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
Cya At The Shows