GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold®-selling alternative/christian metal band RED releases its double-sided single “Cold World” / “Minus It All” via RED ENTERTAINMENT / The Fuel Music. At digital and streaming outlets globally now, the songs are from the band’s first full-length studio recording in three years, “RATED R”, launching September 29th and featuring the SiriusXM Octane added lead single “Surrogates.” The full album may be pre-ordered/saved now via https://slinky.to/RatedR
“Cold World” / “Minus It All” is available for streaming/digital download on
Amazon Music: https://bit.ly/45zAkjg
Apple Music: https://bit.ly/3P0TgAt
RED’s evocative artistry takes center stage on its eighth studio album “RATED R”, the follow-up to 2020’s chart-topping “Declaration”. The new A-side track, “Cold World,” comes with a warning from RED guitarist Anthony Armstrong, who produced the song and co-wrote it with Breaking Benjamin’s Keith Wallen:
“The track takes a look inside oneself when there's someone or something that's no longer a part of our life bringing us down. We feel a renewed sense of self, but be careful with that high,” warns Anthony, “This world can sometimes bring us back an even harder fall.”
Anthony also wrote and produced “Minus It All,” which he says “challenges us to subtract the constructs of life around us so that our soul can grow. This world wants its pound of flesh, and that's just something we're going to have to give. But giving up some or all of the things that poison us is a choice, a choice that gives us a chance to grow without all the noise.”
Consistently pairing sophisticated instrumentation with hard-hitting songwriting, dynamic performances and grippingly personal lyrics, “RATED R” is a thought-provoking project that tackles several resonant and relevant topics amidst centering on the ideological and interpersonal divisions, confrontations and suffering of modern society. Lead single “Surrogates” kicks things off with noise from news reports, symbolizing how overwhelming the media can be. The band drew upon its filmic past, recording a video for the single in Utah that is in production now. A teaser trailer for the video can be seen at https://youtu.be/dRXTz8Tk17U
Taking its new music, fan favorites and hits on an extensive international tour, RED launches the first leg of its The RATED R Tour in the U.S. Sept. 8 in Joliet, IL and traverses 26-cities across 18 states before wrapping up at The Masquerade in Atlanta Nov. 19. Following a second string of U.S. dates in the winter/spring, RED is set to rock 135,000+ Graspop Metal Meeting festivalgoers from the mainstage in Belgium next summer with plans to hit additional festivals before traveling to 26 European cities in the fall of 2024.
“Who’s ready to get their faces melted live in a few weeks!?” asks RED members collectively. “We are thrilled to hit the road soon for The RATED R Tour starting in September!”
The fall headline RATED R Tour dates featuring Saul follows:
SAT, SEP 16 Shippensburg, PA TICKETS *
* Uprise Festival event
Rock band RED launched its RIAA Certified Gold album “End of Silence” in 2006 followed by seven acclaimed albums that together amassed two million albums sold, hundreds of millions of streams, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, 24 consecutive No. 1 hits at CRR radio and two Gold-selling singles ("Breathe Into Me," "Already Over"). The band has also received two GRAMMY nominations, six Dove Awards and multiple film, TV and gaming placements while being featured by Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Guitar World and many more. Forming RED ENTERTAINMENT and going independent in 2019, the band’s touring has taken them to more than 25 countries across 2,500+ concerts. Comprised of Michael Barnes (vocals), identical twin brothers Anthony (guitars) and Randy Armstrong (bass), and Brian Medeiros (drums), RED’s musical instrument endorsements include: Westone, PRS Guitars, Peavey.com, Mesa Boogie Amps, Line 6 and more.
About The Fuel Music:
Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings well over 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-Platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com