BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional Hard Rock song writing. Giant guitar driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK! Lyrically the message is socially and politically driven by the dark times we live. Some say BWR is Hard Rock, Metal, Stoner, Southern Sludge, whatever. They set out to create a No Frills, Riff Raging, turbo charged, wall of pure kick ass Power Rock and believe that they have achieved that.
ADRENALIZE: How It All Began! In November 1977, five young lads came together to form the band known as Def Leppard, in an attempt to escape the trying life in the factories of Sheffield, England. Now after 25 years, 10 albums and much success and tragedy, Def Leppard has remained a revolutionary force in shaping the face of contemporary rock & roll forever. With this inspiration and five talented musicians, the essence that is Def Leppard is captured in this tribute called ADRENALIZE.
In October 2002, drummer Mike Garbe had a dream of forming the premier Def Leppard tribute band, the dream took shape and Adrenalize was formed. Adrenalize has toured the East Coast–played with national acts like Firehouse & Ted Poley (Danger Danger), was a featured band for the 80’s Monsters of Rock Outdoor Festival (Hidden Valley Resorts), has been featured in Delaware’s Dover Post Newspaper, and appeared “Live” on WNNJ Radio’s Afternoon Drive Show.
Adrenalize is vocalist Michael Ledesma, bassist Joseph Scarangella and lead guitarists Sean Tarr, Zak Rizvi and Michael Garbe on drums. Adrenalize delivers an all out assault on your senses! Come experience the sights, sounds and pure energy of our tribute to one of the most influential bands of our time. Adrenalize IS the Premier Def Leppard Experience!
Visit them on the Web: https://www.facebook.com/ADRENALIZEDefLeppardTribute
PETER BARON, born and raised in Greenwich Village, Soho, New York was most influenced by guitar-based rock bands of the 70′s and 80′s. Peter Baron’s sound has been described as a combination of modern edgy pop rock and 70′s metal. You might say Zeppelin/Aerosmith meets Foo Fighters/Alanis Morrisette.
At 17, Peter landed a spot as second guitarist with Leslie West of Mountain and toured the U.S./Canada with Leslie on and off for four years. Performances included stadiums, coliseums and well-known clubs, playing to audiences as large as 70,000 with some of the biggest bands on the planet. Some of the artists include Kiss, Metallica, Peter Frampton, Lou Reed, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett , Slash of Guns N Roses and many, many more.
In 1996, Peter toured and recorded with rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Ingwie Malmsteen). Peter toured the East Coast as Joe Lynn’s lead guitarist and performed on Joe’s album “Undercover”.
In February 2002, Kivel Records released Baron’s album “Love Valley”. Love Valley was produced by Eddie Kramer (Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix) and co-produced by Peter. Recorded two weeks after September 11th, it features an instrumental version of the Star Spangled Banner as well as songs: In the Rain, Everybody Needs a Boost, Midnight Train and Corruptible. It received a 93% rating from MelodicRock.com and made NEH Record Stores’ 2002′s Top 20 List. “Love Valley” can be purchased on itunes, and live shows, In April 2007, Avid Records announced the release of Baron’s new studio album “Active”. Produced by Peter and co-produced by Frank D’Augusta (Frampton Comes Alive); it features songs ASAP, Rayify, Diabolical and Killing Post.
On Oct.26th 2008 the Peter Baron Band played to a sold out Carnegie Hall audience at the Japan/USA Goodwill Concert. Check out You Tube for videos of the show….”Peter Baron live at Carnegie Hall” . the video features a sold out audience ,on their feet singing Baron’s song ” Keep Up Your Head”.
Visit him on the Web: www.peterbaron.com
OUR BLACK FRIDAY is a New Jersey based hard-rock original band. Simply put, the music is all about BIG guitars, tasty leads, an in-the-pocket rhythm section, combined with memorable hooks, melodies and lyrics. Formed in 2006, the band has evolved through various members and slowly fine tuned an original sound and style all their own. OBF has enjoyed some regional success with several music publications giving great reviews of the band’s live performances and also enjoying radio airplay for their debut release, titled “RAW” in 2009. The band continues to market its original music through CD’s and available downloads online, but at LIVE OBF shows you will also experience some of the best hard rock songs by artists such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, STP, Van Halen, Janes Addiction, Days of the New, Candlebox, The Foo Fighters and many many more. Most recently the band was selected to perform at the 2012 Bamboozle Music festival held in Asbury Park, NJ and played to more than 85,000 music fans over 3 days. It was billed as the largest beach music festival in the United States.
If you haven’t listened or you haven’t seen Our Black Friday LIVE, then you just wouldn’t know what its all about. The band has continued to develop its sound and style over the past few years. Among several high profile shows – OBF was selected by LincStar Records from more than 650 bands in 4 states through the famed “Break Contest” to perform at the 2012 Bamboozle Festival. Bamboozle played host to over 200 bands including Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Incubus and many other international top performing artists. Over 85,000 people attended the 3 day music festival and the exposure was great for the OBF. Currently recording its second studio album, the band continues to book high profile shows around the NY and NJ area making its mark known one show at a time.
DJ ALEX KAYNE started out as a mobile DJ in the mid-’70s. His club DJ career began when he was just 18 years old, winning a borough-wide turntablist “Battle of the DJs” mixing contest at a NYC Discotheque. Word spread quickly and Kayne began to DJ in several clubs, and over the years, he has performed at over 63 venues large and small in the Tri-State area, Florida, Texas, and Jamaica. DJ Alex Kayne is most famous for his work at the famous heavy metal club L’Amour. He came to work there in 1980 and is the venue’s original, most popular and influential rock/metal DJ. His unique brand of rock and metal spinning style gave the venue its unrivaled personality, directly contributing to the venue’s worldwide fame. He is widely credited as the first club DJ on the Eastern Seaboard to spin Metallica, Biohazard, Y&T, The Rods, TNT, Queensryche, Anthrax, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Manowar, White Lion, Helix, Talas, Motorhead, Metal Church, Tygers of Pan Tang and Slayer among many others, breaking and expanding their notoriety on the East Coast. With a career spanning 35 years, DJ Alex Kayne is still actively working the East Coast rock club scene, where he is highly regarded and respected as a legend among rock and heavy metal DJs.