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 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

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.