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Mower Announce New Tour Dates, Release New Video
January 10, 2010
San Diego's Mower has announced the dates for their upcoming headlining tour in support of their new album 'Make It A Double'. The band will hit the road January 16th in Gallup, NM and will be touring through February.

Mower's third album, 'Make It A Double', was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Dry Kill Logic, 36 Crazyfists) and features guest appearances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Mikey Doling (Snot), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Fernando Apodaca (Mad Juana). The effort includes nine new Mower songs and six tracks from the group's new jazz lounge alter - ego Slower.

Slower's new video for the song "Road Rage" can be viewed online at this location.

Mower Tour Dates:
1/16 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
1/20 - Wichita, KS @ America's Pub
1/21 - Kansas City, MO @ America's Pub
1/22 - Oklahoma City, OK @ America's Pub
1/24 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
1/25 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
1/26 - Metairie, LA @ The Bar
1/29 - Amarillo, TX @ Club Statix
2/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ El Premier Night Club
2/19 - San Diego, CA @ 710 Beach Club

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www.mowermusic.com
 
 
 
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Skinlab, Mower Join Forces For 'Sons Of A Sik World' Tour
September 24, 2009
Bay area heavyweights Skinlab and San Diego based Mower have joined forces for the “Sons of a Sik World Tour” presented by Sik World Clothing. The tour kicked off last night in Denver, CO and will run throughout October featuring tons of giveaways from Sik World Clothing throughout the tour.

“'The ‘Sons of a Sik World’ tour is going to be great because we get to play for a metal audience. Skinlab is fucking heavy and we're going to have to bring that same energy each night. Mower began in the San Diego metal and hardcore scene and now we'll have a chance to step back into that groove for this run,” says Mower’s Brian Sheerin. "These shows are going to be fun and we're happy that Skinlab invited us to join them. They've made a brutal new record and I know there are a lot of Skinlab fans that are excited to see them perform live and so are we."

Skinlab
have recently released their new album, 'The Scars Between Us', via Stand And Deliver Records. The band's video for the song "In for the Kill" can be viewed below. The clip, which features appearances by UFC fighter Nate Quarry and Greg Thompson, has been receiving airplay on Headbangers Ball. The group’s new album debuted at #3 most added on the FMQB METAL Charts and has been already been receiving critical and fan acclaim.

Mower
is currently touring in support of their third album, 'Make It A Double', which was produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, 36 Crazyfists). The album is comprised of nine hard hitting Mower songs and six tracks from the group’s new jazz lounge alter - ego, Slower. The album also features guest appearances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Mikey Doling (Snot), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Fernando Apodaca (Mad Juana).

Sik World
is one of the World’s premiere lifestyle brands, with their self-proclaimed “funny and offensive shirts ” being worn by artists including Aerosmith, Cypress Hill, Shadows Fall, Slayer, Ministry, Eminem, Children of Bodom, Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains, Skinlab, Chimaira, and more.

Skinlab
& Mower "Sons Of A Sik World" Tour:
09/23 - Denver, CO @ Casselman's
09/24 - Salina, KS @ The Blue Go
09/25 - Fargo, ND @ The Nestor Tavern
09/26 - Saint Paul, MN @ The Rock
09/27 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Whiskey Lounge
09/29 - Detroit, MI @ Hayloft
09/30 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Concert Club
10/01 - Allentown, PA @ Starlin Hotel
10/03 - Herkimer, NY @ The Rides
10/04 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbs
10/07 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
10/08 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/09 - Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk's Coffeehouse
10/10 - Marietta, GA @ The Local Concert Venue
10/14 - San Antonio, TX @ Zombies
10/15 - El Paso, TX @ Uncle Paulie's
10/16 - Farmington, NM @ Gors Bar & Grill
10/17 - Mesa, AZ @ UB'S
10/23 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown
10/24 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
 
 
 
 
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Skinlab Drop New Album, Announce 'Sons Of A Sik World' Tour
September 15, 2009
Bay Area Thrashers, Skinlab, release their long awaited new LP 'The Scars Between Us' today, via Stand And Deliver/RED, and have announced a national tour with San Diego’s Mower, dubbed "Sons Of A Sik World."

The outing, sponsored by Sik World Clothing, Jagermeister and Loudside.com, sees Skinlab hitting major markets across the US, including several west coast CD Release Parties, starting Thursday 9/17 at The Voodoo Lounge in San Jose, Monday 9/21 at The Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, and Tuesday 9/22 at San Diego’s Brick By Brick. (Mower starts the tour 9/23 in Denver.)

The video for Skinlab’s "In For The Kill" has been receiving airplay on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, and 'Scars' debuted at #3 most added on the FMQB Metal Charts.
Mower’s third offering 'Make It A Double', a split CD pairing the band with their Jazz/Lounge alter ego Slower, hit stores July 28th on Suburban Noize.

Sik World
is one of the World’s premiere lifestyle brands, with their self-proclaimed “funny and offensive shirts ” being worn by artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Cypress Hill, Shadows Fall, Slayer, Ministry, Eminem, Children of Bodom, Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains, Skinlab, Chimaira, and more.

Sons Of A Sik World Tour
Skinlab w/special guests Mower:
9/17 - San Jose, CA - Voodoo Lounge
9/18 - Berkley, CA - Blakes
9/19 - Modesto, CA - The Silo
9/21 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
9/22 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
9/23 - Denver, CO - Casselman’s
9/24 - Salina, KS - The Blue Goat
9/25 - Fargo, ND - The Nestor Tavern
9/26 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
9/27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Whiskey Lounge
9/29 - Detroit, MI - The Hayloft
9/30 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
10/1 - Allentown, PA - Starlin Hotel
10/2 - Trenton, NJ - Champions
10/3 - Herkimer, NY - The Rides
10/4 - Clfton, NJ - Dingbats
10/7 - Richmond, VA - TBA
10/8 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
10/9 - Murfreesboro, NC - Zakks
10/10 - Marietta, GA - The Local
10/14 - San Antonio, TX - Zombies
10/15 - El Paso, TX - Uncle Paulies
10/16 - Farmington, NM - Gator’s Bar and Grill
10/17 - Mesa, AZ - UB’s Bar
10/23 - Oakland, CA - The Uptown
10/24 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk

For more info, tour dates and updates on Skinlab, Mower or the Sik World Tour, visit the following: www.myspace.com/skinlab, www.myspace.com/mower, www.standanddeliverrecords.com, www.sikworld.com, www.loudside.com.
 
 
 
 
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Mower Post Video For 'The Party' Online
July 18, 2009
San Diego, CA's Mower have taken the insanity of their backstage antics and captured it on film for their new video “The Party”, which can be seen online at www.MySpace.com/Mower. The video features two elements that are synonymous with the San Diego based band; wild women and outrageous parties. “The Party” is the lead track on Mower’s new album, 'Make It a Double', which hits stores on July 28th through Suburban Noize.

"The video shoot for 'The Party' was the most fun out of all our videos. We had one night to call a bunch of girls and invite them to the shoot. We bought as much booze as we could, threw a party and filmed it. No script, no acting, just a bunch of people getting drunk, singing and listening to the same song 100 times and we had a blast," says Mower frontman Brian Sheerin. "It's a whiskey drinkin', Jager shooting rock n' roll song about the good times we've had partying up the coast in Los Angeles and a great way to kick off our new album 'Make It A Double'."

Mower’s 'Make It A Double' is the group’s third studio album for Suburban Noize Records and features guest appearances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Mikey Doling (Snot), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Fernando Apodaca (Mad Juana). The effort was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, 36 Crazyfists) and includes nine new Mower tracks that harness the band’s explosive live energy and six songs by Mower's jazz lounge alter-ego, Slower, that experiment with creepy riffs and hazy, mellow tones. The album is available for pre-order at www.SubNoizeStore.com and comes with a limited edition autographed.

Mower, the San Diego based band some call “California’s hardest working band”, have been assaulting audiences since the release of their 2003 self-titled debut. The band’s insane live performances have stole the show on tours with (Hed)pe and Diecast, while going toe-to-toe opening for commercial heavy hitters like Disturbed, Linkin Park, P.O.D, as well as metal’s golden gods Metallica and Slayer. Meanwhile the group’s anthem for traffic jams, "Road Rage", spent four months in a row on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack, as one of the station’s requested songs

'Make It A Double' unleashes Mower’s heaviest songs to date while experimenting with a new style of punk jazz that plays out like a twisted lounge act in a Tarantino film. One minute the band is coming at listeners, guns blazing and in the next moment they’re sipping martinis in 3-piece suits grooving to an infectious jazz beat.

For more info, visit www.mowermusic.com.
 
 
 
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MOWER Debuts New Material Online
July 14, 2009
San Diego, CA's Mower has posted the new song “The Party” online at www.MySpace.com/Mower. The track is taken from Mower’s upcoming new album “Make It A Double”, which will hit stores July 28th, 2009 through Suburban Noize Records. "'The Party' is about some of the insane scenes we've encountered playing and partying in Los Angeles over the years," commented Mower frontman Brian Sheerin.

"You can get a good feel for L.A. through film, print and music, but when you're there it's even crazier than anyone lets on. People that live there full time aren't even fazed by it anymore, all the madness just becomes scenery. It's an awesome city."

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Dry Kill Logic, 36 Crazyfists), “Make It A Double” includes nine new Mower tracks that harness the band’s explosive live energy and six songs by Mower's jazz lounge alter-ego, Slower, that experiment with creepy riffs and hazy, mellow tones. The album will feature guest appearances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Mikey Doling (Snot), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Fernando Apodaca (Mad Juana).

Weaving together numerous musical styles from hard rock to jazz, "Make It A Double" unleashes Mower’s heaviest songs to date while experimenting with a new style of punk jazz that plays out like a twisted lounge act in a Tarantino film. One minute the band is coming at listeners, guns blazing and in the next moment they’re sipping martinis in 3-piece suits grooving to an infectious jazz beat.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: San Diego, CA
MEMBERS:
A five-piece unit composed of vocalists Brian Sheerin and Dominic Moscatello
guitarist Greg Goodwin
bassist Chris McCredie
and drummer Mike Owen.

MOWER

ANORIGINAL BLEND OF ROCK, METAL, PUNK AND WHISKEY DESIGNEDSPECIFICALLY NOT FOR YOU

 

San Diego Based Bands Second SuburbanNoize Release, Produced By Mikey Doling (Snot, Soulfly),

Boasts a Defiant, Hard To Peg Eclecticism

 

Blistering Ensemble, WhichFeatures A Powerful, Dual Lead Vocal Approach, Has Toured With KottonmouthKings, Soulfly and Adema And Opened Shows For Metallica, Slayer, System of aDown, Disturbed, Deftones, Linkin Park, P.O.D, Staind and Papa Roach.

 

 

            Since the releaseof Mowers blistering, intentionallyassaulting self-titled debut in 2003, the San Diego based powerhouse some callCalifornias hardest working band has shotup to the rock and metal big leagues, touring and opening for icons likeMetallica, Deftones, Linkin Park, P.O.D., Staind, Soulfly, Papa Roach, Slayerand Disturbed.     

            Fresh from arecent 40-date fall tour with Suburban Noize labelmates and countercultureicons Kottonmouth Kings, Mowercontinues its all-out, attitude-driven advance ransacking your senses with awild and wickedly eclectic new album that the San Diego based rockers fans will love butis definitely Not For You.

The 15-track collectionwill drop April 4, 2006,allowing a few months for everyone to prepare themselves for an openly defiant, rumbling and punishing roll through a slatethat runs the stylistic gamut from punk to hardcore, metal to rock and even, asco-lead vocalist Dominic Moscatellosays, a little lounge.

While Mowerwhose members include Moscatello and fellowlead singer Brian Sheerin, guitarist Matt Wannamaker, bassist Chris McCredie and the bands original drummer, backfor another round, Ryan Tothself-produced its debut album, this time they gavethe reins to Mikey Doling, former guitarist for the bands Snot and Soulfly.

Were at a point whereweve been playing music for years, and its easy to tell when were trying tosatisfy the powers that be rather than ourselves, says Sheerin. If werepigeonholing ourselves to please other people, were not going to be happy. Allof us have a varied sense of what music should be, but the one thing that tiesus together is our love for intense live bands. Not For Youwas created with one thought in mindthe hell with sticking to one type ofmusic. This mix creates a mesmerizing feel that hops from metal; to a loungeversion of a song we did on our first album, thrown together with punk,hardcore, classic rock and whiskey. It doesnt make sense till you get theunique attitude and raw feel. We dont hold back.

In a sad and limiting creativeenvironment where demographic research drives playlists and corporate-run radiokeeps a tight leash on what listeners hear, the members of Mower perfectly embody the indie spirit that goeswhere the raging muse takes them. We werent about to pull any punches withthis record, adds Sheerin. We wantedevery song to assault listeners from every direction, and we wanted to do it with songs that reflected the spiritof our favorite bands like Janes Addiction, Snot, Slayer and NOFX, regardlessof what the record industry or radio is pushing these days.

Reflecting in words theunique and fascinating harmonies his higher pitched voice creates withSheerins bass tones, Moscatello echoes his bandmate: We took a bunch ofdifferent angles, and even use some clean tones on the guitar as opposed to thedistorted and dirty ones we have used exclusively in the past. There areendless possibilities in music, so why should we limit ourselves? Mower is about two different things: an entertaininglive experience intended to give people their moneys worth, and a message thattells listeners to read between the lines and think for themselves in apositive way.

Launching with the brutaltake on the Bret Easton Ellis novel, American Psycho, Not For Yourocks into high gear and sets the tone for Road Rage, the soundtrack to the three hour traffic jamon every freeway.  TheEnd applies the heavy riffage of Black Sabbath as Mowerimagines the scenario as the shit hits the fan. Undone pits the laws of nature against the laws of man,while Seedless documents a friends run-in with the federal government.Broken Hands is the first of a few departures from the heavier content, witha reflective storyline.

Launchedin the late 90s and driven by dual vocalists Sheerin and Moscatello and bassistChris McCredie, the group quicklytook San Diego by storm with an onslaught of insane live performances that leftaudiences stunned at the amount ofenergy the band put forth. Moweralso took a cue from its punk rock roots and became a self-promoting machine,plastering the entire city with flyers and Mowerstickers, which prompted local authorities to serve the band "cease anddesist" letters.

The minute both vocalistswere in the same room together the band realized what a cool dynamic it wouldbe, says Moscatello. We wrote a song together called Still Beside The Maskand we were clicking on a lot of creative levels. We really play off each otherwell. Our connection defines the whole spirit of Mowerperfectly. A lot of bands are ego driven, but were about dividingresponsibility so that we write and play the best songs and create the greatestlive show that we can. Mower is lessabout us as individuals than the music we make together.

With several nationwidetours to their credit, Mower hasalways maintained a close grass roots contact with their fans.  Offstage, the band is easily approachable,from the die hard rock and roll fan, to the girls who come out just for theparty, or the young kid who is at his first concert.  At the end of the day, Moweris about letting loose and enjoying good music, and if you cant understandthat, maybe its Not For You.