Todd Michael Hall of Riot V will be releasing a solo album entitled “Sonic Healing” on May 7th via Rat Pak Records. Todd and Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church collaborated on the songwriting, and Kurdt also produced the record. With thought provoking lyrics and rock solid guitar riffs, “Sonic Healing” delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high-level players.
From the infectious guitar riffs of the opening track “Overdrive” to the anthemic album finale of “Long Lost Rock & Rollers,” Todd showcases his vocal range and passion for rock music. Songs like “Let Loose Tonight,” “Running After You,” and “Like No Other” are testaments to the magic that was created when Todd and Kurdt began to focus on their deep love of classic rock icons like Boston, Rush, Styx, Foreigner and REO Speedwagon. Todd’s multi-octave voice and Kurdt‘s riff writing capabilities create memorable songs that are reminiscent of the artists that inspired them to pursue a career in music. “Sonic Healing” delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high-level players with thought-provoking lyrics and rock-solid guitar riffs. Pre-orders are available here: https://smarturl.it/toddmichaelhall.
“Music has a healing effect to get you up and running,” Todd explains. “People use it to console themselves on a daily basis. It’s such a weird time right now. So, ‘Sonic Healing’ is meant to be good positive rock. We definitely paid homage to our favorite bands, but we added a new twist. There’s a hunger for this music, and there aren’t many artists trying to scratch the itch. We’re here to scratch the itch and bring the energy.”
Contributor Robert Cavuoto spoke with Todd about “Sonic Healing,” working with Kurdt, and what we can expect from Riot V in the near future. Remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.