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Thursday, August 04, 2016

NEWS: Attica Rage Bloodstock then Belfast on back of Warheads LTD

SCOTTISH heavy rock titans Attica Rage are riding high after the release of new “Warheads LTD” in June 2016 on Off Yer Rocka Recordings, and are now set for Bloodstock and a UK autumn tour.

Here’s the blurb…

“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).

Jonny said: “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!”

Attica Rage are already confirmed for Bloodstock and 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
29/09      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.

Album Track-listing
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)
10             Haunted

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