Tag Archives: rock

VIDEO: The King Must Die – “In Blood”

Hot off the YouTube playlist is The King Must Die’s newest music video, “In Blood”.

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Friday, October 9 2015 @ Quincys Pub: Adicript, Rebel Knights, The Institution

Quincy's Pub - Rohnert Park, CA

DATE: Friday, October 9 2015
TIME: 8:30pm
LOCATION: Quincys Pub
PERFORMERS: Adicript, Rebel Knights, The Institution
GENRE: Blues, Rock, Alternative

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: This Friday, last of the hot summer nights. 3 Bands, Great Venue, NO COVER!!!

Adicript: https://www.facebook.com/Adicript
Rebel Knights: https://www.facebook.com/rebelknights4bluesrock
The Institution: https://www.facebook.com/thebandtheinstitution

VIDEO: Zen Arcadia – “Being Born”

Alternative rock/punk from Sacramento, CA releases new music video, “Being Born”

From Zen Arcadia’s upcoming album “Earthquakes”

Copyright 2014

Zen Arcadia



Produced, mixed, & mastered by Brendan Duffey



Video created by Zen Arcadia

Additional live video provided by:

Shawn Ernst @ Threat Con Radio

Music from Oakland Hard Rockers Stimuli

STIMULI is an Oakland, California rock band formed by vocalist Kris Nova, guitarist Jimmy Tomahawk, drummer Cole Andrew and bassist Tai Hake. After forming in 2013, STIMULI entered the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California to begin tracking their debut EP.

Released on May 13th 2014, the 6 track debut effort exemplifies the breadth and depth of each members affinity for the hard rock of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the seething grunge of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains as well as the complex progressive rock of King Crimson and Rush. The sum of these influences often results in comparisons of STIMULI to contemporary prog-rock torch bearers such as Porcupine Tree, Tool and Karnivool.

STIMULI’s music is ambitious enough to push musical boundaries in the spirit of the “Progressive”, unusual enough to be an “Alternative”, dense and edgy enough to be “Hard Rock” yet still emotive, dynamic and thought provoking.

VIDEO: Toy Called God – “Down”

Brentwood, California’s got a powerhouse on their hands. Toy Called God just released their new music video, “Down”. Directed by Mike Sloat of The King Must Die, it tells the story of something almost anyone can relate to – a bad relationship.

From video description:

Toy Called God Official video for the song Down, from the 2014 release Guns God and Steel. Directed and produced by Mike Sloat. Copyright 2014 Toy Called God All Rights reserved.

Band Website Bio:

\m/ (◣_◢) \m/ Destroying entire towns in single nights, warping your minds and sucking your brains dry, keeping chiropractors in business performing neck-cranial adjustments. \m/(⋋▂⋌)\m/
Toy Called God is a groove Metal band from Brentwood California that mixes crushing distortion, great hooks and an amazing ability to make your head bang involuntarily. The band was started when Tyson Cliff, Patrick Donovan, Zack Cliff and Mike Rukavina met at Zack’s house for the first time. The four then placed an ad for a bassist, and soon Dustin Phillips was added to the Toy Called God mix. Soon after Mike was dismissed from the lineup. TCG released our demo “Only One Menace” in Jan 2011. We went onto win William May’s Rock N Roll Pages’, Band Of The Year, Best New Band, Song of the Year, Guitarist of the Year behind that demo and a relentless schedule of shows and a strong marketing campaign in 2011. The band released our Debut CD August 5th 2012 with Kill Devil Hill in Oakland California. The band would release the Only One Menace video soon thereafter. Having played shows all over the west coast as well as well other places, the band won Top Overall Honors in the 2013 Project Independent contest and will be playing dates on the Project Independent Tour in 2014. Radio Riff also voted Only One Menace from the band’s debut album Song Of The Year “Riffie” award for 2013. Since inception the band has developed relationships with and endorses and recommends, Fireplant Guitars, Warwick Basses, HomeWrecker Pickups, Steve Clayton Picks, Knucklehead Strings, Pick Caddy, Soul Tone Cymbals and Sure Fuck Cologne. Our second cd Guns God and Steel is due this April. We hope to see you all soon.Toy Called is Tyson Cliff, Dustin Phillips, Patrick Donovan and Josh Reynolds.

December 20th, 2013 @ The Phoenix Theater: No Difference, Push, The Seraphim Rising, and Legal Disiaster


DATE: December 20th, 2013
TIME: 8:00-11:00pm
LOCATION: The Phoenix Theater
PERFORMERS: No Difference, Push, The Seraphim Rising, and Legal Disiaster
GENRE: Punk/Ska/Rock
COST: $8

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Legal Disiaster 8:00
The Seraphim Rising 8:45
PUSH 9:30
No Difference 10:15
There’s 4 awesome bands playing so try to catch the whole show if you can.

8:00, all-ages, $8 at the door or you can buy tickets ahead of time on the phoenix theater website or at the phoenix theater it’s self.

Friday, October 18 2013 @ Quincys Pub: Thought Vomit, Nescience, Viral

Quincys Pub and Cafe - Rohnert Park

DATE: Friday, October 18 2013
TIME: 9:00pm – 12:00am
LOCATION: Quincys Pub
PERFORMERS: Thought Vomit, Nescience, Viral
GENRE: Rock, Metal
COST: $5 at the door

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Get ready for a night of good old fashioned Sonoma County Rock! Nescience, Viral and Thought Vomit will be hitting the stage at the famous Quincys Pub & Cafe in Rohnert Park. Get down and rock out with some of the best in the area!

VIDEO: Thought Vomit – “Couchlocked”

Check out this new video from local metalheads Thought Vomit!

New album, single from Nescience


Hard hitting progressive rockers Nescience recently unleashed a single, “Desperation Blvd.” from their upcoming (July 2, 2013) album entitled “One With Gravity and the Darkness”. Listen below!





Saturday, June 8 @ Live Musicians Co-op: “Rock for the Cause”

DATE: Saturday, June 8 2013
TIME: 7:00pm-11:59pm
LOCATION: Live Musicians Co-op – Santa Rosa, CA
PERFORMERS: Road Crew, Waxwyng, Nescience, Ethereal, Joweh
GENRE: Rock, Metal, Prog, Classic
COST: $5 – $10 (Sliding scale)

SANTA ROSA- The Live Musicians Co-op is hosting
another benefit Rock concert at it’s brand new
performance center (conveniently located off of
Piner Rd., directly in front of Sports City) with a
stunning array of talented local bands, dancers and artists.

Facebook Event Link

JUNE 8TH- This ALL AGE event will feature up and
coming acts from all around Sonoma County that are
coming together under one roof to ROCK to raise
funds for homeless families. Crawling out from the
bars of Sonoma County in Northern California, ROAD
CREW, comes four bad boys on the rise as one of the
hungriest rock bands to come out of the scene. With
a “blood for a five dollar show” attitude and an
abundance of energy in their live shows these boys
are for a better phrase… Ready to Rock the
World!! Along with the Progressive Thrash Metal
band WAXWYNG, ready to shred the stage with their
new school metal instrumental style coupled with
the old school metal vocals reminiscent of Iron
Maiden and Judas Priest.. The original Prog rock
heavy hitters Nescience and the mega power house
trio Ethereal will also be rockin for the cause.
Joining the fray are Fusion Belly Dance Performers,
JOWEH R.A.W.!! (Random American World Dance). This
is an ALL AGE show, alcohol sales goes directly to
benefit IFSN Homeless shelter network. Doors at
7:00, BBQ by the one and only ROAD CREW.

Live Musicians Performance Center is located at 925
Piner rd Santa Rosa Ca 95403 and is dedicated and
committed to the promotion of all the talent in
northern California. All proceeds of the show
will benefit IFSN (Ifsn.org) to help raise funds
for homeless and displaced families and children to
pay for music and dance lessons at the LMC
Performance Center.

Brief History of the Live Musicians Co-op.
The Live Musicians Co-op was formed in October of
2006. Our original idea was to provide struggling
musicians an affordable and accessible place to
play music. But since its founding, LMC has proven
to be more than just a local musicians facility. It
has become a unified forum of community and ideas.
Artists of all ages and styles from all over the
bay area are networking together to help continue
to keep live music going…
Thank you to everyone that has become part of our
family and who shares this vision

Ben Stephens & Nathan Prowse (Owners)

Saturday, March 23 2013 @ La Estrellita Cafe’: DREADNOUGHT , The 5 Fingers of Death , Good Times

DATE: Saturday, March 23 2013
TIME: 9:00pm – 12:00am
LOCATION: La Estrellita Cafe’
PERFORMERS: DREADNOUGHT, The 5 Fingers of Death, Good Times
GENRE: Post Alt Melodic Metal , Punk & 80’s tribute cover
COST: $0

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: DREADNOUGHTS debut perfromance of their unique post alternative melidic sound ranginging deep powerful ballots to disfunctional angry fits. Accompanied by the punk band The 5 Fingers of Death, an indie band The Oarsman and an 80’s tribute cover band to close should is sure to satisfy all walks of life.Come join us!