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"Colporter Releases Latest EP"

San Diego’s Colporter continues growing trend of female
artists to grace the metal world

San Diego, CA- Sept 7, 2007- San Diego’s top female-fronted band, Colporter, has teamed up with Steve Russell, co-producer on works from As I Lay Dying, Destroy the Runner and POD, to release their third EP, “Chronicles.” Filling the void between the musical genre of Evanascence and Kitty, “Chronicles” is filled with songs such as “Sticks and Stones” and “Exodus in My Hand” which exemplify the band’s unique coupling of dark melodic vocals and an edgy hard rock/metal sound. Influenced by Alice In Chains, Megadeath, Sevendust and GodSmack, Colporter’s “Chronicles” demonstrates the band’s ever- evolving style from that of its previous successful releases, “Sovereign Mind” and “Despite the Battle.”

Receiving the 6th Annual “Rock City Award” for Outstanding Female Bass in 2005, lead singer and bassist, Sarah Paolini has proven that female artists have a significant and influential place in the genre of hard rock and metal. With her angelic, yet powerfully haunting voice, Sarah has the ability to propel listeners into an abyss of disillusionment while maintaining hopeful undertones that are often a venture too bright for other metal bands to take on.

Colporter’s unique sound is accompanied by the hypnotic seven-string guitar effects of David Paolini. Masterful and versatile, David artfully captures and enhances the emotions behind Sarah’s exhortations while transforming audiences into a thrashing sea of followers.

Returning to the band for the second time, drummer Davis “The Bugman” West, provides Colporter’s music with chops that are equally precise as they are explosive. Demonstrating an effortless combination of deftness and power with that of heavy feet on the double bass, it is clear that Davis is influenced by that of Morgan Rose of SevenDust and Shannon Larkin of GodSmack.

After a stellar ending to 2006 when Colporter landed a headlining spot on the New Year’s Eve bill at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood, CA, Colporter plans to kick off the release of it’s third EP with performances throughout Southern California where their fan base has developed tremendously throughout the past four years.


To Contact the Band:
619-742-6339 / info@colporter.com / www.colporter.com
- Music Dish


"EP titled "Despite the Battle""

San Diego’s female-fronted band Colporter’s follow up
EP to take the band to next level


San Diego, CA – August 3rd, 2005 – San Diego based hard rock band Colporter has continued to work with producer Steve Russell, who recently finished production on As I Lay Dying and Mortal Enemy, to complete a follow up EP to their first release Sovereign Mind. The EP is titled Despite the Battle and features a more progressive metal sound than their first LP that garnered the band much success in the past 24 months. The band plans to celebrate the release of the EP at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA on the 23rd of this month.

Colporter has built upon a solid foundation of seven string guitar and five string bass, mystically paired with what a Colporter fan dubbed as “vocals that sound like Tori Amos’ evil twin”. Though a far stretch from pop to Colporter, the comparison to Amos stems from singer Sarah Paolini’s ability to wail into the rafters and reach audiences on an emotional level. Influences that can be heard in the music are Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Sevendust, and Godsmack. The band sees themselves as a perfect fit for the Ozzfest croud and are determined to see female artists making a seriously significant mark in the hard rock and metal genres in the very near future. “There is Evanascense and then there is Kitty…we are filling the void in between,’ says Sarah, also setting herself apart from the norm by dominating on the five-string bass. The other half of what creates such a signature sound with Colporter is the amazing guitar playing by David Paolini, recently endorsed by Halo Guitars and Coffin Case and surely a future cover model for all the guitar magazines out there.


To Contact the Band:
Courtright Management / http://www.courtrightmgmt.com
619-742-6339 / info@colporter.com / http://www.colporter.com
- Music Dish


"Colporter Celebrates New Release"

San Diego, CA – July, 27th, 2005 – San Diego-based hard rock band Colporter has continued to work with noted producer Steve Russell, who recently completed production on the band’s follow-up EP (Despite the Battle) to its first release (Sovereign Mind). Despite the Battle features a more progressive metal sound than its predecessor, which has garnered the band major success within the past two years. The band’s plans include celebrating its new release at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood, California on August 23rd.
Colporter has built a solid music foundation that includes seven-string guitar and five-string bass, mystically paired with what a Colporter fan dubbed as “vocals that sound like Tori Amos’ evil twin.”
Though a far stretch from pop to Colporter, the comparison to Amos stems from singer Sarah Paolini’s ability to wail into the rafters and reach audiences on an emotional level.
Influences heard in the music are Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Sevendust, and Godsmack. The band sees itself as a perfect fit for the Ozzfest crowd, and is determined to see female artists making a serious significant mark in the hard rock and metal genres in the near future.
“There is Evanescence, and then there is Kitty…we are filling the void in between,” says Sarah, who also sets herself apart from the norm by dominating on the five-string bass.
The other half of what creates the act’s signature sound is the guitar execution of David Paolini, who was recently endorsed by music merchandisers Halo Guitars and Coffin Case.
Visit the band’s website at http://www.colporter.com.
- Music Dish


"Colporter relocates to Austin, Texas"

Southern California’s Colporter relocates to Austin, Texas in 2008

Austin, Texas: March 4th, 2008-------San Diego’s premiere female-fronted band decides to head east and relocate in the country’s “Live Music Capital” destination of Austin, Texas. For more than five years the band has been gigging throughout Southern California with much success such as endorsements by Basson Sound, Halo Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, and Coffin Case as well as Rock City Music Award for Best Female Bass. Now the band says the “stars have aligned; it was time to make a change” and Austin’s prolific music scene seemed just the right place to take their hard-hitting guitars and powerful feminine vocal that have defined Colporter’s distinctive sound.

Colporter’s third release, the EP titled Chronicles, was completed in 2007 but the official release planned for last fall has been carried into the new year. The band is thrilled to release Chronicles during this year’s South-by-Southwest Festival, Friday March 14th, 7pm, at Treasure Island, 413 E. 6th street, downtown Austin. Other news is that the band shot their first music video to the song “Sticks and Stones” with an up-and-coming director/producer Greg Raymond in San Diego. The video is posted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wds887fbzk) and is available upon request through the band’s website.

There are a few other changes to the band’s line-up to enhance the fresh start in Texas such as adding Shaine Paolini on five-string bass, bringing the band to four members. This will allow front person Sarah to put more focus on sheer vocals, though it is in her repertoire to play guitar as well so we may see her in action as rhythm guitarist behind the outrageous leads and masterful songwriting of guitarist David. Among all the native Californians in the band, drummer Davis West is actually from Austin and was raised on the drums since the age of five. “There is a strong family vibe to this band that can be felt by our audiences wherever we play, it seems to draw people in to the live performance,” says singer Sarah. Family or not, there is no denying the talent and exceptional sound of this hard rock band that is sure to keep Austin, TX on the map for years to come.

For performance times, locations and other details contact: 619.742.6339/info@colporter.com/www.colporter.com
Courtright Management Inc.: www.courtrightmgmt.com
- Music Dish


Discography

LP: Sovereign Mind 2003
EP: Despite the Battle 2005
EP: Chronicles 2007

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Colporter is a hard rock band that knows how to differentiate itself by deftly combining crushing guitars with the beauty and poise of a feminine vocalist Sarah. Guitarist David creates a dense, melodic sound with a level of professionalism that has recently garnered the band endorsements by top company’s such as Randall Amplifiers, Basson Sound, Halo Guitars, and Coffin Case.

Their astounding reputation drew the attention of producer Steve Russell, who has formerly worked with P.O.D., As I Lay Dying, and Destroy the Runner and on collaborative projects with artists such as Carlos Santana and Nappy Roots. In 2003 Russell produced Colporter’s self-released debut album, titled Sovereign Mind. The songs on the album are heavy-hitting and intense, complemented by the charismatic and mystical vocals.

Russell went on to produce the band’s two follow up EP’s titled Despite the Battle which was released summer 2005, and the most current 2007 release titled Chronicles. Both EP’s feature progressive metal licks with edgier vocals and more dynamic drum beats taking the band to a higher level of musicianship while building upon the previous star quality guitar playing that has become Colporter’s signature sound.

Colporter came together fully in 2002 when Sarah and David decided to combine their songwriting skills and form a sound that is truly unique. Guitarist David impresses even the toughest critic with his masterful use of a wide array of effects pedals while Sarah assumes vocal duties, helping to set the band apart from other hard rock bands that take on the more traditional metal sound of screaming male vocals. “Heavy metal is one of the only genres left for women to make a significant mark,” Sarah says. “I see it in their eyes,” She explains of her female fans. “They feel what we’re doing, and have been waiting for this for a long time.” This sort of response has been instrumental in building the buzz that exists in Southern California and will soon surround the band in Austin, Texas where Colporter has relocated in 2008.