The Cold Seas share what it is like having a song picked-up by Rihanna.

Vocalist Chad Sabo made himself famous by sharing his demos on Soundcloud and Facebook. His music caught the attention of a friend back in 2014, who was inspired to pass on his content to another friend at Roc Nation.

“After Roc Nation heard my music, they contacted me to let me know they were interested in signing me to a publishing deal,” said Sabo.”

Not only did Sabo learn that a Roc Nation was interested in his music, but one another well-known artist was listening too.

“Within a day or two, I found out that they had sent one of my songs, ‘Never Ending,’ to Rihanna to pitch for her upcoming album,” said Sabo, “and that she wanted to record it.”

ANTI by Rihanna

ANTI by Rihanna

Rihanna’s album, ANTI, dropped on January 28 of this year with the song “Never Ending” as track number ten.

“It still feels crazy to look at the track listing and see it sitting there,” said Sabo, “It’s been such a surreal experience.”

Sabo meet up with some fellow local musicians from Asbury Park, NJ where they started playing regularly later in 2014. The group consisted of Chad Sabo, Matt Castoral (vocals, bass), Nash Breen (drums), and Erik Rudic (guitar).These four men make up The Cold Seas “” a group officially signed by Roc Nation as of March 25, 2016.

The band came together in 2014 and had taken the sound of the striving music scene of Asbury Park and made it mobile. Despite their recency, The Cold Seas have already managed to complete a tour with Armor For Sleep.

The band offered a few of their favorite words of advice, and hobbies.

“Work hard and stay humble,” said Chad Sabo, who enjoys traveling and hiking.

Matt Castoral said, “that’s power baby.” He also enjoys traveling and building stuff.

“Don’t do drugs unless it’s with your parents,” said Nash Breen who likes yoga and watching animal shows.

Horror movie junkie Erik Rudic-lead said, “I dig music man.”


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It started when Jeff’s son came across his Kiss CD's grew into something that his son would listen to day and night. Kiss just happened to be playing at a local venue that summer, so he decided to take him to his first show as a father son bonding activity. Jeff found out about another local club that had shows of every genre and style on a more regular basis so he started going to a couple of shows a week becoming locals in the industry. Jeff has always loved photography, he would take pictures at all the shows with his point n’ shoot camera from the crowd. People enjoyed Jeff’s pictures and that became the focus of going to shows. Jeff landed a spot as staff photographer for Amp and Hails and Horns magazine.