MANRAZE press release
FOR THOSE ABOUT
TO ROCK... MEET 'MANRAZE'!!!
"Breakout Alternative Rock Band Delivers New Twists From
A Classic Recipe."
4 December 2009 (London,
England)-Take one of the world's greatest
lead guitarists, a supa- power of a rock drummer, and a soul stirring rhythmic
bass player; mix in the experience of selling 65 million records, 2 diamond
lps, breaking and defying musical barriers that changed the course of rock
music history and its sound as we know it today; stir in a heap load of spicy
bad ass North, East, and West London rudeboy attitude...And you've got MANRAZE-a hot new London based
alternative/nuwave rock band formed by iconic lead guitarist Phil Collen of the multi-platinum
selling rockband Def Leppard. The
thrashing three piece also consists of punk forerunner Paul Cook from the revolutionary Sex Pistols, and rhythm rocker Simon
Laffy, bass player from Collen's former glamband, Girl.
There's a lot of relevant history in this band but don't let the
timeline fool you. They are NOT classic rock! MANRAZE is definitely representing 'the NOW' of music. Their
hardcore punk to dub tinged 12 track debut lp 'SURREAL' (Universal Records)
is chock full of rebellious in-your-face mantras. Quoted as a cross between theFoo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Rage
Against The Machine, The Police, and ‘something new’ Phil Collen formed MANRAZE
as a response to the ever changing climate of rock music. "After all I'd
done I still wanted to hear something that I wasn't getting anywhere else. The
hybrid invention of this missing music was inevitable in my eyes." And
invent they did. The eclectic set of raving tunes rooted by the infectious
driving rhythm section of Paul Cook's
famous union jack drum kit and Simon
Laffy's steady bass licks include the hit single 'Turn It Up'. The video
is in heavy rotation on KerrangTV,
can be viewed on their website at www.manraze.com, or found at youtube.com/manrazeofficial.
MANRAZE is currently the featured support act for Alice Cooper's Theatre of Death ('09 UK Tour). While on tour they
are actively writing songs for their second lp, playing local radio station
events to ignite the masses, granting interviews, prepping for live podcasts, and
'enjoying' rumors that they will be opening for Bon Jovi in 2010 although touring with Linkin Park is more their speed.
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