Breakage Rising
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Breakage Rising

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Metal Hard Rock


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"Mercury Lounge - April 21 - Shutter 16"

Breakage Rising played next, pleasing the crowd with their aggressive but groovy hard rock. They were led by mic-stand swinging and fedora topped singer Hunter. His part soulful/part growling vocals soared over the hardcore foundation laid down by guitarist Klyph, bassist Chris and drummer Dan while lead guitarist Sonny delivered blazing solos mixed with some Van Halen-esque tapping. The band won the unofficial award for “best song title of the night” with a swaggering rap/metal ode to bro-dom called “Sumo Karate Chop.” - Pete Troshnak

"Breakage Rising on OWWR"

“Breakage Rising proves that hard rock lives on Long Island! They are a dynamic a five-member band who is ferociously breaking in to the music scene. This original unsigned band recently released their debut album, Phoenix Ashes on May 21, 2011. They held a record-release party at Dark Horse Tavern in Rockville Center. The event was broadcast live on keyword TAGMUSIC. Not only did they pack the place out. They rocked hard all night long, impressing everyone who heard them play! Nobody who appreciates rock hears Breakage Rising and leaves disappointed. These guys have barely gotten warmed up and they are already incredible! Their music is great and so is their stage presence, everybody who loves rock needs to check them out. Breakage Rising is destined to make their mark in the world of rock!” - Thomas Gubelli

"Breakage Rising - REVIEW OF ROCK"

"Breakage Rising is a high energy, powerful band! I have seen them several times at battles and regular shows. They always place at a battle and steal the show at every show" - Robert Wassmuth - Metalworkspub Mag


Phoenix Ashes (2012)



A perfect storm is both beautiful and destructive.  It develops steadily over time and often shifts through many mutations before achieving a perfect state.  In many ways, Breakage Rising is a combination of styles, ideas, and inspirations that collectively form a beautifully deadly mix of aggression and emotion.  The band is more than just a sum of the individual pieces; all five members have varied backgrounds and lend a unique twist to Breakage Risings ever-changing core. Formed in 2003, the band has undergone a number of member and style changes before coming together as a hard-hitting contemporary rock band with a focus on technical musicality, solid grooves, and emotionally-charged lyrics.  Frontman Matt Hunter prowls the stage like a barely-caged animal, ready to pounce, yet wears his heart on his sleeve.  Lead guitarist Sonny Angell is a virtuoso soloist and master songwriter, and is the elder statesman of the group.  Rhythm guitarist Klyph delivers the energy and excitement of the bands live show through his domineering presence.  Bassist Chris DAlessio, a classically trained multi-musician, and drummer Dan Mintzer, with over a decade of professional experience, are the glue that holds the whole group together.  Together, the members of Breakage Rising form a cohesive unit focused on delivering an engaging and exciting new take on contemporary hard rock.  They recently channeled their efforts into recording and releasing their independent debut album, Phoenix Ashes, a not-so-subtle nod to their recent rebirth from the ashes like the mythical phoenix.  Look for Phoenix Ashes on iTunes and follow the band on their Facebook page and their official website,  

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