Candlelight Red "Demons"
Thursday October 4, 2012
One of hard rock/heavy metal's fastest rising new bands, Candlelight Red, have just announced tour dates with Fozzy. The band continue to inch their way towards a big breakthrough, as evidenced by their just-issued Demons EP (which was produced by Sevendust's Morgan Rose). They've also just unveiled a new, striking video for the title track, which has been hitting hard and climbing the charts at active rock radio.
In August and September, Candlelight Red killed it as part of the multi-band Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which also featured such acts as Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, among many others. The band will now hit the road with Fozzy from October 26th through November 4th.
Although barely a month old, the 'Demons' EP has been racking up rave reviews, such as from puregrainaudio.com, which said, "the heavy stuff is really heavy, the melodic stuff is real melodic and the tunes really beg to be played at full volume."
For more on the band, visit their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday September 13, 2012
Candlelight Red have just premiered the creepy and slightly NSFW official video for "Demons," the title track from their latest EP. The song is currently climbing the rock radio charts, and has been picked up by major rock stations across the country. Produced by Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose, the EP features 4 hard-hitting tracks, and as Morgan commented, "came out unreal." Demons is available now on iTunes.
Candlelight Red is currently playing the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival alongside Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and more. Check out tour dates at the official Uproar website. For more on the band, visit their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday August 14, 2012
Candlelight Red have now released their new EP through Imagen Records, titled, Demons, available on iTunes. The EP, which was produced by Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose, features 4 hard-hitting tracks including single and title track "Demons," as well as "Cutter." Morgan commented on the EP stating that it "came out unreal." Fans can listen to the EP in it's entirety now by visiting Revolvermag.com.
Candlelight Red will be hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which kicks off August 17th in Bonner Springs, KS and will be featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. For a complete list of dates and ticket information, head to the Fest's official site at www.rockstaruproar.com.
For more information on the Candlelight Red as well as their EP, make sure to check out their official site as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Pick up a copy of Demons available now!
Hard rock with melodic hooks and killer riffs is the style that Central Pennsylvania natives Candlelight Red specialize in - as evidenced by their full-length debut, The Wreckage. Comprised of vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan, the group turned heads straight away, by beating out over 10,000 other bands to win the 2010 national Guitar Center “Onstage” contest, which landed them an opening slot for KISS. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS specifically chose the band from among 22 regional contest winners. As a result, CLR had the honor of opening a show for KISS in Pittsburgh in late 2010.
As KISS’ Gene Simmons said of CLR, “Once upon a time, someone gave KISS a chance. We have always believed in giving back. From giving our fans the Hottest Show on Earth to giving new talent a shot. Congratulations to Candlelight Red [on being selected by KISS and winning the Guitar Center’s 2010 'Onstage Contest']. Well deserved.”
Around the same time, the quartet inked a record deal with Imagen Records. Working with Grammy-nominated producer David Ivory (whose credits include working with Silvertide, Halestorm, and the Roots), the band’s Imagen Records debut is The Wreckage, which has spawned such popular and radio ready tracks as "She's Got the Look" and "Closer."
Subsequently, Candlelight Red earned strong reviews across the board, including the fine folks at welovemetal.com, which raved “CANDLELIGHT RED might be the one great hope: a band that can play to the rock fans and head bang the metal fans.”
And Candlelight Red has consistently proven that they are an exceptional live act, as evidenced by kick ass performances on the Uproar Festival (alongside such popular acts as Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Stone Sour), and separate tours with Sevendust, 10 Years, Saving Abel, Egypt Central, Lacuna Coil, and Crossfade.
Up next for the band will be an EP produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. As Rose himself explained, "While having Candlelight Red on tour with Sevendust, I was able to get familiar with their music and build a friendship with some of the band members. So when they approached me with a desire for me to produce them, I jumped at the opportunity. After talking about what our goals were for the recording, we were happy to realize our goals were one in the same. To capture the band's live sound is the objective, and it's gonna happen. I'm beyond excited to get these songs finished and out to their fans!"
You can't argue with the facts - Candlelight Red is one of rock's most promising upcoming groups, and are off to an incredible start with 'The Wreckage.'