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Rainbow Death Rocket


Rainbow Death Rocket
A Thousand Years

Hard alternative rock outfit Rainbow Death Rocket have recently dropped an album that walks the line between hard rock, alternative rock, and heavy metaland does it with an instinctive knack for writing catchy and universal feeling songs while never losing that edge.

The band has been building their sound and releasing records for years and the latest happens to be what is likely their best body of work to date.

The album is A Thousand Words which features a blistering set of rock crushers that each let you get a fresh slice of that rock style and metal backing.

The album is full of high octane energy and some impressive hooks and sinkers that not only keep your attention but get you hard banging and your brain thinking.

A perfectly balanced but hard hitting alternative rock record, A Thousand Words hits the sweet spots for any lover of any style of memorable heavier music.

Make sure you go for the whole record on this one. It’s a banger.

Here’s what was said from the songwriters: “The songwriting process for me used to be lyrics first, that led to a “mood” for the music, which led me to the song structure and eventually the music. Lately though, I’ve been able to reverse that and do what most people do, which is start with music first and build the song from there. Sometimes I start with a groove or a guitar riff, and wait for a line or a chorus to jump out at me to use as the foundation of the song. Sometimes I end up with something fun, sometimes it’s depressing, but hopefully they are still enjoyable for people.”

Rainbow Death Rocket is almost a one-man band. Almost, but not quite. RDR started in a small Ohio town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A dude named Q had always wanted to be a songwriter but didn’t know how to sing or play any instruments. He simply loved to write lyrics. He had spent his life writing “songs,” that were only songs in his head because they had no music or melodies. In reality, they were just poems that Q hoped would be put to music someday. They were emotional, heartfelt, soul-bearing poems, but poems nonetheless.

He tried collaborating with musicians over the years and helped write some cool songs with some very talented people. Q had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in studios watching the recording process and he learned a ton about how to build a song. But those songs still weren’t His. Finally, at the unusually advanced age of 35, with the support of his amazing wife and life partner Brandi, Q decided to pick up a guitar and give it a go. Learning to play and write music at 35 was daunting to say the least, but he kept plugging away. The music came to him eventually, and the experience in recording helped get solid ideas down right away. Within a few weeks songs were taking shape. Q was able to lay down guitars, drums, bass and keyboard, but sadly, he still couldn’t sing worth a damn!

For a few years he recorded music while trying to find someone to sing, someone that could put their heart and soul into Q’s weird, emotional, sometimes personal, always honest lyrics.

Through a lot of trial and error, new collaborations and years of searching, Q eventually found the perfect voice. A young man named Adam brought Q’s songs to life and Rainbow Death Rocket was born. Q began churning out songs at a fevered pace and this laid the groundwork for band’s 2020 debut album, Crazysane.

About Crazysane, Divide and Conquer Music proclaims, “Q balances themes of life and love in this rollicking record that displays jaunts of wild freedom only true rock n’ roll can manifest. With anthemic guitars, high-energy vocals and fast drums, Rainbow Death Rocket definitely knows how to rock out. Any rock enthusiast should check them out!” 2022 will bring their second album, A Thousand Words. The first single, Dead Man’s Blood, was released on July 1st, 2022. About Dead Man’s Blood, Andre Avanessian from RadioAirPlay.com says, “The riffs are big, the performances are even bigger, and the hooks are seriously catchy…” Crazysane and Dead Man’s Blood are available for streaming through all the major services, and Crazysane is also available on CD through Amazon.

Rainbow Death Rocket – Dead Man’s Blood

Rainbow Death Rocket – A Thousand Words

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