Los Angeles’ hottest new metal contingent Attack OF The Rising have released their debut single, ‘Opus X‘ through Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group.
With their musical roots firmly planted in the classic metal of the early LA metal scene, Attack OF The Rising adds a modern metal touch to their approach, helping to drive their point home musically. The Lepre brother, Tony (guitars) and Chris (drums) grew up in Los Angeles and were a part of that early 80’s LA scene while guitarist, Billy Sablan and bassist Mike Risucci both grew up in New York and were influenced by East Coast thrash and the exploding Bay Area metal scene. Tony Lepre says, “We all are influenced by such bands as Testament, Death Angel, Metallica, Armored Saint, Metal Church as well as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and classic Deep Purple. From 70’s prog rock and proto-metal bands to classic 80’s metal we take all our influences and make them our own”
‘Opus X‘ is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut full length album, ‘Game Changer‘, which the band enlisted LA veteran producer Bill Metoyer to oversee. “Bill Metoyer brought out the best in each of us and gave us the “no stress” recording atmosphere to make that happen. Having Bill at the helm of this recording has made it what it is for us – Loud Hard and Heavy.”
Stand by for additional audio, as well as video material from the band to premiere over the next few weeks, leading up to the late Spring release of ‘Game Changer‘.
Mandrake – Lead vocals
Tony Lepre- Guitars
Billy Sablan – Guitars
Mike Risucci – Bass
Chris Lepre – Drums, percussion