ATTICA RAGE NEW ALBUM: “WARHEADS LTD”18th April 2016 0 By John Deaux
ANNOUNCE SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS AND UK TOUR IN AUTUMN 2016
Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album “Warheads LTD” on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio.
The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.
“Warheads Ltd” is Attica Rage’s fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer’s Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.
A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n’ snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour’s Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.
“Warheads Ltd” is the first Attica Rage album to include bassist Matthew Ward who joined the band in May 2014 and has co-written 2 of the 10 tracks. The line-up is completed by founding members Richie Rage (drums) and his brother Jonny Parr (vocals & guitar) with Stevie Bell (guitar).
Comments Jonny, “Our fans have been waiting long enough for a new Attica Rage album and they deserve something special. ‘Warheads Ltd’ is our strongest collection yet and we’re really excited to finally deliver it to them. We spent a lot of time and effort on each stage of the album creation – from the song writing to the musicianship and performances; to the production & mixing (a huge challenge and learning curve for me personally), right through to the dark, film noir-esque artwork. ‘Warheads Ltd’ is 100% organically-produced Attica Rage and we guarantee it will have been worth the wait!”
Lead track “Falling Down” will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: Killer Carousel and a cover of Motörhead classic Overkill, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.
Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. The band then hit the road for a full headline tour across the UK and Ireland between September and November 2016, with European dates continuing in early 2017.
Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates
29/05 BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
16/07 MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
28/08 NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
29/09 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
30/09 WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
01/10 MANCHESTER Rebellion
15/10 LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
21/10 DUBLIN On The Rox
22/10 BELFAST Limelight2
28/10 GLASGOW O2 ABC2
03/11 LEICESTER Duffy’s Bar
04/11 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
05/11 LONDON Black Heart, Camden
More dates still to be announced. For the latest tour & ticket links, visit the official Attica Rage website or track Attica Rage at Bandsintown.
A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.
01 Beyond the 45
02 Falling Down
03 Warheads Ltd
04 El Chupacabra
05 All Summer Long
06 Lost In Memory
07 Into the Ether
08 New World Decay
09 Haunted (Prelude)
CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit, 41kHz)
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