12v Negative Earth

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Shatter the walls of chaos and harmony that surround 12v Negative Earth's fourth independent release in eight years and you will find Heroes Defeated, an audible perspective of one's struggle for recognition and survival. Be forewarned, your sweat will run red and your tears will seep cold as you fight in every direction for release; but, don't give up my friend. Keep reminding yourself to breathe and realize that it's all encompassed in the span of just six songs. It will be over soon. Or will ità?

With 12v Negative Earth's lifeline expanding eight years and counting, it is no wonder why an as of yet unsigned metal/hardcore act out of Nashville, TN can fit in with the big boys like none other. Since 1996 the years of blood, sweat, and endurance have polished this rock into a diamond. With the formation now consisting of Jason Carroll (vocals), Cody McCall (guitar/backing vocals), Eli McFadden (guitar), Chris Sprinkle (bass), and Bart Sallee (drums), this band of five Geminis is creating some of the most intense and emotional music of it's time and having an overwhelming effect on the country it crosses.

From New York City to Phoenix, Arizona, 12v has spent the majority of its time in a van conquering city after city in the wake of three independent CD releases and one online only release entitled Remind Me to Breathe (2003). 12v Negative Earth's first independent release, Where Did All The Sunshine Go? (1999), laid the groundwork for the band on a national scale and established the initial group of fans outside the Nashville area through $7500+ in CD sales throughout the country. The second release entered the world in February of 2000's aptly named Babysteps (2000). Recorded and produced by Fred Coury (Cinderella), Babysteps was instantly heralded by ThePRP.com as a CD of "vast spanning song structures with shades of a bluesy metal sautÚed in an aggro sauce and seasoned with strikingly melodic vocals", receiving 4.5 stars out of a possible 5. The Babysteps CD release show alone sold over $2000 in CD sales and 12v totaled $10,000+ in sales overall by the time the disc sold out at the end of 2000.

With two independent releases under their belt, 12v decided to hit the road for a while. With extensive touring and a "no surrender" attitude, 12v managed to gain a following which lead to headlining shows in both St. Louis with Story Of The Year and New Orleans with Drowning Pool. On a national scale, 12v Negative Earth was gaining major ground and it showed. Opening slots began rolling in alongside Hatebreed, Earth Crisis, The Misfits, and Cold, to name but a few. City by city 12v was dominating and the buzz was growing. People wanted more.

In the summer of 2002 more was given. 12v entered the studio a third time to record an EP entitled Remind Me To Breathe (2003) with producer Voytek Kochanek (Ozzy, Steve Vai) at the helm. As a recording meant to reward the fans and their rabid thirst for new 12v negative Earth music, the release was made available exclusively for download at their website www.12vne.com. This much said, it did what it was meant to do in increasing website traffic and increasing an ever growing fanbase. After more opening slots for the likes of Blindside, Nothingface, Burnt By The Sun, and Pissing Razors, 12v decided to enter the studio once again in order to, this time, please their own thirst for a new CD of which to tour in support.

Turn your clocks now to November 2, 2004 to the release of 12v Negative Earth's fourth independent release entitled Heroes Defeated (2004). Mixed by Dave Barrick (Nashville Pussy, Chum), Heroes Defeated is a symbol of 12v's dedication both to their fans as well as themselves and truly represents all that 12v Negative Earth has encompassed over the last 8 years. "We dedicate ourselves to the music. We build our lives around the music and the music around our lives. This is why we breathe."

Now to the road which lies ahead. With the release of Heroes Defeated, a