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Crowned By Fire

Boris Karloff once said; “Nature is just as content to destroy as it is to create” and Crowned By Fire are “Prone To Destroy”everything in sight, all in the name of creation!

CROWNED BY FIRE are a ferocious five piece hard rock/metal band from Los Angeles that's been relentlessly crushing American stages since early 2006. Musically, the band is tight and punchy like Slayer, brutally loose like Black Flag, with enough early Sabbath doom riffs to wipe out your enemy planet. In 2007, CBF released their self produced EP ‘As The World Burns'. The EP not only defined their sound, it gained the band international acclaim which led them to sign with Molten Metal productions UK and set up their full length debut, 'Prone To Destroy'. In the winter of 2008, the band spent 5 weeks in the Tuscan Hills of Florence, Italy recording their debut album at the prestigious Larione 10 Studios. In 2011 CBF signed with Digital Media Records NY who re-released critically acclaimed ‘Prone To Destroy’ after the defunct MMP UK label. CBF is slated to record the new EP 'Apocalyptic Amplification' this winter at Zakk Wylde's Black Vatican Studios, which will be recorded by Zakk's in-house engineer Adam Klumpp (Order Of The Black) and mixed by infamous Texan producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, King Diamond, Hellyeah etc.). "Crowned By Fire are essential Heavy Metal that crosses over everything that is great in metal from Traditional HM sounds to Doom to Sludge to classic Hard Rock. I love this band and seeing them live was a magical experience." -Ed, DOOMMANTIA

MADLIFE has redefined Metal and Hard Rock. Their current single “To Live and Die In Hollywood” debuted at #8 on Mediabase Active Rock Radio, climbing to #6 the second week. Madlife’s highly anticipated 4th album “21st Century Megalomaniac” is due out this spring. Madlife announced their endorsement deal with Schecter Guitars earlier this year and just completed a video for their second single “Just One Gun” with director Matt Zane. This video is expected to turn a lot of heads.

Madlife IsaiahDeveloped in 2000, this industrial hard rock band from Los Angeles was contrived between Guitarist Isaiah Stuart and Lead Singer Angry Phill. With Phill’s angry lyrics and Isaiah’s unique guitar sound Madife was born. Madlife has since been made complete with Kyle Cunningham on drums and Carlos Pagan on bass. The chemistry between these four makes Madlife the band fans want to see and hear.

Phill and Isaiah formed MADLIFE and launched their first EP self titled “MADLIFE,” produced by Andrew “Stoker” Growcott. After touring the South West and the LA area they knew they had something unique. Soon after, they released their 2nd EP, also produced by Stoker, titled “Music As Harsh As the World We Live In”

MADLIFE embarked on their first national tour in 2005, promoting “Music As Harsh As the World We Live In.” They also activated a successful radio campaign, airing in thirty commercial and one hundred fifty college radio stations in the U.S.Madlife Phill

In 2006, MADLIFE began recording tracks for film and television. Since then they have written and recorded for Sony International’s “Hex,” trailers and bumpers, NBC’s “Blue Skies” pilot, Discovery Channel’s “Suits to Boots,” the “Vampires Suck” Soundtrack and MTV. They have also written for Crusty Demons and several other independent projects. They also filmed their first music video “I Want War” directed by Jeff Jingle.

Subsequent to the music video, MADLIFE launched their second national tour spanning over twenty U.S. states. The following year, they garnered endorsements from Ernie Ball and In Tune Guitar Picks. Following their third national tour, Madlife recorded their third album “Angry Sonnets for the Soul.” Produced by Evan 9 (Cage 9 and Powerman 5K), Angry Phill describes the EP as “An understanding of the twisted sea of emotion that is my life.” Their third album and their exceptional notoriety amongst fans resulted in Jagermeister adding the band to their endorsement roster.Madlife Kyle

They played the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival while “Angry Sonnets for the Soul” was re-released through Universal/Fontana/RBE. The album featured their radio single,“Be Tomorrow.” By the time “Be Tomorrow” hit, MADLIFE had toured well over 75% of the United States. Nixxi Sixx (Motley Crue) named “Be Tomorrow” “Pick of the Week” on his national syndicated radio show, “Sixx Sense.”

The band has current endorsements from Ernie Ball, In Tune Guitar Picks, Schecter Guitars, Fryette Amps, Line 6, Meinl Cymbals and FrankinThread Clothing.Madlife Carlos

MADLIFE has shared the stage with Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Fiver Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Prong, Trivium, Killswich Engage, Bullet for My Valentine, Adema, All the Remains and many more.

Derek Anthony Gray

"Derek Anthony Gray", front man, songwriter, vocalist and electric guitarist has brought passion and chaos back to rock music today. Combined with the talents of the "DAG BAND", he is ready to rock the world of music.

A blend of Classic Rock and Pop Rock melody hooks, with an edgy delivery is the likeness to which their sound has been described. Derek’s dynamic vocals range from a sonorous howl to a soft whisper. Combined with his songwriting skills and the band's collaboration makes a stage show that is both electrifying and captivating.

Derek is proficient on guitar, drums, piano and bass, which excels his ability to demonstrate ideas for composing his hit songs. Derek brings his energy to the stage and projects it to the audience, the heart of a solid and entertaining show.


The Band

On the drums is Erik Kritzer. Erik has toured, performed and recorded with many bands during his professional career; lending his skills to the DAG Band with bedrock solid drums.

And on the bass is Steve Holmgren. Steve has worked as a studio musician and performed with many bands throughout his life; a longtime member of the DAG Band and deliverer of core bass in solid support of Erik’s drumming.

"Derek Anthony Gray" Band is available for venue and club bookings in the Southern California area. We are already booking dates in Summer 2012 so be on the lookout for the "DAG BAND".

Melted Vinyl

Melted Vinyl is a collaboration of some of the most talented young musicians in Los Angeles ranging from 11 to 17 years of age. Sam Kritzer (Drums), Blake Kasting (Guitar), Wolfgang King (Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar) and Landon Ferris (Bass).

Playing driving Rock music like they were raised in the 70’s, they have made a name for themselves in Hollywood’s most sort out rock clubs.

House Of Broken Promses

Take Indio, California's HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES. With their Small Stone debut "Using the Useless" this trio is leading the charge against mediocrity and watered down tepidness.

Formed from the ashes of the late, great, and woefully underappreciated UNIDA (which also featured John Garcia of KYUSS fame), HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES is a no-holds-barred double shot of classic hard rock. You can't write riffs like the ones found on "Blister" and "Highway Grit" without them being part of your DNA. You can't lay down grooves like those on "Walk on By" and "Obey the Snake" by accident. You have to feel 'em in your bones. And that's exactly what you get with HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISES. Guitarist Arthur Seay, bassist/vocalist Joe Mora, and drummer Mike Cancino are so in tune with what makes a rock song rock harder and better, it'd be scary if it wasn't so awesome. When these three get together and play, they lay waste to the has beens, wanna bes, and hipsters, and they say in no uncertain terms, "This is how it's gonna be."

Small Stone Records is proud to present HOUSE OF BROKEN PROMISE's full-length debut, "Using the Useless." You're going to get your rock's worth. That's a promise this house won't break.

$12.00 - $15.00

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING @ 7pm.---CASH ONLY

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Friday, June 21 · 7:00 PM at Troubadour