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Exciting News:

2013 has been a busy and great for us so far, we had a lot of fun and made many new friends on the “Critical Mass Spring & Summer Tour” promoting our last release Critical Mass a 18 track retrospective release which featured 2 new songs.

We have also recently added a new guitarist to the lineup, 17 year old David Sessions. David has brought some great new ideas and energy to the band and he first appeared on the Critical Mass Tour and in the studio on a re-recording of the Kiss track Psycho Circus we did for The Charity Release “A World With Heroes – KISS Tribute.

We have also been busy working on our upcoming full length album due for a 2014 spring release. In related news we have just released “INTERMISSION” a brand new EP. “INTERMISSION” can be ordered via our website and Melodic Revolution Records, the CD is being pressed as we speak and will be ready in time for the holidays. All orders come with an immediate download of the EP in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). You can find Intermission as well as all our other release on our bandcamp store at http://ddrive.bandcamp.com/ and at http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com as well as CD Baby, eMusic, iTunes, Amazon and all fine retailers around the world.

Thank you for your support and look for us on the road in the near future, and don’t forget to request our music on your favorite radio station.

2 New Albums And Upcoming Dates Announced

DDRIVE have been hard at work on their follow up to the critically acclaimed album 3D which was release in the summer of 2010. The band has never been one to rush a project as they believe quality of their recordings is more important than the quantity of releases. DDRIVE are keeping a tight lid on the details of the new album, but promise that the fans of DDRIVE and fans of rock ‘n’ roll will not be disappointed. The new album should see a late fall release.

In the midterm the band have also been working hard on a retrospective album called “Critical Mass” to introduce a whole new generation of rock fans to their brand of rock n roll, while giving their loyal and steady followers an album of classics and a taste of what’s to come. “Critical Mass” consists of music recorded between 2004 and 2013 and features 2 bonus tracks, a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “I’m A Little Outside” plus a brand new song called “Ten Things I hate the Most” “Critical Mass” is set for late April 2013 release

Critical Mass Track listing: Wait Till the Sun Goes Down, You're Never Alone, Build My Castle, Pray for Tomorrow, Missing, Down Deep, Another Funky Day, Lock Lips, Dig Down Little, Bitta Sunshine, Welcome to My World, Chains On You, I Don’t Wanna Wait, Never Had A Chance, Always Done What I Want, Bonus Tracks: I’m A Little Outside (acoustic), Ten Things I hate the Most (acoustic) New Original.

In related news DDRIVE are gearing up for a string of shows in support of the 2 new releases the first of many dates that have been confirmed are: Nolas in Rochester, NY on May 11th and a return trip to The Rockpile in Canada on August 31st 2013 other shows to be announced soon.

For more information: Visit the bands official website: http://ddrive.com/ Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DDrive

Camp DDRIVE

It’s been a while since our last blog but don’t worry we have not forgotten about you our biggest supporters and fans. The Rocking for “A Ride with Matt” Concert & Fundraiser we did in late June at Nola’s was loads of fun and we loved seeing those of you that could make it out, a big thank you to all. We have been very busy between recording new material for a new release next year and working on side projects. We are also considering on release an Anthology album, more on that soon as it develops.

Our 3rd single “Welcome To My World” is making its way around internet radio stations. Please request our music from your local radio and internet stations. You may also notice some changes to our website it has been revamped with a fresh new look please check it out the Official DDrive and set up a free profile to show your support and to keep up with the latest news. Links: Official Website http://www.ddrive.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DDrive Fabook Fan Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/276868879058853/?ref=ts

DDRIVE's Don Mancuso heads to Europe

DDRIVE's Don Mancuso heads to Europe with Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER) for the Rock Meets Classic Tour in January 2011, along with Ian Gillan (Deep Purple),and Dan McCafferty (NAZARETH). They will be supported by a band, directed by Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER) and including American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, and by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Steve Lee from Swiss band Gotthard had also been lined up for the tour, but was sadly killed in a motorcycle accident on 5 October 2010.

DDRIVE to Play at ZROCK 2009 in Toronto!

DDRIVE has been chosen to play at the EL Mocambo in Toronto for ZROCK 2009 Canada on August 23, 2009! The EL Mocambo is the famous venue where the Rolling Stones recorded their first live album, "Live at the El Mocambo". Many famous acts including April Wine, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Elvis Costello have played at the El Mocambo. DDRIVE is sure to rock the house! A limited number of tickets are available at: www.myspace.com/zrockfest http://www.zrecords.net/?p=118

DDrive Records Video!

On Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, national recording artist D DRIVE filmed an HD video in one of Rochester NY’s historical landmarks. The location for the shooting was the Downtown United Presbyterian Church. Located on 121 North Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614, the church is one of the oldest in Rochester. The video is being produced by John Tinelli, and the filming by DTrainmedia.com. Tinelli was inspired by a track on D DRIVE’S second CD “Straight Up The Middle”. The song is entitled “Pray For Tomorrow”, written by the two originators of D DRIVE, Don Mancuso and Phil Naro. The song portrays the positive light of prayer. It is the hopes of Tinelli and his colleagues to show the world that prayer can be non discriminative. They believe that it doesn’t matter who you are, or who you pray to... it is simply prayer. The video will convey how two school age children, one being American, the other from a third world country, are nurtured to pray. They each have been cultured to pray to the God they praise. In the end the children find themselves together in a chaotic school room tragedy. They notice each other pleading to their God to save them. While watching the video, viewers will see the power of prayer is not to be discriminated, nor segregated, but embraced. Tinelli, as well as all of those involved with the making of the video featuring D DRIVE, anticipate that the community of Rochester will join in the enthusiasm that goes along with this project. The video will be released at a Premier event at a Rochester landmark in late 2008. Further information on D DRIVE and the video release can be found at: http://www.reverbnation.com/ddrive