A Rebel Few – As The Crow Flies (2016)
Release Date: April 22, 2016
For fans of Hellyeah, Pantera, Texas Hippie Coalition, Sevendust
“It’s not often that a cd comes to the studios at 107.5 Dave Rocks from an independent band that makes you crank it up and take notice. A REBEL FEW’s debut “As The Crow Flies” is one helluva a disc! If you like straight up, great ROCK – give them a listen” – Darryl Law (107.4 Dave Rocks) (Kitchener, ON)
“A Rebel Few is four great musicians with strong heavy metal intelligence and obvious strong songwriting influences and it all blends nicely in to one fine album.” – Metal Nation Radio
“It features nine speaker-shaking numbers that incorporate some of the greatest guitar riffs of the last five years.Beginning with “Born Again,” the band hits the perfect power chords to grab your attention. Continuing with the intense rhythm of “Rebel Few” and the chugging guitars of “Dyin’ Breed,” A Rebel Few keep their foot on the gas. They close their new nine-song release with the Black Sabbath-like riff of “Bitter Man” and vicious attack of “Pure Revolution”.” – JP’s Music Blog – Record Journal
“Southern Fried Bastard Rock at its finest, A mixture of the Zakk Wylde’s Pride and Glorydays with the bite of Jackyl…This band is definitely poised to go much further than the crow flies. A Highly recommended release.” XS Rock
“This is straight ahead, no frills rock that pays homage to the elders while creating their own thing.” – Glacially Musical
“‘As The Crow Flies’ has masses of appeal… It is fun and offers up some brilliant songs. There is nothing here that feels particularly “filler”, with each song a strong contender for a single release. The album has massive replay value and that is exactly what I intend to do. Now get your asses over to the UK so we can see you live!” – Three Songs And Out
“No smoke. No mirrors. These guys are the real deal. In this “no talent needed”, “fix it in the mix”, music climate we are all currently experiencing, this band helped me to appreciate my craft and my love for music more than I thought I could. Thank you guys. You literally ROCK!!!” – Sterling Winfield (Producer)
L-R: Barry Martin (Guitar), Adam Shortbreed (Bass), Chris Raposo (Vocals, Lead Guitar), Chris Spiers (Drums) – Photo Credit (both photos)- Sean Croome
Cambridge, ON’s A REBEL FEW follow a simple motto.
“They’re not “making waves in the scene” … They’re not “from the ashes”… They’re not “creating a sound for the generation”…They’re a straight ahead no nonsense Rock n Roll band! If you dig music that you can be a part of … and a live show that isn’t 4 guys staring at their shoes, then they are a band for you!! What lives in them, lives in you … together WE are all A REBEL FEW”
That motto comes from a band philosophy that as individuals, we’ve all dealt with the feelings of not belonging or fitting into the status quo.
“We’ve always been seen as the black sheep and proud of it because we never liked the notion of simply conforming to what society has had us believe to be “normal”. A Rebel Few is badge for all those who feel abandoned by societies “standards” and are looking for refuge. A place where they belong and find strength in like minded souls.” says vocalist Chris Raposo.
A heavy hitter of Southern rock with an injection of groove, A REBEL FEW is comprised of ex-West Memphis Suicide members Chris Raposo (Vocals-Guitar), Barry Martin (Guitar), Chris Spiers (Drums) along with Adam Shortreed (Bass). Playing music to fill the void not only for themselves, but for those who connect with their sound, the band has already shared the stage with Steel Panther, Jackyl, Skid Row, Killer Dwarfs, Anvil, Kill Devil Hill, Texas Hippie Coalition, My Darkest Days, The Headstones, and Danko Jones all before their debut album ‘As The Crow Flies’ is set for release on April 22nd, 2016.
The debut is produced by Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Damageplan, Hellyeah, Texas Hippie Coalition) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Rush, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Beastie Boys, Pantera) to impact your speakers with its heavy guitars, huge rhythm section and a gravel-blasted soulful voice for straight up in your face rock n roll to add to their lyrical themes of empowerment and overcoming the worst in life as they see it.
Raposo, the main lyric writer says “My lyrics mostly stem from a childhood of being shunned for not adhering to what everyone saw as normal and being persecuted for simply being who I was. The music has always been my therapist.”
As lead by example with the group’s single Rebel Few, a song about unity and belonging. Overall the album has a message of “Don’t let anything or anyone tell you can’t achieve what you want to, be who you are despite what others think you should be and don’t change who you are just to appease the masses.”
For more info, please visit www.arebelfew.com
Shared stage with:
Steel Panther, Jackyl, Skid Row, Killer Dwarfs, Anvil, Kill Devil Hill, Texas Hippie Coalition, My Darkest Days, The Headstones, Danko Jones
Corporate sponsors / artist endorsements: Dirtbag Clothing