ION INDIE MAGAZINE December 2015, Volume 19 - Page 73

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROCK CREW TFP RELEASE NEW EP “EVOLUTION” The hard-rock group known as TFP have released their new EP record, “Evolution.” The album consists of five original tracks for an approximate listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the influence of the corporate music industry. Heavy, charged, evocative and aggressive, “Evolution” is a hard-rock record for fans in need of some real sonic adrenaline. TFP are Chaos (vocals, rhythm guitar), Kevin Lawson (vocals, lead guitar), Aaron Moody (vocals, bass guitar) and Kronik (drums). They cite as main artistic influences a wide range of inspirations including Foo Fighters, Jim Morrison, Dave Matthews, Slipknot, Nirvana, Tool, Dimebag Darrell, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Zakk Wylde, Tupac Shakur, Carder Beauford and Buddy Rich. Imagining what music might spring from a mix like this may seem difficult, but the commonality in all the above is that of creativity beyond the status quo. TFP play their own way. In terms of style, tone and individuality, “Evolution” is reminiscent of Faith No More or a less ostentatious Korn. There’s a grunge sensibility backed by the original metal sound, and made particularly unique by a dash of hip hop between the grooves. Speaking of their new album, TFP write, “The inspiration for the release of ‘Evolution’ is to give our fans a taste of what is to come. We are finally a complete fused entity and we want to give everyone something to chew on while we continue on our full-length album which we are hoping to release around May of 2016.” TFP were formed as the Factor Project in the Newark, OH area. Their debut, self-titled record appeared in 2013 and is now much sought by fans of the group. “The goal is for a sustainable musical career” bassist Moody has said. “Fame would be awesome, but honestly we don’t care as long as we get to write and share our music.” Ohio has come to know TFP as one of the hardest-working bands in rock. 2014 saw them performing live 28 times, with nine shows in August alone. “Prepare your minds, your ears and eyes for what is to happen next,” the band writes. “We are after one thing and one thing alone: to be heard. So sit back and enjoy the ride! This story is just beginning. Let’s fill some ears and souls with music and maybe even a little inspiration.” “Evolution” by TFP is available online worldwide. The band also extends “A very special thanks to our families! Without your patience and understanding we wouldn’t be able to pursue our dreams. And to all of our fans: Thank you for always being there to support us, whether we are on stage, online, or in studio… we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.”