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RAT ROD PARTS WAY WITH FRONTMAN MIKE SMITH

  RAT ROD PARTS WAY WITH MIKE SMITH After five years, Philadelphia based hard rock outfit RAT ROD and frontman Mike Smith have gone their separate ways. Smith departed the band to take care of his ailing mother and for health reasons, the singer announced on his Facebook page. In that post, Smith said, “The start of this New Year brings the announcement that, after a lot of thought, I have decided to leave My band, Rat Rod. I had to do this for my own reasons, as well as to have more time to take care of my sick mom. I’m not going into detail, but I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FROM MY HEART, for all the support and love over the past 5 years. I wish the guys good luck.” Speaking for the band, lead guitarist Mark McCarty says, “We respect Mike’s decision to leave... Read more →

FALLING DOVES RELEASE ‘ELECTRIC DOVE ‘ ALBUM AND PREPARE 2022 DATES

Los Angeles alternative rockers FALLING DOVES have released their latest album, Electric Dove through Black Cherry Group in North America and Undead Artists in Germany as well as Abbey Rock Records in Mexico. The album was produced by Doves mainman, Christopher Leyva and drummer Francesco Cornaglia, in Turin Italy in the Summer of 2019. Unbelievably, 2020 had been the trio’s biggest year to date. Prior to COVID-19, their “Electric Dove World Tour” was set to sweep through Europe, Asia, and Latin America with nothing short of thunder and lightning. The band was able to tear Australia down before restrictions were set in March. The band is now rescheduling those missed dates, now dubbed the Double Vision 2022 Tour, to relaunch in April of next year.  The band will be visiting as many countries as allowed by the ease of restrictions the remainder of 2021. While in the UK, at the height of... Read more →

ATTACK OF THE RISING UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE “ON THE HORIZON”

ATTACK OF THE RISING UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE “ON THE HORIZON” Up and coming Los Angeles metal quintet ATTACK OF THE RISING have teamed up with leading website Brutal Planet to premiere their new video, “On the Horizon,” which can be seen here. The second single from their upcoming full-length debut, Game Changer, “On the Horizon” sets the tone for Game Changer, with it’s Testament influenced riffing and bombastic drum intro. Game Changer, which is set for release on 30 July through Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group, was produced by legendary engineer and producer Bill Metoyer and tracked at both GailForce and Seven Skulls Studios in the Los Angeles area. “On the Horizon,” which was released last week can be purchased on Apple Music and streamed on Spotify. ### ATTACK OF THE RISING ON THE WEB: Website Facebook Instagram Spotify Read more →

AOR HEROES VALENTINE RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “SANDY” : ANNOUNCE ‘DEMOS IN THE ATTIC’ PRE-ORDER

                                                    Music put away in closets, basements and cellars for thirty years.  Not given much of a second thought during that time as life rolls on and a band moves on in life, doing a second album under another name and even a third album under their original name. An entire album – or so – of top shelf material basically “forgotten” over time. It’s funny where life takes people. NYC cult AOR heroes VALENTINE are just about to push ‘Demos from the Attic’ on the public and it’s a collection that the band’s rabid fanbase have been waiting for.  The world has gotten a taste of what’s to come via the first single, the mid tempo, poignant ballad “Sandy” which has gotten an overwhelmingly... Read more →

ATTACK OF THE RISING SINGLE “OPUS X” HITS DIGITAL PLATFORMS TODAY

Los Angeles’ hottest new metal contingent ATTACK OF THE RISING release their debut single, “Opus X” today through Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group.  It can be downloaded here and previewed on Spotify. With their musical roots firmly planted in the classic metal of the early LA metal scene, ATTACK OF THE RISING adds a modern metal touch to their approach, helping to drive their point home musically.   The Lepre brother, Tony (guitars) and Chris (drums) grew up in Los Angeles and were a part of that early 80’s LA scene while guitarist, Billy Sablan and bassist Mike Risucci both grew up in New York and were influenced by East Coast thrash and the exploding Bay Area metal scene. Tony Lepre says, “We all are influenced by such bands as Testament, Death Angel, Metallica, Armored Saint, Metal Church as well as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and classic Deep Purple. From 70’s prog rock and... Read more →