Melba Culp was founded in 2015 by guitarist & vocalist Jack McConnell. Guitarist Kaleb O'Neil joined the band in 2018. The band, based out of Austin, Texas, released their debut single and music video "Never Surrender" on January 18th. The music video, created in cooperation with PartyHat Productions, LLC, features Devin North (Bass) and Ian Geyer (Drums).
The guitar-driven band hit the world hard with its fast-paced and hard-hitting aggressive single "Never Surrender". The single, recorded at PlethoraTone in Nashville, is the first of an album expected to arrive in 2020. Melba Culp plans to return to the studio in 2019 to finish recording the record and release the follow-up single and music video. John Coupe was made an official member of Melba Culp in April of 2019.
"Never Surrender" is available on all major streaming and purchasing platforms.
Press/Review/Interview Features: The Metal Review, Horror Patch, Hot Rock, Metal IT, Rock Profiler, Heavy Metal Webzine Italy, Latvian Rock Music Association (LRMA), Metal Central, Ever Metal, All That Shreds Magazine, World Of Metal Magazine, The Metal Gods Meltdown, Metal Devastation Radio, Hard Rock Italy, Metal Video, The Circle Pit, Frenzy Fire, Новая Азовская Газета, Indy Metal Vault, Filthy Music Entertainment, Blastzone Mike's Facebook Live Show, Metal Temple, etc...
Radio Airplay: Radio Metal Ukraine, The House That Metal Built, Metal Nation Radio, The Metal Mixtape on KSKQ FM, RockMetal Brazil, Metal Maximum Radio, Real Rock Radio, Cranium Titanium Metal Radio Show, Metal Devastation Radio, Flirt FM, Gimme Radio, Welcome To The Darkness with Diablo Radio Show, MyRock Radio, Harry Ho's International Rock Garden Show, The Fatman's Rock Show, BCfm Radio, Radio Rock, UK, The Sunday Rockshow, Camglen Radio, High Voltage, KLBJ FM, Local Licks Austin, Hard Rock Hell Radio, The Friday Night Rock Show, Pure-Metal, Forest FM, The Thursday Rock Show, Breaking Rock, XRP Radio, Metal Messiah Radio, Total Biker FM, Independence Rox, Horney Rock, TAGGEd, Metal Invasion Radio, Radio KSCR, The OA Radio, Rocky Mountain Rage Show, Rock Rage Radio, Powerslaves, No Nonsense with NipNyce, KGLP FM, McKinley County Metal Depot, The Cock and Crow Show, Tattoo Metal Radio, Twisted Sin Radio Show, Voodoo Radio, etc...
Notable Playlist Features: Ever Metal January 2019 (Spotify), Social Anxiety (Spotify), Metalcore / Post-Hardcore / Alternative / Screamo (Spotify), Texas Metal (Spotify), New Songs 2019 (Spotify), Hard Rock Training (Spotify), It's Not Devil Music Pt. 2 (Spotify), Global Underground Metal (Spotify), Metalcore Training (Spotify), New Music Rock/Emerging Bands & Lost In The Shuffle (Spotify), Metal Workout (Spotify), ROCK Topp 2019 (Apple Music), VEVO's DSCVR Metal (YouTube), VEVO's Incoming Metal (YouTube), etc...
Honors: Metal Devastation Radio's Weekly & Monthly Battle of The Bands (Winner - February 2019), The Metal Gods Meltdown's Featured Band (February 2019), Welcome To The Darkness with Diablo's Artist and Song Of The Month (March 2019).
Guitar & Vocals: Jack McConnell
Guitar: Kaleb O'Neil
Bass Guitar: John Coupe