Red Line Chemistry

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Red Line Chemistry
Red Line Chemistry.jpg
Performing in Spokane,WA in July 2011
Background information
Origin Kansas City, Missouri
Genres Hard rock, post-grunge
Years active 2004–2014
Labels Pavement
Members Brett Ditgen
Andrew Breit
Dave Fyten
Tom Brown
Mike Mazzarese

Red Line Chemistry was an American hard rock band formed in 2004, hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. The band went on hiatus in 2014, but has since re-released their first album and performed at select shows.[1][2]


Originally named Penumbra,[3] the band added vocalist Brett Ditgen and changed their name to Red Line Chemistry in 2004. With the help of local radio support in their home state of Missouri, the band was able to score a spot on stage at Kansas City Rock Fest 2007 and the Warped Tour. They have also performed 5 times between 2008 and 2011 at Pointfest,[4][5] a bi-annual rock festival held by rock station KPNT FM.

With the release of Tug of War on May 14, 2013, produced by Grammy-award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz,[6] the band spent much of the middle of the year touring alongside Nonpoint, Drowning Pool and Whitesnake.[7]

Red Line Chemistry went on hiatus in 2014 after parting with Vertusent Music Group. In 2015, Pavement Entertainment contacted the band about recording a new album. Frontman Brent Ditgen told Pavement the band wasn't in the right place to do that, but they agreed that the band's earlier work should be remixed and re-released as Chemical High & a Hand Grenade (Special Edition).[1] The band has only done occasional shows while on hiatus.[2]


  • Tom Brown – bass, vocals
  • Mike Mazzarese – percussion
  • Dave Fyten – guitar, vocals
  • Andrew Breit – guitar, keyboard, vocals
  • Brett Ditgen – lead vocals


Studio albums[edit]

  • Chemical High & a Hand Grenade (2006)
  • Dying for a Living (2010)
  • Tug of War (2013)

Remix albums[edit]

  • Chemical High & a Hand Grenade (Special Edition) (2015)


  • Red Line Chemistry (2004)[8][9]
  • Escape Plan (2008)
  • Easy Does It (2011)


Year Title US
2010 "Dumb Luck" 33 Dying for a Living
2011 "You Don't Get It" 37
"Ultragigantor" 34
2012 "Unspoken" 34 Tug of War
2013 "Paralyzed" 33
"Sucker Punch"[7]
2015 "Meds For The Hypocrite" Chemical High & A Hand Grenade
(Special Edition) remixed & reinvented


  1. ^ a b "Brett Ditgen of Red Line Chemistry Interview - National Rock Review". We had been on hiatus after splitting with our former record label ... I began talking to Tim about our first record Chemical High and a Hand Grenade which was recorded in 2005 and taken out of print in 2008 before any national exposure. Releasing it officially through a record label in reinvented form with better sound and through national channels was an opportunity we had always wanted for this album. 
  2. ^ a b "Tyson Leslie is throwing himself a farewell party - The Kansas City Star". JUNE 11, 2015 ... The lineup comprises more than three dozen bands and performers, including Tyson Leslie & the Scarlet Letters, 90 Minutes, the Baloney Ponyz, the Zeros, Red Line Chemistry... 
  3. ^ Red Line Chemistry - Biography
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  6. ^ "RLC's New Album "Tug of War"". 12 Mar 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Red Line Chemistry Release Single 'Sucker Punch'
  8. ^ Red Line Chemistry | Biography | Allmusic
  9. ^ Red Line Chemistry by Red Line Chemistry (EP, Alternative Metal)