Attila Team Up With Artery Foundation, Recount Singer's Stint on MTV's Made
Attila are the latest addition to the Artery Foundation's Artery Recordings imprint. They're self-dubbed 'party metal,' but don't expect to see these Atlantans raising the roof on stage or blowing up balloons, because it's not that type of party. The show itself is the party!
"A lot of people have taken the 'party' aspect of Attila far too literally and say things like, 'WTF? Are they serious? Party metal? That's not metal,'" bassist Paul told Noisecreep. "We're just writing bouncy, groovy music that makes us feel good: music about living in the moment and having a blast. We all only have one life to live, so why shouldn't we all have a great time while we do it? Partying is what you make of it. Some people like to have scrapbook parties with friends. We like to drink beer and have fun with our friends. The only difference is we aren't cutting paper."
Paul also said the main goal of an Attila gig is to "make sure the crowd is having twice as much fun as we are. And even if you don't like our music or our message, we still wanna be your friend!"
The band is about to hit the studio in Portland, Ore. to record 'Rage,' their third effort and Artery debut, due out this summer. The album title refers to multiple meanings of the word, whether it's a state of anger or a crazy party! The band will also tour the U.S. this summer.
Attila attracted some attention to themselves when lead singer Fronz sort of attempted a career as a male model, which actually got his fine ass featured in an episode of MTV's 'Made' series. It was an attempt to gain notoriety for his band, not his looks. "To set the record straight, here's what happened. When Fronz was 14, MTV came to his high school and was casting for 'Made,'" Paul said. "Fronz applied as a joke and decided it'd be funny to put down that he wanted to be a male model.
"MTV took a liking to Fronz, and they selected him. Fronz went through with the show. He saw it as a good opportunity to spread the Attila name. The show has helped get our name and music out there, but contrary to popular belief, it didn't land us with a major label or make us lots of money. It was a joke."
That's not shocking since Attila -- despite their name, which connotes the fifth century, terror-inducing monarch also known as 'The Scourge of God' -- love to have fun. "We're all about fun," Paul said. Attila profess their love for homeless folks, too, with Paul saying, "There are no better storytellers in the world than people who have seen life outside the comfort zone that most of us live in. We always let them tell us a story, and then we'll give them some change because all they really want is someone to talk to."