Headbanger Battle 2014

Half way through and things are heating up! So far the rock champ Moxy And The Influence, and the rap champ Ms Petite moved on to the championship battle. Now the Headliner Battle will determine the third contestant. Below are the contestants from all over the world. You will have 2 weeks to vote 10 times a day for your favorite to move on to the Championship Battle.

Fatal Instinct
Song: Firing Squad

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Twitter @Devilstowerband
Vancouver, Canada
Heathen Collective
Song: Victimized

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Twitter @THeathenC
Wellington, New Zealand
Song: Slave

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Twitter @_KILLCODE_
Six Inch
Song: Anything

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Twitter @SixInchBand
Helsinki, Finland
Axial View
Song: Not This Time

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Twitter @Axial_View
Bristol, UK
Song: Ichabod

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Twitter @SeraphineBand
Pennsylvania, USA

It’s hard to choose, because they’re all very talented, but pick your favorite to move on and vote NOW >>
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Amen Alibi ‘Go Some More’

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Rick Couture, Five time award winning song writer of 30 years is the backbone of Amen Alibi playing acoustic guitar, drums, keys, backup vocals and harmonies, recording on indie label Ravaka Records.

Rick along with a vast array of talented musicians have brought his musical compositions and ideas to audible life.

Amen Alibi’s live setting consist of Rick, Johnny Sousa (recording partner and harp player for the band) and six Berklee College of Music musicians, who’s resume’ includes a Jefferson Starship tour.

Amen Alibi released their debut album “Leap of Faith” July 4, 2013 receiving a song writing award for the “I’m Dying” track, and their second album, “Addicted” on March 29, 2014, and has alredy received four songwrtiting awards. “Break Down And Cry” and “Blame It On The Moon” are currently in the top 50 on the Digital Radio Tracker rock charts.

A music video for Break Down And Cry, and, a DVD of their live television broadcast of their album release concert on “Live From Center Stage” are both in post production and soon to be released.

The band is currently putting dates together for the first Amen Alibi tour.

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SouLost get heavy with ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2′ EP

Electronic rock group set for first four piece EP on September 1st

Having released last February’s ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1′ EP as an electronic-rock three piece, SouLost return with part two this Autumn with an added bassist and a brand new sound.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2′ marks an evolution of sound from the London based group, with new bassist Lux joining Ceira (vocals), Stef (guitar/songwriter) and Law (drums) to create a heavier, more expansive sound that veers closer to melodic speed rock than the songs on its predecessor.

For a taste, check out this sneak peak – EP track ‘Without Me’:

Boasting a brilliant female vocal and a huge, layered sound, the track indicates a genuine step forward for the band in terms of sound, and should see them build on support already garnered for their first EP.

The lead track from ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1′ was titled ‘Save Me’, and saw SouLost featured on the Best of British Unsigned playlist, leading to airplay in 16 countries over 88 radio stations. It was also featured on Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Rock Show’ playlist upon release, and SouLost will be hoping their new direction provokes similarly positive feedback.

Not bad at all for an EP written by Stef during a 6 hour wait to be rescued with a broken down car.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2′ is available from September 1st

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Billy Ray Deiz ‘Rather Have Sooner’

In the early 1960s a strange phenomenon was occurring. English groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were falling in love with American Soul music and introducing their versions of these songs to their audiences in Europe.

Meantime in the U-S, acts like Gladys Knight and the Pips, Martha and the Vandellas, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Temptations, The Supremes, et al, had yet to breakthrough with the American public, but they were right on the verge.

Enter The Seven Souls.

This racially integrated Band from Los Angeles led a movement that began to expose mostly-White American audiences to the music that was about to revolutionize American rock–American Soul music; the same music the classic movie “The Blues Brothers”, captured so artfully many years later!

The Seven Souls would go on to open for James Brown and the Righteous Brothers, and they would tour Europe while the “British Invasion” led by the Beatles, was happening in the U-S.

One of the founding members of the Seven Souls, Billy Ray Deiz, was forced to leave the group when President Johnson suddenly escalated the war in Vietnam, and Billy Ray found himself training as a Marine Corps rifleman at Camp Pendleton.

He didn’t go to Vietnam, and he never lost his love for music, and he never stopped writing songs. (One of these songs, “I Still Love You” which Deiz co-wrote with Seven Souls band mate Henry Moore, has become a Northern Soul classic in the UK).

More recently Deiz, working with producer Cliff Goldmacher, assembled a stellar group of Nashville musicians to record a song that, though current, hearkens back to those classic soul days of the 1960s-”Rather Have Sooner”. And “Rather Have Sooner” is finding an audience, having recently jumped to #9 in Broadjam’s list of the top ten Indie songs in Oregon.

It’s destined to be a classic and now you can sample it for free on Soundcloud and if the mood strikes you, purchase it on Amazon.com or iTunes. You’ll find it featured on the MIGHTY GIRL ep by Billy Ray Deiz.

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Brand new UK soul star set for debut single release ‘Backsliding’

Scarlet Baxter looks to break through with August 18th single release

A London based artist with a fiercely independent streak, Scarlet Baxter is a female singer-songwriter who has been described as ‘Lauren Hill meets Jimi Hendrix’. A killer combination of stellar vocals and soulful guitar backing thanks to co-writer Dominic Ireland, Scarlet Baxter is an artist with a genuine chance of breaking through having turned the heads of some the industry’s top names.

With a new EP ‘Stuck’ due for release soon, lead single ‘Backsliding’ is a classy introduction to Scarlet’s powerful sound. Having worked on the EP with producers including John McLaughlin (known as ‘The Hit Man’ thanks to previous successes), Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Chris Brown, Usher, Mariah Carey) and Natalie DeLucia (Britney Spears), this is music not only well written but also superbly captured by a team of industry heavyweights.

Scarlet Baxter is no stranger to the spotlight since winning performance contests as young as 14 years of age. Later, she went through years of musical theatre training and, although the musical theatre is not reflected in her earthy style, she did learn the art of performance and gain confidence in her own ability.

More recently, her star has continued to rise thanks to numerous support slots with Lester Clayton as well as playing Barfly, Camden with Stax Revue. It’s little wonder her music has featured on London’s BBC Introducing with Gavin Crowley, with The Stage and Television Today also marking the talented songwriter as ‘One to Watch’.

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Milli’s new rap single ‘Drop It’

Milli is a 19 year old rapper from the suburbs of Chicago. He has been rapping for about 3 and a half years now in addition to recording/engineering. Milli records, mixes and masters all of his music himself at his home studio. Over the years he has recorded pretty much every style of hip hop there is. He put out 5 of his own projects up to this point and has a 6th one on the way.

Milli’s latest project, ‘The Introduction’ is a 10 song EP that leads into his next project ‘The Main Attraction’ coming this summer. He also has an independent label in the works called ‘Thin Air Music’ with a few other artists involved, which you can hear on his past projects.

Milli’s mixtape ‘The Introduction’ >>

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