Hard Rock veterans THE MIGHTY SWINE were nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Hard Rock Category for 2013. Featuring Cincinnati icon, Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS/Chastain/The Mighty Swine) THE MIGHTY SWINE have enjoyed regional success since the release of their debut CD in 2009, opening for such legends as; Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Skid Row, LA Guns, Adlers Appetite, Texas Hippie Coalition, and more as well as completing two (2) Midwest Tours (Let ’em Eat Swine 2009 Tour and 2010 – Let’s Do It Again Tour). More recently, THE MIGHTY SWINE released it’s first video for LUST in April 2012 gaining over 20,000 youtubes views as well as maintaining the #1 spot on Roxwel’s Rock AND Metal Charts for 13 weeks. It is still currently #2 on the Metal Chart (week ending Dec. 8, 2012). Lust, along with the singles Pagan Holiday and Love Dies, are enjoying radio airplay nationally on such syndicated radio shows like Brian Basher’s Hard Rock Nights and others. (Their first single, Layin’ Down the Law was listed as one of Hard Rock Nights Best of 2009 songs).
The annual celebration of Greater Cincinnati’s rich music scene commences with the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs), and is a very prestigious event for the Greater Cincinnati Tri State area, and all the musicians who make up the Cincinnati Music Scene.
The 16th annual CEA ceremony will be held at Covington’s Madison Theater on Jan. 27, featuring more live performances than ever and first-time host Ted Clark, known for his monthly “live chat show” Ted Clark After Dark. Ted will present a special edition of Ted Clark After Dark at the after-party, this year held at The Loft, just around the corner from the Madison and above Tickets (the former home to the Rock club Radio Down). The after-party will also include the annual “Trashies,” presented by members of local Indie Pop legends The Fairmount Girls and honoring the best/worst/weirdest-dressed CEA attendees.
Visit citybeat.com this Friday to begin voting for your favorites. (The Critical Achievement awards will again be determined by the CEA nominating committee, a collective of local music experts that includes club owners, promoters, radio hosts, writers and others.)
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With over 3000 views in the first 30 days, The Mighty Swine‘s LUST is just now staring to get the recognition it deserves by jumping to the top of the chart ahead of Korn’s Coming Undone and FFDP‘s Remember Everything.
Click on the link and check it out for yourself:
THE MIGHTY SWINE features Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS, CHASTAIN) on Vocals / Bass, Joe Riley (Liquid Fire) on Guitar / Vocals, and Dann Norris on drums.
THE MIGHTY SWINE released their full length debut release in 2009 featuring the single Layin Down the Law which made HARD ROCK NIGHTS Best of 2009 Playlist along with favorable reviews including Blabbermouth.net
THE MIGHTY SWINE have opened for Godsmack/FFDP, Dokken, Skid Row, LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite, more
- THE MIGHTY SWINE released their single LUST / Pagan Holiday May 29 with its first professional video
- Its video for LUST racked up over 3000 views in its first month on Youtube and was Artist Pro Spotlight Artist for June 2012
Directed by Dave Morgan with Asst Dir. Amy Bradford (Ides of March, Spike TV) and Nikk Hearn-Sutton on Stedi Cam (RUSH – Time Machine Tour) LUST is The Mighty Swine’s first professional video.
LUST features Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS/Chastain) on Vocals and Bass, Joe Riley (Liquid Fire) on Guitar, and Dann Norris on Drums. Vocal production and backing vocals on recording provided by Rich Lewis (Where Angels Suffer) who does not appear in the video due to scheduling conflicts. Joe Riley replaced Mary Bates in Jan 2012.
The new single debuts MAY 29 on Broad Horizon Records, Inc. and can be found online thru digital distribution and Amazon.com. Look for it to be added to Touchtunes Jukeboxes on +40,000 locations nationwide.
The single has already been receiving airplay on Brian Basher’s Hard Rock Nights exclusively with a radio add on date of: June 5, 2012 for remaining radio outlets. Hard Rock Nights was instrumental in breaking The Mighty Swine when it featured it;s first single, Layin’ Down the Law in 2009, making their BEST of 2009 Playlist.
Check out the clip below!