Toronto-NYC indie rock power trio ON has unveiled the video for their latest single 'Gator'. This infectious 6/8 groove is a hook-laden rock waltz, released via Toronto imprint Indiestructable Records.

ON is a power trio led by Lucy Di Santo (vocals, bass) with Dan Cornelius on drums and Steve Fall on guitars. Their latest music output sees the trio carry on the legacy of the band from which they were formed - 90's Sire Records band Acid Test. its members have also been in other popular Toronto bands Danko Jones and Deliuss.

Filmed by legendary producer Martin Bisi at BC Studio Brooklyn and Steve Fall in Toronto and Naples, Florida, this video was edited by Michael Gucciardi. Frontwoman Lucy Di Santo invites, "Come on down - live in our oh-so safe Gated Community - you'll live stronger for longer", adding "Who is really living free here?  I think it's the gators in the pond."

In the video, Di Santo plays a shady real estate agent, doing her sleazy best to sell the viewer on the idea of buying into a gated community, where you can feel safe. Meanwhile, behind pink homes and walls, alligators roam freely sunning themselves at will on gated golf greens. So who is really free?

The band has recently been recording their next album at BC Studio in Brooklyn, working with Martin Bisi, famed for his groundbreaking work with Sonic Youth, Swans, Brian Eno, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Helmet, Africa Bambaataa, Dresden Dolls, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop and many other notable artists.

Dishing out infectious guitar riffs with a dash of groove, their adrenaline-laden music is a invigorating, the band paying homage to their post-punk, grunge, old-school funk and 90s college rock roots. 'Gator' follows up the band's latest single 'Make Me', a song of frustration and wanting to recapture that euphoria.

“We had a cool riff and Lucy had a great melody but we didn't have an intro to the song. We were working this up demoing it in Drew's 'Starsound Studios' in Cape Coral , Fla. Lucy took a break, went into the truck we rented and hummed a melody. I copied it on my guitar through my cheap Blackstar practice amp w/the delay feature and we put it down as a track. The vibe just worked so we kept that original track in the main verse and as a hook throughout the song. And that original track stayed even as we added more layers and mixed," says Steve Fall.

Dan Cornelius adds, “The song has a strong guitar hook and melody - and the drums are tailored to  support and enhance those elements. So I thought the drums  should be a drum pattern that anyone could tap along to ON their steering wheel while waiting for traffic. Simple drum groove. Simple drum fills.”

ON recently completed an extensive US tour in support of their critically-acclaimed 'ON' album, co-produced by Darius Szczepaniak (Sum 41, Black Crowes, Big Sugar, Bare Naked Ladies, Jann Arden) at Phase One Studios in Toronto. The album received extensive press and radio attention, not to mention charting in the Radio Indie Alliance charts consecutively for nearly a year.

'Gator' is out now and available from fine music platforms, including SpotifyApple Music and Bandcamp. The band will be playing select New ​York and Ontario tour dates ​throughout October.


Renowned British heavy metal band JUDAS PRIEST is set to launch their latest studio album, "Invincible Shield" on March 8, 2024, under the Sony Music label. The release date was revealed by singer Rob Halford during the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, on October 7. Prior to PRIEST's performance, the intro featured BLACK SABBATH's "War Pigs." During this moment, a graphic appeared on the video screens, unveiling the title "The Invincible Shield."

You can check out the cover artwork for the CD of "Invincible Shield" below.

To pre-order "Invincible Shield", visit


Don Dokken made comments about Chris Cornell's passing on the "Battleline" podcast.  

He said : "Chris Cornell was one of my favorite singers. I mean, God, he had some just amazing vocals, and he had a great sound. And when I saw that video where he played Detroit [the night before he died], and said, 'I'll see you on tour.' He's got a wife and kids. He goes back to his hotel room and hangs himself. I don't relate". He continued: "We're not born with a certificate that says, 'You have now been born and we promise you'll have a wonderful life.' It doesn't work that way, man. You've gotta fight for success, you've gotta fight for what you wanna do, you've gotta fight to be a musician, you've gotta fight to keep going. But a lot of these guys just get depression. It's genetic, and they commit suicide. It broke my heart when Chris did that. And Layne [Staley] and ALICE IN CHAINS and all those other bands, I just didn't get it". And Dokken concluded: "I have depression. I'm bipolar. I'm up; I'm down. Some days I wanna write a rock song — uptempo, kickin' ass, just rockin'. That's the mood I'm in. Then the next day, I'm feelin' mopey, and I might write a song like 'Heaven Sent'. It just depends on whatever the universe gives me. But I would never kill myself. I've got children, and I've got my family, and I just don't relate to that. But that's another story".

DOKKEN will release its 13th studio album, "Heaven Comes Down", on October 27 via Silver Lining Music. The LP was produced by Bill Palmer and Don Dokken and was mixed by Kevin Shirley (AEROSMITH, IRON MAIDEN).


Timo Tolkki’s Strato sign with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

They started it all 39 years ago... 

Tuomo Lassila formed Stratovarius in Helsinki 1984, and is responsible together with the original guitar player Staffan Stråhlman for the band's name Stratovarius. One year later Timo Tolkki joined the band. Stratovarius released their debut album Fright Night (1989) through CBS Finland. From that started one of the biggest success stories in the history of metal. They defined what is currently known as “Power Metal” with albums like Fright Night (1989), Twilight Time (1993), Dreamspace (1994) and Fourth Dimension (1995).

Timo Tolkki wrote more than 100 songs for the band before leaving the group to embark on a successful solo career back in 2008, and is responsible for writing such Power Metal anthems like “Black Diamond”, “Hunting High and Low”, “Speed of Light”, “Paradise”, “Forever” and “Destiny”. More than 4 million copies of Tolkki-era Stratovarius albums have been sold. 

In the summer 2022 Timo Tolkki, Tuomo Lassila and Antti Ikonen met to discuss ideas to reform the original line up. In all secrecy, they have rehearsed in Tuomo’s garage (real back to the roots!) since January 2023, deciding to call themselves “Timo Tolkki’s Strato”. 

Today we proudly announce the signing of a multi-album deal with Timo Tolkki’s Strato and welcome the band to the ROAR! Rock of Angels roster.

Timo Tolkki’s Strato:
Timo Tolkki - Guitar/Vocals
Tuomo Lassila - Drums/Percussion/Vocals
Antti Ikonen – Keyboards
John Vihervä – Bass
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