Dr. C & the Gris Gris Graveyard Dog Ignites the Scene with Southern Rock Fusion Driving Rhythms and Soulful Melodies Collide

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Dr. C & the Gris Gris

Dr. C & the Gris Gris

“Graveyard Dog” the latest music release from the band Dr. C & the Gris Gris is making waves from their base camp of Lafayette, Louisiana and reaching a global audiences. The band describes their sound as “incendiary rock music with a southern twist” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). “Graveyard Dog” is certainly lighting up the scene and the band is giving one memorable performance that sizzles.

The band delivers a full listening experience to include the deep and soulful sounds of southern rock fused with electrifying rock waves. “Graveyard Dog” performs at a moderate tempo with varied degrees of slow and sultry sounds and colliding frequencies of a higher pitch. The song is sonically textured while garnering attention with synergized instrumentals performed by the band. The feeling of of the song conveys a series of emotions that range from frustrated to elated, exhausted and sometimes playful. Dr. C & the Gris Gris deliver enticing energy and almost hypnotic ambiance for listeners. Rock, country and alternative music fans will enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog”.

Popular music fans will also enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog” as it follows a similar path of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” which was heavily rotated in the mainstream between 2013 and 2014. “Graveyard Dog” however, is less dark in terms of the songwriting. The song has a much lighter feel though it does present some very expressive lyrics and stark metaphors.

One of the first verses on the song includes the lyrics, “I long for the days when she petted my face, like a good ol’ boy”. The band makes a correlation between a pet owner and their dog and a man and a woman’s relationship. The dog provides an interesting metaphor and listeners cannot help but to wonder what the subject of the story is feeling. Are they lamenting the loss of a loved one, are they now disillusioned by this relationship or are they continuing to stay loyal despite being treated like a dog? The song suggests the star of the show is willing to be treated like a graveyard dog who refuses to leave his owner’s side or in the case of this stunning portrayal, a lover’s side.

Dr. C & the Gris Gris recently released an Official Music Video for “Graveyard Dog”. The visuals present a clean and crisp look into the song with a bit of dramatic irony. The video is set against the backdrop of an actual graveyard where the band members are playing their instruments while a dog runs about throughout the scene. The music video is simple, yet effective in conveying the overall message and feel of the tune. The video is set to black and white which provides a nice contrast for the lyrics versus the instrumentation.

Watch Dr. C & the Gris Gris Perform “Graveyard Dog”

 

Dr C and the Gris Gris Band

The band’s latest release is an evocative performance that is certain to continue making gigantic waves across the music scene. Dr. C & the Gris Gris is one of the few bands we’ve experienced that captures the essence of rock without fail. While their sound is equally as eclectic as it is electric, they still take listeners down home so to speak, calling on the American spirit. “Graveyard Dog” is a powerful song concisely sums up a range of emotions and experiences using familiar metaphors while still taking the time to entertain listeners. “Graveyard Dog” is a rich experience that delivers on great music, meaningful songwriting and all of the feels.

Dr. C & the Gris GrisDr. C & the Gris Gris call Lafayette, LA home and after listening to their sound their roots can further be understood. The band creates a distinct fusion of rock and roll with “hits of Cajun and swamp rock influence” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). Fans will also hear the band’s inclusive elements of sludge, hard rock and alternative.

The band, which has garnered global recognition stretching outside of Lafayette, is known for giving a phenomenal live show. No strangers to the scene, members of the band have opened up for acts such as Cheap Trick, Fuel, Sevendust and many more.

Dr. C & the Gris Gris have been likened to legendary acts such as The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Guns’N’Roses and Audioslave to just name a few. The band is known for performing ‘monolithic drums, thundering bass and sleazy guitars (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). We love it!

The band’s debut release is “Hexes with Axes”and it is representative of the band’s signature elixir which fuses “memorable hooks, larger-than-life guitar solos, and in-your-face style” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). The band is not always setting souls on fire as they have been known to slow down the tempo and kick out a mellow ballad or two. Regardless of what tempo the band performs, they are certain to offer plenty of personality for rock lovers who enjoy a great tune.

 

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Scandic Tribe Highly-Anticipated Light At the End Album An Awe-Inspiring Rock Journey for the Ages

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Scandic-Tribe

‘Light at the End’, the upcoming album release from Copenhagen-based band Scandic Tribe is certain to bring a highly-addictive series of rock-infusions for music fans around the globe. Since the band’s inception in 2015, they have crafted an original sound that is deeply-rooted in their Nordic culture and genuine passion for music. ‘Light at the End’ will undoubtedly be an exhilarating listening experience for the sweeping crowd of music lovers currently spanning the music space.

While ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled for its official release on March 6th, 2018. We are here for the sounds of Scandic Tribe and the girls at G&S are pleased to give you a sneak preview into what you can expect from this spectacular Scandinavian band.

Envisioning the Light

First, Scandic Tribe’s ‘Light at the End’ will consist of 11 tracks total. You can expect that this expansive selection of tracks will provide an excellent opportunity for the band to demonstrate their vast artistic range in terms of their musicianship and prowess as performers. If you are looking for a nice robust album that will provide non-stop entertainment, ‘Light at the End’ will deliver. While music lovers ‘round the world will have to wait just a few more weeks to get the full Scandic Tribe experience, we will attempt to dissect the tracks, peeling out some distinct layers to explain why ‘Light at the End’ is a must-have album for your collection in 2018.

Scandic Tribe opens ‘Light at the End’ with a moving 2 minute introduction which happens to wrapped up in slow churning guitar chords. Between the dreamy melodies played on the intro, an inspiring message is spoken over the track. Phrases such as “Surround yourself with only positive people”, “don’t let anyone bring you down”, “lead the way”  and  “positivity is the key” are offered as the precursor of what is to come.

Following the introduction is a grimy guitar-driven rock song titled “Dusty Sunrise”. Scandic Tribe delivers a sleepless production with intense instrumentals and gripping vocals. Pounding percussion rocks out on this invigorating song which warms the soul. Commanding electric guitar riffs scream as the band performs infectious vocal harmonies. “Dusty Sunrise” is a soul-stirring song that never releases you from an organic high.

The next cut on ‘Light at the End’ is “Only Time Will Heal”, a rising wave of epic sounds and classic rock nuances. While singing a remarkable tune, the band draws fans in with an addicting flurry of powerful instrumentals to include magnetic guitar performances and possessing melodies. There is something very theatrical about “Only Time Will Heal”. The dynamic song would make a wonderful soundtrack for a coming of age film or reawakening of some sort.

‘Heaven’, the next song on ‘Light at the End’ takes a different approach compared to the previous two performances. The song teases with a relaxed introduction before it morphs into another stunning display. Through awe-inspiring chords and surging vocals, ‘Heaven’ slowly rises and crests into a soul-inspiring showcase of contrasting waves. Gritty instrumentation is intertwined within dark percussion and bass while the band’s notable Nordic melodies can be heard half-way through, giving a nostalgic vibe from an earlier time period. After Scandic Tribe’s performance of ‘Heaven’, what remains are chills all up and down the spine.

A song with a distinct rebellious attitude is ‘Revolution of Confusion’, which opens up with another dirty guitar riff, deep drum sequence and the familiar sounding “do you see what I see, do you feel what I feel”. As Scandic Tribe asks listeners to join the revolution as they deliver a sound reminiscent to those of Black Sabbath. ‘Revolution of Confusion’ is a memorable performance with a recognizable metal essence and the innate genius to reach a wide audience.

“Life is Good” is an emotional performance with a slower tempo. The song kindles the spirit with powerful instrumental melodies and inspiring songwriting. The lyrics of the song offer a hopeful perspective while the smooth sounds captivate. Scandic Tribe offers a marvelous contrast between each song, showcasing a boundless range of diversity and a myriad of musical influences.

The title track “Light At The End” is a legendary song that is heartwarming but somber. The lively instrumentation on the song contrasts with the poignant lyrics within the songwriting. With all elements blended together, “Light At The End” presents an extraordinary performance that lingers on after the song concludes.

The instrumental “Angel” is an aesthetic performance and ideal follow up to “Light at the End”. “Angel” communicates through music, a myriad of emotions while holding the listeners attention firmly. The instrumental is very raw and acoustic however it performs like a prism, casting a wide spectrum of textures and luminescent layers.

“Angel” leads into the “My Sweet Baby Valentine” which is a song that delivers a completely different vibe than the earlier performances on the album. “My Sweet Baby Valentine” is another heartwarming performance however it does convey a rather somber tune. The album truly contains some intricate story-telling rather than just some repetitive lines thus igniting the listener’s curiosity about the sources of inspiration for each of the songs.

The subtle vibes continue on “Heroes”, an iconic performance that pays homage to the brave. “Heroes” is a multifaceted song that includes a rainbow of colorful riffs that vary in tempo and pitch. The song has a catchy and emotive chorus that casts a bright light on the overall message delivered. Whereas “Light At The End” and “My Sweet Baby Valentine” embody retroactive nuances circa 90s rock and alternative, “Heroes” goes even further back with a folksy feel yet the song is fascinatingly modern.

‘Light at the End’ concludes with “Sad Time II”, a suave rock-fusion with folk influences and country elements. Scandic Tribe brings their overarching message of light and love home on “Sad Time II”. Though there are dark moments that happen on this track as accentuated by the slow-moving instrumental performance, rays of light can be experienced through the chorus which offers a brighter perspective. As the band sings, “let the good times roll, let the sad times go” listeners are left with feelings of hope and optimism.

Scandic Tribe, with ‘Light at the End’ has introduces music fans to an exceptional body of work which is as imaginative as it is inspiring. While the album ventures down some incredibly gloomy paths, they are overcome by luminescent moments. Scandic Tribe provokes a range of emotions that sway effortlessly from riveting highs to melancholy lows, each perfectly articulated through music.

Fans who have the opportunity to experience ‘Light at the End’ upon its release should expect a earnest performance that reaches deep into the pit of one’s soul. Through intricate storytelling and fervent musicianship, fans will experience a stunning sonic display. The combination of sound and songwriting on the album suggest that there is a great force at work and Scandic Tribe has been crowned the vessel by which to carry it forward. Ultimately, the band provides a relevant story for audiences to behold. On ‘Light at the End’, rock is abundant and the chronicles of life infinite. This is an album that will essentially set you free.

‘Light at the End’ is a timely showcase that is fit for all audiences without regard to geographic location or musical preference. While the band makes no mistake to include elements that are near and dear to the core of their sounds and exquisite heritage, it is a plight that is to be respected and appreciated by all. With March 6th, 2018 is just a few weeks away and fans are eagerly waiting for the debut release. Our suggestion is to get ready because Scandic Tribe is poised to take listeners on a highly-emotional, metaphorical roller-coaster that will either leave you laughing for crying but either way is certain to spark the flames of change.

Behind the Music

Scandic Tribe

Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandic Tribe was formed in 2015. The Scandinavian-based rock band represents the collaboration between Morten G.P. and Thomas Økland, two friends with a strong inclination towards music.

Scandic Tribe joined forces with internationally recognized producer Roy Z (Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest) and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf) for their upcoming debut release. The band is known for delivering a unique style which encompasses a fusion of influences to include: rock, folk, hard rock and heavy metal. Scandic Tribe’s sound has been described as on that is, “guitar-driven rock sound, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks, is inspired by classic rock mixed with a modern touch and hint of Nordic flair” (scandictribe.com).

The band’s upcoming album release ‘Light at the End’ is scheduled to debut on March 6th, 2018. ‘Light at the End’ will feature 11 tracks total which shed light on the band’s unique sound. While music fans eagerly await the release of the album, Scandic Tribe is focused on “promoting positivity and approaching music with an open mind” (scandictribe.com). The band is very proud of their heritage, which is largely a part of their distinct sound. Learn more about Scandic Tribe by visiting the links below.

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Introducing Mad Duck ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’ A Timeless venture through the best of Rock and Metal from a Modern Perspective

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Mad Duck

Mad Duck a Milan-based band recently released their debut album ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’, a collection of rock and metal performances representing a 15-year labor by two established musicians who also happen to be brothers Luca and Stefano Primavesi. ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’ is a formidable project that asserts itself with commanding presence and unapologetic attitude. Mad Duck, through a total of 9 distinct performances, takes fans on a remarkable journey that won’t soon be forgotten. In fact, the band which epitomizes the conventions of 80s and 90s metal through a modern framework has created a timeless body of work which will permeate the ages.

We spent some time digging into the sounds of Mad Duck and were pleasantly surprised by the band’s virtuosity in reinventing classic sounds for a contemporary audience. Whether you are a fan of rock, metal, punk or pop genres, you will enjoy the sounds of Mad Duck. Check out our takeaways from ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’…

Because Everyone Loves a Rebel!

“Renegade” the first track on ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’ is an edgy production with an infectious rhythm, gritty guitar work and driving energy. The song embodies the spirit of the 80s with rebellious vocals and a intricate riffs. “Renegade” is a spirited song with multi-generational appeal. While consisting of heavy chords and distinct polyrhythmics the track delivers a highly-texturized sound that not only entertains but engages listeners as well.

The second track on the album is “Tyger”, which includes Strive member Davide Merletto. In fact, David lends his vocal performance to all 9 of the tracks on the album. “Tyger” is an epic sounding production which includes a myriad of styles compact into one dynamic performance. The song delivers uplifting energy and inspiring tunes. Along with grimey guitars, fans can expect to indulge in luscious harmonies and moving melodies. Mad Duck gives a breathtaking performance that speaks to early rock influences while relating to a modern audience.

Fans of 90’s punk will enjoy the sounds introduced to listeners on the track “ElDorado”. “ElDorado” has a distinctly modern feel while still sharing some classic rock nuances. Mad Duck gives fans a delectable performance that is undoubtedly rich in texture, tone and presence. “ElDorado” is gushing with non-stop energy. Frenzied guitar riffs and highly-percussive rhythms capture the psyche through this hard-hitting performance.

A Journey to the Dark Side…

Mad Duck alters the tone ever so slightly on the performance of “City of Darkness”. Just when you are getting comfortable with the sounds executed on ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’, the band reinvents themselves before your very ears. “City of Darkness”, while also delivering a driving performance, contrasts various elements of rock music by playing with multiple tones and pitches. Instrumental waves cascade from high to low while expressing both gentle melodies and angry accents. “City of Darkness” actually transports the audience to another realm, perhaps a time period in the past or something reminiscent to the middle ages. It is rather wonderful how the band is able to illustrate a rich soundscape through music, thus inspiring listeners to engage with their imagination.

“At The Sign of The Skull” is another song that has a darker feel to it, however it progresses to a fast tempo and higher frequency. Once again sending out non-stop waves and complex instrumentation, Mad Duck demonstrates their ability to navigate through different sequences while creating a juxtaposition between rock nuances, varying harmonies and melodies to create a changing experience for fans who will likely never tire from the morphing of the band’s prowess.

The next track, “Down Among The Dead Men” is the quintessential rock performance. Just when you think you have heard your favorite song from Mad Duck, you’ll soon discover the list is endless. “Down Among The Dead Men” garners the attention immediately with its nasty introduction and we mean that in the best way possible. “Down Among The Dead Men” is grimy, raw and brutal. The song pounds hard and resounds deeply and beckons fans with audacity.

Epic and Cinematic…

‘Braggart stories and dark poems’ is bound to offer its fair share of surprises. “The Lightning Thief” is one such performance that illustrates the band’s vast breadth in terms of musicianship. From a dramatic intro which teases with extravagant piano chords to heavy shredding rhythms, “The Lighting Thief” seems to convey multiple personalities within the 2 ½ minute performance. It is hard to keep up with Mad Duck on this track because just as quickly as fans ease into a moderate tempo they will be moved into an intense series of speedy meters and a frantic atmosphere. “The Lighting Thief” holds nothing back when it comes to magnetic vibrance.

“They Call Me Trinity”, a cover is another remarkable performance by Mad Duck. The rendition is rather theatrical in nature and robust with personality. “They Call Me Trinity” is poetic and illustrative lyrically speaking and captivating musically and Mad Duck’s interpretation is flawless. One of the best words that can be used to describe this particular rendition of the song is “electrifying”.

As the album nears its finish, the final track rounds out one stunning performance with perfection. “Never Die” offers a distinct contrast from the previous two tracks but brings the album full circle to the sounds that we can only guess are signature for Mad Duck. “Never Die” is a commanding performance that is both chaotic and calming. The track beams with addicting intensity while providing a soothing finish to one extreme voyage into sound.

Watch Mad Duck Never Die

Mad Duck gives a strong performance on ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’, the project is complex but enjoyable and will be appreciated by anyone who relishes in great rock music. The band uses a diverse range of elements to convey their signature style which does speak to early influences by both legendary and lesser known acts in metal and rock. The album is an excellent escape from reality but is strikingly real all on its own.

Since Mad Duck’s inception in 2016, the Milan, Italy-based band which consists of brothers Luca and Stefano Primavesi sought to record material that had been 15 years in the works. The musicians are no strangers to music as the duo comes from a musical family. Luca and Stefano’s father graduated in composition and piano and their mother sings and also plays the guitar.

Self-taught in harmony, Luca is a classical guitarist and also plays the electric guitar. He graduated NAM as a sound engineer and later performed in a punk, rock and metal band covers. Luca weapons of choice are the Epiphone SG and Fender Stratocaster. The musician cites influences such as Zakk Wylde, Michael Romeo, Ritchie Blackmore and legendary bands such as Black Sabbath, Finntroll, Helloween, Metallica and Tina Turner.

Musician Stefano is also a self-taught musician who plays the electric guitar, bass, and he also studied the flute. He specializes in harmony and composition and has played in cover bands with genres ranging from pop, acoustic, rock and metal. Stefano’s weapon of choice includes a modified Fender Precision. The musician cites influences such as Geezer Butler and Markus Grosskopf, Blind Guardian, Accept, Helloween, Rhapsody and Symphony X.

The band’s style is described as being classic heavy metal. The brothers got their start playing in cover bands such as “Qui per Caso” and “Children of the Sabbath” a tribute to Black Sabbath. Luca and Stefano along with their cover band also had the opportunity to play at “Rock N Roll”, a club in Milan.

Mad Duck released their first album ‘Braggart stories and dark poems’ on November 30th. Special appearances on the album include vocalist David Merletto (former singer for Daedalus e Planethard, current Strive) who performs vocals for the entire album , Francesco La Rosa (M-pire of Evil, Extrema, MEGANOIDI) on Drums (“Tyger”), and Roberto Diana (acoustic and slide guitar) on “City of Darkness” and “At The Sign of The Skull”   Recordings on the project are reminiscent to metal sounds of the 80s and 90s. The album was self-produced Learn more about Mad Duck by visiting the links below.

 

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GREYE Single “Windows” Revitalizing the American Spirit Florida Progressive Americana Rock Band Gives an Unblemished Performance

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GREYE Windows

 

It has been quite a while since we have covered an Americana collective, but we recently discovered some sweet sounds from GREYE, a Florida-based Progressive Americana Rock Band. GREYE just released their latest project “Windows” and the band’s lead single of the same title currently has the global music-sphere lit.

Released in July, “Windows” is a polished performance with a blistering down-home feel. The song, which carriers a laid-back vibe is driven by a distinct score which consists of addicting guitar riffs, robust bass rhythms, catching percussion and a luscious vocal performance. “Windows” is the quintessential fusion between some of America’s most popular genres with a distinctly modern feel. GREYE gives a flawless performance and production on the single is among the cleanest we’ve ever experienced from an indie band.

GREYE offers music lovers a rich listening experience which not only includes alluring vocals and professional musicianship, but also an opportunity to experience thought-provoking songwriting content which is often difficult to come by in the mainstream. “Windows” is a performance that can be appreciated from various perspectives regardless of your music preferences and most of all, it is a great song and easy to absorb.

GREYE is a refreshing introduction to neophytes of Americana who have not yet had the opportunity to experience its nuances, while Gen X-ers will gravitate towards the progressive sounds that defined the 90s, reflecting back on music’s evolution. Millennials just now stumbling upon bands like Pearl Jam, will marvel at the sounds of real music, and those that relish in the conventions of The Allman Brothers Band will give a nod to the deeply rooted influences heard in GREYE’s release.

Listen to GREYE “Windows” on Soundcloud.

Based in Daytona, Florida, GREYE consists of band members Hannah Summer (vocals) Jett Wolfe (guitar), Joshua Reid (bass), Ray Grimard (drums). The band got its start in 2012 and has since performed at both local and national venues.

In 2014, GREYE released their debut album ‘Providence’. Following the success of ‘Providence’, the band released the full-length LP’s ‘The Tube’ and ‘The Worrier’ in 2015 and 2016 respectively. GREYE members cite a number of musical influences ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to John Butler Trio, YES and many others. Jon Allred of “Indie Music Lives Here of Portland” stated, “…forget 50 shades, one does of GREYE is all you need at the end of the day to unwind and lose yourself to a music masterpiece…”

Having been praised for their work ethic and in receipt of numerous accolades, the band has definitely made its mark on music since its original inception. GREYE was highlighted at the 2015 BMI Key West Songwriters Festival and vocalist Hannah Summer was selected as Songwriter of the Year at the Songwriters Showcase of America 2014-2015.

GREYE kicked off a summer tour in July starting in North Charleston, South Carolina and along the east coast. August tour dates start on the 2nd .

Check out these upcoming tour dates for GREYE:

    The Middle East – 480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 – July 31st @ 10pm

    Stella’s Barn – 1346 Elmira Rd., Newfield, NY 14867 – August 2nd @ 6pm

    Lot 10 Kitchen and Lounge – 160 S Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 – August 4th @ 10pm

    The Back Door Bar – 3092 NY-28, Old Forge, NY 13420 – August 5th @ 8pm

    Palmetto Brewing Co. – 289 Huger St., Charleston, SC 29403 – August 12th @ 6pm

    JohnKing Grill & Bar – 428 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 – August 12th @ 10pm

Visit the band’s website for more tour information www.greyemusic.com.

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