After US Metallers RIVAL had released an EP and a complete album on their own, they finally could sign a deal. No less than Metal Blade records published the new album “State Of
Yes we’re satisfied. Things turned out well. We tried a few new approaches with this release, and think it came out good. There’s always something you’d like to change later on, but by then it’s too late so you live with it.
We put together the songs we liked and wanted on the new disk and it came to that length of time. There’s actually a segment of another song in the beginning of “Reach” that is in the background before the song starts that we felt would be better on the next release. To answer the second the question, we don’t want to write “filler” songs.
We put out “Modern” and tried to see what that could do for us. We didn’t know about our future. Because of that, we took a break. We didn’t have the financial backing to do another full length disk, so “Modern” was a make or break situation for us.
The cover shows a person holding his head in the palms of his hand as if he were saying to himself “Oh my god, what have I done?” which in a lot of ways reflects on the title of the CD. A type of internal turmoil so to speak.
Some are and some aren’t. We wrote some shortly after the recording of “Modern” and a few others right up until the time we went in to record “State.”
In our hometown of
Thanks. We’re glad you think so.
We haven’t heard the latest OMEN. The comparisons don’t bother us. Do you think we still sound like them now?
Yes, we’d love to play there again. It was definitely a
We’d like to play with METALLICA, PRIEST, MAIDEN, SLAYER, SCORPIONS, GODSMACK just to name a few.
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Thanks to you and all your readers for your interests. We‘ll see you soon…be ready. Check us on the web www.rivalmusic.net.
2004: State Of Mind (CD, Metal Blade)
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