Showcase Special #2 w/ THE DEFIANT, DECEPCION, EYES LIKE 20, LEFT OF REASON / Showcase Survival Tips

Hey Fiends,

Well, we’re 11 days away from the 12th Annual ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE. This is the biggest event of it’s kind in Florida. And easily one of the biggest Showcases in the country. The anticipation is at a fever pitch right now. It’s crunch time for all the performing bands, and it’s crunch time for US in getting all the last minute loose ends tied up. We work hard on this event for about 5 months, and we see great things happen for a lot of bands every year due to this one event. Our hard work pays off in the form of signings, endorsements, media interviews, management deals, tours, and lot’s more for the performers. Over the years the Showcase has become a networking juggernaut for bands that have worked hard to make a name for themselves. This year we have one of the strongest lineups in our history. To say we’re excited is an understatement.

Last night on The Rock Solid Pressure Show, we unleashed our 2nd Industry Showcase Special. We had our friends in THE DEFIANT and DECEPCION in the Dungeon with us. You’ll see both of these acts perform at the Showcase this year. It’s always a blast having THE DEFIANT on the show. We’ve been behind this band from day one, and we’re proud to say we have been behind a lot of their success in the last two years. They are a big part of the RSP Family, and we are so overjoyed that they have become one of the number one buzz bands down here. We’re also overjoyed that DECEPCION is back on the scene. We have been friends with the band since 2007. They played at our 2008 Showcase, and we can’t be happier about their reunion and their appearance at this years event. They have only done a few shows since their return, and the entire scene is talking about them. So, it was a crazy night in the Dungeon last night with some good friends, good conversation, and a good buzz (lol)

We also chatted on the hotline with EYES LIKE 20 (Alabama) and LEFT OF REASON (Wisconsin). They were the Grand Prize Winners of the RSP RADIO COMPETITIONS 2014. You’ll also see both bands perform at the Showcase this year. This is 2 amazing acts that are hometown heroes in their respective states. Both bands tour regularly, and we’re excited as hell to present them with their awards for doing such a great job in the competitions this year.

LAST NIGHT’S PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR

DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM: Darkness Inside (You’ll see em at the Showcase)

SLIPKNOT:The Devil In I (Roadrunner) exclusive debut

OTHERWISE: For The Fallen Ones (Century Media) exclusive debut

THE A-BORTZ: Walking Dead (debut)

JUDICATOR: Living End (You’ll see em at the Showcase too)

THE DEFIANT: Hellride

EYES LIKE 20: Birth To Earth

LEFT OF REASON: Killer Mustache

 

*SURVIVAL TIPS OR THE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE: To get the maximum ‘Bang For Your Bucks’ at the Showcase. It’s best to be there at noon when the doors open. The ‘Opening Ceremonies’ at 1:00pm is a huge part of the event. This is where we talk with the industry panel. If you want a better insight on how the industry works. it’s best to be in attendance for the opening. It’s a long day, and yes, its kind of a ‘Survival Test’..There are many awesome pizza shops and restaurants along Central Ave, and we’ll even have a couple food trucks in front of State Theatre. So make sure you eat and stay hydrated. If you need info on Hotels, Cab Companies, or any questions you might have, hit me up personally at RockSolidPressure@yahoo.com and I’ll answer your questions. To get the info on set times, names of panelists,sponsors, etc. just go to the Official Event Page at http://www.facebook.com/events/1453877424850220/

NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: It’s our 3rd, and final installment of the Showcase Specials. We’re gonna go out in high fashion and PACK the Dungeon for a huge blowout. It will be an 90min special. We’re going to have our friends in DRASTIC FALL, PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, and SAHE joining us. You’ll see all 3 bands at the Showcase this year. We’re anticipating a HELLUVA show!! Make sure you tune in!!

LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday 9/19: The Coliseum: THE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE PRE-PARTY: INVASION OF THE BIG D’s featuring THE DOOD, DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM, DECEPCION, DRASTIC FALL..and we might even have a ‘surprise’ BIG D band performing as well (shhh)..{{FREE ADMISSION}} Come out and party with ALL the bands that will be performing at the Showcase. This is our annual blowout before the big event on the 27th. BE THERE!! Doors at 7pm. You can find the event page at The Coliseum’s site at http://www.facebook.com/ColiseumBradentonFL

Saturday 9/20: State Theatre: THE THIRD ANNUAL ‘FALLING AXE FESTIVAL’..Here we go again metalheads!! it’s a killer lineup this year!! We have KADAVER DOLLS (Who were signed at the Industry Showcase last year) headlining once again with BREAK THIS CURSE, A GOOD DAY TO DIE, DARK SUMMER, PREVAIL, BANE OF KINGS..It’s gonna be insane, and yes, HEADS WILL ROLL!! Admission is $10, Doors at 7pm. ALL AGES!! Get more info at The State Theatre website which is http://www.statetheatreconcerts.com

And if you want to see the cool flyers for both of these events, just go to our website http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

Cya in the field this weekend

J-Rock

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