In these times of radical change where politics, press and power are shifting hourly and the oppression of freedom and thought is being challenged across the world, there's no time more apposite for the release of one of the most dramatic, provocative and downright furious songs of the year.
Roaring in on chiming guitars and scabrous, abrasive growls, 'Power Through Fear' is an atomic blast of righteous indignation aimed squarely at the power-brokers who've laid their boot across the necks of the downtrodden and manipulated the media to produce a climate of fear. It's also one of the most anthemic songs from London metal stars Rise To Remain's debut album, 'City Of Vultures'. You can hear it here: www.youtube.com/risetoremain
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Featuring an enormous chorus, throat-shredding vocal, sledgehammer riffs and pounding drums, 'Power Through Fear' is already proving itself a highlight of Rise To Remain's live set.
A blazing performance at Download in June kicked off a summer of gigs, including shows around Europe which culminated with a jaw-dropping, show-stealing turn at Sonisphere UK, where hundreds of people crowded around outside the packed tent desperate to get in as the band turned in a career-high performance.
And now, with The Observer hailing them as one of the summer's 'Hottest New Talents', Radio 1 giving them daytime radio play and the rock press championing them, Rise To Remain are on the cusp of great things, ready to explode with the release of 'City Of Vultures'.
As frontman Austin Dickinson explains of the debut album, "I hope a lot of people will respect this record, especially coming from a really young band, because there's a lot that's outside the usual metalcore cliché thinking box. At the same time, I think that our fans will just love it for being a great album. It's energetic, it's got a lot of melody and a lot of brutal parts and all the things that tick their boxes, as well as plenty for the older generation too! Ha ha!"
Rise To Remain headline the Front Stage at Hevy Festival in Kent on August 5th. They release 'Power Through Fear' on August 22nd. The album 'City Of Vultures' follows on September 5th, both on EMI.
They head out on their first UK headline tour on September 7th. The full list of dates are as follows:
Wed 7th Sept CAVERN / EXETER
Thur 8th Sept LIBERAL CLUB / YEOVIL
Fri 9th Sept JOINERS / SOUTHAMPTON
Sat 10th Sept HYDRANT / BRIGHTON
Mon 12th Sept O2 ACADEMY 2 / OXFORD
Tues 13th Sept FLEECE / BRISTOL
Wed 14th Sept IFOR BACH / CARDIFF
Thur 15th Sept ROAD MENDERS / NORTHAMPTON
Sat 17th Sept WAMA / HIGH WYCOMBE
Sun 18th Sept O2 ACADEMY 3 / BIRMINGHAM
Mon 19th Sept O2 ACADEMY 2 / SHEFFIELD
Tues 20th Sept O2 ACADEMY 2 / NEWCASTLE
Wed 21st Sept KING TUTS / GLASGOW
Fri 23rd Sept UNDERWORLD / LONDON
Sat 24th Sept HAYMAKERS / CAMBRIDGE
Sun 25th Sept ROADHOUSE / MANCHESTER
Mon 26th Sept COCKPIT / LEEDS
Wed 28th Sept ARTS CENTRE / NORWICH
Thur 29th Sept BASEMENT / NOTTINGHAM
'Power Through Fear' – single released 22nd August
'City Of Vultures' – album released 5th September