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More U.S Hard Rock Singles than Any Kiwi Band in History

# PRESS RELEASE 06/01/14:

LIKE A STORM: MORE U.S HARD ROCK SINGLES THAN ANY KIWI BAND IN HISTORY

With their new single "Love the Way You Hate Me" hitting #51 just before Christmas, Like A Storm have now had more successful singles in the US Active Rock Charts than any other New Zealand band in history.

The Auckland-bred hard rock act's first single, "Chemical Infatuation", reached #42 in the U.S, and "Love the Way You Hate Me" gives Like A Storm their second American hard rock radio success. Now with two charting Active Rock singles under their belt, Like A Storm have surpassed even the mighty Shihad to become New Zealand's most successful hard rock export in the U.S.

Like A Storm's latest single, "Love the Way You Hate Me", recently broke a US radio station record. The hard rock song, which features singer Chris Brooks playing the didgeridoo, shattered the existing record on 101.5fm The Banana's "Cockfight" song competition - by winning every single night for an entire month.

The station's listeners chose "Love the Way You Hate Me" night after night, as Like A Storm defeated a range of established competitors including Halestorm, Saving Abel, and The Pretty Reckless.

After a winning streak of over a month, 101.5fm The Banana retired the undefeated song, labelling the New Zealand band "Kings of the Cockfight". "Love the Way You Hate Me" then went on to conquer the nationally syndicated radio show Hard Drive with Lou Brutus, blitzing the competition with 91% of the votes.

"Love the Way You Hate Me", continues to climb the US Rock charts, shooting up to #51 just before the Christmas break. In addition to its success on 101.5fm The Banana, Like A Storm's new single is enjoying significant play on satellite giant SiriusXM Octane, as well as airplay on rock stations all over the USA and Canada.

Like A Storm, a hard rock band made up of three brothers from New Zealand, has toured the USA extensively since 2009, playing over 200 shows throughout the United States last year alone. In addition to headlining their own shows, Like A Storm has opened arenas and shared stages with rock giants like Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Creed, Korn, and Five Finger Death Punch. They have played some of the country's biggest festivals like "Rock On the Range" and "Rocklahoma", and have headlined some of America's most iconic rock venues, including the famous Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan.

Like A Storm is made up of brothers Chris, Kent and Matt Brooks. The musician brothers moved to North America in 2005 to follow their dream of playing music in the US. After working their way up in the club scene, the band got their big break when they were invited to open up Creed's 2009 Reunion Tour. Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti offered Like A Storm the opening slot after hearing their first album, "The End of the Beginning", in a Los Angeles recording studio.

Like A Storm's energetic live show proved to be a veritable force of nature, with their debut album entering the Billboard New Artist charts from tour sales alone. After 3 years of touring packed arenas and sharing festival stages with bands like Creed, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, Korn and Five Finger Death Punch, the band was in the studio to record their sophomore effort when they were once again offered a nationwide Creed tour. The Brooks brothers, refusing to let their hectic tour schedule delay their new record, decided instead to make their new album while touring the US with Creed -which meant loading up two luggage carts full of recording equipment every night and requesting rooms far away from other hotel guests. As a result, the band's second album, "Chaos Theory: Pt 1", was recorded in hotel rooms, dressing rooms, and studios all across the country.

Following the 2012 Creed tour, Like A Storm booked their first headline club run, which proved to be a huge success. The band's loyal fan base responded by selling out venues, and their first television appearance on Virginia's "Hampton Roads Show" brought the show their highest ever ratings. On their recent "Adrenaline Intoxication" Tour, the band further established themselves as a national act, headlining some of the most famous rock venues in the US, including the Machine Shop and Piere's.

Living up to their reputation as one of the hardest working new bands out there, Like A Storm flew to Chicago mid-tour to film the music video for their brand new single "Love The Way You Hate Me", which will be released this Fall. The band that beat out heavyweights Slash and Avenged Sevenfold to win Tunelab's "Most Fan-Friendly Band" 2 years in a row gave their fans another unique opportunity - the chance to be in the video with them. In addition to their tours, studio albums, and videos, Like A Storm released "Worlds Collide" in 2013 -a unique live double-album that was recorded on opposite sides of the globe. The first disc, recorded live on the 2012 Creed tour, showcases the band's high energy rock set, while the second disc features acoustic songs recorded in the Brooks brothers' native New Zealand.

Like A Storm is currently in New Zealand, working on their new album, Chaos Theory: Pt 2, which will be released later this year.

Like A Storm's music can be heard on the radio on both sides of the world - in the USA, Canada and on New Zealand's biggest rock station, The RockFM. The band has over 24,000 legitimate fans on Facebook. Their fans, many of whom have Like A Storm tattoos, are incredibly passionate, and will often drive over eight hours to see them perform.

"Love the Way You Hate Me" music video:
http://youtu.be/5xhubIqV1CI

Like A Storm Social Media Links:

Website: www.likeastorm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/likeastormofficial
Twitter: @RealLikeAStorm

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