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Attica Rage

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE

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"Album Review - Sonic Shocks - Road Road"

Remember how music used to be? Full of crunching, dirty riffs and simple choral chants which you could never fail but join in with. Well, that is exactly what is offered by Attica Rage......I fully expect ‘Road Dog’ to encourage new fans of classic rock to step forth and raise a glass to these guys. - Dan 'Zorro' Palchin, SonicShocks


"Album Review - PowerPlay Magazine"

take the sound of The Almighty & mix it with some Circus Of Power & a touch of Corrosion Of Conformity. The end result is both powerful & melodic - Martin Howell, PowerPlay


"Classic Rock 'Track of the Day' - Attica Rage : 'Through the Inner Eye'"

With a style that mixes classic rock grooves with blistering metal, the band have now signed to Rocksector Records, releasing new album Road Dog in April of this year.
The band will be playing on the Metal Hammer Stage at High Voltage on Saturday, July 23.
They provide the Track of the Day. - Classic Rock Magazine


"Album Review - MetalShip - Road Dog"

With killer guitar riffs, catchy tunes and one of the best voices in metal I have heard, Attica Rage deliver one of the best metal releases of the past ten years.....it is 100% fucking magical - Matt Seddon, MetalShip


"Album Review - Fireworks Magazine - Road Dog"

With a powerful & clear sound, Attica Rage have easily topped their 2008 debut album and the progression in writing and playing is impressive. One thing's for sure, their days of playing the Queen Vic pub in Prestatyn are well and truly over - Phil Ashcroft, Fireworks


"Live Review - AltSounds.com - Hammerfest III"

Attica Rage are truly excelling themselves and proceed to put on one hell of a theatrical stage show - Mark Wilson, AltSounds.com


"Album Review - Tom Russell / Rock Radio - Road Dog"

Totally blown away on first listen, I've always liked these lads and with this new album they've excelled themselves - Tom Russell


"Album Review - Dom Lawson / Metal Hammer - Road Dog"

Big, burly, balls-out, Road Dog is like the greatest hits of rock and metal in a bar brawl...splendid stuff! - Dom Lawson


"Album Review & Feature - Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald - Road Dog"

Road Dog is an excellent mix of inventive riffs, great melodies and classy arrangments which looks set to further boost Attica Rage's profile as a force to be reckoned with among metal fans - Craig Nisbet, Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald


"Album Review - Get Your Rock Out - Road Dog"

It's rare to find a band that are so versatile in the music that they play....there's something in this album that will appeal to absolutely everybody! From the screaming guitar solos full of fast-paced riffs to the haunting, melodic vocals, [Road Dog] is a must for all rock fans - Get Your Rock Out


"Album Review - Daily Express - Attica Rage"

If you like your hooks memorable, drums fast and guitars noisy then Road Dog is 14 tracks of heaven.....a clutch of guaranteed stadium pleasers...Accomplished & impressive, Attica Rage are in serious danger of giving loud biker rock a good name - Graham Caldwell, Daily Express


"Album Review - FestivalPhoto - Road Dog"

With an album like this plus great live shows, its easy to see how they earned their place on the bill for this years High Voltage festival. ...good old fashioned British rock music played to perfection - go out and buy a copy now! - Anthony May, FestivalPhoto


"Album Review - Big Cheese magazine - Road Dog"

If you're beginning to lose faith in UK metal & rock then you need to hear Road Dog. An album that will reignite your fire - John Damon, Big Cheese


"Album Review - Get Ready To Rock - Road Dog"

A fabulous rock album...full of passion and power...A very impressive release with so many different rock styles but all tied together with a distinctive style, well played throughout, standout vocals and excellent production - Andrew Lock, Get Ready To Rock


"Album Review - Mayfair Mallzine - Road Dog"

[Road Dog] is as ballsy a Hard Rock release as you’ll hear this year....a great album that will surely project the band to great heights in 2011 - MayFair Mallzine


"Album Review - MTUK Metal Zine - Road Dog"

Like their live shows...experience and touring has given a polish and confidence to their material...it’s thoroughly refreshing to listen to Attica Rage and just revel in unpretentious rock and metal that isn’t trying to pander to any particular trend" - Spenny Bullen, MTUK


"Album Review - PlanetMosh.com - Road Dog"

This is British rock at it's best....it's your duty as a rock fan to go out and buy it and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed. - David Farrell, PlanetMosh


"Total Rock - Featured Album & Review - Road Dog"

I love being suprised by an album. I had seen Attica Rage and heard the "cover". Entertaining but I did not expect the leap forward that this album is. Mature song writing, with the all important emotion well played.
Rocksector know what they are doing and continue to be the purveyors of honest, quality trad metal. Buy it. - DJ Catbird, Total Rock


"Selection of Quotes & Reviews"

Big, burly, balls-out, Road Dog is like the greatest hits of rock and metal in a bar brawl...splendid stuff!
METAL HAMMER (Dom Lawson)

Totally blown away on first listen, I've always liked these lads and with this new album they've excelled themselves
96.3 ROCK RADIO (Tom Russell)

"The Scottish rockers absolutely went down a storm and proved themselves to be the perfect opening act for the main stage"
- METALTALK.net (Steve Goldby)

"Opening the main stage were Attica Rage who proved they deserved their position with a classic set"
- ANGEL OF METAL.com (Alex Varley)

Attica Rage put in an excellent performance on the main stage for the first time....which they performed superbly.
- KILBURNFLYER.blogspot.com

A perfectly blended mesh of bad-ass riffs and pure metal revelry
KERRANG! MAGAZINE (Alexander Milas)

Fortunately Glasgow's Attica Rage are on hand to get everyone rocking. Thunderous students from the old school, they're a massive and immediate hit and, after closing with a raging cover of Motorhead's Overkill, they depart with several hundred new fans and a greatly enhanced reputation
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (Dom Lawson) (*Ruin Nation - Metal Hammer Album of the Month June 2009*)

This band is set to carve its way into rock history and the album is stuff of legends
With Ruin Nation as their debut release Attica Rage have made themselves their own hard act to follow 5/5
BLACK VELVET MAGAZINE

Attica Rage appear from a dark corner with chaos and paranoia tattooed on their arms and demons to the fore
One of the most promising epic metal acts, destined to be in the upper reaches of the rock kingdom in days to come
MUSICIAN (Musician's Union magazine)

...compelling guitar work....effective version of the grimy metal Zakk Wylde does well, mated up with a nod to the more technical end of grunge... for fans of Black Label Society and Alice In Chains
KERRANG! MAGAZINE (Steve Beebee)

Heavy guitar riffs with a combination of catchy hooks make for an eclectic blend
HAILS AND HORNS MAGAZINE (USA)

a pounding piece of traditional thrash that rolls like thunder from riff to refrain....
Attica Rage packs a piquant punch; grungy yet eloquent
SOUNDSHOCK

Attica Rage are a power driven tour-de-force...‘dark city’ is a heavy load bearing bastard, fast, slick and raging...heads-down no-nonsense pummelling melodic blues rock. Criminally good"
LOSINGTODAY.com

Technically flabbergasting, powerful, raw vocals and great lyrics to boot, the guys have a great future ahead of them!
ROOM THIRTEEN

they slam out a groove that's impossible to dislike
ROCK MIDGETS

a sonic force of great Heavy Metal guitar riffs, powerful drumming, and some pretty decent leads
ADRENALIN METAL UNION

Strong lyrics reflect the band's growing maturity, developed from intensive live performances
- crank it up loud for maximum pleasure!
MUSIC NEWS SCOTLAND (*Ruin Nation - Album of the Month November 2008*)

ambitious in scope and blisteringly delivered
with a crowd pleasing combination of tasty hooks and bone-crunching guitar
DAILY EXPRESS

Slabs of steely Metallica riffage mixed with shrapnel spitting growls jostle against the best Almighty and Motorhead sounds on a biker bar jukebox to make a grinding soundtrack to hearty drinking and brutal brawling
BUBBLEGUM SLUT ZINE

Attica Rage have a sense of authority and a freshness to their sound that should not be underestimated nor pushed aside..a welcome change from the norms of the British music industry
ROOM THIRTEEN

An intense barrier of groove-laden metal fused with an undertow of blues-laced groove and melodious raw rock
UP-LOAD.co.uk - various


"Single Review - Dark City / Overkill - Room Thirteen"

‘Dark City’, taken from Attica Rage’s 2008 album ‘Ruin Nation’, is a fast-paced, off-beat, chaotic track that gets the adrenalin flowing! Listen out for the incredible guitar riff in the middle of the song!

'Overkill', recorded originally by Motorhead, continues and intensifies the excitement experienced throughout 'Dark City'. This is a song of two halves; vocals lead the way initially, surrendering to swirling guitar melodies and insanely fast drum solos in the second half. You won’t be able to resist rocking out to this one!

Attica Rage are not changing the face of the metal genre as we know it; this is not revolutionary stuff, but that doesn’t detract in any way from their huge appeal.

The band are currently headlining their own tour, aptly called the Ruin Nation Road Rage tour 2009. They will be making appearances at festivals throughout the summer, finally calling in on the Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales in December 2009.

Technically flabbergasting, powerful, raw vocals and great lyrics to boot, the guys have a great future ahead of them! - Sian Jennifer Smith


"Album Review - Ruin Nation - Black Velvet Magazine"

...This is a superb quality package. It is a veritable delight to all lovers of good honest British metal.

This band is set to carve its way into rock history and the album is stuff of legends.

'In My Dreams' is a well crafted epic, solid and emotional with superb vocal work. The anthemic 'Attica Rising' is definitely one to work up a festival crowd. 'Safe Inside' and 'First Life' have heavy bass and thunderous drums that will shake your vital organs, whereas the dark brooding 'Ghosts' is different again. Indeed, each track has its own individuality.

With Ruin Nation as their debut release Attica Rage have made themselves their own hard act to follow.

5/5 - Black Velvet


"Album Review - Ruin Nation - Daily Express"

This debut album from the Scottish metal merchants shows exactly why they're developing such a fine reputation both here in the UK and in Europe.

Ambitious in scope and blisteringly delivered, with a crowd pleasing combination of tasty hooks and bone-crunching guitar. The band are playing live dates in Scotland between now and the end of the year, if you like your rock heavy, you'll love Attica Rage. - Graham Caldwell


"Live Reviews - Hard Rock Hell IV"

Scottish heavies Attica Rage tonight prove they’re a force to be reckoned with...Seemingly becoming superior with each passing year, we are left contemplating where next for these prominent metal aficionados? 8/10
- ALTSOUNDS.com

This is metal for muthas, and they don’t care who knows it, belting out solid, unpretentious tunes
- ROCKUNITED.com

Attica Rage opened the main stage in their own inimitable fashion. There's not a lot to dislike about this band and they always put on a good show
- CACKBLABBATH.co.uk

- various


"Live Reviews - Hammerfest 2010"

"Scottish metal warlords Attica Rage open the main stage today and are on magnificent form"
- Dom Lawson, METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE

"they play a brand-new song - and everyone is blown away. It's a giant of a track with powerful bluesy riffing and angry metal spikes. They've come of age this afternoon and I can't believe they won't be signed after this"
- Martin Kielty, ROCKRADIO.co.uk

"The Scottish rockers absolutely went down a storm and proved themselves to be the perfect opening act for the main stage"
- Steve Goldby, METALTALK.net

"Opening the main stage were Attica Rage who proved they deserved their position with a classic set"
- Alex Varley, ANGEL OF METAL.com

Attica Rage put in an excellent performance on the main stage for the first time....which they performed superbly.
- KILBURNFLYER.blogspot.com - Various


"Live Review - Metal Hammer Magazine"

Fortunately Glasgow's Attica Rage are on hand to get everyone rocking. Thunderous students from the old school, they're a massive and immediate hit and, after closing with a raging cover of Motorhead's Overkill, they depart with several hundred new fans and a greatly enhanced reputation

METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE
(Dom Lawson)

*Ruin Nation - Metal Hammer Album of the Month June 2009* - Dom Lawson


Discography

ROAD DOG (+ bonus live tracks)
Released worldwide by Off Yer Rocka Recordings May 2012

ROAD DOG
2nd album released by Rocksector Records April 2011
Scottish New Music Awards 2011 nominee for 'Metal Recording of the Year' and 'Best Album Artwork of the Year'
Total Rock Radio - 'Album of the Week'
Classic Rock Magazine - 'Track of the Day' ('Through the Inner Eye')
Metal Hammer magazine covermount CD - June 2011 ('36 Insane)

DARK CITY / OVERKILL
digital single released Vanduara Records May 2009
#1 TuneTribe Metal Charts / #2 TuneTribe Download Charts

RUIN NATION
Debut album released by Vanduara Records October 2008
*Album of the Month* Music News Scotland (Nov 08) & Metal Hammer Magazine (Jun 09)

IN CONCERT WITH THE MIRROR EP
EP self-released March 2005
*Top Ten Indie Albums of the Year* - MetalNet (Canada)

~COMPILATIONS~

May 2005 - Titanium Metalfest 2005
July 2005 - Romanian Volunteer Project Benefit
Feb 2006 - Devolution Magazine 2nd Year Birthday
Mar 2006 - Metalism UK - Ragnarok Festival sampler
Oct 2006 - Mercury MCC - 60th Anniversary CD
Jan 2007 - Rock Against Cancer (Sikotick Records)
Oct 2007 - Edinburgh University Goth & Rock Society Freshers CD
Oct 2008 - Edinburgh University Goth & Rock Society Freshers CD
May 2009 - Devolution Magazine Issue 21 CD
Nov 2009 - Metal Hammer 'Razor' covermount CD
June 2011 - Metal Hammer 'Razor' covermount CD
June 2012 - 'No More Tears' - A Millenium Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne (Versailles Records)

~RADIO AIRPLAY~

BBC6 Music : Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Metal Hammer Radio Show @ Rock Radio (UK)
Total Rock (Featured Album of the Week) (UK)
XFM Scotland
Tom Russell @ Real XS (Scotland)
Paul Anthony @ 106.1 Rock Radio (Manchester UK)
New World Order @ Total Rock Radio (UK)
HardRockRadioLive (UK)
Metal Ashes of Phoenix, Phoenix FM (UK)
Phonix Radio FM (UK)
The Autopsy Report Metal Show (UK)
Fearless Radio (Chicago USA)
YourOnLive.com/Engage Radio (New Hampshire USA)
The Darkside on Breakthru Radio (New York USA)
MetalNetRadio (Canada)

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Bio

ATTICA RAGE was formed by Ayrshire brothers, singer/guitarist Jonny Parr and drummer Richie Rage in Glasgow, Scotland in 2003. Coatbridge guitarist Stephen Bell joined in 2007 and the line-up is completed by bassist Colin Wilson from Bellshill, who joined in January 2012.

ROAD DOG, their second album, was released worldwide on 1st May 2012 via new label Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The digital release includes all 14 original album tracks plus two exclusive, bonus tracks – ‘Through the Inner Eye’ and a raucous rendition of Motörhead classic ‘Overkill’ - recorded live at the band’s home show at the Classic Grand, Glasgow during their 2011 UK tour. The album + bonus tracks are available on iTunes and all major download stores worldwide. A new music video for the song ‘Ashamed’, filmed and directed by Colin Wood Media, accompanies the release and can be viewed on the official Attica Rage Youtube channel.

Produced & mixed in Glasgow, Scotland by roddymacaudio and mastered in New York, USA by Mike Tucci at Masterdisk (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam), ROAD DOG is a diverse collection of blues-infused biker rock, thunderous metal riffs, classic rock grooves and powerful, melodic ballads. Featuring Jonny Parr on lead vocals and guitar; Richie Rage on drums; Stevie Bell on guitar and Big C on bass (recently replaced in the band line-up by Colin Wilson), the album also features guest appearances by alt. blues artist Dave Arcari (slide guitar on ‘Road Dog Forever’) and singer/songwriter Christie Connor-Vernal (cello on ‘Altea’).

ROAD DOG was originally released in the UK in April 2011 via Rocksector Records and has received critical acclaim from rock press, media and industry, along with a growing clan of rock and metal fans throughout the world. Hailed by MetalShip as ‘one of the best metal releases in the last 10 years’ and described by Dom Lawson at Metal Hammer as “the distilled greatest hits of rock and metal, bashed out with passion and honesty”, many of the album tracks have already become Attica classics. Opening track ’36 Insane’ appeared on a Metal Hammer magazine covermount CD; ‘Through the Inner Eye’ was Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Track of the Day’ and is also the main intro theme used by international heavyweight wrestler Johnny Moss. ROAD DOG was a Featured Album on TotalRock radio and receives radio airplay at home and overseas including long-term Attica supporter Tom Russell on Real XS - (“I’ve always liked these lads and with this new album they’ve excelled themselves”). The album was also a shortlisted nominee in the Scottish New Music Awards 2011 for ‘Best Metal Recording of the Year’ and ‘Best Album Artwork’. Launched in March 2011 with a live showcase on the main stage at Hammerfest III in Prestatyn, Wales, complete with firebreathers and pyros, further festival appearances included the Metal Hammer stage at High Voltage Festival in London, HRH Road Trip in Ibiza and SOS Fest in Manchester. Autumn 2011 saw Attica Rage promote the album with an 11-date UK headline tour and a short run of dates with Die So Fluid.

Summer 2012 sees Attica Rage embark on a run of headline dates in England – the first official tour of duty for new bassist Colin Wilson – plus a return visit to Ibiza for the HRH Road Trip before a special appearance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 in London on 11th June, performing on the pre-show boat party which will be cruising down the River Thames and arriving at the Indigo2 at the O2 Arena in time for the awards show. Other bands confirmed so far include headliners Anthrax, Biohazard and Ghost with Shadows Fall and Fozzy joining Attica Rage onboard HMS Hammer. Attica Rage are also currently writing a new album with a release planned for the end of the year.