SPIRAL TRANCE

SPIRAL TRANCE

 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
BandMetalHard Rock

SPIRAL TRANCE. Freedom from convention, music with intention. This well oiled, indie metal machine from Milwaukee, WI have been taking the region by the throat. Listen up...

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Biography

“Freedom from convention, music with intention.” This has been the motto for Spiral Trance since day one and it is this very motto that has set the indie-metal quartet at the forefront of their peers. Without regard for any one specific genre, Spiral Trance have seamlessly carved out a niche for themselves by introducing a progressive, indie element to the modern, hard rock world.

 

On the back of several EP’s and five self promoted national tours, Spiral Trance emerged from the studio to deliver their most diverse and cohesive offering to date. From the gorgeous piano melodies and metal guitar attack of title track Triggers, to the relentless guitar riffing and sing-a-long chorus hooks of the closing track Blacklight, hard rock and metal fans alike will have something truly unique to embrace.

               

2011 and 2012 took the band across the country and back playing on their previous release All In Due Time and thus commenced writing for their upcoming release.  2010 began with the music video premiere for the album's first single, The Me You See, shown to a sold out crowd in their hometown of Milwaukee, WI.  The video has been awarded Official Top 10 Status by the Las Vegas Film Festival, and among the best of over 1000 film entries from 30 different countries.  In conjunction, The Me You See was also a featured download, and playable track in the popular, worldwide game Rock Band, when the game's creators, Harmonix, launched the Rock Band Network in the spring of 2010.  2010 also saw Spiral Trance win for the second year in a row as Hard Rock Artist of the Year at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards, an award they previously held in 2009. Just three years earlier, the band won the 2006 Song of the Year award for their song Hellacious.  In 2008, Spiral Trance was one of 20 unsigned artists hand-picked to perform at the Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase, hosted by industry pros and radio personalities, J-Rock and Patty. Subsequent radio play of their single Dead Set on the nationally syndicated Rock Solid Pressure Radio Show garnered Spiral Trance the coveted Q's House Artist Of The Year Award from Orlando-based A&R scout Quinton Sheer. In 2007, the song Breathe Again was licensed by Mississippi-based Lightning Lab Productions for use in the film documentary, Solid Bodies, The 50 Year Guitar War, featuring legendary Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks and blues prodigy Joe Bonamassa, among others.  In addition, the songs We Are and When After Comes were featured on two E-Books penned by Master of Horror writer Alan Dane.

Spiral Trance gained national publicity with two nominations and performances at the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2001 and 2002 as National Artist of the Year. In 2002, Spiral Trance placed in the Top 10 at the ASCAP Grammy Showcase Awards for their song Hellacious and again in 2003 for Breathe Again.

Spiral Trance has enjoyed consistent Top Three rankings on BroadJam.com in more than 10 categories, including Number Two in the World and Number One in Rock and Hard Rock, respectively. 

 

Spiral Trance has done numerous hard rock showcases, including the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Calif., The Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase in Tampa, Fla., Chicago's MECA Music Conference and Milwaukee's internationally known music festival, Summerfest, where they've played to enthusiastic crowds for the last several years.

 

Spiral Trance has charted on more than 50 CMJ radio stations throughout the country and received airplay on several national stations, such as KWTF in Waco, Texas, WJJO in Madison, Wis., WLUP in Chicago, Ill., and KCLA Radio in Los Angeles, Calif., among many others.

 

"Exuding star power and a pure, raw energy, Spiral Trance does a deadly live show as well as providing superb material from the recording studio..." says Dirty Dave of KCLA Radio in Los Angeles. "Spiral Trance is one band not to miss."

 

Spiral Trance is the epitome of a band rooted in determination and persistence; performing as a finely tuned machine and continually working toward a groove that only occurs when energy is focused in solidarity.

 

Dead Set on making you insane…

Lyrics

Hellacious

Written By: Paul Karcz

“HELLACIOUS”
Lyrics: Karcz
Performed by: Spiral Trance

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
That’s how you sound. That’s what we hear. You’re so profound, how gracious.
Let’s get hellacious.

Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this. You don’t know how, how to let go.
What’s inside of us is stronger and lasts longer than some glorified excess. Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this.

Na, na, na, na, na.
We’ll blow your fucking head off; with our sounds, with our words, you’ll choke it down and take this.
Let’s get hellacious.

Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this. You don’t know how, how to let go.
What’s inside of us is stronger and lasts longer than some glorified excess. Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this.

Oh what a beautiful morning, for a rock show. Let yourself go. Lose your ego ‘cause it’s tasteless.
Let’s get hellacious.

Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this. You don’t know how, how to let go.
What’s inside of us is stronger and lasts longer than some glorified excess. Who are you now? You didn’t know we’d break like this.

Can’t you see there’s something to us, something more than just a song? Ask Led Zeppelin, where are they? Bonham died and now they’re gone. Times have changed. They were great. Now it’s time to change the pace. It’s time. Let’s go. We’ll blow your mind down at the show. Can you dig it? We’re full in it. Dig it.

Dead Set

Written By: Paul Karcz

Rise!
Get Set Dead Set.
Do you feel life is controlled by fate?
(you've got to)
Sacrifice it all to become great.
(give it to me)

Go to the top, set a mark, make your name you'll see.
Now is the time what you hoped you could be.
You gave all of your whole life...

We'll open up the sky.
The sound will fall like rain.
Dead Set on making you insane.
So raise your horns up high.
You won't forget the name.
Dead Set on making you insane.

Now you know what makes you tick, you see?
(that's right!)
Crush it down and claim your destiny.
(here it comes)

Go to the top, set a mark, make your name you'll see.
Now is the time what you hoped you could be.
You gave all of your whole life...

We'll open up the sky.
The sound will fall like rain.
Dead Set on making you insane.
So raise your horns up high.
You won't forget the name.
Dead Set on making you insane.

You realize your mind.
This time is your's to find.
Your true potential lies inside...

We'll open up the sky.
The sound will fall like rain.
Dead Set on making you insane.
So raise your horns up high.
You won't forget the name.
Dead Set on making you insane.

Rise!

The Me You See

Written By: Paul Karcz

I am the one you'll come to fear.
Breathe deep my lie and believe in what you want to hear.
True self below. Cannot reveal.
Remove my mask, I'll make you never want to feel...

I am the one you thought was real...
Welcome the Hell I've brought you now.

This is the me that you see.
I'm not the one that some wish underground.
You see what you think you see.
Don't believe you really know me now.

I've built my life forged out of cheat.
I've tricked with hope and yet you savor my deceit.

You'll know not one, know none so real.
Remove my mask, I'll make you never want to feel...

I am the one you thought was real...
Welcome the Hell I've brought you now.

This is the me that you see.
I'm not the one that some wish underground.
You see what you think you see.
Don't believe you really know me now.

Because you'll regret me.
So just forget me...

End This Lie

Written By: Paul Karcz

What is this? What is this?
Feeling all this fear like you can’t get away.
And you were, and you are, and you will proceed living inside the gray.

Not like this. See through.
What’s after hell put through?
Steel dead skin falls away.

Let me out.
My cave in.
Of this end, new begins…

Don’t just find a reason.
Don’t just think it’s right.
Don’t you think it’s time just to end this lie?
Living out your days in denial.
Save me now.

Strength in change. Strength in change.
Sense a sudden chill and release all the shame.
And you have, and you are, and you will proceed to breathe out black everyday.

Not like this. See through.
What’s after hell put through?
Steel dead skin falls away.

Let me out.
My cave in.
Of this end, new begins…

Don’t just find a reason.
Don’t just think it’s right.
Don’t you think it’s time just to end this lie?
Living out your days in denial.
Save me now.

Feel this?
Self-revival.
Now you’re breathing in so free.

Let go…

All In Due Time

Written By: Paul Karcz

You’ve found the road you’ve searched for now.
You’ve bled the soul once so pure, and reasoned
to make belief of a dream that seemed so right now.

Why are you lying to yourself?
Why are you living in this hell you tell me?

I’ve found my road I’ve searched for.
I’ve bled my soul once so pure.
I’m haunted by this calling I’m screaming for…

All in due time.
You built your walls upon this one wish.
And now you find this dream doesn’t seem to exist.

I’m haunted by this calling now.
I’m screaming for a calming feeling and pure release
from this strife that once was life now.

Why are you lying to yourself?
Why are you living in this hell you tell me?

I’ve found my road I’ve searched for.
I’ve bled my soul once so pure.
I’m haunted by this calling I’m screaming for…

All in due time.
You built your walls upon this one wish.
And now you find this dream doesn’t seem to exist.
All in due time.
Look deep within before you shout out.
All in due time. This dream doesn’t seem to exist.

You open your eyes.
Wide awake completely screaming.
Ten years forever dreaming of a life you wished
never came here for you…

All in due time.
You built your walls upon this one wish.
And now you find this dream doesn’t seem to exist.
All in due time.
Look deep within before you shout out.
All in due time. This dream doesn’t seem to exist.

Freight Train

Written By: JD Arnold

'Cuz I done lost,
lost all I ever had.
Lost my heart and my home Lord,so much it drives me mad

And to bring it all on back now...
No wolf has ever been so bad

Freight Train rolling now.
Take my blues on down the line.
Can't live in this darkness Lord, got to leave my pain behind.

The pigs done took away
Everything that made me me
Took all I ever was,
all I was ever meant to be.

Now all I got inside
is a heart that beats so black. Gonna hear them pigs a'squeelin'when this Big Bad Wolf attacks...

Freight Train rolling now.
Take my blues on down the line.
Can't live in this darkness Lord,got to leave my pain behind.

Freight Train rolling now.
Take my poor heart down that line.
Can't live in this darkness man, I've got to leave that shit behind...

Skies

Written By: Paul Karcz

"SKIES"
Music: Spiral Trance
Lyrics: Karcz

Skies, look up to the skies.
Living out of fear, living out of fear inside.
Hide, nowhere left to hide.
For the world to see, what's been done by me this time.

It seems that sometimes better means dead.
I feel that sometimes better is right.
Make or break. Wide awake. Decide.
How you live your...
LIFE.
RIGHT.
HERE.
Standing up, taking it.
FACE.
YOUR.
FEAR.
Dead on...

These skies, these skies they all know that you're here.
These skies, these skies, they all know...

Eyes, open up your eyes.
Blurry are the lines, worry fills the mind inside.
Rage, open up the cage.
Paranoia breeds, insecurities set free.

It seems that sometimes better means dead.
I feel that sometimes better is right.
Make or break. Wide awake. Decide.
How you live your...
LIFE.
RIGHT.
HERE.
Standing up, taking it.
FACE.
YOUR.
FEAR.
Dead on...

These skies, these skies they all know that you're here.
These skies, these skies, they all know...

SUSPICION.
VOLITION.
CONVICTION.
Submission...

These skies, these skies they all know that you're here.
These skies, these skies, they all know...

I’ve walked an endless life.
Beneath these starlit skies.
Haunted by sight unseen, they're watching me.
I can't escape their glare.
These skies are everywhere.
Haunted by sight unseen, they're watching me...