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Dark melodic rhythms rattle the ground and course through the air like a heartbeat. Psychotic, twisted lyrical content sends audience members into an emotional tailspin. A seven-string guitar and five-string bass weave an intricate and layered web of hypnotic, pounding force. Colporter expresses the dark truths underlying life today, along with the light that remains in that darkness.

San Diego, CA – August 3rd, 2005 – San Diego based hard rock band Colporter has continued to work with producer Steve Russell, who recently finished production on As I Lay Dying and Mortal Enemy, to complete a follow up EP to their first release Sovereign Mind. The EP is titled Despite the Battle and features a more progressive metal sound than their first LP that garnered the band much success in the past 24 months. The band plans to celebrate the release of the EP at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood, CA on the 23rd of this month.

Colporter has built upon a solid foundation of seven string guitar and five string bass, mystically paired with what a Colporter fan dubbed as “vocals that sound like Tori Amos’ evil twin”. Though a far stretch from pop to Colporter, the comparison to Amos stems from singer Sarah Paolini’s ability to wail into the rafters and reach audiences on an emotional level. Influences that can be heard in the music are Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Sevendust, and Godsmack. The band sees themselves as a perfect fit for the Ozzfest croud and are determined to see female artists making a seriously significant mark in the hard rock and metal genres in the very near future. “There is Evanascense and then there is Kittie…we are filling the void in between,’ says Sarah, also setting herself apart from the norm by dominating on the five-string bass. The other half of what creates such a signature sound with Colporter is the amazing guitar playing by David Paolini, recently endorsed by Randall Amplifiers, Basson Cabinets, Halo Guitars and Coffin Case and surely a future cover model for all the guitar magazines out there.

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