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Miami-based hard rock stalwarts released three-song collection June 24, their first with new lead singer
Miami, FL – July 9, 2014 – Rock and roll will never die. Just ask Black Jacket, the edgy quartet from North Miami. The group, known for their ability to merge multiple styles of rock to create a familiar, yet unique sound, is celebrating a phoenix-like rise and the release of a new trio of songs called Resurrection at Original’s Pub (1507 North Cocoa Boulevard, Cocoa, FL 32922) on Friday, July 18 as part of the “2 Days of Rock” music showcase hosted by Rock Gator Radio. Also appearing in support are fellow South Florida rockers Oblivious Signal (Fort Lauderdale), Forever Town (touring band from Austin, TX) and local Central Florida bands The Blast Offs, Red Calling, and the all-female band, Weep. Music begins at 8 p.m., show is for 18 and over all-ages and there is a $5 cover, which includes a copy of the new Black Jacket EP.
“Black Jacket is extremely proud and excited to finally be able to share this new record with our fans,” say bassist Zelick. “It’s been a long process to get to this point, but we strive for nothing less than perfection and the absolute best for our fans. We look forward to a bright and busy future for Black Jacket.”
Black Jacket’s brand of rock is rollicking and raw, fueled by a powerful rhythm section, invigorating guitar riffs and unforgettably melodic vocal hooks. The group came about as all great rock bands do: without pretense. In the winter of 2012, veteran South Florida rocker and guitarist Franky Stone (from the highly popular local band, The Butterclub) contacted long-time friends, bassist Zelick (formerly of the Columbia Records recording act, Endo) and drummer Mauricio Aguilera (from Requiem, the thrash metal darlings of Chile, and Trybal, another popular South Florida metal outfit) about jamming for fun.
There were no expectations, no pomp and circumstance. It was purely meant to be a good time with some loud tunes and cold beers. “The immediate chemistry was electric,” remembers Stone. “We ended up writing five song ideas in just a few short jam sessions. At that point all we needed was the voice to complete our sound.” Fast-forward a few months later and, with the inclusion of current lead singer Phil Letizia, Black Jacket was officially born. The band has already scored highly-coveted opening slots for national acts Soil, Wayland and Hed(pe) in their short, 18-month career.
Female-fronted Oblivious Signal are a Broward County-based metal outfit led by Cristina T. Feliciano and rounded out by Nick Orisino (guitar), Jason Talley (drums) and Greg Andrews(bass). The group has taken an aggressive approach to the music scene, becoming well-known for their dynamic presence locally and regionally, and for their memorable performances. The group recently released a single and video called “Crash” and play extensively throughout Florida supporting it.
Forever Town, who played alongside Sammy Hagar at the ROT Rally this year, is electrifying anthem rock with hard rock hooks, while retaining a heavily “down south” flavor and lyrical charm. The Austin American Statesman described the band’s 2010 EP as, “…a hard rock home run… classic, fist pounding, modern rock gold.” Tough enough for metal heads, yet soulful in its classic-rock swagger, Forever Town showcases itself as a here-and-now band built on the strongest cornerstones of classic hard rock.
Bridging the Cap of Rock and Gravel Film Productions are filming Forever Town’s national tour for a behind-the-scenes on-the-road and in-the-venues documentary. This docu-series will also serve as a weekly I-Heart Radio syndicated interview piece, including the local bands Forever Town will be playing with and broadcasted to 70 countries including the U.S.
For more information, visit www.BlackJacketBand.com or call 321.541.6557.