AC ANGRY: “Black Denim“ – Hard-hitting Heavy Rock ‘n‘ Roll with reckless street attitude
Pent-up anger channelled into a feisty Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude. This is what AC ANGRY stands for. Metal Hammer Germany described their sound as «comparable to early Wonderfools, coupled with desert riff grooves and a touch of late Turbonegro». Their roots lie clearly in the classic Rock ’n’ Metal of the 80‘s, in groups like Motörhead or Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction and they succeed in including their influences from the last 15 years in an exciting way, as bands like Danko Jones and Turbonegro took over. With this spellbinding mixture they set themselves apart from the rampant 70‘s Vintage Rock Revival and go their own way.
Under the old name Taletellers the four-piece already made a name for themselves in the world-wide metal scene with the albums ”Detonator“ and ”Radicalizer“. In 2009 they went on a European tour with Grave Digger and Alestorm and they supported such notables as Molly Hatchet, Sacred Reich, Uriah Heep or Astral Doors. Along with it the second album ”Radicalizer“ earned a Top 40 chart position in the US College Radio Charts. After a short break the band decided to change the name to something more suitable for their straight heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll – AC ANGRY – and since last year the musicians surrounding the charismatic singer Alan Costa have been hitting the gas again big time! Highly acclaimed shows as support for Danish rockers D-A-D and Ozzy‘s former sidekick Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society and most of all the tour with Warrior Soul in November 2012, which led them through Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, were celebrated by fans and press alike.
On November 8th 2013 AC ANGRY’s debut album “Black Denim“ – produced by Phil Hillen (Powerwolf, The Vision Bleak, Vendetta …) at SU2 Studio – was finally released through the German label Dust On The Tracks Records. Iconic illustrator Jan Meininghaus (U.D.O., Bolt Thrower, Brainstorm …) is responsible for the perfectly fitting artwork. AC ANGRY are demonstrating with a total of ten songs how a dirty Rock ’n’ Roll album is supposed to sound! Catchy tunes like the pounding opener “Booze Horse“, the intriguing half-ballad “It‘s Good To Be Bad“ or the fat speed metal riffs-driven “Rock ’n’ Roller Roller Rolla!“ are evidence that singer and guitarist Alan Costa, his congenial lead guitarist Stefan Kuhn, as well as the tight rhythm section, consisting of bassist Dennis Kirsch and drummer Sascha Waack will truly stir up the international scene!
The fact that “Black Denim” entered the top positions of the Amazon and iTunes download charts holding #1 Amazon bestsellers Hardrock & Metal, #2 Amazon bestsellers Rock proves that these are not empty words but actual facts. The international music press unanimously praised in many reviews and interviews the German heavy rockers AC ANGRY and the album as a powerful and simultaneously ass-kicking Rock ‘n‘ Roll album. The ecstatic live performances of the four musicians brought them great acclaim from critics and fans alike. The live shows started early 2013 when AC ANGRY were hitting the road for a mini-tour with guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG) before going on a three-week European tour as support act for the Hard ‘n‘ Heavy legend Saxon and several concerts with Canadian cult Metal band Anvil as well as further shows with German Rockers Ohrenfeindt in autumn. Their music video „Hellrock Antehm“ with its hot hells angels celebrated early May its world premiere at German Metal Hammer. The AC ANGRY Heavy Rock ’n’ Roll Express rolls on with full steam ahead. For tour dates check out www.acangry.com.
Amazon MP3: #1 Hardrock & Metal charts | #2 Rock charts for four days | #39 album charts | four weeks Top 50 Hardrock & Metal charts
iTunes: #13 Metal charts
Media Markt MP3: #37 album charts | #2 Heavy/Alternative charts
Saturn MP3: #56 album charts
Amazon UK MP3: #26 Hardrock & Metal charts
What the press says about AC ANGRY:
Classic Rock UK (#191): With a greasy punk ‘n‘ metal sound thet brings the mind the Ramones, Turbonegro and Motörhead, Germany’s AC ANGRY must be doing something right, even when they’re ripping off the greats. Belligrent rockers such as “Booze Horse“, the titel track and self-referecing AC ANGRY are built to batter and bruise, and must sound awesome from the mosh pit. Take a step or two back, though, and the dearth od ideas become apparent. Borrowing from your influences is fine, but tracks such as “You Got The Thirst – I Got The Booze“ and “Rocker“ are surely a step beyond just paying homeage to vintage AC/DC. The cheey half-inching aside, AC ANGRY manage to carry off the whole mean and sleazy schtick with aplomb.
LordsOfMetal.nl: This sure is some serious ass kicking rock with balls, and despite the pretty average (yet very diverse influenced) material, it can be pretty catchy because of the convincing straight forward attitude that splashes straight out.
Medazzarock.ch (Juni 2013): The boys were the perfect opening act that understood how to get people involved and brought at operating temperature. Rock ‘n’ Roll mood in the best way.
Melodic.net: And I think that AC ANGRY are doing a really great job with combining the sound and feeling that characterised the 80’s rock music with a new fresh rock feeling in it and in my opinion the world needs more of this honest to goodness, no messin‘, nu bullshit, straight ahead music! […] the whole album is great and it really kicks ass and I recommend you to check out great songs like “Hellrock Anthem“, “It‘s Good To Be Bad“, “Black Denim“, “Motor“ and “Rocker“. This kind of music you don‘t learn to play like this; you‘re born with it and AC ANGRY truly delivers so go buy this album, open a beer, turn the volume up to ten and enjoy a really heavy and cool album filled with a lot of energy!
Musikreviews.de (Januar 2013): Probably one of the five best bands in Germany […]