TWELVE NOON is an American alternative metal band from Pittsburgh, PA with a sound as sharp as a razor’s edge! Formed in 2015 by Rob Heil and Michael Loew, the band originally performed cover songs in bars. As they began writing and incorporating original material into their live set, the band quickly realized that people were reacting strongly to the original material, and they decided to ditch the covers, shifting their focus towards writing all original songs.
In May of 2016, the band had amassed enough original material to record their first album, and caught the ear of producer Bobby Balow. He quickly brought the band into his studio, Raytown Productions where they recorded their ten best songs for inclusion on their debut album, entitled ‘Saints and Sinners’. Shortly thereafter, the band released the album independently and sent a few demo packages to various record labels and promoters. As the band began gigging throughout western Pennsylvania, they quickly made a name for themselves and local promoters started tapping the band as support for bands such as We Are Harlot, and Texas Hippie Coalition. In January of 2017, the band caught the attention of A&R executive Chris Poland who quickly signed the band to Eclipse Records. “Working close with Chris has been a pleasure and experience” says guitarist Rob Heil. “he really understands the business inside and out.” Vocalist Michael Loew continues, “signing to Eclipse Records is an opportunity with endless possibilities. I’m looking forward to being a part of such a hard working and driven label.”
Right from the standout heavy track ‘No Way Out’, one can hear the honesty in their music. The band writes about real life experiences, and things that have shaped them into who they are. “No Way Out is like a promise to our fans that we are in it for the long haul, and will never give up doing what we do as a band because (for us) there’s no way out” states vocalist Michael Loew. He continues citing another song, ‘Hope In Tragedy’ telling how the song “is about suicide, anxiety, and depression. It’s an uplifting song to remind people of the bigger picture, that time can heal wounds and life can still be worth living despite troubling times”.
The new album, ‘Saints and Sinners’ is a polished, epic rock journey for all who listen. This band is able to translate the raw emotions of life, love, and despair into meaningful, memorable songs that (after only a single listen) will hook you by the ear, and reel you in. It makes no difference what time it is, because anytime is a good time for Twelve Noon!
‘Saints and Sinners’ is available everywhere now.
Michael Loew – Vocals
Rob Heil – Guitars
Justin Runkel – Drums
John Devlin- Guitar
Tim Clark – Bass
Twelve Noon and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs team up to raise awareness about PTSD with their new music video Hope In Tragedy
Pittsburgh, PA’s alt-rock hometown heroes Twelve Noon are back with a new music video for the song Hope In Tragedy. This time, the band has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to raise awareness of treatment options for veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The emotional music video was directed by David Walker, and sheds a light upon the enormous sacrifice that many veterans make while serving in the military. Watch the video below:
Twelve Noon – Hope In Tragedy
“We know a few people close to us who suffer greatly from PTSD, and it has changed their lives” states guitarist Rob Heil. “It also affects their families. With this video, we wanted to show the struggle, but we also wanted to end it on a positive note with a glimmer of hope because it is possible to overcome and cope with PTSD. Many veterans suffer, but they keep silent. We are here for all those silent sufferers.” Director David Walker elaborates, “I worked extensively with the band to develop the idea for this shoot. The heavy subject matter was intimidating to approach. Mental health is a serious issue and I wanted to make sure that the video was first and foremost respectful to our veterans. It was to not portray PTSD as something with a quick fix, but as a process with the first step deciding to seek help. With Hope in Tragedy it was our goal to highlight that first crucial step, and that’s why we end the video with the veteran walking out of his home, into the light.”
If you or someone you know are a veteran dealing with PTSD, call the Veterans Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and press “1”, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Hope In Tragedy is the second single from the band’s debut full-length album Saints and Sinners which was released worldwide on June 9, 2017 via Eclipse Records.
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