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27th November 2012

attica rage

The follow-up to their critically-acclaimed second album 'Road Dog', the new album was once again produced and mixed by roddymacaudio at Titan Studios West in Glasgow, Scotland and mastered in New York, US by Michael Tucci at Masterdisk (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Nirvana, Pearl Jam).

'88MPH' is a diverse collection of hard-hitting biker rock anthems, grinding blues-infused Metal riffs and searing ballads featuring Jonny Parr on lead vocals and guitar; Richie Rage on drums; Stevie Bell on lead guitar and new member Colin Wilson on bass and vocals. The album also features guest appearances by Lanarkshire-based singer Emma Nailen and Attica fan Marko Duckworth, who landed the task of battering a beer keg with a baseball bat!

'88MPH' will be officially launched by the band at Hard Rock Hell VI festival in Pwllheli, North Wales on 30 November 2012, including an album signing session and a fired-up, full-throttle live showcase, sharing the weekend bill with headliners Testament, Sebastian Bach and Buckcherry.

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The album launch continues the following weekend with two Attica Rage headline shows at Glasgow Classic Grand on Friday 7 December and London Nambucca on Sunday 9 December. Special guest supports for these shows are label buddies and Italian Metal maestros Arthemis.

Talking about the album, singer Jonny Parr comments: "We completed '88MPH' in six weeks and took the deliberate decision to go for a gutsier, stripped-back sound - this is the purest fans will have heard us on record yet. It's punchy and in-yer-face and chock full of hooks, melodies and some hefty monster riffs. There are also some beautifully tender moments too though. We're all very proud of '88MPH' and we know the fans are gonna love it!"

Attica Rage have toured continuously over the last few years building a strong army of fans - Clan Attica - taking their distinctive biker rock n' Metal sounds across the UK and Europe at headline shows and festivals including High Voltage, Hard Rock Hell, Bulldog Bash, Hammerfest, Metalcamp, HRH Road Trip Ibiza and Download Festival Boardie BBQ party.

They have supported bands such as Saxon, Diamond Head and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and have shared billings with Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Slash, Anthrax, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society, Down and Skindred, amongst others.

In summer this year, Attica Rage performed at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 awards pre-show party on board the HMS Hammer boat along with Shadows Fall and Fozzy plus hundreds of fans, media and industry as it sailed along the River Thames in London towards the 02 Arena.

Attica Rage also contributed a cover version of 'Killer Of Giants' on a US-released Ozzy Osbourne tribute album and are currently completing work on a 3-year documentary and live concert film DVD with director Colin Wood.

2013 will see Attica Rage on the road promoting '88MPH' with UK and European tour dates.


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