Art of Anarchy to unleash ‘The Madness’ on Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, Michigan wsg/ Through Fire, For We Are Many and Social Impact!!


Promo photo from Art of Anarchy website!

Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, Michigan is the place to be on Tuesday, April 11th when national recording artists, Art of Anarchy, featuring former Creed lead vocalist, Scott Stapp, will be in the house. Joining the “supergroup” will be Sumerian Recording band, Through Fire, Dearborn’s For We Are Many and Social Impact out of Toledo, Ohio.

Art of Anarchy was formed when Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns-N-Roses) and twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta got together in 2011 with the idea. The trio recruited Disturbed bassist, John Moyer, as well as Stone Temple Pilot front man Scott Weiland and began working on material a year later.

Weiland would write the songs and perform the vocals before sending them back and forth with Thal until the band’s self-titled debut album was finally released in 2015.

Unfortunately Weiland’s heart really wasn’t into the project and never toured with the band to support the album. He was busy working on his own project at the time with the Wildabouts. Then in December of 2015 the legendary voice was gone too soon when he unexpectedly passed away.

Stapp was approached about filling the void and in May of 2016 he announced that he would indeed take on the role. He debuted with the band in October of last year. At the same time the band was working on new material for an album that would become ‘The Madness’ which was released by Another Century Records on March 24th of last month.

The title track was the first single from the album and has done well both critically as well as with the fans. It has reached # 26 on the mainstream charts and continues to climb.

“It is a perfect mixture of all the bands each member comes from,” according to Stapp. “So it’s like Disturbed meets Guns-N-Roses meets Creed.”

If you haven’t had the chance to listen to the album, you should get out and purchase a copy. It is well worth every cent with nine other tracks that is nothing but pure good old fashioned rock-n-roll. It’s sure to produce several more hit singles.

Prior to Art of Anarchy taking the stage Through Fire will be unleashing their rocking sound upon the crowd. Formed by former Emphatic guitarist, Justin McCain, in 2015, Through Fire has met nothing but success with their debut album ‘Breathe’, which was dropped in July of last year. The compilation came out of the gates with a full head of steam and opened at # 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. It also has risen to # 7 on the Hard Rock chart as well as # 25 on the US Rock list.

‘Breathe’ features the hit singles “Stronger” and the title track. “Stronger” peaked at # 29 on the US Mainstream chart while “Breathe” is up to # 18 on the same list.

Other members of TF include lead vocalist Grant Kendrick, Patrick Mussack (drums), Jesse Saint (rhythm guitar, b/ vocals) and Kyle LeBlanc (bass, b/u vocals).

For We Are Many, are a five piece ensemble full of young guns who describe themselves as having a blend of the musicality of Avenged Sevenfold with the technicality of Killswitch Engage.

Sixteen year old Johnpaul Vega handles double-duty of co-vocals and drums while newest member, Logan Trupiano, teams up with him on vocals. The latter provides the band with brutal lows and screams.

Hector Dominguez (19) tickles the strings of the lead guitar as well as provides backup vocals. Nathan Tabor (rhythm guitar, b/u vocals) and Emilio Flores (bass/ b/u vocals) complete the band’s roster. Both are seventeen.

Opening the night’s festivities will be Social Impact who makes the trip north from Toledo. Travis Barker works one of the guitar spots and does the vocals while the newest member, Jacob Bacon, works the other guitar slot. James Gilliam (drums) and Adam Hall (bass) form the rhythm section for the band who likes “blowing off rooftops” according to their Facebook page.

Diesel Concert Lounge is located at 33151 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield, Michigan. Tickets for the show are $22 in advance and can be purchased at their website or at . Doors for the all age’s event are slated to open at 7:00 p.m.

I hope to see you there. Until then this is Big L saying ‘keep those horns up and rock on’!! \m/ \m/




4/8/17 – Battle Creek, Mich. – The Music Factory

4/10/17 – Libertyville, Ill. – Austin’s Saloon

4/11/17 – Chesterfield, Mich. – Diesel Concert Lounge

4/13/17 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Rusty Spur

4/14/17 – Ringle, Wisc. – Q&Z Expo Center

4/29/17 – Henderson, Nev—M Resort


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Larry Ritter About Larry Ritter

Hello my name is Larry Ritter, or “Big L” to most of my friends. I’m a production supervisor for a major manufacturer of auto parts here in northwest Ohio. I received an Associate’s degree from Owen’s Community College where I graduated cum laude honors. I have a true passion for music, sports, photography and riding motorcycles. My love for these things are surpassed by just one thing, family, which includes two sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren.

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