Welcome to the 5th edition of HRH “Fresh Blood” and with our 5th edition we take our 3rd trip to Ohio. This time we are showcasing Cincinnati’s 8KOunt.
This 4 piece is made up of Vocalist Sugar, Niki T on guitars, Robby D’lor on bass, and Tsumms on drums. The guys list everyone from Zepplin to U2 and N.I.N. as influences. The band has scored international attention in Metal Edge, Hit Parader, Concrete Corner and Fuse television. 8KOunt has released one c.d. titled “Cornered” in ’06 and a readying a new E.P. titled “Getaway Car” for release on Feb. 21st.
Unlike the previous two Ohio bands we have profiled Robot Lords of Tokyo and Snowblynd, 8KOunt’s music has a more modern rock feel to it especially on “Cornered” but their music rocks nonetheless. Some of the stand out tracks from “Cornered” include “Fall In Line”, “Insanity Defense”, and “the Very Thing”. With the release of “Getaway Car” and it’s first single “Ashes to Ashes” you can expect 8KOunt to be all over the airwaves on both rock and modern rock stations and should definitely bring 8KOunt some much deserved attention.
You can check out 8KOunt and their music by visiting www.myspace.com/8kount. You can also preview some tracks both old and new at http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/artist_1005. If you like what you hear you can purchase “Cornered” from CDBaby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/8kount or ITunes.
Check out 8KOunt’s video for their new song “Ashes to Ashes” below.