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Biography

STEVIE BELL  guitar  |   RICHIE RAGE  drums    |   JONNY PARR  vocals, guitar   |   MATTHEW WARD - bass

Press Quotes

“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

Stevie Bell endorses Jackson Guitars

Stevie Bell endorses Jackson Guitars

Photo (above & left): Calum McMIllan

Photo (below): Duncan F Hamilton / G Morgen Enterprises

Attica Rage endorse Blackstar Amplification

Attica Rage endorse Blackstar Amplification

Attica Rage lo-res (Duncan F Hamilton - G Morgen E

ATTICA RAGE is a heavy rock band from Scotland with a solid reputation for energetic, powerful headline performances on tours and festivals across the UK and Europe.  Signed to Off Yer Rocka Recordings (The Quireboys, Bonafide), the Glasgow-based group continue to develop a global fanbase with three critically-acclaimed albums, various singles and a live concert & feature-length documentary film released to date.  

 

“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

 

Formed in Glasgow in 2003 by Richie Rage (drums) and his younger brother Jonny Parr (vocals/guitar), the line-up is completed by Stevie Bell (guitar) who joined in 2007 with Matthew Ward (bass) joining in 2014.  

 

Following an early EP in 2005, the band released their debut album Ruin Nation in 2008 on their own label, featuring sleeve art by iconic Motörhead artist Joe Petagno.  In 2011, Attica Rage signed to Manchester label, Rocksector Records for second album Road Dog.  The song ‘Through the Inner Eye’ was Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Track of the Day’ and album opener ‘36 Insane’ was included on a Metal Hammer magazine cover-mount CD.  Attica Rage subsequently signed to their management’s new label, Off Yer Rocka, with Road Dog being re-released with two bonus live tracks in May 2012.  Two video singles directed by Colin Wood for the tracks ‘Ashamed’ and ‘36 Insane’ were also released during 2012, with the latter winning ‘Video of the Year’ at the Scottish New Music Awards.  Before songwriting began for the next album,  Attica Rage contributed a cover version of ‘Killer of Giants’ to a US-label Ozzy Osbourne tribute album release.  December 2012 saw the worldwide release of third album 88MPH along with 2-disc DVD package including ‘Road Dog Forever’ - a live concert and feature-length documentary film directed by Colin Wood and chronicling the two year period the band spent writing, recording and touring the Road Dog album.  Attica Rage promoted 88MPH over the next two years with two UK headline tours and a European tour.  

 

“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 been headlining shows since 2006 and their commitment to touring has seen them cover literally hundreds of thousands of miles across the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.  They have also supported an array of acts such as Black Label Society, Testament, Saxon, Skindred, Diamond Head and Armored Saint as well as sharing festival bills with the likes of Judas Priest, Slash, Blind Guardian, Down and WASP, to name a few.  Festival highlights include High Voltage; repeat visits to Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest; SOS Fest, Out of the Ashes; Metaldays Slovenia; HRH Road Trip Ibiza; Summerrock and WIzzfest Belgium; Bulldog Bash; Cambridge Rock Festival; LesFest (now WildFire) and other independent festivals and bike rallies.  When Anthrax headlined Metal Hammer magazine’s Golden Gods Awards bash in 2012, with Chris Jericho presenting,  Attica Rage were one of the live acts with Fozzy, Shadows Fall and Evil Scarecrow invited to perform on the HMS Hammer pre-show boat party as it sailed down the Thames River towards the O2 in London.  

 

“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 sees the release of the band’s fourth full-length album Warheads Ltd accompanied by singles, videos, bonus live tracks, summer festival appearances and a UK & European headline tour later in the year, with European tour dates continuing into 2017.

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