The Raygun Girls

The Raygun Girls

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Hard Rock with an Industrial kick in the ass. We've been compared to Lacuna Coil, Evanescence and Killing Joke. Strong and sexy female vocals are supported by melodic, crunching guitars with memorable hooks and sing-along choruses.

Biography

The Raygun Girls is a NY Hard Rock group that has been compared to Lacuna Coil, Stabbing Westward, Killing Joke and Static X. The music is as much influenced by The Ramones as by Nine Inch Nails; as much by Siouxsie and the Banshees as by Pantera.

The band was created in 2001 as a studio only group. The idea was to have dueling vocals, male and female over a bed of crunching guitars and danceable, but aggressive beats. After many years of recording and honing their skills, The Raygun Girls recorded “Mars Eclipsing” in 2003 and released it in 2004, with a female vocalist mainly doing backup vocals. The feedback was so great, that the music had to be taken to the stage. A live band was formed, with George on bass and Geoff on guitar and vocals.

As the live band began to write new music, an emphasis was placed on the female vocalist being the front-person of the band.

In 2005, Jason joined the band as lead guitarist, adding a much needed injection of melodic Metal. A new album was recorded in late 2005 and released in February of 2006 with production help from Clay People members, John Delehanty and Dan Neet. “The Ones I Denied” was a collection of 9 songs (and one remix) that was put together to gain the attention of radio and record labels.

In October, 2006, upon the strength of songs like “Sleep” and “Can’t Die Now”, The Raygun Girls was invited to play the Rock Solid Pressure A&R Showcase in Florida. The Raygun Girls put together a tour and headed down South, expecting only to garner some new fans. However, with only a 10 minute set, The Raygun Girls were offered deals by two independent labels that were in attendance.

The Raygun Girls then returned to New York to begin contract negotiations. As 2006 came to a close, singer Cila was invited to join The Raygun Girls, bringing fresh blood, excitement and energy to a band about to explode.

2007 saw The Raygun Girls signing with KillZone Records and beginning work on their 3rd album to be released worldwide in early 2008.

This is the year of The ‘Girls.

Discography

Dirt Collector (2009) - First full length album release for KillZone Records

Fire Inside (2007) - First release on KillZone Records.

The Ones I Denied (2006) - "Can't Die Now" and "Sleep" are being played on many Podcasts and internet stations.

Mars Eclipsing (2004) - "Accelerate" is played on many Podcasts and internet stations as well as on Industrial dance-floors.

Set List

Set list includes a mix of old and new songs, and we generally do at least one cover of an 80's favorite. Usually a 45 minute set.

Accelerate (Mars Eclipsing - ME)
A Matter of Time (The Ones I Denied - OID)
Sleep (OID)
Can't Die Now (OID)
I'm Cursed (OID)
I Am (OID)
Burning (OID)
The Ones I Denied
Call Me (Blondie cover) or The Metro (Berlin cover)