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.

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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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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

 

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.

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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.