FeaturesMay 14, 20148,912 views

R.A. (Rude Awakening) "Black Widow" song premiere

Massachusetts hardcore band R.A. debuts a track from their full-length debut.

Merrimack, Massachusetts band R.A. (aka Rude Awakening) will release their first proper full-length this summer. Formed in 2011, the "straightforward, no-frills hardcore" outfit attracted the attention of Bridge Nine Records following the release of an EP and split 12" with Death Threat. The new album, titled Collateral Damage, was recorded by veteran engineer Dean Baltulonis (Madball, Give Up The Ghost) and is scheduled to hit streets on July 1st via Bridge Nine.

Today we're exclusively premiering a track from the album titled "Black Widow." You can listen below. Pre-orders for Collateral Damage are now live, so if you like the track, buy the album here.


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anonymous 5/14/2014 11:01:25 PM

The end of that song is f*cking insane

anonymous 5/15/2014 9:22:54 AM

Why would you abbreviate something and then write it out in parenthesis explaining the abbreviation? Doesn't that defeat the whole point of abbreviating something in the first place? R.A. (Rude Awakening)

anonymous 5/16/2014 12:36:28 PM

Because a Thin Lizzy cover band sued them for using the same name as them..