This hard rock quartet born out of rural Pennsylvania has been on quite a journey the last two years. From putting out two releases on Imagen Records, to touring around the country and playing on “The Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival” to having the single “Demons” hit #30 on the rock charts last summer, the band has literally exploded onto the scene.
The band’s newest release “Reclamation” due early this summer is a summation of the band’s mixture of hard hitting riffs mixed with melodic songs and heartfelt lyrical content. Morgan Rose (Sevendust/ Call Me Noone) was brought in to produce last year’s “Demons” EP and the chemistry was evident immediately. Four months later, they teamed up again to write and record “Reclamation.” “After recording the EP, I knew the bar would be set very high and I think that we surpassed that with ease.” says producer Rose.
In addition, the band’s first single off “Reclamation” entitled “Feel the Same” will be released to radio in mid April 2013. With Candlelight Red’s reputation growing as a high energy, in your face, live band and a new collection of intense and diverse material, the sky is the limit for this small town band as they prepare to overtake the national scene.
The band is currently on tour supporting Sevendust, Coal Chamber and Lacuna Coil and plans to continue touring relentlessly throughout 2013 in support of the new album.
Comprised of vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan, the group turned heads straight away, by beating out over 10,000 other bands to win the 2010 national Guitar Center “Onstage” contest, which landed them an opening slot for KISS. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS specifically chose the band from among 22 regional contest winners. As a result, CLR had the honor of opening a show for KISS in Pittsburgh in late 2010.
As KISS’ Gene Simmons said of CLR, “Once upon a time, someone gave KISS a chance. We have always believed in giving back. From giving our fans the Hottest Show on Earth to giving new talent a shot. Congratulations to Candlelight Red on being selected by KISS and winning the Guitar Center’s 2010 'Onstage Contest'. Well deserved.”
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