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Patton - Featured Artist

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October 2002 By Rick

Patton
The Metal Revolution has begun!!!! Patton has taken the metal torch and has rolled out the heavy weapons on their campaign to bring good old fashioned head banging metal to the masses. They are waging a battle that consumes their spirit to the point that they have named their band after one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States. General Patton rose from an illiterate 12 year old to become one of the greatest military minds that the United Sates has seen. A man who was at home on the battle field, his abrasive personality often worked to his detriment in political matters. If ever there was a namesake for a band, Patton fits this group to a T. Their abrasive style and no nonsense approach to metal is sure to help them thunder through the ranks of the metal world on their march to the top.


METAL

Background
Formed by guitarist and vocalist Jason Felger and bassist Bob Watson, Patton rose from the ashes of another great band called Steamroller. They struck out on their own and put together Patton with former Steamroller drummer Rich Scheidt. The bands influences include Judas Priest, Megadeth, Van Halen, Annihilator and Alice Cooper among others. A very interesting mix that was sure to mesh into a distinctive sound for the band. In 2000 they released the CD "War Declared", a hard rockin' metal romp that contained 11 tracks including "Patton March", "Mind Control", "Volcano" and "War Declared." "War Declared" was only a taste of things to come as Patton set to work on their next CD. After 2 years of blood, sweat and beers Patton unleashed the album entitled METAL upon the masses. Released on Silver Bullet Records out of Las Vegas, METAL is a more aggressive, skull crushing version of the Patton sound. The title track and "Smoking Like the Devil" sees Patton head in a darker, heavier direction that should set an evil glow alight in the heart of any metalhead.

News Current To October 2002
The latest Patton disc, METAL, has been released for a few months and is available on the Silver Bullet Records website www.sbrmusic.com. You can also hear clips of the songs off of METAL on that site.

Patton also has their own website where you can check out the latest news on the band, profiles of the band members and more songs from METAL. That can be found at www.pattonrocks.com. Patton continues to work on new material for the follow-up to METAL.

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