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Authority Zero at Rock Bottom
May 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Rock Bottom Presents:
w/ Torches to Triggers and Sycros
Wednesday May 21st,2014
Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
In Association with
Calgary Beer Core (CBC)
Hart & One Industries
$15 Bux in Advance
$17 Bux at the Door
$15 Bux with Student Price Card at the door 2013/2014/2015
Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium’s legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK’s Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, AUTHORITY ZERO continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.
Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.
The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says “The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you’re really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it’s their new favorite album that just came out. That’s how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It’s a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We’ve also incorporated some surprise elements. It’s an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We’re fired up.”
Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.
At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe.
Torches to Triggers
formed in late 2011 with the goals to collaborate multiple styles of music surrounding the melodic and hardcore punk genres. The original lineup was comprised of Corey Tapp, formerly of ‘This is a Standoff’, Gavin Spate, Justin Stilwell and Phil Schumacher. Most are EX members of Calgary’s ‘Inventing the Wheel’. Shortly after the amalgamation of the instrumentals, lead vocalist – Chris Kreuger joined the collaboration to bring the sounds full circle with the set of melodic and heavy vocal ranges. In late December 2011, Torches to Triggers recorded the two album teasers “This Moment” and “Countdown”. Shortly after, the group re-entered the studio to recorded the debut album ‘Doomsday in Douglasdale’ followed by a highly anticipated global released on October 12th 2012 (North America), October 17th 2021 through Bells On Records (Japan) and October 22nd 2012 through Sums Records (Europe). Canadian and European show dates followed in support the debut album. On May 2013, Gavin Spate mutually decided to leave the group to pursue other musical endeavors which opened the lead guitar position to Kyle Wilson, former band mate of Chris Kreuger in the Calgary based band ‘Obey the Fist’.
TTT is currently in the process of recording a second full length album which is set for global release in early 2014. The group has filmed 3 new music videos in support of the new album and will tour Europe, Canada and USA throughout 2014 and 2015.
The band started out back in 2000 with three members. Brendon, Mike and Tyler formed the band originally known as Ionic Fury. Jonny joined the band on the vocals in 2006, and since then the band has been trying to find a new name. In 2008, the band also picked up Jonny’s brother Scott to shred the guitar and complete the sound of Hot Off the Press. The band took a swing for the worse when the two guitarists moved out of town, and the band was no longer able to get together to play. Three years after our last show, we’ve come back together to write some new music and introduce our new name, Scyros, and our new bass player, Andrew. We are currently writing fresh tracks, look forward to those and our upcoming show in Saskatoon!