Saturday August 24 Shawna Sommers and Adam Alvarez from Gypsy Flight join Jayson Shell for a conversation on the Women of Metal Show. Tune in live at 8pm Central Time only on Insane Realm Radio.
Gypsy Flight is an Original Hard Rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Blending hard edge rhythms with melodic vocal lines,Gypsy Flight delivers Hard Rock music with a modern attitude. In February Gypsy Flight placed 3RD in the Bay Area’s longest running Battle of the Bands and in May 2013 Gypsy Flight released their self titled debut album and immediately grabbed the attention of Hard Rock legions. While gaining airplay on Hard Rock Radio, Gypsy Flight also has been selected to be included on “Maiden of Metal” compilation album being distributed by Delinquent Records USA along with top Female fronted bands from around the world. Take a listen for yourself to Gypsy Flight and spread the word to Hard Rock enthusiasts all around about Gypsy Flight.
ARIA PLAN FOR OCTOBER RELEASE OF 5 SONG EP “ABANDON”
A new, highly anticipated EP from ARIA. “ABANDON” is due to be released October 2013 and will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. The first single off the EP is the feisty, energetic track titled “On My Own.” The video for the track will also premiere September 3rd.
They have been working tirelessly to put together their 3rdrelease. With a debut self-titled EP and their full-length album We Are All Prisoners under their belt, they are fine-tuning their sound and honing their song-writing abilities. Teaming up once again with producer Michael Hatalak of It Dies Today to record the 5 tracks, ARIA also sought the help of co-writers Justin Gammella and Lance Camann to take a new approach.
“I feel like with each year that passes we have a better grasp on what direction we want to go and our goals become more and more specific.” Explains front-woman Bianca Dyrland. “We’ve taken more time to write these 5 songs than we have to write all our older songs combined. We don’t want to just put out music for the sake of putting out music. We want it to be the best representation of who we are now and who we want to become.”
The first single “On My Own” is bold and unfeigned, exposing a little more aggression and candor than most other ARIA songs. The song makes a big statement, calling out a friend or possibly former lover for abandoning her in a time of need, which ties in with the title and theme of the record.
“I was just trying to think of my overall state of mind during the writing process. I was feeling an overwhelming sense of abandonment both internally and externally and all the songs seemed to reflect that. So the word Abandon kind of just punched me in the face.”Elaborates Bianca on the title and theme.
ARIA is currently booking a stretch of tour dates in the eastern half of the United States that they will announce in the coming weeks to promote the release and expand their audience. The band will be touring as far southwest as Texas and working their way back up along the coast. Keep up to date with ARIA and further announcements on their facebook/twitter and for all ARIA gear check out the LM store (link above)
HALESTORM has issued an official music video for the song “Here’s To Us”, the latest single off the band’s 2012 sophomore album, “The Strange Case Of…” Singer Lzzy Hale told Rolling Stone, “We wrote this song literally as our personal anthem. We’ve been through a lot together as a band, and we’ve learned to celebrate the low times as well as the highs. It’s about toughin’ out and respecting the journey for us, and that’s how we have kept it together as a foursome for 10 years! Here’s to us!”
The band recently recorded an alternate version of the track featuring guest appearances from Slash, SHINEDOWN‘s Brent Smith, ALTER BRIDGE‘s Myles Kennedy, DEVICE‘s David Draiman and others. Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that that version of the song was all about unity in the rock scene. “Everyone always thinks everybody’s in competition,” she said. “‘Oh, you know, we’re in competition for the charts!’ We’re in competition like, ‘Did you have a better set than me? Are you a better player?’ And it was important for all of us to show that none of that matters. We’re all in this together.”
“Here’s To Us” was previously covered on a February 2012 episode of the hit television show “Glee”.
The song is the fourth single from “The Strange Case Of…” , following “Love Bites (So Do I)” , “I Miss The Misery” and “Freak Like Me”. HALESTORM won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February for the chart-topping “Love Bites (So Do I)” .
The band heads to Japan this week for two shows there before returning to the U.S. and starting a new round of late summer/early fall tour dates on August 23 in Palmer, Alaska.