07.14.09

Syrym Unveils Music Video For “Ugly On The Inside”

Posted in Press Releases, Syrym News at 12:01 am by Jeffrey

Video Now Available On YouTube

Oakland, California—July 14, 2009—Melodic hard rock band Syrym (www.syrym.com) today released their first music video, for the song “Ugly On The Inside.” The song has become a popular download on iTunes, and the video is available for viewing on YouTube’s Syrym Channel at www.youtube.com/SyrymOfficial.

“Ugly On The Inside” deals with the issues of depression and self-esteem, and turns the inner-beauty cliché on its head with lyrics that state, “They only see my disguise, they can’t see that I am ugly on the inside.”

Syrym features two members of the rock group Babylon A.D., guitarist Ron Freschi and drummer Jamey Pacheco, along with vocalist Jeffrey Winslow and bassist Rich Talley. Their debut album is available on iTunes (www.itunes.com/syrym/syrym), Amazon (www.amazon.com/Syrym/dp/B001EHAADU), CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com/cd/syrym), and many other online music retailers.

The video was directed by Tony Williams of Music Star Productions (www.musicstarproductions.com), and features actress and model Anjulia (www.anjulia.vpweb.com).

For more information, or to hear samples of all the songs from Syrym’s self-titled debut album, visit www.syrym.com.

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01.14.09

Syrym Selected Best New Band Of 2008

Posted in Press Releases at 11:50 am by Jeffrey

Fans Choose Unsigned Rockers From Impressive Field
In HardRockHideout.com Readers’ Poll

Oakland, California—January 14, 2009—In a surprise as big as their debut album, unsigned melodic hard rock band Syrym (www.syrym.com) was today named Best New Band of 2008 in the HardRockHideout.com Readers’ Poll. The band, buoyed by enthusiastic reviews and heavy online radio airplay, received the nod over an impressive field of rock groups making their mark in 2008. Fans from all over the world were able to vote in the two-week poll, which ended January 3, 2009.

Competition was fierce from bands such as Airbourne, Pop Evil, Million Dollar Reload, Saints of the Underground, Jaded Sun, and Badmouth, with the final few days becoming a battle between Irish rockers Jaded Sun and California hard rock act, Syrym.

Syrym features the heavy riffing and soaring solos of guitar hero Ron Freschi (Babylon A.D.); the raw, soulful vocals of Jeffrey Winslow; Jamey Pacheco (Babylon A.D.) pounding the drums; and Rich Talley laying the foundation on bass.

The sound of Syrym’s 12-song, self-titled debut is a cross between the late eighties/early nineties rock of artists such as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Lynch Mob, and Babylon A.D., and the modern hard rock of bands like Velvet Revolver. The album is available on CD at CDBaby.com, ImpulseMusic.com, WishingWellOnline.com, Amazon.com, and other online retailers, as well as for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3.com, Rhapsody, Napster, and Shockhound.

“Bring It On (Go Down Fighting),” one of the tracks on the new CD, was recently featured during the television broadcast of a hockey game between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks.

Freschi, who is responsible for the memorable guitar work on Babylon A.D. songs including “Bang Go The Bells,” produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the album at Hatrix Media Studios (www.hatrixmedia.com) in Tracy, California.

For more information, or to hear samples of all the songs from Syrym’s self-titled debut album, visit www.syrym.com.

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10.17.08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SYRYM UNLEASHES MONSTER ON THE MASSES

Posted in Press Releases, Syrym News at 1:46 am by Jeffrey

Explosive Debut CD Sure To Arouse Passions Of Hard Rock Fans

Oakland, California—October 17, 2008—Melodic hard rock band Syrym today unleashed its monster debut. The self-titled album will initially be available on CD at CDBaby.com, as well as for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3.com, Rhapsody, and Napster. Syrym features the incredible guitar work of Babylon A.D. axe-slinger Ron Freschi, the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Rich Talley and Babylon A.D. drummer Jamey Pacheco, and the gritty, soul-infused vocals of Jeffrey Winslow, and the music is tailor-made for rock radio, live venues, and blowing out stereo speakers everywhere.

The late Eighties and early Nineties provided a showcase for the catchy hard rock and hair metal of bands such as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Lynch Mob, and Babylon A.D. In 2008, Syrym has picked up that torch and run with it, delivering big hooks and even bigger riffs-all with the groove and swagger of those aforementioned bands.

The 12-song debut album kicks off with “Foul Mouth Blues,” a slithering, angst-ridden, defiant declaration of the end of an abusive relationship. A demo version of the song, featured on Garageband.com, received honors in the Hard Rock category for Best Male Vocals, Best Guitars, Best Drums, Best Bass, Best Production, Best Lyrics, Best Beat, and Most Rocking Track.

“Warpath” tackles the topic of cancer from a unique perspective, describing the immune system’s rampage through the disease.

“Ugly On The Inside” turns the inner-beauty cliché on its head with lyrics that state, “They only see my disguise, they can’t see that I am ugly on the inside.”

“Brokedown” relates the tale of someone pushing a friend to get their life together before they end up six feet under.

“What I’m Trying To Say” is a father’s emotional attempt to tell his young son that the family’s divorce was not caused by anything his son had done.

Recorded at Hatrix Media Studios in Tracy, California, the album was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Freschi.

The complete track listing is as follows:

  1. Foul Mouth Blues
  2. Warpath
  3. Torn In Two
  4. Ugly On The Inside
  5. Brokedown
  6. The Sky Is Falling
  7. 30 & Dirty
  8. While America Sleeps
  9. Alive In The Real World
  10. Bring It On (Go Down Fighting)
  11. What I’m Trying To Say
  12. What I’m Trying To Say (Reprise)
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05.16.08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOUL MOUTH EARNS RAVE REVIEWS | Bay Area Rockers Syrym Receive Eight Awards, Song Selected Track Of The Day On Garageband.com

Posted in Press Releases at 1:25 am by Jeffrey

Oakland, California—May 16, 2008—Bay Area rock band Syrym, winners of eight awards on Garageband.com, have had their song, “Foul Mouth Blues,” selected as the indie music website’s Hard Rock Track of the Day for May 17, 2008. Track of the Day winners are selected based on reviews by musicians and music fans, with the best-reviewed song on a particular day receiving the nod. The band and song are then featured on a subsequent day.

The band also received honors in the Hard Rock category for Best Male Vocals, Best Guitars, Best Drums, Best Bass, Best Production, Best Lyrics, Best Beat, and Most Rocking Track.

“Foul Mouth Blues” is a slithering, angst-ridden, defiant declaration of the end of an abusive relationship. Musically, the song is a throwback to the sound of the heavy melodic rock groups of the late 1980s and early 1990s—bands like Lynch Mob, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, and fellow Bay Area rock stalwarts Babylon A.D.

Formed at the end of 2007 by vocalist Jeffrey Winslow and Babylon A.D. founding member/guitarist Ron Freschi, Syrym combines elements of the modern hard rock sound with the melody and bombast of hard rock’s heyday.

Growing up in Hayward, California, Freschi’s jazz guitar training soon gave way to the influence of guitar heroes such as Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Dave Meniketti, Neil Schon, Warren DiMartini, Nuno Bettencourt, and George Lynch. Freschi was recruited by the Persuaders, who went on to release local rock radio hits such as “I’m No Good For You” and “Don’t Ask Questions.” The Persuaders eventually caught the ear of Arista Records president Clive Davis, who made them one of the label’s few hard rock acts, and the band proceeded to change their name to Babylon A.D. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1989, featured several MTV and Headbanger’s Ball hits, including “Bang Go The Bells,” “Hammer Swings Down,” and “The Kid Goes Wild,” which was featured in the film Robocop 2. The band’s sophomore effort, Nothing Sacred, was released in 1992. They went on to release several more albums on Perris Records.

Winslow got his start in the Bay Area’s rock music scene, performing with bands such as Killer Instinct and Scattergun, but really came into his own as a multi-dimensional vocalist in Santa Barbara, fronting funk-rock quintet Psycho Graffiti, as well as two gospel choirs. Since returning to the Bay Area, Winslow has repeatedly been called upon to provide vocals for studio sessions, has written and performed music for television and radio commercials and, most recently, held down lead vocal duties for East Bay hard rockers Vertigo and 3rd & King.

Syrym’s debut album is scheduled for release in Summer 2008.

For more information, or to listen to songs that will be featured on the upcoming Syrym album, visit www.syrym.com.

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