Ventura County Star Gives Thumbs Up To Galvanized Souls’ CARRY ON

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Yesterday the Ventura County Star featured local rockers Galvanized Souls and highlighted the phenomenal success of their latest single, CARRY ON. Garnering over 88,000 views in less than 3 weeks, the video for CARRY ON has become an anthem for the nation to combat bullying. In the story, Zakk Silveira, lead singer of Galvanized Souls says, “We have been bullied as a band, so we knew that bullying is everywhere and that this is a problem that needs to stop.”

Galvanized Souls will be playing this Saturday, July 12, at Dizdar Park in the Camarillo Fiesta at 6:45 PM. Admission is free and open to all ages.

 Galvanized Souls as being an ‘earthquake, hurricane and tornado of rock and roll all in one’ all on gear they make themselves. ‘It’s kind of like when the A-team gets locked into a garage and they come out with a monster truck all decked out with guns and flamethrowers and catapults and stuff!   Rust Magazine

Check out the official video of ‘Carry On’ below:

Full article below:
Members of the Ventura County band Galvanized Souls have succeeded in their efforts to highlight the problem of bullying thanks to their new high-energy music video called “Carry On.”
Band members, who hail from Somis and Camarillo, say the song was created as an anthem against bullying to help victims through tough times.  The band will play at the Camarillo Fiesta from 6:45-7:45, Saturday at Dizdar Park.
“The idea for the song and video came about as we noticed some of our fans posting about being gullied or resorting to self-harm, “ said Zakk Silveira, 16, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band.  “We have been bullied as a band, so we knew that bullying is everywhere and that this is a problem that needs to stop.”
The video for the single was released in mid-June and has garnered more than 80,000 views.
Band members- who include Chris Traylor, 19, lead guitarist and backup vocalist; Matt DeMartini, 15, bassist and backup vocalist; and Kevin Cogen, 20, drummer – wanted to bring light to the problem of bullying though a video.
They found inspiration in the story of Colin Cunningham, an 11-year-old from Richland, Mich., who rose to Facebook fame after his mother created a page to celebrate his birthday and gather support for her son, who has been bullied since first grade.
Traylor said he was impressed by Colin’s resilience – “pushing on despite the pressures at school.”
“Like Colin, we want people to take a stand, stay strong and carry on with their lives, “ he said.
The video was recorded over two days a t Civic Center Studios in Los Angeles.  The band members, who played in the Vans Warped Tour in June, said the video was one of their greatest accomplishments as a band.
The video begins in black and white, showing Colin struggling to sleep as images of snickering classmates chucking scrunched-up lunch bags at him flash across the screen.
As the band plays, Colin’s mother, Jennifer Cunningham, is shown creating the Facebook page, and harassment gives way to compassion – symbolized when her son sees a wall with more than 2,000 photos of well-wishers from around the world.
Cunningham was hesitant to participate in a music video, but she knew her son would love the experience.
“Before this all happened, he had been bugging me for years to get him in commercials and movies, so he was excited,” she said. “I had to research the band, and as soon as they told me mothers were involved in this, I was on board.”
The “bullies” in the video were played by kids from Camarillo, and they made Colin feel appreciated during the recording of the video, said Cunningham, who considers everyone involved in the video her family on the West Coast.
She said watching the portrayals of bullying in the video made her choke up, but she was heartened by the positive feedback it has received.
“People are touched by it,” she said. “Some want to use it in schools to show students about bullying.”
Somis resident Ann DeMartini, and the band’s co-manager and mother of Matt, had the Cunningham family flown to Los Angeles for recording in May.
“It was during a horrible heat wave,” DeMartini said, “and yet Colin’s family turned down several offers for special things to do by DreamWorks, the Los Angeles Police Department and others because they were committed to us and making the music video.”
Silveira said while the video has stirred up support for Colin and other bullied youths, he doesn’t expect the video to end bullying.
“The video made people feel a wide range of emotions,” he said.  “We hope it helps change attitudes and shows the bullied that there are people who care about them.”

Southern California Band’s Video Launch Garners Over 13,000 YOUTUBE Views in Hours

GALVANIZED SOULS & COLIN
FEATURED IN USA TODAY AND
TAKE YOUTUBE BY STORM
IN LAUNCH OF THEIR NEW VIDEO
CARRY ON
 

Here are what people are saying about CARRY ON today…

This should anti-bullying video for the world.

-Sarah McDonald (Facebook Comment)

Great video with a strong message.

-Sheri Sterling (Facebook Comment)

Way to bring rock back.

– Steve Michalek (Youtube Comment)

The fact that Colin and his family showing the world first hand what thousands of kids go through everyday is amazing.

-Amy Saponare (Facebook Comment)

Read full article in USA TODAY here.

Join us for Galvanized Souls & Colin video launch party tonight at
Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
 
 
7:00 PM Red Carpet
8:00 PM Video launch and Galvanized Souls’ performance

 

Check out the official video for ‘Carry On’ below:

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