Red Sun Rising

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Red Sun Rising
Red Sun Rising.jpg
Red Sun Rising performing at MMRBQ 2016 Camden, NJ
Background information
OriginAkron, Ohio
Genres
Years active2007 (2007)–present
LabelsRazor & Tie
Websitehttps://redsunrisingmusic.com/
MembersMike Protich
Ryan Williams
Dave McGarry
Ricky Miller
Pat Gerasia
Past membersMark Jendrisak
Mitch Bandel
Mark Matthews
Adam Mercer
Tyler Valendza
Hayes Hornish
Bobby Consiglio

Red Sun Rising is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio.[2] The band has released two studio albums through the Razor & Tie record label; their first, Polyester Zeal, in 2015, and their second, Thread, on March 30, 2018. The band also released an EP titled "Peel" on March 22, 2019.

History[edit]

Red Sun Rising formed in 2006 when Mike Protich and Ryan Williams, who used to be high school classmates, struck up a conversation about music at a gas station. By 2007, Red Sun Rising's first line-up was formed and they were playing local gigs. In 2011, Tyler Valendza joined the group, bringing a new element to the group's sound.

They built a following by previewing their self-released albums over their social media websites and were touring nationally by 2013.[3] In 2014, the band signed with Razor & Tie records and released their album Polyester Zeal in August 2015 which debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hard Rock album chart.[4] In 2015, Tyler Valendza left the band and was replaced by Dave McGarry, who was first announced as the new guitarist in a Facebook post.[5]

Their singles "The Otherside" and "Emotionless" both reached number 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, making them the first band since Trapt to reach number 1 twice on their first album.[citation needed] Their third single "Amnesia" peaked at number 6 on the same chart. The band often uses the hashtag #WeAreThread, which is said to be the name of the genre of music they would like to represent. They explain that their influences are like threads in a fabric and they feel they cannot truly be described as one particular genre.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Peak chart positions
Rock Albums
Hard Rock Albums
Heatseekers Albums
Polyester Zeal
  • Released: August 7, 2015
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, digital download
41[7] 11[8] 7[9]
Thread
  • Released: March 30, 2018
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • Formats: CD, digital download
- 21 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Independent albums[edit]

Title
Red Sun Rising[10][11]
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Making of Kings
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD, digital download

EPs[edit]

  • The Fix (2012)
  • Into Forever (2013)
  • Peel (2019)

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Mainstream
Rock

[12]
Rock Airplay
[13]
Hot Rock Songs
[14]
"Beautiful Suicide" 2010 Red Sun Rising
"Making of Kings" 2011 Making of Kings
"Love is All to Blame" 2013 Into Forever
"The Otherside" 2015 1 17 42 Polyester Zeal
"Emotionless" 2016 1 17 38
"Amnesia" 6 27
"Uninvited"
(Alanis Morissette cover)[15]
2017 Non-album track
"Deathwish" 2018 7 37 Thread
"Veins" 30
"Lonely Girl" 2019 29
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" Peel
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Rock Airplay
[13]
"Push" 2015 23 Polyester Zeal
"Unnatural" 43
"Fascination" 2018 20 Thread
"Left For Dead" 34
"Stealing Life" 19

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Album
"Beautiful Suicide" 2011 Unknown Red Sun Rising
"Making of Kings" 2011 Making of Kings
"Love Is All to Blame" 2013 Into Forever
"The Otherside" 2015 Brad Golowin[16] Polyester Zeal
"Emotionless" 2016 Dylan Marko Bell
"Amnesia" Ryan Valdez[17]
"Uninvited" 2017 Brad Golowin N/A
"Deathwish" 2018 Thread
"Fascination"
"Veins"
"Stealing Life" Jason Lester
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" 2019 Brad Golowin Peel

Band members[edit]

Current members

  • Mike Protich – lead vocals, guitar (2007–present)
  • Ryan Williams – lead guitar (2007–present)
  • Dave McGarry – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)[5]
  • Ricky Miller – bass, backing vocals (2015–present)
  • Pat Gerasia – drums, percussion (2015–present)

Former members

  • Mark Jendrisak – drums (2009–2013)
  • Hayes Hornish – bass, backing vocals (2007–2011)
  • Mitch Bandel – bass, backing vocals (2011–2013)
  • Mark Matthews – bass, backing vocals (2013–2015)
  • Adam Mercer – drums, percussion (2013–2014)
  • Tyler Valendza – rhythm guitar (2012–2015)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graff, Gary (March 29, 2018). "Red Sun Rising Shares Sophomore Album 'Thread': Exclusive First Listen". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Fulfillment of a Namesake: An Exclusive Interview With RED SUN RISING". Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Denning, Mark. "Red Sun Rising Biography".
  4. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (April 29, 2016). "Red Sun Rising Rises to Second Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "RED SUN RISING on Facebook". Red Sun Rising. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (April 29, 2016). "Red Sun Rising Rises to Second Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Red Sun Rising Chart History – Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Red Sun Rising Chart History – Hard Rock Albums". Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "Red Sun Rising Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Red Sun Rising reviews, music, news – sputnikmusic".
  11. ^ "Red Sun Rising – Biography & History – AllMusic".
  12. ^ "Red Sun Rising – Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Red Sun Rising – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Red Sun Rising – Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  15. ^ Childers, Chad. "Look in on Red Sun Rising's NSFW Video for Their Cover of Alanis Morissette's 'Uninvited' Read More: Red Sun Rising Issue NSFW Video for Cover of 'Uninvited'". Loudwire. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  16. ^ "Red Sun Rising: 'The Otherside' Music Video Released". Blabbermouth. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  17. ^ "Red Sun Rising Debuts Amnesia video". Vents Magazine. Retrieved November 21, 2016.