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/// ON TOUR


Hierosonic Packs Up Its Cold Medicine for Midwest Tour


| by Dwayne Hoover


category. What it is not, however, is a band trying to force its moral advice on you. “I personally admire how Ben [Stewart,


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lyricist and lead singer] writes,” said Hierosonic bassist Mike Stang during a phone interview. “He’s not preaching, he just presents information to make sure people are conscious of what’s going on. A lot of other bands are real preachy about their message. Ben just presents it as it is for people to make their own decisions.” And the band has been


bringing its message to the masses since 2002, most recently with the release of its album, Consciousness Fame God Money Power, in May, a consistent tour schedule and a music video for the song, “The Media Taught You That.” “It was pretty wild,” Stang


N UMB E R O F B AN D S HAVE an underlying message they’re trying to convey, and alter- native rock outfit Hierosonic from Harrisburg, Penn. fits in to that very


in front of a green screen wasn’t easy at first, “but you just have to jam out and be all Milli Vanilli about it.” “We didn’t really know what to expect,


but the outcome was great.” The video also features Anthony


Burulcich, drummer for New York City band The Bravery. Hierosonic plans to ride the momentum


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said on the making of the video. “They had makeup, a wardrobe department, food, bever- ages and everything.” When it came to the actual shooting of the video itself, he admits playing unplugged


gained last year into 2012, starting January off with a tour that begins in West Michigan with Chicago’s hard-rocking Heart-Set Self- Destruct. The tour will consist mostly of stops in the Midwest. When asked what they thought of their chilly tour schedule through January and February, Stang said, “We are bringing cold medicine on the road.” The band is also looking


at the possibility of an inter- national release. Hierosonic’s record label, Soundmine MusicWorks, recently signed a pressing and distribution deal with European com-


pany Membran Entertainment Group. While currently working on promotions for the international release, the group is hopeful that some European tour dates will follow shortly thereafter. n


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