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The Kerri Edelman Show presents Hard Rock/Metal Band Blacklite District

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Combining the sound of vintage heavy metal with new age electronic elements, Blacklite District is a band on the rise. The groups single, "Take Me To The Grave," was a #1 hit on SiriusXM Octane and shot into the Top 100 on US Active Rock charts in early 2013. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Kyle Pfeiffer, and lead vocalist Roman James in the early 2000s, and the two immediately began writing music and playing locally in their home town of Spearfish, SD, gaining a hardcore fan base in the all over the Black Hills. In 2011, the band was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Queen, Paul McCartney) and headed straight into Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX. The sessions resulted in the single "I'm Still Right Here," which caught the attention of KDDX (X-Rock 101.1 - Rapid City, SD). The station began playing the new track, and the bands popularity grew even more. James and Pfeiffer, along with bassist Chauncey Kochel, relocated to Los Angeles under the direction of Short, and began touring the West Coast. In the Summer of 2012, the band was contacted by famed manager Jeff Hanson, who has sold over 50 million records and worked with the likes of Creed, Sevendust, Paramore, among many other acts. Hanson relocated the band to Orlando, FL to begin recording a new album with producer Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Tantric, Framing Hanley). The result, 'WorldWide Controversy,' which is still pending a release date. The 10-track electro based hard rock album spawned an advance single in "Take Me To The Grave," which was a huge success on SiriusXM Octane, and Top 100 on US Active Rock charts in early 2013. The band immediately jumped on it's first major tour as direct support for Saving Abel and Art of Dying on a 35-city run across the US. For more information, visit www.bldmusic.com!

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