The Violent, featuring former members of Red Sun Rising, has released the footage of its first-ever performance, which was a SiriusXM Octane Accelerator Virtual Concert.
Watch the performance, which includes all the songs released so far, new songs never heard before and a cover, below.
The Violent also has announced its first headline shows alongside its appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Dates are below. Tickets are available here.
THE VIOLENT ON TOUR:
9/14 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life Festival
9/25 — Akron, OH — Musica
9/26 — Columbus, OH — Rumba Café
As 2019 came to a close, rock band Red Sun Rising announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursued other opportunities.
Soon after, the world as we knew it sunk into the deep hole of the pandemic. The time in lockdown helped to fuel to the creative process for singer and songwriter Mike Protich, who was in search of a new creative release and to stretch his musical muscles.
He recruited two members from his former band—Patrick Gerasia on drums and David McGarry on guitar. The threesome began to work remotely during the initial lockdown and quarantine. They embarked on virtual sessions using home studio setups and collaborating with producer Albert DiFiore in Nashville, Tennessee.
The trio embraced experimentation by blending the familiar elements of rock music with a newfound appreciation for electronic and digital sounds. This process was elevated due to the fact that the members were unable to physically be in a room together to play.
Out of this process, The Violent was born.