FR: KRISTINE ASHTON
NOISE THERAPY PREPARE TO RELEASE ‘TENSION’–
THEIR DEBUT CD ON REDLINE ENTERTAINMENT;
FIRST SINGLE “GET UP” NOW AT METAL RADIO;
IMPACTING ROCK/ALTERNATIVE LATE SUMMER
Vancouver, Canada’s NOISE THERAPY—DAVE OTTOSON (vocals), BOBBY JAMES (drums), KAI(guitar), ROB THIESSEN (bass) and JAMES F (keyboards)–are ready to increase the TENSION with the release of their U.S. debut CD August 13 on Redline Entertainment.
The opening track “Get Up” is a powder keg poised to explode; a bobbing and weaving litany of guitar-driven jabs and lyrical follow-through. A throbbing bottom end propels “G-Hole” as a melodic wall of vocals are hoisted atop the mix, while “Far Away” sets adrift with an electronic kick-start amidst a penetrating guitar groove that sets the tone for the 10-track American debut. “What I think, what I feel, has got control of me/What I feel, what I am, is taking over me” belts frontman Ottoson on “Far Away,” and that could easily be the NOISE THERAPY mantra. “We listen to everything from metal and hardcore, to hip-hop, electronic and punk,” says THIESSEN of the band that has been his heart and soul. The results are a sound that is as melodic and enchanting as it is rhythmic and adrenalized.
TENSION was produced by Mike Plotnikoff (KISS, Fear Factory, Cranberries), who was joined behind the controls by a team including Yes keyboardist Igor, John Mellencamp guitarist Mike Wanchic, and former Frontline Assembly and Fear Factory manipulator Rhys Fulber. The results are an album as addictive as it is corrosive. “It may seem like a weird mix for making a heavy record, but good music is good music and we wanted people who’ve been doing this for 20 years challenging us, telling us what we could be doing better,” says founding bassist THIESSEN.
At the forefront of the onslaught is “Inside,” a riveting propulsion of guitar-driven energy and vocal elasticity, penned from the perspective of “killing yourself to live,” and surviving in a world that eats the underdogs for breakfast, and spits them out by lunch. The intensity is unmistakable, which has led to the band’s close ties with the extreme sports community, including a Spring 2002 performance with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse production and a special June performance at Matt Hoffman’s CFB (Crazy Freakin’ Biker) Competition in Chicago.
After making an indelible mark on the musical face of their Canadian homefront, NOISE THERAPY is set to make their mark on America with the release of TENSION. The band have had three Canadian releases in less than five years and have toured extensively across Canada in a van, honing their trade in the seediest bars and clubs. A highlight for the band came when they were chosen for the opening slot on Motley Crue’s 1999 reunion tour. “We’ve got a crazy live show–there are always a lot of injuries onstage, bodies getting thrown around and people going crazy,” says Thiessen. “Canada knows our reputation as a live band, now it’s time to show America.”
Look for NOISE THERAPY to tour the U.S late summer and for up to date information check outwww.noisetherapy.net.
With TENSION as their springboard, let the NOISE THERAPY begin…