KILLCODE AND ANAKA TO CO-HEADLINE GRAMERCY THEATRE
Gotham Rocks announces massive night of hard-hitting music
New York — Gotham Rocks, New York City’s top rock and metal showcase, will present the Southern-infused rock of KILLCODE and brutal metal of ANAKA at Gramercy Theatre on May 18. ANAKA’s intense and uncompromising sound joined by KILLCODE’s super-charged sing-along anthems will co-headline this explosive night directly supported by the dark electro-pop of EVA AND HER VIRGINS, the aggressive BRAND OF JULEZ and the sexy, glam-tastic rock of ELECTRIC BLACK HORSE.
“This is what it’s all about,” says ANAKA guitarist Peter Pallis. “This is such a natural combination of two like-minded, hardworking, powerhouse bands…It’s about bringing the army, the crowds and our one-of-a-kind intensity. This show is going to be MASSIVE.”
ANAKA left a blistering mark in the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock scene of the world with their mammoth release of The Glorified Crusade. The record made a crushing impact on Hard Rock radio, achieving TOP 20 positions on both FMQB Commercial Metal Radio and CMJ Loud Rock charts. Airplay at numerous radio stations in the NYC area catapulted ANAKA to many sold out performances at Irving Plaza, Highline Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom and CBGB’s. ANAKA’s video for “Erase,” directed by Kevin J. Custer, hit national and international television and internet stations with full force, becoming the #1 most viewed video in May 2010 on MTVMusic and collecting hundreds of thousands of views on Music Choice, VH1, MTV Latino, and many others. ANAKA has opened for such acts as FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHADOWS FALL, and OTEP.
KILLCODE’s unique sound has been described as southern-infused rock, with hooky, super-charged sing-along anthems, big guitars and driving rhythms. The band has been quick to raise eyebrows since their inception in 2008, landing on bills with the likes of GODSMACK and SEVENDUST, and providing main support to Brett Scallions on the ReFUELed East Coast Tour. KILLCODE’s full length album Killcode charted in the #2 position on the BILLBOARD Mid-Atlantic Heatseekers Charts, and their song “Breaking Away” was featured in the inspirational documentary DRESSED, directed by David Swajeski. KILLCODE and their anthems for outlaws have sold out the likes of NYC’s Gramercy Theatre, Bowery Ballroom and Irving Plaza.
Five years ago Gotham Rocks revived a famished NYC rock scene, becoming a groundbreaking, unstoppable force in the name of finding and fostering independent, rising musical talent. Last year Gotham Rocks successfully launched and completed its first ever tour to find the best up-and-coming bands across 11 states, while simultaneously selling out some of NYC’s most legendary, prestigious venues with entirely unsigned bands. The company creates opportunities for emerging artists, pairing national acts like FUEL, FILTER, KITTIE, WHITE WIZZARD, ARSIS and FIREWIND with local support. Over the past five years the company has and continues to nurture a community of artists and fans alike that has grown into the tens of thousands.
“[Gotham Rocks] is the best collection of unsigned bands I have ever seen.”
– John Rayvid, Revolver Magazine
“Gotham Rocks has been an amazing outlet for new and upcoming bands. Being a radio host, I’m always looking for that unique sound, and bands nowadays need a platform for their name to grow. Gotham Rocks events have helped to facilitate all that in supporting the local scene. Hey, ya never know, you just might find the next big act right here.”
– Kayla Riley – DJ, Sirius Octane radio
“Gotham Rocks has redefined the NYC local music scene and I’m sure will continue to keep Gotham rocking.” – Juliya Chernetsky- Fuse TV, Uranium, Rock On The Range
“Nothing lifts one’s spirits like a kick ass rock show, and Gotham Rocks knows how it’s done.” – TheBuzzOnNY.com