Sixty 8

Sixty 8

 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
BandRockMetal

Sixty 8 is an evocative blend of all Metal bands. The band calls its genre Nu-Classic Rock and Metal.

Biography

Sixty 8 sounds like a band you’ve heard before, but you just can’t figure out who it is. This is because Sixty 8 incorporates many elements from classic metal and rock bands of the past into their new songs. Sixty 8 refers to their genre as Retro-Metal or Nu-Classic Rock. The band came together in 2004 and released their self titled EP later that year. Becoming famous was never the objective. Sixty 8 just wants to play and write what they were not hearing on radio and then test it out on live audiences.

After playing out quite a bit over the next couple of years, the band’s sound matured. The bands writing became more diverse as each band member added more of their past influences into the mix. Sixty 8 really hit stride in 2007 when they received a series of positive endorsements from licensing groups, promoters and online radio. The band’s song “Over” was played in over 6,000 movie theaters prior to Spiderman 3. Sixty 8’s song “I Won’t Play” was featured at the 2008 Midem Convention in Cannes, France and recently their song “Alone” was added to the DVD/Online release of an episode of the WB’s show “Everwood.”

Sixty 8’s most recent effort is their full-length CD “Before The Fall.” The 12 song disc encapsulates a 5 year period and shows how the band has diversified over the course of time. What makes this disc compelling is the stylistic differences between each song and that every cut has its own atmosphere. Sixty 8 can tone it down and take comfort in melodic dwellings and then turn around and blow up everything in their path with the next song. There may be no rhyme or reason for how one song relates to the next, but Sixty 8 makes each song a member of the same tribe. The first cut “Blood Red Sky” has already received airplay. For those of you who feel that we have left behind some of the better attributes of our musical past, Sixty 8 may well be your connection.

Lyrics

Over

Written By: Paul Asher York

It’s all done but the cryin’
You could feel it in the air
Ground where we stood has shifted
No emotions will be spared

Well it’s all right
Yea it’s all right
Well it’s all right by you

Don’t say that it’s over
Cause it’s not over for me
You go your way
I’ll go my way
At least one of us will go free

Almost ten years
Since we started
And a million steps from that door
Not the same two people
That we were once before

Well it’s all right
Yea it’s all right
Well it’s all right by you

Don’t say that it’s over
Cause it’s not over for me
You go your way
I’ll go my way
At least one of us will go free

I Won't Play

Written By: Paul Asher York

I’ve been trying to hide from the dark
It’s all I can do
I’ve been playing with fire in my heart
With something to prove

How is it I just couldn’t see?
When it was right in front of me
So what good are my eyes
When their telling me lies I believe?

Shake me down and spill my guts
Send me on my way
I won’t play this game another day

I’ve been dying from shutting my mind
I’m losing my sight
My ass kicked before I have entered the fight

How is it I just couldn’t hear?
My faith had given way to fear
So what good are my ears
When their showing me lies I believe

Shake me down and spin me ‘round
Send me on my way
I won’t play this game another day

The Race Goes On

Written By: Paul Asher York

What a crazy place in the middle of space we do our thing
As we’re spinning our wheels and busy cutting our deals
We’ve lost our sting
Am I a hopeless romantic or an idiot frantic under duress?
Am I a cog in this quicksand that lends a fake hand?
To all this mess?
Oh what a wicked web we weave
As we see ourselves as something to believe
The race goes on

What a slap in the head to every Tom, Dick and Fred
Who throws their set
While talking their shit
Another moment has slipped in their debt
Am I a mindless enigma, a saint with a stigma
I must confess
That I’m nobody new, clear out of the blue, I can’t express

Oh what a tangled web we weave
When we see ourselves important than why believe
The race goes on

Confessions

Written By: Tryg Bundgaard

Try as I may, try as I might
I can’t seem to find the reasons why
I have all these things, these rose filtered dreams
That add up to nothing in the end of things.

So I sit and pray, tonight
And I try to do what’s right
But I’m fucking up
I’m giving in
To all of those easy, unrelenting sins
I need a confession, a chance to tell the truth
The only thing I ask of you
Help me up

No, I’m not a man
A daze walking damned
Trying to survive in these neon lands
We all look the same, our eyes have that gaze
The absence of joy in a child’s face

So I sit and pray, tonight
And I try to do what’s right
But I’m fucking up
I’m giving in
To all of those easy, unrelenting sins
I need a confession, a chance to tell the truth
The only thing I ask of you

Fire on the water
Blood on my soul
One lucky man’s daughter is just another man’s whore
No I’m the devil, but I’m definitely not a saint
I’m just a child in trouble
And heaven this ain’t
Heaven this ain’t…

Help me up.

Blood Red Sky

Written By: Tryg Bundgaard and James Lee Humes

Blood Red Sky

We took the hook and we liked it.
How we took it in.
Tell us up is down and we’ll buy it
Sheep until the end.
And we tell ourselves that it’s all for good
and if it isn’t
Don’t say you were wrong, sure we knew all along
but we live…our days full of lies

Yeah, here it comes again
In the morning sun
Hide the truth again in the blood red sky.

See all the cracks on the surface
Exposing all the lies
Hold our hands and guide us deeper
Cover up our eyes
Whisper soothing words try to make us sleep
Lost in the nightmare
We see all that’s wrong blindly follow along
We are guilty

Yeah, here it comes again
In the morning sun
Hide the truth again in the blood red sky.

We send out youth to battle.
We keep our hands out of the blood.

Ignore the cries
Tear out your eyes
Digest the lies

Yeah, here it comes again
In the morning sun
Hide the truth again in the blood red sky.

Interactive

Written By: Paul Asher York

Interactive

A different age
My bodies long since perished
My mind has been preserved for better days
Aware I am
But now my flesh is metal
Identity replaced, unknown program
My heart is cold
And I can feel no purpose
Won’t somebody tell me?

Last thing I remember
I had turned around to speak but you were gone
The final days of world war 4
Brought the judgment we had asked for all along

My life is now on disc
My only hope my only wish
Is interactive

I’m now resigned
To altered recreations
Of data I have stored from days gone by
Alive your are
We’ll share this world together
Am I now aware and if so why?
No end in sight
I have no soul to guide me
Won’t somebody help me?

Last thing I remember was the summer of December
A nursery rhyme
The final days of conflict bore a virgin
In the prison of our time

My life is now on disc
My only hope my only wish
Is interactive

Any Race of Man

Written By: Paul Asher York

Any Race of Man

The quest for peace is endless
It comes right down to
What is right or wrong
Well I don’t know the answer
Does anyone?
It’s been going on so long

The sun now calls on china
For just a day
It cannot stay for long
Does not belong
To any race of man

It may come down to emotions
The way we feel entraps the way we think
It may be that we are selfish
What’s mine is mine has led us to the brink

The sun now calls on china
For just a day
It cannot stay for long
Does not belong
To any race of man

This World

Written By: Paul Asher York

Let's pause and reflect on what we've seen
our vision blurred by chasing green
A wondrous time is passing by
as children grow and learn to fly
While we all dwell in self-pity
who guards the city gates?
We beg the sky to fill up this hole we feel

This world is a chance for us to see
a glimpse of time on our way home

Passions run high when talk is tough
we let our words control too much
The faster we move the more we miss
our fate is sealed without a kiss

While we all drown in self-pity
who guards the city gates
We beg the sky to fill up this hole we feel

This world is a chance for us to see
a glimpse of time on our way home
Our life's a chance for us to be
a ray of light on our way home
This world is a chance for us to see
a glimpse of time on our way home

Discography

CD (EP) Sixty 8 - Sixty 8 2005

CD “Before the Fall” – Sixty 8 2008
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"Any Race Of Man" L. A. Music Awards Inspirational Song of the Year.

"Any Race Of Man" Nominated Rock Single of the Year by L. A. Music Awards.

Sixty 8's CD "Before the Fall" nominated for "Rock Album of the Year" from the L. A. Music Awards

Sixty 8's "One Of Us" played at 6000 Movie theaters throughout the U.S.

Selected as Sonicbids Emerging Artist for MuzikReviews.com.

Featured in Fireworks Magazine (June/July 2008)

Featured on Melodicrock.com

Sixty 8's song "Another Drink"("Alone") used in the DVD and online for sale versions of "Everwood" TV show. Episode 175508 "Turf Wars."

Sixty 8' song "This Game"("I Won't Play) used in the online and DVD sales versions of "Life" TV show. Episode 214.

"I Wont Play" featured at Midem Convention in Cannes, France 2008.

Tryg Bundgaard won "Top 5 Vocalist" from SingerUniverse.

Some airplay in Southern Colorado for the songs "Alone,""I Won't Play,""The Race Goes On" and "Blood Red Sky."

Sixty 8 has received placements on Undiscovered Radio Network, Unsigned Rock Zone, Indie 104-iRadio LA, X81.com, Underground Rising, Metal Head Radio, Rockstars Unglued etc.

Sixty 8 represented the State of Colorado on the "All States/All Stars."

Top Ten in the Hard Rock/Metal Categories on Our Stage.com 3 times.
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The Buzz is building for Sixty 8 -

DangerDog.com / Craig Hartranft
“…This is simply solid American melodic hard rock and metal they way it should be done. I knew it existed somewhere. Why people wallow in the mud of Hinder and Nickelback when they could be living in the green grass and high tides of Sixty 8, I'll never understand. We just got to get the word out.”

Hellspawn Magazine
"Before the fall" an excellent album. A smash hit without a record deal, it's outrageous!”

HM Magazine "Appreciate the musicianship and the vocals, too...Love the guitar tones..."

Strutterzine Magazine (Holland)
“Sixty 8 sorta surprised me, as they sound like NICKELBACK would like to sound, which is much more diverse than those Canadian superstars will ever be!”

Muen Magazine
“Great voice…the band sounds great!!”

Babylon Magazine (Italy)
“Before the Fall is done in a variety of styles that makes it a special and original album, the bands talent is beyond dispute.”

Rock Zone Productions / Jason Houston
“…Do yourself a favor and pick up their latest release Before The Fall and you'll become an instant Sixty 8 fan as I did.”

MuzikReviews.com / Susan Evani –
“…suddenly Sixty-8 sounds a bit like Whitesnake, in a good way, crafting homage.

Rock Report (Denmark)
"Before The Fall' is a highly enjoyable cocktail of Dokken, Whitesnake and Skid Row all jamming together in the beginning of the 90's"

Sam Mc Caslin / Retrospect Records –
“I gotta say - I am very impressed with the songs / the band.”

Get Ready To Rock Magazine (UK)
“A solid album and well worth checking out if you like a retro feel to modern extreme.”

Fireworks Magazine / Nicky Baldrain –
“…the band needs to get this sent over to the indy rock labels pronto.”

Keith "Muzik Man" Hannaleck -
"Rockin' guitar and powerful vocals, love it!"

Mastering God Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (2 Pac, Avenged Sevenfold, Beck, David Bowie, George Harrison, Jay Z, Christina Aguilera, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Prince, Queen, Rush, Van Halen etc.) -
“Good stuff!”

Producer Rob Tarango (Lynch Mob, When Darkness Falls, Souls Of We, Tiffany) says "Like the tunz!"

Fireworks Magazine / Sonia Waterfield –
“This is certainly an album that I will be adding to my collection due to
its impressive quality throughout.”

Metal Centre (Poland)
“Sixty 8 runs out beyond the frame of typical Rock music.”

Melodic.net
"If you're into old school American hardrock with attitude then check out Sixty 8.”

HardHarderHeavy Webzine (Germany)
“What more could you ask for in a debut! Attention success!”

RockUnited.com
“…worthy of your attention, if you should fancy the raw and mean sound of Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, and just a small hint of Pantera 'ala their 'Cowboys From Hell' period.”

Set List

Originals -

Over
Alone
I Won't Play
Any Race Of Man
Killing Time
All She's Ever Known
Confessions
Ballad To The Baptist
Blood Red Sky
Interactive
Shadow
Downfall
Nothing Down
The Race Goes On
Never Be The Same
Better Days
Take It In