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  • Feature: Why Attila Will Conquer Metal

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:58:14

    Feature: Why Attila Will Conquer Metal - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    It's been said many times and many ways. In fact, it's a rather universal principal at this point. It's indisputable and undeniable. They've also re-asserted it at every turn and each single chance they've gotten. However, we'll reiterate it right now: Attila can't be fucked with.

    They're on their road to conquering heavy metal, and you can feel the excitement in the air where it matters. They keep selling out dates of their headline run—The Monster Outbreak Tour. The enthusiasm is so fervent that they had to add an afternoon show in New York. How often does that shit happen if you're not like Celine Dion or Eminem? That's very rare in this day and age. Moreover, they have support of a section of humanity that typically runs the other way at the very word "metal"—girls. You can't even count the number of bras that get thrown on stage during "Call Out" nightly. It looks like the Victoria's Secret backroom on stage. No joke.

    Statistically (if you give a fuck and you probably should), the boys are kicking ass too. They moved a staggering 18,500 copies first-week, which for a heavy band, is MONUMENTAL. Moreover, Chris "Fronz" Fronzak is the rock star the world has been desperately clamoring for. He's irreverent, charismatic, enigmatic, hilarious, and he does not care. He can rip verses on "Pizza, Sex, and Trolls", or he can slyly engage his detractors on "Guilty Pleasure" over an bulldozing groove that can't be stopped. Take "Guilty Pleasure" too. It flaunts tuneful, tight guitar solos meant to get lighters in the air. Attila pull it off.

    Listen to "Pizza, Sex, and Trolls" below!



    The dual guitar tandem of Chris Linck and Nate Salameh stands out as one of the genre's best right now, while Sean Heenan's drums and Kalan Blehm's bass lock into a stripper-ready groove. Not only do they have the right attitude, style, but they can also play their asses off.

    Watch the Video for "Proving Grounds"



    Attila have all the ingredients of the next kings of metal. They're even pissing people off left and right. Last time we checked, that's what a rock 'n' roll band should be doing. They're saying and doing everything other bands are too scared to.

    They're not just your Guilty Pleasure: they're your new gods.

    Rick Florino
    12.15.14


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