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NEW VIDEO FROM ROCKERS TIEBREAKER GIVES FANS A TASTE OF LIFE ON THE ROAD

With their sophomore full-length album “Death Tunes” released at the end of last year on Karisma Records, Norwegian Rockers TIEBREAKER have revealed a new video for a track from the album, one in which they wanted to give their fans a taste of what it was to be like on the road with the band.

The video, for the track “Pan American Grindstone”, was filmed and edited by Martin Bremnes, with additional footage by Espen Krøll and Tiebreaker, and can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/S3PWwKfG-cA

As the band explains: “This film was shot in Bergen and Oslo during our Death Tunes tour of Norway last fall. We wanted to capture the spirit of being on the road as a rock & roll band in Norway; backstage shenanigans, good friends, long winter drives, reckless stage antics, and hard work. All of which is best enjoyed holding a cold bottle of brew in one hand and throwing horns with the other”.

Formed in 2011 and hailing from Odda, Hordaland, a part of Norway known for its deep fjords and brutal landscapes, TIEBREAKER’s lineup consists of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. It is a lineup with an amazing chemistry both in the studio and on-stage – something that has propelled TIEBREAKER to the top ranks of Norway’s rock scene.

“Death Tunes”, which was written over a period of three months in a small cabin in the west of Norway, was recorded at the Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, which is owned by Kjartan Kristiansen of the DUMDUM BOYS, and was produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland. The engineer/mix/master on “Death Tunes” is Nick Terry (TURBONEGRO, KVELERTAK, LIBERTINES) with assistant engineers Kim Lillestøl and Espen Andersen. Altogether a heady mix of talent that was able to come together with TIEBREAKER to produce a high-octane album, packed with melodic riffing and spiced up with a dash of bluesy melancholy.

“Death Tunes” is now available in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers and direct from Karisma Records at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/tiebreaker or from the US website at https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/band/tiebreaker as well as from https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com where the album is also available digitally.

TIEBREAKER’S next live appearance will be on the 18th February at the John Dee in Oslo, Norway, when they are special guests at the launch of the new album from ORANGO.

More information about TIEBREAKER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tiebreakerofficial/

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ROCKERS TIEBREAKER CELEBRATE ALBUM RELEASE WITH NEW VIDEO. TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Rockers TIEBREAKER are celebrating today’s release on Karisma Records of their latest album “Death Tunes”, with a video for the track “Anywhere But Here”, which is going to be a definite crowd pleaser for fans of the classic rock sound brought bang up to date.

The “Anywhere But Here” video can be seen below and on the Karisma Records YouTube channel as well as at a selection of webzines as follows:

KARISMA RECORDS YOUTUBE
https://youtu.be/1e26RUPX-X4
NEVER MIND THE HYPE (NETHERLAND)
https://nmth.nl/video-tiebreaker-anywhere-but-here/
GAFFA (NORWAY)
http://gaffa.no/nyhet/111566/indre-demoner-og-angst-i-ny-musikkvideo-fra-tiebreaker/
SPARK MAGAZINE (CZ)
http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/tiebreaker-–-melodicke-riffy-riznute-bluesovou-melancholii

Written over a period of three months in a small cabin in the west of Norway, and produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland, “Death Tunes” is a high-octane album that is packed with melodic riffing and a hint of the kind of bluesy melancholy that hearkens back to Rock’s heyday and the truly great bands like LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and BAD COMPANY, but with a whole new fresh approach.

TIEBREAKER’s lineup of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums have an indisputable chemistry both in the studio and on stage. And it is the energy and skill that has taken TIEBREAKER to the top ranks of the Rock scene in Norway, and is quickly earning the band fans all over the world.

With artwork by by Robin Gnista , tracklisting for “Death Tunes”, which includes the video single “Anywhere But Here”, is as follows:

1. Hell
2. Pan American Grindstone
3. Cannonball
4. Commando
5. Anywhere But Here
6. The Deep
7. Building Up to Die
8. Killer
9. Float Away
10. Heavy Lifting

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The track “Killer” from “Death Tunes” can be heard below and at http://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com/track/killer

“Death Tunes” is now available on CD, whilst the vinyl edition will appear on the 19th November. Orders and vinyl pre-orders from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/tiebreaker or from the US website at https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/band/tiebreaker as well as from https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com where the album is also available digitally.

TIEBREAKER will be making a series of live appearances in support of “Death Tunes”. Routing as follows:

04.11.16 Husnes, 5460 Bar
05.11.15 Etne, Phoenix
11.11.16 Kristiansand, Østsia
12.11.16 Sandnes, Tribute
17.11.16 Bergen, Garage
18.11.16 Haugesund, Flytten
19.11.16 Stord, Arena
24.11.16 Trondheim, Mrs Lundgren
25.11.16 Oslo, TBA
26.11.16 Skien, Lundetangen Pub

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More shows to be announced.
More information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tiebreakerofficial/

TIEBREAKER’s debut full-length album can be heard on Bandcamp at https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com/album/we-come-from-the-mountains

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NORWEGIAN ROCKERS TIEBREAKER STREAM TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM

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With their new album “Death Tunes” set to be released on Karisma Records this Autumn, Norwegian Rockers TIEBREAKER have offered fans a glimpse into what will be the band’s second full-length album with the track “Killer” which is streaming exclusively on Vive Le Rock at http://vivelerock.net/tiebreaker-stream-exclusive-track/ and Metal Hammer Norway at http://www.metalhammer.no/?p=6391

Combining the sound of Rock & Roll brought up to date, plus the raw energy of early Garage Rock, TIEBREAKER quickly found itself amongst the top Norwegian Rock Bands, thanks to the chemistry of a lineup comprised of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. Furthermore, it’s a chemistry that works equally well in either a studio setting or a live environment.

“Death Tunes” was written over a period of three months in a small cabin in the west of Norway, and was produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland. Recording took place at the Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, owned by Kjartan Kristiansen of the DUMDUM BOYS, whilst the engineering/mixing/mastering is by Nick Terry (TURBONEGRO, KVELERTAK, LIBERTINES) with assistant engineers Kim Lillestøl and Espen Andersen. The end result is a high-octane album packed with melodic riffing and spiced up with a dash of bluesy melancholy.

The ten-track album, which includes the video single “Anywhere But Here”, will be released in CD and digital formats on the 21st October, whilst the vinyl edition will be available from the 19th November . Artwork for “Death Tunes” is by Robin Gnista. Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Hell
2. Pan American Grindstone
3. Cannonball
4. Commando
5. Anywhere But Here
6. The Deep
7. Building Up to Die
8. Killer
9. Float Away
10. Heavy Lifting

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“Death Tunes” is available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/tiebreaker or from the US website at https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/band/tiebreaker as well as from https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com where the album is also available digitally.

TIEBREAKER will perform a series of shows in support of “Death Tunes”. Routing as follows:

14.10.16 Odda, Iris Scene
04.11.16 Husnes, 5460 Bar
05.11.15 Etne, Phoenix
11.11.16 Kristiansand, Østsia
12.11.16 Sandnes, Tribute
17.11.16 Bergen, Garage
18.11.16 Haugesund, Flytten
19.11.16 Stord, Arena
24.11.16 Trondheim, Mrs Lundgren
25.11.16 Oslo, TBA
26.11.16 Skien, Lundetangen Pub

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More information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tiebreakerofficial/

A video of TIEBREAKER playing live at the ABC Studios filmed by Gregor from tripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 and on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo

TIEBREAKER’s debut full-length album can be heard on Bandcamp at https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com/album/we-come-from-the-mountains

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DETAILS OF THE SOPHOMORE FULL LENGTH ALBUM FROM ROCKERS TIEBREAKER REVEALED

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Karisma Records have today revealed the details and artwork for the sophomore full-length album from Norwegian Rockers, TIEBREAKER. Written over a period of three months in a small cabin in the west of Norway, the album, titled “Death Tunes”, was recorded at the Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, owned by Kjartan Kristiansen of the DUMDUM BOYS, and produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland. The engineer/mix/master on “Death Tunes” is Nick Terry (TURBONEGRO, KVELERTAK, LIBERTINES) with assistant engineers Kim Lillestøl and Espen Andersen, and it is set for release on October 21st, whilst the vinyl edition will hit the streets on November 18th.

The follow up to their debut album “We Come From the Mountains”, which was released internationally on Karisma Records in 2015, “Death Tunes” is a high-octane album, packed with melodic riffing and spiced up with a dash of bluesy melancholy. If you can imagine the sound of today’s Rock & Roll, combined with the raw power of early Garage Rock, then understand exactly what TIEBREAKER are all about.

With artwork by Robin Gnista and the video single “Anywhere But Here”, tracklisting for the ten-track album is as follows:

1. Hell
2. Pan American Grindstone
3. Cannonball
4. Commando
5. Anywhere But Here
6. The Deep
7. Building Up to Die
8. Killer
9. Float Away
10. Heavy Lifting

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With their roots forged amongst the deep fjords and brutal landscapes of Odda, Hordaland, and with an ingrained work-ethic, TIEBREAKER first saw the light of day in 2011. The band consists of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. It is a band whose studio and on-stage chemistry has raised TIEBREAKER to the top ranks of Norway’s rock scene, affording them the opportunity to tour extensively both at home and abroad. They have shared the stage with bands such as ENSLAVED, KVELERTAK, VINTAGE CARAVAN, etc., as well as earning themselves repeat invites to prestigious showcase festivals.

TIEBREAKER are set to perform a series of shows in support of “Death Tunes”. Routing as follows:

14.10.16 Odda, Iris Scene
04.11.16 Husnes, 5460
11.11.16 Kristiansand, Østsia
12.11.16 Sandnes, Tribute
17.11.16 Bergen, Garage
18.11.16 Haugesund, Flytten
19.11.16 Stord, Arena
24.11.16 Trondheim TBA
25.11.16 Oslo, Pokalen
26.11.16 Skien, Lundetangen Pub

More shows to be announced.

More information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tiebreakerofficial/

A video of TIEBREAKER playing live at the ABC Studios filmed by Gregor from tripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, can be seen below an on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 as well a on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo

TIEBREAKER’s debut full-length album can be heard on Bandcamp at https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com

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NORWEGIAN ROCKERS TIEBREAKER COMPLETE WORK ON SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

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With their high-octane melodic riffing and their ability to easily combine the essence of what this era’s rock & roll is all about, with the raw energy of early garage rock, TIEBREAKER have proved themselves to be big crowd pleasers, both on and off stage, not only in their native Norway, but world-wide. So today’s announcement that a new album is on the way will come as very welcome news to the band’s many fans. The album will be titled “Death Tunes” and is set to be released on Karisma Records around September time this year.

During the fall of 2015 TIEBREAKER took themselves off to a small cabin in the west of Norway to write “Death Tunes”, which they completed over a period of three months. The ten-track album was recorded in December at the Amper Tone Studio in Oslo, which is owned by Kjartan Kristiansen of the DUMDUM BOYS, and produced by KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte Lund Rolland. The Engineer/mix/master on “Death Tunes” is Nick Terry (TURBONEGRO, KVELERTAK, LIBERTINES) with Assistant engineers Kim Lillestøl and Espen Andersen.

According to TIEBREAKER the intention is “to take rock & roll away from the tiring circuit and make it a melodic-blazing, ass-slinging, foot-through-the-floor sprint”, and with “Death Tunes” it would seem that the band’s intentions are becoming reality. Producer Bjarte Lund Rolland had this to say about the album and the band themselves: ” I loved working with them, they were able to pick up the feedback I gave on their material and came back with improvements every time. They initially impressed me live, they had a priceless chemistry and an amazing lead singer, and looked like they had played together for decades. After hearing demos of “new” stuff I was convinced they could write some really interesting things too. They have a timeless quality that’s rare for such a young band. They’re the antithesis to hipster-rock, boasting real musicianship and writing groovy, riffy, beautiful music.”

A couple of photos from the recording sessions can be seen below. More can be seen on Karisma Record’s Facebook page at HERE

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Formed in Odda, Hordaland, in 2011 by five childhood friends, TIEBREAKERS lineup comprises Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. It is a band of musicians who embraces the ethos of hard work instilled into them by their industrial heritage, and exemplified by extensive live appearances, that culminated in a six-week European tour at the start of 2016.

More information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

A video of TIEBREAKER playing live at the ABC Studios filmed by Gregor from tripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 and on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo

TIEBREAKER’s debut full-length album can be heard on Bandcamp below and at https://tiebreaker.bandcamp.com

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TIEBREAKER DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES SUPPORTING ENSLAVED

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Norwegian Rockers TIEBREAKER have debuted a music video for a track from their upcoming album “We Come From The Mountains”. The video for the track “Nicotine”, by Gregor from tripidea.com and studio production by Kjetil Ulland, together with an interview with TIEBREAKER guitarist Eirik Wik Haug can be seen can be seen exclusively on Metal Hammer at http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-09-24/metal-hammer-are-premiering-tiebreaker-s-new-video

TIEBREAKER are set to embark on a 12 date Norwegian tour in support of ENSLAVED. Routing for the tour as follows:

30 Sep: Buen Hulturhus, Mandal
01 Oct: Folken, Stavanger
02 Oct: Høvleriet, Haugesund
08 Oct: Ælvespeilet Kulturhus, Porsgrunn
09 Oct: Jevnaker Hallen, Jevnaker
10 Oct: Energimølla, Kongsberg
16 Oct: Arena, Stord
17 Oct: Østsia, Kristiansand
21 Oct: Terminalen, Alesund
22 Oct: Blæst, Trondheim
23 Oct: Gregers, Hamar
24 Oct: Musikkflekken, Sandvika

The band was formed in 2011 in Odda, Hordaland, by five childhood friends, Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. The band’s lineup took the ethos of hard work that had been instilled into them by their industrial heritage, and applied it to the music scene, making more than 200 live appearances since 2013, and gaining a large following and a solid reputation for high energy shows.

“We Come From The Mountains” was originally self-released by the band in Norway in 2014, and Karisma Records will release the album internationally on the 6th November. It’s an album filled with TIEBREAKER’s classic 70’s sound brought up to date with a dirty contemporary blues sound that will please fans of LED ZEPPELIN, RIVAL SONS, and DEEP PURPLE .

Artwork is by Robert Høyem from Overhaus (www.overhaus.no). Tracklisting on “We Come From The Mountains” as follows:

1. Early Morning Love Affair
2. Nicotine
3. Homebound pt 1
4. The Getaway
5. Where can Love Go Wrong
6. El Macho Supreme
7. Trembling Son
8. Homebound pt 2
9. Walk Away

TIEBREAKER are currently working on what will be the band’s sophomore full-length album and more information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tiebreaker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband
Tiebreaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG5ZcJxEdOudYfHcOx8ILDw
Band Contact: tiebreakertheband@gmail.com
Tiebreaker Booking: ragnar@timeoutagency.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: https://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store: http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords

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TIEBREAKER RELEASES DETAILS AND ARTWORK OF UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Karisma Records has today announced details of their upcoming release from Rockers TIEBREAKER.

Set to hit the streets on the 6th November in CD, digital and vinyl formats, “We Come From The Mountains” was, in fact, originally self-released in Norway in 2014 on the band’s own label. Now, finally, Karisma Records will bring TIEBREAKERS storming blend of classic 70’s rock brought right up to date and teamed with a dirty contemporary blues sound to a world-wide audience. And fans of LED ZEPPELIN, RIVAL SONS, DEEP PURPLE and WOLFMOTHER will not fail to be delighted by its release.

Artwork is by Robert Høyem from Overhaus (www.overhaus.no). Tracklisting on “We Come From The Mountains” as follows:

1. Early Morning Love Affair
2. Nicotine
3. Homebound pt 1
4. The Getaway
5. Where can Love Go Wrong
6. El Macho Supreme
7. Trembling Son
8. Homebound pt 2
9. Walk Away

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TIEBREAKER was formed in 2011 in Odda, Hordaland, by five childhood friends, Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums. The band’s lineup took the ethos of hard work that had been instilled into them by their industrial heritage, and applied it to the music scene, making more than 200 live appearances since 2013, and gaining a large following and a solid reputation for high energy shows.

TIEBREAKER are currently working on what will be the band’s sophomore full-length album and more information about the band can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

A video of TIEBREAKER playing live at the ABC Studios filmed by Gregor from tripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, was recently released both on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 and on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo and can be seen below

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ROCKERS TIEBREAKER INK DEAL WITH KARISMA RECORDS AND DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO

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Karisma Records have inked a deal with Rockers TIEBREAKER that initially sees the label release two full-length albums from the band. First up will be the re-release of TIEBREAKERS’s debut full-length album “We Come From The Mountains”, which was previously self-released in Norway, and which Karisma plans to release internationally in both CD and digital formats in the autumn of this year. In the meantime, the band plans to move to a cabin in the Norwegian countryside during August to concentrate on their sophomore full-length album, about which more details will be released at a later date.

Formed by five childhood friends in 2011 in Odda, Hordaland, TIEBRAKER emerged from the Norwegian underground and within a few very short years grew into one of the finest rock bands in the country. With their high-energy shows, TIEBREAKER have established a solid reputation on the live circuit, playing over 200 shows since 2013, including a tour of Texas, where the band played eleven shows in nine days.

TIEBREAKER’s lineup of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums, create a sound that blends classic 70’s rock with today’s dirty rock and blues style and a pinch of prog thrown into the mix. A perfect fit for Karisma Records growing roster of top notch bands.

To coincide with the announcement of their new record deal, TIEBREAKER have debuted a video of the band playing live at the ABC Studios. Filmed by Gregor from thetripidea.com and produced by Kjetil Ulland, the video can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ptT_aigL474 or on the Karisma Records channel at https://youtu.be/UWE8nMkAfWo

Upcoming confirmed live dates for TIEBREAKER as follows:

12 June: Bergenfest 2015, Bergen, Norway
03 July: Skånevik Bluesfestival, Skånevik, Norway
24 July: Utkantfestivalen, Gulen, Norway
25 July: Fabrikken 2015, Huglo, Norway
11 Aug: Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway
14 Aug: Festivalen Sin, Moss, Norway
03 Sept: Betong, Oslo, Norway
04 Sept: Ålvik Rock, Ålvik, Norway

More information about TIEBREAKER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tiebreaker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tiebreakertheband
Tiebreaker on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG5ZcJxEdOudYfHcOx8ILDw
Band Contact: tiebreakertheband@gmail.com
Tiebreaker Booking: ragnar@timeoutagency.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no