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The Adarna added to M7 Artist + William to Perform at Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling

The Adarna Added to the M7 Agency Lineup
This is quite a great thing for the band. There's a number of very talented fellow acts on the roster we've worked with in the past like Smile Empty Soul, Cage 9, Everybody Panic, Shallow Side, and Windowpane. So it's a real honor to be part of that. We'll be really looking to maximize using the agency in early 2019. So while we're making epic plans, let us know where we need to hit on our next tour!

The Adarna Added to the M7 Agency Lineup

This is quite a great thing for the band. There's a number of very talented fellow acts on the roster we've worked with in the past like Smile Empty Soul, Cage 9, Everybody Panic, Shallow Side, and Windowpane. So it's a real honor to be part of that. We'll be really looking to maximize using the agency in early 2019. So while we're making epic plans, let us know where we need to hit on our next tour!

SAT OCT 6, 2018 - William to Perform at Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling in Seattle

William will be joined by the lead guitarist for Furniture Girls, Jason Lightfoot for the event. If you’re a Chris Cornell fan or a musician inspired by him, join us the night before his statue unveiling to hear rock bands performing Cornell covers & originals inspired by him. Carry On is a private show for fans of Chris Cornell to share and hear current musicians who will 'Carry On' our beloved artist’s sound and soul. *Admittance Includes: Live Music, Open Bar, Appetizers and Swag Bag! *Swag Bag will include event t-shirt so please email thehtband@gmail.com with shirt size preferred after purchasing your ticket (include 'Event T-Shirt' in subject line of your email & in the body the size next to each ticket holders name : ) *All ages show, 21+ MUST have valid photo ID to be served alcohol. *Tickets are $40 online, at the Door will be $50, no discounts for late admittance or for underage/non drinkers even on advanced ticket purchase. Doors Open at 8pm, please arrive 15 minutes prior to show beginning.

Slapped & Kissed by UK Magazine +”Firefight” to Appear in New Video Game

A Video Game... Sayyy Wuuut?

Vangaurd by Risen Phoenix StudiosBig news!   We are proud to announce our song "Firefight" will be featured on an upcoming video game featured on Steam called Vanguard by Risen Phoenix Studios.  The Adarna previously worked with Risen Phoenix for "Superman."

So for all you gamer's out there be on the lookout for Vanguard!  Big thank you to our friend Sean from Saikoucon for offering us this opportunity.

A Slap & A Kiss by UK Magazine -- Power Play

The Adarna
'Road to Resonance'
Jet City Rock (apparently)
Independent Release

See that genre? That's what Seattle's The Adarna want. Doesn't sound like that though. Sounds like a bag of indie, some usual rock and a bit of inspiration. Nice beat on "Drugstore Cowgirl" an tough, grooved riffing, which is almost lost in a dropped out verse but is brought back by a cymbal hissing chorus. "Firefight" has potential to be boring, until they decide to go all Cult seen through a modern "whoa" shout-along.

Don't forget that indie thing though; "Lithium Kiss" seems to be a bit Fraz Ferdinand but then loses it's nerve and goes the 80s icy goth lite thing. "Gift of the Gab" mixes the two well with a tight little backbone and spectral guitars, nondescript chorus though. "These Monsters" does this a lot, hear it and shrug. Then they come up with some dirty bass and a breezy stride to the next song, "Shapeshifter" is nothing special but chart fights dirty blues rock and that's always a good knockabout; the mix gorgeous meaty yet pin sharp, and when they go for it, moments of exhilaration are formed.

Adarna don't know what they want to be, but this dichotomy will stand them in good stead; this Jet City Rock is making stop-offs at lots of places; if it doesn't know where it's going, getting there will please enough people. They're going to be huge. In spite of seemingly railing against materialist and fame, this music is designed for it. Road to Resonance? Road to Relevance more like.

-Steve Swift, Power Play Magazine

And Now A Word From Mr. Lead Throat -- William

Well first first of all you're getting a jump on an early review that hasn't come out just yet, but we are pumped to see this all the same.   Despite the new feeling of being kissed & slapped after reading our review in Powerplay Magazine.   🙂 I think there's some fun, good, and honest opinions on our music, but I thought  I might speak on a couple of the points mentioned in this article because I wear the tightest pants in this family boyo.

  • Jet City Rock (apparently) "See that genre? That's what Seattle's The Adarna want. Doesn't sound like that though."
    • It's not hard to find us online and we've talked at lengths about why we call our genre Jet City Rock.   Rock is expressed in many forms, this is one of the main reasons that bands hate putting labels on themselves.  With that being said, we did put a label on ourselves.  Jet City Rock.  We are from Seattle, the south-side near Boeing Field and appropriately name "Jet City".  What does that sound like?  It doesn't sound like anything.  If we called our genre "Cap Hill Rock" or "Emerald City Rock" that wouldn't have a sound either.  It's a location.  Heck, rappers do it by calling out area codes in songs or styles.  All of us come from far corners of the US, but Seattle is where we met.    So our reviewer has a point of saying we didn't say "Grunge" or "Hard Rock" as our genre.  Rather we chose to focus on a location for you to decide what you hear as an audience.
  • "Adarna don't know what they want to be, but this dichotomy will stand them in good stead; this Jet City Rock is making stop-offs at lots of places; if it doesn't know where it's going, getting there will please enough people. They're going to be huge."
    • First of all, thanks for saying we're going to be huge.  That's awfully nice of you!  Second, this is our first LP.  It's not meant to be a get-to-the-point album as that's what our previous EP's were for.  It's meant for people to see various colors of The Adarna.   I think we can all appreciate a straightforward genre album just like the rest but....this is art and part of what makes Jet City Rock work is that it's a smorgasbord of styles.  It worked for the Beatles, Queen, and even 21 Pilots.  We can promise our listeners this, our goal will always be to write something new and not a copy of another track we did.   So buckle in, there's a huge array of rock sub-genres you'll be hearing for years.
  • "In spite of seemingly railing against materialism and fame this music is designed for it."
    • I'm guessing he's referencing "Do What the $$ Says " (DWT$S) and "#Famous".     I'm not a huge fan of spelling out what a song is specifically about, however, I'll say that "DWT$S" is taken from a story about a ninja stripper assassin...which is just a fun story.   #Famous was really just talking about how online fame and status can cause a divide.  For some people it brings us closer with someone we admire, for others it gives them some kind of grandiose delusion all based on a number of followers.   I freely admit, the songs are "designed" for listeners.   They're not written for ourselves and majority of the time we are simply story-tellers that empathize with the devils and angels that circle our lives.

In summary, this is a person's first take on the album without doing research on us as individuals or as a band.   So it's great to hear how we come across without seeing the full package of the band.

What did you guys think of the album?

Resonance Tour Summary

Here we are at the end of 9th Tour - Resonance Tour... it's always bitter sweet when we return home from tour.  There were a lot of great memories from the Resonance Tour from sharing a stage at Bratfest with Winger, a great CD Release show, camping out on beach in Boston, another great eventful year at Saikoucon, and a whole lotta BBQ!  The band had a blast getting to see familiar faces and make new friends.  Wendy held up like a champ and did a great job carting the band to the East Coast and back.  Touring is a hard job and often feels like an uphill battle but moments where we see our fans singing along to our songs really help validate the struggle to get there.

The whole tour was to support the release of our new album Road to Resonance, if you haven't checked it out, please do!  It helps keep us on the road 😀

Thank you for the love and support, we'll see you out there on the road!  -William, Andreka, Oliver, and Murdock

PICTURES AND VIDEO FROM TOUR

The Adarna - Resonance Tour (2018)

5/25 Pourhouse - Downtown Minneapolis, MN
5/26 Bratfest - Madison, WI
6/01 Orion's (Mickey's Pub) Yakima, WA
6/2  Infusion Bar - Snoqualmie, WA
6/19 Facebook Live Album Performance
6/30 Bubba's Roadhouse Sultan, WA
7/12 CD Release Show at Skylark - Seattle, WA
7/13  Flood Valley Brewery- Chehalis, WA
7/14 Wally's House of Booze, Wenatchee, WA
7/15 Zebra Cocktail Lounge, Bozeman, MT
7/18 Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
7/20 Firehouse Saloon -Rochester NY
7/21 The Hill Top - Danville, PA
7/22 33 Golden Street - New London, CT
7/24 WEMF Radio - In Studio - Boston MA
7/24 C-Note - Hull, MA
7/25 The Shrine - New York, NY
7/27-7/29 Saikoucon 2018 - Allentown, PA
8/1 Pumphouse - Wichita, KS
8/2 Lion's Lair - Denver, CO
8/3 Brewskis - Ogden, UT
8/4 High Note Cafe - Boise, ID
8/5 Cruisers - State Line Village, ID

Instagram Videos From Resonance Tour

Close to the Edge

We just want to give you some clarity on the thoughts and feeling behind one of our latest songs, "Hold Me Close to the Edge."  Check it out!

If you feel you don't have someone you can reach out to, you're not alone. This is a moment of strength for you to ask for help.

Anytime, any day, just reach out 1-800-273-8255.  Always protect yourself

You can learn more about the music here.

5 Power Players Behind Road to Resonance

Road to Resonance by The Adarna - July 2018

As we come closer to the release of Road to Resonance (July 10, 2018) we are ecstatic to share this new album with you but we'd also like to take a moment to highlight some particularly important people that helped shape the sounds and images of our album.

Road to Resonance was a big undertaking for the band.   This is our first LP and it represents a summation of 6 years of touring, performing, and overall growth for the band.   All of the members had to really push themselves beyond their comfort zones in order to create something bigger than an individual's vision.  Afterall, isn't that way we play in a band? 🙂 In order to do this we enlisted the talents of some particularly amazing people who we feel deserve some special recognition because they also took a risk working with us.   So Adarnanots, buckle in as we talk about our Producer, Engineers,  Graphic Artist, and Videographers that made this album a reality

Len Hotrum ProducerTHE PRODUCER  - LEN HOTRUM

A producer's role is like having an additional band member.  Their job isn't to write your musical parts but rather bring out the best of you as a musician while highlighting the best qualities of your songs, instrument & album as a whole. (While of course making sure you're still kicking ass in the name of The Adarna!)   That's exactly what Len Hotrum does.  William and Andreka had worked previously with Len prior to the creation of The Adarna, so it was only a matter of time before they lured the mighty Len with promises of trail-mix to polish up The Adarna's ideas.  Fun fact: Len was instrumental in pushing the band to take the steps to record themselves for Road to Resonance.  This is something that will result in The Adarna releasing even more music faster.

You might recognize Len from his bands such as Holographic Halos, Crying Spell, Point One, or Rosarywall.  He's a very talented international touring musician and we are lucky to have him work on How Perceptive as well as Road to Resonance.

Liam Brazier artist for Road to ResonanceTHE ARTIST  - LIAM BRAZIER

Liam is a very talented artist who caught our eye due his work with Megadeth's "The Threat is Real" music video and several illustrations for LCD Sound Systems but particularly because of  his work on Queens of the Stoneage's "...Like Clockwork"

"I had the sole (actually rather fun, if tiring) duty of turning illustrator Boneface's excellent, bloody drawings into something somewhere between a motion comic and an abattoir run by Tarantino, producing five fully animated videos made from scratch, by the two of us, in just over four months - during which I also found time to get married and honeymoon." - liambrazier.com

We were very fortunate to be able to work with someone who could easily transfer our ideas into illustrations.  We highly encourage you to check out more of his artwork on his website and social media feeds.

Anthony "Fu" Valcic. Engineer for Road to ResonanceTHE FU  - ANTHONY "FU" VALCIC

Fu is a producer, remixer, engineer and programmer working with artists including Orgy, NIN, Manson and Staind. He’s created music for movies, video games, and TV including: Transformers, Underworld, Matt’s Chance, MTV, & HBO’s True Blood.   Working with Orgy opened up new opportunities when he was invited to join it's offshoot Julien-K.   In 2010, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington teamed up with Julien-K as Dead By Sunrise which toured the world.

This is the band's first time working with Fu but he came highly recommended as an engineer and of course The Adarna were already a fan of his own work.   With Road to Resonance we wanted to introduce a new element of keyboards & loops into The Adarna's music.   This was something that Fu was very comfortable with and after discussing our goals for this record with him, we decided to dive in and give Fu the album to mix--the result is what you hear.  We are lucky to have him be a part in this album!

Greg Tobler, engineer for Road to ResonanceTHE RINGER  - GREG TOBLER

Greg Tobler is an Emmy-award winning audio professional and talented musician.   He's  worked on sound with large companies like Vogue, The US Open Tennis, HBO, and NY Mets to musicians like Paul Simons, The Avett Brothers, Florence & the Machine, Bruno Mars.  He's even worked with the Pope &  President Obama! Holy cow!

Beyond a very impressive resume, he also attended the same University as Murdock majoring in music which is how he came to be part of The Adarna's wheelhouse.

Greg worked on a number of songs on Road to Resonance with the band while they were on their How Perceptive Tour.   We're lucky to have worked with him!   To learn more about Greg and his audio company check out his website.

Tetraknot

THE EYE  - TETRAKNOT

Tetraknot (formerly Avast) is a Seattle-based video production team that has worked with some very talented musicians including: Murder Weapons, William Control, Skold, December in Red, Blue Helix, Mad Alice and companies like Rock out ALS, Microsoft, Emerald City Pet Rescue, and Cavigold Records.  Tetraknot is made of 3 primary video ninjas: Asher Vast, Kevin Preston, and Amythst Black.

We love working with these guys and you might recognize their work from our music videos for "Echo," which was filmed on a rooftop overlooking the Seahawk's Stadium.   They also filmed "Superman" starring the West Coast's largest Tesla Coil as well as a futuristic light skating battle for "Sugar."  In the summer of 2018, The Adarna will be releasing our 4th music video with Tetraknot for "Gift of the Gab."

It's always a treat when you can find a production team that can pick up on your ideas and make them come to life.  There's no shortage of brainstorming or ability to make something look ridiculously cool.   Please check out their website to learn more about them.

Live In-Studio Performance of Road to Resonance on Rock Rage Radio

The Adarna took to Facebook LIVE via Rock Rage Radio's page and performed their upcoming album Road to Resonance from start to finish!   In case you missed it, the performance is listed below.  The band initially aired to an audience on 2.8K for their first ever Facebook Live (not bad).   The band performed the songs in the order of their upcoming album from their rehearsal studio.  They took the time to talk about the influences behind different songs.  The album will release online July 10th, 2018 but the band is accepting advance orders here.

 

The Adarna Cameo Appearance

Hey there guys!   Wanted to share a fun thing that popped up online.  Back in 2011, The Adarna, were honored to be part of Yuji Okumoto's short film "OUT" as the credits rolled on by.  OUT is about Yuji's character being released after 15 years in prison, tries to reconnect with his estranged son and discovers he is not exactly what he expected.

Wait why does Yuji look familiar? You might recognize Yuji from Karate Kid 2 as he was whippin' some Daniel-san bootay!  But he's been doing a lot of acting since then and appearing in a lot of film's you've probably seen.

It's no secret that both Oliver & William were caught by the acting bug, but more recently William appeared as an Ozeki Henchman in Yuji's other short called "Black Thread."   The short is about a hitman who finds himself caught between his desire for revenge and damning himself to a hell of eternal suffering. #nice #brutal

So if you're interested in seeing the short, you're in luck!  You're only inches away from being able to.

Announcing: The Resonance Tour!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We are proud to announce that we are embarking on our 8th National North American Tour -- The Resonance Tour!   YAAAY!  There are a number of stops along the way for you to catch up with us and see what's been in the works!   A couple of highlights we're excited about sharing is that The Adarna will be appearing at Bratfest in Madison WI alongside acts like Winger, Stryper, Bobaflex, Voodoo Fix, and the Gin Blossoms.    We'll also be returning back to Saikoucon for our 5th year and we couldn't be happier!

So what's been going on?  Well, over the last year we've been making big strides really pushing our sound, testing songs on unsuspecting audiences, and really stretching our comfort levels with the making of our first LP!   The name of the album is called  Road to Resonance and if you're seeing us after July 10th, you'll be able to pick up your very own copy!   Otherwise be sure to pre-order your copy here.  However  there's a great chance for you to preview our upcoming album  as we perform it live on Facebook Live  June 19, 2018 @ 7PM PST.   So be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for this new album!

Resonance Tour

The Adarna - Resonance Tour (2018)

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The Filming of “Gift of the Gab” Music Video

What an intense shoot!   The Adarna teamed up for their 4th music video with the mighty Tetraknot to film Gift of the Gab off the new album "Road to Resonance."   We are very grateful to the staff at the Purple Store for allowing us to use their warehouse to film our music video!  Thank you to Stacey from The Furniture Girls for helping connect us with the staff there.  

So much Sassiness happening on the music video set

So much Sassiness happening on the music video set with Don & Stacey!

Posted by The Adarna on Monday, May 7, 2018

The Adarna Appearing at Bratfest & Floodstock Festival

Hey out there Adarna-nots!

The 2018 year is already throwing it's share of hurdles but as the saying goes "anything that comes easy won't last, anything that lasts won't come easy."  With that spirit in mind we shift our minds from the studio and focus on touring!   We've been invited to perform at these two fantastic festivals.  Click for details and we want to see you out there on the road!  

The Adarna at Bratfest!  Madison WI

Big announcement! The Adarna has been added to the Grand Stage at Bratfest in Madison WI alongside Bobaflex, Aaron Lewis (Staind), Gin Blossoms, Black Stone Cherry, Saving Abel, Dead Horses, Stryper, The Voodoo Fix, Ultrea, Shallow Side and many more.

The Adarna at Floodstock Festival - Chehalis, WA

We're proud to announce, The Adarna, has been added to Floodstock alongside some of our favorite Seattle tribute bands: Outshined (Soundgarden Tribute), Jar of Flies (AIC Experience), and Washed in Black (Pearl Jam Tribute)!