Saliva, Three Years Hollow
Breakpoint Method, The Brontide Effect, He Kill3
3970 Clearview Frontage Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80911
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
Saliva was founded in 1996 in Memphis, TN. They released their self-titled album on August 26, 1997 under Rocking Chair Records. It sold over 10,000 copies within their region, prompting Island Records to take notice and sign the band. Their second album Every Six Seconds (2001) featured the chart-topping hits "Your Disease" and "Click Click Boom" that were featured in The Fast and The Furious, Talladega Nights and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003. Saliva received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 and the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Their follow-up,Back Into Your System, contained the crossover-hit single "Always" which reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Modern Rock chart. The album has since been certified gold by the RIAA. Survival of the Sickest and Blood Stained Love Story (which contained rock anthem "Ladies and Gentlemen") followed as Saliva's third and fourth albums; reaching #20 and #19 on The Billboard 200 chart. Cinco Diablo and Under Your Skin are their two most recent releases.
Saliva's current lineup includes original members Dave Novotny (bass), Paul Crosby (drums), and Wayne Swinny (guitar). Bobby Amaru joined Saliva in 2012 as their new vocalist. Amaru hails from Jacksonville FL, where he has been a prominent vocalist/musician/producer/songwriter for the past decade. He was the frontman of his solo band, Amaru, in addition to the drummer for Burn Season, who were signed to Elektra Records in 2001. In February 2012, Saliva released their first single "All Around The World" featuring their new singer. Their talent and raw energy makes for an explosive combination, which is reflected by the band's live show - what Saliva refers to as their "secret weapon". Catch them live and see for yourself...!
Three Years Hollow
3 Years Hollow doesn't pull any punches. The Quad Cities quintet—Jose Urquiza [vocals], Tony Reeves [guitar], Neil Kuhlman [guitar], Dex Digga [bass], and ChrisCushman [drums]—dispenses honest hard rock that's equally hypnotic and heavy on its first full-length album for Imagen Records.
Over the past decade, the group has solidified itself as one of the Midwest's most incendiary and infectious young acts. Their breakout independent single "Remember" charted at #1 on Octane, while "Chemical Ride" is closing in on 400,000 YouTube views. In 2012, they emerged as regional victors during the Ernie Ball-sponsored Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival "Battle of the Bands".
Playing the Tinley Park, IL date of UPROAR, they caught the attention of ImagenRecords who proceeded to offer them a deal soon after. Now, with production by none other than Clint Lowery of Sevendust and Call Me No One, their latest album bristles with irresistible intensity and magnetic melodies.
Becoming a local stalwart, 3 Years Hollow shared the stage with everybody from Papa Roach to Buckcherry, and they've siphoned their live energy into a kinetic anthems.
About the sound, Jose explains, "We want to play melodic hard rock. That's the music that brought us together. At the same time, we all have drastically different influences from progressive rock to hair metal to pop punk. We all agree on what 3 Years Hollow is though."
That cohesion comes across on the likes of "For Life". Coupling a fret-burning solo and chorus from Lowery with Jose's dynamic delivery, it practically explodes on impact.
"It's about a person who is struggling and has fallen away from the world alone," says the vocalist. "You can see the damage and the demons the person deals with on a daily basis. However, all of a sudden, there is hope instead of despair. The final message is to pull away from the demons, stand strong against them, and keep them out for the rest of your life. It was such an honor to bring that track to life with Clint."
Then, there's "Hungry", which bares its teeth via a bombastic beat and arena-size hook. It taps into their on-stage intensity. "We wrote that in the jam space," recalls Jose. "We want people to get close to the music. We give everything we can so fans forget about everything else."
Ultimately, 3 Years Hollow constantly keeps the listeners in mind with that honesty. "Everything I write about is a completely personal experience or something I've witnessed or experienced myself," he concludes. "I talk about things I've seen or experienced. I want to give everybody something real."
Originating in a town with little to no music scene, The Breakpoint Method has played a huge role in reviving Central Kansas’ excitement for live music. As the number of played shows grew, so did their fan-base. Faced with the famous “you’ll never make it in Kansas” line, The Breakpoint Method has proven themselves worthy of national attention and have achieved many goals deemed unreachable.
The band formed in 2008 by a group of friends (Barrett Jones, Jimmy Lands, Eric Reid, and Shawn Hay) who all shared the same drive and dedication. Two short months after the band formed, they released a demo to the public that gained them quick and authoritative popularity in their area. The demo tracks even won them spots on the 2009 Taste of Chaos and Vans Warped Tours, both in St. Louis, MO. After playing to crowds of that magnitude, they realized it was time to buckle down and make the band a full time commitment.
Having shared the stage with national acts such as Four Year Strong, Spineshank, Seasons After, Thursday, Pierce the Veil, In this Moment, Adema, and countless others, they quickly found that they could hold their own with the same bands that inspired them at a young age. The Breakpoint Method’s live performance continuously dropped jaws; citizens of Kansas had not seen that type of performance from local talent in a long time.
With tenacious dedication from their fans, The Breakpoint Method knew they needed to deliver their most solid performance on their album, “Empty Promises.” After much anticipation, the album was released January 2011 and has received an overwhelming response from fans.
In April of 2012, Mike Mast joined the band as the drummer.
Currently, The Breakpoint Method is independently touring the United States.
A unique blend of melodic rock and metal filling ten tracks with catchy vocals, fun riffs, heavy breakdowns and throat-shredding screams.
The Brontide Effect
Definition: A sound like that of distant thunder, some of which may have seismic origins.
Rising from the Wreckage,THE BRONTIDE EFFECT emerged as an acoustic anomaly piercing through the hearts and minds of their listeners. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT came to light in the Colorado Springs local scene in July, 2013 to embark on an explosive writing endeavor of heartfelt, epic proportions. A year later in the winter of 2014 they recorded and released their highly anticipated debut album "Fault Lines" at Clear Sound Studios in Colorado Springs Colorado with Producer and Tracking Extraordinaire Jarrod Headley. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT hit the ground running efficiently shaking the dust off their local music scene by commanding the stage with vibrant energy and unforgettable melodies.
Through their diversity you will engage and recognize a higher calling which begs to provoke your immediate thought and attention. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT pummels the subconscious with electrifying guitars, ferocious percussion, and haunting, truth laden vocals. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT is sure to make a true believer out of you as they strive to awaken the sleeping masses and change lives, one song at a time.
"When I heard your songs for the first time it was more than awesome guitar riffs, drums and lyrics/vocals it was as if your songs were stories of my life"-Evan Eason
"if your CD collection already has the likes of Three Doors Down and Breaking Benjamin, check out The Brontide Effect"-Kendra Beltran (Band Blurp)
He Kill 3 is a Colorado Springs based rock band
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