THE RODS Share New Single & Music Video For ‘Play It Loud’ From Their Upcoming Album “Rattle The Cage”

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January 12, 2024 will see iconic heavy metal trio The Rods release its forthcoming studio offering, entitled “Rattle The Cage”. The album will be coming out as CD digipak, limkted vinyl LP and digital formats via Massacre Records. Following previously-released, first songs such as ‘Shockwave’ and the thunderous album title track, The Rods are now premiering a music video for their new single ‘Play It Loud’.

Guitarist and singer David “Rock” Feinstein reveals: “This is a song from my catalog. For all the years that I have performed, playing loud was always there. Of course growing up with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and all the bands of that era, they were all loud. Rock ‘n’ Roll is supposed to be loud. If I had a dollar for every time I was told to “turn down”, I would be a multi millionaire, ha! The lyrics tell it all. It’s just something you do that makes you feel good. I guess that’s what it’s all about.”

The Rods are a storied heavy metal band that rocked their way through the ‘80s with a powerful, raw energy that had fans and critics alike calling them “The American Motörhead”. Once the go-to opening act for some of the biggest metal bands in the world, such as Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, and Iron Maiden, among others. Along with contemporaries like Anvil and Raven. The Rods are an integral part of what is commonly recognized today as Heavy Metal’s “golden age,” and emerged during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Heavy, dark, deep, insightful, and maybe even a bit more inciteful than ever before, their upcoming album, “Rattle The Cage”, is The Rods at their incendiary best. Lyrically, they’ve taken a cue from David “Rock” Feinstein’s cousin, Ronnie James Dio, providing the listener with a similar sense of hope and resiliency in the face of an ever-changing world.

Founding members David “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy are joined by new bassist Freddy Villano (Quiet Riot, Widowmaker), and the results are simply sublime. The songs are rhythmically tighter, yet more musically unbound, the grooves heavier, and the melodies more dynamic.

Mixed and mastered by Chris Collier, “Rattle The Cage” benefits from his masterful, modern touch, with the kind of sound that will simultaneously appeal to core fans as well as new generations of listeners. 2024 will mark The Rods‘ 45th anniversary, in support, they will be playing many special dates and performances to commemorate 45 years together. With such an impressive history firmly notched in their collective belt, The Rods are still firing on all cylinders, and as eager as ever to crank it up, louder than loud.

“Rattle The Cage” is available for pre-order HERE.

“Rattle The Cage” Track Listing:

  1. Now And Forever
  2. Wolves At The Door
  3. Cry Out Loud
  4. Rattle The Cage
  5. Can’t Slow Down
  6. Metal Highways
  7. Hell Or High Water
  8. Play It Loud
  9. Shockwave
  10. Hearts Of Steel

THE RODS are:

David “Rock” Feinstein / Vocals, Guitars
Freddy Villano / Bass
Carl Canedy / Drums

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