“You can hear the combination of Industrial and metal elements on the first song “Pain in Love and War.” It’s a high-energy song that you could picture a UFC fighter using before he or she stepped into the Octagon. Metal has made its way it the mainstream a while ago and I think Pain Love n’ War style will appeal to a large audience because of that . The music feels contemporary and also a bit nostalgic for those of us who remember when harder bands from the ‘90s like Incubus, Slipknot, NIN and Alice In Chains were huge.” – The Even Ground
Read more here: http://www.theevenground.com/indie-music-album-reviews/pain-love-n-war-over-looking-back
Pain Love n’ War will be performing at The House Of Blues Hollywood in the Parish Room on Thursday, July 23rd at 8:45 PM and is honored to be one of the last bands to do so as The House Of Blues Hollywood will soon be closing its doors forever.
Pain Love n’ War will release its debut album, Over Looking Back, on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. This release will be available via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other music websites worldwide. An album release party set for the same date will take place at The Cork: 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 at 8:15PM.
Pain Love n’ War was formed in 2012 by vocalist Rob Sandoval and guitarist Hoyt Binder. Rob resides in San Diego where he’s better known as the front man for future pop band Electrovot. He brings a wealth of old school and modern influences to the band ranging from grunge to electronica. Hoyt resides in Orange County where he’s known as a jazz-rock artist and member of progressive rock band Primitive Overflow. He brings a heavy edged backbone to the band that harkens to the glory days of guitar-driven rock.
Together, they create modern rock that seeks to break new ground while maintaining a healthy respect for the legacy of rock influences that fuel their passion. Their debut album, Over Looking Back, consists of 12 songs that loosely tell the turmoil of finding, losing and regaining love. Rob and Hoyt share all songwriting duties and enlisted OC drummer extraordinaire Bobby Albright as well as electronica artists Andrew Casciato and Chris Reynolds to round out their self-produced debut.
Whether it’s heavy riffs with a dusting of industrial electronica or crooning ballads, Pain Love n’ War speaks to fellow sonic freaks that share a taste for their religion.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/painlovenwar
I played some solos on Donnie Vie’s new release, “The White Album.” This is some of Donnie’s finest writing and it was an honor to collaborate once again.
Read more about Donnie’s new double album here: http://www.rockngrowl.com/donnie-vie-to-release-new-studio-album/
Hoyt Binder (from prog Rock Band “Primitive Overflow”) first solo release will be a fusion instrumental album featuring Toss Panos on drums titled “Prayrie Go Round”. Hoyt is already working on a second instrumental album to follow. Primitive Overflow, his progressive rock band with Donnie Vie, of Enuff Z’ Nuff, Primitive Overflow is signed to ProgRock Records and the album, “Honor Way Down,” is available worldwide. Hoyt and Donnie are also working on a rock opera that will be released in the distant future…
“I found myself in for a number of surprises with this CD. Not only is Hoyt Binder an unorthodox and fluid guitarist and writer in the fusion genre, not only had he managed to snag Toss Panos on drums, a cat who’s played with everyone under the sun, but he also grabbed Trevor Lloyd, a SoCal Beach Cities progrock violinist and former member of the way underappreciated and largely unknown Underwater Traffic, and finally bassist Paulo Gustavo. The foursome sinks deeply into progfusion on Prayrie Go Round, Binder the main voice but embedded firmly in rich dynamics and atmospherics from compeers.” – Mark S. Tucker
Read More here: http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09346.htm
“From the opening sustained and hypnotic note of ‘This Is Why’ to the extended violin work out on the closing title track, ‘Prayrie Go Round’ is an adventurous musical journey that meanders its way through multi genres and comes up with deep tonal colours and a proggy undertow. Hoyt’s restless exploration never settles for the mundane and ‘Prayrie Go Round’ is a fine debut album by and musician constantly in search of musical inspiration.” -Pete Feenstra
Read more here: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/2014/08/album-review-hoyt-binder-prayrie-go-round/
“Some of you may recognize Hoyt Binder’s name as the brainchild of the pop-prog-rock outfit Primitive Overflow. This release,Prayrie Go Round is his first solo effort and is a very different animal. It still harbors a distinct prog influence or foundation but is in a broader sense more fusion oriented. It easily demonstrates yet another side to the man. Clearly his musical creativity is not something that can be contained in just one band. Fans of the bands and styles mentioned above will enjoy this immensely, I’m sure. Worth checking out.” – Jerry Lucky
Read more at: http://www.jerrylucky.com/reviews-abc_020.htm