Recipient – National Hard Rock Band of the Year – 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards
2011 Nominee – Metal Band of the Year – 21st Annual LA Music Awards
Since its inception Six Ounce Gloves have proven themselves as a tough-as-nails band which has obtained a dedicated fan base that’s growing numbers and intense energy are hard to ignore.
Their first album, Timing is Everything, which was released in 2006 introduced audiences to the unique, but tasteful …blend of melodic hard-rock, heavy metal and the in-your-face mentality of modern youth expression-which the band would only sharpen with each subsequent release. This album generated the single “Where Do I Go”, which became #2 most requested song on the radio station 103.7 KRZR.
While supporting Timing is Everything, Six Ounce Gloves toured throughout the western United States, played numerous-notoriously-energetic local concerts in their native Fresno, California, and performed at many notable venues with equally influential artists. As the bands popularity grew during this period they played with many well-known artists-including Korn, Powerman 5000, Taproot, Hinder, Theory of A Deadman, Papa Roach, Queens of The Stone Age, Sum 41 and many more. Notable venues Six Ounce Gloves were featured as a part of at this time include Playing in front of a crowd of 5,000+ opening for major-label artist, Korn, Performing at The world’s largest Hemp Festival, “The Seattle Hemp Festival”, as well as various concert-festivals produced by local clearchannel-radio affiliates, including “Hairstock Paloozafest”, “Manfest”, and “The Birthday Bash 2007”. Recognition of their success came in late 2007 when Six Ounce Gloves received both the National Independent Hard Rock Band of the Year Award at the Hollywood Fame Awards (affiliated with the L.A. Music awards) and the Best Male Vocalist award of the year from the South Bay Music Awards.
In 2008, after the local-success and positive reviews of Timing is Everything , the band was fueled to push themselves more as musicians and songwriters and released the intense, heavy-grooved, and progressive album, This Time For Change. During this time while continuing to play numerous local shows and venues in the western United States, Six Ounce Gloves was featured performing alongside Machine Head, Five Finger Death Punch, and Walls of Jericho Puddle at the 2008 Rockstar Mayhem Festival and with Puddle of Mudd at the 2009 “Big Fresno Fair”.
While the pressures of maintaining a self-financed, produced and managed career reached points that most bands would collapse under Six Ounce Gloves maintained strong and played the energy-filled, fanatic shows they had become known for locally in 2010-including playing the Fresno date for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour. During this time the band wrote and recorded new material and in 2011 released the latest and heaviest of their albums It’s About Time For Everything to Change , an album which has proven the bands ability to maintain the clean sound of melodic vocals within an aggressive atmosphere comparable to the heaviest of past and modern metal masterpieces. Fan response to this latest material has been overwhelmingly positive- so much so that the band has been nominated for Best Metal Band at the 2011 LA Music Awards . Look out for these dedicated, heavy-hitters to rise to fame in the near future and continue making the unique brand of metal they have become known for.See More