HOMEGROWN NEWS

 

3 PILL MORNING RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE "SKIN"

 

Minneapolis rockers 3 Pill Morning have released the video for the first single "Skin" off their latest release "Black Tie Love Affair" from A2Z / Page 2 Music / eOne Entertainment.  The band will be hitting the road with 12 Stones and The Letter Black with a date at the 7th Street Entry on September 12th.

 

 


 

 

SING IT LOUD ANNOUNCE REUNION SHOW

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REUNION SHOW - 10.6.12 - Minneapolis

Hello all - Kieren here.

So as you may have noticed, some things have been brewing here in camp SIL. We are very excited to announce we will be playing a reunion show on October 6, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN at the new Mill City Nights (ex Club 3-Degrees)!

We are also very pleased to announce that our good friends Steve Salazar, The Role Call, Love Out Loud, and William Beckett will be joining us on this fine evening. Tickets are set to go on sale this Saturday so stay tuned. We will be doing a VIP ticket bundle that includes early entry and a pre show acoustic set as well.

We feel bad for all those who will be unable to make it due to the location, so to all of our amazing fans across the world, we will be broadcasting the show via Stageit.com!

We could not be more excited to come back together and have another party with everyone. We have all grown closer since we last played and have been itching to get back out there. So does this mean another record, tour, etc etc??? I donít know. I am so proud of everyone and as you all know, everyone has grown and gone on to do amazing things since the last show. We will always support one another and continue to collaborate musically, so at this point, the door is open and anything is possible!

Please save the date and grab tickets when they go on sale! We want to see each and every one of you! Also, in true SIL fashion, there will be an after-party for everyone 18+ and yes, we will be throwing down hard like we always do. Stay tuned!

Much love,

Kieren, Pat, Ben, Nate, Sickboy

 


 

UNDER NONE ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

Under None has recently parted ways with long-time drummer Josh. As is custom the rest of the band, Andy and Matt have sent out well wishes in future projects. Under None has recently posted a video of a blurred out drummer on their Facebook page as part of a contest for fans to guess who the new Under None kit master is. A few clues have been given out and a few correct guesses had been posted.

 

 

I got the priveledge of making the official announcement of Minnesota Homegrown's August 12th show. I was very honored to announce that Nick Molina (aka N.I.C.), formerly of Blue Felix, is sitting on the throne and is the new drummer and member of Under None. The contest winner grabbed a pair of passes to the next Under None gig coming up on August 27th at 7th St Entry, Nick's first gig with the band.

"Everyone, please give Nick a big warm welcome!" - Under None

 


 

BONRUD GETS READY FOR SEPTEMBER ALBUM RELEASE

Minneapolis/Seattle based artist Paul Bonrud is getting ready to drop a new album for his group Bonrud. For those who aren't familiar with the group, Bonrud is a melodic-rock project headed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Bonrud and fronted by Minneapolis' power-vocalist Rick "Four Octave" Forsgren (Conditioned Response). Paul Higgins rounds out the group on the kit. Paul Bonrud began working with Rick Forsgren on "Save Tomorrow" after relocating to Minnesota.

The anticipated album, "Save Tomorrow" is the result of an impressive formation of highly experienced musicians known for their collaborative abilities, as well as the successful pairing of Paul Bonrud and legendary producer/engineer and six-time Grammy winner Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar, etc.). The songs were meticulously mixed by Keith at Pogologo Studio in California.

Bonrud's new album features drums performed by Washington state's Paul Higgins and recorded at the famed London Bridge Studio in Seattle (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains). The keyboards were performed by Richard Baker (Santana, Saga, Gary Wright), Eric Ragno (Graham Bonnet, Fergie Frederiksen, Jeff Scott Soto), and Dave Gross. The album was mastered by Steve Hall (Alice in Chains, Madonna, Richard Marx).

"My goal was to make the best album I could with absolutely no compromises and that is exactly what I did. The songs, production, and performances are the best of my career and I can't wait for people to hear it," - Paul Bonrud

 

The cover art for "Save Tomorrow" was done by comic book artist Adriana Melo.

 


 

ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED FOR LANCE KING'S NEW ALBUM "A MOMENT IN CHIROS" IN STORES 11/11/11
"Etheric Progressive Power Metal from the former voice of PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER, for fans of REDEMPTION, DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X with a nod at greats LED ZEPPELIN"

LANCE KING is world renowned in the underground as a melodic metal vocalist, singing on over 25 worldwide releases over the last 21 years. This fact is impressive in itself, but what is truly special about LANCE is his ability to morph his voice to fit any mood and intensity of a song, heís proved this over the years by adding a very "special something" to every album he has been a part of.

Said to have the golden touch, LANCEís voice just seems to connect the dots making head banging metal also into a good song.

On the last day of June, 2011 LANCE decided to invite some of his musical friends to co-write songs with him as he ventured into his first solo album. An act of faith only knowing their work, never working with them before in creating music. In just two months, those involved had created an epic masterpiece, quite a feat indeed based on the quality of this release.

In under three months, ďA Moment In ChirosĒ was mixed and mastered and off to the presses, perhaps the fasted created music in history? This album was meant to be out by 11/11/11 and is destined to stand the test of time.

The album's concept is based on the 11:11 time prompt phenomena happening to over 75 million people around the world, Lance is one of these people, and has dived in deep to find more about what itís all about. This album is one man's journey as a seeker of truth looking for answers to the world's greatest mysteries.

Lance has chosen "Human Trafficking" (sex slavery), one of the fastest growing criminal activities worldwide as the charitable cause he would like to champion, profits from this album will go to efforts to abolish this slave trade worldwide through an organization called "NOT FOR SALE"!
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/about/slavery/

Boasting great creativity and performances by these fine musicians: Jacob Hansen (Beyond Twilight, Invocator & Anubis Gate), Kim Olesen (Anubis Gate), Michael Harris (Darkology, Thought Chamber), Tore St Moren (Jorn), Fred Colombo (Spheric Universe Experience), Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater / Harmony), Kevin Codfert (Adagio), Michael Hansen & Shane Dhiman (Phonomik), Malek Ben Arbia (Myrath) & Morten Gade SÝrensen (Pyramaze, Wuthering Heights), Elyes Bouchoucha, Malek Ben Arbia, Anis Jouini (Myrath) & Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson and MANY others).
Produced by: Kim Olesen (Anubis Gate) & Jacob Hansen, (Volbeat, Heathen, TYR, Amaranthe, Communic, Mercenary, Onslaught, Rob Rock, Blotted Science, Raunchy, Pretty Maids, Cryoshell)

TRACKLIST:
111. A Sense of Urgency
222. Awakening
333. Manifest Destiny
444. A Given Choice
555. A Moment in Chiros
666. Dance of Power
777. Kibou
888. Infinity Divine
999. Joy Everlasting
10:10 Sacred Systems
11:11 Transformation

 


 

FAR FROM FALLING ANNOUNCE FINAL SHOW

In a note to fans on the bands official Facebook page, Far From Falling have announced that they will be going on hiatus as of October 14th which is the date of their final show. 

 

"To our fans and friends, Far From Falling will be going on hiatus at the end of October.

We have scheduled one final show at the Fine Line on Friday, October 14th. We hope to make it an amazing night, and hope that you will join us there.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211912082201763

From John, Jay, Harley, Paul and Corey - thank you."

 

 

 

Tripping Icarus have been added to the line-up.

 


 

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE RETURNS

American Head Charge have officially announced they'll be hitting the road for a brief tour.  Could it be a precursor to bigger things to come from the Minnesota metal giants? 

 

American Head Charge's "Tourette" 2011

10/20/2011 Mankato, MN - Buster's
10/21/2011 Kalamazoo, MI - Festival
10/22/2011 Joliet, IL - Bada Brew
10/23/2011 Duluth, MN - Clyde Iron
10/24/2011 Toledo, OH - Frankie's
10/25/2011 Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
10/26/2011 Des Moines, IA - Peoples
10/27/2011 Downer, MN - The Mainline Tavern
10/28/2011 Fargo, ND - Nestors
10/29/2011 Burnsville, MN - Primetime Sports Bar