Otherwise

94.3 KILO Presents

Otherwise

Righteous Vendetta, Iridium, Lamb Bed

Tue Jul 18 2017

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Otherwise
Otherwise
Peace comes through struggle. It's a reward that's earned rather than simply given. It's the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock 'n' roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships. The Las Vegas hard alternative rock quintet—Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar/vocals], Corky Gainsford [drums/vocals], Vassilios Metropoulos [bass], & Andrew Pugh [guitar/vocals]—catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length album, Peace At All Costs [Century Media Records].
The ride starts with that very title. Adrian explains, "Our grandmother used to always say it. Peace At All Costs is a double entendre. We interpret the phrase as, 'Give us peace, or we'll take it from you.' The whole point of us being on this musical odyssey is our search for peace. We want to do something impactful in the world, and we're not going to stop. We're starting with ourselves first. It's about finding inner peace and restoring equilibrium within yourself. Music allows us to do that."
Their music has given countless fans worldwide the same outlet. By 2014, the band's debut True Love Never Dies moved nearly 60,000 copies and spawned close to 300,000 single sales of the hits "Soldiers," "I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)," and "Die For You." The group toured alongside heavy hitters such as Stone Sour, Papa Roach and Three Days Grace, and gave rousing performances at high-profile festivals including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, and Welcome To Rockville. However, Peace At All Costs raises the stakes across the board for the Vegas outfit.
In order to convey their message palpably and potently, OTHERWISE teamed up with iconic producer David Bottrill [Tool, Muse, Staind, Stone Sour]. Holing up in Vegas View Studios, the boys pushed themselves immensely with Bottrill's wisdom and encouragement.
"He really did contribute to the vibe of the album," Adrian goes on. "Whether it was changing the tempo from section to section or altering the key, David brought these new ideas to the fold, and you can hear them in each and every song. From top to bottom, the album has a lot of personality because of his contributions."
The musicians also had the chance to experience the other side of their hometown while recording. Vegas View Studios sits on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley, offering a stunning panorama of the wilderness surrounding the city. "It was the most beautiful view," affirms the singer. "Most recording studios are like casinos. There are no windows. You go in, and you have no idea what time it is. We had a beautiful vista of our hometown, and it lent to inspiration every night we were working." That lush expanse carries over into the first single "Darker Side of the Moon." Building from a thick distorted guitar into a robust melody, the song blasts off on a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, opening up the doorway into Peace At All Costs.
"I've always been fascinated with the moon ever since I was a kid," affirms Adrian. "I'm still drawn to it as a grown-up. I find myself lost in it without even knowing what I'm doing sometimes. We've faced a lot of tragedies and dark times, and that song represents us. We're always going to try and look for the light in the darkness. We'll thrive there if we have to. There's a whole dark side of the moon we don't know about, and we're going to explore it. That's what's happening musically on this album."
That experimentation hits a high note during "Never Say." With its massive stadium-size refrain and rapturous instrumentation, the track brandishes undeniable universality. "It's one of two songs blatantly about romantic relationships on the album," says the vocalist. "My parents have been together for over thirty years. No matter what they go through, they refuse to walk away from each other. We completely admire our mom and dad and that loyalty. My brother and I have brought that into our own relationships. I have someone in my life who has helped pull me out of the emotional abyss I was in. She's shown me what it's like to be happy again. I don't want to be the one to say goodbye."
At the same time, the album still delivers a distinct wallop on the pummeling, riff-driven opener "Love & War," co-written with songwriters Julien Jorgensen and Matty McCloskey. Seesawing between a guillotine-sharp guitar and a distinct groove, it explodes on impact. "The guitar was just nasty," smiles Adrian. "The melody came right out. I was arguing with my girlfriend at the time, and it shaped the lyrics and subject matter of the song."
Ultimately, OTHERWISE do achieve Peace At All Costs, and they hope you will too. He concludes, "Our main goal is for people to feel hope. We attempted to do that on True Love Never Dies. We want to continue that fight on this and subsequent albums. There are so many emotions in life. You're not just always angry, happy, or sad. When the dark moments come, you just have to stay strong within yourself and you can make it through. We need to stay hopeful together. That's the point."
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Righteous Vendetta
Righteous Vendetta
Righteous Vendetta has come a long way from their humble beginnings at a community college in western Wyoming. Through two full-length records, one EP, hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, and numerous tours, they have established themselves as a veteran act with more than a few notches on their proverbial belt.
From their inception, Righteous Vendetta has never been comfortable with sitting still. After releasing two full-length albums on Red Cord Records and touring extensively on that material, they decided it was time for a change. "We finished our 2011 release Lawless and started thinking what we were going to do next. After some ideas were tossed around, we decided to try something that would really challenge our songwriting skills and push us to our creative limits. So we took the intensity and high-energy of our older metalcore sound and tried to take it in a more appealing direction", writes guitarist Justin Olmstead. The result of this new direction was their single "This Pain", which spent fifteen weeks in the Top 20 on Billboard's Christian Rock chart. Since then they've hit the ground running with the independently released Righteous Vendetta, Vol. I. Though the band's style has changed with their latest release, their brand of hook-infused rock has found fans on the airwaves and at venues throughout the country. Their newest single, "The Fire Inside", has spent more than a dozen weeks on the Christian Rock chart, peaking at #9 and sharing the Top 10 with the likes of Skillet, Red, and P.O.D.
Even after nearly a thousand shows to date, the band's touring schedule is as busy as ever. Last year, Righteous Vendetta made their performance debut in Europe, playing to packed venues in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and more. This year they've already supported Hurt and Smile Empty Soul as the first installment in a series of major tours, followed by runs with Trapt, Taproot, and 10 Years, playing more than sixty dates with some of the biggest names in hard rock.
The band recently recorded their third full-length record The Fire Inside with Milwaukee-based producer Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios. "The new record is sure to be one of the biggest, hardest hitting mixes in the genre," said vocalist Ryan Hayes. "It's heavy, catchy, melodic, and will have you singing every chorus after the first time you hear it." Armed with a melodic, infectious sound and a habit of hitting venues across the nation hard, fast, and often, Righteous Vendetta is destined to make waves. Look for their new record The Fire Inside this fall.
Iridium
Iridium
We are Iridium. A quickly rising band taking Colorado by storm. With influences drawn from all across the board, we bring you a sound rivaled by no one. Each time we hit the stage, we promise to perform for our audience and give you guys all we can. Our music, is a passion like no other, be we all do have our day jobs to make ends meet. Our hopes for our future is that we can perform for audiences all across the country and eventually do well enough to make a living doing what we love. The only reason we are, where we are is because of the fans. We absolutely love everyone (except for Billy and Tomas, fuck those guys) and enjoy meeting all of our fans. Send us a message or come hang out at a show, we're never too busy for our fans. Rock On. We are Iridium.
Lamb Bed
Lamb Bed
LAMBBED is a Hard rock band currently in Colorado Springs CO, 3 piece, raw, real, and deep lyrics. active in the music scene.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/