Sappy Bell – The Nightmare Chronicles:
Sappy Bell’s strong “DIY” approach to the music business allowed it to thrive throughout the mid-West for years. The group’s debut demo was produced by Ben Schigel (Drowning Pool, Chimaira, Switched) and landed radio securing rotation on stations in Lubbock, TX, Chattanooga, TN and Kansas City. The group’s follow-up EP, “To Die Again Tomorrow,” debuted in the top 5 on CMJ Crucial, FMBQ & CMJ Loud, while the self-produced video for “Sleeping Pills” was added to some 44+ markets including Much Music’s LOUD and the follow-up “Salvation” video landed spins on MTV’s OVERDRIVE. The band’s explosive live show garnered them shows with Nothingface, Dope, All That Remains, Powerman 5000 and a variety of others. Past tours include Michale Graves, Allele, and Warped Tour.
SAPPY BELL’s full-length album “The Nightmare Chronicles” was co-produced by Tony Gammalo (It Dies Today), Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly) and Thom Hazaert and mixed by Ben Schigel (Drowning Pool, Chimaira). The album was released by Corporate Punishment Records in 2007 and drew significant critical acclaim from Cleveland Scene who claimed, “Sappy Bell’s flare for melodic choruses and killer grooves should continue to win fans outside of local rock radio.” The album was given a 9 out of 10 review in the Spring ’08 issue of OUTBURN Magazine who stated, “Sappy Bell brightens up the genre with the Nightmare Chronicles. This musical hallucination is worth the trip!”
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