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Loudwire & New Years Day Announce Exclusive NYC Fan Event

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Readers of my words will often find me saying how cool I think my Media Metropolis is because we have lots of cool places and interesting goings on happening almost every day. One of the cool places is the relatively new Sony Square which is located just off of Madison Square Park and connected to the Sony Music label. In Sony Square, they often host band signings and meet and greets such as the Judas Priest one that I attended last year (seen HERE in case you missed that). Now, in the early days of February, a small group of fans of the band New Years Day will be treated to an exclusive acoustic performance and a meet and greet. Check out the cool poster below.

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“Skeletons” (Single) by New Years Day

Artist: New Years Day
Title: “Skeletons” (Single)
Label: Red Music
Release Date: 11/8/2018
Genre: Alternative Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

It feels like forever ago that I gave you readers an overview of the “Diary Of A Creep” EP that New Years Day had released this past February and if you didn’t see that review please click HERE to be on point with me. It was a covers album with one new song, and I did enjoy it. Fast forward to now, the band is on the road with In This Moment and Halestorm and they will be hitting New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom in a couple of weeks. As no new album is ready to dish out to fans, they’ve teased us with a brand-new single in “Skeletons” which comes at us digitally and under the Red Music banner. I launched the track on Spotify to give you some thoughts about it. Here we go.
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“Diary Of A Creep” by New Years Day

Artist: New Years Day
Title: “Diary Of A Creep”
Label: Century Media Records
Release Date: 2/23/2018
Genre: Alternative Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

It’s been a minute since I’ve looked into the doings and brewing’s of the band New Years Day, so I was rather excited to dig into this new EP offering called “Diary Of A Creep”. The extended play comes care of the Century Media Records label and is one brand-new original song along with five covers. Generally speaking, the idea of cover albums has grown boring for me, but I’ve opened up on them a little more of late since they are not coming out as often as they used to. There was a time a few short years ago where almost every artist was dishing out a covers album and too much just makes a unique idea stale. The new track is called “Disgust Me” and I loved the overall groove of this one and had to say that there were points when Ash reminded me of Maria Brink of In This Moment. With that band no longer on CMR, perhaps NYD will rise in the ranks to be that sort of band for their roster.
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New Years Day @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall (10/17/2013)

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I was finally catching the band New Years Day who were performing as one of the support acts for the Otep show in NYC. Here is the gallery of images that I secured during their set. They are a band worth seeing for sure.

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New Years Day by Ken Pierce (2013)

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New Years Day by Ken Pierce (2013)

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“E.P” by Stitched Up Heart

Artist: Stitched Up Heart
Title: “E.P.”
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 11/22/2010
Genre: Melodic Metalcore
Rating: 4/5

I never thought that I would thank the likes of a Social Network such as Google+ in finding out about a band and I realize that this might sound strange to you conventional music fans who do this all the time. The reason is simply based on when you are an active reviewer of the scene’s provisions you are literally bombarded by emails from press representatives, managers and sometimes bands themselves who are all vying for your time as it applies to their talents. Despite the relatively full plate I was intrigued by the California based Melodic Metalcore band called Stitched Up Heart and their tasty three track EP so I wanted to use the time to talk to you a little about them in hopes you find them of similar appeal. The band has only been around since 2010 and according to some research has done the Warped Tour along with some other notable appearances. Fronted by the energetic and very visual vocalist Mixi, they infuse some Punk angle into high energy Rock and in the end left me feeling they were a brand of Melodic Metalcore but one that does not use growling vocals and instead keep it on the clean side for the most part. I had to say that I really liked Mixi’s vocal register as well as her unique look.
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