Apocalyptic Lovers Launch Blog

We have made the “NEWS” section on our site more robust by starting a blog that will help keep the website consistently up to date while also giving us an outlet to share our latest adventures, album reviews, industry outlook, etc. We will now be able to update the section as needed to keep YOU, our friends, family & FANS in the loop with the most current happenings on the band.

In addition to current news, album reviews, and the like, we will post band alerts to notify you when we’re doing radio interviews or LIVE Q&A on Facebook.

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Exclusive new album art unveiled for the vinyl release of Apocalyptic Lovers – Redemption Vol I.

May 23th, 2018 – As the vinyl campaign for the Apocalyptic Lovers comes to a close, the band revealed their last and maybe coolest incentive for ordering the vinyl version of their Michael Wagener mixed album Redemption Vol I: all new, exclusive album art.

When asking around about the new album art, it seems no one in the band’s camp really knew it was happening. We reached out to founding member and drummer David B Hope and asked why the new art and why unveil it so late in the game.

Hope – “We were really happy with the original art, but in this day and age, bands and artists could really have different album covers based on the multiple formats that are out there. If you think about bands that go straight to digital, like iTunes or Amazon Music, the album art is really never bigger than a thumbprint unless you go out of your way to enlarge it. Honestly, that was part of the thinking for the original art and it worked really well and it popped off the screen. When you have the opportunity to release your work on vinyl, it is an entire new ballgame. The size alone lets you do so much more regarding details with album art, it’s fantastic. I also thought, new and exclusive art to this vinyl release would make it even more special to own for all those vinyl collectors.

“This vinyl version of Redemption Vol I is going to be a very limited run, so when all is said and done, there should only be between 100 to 300 copies floating around worldwide. Our entire band likes vinyl records and for our bassist Mike Nagy and myself (who are huge vinyl geeks), we really talked about making this entire campaign not only fun, but very special for everyone involved. We already knew that the vinyl would be numbered for collectors, so Mike and I thought giving the first 100 orders a signed photo and custom guitar pick would make it even more fun for collectors like us. The campaign ran for a bit, and Mike and I were chatting about how much more room was on the album compared to a CD or even the old tapes. That’s when we came up with the idea of The Rocking 100 and including the names of the people who placed the first 100 orders in the album liner notes as a big thank you!

“We started prepping for the end of the campaign, and as the numbers grew closer to goal and we fielded messages about friends and fans ready to jump in and make sure the campaign launched, we knew we had to start prepping all the art work and music files. My wife and I started discussing the album art and recreating the original art for the vinyl and that’s honestly when it hit us and we were like – let’s go for it and come up with all new art for the vinyl release. We are all very excited for when the album actually ships to homes worldwide. All the incentives for the first 100 orders are cool, but to actually hold your own record, slit open the cellophane, and look at all the detail in the album art is going to be a dream come true.”

Anyone interested in the band’s vinyl campaign will have until 11:59 PST on May 24th to place their order. As David stated above, not only will there be exclusive album art, but those who place the first 100 orders are thanked in the album liners and receive an exclusive signed photo and guitar pick. All orders may be placed by going to the bands vinyl store here. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)”

May 17th, 2018 – What an exciting week we have ahead as our vinyl campaign begins to come to a close, so I thought I would start it off with a thought or two!

It has been an interesting year for the band and for myself. We have achieved many goals, both personally and professionally. Working with legendary producer Michael Wagener was truly an honor and an incredible learning experience.

We have been fortunate to connect with many music lovers since the release of our album, and we are blessed to call you all our friends. As the end of our vinyl campaign nears, we want to thank all of you who have placed your orders so far, and hope a few of you fence-sitters jump in and join the party.

Being a huge music fan myself, I can say that there is nothing quite like the experience of a new record. From carefully opening the cellophane to reading every liner note; from the smell of the fresh ink to the sound of the needle hitting the gleaming vinyl for the first time, a new record takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey.

With that said, we are working on new material for our follow-up album as well as a covers EP, which will become our focus as we head into 2019. So here’s to the end of our campaign and to future adventures. We’re thrilled to have you along with us for the ride.

David B Hope, drummer – Apocalyptic Lovers.

Editors note: Fans interested in the bands vinyl campaign have until 11:59 PST on May 24th to place their order. The bands yet to be titled full length follow up album is tentatively scheduled for February 2019 followed by their covers EP We Salute You a tribute to the bands that helped shape their sound.

 

 

 

 

 

Manamal Radio, The Rocking 100 and a new interview with bassist Mike Nagy all on tap this week!

May 3rd, 2018 – The  Apocalyptic Lovers album Redemption Vol I mixed by Michael Wagener made it’s debut on The Manamal Streaming Radio station last week with rave reviews. Fans can also catch bassist Mike Nagy in a one on one interview with Manamal host and DJ Misti Dawn right here. Mike and Misti touch on many topics including the bands current vinyl campaign and their up coming new full length album and covers EP. Please check out the interview here.

Manamal Radio is a new station based out of Virginia that should please many listeners that are tired of mainstream rock radio. The owners Suzy and Paul state on their facebook page – “Welcome to our new streaming radio station ” The Manamal” playing all the great songs you don’t hear on the radio! The new home for everything that rocks!”

The band also debuted this week their new incentive program for their current vinyl campaign called the #Rocking100. The band is getting very close to their goal to launch Redemption Vol I on vinyl, so they thought they would unveil this new incentive.

On May 1st via their drummer Dave Hope’s facebook page, Hope mentioned that initially the #Rocking100 was going to be a surprise for the first 100 fans that placed their order for Redemption Vol I on vinyl. The first 100 orders were already receiving an exclusive guitar pick and signed photo, but now Hope had revealed the final piece of the puzzle to hopefully put the band over their vinyl campaign goal.  The first 100 orders that are placed that initiate the vinyl going to press, will be thanked in print in the liners notes of the vinyl version of Redemption Vol I.

Hope stated – “This campaign is a lot like a kick starter and it takes everyone including band members to get it to launch and get our baby on vinyl. I know how much this vinyl means to myself and our bassist Mike, so knowing we would have more room on the vinyl packaging, it was really a no brainer to include everyone’s name in the liner notes that helps make it hopefully happen. We wanted to surprise everyone when and if they receive the vinyl record, but with time running out and our campaign being over 50% of the way there, we thought it would give us that extra little push to the finish line.”

As this article goes to print, the band just needs 19 more orders to be granted their final extension for the campaign and just 39 total to have it be pressed. For anyone interested in more details or sampling the Michale Wagener mixed album please click here. 

 

 

 

 

 

For release: April 10, 2018 – The Apocalyptic Lovers were added to FM Radio again thanks to Keith Knight and The Knight’s Den Metal Show on WLJS 91.9 FM.

This Tuesday evening April the 10th, the band’s vocalist Robert Kane will be on live with Keith chatting all things Apocalyptic Lovers. Make sure to tune in and catch the latest on the bands vinyl campaign, covers EP and the long awaited new full length album. Rob may even touch on a potential live show or two that are in the works. If you want to catch Robert live, we hear his call in time is around 10:30 EST for those of you on the East coast.

The radio show airs on Tuesday nights 9:00 -11:00 PM CST (USA) and you can tune in several ways depending on your listening preference.

If you are not in the FM listening area, you can stream live via:

1. www.theknightsden.com/listen

2. http://atwww.jsu.edu/radio

3. Free TuneIn app available in most app stores.

This weeks lineup is set to include Apocalyptic Lovers along with: Bad Wolves Breaking BenjaminSevendust Tremonti Black Plague Shaman’s Harvest Madman’s LullabyRaven Black Titans In Time From Ashes to New Trivium Reality GreyVillain of the Story The Dead Daisies No Resolve Valis AblazeDarkSummer

The Apocalyptic Lovers would like to thank Keith of The Knights Den Metal Show on WLJS 91.9 FM for all his support in the past and most recently for all the help with the vinyl record campaign.

The industry could use more forward thinking and open minded DJs like you to give the unsigned and indie artists a platform to launch from.

Live on WLJS 91.9 FM, The Knights Den Metal show welcomes singer Robert Kane of the Apocalyptic Lovers.

Another radio debut and a thankful band for their vinyl campaign support.

March 21s, 2018 – Songs from the  Apocalyptic Lovers album Redemption Vol I mixed by Michael Wagener will be making their debut on Just4FunRadio.com today.

DJ and The Ruff Edge show host Jacob Gibbons aka The Guru of Rock’n Roll will be spinning his brand of rock and roll from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST  via Jsut4FunRadio.com. Since the band is  campaigning to get their current album on vinyl, they are very excited to debut on another great station streaming to millions of rock fans worldwide.

Fans can also tune into another good friend of the band Andrew the Axeman and his hair blazing syndicated radio show The Hair Metal Mansion. Andrew’s new show premiers on Thursday evenings and then makes appearances on almost 40 radio stations around the world over the next 5 days. The Hair Metal Mansion always has fantastic guests, so make sure not to miss Andrew’s guest tonight Vixen’s bassist Share Ross!

When the band realized they were going to campaign to get their current album on vinyl, they knew Andrew would be the “go to” guy reaching so many hair metal listeners. Andrew will be spinning something from Redemption Vol. I and giving details on how to help get the band’s album pressed on vinyl. Check the listings below on how to catch Andrew and his  show

The Hair Metal Mansion: 9:00 to 11:00 PM EST (USA)
​The premiere show simulcasts on 3 stations, in 3 countries;
– Philly Rock Radio: www.phillyrockradio.com 
– Rock Radio UK: www.rock-radio.co.uk
– Gateway To The North Radio: www.gatewaytothenorthradio.com

If on the go, each station has free mobile apps available! You can also find them on iTunes and TuneIn.

Closing out the the news for this week, the band would like to give a shout out and thank you to the following media and radio support they have received for their vinyl record campaign. There is no mountain too high for this group when it comes to rock and roll!

 

The Apocalyptic Lovers would like to request that if you tune in and check out any of the above stations, to please support them on all of their social media. If it were not for these stations, indie artists would have no voice in whats left of radio today.

 

 

 

 

Vinyl version of Redemption Vol I. to be released with your help!

For release: March 13th, 2018 – Fans can soon assist their Apocalyptic Lovers in getting the Michael-Wagener-mixed album, Redemption Vol I. released for the first time on vinyl.

The band has a limited number of days to obtain 100 orders, and if that goal is reached, the vinyl version of Redemption Vol I. will ship to doorsteps worldwide!

The first 100 orders will also include a nice incentive: an exclusive, autographed photo and custom, Apocalyptic Lovers guitar pick.

While links will be shared on social media, fans can go to one central location to purchase the vinyl version of their album via www.apocalypticlovers.com.

The vinyl campaign will begin March 19th and conclude on April 19th, so all orders must be made on or before April 19th for the pressing to launch.

Founding members of the band, David Hope and Mike Nagy along with Robert Kane and Sean Magee, ask friends, family members, and fans to please share this info far and wide to help make their bucket list item of Redemption Vol I on vinyl a reality.

Legendary producer, Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Metallica, Skid Row, Dokken, Motley Crue, Poison, Alice Cooper, Extreme, White Lion, et al.) mixed Redemption Vol. I at his Wireworld Studio in Nashville. On vinyl, Redemption Vol. I is sure to become an instant classic with fans of arena rock and 80’s hair metal. Head to the band’s website now to place your order before its too late!

WNJR 91.7 FM Washington – Pittsburgh adds the Apocalyptic Lovers by way of Miami.

March 06, 2018 – Time has not stood still since the albums release, but Redemption Vol I by the Apocalyptic Lovers is still picking up steam. The album was recently discovered by the WNJR Program Director and his wife by way of the Monsters of Rock Cruise this past February.

The band had been contacted about donating merchandise for door prizes at a party in Miami, Florida. The party turned out to be a gathering held for the past three years before music lovers would board their ship for the Monsters of Rock Cruise. The Cruise is very well know by fans of 80’s rock and metal due to bands like Ratt, Dokken, Tesla, and many others providing the entertainment for the duration of the cruise.

The Apocalyptic Lovers have been targeting the cruise for the past two years as a way to increase their fan base, so donating music and shirts seemed to be a perfect fit. Over 800 guests attended the Miami Cocktail Bash – The Calm Before the Storm and around 200 of them walked away with gift bags of rock and roll goodies. Only ten items of the Apocalyptic Lovers were in the bags, but those 10 items made the bands social media and website more active than ever.

All the activity made sense to the band, since their music is very much in the vein of 80s rock and metal and their album was mixed by legendary producer Michael Wagener. Mr. Wagener probably worked with close to 85% of the bands on the Monsters of Rock Cruise throughout his career and was actually on the cruise this year to speak on a panel. Between Mr. Wagener mixing their record, fans winning their music along with his and hers concert shirts, its no wonder guests on the ship flooded the bands social media and website.

WNJR Program Director Greg Uhrlen ended up coming home from his trip with the only physical CD the band sent to the cocktail party in Miami and that was the icing on the cake. (Actually he and his wife snagged the disc from their daughters gift bag!)

Greg not only is the Program Director, but he also hosts a show called The Pure Rock Shop on WNJR, where the band will make its debut this Wednesday the 7th. If you want to hear what Apocalyptic Lovers song Greg spins, make sure to tune in to the station around 4:00 PM EST. Fans of hard rock and metal will also want to check out Greg’s website for the Pure Rock Shop for even more rock and roll news and interviews.

The band would like to first thank the host of the cocktail party in Miami, Pamela D, Crockett. Pamela gave the guys a great opportunity to network within a perfect target audience regarding their fan base and it paid off.  Between the huge increase in social media and website traffic, to Greg ending up with their CD, this ended up a successful opportunity for the band.

The guys are also thrilled and thankful that Greg and his wife Kara both enjoyed the CD and are humbled to be getting air play once again on FM radio. The music business is not the same in many ways these days, but one thing that has not changed is the passion that people in all walks of life have for hard rock and heavy metal music.

Station information: 91.7 FM WNJR Washington / Pittsburgh and online at WNJR.org. On air studio phone for requests and calling 724-503-1001 ext 6239. Mobile users can use the free TuneIn app and search WNJR.

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