40 Below Summer

40 Below Summer

The morning after. We've all had them. Waking up bleary-eyed, wondering where you are, how you got there, and who the hell is sleeping next to you. The good news is that it's a new day -- you can get up, get out, and get on with your life. For 40 Below Summer, The Mourning After is the perfect title for their second full-length album, coming on the heels of a two-year rollercoaster ride that found the band plumbing their lowest depths and reaching their highest highs, and somehow pouring it all into what is sure to be one of the most distinctive and powerful heavy rock releases of 2003.

"We went through a two-year personal, emotional holocaust," says singer Max Illidge. "Not just as a band, but individually too. Looking around at some of the things people in this band went through, both personally and professionally, I can say it was a tough year or two."

The seeds of 40 Below Summer were sown in 1998, when drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar started jamming with singer Illidge. Joe D'Amico came into the fold next, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. A self-released EP called Sideshow Freaks and constant gigging in New Jersey and New York helped foster a buzz about the band, and after numerous showcases on both coasts, a deal was signed with London/Sire Records. Their major label debut, Invitation To The Dance, was rele ased in October of 2001, produced by the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Kittie).

Following one label-supported run on the Jagermeister Music Tour, with Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, and Ill Nino, making things work on their own is exactly what 40 Below Summer did -- with the help of an incredibly devoted and growing fan base. "It's pretty uplifting, especially when we're just out in a van playing smaller clubs, and the kids are crazy," continues Plingos. "They follow us, they're just so psyched for you to be there, they want to talk to you and tell you what they thought about the show. It's just nuts to see what five guys in a van can do.

Brand of Julez

When one thinks of the South Bronx, one does not think modern rock, melodic rock anthems, heavy guitars, double bass drum or guitar solos for that matter. However, the SoBro streets of the Bronx gave birth to just that.

Brand of Julez formed in 2010, when brothers Julez and Brandon Zamora began playing together, then writing together and finally taking their sounds to the local bars at the ripe old age of 16 and 13. Pushing for a sound that was a mixture of the music they grew up listening to like Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Guns N' Roses, with sounds of more current bands like Seether, Alter Bridge and Asking Alexandria, the music they call SoBro Rock began and has taken flight.

Their debut EP was released in September 2012 with an electrifying set at Highline Ballroom, which led to performances at legendary New York City venues like The Studio at Webster Hall, The Marlin Room at Webster Hall, The Gramercy Theatre and Irving Plaza. Their brand of rock has brought them to share the stage with recording artist like Burn Halo, Orianthi and the legendary Alice Cooper, as well as rising New York City giants like Killcode, Black Water Rising and Charetta.

With the recent addition of Jeremy Frank on drums, whose maniacal stage presence and double bass domination, have ignited a new era for the band and Brand of Julez are ready to deliver their heavy brand of rock that will have you banging your head, with your horns raised and leave you with songs that you'll be singing long after the show has ended.

Stay tuned....these SoBro Rockers are just getting started.

$15.00 - $17.00


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