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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Review on "Exposed" EP"

"...Each measure of each song is likely to remind you of bands gone by, but the collective sound is cutting edge and will crest the wave of the next generation of popular rock music. In the soup mix are traces of Pink Floyd, Yes, Living Color, and several of today's popular acts, but none of them have been able to capture this level of intense perfection. This five-cut EP is a glimpse of the great things to come from Lights Over Roswell. Every track is a crowd-pleaser and brings with it the ever-looming possibility of the world's biggest mosh pit." - mytexasmusic.com


"Band successfully pulls off rock oddity -- good electronic and hard rock sound"

While the combining and blending of different genres becomes increasingly popular with rising bands, the distorted medley of
electronic and hard rock is a difficult mixture to pull off in an appealing manner.

Bands such as The Hunger have only touched on what might be achieved, and have failed in great numbers, as in the case of their
most recent album.

When one finds a band that can put these very different sounds together to form a heavy yet dark form of music with atomic
elements, it's reasonable to say there is something special about that particular band.

Lights Over Roswell has that something special.

The band's ability to mold industrial and techno sounds with a hard-rock edge is impressive when compared to other local bands'
attempts.

On the band's first demo, Exposed, Lights Over Roswell, which draws influences from The Crystal Method, Rob Zombie and
Ministry, displays five tracks of very dark and moody music.

"Spotlight" is a great example of a good blending of industrial, techno and hard rock.

The guitar riffs set the mood for an industrial-sounding wave of energy. The drums keep pounding, climaxing with the vocal scream,
"Look into the mirror, see the terror and the fear that's deep within/ I follow the shadow behind me, but the shadow behind me is not
my friend."

While some of the vocals and lyrics get repetitive, as in "Mind Eraser," singer Bobby Wagner has the ability to add some diversity.

Chris Carpenter, who works behind the scenes for the band, does a great programming job on the debut album. But some variations
could spice up the overall mood of Exposed.

Lights Over Roswell has only been around for two years and has already acquired the help of Solar Flare Productions for
management and scheduling, played for crowds as large as 7,000 and garnered plenty of attention in the local Houston scene.

Regular gigs are scheduled all over Houston. These performances might be what Lights Over Roswell needs to polish its already
notable sound.

There's something unique in the way the band approaches its music. With time and work, Lights Over Roswell could very well stir
things up a bit in the industrial/hard rock music scene. - The Scene/ Shiley Carter


"NightMoves Magazine"

"...Lights Over Roswell are in a better position to break into the big time than any other band in recent memory." - Gator Press


Discography

"EXPOSED" EP 2001 SOLARFLARE RECORDS.

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Bio

Lights Over Roswell was formed in the fall of 1998. The Core foundation of the group is Chris Carpenter, Justin Kelly and Bobby Lee rounded off by two touring musicians (a bass player and keyboardist).

Drawing off of influences like Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and Rob Zombie the group blends techno beats and programs with machine gun guitars and thunderous drums layed over sonic screams and melodic vocal patterns that truly render a sound unmatched by recent trends.

“The sound is cutting edge and will crest the wave of the next generation of popular rock music.” MyTexasMusic.com.

In 2001 the band released it's first recording, a 5 song EP entitled "Exposed" on Houston Indie Lable Solar Flare Records and obtained regional distribution from SW Wholesale Distributors in the south western parts of The United States.

"...This five-cut EP is a glimpse of the great things to come from Lights Over Roswell. Every track is a crowd-pleaser and brings with it the ever-looming possibility of the world's biggest mosh pit." MyTexasMusic.com

Armed with an e-mail list of more than 800 fans and the willingness to come out of there own pockets for media print and radio advertising the band hit the road in 2002 to tour regionally in the state of Texas as well as Louisiana and even ventured out as far as Michigan and Tennessee, often playing for capacity crowds.

"...Lights Over Roswell; has played for crowds as large as 7,000 and garnered plenty of attention in the local Houston scene." Shiley Carter/The Scene

Currently the band is writing and recording thier first full length CD due out in early 2005.

In a world saturated with Hip-Hop and Power Pop Punk Rock, L.O.R. writes what they love and believe in. They write for themselves without jumping on any band wagons and know that if they do thier best,the best will come to them!