IGNITE MUSIC MAGAZINE
“If you knew the end of the world was coming, how would you feel about it? You could deal with it in many different ways and I think people would deal with it in different ways and that’s what the video portrays—a mini soap opera of stories because all these different people are coping in different ways.
Though an intricate and boisterous album, it’s interesting that Red Sun Rising weren’t always as melodically articulate as this, Protich saying previously he feels the band are more of a band with their second release. “I think I meant that in more of a sense that when Ryan [lead guitarist Ryan William] and myself wrote the first album [2015’s Polyester Zeal], these band members weren’t in the band.
“Recording Thread we brought them into the studio as an actual band. There was some flavour not there before because these guys’ personalities bled into the sound. All these extra spices are the character we’ve obtained from our very good friends and now we’re a band. I feel like it was a rebirth and we’re ready to start Red Sun Rising as this group of musicians.
“I won’t lie in saying that the first time we tried to write as a band in a room, it just did not work. When you have five people with ideas thrown in constantly, it’s counterintuitive to getting anything done. Ryan and I specifically will create a song structure and the general idea and bring it to the band then they can bring their ideas on top of that. It taught everyone to focus on their own strengths and once everyone figured that out it flowed very easily.”
Thanks to this meticulous effort Red Sun Rising’s reputation is growing hot and heavy. In July the band will tour North America with Shinedown and Godsmack – not small names in hard rock. “That’s gonna be a huge tour and we’re really excited about it,” says Protich. “We needed it as a band but I think the genre needs it.
“Rock just fell into a very generic hole and we wanna break that mould and bring some new flavour. We either wanna make rock music more popular or we wanna make pop music more interesting.”
Red Sun Rising’s new album “Thread” is set to be released on March 30, 2018 via (Concord Music/Razor & Tie) and their current single, “Deathwish” is riding up the rock charts!!
Ignite Music Magazine got a chance to talk with frontman Mike Protich a little bit ago to talk about the new album and how excited they are about it and the new tour coming up.
We asked Mike about – the new tour, new album, and the somewhat new band members and what he was most excited about, he states ” I am most excited for this new album, we are really excited to get this music out and have people hear it”
Their new ” Deathwish”, which is fastly rising up the charts, ” We believe in it, we believe in all our music, and we are not surprised that it is doing well, but you always hope that it can connect, Mike said when asked if he was surprised how well the song is doing, “We believe in all our music, because our music is real”.
We discussed the making of the two new video for “Deathwish” and the fresh new song “Fascination”, and if they have any say in the making of the videos. They used an old silent film from 1902 that was ” really cool and ahead of its time, that never had sound to it..It was kinda creepy and coom and made sense to the song”, Mike told us how the video and music came together for the video “Fascination”.
Red Sun Rising tends to mix up genres and influences in their music and if the just comes to them naturally or is that by design,”We don’t put roles on our songwriting “.. ” that is what “THREAD” means, we put songs out that we love and believe in, we don’t worry about what that sounds like”. And that is what I think everyone loves about Red Sun Rising, the just do them and if they love it, it is good for them, and its good for all their fans too. Their influenced just seem to bleed into their music naturally and it works for them.
We even asked what are some of his influenced and what kinda music he is into. You will be quite surprised at what he has to say on that topic in the audio below. We all know about the Alanis Morrisette cover “uninvited” the band did, we asked him a little bit about that too and ” It was challenging for me to sing that song.. and for a male voice “.. “It was fun to take that challenge, push myself and make that happen”. And make that happen he did, and it was one of the best renditions I have ever heard, he told us of an email he got from her.
We also talked about all the other bands doing covers… The tour with The Used coming up soon as well as all the festivals the band is doing. The extra song that didn’t make this album and some of his favorite bands that he is excited to see out on the festival runs,” I’m excited to see TOOL” he told us. We also go into some of his favorite song of “THREAD” and why.
So, give the interview a listen too, Mike is a great guy and I have seen the band live more the 5 times and they are all about the fans and the love of the music they put out, and it shows. My best advice is to hit up one of their show and see for yourself how great this band is on stage and off stage as well.
Headline Tour Dates
March 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
March 21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
March 22 – Portland, ME – Empire
March 23 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
March 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
March 28 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf
March 30 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
March 31 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 5 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
April 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 11 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
April 13 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 15 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
April 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
April 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
April 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 21 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock
April 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
April 29 – Sunrise, FL –Welcome to Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 25 & 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
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