Spawned from Central Virginia, SAINT DIABLO is an unmovable force to be reckoned with. Bringing with them a fresh and unique tone of hardcore metal and Latino melodies, the band is set to stun heavy music fans with the release of their new album, entitled Saint Diablo, on July 10, 2012. The new record is the third full-length from the band and is being released through Eclipse Records (Mushro
omhead, Scum of the Earth, Bobaflex). Known as a live show powerhouse, the band is ready to push that power to the masses with their biggest record yet.
"This new CD, Saint Diablo, is a combined effort of so many wonderful people. We have such an awesome group of investors, supporters, handlers, and producers behind the curtain that I see this CD as just the BEGINING of the future," states vocalist Tito Quinones. "For example, we have always done bilingual music and blended multi-cultural aspects of rock, metal, and groove; but this time we also did an entirely Spanish version of our lead single Watch Me Kill. We did this to expand our musical horizons, make new fans in countries and cultures that would otherwise have language barriers, and to have fun."
In 2003, the band released their debut album, which featured the Grammy-nominated artist Anousheh Khalili on 'Why Now?'. Also, the singles 'Senoria Paranoia' and 'Renaissance' pushed the band through new barriers and helped land them a spot on the 2003 Eat'M Showcase in Las Vegas and Salem Or-be Tour featuring Busta Rhymes in New York. In 2008, the band released REPUBLICA through 925 Records. The band has also been featured on many nationally released compilations produced by Project Independent, StreetTeam.com, and Royal Blunts.
Touring is the band's lifeblood, and being known as "tour dogs" is what this band is all about. Sharing their life's work with a devoted fan base that stretches all over the country, they think of their fans as friends and family. The band has logged as many as 200 shows in a single year, and has supported (or toured with) bands such as Slayer, Drowning Pool, Chimaira, Hatebreed, Devil Driver, Soulfly, Fear Factory, Mushroomhead, GWAR, Flaw, Busta Rhymes, and many others.
"Tour, I love being on tour! That's our life blood," adds guitarist Justin Adams. "Being on stage and performing for our fans is the grass roots of what we do. The energy, the smell, the taste of being in a packed room with a bunch of metal crazed fans, who wouldn't want to be a part of that?! The interaction of the fans and meeting new people and hearing their stories all over the country… that's what I look forward to on tour. It's about the brotherhood of living in a van with your band mates and the experiences, things you have to overcome."
On July 10th of 2012, SAINT DIABLO will release their third full-length CD entitled 'Saint Diablo' through Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Scum of the Earth). They have filmed a music video for their first single with MyGoodEye (In This Moment, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through) and a national tour is currently being secured to support the new CDs release. Hands down... 2012 will be the band's best year so far...
The guys in Audiostrobelight are doing things big. Incorporating a violin, keyboards, and the occasional mandolin, Audiostrobelight’s pop-rock attack is certainly full. It is also irrefutably infatuating. But do not think for one second that the Virginia Beach quintet is anything but dead serious about this whole music thing. Audiostrobelight just like to balance business with pleasure. The guys claim that they could be having fun doing anything; they just choose to find their entertainment in the music that they create. Thankfully, for all those who like their punk-rock on sugary side, Audiostrobelight’s fun melts right into their music." PropertyOfZack.com
Formed in the summer of 2014 as a recording project of Mark Bradley, Nick Jones, and other potential studio members, the group decided to play live in February 2015 with the lineup of Bradley on vocals, Jones on guitar/vocals, Josh Bailey on drums, Justin Mason on bass, and Tyler Mazza on guitar. The group released two singles, "Take Me Back" and "When the World Ends" which captured the essence of the original project. Recorded by only Bradley, Jones, and drummer James Adelsberger, the songs give listeners an idea of the potential of the full project with catchy yet refreshing pop/rock hooks.
"Picked Last", the band's most recent effort combines the influences of each member's past and present projects. The music is accompanied by 3 videos, each aiming to capture the high-energy live show of the band. The project is supposed to be "different from everything that's out there. It's an art project and an EP all at once", according to Bradley.
Press on "Picked Last"
"Those with tastes... between As It Is and Letlive will find something to appreciate... [Picked Last is] an enjoyable triumvirate of emotional rock." - Caliber.TV 7.2 out of 10 points
“Picked Last” is an EP that sounds like youth... [the lyrics are] unapologetically vulnerable." -TheHoya 3 out of 5 stars