Attica Rage part ways with bassist Colin Wilson and announce replacement

ATTICA RAGE have announced the departure of bassist Colin Wilson. He is due to become a father for the first time in August and, after much thought and consideration, has taken the decision to leave the band in order to devote time to his wife and family at home.

“It’s a hard, sad decision to make but a necessary one” comments Colin. “I’d like to thank every single one of the fans for their total support over the last 2 years and that’s what makes this decision so difficult. I wish the new guy all the very best, he’s a total pro and deserves the same support you all gave me, I have no doubts yer gonna love him. To ma bro’s Richie, Bell and Jonny, thanks for the good times, I wish you all the very best. Massive thanks to Terri, Fleur, MJ and brother JD. Let the good times roll. It’s not goodbye forever. Just goodbye for now.

Colin joined the band in January 2012, following the departure of original member and bassist Big C in late 2011. Over the last two and half years, Colin contributed to the writing and recording of the band’s latest album 88MPH and has been out on the road with the band for two UK headline tours as well as several festival appearances in UK, Belgium and Ibiza. A highlight during this period was Attica Rage performing at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards pre-show boat party on the Thames River in London.

Front-man Jonny Parr adds, “We totally understand and support his decision – there was never any doubt that his wife, family and new baby should take priority.  We wish them all the best and we’re still mates so we’ll be keeping in touch”

With a busy schedule of festivals, touring and song writing ahead of them, Attica Rage are pleased to announce Matthew Ward from East Kilbride, Lanarkshire as the band’s new bass guitarist.  Previously with Glasgow-based band Komatoze, he joins the long-term Attica Rage line-up of Coatbridge guitarist Stevie Bell and Ayrshire brothers and founding members, drummer Richie Rage and singer/guitarist Jonny Parr. Matthew will make his live debut with the band at the Out of the Ashes 2014 festival on Sunday 13 July in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Attica Rage (June 2014)

(photo: Duncan F Hamilton – G Morgen Enterprises)

 

With three critically-acclaimed albums under their belt and having supported and shared festival bills with the likes of Judas Priest, Slash (ex-Guns n Roses), Black Label Society, Down, Anthrax and Saxon amongst many others, Attica Rage are gaining a large following in the UK and Europe for their hard rock and metal sounds. Signed to Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the band are currently putting together a live album planned for release in late summer and have also started writing new material for their next studio album. The band are due to appear at the Out of the Ashes 2014 festival in July (raising funds for Headbangers Balls / Teenage Cancer Trust) as well as the Northwich Music Festival in August, with other summer dates being confirmed, before heading out on the road for a full UK & European headline tour in September and October. Tickets are on sale for all shows and more information can be found on the official website www.atticarage.com.

We hope our fans will welcome Matthew with open arms and loud cheers this summer”, comments Richie. “With the forthcoming live album celebrating the last couple of years and a brand new album in the works with Matthew now on board, it’s the start of another new exciting chapter…..bring it on!! In Rage We Trust!”

Long Ride Home – Around the World in 88 Days

Long Ride Home - Around the World in 88 DaysTo celebrate the release of new single ‘Long Ride Home’ on 8 July, Attica Rage have set rock & metal fans across the globe a record-breaking challenge:
to pass one copy of their 88MPH album CD around the world in 88 days!

The aim of the game is to cover as many countries in the world as possible, passing the one individual CD album forward each time, making its own ‘long ride home’ back to Glasgow, Scotland by 3 October 2013, in time for the end of the band’s UK album tour. With each participant uploading photos/videos and interacting on the official Facebook Event Page, the band and fans will be able to track the album’s journey as it’s passed across the globe over the following 12 weeks.

Everyone can get involved – whether you are a willing participant or just an enthusiastic supporter, everyone can play a part. Use the Facebook Event Page to message other fans, volunteer, network and become part of this unique heavy metal chain letter!

We need everyone to share this out to as many friends, family and rock & metal fans across the world as possible. This is a huge challenge and one, as far as we know, that hasn’t been attempted before. If you know any radio DJs, journalists, webzine contributors, rock press & media in YOUR country that would be interested to help spread the word, make sure and fire them over the link to the event page.  For more info and rules, visit the 88 Days page on the official website.

At the end of the 88 day challenge, every fan who has taken part, reported in and forwarded the pack on to a new country will be sent their own CD album, signed by the band members, with one lucky fan selected at random receiving a goody bag packed full of Attica Rage 88MPH merchandise!

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Attica Rage release new single ‘Long Ride Home’

ATTICA RAGE release new single ‘Long Ride Home’ from the critically-acclaimed album ‘88MPH’ on Monday 8th July 2013, along with a bonus live track, ‘Road Dog Forever (*live)’, recorded and filmed at Hard Rock Hell in December 2012. The tracks are released worldwide via Off Yer Rocka Recordings and available to download from iTunes and all major music stores. 

Attica Rage Long Ride Home singleThe live video of ‘Road Dog Forever’ accompanies the release, along with a promotional video from album producer roddymacaudio, showing the band in the studio recording ‘Long Ride Home’.  Both videos are available to watch on YouTube.

ATTICA RAGE hit the road this autumn for a UK headline tour promoting 88MPH, kicking off with a main stage slot at the Cambridge Rock Festival on 4 August before UK headline dates from September, joined by some of the finest up n’ coming new bands including Trucker Diablo, Fantasist, Estrella, Dakesis, Resin, Captain Horizon, The Goddamn Electric, Dana O’Hara, Rockburn and many more.  Tickets are on sale now for all tour dates.  For more information, visit http://www.atticarage.com

Attica Rage UK Tour 2013 posterATTICA RAGE – 88MPH UK TOUR 2013
Sun 04 Aug  Cambridge Rock Festival
Thu 05 Sep  Kendal Bootleggers Bar
Fri 06 Sep  London Mother Live
Sat 07 Sep  Manchester Satans Hollow
Sun 08 Sep  Sutton-in-Ashfield The Diamond
Thu 12 Sep  Birmingham Roadhouse
Fri 13 Sep  Cardiff Bogiez
Sat 14 Sep  Redhill Hell Fire Club
Sat 28 Sep  Glasgow Classic Grand
Sat 05 Oct  Ballymena (N.Ireland) Diamond Rock Club

LONG RIDE HOME – AROUND THE WORLD IN 88 DAYS

New album 88MPH has been snapped up by fans since its release with international sales and positive reviews from the rock press.  ‘Long Ride Home’ is the third single to be released from the album and the band are setting their fans a special challenge:  to pass one copy of the CD album around the world in 88 days and return it back to Glasgow by 3 October, in time for the last date of their UK album tour.  

On 8 July, Attica Rage will post a fan in England a pack containing one 88MPH CD album, a world map and Attica stickers – the fan marks their location on the map with a sticker and signature and uploads a photo or video clip of them with the CD to the bands Facebook page.  The fan then posts the CD pack onto another Attica Rage fan in another country, with that next fan repeating the process.  The band and Facebook followers will be able to track the album’s journey as it’s passed across the globe over the following 12 weeks and witness it’s ‘long ride home’ back to Glasgow for the end of the band’s UK tour.  Every fan who takes part, reports in and forwards on the pack will be sent their own CD, signed by the band, at the end of the 88 day challenge, with one participant selected at random receiving a goody bag packed full of Attica Rage 88MPH merchandise.  

Full info & details will be posted on the official website and Facebook page on 8 July 2013.

Attica Rage announce UK tour & new single

Attica Rage UK Tour 2013 posterAttica Rage have announced a series of UK headline shows taking place later this year, in support of new album 88MPH.  The band will play 9 dates in September across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including return visits to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Ballymena in Co. Antrim; first time visits to Kendal, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Cardiff and a special homecoming show in Glasgow.  Guest supports will be some of the finest up n’ coming new rock & metal bands from each location, including Fantasist, Estrella, Dakesis, Captain Horizon, The Goddamn Electric and many more.

Attica Rage kick-start the tour at the Cambridge Rock Festival on Sunday 4 August, opening the main stage for The Animals and Magnum.  Other summer events include headlining the Alba West Custom and Classic Bike Show in Stevenston, Ayrshire on 29 June and a special Attica fans’ birthday party at the Eccies Club in Helsby, Cheshire on 6 July.

ATTICA RAGE – 88MPH UK TOUR 2013

Sun 4 Aug – Cambridge Rock Festival
Thu 5 Sep – Kendal Bootleggers Bar
Fri 6 Sep – London Mother Live
Sat 7 Sep – Manchester Satans Hollow
Sun 8 Sep – Sutton-in-Ashfield The Diamond
Thu 12 Sep – Birmingham Roadhouse
Fri 13 Sep – Cardiff Bogiez
Sat 14 Sep – Redhill Hell Fire Club
Sat 28 Sep – Glasgow Classic Grand
(date tbc) – Ballymena Diamond Rock Club

Tickets are on sale now for all tour dates -  visit the Attica Rage website Tour page.

Cambridge Rock Festival 2013 posterAttica Rage also release a new double-track single ‘LONG RIDE HOME’ from 88MPH via Off Yer Rocka on Monday 8th July 2013, available to download from iTunes and all major music stores.  The second track is a previously-unreleased live version of ‘ROAD DOG FOREVER’ and a live video will accompany the release.  A promotional video from album producer roddymacaudio, showing the studio recording of ‘Long Ride Home’, will also be posted online.  Both videos will be available to watch on YouTube. 

Those two songs together tell two sides of the same story” explains singer Jonny Parr. “Where Road Dog Forever is an all-out celebration of life on the road and devotion to the rock ‘n roll lifestyle, Long Ride Home is the anti-thesis – it’s the harder part of being away from home, missing loved-ones and ultimately dealing with the choices that have been made along the way.”

New album 88MPH was released worldwide with an official launch at Hard Rock Hell VI last year and has been welcomed by fans with positive reviews amongst the rock press.  ‘Long Ride Home’ is the third single to be released from 88MPH – ‘Killer Carousel’ was available as a free download during the album launch and follow-up single ‘Beyond Forever’ was released in March.

Attica Rage on Metal Outlaw TV

Attica Rage feature on the latest episode of Metal Outlaw TV.  The band perform new single ‘Beyond Forever’ live in the studio and are interviewed by ex-Attica bassist Big C.

Also in this episode is a special section dubbed ‘Metal Cuisine’, where Big C and new Attica bassist Colin Wilson offer their unique cookery skills and advice.  Jamie’s 15 minute meals, it aint!

Viewers also have the chance to win a signed copy of the new Attica Rage double-disc DVD movie ‘Road Dog Forever’ (closing date for entries is 14 May)

Watch and enjoy the Attica Rage episode of Metal Outlaw TV here and make sure and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!

Metal Outlaw is produced, filmed & edited by Colin Wood with audio production by roddymacaudio and presented by Big C.

New single ‘Beyond Forever’ out now!

ATTICA RAGE have released a double-A single – ‘BEYOND FOREVER’ – from the new album ’88MPH’ on Off Yer Rocka.

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The double-track digital release includes the studio album version and a live version which was recorded and filmed at Hard Rock Hell VI festival.  The live video has been posted on YouTube to accompany the single release.  The audio singles are available to buy on iTunes, Amazon mp3, eMusic and all major online music stores.

The artwork for Beyond Forever features the tattooed arm of Attica Rage fan Steve Laverick from London with the classic Attica skull logo inked on to his right arm and the biker skull from the 88MPH album cover beneath it, along with the Clan Attica abbreviated mantra “IRWT” (‘In Rage We Trust’).

Click to buy from iTunes

Attica Rage @ Hammerfest V

Attica Rage return to Hammerfest on Friday 15 March at their new site at Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli in North Wales.  We’ll be playing a rare, acoustic unplugged set at 14:15 in the Mash & Barrel pub followed by a fan signing session at 15:30 in Starbucks before hitting the Main Stage at 17:15 for the full-throttle, fired-up 70-minute live show featuring a whole bunch of new songs from album 88MPH plus Road Dog faves and a few special guests ;)

The full range of new 88MPH merchandise will be on sale at the official stalls over the weekend along with CD albums and the new DVD.  There’ll also be a couple of discount bundle deals on offer – more on that soon.  If you want to get kitted out in advance with one of the new t-shirts, vests, hoodies or beanies, browse the official Attica Rage online store here and place your order before the Mon 11 March deadline.

We hope to see all the Clan Attica Hammerfesties out in full force so please share this info & flyer around everyone you know that’s attending the festival.

More updates coming soon :)

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