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Apr
10
Sixpin @ Club Diablo

Buffalo, New York, USA

Buffalo, New York, USA

Jan
28
Sixpin @ Hot Topic

Blasdell, New York, USA

Blasdell, New York, USA

Jan
27
Sixpin @ The Daily Grind Coffee Shop

Lockport, New York, USA

Lockport, New York, USA

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Lockport-based rock band Sixpin has finally released its debut album, “Made to Bleed,” some three years after the band formed.

Any rock fan will find the CD worth the wait.

Sixpin’s sound is simple and guitar-driven. One of the better songs on the album, “Shatterborn” (which is getting rave Internet reviews), features a syncopated, snare-heavy sound that reminds the listener of Nickleback. Other tracks, such as “Closure of Ashes,” have a Staind-like feel to them.

But while the band draws upon these and other styles, such as Sevendust and Evanescence, there’s enough originality there to make this album unique.

Singer/guitarist Andrew Mitchell creates a hypnotic sound on the guitar. His vocals, meanwhile, conjure images of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. Drummer Jared Enderton and bassist Rob Udell do a solid job backing Mitchell up, with an especially strong performance by Enderton on the opening to “Shatterborn.”

The listener almost can’t help but get lost in “Made to Bleed,” which was recorded at The Digital Barn in Wilson. It offers a near-perfect mix of sounds — not as harsh as hard rockers like Korn, but not nearly as soft as much of what’s offered on rock radio.

Whether Sixpin finds a place on the radio is unknown, but the band certainly should be on the airwaves.

Sixpin, which formed in 2003 and has been playing shows since 2004, has started touring in support of its freshman album. The band will host a CD release party Saturday at Club Diablo in Buffalo, and follows that up with a free show at Niagara County Community College next week before going to Ithaca and Ohio.

— Paul Lane

- Niagara Gazette (Night and Day)


Rugged and raw, really good rock and roll is what this band brings to the table. This self released album is better than some major label releases recently. Bringing the rock starting with the first track “High Fashion”, which they slam us with the works featuring rigorous bass playing, powerful percussion play (he bangs the shit out of his kit), guitar riffs worthy of some legends and some extraordinary vocal work. “Closure Of Ashes” tones things down delivering some emotionally driven lyrics bellowed by a voice that showcases its range and depth. The musical accompaniment sounds like some major hit makers such as Papa Roach or even Godsmack. It also offers some brilliant tempo changes. “Escape The Trap” has some wild guitar riffs toss in with some amazing singing changing up styles throughout the track. This band is phenomenal and I’m baffled as to why they have yet to be discovered and signed by a label, watch out for this act they are about to explode onto the scene.

Review by -Geoff Dellinger
- Entertainment World


Discography

the Animal - 2009
Burned (Single)
Invisible
the Animal

Made to bleed - 2006
Disintegrate (Single - won "Honorable mentions" in 2008 ASCAP USA Songwriting Competition. Broadcast on over 3000 indie Podcasts and 400 Radio stations nationwide)
Break the Fall (Single) - Won "Runner up" in 2008 ASCAP USA Songwriting Competition, regular rotation on WEDG 103.3 the Edge
Shatterborn (Single) - regular rotation on WEDG 103.3 the Edge
Cleanse (Single) - regular rotation on WEDG 103.3 the Edge

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Bio

Sixpin is a high energy post-grunge rock band from Niagara Falls, NY. Influenced by classic and contemporary popular rock and punk music, Sixpin wields a sonic blend of melody and power. Similar artists are Papa Roach, Linkin Park, and Shinedown.

Sixpin's songwriting incorporates catchy and creative vocals, powerful and melodic guitar work, and punchy drums to create their unique sound. Andrew Mitchell's stylistic voice stands out from other artists, while delivering an emotional and charismatic performance.

Sixpin is currently in the studio working on more new material. The band plans to release and tour throughout 2010 with a major national act.

Contests: Winners of 2009 WEDG 103.3 the Edge and Nextwave "Cruefest 2 - Monster Energy Stage Opener" - Playing with Rev Theory, Godsmack and Motley Crue

Winners of 2009 "Taste of Choas" - Playing with Thursday, Bring me the Horizon, 4 Years Strong and the Cancer Bats

Honors: 2008 ASCAP Songwriting Contest - Honorable Mentions for song "Disintegrate" 2008 ASCAP Songwriting Contest - Runner Up for song "Break the Fall"

Broadcast: Song "Break the fall" heavy rotation on WEDG 103.3 Buffalo

Song "Tragic in the Fire" used during WEC fight interviews

Sixpin's Story: "The buildings within the dilapidated city of Niagara Falls are crumbling. The streets are filled with hopeless souls and the air is too thick to breathe. Gazing upon the closed spaces and rusted landscapes, an idea of hope and positivity is born in the music of Sixpin...

Taking influence from their surroundings and putting them into words and music, the members of Sixpin create songs that deal with everyday life, sending a positive message using real and unhinged imagery as their inspiration."