Note! Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes won't be supporting Papa Roach on upcoming concert in Helsinki.
PAPA ROACH (USA)
Sat 9.9.2017 @ Helsinki, The Circus + Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK)
Making their name with full-bodied, hard-hitting punk rock
reinforced with a hard rock undercurrent, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes
were formed in 2015 by Carter, former lead singer with the successful U.K. punk
band Gallows. Carter was a founding member of Gallows in 2005, but in 2011 he
came to an impasse with the group over their musical direction. Carter left the
band and debuted a new group, Pure Love, in 2012, whose sound was more indebted
to mainstream rock and had a more positive lyrical stance. Pure Love released a
handful of singles and one album, 2013's Anthems, but in April 2014, Carter
announced the digital release of the group's final recordings. In March 2015,
Carter launched a new project, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, with Carter
on lead vocals, Dean Richardson (formerly of Heights) on guitar, Thomas
Mitchener (another alumnus of Gallows) on bass, and Memby Jago (who'd
previously worked with the Ghost of a Thousand) on drums. With a sound that
returned Carter to the forceful sound of Gallows, Frank Carter & the
Rattlesnakes made their recorded debut with the 2015 EP Rotten, and in August
2015 they dropped their first full-length album, Blossom. The band was soon
touring regularly in the U.K. and Europe, and in 2016 they introduced a new lineup,
with Mitchener and Jago replaced by a new rhythm section of drummer Gareth
Grover (formerly of Gallows and Haunts) and bassist Tom "Tank"
Barclay. Carter & the Rattlesnakes' second album, Modern Ruin, was
scheduled for release in January 2017.