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Industry veterans 8STOPS7 are back! Armed with their best record yet, Indie release ‘Fables’(2013), 2 successful direct2fan marketing campaigns to fund 'Fables', and 2 national tours……so far.
8STOPS7 hails from Ventura, California. All five members feed off of each other’s intense creative abilities and work hard at structuring songs that tend to bleed through several different genres at once. Loud-rocking anthem or sensitive ballad, 8STOPS7 make sure each song incorporates textured melodies, progressive grooves, and a universal meaning. Blending powerful vocals, innovative guitar riffs, and an over-the-top rhythm section, 8STOPS7 have created songs that have already influenced hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans worldwide.
Their drive and passion continues to grow, fueling a fire that now burns hotter than ever…
8STOPS7 is… Evan Sula-Goff (vocals), Rodney Amieva (guitars, backing vocals), Adam Powell (drums, backing vocals), Seth Watson (guitars), and newest addition Cory Tarallo (bass, backing vocals) whose past experience includes bands with drummer David Silveria (Korn) and singer Brett Scallions (Fuel).
• Sold over 400,000 albums and counting*
• Played in front of at least that many fans**
• Charted in Billboard Magazine
o Question Everything (In Moderation) – Billboard Alternative Chart Peak #25
o Satisfied (In Moderation) – Billboard Alternative Chart Peak #35
8STOPS7 was formed in Ventura County, Ca. Members of the band had been creating local buzz for the better part of a decade with some of their previous projects. When 8stops7 met in singer Evan Sula-Goff's garage to play together for the first time, all four original members knew they weren't just starting another project, they were forming a family. After a short stint in the local club scene 8stops7 finished off the decade moving their new family into their new home, Warner Bros/Reprise Records.
* 8STOPS7's major label debut, “In Moderation” was produced by acclaimed producer Toby Wright (KoRn, Alice In Chains, Sevendust). What resulted from this pairing was a blend of high energetic rockers and a selection of ballads that continues to receive rave reviews from old and new fans alike. "In Moderation" at present has sold 400,000 copies and counting.
8STOPS7 parted ways with Warner in 2001 joining the rank and file list of popular artists like POE, Orgy, Cowboy Mouth, Wilco, and numerous others sharing the same fate:
"A list of 30 bands to be dropped ... was turned in to corporate [AOL Time Warner executives] last year…” – The Baltimore Sun (2002).
The deal responsible for the unprecedented downsize, the merger of Time Warner and AOL, is now considered to be one of the “worst business deals ever.” - Bloomberg Business Week (2007).
“To call the transaction the worst in history, as it is now taught in business schools, does not begin to tell the story…” – The New York Times (2010)
Proving that a botched label deal would never stop them from doing what is in their blood; 8STOPS7 recovered and kept moving forward…
8STOPS7's next release, “Bend”, written in the woods of Bend, Oregon, was released independently in 2006 and gave their fans fifteen songs showcasing the range of a band with a little history on their side. Having just parted ways with their record label, the release of "Bend" was an overwhelming success and a testament to the drive, perseverance and commitment of a band dedicated to their craft and their fans. "Bend", available everywhere, also continues to move copies off the proverbial 'shelf'.
“Once upon a time, a band from Ventura made it big — Billboard big, video game big, major-label big. Then, through no fault of its own, things got weird. Try as it did to keep steady when the ground fell out from under the music industry, 8Stops7 lost its footing. That was then and this is…” - Michelle C.
8STOPS7 has just released what is to be their most anticipated album yet, “Fables.” This album is a landmark and turning point in the band’s career. It is their first in five years since “Bend”, and their first record recorded and co-written with family member since 2006, Rodney Amieva. The result is a new energetic, branded sound for the guys—a natural evolution. Produced by Armand John Anthony at Satellite Studios in Ventura, “Fables” has proven to be a raw and powerful experience, and worth the wait:
“[Fables], like all previous efforts by the band, culls from myriad sources– the band’s style varying from track-to-track with an impressive abandon, ignoring the need to be easily cataloged or cross-referenced. This is a group that relishes their unique sound, and executes it to devastating effect on this record. Hard-rock at its finest.”
- Daedulus writing for Ampkicker.com
** 8STOPS7 has shared the stage with Stone Temple Pilots, Everclear, Eve 6, Stroke 9, Cypress Hill, Staind, The Flys, Filter, Crazy Town, Dynamite Hack, Tantric, American Hi-Fi, The Calling, Remy Zero, Alien Ant Farm, Saliva, Default, Foo Fighters, Wheatus, Harvey Danger, Lit, 3 Doors Down, Stir, Goo Goo Dolls, Our Lady Peace, Vertical Horizon, 311, Goldfinger, MxPx, Blue October, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Toadies, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Disturbed, Slipknot, Godsmack, The Nixons, Full Devil Jacket, Marvelous 3, Fuel, Isle of Q, Fu Manchu, Frankie Machine, Mars Electric, Moby, Deftones, Papa Roach, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Fenix TX, The Dandy Warhols, Powerman 5000, Static-X, American Head Charge, Dope, U.P.O., Incubus, Sprung Monkey, Ultraspank, Coal Chamber, Kottonmouth Kings, Dynamite Hack, Jesse Dupree, Bowling For Soup, Stir, Guano Apes, Sevendust, Chevelle, P.O.D., Creed, Primal Scream, Kittie, Apartment 26, Bloodhound Gang, Heidi, System of a Down, Alien Ant Farm, The Apex Theory, and many, many more…
8STOPS7 creates hard hitting melodic rock worthy of stadiums and arena halls built on open-ended conversations examining the love, loss, and life which define who we are.