WINNER! Ernie Ball/Reverbnation Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands, 2013
WINNER! Coast2Coast Mixtapes Hip-Hop Showcase, 2013
RUNNER-UP! Springwood Productions "Expose Yourself" Competition, 2013
NEW ALBUM! "Hello Maybe Everything" will be released worldwide this fall on Monarchy Records. The first single, "Tiger in a Tropical Storm," will be available July 23, 2013 at all digital outlets. Visit www.cata9tales.com to download the past albums FREE!
It began in a jail cell and wound up in the stars.
A glitter-damaged poet with a Cheshire grin.
A punk rock producer with a boom bap heart.
One last shot to tear down the walls.
One last grenade into the heart of pop culture.
Berkley Priest was on his way back from hell when he met Kreator (Kenny Perkins), the musical wunderkind who was quietly crafting sonic pipe bombs below the radar. With a pen full of laughter and venom he colored outside of Kreator's musical lines, and a new kind of creature was born. A creature that would be at once hopeful yet sinister, fun yet serious, familiar yet not at all. The music wasn't hip-hop, it wasn't rock, it wasn't even a mixture of the two. It was something else entirely, something so utterly original and ridiculous that they had to give it a name.
In the summer of 2011 they released their first album. By the time their second album dropped, in the spring of 2012, they had played a myriad of shows, played conferences and showcases around the country, appeared on television and radio, won multiple contests and battles-of-the-bands (including a coveted spot on Vans Warped Tour 2013), reached #1 on the Reverbnation charts, been featured in magazines and in dozens of online publications, and seen their fan base grow exponentially, garnering them an independent record deal. Then they turned their backs on sampling, threw out the rulebook and all expectations, and disappeared underground.
Now, two years since the release of their cathartic debut, Kick the Bad Love, and a year after their genre-bending follow-up, A Chameleon’s Dream, Cata9tales return with their highly anticipated, most original, startling work of art yet.
Hello Maybe Everything.
This is where the story begins.
Like nothing you have ever heard, Cata9tales are an incredibly innovative alternative hip-hop/hypecore duo from Baltimore and Virginia, who in only two years have managed to score number one slots in charts, contests and festivals throughout the country (including Vans Warped Tour), released two albums, gained an international and celebrity following, and put on shows coast to coast.
Formed in 2011 by vocalist Berkley Priest, the flamboyant, poetic "rocker who rhymes," and his multi-instrumetalist prodigy bandmate, Kreator, the band released their cathartic independent debut, "Kick the Bad Love," followed six months later by the enigmatic "A Chameleon's Dream." That e.p., which was downloaded over 10,000 times, caught the attention of independent label Monarchy Records, a division of the Spectra Music Group, who signed the band in the summer of 2012. Cata9tales has been a top worldwide featured artist on Reverbnation, have been selected as finalists (and won) dozens of music and performance contests, crossed over to both the hip-hop and rock worlds, and have appeared in multiple publications and at music conferences throughout the country. In a short time, Cata9tales has proven themselves a force to be reckoned with - a unique, charismatic, totally innovative voice in a saturated scene. They have recently completed their newest - and best - album, "Hello Maybe Everything," due to be released worldwide October 1, 2013. Look for Cata9tales to explode in the coming year, and to arrive swinging mics and turntables at a venue near you.