War for the Crown, Damn Your Eyes
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
As one of the most original and high-energy bands to recently emerge from the northern New Jersey area, Corevalay are quickly making a name for themselves. With a diverse mix of hard rock, metal, pop and hip-hop influences, the band offers something for everyone and is similar to artists like the Deftones, Staind, Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Rage Against the Machine.
Formed by guitarist/vocalist Gerald Vitale, Corevalay has a unique story… After jamming and recording with drummer and Modern Drummer magazine editor Mike Dawson, Vitale decided to leave his comfort zone and expand his sound to new and more challenging styles. This led him to lead vocalist Phil Barbetta who was discovered in an online ad. After exchanging tracks and viewing several YouTube videos Barbetta was brought in to add attitude to Vitale’s vision.
Rising to the challenge of fronting a budding band was no problem for the vocalist whose adversity is an inspiration to all who witness his performance. Despite being confined to a wheelchair because of a condition calledArthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita(AMC), Barbetta’s stellar vocal chops are as impressive as anyone’s on the scene. His style complimented Vitale’s perfectly and enabled him to find the sound he was searching for.
Shortly after coming together Vitale and Barbetta set about to write their own original music. With additional help from guitarist Jason Tremper, they completed their first album This Beautiful Ride. Each song has a unique flavor and showcases the creativity and musicianship of its creators. When the decision to form a live band was made, Dawson became the obvious choice on drums. Bassist AJ was added to the lineup soon after to complete the ensemble.
When witnessing a Corevalay performance one distinct element is apparent, these musicians come to play. With a high-energy and infectious attitude that draws the crowd in, the musicianship of each member keeps them there. Night after night, show after show, Corevalay delivers.
Every member of Corevalay brings a unique, complimentary style that has been forged with many bands and prior performances. Each live show has generated a buzz around the scene that continues to resonate. With very little promotion and exposure Corevalay is gaining fans at a high rate. The word is spreading and they are just getting started.
From the studio to the stage, Corevalay continues to expand their sound and audience, proving that good music has no limitations. Just as the title of their debut album implies, this band is enjoying every minute of this beautiful ride.
War for the Crown
Damn Your Eyes
A New York Hard Rock/Metal band started in November 2015 by Artie Alexander(Drool, Harley Flanagan’s Hard-Core) and Jamie Baldassano. Taking their love for 80's and 90's Rock,Metal and Hardcore, the guys set out to write and play music based on the styles that inspired them to become musicians. Bassist Oddie McLaughlin(Black Water Rising) and Vocalist Kenny Vincent(Bonesmith) joined the band in the winter of 2018. Rick Taiano replaced Jamie on Drums in June of 2018. With all its members having been staples in their local scene and touring experience, the guys just want to take their talent and their music to the next level. They have done Just that!!! Heavy riffs, pummeling drums and Melodic Vocals, along with identifiable lyrics on life, give Damn Your Eyes the ability to become crowd favorites. Keep an eye out for this Band!!
$12 in advance, or $15 cash at the door
$5 Food & Beverage minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.
Stanhope House - Main Stage
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