VINTAGE ARENA ROCK RETURNS TO THE SUNSET STRIP WITH THE APOCALYPTIC LOVERS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      Contact: David B. Hope

Email: apocalypticlovers@gmail.com

VINTAGE ARENA ROCK RETURNS TO THE SUNSET STRIP WITH THE APOCALYPTIC LOVERS

 LOS ANGELES, CA – April 2, 2019 – Armed with an album helmed by long time Dokken producer Michael Wagener, the Apocalyptic Lovers return to Los Angeles for the first time in 25 years.

When the band hits the stage at 8:45 PM to open for Dokken at the World Famous Whisky A Go Go on April 20th, they will have come full circle since attending Foundations Forum in 1994 – a trip that garnered them (the only unsigned band) a mention in Entertainment Weekly magazine.

The band went on hiatus once the grunge scene peaked, but after consulting with former Guns ‘n Roses and Great White manager, Alan Niven in 2016, the Apocalyptic Lovers have rebranded (once Love And War) and returned with Redemption Volume I, mixed by producer Michael Wagener (Queen, Motley Crue, Dokken, Ozzy, Extreme, Metallica, Poison and Skid Row, to name a few).

On the cusp of releasing their new album, the Whisky A Go Go will also be the official release party for the reissued version of Redemption Volume I. The reissued CD will be exclusive to The Whisky A Go Go performance until it goes on sale to the public the following weekend. It contains a bonus song, all new art, photos, and lyrics. The bonus track is a demo from their upcoming album and is a rocker called Gasoline that Hope penned for his wife.

Attendees of the show are in for a real treat with the band’s silver bullet, singer Robert Kane. Kane’s lead vocals are on point and soar live. One album reviewer compared Kane to Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Tony Harnell (T.N.T.), and Don Dokken himself all rolled into one. This has fans of 80s arena rock grabbing tickets so they don’t miss the Apocalyptic Lovers’ one and only Los Angeles appearance in 2019.

About the Apocalyptic Lovers: Reminiscent of when arena rock and music videos ruled the air waves, the Apocalyptic Lovers consists of all four original members: founding member Dave Hope, vocalist Rob Kane, lead guitarist and writer Sean Magee, and bassist Mike Nagy. Once based out of the rust belt city of Youngstown, Ohio, the four members now populate great cities in AZ, PA, RI and VA, but this has not deterred them from writing, recording and planning world domination one fan at a time.

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Band debuts on the Castle Rock radio show 107.8 FM in the U.K. with host Welsh Gene!

January 17, 2018 – Time has not stood still since the release of the Apocalyptic Lovers last release, but Redemption Vol I is still picking up steam via radio. The band and album was recently discovered by DJ Welsh Gene host of the The Castle Rock radio show.

The Apocalyptic Lovers will make their debut on the show this Thursday, January 17th. The show is two hours long and airs at 10:00PM UK time (5:00 PM EST in the U.S.A.). While you are at home, work or in your car, you can catch 2 hours of new and classic rock/metal streaming via Tudno 107.8 FM radio’s website worldwide!

Here is a look at this weeks show.

This week’s Castle Rock radio show will feature: Alterbridge, Poison & Anthrax along with new music from Karrier. Blindside Thunder, Dead Coyote and the Apocalyptic Lovers. Also from the dark Vaults of the Castle memory making tracks by,  Bad city, Miss Behaviour & Burn halo. Lastly do not miss an incredible version of a KISS classic by one of the most amazing female rock vocalists – Chez Kane.

Click the following link to listen commercial free: The Castle Rock Radio Show on Tudno radio 107.8 FM U.K.

You can also listen via the TuneIn radio app for free. Search Tudno 107.8 FM and look for a green logo.

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. Apocalyptic Lovers want to send out a big thank you to Welsh Gene and his show  for spinning them and the many other great hard rock bands!

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Dying Day, stop motion video, and three kids equals toy box mayhem!

November 21, 2018 – While the Apocalyptic Lovers are working on their full-length follow up to 2016’s Redemption Volume I, previously mixed by legendary producer Michael Wagener, the band’s third music video dropped, and it’s a fun one!

The video is a mixture of stop motion video using Roblox band members, three young children, and the closing track from Redemption Volume IDying Day. It seems none of the band’s members knew a new music video was on the way, including founding member, drummer David B Hope.

“Redemption Volume I is the album that just wont stop,” laughs Hope. “We had just finished up promoting the album and were ready to move on when the vinyl album campaign happened. The campaign was fun, and now all the band members and some die hard fans have the album on vinyl in their hands. We were thrilled it happened and ended our push of Redemption on a high note.

“We then put out PR about the second full-length album coming in 2019 along with a cool covers EP, and we were full steam ahead with that and not looking back. I had just worked out a bunch of technical issues with my singer (Robert Kane) regarding recording my drums, and had just sent off the drum track for Back On My Feet to him when all of a sudden this new idea for a video dropped in my lap, thanks to my beautiful wife.

“Along with being the mother of five children and working full time, she is also working towards her masters degree. She is currently in a video production class and had to make a music video with certain parameters, so she asked me if she could use the song Dying Day. It’s my favorite song to play live, and maybe my favorite song on the entire album, so I was thrilled, but also curious about what was in her head. We were not playing live and really had no way of letting her shoot any video of us playing Dying Day.

“For me, the idea was always to have a killer video for this tune in the vein of a 90s Pantera video, so I had tons of ideas for the visuals and not sure how she was going pull it off. She came to me with the idea of doing stop motion with a toy rock band along with live video of kids playing with them. I’m not gonna lie, it took me a bit to warm up to the idea. But honestly, sometimes the best ideas are the ones that are way, way outside of the box and that have humor. Once I wrapped my head around what she was doing, I tossed in a couple thoughts on what the Roblox band members could do, and she was off to the races. Stop motion video is so tedious, I could not believe how much work it took. I would never have the patience,” laughs Hope.

“She got very creative with the children playing with the band members in the video to the point of the destruction of band members at times. Then the band comes to life and puts on a killer rock show with some very familiar moves. You might just see the Van Halen, Best of Both Worlds walk across the stage, a take on the Scorpions live pyramid, a homage to Queen, and even a special guest appearance by a certain hairy Star Wars character.

“This video was a lot of fun to watch being made and on top of that, we have a very fresh vision that we can share with fans for our song Dying Day,” says Hope. “If you are 5 to 65 years old, I am pretty sure you will ‘Crack a Smile,’ and enjoy and share this video with friends.”

The “Behind the Toy Box” music video for Dying Day can now be seen via YouTube and the band’s Facebook page. This stop motion music video is likely the last we will hear from the band regarding Redemption Volume I. According to Hope, the new album should hit in 2019 and will have 9 or 10 originals on it along with a surprise cover song as well.  He said the new material is going to blow people away and that the band is looking forward to more live shows with their next outing. Hope said more info on the two new albums and live shows will start to hit after the New Year.

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!

Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner, Super Stroke) along with Apocalyptic Lovers and more on Hair Metal Mansion this week!

January 30, 2018 – This Thursday on the Hair Metal Mansion radio show Jeff Pilson, bassist of the 80’s metal band Dokken and now Foreigner, speaks on his multiple projects coming in 2018.

One of many projects we hope he touches on is his new band featuring the original Dokken line up minus Don Dokken. The band consists of George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Wild Mick Brown and vocalist Robert Mason (Warrant/Lynch Mob). The project is called Super Stroke and rumor has it a new album is on the way via Frontiers Records.

Please make sure to stay tuned in and check out all the great tunes that Hair Metal Mansion with Andrew the Axeman will be spinning including  Dokken, Foreigner, new Bulletboys, WASP, LA GunsApocalyptic Lovers and all the best new and classic melodic rock!

Not only will you hear another great interview from Andrew with Jeff, but Andrew also has new details on the Apocalyptic Lovers and their new Covers EP as well as Redemption Vol 2.

The premiere simulcasts on multiple stations, but tune into one of the bands favorites at 9:00 PM EST:

– Philly Rock Radio: www.phillyrockradio.com 

Can’t catch the premier on Thursday? Click HERE for a complete list of all the radio show affiliates dates and times.

Miss Dave live on Unphiltered Radio? Details and link to recording of Wake The Hell Up with host Bonnie Mercado right here!

January 25, 2018 – Apocalyptic Lovers drummer and founding member Dave Hope was invited to do a live radio show Tuesday the 23rd of January at 9AM PST (USA). 

Special thanks to Phil Varone of Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel (Saigon Kick, Skid Row) for putting the guys in rotation on his radio station Unphiltered Radio. Dave had a wonderful two hours chatting with Bonnie Mercado on her live morning show #WaketheHellUp!

Make sure to click on the link below for the recording of the live show via Spreak.com. Listeners will hear stories about the Apocalyptic Lovers last record with producer Michael Wagener (Dokken, Skid Row, Poison, Motley Crue, Metallica, White Lion) along with the band looking to book more live performances in 2018. Dave also gave an update on their new covers EP due in 2018 including the working title of it and the type of material that will be recorded for the release. Dave also gave Bonnie in depth background on their tunes she spun including new information on two new songs Gasoline and One Shot slated to be on their  follow up  album Redemption Vol 2.

Station Link: https://www.unphilteredradio.com/

Wake The Hell Up on UnphilteredRadio.com with Bonnie Mercado airs Weekdays on UnPhilteredRadio.com from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST (USA).

If you missed the morning show with Dave and Bonnie, here is the link to the recorded version of the live show.

For more on the Apocalyptic Lovers and their twenty plus year journey please click HERE.

 

Dave Hope sits in with Unphiltered Radio’s morning show Wake The Hell Up with host Bonnie Mercado.

January 22, 2018 – Apocalyptic Lovers drummer and founding member Dave Hope has been invited to do a live radio show Tuesday the 23rd of January at 9AM PST (USA). Two, yes two entire hours with Dave live on air, what are they thinking?

Special thanks to Phil Varone of Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel (Saigon Kick, Skid Row) for putting the guys in rotation on his radio station Unphiltered Radio. Dave is looking forward to chatting with Bonnie Mercado on her live morning show #WaketheHellUp.

Make sure to tune in to hear stories about the Apocalyptic Lovers last record with producer Michael Wagener (Dokken, Skid Row, Poison, Motley Crue, Metallica, White Lion) along with the band looking to book more live performances in 2018. There should also be an update on their new covers EP due in 2018 along with more new music for their  follow up  album Redemption Vol 2.

Station Link: https://www.unphilteredradio.com/

Wake The Hell Up on UnphilteredRadio.com with Bonnie Mercado airs Weekdays on UnPhilteredRadio.com from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST (USA).

UPDATE: 01-25-2018 – If you missed the live morning show with Dave and Bonnie, here is the link to the recorded version of the live show.

For more on the Apocalyptic Lovers and their twenty plus year journey please click HERE.