Album Review: Mask by Code Red Riot

Mischievous Mel dives into the new, upcoming album by Code Red Riot
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Code Red Riot's new album cover for "Mask"

Raw agression… so real that your soul explodes and you just want to stand up and say “Fuck it! I am here, and I am a fighter, I and am going to Kick Some Ass!”  The kind of agression that forces you to claw the way out of the big gaping hole you find yourself in. Music so powerful it heals and rocks you all at the same time. That is what you get when you turn up “Mask” from Code Red Riot. So save the date, June 29th and pick up your copy via RED MUSIC / SONY.

Who is Code Red Riot? Why do you need this band in your life? Why do you need this album? I am happy you asked because I would love you to meet Code Red Riot: Corky Gainsford, formerly from the band Otherwise, where you saw him rip up the skins – not the microphone. Now he is the frontman and he nails it on every level, literally reaching into your meat-suit, delivering a performance so epic it will re-arrange your DNA.  How do I know this?  We saw one of Code Red Riot’s first performances at Las Rageous 2017.  Other members include Tyler “Taz” Azure – lead guitar,  Jon Wozniak – bass, and Anthony Raya – drums.
As I said, having seeing them before, Code Red Riot brings it heavy, and hard. Imagine if you will, a lightning bug to the windshield at 125 MPH – that is the impact of this band. P.S. – no lightning bugs were harmed in the writing of this review. But, I digress – this is a album review – not a show review. Here is what front-man Corky says about the album in the bands official press release. “Living Low” was the first song I wrote specifically for Code Red Riot. The chorus became a proclamation, a mantra, and a war cry to bury my emotional pain of the past, and embrace the struggle required to move forward and achieve my next goals in life. Ironically, it was also the song that captured the attention of Sony RED Music, and compelled them to sign the band.”  The press release went on to say, “Following in the footsteps of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Sully Erna (Godsmack) and Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Gainsford knew it was time to make the necessary transition from drummer to frontman and played almost all the parts himself on this debut album (vocals, drums, bass and rhythm guitar). He eventually recruited a fantastic unknown guitar slinger, named Tyler “Taz” Azure, to round out the album’s lead guitar work.”  Now you know the who, the  what and the why. So be part of the Code Red Riot fan family and be there for the debut album of a band that is taking stages by the balls and rocking them inside out. Another reason to get the albums is to pratice the lyrics so when you go to the live shows, you can be not only a fan, but a back up singer.

Again, save the date June 29th to scoop up your copy of “Mask”. The album is currently available for pre-order via Red Music / SONY. Receive an instant download of “Living Low” when you pre-order it through any digital service provider.

Reserve your copy of “Mask” now here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mask/1391877706 . Enjoy Code Red Riot.

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