EYES LIKE 20 (AL) Take The Crown In The Final Night Of Competition

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Hey Fiends,

Last night, the Alabama powerhouse ‘EYES LIKE 20’ took the crown in the final night of THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE RADIO COMPETITIONS 2014. It was an intense battle between ALL bands last night. Just about every band fought to the death. But when the dust cleared, our Alabama Slammers rose from the ash, thrust a victory sword in the air, and rode off into an untold destiny. You will see ‘EYES LIKE 20’ perform at THE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE this year on September 27th. They now stand shoulder to shoulder with The Hallowed Halls Elite. Also, last weeks champions ‘LEFT OF REASON (WI) will also perform at the Showcase. Here’s the battle stats from last night’s match.

EYES LIKE 20 (AL) GRAND PRIZE WINNER

THE VIOLET HOUR (AZ) Second Place

PSYCHO SPOON (SC) Third Place

MEN WITHOUT ARMIES (NY) Fourth Place

RELICSEED (Latvia) Fifth Place: In defense of Relicseed. They had voters tuning in at 2:00am in Latvia (Wherever the hell that is lol) When their cd was submitted, it came from California, so we assumed it was a West Coast band. We only found out recently that they were from another country..We still hail them for giving it their all

It was an exciting match last night. Nothing like that dismal turnout last week. I won’t even be dancing the ‘Jig Dance Of Death’ on any of the competitors graves from last night. Last weeks poor turnout of voters made us rethink our selection process for next year. We will be looking for ALL METAL BANDS next year. No more lame ass Alternative or Indie crap..THATS OVER!! We never spin that crap on THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW, so why feature these type of bands in the competition?. Since 2002, we have always featured a diverse lineup of bands in the competitions. Mainly because THE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE is always a diverse blend of everything. But the past few years, these Alternative / Indie type bands have not generated any interest. These type of bands hardly even promote..So we’re DONE with them. Next year will be ALL METAL!! Next year will be ALL valiant warriors in battle. We’re giving bands an opportunity they might never see IN THEIR LIFE! We will not waste another selection on these lame ass bands!

*LAST NIGHT’S ‘BATTLE HYMNS’ ON THE AFTER PARTY

SOULFLY: Gladiator (Roadrunner)

STRYPER: Marching Into Battle (Frontiers)

SAXON: Wheels Of Terror (UDR Records) debut track

3 INCHES OF BLOOD: My Sword Will Not Sleep (Century Media)

 

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK (Lots of shows happening)

Thu 2/27: The Local 662: RISING DOWN w/ BEFORE THE FIRE, G2P

Fri 2/28:  The Local 662: DIDGES CHRIST SUPERDRUM w/ DOC RUCKUS, SINGOD, FORGIVING SILENCE

Sat 3/1 : State Theatre: SALIVA w/ JACK MANTRA, 3D BURN, THE HANGING CHADS

Sat 3/1 : The Local 662: CONSINITY w/ VERTEBREAKER, CROW, DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM, CERES, DRESSED TO KILL

We’ll see you at ALL of these shows! Get all the info at The State Theatre site http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com and you can also see the cool flyers at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

 

*NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: We’ll have a ton of stuff to talk about, plus we’ll be spinning a ton of music. We’ll be back to our old format in the Dungeon..Hope you can tune in

Cya At The Shows

J-Rock

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LEFT OF REASON (WI) Takes the crown in the first night of The RSP Radio Competitions

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Hay Fiends,

Madness reigned last night as THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE RADIO COMPETITIONS came roaring back onto the airwaves. The gate was opened once again for the annual rite of passage into an untold destiny. The first night of battle saw a crushing victory from LEFT OF REASON (WI). They took the crown last night and we’ll crown another victor next Monday night. All hail our new ‘God Of War’..They rode off into victory and secured their name among the Hallowed Halls elite. The ‘Left Of Reason’ fanbase is also to be hailed. It was a serious, crushing win!! They literally ‘destroyed their opponents in battle. 3 bands fought hard last night, and 3 bands totally sucked in battle..Here’s the stats

LEFT OF REASON (WI)  Grand Prize Winners

FIST OF RAGE (OK)  Second Place

THIRA (MN)  Third Place

DAYS OF MAYHEM (IL) Fourth Place, but was totally crushed in battle!!

CATASTROPHE ME (NY) Totally crushed in battle!! ZERO VOTES!! Unworthy opponent

EYES FOR FIRE (IN) Totally crushed in battle!! ZERO VOTES!! Unworthy opponent

*We hate it when we’re forced to promote unworthy opponents, but we get them every year. Why would you enter a competition if you’re not going to rally your troops to FIGHT? We could have had ‘real’ competitors in that slot. The battle was mainly between 3 bands last night and we admire them all for their valiant effort on the battlefield. NEXT MONDAY NIGHT it’s all METAL bands so we expect a WAR to the death for ALL the competitors. Here’s the lineup.

MEN WITHOUT ARMIES (NY)

RELICSEED (CA)

EYES LIKE 20 (IN)

THE VIOLET HOUR (AZ)

PSYCHO SPOON (SC)

*So we’ll be seeing LEFT OF REASON perform on Sept 27th at the 12th annual ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE. This event will be held at THE STATE THEATRE in St. Petersburg Florida http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com We’re pretty sure you have heard about the Showcase. It’s a massive event that is known throughout the country, and the WORLD!! Bands perform for well known labels, industry insiders, media, high level sponsors, and are basically put on the map from this one event. We have multiple signings, endorsements, and lots of other great happenings for bands at the Showcase every year..

BATTLE HYMNS ON THE ‘AFTER PARTY’..We had time to talk about some upcoming concerts, and spin the traditional Battle Hymns on The After Party last night..

GRAND MAGUS: Black Sails (Roadrunner Records)

MANOWAR: Battle Hymn (Metal Blade Records)

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK: We don’t have any national concerts this week, but we’ll be making an appearance at this show

Sat 2/22: The Coliseum: NINE MILE DRIVE w/ DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM, VIRGIN DIRT: This will be the first show at this massive new venue in Bradenton. We’re great friends with the owner, and we’ll be there to show our support.  In fact, EVERYBODY from Sarasota and Bradenton should come out to support. You can get all the info at their site http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBradentonFL

*NEXT MONDAY NIGHT ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: It will be our final night of battle and we’ll crown another Grand Prize Winner. If you want to tune in and vote. Read the voting instructions in the blog below

Cya next week

J-Rock

The Rock Solid Pressure Radio Competitions 2014, and other cool stuff

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you had a chance to catch the broadcast last night. We had a ton of stuff to talk about, and I hope you joined us and took in all the info we splattered you with. It’s a really exciting time for Rock Solid Pressure. So much is going on in our orbit and we want you all along for the ride..

THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE RADIO COMPETITIONS 2014:  It’s time to kick off the annual competitions. The battles come roaring back to the airwaves on Feb 17th and the 24th for our 12th year of battle. It’s time to spring into action once again. ARE YOU READY? It’s time for all our listeners to wield the power and VOTE! Time for your voice to be heard once again. The games are back and your post voting stress is over. We want to have you all tune in and support your favorite band. We feature ‘real’ hardworking Rock/Metal bands who are ready for the next level in their career. We are known for discovering the best bands in the world, and we’ve been doing that since 2002. Sure, most of our playlist is national bands, but we are now entering the time of year where unsigned music will rise up and command your attention. When the competitions are over, and we crown our 2 Grand Prize Winners of 2014, look forward to another amazing Showcase for the labels down here in Florida in September. The Showcase will feature both Grand Prize Winners. As many of you know, 3 bands were signed last year. Many endorsements and other cool things happened for bands as well.

Although we feature a lot of superstar guests on the show, and spin corporate music. We also work extremely hard for unsigned bands. Not only for the broadcast, but  on the national concert scene down here in Florida. Rock Solid Pressure was founded on the premise of instant A&R gratification. Bands don’t have to jump through hoops of fire and sell out their artistic integrity. This is not Reality Music TV (which we hate). Our competitions are simple and to the point. Be a kickass band and have fans tuning in and ready to vote. It’s that simple. Bands that have been in the trenches touring, doing tons of shows, etc. should have fans. If you’re a band that has been on the scene for a few years and don’t have fans..THEN STOP!! Something is wrong. These are not the type of bands we feature in the competitions. We search through thousands of bands every year to come up with 12 bands that we KNOW are ready for this event. Our competition is for an elitist warrior breed. A band that ‘wants’ success. A band that will fight to get noticed.

When we come back on the air on Feb 17th. It will be the opening ceremonies of the competitions. Tune in and be a participant in the voting process. THE FIRST SIX BANDS THAT WILL BE COMPETING ON FEB 17th IS..

FIST OF RAGE (OK), CATASTROPHE ME (NY), THIRA (MN), EYES FOR FIRE (IN), LEFT OF REASON (WI), DAYS OF MAYHEM (IL)

And yes, your vote actually counts over here. It’s not questionable like those crappy reality TV shows. If you have never voted in the competitions before (gasp). Then it’s high time you do your part as an upstanding rocker and GET INVOLVED!! Remember, you’re controlling the outcome of the match. Don’t let your favorite band be slaughtered in battle..

HOW DO WE VOTE? The rules are quite simple. When you hear the song (or band) you like, quickly email your vote to RockSolidPressure@yahoo.com You can only vote ‘during’ the song you like (you have about 4 minutes). Just put on the subject line who you’re voting for. Do not type a letter, it will not be opened. Also, we only accept ONE VOTE per computer or phone. It’s not one of those competitions that allow a ton of votes from one person (What good is that??) One vote please. Our reps can tell if a lot of votes are coming from the same computer. All these types of votes will not be counted. So please, just stick to the rules. One vote is all we need, but you have to be fast. When everybody plays fair, it’s one of the most compelling and fun ‘real time’ competitions on the planet. But please remember, the voting booth opens when the song starts, and closes when the song ends.

We request that you listen online for the competitions. The broadcast starts on Monday Feb 17th and the 24th at 7:00pm (est). We also request that you listen on these stations http://www.LOCALIZEDMUSIC.net or http://www.PUREROCKRADIO.net

Check out the Press Release at http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=170785

 

LAST NIGHTS PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR

ACCEPT: Time Machine (debut track) Nuclear Blast

TESTAMENT: Let Go Of My World (Atlantic)

STEVE VAI: Genocide (debut track) Epic

PORCUPINE TREE: Fear Of A Blank Planet (debut track) Roadrunner

ADRENALINE MOB: Let It Go (exclusive debut) Century Media

JAMES LABRIE: I Will Not Break (exclusive debut) Century Media

CALIBAN: Falling Downwards (debut) Century Media

MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO: Intermezzo (debut)

MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO: Oceans Of Time (debut)

HEY ALL YOU SARASOTA AND BRADENTON BANDS: Hail the gods for your deliverance. A massive venue (1500 capacity) called THE COLISEUM just opened in your area. Contact them immediately and get booked. A ton of bands we work with already have dates. You can contact them at http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBradentonFL

CONCERTS, CONCERTS, CONCERTS: Since we won’t be on the air next week. Here’s a rundown of our concert schedule for the next 2 weeks

Tue 2/4: State Theatre: 10 YEARS w/ RED CALLING, CIVIL ACTION (Thats tonight!!)

Fri 2/7: State Theatre: VARIANCE w/ Goodnight Neverland, Lions After Dark, The Pals, Bet Me I’m Lying, The Northwest..Doors 7pm. Admission $10

Sat 2/8: State Theatre: THE LUVDOGZ w/ SAHE, FROSTFANG, VIRGIN DIRT: Doors 7pm. Admission $10

*THERE WILL ALSO BE A ‘LUVDOGZ’ AFTER PARTY AT THE LOCAL 662 AFTER THIS SHOW. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR STATE THEATRE WRISTBAND ON AND GET IN FREE

Fri 2/14: State Theatre: CHIMAIRA w/ IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, OCEANO, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY plus local openers UNDER FALLEN ORDER, FOR THOSE LIKE US..Doors 7pm

Sat 2/15: State Theatre: HED PE w/ THE DEFIANT, PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, STEREO-TYPE. Doors 7pm

Get all the info on these shows at http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com and if you want to check out the cool flyers, go to our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

Cya At The Shows

J-Rock