Music Industry Weekly Featured Band: Messer Releases “Simple Man” Single

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Messer is continuing their momentum from their breakout year by releasing Simple Man“, the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album, which bowed at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy at iTunes. The Dallas, Texas-based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so.

“Simple Man” is already making inroads at radio and digital streaming services, and is set to follow in the footsteps of “Make This Life” and “Save Myself” which garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Youtube and Slacker Radio. The band has received positive press @ Loudwire, AXS, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise, Pure Grain Audio, and more.

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40 City Sold-Out Tour In 2018 With More Than 100 Shows – Music Industry Weekly

The band is gearing up to go back on the road in the 2nd quarter of 2019. Messer played more than 100 shows last year, including a 40-city sold-out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.

The band’s cutting-edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King’s X.  The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Metallica, Scott Stapp Of Creed, and Avenged Sevenfold, among others. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason.  The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made.

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Messer is:
Dereak Messer, Lead Vocals | Donnie Deville, Guitar/Vocals | Javier Contreras, Guitar/Vocals
Kenn Youngar, Drums/Vocals | Maddox Messer, Bass/ Vocals

Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would become their self-titled debut album “Messer“. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue). 

Messer continues to build on their momentum and is forging ahead with gritty determination – powered by a ton of positive energy.

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Management Contact:  Erik Baker – Concrete Entertainment

Press Contact:  Ed Bunker – No Problem! PR & Marketing