Lynchburg Concerts and 97.3/98.5 THE ROCK CHANNEL Present
TRAPT with Tantric
Seasons, Seven Ten Oil
126 Old Graves Mill Rd
Lynchburg, VA, 24502
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Trapt have worked for well over a decade to reach this point. Their 2002 self-titled debut surpassed sales of 2 million units, and its lead-off single “Headstrong” was ranked the #1 alternative song and #8 rock song by Billboard. They were a featured act on Rock Band and Tap Tap Revenge 2, and they also fueled countless WWE specials. In addition, they’ve shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Hinder, Chevelle, and many more. Most recently, No Apologies entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 25 in 2010.
Still, Reborn is the next level for Trapt. Brown concludes, “Everything is new again. It’s an incredible feeling. Our fans have stuck with us since the beginning, and we really made a record for them. If the music makes them feel empowered and ready to take on their challenges, then we’ve done something right. I hope it inspires confidence and pushes them to stand up against fear or judgment. We’re proof that you should never give up.”
Trapt is currently in the studio recording their 6th album DNA and have released a song from the album called “Passenger” that embodies the more progressive side of TRAPT’s brand of hard rock as an intro to what fans can expect from the album. The band is also gearing for their summer tour dubbed the “Life In Your Own Hands” Tour. The new album DNA is shaping up to be a landmark album for TRAPT. It surpasses anything the band has done before and subsequent singles will show the true power that this band possesses. Get ready for DNA, it’s going to change everything.
Tantric is a Gold Selling Alternative Rock Band from Louisville, Kentucky. They are best known for Chart Topping Hit "Breakdown", as well as more than a dozen other Radio Singles, including "Astounded", "Down and Out", "Hey Now", "Mourning", and "Mind Control".
To hear the soundtrack running through Hugo Ferreira’s head, just listen to the 13 songs on the new Tantric album. With more than 50 minutes of visceral, diverse rock, 37 Channels musically mines the soul of the Tantric singer, letting listeners inside the band’s most personal and evocative album to date—and that’s saying something for a platinum-selling group with hit singles including ‘Breakdown” and “Down and Out.” Of heady new songs like “Loss for Words,” “Where Do We Go From Here?” and “Broken,” Ferreira explains with a laugh: “I can’t afford a therapist, so this is what I do. I regurgitate all my angst and pain and confusion and joy. I’m showing more, letting people into my brain and heart.”
Helping give life to 37 Channels are an impressive list of players and friends, including Shooter Jennings (on the quirky “Mosquita”); Leif Garrett, bluesy rhythm guitarist Kenny Olson (Kid Rock); Hinder singer Austin Winkler (co-vocals to “Fault” and “Bullet”); Saving Abel guitarist Scott Bartlett, Uncle Kracker axeman Kevin McCreery; and drummer Greg Upchurch (3 Doors Down). But make no mistake; if Ferreira is the only original member, 37 Channels is still very much a Tantric record: “It’s always been my baby, I’m still the guy who co-founded the band back in Louisville,” he explains. “I’ve had different incarnations throughout the years, and the sounds have changed with the different players, but his is the most “Tantric” Tantric record so far. I even did my own harmony vocals. The whole album is very articulate to what I wanted it to sound like.” While the record’s guest list is impressive, the big names are tasteful additions, not flashy add-ons. Ferreira puts it more bluntly: “I didn’t let people jerk off all over this record! I’m very protective of it. I used to let things go, but I literally oversaw every aspect of 37 Channels.”
That included writing 116 songs, recording 19, and in order to create the uncompromised music he heard in his head, playing all the instruments himself on initial versions of the songs. When he was happy with a tune, he’d then enlist the players to execute it best. “I’m a good guitar player, I'm a great piano player, I’m an ok drummer and I’m a good bass player,” he relates. “But I’m really more of a songwriter and singer than anything.” Producing the record himself (in addition to doing one song with Fuel/Collective Soul producer Malcolm Springer) Ferreira tracked 37 Channels at Nashville’s Rivergate Studios. “It was great after spending two and a half years writing at home.” Of that lengthy songwriting process, the frontman explains, “Even if a song isn’t about something that happened to me, whether it’s me thinking about that poor guy who just walked by looked hungry or whatever, I’m always cognitively thinking. My head doesn’t have a shut off switch, and the record reflects that in all the different subject matter. ‘Mosquita’ has a comical undertone, but ‘You Got What You Wanted’ and ‘Loss for Words’ are very serious songs—and they’re interconnected.”
The album title, as might be clear, references the myriad of topics playing in the singer’s mind at any given time, and comes from a lyric in the song “Rise.” “I’m the poster child for ADD,” he says, “but. I choose not to medicate for that. I’m super hyper, and when people meet me, they’re like “there are a lot of tangents on this kid!’ Or, as he also analogizes: “There are a lot of branches in this tree, and I hop from one to another a lot. The only time I can focus is when I’m in the studio and I’m by myself, with a little bottle of vodka and a pack of cigarettes.”
Despite the sometimes-painful lyrical content, 37 Channels is often a fun record, especially on tracks like “Mosquita” and ‘My Turn,’ where Ferreira, who calls himself “the antithesis of a rock star!” has a blast randomly ranting and raving. Looking back at the last several years of work that led up to 37 Channels and a new record deal for Tantric, he doesn’t regret the time taken, nor place in the current music milieu. He believes this new record has taken—and needed--his lifetime to write: “There are bits and pieces of my entire life in this record, so it really did take my whole life, and that’s why it can only be written and recorded in this way.”
As 37 Channels makes clear, Tantric is a career band at the peak of its powers, as will be borne out by a tour later this year. While there’s diversity within and among the records, the signature Ferreira vocals and sensibilities shine through. As he concludes, “I consider Tantric a boat that I float in—it’s a vessel that carries the music. So I never feel restrictions. It doesn’t have any rules. Tantric music can be super-heavy, light--or both It’s really an open book with no ending in sight.”
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Seasons is a Metalcore 5 piece from Richmond, Va
A high level, crowd entertaining, energetic band that will not disappoint when it is time for performing on stage. Whether in front of 15 people or 1,500 people, Seasons is known for the exact same stage presence which is described as, “In Your Face”. With each member being a veteran to performing, you can expect tight transitions and and an overwhelming stage presence. Every member of Seasons strives to put on a memorable performance to thrill the crowd.
Seven Ten Oil
Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Seven Ten Oil is a 4 piece, power packed combination of heavily rock influenced musicians all determined to make a significant mark in the rock n roll industry. Priding ourselves on an incomparable live performance that takes you along on our journey with us, we vow to always give our absolute best and leave it all on the stage. We play with pure heart and soul with a passion unmatched in our opinion which has been the fuel that feeds this ever growing machine allowing us to outlast all others and stand out above the rest.
--> LIVE in one of the most intimate Venues of their Career.
--> Performing their Record Setting #1 Rock Anthem: HEADSTRONG
--> PLUS HIT SINGLES: "Still Frame", "Echo", "Stand Up", "Waiting", "Who's Going Home With You Tonight", "These Walls", "Bring It"
--> The Gold Selling Alternative Rockers return performing their Platinum Hit "Breakdown" plus Top 10 Singles "Down and Out", "The Chain", "Astounded" & MORE!
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