Rival State

Rival State released their latest single ‘Aces’ on 14th July, the first track taken from their forthcoming Youth Tax EP - which is set for a October release. Right from the off with the galloping intro of the opening track Sleep Talker the New Zealanders leave you in no doubt about what you’re in for on their new ep; Huge, pounding anthems that sweep you along in wave after wave of enormous riffs and killer hooks.

The band - made up of brothers Stefan Einarsson on bass, Jo Einarsson, guitar, Valdi Einarsson, drums alongside Nimal Fernando, guitar and singer (and occasional guitarist) Luke Van Hoof - have warmed up with a series of shows in London since Christmas and were thrilled to confirm they will be playing at this years Sonisphere Festival; “to be playing at an event as big as Sonisphere, at Knebworth, on the same day as Deftones and Iron Maiden, we cant even begin to sum up how excited, nervous, and blown away we are…its probably not even sunk in yet!” – Stefan


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