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© 2018 by Rise Again ICT


RISE AGAIN was established by members of the popular midwest tribal metal band Friday's Waiting. The renaming of the band came following the retirement and move of Fridays Waiting's original lead guitar player Jeremy Twist. The band retains vocalist Bwana Villa, 2nd guitar player Jeremy Woll, and drummer Shane Harper, and new bassist Brandon Jones. Jeremy Woll will be taking the helm as the lead guitar player. Jeremy has an extensive writing history with recognition for his influence on FW's successful 2nd album, VII. He contributed popular tracks like "Wanting" and co-wrote "The Fall" (currently #1 for KS Metal on Numberonemusic.com). 
In 2018 RISE AGAIN dove into uncharted territory and announced their first-ever acoustic tour; the #ictunplugged "Epic Acoustic Experience". After the 1st show received rave reviews from a packed house, It didn't take long to build buzz and momentum. Their shows earned a reputation for providing top-notch entertainment, promo, venue. and crowd satisfaction. The proof is in the numbers, and following a mere 15 shows, RISE AGAIN gained a total of 4000 new likes, followers and subscribers on FB, IG, and Twitter.  The band has embraced a new versatility that has widened their fan-base to reach acoustic songwriter fans, contemporary fans, alternative rock, and metal lovers alike. They maintain their reputation for invoking an internal spiritual reaction from the crowd that has continued to build a lifelong following of fans. From acoustic storytelling to full-on mosh madness, RISE AGAIN will satiate any crowd.
2019 promises to be a big year for RA. This year they partner with TAC Music Management so they can put their full attention into writing and performing. Lead singer Bwana states 'We are taking a completely new approach to our outlook on writing and performing. We are in a completely different place mentally and emotionally. We're an optimistic band now. We've been through the dark phase, struggles with family, faith, relationships, physical and mental health and we've worked hard to overcome it. We agreed that this time around we want to uplift people and help them to feel the love, acceptance, and unity that music has brought into our lives. We may sound like a bunch of hippies, but our mission is to spread the love through what we call "Positive Alternative Metal".'  They are currently working on singles for the highly anticipated EP "Mehtevas",  recording their acoustic live album, and they're shooting their video debut of the ICTunplugged studio sessions all set to release late spring. That will be followed by a stacked show schedule crossing the Midwest and beyond. Keep your ear to the pavement because this powerhouse of metal meets beautiful dynamic vocals is headed your way!

Meet The Band

Shane - Drums

Kit - PDP CX Series 

Pedal - Tama Iron Cobra 

Sticks - Vic Firth Metal Sticks

Heads - Remo Pinstripes

Skins -  Custom

Cymbals - Sabina - Zidijan 

Hardware -Gibraltar

Throne - PDP Tractor 

Bwana - Vocals

Mic - Pyle PDMICR42BK Retro

Processor- TC Helicon Voice Touch 

Speakers - Kustom PA50 / KPC215H

PA - Behringer PMP 2000D

Jeremy - Guitar

Amp - Spider V 240

Guitar - Jackson Rhoads Minion JS1X

Guitar-BC Rich ASM 1 

Guitar - Fender T Bucket 100CE

Strings - Ernie Ball  - SIT

Picks - Dunlop - In Tune

Access -  Big Bends

Brandon - Bass

Amp - Fender Stage 800

Bass Guitar - Dean DB Razorback

Pedal - Fender Stage

Strings - Ernie Ball  - SIT

Picks - Dunlop - In Tune

Access -  Big Bends