CORE is not your average hard rock band. Hailing from South Dakota, they are sure to be the next big thing to come out of the Midwest. For fans of Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge and 10 Years, CORE approaches songwriting honestly and are dedicated, passionate musicians. This power trio provides a tight rhythm section that produces a brutal sound, balanced by tender yet powerful vocal harmonies reminiscent of Layne Staley. Equal parts heavy riffs and delicate acoustics, CORE’s music is emotionally charged and unique.
They have opened for the following popular national acts: SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, CANDLEBOX, BUCKCHERRY, POWERMAN 5000, SALIVA, ORGY, SAUL, VRSTY, TRAPT, RED, SAVING ABEL, POP EVIL, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, EVE TO ADAM, CANDLELIGHT RED, SEBASTIAN BACH, EVAN’S BLUE, NEW MEDICINE, CAVO, DAYS OF THE NEW, SEASON’S AFTER, WES BORELAND (of Limp Bizkit, and Black Light Burns), THE DREAMING, CINDER ROAD, DROPPING DAYLIGHT, & CHRIS VOLZ as well as many others.
Fall of 2023 will see the release of new music by CORE, who have a devoted national following & are currently in support of their much anticipated fourth album Broken Heart Syndrome.
Originally released in 2015, the band wanted to redo the album independently. The result is a blistering 120+ minute rocker, featuring the original 11 tracks in a much punchier and in-your-face mix, as well as acoustic versions of each song stripped naked to their purest form. As of this release, the response has been more than 900,000 YouTube views with almost 20% of those coming from the song “Daydream Junkie,” which premiered on June, 15th 2020.
Previously, CORE has independently released St. Judas Day Parade in July, 2010 which is featured in the Amazon best seller book, entitled Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015.
The singles “Hate Me Harder,” “Dig,” “Live Forever”, and “You’re So Fake” received nationwide airplay on active rock and college radio stations. In 2007, CORE’s debut album We All Fall Down earned rave reviews from TAXI & cdreview.com, citing the songs “Eisoptrophobia,” “Confession,” and “Calling John Coffey” as favorites.
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