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"Thanks to Romulus X Records we received the debut album from Red 13,
"My Bitter Story", and for a first official release this isn't bad or better yet, can I say that this album kicks some brutal ass?
Red 13 is a metal band from New Jersey and they play a mix of different metal styles. Most of the time, they remind me of Devil Driver, especially the vocals done by Tim, but you can even hear some Tool in their music and that's (for me) the thing that makes this release so fucking great!
I always got the feeling that after a couple of songs of Devil Driver I'm still listening to the same song or in other words no variation but with Red 13 I don't have this problem the brutality of Devil Driver mixed with the prog from Tool is so amazing! Really all the songs on "My Bitter Story" are great!

The production is just brutal, just perfect for this kind of music

My Conclusion: One hell of a debut album!

RESPECT!!!

Score:
9.0
Reviewed by Ronnie " - www. metallinks. nl


Red 13 has been featured on Live-Metal.net in the "New Noise" section! There's a quick write up on the front page which links to a full band bio.

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Red 13

11/08 - LiveMetal.net


Now, I can't remember if I've featured these guys in my column before or not, but if didn't feature them before, I NEED to feature them now.

The name of the band is Red 13. I saw that they were playing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, so I went and checked out their MySpace page at myspace.com/red13. Although the music they had up was preproduction stuff, it was pretty good. The song "Failure"had some excellent vocal harmonies at the beginning, it reminded me of Alice in Chains, but then it ripped into some really powerful vocals during the chorus. I love stuff like that! The song "Cutting the Flesh" had some great guitar riffs and was heavy as balls, with some very colorful vocals. Again, some very coll stuff.

Red 13 is combination of five creative musicians who share a passion for writing some really heavy music. They've been making waves in the NY/NJ music scene by playing with some of the areas hottest bands, supporting national acts such as Soulfly, Bile, Finger Eleven, Hidden in Plain view, HED(PE), It Dies Today, Gotham Road, Powerman 5000, Kittie, Ill Nino, Black Market Hero, Blessed by a Broken Heart and Silent Civilian.
Red 13 is currently recording their debut full length CD, My Bitter Story , which is being produce by Max Illidge of B.M.H. (above) and 40 Below Summer, and Micah Havertape formally of Flaw. With names like these at the helm. you know that their debut should put a smile on peoples faces. By the way, the line up for Red 13 includes singer Tim Ostin, guitarists Will DeJesus and Jesse Graglia, bassist Darren Fisher, and Ernesto Gencarelli on drums.

Be on the look out for Red 13's My Bitter Story, on Romulus X Records, in July 08.

by: Tim Louie
12/07 - East Coast Rocker


Red 13 made it to the top 8 of the official contest of the Bamboozle Festival, The Break Contest, and played their set on Saturday, May 4th, 2008. - The Break Contest for Bamboozle


A well orchestrated combination of alternative, metal,and rock, Red 13, makes a listener immediately, become entranced with their unique sound, passionate lyrics, and constant beat. I rate this band a 4/5 stars and recommend checking this band out to anyone who is tired of listening to the mundane infiltrated mainstream sounds that are now flooding the air waves.

8/08 - Amanda Rivera (Rolling Stones Intern)


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My Bitter Story (2008)

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Red 13 is one of “Jersey’s Finest" metal bands in the NY/NJ area. They have just released their debut album, MY BITTER STORY.
(The official web page of Red 13, www.red13band.com , has an extra song not released on their album.)

Heavy guitars, hard hitting drums, pulse jarring bass, and emotional lyrics are the fundamentals that encompass Red 13. With the perfect combination of five creative musicians who share a passion to write poignant music, Red 13 has fused modern metal and alternative rock to create an energy fueled, raw sound all their own.

With a live show second to none Red 13 has been striving on the NY/NJ scene supporting national acts such as Ill Nino, Black Market Hero, Soulfly, Ekotren, Finger Eleven, HED(PE), Powerman 5000, Kittie, and Silent Civilian as well as performed at Bamboozle 2008 with
Paramore, Story of the Year, Coheed and Cambria, Jimmy Eat World, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Senses Fail.

With the recent release of their debut album "My Bitter Story" via Romulus X Records (an artist run company) Red 13 continues to work toward the ultimate goal of expressing the brutal pains and subtle bliss of life through music, not only for themselves, but for all who will listen.

"Red 13 is the combination of five creative musicians who share a passion for righting some really heavy music." - Tim Louie of the East Coast Rocker

"A well orchestrated combination of alternative, metal, and rock, Red 13 makes the listener immediately become entranced with their unique sound, passionate lyrics, and consistent beat."- Fan