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'Rise Again brings soul and methodical, lyrical ability to the often harsh vocal stomping ground of metal.  Bwana's vocals cut through metal like soft butter, and the band has the innate ability to write music that hijacks and infects your psyche.'
-PNT TV, Los Angelos, CA
Origin:  Wichita, KS
Genres:  Positive Alternative Metal or Acoustic Hard Rock
Years Active:  2018 - Present
Label:  Independent
Lighting & Pyro Designer: Joe Doherty of JD Lighting Design.
Endorsements: WB Gear; Sit Strings, In Tune Guitar Picks; Bends Nut Sauce.
Radio: Pandora, Spotify; Itunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, MTV Unsigned, Xbox Radio, IHeart Radio, Playstation Radio, Number 1 Music International Radio, Rocky Mountain Rage Radio, CO, Controlled Chaos Rock Rage Radio KCMO, ICT Radio Wichita, KS, We Are Tulsa Radio Tulsa, OK,  National Public Radio 99.1, Wichita, KS,  Rock Addict Radio, OK, Planet O 89.1., Omaha , NE., Alt 107.3, Wichita KS, Fish Creek, Austin, TX, 99WNRR Radio International Radio.
Feature Film: Windsor Drive, Absinthe Productions L.A.;  4 featured songs.
Featured Artist: The Proving Ground  Stage at Rocklahoma 2019
Affiliated: BMI; Absinthe Productions L.A.; ICT Unplugged  Events/Promo, JD Lighting Design.


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. 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 ICT Unplugged live studio sessions all set to release 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! ​
2020 is a year for new, electric, positive, alternative, metal from Rise Again! After the success of their ICT Unplugged live studio session video and single releases, they were approached by Nashville / Oklahoma recording engineer Curtis Long. He stepped up confidently to take on the task of bringing the Mehtevas EP to life. The band states " The new album was approached from a completely different mindset mentally and emotionally; just like our outlook, we took an optimistic approach. We also wanted to reach a wider audience and be more radio friendly. This album has production, polish, layering, and the insight and ear of a seasoned engineer and it definitely shows in the finished product. "Mehtevas, Armor Up, and The Truth, will be released as singles followed by a physical copy release with a few new songs in 2020 granted the state of global events permits a CD release show. 




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