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Prog-Fusion Ensemble BangTower Returns With Eagerly Awaited New Album “With N With Out”

For Immediate Release

Prog-Fusion Ensemble BangTower Returns With Eagerly Awaited New Album “With N With Out”
– Now Available Worldwide!

Featuring Percy Jones, Neil Citron, Walter Garces, Robby “Pag”, Frankie Banali, and others!

Chicago/Los Angeles – Declassified Records is proud to announce the newest album from progressive fusion legends “BangTower” entitled “ With N With Out” is now also available in retail stores in Japan serviced by Marquee Distribution. The highly anticipated 13 track sophomore album, originally released late December, marks the first full length CD since the internationally acclaimed 2010 debut release, “Casting Shadows”.

Returning to the project are fretless bass guitar legend Percy Jones of “Brand X”, Grammy winner Neil Citron, “L.A. Drum Guru” Walter Garces, and musician/producer Jon Pomplin. In addition, the album also features several guest artists including drummers Frankie Banali of “Quite Riot” and Rodger Carter of “John 5” as well as fretless bassist Robertino “Pag” Pagliari of “Ohm”, Joan Fraley of “The Rave”, Chris Colovus, Josh Greenbaum and Justin Stone.

BangTower was designed from the beginning to explore new musical landscapes by bringing together artists from different musical specialties, disciplines and physical locations to create something exciting and exceptional. When numerous unavoidable and unexpected scheduling issues arose with the core members after production of the new record had started, the concept was expanded to include several other friends of the band as guest musicians to complete the record. The result turned out even better than anticipated and remained true to the BangTower ideal.

By combining digital technology and traditional studio recording techniques, musicians from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Hawaii were able to collaborate, write and record intricate, soulful music with a distinctive and fresh personality that is can be enjoyed numerous times. Compositions that challenged each player’s imagination and style by pushing the edge of their musical “comfort zone”, while remaining familiar and accessible to both the musician and non-musician fan alike. Although each piece of music is an exceptional stand-alone masterpiece, each track remains an integral part of the over-all context and feel of the album, and the BangTower project as a whole.

BangTower “With N With Out” tracks:

1. Hello I’m Here
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards, Chris Colovas – Bass, Rodger Carter – Drums

2. PCH
Neil Citron – Guitars, Percy Jones – Bass/Keyboards, Walter Garces – Drums, Jon Pomplin – Keyboards

3. Chipotle
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals, Robertino “Pag” Pagliari – Bass, Frankie Banali – Drums, Joan Fraley – Vocals

4. Soul to Sole
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards, Percy Jones – Bass, Walter Garces – Drums

5. Roger, Wilco N Out
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals, Robertino “Pag” Pagliari – Bass, Josh Greenbaum – Drums, Jon Pomplin – Bass (N Out)

6. Uncle Floyd
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards, Robertino “Pag” Pagliari – Bass, Roger Carter – Drums

7. Kitty’s Real Groove
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals, Robertino “Pag” Pagliari – Bass, Frankie Banali – Drums, Joan Fraley – Vocals

8. My Fathers Smile
Neil Citron – All Instruments

9. McGown’s Pass
Neil Citron – Guitars, Percy Jones – Bass/Keyboards, Walter Garces – Drums

10. This is My Town
Neil Citron – Guitars/Vocals, Percy Jones – Bass, Walter Garces – Drums

11. 6/8 Primate
Neil Citron – Guitars, Percy Jones – Bass, Frankie Banali – Drums, Jon Pomplin – Keyboards

12. Good Bye N Good Nite
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards/Vocals, Joan Fraley – Bass/Vocals, Rodger Carter
– Drums

(BONUS Track – Digital) – Hair of the Dog (single)
Neil Citron – Guitars/Keyboards, Percy Jones – Bass, Walter Garces – Drums

(BONUS Track – CD) – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Neil Citron – Guitars, Percy Jones – Bass, Walter Garces – Drums

The new limited edition CD of record “With N With Out” also contains a “bonus holiday track”. A new interpretation and arrangement of the winter classic “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” featuring Percy, Walter and Neil, originally recorded in 2013.

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Neil Citron.
Released by Declassified Records
Executive Producer – Jon Pomplin
© Declassified Records BMI / S.B.I. Music BMI

Special “limited edition” autographed CD bundles and merchandise are also available from the official BangTower store located at BandCamp. http://bangtower.bandcamp.com/merch

Marquee Distribution joins the growing worldwide network of “brick and mortar” and internet* retailers who have partnered with Declassified Records to provide both the traditional “record store” experience and the convenience of on-line ordering of music from BangTower, Neil Citron and other artists.

For more information on BangTower visit:
Official Website – http://www.BangTower.com ;
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/bangtower
FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/Bangtower
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/BangTower

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Record Label/Distribution Inquiries:
Declassified Records – http://www.declassifiedrecords.com ;
FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/declassifiedrecords.com

* – Internet retailers include Amazon, CD-Baby, iTunes, BandCamp, Rhapsody, Apple Music, Spotify, and most other major international internet based distributors.


NEW BANGTOWER ALBUM “WITH N WITH OUT” AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

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For Immediate Release

NEW BANGTOWER ALBUM “WITH N WITH OUT” AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Featuring Percy Jones, Neil Citron, Frankie Banali & others!

Chicago/Los Angeles – Declassified Records announced today the newest album from progressive fusion legends “BangTower” entitled “With N With Out”, is now available for official Pre-Order from PledgeMusic. The highly anticipated 13 track sophomore album, due for retail release December 6, marks the first full length CD since the internationally acclaimed 2010 debut “Casting Shadows”. The link to the Pre-Order campaign can be found at
http://www.pledgemusic.com/Bangtower

Returning to the BangTower “2” project are original members, fretless bass legend Percy Jones of “Brand X”, Los Angeles “Drum-Guru” Walter Garces of “The Electric Prunes”, and Grammy winning musician, engineer and producer Neil Citron. In addition, the album features tracks with drummers Frankie Banali of “Quite Riot” and Rodger Carter of “John 5”, bassist Robbie “Pag” Pagliari of “Ohm”, Joan Fraley of the “Rave” and Jon Pomplin of Declassified Records. Also appearing on the record are musicians Justin Stone, Chris Colovus and Josh Greenbaum.

Exclusives available only from the Pre-Order campaign include rare and unique autographed items, limited edition merchandise, fan interaction opportunities, ability to have their name on the CD liner notes, immediate digital downloads, early shipment of the record, plus regular updates and more.

BangTower was intended to bring together musicians and friends from different genres, disciplines and physical locations, by using a combination of leading edge digital technology along with traditional studio recording. The result from this expanded circle of talent from all over the country is another unique musical document of creative exploration. Blending multi-platinum record sellers, Grammy winners, session artists and music legends along with music teachers and students working together towards the goal of creating the most joyous and interesting music possible.

BangTower “With N With Out”
1. Hello I’m Here
2. PCH
3. Chipotle
4. Soul to Sole
5. Roger Wilco.., And Out
6. Uncle Floyd
7. Kitty’s Real Groove
8. My Fathers Smile
9. McGown’s Pass
10. This is My Town
11. 6/8 Primate
12. Good Bye N Good Nite

13. – Bonus – (limited edition CD Only) – “Holiday track”
13. – Bonus – (Digital Only) – “Hair of the Dog” (Single)

The tracks on “With N With Out” have a unique personality that reflects and challenges each player’s technique and style, pushing the edge of their musical “comfort zone” while remaining a true joy to play and listen to. Although every composition is an exceptional stand-alone masterpiece, each song remains an integral part of the overall context and feel of the album and the project.

The special limited edition CD version of the new record “With N With Out” will also contain a bonus “holiday track” featuring Percy Jones, Walter Garces and Neil Citron, which was originally recorded in 2013 but never officially released until now.

The new BangTower record “With N With Out” is Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Neil Citron. Released by Declassified Records; Jon Pomplin Executive Producer.

For more information on the new BangTower album, visit:
PledgeMusic Pre-Order – http://www.pledgemusic.com/Bangtower
Official Website – http://www.BangTower.com
FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/Bangtower
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/BangTower
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/bangtower

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,
glassonyonpr@cs.com

Label/Distribution Inquiries: Declassified Records:
Official Website – http://www.declassifiedrecords.com
Face Book – http://www.facebook.com/DeclassifiedRecords
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JonPomplin


Bangtower Producer Jon Pomplin Signs Endorsement Deal With Conquest Sound USA

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For Immediate Release

Bangtower Producer Jon Pomplin Signs Endorsement Deal With Conquest Sound USA

Chicago IL – Declassified Records is proud to announce that Bassist, Composer. Producer and company founder Jon Pomplin has signed an endorsement agreement with Conquest Sound USA, a leading designer and manufacturer of audio/video/data cable and wiring systems since 1977.

“Reliability accuracy and quality is required from all the gear I use, no matter the project type. Whether I’m plugging in a bass, console or HD camera, I need to know it will work and the signal will be accurate. I can always count on products from Conquest USA.”

Jon Pomplin is most recently known for his work with the band BangTower, featuring Grammy winner Neil Citron, fretless bassist Percy Jones and percussionist Walter Garces. Jon (and Neil) produced the internationally acclaimed 2010 debut record “Casting Shadows”, and the 2013 single “This is My Town”. Jon is currently recording and producing BangTower’s follow-up CD due in 2015. He has produced and directed several award winning music videos including those from BangTower and composed/performed the music for an award winning Independent film. Jon is a BMI publisher and songwriter, a voting member of NARAS (Grammy’s) and is the president of Declassified Records. With over 35 years professional experience performing live and in the studio, Jon also proudly endorses GHS Strings, Rocktron FX, Morley Pedals, EbTech Power and Hot-Wire Basses.

Adding “I tested all my cables after moving to a new location and discovered all the Conquest cables I owned, no matter the age, were still in excellent condition. Like many, I had acquired cables from various companies over 36 years in music, and even many of the “high-end” heavy duty cables failed. I decided it was time to stick with the best for all my needs, and started working with Conquest.”

Conquest Sound USA has been a leading manufacturer of Audio/Video/Data wiring systems since 1977. 4000+ different products are manufactured at their Illinois facility including Audio Cables, Snakes, Splitters, Patching systems, Wall Plates, Stage Lighting Cables, Video Breakout and custom designs from their Custom Shop Studio. Products carry a lifetime warranty.

Conquest Sound USA – http://www.conquestsound.com/
Declassified Records – http://www.declassifiedrecords.com
BangTower – http://www.bangtower.com
GHS Strings – http://www.ghsstrings.com
Rocktron FX – http://www.rocktron.com
Morley Pedals – http://www.morleypedals.com
EBTech Audio – http://www.ebtechaudio.com/
Hot-Wire Bass Guitars – http://hotwire-bass.com/
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog-Trio BangTower Releases New Videos In Support of Forthcoming Tour

For Immediate Release

Prog-Trio BangTower Releases New Videos In Support of Forthcoming Tour

2/24/2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Progressive rock/fusion ensemble BangTower, in association with Pig Light Show and Declassified Records, are releasing several new music video’s over the next four weeks in preparation for the forthcoming 2012 BangTower tour, currently being scheduled by Backstreet Booking of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to celebrated bassist Percy Jones, who is also known for his work with Brand X a band he formed along with Genesis legend Phil Collins, BangTower also features Grammy Award winning guitarist, engineer and producer Neil Citron. Completing this trio of master musicians is drum virtuoso Walter Garces, who also performs with ’60s psychedelic marvels The Electric Prunes and is celebrating a partnership of 25 years with Premier Percussion, Paiste Cymbals and Gongs, and Calato/Regal-Tip sticks as an endorsing artist.

Eight of the new BangTower music videos were created by Marc Rubinstein of the world famous Pig Light Show, as a preview to elements of select upcoming live shows currently being designed. These video releases comprise all the tracks from the band’s internationally acclaimed 2010 Declassified Records release ‘Casting Shadows’, produced by Neil Citron (who also engineered, mixed and mastered) and Jon Pomplin. The holiday video “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” comes from a downloadable song Neil produced for the holiday season which is available for free from the BangTower website.

In addition to these eight excellent videos from Pig Light show, a new music video of the CD’s opening track entitled “BBA”, produced by Declassified.TV, has been released and is available in several formats from the BangTower and Declassified Records websites as well as on the new BangTower YouTube channel “BangTowerTV”. The video was filmed during the recent tour rehearsals in Los Angeles with founding members Neil Citron, Walter Garces and Percy Jones with a guest appearance by LA session musician Gary Crite on rhythm guitar and keyboards.

In addition to the “BBA” video, two additional videos were released on 2/21/2012, with an additional two videos to be released each Tuesday for the next three weeks. They are being made available on the BangTower and Declassified Records websites as well as the BangTower YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/bangtower

Here’s what the music press has raved about BangTower’s debut CD ‘Casting Shadows’:

“Totally smoking fusion disc!” – Barry Cleveland – Guitar Player Magazine (editor’s top pick)

“…very intense, well-produced and very diverse.” – Adam Plato – Prog Rock Music Talk

“Just amazing! From jazz and funk to fusion flavored instro rock – it’s all there in BangTower mix.” – Robert Silverstein – MWE3

“Blistering fusion, screaming rock, fiery jazz – whatever you call it, this trio will blow you away.” – Stephanie Sollows – Progressive World

“This is a refreshing take of progressive compositions played with a serious no fear attitude.” – Jason Kot – Bass Musician Magazine

“A great album and one that I recommend to all, it’ll be one of the best purchases you will make this year.” – Jon Nuedorf – Sea of Tranquility

“A power prog album of epic proportions!” – Marty Dodge – Seattle PI

The world famous Pig Light Show is the legendary outfit owned and operated by Marc Rubinstein, who thrilled and amazed concert goers of the Fillmore East in NY and the Capitol Theatre in NJ, from the late ’60s / early ’70s behind legendary music artists and bands like the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa & the Mothers, Jethro Tull, Santana, Yes, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, the Allman Brothers and many, many others.

For more information on BangTower and it’s members visit: http://www.BangTower.com

For more information on “Pig Light Show” visit: http://www.piglightshow.com

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158,
glassonyonpr@cs.com

Booking Inquiries: BackStreet Booking, PH 513-442-4405 ext. 11,
jimbb@backstreetbooking.com

Record Label Inquiries: Declassified Records visit: http://www.declassifiedrecords.com
label@declassifiedrecords.com