ATHEL Hits The Road In Support Of Open Your Eyes to Society

May 11th, 2012 – Chicago-based alt-rockers ATHEL have officially kicked off their tour in support of Open Your Eyes to Society with a CD release party tonight at Rds Gym in Crown Point, IN. Those in  attendance will receive a free copy of the disc at the door. For more  details visit this location.  The rest of the tour will see the band trucking across the country over  the next five weeks bringing their energetic brand of hook-laden modern  rock to audiences everywhere.

ATHEL On Tour:

May 11  RDS Gym (CD Release Party) – Crown Point, IN

May 12  The Game Emporium – La Porte, IN

May 13  Al’s Bar 601 – Lexington, KY

May 15  The Nick – Birmingham, AL

May 16  The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

May 18  Churchills – Miami, FL

May 20  The Local 662 – St Petersburg, FL

May 21  Local 321 Rock Bar – Cocoa Beach, FL

May 22  Smiths Bar – Atlanta, GA

May 23  The Money – Rock Hill, SC
May 24  Live Bar – Simpson, NC

May 25  Live Bar – Simpson, NC

May 26  Electric Maid – Washington, DC
May 27  Ground Zero – Suncook, NH
May 29  The News Café – Pawtucket, RI
May 30  Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI
Jun 02  Miramar Theater- Milwaukee, WI
Jun 03  Coaches Pizza – Mexico, MO

Jun 05  The Firebird – St Louis, MO

Jun 07  Beale Street Tavern – Austin, TX
Jun 09  Long Wong’s – Tempe, AZ
Jun 10  The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Jun 12  The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Jun 13  710 Beach Club – San Diego, CA
Jun 15  The Cave – Sacramento, CA

Jun 20  Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE

Open Your Eyes to Society, the full-length debut from ATHEL is out now on Mortal Music. To mark the release of the album, the band has joined forces with AMP Magazine to premier the song “These Are The Times,” which is currently streaming here.
As an added bonus, ATHEL is giving away a free MP3 download of the song to fans who join the band’s mailing list at: athel.fanbridge.com. A video for “These Are The Times” is set to be released later this month. Open Your Eyes to Society was mastered by CKY’s Chad Ginsburg.

Open Your Eyes To Society is available for purchase through Amazon, iTunes and MVD Entertainment Group.
**ATTENTION PRESS – Promo copies of Open Your Eyes To Society are on hand for review, interview and airplay consideration. Contact ClawhammerPR@gmail.com for inquiries and requests.**

The work you put into a band can often outweigh the benefits and rewards of the work itself but when all else fails there are always the few strong bands that pull through and end staying the course. Such is true of Chicago’s power rock trio  Athel. The band continues to meet that standard and raise the bar. The group is comprised of singer and guitarist Justin
King, bass player Comron Fouladi, and drummer Christian Navarro. With the release of two eps, coast to coast self booked tours, sold out hometown crowds, and a work ethic like no other,  Athel continues to show their unmatched level of commitment and poise within this dog eat dog music business.  “In 2011 we stayed on the road for a total of 310 out of 365 days driving from town to town to town and playing for anyone who would listen to us” states bassist Comron. “We lived off McDonalds and sleeping in a car for a year to promote this band.”
Returning to the midwest after this grueling schedule and the release of two EP’s entitled Open Your Eyes and To Society respectively  , Athel soon began rehearsals and recording sessions for their upcoming LP. Their hard work and self promotion caught the eye of industry veteran and SOiL bassist Tim King.  Tim and his label partner Rob Such quickly signed the band to their co-owned label Mortal Music, distributed worldwide by MVD Distribution  “I’ve been in this business a long time” states Tim  “It is very rare to see a band with such passion and self motivated determination. I knew we had to give them a shot and bring them to the next level.”
The band finished recording their debut full length album titled Open Your Eyes to Societyin January 2012 and prepare for its May 8, 2012 worldwide release. Songs like the opening track “Radio” have become a new stamp of the bands sound. The song delves into the uncharted territory of the common person’s mind. It has a strong hook and melody line that begs the question of the afterlife’s mysteries. “I had a dream that I died and went to heaven and the melody I heard in the dream stuck with me until I woke up,” Justin says.  “It was so interesting and had a feeling to it that I hadn’t heard before so what you hear essentially is the song from my dream.”

The group is planning it’s biggest statement to date with the release of Open Your Eyes to Society. It promises to be the strongest piece of music the band has ever written. Having Chad Ginsburg of popular rock band CKY master the tracks was the final finishing touch the record needed. Athel will continue to tour constantly in support of the new album and build upon the strong foundation they have already built  with music consisting of a better message and an inspired tomorrow.

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