Nights Premieres “Walkaway” Video

Band also announces first U.S. Tour

 
     Nights is a band that takes pride in putting it’s heart and soul into their music and art, which is evident in the new music video for “Walkaway”. Trippy and melancholy may come to mind when viewing this video which was beautifully produced and directed by Siân Wright. Nights’ Jenna Fournier explains, “instead of telling a linear story, we wanted the viewer to feel as if they were sifting through fragments of memories mixed with live footage that captures the energy of the music. The song is really about that beautiful moment of clarity that comes at the death of a relationship, symbolized in the video with the life-cycle of a dandelion.”
     In addition to the video premiere, the band also announced their first U.S. tour which kicks off tonight in their hometown Cleveland, Ohio.  Nights has toured Japan twice and played multiple festivals but is ready to hit the road in the U.S. The “Out Of The Shadows” tour will feature different bands appearing with Nights on each date so no two shows in any city, will be the same.
     Nights’ Tragic Hero Records debut album, “Whisper”, is available now on both cd and vinyl at merchbucket.
4/22 Cleveland OH @ The Happy Dog w/ The Commonwealth
4.30 Akron, OH @ Musica w/ The Beyonderers & Basic Cable Preachers
5/6 Columbus OH @ Spacebar w/ Basic Cable Preachers, Indian Opinion & Punch Drunk Tagalongs
5/7 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard’s Pub w/ Indian Opinion & Basic Cable Preachers
5/13 Chicago, IL @ Brauerhouse w/ Brujas Del Sol
5/21 Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail w/ Void Reunion, March on Comrade & Indian Opinion
5/22 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ The Luckouts & Void Reunion
About Nights
Driven by expansive dynamics, infectious melodies, and shimmering soundscapes, NIGHTS winds through grooves of crashing rhythm and slicing, textural guitars. Ambient psychedelia juxtaposed with haunting, melancholic vocals spawns chilling performances reminiscent of early Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. NIGHTS enchants audiences by shifting from soothing dream-pop to aggressive rock.
Fronting Nights is visual artist Jenna Fournier, whose soft, ethereal vocals and sparkling guitar float in extreme contrast to the roar emanating from the band. Guitarist Frankie Maraldo combines the clever manipulation of billowing, swirling sound effects with a raw, histrionic performance. His sonic chaos is anchored by the precision of Chris Dalman’s hammering drums intertwined with the band’s bassist/synthesist Vincenzo Mauer’s emotive playing. Mauer provides a saturated, lower end pulse and melodic counterpoint to Fournier’s poignant and whimsical lyrics.
NIGHTS’ debut Tragic Hero Records/Warner Music Group release Whisper was recorded by Jim Stewart and mixed by legendary producer, Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple) at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland, Ohio. Their sound, not easily defined, captivates a wide spectrum of listeners, inviting you into dreams, desires, and a musical journey set to expand aural horizons.

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Vesuvius Announces First U.S. Tour

Dreams do come true for this Canadian band
     Vesuvius is excited to announce their first U.S. run with the “My Place of Solace and Rest Tour pt II”, which includes support from Curses and Change Is. Vesuvius is extremely thankful that the dream of sharing their music in the U.S is coming true. Vocalist Billy Melsness expresses the collective thoughts of the band, “I think I can confidently speak on behalf of everyone in the band when I say that it is an absolute dream come true, to be announcing the second leg of the “My Place of Solace and Rest” tour in the United States. Performing in the U.S. has been an objective since our inception, and we are ecstatic to have been granted the opportunity to travel abroad and present our art to a brand new audience. A massive thanks goes out to our delightful manager/best friend/sixth member of the band, Chris Cave, for all his hard work in realizing this endeavour. Without him we are nothing.”
     “My Place of Solace and Rest” has already been garnering national attention for the band and Vesuvius couldn’t be more excited for what this year holds for them. Melsness explains, “This is our year, and we cannot wait to see where the rest of it takes us. Thank you so very much to everyone who has supported Vesuvius and helped make this twenty-one year old kid’s fantastical dreams a reality, one day at a time. See you all on the road.”
     “My Place of Solace and Rest” is available now for pre-order at merchbucket.com
6/20- Saginaw, MI @ Counter Culture
6/21- Akron, OH @ Rialto Theatre
6/24- Florence, MA @ American Legion
6/26- Baltimore, MD @ The Raven Inn
6/28- Bristol, VA @ The Woodman
6/29- Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/1- Lafayette, LA @ JPS
7/2- Houston, TX @ White Swan
7/3- Austin, TX @ The Love Goat
7/6- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
7/7- Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
7/8- Upland, CA @ Grizzly Den
7/10- Los Angeles, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
About Vesuvius

     Hailing from the birthplace of Ottawa, ON., Vesuvius brings forth an identity that cannot be disclosed within one particular genre of music. Since their formation in early 2015, the band began working on a blueprint that encompasses a vast expanse of musical influences and intends on defying the millennial archetype of what the youth of today deem to be a rock or metal act.
     Unlike the majority of bands playing in their scene today, Vesuvius is a composition of organic means. Ben Cooligan (vocals), Billy Melsness (vocals), Robin Parsons (synth/turntables), Michael Luc Malo (guitars) and Carter Peak (percussion) came together as five friends with a unanimous goal to transform what was once a hobby into a labour of love and passion. Their quintet dynamic allows for them to translate an incredibly emotive craft into an energetic and wholly entertaining live performance from beginning until completion.
     Their first full length album, “My Place of Solace and Rest” (tracks 1-4 engineered/mixed/mastered by Frank Shooflar , tracks 5-8 mixed/mastered by Shooflar and engineered by Doug Meadows) was an integral component of how the band caught the eye of Tragic Hero Records.  “We have personal friends who have partnered with Tragic Hero Records and swear by the company. We wanted to make sure to work with a label that cares about their artists’ creative integrity, making Tragic the most suitable route to take” Melsness said.
     “My Place of Solace and Rest” will be the debut of what the band trademarks as the “Vesuvius sound”. Cooligan describes it as “a theme implemented throughout the music that refers to the structure of each piece the two have put together. Each song is structured with an “emotional crux” often sitting in the middle of the piece. Throughout the build and break of the tracks, each piece ebbs and flows in order to create the greatest impact when it reaches its climax.”
The album will be released on May 6th and the band plans to tour in support of the record.

Tragic Hero Records Labelmates Release Split 7″ Vinyl Record

Tragic Hero Records labelmates, Keyes and Wearing Thin, released their split 7″ vinyl today. The partnership was natural as the bands have grown close over the years and now have a home at the same label. Vocalist for Wearing Thin, Tylor Blackburn, explains “We’ve been best friends with Keyes for a while now, and it’s really exciting to not only be able to work with them on a release, but to do it with what we feel is a more polished and mature sound”. Keyes couldn’t agree more about the collaboration. Vocalist Kyle Allen shares, “This recording is something special to us on more levels than just the music, it’s something we’ve been able to create with our best friends,”
    The split 7″ is available in limited physical quantities and digitally at these outlets:
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April 15th is ‘Day of Wrath’ for Pathways
Band Releases Tragic Hero Records Debut EP “Dies Irae”
    Floridian metal band, Pathways, is ready to make your ears feel the wrath with the release of their Tragic Hero Records debut “Dies Irae”. The EP is a concept album surrounding the four horsemen of the apocalypse showcasing themes of war, death, famine and conquest. “Dies Irae” is heavily influenced by classical music which shows through on each track.
    Pathways is extremely proud of the hard work that went into the album and excited about the future, especially with their new home at Tragic Hero. Guitarist Jon Rose shared, “Dies Irae” was a long collaborated effort from each member of the band, and to see it finally be brought to life and showcased in the proper way, makes us feel completely ecstatic. We couldn’t ask for a better label to be displaying our hard work. The day of the release will mark an important day in Pathways history!”
    “Dies Irae” is an extended EP that includes a bonus instrumental version of every track. The band wanted to include the extra tracks for fans because as Rose explained, “you can truly hear all the subtle details within the music and how the songs were originally written.”
“Dies Irae” is available physically at merchbucket and digitally at: