MadClock Says Lots On New Album and Wants More to Happen!

Horror trap/hip-hop act MADCLOCK has an all new album release out titled "The Volume Of Secrecy". Since it's mega party release, this act has got a few more shows in the works with a tour possibly to follow suite. Expect more to be said below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

After almost a 10 year run with my previous acoustic rock duo, Two Stoopid Dogs split, I decided I still wanted to do music. A bunch of my friends were in the local hip hop scene and I started writing and performing hooks with my good friend Jake "YB" Brown. I discovered I had a natural talent for beat making and producing so I decided to put my own spin on hip hop and created MadClock.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

MadClock is actually an acronym for "Me Against Deaths" clock because I felt that starting over musically after almost 10 years really cut down my time down on becoming something successful. I've also always been fascinated with time. You can't make it, return it, borrow it, manipulate it or get it back once it's gone. It always changes but it's always the same.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I'm based in the small college town of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. About 20 minutes from my location is Erie, PA which is really where the heart of the local scene thrives. It's such a diverse scene there Is something for everybody. I would suggest seeing artists from all genres to get an idea of what we're all about. For hip hop check out myself (obviously haha) YB and NARY, rock and roll check out Aria and The Voiceless or The Riffriders, for Alternative check out Wasted Info, Closing Remarks or The LEC, for Metal check out Slaughter in the Meridian, Gelatin Skeleton, or Amavaysa, acoustic or bluegrass check out Me & the Boy or JB & The Vigils. Punk check out Dysmorphia or Paper Matches. All these suggestions are also based on great Live performance as well which I hold to a high standard.

4. How would you describe your style?

My style is an insane mashup of hip hop and rock/metal. I've been told it's like Corey Taylor, NF and Chester Bennington had a secret unreleased collab project which is immensely flattering. Very dramatic and powerful production and relatable, real life lyrics. Very aggressive yet melodic, which I'm sure stems from extremely wide variety of influences. Everyone from Slipknot to Bob Dylan to Tech N9ne can be heard in my music. I make all my own beats so I in-cooperate live instruments that I play as well in my production like guitar and drums to give it a very authentic and raw sound. I'm labeling it DarkTrap and trying to push anti-mumble rap flows and tempos. Very clear diction so even when I'm fast I'm easy to listen to lyrically. I'm very particular about my live shows as well. Very intense, high octane, entertaining performances that engage my audience are an intragel part of my defining sound.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

On August 30th, 2019 which also happened to be my 31st birthday, I released my second full length album entitled "The Volume of Secrecy". The first album "Time's Up" which was released April of last year was a lot angrier because I had a lot to get off my chest. This new album is much more diverse. Stylistically it's still my aggressive/melodic signature sound, but the content I believe is a lot more relatable. "The Volume of Secrecy" is a topical album based around things of secret, whether it be within ourselves or others or even our enemies. I also just released an extremely well put together music video on YouTube for the second single "Love, Kill, Repeat" ft. Faith Ann. Shot and directed by Jay Rastik and the script was written by me, guest appearing Aria Alexander and myself. It's a great story of the back and forth struggle of a working relationship and the sacrifices you sometimes have to make for the people you love and it is one of my most proud works to date. Expect a very unique and recognizable sound from my music. Even if you can't quite understand it's dynamic, I believe it's very easily relatable and easy to get into.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

As a part of the first single off the new album, "Villain" is actually a 3 part series, Three songs that will entail 3 separate music videos as a part of a mini series. I'm very exited to finish writing Villain 2 and 3 and shooting the videos for the series. There is a major plot twist in the already super suspenseful story line so it's going to be something people are going to want to see more of.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

I just finished my album release party mega show the night the album and the "Love, Kill, Repeat" Music Video dropped so I'm still looking to book a few more dates before the snow flies and after I regroup from a very productive summer.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

With my recent success on international radio stations such as The Valley 89.5 FM Australia (currently #4 on Radio Indie Alliance charts) Sound Street Radio Japan (currently #4 as well) and UK Independent Radio (currently #12) I really want to do an international tour, it's definitely been a life long dream.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

The new album "The Volume of Secrecy" is available on all major digital platforms and I have hard copies for sale by request just email I also have a website currently under construction thanks to MR Music Marketing where I will have merch for sale and tour dates posted along with regular live vlogs and updates from my home studio "The GearBox".

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I would expect any listener no matter your genre preference to appreciate my unique and real down to earth style. I'm far from these mainstream rappers. I don't have a gimmick or an angle. I'm The same person lyrically as I am in real life, who you see on stage is who your going to meet in the streets. My lyrics hit home and you can see my passion on the surface. Come witness the MadClock experience and decide for yourself.

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