In honor of National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month,  Better Noise Records’ FROM ASHES TO NEW have partnered with LOVE IS LOUDER in an effort to help fans and friends who have been affected by bullying and its side effects (such as depression and suicide) and to call attention to the underlying problems instead of the symptoms.

LOVE IS LOUDER was started by actress Brittany Snow, MTV and The Jed Foundation in 2010.  Their directive is to amplify the message that ‘love and support are louder than any voice that tries to bring us down.’  Creating community and making people feel more connected and supported, they provide campus programming for high schools and colleges to educate students on how to communicate positively and responsibly with friends who are being bullied, suffer from body image issues, depression, suicidal thoughts and more.

Through PLEDGE MUSIC the band has set out to raise money to bolster LOVE IS LOUDER’s important efforts. Using lyrics from their current single “Broken,” the band has created an exclusive shirt with “I Won’t Be Broken” asserting the band’s and fans’ position of strength to help solve the problems. “As people, our differences make us special, but they can also divide us and create conflict,” explains vocalist, Matt Brandyberry.  “We need to think before we talk or act to make sure we aren’t causing other people pain.”   Co-vocalist, Danny Case adds “It is important to us to use the platform we have and our connection to all the people we see while on tour around the country to do some good.”

The story of From Ashes to New is truly that of pursuing a dream regardless of the obstacles that may arise.  The band’s debut album Day One earned the band a Top 10 track at Active Rock radio with the single “Through It All”.  Following  an extensive album cycle,  the band’s original drummer and co-vocalist both abruptly left the band.  Rather than focusing on the setbacks, From Ashes to New forged ahead with a new energy and purpose.  The Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based band, now comprised of frontman/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro (Trivium) released their sophomore album, The Future earlier this year. The lead single, “Crazy” peaked at the #2 position on the Active Rock Radio Charts.  The current single “Broken” is at radio now!


Headlining Dates
10/3 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
10/4 Detroit, MI – Shelter
10/9 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
10/10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/11 Sturgis, MI – Nikki’s
10/12 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/14 Springfield, MO – The Complex

With Papa Roach
10/16 Austin, TX – ACL Live
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
10/19 Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
10/20 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock

Festival Dates
9/22 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
9/29 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/6 Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance

With Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Bad Wolves & In Flames
*with Bad Wolves ^with In Flames

11/6 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena*
11/7 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena*
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*
11/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center*
11/13 Sacramento, CA- Golden 1 Center*
11/15 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
11/17 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse*
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center*
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena*
/11/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*
11/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center*
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena*
11/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena^
12/1 North Little Rock, AK – Verizon Arena^
12/3 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum^
12/7 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum^
12/8 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena^
12/10 Albany, NY  – Times Union Center^
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena^


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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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