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40 LB Snapper

Genre – Classic Rock / Southern Rock
Location – Point Pleasant, WV

Members include:

Parry “Pistol Pete” Casto – Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm
Rodney “El Rod” Parsons – Vocals, Electric Lead
Billy “The Boss” Cremeans – Rhythm
Jared “Rude Roo” Stephens – Bass (Mother Tucker Trio, Luke Jivetalker)
Eddie “Blue” Dawson – Harmonica, Percussion (Windjammer)

We also have a rotating cast of characters the join the SNAPPA and add weight and girth to its size….They include:

Brad Kinder – Drums (of the Yetti)
Steve Barker – Drums (of Luke Jivetalket, ZEN Fishermen)
Kevin Arbogast – Lead (Of Mother Tucker Trio, Luke Jivetalker)
Parker – Lead, Vocals (Luke Jivetalker, Funk Feelharmonic)
Tony Leach – Rhythm, Lead, Vocals (Blackberry Jam)
Jonathan Blain – Lead (Soul Coalition)

And the guest list continues to grow and grow as the the Snappa reproduces and spreads is love acros the land….

We all love to play music and 40 LB SNAPPER is more of a concept than an actual band. Consisting of a group of rogue part-time “nite-time” musicians (all of which have successful day-time jobs), the SNAPPA is constantly evolving at the direction of its two founding members, Rodney Parsons and Parry Casto. The majority of the songs that the SNAPPA chooses are cover songs, but these aren’t your average cover songs “Play some Free Bird, man!” Most people that have heard us play, consistently say that they love the selection of songs that we choose, which is anywhere between Pink Floyd to Neil Young to The Doors to Skynyrd to Radiohead to Alice in Chains.
We also have at least 8 or so original songs that we have penned and performed under the 40 LB name. At the very least 40 LB is a great time. Centered around the harmonies and vocal talents of Rodney and Parry, lie a soulful, sometimes funky, always rockin’, pop-lockin’ and beatboxin’ time.

If you are interested in hearing demos of us, check our Myspace site.

Also, drop us a line at our email address or call Parry Casto at (304) 544-1332 or (304) 544-7489.

Just like the great Jesco said, “My name is Jesse and this here’s my good friend Wattie, pull out a twenty and we’ll rock for your party!”
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710

Genre – Rock
Location – Masontown, WV

What is 710 you may ask? We are a mix of rockers that hang out in Masontown, WV. We may never play out of our own back yard, but at least we know we’ll all go deaf and get carpal tunnel

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Aggressive Panic Disorder

Genre – Metal/Punk
Location – Rock Cave, WV

The band started back in the summer while current vocalist Corey and drummer Doyle who had been hangin’ out over in Iraq for the good ol’ USMC. Following Doyle’s escape from the clutches of the evil US military bass player Bickle and Guitarist Jake were soon recruited.

The goal of this band to ultimately create a fresh new sound and do battle with and destroy terrible music all over the world, and lets face it…there’s A LOT of terrible music out there.

So check out our Myspace for a small sample of the goodness yet to come. We’ll keep updating the Myspace as things happen, and we’re expecting to be out and about playing some shows after the first of the year, so if you like what you hear and want to hear more get ahold of us on Myspace or write Corey at corey@theanti-party.org

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A Shotgun Love Affair

Genre – Emo
Location – Huntington, WV

Emotionally driven, heart tugging, melt your face off rock.

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A-Side 45

Genre – Pop/Rock
Location – Hurricane, WV

A-Side 45: Lead/Back-up Vocals and Bass Guitar – Reid Stevens a.k.a. Steve Martin, Guest Musicians: Lead/Rhythm Guitar – Greg Hunt, Drums – Dave Roberts. Music and Lyrics written by Reid Stevens.

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A Society Red

Genre – Metal/Minimalist/Lyrical
Location – Beckley, WV

3-piece band from WV with hard-hitting lyrics and sonic substance. Heavy riffs with actual words. We scream, growl, and sing, we have deep distorted death metal riffs and southern twangy rhythm. Classically trained, tested locally, A Society Red are professional artists that are proud to be from the mountain state. Listen for yourself.

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A Thousand Ginger Screams

Genre – Metalcore
Location – Belington, WV

An awesome band is reborn, called A Thousand Ginger Screams with awesome guitar riffs mastered by Tony, Outstanding vocals by none of than Chad, Mind blowing bass lines by Jayden, crazy fast double bass rolls perfected by Zack. Formed by the break up of two awesome local bands (Lifes Artificial & C.U.P). With their first CD just released their ready to play some shows.

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Alese Sweet Alese

Genre – Hardcore/Metal/Experimental
Location – Beckley, WV

Ryan Moss – vocals
Taylor Callahan – guitar/vocals
Michael McGuire – guitar
Zach Coleman – drums
Matt Myers – bass

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Alethia The Music

Genre – Rock/Pop/Fusion
Location – Charleston, WV

Alethia’s music is created in the inspiration of today’s positive rock, as well as the past rock and blues influences. “Our mission is to reinvent ourselves through our art of making music”.

Alethia – Lead Vocals/Lyricist
David – Bass Guitar
Brian – Guitarist
John – Guitarist
Travis – Drums

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Alex Gabriel

Genre – Acoustic/Rock/Blues
Location – Gilbert, WV

Not been able to get into a studio yet. This music is demo stuff that I’ve recorded on my own. Looking forward to getting in the studio soon

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All Faults Aside

Genre – Alternative/Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

All Faults Aside is a band that just wants to make music, that has soul, feeling, and is real. The music we make, we hope you enjoy, and we hope you can relate to, and sing a long to. We hope that you can connect to it, and feel apart of it, for to us it is alive. Music has a certain character, and certain voice, we hope that this music can share your voice, and share your dreams, your hopes, and your way of life. We are All Faults Aside, and we would like to share this journey with you.

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Altered State

Genre – Heavy Groove
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Percusion: “Insane” Layne DePreist Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Jermey “Kaptin Krunch” Risenburg

New members:
Del “The Destroyer” Hall: Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar
Ivan “The Great” Hall : Lead Guitar & Vocals

Eric Wigal the previous bass player has left the band due to personal reasons. Del & Ivan have moved to Parkersburg from Dayton, Ohio to be a part of Altered State. They are both working very hard to get all the new material down so we wont miss a single booking!

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Among The Enemy

Genre – Technical Metalcore/Deathcore
Location – Huntington, WV

Among the Enemy is a band that is based out of Huntington, but all of the members go to Marshall University. So they are from all over the state. They are breaking the mold and trying to branch out to different genres. There are lots of recordings to be posted still which are available to listen to on their Myspace. Look out for ATE because they are ready to be heavier and more brutal than the next guy.

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Andy M

Genre – Rap
Location – Oceana,WV

I do it for fun…I’m not really all that serious about it…it’s just something to do.

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Angel Blue

Genre – Rock
Location – Pittsburgh, PA

For those of you who were born to rock, for those of you who have long awaited change in this business of music, and for those of you who have been craving the ultimate fantasy-a sensual, voluptuos, vixen with dark hair, the most powerful rock and roll voice of current times, Angel Blue is all of that..Just as her digital single, “Teaser”, is all of that, feel the earth move…. http://www.myspace,com/angelblueband.. Power vocals need power guitar, backed by the next guitar god, a student of Hendrix, whose fingers are magic as well, he gives you what today’s guitarists lack, he preaches fire and brimstone in the church of LOVE..

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Angie Fletcher Band

Genre – Rock/Blues/Country
Location – Huntington, WV

Angie Fletcher – Voc/Keys
Greg Fletcher – Drums
Phil Osborn – Guitars
Bill Fraley – Bass/Voc

THE ANGIE FLETCHER BAND is not only a band of seasoned professional musicians (100 plus years combined experience), not only an all star lineup of 4 of the areas most in demand side musicians (recording and performance), but this is also a band with real chemistry. Their performances are stunning, energetic, and truly captivating. With Angie�s smoky, sexy, soulfully sweet voice, and powerful command of the piano�.coupled with a trio of the �who\’s who� of the tri-state area musicians, this is a �tour de force�. You will leave the show not only wanting more�..but will be touched by the power and charisma of this band. They have a huge catalog of songs ranging from smoldering hot country, soul, classic rock, and all stops in between. This band will rock you��. without a doubt!

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Angst Rising

Genre – Alternative Rock
Location – Ashland, KY

This is an Alternative rock Experimental Band Instrumented by one person using Analog and sweeping soundscapes. Currently I am away demoing out songs for an album which will be called “Untitled” For now, It’s not permanent but it might become that way. I have been writing and singing for most of my life and I have been working on this project for the better part of 3 years. I have 2 demos out under a previous alias “Lament A’ Morte’”, As I get new songs demoed I will add them to the site but it does not mean they will stay the way they are demoed once I get into the studio because many things I can do in the studio I cannot do at home on a 4 track, Well I could but it wouldn’t sound so great. I hope to put a live band together or something so I can play live soon..

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Anna’s Arson

Genre – Hard Rock/Alternative/Metal
Location – Mason, WV

Anna’s Arson started early 2007. Comprised of members from several other bands including Rekcus (Virginia Beach), Midway Manor, Negative Release, and MindStream. All which rocked their respective genres. We are concentrating on huge choruses with melodic verses that anyone can sing along to and have a good time at our shows. We have recently changed the lineup, but please be patient. We are excited to find out what the future holds for us. Expect to see us in a town near you towards the end of the summer. So until then, check back for updates and new tunes. The New vocals and lyrics, as well as some sweet new songs, and minor changes to a couple of old ones should make for a very interesting collaboration of ideas and eventually well-thought out and creative songs for everyone to enjoy. So keep your eyes and ears peeled for new songs and future show dates from Anna’s Arson….. and for Christ’s sake support your local music scene!!

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AquaCow

Genre – Grunge/Punk
Location – Richwood, WV

AquaCow is a young 3 piece grunge/punk band from Richwood, aka middle of nowhere, they have a demo out and on sale, they’re looking for any show possible, their debut album will be out by the end of ’07

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Arockalypse

Genre – Folk Rock
Location – Buckhannon, WV

Arockalypse was forged by Hephaestus in the fiery depths of Mount Olympus. Zeus ordered its creation, knowing that rock and roll was the only force in the universe powerful enough to unite the people of the world. With the power of Arockalypse, Zeus formed the world’s first rock band. The people rejoiced, but their jubilation was short-lived. The gods were not powerful enough to endure the rock, and they were ultimately destroyed. The world was plunged into darkness, devoid of rock and roll, for centuries.

Rock and roll was rediscovered in the year zero by Jesus Christ. He began playing shows around Rome and gained a few groupies. The church did not approve, however. They saw the power of rock and roll, and knew that they could not compete. They vowed to destroy the rock. Jesus was executed, and he and his guitar were sealed in a tomb. The church then made all of his fans sign agreements saying that Jesus was a prophet, in order to disguise his true identity.

The world was in turmoil for centuries. None knew the rock, and all suffered. In the late 1940s, Jesus’s tomb was discovered by young archaeologist Dick Dale. He immediately gave up his archaeological career for a life of music. Rock and roll became a household term, and all was well. Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness, saw the way that rock music united the people, and knew he had to end it. In 1972, he possessed the body of young Chad Kroeger. He laid in wait for many years, biding his time until he could execute his master plan. In 1996, Chad released his first album as Nickelback.

Nickelback, and many other bands that were possessed by demons, worked to destroy rock and roll. As the years went on, fewer and fewer musicians remained untainted. The world sank into darkness. In the year 2525, scientists discovered the ruins of Mount Olympus. Inside, they found Arockalypse. They recognized it as the musical force that it was, and knew it was their only chance for salvation. Many attempted to harness its power, but all were destroyed. Japan began developing a line of robots, which they hoped could utilize Arockalypse. By the time they had created the first robot which was not destroyed, they had already used up the entire world’s resources. So the robot was sent on a mission through time to find the greatest rockers in the history of the world. After centuries of searching, the robot found its bandmates, and brought them to the turn of the millennium. From there these brave souls hoped they could unite the people once again in the name of rock and roll. For the day of Rockening approaches, and only those who rock will be saved.

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Ash Of Gomorrah

Genre – Black/Death Metal
Location – Beckley, WV

Ash Of Gomorrah is a five piece black/death metal band from Beckley, WV. We have always enjoyed the brutality of death metal, while embracing the beauty and raw energy of black metal. Our influences range from Opeth to Cannibal Corpse. We always pour every emotion into our music and hope not to disappoint.

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Ashes Of Serenity

Genre – Metal
Location – Varney, WV

Ashes Of Serenity was formed in Dec 2004 with:
Teddy Murphy – drummer
Roger Charles – guitarist/vocals
Daniel Ball – bassist/screamer
Isaac Hay – guitarist/vocals

Ashes Of Serenity was ready to hit the metalcore/hardcore scene in not only WV, but the whole east coast. With energized live shows, metal riffs, hardcore and melodic breakdowns. A.O.S. is a must see show!!!

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Atomic Anarchy Ensemble

Genre – Punk/Rock/Metal
Location – Nitro, WV

AAE is a very talented group of musicians from the Chemical Valley. It’s hard to depict what genre AAE actually falls under. We consider ourselves Novelty/Comedy rock. Our sound is a mix between Clutch, NOFX, GWAR, System of a Down, & Primus.

We have a vast array of sound which ranges from Pop Punk to Metal.

Joel Rowsey – Vocals/Bass
Scott Maddox – Vocals/Guitar
Greg Caudill – Drums/Percussion

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Atomic Jo

Genre – Rock n Roll
Location – Beckley, WV

Stuart Hill – Lead guitar and Vocals, William Bailey – Drums and Vocals
John Ashley – Bass Guitar and Vocals

Sometime in the Fall of 1997, atomic jo was born…

“A fresh new band hits Southern West Virginia. Boldly stepping out with an energetic set of original music and some creative covers, atomic jo sets a new standard!” -Graffiti, April ’98

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Audible Burst

Genre – Doom/Drone
Location – Ashland,KY/Huntington,WV

Starting out as a solo project, bassist Aaron Todd (Alegionnaire) infuses heavy chords with an onslaught of other effects and noise. According to his latest updates, Aaron has recruited some old band mates for a bit of collaboration if you will. You might find some new faces joining him on stage from show to show so keep your eyes pealed and ears to the ground.

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Audio Outlaws

Genre – Country
Location – Charleston, WV

Stuart Hill – Lead guitar and Vocals, William Bailey – Drums and Vocals
John Ashley – Bass Guitar and Vocals

Sometime in the Fall of 1997, atomic jo was born…

Tommy and Leah with the Audio Outlaws

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Augustine

Genre – Acoustic Emo
Location – Charleston, WV

Three kids out of Charleston got together and started jamming, wrote a few songs, got a band. Check us out, hope you like us. We promise we don’t suck too bad.

Jonathan Dye – Guitar/Vocals
Cody Conway – Guitar/Vocals
Todd Rhodes – Bass/Vocals

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Bad Employees

Genre – Electronic Indie Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Two guys with hard-ons for creating music.

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Badger Fight

Genre – Metal/Alternative
Location – Preston County, WV

Metal, grunge, some other stuff, more stuff. Planting the seeds that never grow anything.

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Bandit Band

Genre – Rock
Location – Spencer, WV

A three piece band out of Spencer, WV, plays music from 60s 70s and 80s. Been together since 2000, appeard at many shows, all in WV, and Ohio. The band as of winter of 2008 has been recording a new cd, and getting ready for a new season, of rock and roll.

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Band of Gold

Genre – Motown/Classic Rock
Location – Fairmont, WV

Band of Gold was established in 2008. The intentions was to pick up where other Motown bands left off. We decided to add other avenues to our music, such as Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and Toto as well as Boston, songs that no other band could accomplish without 4 part harmonies, but we still kept the Motown expression alive. Our venues are usually casinos and fairs and festivals, opening for such acts as the Coutours, Gary and the Playboys, Gary Puckett, and on and on.

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Barrelhouse Bonni

Genre – Blues
Location – Charleston, WV

Barrelhouse Bonni McKeown is a blues piano player, singer-songwriter and educator whose style echoes back to the upright pianos in the juke joints and barrelhouses of the South, and the Bessie Smith era of vintage 1930s blues. Based in rural Hampshire County, WV during the 1980s and 90s, she learned her trade at Augusta Blues Week in Elkins, WV from Gaye Adegbalola and Ann Rabson of the acoustic group Saffire the Uppity Blueswomen. After absorbing blues first hand for three years on the West Side of Chicago, she returned to West Virginia in 2006 to play in Charleston. She now travels between West Virginia and Chicago, taking the blues to schools, parties, and festivals.

Three of Washington DC’s finest acoustic bluesmen�Jay Summerour, Mike Baytop and NJ Warren play as guests on Bonni�s 2003 CD, Barbershop Blues. She co-produced Chicago singer/drummer Larry Taylor�s first solo CD in 2004, They Were in This House, which the Chicago Sun-Times called �one of the year�s best blues albums. She has written about the blues for Big City Rhythm and Blues magazine (Detroit) and about West Virginia�s African American musicians for Metro Valley (WV) Magazine. She has taught blues history and music to groups varying from elementary students at Piedmont School on Charleston WV�s East End and Austin Town Hall on the West Side of Chicago, to seniors at the FestivALL Elderhostel.

Barrelhouse Bonni offers a solo piano vocal act; a duo with one of southern W.Va.’s outstanding horn players, such as Dugan Carter, Marshall Petty or Bob Redd. She believes the blues can be a bridge between ethnic groups and generations. Her motto is: Pray for Peace, Work for Justice and Boogie for Survival!

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Before the Predicate

Genre – Nu Metal
Location – Portsmouth, OH

Before the Predicate was born in Sciotoville, in 2004, in the garage of Greg Weddington. Greg (former bass guitar), along with Ty Bear (lead vocals/screams) and Shawn Eggers (guitar/vocals) formed the band without a drummer. The sound they produced was unlike what any of them had expected. It was a melodic mix of metal, alternative, and punk rock. After auditioning with a few percussive artists, they turned to long time friend, and a former band mate of Shawn, Zach Holbrook. Holbrook (drumming since second grade) seemed perfect for the job. His unique fills and intense style were unmatched in the area. The band was formed. They quickly wrote songs and performed as a four piece in the Portsmouth area. BtP soon decided one guitar was not enough for the melodic metal explosion; they then turned to Joe Howrylak (former rhythm guitar) for that something extra. Joe stayed with the band for quite some time, playing some of the biggest shows with them. But all good things must come to and end. Joe decided that the Huntington-to-Portsmouth commute was too much with his busy schedule, and he left the band. Upon Joe’s departure, Steve Seidel (former band mate of Shawn and Zach) stepped up to fill the lead guitar spot, moving Shawn to rhythm. Steve was outrageous with solos that wouldn’t end, and riffs that just don’t quit. The band was whole again. Along the way, Greg decided that metal wasn’t for him and left the band when there were some creative differences. Jeff Janney (bass guitar), who was a long time follower of the band and great friend of Greg, was offered an audition for the bass spot that was needed. Jeff brought along a friend however. Chris Terry (rhythm guitar) came to a few practices and the results were amazing. There was no better combination than Steve and Chris on guitar. So, in the best interest of the band, Shawn stepped back from the guitar to co-lead the vocals along with Ty. Personal conflicts lead Jeff to pursue other musical opportunities. Greg returned to reclaim his spot as the bassist. After some big shows, and some new friends, Before the Predicate, again, fell out. After a month or so of hiatus, and talk of a few new projects, BtP reformed yet again but with Jeff back in his place and Ty no longer in his. We’ve been through a lot with each other, and more even still. Steve recently decided Before the Predicate wasn’t working out for him. Due to difference in creative opinion, Steve left BtP in early 2007. The band as it stands today consists of Shawn, Zach, Jeff, and Chris. This four piece is just waiting to explode on a stage.

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Bella Craze

Genre – Funk/Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Energy-driven funk trio. Includes the awesome voice of Drew Dunbar and the absolutely incredible bass guitar playing from Jimmy Lykens.

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Benjamin Meckley

Genre – Alternative/Folk/Indie
Location – Flatwoods, WV

Ben brings a creative collection of original songs with a unique sound that is all his own. Wheather its multitracking in the studio or performing live his songs are full of energy and a pleasure to those who listen to them. He is availiable for openings, headlining, festivals, charity and so on. For more info check out the webpage or send an email. Feel the vibe, spread the music.

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Benny2times aka Verruchio

Genre – Folk/Rock/Blues
Location – Huntington, WV

http://www.myspace.com/verruchio

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Beyond All Hope

Genre – Grindcore/Death Metal
Location – Huntington, WV

We are a grindcore/death metal/hardcore 6-piece from Huntington,WV. We’ve shared the stage with such bands as As I Lay Dying, The Red Chord, Between The Buried and Me, The Acacia Strain, All That Remains, Throwdown and many, and many more.

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Black Acid Over-Drive

Genre – Southern Metal
Location – Wayne County, WV

Black Acid… is a local band from wayne county thats been jammin’ about 3 yrs. lead vocals problems kept the band out of a lot of action. but they never quit, kept on playing even without a singer. now they have a new singer with their same drive & passion and are starting to kick some ass finally. we hope all enjoy, and remember the name. We are not going away, gotta keep on rockin’…

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BlackDamp

Genre – Metal
Location – Southern WV

Four guys from the Coal Fields of Southern WV. Influenced by too many, sounding like no one. They’ll play anywhere with anyone. Currently recording their first full length album. Hit up myspace for more info.

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Black Mass Confession

Genre – Metal
Location – Ripley,WV

Out of the ashes of past projects and talent that is refused to be denied is when Black Mass Confession was born. Consisting of the right combination of skill,determination,and the love of the music is what makes this band a force to be reckoned with in the world of metal. Noted for the heavy riffs, extreme energy and presence, and the destruction that is left behind after each and every show, Black Mass Confession is rolling strong, and shows NO signs of slowing down. Out of Ripley and Ravenswood, West Virginia, Black Mass Confession is slowly making its way to the top. Made up of guitarist and vocalist, Matt Thompson, who brings to the table a sonic berrage of one of the most untouchable sounds in the guitar world, bassist and backing vocalist, Tyler Levering, who completely dominates the Black Mass Brotherhood on the bass with the image of one brute force to wether, and on drums, Andy Kelly, who brings the hammer of the gods, and shines light on the skins like no other. For too long the 3 of us have waited for the right opportunity and the right individuals to make this happen. And now they are united, what’s born is a sound like nothing that has ever been heard before, and a sound that doesn’t leave your mind very easily as well. A sound that you can either bang your head to, kick a wall over, mellow out, and all the while being able to tap your foot at the same time. Black Mass’ songs are derived from real events. We are NOT a band that just writes music just for the sake of writing music. The songs deal with experience, both to ourselves and society, medial issues, war, and even other music as well. Take part in the Black Mass Brotherhood. Once your in, your in for life. Your part of a family, and that family is what makes Black Mass Confession a stronger machine. And for those who have little faith in BMC, just remember: man is strong. machine is strong, and man makes machine. But be careful how you choose to make it – because if machine is greater than man, it will be his downfall.

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BLUE

Genre – Country
Location – Spencer, WV

Blue is a solo vocalist/acoustic guitarist performing Country and Popular songs for your entertainment and listening pleasure. As a performer, Blue has entertained on stages in New York, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia in a variety of Country and Country Rock bands. Now the opportunity has been given him to perform the music you enjoy, in a behind the beat, laid back style of playing and singing. Blue firmly believes that it’s just not enough to sing the songs, but you also have to entertain the audience and get them involved in the perfomance. Sit back and enjoy the guitar and vocals of Blue as he performs the songs that you can stomp your foot too, laugh, wipe away a tear or just sing along with; because music should be played and listened too, for the FUN of it.

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Blue Maggie

Genre – Bluegrass
Location – Charleston, WV

We have released our first CD, “Heart for the Hills”. Please check out biographical information, performance dates, radio play, DPK and EPK information from our website Thanks!

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Brain Trauma

Genre – Underground Rap
Location – Charleston, WV

Brain Trauma is a local Charleston area rap group made up of members Kasket Kyle and Toxik Flow. They have played shows locally at Cliffhanger, Marley’s Doghouse, Club 324, The Brickhouse, Focus Skatepark, The HYAMP, The South Charleston Rec Center (IWA East Coast), and The Empty Glass. They have also played in Cleveland, OH at Peabody’s Downunder opening for such artists as Wolfpac, Project: Deadman, and Tech N9ne.

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Brewin’ Company

Genre – Rock/Blues/Funk
Location – Ripley, WV

Brewin’ Company is a few guys from Jackson County who just like to play some cool tunes and have a good time doing it. The band is made up of remnants from various other bands and consists anywhere from four to six members (depending on the night of the week). And we certainly don’t mind jammin’ with whoever can make a cool groove! COME CHECK US OUT!

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Brink Of Oblivion

Genre – Metal/Progressive/Grindcore
Location – Charleston, WV

Formed in early 2007, Brink of Oblivion have managed to establish themselves as one of extreme metal’s most relentless forces in their home state of West Virginia and the surrounding region. Combining brutal dual leads, inventive vocal stylings and a thundering rhythm section, Brink of Oblivion are on their way to becoming a premier act in extreme metal. With their release of the Domination EP in early 2007, which is available for free download, their fan base has been growing exponentially. If there were a soundtrack to the apocalypse, Brink of Oblivion would be it.

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Broken Shadows

Genre – Hard Rock/ Metal
Location – Olive Hill, KY

Finally, after months of rest. Broken Shadows is ready to kick your ass. With the fierce vocals of Joe Hedge, the rhythmic guitar sound of Chris King, the “What the hell did he just play?!?” bass styling’s of Ryan Brown, and the flesh tearing rhythms of Craig Johnson. Broken Shadows is once again a force to be reckoned with. Now playing shows in the WV/KY/OH area. You will not be disappointed.

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Brothers in Arms

Genre – Rap
Location – Charleston, WV

Started in the projects of Little Page on the Westside of Charleston. With Rappers and Brothers Oktane and Young Scrilla. Jimmy Jam as the Producer. Young Scrilla is also a producer along with rapping. Songs are already on Myspace.com.

To hear songs from these two go to:

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myspace.com/murderwood

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Buffalo Creek Massacre

Genre – Grindcore/Hardcore/Death Metal
Location – Lavalette, WV

After the breakup of something wicked, the 4 members dedicated members decided to keep moving on without their old member to make a new sound.

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Buried Burdens

Genre – Metal
Location – Bluefield, WV

We’re not the typical metal band. We steer away from the regular and try to keep everything fresh. That way’ no song sounds the same. Come out to some shows at the Rock-it Club and check us out!

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BurndownkiD

Genre – Punk/Pop-Punk
Location – South Charleston, WV

Guitar/Vocals- Isaac Brunetti Bass/Vocals- Zak McClure
Guitar-Brittany McClure
Drums- Jon Mcquerrey

We’re a four piece band out of South Charleston . the band Consists of Isaac Brunetti on rhythm and vocals, Zak McClure on bass and vocals, Brittany McClure on lead, and Jon McQuerry on drums. We play fast up paced music and just like to have fun. We are willing to play almost any show to get our name out there. for booking info call Zak @ 304-932-9570

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Burning Rome

Genre – Rock
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Tim Barrickman: guitar
Kevin Reed: guitar
Steve Collins: bass
Kevin Kibble: drums
Joe Casto: vocals

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By Demons Be Driven

Genre – Metal
Location – Martinsburg,WV

Metal band hailing from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Formed in the summer of 2006, ‘BDBD’ self-released their debut EP, “Through Dying Eyes”, in January of 2007. Currently seeking a few new members and will hopefully be back on a stage near you in the summer of 2008.

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Byzantine

Genre – Heavy Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

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Can’t See Straight

Genre – Punk/Hardcore
Location – Parkersburg, WV

After about a five year wait CSS is back. We grew tired of the metal scene that has hit and wanted to go back to what we love. PUNK! I know you say great anther poppy punk band that sounds like green day. WRONG. This is a nice mix of punk and hardcore. Enjoy.

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Caustic

Genre – Hard Rock/Metal
Location – Parkersburg/Ripley, WV

Originally from Parkersburg, currently residing in Ripley. Producing punchy Hard Rock and Metal originals with a hint of Prog undertow. Mixing in ideas and thoughts from many genres to produce a unique and driving sound.

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Ceremonial Flesh

Genre – Black Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

True black metal.

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Chernobyl

Genre – Progressive Metal
Location – Clarksburg, WV

Chernobyl formed in late Spring of 2006. Its original line up was Seth(Lead Guitar/Vocals), Justin Starkey(Ryhthm Guitar/vocals), Bruce Holt(Bass), and D.J.(Drums). The Band and Bruce had differences so he was left behind as the band progressed forward. Seth decided to move over to Bass and Ryan Poling agreed to fill the spot of lead guitar adding a whole new level to the band. The band stayed good for awhile, but in November Justin was asked to leave the band because of creative differences. Seth took over full time vocals and decided to add keys to be more instrumental. We set out to find a new bassist eventually asking Cory Hoban to join the band. Everything worked out well and now the band has become what it was originally intended to be… A Progressive Metal Band!

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Cold Harbor

Genre – Rock/Southern Rock/Blues
Location – Logan, WV

We are a 4 piece band.
Including:
Lead Guitarist and vocals – Corey Stevenson
Bass and back up vocals – Larry Browning
Drummer and vocals – Michael Hall
Rhythm Guitarist – Billy Cantrell

We play all types of music rock, southern rock, oldies, and blues. Check out our website.

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Connie And The Vampire Nuts

Genre – Pop/Punk
Location – Wheeling, WV

We’re a new band, but were really a great band with some catchy songs so be on the look-out for us ” Connie And The Vampire Nuts”.

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Corey Hager

Genre – Acoustic/Pop/Folk Rock
Location – Ripley, WV

I am a solo acoustic act. Also, a young musician with a strong drive for success. Please check me out on Myspace. :)

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Covenant of Grace

Genre – Christian
Location – South Charleston, WV

Covenant of Grace is the Southridge Church of God youth band. We have 3 singers Andrew B,Megan, and Julia. We have 3 guitarist John Michael, Nick, and Keith, Our drummer Andrew M and a awesome bass player Jacob. We are a good group overall but any info call Southridge Church of God at 746-4700.

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Crawdad Smoothie

Genre – Old School Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

“Classic, Southern, Old School, Kick Ass Rock” are the words that best summarize Crawdad Smoothie. With their unrivaled commitment to excellence, this group of talented and experienced musicians sets themselves apart with their unprecedented musicianship; nowhere will you find a group of more talented musicians. Going from the guitar rock of the 70s to the metal of the 80s to the grunge of the 90s to today’s rock, Crawdad Smoothie further distinguishes itself with its wide variety of music.

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CrossRoads

Genre – Power Blues/Blues Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

CROSSROADS is an explosive Power Blues Trio with three part harmony vocals mixed with gut-wrenching guitar AND one of a kind stage show that you won’t believe! CROSSROADS stage show is exciting and nothing but professional. CROSSROADS guarantees to pack your event or establishment. To book the band or find out more information on Charleston’s hottest Band visit: WWW.CROSSROADSBANDWV.COM

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Cryptic Sin

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

We are a female-fronted metal band based out of Charleston, West Virginia. We have often been described as the love child of Pantera and Evanescence – kick ass melodic metal with unearthly singing and screaming vocals. Looking for something new, something different? Want music that will kick your ass and own your soul? Then look no further than CRYPTIC SIN.

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Cryptorchid Chipmunk

Genre – Chaotic Ska Punk
Location – Morgantown, WV

CC was born years ago in a dark alley inside of a trash can. Together, the eight (sometimes seven, sometimes six, sometimes nine, sometimes twelve?) members huddled together in the dark and cold, struggling to survive. We can bring our flith out of the streets and into punk venues where people will hate us and throw trash at our feet! With that, the hungry bandmates crawled out of the alley and started a band playing the most mesed up ska music ever created.

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Cursa

Genre – Rock / Alternative
Location – Huntington, WV

Cursa is one of the newest rock bands to emerge out of Hurricane/Huntington, West Virginia. The band was formed amongst the ex-band members from Anywhere Door and consist of Jeremy Sargent, Ben Higginbotham, Brady Gibson, Adam Dunlap, and Josh Hillman. Their goals are strong and their determination relentless. The boys are well on their way to accomplishing their goals. Check out their myspace website to view pictures, download or listen to mp3′s, become friends, or to see where they’ll be playing next.

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Darism Drive

Genre – Rock
Location – Lavalette, WV

Darism Drive is a Rock band from Lavalette, WV. The band formed in 2003 and have been banging it out ever since. Four dedicated musicians make up D-Drive and have full intentions to give their fans a great musical experience every time the headphones go on. The band is in their studio recording their new independent record that will soon be completed. There will be a couple of newer tracks released on Myspace.

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Dark Nova

Genre – Metal
Location – Southern WV

Members include:
Greg Gravely – Vocals, Rythm guitar
Alex Allen – Lead Guitar
Dustin Lester – Bass, Vocals
Braden Layne – Drums, Vocals

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Darling Articles

Genre – Rock
Location – Princeton, WV

Darling Articles are:
Ryan Coffey – Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica
George Quesenberry – Keys/Vocals
Jamie Underwood – Bass/Vocals
Mike Billups – Drums/Percussion

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Dave Roberts

Genre – Progressive Rock/Nu-Jazz/Experimental/Blues/Soul/Funk
Location – Charleston, WV

Dave Roberts is a Charleston, WV-based drummer who that has been in multiple projects. He does session, studio and live drumming. Please visit his Myspace page for further information and questions. He is available for a working band, short or long-term projects, etc.

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Davisson Brothers Band

Genre – Roots/Country/Jam Band
Location – Clarksburg, WV

WV’s # 1 jam/roots band. CharTunes Records

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Dead Stick Experiment

Genre – Experimental/Indie/Folk Rock
Location – Fairmont, WV

We are Dead Stick Experiment. We are an indescribable band from Fairmont, WV. We are four students who attend Fairmont State University. Consisting of:

Greg Hayhurst on Guitars, and Vocals
Leroy Brumage on Keys, Guitars, and Bass
Jimmy Halpenny on Percussion
Tyler Bray on the Bass
If you like music you should check us out and maybe hook us up with some shows or something because that would be awesome or just be a phan or even a phriend would be nice.

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Defunk

Genre – Acoustic
Location – Madison, WV

You can’t really compare this sound of music to anyone. It’s just acoustic music with some intense lyrics. Singer Jasmine Carr and guitarist Chris Workman formed this band awhile back and had their first show on January 4th, 2008. The show didn’t include any of their originals and they only had a week to get set up. As of today, The Defunk has plenty of original songs and would love for some people to hear us out. If you like beautiful music, you will indeed like The Defunk. If you want us to perform, contact us.

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Dementia

Genre – Hard Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Playing hardrock from the golden days in the vein of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Led Zepplin and Deep Purple and original music.

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Derek Bowen

Genre – Acoustic/Folk/Indie
Location – Huntington, WV

Acoustic music for anyone who likes music. Many different styles incorporated in songs. You just have to hear it, but there’s no question out of the many songs, there would be a couple you like.

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Descent To Cocytus

Genre – Death Metal
Location – Morgantown, WV

Andrew Adams – Vocals
Zack Arnold – Guitar
TJ Daniel – Bass
Adam Sanders – Drums

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Dime Store Heist

Genre – Ska/Indie/Christian
Location – Winfield/Teays Valley, WV

Originating as a ska band, Dime Store Heist has been evolving with an eclectic mix of rock and alternative genres. We are happy to have a style that listeners fail to classify. Our music is full of energy and our lyrics flow from a faith in Jesus Christ that keeps us going.

Dime Store Heist is:

Michael Stidham | Vocals + Bass
Logan Patton | Guitar
Keaton Neely | Drums + BGVs
Aaron Payne | Saxophone + Antics
Lucy Sharp | Trumpet

Contact: Message us on Myspace,
Call (304) 932-9264
dimestoreheist@gmail.com

Also, check out our blog:
dimestoreheist.blogspot.com

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Dirt Merchant

Genre – Rock
Location – Salt Rock, WV

We are just a simple rock band looking for some fun.

The members are:
Joe Brown – Guitar/Lead Vocals
Corey Packard – Bass/Backup Vocals
David McCray – Drums

We plan on having a few shows in the Huntington/Charleston areas. Keep your ears open for us we will be around your way soon with a good Rock show.

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Dischord

Genre – Hardcore/Down-Tempo/Deathcore
Location – Fairmont, WV

Aggressive

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Disclosure

Genre – Punk Rock
Location – Berkeley Springs, WV

Disclosure made their debut in May of 2006 with their DIY Album Going Nowhere. It is available at The Red Guitar in Berkeley Springs and online at: www.DisclosurePunx.com. Disclosure has a very distinct style. Fast paced songs, simple music, and raspy, yet good vocals

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Diverse Something

Genre – Alternative
Location – Fairmont, WV

We are a 4 piece band from Fairmont, WV. 3 out of 4 members in DS took Music Theory among many other music classes in high school and college. So what I’m getting at here is we are pretty talented. Come check us out sometime, I think you’ll like what you hear.

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DOG VS. CAT

Genre – ‘Zoocore’/Noisecore
Location – St. Albans, WV

We are Zoocore, which is noisecore with animal sounds. We are always looking for shows.

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Don’t Look Back

Genre – Hardcore
Location – Hurricane, WV

Bitch, we play hardcore.

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Double “D” And The Chillbillies

Genre – Blue/Country/Folk/Rock/Oldies
Location – Beckley, WV

Available for bookings throughout all of West Virginia. Author Of, “A Breath of Mountain Air” (Come Home To West Virginia)

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Double Deuce Outlaws

Genre – Southern Rock/Country
Location – Greenbrier County, WV

Double Deuce Outlaws Band Originally Established in 1991 playing local bars in Norfolk and Virginia Beach VA, after being dismantled for many years re-established in 2008 and opened up to playing the east coast from Maryland to the Carolinas.

Located out of Virginia Beach members come together from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina to bring a unique blend of Southern rock and country music with a classic rock twist.

We like to get a little loud and crazy… so, the louder and wilder ya’ll get, the louder we will play!

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Downthrown

Genre – Southern Rock/Metal
Location – North Central, WV

DownThrown is a rock band that mostly deals in southern/classic rock with some metal thrown in for good measure. We’ve been rehearsing for about a year and just as we were getting in the groove to start performing live, we find ourselves in need of a new singer!

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Dutch Underwood

Genre – Rock/Acoustic
Location – All of WV

I’m a singer/songwriter. I’m trying to make an album. Anyone want to help?

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Eddy Slayton

Genre – Acoustic Indie
Location – Huntington, WV

A young, talented songwriter from West Virginia, Eddy Slayton has been performing since 2005. His music can only be described as lyrically soothing.

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El Duderino

Genre – Alternative
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Three man band that has been playing alternative since the early 90\’s heyday of alternative.

Jarod Eddy – Bass, guitar, percussion, vocals
Craig Huffman – Drums, bass, guitar, vocals
Nathan Paxton – Guitar, drums, bass, vocals

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EGreen aka Tha Remedy

Genre – Hip Hop/Soul
Location – Beckley, WV

A hip hop artist from West Virginia with an insight on politics, poverty, the people, and God. A person trying to make a change within the rap game from the outside, wanting to bring Hip Hop back to what the true meaning is and that’s lyricism, truth, proof, and exhilaration for the people.

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Elixir

Genre – Rock/Blues/Country
Location – Huntington, WV

Elixirs can’t cure but they can make you feel better.

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EmpurE

Genre – Metal
Location – Huntington, WV

Heavy, fast, melodic, brutal. Seasoned musicians with a technical mentality driving everything they play.

Eric Ramos – Vocals
Chris Clatworthy – Percussion
Joseph Jones – Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Karey Kearns – Bass

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Ephemeral Mists

Genre – World Fusion
Location – Huntington, WV

Ephemeral mists began its musical journey during the beginning of 2009, when composer, Brett Branning, began fusing his cutting edge ambient electronics with the ancient musical traditions and instruments of the middle east and far east. The result is a stunningly beautiful ambient world of sound that goes well beyond the cliches of the genre and reaches for daunting new artistic and creative heights. The debut album, “Moon Ritual”, is currently avaiable for purchase.

Brett has been involved with music since early childhood, and began his musical odyssey on the piano. Although, that has remained his main instrument throughout the years, he is also very fluent on a wide range of world music instruments, including (but not limited to) the Ney, Shakuhachi, and Duduk. The passion he holds for these ancient wind instruments plays an integral role in the sound world that Ephemeral Mists creates.

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Eulogy With A Punchline

Genre – Hardcore
Location – Fairmont, WV

We Rep the 3 Oh Foe!!!!!

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Evil’s Embrace

Genre – Rock/Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

Evils Embrace consists literally of three kids from the charleston area. We are just getting everything together, and hope to begin practicing after the new year.

Dylan “Bruce” Curtis – Guitar
Joshua Jividen – Bass
Aj “kid” Reedy – Drums

We were formed during late 2005 when Guitarist dylan met bassist joshua. They both shared a common passion for music, and were ambitious to start their own band. a long-time friend of Dylan’s, AJ reedy, agreed to play drums for the band. With Dylan’s bone rattling riffs, Joshua’s heart stopping bass lines, and Aj’s wicked fast style, Evils Embrace hopes to bring an aggressive balls-to-the-wall style to the Charleston music scene.

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Explicit Faith

Genre – Christian Rock
Location – Hardy County, WV

Explicit Faith combines a rock and roll sound with a spiritual message to create meaningful performances working to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through their God given musical talents and by the strength of the Holy Spirit. Explicit Faith can be defined as the belief that the only true path to salvation was the sacrifice given on the cross, a price paid one time so that all may find salvation.

Explicit Faith traces its roots to 1997 when keyboardist Dustin �Dusty� Landacre and drummer Scott McCartney found that they had more in common than the engineering classes they were enrolled in at a local college; they both had a passion for playing music. Through numerous jam sessions including a variety of musicians and musical styles, the group began to take shape when performing for several local church services with the addition of bass player Justin Hedrick. Justin had experience playing both church services and bluegrass. The foundation for Explicit Faith had been formed. Early in 2007, Dusty was led by the Holy Spirit to establish a formal Christian rock band. Phone calls to Scott and Justin followed along with a call to guitarist Derek Shreve. Derek had been playing bluegrass locally, had recorded and produced as �Dutchhill� his own CD entitled �He Who Has Ears�. The group began learning and rehearsing cover songs as well as Derek�s originals. In September, guitarist Benn Bane made the jump from lighting and effects to playing with the band. With inspirational lyrics and a driving rock and bluegrass background, Explicit Faith continues to fuse the gospel of Christ with an electric sound, and singing praises to the Lord. Watch for upcoming shows on the �Running out of Time� tour by Explicit Faith.

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Extragrump

Genre – Soul Rock
Location – Beckley, WV

Mother Guitar – Dave Gravely
Mother Guitar – Michael ‘Slops’ Cochran
Vox – Tyler Evans
Skins – Dave Traube
Father Guitar – Jay Sisson

Comin’ to you smooth and di-rect from Prof. K’s Jet Set Radio
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Eyes See No More

Genre – Christian/Metal
Location – Madison, WV

We play the type of music that has been disputed for years, by the church and by the maistream public. All bands have something they write about that’s important to them, for ESNM it’s Jesus Christ. Nothings more important than him. We play our music for the reason it was created in the first place…..Worship. We mix the light of God with the dark sounds you hear coming from your closet in the middle of the night. Hopefully our music will make you dance like David.
God Bless!
ESNM

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Fading Doubt

Genre – Rock/Alternative/Power Pop
Location – Oakland, MD

www.myspace.com/fadingdoubt

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Failure Figure

Genre – Horror Punk
Location – Gap Mills/Huntington, WV

Failure Figure is a 3 piece horror punk band from WV. Sampling many genres from metal to plain rock the band is all about horror. Failure Figure consists of Eddy Slayton (Eddy Swiftkill) on guitar and lead vocals, Ethan Howard on bass, and vocals, and Travis Oliver on Drums and Back-up vocals. The band has just recorded their first studio EP entitled, “Hugs, Kisses, Death Wishes,” at Sonic Design Studios in Bristol, TN.

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Fairweather Fan

Genre – Indie Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Fairweather Fan are:
Zach Stewart – Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Stewart – Vocals/Guitar
Mike Billups – Drums
Brian Shaffer – Bass

Check us out online:
www.myspace.com/fairweatherfan

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Fallback To Chaos

Genre – Metal
Location – Lost Creek, WV

Formed in early 2007, Fallback to Chaos has always had one goal and that is to bring the metal. After a few line up changes the band consists of Anthony Angerame, Tyler Franklin, Alex Golash, and Kasey Grogg. The band is a varied mix of metal. Ranging from Shadows Fall and Throwdown to Decapitated and All Shall Perish, The band summons many different metal sounds. Check them out at myspace.com/fallbacktochaos. KEEP IT HEAVY!

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Falling Branch String Band

Genre – Old Time (preBluegrass)
Location – Elkins, WV

Falling Branch Band plays traditional American mountain music in an original lively style. We feature our vocals with close harmony and inventive instrumental breaks. Our repetoir includes traditional West Virginia fiddle and banjo tunes as well as standard square dance music. Our instrumentation is composed of fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar and bass. We enjoy playing festivals, private parties, special events like family reunions and weddings, gospel sings, bus tours and charity events. Give us a call! We would love to talk to you.

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FAL$E PROFIT

Genre – Hardcore
Location – WV

Hardcore yet melodic thrash that will rip your face off. New cd out very soon. Check us out on myspace.

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Fifth Column

Genre – Rock/Metal/Experimental
Location – Mannington, WV

We play music, we love music, and we put on an intense live show. If you want to hear us, check out our Myspace. If you like what you hear, come to the shows. We love you all.

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Fisticuff

Genre – Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Scremo
Location – Akron, OH

From the Depths of the lost within the Northeast Ohio Metal Scene comes Fisticuff. Based in Akron, Ohio, Fisticuff is a metal band that has evolved to a new culture of music full of aggression and intensity. Fisticuff has created a style of music that is inspired by goals that cannot be reached and the beaten that wont stay down. As physically demanding as it is intense, Fisticuff sounds like a cross breed of Sepultura, Pantera, Dry Kill Logic, and Slipknot. Using these elements of bark style vocals and Soothing harmonies with technical speed and dark grooves. Some is Dark natured, expressing the hatred spurned by the tortured and the tormented. Others light hearted with a softer heart within. Inspired by these voices that stir the blood, Fisticuff sees things in a different light. With songs such as Broke, God Help Me, and Yellow and Red, Fisticuff writes about corruption, Mind on the brink of self destruction and displacement cries for help. The music comes with a crushing sound and a groove that stays constant throughout chaotic transitions. Fisticuff brings to the scene a metal sound that has roots in the old school, but with a face that bleeds new life. This band delivers a sound that is crushing and powerful.. Visit us on myspace http://www.myspace.com/fisticuffmusic

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Fits Of The Season

Genre – Metal, Rock, and Jazz
Location – Buckhannon, WV

Fits of the Season breaks traditionally held standards of song writing by creating songs that break the ten minute barrier. The drums echo the style of the late John Bonham, while the bass, inspired by jazz works, hold the songs together. The guitar brings back the melodic solos with meaning, and the vocals speak of a variety of subjects. Fits of the Season try not to take themselves too seriously by focusing more on their music than their image. During the summer of 2006, Fits of the Season recorded their first album, PHAROS. The disc contains 10 songs totalling more than 65 minutes worth of music. The band is very proud of the effort and looks forward to supporting the record. Fits of the Season is a band you don’t want to miss!

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FOZ

Genre – Hip Hop
Location – Logan, WV

Emcee/Vocalist/Writer/Purveyor of the Spoken Word

Known for past groups, 3F.D.A. and Westerberg High, Foz has now released his first solo recording, “Appalachian Folk Hop”.

A mixture of indie Hip-Hop and different genres of Rock, including Punk, Indie, and Acoustic.

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Free Form Frequencies

Genre – Jazz/Fusion/Funk
Location – Shepherdstown, WV

Miles Gallagher – Tenor Sax
James H Hash – Electric Guitar
DJ Alenskis – Fretless Bass Guitar
Josh Krueger – Drum Kit

Free Form Frequencies was concieved in the Spring of 2009. We basically got together as a jazz jam band featuring Miles Gallagher on Saxophone, Matt Carey on Keyboards, James Hash on Bass, and DJ Alenskis on Drumkit. We have also featured Alex McIntosh on guitar. Fall 2009 found a re-imaging of F^3. We welcome our newest addition, Josh Kruger on drumkit, placing DJ on bass and James on guitar. We will be debuting this line-up at the Mellow Moods Cafe on Thursday, December 17th. The band’s foundation lies in the improvisational skills of it’s members. Many of the songs are written and titled on the spot the night of a performance.

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From This Day Forward

Genre – Hardcore
Location – Gallipolis, WV

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Frost Throne

Genre – Black Metal
Location – Greenbrier County, WV

Frost Throne was started by Count VinterFaust in the Spring of 2006 in Rainelle West Virginia. With the use of a Home portable studio he recorded the First FrostThrone Demo”Frozen Wastelands”. This demo was four songs which included two originals “Frozen WasteLands” and “Winter Moon”. Also appearing on this demo was covers of “Quintessence” by DarkThrone and “Open the Gates” by Dark Funeral.This demo was circulated through the Texas underground after it was sent to a fan. Two weeks after the demo was done The Count went and recorded a full length Called “VinterFaust” due to the Fact that again he was the only one writing,playing,and recording on this album. This one included and re-recording of “Winter Moon”. The Count wrote all the songs and played all instruments except for the drums,a drum machine was employed for this,and soon released it himself from his home. After another two weeks he recorded an E.P. called “Vrede av Frostherren” or “Wrath of the Frost Lord”(in English). The reason the title is put in Norwegian was his homage to the norwegian bands that had inspired him. This is the last recording done at home by the Count.

In the summer of the same year, Wargoat of Plaguewielder was called upon to the fray to play drums for some shows. Wargoat is a childhood friend of The Count. In fact they went to high school together and ever since they first met had been playing together ever since. After these shows the Count has played bass for Plaguewielder and became a member full-time as well as Wargoat became the full-time drummer of Frost Throne. In the early weeks of 2007 Vultre VonDoom became the new bassist and was added to the line up as new fulltime member. Balthezar joined up in February of 2007 on second guitar. Vultre left sortly after Balthezar joined due to personal reasons outside the band. We still consider him a bandmate and friend.

We do everything which is considered “bad taste” to everyone else. We are not politically correct nor do we care what you think. We do things the way we choose to. If you like us then we appreciate your support but if you hate us then we lavish in it knowing that for everyday you still waste your time to send us hate mail, we grow that much stronger. So by all means hate us, for we laugh at your pre-conceived notions of what is or isn’t “real” Black Metal.

Current Line Up: Count Vinterfaust – Guitars/Vocals
Wargoat – Drums Balthezar – Bass
Discography: Frozen Wastelands (Demo) – Spring of 2006
Vinter Faust (Full-Length) – Early Summer of 2006
Vrede Av FrostHerren – (E.P) – Late Summer of 2006
Live In Hell – (Live Album) – Early February of 2007
Black Winter -(Second Full Length) March 23rd 2007

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Full Nelson

Genre – Southern Rock/ Rock
Location – Lexington, KY

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Gertrude’s Blue Hymnal

Genre – Rock
Location – Ripley, WV

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Go Dogs Go

Genre – Alternative/Rock/Punk/Dance/Groove
Location – Ravenswood, WV

Go Dogs Go is a 4-piece group from Ravenswood, West Virginia. Our music is pretty much alternative rock, mixed in are some pop influences. A little bit of punk style riff playing. Dance-groove lines as well as piano and acoustic tracks. Overall it’s something different then you’re used to hearing around West Virginia on the local scene.

Currently the group is getting close to hopefuly venturing into the studio to lay down tracks.

Current singles from Go Dogs Go include ‘Everybody Knows’ ‘April’ and ‘Suffer’.

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Golden Tarot

Genre – Experimental/Psychedelic Rock
Location – Fort Gay, WV

Golden Tarot is an experimental musician/visual artist who was put on this rock to manifest the transmissions received by his third eye from the etheric entities of source dimensions.

He goes merrily about creating songs and instrumentals of a unique nature with the purpose of opening minds, broadening sonic pallets, and bringing other humans closer together with the powers of sound, vision, truth, and love.

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Good Time Express

Genre – Country/Southern Rock
Location – Peterstown, WV

We are a family band consisting of my father, myself and two of my brothers. We play a wide variety from classics to flat foots and from country to southern rock. There are not as many places to play these days so when we do we give 100%. We hope you’ll come out and see us when you can.

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Government Over-Dose

Genre – Doom Metal
Location – Franklin, WV

G.O.D Is a very powerful metal band that is serious about what they do. They have been a band for about 4 years are working on there second full length album. they travel in a 40 foot tour bus there drummer owns one of the largest sound companies around called NMS productions.

Always looking for shows, we are very professional and have five members:
John – drums
Joey – guitar
Mike – guitar/2nd VOX
Curtis – lead
Ben – 1st VOX and bass

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Gran Pappy’s Lap

Genre – Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Travis Ranson – Guitars, Vocals
John Compton – Guitars, Vocals
Brandon Hodges – Bass
Ryan Deviese – Drums

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Grim McGore

Genre – Underground
Location – Fairmont, WV

When word got to the crypt that the music industry was on its deathbed, i thought it was a perfect time to give it a STAB. I luv death and i’m hear to tell ya all bout it. Now i’m callin upon on my undead homies round WV to come together for the biggest thing since the Werewolf riots in 87…. maybe since the Asian Zombie Revolution and we all know how that turned out. Anyway, you get the point, big things happening. Mass graves are already being dug in preperation for the release if the “Season of Bleedin’” sampler, due this Halloween season. WV will never be the same. Now that i have access to the world, now everyone and their dead momma(that they obsess about) have access to my madness. GRIM McGORE HAS ARRIVED!

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Half Price Republic

Genre – Rock
Location – Clarksburg, WV

We’re a band in Clarksburg, WV. HPR is an a** kickin, body rockin, baby kickin musical experience.
Band members are:
Kody – Drums
Aric – Vox, Guitar
Brian – Backup Vox, Guitar
Coop – Keys
Bruce – Bass

With so many different sounds we have to have something that you enjoy listening to. Classic rock, Alternitive, Techno, hell even some freestyle rap. But if you dont like our music, thats fine, mention it, and we will come to your house, and burn your f***ing toast beyond recogntion and to the point where no amount of scraping could remove the black spots…Thank you, and have a nice day.

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HeadSalad

Genre – Jam Band/Rock/Country/Blues
Location – Charleston, WV

Looking for Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards

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Heartless Adolescence

Genre – Alternative Rock
Location – Franklin, WV

In late 2005, we decided to form a band with with a few of our friends; Logan, Henry, and Chris. During the next year, William came in and joined the group. Then had our first performance at a talent show, winning second, on July 4th, 2006, playing the song “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (AC/DC). In June of 2007, our first real singer, Jeremiah Propst, joined the band. In early 2007 we played for the town pool fund raiser, playing an instrumental called “Moby Dick” (Led Zeppelin). Recently we played at a local talent show on July 4th, 2007, playing “School’s Out” (Alice Cooper), and won second place. Then, in late 2007, we had some difficulty with our members. We replaced our bassist and vocalist. So now we are back on track and getting ready to have a concert at our high school. We are also writing our own music. If you have any suggestions for places or songs for us to perform, please send us a message.

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High Fives and Hell Yeahs

Genre – Punk-n-Roll
Location – Morgantown, WV

Scott- Guitars, Vox
Nate- Guitar, Vox
Adam- Bass, Vox
Brian- Drums, Go’s, and Misc Yells

Formed in 2007 as the Revisionists, High Fives and Hell Yeahs are a Punk influenced rock-n-roll band based out of Morgantown Wv. The debut Self Titled EP will be available soon on the bands website, and at their live shows.

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I Forget

Genre – Pop Punk
Location – Fort Ashby, WV

The only REAL pop punk band in West Virginia (that we know of).

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I Shouldn’t Be Alive

Genre – Metal
Location – Huntington, WV

Metal. That’s what we play. We play it fast, loud, and considerably sloppy. We expect various forms of destruction to take place at all shows. We’re 5 kids from current and defunct bands around the St. Albans/Nitro/Huntington area such as Drop The Gauntlet, Ronald Reagan Surprise, and Facedown in Tragedy, influenced by some of the most impressive death metal and grindcore bands in the underground scene today. Over the next few months, keep your ear to the street for any upcoming show info or updated audio content from I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

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It’s 4 AM

Genre – Acoustic/Alternative
Location – Clay,WV

A band who comes from the absolute middle of nowhere and gives you acoustic music that you hear in big city coffee houses. They have been described as the best thing to happen around Clay of course if you know Clay that isn’t saying much. Either way check em’ out.

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Joe Slack

Genre – Acoustic/Emo
Location – Belle, WV

My name is Joe Slack. I’m solo but looking for more bandmates.

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Kade

Genre – Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Location – Huntington, WV

Kade is a 4-piece Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band located in the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Different members have played with one another for almost two decades in a variety of different bands, but have played under the name of Kade since 2001. In 2005, the band released its debut album “Oblivion” to a warm local reception. Following some lineup changes, and some time off dedicated to writing new music, the band is currently preparing to record another album and begin hitting the regional rock scene regularly come next year. Look for Kade in 2007; new lineup and new album.

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KidnappingBill

Genre – Hardcore/Screamo
Location – Huntington, WV

KidnappingBill formed in late 2008. They go from 2-step to breakdown then 2-step to breakdown. Listen to their music on their myspace. The band consists of:
Josh Gilbert – Vocals
Mickle Adkins – Drums
Luke Bowen – Bass
Braxton Rutherford – Guitar/Synth
Tony Yazell – Guitar

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Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter

Genre – Rock
Location – Beckley, WV

‘It was reported by an officer on HMS “North Star” that on his previous ship HMS “Phaeton” the boys play on the main deck with a cane, taking turns to kiss the gunner’s daughter and enact punishment. This they do sometimes with their trousers lowered.’ (PRO: ADM 1/4748)

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Krimson Fire

Genre – Rock/Hard Rock
Location – Rainelle, WV

In the Summer of 2007 Krimson Fire Broke into the scene with the song “Fifth Of Gin”. This band was formed By Sean Sullivan, Kevin Warznak, and Lonnie Fogus.They are the core of this band.In the past Months there have been a lot of Musical Talent to pass through the doors of this Mighty Rock band. The First Line-up Consisted of Sean,Lon,and Kev with Sonny Glazzard on the Drums. Sonny left due to outside Circumstances.Then Lonnie tried the Kit and Johnny 13 was brought in on Bass.But due to Schedule conflicts Johnny Left but in good standing with the rest of the band.

August saw another more stable Line Up of the band. Lynita came in as the band’s manager. With her came Mike Nowehre. Mike joined on the drums and Lonnie went back to the bass. With this Line up “Hot Mommas” and “1213″ were written and recorded.

Hellstock was the band’s first live performance. They played “Hot Mommas”, “Fifth of Gin” as well as covers of “Freezing Moon” (Mayhem) and “Ain’t Talkin Bout Love” (Van Halen). They were an instant crowd favorite that night, despite the fact they had no lead singer. Sean sang “Hot Mommas” and had guests on with them.

On September 17th 2007 a singer has been found. David Pence who helped them out in another band, answered the call to arms. Soon vocal tracks will be laid down and the rest will be history in the making.

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Kris Allen and Southern Thunder

Genre – Country/Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Kris Allen has had “8 World Top Ten Hit Indie” songs in 5 musical genres. Kris has out sold Madonna on Mp3.com the worlds largest internet music provider in 2002. (see charts at www.krisallen.com) with a whopping 60,000 plays. In late 2003 Kris was asked to be the lead singer of the Marshall Tucker Band after hitting the #1 spot at the Worlds Top Southern Rock hit song “Two Below In Tupelo”. The song stayed at #1 for nearly five weeks at Universal Of California’s Mp3.com!

Kris has performed in over 7 countries and on countless TV shows including playing “Live” on NBC-TV to over 29 million viewers. In 2003 Kris also won the battle of the blues bands in Japan by a huge 38% lead. Today Kris moved away from Nashville, TN. after 13 years and back home to Charleston, W.Va. area to reform his world famous band Southern Thunder.

Kris is currently taking auditions for musicians as a working, traveling band in and out of the Charleston, WV. area. Musicians will cover original and cover songs and must be free to travel. No Bad Habits Please, must be dependable.

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Leap Year

Genre – Rock/Alternative
Location – Summersville, WV

Leap Year is a rock band. They consist of a drummer, 2 guitar players who also act as lead singers and a bass player. They are from Summersville, WV. You have probably gotten a speeding ticket there. Leap Year drives at a resonable pace.

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Leonard

Genre – Hip Hop
Location – Huntington, WV

Being brought into the hip hop culture only by his surrender to God’s will in his life, Leonard is excited to see what the Holy Spirit is bound to accomplish through this art form. He co-released the “Indie Hip Hop” album along with Snowman on October 12th, 2007.

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Long Time Coming

Genre – Metal/Hardcore/Heavy Metal
Location – Logan/Huntington, WV

We’re nice dude playing good music.
T.J. Norman – Drums
J.R. White – Vocals
Jeremy Minor – Bass
Josh Dillon – Guitar

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Long Walk Home

Genre – Rock
Location – Clarksburg, WV

Welcome to the Long Walk Home website! We are excited that you have found us and hope you find all of the information you are looking for about our great band. On this site you’ll find information on how to contact us, the history of our members, our song list, photos, business references and links to our friends.

Long Walk Home (name recently changed from MzBHavn) is a variety band playing top 40, country and classic rock and wants to provide you with a unique musicial adventure for any occasion. Our haunts include Big Bear Lake, Bubbie’s, the Ordinary, Charlie’s Rhythm House, The Goal Rush and Goal Post, The Purple Cow, Archie’s, The Eagle’s Nest and a variety of clubs in the PA area. The band is comprised of musicians gathered from well known north central West Virginia groups. Bass player Eric Lewis, drummer Jason Lantz and guitarist Glen Shaffer are recently from Crimson Reign, keyboardist Michael C arrives from Crabby Red and Jim Poling arrives from No Romance.

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Lost Cause

Genre – Classic Rock/Cover Band
Location – Charleston, WV

Founded in 2001, Lost Cause is a classic rock party band. From AC/DC to Warren Zevon, we cover the history of rock from A to Z. For more information visit us at www.thelostcauseband.com, or www.myspace.com/lostcausebandwv.

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Lowlander

Genre – Rock/Pop/Alternative
Location – Weirton, WV

Lowlander from Weirton, West Viriginia are a rock n roll band whose influences include: The Beatles, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses & The Stooges. Their songs run the gamut from all out punk (“Smashed From The Pain”) to J Mascis style melodica (“Devastated”) to bruised acoustic balladry (“Piece Of Mind”). Despite the convergence of styles and flavors Lowlander exhibit a cohesive brand of 21st century rock indebted as much to the youthful aggression of The Misfits & The Ramones as it is to, one imagines, the three members Scottish heritage. Jim Courtney plays drums and provides vocals for the group, an odd pairing but nonetheless unique. He sounds like Paul Westerberg if he cut down on his smoking and at times provides heartfelt and endearing musings on everyday life struggles and relationships gone awry. He is joined by Kris & Sean Boynes who provide lead and rhythm guitar, as well as, Tim Mrock on bass guitar. The energy is palpable in each song as this dynamic four piece celebrate rock music and the joys of just having fun. In an era of doom and gloom, Lowlander are a shining beacon of hope. Lowlander aim to “Keep Rock Alive!” and in short, do just that on their debut album, “We Need To Talk” which is available for purchase on Cd Baby, iTunes, and through there record label Brimstone Records, LLC (www.brimstonerecords.com). They are also a featured band on High Octane and Clear Channel Radio and are touring the east coast as we speak. Currently, the band is cutting demos for their second album that will be there first international release.

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Mark Bates and the Vacancies

Genre – Rock/Alternative
Location – Charleston, WV

Mark Bates, Bill Dean, Aaron Fisher, and Jamie Skeens, make up Mark Bates and the Vacancies. With just over a year together they are an accomplished group of musicians who write/perform their own tunes. Influences range from Tom Petty to Neil Young. The group has a strong local following and intends to expand their playing schedule in the upcoming months.

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Markithiess

Genre – Metal
Location – Huntington, WV

We would have to call ourselves a Rock, Metal, Experimental, Hardcore, Metalcore Band that is starting to get our first CD finished. We all have musical experience and are quite adept at making music. We’ve had some problems getting vocals but now we have our original singer Shawn back and we’re hoping to get everything done soon. For more info check out our website.

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Men With Muscles

Genre – Punk
Location – French Creek, WV

Four guys from West Virginia playing Punk Rock…I don’t think there’s much else that needs to be said…well that, and I’m lazy and don’t want to type anything else.

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Mind Over Matter

Genre – Metal/ Experimental/ Other
Location – Charleston, WV

Chase Campbell – Vocals
Greg Jordan – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Opie Smith – Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Thomas Eva – Bass Guitar
Josh Butts – Drums/Percussion

Mind Over Matter began with the break-up of Nostaferu when Josh Butts and Opie Smith were determined to get some good music together and form a new sound that no one would expect. Dj soon entered the band as rhythm guitarist, with blazing guitars…they then had Andrew Overbaugh try out. He made it in and quit after sometime because he had no free time. Soon afterwards, they got a bass player, Thomas Eva, who was in a band at the time, but that band was gay and wasn’t going anywhere. With wicked finger picking and originality he made it in with ease. Afterwards they picked up a new singer with breath taking singing and hard hitting screams–Lacy Dix was clearly the best they have heard in a long time. A few weeks later, due to his inability to practice, DJ left the band. But this was no reason to worry! A few days later Vincent Jackson entered he band on Rhythm guitars…his experiences with Josh and Opie back in the Nostaferu days made his place a sure thing. Mind Over Matter has been together for a while as a whole band and have 2 songs done. Now they are working on the third so prepare yourself for something original!!

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Mohrg

Genre – Metal
Location – Montgomery, WV

Just a heavy metal band.

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mojo doctor

Genre – New and Classic Rock
Location – Clarksburg/Buckhannon/Sutton, WV

mojo doctor is a professional, high energy rock outfit with four seasoned musicians formerly with bands as diverse as Crimson Reign, Southern Mix, Faded Glory, Zen, Triple Threat and Matilda Briggs teaming up to bring you some really great live rock & roll. Visit mojodoctor.com to find out more.

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Mortal Wrath

Genre – Progressive Power Metal
Location – Romney, WV

Mortal Wrath was formed in August 2008 by drummer Chris Grapes and guitarist Michael Kirby. Donnie Moore and Mike Berg were then brought in on bass and vocals to complete the lineup. We’re still in search of a keyboardist to fill the musical gaps. Our music comes to you from the forests and mountains of Hampshire County West Virginia..Little town called Romney. Interested in quantum physics and the laws of nature. Straying away from bad vibes and applying nothing but good ones towards the music and daily life. Our style is Progressive PowerMetal though at times we get in touch with the brutal side and jam out heavy. We respect all genre’s and sorta have an all around influenced style. We handle every single aspect of our music business seven days a week. Music creation, recording, merch, promo, business, booking etc. Mortal Wrath is our life and our nature of daily learnings, feelings, and expressions captured in our vast style of musical creations. Thank you very much for listening from all of us, and stay wrathy!

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Mosteller Brothers

Genre – Country/Southern Rock
Location – Alum Creek, WV

The Mosteller Brothers, is a two-piece acoustic set comprised of two brothers, Dustin and Michael Mosteller. They’ve been rocking the local music scene with acoustic versions of popular country, rock and southern rock songs along with many of their own original tunes.

Beginning in 2004, they started writing an album that is now available, called “Acoustic Revolution”. It was named so because, of course, the entire album was nothing but vocals and acoustic guitar. Also, it was a huge turning point in their lives, so what better name than “Acoustic Revolution.”

Their CD is available for sale on their website, just go to www.myspace.com/brothersmusic and order it from there.

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Mountain Valley Band

Genre – Country
Location – Grafton, WV

We are a newly-formed country music band from Grafton, WV. Current members are John Terry on rhythm guitar, Jennie Shuman on bass and Sam Price on drums. We are looking for a lead guitar and/or keyboard player to add to our gang.

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Neutral

Genre – Rock/Classic Rock/New Rock
Location – Weston, WV

Neutral is a captivating band charting new waters in the classic rock genre. The quartet hails from Weston and hypnotizes fans with their amazing ability to combine melodic, eye-popping hooks, with a straight-ahead rock vibe. This combination allows the band to cast a wide net, capturing the imagination of fans and competitors alike.

Neutral is Tim Titus on vocals, Chad Johnson on guitar, Shawn Casto on bass, and Brent Stephens on Drums. The members bring their unique backgrounds together, creating a refreshing and distinctive sound that is uniquely Neutral.

Tim Titus states, this band takes music from past artists, and adds a rock vibe of its own.

Behold the intensity of Neutral live, and be assured of an electrifying musical experience.

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No Reasons Left

Genre – Grind-Groove/Experimental Psychedelics
Location – Huntington, WV

Grind-Groove in evolution to an (outsider) art form, Characterized through the projection of bi-polar apocalyptic visions based as much on the real life horror show we stumble through on a daily basis as it is in the Twisted psychic soup of the human brain, ever expanding into new territories of dream and insanity.

J.Stitch-Drums/Percussions
Wraith- Lead Voices and Screams
0/0-Lead Guitars
Purgatory- Rhythm Guitars/Add.Vox/Keys
Moz Machine- Bass

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North Of Mason-Dixon (NOMaD)

Genre – Hard Rock/Modern Country
Location – Pittsburgh, PA

North Of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD, made a tremendous splash on the regional country scene in late 2004 after placing third in a highly publicized, country showdown competition; Since then, this steadily climbing, beyond high energy act has garnered a great deal of success and shows no signs of slowing down.

Opening for national acts like Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, and Rascal Flatts (to name a few), being solicited by several tourists destinations such as Ocean City, MD and the Poconos, having performed as a featured artist at some of the areas biggest events and venues (Dollar Bank Jamboree, Post Gazette Pavilion, and the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse), and performing for such organizations as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, this Pittsburgh based band delivers a refreshing and unique sound they call “Hard Rockin’ Modern Country” that defies any other description.

After independently releasing their debut CD “Born and Raised” and having charted nationally with their first two singles (#78 and #82 respectively), NOMaD has been featured and performed on nationally syndicated radio shows and continues to receive local and regional airplay. This innovative band combines infectious lyrics and melodies with the energy, passion, and ambition that promise to carry them far beyond the Mason-Dixon line and solidify them a spot in the music industry of the future.

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Nova Prospect

Genre – Death Metal
Location – Steubenville, OH

We’ve been around for a while and things are just starting to pick up for us really well. We need everyone to help us out and promote for us and help us get booked somewhere other than the Ohio Valley, haha. Thanks for all the support!

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Oktane

Genre – Rap
Location – Huntington/Charleston, WV

Oktane started rapping in high school with Jimmy Jamm producing. For awhile he was doing his own projects until he started working with Poverty Muzikk. But now he is working with his brother Young Scrilla where both have started a group called Brothers in Arms. Some say they are shades of a young Mobb Deep. Oktane is back and forth from Huntington to Charleston now working with Scrilla. And now he is putting his work on the map.

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Option 22

Genre – Ecelctic/World Beat
Location – Princeton, WV

A five piece, all original ensemble featuring rhythmic grooves, transcendental melodies and soul stirring lyricism.

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One Too Many Heroes

Genre – Post Hardcore/Screamo/Power Pop
Location – Buckhannon, WV

One Too Many Heroes is a mix of many different influences like, Against Me, The Sounds, Norma Jean, They Might Be Giants, Alkaline Trio, Ani Difranco, The Chariot, and Simon & Garfunkel. This blend of Hardcore, Indie, Emo, Punk Rock and Folk have given One Too Many Heroes a very worldly sound.
Members:
Greg Birch – lead vocal
Ian Shoulders – guitar
Danial Bonner – bass
Noah Tomblyn – drums

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Orcadia

Genre – Alternative Rock
Location – Morgantown, WV

In today�s world of modern music, it�s hard for any one band to stand out among the rest, due to the internet�s role in the music industry. Sometimes you just can�t tell one band apart from the other. However, when Reedy, West Virginia natives Mitch Boggess and Robert Ashley decided to form their own band in early 2007, they knew that being uniqune would be quite the task. It seemed possible, since the two had many great bands as inspiration, such as Nirvana, Blink 182, Green Day, and many others. With Mitch playing guitar and taking care of vocals, and with Rob handling the bass, the two wrote some great alternative rock songs, such as �Close Your Eyes� and �Spare�. Recording on Audacity with a $10 computer microphone, Rob and Mitch did all they could to spread the word of this new union. Unfortunately, it�s hard for two West Virginia University students to make music in a band that had no drummer. After a couple months of searching, the first drummer was discovered. After a couple of hit and misses at a band name, the three settled on the title of Orcadia. Over the period of about five months, the three began to write new material. Songs such as �Blank�, �To Say The Most�, �Whepen�, �Focus Buzz�, �Table for Two�, and a few other songs began to give Orcadia that unique sound they had been hoping to achieve. During the early summer of 2007, the band recorded four demos, the first studio experience for the group. However, the first drummer was removed from the band due to personal issues. Mitch and Rob attained Troy Woods from Spencer, WV as their second drummer. After a summer of learning the songs, the new trio traveled to Bebop Studios in Morgantown WV at the end of the summer, to record an entire album. The album was finished in early September of �07, but unfortunately Troy parted ways with Orcadia. The hope of continuing on seemed dim for the only two members of Orcadia. But then their luck turned for the better. Current drummer ,and fellow native of Reedy, Matt Fouty was discovered and given an audition.

It didn�t take long for Rob and Mitch to realize that he was perfect for the job. Matt brought an amazingly powerful beat to Orcadia, with his influences ranging from just about everything, especially Metallica. However, it was obvious that to improve the band to a higher level of talent and sound quality, a second guitarist was needed. Luckily, Drew Smith, a guitarist, native of Ravenswood, WV, and friend of Rob and Mitch�s, joined Orcadia soon after Matt. With Drew�s influences ranging from Blink 182, to Led Zeppelin, he brought an energy and charisma that had been missing from the band. The four became a solid, outstanding group. As of now, the four have been working on new material, as well as improving upon some fan favorites. Mitch, Rob, and Drew are full time students at WVU, while Matt works for Dow Chemicals in Charleston, WV. During the early spring of �08, they recorded at Sweetsong Studios, creating their first EP �Something Like Life�. This compilation features 4 of Orcadia�s most solid tracks, along with a new track titled �Ideo�. Now considered Alternative Rock/Modern Grunge, and with Rob under the stage name of �Rob Chronic�, these four West Virginia Natives have three goals in music: To be unique, to entertain, and to connect with their fans. Letting them know that life can be rough for everyone, Orcadia relies on the belief that we can all get through anything, with the help and support of others. Music represents life. Sometimes you feel like having fun, sometimes you�re hurting inside, and sometimes you just want to enjoy life. Orcadia makes it happen, no matter what you�re looking for.

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Our Malignant Beloved

Genre – Progressive Metal
Location – Beckley, WV

Our Malignant Beloved is a 4-piece metal band from Beckley, West Virginia.

Jami Asbury – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Bowles – Drums
Chris Berry – Bass
Jake Harper – Guitar

“So heavy, Chuck Norris works out to our demos.”

Contact @ www.myspace.com/ourmalignantbeloved for booking info & merch.

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Paleface Pandemic

Genre – Grunge Metal
Location – Beckley, WV

The germ that is Paleface Pandemic was first envisioned more than 5 years ago when Seth Redden (drums), Josh Richardson (Bass), and Jacob Mullins (guitar) first began writing music together. Since then, the compositions created by these three have twisted into the raw, gritty, echoes that you hear today. However, it wasn’t until Adam Murdock (vocals) painted his dirty voice over the canvas created by the musicians, that the portrait was complete. Now the band is prepared to share the music they’ve emptied themselves into with anyone willing to listen. All we ask is that you take it in and make it your own. You don’t have to like it, not even God likes his own creations.

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Peripheral Chaos

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

PERIPHERAL CHAOS is:

Greg Rhodes (vox)
Randy Botkin (guitar)
Kyle Riddle (drums)
Brett Looney (guitar)
Joey Belcher (bass)

A band with something to cause and nothing to prove. Guaranteed to knock your socks off. Want us to play a gig? Want more info about the band? Feel free to stop by our Myspace, it’s worth your time!

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Pistol Pete

Genre – Rock/Hip-Hop/Experimental/Instrumental
Location – Huntington, WV

Pistol Pete is Parry Casto. The lead singer from 40 LB Snapper, Pistol Pete’s solo side-project, takes his love of old-school hip hop, funky keyboards, handclaps, 8 bit technology, B-rated horror movies, the Devil, chinese restaurants, and somehow assembles it into an album. Pistol Pete’s debut album, Life Before Lily, documents the shenanigans, thoughts, experiences, fears, and expectations of a new father-to-be. The results are short of miraculous, since it was essentially recorded during the last month of Pistol’s wife’s pregnancy while he was biding his time until his daughter, Lily, was born.

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Plagues of Man

Genre – Metal
Location – Lost Creek, WV

We play fast, hard, and heavy!

Keith-Drums
Chris-Vocals
Kasey-Guitar
Tyler-Guitar
James-Bass

Contact us! We’ll play anywere!

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Poems For Angelica

Genre – Instrumental/Indie/Folk
Location – Huntington, WV

Poems for Angelica is an instrumental music site for a band based in West Virginia.

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Premature Burial

Genre – Death Metal
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Check the Myspace (www.myspace.com/prematureburial).

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Pretaliation

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

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Professor Mike

Genre – Alternative Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

We are a Alternative Rock band from Charleston. Come check out a show. It’s always a good time.

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project78

Genre – Rock/Metal/Progressive
Location – Beckley, WV

PROJECT78 is a one-man-band of sorts. A solo recording project. I’m an independent musician from Southern West Virginia – Former bass player of Damn the Flies, ex-guitar player for Natural Born Losers. Demo out sooner than later.

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Pure Grain

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

We are the new kings of Metal. That’s the creed behind this band. If you would like to know more about about us and what we stand for visit our MySpace.

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Qiet

Genre – Gypsy Folk Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Qiet started their rise on the Huntington music scene in 2009. What started out as an eclectic arrangement of musicians and instruments has recently grown in to a driven and focused collective, incorporating vastly different music genres to create their unique style. Such a wide range of influence makes for an audibly diverse concert, but the energy that the band brings to the stage make each Qiet show a force of nature. Definitely not an experience to be missed.

“When I first saw Qiet, I was like, woah.” -God

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Quote

Genre – Hip Hop
Location – Morgantown, WV

Quote (spelled with the symbols question mark, om, crucifix) is an element seldom seen in the hip hop industry, with lyrics chock full of metaphorical imagery and versatile rhythmic patterns covering a wide array of topics such as spirituality, social commentary, emotional recollections of personal experiences, and hip hops trademark ego-tripping rap. Producing his own beats, Quote has been referred to by peers in the industry as non-commercial, self-sufficient, a backpack/underground writer, and even “the smartest rapper in Dub-V (West Virginia)”.

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Rail City

Genre – Blues/ Rock and Beyond
Location – Huntington, WV

Rail City is a blend of rock, blues, jazz, funk, really all styles of music. The band covers a wide variety of artists, everything from BB King to Weezer and Pat Benetar to Gretchin Wilson. The group is fun in all settings having played clubs, festival venues and private parties all over the tri-state. Feel free to check out the website, or visit us on myspace.com/railcity.

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Relative Obscurity

Genre – Metal/Hard Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Charleston, WV’s Relative Obscurity formed as if by fate in early 2006. The bands of vocalist/guitarist James Taylor (ex-Invein) and lead guitarist Dion Nichols (ex-Lovesyc, ex-No Vacancy) disbanded near the same time. As James had previously spoke with Dion about auditioning for Invein, the two decided a new band was in order. For Dion, it was a chance to rediscover his hard rock roots. James simply wanted to build on the foundation of his old band. The pair teamed up with hard-pounding drummer Brooks Shaffer, a wildman who lives and breathes the rock-n-roll lifestyle. Brooks had jammed with several of Charleston’s finest bands, but needed the right calling. Relative Obscurity was that calling. After a time looking for bass players, Relative Obscurity welcomed Tommy Sansom to the band. Tommy had been out of the music scene for some time, but resharpened his chops quickly. The group complete, songwriting began with full intentions to become one of West Virginia’s elite hard rock bands.

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Remnant

Genre – Christian/Hard Rock/Alternative
Location – Saint Albans, WV

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Rise of Tides

Genre – Progressive / Metal / Alternative Rock
Location – Shepherdstown, WV

Mike Gerard
DJ Alenskis
Jeremiah Cole
Chris McKinley

RISE of TIDES is composed of enthogenically enhanced beings with a deep love for music and it’s ability to say that which cannot be said with words alone.

Whether it’s snack time, lunch time, get crunk time, bed time, or high time, RISE of TIDES gives you what you need to succeed, indeed, because we infuse our music with 10,000 essential nutrients, fatty acids, pro-biotic shiznat and fortify it with the calcium of fukn saber-toof-tigers! Gnome sayin? :)

As such, RISE of TIDES offers a healthy alternative to ill inspired radio repeats in addition to keeping it yummy and spank-tastic, simultaneous like. If you’re tired of the same old sheet people play and want to hear something original for a change, check us out, we keep it realer then drama with Obama’s momma on a llama kickin’ at your comma.

On a more serious note:
We rise in the tradition of those that lit life up like bright stars in the darkness of our past… for the revolutionaries and rebels, for the braves, soldiers and slaves of our past.

With full consciousness of music’s power, and our responsibility to those that suffer today, and those that will inherit tomorrow, we have no qualms with putting it all out there.

We appreciate all music with message and heart, from underground hip-hop and true punk, to metal like Anthrax and System of the Down, from the blues to old school rock and roll, all the way up to now. If it’s conscious, we respect it, we share the same mission.

History:
“The origin lies far back in time. It arises out of harmony and it is rooted in the Great One. The Great One gives rise to two poles: the two poles give rise to the powers of darkness and light. That from which all beings arise and in which they have their origin is the Great One; that whereby they form and perfect themselves is the duality of darkness and light. As soon as the seed-germs start to stir, they coagulate into a form. The bodily shape belongs to the world of space, and everything special has a sound. The sound arises out of harmony. Harmony arises out of relatedness. Harmony and relatedness are the root from which music, established by the ancient kings, arose.”
~Chinese text: The Spring and Autumn Annals, 722 BCE

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Rock Candy

Genre – Rock
Location – Ashland, KY

Amy Crabtree- lead vox
Jason Allen- lead guitar/backup vox
David Young- bass
Jerry Lawson- drums

ROCK CANDY is a hard working rock cover band, with some original music that has been building a steady and loyal following throughout the area. Since their conception in August of 2006, they have been a non-stop working band…sometimes playing 5 nights a week!! They are always looking for more bookings, so if you are interested, PLEASE contact them via Myspace, e-mail, or telephone at 740-646-7433. Ask around….you won’t regret checking them out…

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Roma Renegade

Genre – Gypsy Swing/Folk Punk
Location – Falling Waters, WV

We are three siblings with the last name Slick, and we call ourselves Roma Renegade. We play gypsy music and like to start mosh pits. We make music because we love it, not to make money off of it. Some of our influences are: Django Reinhardt, Gogol Bordello, Danny Elfman, Erik Satie, Waylon Smith, and any old gypsy or swing. We consider our style a mix of: gypsy, swing, cabaret, klezmer, pirate, folk, and punk music. We love playing shows and mostly play around WV, VA, PA, and MD.

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Ronald Reagan Surprise

Genre – Metal/Progressive/Experimental
Location – Huntington, WV

West Virginia is not commonly known for innovative and technical music. But it is Ronald Reagan Surprise that is trying to change that. Combining musical talents from past hardcore/grindcore bands in the WV music scene, RRS is attempting to make music that is unique to our area that will hopefully satisfy our fans and friends at home as well as help us reach across the country to secure more friends and a wider fanbase.

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Ronnie Sando’s Rockabilly Legends Show

Genre – Rockabilly
Location – Northeast Pennsylvania

A one man band featuring the best of Rockabilly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Roy Head, Carl Perkins…etc A special segment featuring some of ELVIS\’s best hits. Ten years after ELVIS\’s death Ronnie worked and recorded with the former ELVIS PRESLEY BAND members and the JORDANAIRES and is a member of the ROCKABILLY HALL OF FAME in the U.S.A. and EUROPE and a member of R.O.P.E in Nashville Tn. armed with a portable YAMAHA baby grand piano with a built in rythm section it sounds like a full band to complement Ronnies smooth voice acclaimed as the closest to ELVIS as you will hear….Ronnie is a complete entertainer

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Ryan Cain and the Chaotics

Genre – Rockabilly/Rock
Location – Clarksburg, WV

The Chaotics are a rockabilly trio from Clarksburg, WV… Check it out!

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Santa Cruz

Genre – Pop
Location – Charleston, WV

Santa Cruz is one of the lead dance groups in the Charleston area with various sounds from classic Earth Wind and Fire to todays hip hop sounds of Usher and the Pussy Cat Dolls. For more information, please check out our website.

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Schematics For A Massacre

Genre – Death Metal/Sludge/Grindcore
Location – Charleston, WV

We’re a new band that joined after members of two seperate bands broke up. We all decided we wanted to take part in creating the heaviest music anyone has ever heard locally, yet with a good meaning. We need shows. And it would be greatly appreciated if we’re booked. We won’t ask for gas money and we’ll put on an amazing show. Go listen on our myspace.

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Science Of The Mind

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

We are a three piece metal band out of the charleston area. We only play original music that is described as old school metal. This music and this band will kick your ass. This band and music isn’t for whiners, weenies, weak of heart, small children or animals. We formed in 2004 and have played at The Sound Factory, The Empty Glass, The Monkey Bar, and Marley’s Dog House. We are currently working in our new drummer and as of jan 2006 we are ready to take it up a notch and play again. We are currently looking to play in Athens and branch out there to the rest of Ohio.

The band is made up of:
Larabeast – guitars /vocals
Joe Crazy – bass
Evil Ian – drums

We are regulars at the empty glass electric jam nite on the last monday of every month, come and party with us and a good head slamming time will be had by all.

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Scott Collins Band

Genre – Original Southern Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

The Scott Collins Band was formed from the lead singer of the ’80s southern rock band Sheriff. Touring the South in the early ’80s opening up for such Southern Rock greats as Blackfoot, 38 Special, Stranger, Black Oak Arkansas, and the like. This band has played all over the US and Canada. The newest CD, “Starfleeb Glixxen” is in rotation on radio stations across the country. The CD is available on the band website.Just go to the link. See ya on the road!
We are regulars at the empty glass electric jam nite on the last monday of every month, come and party with us and a good head slamming time will be had by all.

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Set Sail for Someday

Genre – Death Rock
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Is a death rock band started in feb 2009, as a 6 piece project called “collapsing beneath the weight” the lineup changed and from that “SSFS” was born. Set sail for someday is: Travis bock-vocals, Joe kellison-guitar, Dan Cole-drums, Adam st Clair-guitar, Matt parsons-bass. SSFS is writing they’re debut album, and will be recording in 2010

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Severed Chains

Genre – Metal/Death Metal
Location – Parkersburg, WV

Severed Chains, established in late 2006, a newer band to the Metal/Death Metal Scene, contains 4 like-minded musicians dedicated to playing the music they love. With members lost, and members gained, Severed Chains grew stronger as time passed buy. These dudes really know there music! Storming up the Mid-Ohio valley music scene, Severed Chains will be destroying a town, a city, or even a village near you in the near future, so keep your eyes wide, your ears clear, and your horns held high! Severed Chains is on the Rise and nothing can stop these determinded Musicians from doing what they do best, Playing a hell of a show!

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Shadow Of A Martyr

Genre – Metal/Punk
Location – Clarksburg, WV

Our sound is a mix of some of the finer elements of metal mixed with punk with melodic vocals. Some would call us metalcore, however we tend to not scream as much as you would expect a band in that genre. Check us out!!!

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Shayar and Krooshal Force

Genre – Reggae
Location – Beckley, WV

Jamaican-born singer-songwriter Shayar leads the reggae band Krooshal Force. Shayar’s bands played in Jamaica in the 80s. As a rhythm guitarist, he toured the U.S. and Europe with Burning Spear, the Itals and Anthony B. His original compositions drive Krooshal Force, which he founded in the 80s and which has toured the East Coast, Midwest and Italy. Since the 90s, Shayar and his band have been based in Beckley, WV. The Mountain State’s musical heritage and influenced the latest album, “Get Up and Try,” which was released in October 2009.

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Sheered Lepus

Genre – Hard Rock/Metal
Location – Ravenswood/Charleston, WV

Debut Album “One Bad Bunny” in stores nationwide 1/20/09 on DA Records/BCD Music Group/DEEP Distribution.

From Parts Unknown (AKA Ravenswood, WV) hail Sheered Lepus. Ravenswood is best known for having more churches per capita than any other town in the United States. It also rests on the banks of the Ohio River. The endless struggle between church and skinny dipping can take a toll on the developing teenagers mind and frequently results in a schizophrenic type behavior. It is from this twisted state that Sheered Lepus was born. Now years into the struggle the Lepus is primed to pounce.

Our sound is “Heavy Handed, Riff Laden Rock and Roll Goodness” derived from a steady diet of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Old School Metal, Jane’s Addiction and many classic rock greats. Influences within the band are wide ranging but when boiled down become a thick, heavy Lepus stew. We may let you dance for a song or two but then we’re going to punch you in the mouth.

Vocalist: Brady Robinson (The Fabulous Dancing Pig) is pound for pound the world’s fastest mammal. The Pig was once quoted as saying “find me a 250lb cheetah and I’ll out run it”.
Bassist: Kevin Bush, refuses to accept the nickname Skunk Ape.
Guitar Picker: Chriss Smith (Shmeg), plans to legally change his name to Shmegommi. Support for this within the band is mixed.
Drummer: Scott Ellis (Elli-mo), is a magnet for flying rodents and a snappy dresser.

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SideSlip

Genre – Acoustic/Alternative/Rock/Pop
Location – Charleston, WV

An edgy acoustic duo with an amazing sound playing popular songs from Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, Incubus, Matchbox 20 and original music as well for a real crowd pleaser.

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SKS (Saint Killed a Sinner)

Genre – Indie Rock/Alternative
Location – Braxton, WV

Saint Smitty – Lead and back up vocals/rythym guitar

Justin Sanity – Bass/back up vocals

Zach Jackson – Drums/back up and lead vocals

Ryan Aliff – Lead guitar/back up vocals

We are the house band to a local theatre in Sutton called the Landmark and are working on the Little Red Sparklebox album we will play anywhere that will take us and want us we are indie and have an alternative sound were only 16 years old but we take things seriously and are very proffessional look at our myspace page to hear our recordings done at a practice if anyone has any info on a studio or a venue please contact by myspace or e-mail

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Snowman and Leonard

Genre – Hip Hop
Location – Huntington, WV

Snowman (Jordan Andrews) and Leonard (Matthew Pack), started rapping together back in early 2006 when they formed the crew Pottie Skippen with some friends.

Snowman & Leonard explain how the duo came together: “Well, because the two of us lived only 2 blocks from each other, on the downtime, we would get together and share new beats and verses with each other. Well one night while sitting in Leonard’s bedroom, we decided to go to a local bar, Marley’s Doghouse, in town to try out some solo work we’ve both been working on in a split set for their ever popular open mic. That went so well we just kept coming back week after week eventually performing, along with our own respected solo work, newer songs that we had now written together as a duo.”

And thus Snowman & Leonard was born: “Having gotten such good response from everyone in town, we decided we should each stop working on the solo records we had in mind and in turn focus on an official Snowman & Leonard album.”

The Snowman & Leonard album “Indie Hip Hop” was released on October 12th, 2007.

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Sol

Genre – Funk/Rock/Blues/Roots/Reggae
Location – Washington, DC

Take two scoops of Funk; throw in a heathly serving of Reggae; stir in some Piedmont Blues; throw in a pinch of Latin Flavor for spice, and top it off with some Old School R&B. Shake it up and you’ve got Sol & his band. A venerable pan stew of groove.

Sol leads a collaboration of musicians of the southeast and mid-atlantic regions of the US. Sol and his band are no strangers to the road.

The band members have collectively covered much of the surface of the earth on tour, lighting up venues across North America, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean.

Sol has shared the stage with music heavyweights such as Taj Mahal, BB King, Cootie Starks, Cool John Ferguson, John Dee Holeman, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks and others.

Paying homage to the greats, Sol & his Band seeks to bring Roots Music to a new generation of listeners.

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Sonic Sledge

Genre – Rock
Location – Gallia County, OH/Mason County, WV

Sonic Sledge is a power trio that features the past 5 decades worth of rock. From the 60′s of Jimi Hendrix to the 2000′s rock of Velvet Revolver. Sledge also has several original songs to fill the void for everyone\’s need to hear new music. Here’s the band’s lineup:

Beej: Drums & Lead Vocals
Mike: All Guitar & Backing Vocals

Sonic Sledge is currently auditioning bass players. If you, or if you know of anyone, who might be interested. Feel free to contact us at the above email or through Myspace.

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SoulStrippa

Genre – Funk/Soul
Location – Buckhannon, WV

SoulStrippa is a funk band formed by a bunch of kids who grew up listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Check out their site to download their debut EP for free.

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Stage A Scene

Genre – Alternative/Indie
Location – Scott Depot, WV

Stage A Scene was formed in the fall of 2007 by James Legge and Zach Sallade. They are fronted by James Legge on lead vocals, Zach Sallade on guitar, Ethan Davis on Bass, Drew Goodman on lead guitar, and Tommy Lyvers on drums. They take advantage of every opportunity to play shows whenever they can. They are still very new to the local music scene and are working very hard to get their name out there.

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Steve and Steve Band

Genre – Classic Rock/Country/Oldies/Blues/Original
Location – Nitro, WV

“Premium Music – Premium Entertainment” – That is both our promise and our goal. A five-piece band, we want to entertain you and your guests with the best in a variety of styles and flavors of music.
Male and Female lead vocalists and up to four-part harmonies provide a rich listening experience.
Our musicians are skilled, experienced, and engaging. Having performed, either together, or individually, from coast to coast and from Florida to Michigan, we have collectively entertained thousands.
We can hardly wait to entertain you!
Call or email for our press pack, including all contact information, a CD, promotional photo, bios, song list, business cards and more!
We also have a facebook page. Just search Steve and Steve Band, on facebook.

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Stoker 7

Genre – Rock
Location – Glenville/Charleston, WV

Stoker 7 is a straight up, no frills, 3 piece rock band that is available for night clubs, parties and festivals. For more booking info please contact us through our website @ www.myspace.com/stoker7

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Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band

Genre – Bluegrass
Location – Martinsburg, WV

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myspace.com/stoneycreekbluegrassband

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Stoning Judas

Genre – Metal
Location – Princeton, WV

Stoning Judas is a new band to the Princeton WV metal scene. Formed in the Fall of 2009 making their debut on Hallows Eve. Stoning Judas has brutal riffs, dual guitar solos, vocals from the pits of hell and they share a love of Theatrics on stage. Stoning Judas is one of those bands you just got to see live to get it.

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Stopt Klok

Genre – Experimental
Location – Williamson, WV

Mashing styles & genres with pop culture’s dark side, always with the goal of putting you in a mood & mindframe we choose. I am part of Thunderlunch Productions. The home of the future label of the music that will change the way you look at artists.
AFFILIATED WITH:
RADIOSEXFLARE….myspace
DISLEXICON….myspace
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sufferotica

Genre – Gothic/Rock/Industrial/Electro/Progressive
Location – Huntington, WV

Fronted by the controversial vocalist Murdok Hyde, this band that formed on May,22,2008 (Murdok’s Birthday) is SURE to attract a huge cult following. Already attracting international media attention, and carrying a very devoted fan base, this band has all the right tools for true success.

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Sunshine Family Band

Genre – Jam Band/Psychedelic Rock
Location – Morgantown, WV

An eclectic group of individuals who specialize in face melting services.

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Surgeon General’s Warning

Genre – Heavy Blues Rock/Jam/Funk
Location – Morgantown, WV

Down and Dirty Blues played with a Hard Rock groove, Surgeon General’s Warning is a collection of young musicians who are no stranger to the stage. Singer/Guitarist – Chris Jones – is teaching Music Composition as a Grad Assistant at WVU, and has shredded stages all over Florida until his recent move to WV. Travis Klein on sax is also earning his Music education at WVU and is a veteran performer, playing gigs with his father – a well known sax player from Pittsburgh – since he was young.
Tommy has played in bands all over West Virginia since his youth, most notably Southern Flame and The Gentlemen, and continues to run a recording studio in Morgantown with his brother (the drummer) Jim.

Although the group is young, this West Virginia Blues super-band is quickly making a name for itself.

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The Alli Gillis Band

Genre – Country
Location – Wheeling, WV

Band fronted by 16 year old Nashville recording artist.

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The Atlantic City Crisis

Genre – Power Pop/Rock/Alternative
Location – Beckley, WV

Greg Lilly- Vocals
Stacy Osborne- Guitar
Michael Foster- Guitar
Caleb Spencer- Bass

TACC recently lost a drummer last fall. After a short breakup, they are back together, looking for a drummer.

Any inquiries, please contact greg lilly at 304-894-5009

Sounds like- All Time Low, Paramore, Forever the Sickest Kids.

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The BLueFoots

Genre – Blues/Rock
Location – Glenville, WV

The BLueFoots are a high energy, high intensity bluesadelic rock band that intrigues their listeners to become actively intertwined in the new age of blues rock fusion. The bluesadelic style is a mixture of classic hardcore blues tone with an overcoat of creamy southern rock topped off with a fusion of psychedelic madness that leaves fans boogieing down all night long. This little ole’ band out of Glenville, West Virginia was established in 2008. From the beginning, performing live was the bands main focus. Using their full throttle approach to blues rock fusion, The BLueFoots have created a four hour show that will energize fans in becoming a part of their act.

The BLueFoots have three main members. The lead vocals and lead guitar are spearheaded by singer/songwriter and lead guitarist Tony Minney. Some say that Minney can actively take you on a psychotropic journey that will leave your mind poetically dancing through his spine tingling lyrics. Minney seems to warp the souls of his listeners through his heavy electric blues riff making. This astonishing young musician will give you a taste of vintage blues rock with a slight hint of hardcore indieism that will make you break roots and start to wiggle.

The beating heart of The BLueFoots is most defiantly the rhythm section. Joey Lough is The BLueFoots’ drummer; Joey can bring out the raging beat in anyone’s heart. Many who have seen Joey play will honestly tell you that he is the best drummer they have ever seen. Joey brings The BLueFoots up to a level that few bands have ever gone. Lough drums with such intensity that many people that watch him for the first time stand flabbergasted as he diligently taps out unique rhythm patterns with mind blowing intensity in every song.

Travis Truax is an eclectic bass phenomenon; the evolution of his overdriven bass riffs will warm up even the most frozen listener. Truax’s bass thumps as hard has his heart; being an animal on stage, Truax often involves his audiences in the creation of his improvisational bass riffs while leaving them dancing, shaking, and screaming for more. Truax’s talent for playing live electric blues rock fusion or “bluesadelic rock” is the christening of the new age electric bass guitar; this guy will leave you amplified to the point of exhaustion.

When you put these talented musicians together, you get a combination that is unequal to any other band of new age blues rock fusion. The BLueFoots roots lie within the classic vintage style of electric blues, hardcore rock, and psychotropic boogie. The BLueFoots extracted the core elements of these genres of music and forged them together into a unique caste of original bluesadelic fusion that will rock you until you drop. Their high energy makes you feel like all you can do is boogie all night. The creative power of this band seems limitless; there is no doubt that The BLueFoots have the talent and the will to take their music to the next plateau.

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The Catch Blues Band

Genre – Blues/Rock
Location – Wheeling, WV

The Catch Blues Band, formed in 2006, is a four piece band with Mike Roeder on guitar/vocals, Dana Burkhart on bass/vocals, Kevin Brosh on keyboards/vocals, and John (J.D.) Daner on drums/vocals. The band has been performing at local venues in the tri-state area. The band is currently celebrating the release of their first CD, “It’s Not Right”, with a release party at The Heritage Music Blues Fest on August 11, 2007, at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The Catch Blues Band plays Blues, Southern & Classic Rock cover tunes, along with their original songs. You can pick up a copy of “It’s Not Right” on iTunes and CD Baby or at The Catch Blues Bands web site (www.thecatchbluesband.com).

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The Chris Witt Project

Genre – Progressive Rock
Location – Cumberland, MD

The Chris Witt Project, is a high-powered progressive rock trio playing diverse and well-crafted originals. A precision blend of driving rhythms, soulful lyricism, and gratifying technical licks, The Chris Witt Project performs everything from get-off-your-ass-and-dance grooves to burn-down-the-house intense rock. A quick trip inside these seasoned performers’ musical backgrounds reveals roots in metal, alternative, jazz, and classical music. With Chris’s riff-and-rhythm guitar and evocative lyrics, meshed with Brian’s melodic bass slant, and unified through Ace’s virtuoso beat repertoire, it is the merging of distinct genres that forges the creative wellspring of the band. Whether you dig the thumping powerbeats of “Speedway”, the rock/fusion bass lines on “Something’s Wrong”, or the bluesy guitar prowess of “Out of Control”, you need only listen once to know you’ve experienced a kick-ass rock-and-roll band. From the minute the first crunchy hook floods your inner sanctuary till the minute you walk away with a satisfied smile, you know that The Chris Witt Project came, saw, and made you love music again.

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The Concept

Genre – Punk/Pop Punk
Location – Charleston, WV

Mike – Guitar and Vocals
Ross – Drums
Dave – Bass

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The Crash Theory

Genre – Folk/Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Two brothers began at an early age learning music and listening to gospel and bluegrass. As they grew up they began numerous improv blues and rock bands with their friends, but settled with the Crash Theory. All original folk rock and blues tunes from these talented brothers with a gift for songwriting, singing, and music.

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The Demon Beat

Genre – Rock/Soul
Location – Shepherdstown, WV

From deep between the hushed hilltops of West Virginia, comes a rag-tag trio of sharply dressed men with a predilection for volume and a passion for Rock & Roll. The Demon Beat have been busy making craters in local bars, clubs, and basements- blowing minds and resurrecting a brand of musical honesty and aural aggression that has lain dormant for decades. “I thought people forgot how to play Rock & Roll.” -a sound guy at a barn (in reference to the Demon Beat’s performance.) The Demon Beat deliver a refreshingly taut mix of Jordan Hudkins’ boisterous rhythms, the tenacious assault of Tucker Riggleman’s gut-pummeling basslines, and the scathingly acerbic, yet thick and mellow guitar work of Adam Meisterhans- who delivers his vocals with the dry wit and literary prowess of a second-year English studies drop-out.

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The Dirty Coal River Band

Genre – Honky Tonk/Rock
Location – Boone County, WV

Rowdy Country/Southern Rock band from Boone County, WV. Can also be seen as Jesco White’s backing band for his live shows.

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The Dreadful Horoscope

Genre – Psych Folk
Location – Shepherdstown, WV

Armed with a resonator guitar and haunting vocals, The Dreadful Horoscope may just be the cure-all folk remedy for an effectively messed up world.

Boasting an arsenal of darkly imagined songs, The Dreadful Horoscope mixes lofty folk sensibilities with stark political commentary.the dreadful horoscope is the label on the music of jacob matz. i broke the barrier and began to play acoustic guitar and sing. other people play as well from time to time. The band is always in flux.

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The Edge

Genre – Rock/Country/Variety
Location – Morgantown, WV

The Edge plays many forms of music including Classic Rock, Rock, Pop Country, and Variety music. The band consists of four members, a sound tech and a PR person named Denise. The band has keyboards, sax, drums, guitars, and four Vocals. Top-of-the-line JBL sound system with Allen& Heath board and QSC power amps. The Edge is a professional and talented act and conducts itself in that manner at all times. The band can travel and will show up on time, and perform a professional show for you. You won’t be disappointed that you hire them for your event. Visit the web site and contact us for booking.

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The Fox Hunt

Genre – Rock/Country/Folk/Indie/Bluegrass
Location – Martinsburg, WV

Serving up dirt-laden tales of substance abuse, lonely highways, infidelity, damnation, and redemption, Martinsburg, WV�s the Fox Hunt play a brand of music anyone can identify with. Their strong writing and instrumentation is rounded out by a raucous live performance, making them as comfortable in a rowdy punk rock bar as they would be on your back porch…

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The Gentlemen

Genre – Celtic Punk
Location – Morgantown, WV

The Gentlemen incorporate Folk Instruments into the Punk Genre Bringing an Intense Party Sound with them wherever they perform!

Lead Vocals: Matt Lineham
Drums: Dave Price
Bagpipes: Corey Florindi
Bass: Tommy Bailey
Guitar1: Geoff Wells
Guitar2: Andrew Smith
Mandolin: Nathan Jones
Fiddle: Isaiah Richie

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The Golden Butter Band

Genre – Rock/Funk/Jam Band
Location – Shepherdstown, WV

The Golden Butter Band is based mostly in Shepherdstown, WV and Berryville, VA. They have shared the stage with Jah Works from Baltimore; the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown; the legendary Wailers; and many other talented artists. The band generates golden buttered music that fills a venue with positive energy which is hard to ignore.

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The Hide and Seek Effect

Genre – Alternative/Pop
Location – Morgantown, WV

Ross Justice
Vocals

Corey Orban
Keys/Back-Up Vocals

Nick Orban
Guitar

Ryan Dalton
Bass Guitar/Back-Up Vocals

Mitch Marozzi
Drums/Percussion

The Hide and Seek Effect originally came together with one common purpose: to write and record one single song. With this goal in mind, Corey, Ross, and Ryan began recording, and they liked what they heard. This led to more writing, more playing, and more music. But even then, something was still missing. They had all marched drumline throughout high school and were pretty close to a really great guy and amazing drummer they knew named Mitch. Mitch came to practice with them and it just fit. So after searching for a guitarist prior to recording, they had given up for a while and felt that when it was supposed to happen, it would. They decided that the only man worthy of the job was Corey’s older brother, Nick Orban. The pieces finally fit and The Hide and Seek Effect is ready to take over the music industry.

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The Hillbilly Gypsies

Genre – Bluegrass
Location – Morgantown, WV

The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, The Hillbilly Gypsies play an eclectic mix of traditional and quite often, not-so-traditional bluegrass standards and catchy old fiddle tunes.

The Hillbilly Gypsies are best appreciated jamming at a live show. They perform in the old fashioned style, around a single vintage style large diaphragm microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds a high energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance!

Just like their music, the Gypsies play a diverse array of venues throughout the year, ranging from major outdoor music festivals, radio shows, coffee shops and club venues to weddings and private parties. From the finest of the theaters and concert halls to the rowdiest of the motorcycle rallies, The Hillbilly Gypsies have played em’ all!

Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting in Morgantown WV, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ and grinnin’ ever since. More than just a bluegrass band, The Hillbilly Gypsies are a close knit family, mindful of tradition yet bold explorers of new styles of acoustic music.

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The Johnny Jackson Band

Genre – Bluegrass
Location – Hurley, VA

Loads of fun to watch and hear. They do a wide variety of songs due to the fact they don’t just stick with one type of bluegrass they do it all. Must hear to appreciate.

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The Longest Line

Genre – Pop-Punk/Rock
Location – Fairmont, WV

The Longest Line is a pop-punk trio from Fairmont, WV. The band consists of Tom – Guitar/Vocals, Craig – Drums and Zach – Bass. Their lyrics are fun, witty and somewhat sarcastic, backed by fast guitar riffs, bouncy bass lines and hellacious drums. Their songs range from apologizing about sleeping with your girlfriends’ friends and being in love with a girl who doesn’t like you, to hating your town and going to parties.

The 3 guys love to write and play music and want to make people laugh with their clever song writing and stupid jokes. TLL is 100% dedicated to helping build a strong punk/ska scene in the area and most importantly they are dedicated to their fans. Even though it is early for the band, they have their hearts set on big things. The band plans on releasing a demo and a full length album in the near future. Also, they are hoping to go on an East Coast tour this summer. So keep listening and be on the look out for these guys!

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The Lotus Pose

Genre – Progressive/Alternative/Metal
Location – Fairmont, WV

We’re an alternative metal band from Fairmont. We are striving to create something unique and aggressive.

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The Odyssey Machine

Genre – Electronica/VGM/Minimalist
Location – Charleston, WV

The Odyssey Machine started out as an experimental VGM-techno hybrid project in 2005. With the release of Boot Disk 1, The Odyssey Machine established its music as alternative electronica, fusing basic sounds to their music. Boot Disk 2 was created over the course of 6-7 months, and was released in early 2007, which saw The Odyssey Machine using more techno sounds than classic VGM/Chiptune sounds.

The Odyssey Machine is currently in production of Five Sound Channels, their third album, which will be made using an NES sound emulator as well as the drum machine for drum tracks.

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The RedBloods

Genre – Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

Combines elements of Garage Rock, Outlaw Country, Disco and Stravinsky. Allman Brothers meets the Talking Heads.

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The Sacrament

Genre – Christian Rock
Location – Bridgeport, WV

The Sacrament was formed to reach out and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ utilizing modern rock style music. Just like its origin from the Late Latin word, sacramentum, we have taken an oath to pursue whatever adventures He has for us as we seek the lost. Although we enjoy playing Christian festivals and leading worship, we thrive in secular environments where Christian music is not of the norm.

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The Salty Sirens

Genre – Acoustic Rock/Groove
Location – Ashland, KY

The Salty Sirens are a 3 Piece band crossing the boundaries of acoustic rock right into the realm of the unexplainable. They are driven by a high octane rhythm section and extreme chord progressions. Everytime they take the stage you know you are seeing something amazing and that you won’t see from any other band.

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The Science Fair Explosion!

Genre – Ska/Pop Punk
Location – Clarksburg, WV

We like ska, we’ve all been in a bunch of other bands (Hellen and the Kellers, Cryptorchid Chipmunk, Half Price Republic) , and we like fun! We knew we had to do a band! The first show we will have our new ep at will be March 18th [2007]! So please check it out! So if you like Fun and Ska or you like fun and hate ska, or you like ska and hate fun (which is really impossible!) Please love us!

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The Snowmen

Genre – Rap
Location – Moundsville, WV

We are called The Snowmen and we like to make music.

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The Vholes

Genre – Rock
Location – Mullens, WV

One person with a few guitars and synthetic drum software BUT am very interested in recording music with other people, even if it is through the email or whatever. Performing would be fun but not highest priority. If you’re interested in experimenting with my songs, I’d like to get some cross-modulation going, and am always interested in re-working other people’s songs. I don’t have any recording equipment at the moment though… What I do have is at least 3 hours of original material, some of it much more interesting than the songs I uploaded here, mainly because I haven’t been able to record anything in the last year or so. I am interested in writing and recording more alt-country songs (ala Gram Parsons), and have been focusing more on trying to write serious songs with more interesting vocal melodies. I aspire to make music that derives from a sense of place and experience, which is counter to where pop and rock have gone in the last decade – they have gone to the city where place and experience are largely esoteric

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Three Card Monte

Genre – Rock
Location – Fayette County, WV

Power trio – we play all types of music and we play almost anywhere. Band consists of guitar, bass, harmonica, and drums.

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Through Every Moment

Genre – Emotional Rock
Location – Parkersburg, WV

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Timeless Memory

Genre – Metalcore
Location – Charleston, WV

Lead Vocals: Josh Clark
Lead Guitar: Jason Ball
Rhythm Guitar: Brice
Bass Player: Nick
Drummer: Braden Stevens

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To Kill Or Cure

Genre – Metal/Hardcore
Location – Parkersburg, WV

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Tommy’s Triple Threat Blues Revue

Genre – Blues
Location – Charleston, WV

More info at: www.myspace.com/tommystriplethreatblues.

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Toothless Ruth

Genre – Rock/Classic Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Toothless Ruth is a high energy group featuring the amazing vocals of Chris Short and outstanding musical performances of Bo Robinson (guitar), Mike Felty (drums), John Good (keyboards/acoustic guitar), and currently has an opening for a proficient bass player.

Toothless Ruth is available for nightclubs, parties, picnics, fairs/festivals and all of your needs for a true concert atmosphere! Visit us on www.myspace.com/toothlessruthmusic for additional information, demo tunes, and information on booking.

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Torture Device

Genre – Death/Black/Thrash/Doom/Sludge Metal
Location – Beckley, WV

Torture Device was formed in late 2006. Featuring Chris Walker – Vocals, Johnny Allen – Guitar/Vocals, Eric Jourdan – Bass/Vocals, Steven Dotson – Drums. We plan to be out playing shows by summer. CHEERS!

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Trio Fraternitas

Genre – Rock
Location – St. Albans, WV

Brad Watts – Vocals
Kevan Craig – Guitar
Drew Robinson – Drums

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Triple Threat Band

Genre – Classic Rock/Country/Rock
Location – Wirt and Roane Counties, WV

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Trust in Numb3rs

Genre – Acoustic/Rock
Location – Williamstown/Parkersburg, WV

Trust In Numbers is a small-town band from the foothills of WV. This three-person AcoustoRock group started with four friends sitting down and writing music. Since then it has narrowed been down to three people and has signed a record deal with Sweetsong Productions. Trust In Numbers will have a Demo CD out in September of 2009.

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TrypCat

Genre – Electronic
Location – Huntington, WV

From Medieval Latin, the word catenae is defined as ‘a connected series of related things.’ Chugging along this train of thought, TrypHazyll Catenae (or TrypCat for short) is a study of sorts in connecting sounds derived from many sources into a series of related auditory experiences — something akin to music. TrypCat twists elements of life–existing within and without–infusing fact with fiction, permuting poesy and prose, melding minimalist drones with maximalist depth, amalgamating androgynies of analog and digital persuasions, manifesting natural vibrations and artificial frequencies, and filters it all through an electronic palette of lo-fi rumblings, haunting hues of somnambulant strings, a vacuous voce echoing through canyons of open range frequencies distorted through both vintage and space age reverberation, resonant and repeating motifs, from lulling pastoral silence to degenerate crescendos of chaos….oh yeah, and mostly, we just like to make interesting music with a good beat because it’s fun…

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Under The Forest Floor

Genre – Black/Death Metal
Location – Hazard, KY

Couple guys from the small and shitty town of Hazard who like to just get drunk and write what they like.

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Under the Radar

Genre – Classic Rock/Alternative Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Personnel:

Rusty Marks – guitars and vocals
Bill Robinson – bass and vocals
Mark Lanham – drums and backing vocals

Formed in 2005, this power trio combines clever originals, imaginative covers and unique interpretations of rock and roll classics with powerhouse drumming, melodic bass lines and intense yet tasteful guitar work.

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Universal Savior

Genre – Christian/Punk
Location – Oceana, WV

We became a band at the 2006 Church of God youth camp, we came a long way since then. We could all play music but we didn’t know when we put it all together how good it would sound. Then when we actually put it all together and found the sound that we liked, we started going places. We’ve played in quiet a few shows locally, and we have more coming up We are five BEST FRIENDS making music, with one purpose, and that’s to reach the lost. Don’t get us wrong though, we love to have fun too. We’ve done some pretty funny stuff in the past few months. Some of them were kind of dangerous, but what’s the point of fun without living dangerously. We spend pretty much everyday playing music, laughing and having fun. The original band consisted of three: Sam, Adam, and Cameron, but we ubducted Mason and Ryan a few months later. Sam is the guitarist/singer/songwriter, who can get down on some awesome sound. Adam is also a guitarist/singer/songwriter, and he can play some crazy rifts. Ryan is the Bassist, he’s pretty much the best there is. Cameron is the drummer, and wow I don’t think there is anyone out there with this kind of talent. We finally added the last member of our band Justin “Cookie” Cook, we put him in as another guitarist. Once you get us all together you better look out, cause there’s going to be some awesome music, and the most hilarious moments. We are all bible beleiving, God fearing Christians. We go to church at the Brenton Church of God, and we love every service. We have a lot of groupies, who go pretty much everywhere we go. We can barely fit everyone in the “Band Van” when we go out. We’re available anytime, at anyplace. Our number one goal as a band is to make lost souls see that Jesus Christ is so much more than a drunk night, or a drug infested teen. We want them to see that they can be better, and they aren’t just forgotten about. We are out to take back what Satan has taken from the Church, souls. So you best look out Satan, ’cause here we come!!!!

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Unnatural Progression

Genre – Alternative
Location – Shady Spring, WV

not sure what we are yet..

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Vanquished In The Sky

Genre – Hardcore/Death Metal/Grindcore
Location – Huntington, WV

Local Band in Huntington area wanting to play shows.

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Vern’s Pot O’ Chili

Genre – Reggae/Rock/Hip Hop/Funk
Location – Lewisburg, WV

Drums,Vocals and Guitar – Ian Lutz
Guitar,Vocals and Drums – Neil Jones
Guitar and Vocals – Dan Freeman
Ukulele,Vocals and Harmonica – Jason Johans
Bass and Vocals – Charles Hatcher

Based out of Lewisburg, VPOC has been a staple of the WV live music scene for 10 years. Known for their complex song structures and genre shifting material, Vern’s Pot O’ Chili has a strong fan base in Morgantown, Fayetteville, and their home town of Lewisburg. Don’t believe the hype, come see it for yourself!

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Vile Redeemer

Genre – Black Metal
Location – West Virginia

True no bullshit black metal.

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Voices Of Anatole

Genre – Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

Chaos Metal: Wage war with reality, Embrace the Madness

Are you sick of the world around you? Does modern society and it’s demand for conformity and blind faith make your spine want to bend in unnatural angles? The Voices of Anatole know what torments you and want to unleash the beast living inside of you. Inspired by insanity, VoA attempts to control Chaos and give you a glimpse of the truth of human nature.

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Voodoo Mob

Genre – Rock
Location – Charleston, WV

Voodoo Mob is dedicated to creating original music with heavy grooves, fiery riffs, and aggressive beats.

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Walking Out Blind

Genre – Metal/Rock
Location – Morgantown, WV

Walking Out Blind uses their faith combined with hard rock music as a means to tear down stereotypical barriers and redefine the meaning of authenticity in the traditional church. Walking Out Blinds intense stage presence demands attention from start to finish. And with catchy rhythms that drive the listening audience to move, dominating guitar lines that fixate the hearers ear, and lyrics that magnify a need for a servants heart, Walking Out Blind shows no sacrifice in the transition from studio sound to live performance.

Walking Out Blind has played with:

A Dream Too Late
Becoming The Archetype
Aletheian
Once Nothing
Disciple
Spoken
Falling Up
Flatfoot 56
This Beautiful Republic
Seventh Day Slumber
Mainstay
Trick Pony
Lone Star
and many others.

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War Creek Mafia

Genre – Old school Metal
Location – Charleston, WV

Lead guitar/vocals: Chris Bowe
Drums: Jaymz Lawrence III
Bass: Joe Lawrence
Guitar: Patrick Hancock

Born with an unparalleled hunger for apocalyptic rock, War Creek Mafia’s members have been slamming the hammer down on West Virginia for almost 3 years together. Since their formation, the Warmongers have been decimating the masses with their brand of old school, heavier than a 10 ton wrecking ball style of metal. Taking their basic influences of blues based metal such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, and fusing them with newer sounds like Corrosion Of Conformity, Pantera, and Black Label Society, War Creek Mafia has embraced the sound of the Old School metal genre and turned it into something completely their own. From the time you hear the first air raid sirens to the last note of the set, War Creek Mafia will pummel, annhilate, and destroy the senses with a show that fans don’t ever soon forget. War Creek Mafia – The Official Soundtrack to the Apocalypse!!

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War Torn Angel

Genre – Metal/Thrash/Metalcore
Location – Bluefield, WV

Bluefield, Virginia-based metalcore band, War Torn Angel, can best be described as a medley of hard-hitting riffs, pounding rhythms, shredding solos, and dynamic vocals. Featuring the six-string agility of Justin Shrewsberry, the fret board dexterity of Davey Nicewander, the riffing assault of Philip Cyrus, the unwavering instrumental groove of Tanner Page, and the relentless thundering rhythms of Thomas Hayes, the musical backbone of War Torn Angel is an intimidating one. With loads of inspiration behind him, lead vocalist Josh Sawyers is a formidable and powerful force for the unique vocals of the band. To be such a young group, the oldest member being 16, War Torn Angel is chock full of talent. Forming in the fall of 2008, the band was organized with the help of Stephen Campbell and Dwayne Nicewander, who have devoted their time to this musical effort. With hard hitting music and blazing ambition, War Torn Angel is ready to rock. You have been warned!

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White Trash Heroes

Genre – Death Metal
Location – Fayetteville, WV

We are a father son duo. We are looking for a guitar player.

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WILDFIRE

Genre – Country
Location – Morgantown, WV

We are a country band based in North Central WV. We believe that good music and good times go together. Whether playing for a large crowd, small gathering or even in your back yard…you will have a good time with us.We play fairs, festivals and almost any event that you want us to perform.

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Wizards of Ghetto Mountain

Genre – Doom/Sludge/Stoner Rock
Location – Charleston/Huntington, WV

Slduge/Doom/Stoner Rock band from good ol WV. We will use our drone powers to entrance your mind with our wizard’s groove.

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Young Scrilla

Genre – Rap
Location – Charleston, WV

Young Scrilla started Rapping at 11 years old. He used to rap his own projects, but now he works with Brothers In Arms (B.I.A) with his brother Oktane (rapper) and Jimmy Jamm (producer). Young Scrilla has grown into a excellent Rapper and is now also producing. Young Scrilla mentioned that “My infuences to Rap are Oktane, The Game, and Prodigy of Mobb Deep”. Young Scrilla is also trying to get together tracks with another group named Poverty Muzikk. This young man is on his way up.

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Zeroking

Genre – Metal/Rock
Location – Huntington, WV

There is no future, so all hail the king that does not exist! Formed in 2004, Zeroking is the schizophrenic brainchild of guitarist Shane Day and drummer Chris Webb. Rounded out by bassist Chris Greene and vocalist/prophet Andy Haught, Zeroking have created a sound de tuned but, ultra melodic! Heavy but, soulful! Metallic with a rock sensibility! Driven and focused, the band is regionally, centering in their home base of Huntington, WV and branching out into parts of the tristate area!

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ZigZag

Genre – Classic Rock/Southern Rock
Location – Morgantown, WV

www.youtube.com/wearezigzag

Formed in early 2009, ZigZag features lead vocals and solid rhythm guitar by Bill Zigler, local karaoke favorite and long time WV rocker. On drums and vocals is Ron Stone. Ron, originally from NY, has been in the Morgantown area for over 12 years. Ron also plays bass and guitar, which makes him a total band player. Playing lead guitar is Chris Baker who comes to us from Maryland. Chris is very tasteful and diverse. Playing a rock solid bass, with excellent background vocals is Jimmy Swain, formerly of Three Nuts and a Woody. Currently ZigZag can be seen regularly at the Purple Cow Lounge. Starting in January loof for them at Rhythm and Brew Pub as well as Archie’s, The Frosted Mug, and a few others. Add to our myspace page to keep up on the gig dates!

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