The current upsurge in nostalgic inspired metal and rock has created a new direction in sounds from the last 5-10 years of radio metal churned out by the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Mastadon, and Avenged Sevenfold (not that we don’t love them all, but there is a consistency in sound that needs to break up). Whether it’s Highly Suspect’s Toadies and Filter invoking orchestration, Greta Van Fleet’s Led Zeppelin infused vocals, or the occasional flare of Muse spotted in The Killers’, there’s no doubt that the world is longing for something familiar and comforting in their music, so we were pleased as can be to hear echoes of such rap-metal favorites like Limp Bizkit and Biohazard in today’s feature, Lethal Injektion’s “Blinding Light”.
The Tucson based group has effectively brought together the once considered antithetical genres of metal and hip hop and given them a fresh update that we’re looking forward to watching develop!
Lethal Injektion is the newest Rap/Metal sensation, based out of Tucson Arizona. The band was put together with Tucson’s hottest top tier artists to make an undeniable sound & movement.
Jacob Ryan, is a successful independent rap artist under the rap name The Raskal, who most recently won West Coast Artist Of The Year @ The Under Ground Music Awards in New York in December 2015. The Raskal has also had major write ups in The Source, allhiphop.com, World Star Hip Hop, along with other big features.
Jonathan Russell is most known for his amazing talents as the vocalist in his own band, Stands With Fists. Stands With Fists has had a lot of independent success as well doing several huge events such as Knot Fest & KFMA’s Fall Ball just to name a few. Jacob reached out to Jonathan back in July, with an idea and concept never before seen or done in Tucson. A fusion of hardcore passionate hip hop lyrics, blended with high energy, aggressive metal tones and rhythms. The one thing missing was a band to make it all come together. Using his deep connections in the Tucson metal scene, Jonathan reached out to a young talented group of musicians to finalize this new super group. Guitarists Lawrence McIntyre & Jesse Espich team up with drummer James Ringstrom, and bassist Luis Rodriguez to provide a unique, yet marketable sound to accompany Jonathan’s wide vocal range and dynamic melodies, as well as Jacob’s gritty yet clever rhymes and distinct voice. Their debut single “Strength Through Struggle” has done amazing numbers, and is available on all major digital music outlets. The band released their follow up single and very first music video “Voices” on their YouTube channel Friday January 15, 2016. The band then followed up with their first studio recorded EP “Sex Is Power”, which made an immediate impact charting as high as #8 on Itunes for new releases for the Rock Genre, and stayed at #1 on Amazon for new alternative metal release for the first 2 weeks. Be on the lookout for their second full legth album “Judgement Night” under the home umbrella RuffLife Recordz, comingSeptember 15, 2017.
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