AMERICAN TERROR Releases “Legend” Single
Heavy punk/metal band American Terror has released their latest single, “Legend”, a cover of a lost track from legendary hip-hop group House of Pain. The track is available to stream & purchase on all major digital platforms, with its accompanying video coming soon to the band’s YouTube channel. The song and video are both meant to highlight the global fight against mental illness, suicide, and drug addiction that has intensified during these challenging times and to encourage those suffering to seek qualified help.
American Terror’s critically-acclaimed debut record, “Influencer”, has tallied up 250,000+ streams since its release in May 2020, when it arrived on the heels of the success of the singles “Judgement” and “She’s A Bitch”. These two tracks leading up to the full-length release quickly built momentum for the band, thanks to features on Spotify’s editorial and algorithmic playlists, in addition to spots on hundreds of user playlists. Prominent rock media outlets took notice and covered the band’s progress, including Revolver Magazine, KNAC, Blabbermouth, BraveWords, and Ultimate-Guitar. The band recently made “Influencer” available in translucent red vinyl LP, CD, and HD download formats; these are available to purchase at their official web store. The album was released by EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson with industry executive Thom Hazaert. “Influencer” was followed up by a hard-hitting, genre-bending remix of “Judgement” featuring legendary rapper Sticky Fingaz (known for his group Onyx’s hit “Slam” in the ‘90s & his comeback feature on Eminem’s “Marshall Mathers LP”; also, a 2020 ASCAP songwriter award-winner for his work with Travis Scott).
“Influencer” and “Legend” were engineered, produced, and mixed by vocalist Brad Cox at his Black Paw Studios in Lawrenceville, GA. Brad is partners in the publishing company Black Paw Music with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth, Metallica). “Influencer” and “Legend” were mastered by Troy Glessner (Disturbed) at Spectre Studios in Seattle, WA, while “Judgement [Remix]” was mastered by Glenn Schick (Lil’ Wayne, Future, Ludacris, Lil’ Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz).
The band began as a studio project featuring members of Skid Row (drummer Rob Hammersmith), Sugar Ray (ex-bassist Murphy Karges), Phunk Junkeez (DJ Soulman), and Grayson Manor (singer Brad Cox and guitarist Pat Valley). However, upon releasing their debut record and receiving highly-enthusiastic feedback from new fans and press outlets, they decided to continue their path forward with touring and multiple releases in mind, leaving Brad, Pat, Rob and fellow Grayson Manor alumnus GK Via to take over those duties.