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Mindless Self Indulgence, Psychostick, Aesthetic Perfection Members Lend Voices to New Animated Music Series X-RL7

The debut episode of X-RL7, a pixel-art cyberpunk animated series and music project featuring the voice acting skills of numerous alternative rock, metal and electronic musicians, is available today.

The series, created by Mike Evans of UK based electronic rock act MiXE1, chronicles the exploits of the fictional band X-RL7 in a mix of comedy, social commentary and original music.

Fueled by mysterious dream-like visions, the show follows the enigmatic X-RL7 frontman Omega as he navigates the trials and tribulations of the music industry alongside guitarist/producer PJand flamboyant larger-than-life band manager Alfie in their journey to make it to the top of the musical food chain. Featuring a myriad of colorful characters and original electronic rock tunes set against a cyberpunk-inspired futuristic backdrop.

“I’m absolutely delighted (and terrified) to launch X-RL7 at last,” Evans says. “The series has been in development for over a year and a half and represents the amalgamation of so many of my passions – my love of pixel art, music, comedy, social commentary, romance, cyberpunk and conspiratorial themes all coming together in one unique pixelated cocktail.” 

The series is free to watch.

Check out the first episode here:

For a full overview of the series, including clips from all episodes and featuring the voices of all guest musicians, visit https://youtu.be/Khm2fRrcDu8.

The Origins of X-RL7

The origins of the X-RL7 project can be traced back to 2016 in the form of an unfinished point and click adventure game developed by Evans with the concept revolving around a music journalist and other fictional bands with original music. After moving on from this, Evans formed Youtube video series Project Anything, honing his animation skills, while still creating music with his band MiXE1. Still enamored by one of the songs he penned for the game (“Apotheosis Man”), Evans picked up the remnants of the project in late 2018 and started repurposing it as a video/music series with a brand new story, focusing largely around one specific band – X-RL7.

Along the way Evans approached musical friends and past collaborators to lend their voices to various characters and songs. As the series took shape, he approached others in the alternative music scene, some of whom he has been a fan of for many years, who kindly got involved and delivered fantastic performances as their animated counter parts.

Musicians who have lent their voices to the show so far include:

  • ​Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)
  • Rob “Rawrb” Kersey (Psychostick)
  • Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection)
  • Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial, Crazy Eighty Eight)
  • Nyxx (Nyxx)
  • Erlend Eilertsen (Essence of Mind, Lights A.M.)
  • Mikey AlterRed (AlterRed)
  • Richard Kaltenhauser (Machine Rox)
  • Natasha Cox (AL1CE, Mankind Is Obsolete)
  • Sasha Travis (AL1CE)
  • Pete Crane (SHIV-R)
  • Lawrie Bayldon (Studio-X)
  • Bridgette Hill (Studio-X)
  • Mike Evans (MiXE1)
  • Lee Towson (MiXE1)
  • Chris Voigt (Greasy Tales, Sexual Lobster)
  • Michael Joseph (Rockstar Esoterica)​

“I am very blessed that so many super talented artists have taken the time to lend their voices to the project, embracing the world of X-RL7 and the music,” says Evans.

X-RL7 Hosts Press Conference

Apotheosis Music Soundtrack Out Now

A new episode will be released every two weeks, with episodes of the sub-series X-RL7 Backstage – which digs deeper with mini-documentaries about the making of the series – official lyric videos and more released in between. Additionally, the first musical installment of the project, the debut album Apotheosis Music is available today via all digital music providers. More music will be released throughout the year.

Apotheosis Music Album Cover

From the retro-inspired visual style and cyberpunk aesthetic, the comedy, the eccentric characters, the references to musician life, the original electronic-rock music, the awesome guest appearances, X-RL7 is a fun and unique project. Join X-RL7 on their journey.

Be sure to follow X-RL7 on social media for additional announcements and support the project on Patreon for exclusive rewards and content.​

X-RL7 Online:

Website | Youtube | Facebook
Instagram | Twitter | Patreon

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The Glorious Sons Announce U.S. Headline Tour for 2019

Los Angeles, CA — Canadian rock quintet, The Glorious Sons, have announced an extensive U.S. headline tour for 2019! The trek runs from February through March and sees the JUNO-award winning band returning to key cities including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. LA-based newcomers, LIILY, will also provide direct support for the shows. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 16th and will be available to purchase HERE.

The Glorious Sons - US SOS TOUR Before the end of the year, The Glorious Sons will once again join The Struts on tour for a short leg of dates in Chicago, Des Moines, and Lawrence. The five-piece is also confirmed for notable radio holiday festivals in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C., sharing the stage with the likes of Bastille, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and Meg Myers. A full itinerary of shows can be found below.

The Glorious Sons are having a massively successful year with their smash single, S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun), which is skyrocketing on a global scale. The track is climbing the Spotify Viral 50 charts, hitting #36 globally and #15 in the U.S. “S.O.S.” also just cracked the top 10 on the U.S. Active Rock radio charts and has racked up over 3.5 million streams and 105k Shazams. Furthermore, it was added to Spotify’s marquee Rock This playlist in the #1 position last week and is prominently featured on their other top-performing playlists including Rock Hard, Totally Alt, New Noise, Rockin’ Vibes, and more. In other impressive news, the song recently held the #1 position on Apple Music’s influential playlist, “The New Rock,” in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Stream and download “S.O.S” on all digital retailers HERE, and watch frontman Brett Emmons’ accompanying ‘Open Letter’ video HERE:

Listen to the 2017 album release Young Beauties and Fools:

iTunes | Apple Music | Spotify
Google Play | Amazon | TIDAL

The Glorious Sons on Tour:

11/16/18 – Prince Albert, SK @ EA Rawlson Centre ^
11/17/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
11/19/18 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Community Auditorium ^
11/22/18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena ^
11/23/18 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues *
11/24/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
11/26/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
11/27/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *

12/1/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (105.9 The X’s Kick-Ass Christmas) *
12/3/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (106.5 The End Festivus) # %
12/4/18 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem (DC 101 Office Party) # ^^ %

2/12/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
2/14/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
2/15/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
2/16/19 – Harrisburg, PA @ Club XL Live ^
2/17/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
2/20/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl ^
2/21/19 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East ^
2/24/19 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall ^
2/25/19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^
2/27/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
2/28/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern ^

3/2/19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar ^
3/4/19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ^
3/5/19 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall ^
3/7/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
3/8/19 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues ^
3/9/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre ^
3/10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
3/11/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver ^
3/13/19 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern ^

^ Headline
* w/ The Struts
# w/ Bastille
% w/ Meg Myers
^^ w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

 

The Glorious Sons Is:

Vocals, guitar, harmonica: Brett Emmons
Guitar, vocals: Jay Emmons
Guitar, vocals: Chris Koster
Drums, vocals: Adam Paquette
Bass: Chris Huot

The Glorious Sons Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube | SoundCloud

 

Guitar Legend Adrian Galysh Releases “So Close… So Far” Off of Upcoming ‘Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

Rock Guitar virtuoso Adrian Galysh has revealed the first single, “So Close… So Far,” off of his upcoming Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition. Due out July 10, 2018, Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition will include completely re-recorded tracks, the remastered original record, and bonus live tracks.

“Venusian Sunrise was recorded in my parent’s basement on a single Alesis 8-Track ADAT recorder. While the performances are commendable for their time, given limited resources at the age of 22—it lacks what 20 years of experience and advancement in recording technology can now easily provide—richer guitar tones, advanced recording techniques, the palatial keyboard and realistic orchestral sounds of today, and maybe most importantly…real drums!” – Adrian Galysh

Venusian Sunrise 20th Anniversary Edition Cover

Track List:

1. Venusian Sunrise (2018)
2. What On Earth (2018)
3. The Blue Jungle (2018)
4. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (2018)
5. Drifting Memories (2018)
6. So Close… So Far (2018)
7. Lydian Dreams (2018)
8. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (2018)
9. In The End (2018)
10. Venusian Sunrise (1998)
11. What On Earth (1998)
12. The Blue Jungle (1998)
13. Lullaby of South Aiken St. (1998)
14. Drifting Memories (1998)
15. So Close… So Far (1998)
16. Lydian Dreams (1998)
17. Miss Fabina The Ballerina (1998)
18. In The End (1998)
Bonus Tracks:
19. The Blue Jungle (Live in LA 2011
20. Lydian Dreams (Live in LA 2011)

Click HERE to Pre-Order
Venusian Sunrise: 20th Anniversary Edition’

 

Adrian Galysh - Photography: Tamea Agle
Adrian Galysh | Photography: Tamea Agle

Los Angeles-based guitarist Adrian Galysh is an in-demand solo artist, session guitarist, published author, and educator with an illustrious career spanning five studio albums.

Praised by artists like Carl Verheyen and outlets like Guitar Player and Fireworks magazines, Galysh has a successful trajectory that includes numerous collaborations and performances with industry giants like Uli Jon RothYngwie MalmsteenRobben FordMike KeneallyGeorge LynchWarren DeMartini, and many more.

Galysh is also a Guitar World Magazine online lesson columnist and Education Coordinator for Guitar Center Lessons. He’s the author of the book Progressive Guitar Warm-Ups and Exercises. He uses Brian Moore GuitarsD’Angelico GuitarsSuhr GuitarsSIT StringsSeymour Duncanpickups and effects, Straptight StraplocksVoodoo Lab and Morley pedals.

Connect with Adrian Galysh:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Featured photo (top) by  Tamea Agle