A Rock band fronted by Hollis J and Davey. The band mixes punk rock energy and catchy melodies. Hollis has been described as having a stage presence that matches a young iggy Pop.
If you’ve been staring longingly at your Shadows Fall albums and sighing wistfully since the band’s last release in 2012, today is your lucky day. Brian Fair – vocalist of the Massachusetts metalcore act that came up in the New England metal scene with titans such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Unearth – has a new project called Downpour, and Kerrang! have the exclusive premiere of the band’s kickass self-titled debut album right here.
Formed by Fair and drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth, Seemless) over a decade after the two had played together in Shadows Fall for a short stint, Downpour was rounded out by guitarist Matt LeBreton and bassist Pete Gelles in 2015. And though their album is only seeing the light of day now, the band got right to recording upon their formation.
“We wanted to make a unique metal record that represented our varied influences, unrestrained by sub-genre or any other restrictions,” Brian says.
Listen to the result for yourself below, before the album is officially released tomorrow, September 7, on all major digital platforms via Moonburn Music / Noize In The Attic. Get Downpour here – http://smarturl.it/downpourmetal
Love Zombies “Passion Fruit” & “No Slow Songs (Live At Abbey Road) out now on Noize In The Attic records.
Circus of Power was the personification of East Coast sleaze rock during the late 80s and early 90s. Formed in the mid 1980s, during the burgeoning New York City club scene, the classic line-up of Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ryan Maher (drums), Ricky Beck Mahler (guitars), and Gary Sunshine (bass), were signed to RCA records and promptly released their seminal, self-titled debut album debut. Their brand of bluesy, bad-ass biker rock set the perfect backdrop for their lyrical swagger and stories of debauchery and depravity.
A live EP, (1989’s ‘Still Alive’), and second full length, (1990’s ‘Vices’), continued their musical tradition and thrust the band towards new heights, securing major tours and MTV airplay. Line-up and label changes led to the third full length album, 1993’s ‘Magic and Madness’ Released on Columbia Records, the album ushered in a more melodic sound for the band, while losing none of the grit that fans had grown to expect.
The group disbanded in the mid-90s, and despite a few sporadic “reunion” gigs, Circus of Power has been largely inactive…until now.
With a fresh new line-up, including Stoner Rock legend, Brant Bjork, commanding drumming duties, the band is set to release their first new material in a quarter of a century. Get ready to ‘Motor’ on down and revisit all of your old ‘Vices’, because C.O.P. is back!
Rock is Dead. It’s a cliche that’s been around since before the days of disco, and gets proven wrong again and again. The way New York quartet STATION see it, melodic hard rock has never died, and they’re not looking to save it, just drag it back to the forefront where it belongs. Driving hooks, choruses you’ll be singing long after hearing them and a work ethic as strong as their riffs have been the band’s calling card since their formation in 2011. Co-founded by guitarist Chris Lane and vocalist Patrick Kearney, STATION are based in New York City, but have toured the country, having played Rocklahoma three times, as well as the M3 Festival, Musikfest and hundreds of shows to the Mississippi and beyond. The band, which also includes Emi Asta and Tony Baptist, have shared the stage with the likes of Y&T, Pat Benatar, Lynch Mob, and Dio’s Disciples while making fans wherever they play courtesy of their high-energy stage show and the music they write.