The bona fide “supergroup” ART OF ANARCHY, featuring Scott Stapp (Creed) on vocals, has partnered exclusively with Billboard.com to present the official music video for their first single, “The Madness”.
The band are set to make their much-anticipated debut live performance at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on Thursday, Oct 27th. They will perform all brand new songs with Cilver and The Dives as support.
Stapp states: “I was approached by the AOA guys and asked to join them last year. This project has been a very cool, unique experience for me. I’m proud of our work and made some great friendships along the way. It’s been great collaborating with artists from different backgrounds and you can definitely hear it in the music. We’re kicking this off with our debut performance in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre. I love performing and connecting with the fans, and I’m really excited for what’s ahead.”
Bumblefoot adds: “We’ve got great chemistry together, and the songwriting process has been so natural and seamless. Now you’ll get to see it & hear it at our debut performance in NYC on Oct 27th, where we’ll do a VIP meet-n-greet and play some of our new material that will be on our debut album on Century Media Records early next year. It’s exciting to get out there to perform together, it’s never felt more right than it does now. We’re creating something special that we can’t wait to share with the world. Come on out and be a part of this with us, it’ll be a night to remember.”
Moyer further adds: “The individual personalities of the musicians on this record have come together to create a uniquely powerful album of songs that we feel will have a strong message and emotional connection with fans. After working on this record for over a year we can’t wait to hit the stage and play these songs live.”
ART OF ANARCHY are one of the rare rock bands where each member has a strong identity, and together creates something special. No filler, just raw talent, and dedication to the music and being true to who they are. The members have collectively sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and have a rock pedigree that most artists would be content to rest their laurels on.
Lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hails formerly from Guns N’ Roses, while bassist John Moyer rose to fame as a member of Disturbed. Twin brothers Jon Votta (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums), meanwhile, first gained renown as fixtures on the New York music scene. The most recent addition to the group is Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, the founder and lead singer of Creed. Stapp will be replacing the late Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) as AOA’s lead singer.
AOA evolved organically out of an 18-year friendship between Bumblefoot and the Votta brothers. Jon Votta came to Bumblefoot with the idea of putting together a new band with a diverse group of talent and a uniquely melodic and aggressive sound.
More information at www.artofanarchyband.com