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Ernie Ball Announces TROY winner of the Uproar National Battle of the Bands

TROY Live at Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014



Ernie Ball Announces TROY winner of the Uproar National Battle of the Bands.

The fans and the judges have spoken alike and TROY has been picked the winner of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour Battle of the Bands presented by Ernie Ball! Ernie Ball throws many battle of the bands, but non as prestigious in rock as the Uproar Festieb-botb-uproar-2014-lockup-transparent (1)val Competition.  TROY was hand-selected out of over a thousand bands as the winner of this National Battle of the Bands.

What does this mean??

That’s right…

We are going on Tour!!!

TROY played for their spot on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour in September of 2014 in Bonner Springs, KS. After what must have been a lot of deliberation due to the large amount of talent that entered, Ernie Ball announced that TROY was the band that would be joining the Uproar Tour of 2015. We are so excited and deeply humbled by this wonderful opportunity! TROY is extremely thankful for you, the fans. – None of this would have been possible without your undying support.

In August we will be launching out on a quest to play in over half of the states our lovely country has to offer, with some of the biggest names in rock today! We feel honored and SO stoked to have been chosen by such reputable people within the industry as Jay BaumGardner . These guys are leGuitarist Kyle Girth of TROY at Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014.gends to us and true pros when it comes to sound, performance, and the industry in general.

One of the sickest things is that we get to record in L.A with Jay @ NRG Studios. This dude produced some huge bands like Godsmack & Paparoach & tons more!! – needless to say we fell out of our chairs…literally…

 

TROY continues to be astounded by the amazing support of their fans. “We are forever in debt for the love and opportunities our fans have given us over the years, but none bigger than this” – Cord/ Lead Vox. With the awesome Uproar 2015 Tour coming & new music soon to drop, we owe so much to our loyal following. Thanks again to everyone that voted; all of our family, friends, and fans, as well as the great people at Ernie Ball and Uproar for already treating us like family. We can’t wait to represent Springfield and Missouri on this crazy experience.

 

http://www.news-leader.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/05/28/springfield-band-wins-competition-will-join-national-rock-tour/28069813/

http://www.immusicmag.com/2015/05/the-reality-of-yourself-t-r-o-y-wins-uproar-tour-battle-of-the-bands/

~T.R.O.Y~

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Devour the Day rocked Springfield with Like a Storm and TROY

TROY joins Devour the Day and Like a Storm at the Outland Ballroom

TROY Enjoys Reunion with “Devour the Day” 

On February 19th, Devour the Day returned to Springfield MO with Like a Storm and TROY to rock the Outland Ballroom.

Weegyptc last shared the stage with Devour the Day years ago when they were known as something else and toured much of the Midwest. Since that time, both TROY and Devour the Day have undergone many changes, with their music evolving as well. Devour the Day has excited their fans and radio stations across the nation with rockin singles including “Respect” and “Good Man” with their latest single “Faith” dropping within the last week. We were ecstatic to be reunited with these guys and to have a perfect opportunity to play a few of our own new tracks including “The Revolution” and “The Reckoning”.

New Zealand based band, Like a Storm, helped to pack the show with TROY and Devour the Day. Like a Storm has traveled the states and rocked the faces of growing fans with their newest album and first album with Another Century Records – Awaken The Fire.
Erik Milan of TROY Like a Storm has quickly created a reality that is prospering and proves to inspire many. They have a really cool story, and you can check it out HERE!

  We had a blast shaking the floors at the ballroom and want to send a big thank you to Devour the Day and Like a Storm as well as Jimmy at the Outland Ballroom and Q102 for showing us all a great time! TROY would also like to thank all of our fans who came out and welcome all the new fans that supported us that night as well! Check out a sweet video Recap of the show here!

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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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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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“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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