Party death metal rockers Attila formed in their hometown of Atlanta in 2005, meeting each other at their high school and through mutual friends. Their mutual love of music (and partying) brought the guys together to form what would eventually become the fourth imprint on the Artery Foundation/Razor & Tie joint venture, Artery Recordings.
When the guys set out to name their newly formed band, they knew they were looking for a simple, one word name that didn’t imply the typical death metal cliché terms such as “blood, dying, and darkness.” One day they found themselves in a bookstore passing around a book about Attila the Hun, and so Attila was born.
Over the years Attila has gone through a few lineup changes, but founding members Fronz and Sean have remained a constant staple. The band is now Chris "Fronz" Fronzak (vocals), Nate Salameh (guitar), Chris Linck (guitar), Sean Heenan (drums) and Kalan Blehm (bass). This lineup really brought together Attila’s sound and image that they are known for today. While Attila certainly evokes thoughts of partying, the band is trying to expand the public’s immediate thoughts about party metal. They describe their overall take on music as a way of letting loose and having fun, and allowing the listener to take away that message in whatever context they find fitting. As Fronz said, “All we want is for the listener to have a fun experience, and that is the main message behind our music.”
In 2010 Attila released their debut album, RAGE, for Artery Recording/Razor & Tie followed one year later by their 2011 album Outlawed. This album debuted on the Billboard Independent Chart at #7, the Hard Music Chart at #8, the Rock Chart at #19 and #87 on the Top 200 Album Chart. In the Fall of 2012 Attila released the maxi single “Party With The Devil.” Attila will release a new album in 2013.
The band has been on the road almost non-stop for two years touring with the likes of Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Alesana, Iwrestledabearonce, A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, Chelsea Grin etc.