...And while we’re talking vocals, I was really impressed by CORE, who opened the show for Bach. Jeremy Johnson’s lead vocals and lead guitar work were spot on, while Arthur Wallace on the bass and Michael Cantrell on the drums rounded out this tight trio, that had plenty of edge, but also an abundance of depth in its’ lyrics. The band has cranked out three albums: 2007’s We All Fall Down, 2010’s St. Judas Day Parade, and this year’s Broken Heart Syndrome.”

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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.  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, EVAN'S BLUE, SEBASTIAN BACH, 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 playing out in support of their much anticipated 3rd Album. "Broken Heart Syndrome" was released world wide on 1/20/2015 thru TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS/ BUNGALO RECORDS/ UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION/CAROLINE whom the band signed with in December, 2012. Title track "Broken Heart Syndrome" has received national airplay while the song "Shatterproof" was voted as one of the best rock songs of 2015 by @Underrated Rock Bands.

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 Fall Down" earned rave reviews from TAXI & cdreview.com, citing the songs "Eisoptrophobia", "Confession", and "Calling John Coffey" as favorites. Both albums are available on iTUNES, AMAZON, SPOTIFY, RHAPSODY, V-CAST VERIZON, NAPSTER, CDREVIEW.COM, DIGSTATION, CDBABY, CORETUNES.COM, as well as countless other major digital retailers.

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