Peter Bailey of “The Metalheadz” radio show conducted an interview with drummer Pat Lundy of RISE TO REMAIN — the up-and-coming London, England metalcore outfit featuring singer Austin Dickinson, the son of IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson— at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which was held June 10-12, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
RISE TO REMAIN will release its debut album, “City Of Vultures”, on September 5 via EMI. The 12-track effort was recorded last year at Tree House Studios in Chesterfield with producers Carl Bown (FIGHTSTAR, TRIVIUM) and Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MACHINE HEAD).
“We’re ecstatic now the album is complete,” says Dickinson. “That’s the only way to describe it; this album has been our focus for so long. I want this album to take the band to major new levels.”
RISE TO REMAIN‘s debut single, “Nothing Left”, was released in the U.K. on June 13 via EMI. According to a press release, the song is “a powerful statement of intent” from the five-piece which has already been awarded “Best New Band” accolades from both Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines. Boasting a festival-sized chorus, Austin Dickinson‘s impassioned vocals tell a tale of loss and grief, driven along by Ben Tovey‘s intricate lead guitar lines, above the turbo-thrust of Will Homer‘s shredding rhythm guitars, and the hammering precision of Pat Lundy‘s drums and Joe Copcutt‘s bass.
RISE TO REMAIN previously independently released a number of EPs, including the acclaimed “Bridges Will Burn”, and upon signing to EMI in March 2011 made a brand new track, “The Serpent”, available as a free download from their web site. Now with “Nothing Left”, RISE TO REMAIN has fulfilled its early promise and delivered a debut single on EMI that showcases the band’s enormous talent, whetting the appetite of all metal fans in anticipation of the group’s debut album, which will be released later this year.
RISE TO REMAIN will embark on its first-ever headlining tour in support of “City Of Vultures” in September.
“Nothing Left” video: