The Heart Attacks

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The Heart Attacks
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Glam punk, Punk rock, Garage punk, Rock 'n' roll
Years active 2003–2008
Labels Brand Name, Hellcat
Members Chase Noles : Vocals
Tuk : Lead guitar
Dave : Rhythm guitar
Portwood : Bass guitar
Vasile : drums
Past members Brad : Drums
Paulie : Bass guitar
Amos : Drums

The Heart Attacks are a glam punk band from Atlanta, Georgia, and are currently signed to Tim Armstrong's Hellcat Records. In April/May 2007 the band toured throughout the southern United States as part of a Hellcat Records package tour. Later that year, the band embarked on an extensive East Coast tour that stretched from Florida to Massachusetts, and included a handful of dates in the Mid-West (e.g. Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland) as well.

Their first album, Heart and Scissor Killers featured all original members, Chase, Tuk, Dave, Paul, and Amos. The band was offered a place on the 2005 Warped Tour caravan but due to a scheduling conflict and unable to follow the tour, Amos was replaced by Brad, who became their steady drummer until 2007 when he made the decision to continue his education. During the Warped Tour, their bus broke down in California and with the aid of locals, they made their way back home to Atlanta. Fortunately, they also became acquainted with Tim Armstrong in this time period, and left Brand Name Records for a better-known label. This decision proved fruitful as the band released a more widely advertised album Hellbound and Heartless in 2006, featuring a duet between Chase Noles and guest singer Joan Jett.

In late 2008 lead guitar player Tuk and Bass player Portwood started a side project along with Joey from Vengeance 77 dubbed Poison Arrows. After lead vocalist Chase Noles was put into jail and bassist Portwood went back to rehab the Heart Attacks would soon call it quits.

Reunion[edit]

The band has announced 2 reunion shows in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. On December 13th and 14th, the band will be playing the Star Bar for two shows only.

Discography[edit]

  • Heart and Scissor Killers (2005, Brand Name)
4/5 stars Allmusic link
  • Hellbound and Heartless (2006, Hellcat)
4.5/5 stars Allmusic link

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