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With a rare aptitude for combining aspects of classic rock, hair-metal, and grunge, independent recording artists MODENA offer a professional yet edgy sound for fans of hard rock music. Hailing from North Carolina, the band started jamming more than half a decade ago and quickly realized their potential to make great music together.

After years of paying their dues in local dive bars and handing out thousands of demos, they finally landed a deal with a small Indie label in their home state, not far from where they plugged in for the first time. However after only one release the label went broke, leaving them with no money to record. After hearing success stories from other DIY musicians, the four original members decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. They were able to raise enough money to record with producer Jim Wirt: the mastermind responsible for producing the first three Incubus albums, as well as countless other bands such as Hoobastank, Live and Fiona Apple to name a few.

It only took thirteen days to record LEVERAGE. Released on September 17, 2013 to rave reviews from fans and critics across the globe. The band's catchy vocal harmonies scream with emotion and will get stuck in your head for days on end. Sleek bass lines, heavy riffs, and meticulous drum parts are littered throughout the record. And the band's unique use of melody and tasteful transitions in their ballads may even entice a softer side you never knew you had.

But carving a niche in any market is always risky. In today's declining music industry some would say it is a futile attempt without the help of a TV show or publicist. Music has lost its value because of technology and we all seem to be struggling to find it again. However the band believes in a different, more organic, approach:

By growing an audience from the ground up, their music has the best chance of standing the test of time. The sound is very unique, easy to recognize, yet hard to forget. The flawless production is equally matched by strong songwriting and today they have a fan base with listeners spanning the US, Canada, Italy, South America, Russia, England, France and more. Their record continues to make its way into more and more playlists each and everyday, generating solid sales and streams with almost no marketing budget or online promotion team.

MODENA has certainly spared no expense at making the music rock fans love to hear. Their goal is to bring rock and roll back into the mainstream one fan at time. With their stellar album performance and engaging live show, this is not a band you want to miss!

General Info

Band Members
Justin Womble - Vocals, James Carlson - Vocals, Mike Haywood - Drums
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Rock / Hard Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Raleigh, NC

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