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SBRUCranked. Heavy. Melodic. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Toronto’s BREACHED. Creating an alluring blend of melodious, metal-tinged rock ‘n roll, it didn’t take long for Breached to start winning over fans with their live shows and 2011's five-song self titled EP. The band’s tight harmonies and nail-hitting screams combined with overdriven guitars, intricate tempos and powerful lyrics provide a unique blend that audiences can’t seem to get enough of. To satisfy that appetite Breached are proud to release their follow up acoustic EP titled 'Revolution Sessions' out today, Tuesday, March 26, which features five unplugged tracks, four originals along with a cover of Alice In Chains song 'No Excuses'.

Revolution Sessions - Track Listing
1. Let Go
2. Control
3. Happy?
4. Time
5. No Excuses
Stone Iris is a brotherhood of like-minded musicians. From humble beginnings in Edmonton, Canada, their fusion of self described Southern Rock from the True North / Reggae Music from a Cold Dark Place has been blazing across Canada and the USA over the years.

Much is in store for Stone Iris in 2013; including extensive touring, two full length albums, the first being their eighth and newest recording 'Kicking The Can' out today, Tuesday, March 26th.

The band will be performing their local album launch / tour kick off show hosted by Sonic 102.9 FM on Thursday, March 28th at the Starlite Room (10030 102 St NW.) with local support from Thompson Hiway, Mayday and The Beatcreeps and The Unwed Mothers.

Single - I Wanna - https://soundcloud.com/stoneiris/i-wanna

Video - Breakfest Television Edmonton Live Performance - http://youtu.be/ipM7NpdG8eE

Music Video - Taste of Fame - BlankTV Premiere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj2q62k1yOg

Show Details - Kicking The Can release/North American Tour kick off

Thursday, March 28th at The Starlite Room, 10030 102 St NW.
Line up: Stone Iris w/ Thompson Hiway, Mayday and The Beatcreeps, The Unwed Mothers
Doors at 7:30pm
Music at 8 pm
Tickets are $10
Door $10
Copies of Kicking The Can will be available for sale at the show and on iTunes and bandcamp.
Tour Dates - Kicking The Can

*from April 7 - April 22 Recording in Louisville, KY

28-Mar-13 – Sonic Band of the Month @ Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
30-Mar-13 – Shannon’s – Winnipeg, MB
03-Apr-13 – The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes – St. Paul, MN w/ Smalltown Anthem
04-Apr-13 – Up and Under – Milwaukee, WI
05-Apr-13 – Goose Island Wrigleyville – Chicago, IL w/ JIP, Kaiserkeller & Sweet Package
06-Apr-13 – Bear’s Place – Indianapolis, IN
13-Apr-13 – Dillinger’s – New Albany, IN
16-Apr-13 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
20-Apr-13 – Zazoo’s – Louisville, KY
23-Apr-13- Pitter’s Lounge – Cape Girardeau, MO
25-Apr-13 – TBA – Nashville, TN
26-Apr-13 – Speak Easy – Knoxville, TN
27-Apr-13 – TBA – Chattanooga, TN
28-Apr-13 – TBA – Ashville, NC
01-May-13 – The Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
02-May-13 – TBA – Savannah, GA
03-May-13 – TBA – Atlanta, GA
04-May-13 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL
05-May-13 – TBA- New Orleans, LA
06-May-13 – TBA- New Orleans, LA
08-May-13 – TBA- Baton Rouge, LA
09-May-13 – TBA- Houston, TX
10-May-13 – TBA- Austin, TX
11-May-13 – TBA – Forth Worth, TX
15-May-13 – Club Red- Tempe, AZ
16-May-13 – TBA
17-May-13 – Club Kensington – San Diego, CA
18-May-13 – On the Rox – Los Angeles, CA
19-May-13 – Whiskey Richards – Santa Barbara, CA
20-May-13 – TBA
21-May-13 – TBA
22-May-13 – The Triangle – Salem, OR
23-May-13 – The White Eagle – Portland, OR
24-May-13 – 2 Bit Saloon Seattle, WA
25-May-13 – TBA- Vancouver, BC
26-May-13 – Voodoo’s – Penticton, BC
29-May-13 – TBA
30-May-13 – The Last Drop – Revelstoke, BC
31-May-13 – The Golden Taps – Golden, BC
01-June-13 – Studio 37 – Calgary, AB

Track Listing - Kicking The Can

1. I Wanna
2. Serene Machine
3. Recess
4. E-Ville
5. Taste of Fame
6. Kentucky Gentleman
7. Real Appeal
8. Mirage
9. Get It Right
10. Like A Lion
11. I Wanna (Radio Edit)
12. Taste of Fame (Radio Edit)
Picture a dash of Metric, a scoop of Coldplay, a layer of Paramore topped off with The Cranberries along with driving rhythms, Zeppelin worthy guitar solos, synth pop hook lines, and dynamic, soulful vocals and you get yourself Edmonton, AB's electrifying REND. Coming off their Canadian Music Week performances in Toronto, ON this past week, the pop rockers are proud to announce the release of their new EP 'Battlecry' out today, March 26th.

Track Lising - Battlecry

1. Battlecry (3:26)
2. Hide (3:13)
3. No Lines (4:25)
4. Shadow (3:47)
5. Monster (3:00)

Music Video - Battlecry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcbMYhGHcZw

Show Dates:

March 29 - O'Hanlons - Regina, SK - w/ The Fortunate Isles

March 30 - Lydia's - Saskatoon, SK

Music Video - Hide (from debut Album 'No Lines') - http://youtu.be/Wo3LCNMY7lE

Lyric Video - No Lines (from debut album 'No Lines') - http://youtu.be/6cjtar-kslk
I Am Jake Ma (formerly of Needless To Say & Mevansa) from Fontana, CA just released his debut solo EP. Stream it at http://iamjakema.bandcamp.com/
Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods whom released their debut full length album 'Tides of War' in January have posted video from their recent Quebec/ Ontario tour in promotion of the release.

Chariots of the Gods ON THE ROAD! - http://youtu.be/hIEAfO6hSvQ
VITAL REMAINS - Eastern Canadian Tour Dates

May 1 - St. Catherines, ON @ Mikado

May 2 - Toronto, ON @ Rockpile

May 3 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks

May 4 - Sherbrooke, QC - Woodstock Bar

May 5 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

May 6 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee

May 7 - Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
The new Zoe Rose album Army of Words is now out from Cavalier Artist Group. The album was produced by Kent Hertz(Steve Miller, Godsmack, Michael Jackson). Listen to the album on her bandcamp http://zoerose.bandcamp.com/
They're a little bit electro, a little bit rock n' roll and now, The Rabid Whole are taking their unique sound on the road once again for their 'Short-Circuit Canadian Tour'.

Old fans, get ready for an even more refined and amped up version of TRW you know and love. New fans, brace yourselves to be rocked by the power and undeniable ball of energy that is Toronto's The Rabid Whole.

The Rabid Whole: Short-Circuit Tour 2013

Apr 06: Toronto, ON - The Rivoli
Apr 11: Sault Ste Marie, ON - The Rosie
Apr 12: Thunder Bay, TBA
Apr 13: Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
Apr 15: Saskatoon, SK - The Fez
Apr 16: Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's

Music Video - 'Future' - http://youtu.be/VUg4olEld1Q
Irish extreme metallers CHOSEN are exclusively streaming their new album 'Resolution' on CraveOnline.com at the following link here. The debut album is set for official release on Saturday, March 30th as a FREE DOWNLOAD on their official website www.chosen.ie along with it being available on CD in two special editions.

Produced by Alwyn Walker, 'Resolution' is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.
New single up on facebook: www.facebook.com/MovingBrooklyn

RIYL: Anberlin and Northstar.

Band name: Moving Brooklyn
Song: Divorce Rock Record
URL: Facebook.com/MovingBrooklyn

Take a listen to Freyr's Forest Fires EP at their Bandcamp - http://freyrband.bandcamp.com

Send all submissions for the Small Band Round Up to christian.wagner@absolutepunk.net with "SBRU" in the subject header. Also, please include all relevant links, genres, and any bands you may sound like.

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