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"RTR - Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA."

Our LA show at the Cat Club was recently reviewed in All Access Magazine.

Stepping into the spotlight at the Cat Club for a showcase gig is Atlanta based Rockets To Ruin, playing in support of their new CD "Love* Drugs* Rebellion". Symbiotically matching the CD title the guys from ATL bring to town a rock and roll persona complete with tattoo's, beer, whiskey, cigarettes, black cloths, chain bracelets, wallet chains, and lots of energy. And no rockin' band is complete without a supportive and constantly growing fan base, especially of the female persuasion. And with every opening of the clubs front door the Rockets To Ruin's females fan base is growing by 2's and 3's.

Standing on a stage devoid of light, a prerecorded audio intro playing through, the guys calmly gather themselves like caged animals waiting for their meat and a chance to unleash their brand of music. As the lights kick on the band rips into the set leaving nothing in the tank to get them back home to ATL. The set contains 11 songs with 7 coming from the new CD, highlighted by "We Are the Drugs ", "One More Fix" and ending the night strongly with "Devil Girl".

Musically this is raunchy rock and roll, nasty sexy energy with an excellent vibe. Taylor's bass playing is gritty with stage presence ala Sixx. Hammersmith behind the kit, as his name implies, hammers the skins with reckless abandon; and what rocker chick doesn't dig a drummer who pounds. Angel's crunchy Gibson Les Paul gives the songs that grinding back alley groove, and Willis, despite his vocals being buried in the mix, has the sex appeal, coolness, and charisma a lead singer of a rock band should have.

It's never easy cruising into a town where you're not the biggest fish in the pond, but despite the The Cat Club's sound mix being what it always is - cranked to "ear bleed" setting - Rockets To Ruin pulled into town with a purpose to leave their mark on the Sunset Strip music scene. Given the crowd numbers, and more importantly the multiplying female fans, the guys left the stage and Los Angeles accomplishing their goal.

www.myspace.com/rocketstoruin

Review by Mike Cavanaugh - Mike Cavanaugh


Discography

Rockets To Ruin (2005)
Love Drugs Rebellion (2006)
Untitled (Set for release in 2009)

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"If you want to give your listeners corporate rock, give them another band. If you are looking for something that is fresh, give them Rockets To Ruin." - Will Matson, DJ, WRFR Rockland, ME

Straight out of Atlanta, GA, RTR burst onto the U.S Rock scene with impact, quickly acquiring fans (we admit, mainly of the female variety!) from all over.

Shortly after the birth of the band, RTR got picked up by none other than Skid Row bass player Rachel Bolan. He worked closely with them, saw potential in the band and produced Rockets' first record 'Love Drugs Rebellion'.

RTR would go on to open for Skid Row at many shows and also see them open for acts such as Paul Stanley, Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys, Josh Todd (Buckcherry) and many more.

By 2008, with many gigs under their belt, exposure in Hollywood, LA and more, RTR had built up a great resume and were selected to play at the Rock the Bayou Festival, Houston, TX. This was a great achievement.

In late 2008, Original 'Lead Guitarist' Mike Grimmett left and was replaced by former Gypsy Pistolero's Bass player Angel III.

Thr band are now in the studio recording the follow up to their 2006 release 'Love Drugs Rebellion'.

Influences :
AC/DC, Motley Crue, Hardcore Superstar, Turbonegro, Sex Pistols, Marilyn Manson, Skid Row, Monster Magnet

What sets us apart from other bands is the fact that we are what we are and our sound is what it is. We are Rockets To Ruin, and that's something that no other band will, or can ever be.