ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & COUNTDOWN TO
2022'S TOP BAND BEGINS NOVEMBER 30th
#14 ON THE CHARTS, "DECEMBER" BY ONCE AROUND
THIS WEEKS FEATURED MUSICIAN IS BRADLEY TRIVETT
GUITARIST FOR HUNTING GIANTS
INTRODUCING "TWISTED MIND"
*THIS WEEK'S PICKS ON THE MEDIA PAGE
INDY ROCK BLOG #194 by PAUL DENTON
2022 INDY ROCK NETWORK "BAND OF THE YEAR"
INDY ROCK NETWORK is proud of the amazing bands that we associate with and promote. The talent and professionalism is showcased daily and we like to acknowledge a few of the standouts over the past year. This is no easy feat as all the bands are incredible and have amazing musicians, along with different styles and brands.
*We will begin the Indy Rock Radio TOP 15 COUNTDOWN on November 30th and end with the number one song on December 14th.
*On December 15th we will post and acknowledge some of Indy Rock Networks talent.
*Finally on December 16th the 2022 TOP BAND will be revealed to the bands and fans.
Kicking off the Indy Rock Radio's Top 15 Countdown
at #15 is last year's recipient for our
Top Band Award,
Within The Fury and their song, Symptomatic.
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED MUSICIAN IS
HUNTING GIANTS GUITARIST
Our featured musician this week is Bradley Trivett, guitarist for the progressive technicians, Hunting Giants. Brad plays, extremely well thought out intriguing guitar parts. He fills songs with thick precision rhythms, interesting bridges and tasteful lead riffs. Brad and bassist Corey Wharton are so tight their flowing verses are seamless. The band is slightly influenced by jazz but aggressively hits you with controlled power, this is such a fantastic band!
Brad also used his background in IT and filmmaking to create unique synchronized visuals for each song that are projected onto the stage in unison to the music they are performing live. Each song features a finely-crafted display of visuals that enhance and deepen the psychological impact of the music being performed.
Hunting Giants have performed at many events around the Pacific Northwest, and continue to look for new opportunities to present their music. The energy and precision with which they play always gets a powerful response from the crowd.
In the spring of 2019 Hunting Giants were nominated Western Canadian Music Awards Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year. They also showcased at Seattle Hempfest 2019, among many others, and won Journeyman Production’s Battle Royale 2019 in Vancouver, BC.
Hunting Giants is a group driven by their passion and curiosity, eager to share their ideas and contribute hones to their music community.
Listen to Brad and Hunting Giants “Kindred” tonight at 8pm C/T along with other great indie bands on Indy Rock Radio:
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INTRODUCING "TWISTED MIND" TO THE NETWORK
Twisted Mind is an eclectic metal band influenced by a kaleidoscope of musicians that have inspired guitarist Dan Saliman, an Israeli musician of Yemenite and Moroccan-based heritage who grew up in a home where oriental music was frequently played. He formed the band in 2017 and in December, will have their debut album “From Slave To Prophet” ready to delight open-minded listeners around the world. The first single “Walked Through Hell”, captures the true essence of the band who shot the video in one night. They share their thoughts on the record and how they came up with the concept name:
“This EP is all about our timeline from where we started back then at the beginning of the pandemic and through the war of getting rock and roll less stigmatic. We strive to be the ones who will break the glass ceiling of musical genres. We didn’t come from great money and wealth. We are warriors, fighting hard and aiming to become something bigger, something which will bring a “word”. And while we are on our way, we try to inspire people to fight for their beliefs, unite for a cause, open their minds to other points of view and create amazing things together which will maybe make the world a better place.”
Every member of Twisted Mind is a great believer in the power of music and its ability to bring different worlds and traditions together. They hope and aspire that the new mix of cultures and sounds in their music will break the invisible wall and crush the stigmas between the genres and their rigid rules. Overall, “From Slave To Prophet” is something, fresh, and different.
This modern Israeli and self dubbed 'Happy Metal' band is recommended for anyone looking for something intriguing, and also for fans of Metallica, Muse, and Dhafer Youssef. The official video for “Walked Through Hell” is out now and the EP comes out on December 9, 2022.