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.
AmpedFM Hits is now featuring the Syrym ballad, “What I’m Trying To Say,” in regular rotation, alongside current hits from Linkin Park, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Nickelback, and Beyoncé. Keep this future hit headed toward the charts by sending your requests for “Syrym – What I’m Trying To Say” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, our entire debut album is now available for request on AmpedFM Rock at http://www.ampedfm.com/rock.html.
Syrym has been nominated for Best New Band of 2008 in the HardRockHideout.com Readers’ Poll. Their rules state you may vote as many times as you like so, just as with the Presidential election, vote early and often!
Guitarist Ron Freschi (Babylon AD) and singer Jeffrey Winslow from the new band Syrym checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about how the band came to be; exactly what the name “Syrym” means; the dirt behind songs like “30 & Dirty,” “While America Sleeps” and “What I’m Trying to Say”; Freschi’s influences as a guitarist and Winslow’s as a singer; future tour plans; and a whole lot more.
Syrym is a brand new band that features something Mainstream Rock is deathly afraid of — real musicianship and outstanding guitar solos. Oh, and a singer who can actually sing. Tune in now to get to know Syrym, and pick up their new self-titled CD immediately thereafter.
Here is the video of the opening of the San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks television broadcast from Thursday, December 11, 2008. It features the Syrym song, “Bring It On (Go Down Fighting).” Check it out!
On Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., the opening of the San Jose Sharks versus Anaheim Ducks television broadcast will feature the song, “Bring It On (Go Down Fighting),” from our new album. If you’re interested in checking out some hard-rocking music and hard-hitting hockey, tune into Comcast SportsNet just before 7:30 p.m. Go Sharks!
Here are the details, direct from AmpedFM.com:
“Amped FM Rock & Syrym are about to give you the chance to win an autographed CD from Syrym. This contest will run through the month of December. You may enter as often as you like. We allow 1 CD per contest winner. We will have a total of 15 autographed CDs. The Syrym CD contest will require you to search the official Syrym website for information. Amped FM will provide you with a question. The answer can be found on Syrym’s offical website. We will also give away some of these CDs on the “Metal with an Edge” show. To win, you simply have to be the correct caller. We will keep you updated. No specific age limits for this contest.”