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AUTHORITY ZERO

Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium’s legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK’s Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, AUTHORITY ZERO continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.

Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.

The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says “The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you’re really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it’s their new favorite album that just came out. That’s how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It’s a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We’ve also incorporated some surprise elements. It’s an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We’re fired up.”

Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.

At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.

IMPLANTS are a five-piece melodic punk rock supergroup formed in 2011 which features members of SoCal punk mainstays Strung Out, Pulley, Ten Foot Pole and The Tank. They have quickly amassed a large following after leaking demos online which have received worldwide attention and radio play, and have already proven themselves a must-see live act while sharing the stage with Good Riddance, The Vandals, Pulley and Strung Out among others. The band’s long awaited debut album, which was engineered by Eric Stenman (Saves The Day, Thrice), produced by Implants and mixed by Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, Megadeth, NOFX), was released on Cyber Tracks in Spring 2013. https://www.facebook.com/ImplantsBand 
Implants
Ken Conte (The Tank, Brown Lobster Tank) – Lead Vocals
Jim Blowers (Pulley) – Guitar/Vocals
Rob Ramos (Strung Out) – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Del Rio (Ten Foot Pole) – Bass/Vocals
Chris Dalley (Ten Foot Pole) – Drums

 

 

COUNTERPUNCH

Chicago based punk rock band Counterpunch formed in 2004. The lineup currently consists of Eric Hausser, Jared Rohde, Jim Margle (We Are the Union) & Brian Phee (Break the Silence).
Their self-titled debut album was released in 2007 both on their own imprint, Punch It Records, along with Radtone Records in Japan. The next few years were spent performing with regional, national, and international acts in support of the release.
Their second full-length record brought them to new heights, expanding their fan-base both domestically and abroad. It was released internationally in late 2010 titled "Heroes & Ghosts" on Radtone Records (Japan), Disconnect Disconnect Records(UK), Funtime Records (Belgium), No Reason Records (Italy), and Fond of Life Records (Germany). It would later be released by Go Kart Records domestically in the spring of 2011 with alternate artwork by Derek Deal under the title "Dying to Exonerate the World".
Following their first European tour in 2011, Counterpunch would return in the spring of 2012 with spots on both the Groezrock and Jera-On-Air festivals. The band supported a variety of bands throughout the tour, including Nothington, Belvedere, Mute, The Copyrights, Authority Zero and Versus the World.
Since their formation, they have also had the pleasure of sharing the stage both locally & internationally with The Vandals, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, We Are the Union, This Is a, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, A Wilhelm Scream, The Swellers, Much the Same, Only Crime & many more building a worldwide following along the way.
In the summer of 2012, the band began writing & recording their long awaited follow-up LP, "Bruises," which will be released on CD / Vinyl / Digital from Cyber Tracks (Jen & El Hefe [NOFX]) on August 5th, 2014.
Produced, mixed & engineered by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers, Less Than Jake) at Atlas Studios in Chicago and mastered by Chris Fogal (Implants) at Black In Bluhm Studios in Denver, CO. "Bruises" features fast paced, fist pumping tracks that combine quintessential elements of the 90's So Cal melodic punk scene with modern day melodic alternative/punk rock.
In November of 2012, Counterpunch made their way down to Costa Rica for both an intimate headlining show & a sold out 2,000+ capacity venue as direct support for Chicago punk stalwarts Rise Against (Geffen Records). Look for the band to be performing both local and international shows in support their upcoming LP.

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