With Candlelight Red’s debut recording for the Imagen label, ‘The Wreckage,’ recently released digitally (September 27th), it has just been confirmed that the group will be supporting metal veterans Sevendust on a string of dates from November 22nd through December 10th. Additionally, Candlelight Red will be headlining their own show on October 29th, before playing a one-off show with Puddle of Mudd on November 16th and as part of 2 Broke To Rock with Texas Hippie Coalition on November 19th.
I would call Candlelight Red’s music heavy, melodic and emotion-driven rock,” guitarist Jeremy Edge recently told the America Online Noisecreep website. “There are a lot of big hooks, but we’re always aggressive.” Joining Edge in the band is vocalist Ryan Hoke, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Josh Hetrick.
The Williamsport, PA-based group has had plenty of road experience this year promoting ’The Wreckage,’ sharing the concert stage with established and well-known hard rock acts, as Candlelight Red has opened for KISS, 10 Years, Saving Abel, Egypt Central, and Rev Theory.
The quartet has had the good fortune to work with Grammy-nominated producer David Ivory (whose credits include Halestorm and the Roots, among others) on ‘The Wreckage,’ which has resulted in the album’s debut single, “Closer,” flirting with the top 40 active rock radio. Candlelight Red has also received airplay on Octane, Music Choice, and Hard Drive.
And strong reviews have only added to the group’s progress, including the Centredaily site, which raved “If you enjoy your rock ’n’ roll hard, heavy and hummable but aren’t a big fan of Monster Energy drinks or jean shorts, you’ll appreciate Candlelight Red’s welcome twists to the somewhat erroneously named ‘alternative metal’ genre.” Also, the Heyreverb site paid Candlelight Red a compliment about their live show in a review of a recent show they played alongside 10 Years and Novus Folium – “10 Years was paired with bands that matched their sound and style. They weren’t too heavy, too trendy or too pop-punk – every act on the bill was a polished rock band and the progression of music was on point.
And soon, rock fans will be able to experience what the buzz is all about on a concert stage near you, when Candlelight Red hits the road with Sevendust!
Check out the band’s video “Closer” below!
Upcoming Candlelight Red tour dates:
Additional confirmed dates forthcoming with Sevendust.
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