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Joshua Ketchmark To Release Sophomore Effort, Karus Cruentus, January 11th,2011

Hard rocking songwriter Joshua Ketchmark will release his highly anticipated EP, “Karus Cruentus”, on January 11th, 2011 featuring the impassioned and powerful single, “Absent Savior”. After exploring hard hitting melodies and soulful rock ballads on his acclaimed 2008 full length release, “List of Regrets”, Ketchmark returns with a stripped-down sound that fans of the Los Angeles based artist will appreciate for its raw expressiveness. In an attempt to capture the feeling of his demanding live presence, Joshua explains, “It was important for me to strip away some of the production and focus on the parts that were really essential to the song and nothing else.” Ketchmark collaborated with Andrew Ackland whose credits include the Eagles, Don Henley, and The Bravery to produce the record. The result is a meaningful progression for the passionate Ketchmark that can be heard on each of the 5 tracks on “Karus Cruentus”.

Ketchmark's soaring vocals and ear-catching guitar licks on his new single, “Absent Savior” demonstrate the artist's trademark creativity through musical familiarity and the universal themes of guilt, loss, and redemption. The combination of a robust live sound and subtle production elements make this new EP from Joshua Ketchmark one of the most exciting releases of 2011 from a talented artist with the power to breath new life into the rock scene.

“Absent Savior” dropped digitally today and look for the upcoming independent release of “Karus Cruentus” from Joshua Ketchmark out on January 11th, 2011

Time & Place: February 16, 2011 10 p.m. Key Club 9039 West Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 For More Information: