Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

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We are a rock 'n' roll band with one vision: to play REAL music, REAL rock 'n' roll the way it is supposed to be - not like all of the other generic, watered-down bands of today.

Biography

Hard rock and heavy metal fuse in Phoenix Rising, a new band storming stages throughout Denver. Their hard-hitting, melodic sound is unlike anything else. They play hard rock like it is supposed to be played - screaming guitars, solid drum beats, and strong vocals. This eclectic group of young, high-energy performers have found a niche that is unique and yet captures those whose preference run the new wave gamete. Their influences range from the glam and thrash metal bands of the 80's such as Ratt and Exodus, to the more alternative rock bands of today such as Sevendust and Nickleback. The original music Phoenix Rising creates showcases its influences and shows its diversity as a band. They can play a power ballad followed by a head-banging, slam dancing, hard song with the same intensity and heart in both.
Phoenix Rising was formed in 2005 and began playing gigs around the Denver metro area at venues such as Iliff Park Saloon, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, and Bruno’s Saloon. They play each gig to their full potential, and just this summer achieved top ten status out of 200 bands in Miles High Production’s battle of the bands: Progression Through Music. Lately, they have played at notable Denver venues such as the Ogden and Gothic theaters. In August of 2007 they tied with another local band, Crusher Bound Cadillac, on KRFX 103.5 The Fox’s “Last Band Standing” competition. They were also voted top band of the night at a recent showcase put on by Saturn Records.
The band’s shows are exciting and ear-splitting events. When Phoenix Rising takes the stage, it is impossible to stay in your seat. The music draws you in, and the lyrics grab you. You become a part of the songs and feel the emotions the songs convey. You don’t want to take your eyes off the intricate guitar work. The intensity of the drum beats and bass make you pound your fists, and the vocals will remain in your mind days after the show.

From August 27 to August 31, 2007, Phoenix Rising was involved with the "Last Band Standing" competition on 103.5 The Fox (KRFX) in Denver. They played one song live each day on the Lewis and Floorwax morning show, which broadcasts to over 250,000 people daily both in Colorado and to people around the globe streaming online. At the end of the competition, Phoenix Rising tied for first place.

Lyrics

The Agony

Written By: Lori Peck

GO!!!!!

I came into this life, full of ambitions and dreams.
Reaching out and grasping, with a head full of schemes.
The world was mine to master, I had courage, hope, and dare.
But I had just one fatal flaw; I had a heart to care.
It's as though the pain was a being, drilling a knife into my soul.
Chipping away at my mind, making all my senses dull.

And so the pain runs deeper, tearing into my heart
The agony brings on the tears, (ripping apart my dreams)
The ecstasy never lasts long enough to give me time to think
I try to grasp at visions, and I just lose more and sink

I used to remember a happiness, a good feeling deep inside
There was just the being, with no place to hide
I used to remember pain, but soon it became despair
I forgot how to laugh, and how to care
I lost the memories of smiles and of love
It's as though the being had killed the dove

And so the pain runs deeper, tearing into my heart
The agony brings on the tears, (ripping apart my goals)
The ecstasy never lasts long enough to give me time to rest
The visions grasp at me, and I simply fail the test

I stare into the sky, and wonder why I’m here
I have nothing to offer, only insecurities and fear
It's taken everything, my courage, soul, my self
I’ve given into apathy; I no longer want any help

Although my body still lives on, my spirit died long ago
I’m now a lifeless shell, I don’t care, I don’t know

And so the pain runs deeper, tearing into my heart
The agony brings on the tears, (ripping apart all I see)
The ecstasy never lasts long enough to give me time to die
I no longer see the visions, I no longer care why.

The agony and ecstasy have battled, and I've paid the cost
The war will rage forever, but not for me, I've lost.

© 2007 Phoenix Rising

Widow's Den

Written By: Lori Peck

Take a look into a world, not many have ever seen.
Where pain is master and the black widow is queen.
Time moves slowly, as darkness fills the air.
There's a deafening silence, inviting those who dare.

You have to walk softly through the widow’s den.
Listen to the whisperings of the messages they send.
Look through your ears, and listen with your eyes.
Be wary of deceit, be wary of the lies...

The black widow has no sympathy for those who are not strong.
You must be courageous to last for long
Your heart must be like ice, your mind cannot feel pain.
For those who come out alive, few will come out sane.

You have to walk softly through the widow’s den.
Listen to the whisperings of the messages they send.
Look through your ears, and listen with your eyes.
Be wary of deceit, be wary of the lies...

For if you don’t walk softly, she'll know that you are there.
Then they will destroy you, for they don’t really care.
The widow will kill her lover, and feel no sorrow.
She’ll kill you too, if you love her tomorrow.

You have to walk softly through the widow’s den.
Listen to the whisperings of the messages they send.
Look through your ears, and listen with your eyes.
Be wary of deceit, be wary of the lies...

© 2007 Phoenix Rising

Discography

Demo I (3 songs)
Demo II (5 songs)
Phoenix Rising 3-Song Release (professionally recorded)

"Daddy's Little Girl" has been performed live on KRFX, 103.5 The Fox in Denver, CO; along with the original track, "Puppy Killer" (a song based on the Michael Vick ordeal), and various covers.

Set List

ORIGINALS

The Running
Chosen Path
The Agony
Alone I Stand
Daddy's Little Girl
Tear
I'm Sorry
Widow's Den
Least Resistance
Blood on the Carousel
Free My Mind
Seduxxxion

COVERS

Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Nothin' On (But The Radio) - Pantera
Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
Never Enough - L.A. Guns
You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
These are our main covers, but there have been times where we have played songs from artists such as Metallica, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Rush, and others...

Our set can range anywhere from 45 minutes to over two hours. We choose songs from this list to best fit the show we are playing. Phoenix Rising is always working on new material as well.