More reviews in for 88MPH

We’ve had a run of more excellent reviews come in for new album 88MPH over the last few weeks.  Here are some of the highlight quotes:

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There’s something very refreshing about Attica Rage. They just get on and play quality hard rock with no pretensions, no window dressing, just good music.

Powerplay Magazine – full review in the March 2013 issue, on sale now

88MPH is an album that deserves to launch Attica Rage into the wider metal conscience, while still satisfying those of us who have been decades loyal to all things denim and leather

Fireworks Magazine – full review in the March 2013 issue, on sale now

This is highly polished, milled-leather biker rock…an impressive and consummate album. It will dazzle all those who love classic metal. Attica Rage are really beginning to show that they are true masters of rock. 8/10” 

RAMzine – full, detailed review here

Each track is a classic, not one single filler, just bone crushing motorbike metal with ample amounts of squealing guitar solos and a drum line that bangs harder than a teenage couples headboard.” 

The Black Flag – full review here

…there’s an undeniable passion at play here. It’s sheer classic rock worship….Moments like these can make 88MPH well worth the trip” 

The Skinny – full review here

For more Attica reviews and press quotes, visit ReverbNation

Attica Rage – 88MPH CD album on sale now at www.atticarage.com/shop

 

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Attica Rage confirmed for Erskine Motorbike Meet 2013

Attica Rage are pleased to confirm they will be performing at this year’s Erskine Motorbike Meet on Sunday 26th May 2013 – a fundraising event in aid of Erskine Home which provides care for members of the ex-Services community.

Running since 2006 and organised independently of Erskine Home by bikers, staff & volunteers, in 2009, the cavalcade became a bigger event including family entertainment, live music and BBQ and successfully raised £9000!

The family-friendly event runs from 1pm and 5pm on the grounds of Erskine Home, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU with live music, BBQ, various food & drink stalls, raffles etc. Hoots Owls and Glasgow Science Centre will be there this year along with Glasgow Vikings. Leisure Scotland will be providing mini quad course, bouncy castle, slide, aquaballs etc.

The suggested donation for entry to the Meet is £5 per bike/biker (or per person if you’re arriving on 4 wheels!)

For more information on the Erksine Motorbike Meet, check out their website here and for more infomation on Erskine Home, visit www.erskine.org.uk

ps.  All press enquiries should go directly to the organisers of Erskine Motorbike Meet at info@erskinemotorbikemeet.co.uk or text/call 0781 498 4082

New Interviews & Reviews

Top-rated reviews have started appearing online and in print for new album 88MPH as well as live reviews & interviews from Hard Rock Hell VI, so we thought we’d compile them here.

ATTICA RAGE @ HARD ROCK HELL VI, Wales Dec 2012

Metal Hammer magazine Feb 2013Metal Hammer magazine’s review of Hard Rock Hell VI gave a 9/10 rating for Attica’s set along with a pic of Jonny in mid-yell (the only bands of the whole weekend to score 9 or higher were Attica Rage, Testament, Dr Feelgood, Gaskin & Chasar!)  “Playing meaty, mighty biker metal with scantily clad dancers breathing fire and blowing sparks, the burly Scotsmen dig out ferocious AC/DC & Motorhead covers to guarantee a euphoric reception, even at 3am.”  Read the full review in the current issue (#240 Feb 2013), on sale now.

MetalkTalk.net commented similarly in their festival review. The band had chatted to Daryl from MetalTalk earlier in the day – click here to listen to the interview on MetalTalk.net

Stevie Bell and Colin Wilson also chatted to GetYourRockOut at Hard Rock Hell – click here to watch the interview on YouTube

88MPH Album Reviews

Sunday Sport Attica Rage album reviewAn unexpected but overwhelmingly positive album review was published in the Sunday Sport a few weeks back.  Who’d have thought Attica Rage would ever be featured in this national UK institution of a Sunday paper?!!  No nudy boobies on display from the boys though, you’ll be glad to hear….just a cracking 4* review from Carl Evans:  “88MPH is red-blooded, hard n’ heavy rock with a full beard…If this was 1990, Attica Rage would be playing your local football stadium next week and providing the soundtrack to the latest Arnie blockbuster. But this is 2013 and bands don’t make REAL hard rock albums anymore, do they? The answer is YES! Attica Rage do! Buy it. Crank your stereo all the way f**king up and enjoy!”  Click the image above to read the full review.

“88MPH certainly lives up to it’s title, a full throttle, law breaking, fuel burning, tyre screeching bat out of Hell if ever there was. The Attica Rage sound and ethic has always been one of no compromise, no bullshit, honest Rock N Roll, and although the band continue to develop and evolve in terms of writing and delivery, that core feature remains, which is surely to be applauded in today’s fickle, fad driven market ….one of the years best Hard Rock/Metal albums. A definite ’must have’ in my book.”  PlanetMosh (9/10) – read the full review here

“88MPH smacks of good times, hard-hitting biker rock which will thrill you, amaze you and batter your senses! ….a pretty damn phenomenal piece of work and a progression in the right direction” The Mayfair MallZine – read the full review here

“(88MPH) is an open and honest hard rock album with no frills or padding but with a huge heart created by four guys that live, sleep, eat and breath Attica Rage…. Gutsy hard rock at its best. 4.5 / 5”  GetReadyToRock – read the full review here

“Attica Rage once again prove they still have what it takes to hang with the big boys…a hell of an album that’s on par if not better than Road Dog and is one of my favourite albums of the year.”  RockFusion – read the full review here

“88MPH is the continuation of a remarkable course and an exceptional, really tight ensemble of ten songs….Good melodies, choruses that you stick with, guitar volume (and production volume); it’s basically a pure metal album without pointing at any of the classic bands of the past.”  RockPages.gr (Greece) – read the full review here

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BUY 88MPH CD ALBUM HERE

DVD-Display_RoadDogForeverFinally, the first review in for the new Attica Rage live concert & documentary film: “(Road Dog Forever DVD) represents an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with one of the hardest working and most fan friendly bands on the circuit at the moment. A release that gives an intriguing and in-depth view of a band laid bare before the camera, warts and all. Highly recommended.” PlanetMosh – read the full review here

Click here to watch the DVD trailer on YouTube

BUY ROAD DOG FOREVER DVD HERE

Vote Attica Rage in RockFusion Awards 2012

Attica Rage have received nominations in three categories in the first annual RockFusion Awards!  We are up against some very decent competition and we need your votes to help us win.  Click the links below and scroll to the bottom of each blog post to cast your votes now:

BAND OF THE YEAR – Attica Rage

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012 – Attica Rage 88MPH

BEST LIVE ACT 2012 – Attica Rage

On Sunday 27th January the first ever annual RockFusion Awards will be broadcast exclusively on RockFusion Radio (on Inverclyde Radio) at 8pm, during which the winners will be announced as well as featuring music from the likes of The Burning Crows, Jettblack, Estrella, Bonafide, Afterlife, Gun, The Dirty Youth, Attica Rage, Heaven’s Basement and many, many more.

To view all the categories and nominees, visit the RockFusion Awards 2012 blog here
and check the Facebook event page here for details on how to tune in on the night.

Thanks in advance for your votes – fingers crossed!

 

New Attica Rage album, merchandise and DVD out now!

AtticaRage-88MPH-cover-copyNew Attica Rage album 88MPH was successfully launched on 1st December with a trio of live shows – kicking off first with a fired-up, full-throttle showcase at Hard Rock Hell VI festival in Pwllheli, North Wales (complete with firebreathers & stage performers!) – then the following weekend with two headline shows in Glasgow and London. The 10-track album is now on sale and available in CD digipak and mp3 download formats in HMV shops across UK and online at iTunes, HMV.com, Play.com, Amazon and others. The digital download version contains bonus track ‘Dark City’, a re-recording of the lead track originally on debut album Ruin Nation.  The CD can also be ordered direct from the band at www.atticarage.com/shop for £10.00 GBP + shipping.

Check out the DIY video for Killer Carousel from 88MPH on the Attica Rage YouTube Channel.

Attica Rage live at Hard Rock Hell VI (photo: Sean Larkin)

Along with the new album, there is a full range of new Attica Rage merchandsise available including t-shirts, skinny-fit t-shirts, womens vests, zip hoodies, beanies & baseball caps – check out the official store here.

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Attica Rage have also released their first ever, long-awaited DVD – ROAD DOG FOREVER – a live concert film and documentary chronicling the making of the Road Dog album. Filmed over a two-year period by director Colin Wood, the feature-length movie presents the full album performed live in Glasgow with special guests during the 2011 Road Dog tour and gives fans a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the recording studio, backstage at gigs and festivals, the dressing rooms, the hotels and life on the road, with all the rock n’ roll debauchery and excess along the way. A second disc of bonus extras includes other live tracks, official promo videos, deleted scenes and more. The DVD is on sale now exclusively at www.atticarage.com/shop for £15.00 GBP.

ATTICA RAGE RELEASE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘88MPH’ PLUS DVD ON 1 DECEMBER 2012

ATTICA RAGE are to release brand new album 88MPH worldwide via OFF YER ROCKA on 1st December 2012, with three live launch parties in Wales, Glasgow and London.

The follow-up to critically-acclaimed second album Road Dog, the new recording was once again produced and mixed by roddymacaudio at Titan Studios West in Glasgow, Scotland and mastered in New York by Michael Tucci at Masterdisk (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Nirvana, Pearl Jam).  88MPH is a diverse collection of hard-hitting biker rock anthems, grinding blues-infused metal riffs and searing ballads and is the first album recorded with new bassist Colin Wilson. The album also features guest appearances by Lanarkshire-based singer Emma Nailen and Attica fan Marko Duckworth, who landed the task of battering a beer keg with a baseball bat!

88MPH will be officially launched with a full-throttle, live showcase at Hard Rock Hell VI festival in Pwllheli, North Wales on Friday 30 November 2012, sharing the weekend bill with headliners Testament, Sebastian Bach and Buckcherry.  The album launch continues with two headline shows at Glasgow Classic Grand on Friday 7 December (with special guests Afterlife and The Amorettes) and London Nambucca on Sunday 9 December.  Tickets are on sale via Tickets-Scotland and Ticketweb and there are also exclusive VIP ticket packages and merch deals available directly from the official Attica Rage website.

Talking about the album, singer Jonny Parr comments, “We completed 88MPH in six weeks and took the deliberate decision to go for a gutsier, stripped-back sound – this is the purest fans will have heard us on record yet. We’re all very proud of 88MPH and we know the fans are gonna love it!

Attica Rage are also set to release their first ever, long-awaited DVD, ROAD DOG FOREVER – a live concert film and documentary chronicling the making of the Road Dog album. Filmed over a two-year period by director Colin Wood, the feature-length movie gives fans a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the recording studio, backstage at gigs and festivals, the dressing rooms, the hotels and life on the road, with all the rock n’ roll debauchery and excess along the way.  A second disc of bonus extras includes other live tracks, official promo videos, deleted scenes and more. Released to tie-in with 88MPH, the DVD will be available via the Attica Rage website and is also included in the album launch party ticket deals.

Colin Wilson talks drum n bass on the new Attica Rage album

Monday 3rd September

As I lay on the couch with my cuppa tea and dressing gown on, on a Monday afternoon at 3.30, it should not take a lot to guess that I may be slightly sore from last night’s Scottish New Music Awards show.  A massive congratulations goes to Colin Wood, Dave Ritchie and Tom Russell for picking up their awards.  Well deserved, I think we shall all agree. Also congratulations for all the award winners from last night. A truly great night. Special thank you to all of you who voted for us and made it the night it was.

Now to business. As you all know we have been working our wee backsides to write, record and produce a new album before the year is out. I am pleased to confirm that all bass guitar and drums have now been successfully finished.

We started on Saturday morning. Up bright and early (well some of us) and raring to go. On a breakfast of Lucozade and caramel cups (real biscuit, not your usual sickly, sugary, treacley base) I was most certainly at my usual energetic best, to choruses of grumbles lol. To be honest I don’t think the guys will ever get used to my early-to-rise attitude. We had a tough day on Saturday, which is almost always the case on the first day of recording.  It sucks being bassist and drummer, you always have to go first haha.
I’d love to tell you what we started with but I’m not gonna spoil it for you all. You’re just gonna have to wait and see. Working to a ‘click’ or metronome, is bloody hard. We did however pick up the pace and managed to get about 4 songs done by 8pm. Probably not what you’d consider the most productive of days with regards to the time we have, but none the less, we shall “ keep this train rolling on”. Even if Bell is still sleepin.  Probably has something to do with the mountainous dollops of peanut butter he was slingin on bread.

On to the next day and to look at our “to do” list, I think even the guys will admit, it was a little touch n go. So into a breakfast of McD’s (caught by 1 minute btw and provided by the slept-in Bell as punishment) we set about the remaining songs with a spring in our step. I am also pleased to say, we absolutely nailed them. Richie was on fire right off the block.

It has to be said that one of the problems I’ve always had in the past is how the bass sounds in recording sessions. That was clearly not the case with Roddy. My first time meeting the man responsible for producing Road Dog and I must say, he went above and beyond all my expectations. It helps that he’s a huuuuuge Tool fan, that’s all I’m saying. Great to work with and he has the patience of a saint, certainly with me anyway.

The pressures on now folks, guitars and vocals still to come and then we play the waiting game. Still early days yet but we’re off to a flier. From 2 days of recording I can proudly say I can’t wait for you all to hear the finished result. Nothing holding us back now, the demon snare has been removed. Marko has broken my baseball bat and it’s now time for Jonny and Bell to bring the chunkage.

And last but by certainly no means least. Richie was wearing pyjamas, not lounge pants. There. I’m glad we cleared that up. Till next time

Colin

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Photos by Michael Gallacher (www.twistyfoldy.net), courtesy of www.roddymacaudio.com

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