CORE is not your average hard rock band. Hailing from South Dakota they are sure to be the next big thing to come out of the Midwest. For fans of Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge and 10 Years, CORE approach songwriting honestly and are dedicated passionate musicians. This power trio provides a tight rhythm section that produces a brutal sound, balanced by tender yet powerful vocal harmonies reminiscent of Layne Staley. Equal parts heavy riffs and delicate acoustics, CORE's music is emotionally charged and unique.
They have opened for popular national acts SHINEDOWN, SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, BUCKCHERRY, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, SALIVA, TRAPT, RED, SAVING ABEL, POP EVIL, CANDLEBOX, POWERMAN 5000, ORGY, EVE TO ADAM, CANDLELIGHT RED, SEBASTIAN BACH, EVAN'S BLUE, NEW MEDICINE, CAVO, DAYS OF THE NEW, SEASON'S AFTER, WES BORELAND (of Limp Bizkit, and Black Light Burns), THE DREAMING, CINDER ROAD, DROPPING DAYLIGHT, & CHRIS VOLZ as well as many others.
CORE have a devoted national following & are currently in support of their much anticipated 4th Album. "Broken Heart Syndrome (Deluxe Edition)" is an ambitious 21 track double disc offering that was unleashed worldwide on Black Friday 2019. Originally released in 2015 on Turkey Vulture Records/Universal Music Group/Caroline, the band, now being free from the binds of a label wanted to redo the album independently. The result is a blistering 120+ minute rocker featuring the original 11 tracks in a much punchier and in your face mix, as well as acoustic versions of each song stripped naked to their purest form. The response has been more than 900,000 YouTube views as of this release with almost 20% of those coming from the song "Daydream Junkie" which premiered on June, 15th 2020.
Previously, CORE has independently released "St. Judas Day Parade" in July, 2010. The singles "Hate Me Harder", Dig", "Live Forever" and "You're So Fake" received nationwide airplay on active rock and college radio stations. In 2007, CORE's debut album "We All all Down" earned rave reviews from TAXI & cdreview.com, citing the songs "Eisoptrophobia", "Confession", and "Calling John Coffey" as favorites. All albums are available everywhere digital music is streamed and sold. Physical copies available thru coretunes.com.