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It certainly has been a fantastic few months for Aries ladies and gentlemen, we can proudly announce that the recording sessions for A Time to Kill are totally finished which means that our debut album release is approaching fast! We would like to thank Ian Herrick for creating our wonderful album art, as well as Derrin Ruschell once again for producing/recording us and making us sound like a million dollars. Now, for the elephant in the room, we just had a very badass show opening up for the legendary SEBASTIAN BACH at Ram's Head Live alongside our new friends, Sin 4 Sin! I'd like to personally thank Kevin Hock for booking us with 24-7 Entertainment and giving us the chance to play at such a great show, not to mention a brilliant crowd. We've just booked 2 killer shows, one with a number of our friends featuring Outram, Sweet Suicide, Knockout Victory(formerly Comonwidit) at Sonar Sunday February 26th, tickets are $10. The second show is at Empire(formerly Jaxx) in Springfield VA performing with our pals, A Sound of Thunder for their CD release party, tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Lastly, we are currently auditioning musicians for our 2nd guitarist position, we have a busy schedule of auditions so if you want to be a part of this monster contact us now as opposed to later! - Rob

Winter 2011

Hey fans, sorry it's been so long since our last post; we've been crazy busy! For those of you who missed it, our show at the Soundstage opening for Dio Disciples feat. Tim Owens on vocals went INCREDIBLE! It was by far one of the most succesful shows we've played, and we will be returning to the Soundstage for our big debut on 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement! Rob, KC, Sean, and Mike will be interviewed LIVE on the air Sunday night, November 20th, and Aries will perform Monday night, November 21st at the Soundstage. Don't miss it, it's going to be a killer show! We also would like to thank Russ Robinette, who joined us on second guitar for our most recent show, The Exposed Music Festival at The Ottobar. We look forward to the possibility of working with him in the future. And now, for the BIG news.....our official debut album, entitled "A Time to Kill" is VERY NEAR being released. We'll have all the old favorites, such as Pearly Gates, Shades of Grey, and (of course) A Time to Kill, and a handful of our newer tracks such as Mr. Madness, Prisoner of Time, and In Crisis. Make sure you stay posted; it'll be a great taste of what's to come! Check out our facebook (www.facebook.com/arieshardrock) to see the track listing, video links, etc. Thanks guys, stay posted! ---KC

Mr. Madness!

Hey fans! IT'S HERE!! The brand spankin' new cut of our killer new track, Mr. Madness, has arrived, fresh out of Derrin's studio! The track will be uploaded onto all of our music players shortly, complete with Rob's groundbreaking vocals, Sean's face-melting guitar riffs, and the boomy, rock solid rhythm of KC and Mike. Check it out soon!! Also, don't forget to come check out our huge show coming up; yes, Aries will be opening for Dio Disciples featuring Tim Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth) Sunday, September 25th at The Baltimore Soundstage. The show will be a big one, so be sure to make it! In addition, Aries will be debuting at The Recher Theater October 6th, so be sure to come watch us wreck the place! And as always, check back often for our collaborations with Derrin in the studio; many more recordings are well on the way. Thanks guys, stay awesome!


Updates for Fall 2011

Hey fans, nice to see you on the sites, as always. We've got a bunch of cool updates for you all; first off, we are very pleased and honored to announce that Sunday, September 25th, Aries will be opening for Dio Disciples, which consists of all the members of Dio plus Tim Owens on vocals! We are very excited and humbled for the chance to play such an awesome show with such awesome musicians! In addition, our switch to Mr. Sean Rhodes on lead guitar has gone incredibly well since he joined us; keep an eye out for two new songs, "Mr. Madness" and "Prisoner of Time" to be up for your listening pleasure in a week or so. Sean is writing a lot of great material really fast, so definitely come out and see us play live at one of our shows we have coming up, because we will be debuting some awesome new songs! Stay posted, thanks guys!!


FREE SHOW and updates

Hey fans, nice seeing you back here, as always. First off, let’s take this time to thank all of our fans who came out to see us play an awesome show at Bourbon Street last night!! It was easily one of our best shows yet; we played with some great bands including some old friends of ours as well as some new buddies we’re looking forward to playing more with down the road. Also, for those fans who came and saw us, we’re announcing that you all get a FREE ticket to come see us play at Sinix, live this Saturday (July 16th)!! For more chances to get free tickets to that upcoming show, visit www.facebook.com/arieshardrock. As always, a huge thanks goes out to Bob Luking for filling in for us on the bass; however, he isn’t able to make this Saturday with us, so we’ll be using another friend of ours, Mike Fulkerson! We are pleased to have him play this shows with us, and look forward to the possibilities of working with him in the future. And as always, our good friend Derrin is very busy in the studio for us, so check our music players often, and keep being awesome!!


More Updates for Summer 2011

Hey fans, awesome to see you guys back at the Aries sites. Lots of stuff has been going on, so allow me to fill you in. First off, we played a surprise show at The Ottobar last night (June 29th) that went SUPERB!!! It was our first time playing there, and we also got to play with our buddies Comonwidit. It went awesome, and we thank each of you who came out to support us. We used a good friend of Aries, Bob Luking, as a fill in on the bass; he'll also be playing with us on our huge July 10th show for the final round of the Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands. In the meantime, we're still taking applications for full-time bass players, so shoot us an email at bandaries@yahoo.com if you're interested, as always. Lastly, Rob has finished the vocal tracks for both Hazel Eyes and A Time to Kill, thanks to our great friend Derrin Ruschell; so keep an eye on the music players; they'll be popping up very soon! Thanks for keeping posted, lots of love to all you fans! ---KC


Hey fans, nice to see you at the Aries sites. In case you haven't heard, tonight was our last show with now former bassist Anthony Murakami; we wish him the best in all his future endeavors. Which means we are now in search of a new bassist. If you, yes you, reading this, would like to apply, send us an email at bandaries@yahoo.com Keep in mind, we require dedication and commitment; we do not take music lightly. That being said, stay posted, as always, for news and updates, especially regarding the two tracks Rob is working on for vocals, and new bassist news. We will update you when more information becomes availabe. And as always, thanks for all the support, guys (and gals)!


Updates for Summer 2011

Hey fans, we've got some really cool stuff coming up. This Saturday, Rob will be in the studio, finishing vocals for two songs, Hazel Eyes and A Time To Kill, so stay posted for those. They will be available soon, as well as uploaded onto all our music players within the next week or so for your listening pleasure. Also, don't forget, this Sunday we're playing a benefit concert for Japan at Surf City Bar and Grille, so definitely come check us out, as well as the other great bands we'll be sharing the stage with. It'll be a great show, for a great cause. Lastly, we're in the process of designing a new logo for use on our merch, flyers, etc., so keep an eye out for that, and as always, check back often for updates.


Summer 2011

Hey fans, great to see you here on one of our many websites. For those of you who came to see our show at Sinix on May 7th, you guys had one hell of a ride, 'cuz not only did we kick ass, but we also played with some awesome bands like Modern Day Ain'ts, Sucker Punch Sadie, and Sons of Radio. The show went really awesome, as well as the Shockwave-hosted Rocker Chick Contest. DAMN, there were some fine ladies there. Anyways, good stuff coming up, we've almost finished recording not one, but TWO tracks with our friend Derrin in the studio; they should be up and ready for listen within the next two weeks or so, so make sure you stay posted! Also, we've secured a show at the almighty Sidebar with some good friends of ours. Again, stay posted, summer is coming up fast, and it's gonna be a big one!!!


New Track + Free CDs!

Hey fans, great news, we just posted a great new track, Reaching for the Sun, onto all our music players; be sure to check it out if you haven’t already, as it was recorded and mixed with the invaluable help of our friend Derrin Ruschell. If you like what you hear, be sure to catch us at one of our many upcoming shows; those songs are all regulars in our live set lists! Check out ariesrocks.com under the show section for a complete list of our scheduled shows; be sure to check back, as the list is constantly updating. Also, we’ve released a 6 track CD with a handful of our best studio and live cuts that we’re distributing free of charge; if you’re interested for one, hit us up at Facebook, Myspace, our contact us using the form on ariesrocks.com. Thanks for stopping by, we hope to see you at some shows!!! ---KC