THE RODS SUPPORT FORTHCOMING RELEASE, ‘VENGEANCE,’ WITH UPCOMING TEXAS APPEARANCES

March 2nd, 2011
by EvilG

Most well-versed metalheads will be very familiar with the Rods and their contribution to heavy metal. Such classic albums as 1981’s ‘The Rods’ and 1982’s ‘Wild Dogs’ fit perfectly in with the sound of the burgeoning “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” scene (despite the fact that the Rods were New York natives!), and resulted in shows with such big-time acts as Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Twisted Sister, and Ozzy Osbourne, as well as taking a then-unknown Metallica out as support on the Rods’ first headlining tour.

Now, Texas fans will be able to not only catch the Rods in full concert flight, but also get to the meet the band at a record store appearance. On March 19, the band (singer/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, bassist Garry Bordonaro, and drummer Carl Canedy) will be performing, meeting fans and signing merchandise at Cheapo Records in Austin at 11:00 am. Then, later in the evening (10:15 pm, to be exact), the band will be performing at Rusty Spurs in Austin (as part of the SXSW Festival).

The Rods in store performance.

3/19/11
11:00 AM
Cheapo Records
914 N. Lamar
Austin, TX  78703
512-477-4499

The Rods in concert.

3/19/11
10:15 P.M.
Rusty Spurs
(512) 482-9002
405 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

May 10 will see the official release of ‘Vengeance,’ a recording that includes the first single “The Code,” featuring lead vocals from Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie James Dio (which was one of the very last songs Ronnie ever recorded, before his passing last year). ‘Vengeance’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and comes hot on the heels of Feinstein’s recently-released solo album, ‘Bitten by the Beast.’ 2011 also marks the 30 year anniversary for this veteran metal band.

As renowned Quiet Riot/Ozzy/Dio/Whitesnake/Blue Oyster Cult bassist Rudy Sarzo remembers, “The Rods opened up for Ozzy during the 1981 ‘Blizzard Of Oz’ tour. I was blown away by their no holds barred metal onslaught performance and became an instant fan!” With a full US tour planned for the summer, fans will soon be able to experience the mighty metal of the Rods first hand themselves.

‘Vengeance’ Track Listing:

1. “RAISE SOME HELL
2. “I JUST WANNA ROCK”
3. “REBELS HIGHWAY”
4. “RIDE FREE OR DIE”
5. “THE CODE” (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
6. “LIVIN’ OUTSIDE THE LAW”
7. “LET IT RIPP”
8. “FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE”
9. “MADMAN”
10. “RUNNIN WILD”
11. “VENGEANCE”

For more information, visit:

www.therods.com

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