Following their much acclaimed, 2019-debut Ban The Light (AFM Records), Swedish hard rock act sensation DEAF RAT has released a new single and music video, for an enthralling cover version of ‘Take Me To Church’!
Featuring members hailing from various angles within the hard rock scene, the Dalarna-based band fills up the cracks in the ageing concrete between old school and modern hard rock with a lot of dirt, darkness and melody. DEAF RAT opens the curtain on a sinister but tempting stage set from a dark musical with massive guitar riffs and strong melodies. With Ban The Light, DEAF RAT took the heavy rock world by storm; one can only hope, their new single marks a first harbinger of a new album to be released in the not so distant future.
While covering Hozier’s gospel pop anthem ‘Take Me To Church’, DEAF RAT stripped down the original song to its bare bones and then built their own, heavy Frankenstein body around it.
“Take Me To Church was recorded a while back in between touring and album recordings,“ says charismatic frontman Frankie Rich. “We let ourselves go in a direction where we had not gone before and the result became somewhat different from what we’re used to.Aaaaand the video…. Well…. Don’t think you will be disappointed.”
SUPPORTING JUDAS PRIEST DEAF RAT was born rock, and is, in the truest sense of the word, one of Sweden’s most explosive live acts.
News of their impressive, high voltage stage prowess quickly reached the top, culminating with DEAF RAT receiving the highest honor: an invitation from none other than heavy metal icons JUDAS PRIEST to appear as special guest at the spectacular outdoor arena Dalhalla in Rättvik, Sweden, on June 11, 2022.
Swedish Hard Rockers DEAF RAT will support legendary JUDAS PRIEST at their show in Dalhalla, Sweden on June 13, 2020.
Deaf Rat released the album “Ban The Light” in late 2019 which received great reviews from the metal press. The band recently confirmed a 13 show European tour together with Swedish fellow classic rock act H.E.A.T which will take off during May and bring the bands to Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland.
The album “Ban The Light” is inspired by yesterday’s and tomorrow’s evening news, where politics and religion are used to justify horrible acts. The album tells the story of people stuck in a world where free will is taken away, slowly, step by step, without anyone noticing. The first stroke of DEAF RAT was produced by Erik Berglund and is the soundtrack of a dark and grainy dystopia, a should-have-been-made movie directed by the Devil with a cast of thoroughly bad men and evil women. Basic tracks were recorded live in the band’s own Ballroom Studios in Falun, to capture as much as possible of the band’s on-stage energy.
“Ban The Light” was released on 1st November via AFM Records. The album is available as CD and Clear Red Vinyl, limited down to 300 pieces.
Are you already in the right mood for Halloween? DEAF RAT definitely are! Their new single “Hail The End Of Days” is a dark and sinister hymn for the lost and forsaken that breathes the spirit of Rock’n Roll and Hard Rock legends. The new song foreshadows “Ban The Light“, the first album of the band that will be out on 1st November via AFM Records.
DEAF RAT have released the first single of their upcoming album “Ban The Light”. “Fallen Angels” is a catchy song breathing the air of the golden Rock’n’Roll days – and foreshadows the debut of DEAF RAT that will be out on 1st November via AFM Records. With this song, the Swedish Hard Rock Band publishes their first stroke ever and finally reveals the secret of the rising heroes‘ sound.
DEAF RAT will play their first Live show on SABATON OPEN AIR next week, Wednesday 14th August at 10.30PM.
A light will be illuminating the dark season: DEAF RAT will release their debut album „Ban The Light“ via AFM Records on 1st November.
With their first stroke, the Swedish Hard Rock band serves a dark longplayer with heavy riffs, strong melodies and seductive tunes to twist your mind.
The title was taken from the first song that was written for the album – an emotional masterpiece about being different and about standing up for your individuality towards prejudicing people.
Singer Frankie Rich states: “I had a rough time in school being different in every possible way. I had a funny name, red curly hair, parents from a different country. On Top of that I was listening to KISS and WASP while the kids in my school listened to Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls. I was miserable from being made fun of because I was different”.
„Ban The Light“ is a statement for everyone who has been made fun of in school, had people pointing fingers behind their backs in the street, or have had to put up with comments at work because of the way they dress, what music they’re in to or just because of the way they are.
„Ban The Light“ will be available as CD and Clear Red Vinyl (limited to 300 pieces).