Rising Conviction

Rising Conviction

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Rising Conviction is smart, 'alt metal' without the cliches you've come to expect. Intricate. Catchy. Complexity wrapped around simplicity. It's all balls out mania for the good fight that you'll love if you're a fan of System of a Down, Tool, Rollins Band, Korn, and stepping outside the mainstream.

Biography

CONTACT:
Bryan Hughes
bryan@risingconviction.com
480-694-3020

myspace.com/risingconviction
www.risingconviction.com

Rising Conviction's music could be labaled as "Alternative Metal", and could be compared to artists such as Tool, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, and Rollins Band.

Of all the bands you might see in a night at any given rock club, Rising Conviction will be the one you remember the next day. Their particular brand of alternative metal breaks the chugga-chugga doublekick monotany of modern metal with smart, upbeat hard rock with hints of dance-rock and progressive metal. It easily fits on show bills ranging in genre from metal and hard rock to punk.

Vocalist David Kranson is charisma incarnate; the big man in the center. He takes his role of frontman of Rising Conviction with eccentric growls and spasmatic approach that could be compared to such sing-speak vocalists as Spencer Moody of The Murder City Devils, Matthew Olyphant of Fetish, and Billy Idol. Bryan Hughes' innovative noise-based style of guitar is more about sounds than chords. He plays guitar with his throat and leaves the stage with bloody fingertips, channeling influences from Rage Against The Machine era Tom Morello to indie-rock soundscape masters mewithoutYou. The rhythm section's Floyd Orfield is a reminder that there's more than one way to play rock bass, functioning as a dual role of bass and rhythm guitar. Chord-driven bass lines show hints of influences including Tom Waits, Justin Chancellor of Tool, and Joe Lally of Fugazi. The foundation of it all is Andy LaFave's straight-forward brand of percussion maintains a high-energy delivery from all corners of the act. His style is the product of early metal artists such as Pantera's Vinnie Paul and Metallica's Lars Ulrich, torn down and rebuilt from indie-rock guts.

Rising Conviction began writing in late 2000, and performed for the first time in April of 2001. Since then they have performed several times a month at the most popular clubs in the Phoenix area, and built a fan base in the top range of Phoenix-market draw. In 2005 Rising Conviction released their first album, "Salazar Brothers" independently to a sold out crowd at downtown Phoenix' Brickhouse, and followed it up with the "Saving Sons" EP one year later.

Lyrics

Axel F U

Written By: David Kranson

Reagan is the president, I suposse I just a little kid.
While treated like an imigrant by all of the local residents.
Before the age of ten ...
I had stage presence when I
Elevate, hands in air, motion like in a box.
Stagnate,this is where, hold tight then you rock.

In the woods I will show all my friends, and they will know I can dance, I finally can.

Practicing my magic and you can't have it.
Your giggling and laughing, I can't.
Oh lord I said you dance well, and I got to.
Oh lord I said you dance well, and I have to.
Elevate, hands in air, motion like in a box.
Stagnate,this is where, hold tight then you rock.

In the woods I will show all my friends, and they will know I can dance, I finally can. I'm the man ease off my hand. Ease off my leg before it blows, arm is lax in tact like a jump rope, Let me be Taggart, You can be Maitland.

Acting like the rythem police when you're ripping on me
Where's the recognition I need? Won't you give it to me
Can't believe my jig didn't please see I far beyond the point of peace
I should of learned to dance, to dance well.
This is my dance.
Elevate the arm and keep the leg still.
Motion like the box and then you will.
One leg to stand in comes the windmill.
Electrical Shock.

In the woods I will show all my friends, and they will know I can dance, I finally can. I'm the man ease off my hand. Ease off my leg before it blows, arm is lax in tact like a jump rope, Let me be Taggart, You can be Maitland Axel FU In the woods I will show all my friends, and they will know I can dance, I finally can. I am off my leg before it blows, arm is lax in tact like a jump rope, Let me be Taggart, You can be Maitland I am I am Axel F U!

For Your Son

Written By: David Kranson

You should be ashamed for race but you could care less.
You should be afraid for the sake that we never met.
It's too bad that I came and you never left.
It's too bad that Uh Uh Uh Oh
You should be ashamed of yourself Uh Uh Uh Oh
Too much touching and not enough loving.
and there's too much touching and not enough shoving
and there's too much touching and not enough loving
and there's too much touching and then nothing

Hey!

Children making statements, save.
Hopefully this is the end.
Children making statements saving sons.
Hopefully this will be the end it's done.

Done.

Hey!

Now is the time since we seen the same thing.
This is the time and we scream. Murder!

Help, I got burning dreams, and I am on my way ...
Now there's more, more received.

Are they gonna break my spine? They never could.
Are they gonna take my life? They never would.
Are they gonna crack my skull? Are they gonna loose control?
Well I guess they could.

Hey!

Scream murder. It's the same thing.

Drugs

Written By: David Kranson

Break down the gates and ride down the alleyway.
It was the smoke, and it was soap, and
it was the rental car ashtray glowing.
Break break down down, ride through the alleyway.
It's time for sex and tape recorders.
Island sunrise with a glass of 1, 2.
Just just adjust.

Take off your headset and go.
It's for your benefit, you couldn't handle it, now you're through with it, and go ...
It's for your memory, remembering those many things.

This is just a break from all the headaches chemical.
Head for the interstate blow through the avenue.
Just a picture dressed in lint.
The same malfunction from my stereo sisters
Head for the interstate blow through the avenue.
I need to get gone, I need to kick.
I need to separate myself from this fix.
Just just adjust.

Take off your headset and go.
It's for your benefit, you couldn't handle it, now you're through with it, and go ...
It's for your memory, remembering those many things.
We have come so far from here, it's all up in the air for ...
We have come so far from here, it's all up in the air for me.

These are directions to go, these are directions to move.
Soak it in, I'm circling.
By the time, I wake up I'll be caving in, I gave it all in.
By the time, I soaking I'm circling.
By the time, I wake up I'll be caving in, I gave it all in.
These are directions to go, so, take off your headset and go.

Discography

"Saving Sons" EP - Released 2006
5 Tracks
Rising Conviction, LLC.

'Saving Sons' is the follow up EP to Rising Conviction's 2005 debut, 'Salazar Brothers'. It's o-the-point and gritty, 'Saving Sons' is upbeat, weirdo alt-metal with hints of dance rock and textures not usually indicitive of the genre. You'll want to turn this up.

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"Salazar Brothers" - Released 2005
17 Tracks
Rising Conviction, LLC.

Salazar Brothers is the product of years of sweat in the underground Phoenix metal scene. The debut album from Rising Conviction brings a straight-rhythm of artists such as Korn and Filter to back-room dirt rock heroes like Billy Childish and The Murder City Devils. The result is a 17-track bad cousin to modern alt-metal champions like System of a Down and Tool.

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Set List

All original ALTERNATIVE METAL/HARD ROCK

A Typical set list is for a 30-60 minute performance, up to 1.5 hours. Songs and song order are chosen based upon audience, venue/sound configuration, and other bands performing.