Anthrax, Biohazard, Attica Rage & more to play Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012!

We are very excited to announce that Attica Rage join Anthrax, Biohazard, Fozzy and Shadows Fall are the first bands to be confirmed for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012  in London on Monday 11 June!

Anthrax and Biohazard will be tearing it up on the main stage with Attica Rage, Fozzy and Shadows Fall playing the legendary pre-show party on HMS Hammer, cruising down the Thames River and arriving at the Indigo2 at the 02 Arena just in time for the start of the main awards show!

Read the official announcement on the Metal Hammer site here

Advertisements

Attica Rage headline biker charity fundraiser in Ayr

Attica Rage return to our roots to headline a charity fundraising all-day event at Harley’s Bar, Nile Court, Ayr on Saturday 7 April.  The event is being organised by Breast Way Round – a group of female bikers who raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support and last year collected and raised over £50K!

Events planned for the Breast Way Round Rockfest Ayr event include live music; a barbecue in the beer garden (burgers for a donation) and a mini-bike show in Nile Court with all kinds of motorcycles on display.  For a donation to MacMillan Cancer Support, you can have your photo taken posing on or next to a motorcycle and the Breast Way Round ladies will be collecting donations throughout Ayr High Street during the day – look our for them in their pink high-vis vests!  Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day with prizes handed out later in the day.  The event is family and kid-friendly during the daytime with face painting, balloons, competitions and temporary tattoos!

Live music will kick off at 12noon in Harley’s Bar with Attica Rage taking the stage around 9pm.  Bands include Six Mile Wide, Pali Gap – Jimi Hendrix tribute, Duffy’s Gypsy Band, Stone Pony, Milestone, The Sneaks, Dead Barklay and more to be confirmed.

For Attica Rage, this is a trip down memory lane and a return to their roots. “Being involved with the Breast Way Round team and helping them raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support is a very important cause that is close to all our hearts, so we’re pleased to be a part of the event”, comments singer Jonny Parr. “But the funny thing for me and my brother Richie is that this pub is where we started out many years ago when it was originally Jonesy’s. That’s going back a few years now. In fact, I played my first gig there when I was only 15!  I looked 18 though and I’m well over the age limit now!”

If you would like to help out by participating in the bike show, taking photos, donating to the raffle or barbecue, or advertising your business in exchange for a donation, please get in touch with Jazz Buchanan via their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BreastWayRound  and check out the Event Page at www.facebook.com/events/196907270410545/

Summer Road Rage 2012

ATTICA RAGE return to Ibiza this summer for the rock n’ roll holiday festival week-long bender that is HRH Road Trip – The Third Chapter in May, graced this year by US punk legend Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg!! (see below for full line-up). The week in Ibiza is sandwiched between a select few headline shows in England.  Joining Attica Rage on the ‘Summer Road Rage 2012’ tour for all dates are special guests and London hard groove rockers ZODIAC N BLACK.

This is also Colin Wilson’s first official tour of duty with the band so we hope the Clan Attica will come out in force and give him a warm welcome!

Hit the links below the dates for tickets & info:

THU 24 MAY : BRIGHTON THE HYDRANT
w/ Beggarz Fiz and Sin to Survive
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/124075877718868/
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/lemurpromotions

FRI 25 MAY : MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE
local support tbc
Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/ATTICA-RAGE/Roadhouse/622535

SAT 26 MAY : BRADFORD GASWORKS
w/ Dakota
Free Entry!

THU 31 MAY : IBIZA HRH ROAD TRIP
w/ Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, Electric Boys, Vice Squad, Bonafide, Fatal Smile, Criminal, Patrick McManus, Hammerhead, Sanguine, Shattered Skies, RSJ, Silverjet, Evil Scarecrow, Spit Like This, Spirytus, Severenth, Mothers Ruin, 77, Arma Sonura, The Amorettes, Los Breakdowns, Fury, Met Head….and our ol’ pal KRUSHER! More to be announced soon.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HRH-Road-Trip/160791036265
Tickets/Info: http://hrhroadtrip.com/

SAT 02 JUNE: LONDON UNDERWORLD
local support tbc
Tickets: http://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk/gigs/eventdetails/2-jun-12-attica-rage-underworld/

MON 04 JUNE : WOLVERHAMPTON WESTFEST
Details to follow….

Attica Rage and Zodiac N Black for all shows plus local supports.  Over 18s only, except London which is over 14s (with under 16s accompanied by an adult).  Tickets are on sale now!  Check out the Summer Road Rage 2012 tour event page on Facebook and share it out: http://www.facebook.com/events/263555923726258

Attica Rage cover classic Ozzy for new US tribute release

ATTICA RAGE have recorded and contributed a cover of ‘Killer of Giants’ – a solo Ozzy Osbourne track from his 1986 multi-platinum selling album ‘The Ultimate Sin’ – for a new US-released tribute.  Due in stores nationwide in North America on June 5 via Versailles Records, the first definitive tribute to Ozzy Osbourne‘s 40-year reign as the Prince of Darkness over the ever-thriving heavy metal genre he helped invent, “No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne – 1971-2012“, features rock and metal superstars and many of the hottest rock and metal bands on the rise from around the globe covering Ozzy’s Black Sabbath and entire solo catalogue performed in full-length, hit by hit chronological order over the course of a three-CD set.

The tribute will feature exclusive liner-note commentary from a wide range of record producers who worked with Ozzy in the studio, including Ron Nevison, Duane Baron, Keith Olsen, and Michael Beinhorn; and the track listing features star-appearances from:

* Vince Neil (MÖTLEY CRÜE)
* George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB)
* Stu Hamm (STEVE VAI band)
* Gregg Bissonette (JOE SATRIANI, SPINAL TAP, DAVID LEE ROTH)
* Derrick LeFevre (LILLIAN AXE)
* Chris Poland (MEGADETH)
* Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER, VINNIE VINCENT INVASION)
* Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER, OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Gary Moon (THREE DOG NIGHT, NIGHT RANGER)
* Eric Singer (KISS, BLACK SABBATH, BADLANDS, THE CULT)
* Paul Taylor (WINGER)
* Keri Kelli (ALICE COOPER, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT, L.A. GUNS, RATT)
* Richard Kendrick (NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE)

The box set also features bands from around the globe celebrating Ozzy’s legacy.  Joining ATTICA RAGE from Scotland are DIRTY ROSE and ANNIHILATION, plus the following from Britain and Europe: CRITICAL SOLUTION, DOOM DOGS, JUST ONE FIX, W.A.N.T.E.D. SNOWBLIND, MATANUSKA, CORNIVUS, CRY HAVOC, BLACK IRIS, CRITICAL SOLUTION, ERLING SOLEM, STONEDIRT, STALWART, TRELLEBORG and QUATERMOC.  From USA & Canada: LEAVING EDEN, BUGSY PARKER, SLANT, KINGSHIFTER, HIGH VOLTAGE, THE MADELEINE HAZE, FIERCE ATMOSPHERES, ENDLESS VENDETTA, TATTOO FRANK, SHANE DOSS, METALHORSE, SANTAGATA, TAKARA, MR. THUMB, DAWN OF THE FINAL DAY, IN HIS BLOOD, CRYPTIC CHAOS, MR. MURRAY, DENNIS DEEN, RAVAGE, A NEW DECREE, SKYSCREAMERS, ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE, SAGE4, JERIES ALFREIH, SNAKESKYN WHISKEY, TITAN’S EVE and ROSE REITER.  From Australia, South America & Mexico: KINOATH, REACT, OZZMOSIS, RIFFUZ, NASTY REPUTATION, MATVEY, AL SOLO / MANURI

Ozzy has been a huge influence on Attica Rage’s music, song writing and live performance” comments singer/guitarist Jonny Parr. “’The Ultimate Sin’ album is often-overlooked and ‘Killer of Giants’ is such a stand-out track.  The anti-war lyric is still as relevant today and along with Jake E. Lee’s incredible guitar work and the haunting, vocal melodies, this is one of Ozzy’s best dark ballads. We enjoyed the challenge of bringing it into the 21st century and being able to pay tribute to our hero.”