CORE is not your average hard rock band. Formed in 2003, 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, CANDLEBOX, BUCKCHERRY, POWERMAN 5000, SALIVA, ORGY, SAUL, VRSTY, TRAPT, RED, SAVING ABEL, POP EVIL, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, 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.
In 2018 the band was featured in Amazon best selling book “Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1975-2015”. In November 2021, CORE signed a sync licensing representation deal with five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor, Gary Calamar and Laurel Canon Music Licensing. Gary has overseen music on some of the most acclaimed and popular shows on television including “True Blood”, “Six Feet Under”, “Dexter”, “Entourage”, “Weeds”, “House” and “Man In The High Castle” (Amazon). Gary’s current projects include “Titans” (HBO Max) and “Three Body Problem” (Netflix) and recently completed “Cobra Kai” (Season 3, Netflix) and “Uncle Frank” (Amazon) written and directed by Alan Ball.
Previously, CORE has independently released "St. Judas Day Parade" in July, 2010 which is featured in the aforementioned Amazon best seller. 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 Fall 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.