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East Haven-Based Metal Band Debuts this Fall

By Kim Scroggins

They have made a name for themselves across the MySpace scene. Now, metal band Risk All In Life are looking forward to their upcoming shows in promotion for the release of their first album Last Days due later this fall.

After coming together a little over four years ago, Risk All In Life has moved out of the garages and storage units they used to practice inside of in East Haven, Conn. and onto the stages of local venues such as The Brickhouse and Toad’s Place.

Within the past two years the band has undergone some changes, replacing their lead singer and adding a second rhythm guitar. As a result, their sound – which is often described as a mix between Lamb of God and Chimaira – became edgier, fuller and their stage presence became more involved.

The band has released two demo discs, each only having four sample tracks, including their anthem “Get ‘em Up,” which any self-proclaimed metalhead can easily get involved with.

Off of their latest demo, the track “Isolation” and a newer track “Failed Empire” were featured on the “Home-grown” special on “The Rock” WCCC 106.9 out of Hartford this past summer. Sponsors from WCCC came to their Opuspalooza show, where Risk All In Life played with other bands such as Dead By Wednesday, Nassau Chainsaw and a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, Age Against the Machine.

In early July, the band traveled down the east coast for a week playing shows in Virginia, Georgia and Florida as a way to broaden their fan base.

The band’s first full-length album Last Days will contain the mastered tracks from their latest demo, as well as a couple newer tracks that can be heard on their MySpace webpage. Although no official release date has been set, expect to see the album available sometime within the next month.

Risk All In Life will be playing Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at the Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. The show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s $5 to get in. For other show dates and times, check out their MySpace page.