May 13, 2022
Multiple recent and new releases have taken place: Rachel Lorin’s, Self Preservation, is out now and includes co-writes by Curtis Martin, Rob Endling and Sean Kennedy; Ookay’s album, Very Special, is out now and includes Curtis Martin’s co-write of “Oxygen”; KD Badlung’s “Sorry 4 Myself,” was just released and features Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens. The track has quickly been gaining traction, including being added to two Spotify playlists.
March 21, 2022
Three Cadium writers have co-writes on the new Rachel Lorin album, Self Preservation. Curtis Martin, Rob Endling and Sean Kennedy all contributed to the record, which releases April 15. The three also co-produced the collection, which includes new material mixed with past, re-packaged tracks.
March 17, 2022
The new album from Ookay, Very Special, releases March 25. Curtis Martin handled much of the production of the record, including engineering, writing, vocal production, and vocal mixing. Leading up to Very Special, Ookay has worked on some major projects that have included Diplo, Noah Cyrus and Marshmellow. Curtis also has a co-write on the album with “Oxygen.”
March 1, 2022
Cisco DeLuna spent last week writing and recording with solo artist, Kenneth Frost. Guesting on the future release was Henri Cash of Starcrawler on guitar. Frost is expected to return to Barn Star Studio in the next couple of weeks to finish the record.
February 8, 2022
Southbound 75 announce upcoming shows for the next three months. The country rockers’ shows include dates in Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia. Check out their full live schedule here.
December 19, 2021
Piel get added this week to Apple’s Apple Music Indie playlist, with the lead track, “Custodian.”
December 14, 2021
Southbound 75 gets a warm introduction to Nashville viewers when a clip from their Christmas song, “Where’s Santa Now?” gets aired on Today in Nashville.
November 26, 2021
CMT.com has added Southbound 75’s video, Spilled Champagne.
November 9, 2021
Cadium Music has signed hard rock act, Sinshrift. The band plan to play spot dates through the rest of the year with an eye on a tour next year.
October 29, 2021
Southbound 75’s album, Tales from the Black Swamp, out now.
October 15, 2021
The new Ded album, School of Thought, is out now. Curtis Martin has six co-writes on the album and Rob Endling has seven.
September 23, 2021
Piel’s album, A.K.A. Ma, is slated for release December 10. The six song album was produced by Cisco DeLuna. The record will be available on vinyl. More news on the band and the record in the ensuing days and weeks.
September 14, 2021
Southbound 75 are finishing up the video to their single, “Spilled Champagne,” for their album, Tales from the Black Swamp. The album is due out October 29.
September 13, 2021
The next single to the Michael James album, Shelter In Place, is a double A side. The two tracks are “Save Me Tonight,” featuring Franc Aledia and “I’ll Be Here,” featuring Aaron Durr.
August 20, 2021
“Come Back Lover,” the second single to the Michael James album, Shelter In Place, is out now. The video debuted yesterday and the track features singer/songwriter, Aaron Durr.
August 13, 2021
The second single to the Michael James album, Shelter In Place, will be “Come Back Lover” and comes out August 20. The track features Aaron Durr.
August 6, 2021
“I Can’t Make You Love Me If You Don’t (I’m Drifting Alone),” co-written by Michael James and Franc Aledia, is out now. James’ album, Shelter In Place, drops September 24.
July 30, 2021
The first single and video to The Michael James album Shelter In Place will be released August 6. The track, “I Can’t Make You Love Me If You Don’t (I’m Drifting Alone),” features singer/songwriter, Franc Aledia. Multiple singles are scheduled to come out, leading up to the album’s release.
July 26, 2021
Southbound 75 have signed to Bad Jeu Jeu Records. The country/rock act’s album Tales from the Black Swamp will be released October 29. Bad Jeu Jeu is distributed by The Orchard.
July 22, 2021
The title to Piel’s upcoming album is A.K.A. Ma, referring to Tiki Lewis’ mother, Thelma. The record is dedicated to the elder Lewis, who passed away in 2019.
July 20, 2021
Rob Endling, Curtis Martin and Sean Kennedy all have co-writes and/or production credits on the new Ekoh album, The D3tour. Some of the tracks which include their work are “Reverse,” “Fever” and “Villian.”
June 10, 2021
The A&R arm of Cadium Music gets Los Angeles act, Piel, signed to Birs Recordings. The New York City-based label focuses on high-quality vinyl releases from artists making their debut commercial recording. The deal developed through Cadium writer/producer, Cisco DeLuna, who produced and mixed the album. DeLuna produced CM Talkington’s Not Exactly Nashville, released by Birs. (Talkington is also a Cadium writer.) At the time, the label was looking for a follow up project to the film director/singer/songwriter and Cadium brought DeLuna Piel as a possible new project. Piel’s album has been completed and should be out in the fall. Details on the release will be forthcoming.
June 7, 2021
Michael James has completed a deal with the administrative arm of Cadium Music. James’ (Michael Marchesano) publishing company, Vegan Vulcan Music, is looking to add additional writers to its fold, later this year.
May 28, 2021
Southbound 75 visits with Nigel Sharpe for a Country Music News International interview to talk about the band’s new single “Spilled Champagne” and what’s been happening with the band.
May 14, 2021
“Spilled Champagne” from Southbound 75, out now. Lyric video available on all platforms, as well.
May 8, 2021
The video to Rachel Lorin’s new single, “Goodbye,” is out today. Track co-written by Curtis Martin and Rob Endling.
May 7, 2021
Southbound 75 to release their new single “Spilled Champagne” May 14. Song written by Mark Lorenzo and produced by Bill McDermott.
March 2, 2021
Rikets are in pre-production for their new album. Mark Lorenzo has joined Scott Rose and company at Spider Studios in Cleveland, where the new album will be recorded.
The re-release of All American Death Cult is out today.
February 26, 2021
Rikets will be re-releasing All American Death Cult, March 2 on Godsize Records. The label plans to re-release other Rikets material later this year.
February 20, 2021
Havala’s “Too Sober, out now.
February 19, 2021
Rikets, founded by Scott Rose, intend to go into the studio, soon. Details are imminent.
February 12, 2021
Havala will be releasing a new track February 20. “Too Sober,” the co-write between Mark Lorenzo and Scott Rose, comes out on Godsize Records. Godsize is known for signing hard rock/metal artists, but was taken with the duo’s sound and decided to sign the band to a one-off single deal.
February 5, 2021
Lorenzo’s “Ignition” album has been re-released via Vydia distribution. Vydia is also distributing Southbound 75. SB75 releases their new song, “Daddy’s Liquor Cabinet” today, as well.
Cadium Music signs Scott Sojka (pka Scott Rose). Rose is the founder of rock band, Rikets. Recently signed to Godsize Records, look for a release from Rikets later this year. Rose is also one half of country rock act, Havala.
January 21, 2021
Southbound 75 taped an interview with Nashville Entertainment Weekly recently. Mark Lorenzo and Gregg Giacobbe talk about the band’s roots, their connection to Nashville, Prince and more. You can check it out here.
January 19, 2021
Southbound 75 is due to release its next single, “Daddy’s Liquor Cabinet,” February 5. The track will be the follow up to “Whiskey & Wine.”
January 4, 2021
Cadium signs singer/songwriter, Colin Keenan. Keenan’s “Push on Through” will be included in the upcoming Michael James album, Shelter In Place, due out this year. You can hear more of Colin’s music here.
December 2, 2020
Michael James mixed two Eric Church songs for the documentary film, “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man.” The film was released on VOD, yesterday. The two Church songs are “The Load Out” and “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,” an Allman Brothers song. Tree Man chronicles Leavell’s career from The Rolling Stones to John Mayer, but also gives insight to his love of the environment and commitment to family.
November 19, 2020
“Music City” podcast hosts, Kayla Zadel and Kevin Contardo, speak with Southbound 75’s Mark Lorenzo and Gregg Giacobbe about the band’s new song “Whiskey & Wine” and what’s up ahead.
November 10, 2020
Southbound 75 releases new music this Friday (11/13). “Whiskey and Wine” will be the follow-up to “Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet.” The mid-tempo rocker was produced by Bill McDermott.
September 23, 2020
Chester Rushing co-stars in the horror film, “The Call,” which opens in theaters and drive-ins Friday, October 2. The fright flick stars Horror sensation, Lin Shaye, and Tobin Bell (“Saw”). Rushing, in a first, gets co-star billing in a theatrical release.
September 4, 2020
“Locked In” is a new track from Ekoh and features Rittz. It was released yesterday. Early reports show a very positive reaction amongst both fan bases. It was co-written by Sean Kennedy and mixed by Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. The video to the track was released today.
August 28, 2020
Ekoh’s new album, The De2tour, debuted in the iTunes Hip Hop top 10. Among the artists in the top 10 of the chart are Eminem and Juice Wrld. Sean Kennedy, Rob Endling and Curtis Martin all co-wrote parts of the album and made production contributions to the record. The chart position made enough of an impact that it got the attention of the press. According to the Ekoh camp, more new material is on the way.
August 7, 2020
Southbound 75 have been added to the syndicated radio show New Country Brew. The show features primarily independent country artists, but their playlists have included Joe Diffie, Amy Grant and Charlie Daniels, to name a few. NCB airs on about two dozen stations around the country. Next week (August 10 – 16), SB75 will be one of the featured artists on the show and most likely it will air the band’s new single, “Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet.”
July 21, 2020
CM Talkington signs to Cadium Music. The filmmaker (“Love and a .45”), released his first album, Not Exactly Nashville, earlier this year.
July 17, 2020
Curtis Martin and Rob Endling have composed an ad for Lexus, with another spot including their work to be released in the near future. The ads are part of the “Lexus Accelerators” series is to air later this year.
July 13, 2020
The video to Chester Rushing’s “Slurpy Slide” is out now.
Chester Rushing will debut a new song, “Slurpy Slide,” July 15, in which he also produced.
July 1, 2020
Piel has released a video to their new song “Easy As It Feels.” Produced by British actors, Adam Fielding and Poppy Lee Friar, the musical track was produced by Cisco DeLuna. Additional details in the Cadium blog section.
June 25, 2020
Episode 3 of the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf” aired today. Tiny Desk host Bob Boilen and Raina Douris of WXPN showcased Piel, bookending the band’s performance of “Custodian” with some discussion about the meaning of the song and the Piel “Greenhouse.” Piel’s portion of the event begins about 29 minutes into showcase. The band were among four other acts highlighted in the episode.
June 23, 2020
Piel has moved forward in the Tiny Desk contest, being chosen to join the “Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf” sessions. “Top Shelf” will be livestreaming this Thursday June 25 at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific. Details of the episode in the blog section.
June 14, 2020
The CM Talkington interview on The Country Jam Sessions that included Cisco DeLuna was postponed. The re-scheduling of the taped interview will be announced at a later date.
June 10, 2020
A post about Los Angeles act, Piel, is in the blog section.
June 9, 2020
Cadium Music will add an A&R column to its services, beginning tomorrow. The column can be found in the blog section of the site. The purpose of the column is to shine a light on talent that Cadium isn’t necessarily working with, but believes should still be brought to the forefront. As record labels are always in need of new, sustainable hits, this addition to the fold intends to make an impact on A&R signings.
Cisco DeLuna was interviewed as part of the upcoming CM Talkington interview on The Country Jam Sessions with Johnny Daggers. The interview is this Saturday (6/13) at 6pm.
May 20, 2020
Southbound 75 have signed to Roxy Entertainment Group. REG is Nashville producer, Bill McDermott’s company. McDermott, who has worked with some of country’s most elite artists (Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait, among others), also produced SB75’s Tales From The Black Swamp, due out this summer. The lyric video to the band’s first single, “Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet,” is out now.
May 15, 2020
Chester Rushing’s new single “Don’t You Worry” is out now.
May 11, 2020
Chester Rushing has a new single coming out. “Don’t You Worry” will be released May 15 on all platforms. The alternative acoustic pop track was co-written and produced by Konrad Oldmoney. Konrad is known for his work in the gaming and advertising worlds with projects, such as UFC 3, EA Sports and Converse.
April 17, 2020
Sean Kennedy has a few co-writes that have just been released. Yesterday, Ekoh’s “Got Me Wrong” dropped. Kennedy also produced the track…and Ryan Oakes’, “2020 Freestyle,” is out today.
April 3, 2020
Otherwise had a great first week at radio with their second single, “Crossfire.” The track was co-written by Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. Otherwise’s album, Defy, was released late last year.
March 13, 2020
The CM Talkington album, “Not Exactly Nashville,” is out now. Produced by Cisco DeLuna.
March 8, 2020
Some new releases that came out recently, include Ash Graves’ “Coma,” Ash Grave’s follow up with “Demons,” which was released February 28 and Rachel Lorin’s “Crazy House,” released the same day. All three releases co-written by Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. Videos accompany all the songs, as well.
January 31, 2020
“Freeverse 5,” by Ekoh, is out today. The track was co-written and produced by Sean Kennedy and mixed by Curtis Martin.
January 24, 2020
The I Hate Love album from The Cuckoos is out today. Cisco DeLuna co-wrote “Carpe Diem” with lead singer Kenneth Frost.
January 21, 2019
Southbound 75 will be performing the Florida State Fair in Tampa, February 6-17. You can read the press release here.
January 20, 2020
The Cuckoos will be releasing their debut album, I Hate Love, this Friday (1/24). Cisco DeLuna has a co-write with “Carpe Diem.” The track was written with the band’s Kenneth Frost.
CM Talkington’s debut album has a release date – March 13. Cisco DeLuna produced.
Ekoh continues to release new music with his latest, “Peace.” Curtis Martin, Rob Endling and Sean Kennedy were all involved in the production of the song.
Rob Endling and Curtis Martin are back in the studio with Rachel Lorin, working on new material.
January 6, 2020
Lolife has released his new single, “Liar,” produced and co-written by Curtis Martin . The track also features Drowsy.
The video to Ekoh’s “Let Down,” has been released. The track was co-written by Sean Kennedy.
December 2, 2019
Chester Rushing has a role in the Steven Segal and DMX thriller, Beyond the Law. The film opens in selected theaters December 6.
Rushing has begun to perform musical sets on his Twitch account. His next performance is Friday (12/6) at 4pm PST.
November 13, 2019
Otherwise’s, “Lifted,” is in the U.S. Active Rock top 40 and is poised to continue up the ladder. The track was co-written by Curtis Martin and Rob Endling.
Ekoh’s new song, “Never Enough,” is out today. The track, featuring Drowsy, was co-written by Rob Endling, Sean Kennedy and Curtis Martin.
In the streaming world, Daybreak, in which Chester Rushing has a role, is said to be the number two show in the world, based on IMDb and other outlets.
October 21, 2019
Chester Rushing has a new song out, which is a cover of the Maroon 5 song, “One More Night.” The track was produced by producer/composer, Jeff Fayman, to be placed in movie trailers. Fayman is a part of the BMG masters divsion, BMG Production Music (BMGPM). The track is part of an upcoming compilation produced by BMGPM. Rushing has recorded other songs, produced by Fayman, to be released later this year and early 2020.
October 18, 2019
Finnish rock band, Santa Cruz has released their new album Katharsis today. The album includes two Rob Endling co-writes, “Into the War” and “Bang Bang.”
October 3, 2019
Sean Kennedy co-wrote the new Ekoh track, “Let Down,” featuring Futuristic. It was released today. Ekoh opens for Futuristic, October 19, in Fort Collins, CO.
September 30, 2019
Rob Endling has two cuts, “Bang Bang” and “Into the War,” on the upcoming Santa Cruz album, Katharsis, due out October 18.
Endling and Curtis Martin have two songs, “Crossfire” and “Lifted,” on the upcoming Otherwise album, Defy, due out November 8.
September 6, 2019
Word has it that Rachel Lorin will be commercially releasing her song, “Gold,” next month. Rob Endling, Curtis Martin and Kane Churko all co-wrote and co-produced the track.
Ekoh has released a new song, “Watch Out,” which was co-written by Sean Kennedy.
Rob Endling co-wrote and produced the upcoming album from Texas’ Colorblind. More to come on this.
August 23, 2019
“Into the War,” by Santa Cruz, is out now. The song was co-written by Rob Endling and Kane Churko. The full album is to be released later this year.
Also, Sean Kennedy co-wrote Ryan Oakes’ “Selfish,” which was released August 16.
August 12, 2019
Cisco DeLuna has completed the CM Talkington album for Birs Recordings. The project, currently titled Texas Radio, does not have a release date yet, but the word is that it will drop in early 2020.
July 8, 2019
Kane Churko has written the entrance theme music for wrestler Jon Moxley. The theme, “Unscripted Violence,” debuted July 29 at the AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Double Or Nothing live event.
June 27, 2019
Sean Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Rob Endling have co-writes on the new Ekoh EP, Through the Static. The track, “Sad but True,” features Sixlight, which is the duo of Martin and Endling.
June 14, 2019
Writer/Producer, Rob Endling, has signed to Cadium Music. Endling has co-writes on upcoming releases from Otherwise, Ded and Finnish rockers, Santa Cruz. Endling is also the lead vocalist of the duo, Sixlight. The other half of Sixlight is recent Cadium signing, Curtis Martin.
May 20, 2019
Cisco DeLuna will be entering the studio with film director CM Talkington later this month to record an as-yet named music project. Talkington directed Renée Zellweger in one of her earliest films, Love and .45. The tracking will take place at LA’s 64 Sound. The album will be released on the new label Birz Recordings.
May 17, 2019
Cadium Music signs writer/producer, Curtis Steve Martin. Martin, based in Las Vegas, has co-written on upcoming releases by Rachel Lorin, Otherwise and Santa Cruz. Previously, he engineered on The Backstreet Boys’ latest DNA, as well as work with Ozuna. More details on Martin’s projects in the near future.
April 30, 2019
In This Moment will be releasing additional vinyl of Blood this Friday (5/3/19). The release will come in two colors: “Red Smoke” and “Purple Marble.” Blood was originally released in 2012 and includes the four Kane Churko co-writes, “Comanche, “You’re Gonna Listen,” “Beast Within” and “Blood.” Blood, as well as the title cut have been certified gold in the U.S.
April 5, 2019
Cadium Music has signed Sean Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy’s reputation has been growing in the Las Vegas scene. Also known on social media as @AllTheSauce,” Kennedy works in various genres, including EDM and Hip Hop.
March 29, 2019
The new 9Electric album, Megalith, is out now. Megalith was co-written and produced by Shawn McGhee. The first single, “The Light,” was most added to Mainstream Rock this week, according to Billboard Magazine.
February 22, 2019
The first single from 9Electric’s new album, Megalith, is out now. “The Light” features Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies. Megalith comes out March 9. Shawn McGhee co-wrote and produced the album.
February 21, 2019
Red Dragon Cartel kicks off their North American tour in support of their new album, Patina, this Saturday in Reno, Nevada. The tour winds up March 31 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. For tour details, RedDragonCartel.com.
February 5, 2019
The new 9Electric album has a release date: March 29. Shawn McGhee co-wrote and produced the album.
February 1, 2019
Michael James is in production with Elliott Waits For No One members, creating new material for
C-Murder. The announcement was made last month. C-Murder (Corey Miller) had success in the 1990s and 2000s with releases such as Life Or Death. Miller is also the brother of Master P of No Limit Records. In 2002, Miller was accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2009. Last year, witnesses recanted their testimony and Miller is attempting to get a new trial. The recording sessions are taking place outside Chicago, EWFNO’s hometown.
January 9, 2019
Memphis May Fire’s new album, Broken, has been released and was co-written and produced by Kane Churko. Churko co-wrote all 10 tracks on the record. The first single is “The Old Me.” Churko also co-wrote, “Virus,” a one-off single previous to the release of Broken.
November 7, 2018
Hyro The Hero’s, “Bullet,” debuts on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart at number 39. The chart measures radio airplay. Shawn McGhee co-wrote the track.
November 2, 2018
Chester Rushing is in two films, both out today: The Haunting on Fraternity Row, a horror/slasher film and Monster Party, a thriller/suspense movie. Monster Party is in theaters, VOD and Digital HD. Fraternity Row is in selected theaters.
October 26, 2018
Skillet won a Dove Award in the category of best “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year,” last Sunday. The award went to the producers of Unleashed Beyond. Kane Churko co-produced and co-wrote the two tracks, “Out of Hell” and “Undefeated.” Unleashed Beyond includes bonus tracks to the 2016 release, Unleashed.
October 19, 2018
Chester Rushing is in the upcoming film, Monster Party, to be released November 2. The trailer is out now.
September 17, 2018
Chester Rushing is in two upcoming suspense/thrillers, Deadwax and Monster Party. Monster Party, also starring Robin Tunney, is due out October 1. Deadwax, which is currently making the festival circuit, is to be released VOD. Rushing, the Stranger Things alum, will also be in the upcoming film, Party Crasher.
September 12, 2018
9Electric’s new album, Megalith, will be released in early 2019. Shawn McGhee produced and co-wrote on the album. More details on Megalith as the release date comes into focus.
September 11, 2018
Cadium Music signs writer/producer/bassist Anthony Esposito. Esposito, an original member of Lynch Mob, co-wrote the first three studio Lynch Mob releases. Many of the tracks he co-wrote have been included on various rock compilations. Esposito went on to be Ace Frehley’s bass player and is currently a member of Red Dragon Cartel. Esposito co-wrote the upcoming RDC album, Patina, with Jake E. Lee. Anthony also has a thriving recording studio in Pennsylvania, Obscenic Arts.
August 24, 2018
Guitar World premieres the video to “Havana,” the first single from Red Dragon Cartel’s upcoming album, Patina. The album is due out November 9.
August 14, 2018
Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel’s first single, “Havana,” from the upcoming album, Patina, will be digitally released August 24. The CD version of the album will include the bonus track, “Punchclown.” The Japanese release of Patina will include an exclusive acoustic recording of “Havana.”
Halestorm’s new album, Vicious, debuted at number eight in both the U.S. and U.K. Kane Churko co-wrote the title track with the band.
July 27, 2018
Halestorm’s new album, Vicious, is out now. Kane Churko co-wrote the title cut.
Ace Frehley released a 12-inch EP that includes “Bronx Boy,” which was co-written with Ron Mancuso. While the white vinyl release appears to be in a few selected stores, it’s also available for download.
July 19, 2018
Red Dragon Cartel’s new album, Patina, is due for release, November 9. The Jake E. Lee-led project, includes new members, bassist Anthony Esposito (ex-Lynch Mob) and drummer Phil Varone (ex-Skid Row). Patina was recorded at Esposito’s Obscenic Arts Studio. Vocals include Darren James Smith.
June 29, 2018
Cisco DeLuna played on Randy Hauser’s upcoming album, due out on Stoney Creek Records later this year. Hauser, who has several charting singles at country radio, is on the road and De Luna has played back-up on some of those dates.
Shawn McGhee has two co-writes on the new Hyro The Hero album, “Flagged Channel,” out today. The two co-writes are the current single, “Bullet,” and “Closed Casket.”
June 18, 2018
Cadium Music has signed writer/producer, Shawn McGhee. McGhee co-wrote the lead single, “Bullet,” (out now) for the upcoming Hyro The Hero album, due June 29 (Century Media). The Michigan native is a life-long guitarist who engineered records for Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Hellyeah and others at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas. McGhee is currently working on several projects at his Artistry studio. Details forthcoming.
June 5, 2018
Havala, a country rock project lead by Mark Lorenzo, is out now. Uncle Sam’s Sham Shack, a five-song EP, includes the very country rock, “My Medicine,” as well as the pop-leaning “Friend of the Bride.”
June 1, 2018
Canadian country artist, Cory Marks, has co-written seven songs with Kane Churko for Cory’s upcoming album on Eleven Seven. Marks’ release will be the label’s first venture in the country genre.
May 31, 2018
RAMP (Real Artists and Music Production, aka, RAMP Music Media) has signed a deal with Jukin Media. RAMP writers Gerald O’Brien, Chris O’Brien, Jonathan Clark and Jay Lazaroff have already written cues for Jukin, including music for Eurosport. Jukin Media is a global leader in user-generated entertainment.
May 30, 2018
The tracks to Havala’s debut are “Moonshine and Lemonade,” “White Lightnin’,” “The Old Man and That Old Crow,” “My Medicine” and “Friend of the Bride.” “My Medicine” is the lead track and will be accompanied by a video, soon. The band showcases its more pop side with “Friend of the Bride.” Uncle Sam’s Sham Shack comes out June 5.
Halestorm’s new album is due out July 27. Kane Churko co-wrote the title track, “Vicious.”
May 29, 2018
The country rock project, Havala, is due out June 5. A five-song EP, the project is co-piloted by Scott Sojka, who co-wrote the songs. More to come.
May 25, 2018
Chester Rushing’s song, Cherry Bomb, is now available on iTunes. The track was co-written and produced by Esjay Jones.
May 22, 2018
For the fourth week in a row, “Zombie” by Bad Wolves is number one at Active Rock radio. Kane Churko mixed the song.
May 18, 2018
The new Five Finger Death Punch album, And Justice For None, is out now. Kane Churko has a co-write on the album with “I Refuse.”
May 11, 2018
“Zombie,” by Bad Wolves, has been certified gold in the U.S. The Cranberries cover is number one on the Active Rock chart two weeks in a row. The members of Bad Wolves donated earnings from the sales of the song to the children of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly in January. The track was mixed by Kane Churko.
May 4, 2018
Chester Rushing will be independently releasing a new song called “Cherry Bomb,” May 25. The track was co-written and produced by Esjay Jones.
May 1, 2018
Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries hit, “Zombie,” is atop the Active Rock charts. The song was mixed by Kane Churko. The track is also in the top five of Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
April 11, 2018
Chester Rushing has a role in the upcoming Hulu series, All Night. The show is available for streaming, beginning May 11.
March 16, 2018
Reverbnation calls Southbound 75 one of the year’s “Top Emerging Country Acts.” SB75 is lead by Mark Lorenzo.
March 13, 2018
The new studio album from Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None, is due out in May. Kane Churko has a co-write with “I Refuse.”
February 26, 2018
Chester Rushing is part of the upcoming documentary, Mixed. Chester has been actively promoting the film. More details coming soon.
February 15, 2018
RAMP Music Media has a song in an episode of Expedition Unknown (Travel Channel). The Chris O’Brien/Gerald O’Brien/Jonathan Clark/Jay Lazaroff composition, “What I Live For” originally aired last Wednesday (2/7/18), but should be running again (and often, we’re told) in the near future. The episode is “Great Women of Ancient Egypt.”
February 14, 2018
Chester Rushing has roles in two upcoming features and a starring role in a Hulu series. Rushing is in Monster Party and Party Crasher, both Horror films, due later this year. He will also be a lead in the new series comedy, All Night, which is scheduled to be released by Hulu this May.
January 22, 2018
Nick Helbling (Nikka Bling) gets his first number one with the Kristine W co-write, “Stars.” The number one is in Billboard’s Dance Club category. Helbling has written with Kristine in the past, including 2016’s charter, “Out There.”
December 11, 2017
Chester Rushing will be performing a short set with writer/producer, Esjay Jones, at the Palm Springs Hard Rock Hotel, Friday December 22. He will certainly be playing material from his current album, Halfway Across the Stars, and possibly some new songs. This will be Chester’s first public performance as a musical artist since re-locating to the L.A. area.
December 1, 2017
Five Finger Death Punch’s Greatest Hits album A Decade of Destruction is out now. The album includes the Kane Churko co-write, “Remember Everything.”
Kane Churko is mixing the new Memphis May Fire album. Churko also produced and has co-writes on the album.
The new Deuce album, Invincible, is out now. Kane Churko has two co-writes on the album, “Bad Attitude” and “Gone Tomorow Here Today.” Churko also produced the two songs.
November 3, 2017
Lorenzo’s “Nothin’ Left to Talk About” has been re-released. The song, co-written by Mark Lorenzo, has been released by upstart label, Pirateer Media Group. Nothin’ will be going to radio soon. This is a developing story.
October 30, 2017
Five Finger Death Punch will be releasing a Greatest Hits album, December 1. The album, A Decade of Destruction, includes the Kane Churko co-write, “Remember Everything.” The song was originally on FFDP’s American Capitalist.
A new FFDP studio album is to be released next Spring. Recorded last year, the sessions include Churko co-writes, as well.
October 27, 2017
Season Two of Stranger Things Released. The long-anticipated follow up to last year’s debut, includes the return of Chester Rushing as Tommy H.
Memphis May Fire are in the studio with Kane Churko writing for the band’s next album.
October 9, 2017
Jake E. Lee talks about making the new Red Dragon Cartel album and why RDC exists.
October 6, 2017
Cold Moon gets its theater debut. Chester Rushing as a role in the Griff Furst-helmed movie, starring Christopher Lloyd and Candy Clark.
October 3, 2017
The return of Jeepers Creepers 3. JP3 gets an encore screening, tomorrow (10/4), in theaters. Check availability through Fandango.com.
September 26, 2017
Jeepers Creepers 3 screens in Regal Cinema-owned theatres tonight only. Chester Rushing has a role in the film.
September 15, 2017
Stranger Things has announced its Season Two release date, which is October 27 (Netflix). Chester Rushing returns in his role as Tommy H.
September 12, 2017
Kane and Kevin Churko’s The Hideout Recording Studio has been nominated by Pro Sound for Studio of the Year. The Hideout, which is in Las Vegas, has been the recording home to Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Hellyeah, As Lions and Disturbed. The multi-room facility is a popular spot for artists who are in town and want a great environment to lay something down while they’re in town. Other clients include Black Shelton and Lady Gaga. The Pro Sound Awards will be held in London, September 28th.
September 5, 2017
Cold Moon, the Horror film directed by Griff Furst, has its release date. The Chester Rushing starrer, which includes Christopher Lloyd and Candy Clark, comes to theaters October 6. Between Cold Moon and Jeepers Creepers 3, Rushing will have two of his films released within a month (JP3 releases September 26).
September 4, 2017
Chester Rushing has a role in the upcoming film, Jeepers Creepers 3. While there was some controversy as to when and where the screening of the film would take place, Regal Cinemas is screening the film September 26. Here is the trailer.
August 29, 2017
One OK Rock’s Ambitions album has been certified double-platinum in Japan. Kane Churko co-wrote two songs on the Japanese release: “Make It Out Alive” and “Lost in Tonight.” He also produced the album. This is Churko’s first number one album in Japan.
August 25, 2017
While Party Crasher, Jeepers Creepers III and Monster Party await their release dates, Chester Rushing is currently shooting the new Hulu series, All Night. Rushing plays the role of Cody, who is a newly minted high school grad and consumed by a very eventful graduation party. All Night is slated for 10 episodes.
August 14, 2017
Kevin and Kane Churko have been nominated for a Dove Award as producers on Skillet’s Unleashed album. The nomination is in the Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year category. Brian Howes, Seth Mosley and Mike “X” O’Connor are also producers on the record. The Churkos co-wrote two of the songs on Unleashed, “Out of Hell” and “Undefeated.” The awards presentation is October 17.
August 11, 2017
Producer/Mixer, Michael James, answers questions in this Vintage King piece about gear, workflow and the opening of his new studio in the Bay Area.
June 20, 2017
The latest song from Memphis May Fire, “Virus” is making the rounds. Kane Churko co-wrote and produced the track. MMF’s current album is This Light I Hold (Rise).
June 16, 2017
VAMPS’ latest album Underworld is out now in the U.S. Co-written and produced by Kane Churko, the album was released in the band’s native Japan earlier this year.
May 26, 2017
Hired Gun had its Los Angeles screening, last night, at the London Hotel. The film was executive-produced by Five Finger Death Punch guitarist, Jason Hook. Think 20 Feet from Stardom, but about Sidemen/women who perform in rock bands. Interviews and archival footage with musicians such as Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and Jay Graydon (Steely Dan) dominate this documentary, which is both insightful and entertaining, end to end. After the screening was a great Q&A with many of the musicians featured in the film, which at times, resulted in some uproariously funny moments.
Hired Gun releases this Summer on Netflix.
May 17, 2017
The Blood album, by In This Moment, has been certified Gold. The 2012 release from Century Media also yielded the Gold single by the same name, earlier this year. Both Kevin and Kane Churko co-wrote on the album and Kevin produced.
Part of what got Blood to the Gold milestone was an additional rule set by the RIAA that credits 1,500 streams equaling one unit sold.
May 12, 2017
In This Moment has released the video to the first single of their upcoming album, Ritual. The track, “Oh Lord,” is a mid-tempo and is expected to be one of multiple singles from the album. Ritual is due July 21.
April 21, 2017
The first single from In This Moment’s upcoming album, Ritual is “Oh Lord.” No word yet on the release of the single. Kevin Churko co-wrote the song and produced. The album is due this Summer.
April 7, 2017
In This Moment’s, “Blood,” the single and title cut from ITM’s 2012 album, has been certified Gold. The song was co-written by Kevin and Kane Churko and produced by Kevin Churko.
March 17, 2017
Kevin and Kane Churko have co-writes on the upcoming albums from Five Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment. Kevin Churko produced both albums.
Disturbed completed their new album with Kevin Churko, in which Churko co-wrote and produced.
March 3, 2017
Logan, in which Chester Rushing has a role, is off to a very successful start in its opening week at the box office.
February 15, 2017
Kane Churko recently finished producing Japan’s VAMPS album. Churko also co-wrote the album.
January 20, 2017
As Lions album, Selfish Age, released today. Kane Churko co-wrote and produced it. Churko also co-wrote and produced the band’s EP, Aftermath, which was released late last year. Selfish Age includes tracks from the EP.
My Father Die, in which Chester Rushing has a role, is in theaters now.
January 5, 2017
Cadium Music has signed R.A.M.P. (Real Artists and Music Production). The collective of veteran composers are brothers Gerald and Chris O’Brien, Jay Lazaroff and Jonathan Clark. Individually and collectively, R.A.M.P has credits ranging from cuts with Kelsea Ballerini and Trace Adkins, to music for Oprah Winfrey’s daily talk show and The Steve Harvey show. Credits include all facets of music – film and television score (live action and animation), source cues, artist co-writes, commercials, record production and more.
R.A.M.P’s niche is delivering score with a more live band sound, bypassing the typical canned feel arguably what many believe is prevalent in many television productions. R.A.M.P’s focus will be in the area of Reality Television, but the O’Briens, Lazaroff and Clarke are open to working in all facets of music, as they have done for years.
January 3, 2017
Kevin and Kane Churko huddled with Five Finger Death Punch at The Hideout Studios through the holidays to complete the band’s next album. Kevin co-wrote and produced the record and Kane has two co-writes.
November 14, 2016
Kane Churko heads out on the road with Five Finger Death Punch to record the band’s live dates through November 22.
November 9, 2016
Chester Rushing has officially signed on for Season Two of Stranger Things. The Netflix hit series begins shooting, soon.
November 3, 2016
Drowning Pool kicks off their Not So Silent Night tour, November 18 and conclude in Dallas, December 23. Also on the bill are Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric and Red Tide Rising.
October 13, 2016
Chester Rushing has a role in the upcoming film, Logan X-Men. The studio has been circulating images from the Hugh Jackman starrer and some of them, including one of Rushing, can be found here. The movie is due for release, March 2017.
October 10, 2016
Kane Churko has seven co-writes on the upcoming As Lions EP, Aftermath. Churko co-wrote all the songs, as well as producing the EP, which is being released on Better Noise. As Lions is led by Austin Dickinson, son of Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden). Aftermath comes out this Friday. The band are currently on tour with Five Finger Death Punch.
August 24, 2016
Kristine W.’s, “Out There,” has cracked the Billboard Dance/Club top five at number four. “Out There” was co-written by Nick Helbling.
August 19, 2016
Gemini Syndrome’s new album, Momento Mori, is out today. The Kane Churko-produced record has two co-writes by Kane and Kevin Churko: “Remember We Die,” and “Sorry Not Sorry.”
August 16, 2016
The Kevin Churko-produced Skillet album, Unleashed, debuts in the Billboard Album Top 200 at number three. Kevin and Kane Churko co-wrote two songs on the album – “Undefeated” and “Out of Hell.”
August 10, 2016
Kristine W.’s “Out There” is in the Billboard Dance/Club top 10. “Out There” was co-written by Nick Helbling.
August 5, 2016
Skillet’s new album, Unleashed, is out. Kevin and Kane Churko have two co-writes, “Out of Hell” and “Undefeated.” Kevin Churko produced the album.
July 20, 2016
America’s Got Talent sensation, John Hetlinger, shared the stage with Drowning Pool recently at Chicago’s Open Air. Check out the performance.
July 15, 2016
Cadium writer, Chester Rushing, is in the new Netflix series, Stranger Things, which premiers today.
Kane Churko, who produced the debut of 9Electric’s The Damaged Ones, co-wrote the song, “Toxic Angel.” The album is out now.
June 6, 2016
Chester Rushing’s “Color of Sound” has been released as a remix by mixers Haxon and Rush. Popular on the European live EDM circuit, the duo has added their take on the track that was originally released last year on Rushing’s Halfway Across The Stars. The song is available free for a limited time.
June 3, 2016
The new Hellyeah album, Unden!able, releases today on Eleven Seven. The band’s latest, co-written and produced by Kevin Churko, includes “Human,” which is rising on the rock radio charts. The band also covers the Phil Collins hit, “I Don’t Care Anymore.”
June 2, 2016
Nikka Bling has two co-writes on the upcoming Kristine W. album, due out June 24. “Out There,” the first single, is one of Bling’s co-writes.
May, 25, 2016
Today, Activision releases the downloadable version of Papa Roach’s “Face Everything and Rise” for Guitar Hero. Song co-written and produced by Kane Churko.
May, 20, 2016
Drowning Pool’s “Hell to Pay” is in the upcoming documentary, The Epic Mile, about a military veteran overcoming chronic pain from injuries sustained from active duty, by embarking on a 2,650 all-terrain hike.
April, 20, 2016
For the seventh week in a row, “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed is at number one at rock radio. Produced by Kevin Churko.
April, 12, 2016
In This Moment have released their latest video, “The Fighter,” which was reviewed favorably by Loudwire. Fighter, arguably the best song on ITM’s latest album, Black Widow, was co-written by Nikka Bling, Michael Spadoni and Kevin Churko. Spadoni also provides piano, the central instrument on the song. No word from ITM’s label, Atlantic Records, as to when the song will be released to radio.
“The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed remains at number one at rock radio for the sixth week in a row.
April, 6, 2016
Disturbed’s cover of “The Sound of Silence” stays atop the rock charts for the fifth week in a row.
Two Churko co-writes are in the rock Top 10: Papa Roach’s “Falling Apart” by Kane Churko and Five Finger Death Punch’s “My Nemisis” by Kevin Churko.
In This Moment to release “The Fighter” to radio. The video for the song has been completed. “The Fighter” is from the band’s latest album, Black Widow. Song co-written by Nikka Bling, Michael Spadoni and Kevin Churko.
March 30, 2016
The Kevin Churko-produced, “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed remains number one at rock radio for the fourth week in a row.
March 23, 2016
For the third week in a row, Disturbed’s cover of “The Sound of Silence” is number one at rock radio. Both the song and album continue to rise on the retail charts.
The Kane Churko co-write of Papa Roach’s “Falling Apart” enters the rock radio top 10.
March 16, 2016
“The Sound of Silence,” covered by Disturbed, remains at number one at rock radio for the second week in a row. The Kevin Churko-produced track rises to 76 on the Billboard Hot 100.
March 9, 2016
Disturbed’s cover of Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence” reaches the number one spot at rock radio. The song has been fueling sales of the band’s latest album, Immortalized. Produced by Kevin Churko, the song is also rising on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, currently at #81.
February 16, 2016
Chester Rushing is Special Guest star on tonight’s episode of NCIS: New Orleans.
February 12, 2016
Cadium Music Publishing has signed Drowning Pool. The Texas hard rock band, known for their hit, “Bodies,” released their new album, Hellelujah, February 5 (eOne). The first single off the album, “By the Blood,” is currently rising on the Active Rock charts. Drowning Pool are on tour now.
February 8, 2016
Kevin Churko’s, The Hideout Recording Studio, has moved. Technically, Churko purchased the world-class Audio Mixhouse, located in Henderson, NV. After The Hideout’s massive growth over the last few years due to the influx of clients, the new location boasts four studios, as well as a writing room. The expansion of The Hideout further solidifies the studio and its operations as the go-to recording facility in the Las Vegas area.
February 3, 2016
It has been announced that Rock Band will be adding the Five Finger Death Punch/Kevin Churko co-write, “Got Your Six,” to it’s line-up, February 16.
January 20, 2016
Kevin Churko co-write, “Wash It All Away,” by Five Finger Death Punch, stays at number one at rock radio for the second week. Disburbed’s, “The Light,” remains at number two. Both songs remain in the top two positions for the seventh week in a row.
January 15, 2016
Rock Band has licensed two Disturbed/Kevin Churko songs for download: “The Vengeful One” and “Immortalized.” Both songs are available on Rock Band 4, now.
January 13, 2016
Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wash It All Away” becomes the new number one at rock radio. Disturbed’s “The Light” slips to the number two spot. Both songs sit atop the rock radio charts for the sixth week in a row.
January 5, 2016
For the fifth week in a row, Disturbed’s “The Light” and Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wash It All Away” hold the number one and two spots at rock radio. Both songs co-written by Kevin Churko.
January 4, 2016
Activision continues to license Kevin and Kane Churko songs for Guitar Hero. Songs recently licensed include “The Light,” (Disturbed) and currently the number one song at rock radio, “Wash It All Away” (Five Finger Death Punch) and currently number two at rock radio, “Moth” (Hellyeah), “Face Everything and Rise” (Papa Roach), “Blood” and “Sick Like Me” (In This Moment). All songs are available for download for the online version of the game.
December 30, 2015
Disturbed and Five Finger Death Punch continue their reign at the top of rock radio, taking the first two spots for the fourth week in a row.
December 23, 2015
Disturbed’s, “The Light,” and Five Finger Death Punch’s, “Wash It All Away,” continue their stronghold on the rock radio charts, holding on to the top two spots, respectively.
December 15, 2015
For the second week in a row, Disturbed’s, “The Light,” and Five Finger Death Punch’s, “Wash It All Away,” remain number one and two on the rock radio charts.
December 9, 2015
Guitar Hero has licensed Five Finger Death Punch’s “Jekyll and Hyde” for its GHTV edition. The song is available now.
December 8, 2015
Disturbed’s, “The Light,” and Five Finger Death Punch’s, “Wash It All Away,” take the top two spots at rock radio this week. Airplay of “The Light” has had a significant effect on Disturbed’s, Immortalized, as the album has been spiking in recent weeks.
December 1, 2015
Two Kevin Churko co-writes remain in the top five at rock radio this week with Disturbed’s “The Light” rising to number two and Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wash It All Away” moving to number four.
November 27, 2015
Chester Rushing is currently shooting the Netflix series Stranger Things with Winona Ryder, in Atlanta, to air next year.
November 18, 2015
“Hell to Pay,” from Five Finger Death Punch’s new album, Got Your Six, will be heard in tonight’s episode of Supernatural on the CW. The song was co-written by Kevin Churko.
November 4, 2015
Gemini Syndrome have begun working on their new album at The Hideout Studio with Kane Churko behind the board.
November 2, 2015
Escape The Fate cover the Papa Roach/Kevin and Kane Churko song, “Breaking Me Down.” The song was written for the latest Papa Roach album, F.E.A.R., but the tune didn’t make it onto the record. The song on ETF’s new album, Hate Me, was released last week on Eleven Seven.
October 30, 2015
Musician/actor, Chester Rushing, has a role in the upcoming series, South of Hell. The show debuts on the WE tv, November 27.
October 2, 2015
Kane Churko has a co-write on the just-released New Years Day album, Malevolence. The song, “Suffer,” has been getting some nice mentions from fans, as well as the media.
September 23, 2015
Gemini Syndrome will be recording their next record with writer/producer, Kane Churko. The band are currently on the road with Avatar and will enter The Hideout Studio with Kane, later this year. Gemini Syndrome have signed to Another Century and their new album is expected to be released sometime next year.
September 16, 2015
Five Finger Death Punch’s Got Your Six debuts on the Billboard album top 200 chart. This is the fourth disc from FFDP that debuts at number two. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the album.
September 1, 2015
Disturbed’s new album, Immortalized, debuts at #1 on the Billboard album charts. While debuting at #1 is nothing new to the band (this is their fifth straight debut at #1), it is the first album that Kevin Churko has co-written and/or produced, that has opened at the #1 spot. Churko co-wrote on all the tracks. Helping to fuel sales, is Disturbed’s first single, “The Vengeful One,” which was also a #1 at rock radio.
August 21, 2015
Cadium Music has a potent week at rock radio with three songs in the top 10. “The Vengeful One,” from Disturbed, makes it to the #1 spot, while Five Finger Death Punch’s new single, “Jekyll and Hyde,” and Papa Roach’s, “Gravity,” also hover in the upper reaches of the charts. All songs co-written by Kevin Churko.
August 9, 2015
After a string of successful shos as the opener for bands such as 5 Seconds of Summer, Chester Rushing headlines the Ridlea Music Festival in Forth Worth, TX, Saturday, August 15.
July 6, 2015
Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed both have a great week at rock radio, entering the Top 10. FFDP’s, “Jekyll and Hyde,” and Disturbed’s, “The Vengeful One,” both acquire significant spins at the format.
June 23, 2015
Shrowded in secrecy for months, Disturbed went into the studio to record their long-awaited album with Kevin and Kane Churko. The new set, which is due out later this year, was recorded at the Churko’s The Hideout the last quarter of 2014. The first single is “The Vengeful One.” Kevin co-wrote the album, which will have up to 19 songs, depending on the configuration of the release. More details on Disturbed’s record, soon.
June 5, 2015
In This Moment will be part of the next episode of Murder in the First. The band performs the Kevin Churko co-write, “Sick Like Me.” The episode airs this Monday (6/8) on TNT.
May 19, 2015
Five Finger Death Punch’s new album, Got Your Six, is due out August 28. The album, recorded by Kevin and Kane Churko, will be going with “Jeckyll and Hyde” as the first single. Look for FFDP, Papa Roach and In This Moment to band together for upcoming dates this summer.
May 11, 2015
New signing, Chester Rushing, has upcoming shows in Texas, including opening for Dave Matthews Band at Gexa Energy Pavillion in Dallas, May 15. For all of Chester’s upcoming shows, click here. On the film side, Rushing starred in Don’t Look in the Basement 2, which received a great audience reaction at the Dallas Film Festival, earlier this year.
Five Finger Death Punch wrapped up their new album with Kevin and Kane Churko. Got Your Six, recorded at The Hideout, is due out later this year.
April 13, 2015
Five Finger Death Punch, once again, scores Gold in the U.S. with The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1. This is the fourth Gold album by the Las Vegas group, the last three with Kevin Churko as writer/producer. Kane Churko also contributed to the album, co-writing “M.I.N.E. End This Way.” Sales of Vol. 1 were fueled by the title track, which reached #1 at rock radio. The album is currently in the Billboard Top 200 Albums and has been on that chart for 61 weeks.
March 12, 2015
After reaching #1 on the FMQB Active Rock chart last week, Kane Churko’s co-write with Papa Roach, “Face Everything and Rise,” goes to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
March 6, 2015
Kane Churko notches his first rock radio #1 with Papa Roach’s “Face Everything and Rise.” The top position for the track as reflected by FMQB, had been months in the making, being released to radio last year. Churko co-wrote and produced seven of the 12 songs on the F.E.A.R. album.
January 16, 2014
Cadium Music Publishing has signed Nikka Bling. Bling brought his song, “The Fighter,” to Kevin Churko and In This Moment, which is easily ITM’s most commercial song on Black Widow and one of the band’s most commercial songs in its catalog. Bling also had a hand in writing “Be Right There,” for rising teen artist, MattyB. More on Nikka Bling as things develop.
December 15, 2014
Five Finger Death Punch’s “Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell” is #1 at Rock radio. “Wrong Side,” co-written by Kevin Churko, is FFDP’s fourth #1 at the format. The video also fueled the song’s rise to the top of the chart partly to it’s emotional message of the mistreatment and neglect of America’s servicemen. The video to “Wrong Side” was directed by Nick Peterson.
December 12, 2014
Mark Lorenzo has dipped his toes in Country water with the creation of his project, Southbound 75. The band recently signed with Atlanta-based, CBM records and have almost an entire album already in the can. Southband 75 are looking to release its debut in the first quarter of next year. More details coming as they develop.
November 28, 2014
In This Moment’s, Black Widow, debuts on the Billboard album chart at #8.
October 23, 2014
In This Moment has released its official video to “Sick Like Me.” Their new album, Black Widow, comes out November 17th.
October 22, 2014
Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R. album comes out January 27th, but the band has made “Warriors,” one of the songs on the new release, available to stream. The track was co-written and produced by Kane Churko.
October 9, 2014
The new Papa Roach album, F.E.A.R., was recently completed and is due out early 2015. F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise) was co-written and produced by Kevin and Kane Churko. Normally, the Churkos write with artists in a collaborative effort, but due to heavy activity at Kevin’s Hideout Studio, each Churko co-wrote and produced a part of the album independently of the other. No worries, though, as the band have been vocal about how well the record came out.
Look for the first single, “Face Everything and Rise,” to be released before the end of the year. The song was also co-written by Kane Churko.
September 25, 2014
Otherwise’s new album, Peace At All Costs, had a strong first week, debuting at #49 on the Billboard album charts.
Kane Churko has to co-writes on the Las Vegas rockers’ release: “Coming for the Throne” and “The Other Side of Truth.”
September 10, 2014
In This Moment’s first single from Black Widow, is “Sick Like Me,” and is out now. Black Widow, releases November 18.
September 8, 2014
In This Moment has wrapped up recording their Atlantic debut. The new album, Black Widow, includes co-writes by both Kevin and Kane Churko. Kevin, like the past two ITM records, produced. No release date scheduled, yet.
August 18, 2014
Five Finger Death Punch drop new video for “Wrong Side of Heaven.” Fresh exposure to the song, dedicated to military vets, results in both “Heaven” albums to re-enter the Billboard Album 200.
August 1, 2014
September Mourning (Virgin) will include two co-writes by Kane Churko. Look for the album to be released September 30.
July 14, 2014
Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel take it’s act to Japan after a successful run in Europe. Guest artists on the album include Robin Zander and Tom Peterson (Cheap Trick) Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Sass Jordan. Kane Churko co-wrote a few of the tracks with Jake and RDC member, Ron Mancuso.
June 27, 2014
Kevin and Kane Churko are in the studio working on the new In This Moment album at The Hideout. The new album will be its first on Atlantic. No word on a release date, but it’s possible the record could be out by the end of the year.
May 12, 2014
Cadium Music signs writer/artist Rodrigo Navarro. Navarro just released his solo album, Adios, earlier this year. The guitarist was a member of Santo Incocente. Updates on Rodrigo, forthcoming in this page.
April 25, 2014
Gemini Syndrome’s, “Stardust,” reaches #1 on Sirius for the second straight week. Check out the video: https://twitter.com/SIRIUSXM/status/459732509308497921. “Stardust” was co-written by Kevin Churko.
Five Finger Death Punch’s,”Lift Me Up,” wins Song of the Year at this year’s Golden Gods Awards. The song was co-written by Kevin Churko. This year’s GGA’s was held in Los Angeles.
April 1, 2014
Hellyeah received plenty of activity this past weekend with the limited free download of the song, “Cross to Bier,” on iTunes. The retail release of the track comes out today. The album, “Blood For Blood,” comes out June 10.
March 31, 2014
Hellyeah’s record label, Eleven Seven, ran a sneak promotion of the lead track from the band’s new album, Blood for Blood. The promotion of “Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones),” happened Friday and Saturday (3/21 and 3/28) as a free download on iTunes. The track quickly drew close to 10,000 downloads during the promo period and went on to sell many more. BfB, which includes “Bier,” along with other Kevin and Kane Churko co-writes, releases in June.
March 4, 2014
Lorenzo are gearing up for more shows. The guys will be hitting Detroit, Ardmore, Arlington, VA and Tampa. Check out the details on the Lorenzo page.
February 5, 2014
Kane Churko gets his second Juno nomination, for his work with Kevin Churko on Five Finger Death Punch’s The Wrong Side of Heaven..Vol. 1 and Gemini Syndrome’s Lux.
Team Churko are in the studio with Papa Roach, most likely into next month. After a very brief respite, the Churko’s welcome In This Moment to record their follow up to Blood.
February 4, 2014
Kevin Churko nabs yet another Juno nomination for Engineer of the Year. More details, as they come in. The Juno Awards presentation airs Sunday, March 30.
January 10, 2014
Hellyeah are wrapping up their latest album with Kevin Churko at The Hideout. The album is tentively scheduled for a second quarter release on Eleven Seven Music.
In This Moment will be releasing a special edition of Blood, January 21. The album features bonus tracks and a DVD of one of their live concerts in 2013.
December 6, 2013
“Battle Born,” from Five Finger Death Punch’s The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2, has hit the #1 spot on the BDS Active Rock Charts. The track is also catching fire on various Billboard charts.
November 8, 2013
Gemini Syndrome’s, “Stardust (co-written and produced by Kevin Churko),” debuts on the Billboard
Mainstream Rock chart at #39. The track, from the album, Lux, has been steadily rising on the BDS Active Radio charts, as well.
Kane Churko is working with Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel at The Hideout studio. The band recently signed to Frontiers.
October 1, 2013
The second installment of Five Finger Death Punch’s The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell comes out November 19. Vol. 2 leads off with “Battle Born.” The song has been chosen for the upcoming season of AXS.TV’s MMA fights, kicking off Friday, October 5. Kevin Churko co-wrote “Battle Born” and produced the album. Kane Churko engineered and has a co-write, as well.
August 8, 2013
Cadium Music has signed Kane Churko. Kane is known in rock circles as the engineer at The Hideout Recording Studio, in Las Vegas, as well as writing songs such as “Rembember Everything,” with Five Finger Death Punch, and has various co-writes with In This Moment. The son of writer/producer, Kevin Churko, Kane co-wrote “Infected” with hot new Century Media act, Eyes Set To Kill.
Kane has other projects in the pipeline and news about his latest work will be posted as soon as it comes in.
July 30, 2013
The new Five Finger Death Punch album, The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 is out now. The album features guests such as Tech N9ne, Maria Brink (of In This Moment), Max Cavalera and, of course, Rob Halford. While Vol. 1 makes its way into world’s ears, Vol. 2 is being readied for a release to be determined. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the album and Cadium’s newest signing, Kane Churko, co-wrote the track, “M.I.N.E. (End This Way).”
June 16, 2013
Nice piece in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Team Churko.
May 16, 2013
Five Finger Death Punch released it’s first single this week from their upcoming (double) album. “Lift Me Up” includes guest vocalist, Rob Halford. In the weeks leading up to the release of “Lift,” FFDP hinted that there would be a few surprises on the new album and one of them was revealed when Halford joined the band on stage to sing the new song at the Golden Gods Awards earlier this month. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the track. FFDP’s new album(s) is due later this year.
April 21, 2013
Kevin Churko wins his fourth Juno for Engineer of the Year! This win is extra special as his son, Kane Churko, shared in the award as co-engineer (it is Kane’s first Juno nomination and award). The Junos for Team Churko go for their work on In This Moment’s song, “Blood” and Five Finger Death Punch’s, “Coming Down.” Kevin was also nominated in the Producer of the Year category.
April 17, 2013
Lorenzo is hitting the road in May. The tour will concentrate on the midwest and the east coast. The tour kicks off Memorial Weekend at the Backwoods Bash in Tulsa. Tour dates listed on Lorenzo’s band page.
Gemini Syndrome’s new release should be out June/July. Still no release date. Kevin Churko co-wrote seven songs on the album.
February 21, 2013
The Junos have been kind to Kevin Churko. The multi-nominated and two-time award winner has been (along with his son, Kane) nominated as Producer of the Year for In This Moment’s Blood album, as well as in the Engineering category for his work on Five Finger Death Punch’s American Capitalist. Churko’s previous awards were for his engineering work on Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Rain and Simon Collins’
February 16, 2013
Five Finger Death Punch is back at The Hideout with Kevin Churko recording their new album.
February 14, 2013
Kevin Churko has co-written and produced the upcoming Gemini Syndrome album. Songs include Pleasure and Pain (the lead track and video), Babylon and Left of Me, among others. No news on the album release date, yet, but the band are currently on the road with Mushroomhead.
January 8, 2013
Cisco continues writing new material for various projects with Rodrigo Navarro (formally of Santo Inocente). DeLuna is also writing and producing new material for Tawny Ellis
Cisco is set to work with Steve Reynolds later this month.
January 6, 2013
Five Finger Death Punch is listed by Artist Direct as having one of the most anticipated albums for 2013. Currently, Kevin Churko is writing with the band for the upcoming album. The new release could be out as early as this summer.In This Moment named by Amazon as one of its Rising Stars.
November 16, 2012
Lorenzo have two upcoming dates with Fuel, in Florida, November 24-25. The band is huddling in Cincinnati this weekend for rehearsals. Ticket information at Lorenzo’s band page.
October 5, 2012
Lorenzo’s physical release of Ignition is out today. The Digital version is coming soon. Stay tuned…
October 3, 2012
The physical release of Lorenzo’s Ignition album has been bumped up to this Friday, October 5th.
The digital release will be available shortly thereafter. Updates on the digital will be posted here.
“Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet,” the lead track, was mixed by Kane Churko (Ozzy, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment).
October 2, 2012
Lorenzo have completed their new album, Ignition, which will be a Cadium Recordings co-release with Male Dog. The lead track is “I’m Not Ready to Say I’m Sorry Yet,” which will be accompanied by a video. More details of the release, as they come in.
September 26, 2012
Five Finger Death Punch has scored its third Gold album and its second with writer/producer, Kevin Churko. (The Churko co-written/produced “War Is The Answer” also went Gold.) “American Capitalist” hits the half-million plateau with the help of strong airplay of “Under and Over It” and “Coming Down,” both having strong chart activity at Active Rock. ‘Capitalist’ hit the Gold standard in less than a year from its release, making it the fastest selling 5FDP album.
August 23, 2012
Kevin Churko has his mark on several releases out now. In This Moment’s, “Blood” debuts at #15 on the Billboard album chart. It is ITM’s highest album debut. Kevin co-wrote and produced the album. Next is Otherwise, which have been on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for 13 weeks. Churko co-wrote the song, “Lighhouse,” with the band. And Canadian hard rockers, Kobra And The Lotus have released their new album in several territories outside Canada (but not in the U.S., yet).
June 13, 2012
Cisco DeLuna and members of The Green Car Motel (Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes) are writing for GCM’s new album.
Kobra And The Lotus song, “Forever One,” out now on Simmons/Universal. Kevin Churko co-wrote the tune.
The upcoming In This Moment album, “Blood,” written and produced by Kevin Churko, is due out August 14. “Blood” is also the first single.
April 2, 2012
Kevin Churko’s month of April consists of recording Gemini Syndrome and then two songs with All That Remains.
March 15, 2012
Kevin and Kane Churko are working with rapper, MattyB. The Georgia native just released a new song (written and produced by the Churkos) and video, “That’s the Way.”
February 19, 2012
Kevin Churko is finishing up some sessions with In This Moment for their next album. Recording is taking place at The Hideout.
February 1, 2012
Lorenzo is recording for their next album. With the band spread out over the Southeast, the production process has been unique, to say the least, but the early recordings sound great. Kane Churko (Kevin’s son) has been called on to mix at least part of the album.
November 18, 2011
Austria played one of their biggest Buenos Aires club shows ever, performing to over 500 people, last night. The band won over the Ciudad Cultural Konex audience, as the opener for Lisandro Aristimuño.
November 10, 2011
Austria offers a snippet of their documentary about their Southern California tour. Check it out.
October 12, 2011
Lorenzo’s “Nothin’ Left to Talk About’ is chosen for ESPN.com’s “Music In The Life,” which is music geared for Saturday College Football.
October 11, 2011
The new Five Finger Death punch album, American Capitalist releases today. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the album at his studio, The Hideout.
August 10, 2011
The first single, “Under and Over It,” from Five Finger Death Punch’s new album, is out now.
American Capitalist drops in October. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the album. Read all about it and have a listen in Revolver.
July 6, 2011
Kevin Churko has finished production on the new Five Finger Death Punch album. Aside from producing, Kevin has 10 co-writes on the album. His son, Kane, also co-penned the track “Remember Everything,” with dad.
June 21, 2011
Austria launches a new blog, AustriaLaBanda.com, that cohesively integrates their many web pages and is also very inter-active for their fans.
Jun 8, 2011
Congratulations to Five Finger Death Punch and Kevin Churko for going Gold! FFDP’s album, “War Is The Answer,” has sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and has been certified Gold. Kevin co-wrote on the album and also produced it.
June 3, 2011
Kevn Churko is finishing recording the new Five Finger Death Punch album.
May 5, 2011
The new Emerson Drive album has been released. The greatest hits package, “Decade of Drive,” includes the Kevin Churko co-write, “Let Your Love Speak.” Kevin also produced the track.
March 26, 2011
Kevin Churko has won his third Juno! His award is for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s Scream. This is Kevin’s second award for his work with Ozzy. His first Juno was for his engineering the Black Rain album. Kevin’s other Juno was for his work on Simon Collins’ U-Catastrophe.
March 4, 2011
Kevin Churko is back in the studio with Five Finger Death Punch to record the follow up to “War Is The Answer.”
March 3, 2011
Austria will be performing at the Trova Rosarina festival, March 7. Details in the Cadium Recordings page.
February 3, 2001
Kevin Churko receives Juno nomination for “Recording Engineer of the Year” for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s Scream. This is Kevin’s fourth Juno nom. He has all ready won two Junos for his work on Ozzy’s Black Rain and Simon Colins’ U-Catastrophe.
January 6, 2011
Hinder’s “All American Nightmare,” co-written by Kevin Churko, will air in tomorrow (Friday, 1/7) night’s episode of Medium.
December 21, 2010
Kevin Churko just completed co-writing and producing a song for the next Emerson Drive album. Details about the song to be announced soon.
December 17, 2010
Lautaro Gonzalez de Cap of Austria taped an interview with Pablo Lopez of Amplitude Alternativ for radio station KFUT 1270AM (Palm Springs, CA). The interview airs on Sunday’s show (8-10pm), as well as on www.1270kfut.com. The show, however, cannot be heard outside the U.S. on Sunday’s broadcast, but can be heard worldwide when it is re-broadast on the web Tuesday (12/21) 10am and 5pm.
December 7, 2010
Five Finger Death Punch’s “Far From Home” will be featured in tomorrow’s broadcast of “Criminal Minds.” The song was co-written by Kevin Churko.
December 2, 2010
Ozzy Osbourne receives a Grammy nomination in the Best Hard Rock Performance category for his album, Scream. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced it.
November 16, 2010
Kevin Churko is currently in the studio producing three songs for country artist, Emerson Drive. The guys are working out of Churko’s “The Hideout” studios, in Las Vegas.
November 10, 2010
Hinder’s lead single and title track, “All American Nightmare,” co-written by Kevin Churko, is swiftly rising up the Rock Radio charts. The album is scheduled to be released December 7.
October 18, 2010
Kevin Churko has completed writing and producing the new Hinder album. Kevin has two co-writes on the album. A release date for the album has yet to be announced.
September 30, 2010
The release date of Austria’s album, Nada, gets pushed up by a few weeks and is out now.
September 7, 2010
The Austria album, Nada, will be released in Argentina, October 16. The release date will coincide with a record release performance at C.E.C., in their hometown of Rosario.
August 27, 2010
Habana Eva, a film co-scored by Cisco DeLuna, has been making its rounds at festivals, including the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, where it took top honors. The film was directed by Fina Torres, who directed Woman on Top, starring Penelope Cruz.
July 27, 2010
Debut album from Austria to get dual release. Details in Record Company section.
June 28, 2010
Kevin Churko is in the studio producing the next Hinder album. There is a chance he will be writing songs with the band, as well.
June 19, 2010
The new In This Moment album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, releases July 13. Kevin Churko co-wrote and produced the album.
June 18, 2010
After many delays, Suonix Records plans to release Green Car Motel in August. Cisco DeLuna has two co-writes on the album.
June 4, 2010
Kevin Churko has co-written the upcoming In This Moment album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, which is due out in July.
March 3, 2010
Kevin Churko is nominated twice for a Juno for Producer of the Year. The first is for his work on In This Moment’s The Dream and for his work for Las Vegas rockers, Modern Science. Churko is all ready a two-time Juno Award winner for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Rain and Simon Collins’ U-Catastrophe.
September 16, 2009
Cisco DeLuna contributed to the score of The Judge and the General, which was nominated for an Emmy award. The documentary, about the trial of dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998, is a candidate in the Outstanding Historical Programming – Long Form category. The program first aired on the PBS segment, “POV” last summer. The Emmy Awards take place September 20 in Los Angeles.
September 9, 2009
The show in which Austria performed is called “45 db.”
In addition to performances by the band, there are interviews with the guys, as well, which we hope to obtain soon.
Kevin Churko co-wrote two songs with Five Finger Death Punch, which will appear on the band’s new album, “War is the Answer,” out next week. The songs are “Bulletproof” and “Far From Home.” The album is available at a pre-sale price now.
September 8, 2009
Austria recently taped a show for Argentine television. The show will be broadcast tomorrow (Wednesday) night, 10pm local time. To see excerpts of the show, check out the performances on You Tube.
July 13, 2009
Kevin Churko co-wrote one tune on the new Adelitas Way album. The song, “So What If You Go,” lands on the group’s Virgin Records debut, which releases tomorrow. Kevin also produced part of the album.
June 23, 2009
Former Lizzy Borden guitarist Ira Black joins Lorenzo. Black, who joined the band last week, played one of his first dates with the guys performing at the MMA Big Show, which airs in the coming weeks.
May 10, 2009
Kevin Churko is in the studio with hard rockers Finger Finger Death Punch. Kevin is producing at least part of the album, in a studio in Las Vegas.
April 9, 2009
The Green Car Motel will be releasing their first album on Switzerland’s Suonix Records. The disc will include two Cisco DeLuna co-writes: “Debestar” and “Destino de Abril.” Suonix plans to release the album later this year in both Europe and Japan.
March 29, 2009
Kevin Churko wins Juno for Engineer of the Year! Kevin wins his second Juno (his first was last year for engineering Ozzy Osbourne’s “Black Rain”) for his work on the Simon Collins album, “U-Catastrophe.” Churko was specifically awarded for his recording of the songs “Disappearing” and “The Big Bang,” both of which he co-wrote with Simon.
March 16, 2009
Ozzy Osbourne co-writer/producer, Kevin Churko has written the theme song for the upcoming Ozzy TV show, “Osbournes: Reloaded.” The show debuts Tuesday, March 31 on Fox.
Kevin is also writing new material with Ozzy for the follow-up to “Black Rain.” Kevin will also produce the album.
February 3, 2009
Kevin Churko receives another Juno nomination for Engineer of the Year for his work on the Simon Collins album,”U-Catastrophe.” This is the third nomination for Kevin. His other nominations came last year for Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year, for Ozzy Osbourne’s “Black Rain.” Kevin went on to win the Juno for Engineer of the Year. The Juno Awards will be held in Vancouver, March 29th.
November 20, 2008
New Signing – Austria signs to Cadium. The bilingual rock band from Argentina recently completed its first album. More details coming soon, but you can listen to some tracks at their myspace page.
August 19, 2008
Cisco DeLuna’s instrumentation of the score for the PBS documentary “The Judge and the General”, premiers tonight at 10pm. For future broadcasts of the program, go to: POV/JudgeandtheGeneral
July 18, 2008
The digital release of Simon Collins’ “U-Catastrophe” (Razor & Tie) is set for August 19th. Co-written and co-produced by Kevin Churko, check out a sneak peak of the album that includes songs such as “Powerless” and “The Good Son”, at Simon’s webpage: myspace.com/simoncollins
April 5, 2008
Kevin Churko wins Juno! Congratulations to Kevin for being awarded his first Juno for Recording Engineer of the Year for Ozzy Osbourne’s “I Don’t Wanna Stop” and “The Almighty Dollar” from the “Black Rain” album.
March 24, 2008
Cisco DeLuna is wrapping up the score for “A Bed for Eva” and is writing additional song cues for the film.
March 4, 2008
Kevin Churko has wrapped up production of the new Simon Collins album for Razor & Tie. Kevin co-wrote the album with Simon, as well.
February 5, 2008
Congratulations to Kevin Churko for his two Juno nominations! Kevin is nominated for Recording Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s “Black Rain”. Catch the Juno Awards Sunday April 6th.
February 4, 2008
Cisco DeLuna begins co-scoring the next Fina Torres film, “A Bed for Eva” with Barbara Cohen. Torres directed “Woman on Top”, starring Penélope Cruz. “Eva” is a Venezuelan picture that takes place in Cuba.