Annandale is a hard rock/alternative project of musical refuge, rebirth, and self-discovery, founded by Ashley and Chad in May of 2012.
Annandale's intertwining voices awaken you with a comfortable tension, marking their sound with harmonies that remain chilling without sacrificing vocal strength. Blazing guitar lines and steady, upbeat percussion complement their signature melodies, and frame todays mainstream rock elements with a creative, distinct sound.
The Dead Deads are comprised of a pair of siblings and three childhood best friends who came together for a girls’ jam night that turned into much more. Audiences may be curious as they see five girls with X’s painted over their eyes appear on stage, but once the wall of sound washes over them, they are transfixed and spirited away into the dark and magical world of The Dead Deads.
Heads bang as metal and grunge riffs are beaten into submission by relentless, often bombastic rhythms. Sister harmonies, brutal growls and finely crafted wordplay force unexpected stops and odd time signatures into undeniable hooks creating a new brand of drum-driven rock–brutal, silly and sublime. The Dead Deads explore sounds from 90’s bands like The Pixies and Sonic Youth, to modern metal bands like Mastodon and Baroness, all while keeping their grunge/punk rock roots. The girls name Nirvana, Failure, Glassjaw, NOFX, Neurosis, Weezer, Helmet, Beck and The Melvins in amongst their hugely diverse list of influences.
It's been a hardscrabble climb for Nashville modern rockers Skytown Riot, and while the ladder to success seems to stretch into an infinite sky sometimes, vocalist/guitarist Van Gallik, bassist Jason Fruchey, and drummer Sebastian Dunkel have settled in for the long haul.
The band launches into 2017 with Alive In The Fire, a 13-song album of rock 'n' roll urgency that defies easy categorization, a point on the map where modern rock juggernauts like 10 Years and Shinedown commingle with the darker tones of acts like My Chemical Romance and Evanescence. It's the band's most personal body of work to date, and that's saying a lot, given that the group's 2013 EP, Soul Or System, earned accolades in Alternative Press, a video premiere by Substream Magazine, and propelled the band on tour across the country.