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"Confliction Presents New Lineup"

It's new blood; new fight.

Those were the words (more or less) Confliction frontman Rollin Carver repeated several times July 9 as his heavy-rocking band debuted its new lineup at Ron Jon's.

It is a new era for the Myrtle Beach band, ushering in the first lineup change in nearly five years.

Bassist Rich Vascovich left the group at the end of May, and his replacement, Matt Fortin, came from Atlanta band End The Fall, to expand Confliction and present a new look.

Fortin made his presence immediately felt, bounding around the stage and forming a tight rhythm section with drummer Chuck Cooper.

Confliction proved it hasn't lost a step during the month-long layoff, and I think fans who were at the gig will attest to that, eating up charged versions of "Get Jacked" and "Killing Butterflies."

The comeback gig also featured Confliction's first public acoustic performance, as the band pulled up barstools and busted out an unplugged Alice in Chains cover and a new original song called "Kings Will Fall."

Members of Not Yet Rated, who performed before Confliction, stuck around and crowded around the stage as their mentors showed how it's done.
- KENT KIMES – THE SUN NEWS


"Confliction Throw Down Live"

CONFLICTION throw things down in a next level way. When you spin their LP, from beginning to end, it has driving hooks coupled with great transitions and killer riffs. Oh, by the way, they can reproduce it live too. We've had a great response thus far from spiking their tracks, just listen, you'll dig 'em. - DOUBLEDOWN - Program Director - WRAK 97.3


"Complete Package"

I love the CD. CONFLICTION seem to be the complete package. Love the sound, the site & the design. - Chad David Shearer - ATL MAGAZINE


"Spin it, Like it, Love it…"

CONFLICTION tiptoes along the line of rock, nu-metal and even some elements of pop to give the listener a smorgasbord of ear candy. Spin it, like it, love it… Confliction is here to be heard. - HIT THE PIT


"Confliction Rocks!"

This band comes out of the speakers with attitude and cool control… the evidence of CONFLICTION’s evolution has been unleashed like a predator. Expect very big things from this band. - ANTI-INDUSTRY


"Budweiser True Music Search – First Place"

Confliction won a Paul Reed Smith Custom Budweiser Guitar at the final round of this competition at the House of Blues on July 22, 2003 beating three other finalist bands. At Ron Jon’s in Myrtle Beach on June 27, 2003 Confliction beat nine other bands in the two-day semi-final event sponsored by Budweiser. In addition to the first place trophy, a $500 cash prize and a $100 gift certificate to a local music store, Rollin Carver also won the trophy for best vocalist and Chuck Cooper won the trophy for best drummer. - BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC


"Jagermeister Battle of the Bands"

Confliction won first place at the 2nd Annual Jagermeister Battle of the Bands at Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, FL on May 3, 2003. They beat 19 other bands from all over the U.S. at the two-day event to win the 1st place trophy and $500 prize! Vocalist Rollin Carver also won the trophy for best vocalist for the second time at Club La Vela. - JAGERMEISTER


Discography

Confliction - Double CD - LP (red disc/blue disc)
The Face of Agression - LP
Four Blind Eyes (Closure) - EP/DVD single

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Powered by raw emotion, fueled by passion, and driven by a clearly defined vision, CONFLICTION has awakened eager listeners by providing them with adrenaline-laced music. Haling from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, CONFLICTION has invoked their music upon the masses by routinely playing shows throughout the east, mid-west and as far west as Los Angeles while sharing the stage with national acts such as Sevendust, Cold, Trapt, Revis, Nonpoint, Flaw, Life of Agony, Apartment 26, Mudvayne, Shinedown, Spineshank, Skrape, Nothingface, Chimaira, Presence, Soulfly, System of a Down, Saliva, 3 Doors Down, Default, Memento, Socialburn, 12 Stones, Hatebreed, Corrosion of Conformity, Luna Coil, Trust Company, Echo 7, E-Town Concrete, Sloth, Down the Sun, Soil, Crossfade and many others along with regional and local favorites across the country.

Having played in various east coast bands, members Tripp Gaddy (Guitar / Vocals), Chuck Cooper (Drums) and Rollin Carver (Vocals) united and formed CONFLICTION in1999. The final piece, Matt Fortin (Bass / Vocals), was added to the puzzle in early 2004.

Possessing unique and diverse backgrounds has provided each member with an avenue for harnessing their creativity throughout the molding and shaping of their music. Their style is simple but EXPLOSIVE with a lot of underlying meaning to each song. Each member believes that music is a vehicle for hope and change. They keep it personal but also positive. “There are enough negative and depressing messages already out there in the world of music today,” says Rollin. The songs are raw and heavy, but if you listen closely, you will find there is always a personal underlying message. Matt states, “The music, which is pieced together with such a high level of emotion, is reflected in the personal way we relate to our audience throughout each show.”

CONFLICTION’s self-produced CD “The Face of Aggression” contains 11 original tracks and has sold over 2,000 copies in retail stores, at shows, and on the internet. Their newest two-CD set has sold over 6,000 copies since January of 2004 with no distribution. This is a testament to the intense work ethic that each band member possesses. Three CONFLICTION songs are also on the internationally distributed D-Aces Motorcycle video and DVD “Not Guilty” (www.d-aces.com) and the song “Guilty” is to be featured in the 2004 Dalton Pictures Movie Altered Courses.

With a repertoire of over 40 original songs, and a diverse three CD discography; CONFLICTION songs are currently being played in heavy rotation on 97.3 FM in Albany, GA, 101.7 FM WKZQ in Myrtle Beach, SC, 105.5 WXZR FM in Jacksonville, NC, and numerous college radio stations across the nation.

Confliction has an arsenal of powerhouse endorsers that include Budweiser, Spector Bass, Danq Clothing, Monster Clothing and Russell Marlowe’s Carolina Custom Cycles.