ROCK THIS WAY ENTERTAINMENT
Rock This Way Entertainmentis honored to introduce one of our very own favorite artists,
Red Sun Rising
Red Sun Rising's new album "Thread" is set to be released on March 30, 2018 and their current single, "Deathwish" is currently at #12 on the Billboard Rock chart. Please make sure you grab your copy as Red Sun Rising always delivers amazing music. We would like to thank lead singer, Mike Protich for taking a few moments to answer some of our questions. We definitely look forward to seeing Red Sun Rising this summer out on tour (select dates) with the almighty Like A Storm, Godsmack and Shinedown. Now that's a helluva lineup! Please see the interview with Mike Protich below and follow Red Sun Rising on all social media links below to stay informed of news, tour dates and all things Red Sun Rising.
RTWHow was Red Sun Rising formed and when?
MPRyan and Myself started the band around 2007 in Akron, OH. Basically wrote music for a year or two then really started playing out in NE Ohio around 2009 and built up a pretty solid fan base before starting to book our own tour independently regionally and then eventually nationally.
RTWWhat was the inspiration behind your latest single "Deathwish"?
MPThe song is about self fullfilling prophecies and the pygmalion effect and how these can really hinder one from living a life of true concious freedom.
RTWHow will the new album differ from Polyester Zeal?
MPWe aimed for a more raw sound that is more authentic to the band's live sound. We are a band that is 100% live and that rawness needed to be captured on a record. We also experimented a lot more with tones, effects and different instruments to give each song a unique identity that differs from song to song. This goes along with our "Thread" mentality to our song writing where each song is different from the last and is genre bending not binding.
RTWIf you could describe your new album in 5 words, what would they be?
MPEclectic, Lively, Melodic, Textured, Inviting
RTWWho are your biggest musical influences?
MPPersonally - Soundgarden, The Beatles, A Perfect Circle, Alice in Chains, STP, Queen. list goes on and on. The idea of calling our music "Thread" is to utilize influences from many genres and eras of music. Although these listed is a sample of maybe the influences most apparent there is so many more that create the nuances and intricacies of our songwriting.
RTWYour thoughts on the music industry today and making it as a band?
MPIt's still figuring out what it wants to be so as a musician and an artist you just need to stay true to yourself.
RTWTell us a little bit about the Red Sun Rising's journey as a band?
MPIts been long and jurassic. A lot of years being independent and grinding it out. And we are still grinding it out. But we believe in our art so we are proud of everything we've done.
RTWWhere is your favorite town/venue to play and why?
MPIts ever-changing. Every time we think we had the show of our lives there's another one around the corner. The people at the shows really have a lot to do with that too. A great crowd can make a not so memorable venue or town seem magical and memorable.
RTWWhat was your most meaningful song to record and why?
MPFor me it was both "Stealing Life" and "Left For Dead." "Stealing Life" was inspired by 2 friends and a hero who took their own lives. And "Left for Dead" is basically about growing up and not really having a father around and what that can do to a family.
RTWTell us and your fans anything you would like us to know.
MPAlthough these answers seem serious we love laughing more than anything. We take our art serious but not ourselves. We love hearing fans sing back to us live so come out and see a show.