Revel 9
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Genres
Rock
Location
Long Island, NY
Website
http://www.REVEL9.co...
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Revel 9

Somewhere between the catchy melodies of pop and the aggression of metal can be found the realm of today’s hard rock. REVEL 9 takes great care to blend the best from those two fan-heavy genres, and with that care, the band continues to deliver the hard-hitting, insightful and intense music that has solidified them as a staple in the Northeastern Hard Rock scene. Fans of bands like Chevelle, Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Three Days Grace really have a lot to find in REVEL 9.

“The delivery on ‘The Razorblade Diaries’ is amazing. - Hip Rock Magazine
“The intensity of opener ‘San Jose’ is palpable and Pearlman impresses with his perfect rock vocal tone and blistering guitar licks.” - Now This ROCKS!
“They offer up a sound that is bound to catch on like crazy! - Neufutur Magazine
“This is the new now, the future, the way the music will be.” - NBTMusic
“Haven't heard anything like this in a while, which reminds me that I should.” – Aiding & Abetting

Recent Accolades:
REVEL 9, Band of the Year, 2014, Full Impact Radio on 365 Network
REVEL 9, Band of the Month, November 2014, Rock Bandom Radio
REVEL 9, Band of the Month, September 2014, Shep FM
REVEL 9, #1 for the Week, August 17 2014 (week of), Stone Chrome Radio
REVEL 9, #1 for the Week, August 10 2014 (week of), Stone Chrome Radio
REVEL 9, Band of the Week, August 10 2014 (week of), Jim Jarrell Promotions
All I've Become, Song of the Week, August 7 2014 (week of), CNEU Radio
REVEL 9, Band of the Week, August 3 2014 (week of), Alien X Radio
REVEL 9, Band of the Month, August 2014, Eagle Eye Promotion PR
REVEL 9, Artist of the Month, August 2014, Ultimate 365
The Good Fight, Song of the Month, August 2014, Split Infinity Radio
REVEL 9, Sickest Band of the Week, July 25 2014 (week of), Stone Chrome Radio
All I've Become, Fight Track of the Week, July 6 2014 (week of), The Title Fight
All I've Become, Song of the Month, May 2014, Split Infinity Radio

The band consists of local scene personality DJ Pearlman (Gee Davey, Narcotic Gypsy, Raiana Paige) on vocals and guitar, award-winning guitarist George Kazamias (Imperious Rex, Music Magazine’s “Best New Talent”), drummer Nidal Mahmoud (Imperious Rex, Eternity Burning) and bassist Tony DiPaola. The updated lineup brings an energy to the project, both on and off stage that has really surged the band onward and upward in the run up to their upcoming release, The Reality Crush. The band is currently endorsed by: D'Addario Strings, Evans Drumheads, ProMark Drumsticks, Planet Waves, First Act and Imperial Cymbals.

Launching an immediate assault on the area scene, REVEL 9 has quickly become a band to watch. Rocking hard before audiences of hundreds and even thousands since their debut release of The Razorblade Diaries in July 2011, the band became a favorite among area clubs, promoters and fans who can’t resist being part of the dynamic journey. They’ve blown fans away across the region, from sold-out home shows on Long Island, to performances at major area venues like Mercury Lounge in NYC to The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia, to a record-setting attendance show at Six Flags Great Adventure during its famed “Fright Fest” concert series. The band can also be found at most of the area music conferences and festivals including the Liberty, Jersey Shore and Long Island Music Festivals as well as CMJ, Millennium Music Conference, MEANYFest and more.

Playing a huge role in the sonic evolution of REVEL 9 is remixer/producer “Pull", who has worked on records by everyone from Rob Thomas and Mick Jagger to Skillet and Shinedown. A longtime friend, Pull liked some of Pearlman’s earlier material but always pushed the singer to dig deeper. Pearlman played some of the songs he had been working on that would eventually become the …Diaries, and through his guidance, helped fashion the sound of REVEL 9. The two hooked up again to craft what will be The Reality Crush (expected in 2014). “Pull and I needed to develop the songwriting beyond that of the …Diaries;” says Pearlman, “there’s just no point in doing that record again. We pushed the songs on this new record as far as they could go, and it’s definitely what we needed it to be. There has been a lot of anticipation for this record, and it will not disappoint.”

That confidence is not without merit, as breakout songs like “All I’ve Become”, “Lay My Head” and “San Jose” have not only earned them much in downloads and royalties, but also some significant industry recognition in print and online spotlights and 3 placements on the Official Ballot for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in the following categories: Best Rock Performance: REVEL 9 - All I’ve Become, Best Rock Performance: REVEL 9 - Lay My Head and Best Rock Song: REVEL 9 - All I’ve Become.

About the upcoming release and the future of REVEL 9 Pearlman says “We are going for something very specific. We need to capture the intensity of the hard rock bands that we love, but still be able to get the songs across to the listener, and we’ve done that. The material is good, there is no denying that at this point. Now it’s only a matter of whether people like it or not, and we’re OK with that.” Adding, “It’s the most powerful and fulfilling album we could make and we know it. Soon everyone else will know it too.”

Discography

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Members

  • DJ Pearlman
    Pic of DJ Pearlman
    Role / Instrument:
    Vocals/Guitar
    Favorite Bands:
    Chevelle, Deftones, Craving Strange, Last Stand for Lucy, A Day To Remember, Rise Against
  • George Kazamias
    Pic of George Kazamias
    Role / Instrument:
    Guitar
  • Nidal Mahmoud
    Pic of Nidal Mahmoud
    Role / Instrument:
    Drums, Percussion
  • Tony DiPaolo
    Pic of Tony DiPaolo
    Role / Instrument:
    Bass
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Media

Photographs

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  • Live in NYC
  • StageShow
  • REVEL 9 (Winter Tour 2014)
  • DJ of REVEL 9
  • REVEL 9 (Fright Fest)
  • REVEL 9 (Summer 2014)

Audio

Senseless TragedyThe Reality CrushPlay →
All I've BecomeThe Razorblade DiariesPlay →
The Good FightThe Reality CrushPlay →
What It IsThe Reality CrushPlay →
San JoseThe Razorblade DiariesPlay →
Lay My HeadThe Razorblade DiariesPlay →

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Press

There's fine riffage and a really kicky rhythm section. Just a hint of that post-grunge crunchiness, too. Haven't heard anything like this in a while, which reminds me that I should.”

— - Aiding & Abetting (Aug 8, 2014)

6 songs fill up this EP and although the first 2 are subtle jabs the rest are straight hooks to the jaw and kicks to the groin. I love the intensity and it helps that they are humble people. Even if they weren’t the delivery on “The Razorblade Diaries” is amazing. I turn the volume up to a 9 on this stellar offering by Revel 9.”

— Hip Rock Magazine (Oct 20, 2012) (Oct 20, 2012)

Superb modern rock band with great lyrics and great music reminds us of Seether, 3 Doors Down, Hurt etc. Lyrically and vocally second to none and a real pleasure to listen to we are loving these guys a lot.”

— Rock Bandom (Jul 20, 2014) (Jul 20, 2014)

“Revel 9 is one of those artists that seem to get better as the years go by. Here they are with a moving single that fits more into a mainstream picture. The song has nods to 90’s Alternative music and stays fresh as well. With great vocals, deep punching music and even a sweet guitar solo I am sold! If this is any indication of what we’re in store for when a new album or EP comes along, these hard rockers will definitely impress old and new fans alike!”

— Daniel C. Morrison – CEO/Founder, Hip Rock Magazine (Aug 4, 2014)

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Gigography

  • February 2015

    • 20thdetails ↓Millennium Music Conference

      Friday @ 12:00am

      Annual Millennium Music Conference