The Pleading: Original Aggressive Rock from Nashville, Tennessee

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History

From the formation of The Pleading in 2006 by guitarist Justin Peaytt, Drummer Brandon Sather, vocalist Jon “Cease” Owens and bassist Jeff Strader, audiences have experienced an emotional mix of powerhouse vocals and intense musicianship resonating with a passionate and personal message of life, love and the pain that it intertwines.

Truth being the heart of The Pleading’s purpose and passion, much of their music is created from the exposed truth of their own lives. The band’s comfortable and easy-going persona easily provokes audience members to share their own stories and experiences. Vocalist Cease’s introspective vulnerability further proves their relatability to a wide audience.

The band consistently pushes the envelope by facing tough, thought-provoking issues in their music. “Our music deals with drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, depression, child abuse, divorce, suicide…you name it,” says Cease. “I’ve been told that some people find our lyrics to be a little…dark”, he says with a sly grin, “but we like to think of them as darkly optimistic. We might take you to a place that’s scary but we won’t leave you there!”

After a few years hiatus, The Pleading relaunched in 2015, with a new energy and new focus on their music in addition to adding Matt Robertson on guitar.  And in December 2016, The Pleading released their self-produced debut album “Decay”, which offers hope in the face of adversity and continues building on their original vision of creating deeply personal music that has an impact by delving into the heart of humanity.

In Summer 2017, Jeff Strader stepped away from the band to focus on his family and Tyler Baxter quickly stepped in to fill the gap and the band has been writing and recording since, preparing for a new EP release very soon!

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5 days ago

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We are just going to leave this right here! Owen Davey, and other kids like him, gives us hope for the future! A whole new generation are bringing true rock back, and bringing it back with a vengeance!In The Name of God – Dream Theater (Multi-Instrumental Cover) by Owen Davey (one man band cover) Everything in the video was recorded with Earthworks microph… See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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We would like to thank everyone for the incredible feedback from last night. It was a great set, and we are happy to have met so many new friends. A special thank you to Flyunder Entertainment and the crew at The Warehouse Concert Lounge and Event Center for allowing us to come out. I Am The Law TN and Of Serpents for killing it. Our new friends Bittersweet Empty for an amazing set, we look forward to playing with you again in the near future! And the always incredible Sons Of Texas for headlining and closing the show out with a bang! Looking forward to the next show on the 25th with Autumn Lies Buried at Vapor USA near Fort Campbell! See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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2 weeks ago

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Whoever you are, no matter what you have been through in life, no matter your ethnicity, religion, sexuality… you are our family! You are not alone! You are all one of The Pleading! See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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#nashvillerock #clarksvillerocks #indierock #metalmoose #indiemetal #lgbtrock #loveislove See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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I wanted to share this from Instagram:

"One day people will listen to the words you write. One day there will be Sunshine from Loneliness because people are different. Who we love won’t matter. Keep singing and writing the pain that we not only go through but see everyday." – Christopher R. Bright-Owens

I cried when I read this. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the songs we write connect with others as well. It’s easy to look out from the stage and not see friends or family, and some nights many people at all, and forget that there is a whole world out there with access to our music. It’s easy to feel like noone cares about what we’re doing, especially when you already struggle with mental illness (anxiety and depression) as I do. It’s easy to believe that the songs will never mean as much to anyone else as they do to you, especially when people don’t show and you feel alone. Then, I read something like this…

The lyrics I write are so damn personal. It’s the emotions and feelings as they escape from my mind captured on the screen. They mean so very much to me. I get sad when people say they don’t like a song, we simply don’t give a song time to take flight or when it feels like others don’t have the urgency about what we are doing. And, sometimes, in the depth of it all, I just want to give up.

Yesterday, I noticed that a name that I thought I recognized had purchased our Album and EP downloads from our site. I didn’t think much of it, but, emailed them (as I do anyone who purchases anything from there) just to make sure that they didn’t have any issues with the downloads. And, this was their response:

"Think back to over 15 years ago, in the Torrent/Godplead days and you might possibly remember me. We never met in person but we corresponded from time to time. You had even sent me early versions of a few post-Torrent songs.
I’ve always enjoyed your vocal style and writing. Every few years I would attempt to find you to see if you were still creating music. Back in the early days, you used several pseudonyms so Google hadn’t been much help. Earlier this year I was listing to my Torrent CD (from MP3.com!) and decided to give searching for you another try. Thankfully, because of social media for The Pleading, I was able to find what I thought was you – then I heard your voice and knew it! I was very excited to find you are still making music. The new EP is great. I first heard Atrophy (the song) last night and was hooked immediately. The story in Sabbath is incredible – a strong example of selfless forgiveness and perseverance for others. Keep it up! I’m looking forward to more music. I’m also hoping to make it to a show this summer."

I won’t share their name, but, I will ask this, how can you give up after that?

-Cease, Vocals
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2 weeks ago

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Wanted to give a quick shoutout to Moose Jaques of Metal Coffee PR for their hard work and belief! See MoreSee Less

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Booking / Contact

For Booking:
Candice Lucas, Lucas Booking
[e] Candice@LucasBooking.com
[p] 931.338.7081

For Press/PR:
Nichole Peters, Jensen Communications
[e] nichole@jensencom.com

Promotion:
Wes Jaques, Metal Coffee PR
MetalCoffeePR.com

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