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RICHIE RAGE  drums  |  MATTHEW WARD bass  |  JONNY PARR  vocals, guitar  |  LAWRENCE O'BRIEN  guitar

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“A perfectly blended mesh of bad-ass riffs and pure metal revelry”

Alexander Milas (ex-TeamRock/Metal Hammer)

 

"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)

 

“We know who will be there to carry the mantle for no-nonsense British rock’n’roll when Motörhead hang up their umlauts”

CackBlabbath

 

"Over a decade into their stride, Attica Rage remain a force to be reckoned with and one which any no-nonsense rock fan should investigate”

Hit the Lights

 

“Totally blown away on first listen, I've always liked these lads and with this new album they've excelled themselves”

Tom Russell, legendary Scottish rock DJ

 

"Warheads Ltd is without doubt THE Attica Rage album, a culmination of blood sweat and beers, giving birth to a Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal gem....

Glasgow's Attica Rage return with a career defining album."

PlanetMosh (5/5)

 

“quality hard rock with no pretensions, no window dressing, just good music.”

Powerplay Magazine (8/10)

 

"All in all, this is an album that showcases Attica Rage’s diversity, superb craftsmanship and a willingness to take the odd risk. "

TBFM Online (8.5/10)

 

"Each track is a classic, not one single filler, just bone-crushing motorbike metal with ample amounts of squealing guitar solos and a drum line that bangs harder than a teenage couple's headboard."  The Black Flag

 

“Red-blooded, hard ‘n’ heavy rock with a full beard"

Sunday Sport (4* Review)

 

"With such an eclectic mix of tracks on this album (Warheads Ltd),  it's good to see that a band like Attica Rage are willing to take a few risks that on the whole pay dividends."  Musipedia of Metal (7/10)

 

"A wild mix of crunchy metal riffs with a more melodic type of hard rock. Like a combination of 80’s Metallica and current Danko Jones."

Sweden Rock Magazine

 

"Attica Rage liefern ein wahrhaft kurzweiliges, abwechslungsreiches Werk"

Classic Rock (Germany) (7/10)

 

"Dynamisch und unterhaltsam gestaltet, das Album hat auf jeden Fall das Potential, ATTICA RAGE aus dem Dasein als Geheimtipp für Freunde von interessantem Heavy Rock herauszulösen"

Slam (7.5/10)

 

"Gelungene Vorstellung und eine mir besonders empfehlenswerte Scheibe!"

Myrevelations.de (12/15)

 

"Trotz der sich grundsätzlich wenig vereinbaren Gegensätze aus traditionellen Oldschool-Klängen und weltoffener Moderne wirkt “Warheads Ltd“ durch die Bank stimmig, sogar authentisch…"

Deaf Forever (7/10)

 

"Warheads Ltd. ist ein bemerkenswert gutes Album geworden."

Polyprisma.de

 

"Kompositorisch herausragend klingt die vierte Scheibe der Schotten in keiner ihrer unterschiedlichen Phasen, aber die angenehm fluffige und dennoch kraftvolle Gitarrenarbeit hält „Warheads Ltd“ jederzeit problemlos über Wasser."

Rock Hard

 

"Die Schotten legen eine so coole Platte vor, dass dieses Ergebnis ihnen einfach Recht gibt."

Crossfire-metal.de (7.5/10)

 

"Wer es knackig-metallisch-rockig mit Sinn für Melodien mag, der ist hier absolut richtig. Die Schotten verstehen ihr Handwerk"

Hooked-on-music.de

 

“Gutsy hard rock at its best.”

Get Ready To Rock (4.5/5)

 

"Attica Rage are really beginning to show that they are true masters of rock.”

Ramzine (8/10)

 

“Metallica riffage jostle against the best Almighty and Motorhead sounds on a biker bar jukebox to make a grinding soundtrack to hearty drinking and brutal brawling”  Bubblegum Slutzine

 

“This is British rock at its best”  

Planet Mosh

Photographer: Gerry Miller

ATTICA RAGE is a heavy rock band from Glasgow, Scotland who recently celebrated their 15 year anniversary, having formed in Glasgow in March 2003 (although the band name had existed previously in a different incarnation).  

 

“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.” - Metal Hammer

 

Since the release of debut album Ruin Nation in October 2008 (with mastering by Ace of Skunk Anansie and artwork by iconic Motörhead artist Joe Petagno), Attica Rage has released a further three, critically-acclaimed albums, along with singles, bonus tracks, videos and a feature-length live concert & documentary film. They have also contributed a cover version for an Ozzy Osbourne tribute album.  Reviews, blogs and airplay from the likes of Classic Rock ('Track of the Day'), Metal Hammer ('Album of the Month'), playlisted on Planet Rock, Total Rock ('Album of the Week'), spots on Hard Rock Hell Radio's weekly charts, plus magazine cover-mount CDs in UK, Germany & Sweden plus live TV appearances - have all helped Attica Rage reach a wide-spread global audience. The core fans even have their own nickname – 'Clan Attica' –  which includes fans with tattoos of the band's skull mascot!  

 

“We know who will be there to carry the mantle for no-nonsense British rock’n’roll

when Motörhead hang up their umlauts” - CackBlabbath

 

Attica Rage have clocked up hundreds of shows on headline tours across the UK & Europe as well as opening for acts such as Black Label Society, Saxon, Testament, Iced Earth, Skindred and Iron Maiden's Steve Harris British Lion amongst others.  Seasoned festival veterans, highlights over the years have included Bloodstock Open Air, Download, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest and High Voltage, sharing bills with titans such as Judas Priest, Slash, Anthrax, Slayer, Killing Joke and Down.  Attica Rage also performed at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards show party, on a boat sailing along the Thames river, London.  In summer 2017, Attica Rage headlined the official Iron Maiden Trooper Beer Party at the Hard Rock Cafe on the day the metal legends visited Glasgow on their Book of Shadows World Tour.

 

“Over a decade into their stride, Attica Rage remain a force to be reckoned with

and one which any no-nonsense rock fan should investigate” - Hit the Lights

 

June 2016 saw the release of the band’s fourth full-length album Warheads Ltd, described as a ‘hard rock/heavy metal gem….a career-defining album’ (5/5 PlanetMosh) and “full of catchy rock anthems with heavy metal riffs and classic ballads” (9/10 Loud-Stuff). Singles have been play-listed on Planet Rock and included on a Classic Rock Magazine (Germany) cover-mount CD.  The album release was promoted with a run of festival headline performances including Bloodstock Open Air and a successful UK headline tour, with further singles & live dates continuing throughout 2017.

 

With Lawrence O'Brien joining the established line-up of drummer and founding member Richie Rage, his brother Jonny Parr on vocals and guitar and bassist Matthew Ward,  Attica Rage are at the dawn of a new chapter in 2018.  Fans should look out for tour dates later in the year while writing begins this summer on songs for a brand new album in 2019.

 

 

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