RIYL: Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Slash
Ohio’s LIFT THE MEDIUM are set to release a deluxe version of their album Mastermind on March 11 2016. When the album was initially released in 2014, the band wowed local audiences and sold over 800 copies on their own just at shows. 

Lift the Medium


The band has won over crowds with their high energy live show and blend of hard rock and metal which is a catchy blend of Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver and Slash’s solo work with Miles Kennedy, with a touch of Iron Maiden thrown in for good measure.

The deluxe version includes new artwork and a new track called “Fact of the Matter”.

About Lift the Medium:
Lift the Medium is real. No backing tracks. No autotune. No tricks or shortcuts, no fake get-ups, gimmicks, or trendy outfits: just real, unadulterated, pure Rock ‘n Roll.

Forming in June of 2013, members Joey Vasselet (vocals and guitar, Joe Bartone (guitars and vocals), Jake Bartone (drums and vocals, and Justin Kennedy (bass) set out with one goal: create real rock music that appeals to the masses, and be able to do it live without cheating. Shunning modern tricks like backing tracks, autotune, amp modeling, and pre-recording sounds, the band brings a sound and style that cuts through the cookie cutter, laptop and iPad-driven, ironic copycat rock scene like a Katana sword through soft butter.

Forsaking skinny jeans and other trite fashion trends, the band’s onstage image is just as honest as the music they produce. With a solid blend of true talent, skilled musicianship, and quality songwriting Lift the Medium continues to carry the torch lit by the classic rock bands of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Soaring lead vocals reminiscent of a young Chris Cornell, Miles Kennedy, or Brent Smith (Shinedown) and secondary vocals harkening to vintage Aerosmith, Queen, and David Lee Roth-era Van Halen couple to create a vocal sound many modern rock bands simply can’t duplicate live. The mastery of instrumentation that each member possesses also makes for a one of a kind sound. With musical influences as varied as Metallica, Marvin Gaye, Pink Floyd, Muse, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Alice in Chains, Primus, Pantera, P-Funk, and Rush, the music behind the vocals pumps out as true American Rock ‘n Roll.

Lift the Medium is:
Joey Vasselet: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Joe Bartone: Lead Guitar/Vocals
Jake Bartone: Drums/Vocals/Piano
Justin Kennedy: Bass

All music written and performed by Lift the Medium (“In The City” guitar performance by Brandon Spradlin).

Recorded and Mastered by Joe Viers at Sonic Lounge
“In The City” recorded by Chris Schmidt/Shepherd’s Pie Recording


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