Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album Warheads LTD on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio.
The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.
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).
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!
Lead track “Falling Down” will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: “Killer Carousel” and a cover of Motörhead classic “Overkill”, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.
Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. 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:
- 29/05 – Bishopton Erskine Motorbike Meet
- 16/07 – Manchester SOS Festival 2016
- 28/08 – Northwich Rockwich 2016
- 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.
A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.
- Beyond the 45
- Falling Down
- Warheads Ltd
- El Chupacabra
- All Summer Long
- Lost In Memory
- Into the Ether
- New World Decay
- Haunted (Prelude)
- CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
- Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit, 41kHz)