus on promotion and engagement in the United States and Eastern Europe, where the band has received significant traction in 2020-21. With live performances stunted by COVID, the band has focused strongly on building out the concept behind the two-album “Kindred” arc with non-musical collateral, creating story content and custom art for the album concept.
With a significant upward trend of fan interest for this release, and 100,000 + digital streams, Red Cain has our set sights firmly set on another ambitious and conceptually exciting project, with the next release cycle coming in late 2022 with the first single "Fisher King".
Listen to Evgeniy and Red Cain on Indy Rock Radio:
INTRODUCING THE ALMAS TO THE FAMILY!
The Almas are an all original touring hard rock band hailing from New Munster, Wisconsin. The band is composed of Crystal Teigland [lead vocalist], Frank Slifka [founding member/lead guitarist], Josh Sukowski [guitarist], and Andrew Ehredt [drums].
Through guitar driven licks, road dog attitudes, and a high energy, professional live performance, The Almas showcase the truest essence of Rock n' Roll with a modern twist! After working with Kile Odell [#1 Active Rock charting producer], The Almas are able to bring their vision to life on their newest EP ‘The Almas II’.
In 2022 alone, the band has covered over 39,000 miles across the United States and just shy of 100 shows in a still recovering country.
“The existence of this band has always been about helping each other” Frank explains, “whether it’s through inspiration, a positive message, or simply creating a fun, entertaining environment where people can get away from life’s problems.”
Since forming in 2016, the band has released a self-titled EP and two full length albums 'Back To Bad' and ‘Truth Sells’. In promotion of their music, the band has performed with artists such as Saliva, Buckcherry, Royal Bliss, Plush, Saving Abel, Eva Under Fire, Wayland, and touring with Smile Empty Soul.
The Almas are well known for their undying commitment to mental health awareness, including their support of numerous veteran events, specifically Rock 2 Stop 22.
The Almas exists for its fans, because of its fans.
THEIR SONG "CAGE" SLIDES INTO ROTATION FRIDAY AT 3pm CST
HITTING THE HIGH SEAS!
WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE
ON BEING THE 2022 BAND OF THE YEAR!
INDY ROCK BLOG #201
By Paul Denton
Back In The Saddle
Well I must say this Blog was not expected. But I must say how much sharing my experiences with everyone is always special and I wish all our Blogs are helpful and inspiring to everyone. Feel free to express your own thoughts with us as we do for you.
As most friends of mine have known that suffering with arthritis and musicianship don’t agree. Well all I can say ,it takes more than a bullet to stop what’s in your heart. Many changes over the years have made me make some of the hardest decisions, and unfortunately, lost some friendships along the way. For those that have been by my side, family, friends and of course the vast music community that have always supported what I have accomplished, my heart goes out to you.
So here it is to be unannounced, definitely not planning on spilling all the beans but I’m giving this one last kick in the arse.