It’s rare to find a current hard rock band that seamlessly blends the dark, grunge influences of Alice In Chains and Nirvana with the bright, soaring melodic influence of Shinedown. Perhaps that is why “The Otherside” – the debut single from Akron, OH rockers, Red Sun Rising – immediately stood out as unique from the first listen. Based on frontman, Mike Protich’s comments, it’s clear that Red Sun Rising’s unique sound is by design…
“Red Sun Rising is what rock was built on, but is not today’s rock, but a new rock alternative. Subtle touches of blues mixed with the dark minor tonality of today. Our music allows the listener to travel through a song that is anything but linear. With soaring vocals, we strive to find melodies that convey the passion of our thought-provoking lyrical content, and push the boundaries that rock has somewhat forgotten.”
“The Otherside” grabs you right away with a haunting, grunge-influenced verse and never lets go as it crescendos into the soaring melodic chorus. The more you listen to the song, the more you begin to peel back the layers, revealing a seasoned sound that rivals artists who have made several albums together.
It’s no surprise that the band has spent a considerable amount of time on the road supporting artists such as Shinedown, Seether and Pop Evil (to name a few). The band is being produced by Bob Marlette, who has worked with both Shinedown and Seether. It’s also no surprise that Red Sun Rising is signed to Razor & Tie, a label that continues to discover talented up-and-comers and rising stars (All That Remains, Nonpoint, The Pretty Reckless, Starset, Sons Of Texas, and many more).
SiriusXM’s Octane has already jumped on the song. Based on the impact that Razor & Tie artists have had on Active Rock radio, you have to imagine that it’s only a matter of time before “The Otherside” starts to climb the Mediabase Active Rock chart, and deservedly so.