A RISING FORCE Ink Deal with Dark Star Records, releases new single and new video “Undertow”



A Rising Force is an all-original rock band from Minnesota announcing that they have signed a new two-album deal with Dark Star Records / Sony / Universal, and will re-release their debut album, Undertow, on February 18.

The third single, for the title track “Undertow”, is now available, along with a brand new music video that commemorates their record company president and friend, Bill Chavis. Take a look below.

“We were incredibly excited to be part of the Dark Star / Sony / Universal family. There were three labels interested in taking over the band after the untimely death of Bill and Lori Chavis of HighVolMusic. After facing legal challenges and finding an artist out of our current contract, we chose the label that we thought would best serve the band. We look forward to our future relationship and set out to promote our new music “- Leni DiMancari, guitarist

“Undertow is the title track and name of their latest release, and this song has it all, awesome drum and bass grooves, killer guitar riffs, double-harmony guitar leads, hard rock vocals and even “Hey” vocals “Hey” yeah, that song is just awesome, hands down. ” – Jeffrey A. Swanson / President of Dark Star Records

A Rising Force signed their first recording contract with HighVolMusic in December 2020 in the midst of a pandemic. The group has collectively released several albums over the years, MMA nominations and awards, and national and international tours. Their first CD Undertow was originally released in May 2021 and spawned three singles including “Love And War”, “Crushed” and “Yesterdaze Hell”.

In 2021, the group performed in front of over 20,000 fans and sold the first pressing of the album Undertow. Guitarist Leni DiMancari has joined the ESP Artist List and bassist Brian Lorenson has been endorsed by DNA Bass Amps.

The album’s “Crushed” and “Yesterdaze Hell” both reached the top ten 97 Underground, ranking 2nd and 5th for the entire month of August. Sadly, the untimely death of their record company president and vice president Bill and Lori Chavis at Covid-19 has put the release of their next single and video for the lead song “Undertow” and the band’s future on hold, forcing the band to navigate the legal challenges of retaining full ownership of their assets and rights to their music.

They are currently in pre-production for their next studio album, which will be released in late spring 2022. The music is commercial guitar-focused hard rock combined with 4-part harmonies, all led by a lead rock singer. arena.

List of tracks:

“Love and war”
“Suzy with black eyes”
“The hell of yesterday”
“War machine”
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

A Rising Force range:

Mark Westlund – Lead vocals, Guitars
Lane Allen – Drums, Vocals (Lead vocals on “Retribution”)
Brian Lorenson – Bass, Vocals
Leni DiMancari – Guitars, Vocals, Keyboard



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