ROCKTAGON: September Mourning vs Skillet [WATCH] [VOTE]
It’s the REV 96.7 ROCKTAGON! Two bands enter, one band leaves!
Every Tuesday night at 6pm, Choad will play two songs that will battle all week in the ROCKTAGON. You be the judge and vote for your favorite song below. Voting begins Tuesdays at 6pm and will continue through the week until the following Tuesday at 2pm.
The Champion: September Mourning
September Mourning is a transmedia dark culture project created by Emily Lazar and Marc Silvestri.
The project centers on the human-reaper hybrid September (portrayed on stage by Lazar), as she navigates the world of the living and the world of the dead. As a half-human, September feels the need to give some human souls a second chance, and thus toys with Fate.
The story is presented on different media platforms, including music, comic books, and live concerts. The comic books are produced with Top Cow Productions. According to Lazar, ““It’s a story line that has a musical component to it. An artistic component to it. The story line is what holds it all together. The music is like the icing on the cake. It’s very important of course, but it’s the vehicle to tell the story.”
In March 2016, September Mourning announced that the band had been signed to Sumerian Records, and released the music video for “Eye of the Storm”. A full-length album, Volume II, was released on July 29th, 2016, along with the second issue of the comic. Lazar stated that “Volume II is a continuation of the first step in our journey which began with our self released EP, Volume I and A Murder of Reapers, the first issue of our comic book. Volume II follows our hero, September Mourning’s tale throughout the second issue of the comic book entitled, The Hand of Fate”. To promote the release, an animated lyric video for a new song, “Skin And Bones”, was premiered on Loudwire in July 2016.
Read more about September Mourning at Wikipedia.
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The Contender: Skillet
Back From the Dead
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band currently consists of husband John (lead vocals, bass) and wife Korey Cooper (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals) along with Jen Ledger (drums, vocals) and Seth Morrison (lead guitar). The band has released nine albums, two receiving Grammy nominations: Collide and Comatose. Two of their albums, Awake and Comatose, are certified Platinum by RIAA while Rise, is certified Gold as of July 12, 2016.
Skillet went through several line-up changes early in their career, leaving founder John Cooper as the only original member remaining in the band. They are known for a relentless touring schedule, which garnered them a top five ranking in the Hardest Working Bands of 2010 by Songkick.com.
On February 16, 2015 Skillet announced they were writing material for a new album with recording to begin in June with a potential release in the late half of 2015 or early 2016. On April 8, Skillet released a preview of a new song, later revealed to be called “Out of Hell”, on their social media pages. On May 20, 2016 the album’s title, Unleashed, was announced and later was released on August 5, 2016 on Atlantic Records. A lyric video, “Feel Invincible”, was also made available. On May 26, the lyric video and digital single “Stars” was released, along with a preview for another song titled “Back From the Dead”. WWE announced on July 7 that it had chosen “Feel Invincible” as an official theme for WWE Battleground. On July 8, the full version of “Back From the Dead” was made available for purchase online.
Read more about Skillet at Wikipedia.
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