On May 20th, 2016, The Souls of Rock Foundation released their first Souls of Rock Compilation CD Volume 1, and we are very happy to announce our first released song since Karma Machine in September of 2015, Feel The Cycle, included on this Compilation. We decided to release this independently from our label and on the Souls of Rock Compilation CD Volume 1 because of the direct support we received before, during and after our month long Karma Machine North American Tour this past March. Daniel Frey and The Souls of Rock Foundation have gone above and beyond in helping touring musicians around the world. We believe in them and their philosophy;
“ROCK, HARD ROCK AND METAL MUSIC HAS ACCOMPANIED US OUR ENTIRE LIVES. THROUGH COUNTLESS PHENOMENAL CONCERTS WE HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW MANY GREAT AND TALENTED MUSICIANS AND BANDS.
MOST MUSICIANS AND BANDS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON… THEY WANT TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS… TO MAKE A LIVING FROM THEIR BIG PASSION WHICH IS CALLED, ROCK N’ ROLL. FOR THIS, THEY RELEASE NOT ONLY INFINITE ENERGY AND REHEARSE WHENEVER POSSIBLE, BUT ALSO INVEST THEIR PERSONAL INCOME AND HARD EARNED SAVINGS, BECAUSE THEY LIVE AND BELIEVE IN THEIR DREAM. WE ARE BLOWN AWAY BY THEIR DRIVE AND PERSISTENCE.
IN THE AGE OF FREE DOWNLOADS AND STREAMING, THERE IS, FROM OUR OPINION, TOO LITTLE RESPECT FOR THE HARD WORK OF MUSICIANS AND BANDS.
NO, WE ARE NOT MORALITY POLICE AND WE WILL ALSO NOT BE ABLE TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE MUSIC BUSINESS, BUT TOGETHER WE CAN DO SOMETHING. WE CAN MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR TALENTED MUSICIANS AND BANDS TO HAVE A FAIR CHANCE TO BRING THEIR PERFORMANCES TO THE STAGE.
AND THUS THE IDEA WAS BORN THAT 10% OF THE TURNOVER OF THE NEW CLOTHING LABEL “SOULS OF ROCK” WILL DIRECTLY FLOW INTO THE “SOULS ROCK FOUNDATION”. THE “SOULS OF ROCK FOUNDATION” AIMS TO SUPPORT TALENTED MUSICIANS AND BANDS IN BRINGING THEIR MUSIC TO THE STAGE.
It is with that philosophy that we, Kill Ritual, find hope in an industry that has left most musicians to stick with their day jobs and let those dreams die.
Thank you Daniel and Souls of Rock for helping us bring our voice to the world.
Here is the link to the new song, Feel the Cycle, as well as the link to the Souls of Rock Compilation CD Volume 1
I just updated my Biography today per someone’s request. I think it’s a good thing for everyone to do from time to time. It puts into perspective what you’ve really done with your life. If you’re not happy with what you see in your life, writing your biography might change that? You will start looking at all of the amazing things that you’ve done in your short time here on this planet. Once you see what you have actually accomplished you will have a brighter outlook. Believe me. Been there, done that.
Anyway… I have a very blessed life. Every roadblock, every tragedy, every heartbreak has led me to right where I am right now. There have been times in my life where I never thought that I could move forward, that it was all over. Somehow I found a way to just take those baby steps, one at a time, faking it every step of the way until I started building back my confidence and moving forward with greater strides. I’ve had to take those baby steps more often than not, but each time it happens I am reminded of every other time that I thought it was over.
You will cry. You will feel pain. You will get hurt. But you know what is amazing about this life? When you feel joy, happiness, laughter and love, you will feel them more intensely had you never felt pain or sorrow. It’s the Yin and the Yang of life. You can’t have one without the other.
Here is a link to my biography as well as a copy of it below should you wish to peek into my life. Just click on ‘more’ and it will take you there.
How many of you out there think about things that have gone wrong in the past? Money issues, relationship issues, stuff like that? Did you know that we are the only creatures that don’t focus on what is happening right now? If you yell at your dog for peeing on the carpet, does that dog feel ashamed for what it did? I’m sure it does, for the moment, but then an hour later your dog is wagging its tail and looking at you to throw the damn ball. Babies are the same way… until they are trained to do otherwise.
So what is it about humans that make us this way? Why do we hyper-focus on things we can’t change? If we’ve made a mistake in the past, why do we beat ourselves up all the time? Do we repeat this pattern? If not, then why go into beat up mode? Even if you do repeat the pattern, learn from the mistake and move forward!
Think about War for a moment. Why are wars fought? Are they fought because of something that is happening right now? Not really. Most of the root causes for any war are because of something that happened in the past. The reason the Christians hate the Muslims is not because of anything that is happening right now. It’s all because of a seed that was planted long ago and the longer it goes on, the harder it is to forget. Ireland is also a great example of this. If people didn’t look into the past they wouldn’t have any reason to fight. War isn’t the only example. Like I stated above… we have a war going on inside of ourselves. We beat ourselves up every day for something we can’t do a damn thing about anymore.
I think society has trained us to believe that if we keep feeling guilty about something than nobody else will throw it in our faces. We remember everything. Hey, I grew up in a small town and went from Kindergarten to my Senior year in High School with most of the same people. Want to talk about people that will remind you of all of your past mistakes? I think what it comes down to is fear. So what is fear anyway? The acronym for fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Meaning… it’s not really there. We just make it show up there. It’s like a reminder that we could mess up if we don’t mind ourselves. Eckhart Tolle wrote a great book called, The Power of NOW. When we concentrate on the NOW we no longer look into our past and see everything that we’ve ‘messed up’. Living in the NOW takes your surroundings right in this moment. Try it right now… focus on just the present. How do you feel right now? I mean, right now, not a couple of minutes ago, or this morning… I mean right this second. I’ll bet you feel just fine. There aren’t any conversations going on in your head reminding you of things in the past, nor of what you have to do for the future.
There is another powerful book that crosses with living in the now… It’s called The Law of Attraction. Jerry and Esther Hicks started the Law of Attraction movement years ago, then a woman by the name of Rhonda Byrne made it more mainstream when she came out with the movie, The Secret. If you haven’t seen it I encourage you to watch it. It’s Free pretty much anywhere now a days. The Law of Attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. You can also try this out for yourself. It’s actually very practical. I’ve found in my life that whatever I focus on becomes my reality. Make a game out of it. Focus on finding a penny within the next few days. Wake up and say, Today I will find a penny. I guarantee you that if you focus on finding a penny, you will, in fact, find a penny. When that works, up the ante. Keep playing this game with yourself until it is no longer a ‘coincidence’. I personally don’t believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason.
If you would like to learn more about either The Power of NOW or the Law of Attraction feel free to reach out to me and we can go into further details on how it can change your life. Book a Reiki session or a coaching session with me. I can help you overcome some of these areas that have been debilitating you for so long. It’s your life. Live it NOW!
You can also read my blog every month in Sin City Presents Magazine.