Statement Regarding Vinnie Paul

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Vinnie Paul Abbott wasn’t just a drummer, he was an iconic fixture in the metal and hard rock community, a pioneer, and an absolute legend. He was a self taught drummer who went on to win many awards for his impeccable skills throughout his career.

A founding member of Pantera, DamagePlan and his current band HELLYEAH, Vinnie was a vital force for bands and millions of fans worldwide. Whether fans were turning their volume to 11 or headbanging their hearts out at live shows, Vinnie was an inspiration.

His most recent release, HELLYEAH's UNDEN!ABLE contained three hit singles, thanks to support from Sirius XM’s Octane. “All of us at Octane are so broken hearted to hear of the passing of our brother Vinnie Paul. We sent love to his family, band members and fans. You will be missed. Thinking of you reunited and rockin’ with Dime… Rest in Peace, Vinnie Paul Abbott”, Octane released in a statement.

Today, the world not only lost a legend, but also a genuine human being who lived to put a smile on the faces of everyone he met. May he be reunited with his brother as we all strive to continue his legacy.

Eleven Seven Music is heartbroken, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, bandmates, friends, and fans through this difficult time.

Bang Bang Romeo Breakout with New Single "Shame On You"

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Today, England’s latest breakout band Bang Bang Romeo have launched with their brand new single ‘Shame On You’. Having just signed a global record deal with Eleven Seven Label Group, the female-fronted alt-rock trio are excited to share the next wave of music from their eagerly anticipated debut album, which is due for release this October via Five Seven Music.

With an electrifying chorus, ‘Shame On You’, continues to demonstrates a band on the rise. They explain, “’Shame On You’ is about two negative magnets constantly drawing themselves to one another. We know it's going to end in tears, waking up the morning after with a broken heart, but we're each other's doomed 'Ying and Yang', and that's just the way it is."

“Shame On You” follows Bang Bang Romeo’s previously released tracks ‘Chemical’ and ‘Natural Born Astronaut’, which earned them support across the pond from BBC Radio 1 and Britain’s Virgin Radio.  The tracks have also received critical acclaim from publications such as NME, The Independent, The Sun, tmrw magazine, and have gained themselves a fan in Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi.

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Anastasia “Stars” Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitar) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry, while providing a strong, open voice for the LGBT community.

The band has become a force to be reckoned with, opening for rock and alternative mainstays such as the Foo Fighters and The Killers, touring extensively throughout the UK and appearing on festivals such as Reading, TRNSMT, The Great Escape, Y-Not and Liverpool Sound City Festival. 

Bang Bang Romeo’s buzz has also secured them a spot on the main stage at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, where they were personally chosen to open the festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration ahead of headliner Kasabian.

Working with a host of chart-topping producers in New York and LA, Bang Bang Romeo are ready to prove they are one of the most exciting new artists on the scene in 2018.  The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, due out this October.

 

UPCOMING FESTIVAL  DATES

June 22 - Isle Of Wight Festival (main stage)

July 21 - Tramlines Festival (main stage)

July 25- 29 - Kendal Calling (2nd stage)

Aug 23 - Nambucca, London (supporting Electric Six)

Aug 26 - Victorious Festival (2nd stage)

Bad Wolves Present $250,000 Check to The Children of Late Cranberries Frontwoman, Dolores O' Riordan

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Last night at a sold out Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’ Riordan’s family onstage prior to a performance of “Zombie”.  O’Riordan’s two sons, Donny Jr. and Taylor Burton, alongside their father, Don Burton, were presented with the gift in an emotional moment.  The check was also accepted on behalf of their younger sisters, Molly and Dakota Burton.

O’Riordan was set to record her iconic vocals on the track on the day of her tragic passing. In advance of their debut album, Disobey, the band released “Zombie” as a single, with the commitment to bestow their proceeds to her four children.  The unprecedented global success of “Zombie” lead to the raising of $250,000, with a promise for more. 

Our sadness the day Dolores passed was nothing compared to that of her children and her family.  In light of the tragedy, donating our proceeds to her children was the only thing that made sense. The ultimate goal is to present them with a $1,000,000 check – and the fact we’re a quarter of the way there is beyond incredible,” reflects Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext.  The connection that people have to this song, the stories, the memories and the kids who are hearing this song through Bad Wolves for the first time - it’s a true testament to the timelessness of their mother’s songwriting that will live on forever, and we are so grateful to be able to do this for them.”

Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia, as well as gaining Platinum status in Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks .  Bad Wolves have also earned the #1 spot on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart.  Additionally, the single has been planted atop the iTunes Metal chart in the U.K. and Germany for five straight months.  The official music video, a tribute to O’Riordan and an homage to the original, has  garnered over 125 million views across platforms. 

Their debut album, Disobey, released in May via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the #22 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), Bad Wolves have proven themselves to be the global breakout band of 2018. 

Bad Wolves will be touring extensively throughout the rest of 2018, with the “What’s In Your Head” tour continuing through July 6th with label mates From Ashes to New and special guest Diamante.  They will also be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More on their massive amphitheater tour this summer.    For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.badwolvesnation.com.

 

DIAMANTE Drops Debut Album COMING IN HOT, Out Now on Better Noise Records

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Today, blue-haired rock n’ roll troubadour Diamante has released her long-awaited debut album Coming In Hot via Better Noise Records. 

The album follows two digital collections, featuring  the viral title track and the lead single “Had Enough”, garnering over 1.5 million streams across platforms, as well as over 5 million collective streams on YouTube.

Produced by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm], Coming In Hot sees Diamante leaving an indelible imprint on the rock landscape.  Thanks to her edgy style, sultry vocals, and the pop sensibility inherent in her music, all the while drawing influence from ‘80s female rock icons, including Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Debbie Harry, the now 21-year-old singer aims to breathe new life into rock with Coming In Hot.

“This album is my introduction to the world as an artist,” Diamante muses.  “Howard was the one who pushed me to vulnerable and tell my story through my music.  I’m finally showing the world who I am. Through all my faults, flaws, insecurities in my lyrics, I want people to be able to relate to that.”

Diamante has also been featured on a special version of breakout hard rock outfit Bad Wolves’ new single, “Hear Me Now,” joining the band on stage nightly throughout their spring tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown.  She has joined Bad Wolves and From Ashes to New as a special guest on the “What’s In Your Head” Tour, which will be trekking across the United States through July 6th.  Following the tour, she will be once again joining Bad Wolves on the road with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More to perform “Hear Me Now” on a massive summer ampitheater tour.  All tour dates listed below.  For tickets & more information, visit  www.diamanteofficialmusic.com

Just Loud Releases "Ghost"

A bold and intriguing new voice is upon us… get ready for the brilliance that is Just Loud. PRESS HERE to watch the video for his new song “Ghost,” out today. A powerful track that questions how humans deal with love and loneliness, “Ghost” showcases Just Loud’s striking vocals and fearless originality – immaculately blending pop and modern R&B with in-your-face 80’s rock spirit. The video, made in collaboration with artist Aleia Murawski (who was featured in Petra Collins’ In Search of Us show last year at NYC’s MoMa), places Just Loud’s sense of artistic grandeur and enigmatic presence front and center.

“The first line is ‘I talk too much or not at all,’ and that’s me, 100%,” explains Just Loud. “I’m very shy and outspoken — a full Gemini — and that balance is hard when it comes to being in a relationship with someone. Can you handle all of me? Would you go ghost on me once you found out who I am?”

Just Loud will release his 4-track debut EP entitled Episode 1 on June 15 via Five Seven Music, produced by Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Neon Trees, Katy Perry). With an impressive range and sense of introspection, Episode 1 is ultimately a document of Just Loud making personal discoveries in real time — expressing himself, his pain and glories, through his compelling and impactful art. On EP opener “Electrified,Just Loud ruminates on growing up and parties of days gone by over a swaying framework. The video has garnered half a million views in just one week (PRESS HERE to watch). “Angels and Demons” is a soaring, soulful rocker, and Just Loud’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” proves his creative magic.

Born in Virginia, Just Loud’s adolescence largely revolved around his small country church. His rebellious and inquisitive nature, however, led him to be cast away from the church at 15 – leading him to pursue music. Now, Just Loud is poised to be his own disruptive force in music in 2018.

Bad Wolves Drop New Music Video "Remember When", Apple Music Exclusive

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June 1st, 2018, NEW YORK, NY -- Today, Bad Wolves have premiered their latest music video for “Remember When” — exclusively available on Apple Music through June 15th.

Directed by Wayne Isham (Mötley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth) , “Remember When” is the third single released from the band’s debut album, Disobey, out now via Eleven Seven Music.  The album had a consumption of over 21,000 units in the first week and debuted at #22 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #8 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and #4 on the Rock Album charts. 

The powerful music video relays the story of frontman Tommy Vext’s relationship with his twin brother.  “My twin brother is currently serving 17 years for attempted murder — [he] tried to kill me during a home invasion when he was high in 2010…  [Testifying against him] was definitely one of the more difficult moments of my life,” Vext reflected in a recent interview with Kerrang!.  “‘Remember When’ kinda goes through a timeline and highlights two people who lived the exact same life and had the exact same hardships and advantages and disadvantages, and who we are ultimately as adults is defined by the choices that we made, and our lives reflect those choices.”

Disobey features the band’s cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit, “Zombie.” Their version was a runaway hit and elevated Bad Wolves to international acclaim. The track topped charts worldwide, including iTunes overall, rock and metal charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart and Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.  Since its release, the official music video has garnered over 100 million views. Bad Wolves plan to donate their proceeds from the song to the late Dolores O’Riordan’s four children.  

Bad Wolves will be spending most of the foreseeable future on the road.  Beginning June 6th, the band will set out on the “What’s In Your Head” Tour, co-headlined by labelmates From Ashes to New and special guest Diamante.  The band will also be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More on a massive summer amphitheater tour throughout North America.  For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.badwolvesnation.com.

INTRODUCING: JUST LOUD

Bursting into the global collective consciousness today with his debut track “Electrified”, Just Loud emerges as a truly unique artist, representing an immaculate blend of alternative and pop.

The genre-crossing, fearlessly bold sonic craftsman pulls from myriad influences to bring his musical vision to life: “I always say I have voices in my head where I collect sound,” says Just Loud while talking about the recording sessions.

“Sometimes I’d feel Bowie, sometimes I’d feel Gnarls Barkley—I was using sound and music, not just one particular artist,” adds producer Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Neon Trees, Coheed and Cambria).

Electrified” — out today on Eleven Seven Label Group’s Five Seven imprint — is Just Loud’s introductory offering. The pulsating, high-energy song is already seeing airplay with LA’s Alt 98.7,  New York’s Alt 92.3, San Francisco’s 105.3, and Dallas’ 103.7 and gaining praise from industry heavyweights.

“When something is so impactful that it cuts through the clutter it elevates everyone’s standards and that’s what we aim to do with Just Loud,” explains Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac on his decision to sign the artist.

The video, directed by Max Hliva (Childish Gambino and Rae Sremmurd) showcases the effervescent, neon dreamstate induced by the song. WATCH IT HERE

Throughout “Electrified” Just Loud ruminates on the parties of days past over a tart synth line so infectious that it will lodge itself in your head for days. Underneath the swaying framework and ebullient vocals—reminiscent of electro-rocking contemporaries like Passion Pit and Foster the People —lies some serious truths about growing up and personal maturation.

Figuring out who you are is an essential facet of life on Earth, and through his music Just Loud makes such discoveries in real time—expressing himself, his pain and glories, through his strikingly impactful art. “I’m saying all the things I wish I could’ve said years ago,” he explains. “Imagine a loner not having a voice, and all of the sudden they just feel like talking.”

Electrified” is the opening salvo of such a conversation—and it’ll leave you wanting to hear what he has to say next, too.

ELEVEN SEVEN LABEL GROUP AND MARSHALL RECORDS INK INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

  From L-R (Front Row): Steve Kline (COO, Eleven Seven Label Group), Dan Lieblein (CFO, Eleven Seven Label Group), Steve Tannett (Global Head of Label, Marshall Records), AJ Kasen (A&R, Eleven Seven Label Group) -- (Back Row) Dan Waite (Managing Director, Europe, Eleven Seven Label Group), Luke Green (Director, Marshall Records)

From L-R (Front Row): Steve Kline (COO, Eleven Seven Label Group), Dan Lieblein (CFO, Eleven Seven Label Group), Steve Tannett (Global Head of Label, Marshall Records), AJ Kasen (A&R, Eleven Seven Label Group) -- (Back Row) Dan Waite (Managing Director, Europe, Eleven Seven Label Group), Luke Green (Director, Marshall Records)

Today, Eleven Seven Label Group and Marshall Records announce a global distribution partnership which will see Marshall Records artists released under the Eleven Seven umbrella.

Launching with new music from REWS;  “SHAKE SHAKE” and “MISS YOU IN THE DARK”, the partnership provides an opportunity to expose new audiences to up-and-coming artists: and showcase groundbreaking talent that moves the needle.  

Marshall Records is a subsidiary of the revered Marshall Amps brand and REWS are the hotly-tipped London/Belfast-based alt-rock duo of Shauna Tohill and Collette Williams.

“We at Marshall Records and throughout the wider Marshall family have always admired Allen (Kovac, CEO) and the great success of the Eleven Seven Roster of artists so this deal represents a great opportunity to join a winning team,” explains Steve Tannett, Global Head of Marshall Records.

“From radio and licensing, to publicity and marketing, Eleven Seven continues to set the pace for rock and independent music worldwide,” says Eleven Seven COO Steve Kline. “As we continue to expand the label group both sonically and operationally in 2018, we are delighted to welcome Marshall Records to the E7 family.”

Marshall Records is known for its integrity and true rock heritage. Helmed by Global Head of Label Steve Tannett, Director Luke Green, and Label Manager Peter Capstick, the UK-based outfit is partnering with Eleven Seven in order to enhance opportunities for its growing roster so that each artist can reach their full potential in the territories covered under the deal.

Eleven Seven Label Group is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Founded in 2006 by Tenth Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac, the company is the global home for artists including Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Just Loud, Sixx:A.M., The Dirty Heads, ROMES, Bleeker, Diamante, and HELLYEAH as well as Five Finger Death Punch outside of the U.S.  In addition to Marshall Records, Eleven Seven Label Group is home to Eleven Seven Music and distributes two sub-labels—the alternative and indie-leaning Five Seven Music [Just Loud, Council, Bang Bang Romeo, Dirty Heads, ROMES, Bleeker] and emerging hard rock-centric Better Noise Records [Bad Wolves, Nothing More, From Ashes To New, Diamante, and Escape The Fate. The organization has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, and Berlin.

 

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