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Bleak 
EMBARGO: 00.01am on 31 October 2016
PRESS RELEASE
SEMINAL DEATH.BLUES BAND BLEAK RELEASE SHOCK MAMMOTH
ALBUM DIG TWO GRAVES AFTER 5 YEARS’ SILENCE
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves”
Confucius
In 2011, iconic Anglo.Afro.Russian death.blues outfit Bleak redefined rock’n’roll for a generation with their game changing juggernaut of a debut album For The Good Of The Nation. In the five long years since then, little has been heard from one of the most exciting London bands to have emerged this century. Occasionally, most often at Halloween, they would surface for one of their infamous incendiary live shows, and 2014’s Drinking Song single showed what might have been had they kept it together long enough to release a second album, but as the wait went on many began to suspect that the chaos that made them such a mercurial force of nature had finally consumed them.
Until now.
Back from the brink of madness, Bleak have risen from a grave of their own making and returned with Dig Two Graves, an album so raw and powerful it eclipses even their own legendary debut. Never before have the band so effectively lived up to their name. This is not easy listening, this is the uncompromising sound of the blues played as if their lives depended on it.
This is an album that demands to be listened to from start to finish, a rare thing an era where attention spans are shrinking and music is increasingly consumed by shuffling streamers. This record is a journey, which explodes out of the blocks with live favourite 30% Wolf and then plunges you into the abyss, taking you further and further into the band’s dark minds until the gut wrenching finale The Death of Bessie Smith gives way to a chink of hope shining through The Longest Night.
Along the way, songs both familiar and new are packed with surprises, with fan favourite 3 Days of Hell, written about the 2011 Tottenham riots, throwing a gospel choir into the mix to spectacular effect. Elsewhere the band attempt a wider range of styles than ever before such as the intoxicating tango of The Final Nail and the unexpectedly catchy duet Perfect.
But perhaps the biggest and most welcome surprise, other than the fact that the record has finally seen the light of day, is the fact that all three core members take turns with lead vocals. Fans are now quite used to bassist Rachel Woodworth singing the spiritual tinged Ebb & Flow which was originally featured on the B side of Drinking Song but her vocals are featured throughout this record and provide the perfect contrast to Anton’s snarling delivery. Powerhouse drummer Yvonne Okoduwa even steps out from behind her kit to take a turn at the mic on the acoustic lament Bones and does a great job; hopefully we’ll hear more from her on the next record!
Completing the line up for this release is guitarist AP Clarke who joins the band live for one night only on Halloween 2016 when Dig Two Graves is finally released on Screamlite Records.


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# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 30% Wolf 02:29 4 New song
2 9:02 One Woman War Zone 03:17 4 New song
3 9:05 Three Days Of Hell 03:53 4 New song
4 9:09 Babe 04:05 4 New song
5 9:14 Perfect 03:23 4 New song
6 9:17 Butcher Blues 04:28 4 New song
7 9:22 Dig Two Graves 03:50 4 New song
8 9:26 Bones 02:43 4 New song
9 9:28 Ebb & Flow 03:03 4 New song
10 9:31 The Last Witch Of Salem 02:51 4 New song
11 9:34 Final Nail 02:21 4 New song
12 9:37 Drinking Song 03:56 4 New song
13 9:41 Resurection Blues 02:31 4 New song
14 9:43 Right From Good 04:14 4 New song
15 9:48 Shanghai Blues 04:00 4 New song
16 9:52 The Death Of Bessie Smith 05:24 4 New song
17 9:57 The Longest Night 03:35 2 New song

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Sonic X  

Sonic X consists of Adam Troy on Vocals, Lawrence Falcomer on Guitar, Joseph Cumbo on Bass and Joey Greco on Drums.
The Band hails from Toronto, Canada and has been a fixture on the Canadian bar scene for quite some time but recently has focused more on writing and recording. Sonic X has 2 full length CD’s released, their debut disc simply titled, “Sonic X” and the follow up disc “Thirteen”. The band has just released a 4 song EP called “Fall from Grace” which features the extremely catchy single “PRAY”.
Pray received substantial airplay on the Sirius XM Octane channel. The band has followed the success of Pray by releasing their 2nd single Save Yourself.
Sonic X brings back that great feeling of what it’s like to listen to a stripped down gritty Rock song. The band has found a nice balance between old school and new rock.
Follow Sonic X on twitter @sonicxband for updates…


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# (PST) Artist Name length Rating Notes
18 10:01 Sonic X Save Yourself 04:05 4 New song
19 10:05 Jimena & Torbjorn Vagle Penelope 05:30 4 New song
20 10:11 Voice of Addiction Rustbelt 03:00 4 New song
21 10:14 TolbertToz Time 03:06 4
22 10:17 BK Gray Silver Moon (the legend of Alice) 04:01 4
23 10:21 Divining Rod  Hemlock Blues 04:24 4
24 10:26 Drive On Mak Babylon 03:04 4
25 10:29 Giuseppe Brai Elena 03:39 3
26 10:32 Hegarty  I only dream (In black and white)  04:09 4 New song
27 10:37 Indus Rush Claire 02:08 4 New song
28 10:39 the oohz Aoede (anything goes) 03:12 4 New song
29 10:42 Otis Kry I Wish 03:18 4
30 10:46 Paul Davy Look Around and Turn Away 05:01 4
31 10:51 The Pieces of Mind Into The Light 05:13 4
32 10:56 Ralph Beeby & The Elephant Collective Animal 04:01 4 New song
33 11:00 Rob Woolf (Woolfy) Everybody Needs Someone to Love 02:28 4
34 11:03 TJ Doyle Anonymous 05:26 4 New song
35 11:08 Borrowed Body Toothgrinder 03:06 4 New song
36 11:11 The Ash My World 05:56 4
37 11:17 The Scorched Ghosts 03:10 4
38 11:21 Black Horse Motel Bones 03:52 4
39 11:25 James Gilroy Kane The Bell 03:15 4
40 11:28 Joon Wolfsberg Don't You 03:36 4
41 11:32 JoosTVD Blink 03:06 4
42 11:35 Keith Beck's Zigman Bird Monsterpiece 02:54 4
43 11:38 Loose INTERNET LOVE 03:57 4
44 11:42 lori nebo take me to the water 04:34 4
45 11:46 Marion Fiedler All My Life 03:48 4
46 11:50 Michael Quest Time Bomb 03:32 4
47 11:54 Pretty Voices Scenius Genius 03:17 4
48 11:57 Remedies High As The Moon 03:05 4
49 12:00 ROLLINGEXILE That Sign 03:37 4
50 12:04 SharpV Go Away 05:07 4
51 12:09 Sirens Harbor We Are The Dancers 03:14 4
52 12:13 Veins Ambi 04:41 4
53 12:17 White of the Waves Shimmer 04:52 4
54 12:22 A Traveller's Tale Sometimes It’s Hard To Get Away From 02:54 4
55 12:25 Alex Hedley No Purity 04:59 4
56 12:30 Banana Blonde Scenezine 03:47 4
57 12:34 CHARLEY BROWN Hair 04:25 4
58 12:39 Dave Vargo Come Take Me Home 04:25 4
59 12:43 Gashunters White Spider 04:58 4
60 12:48 Gerry & The Shed Furs & Rings 03:18 4
61 12:52 J.Delfino All The Way Out 04:32 4
62 12:56 Naryan Sorrow, My Friend 05:01 4
63 1:01 Love Ghost Maroon 04:47 4
64 1:06 Mark Alexander Carroll These Words Remind 04:05 4
65 1:10 Mark Alexander Carroll You're The Disease 04:01 4
66 1:15 Swamp Guy Kayton East Virginia 04:25 3
67 1:19 Scott Smith Drop Kick It 03:59 3
68 1:23 Our House, in The Woods, MN Ba-Laow (The Movie Theme) 05:04 3
69 1:28 Marc Ceccotti Blue sidelong glance 03:08 3 New song
70 1:32 Mars Bonfire What Took You So Long? 04:04 3
71 1:36 Miranda Glory Take 03:14 3
72 1:39 Ryan Doherty Suddenness 04:47 3
73 1:44 Amanda Campbell It took me by surprise 03:39 3 New song
74 1:48 NFU Burning Man 03:38 3 New song
75 1:51 Captain SIB The Storm 04:29 3
76 1:56 Pedro Leeward Old Ties ( friendships ) 03:54 3