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Music Insider Magazine Interviews Hard Rock Artist TROY

Music Insider Magazine features Rock Artist TROY in September 2014 Issue.

Music Insider Magazine interview with Cord Bishop

 

“They had the audience enthralled from the first song, and revved the crowd up through their entire performance; TROY had them already foaming at the mouth.”                                      

~ Brian Mckinny  – Music Insider Magazine ~

We had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman named Brian Mckinny early this year when we opened up a show with Pop Evil late February. He was a cool cat with a freaking passion for words and rock music… two of  my favorite things.  Brian is a writer and Senior Editor for Music Insider Magazine, and he was there that night to interview Leigh from Pop Evil. We enjoyed the show on and off stage that night, and it was great to meet such a guy out there doing things that still mattered to both fans and artists in the world of rock. We kicked him some CD’s for the ride back home.

We kept in touch over the next few months and as luck would have it, we got to see him again at our show With Nothing More in August.  He and I took a walk downtown and  had a long discussion on everything from TROY to the industry and back.

 

The guy knows his rock music, and it felt like we could have talked all night, but I was thankful for the 30 minute interview I got with him. Check out his write up here.

 

“…“Dead Man,” is a powerful and dynamic song that will just plain melt your face.”

~ Brian Mckinny – Music Insider Magazine ~

Picture of Music Insider Magazine and Interview by Brian McKinny with Rock Artist TROY

Music Insider Magazine has some great material out on the current rock scene and it was an honor to be interviewed.  Their blog keeps a fresh output of well-themed articles and story-lines. Check out more of what Brian and Music Insider MagazineTROY Facebook Announcement of Feature in Music Insider Magazine and interview by Brian McKinny. does at their blog and website.

 

We also want to give a big shout out to everyone who read and shared the story!

Awesome to have the support you guys give us day in and day out!

 

 

 

Again I want to thank Brian for everything he did for us, and we hope to hear more from him in the future!

 

Peace Out,

~ Cord –  T.R.O.Y ~

 

 

 

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TROY at Rockstar Uproar Tour 2014

Crowd shot with TROY at Rockstar Uproar Festival in 2014.

TROY kills Rockstar Energy Drink

Uproar Tour Performance

Uproar Fan Pic!

Our Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour experience was nothing less short than phenomenal! We opened the day on Ernie Ball’s side stage, with hundreds of people spectating at bay. We came out hard and heavy with our opening song, “I Am My Own”, which caught the attention of those passing by. As we played on throughout our set, more spectators came to the stage to watch and hear our performance. We finished our set with one of our favorite cover songs “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers. The crowd showed much love and approval by throwing up a sea of rock fists, and we got to meet tons of new fans that day hanging by the merch tent. Our favorite part was getting to meet all the cool peeps that were there for one thing. To Rock! We even had some awesome fans drive all the way to KS just to see us play… now that’s dedication! We also need to give a shout out to the guys from Sons of Revelry, for showing us a good time!
We did a couple of interviews on the Rockstar Uproar tour with some cool organizations. Both Rock Addict Radio and  Underground Pulse were awesome and treated us with so much respect. We can’t thank them enough for taking time out of such a busy day to give us props and an interview.
Members of TROY at Rockstar Uproar Festival in 20134 - image by Street Metal Image Photography.
 Go HERE to listen down to the interview with Underground Pulse!
Take a look at some of these awesome photos taken by John Thornbrugh from Street Metal Image Photography.
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Now we wait for the results of the grand champion of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands contest. We hope that we can bring home the prize for all those TROY fans that voted and supported us. No matter what happens, we want to thank every fan that has ever believed in our music and what we represent. We look forward to bringing you more rockin’ tunes and shows in the near future!

Check out our video from the day of the Rockstar Uproar show, and experience it for yourself!
There were plenty of pictures taken, here are just a few. Check out more of our own pictures on Instagram and Facebook.

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The Fans Have Spoken:TROY Wins First Round of Ernie Ball Uproar Battle

TROY wins first round of Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands and will play 2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival with rock artists Buckcherry, Skillet, Godsmack and more.

The Fans have Spoken

It has been decided by the fans, we have claimed 1st in the regional Ernie Ball’s “Rockstar Uproar” Battle of the Bands contest. We have been selected to open the Rockstar Uproar show in Bonner Springs, KS on September 6th, 2014. We are thankful to rock out with todays biggest rock acts including Godsmack, Seether, PopEvil, Skillet, Buckcherry and Escape the Fate.

The next stage of the Battle of the Bands competition will be judge based on the live performance in Bonner Springs, KS. The two judges that hold our fate in their hands include Jay Baumgardner (www.jaybaumgardner.com), which has helped shape the sound of rock’n’ roll in the 21st century. He’s produced and mixed records from Evanescence, Papa Roach and Drowning Pool. The second judge in the Ernie Ball battle of the bands for Uproar that will help decide the battle winner is Buckcherry’s guitarist, Keith Nelson. (www.buckcherry.com)

Our fans have spoken. We thank all of you who voted for us and gave us a shot at something greater still.

Check out our page for the Ernie Ball’s “Rockstar Uproar” battle of the bands here at http://www.battleofthebands.com/u/therealityofyourself . You can listen down to some tunes, check out the pics and read all about the competition.  We are so grateful to have some killer fans who are always there for us and spreading the word, we love all you guys and gals!  It’s not every day that we get chosen for an opportunity like this so help us share the love!

 

I’m sure we will have more pics and things to come from the day of the show. We are extremely excited and ready to rock the Cricket wireless amphitheater in Bonner springs, KS. Through all the good and the bad, we shall never falter nor fade, for our fans have spoken.

www.facebook.com/therealityofyourself

www.twitter.com/RealityofTROY

 

 

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Q102 End of Summer Bash W/ Nothing More

End of Summer Bash – Rockin’ the party with q102!

We had a blast rocking the house Sunday, August 24th to open the night up at the q102 End of Summer Bash featuring Nothing More and Sleepwave.Nothing More, Sleepwave, TROY End of Summer Bash Flyer

         The ballroom was pumped for such a great show, and the energy in the whole place was amazing. We felt honored just to be a part of the show, and have to give a huge thanks out to q102, Jimmy @ the ballroom & all the dudes from Sleepwave and Nothing More for letting us hangout and showing us such a great time.  Both bands are on their way to bigger and better things, but they are all as real as it gets. We were excited to throw down on some shirt swaps with the dudes, and hopefully we will see them again soon! Have a look at some of our pics, and go check out Q102 for more photos and goodies from the night. We are sure you will not be disappointed…

TROY End of Summer Bash w/ Nothing More Crowd Shot

But for reals…  

We owe a big thanks to all of our amazing fans who came out and gave us support, and to the new fans we made that night! Springfield does have some killer rockers alive and kickin’! Keep up with us here at our website or @ facebook.com/therealityofyourself

 

It has been a righteous privilege to jam with some amazing acts, especially like the ones on Sunday. The End of Summer Bash was a truly the place to be. You could smell the sweat and heat in the air, and feel the energy of the night rise with every song performed. Truly a great way to start the end of summer, as well as breathe some life into our little town of Springfield, MO.

 

Kyle Girth of TROY & Jonny from Nothing More

Kyle Girth of TROY & Jonny from Nothing More at the Q102 End of Summer Bush

Think Kyle was giving him some tips in the gym?

 

#rockneverdies

 

 

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Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands “Rockstar Uproar” Vote for Us

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Vote for the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands

“Rockstar Uproar” Regionals: T.R.O.Y

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We have officially entered the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Rockstar Uproar contest- a nation wide contest in which the grand champion receives an exclusive spot on the 2015 Rockstar Energy Uproar tour, along with some other really rad prizes including an EP recording with Producer/ Mixer Jay Baumgardner at the world-famous NRG recording studios in North Hollywood, CA.
In order to be in the running for this amazing opportunity, we are calling on you, the fans, to help us bring home the grand prize.
There are numerous ways in which you can propel us to the top of the Buzz Rating system that the Ernie Ball battle of the Bands has set up. The first way is by simply liking our social media pages and sharing them with your friends and family. The second way you can help push us to the top is by simply listening to our music on our Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands website- http://uproar.battleofthebands.com/u/therealityofyourself.  While your at our page, you can also vote for us, as many times as you would like. Every vote counts, so feel free to vote multiple times and share the voting link with all your pals.
The top 100 Buzz Rated artists for each tour stop are eligible to win an opening slot to play live. The chosen artist will be selected by a panel of industry professionals comprised of both Ernie Ball and Festival organizers. In order for us to have a shot at winning this battle, we feel that we need to have a higher “buzz rating” than the other competing artists. So now we leave the task to you, will you help us claim the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Rockstar Uproar regional throne?

The Battle of the Bands has begun!

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“DeadMan” ~ Rock & Roll is nothing more than a DeadMan Walkin’ – TROY

Deadman Hand

Check out this awesome write up on DeadMan!

~Rock & Roll is nothing more than a DeadMan Walkin’ ~

Springfield Missouri 7-31-2014 –  A new song from midwest rockers TROY aka The Reality Of Yourself goes to show rock & roll will never die, but instead only come back from the dead with more surprises . “DeadMan”, A Witty song based on an American lore legend Bill Hickok, has the band rocking listeners with a tale of a gunslinger who ain’t afraid to pull the trigger and take a shot at his Wild West nemesis.  This is the first official release of new music from TROY since they rose from the dead in late 2013.

TROY has received many acclimates and drawn much attention over the last several years winning contests & playing huge shows with big name bands (Korn, PapaRoach, Skillet, 3 Days Grace) while showing that it takes hard work and a “die hard” mentality to make it in the music industry. The bands sound is molded within their energetic live performance, showing dual guitar leads and pounding drums underneath soaring vocals is a hit-making formula.

What is even more impressive of the band is there genesis. TROY’s members all grew up in a small town of less then 400 people, with band members being friends since 3rd and 4th grade. Only recently have they experienced a member change, but these are still the same kids who were kicking each other under the lunch table arguing who rocked harder, Metallica or Tool.

“We never quit, and never die” says front man Cord Bishop. “Deadman was written to show that we metaphorically have the same grit and fierce desire as gunslinger Wild Bill. We want to challenge someone to try and shoot us down, before we can pull the trigger”. It is still a long way to the top for these rockers, but rest assured you haven’t heard the last of them. With big shows and more tunes to hit the digital market, the band literally is a Deadman walkin’ themselves.

TROY is set to play a hometown show with active rock artist Nothing More on Aug. 24 at the Outland Ballroom sponsored by Q102.1. Their new song “DeadMan” hits itunes and everywhere else this week so go give it a listen for yourself. If you want more information on TROY and their upcoming events, check them out online at these locations.

www.Therealityofyourself.com

Facebook.com/therealityofyourself

Twitter.com/RealityofTROY

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