Los Angeles-based rock band Abused Romance has kicked off their spring U.S. trek in support of their Freeway Records debut album Shine with fellow rockers Egypt Central. Shine, which was produced by Justin Gray (Joss Stone, INXS) and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, U2), is available for free download at www.abusedromance.com, and an expanded version of the album called Shine – Special Addition will be available via all digital retailers on June 13th, which will include 9 live tracks from their explosive show on April 3rd at the famed Viper Room in LA. The powerful quartet who can swing from ethereal to abrasive in the space of the same song recently shot a video for their new single “Overcome,” which has hit #41 at Active Rock. The group teamed with director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, The Sounds, Silverstein) for the concept video depicting frontman Meir battling an evil version of himself. Watch the clip for “Overcome” here:
Abused Romance, who is Meir Yaniv (vocals, guitar), Amit Ofir (guitar), Aetam Jakob (bass) and Roy Chen (drums), is known for delivering blistering live performances. Catch them on the road!
Abused Romance on Tour with Egypt Central and Candlelight Red:
6/9 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
6/11 Flint, MI Machine Shop
*6/16 McAllen, TX Mustang Lounge
6/17 Little Rock, AK Juanitas
6/18 Tupelo, MS Solarfest
6/20 Shreveport, LA The Riverside Warehouse
6/21 Ruston, LA 3 Docs Brewhouse
6/24 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
6/25 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
6/29 Saguet, IL Pop’s (small room)
7/3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest *w/ Seven Day Sonnet and Feel Never Real
ABUSED ROMANCE, the Los Angeles based melodic rock band signed to new Universal Music Group distributed label Freeway Records, will be going on tour this fall with Trapt. The group has spent much of 2010 out on the road and gearing up for the release of their debut album, Shine. Vocalist Meir Yaniv talked about all the touring, “We just finished touring with Nonpoint and Egypt Central and even though most of the people at the shows didn’t know our music, I think we won over a lot of new fans. We can’t wait for this tour with Trapt and we know it’s gonna be a blast!”
Abused Romance has also just released “Sound of Violence,” a new track off of Shine. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Justin Gray, while the mix was handled by legendary engineer Randy Staub (U2, Metallica). Shine will be out in early 2011 via Freeway Records/Universal Music Group Distribution. The band’s dynamic blend of atmospheric rock and radio ready choruses, has had listeners comparing Abused Romance’s sound to the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park.
11/23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/26 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
11/27 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
11/29 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
11/30 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
12/2 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room
12/3 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
12/4 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12/5 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
12/7 – Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
12/8 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12/10 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
12/11 – Huntsville, AL – Sammy T’s Music Hall
12/12 – Destin, FL – Nightown
12/16 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
*all dates with Trapt and Since October
Los Angeles based melodic rockers ABUSED ROMANCE have just premiered “Vaporize,” a new single from their forthcoming debut album, Shine. Like the album, “Vaporize” was produced by Justin Gray (Econoline Crush, INXS) and mixed by Randy Staub (U2, Alice In Chains). The band features Meir Yaniv (Vocals, Guitar), Amit Ofir (Guitar), Roy Chen (Drums) and Aetam Jakob (Bass). Amit (the guitar player in the band) and I grew up together and started playing guitar together at the age of 13.” Meir reveals. “Amit introduced me to Metallica, and from there I knew that creating and performing music is my calling. We formed our first band together at the age of 14 and co wrote songs. After becoming local L.A. club favorites, Abused Romance hooked up with Freeway Entertainment, which was formed by Russ Regan (former president of Motown Records), and general partner Kent Jacobs (Police, Kiss, Prince, REM) in August of 2009.
Abused Romance have also revealed a new slew of tour dates that find the band supporting veteran Florida hard rockers Nonpoint. “Abused Romance live is a whole different experience than listening to the album. It is an amazing energy and love exchange between us and the audience, because all we see is people’s physical reactions, we feed off of that and push it back to them constantly throughout the show. We’re as real, as powerful and as raw as we can possibly be onstage to create truthful moments with the crowd. It feels like it is our purpose in life when we are up there” offers guitarist Ofir.
The quartet will be releasing Shine, via Freeway Records/Universal Music Group, in the Fall.
*all dates w/ Nonpoint and Egypt Central, except where noted
September 07 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
September 09 – Mt. Clemens, MI – Hayloft Liquor Stand
September 10 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s
September 11 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
September 15 – Indianapolis, IN- Emmerson Theater
September 17 – Evansville, IN – Woody’s West
September 18 – Huntington, WV – Harris Riverfront Park (w/ Seether, Sick Puppies & Cavo)**
September 21 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
September 22 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
September 24 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room
September 25 – Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse
September 26 – Mounds View, MN – Roberts Off 10
September 28 – Dekalb, IL – Otto’s
October 02 – Harrison, AR – Bill Baker Amphitheater
Check out “Vaporize” here: http://soundcloud.com/musicquizking/vaporize
ABUSED ROMANCE, a Los Angeles based melodic rock band, has just announced they’ve signed with Freeway Records. The label is a division of Freeway Entertainment, which was formed by legendary Russ Regan (former president of Motown Records, 20th Century Records, selling over a billion records worldwide), and general partner Kent Jacobs (Police, Kiss, Prince, REM) in August of 2009.
Abused Romance was discovered by Regan and Jacobs in July of 2009 and instantly scored a management deal with Velocity Entertainment, Inc., as well as a distribution deal with Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution. The melodic rock band features Meir Yaniv (Vocals, Guitar), Amit Ofir (Guitar), Roy Chen (Drums) and Aetam Jakob (Bass). “Russ and I felt that this band had the skills to launch the label. What I love about Abused Romance is their strong musicianship and the fact that they all have the killer instinct. Amit Ofir (Guitar) and Meir Yaniv (Vocals, Guitar) have great producing skills and their writing abilities are superstar quality!” states Kent Jacobs. “We are a tight group of close friends, and are very passionate about our music. Whether we are on or offstage, writing songs or rehearsing, we give our all to this band and its purpose,” states Amit Ofir.
Abused Romance recorded their debut album “Shine” in Los Angeles, with producer Justin Gray (who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, working with artists such as Joss Stone, INXS members and many more). The band’s debut album “Shine” was mixed by legendary mixer Randy Staub (U2, Metallica, Nickelback, Bon Jovi), mastered by Ted Jensen (Paramore, Metallica, Green Day) and will be released late 2010.
Check out the song “Hit and Run” at this link!