Puerto Rico-via-Miami’s rising star rockers Message To Venus are proud to announce that they have been nominated for a 2012 Latin Rock Award in the Slam Alternativo/Rock category.
“To even be considered for a music award is such an honor,” states M2V vocalist Jandre Nadal. “This will be Puerto Rico’s first Latin Rock Awards with a red carpet, full media coverage, etc. Being nominated alongside great bands such as D-cent Jerks, Adam Zoom and Drama FA is amazing. I’ve known the guys in these bands for a long time and I know the amount of hard work and sacrifice they’ve made. Whether we win or not, the simple fact that M2V is nominated is a prize for us. I’m sure September 22nd will be a great day for all PR rock bands.”
Sponsored by Voltaje Magazine, the awards will take place on September 22nd, 2012 at 8pm, at Teatro Yagüez De Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
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Stirring influences ranging from the aura of Tool, the innovation of The Mars Volta and the classic presentation of Led Zeppelin into a melting pot of melodic heaviness, Florida-based Puerto Rico-native rockers Message To Venus have risen to the forefront of the independent music scene, drawing comparisons to established acts such as The Deftones, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.
Making their first official mark on the music scene in 2011 with the release of their debut single “Universal You”, from the subsequent EP The Envelope, M2V were warmly welcomed by rock fans from around the globe. Praised by established artists such as Godsmack and Halestorm, receiving weekly spins at Octane and MusicChoice (among many others) and being featured in the motion picture The Witness (El Testigo) have all added to the band’s growing portfolio of accomplishments.
Feeling as though fate was nudging them in a specific direction, the members of Message To Venus made the decision to relocate to Miami, Florida in order to continue to promote their music, as well as to record their debut full-length album, Victims & Villains. “Puerto Rico is beautiful… it’s our home”, explains guitarist John Feliciano. “We play there as often as we can, but in order to expand globally we want to be planted on soil where touring opportunities are more frequent.”
2012 has already proven to be a busy year for M2V, seeing the band in full writing and recording mode. Their music has also been nominated for a Latin Rock Award in the Slam Alternativo/Rock category. With the awards ceremony taking place on September 22nd 2012 in Puerto Rico, it promises to be yet another step on Message To Venus’ ascension to the summit of the modern rock music scene.