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

AtticaRage 88MPH album cover

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

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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.

Attica Rage August Tour Dates

In addition to their already-announced second stage headline appearance at this year’s BULLDOG BASH on Saturday 11th August, Attica Rage have been confirmed for the TWO RIVERS MUSIC FESTIVAL in Paisley with The Union and more on 4th August and a return visit to the LONDON GARAGE to support Silent Descent on 25th August.

Two Rivers Music Festival is held in County Square (just outside Gilmour St station), Paisley, Scotland on Saturday 4th August with live music from The Union, Attica Rage, The Wee Band, The Amorettes and more, hosted by Tom Russell and Phil ‘The Crack’ McCrackin from Real XS.  Music starts from 12midday and runs until approx 8pm.  Tickets – FREE entry!  All ages welcome / family friendly event. Check out the Facebook event page here

The 26th Bulldog Bash takes place at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, Stratford upon Avon between Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August   “Europe’s Loudest Biker Party” is packed with entertainment, including dragstrip racing (plus your chance to race your bike up the strip), stunt demos, a custom motorcycle and car show, live bands over two stages, dance tent with top club DJs, adult entertainment, trade stalls, fairground & more. Attica Rage headline the Area 81 Rock Club stage on Saturday 11th August – other bands on this stage include XUFO, Huron, Mothers Ruin, Hellbound, Imicus, Hostile, Virus, Black Wolf and loads more.  Main stage acts include Bad Manners, Nico Tamburella, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Union, Viking Skull and a variety of tribute bands from Hells Bells, Boot Led Zeppelin & The Sex Pistols Experience. Advance tickets are £60 and on sale now – visit the official website for full line-up and ticket info at http://bulldogbash.eu

Ahoy presents SILENT DESCENT + ATTICA RAGE + THE DEAD LAY WAITING + CITY OF ASHES at the Relentless Garage, Highbury Corner, London on Saturday 25th August.  Doors 5pm. Age restrictions – Strictly over 14s. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult 18+ (photographic ID required to gain entry).  Tickets £10 + booking fee on sale now – click here!

Attica Rage confirmed for Bulldog Bash 2012!

Attica Rage have been confirmed for this year’s Bulldog Bash  The band will be headlining the Area 81 stage on Saturday 11th August 2012.

The 26th Bulldog Bash takes place between Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2012 at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, Stratford upon Avon.  Europe’s Loudest Biker Party is packed with entertainment, including the thrills & spills of the dragstrip with some of the fastest drag vehicles in the world (plus your chance to race your bike up the strip), a custom motorcycle and car show, live bands over two stages and a dance tent with top club DJs.

The first live acts confirmed include Bad Manners, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Nico Tamburella, Hells Bells, Guns 2 Roses, Hellrazor, Rammlied, Henrys Funeral Shoe, Viking Skull, Six Hour Sundown, Sex Pistols Experience, The Union, Boot Led Zeppelin, Attica Rage, Hellbound, The Lost, Blackwolf, Mother’s Ruin, Fifteen English Pounds, Imicus, Hostile, Huron, CodeJak, Empire of Fools, Cally & Juice, MC Shocker, Mark EG, and JP & Jukesy.

Entertainment in the Main Stage Marquee kicks off on Thursday at 5.15pm, and at midday on Friday on the outdoor Area 81 Rock Club Stage.

The Run Wot You Brung (RWYB) competition takes place all weekend, giving the perfect opportunity to prove that your bike WILL crack a sub-10 quarter-mile.… The surfaced Raceway is open for RWYB runs between 9:30am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and between 9.30am and 1pm on Sunday.

The weekend of action on the drag strip includes Midlands based, British stunt ace, Craig Jones, with his stunt show and an attempt to beat his own world record (set in 2006) for the longest two-man stoppie, which currently stands at 305 metres. Plus professional stunters Terry Grant and the Vertical Trix Team, Pro-Stock Drag racing, Top-Fuel Bikes and Cars, The Outlaw Anglias, Jet cars, and much more.

Attractions include Saturday night’s firework display, the Ken Fox ‘Wall of Death’ show, live Strongman competition and an ‘extreme’ fairground, an adult entertainment zone and a village of trade stalls selling all kinds of biking and alternative lifestyle kit.

For full line-up, event information and tickets, visit the official site at http://www.bulldogbash.eu

Road Dog released worldwide via Off Yer Rocka with bonus live tracks and new ‘Ashamed’ video!

Attica Rage album ROAD DOG is released worldwide on 1st May 2012 via new label Off Yer Rocka Recordings!

This new digital release includes all 14 original album tracks plus two exclusive, previously unreleased bonus tracks – ‘Through the Inner Eye and a raucous rendition of Motörhead classic ‘Overkill’ – recorded live at the band’s home show at the Classic Grand, Glasgow during their 2011 UK tour.  The album + bonus tracks are available on iTunes and all major download stores worldwide. Click here to buy on iTunes

Attica Rage have mastered the art of welding big hooks to clenched-fist heaviness…. the distilled hits of rock and metal, bashed out with passion and honesty.”  Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer UK (8/10)

“This is British rock at its best…..it’s your duty as a rock fan to go out and buy it!” Planet Mosh

“Attica Rage are in danger of giving loud biker rock a good name”  Daily Express  (4/5)

Accompanying the album launch is a new video for the song ‘Ashamed‘, directed by Colin Wood Media – check it out:

Don’t forget, we’re hitting the road in May for some England shows, flying over to Ibiza for the HRH Road Trip and sailing down the River Thames with Fozzy & Shadows Fall on the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 pre-show boat party on 11th June!  We’re also pleased to announce that Attica Rage will be making a special guest appearance at Les Fest 2012 in Lesmahagow, Scotland’s only rock & metal festival, on Friday 29 June.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now – hit the links and order asap and for your chance to win tickets to the Golden Gods boat party & awards show, scroll down and check out our competition in the previous blog!

THU 25 MAY – BRIGHTON, The Hydrant

FRI 26 MAY – MANCHESTER Roadhouse

SAT 27 MAY – BRADFORD Gasworks (free entry!)

THU 31 MAY – IBIZA HRH Road Trip

SAT 2 JUNE – LONDON Underworld

MON 11 JUNE – LONDON Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 (see competition!)

FRI 29 JUNE – LESMAHAGOW Les Fest 2012