Falling In Reverse’s (a.k.a Ronnie Radke and the Shout!*) first single, “Raised By Wolves” is out on iTunes today. The album, titled The Drug In Me Is You debuts July 26th, so keep the date in mind if you want to check it out. If you want to read what my thoughts on the single are, you can check out my review of the song .
Now adding on to that bit of news, Falling In Reverse’s other members are Jacky Vincent (Lead Guitar), Ryan Seaman (Aiden, I Am Ghost) on drums, bass player Mika Horiuchi and rhythm guitarist Derek Jones. To be honest, they could remain nameless and/or faceless and nobody would really care. I don’t hold anything against the band members but if anyone expects anything other than a tumultuous Radke ego-trip will be severely disappointed, hence the slightly distasteful NeverShoutNever! joke. (Is it Never Shout Never! or NeverShoutNever? Hmmm…)
Epitaph are promoting Falling In Reverse’s new album with a YouTube video (which you can view here ), which is in essence, a highly dramatized re-imagination of Radke’s parole hearing, prior to his release. Of course they would do a video centered on him, I mean he like… went to jail and stuff, so he’s totally legit. Right?
SURE. The video makes Radke look like an unflappable, nonchalant guy, who just doesn’t care if he’s granted parole or not, DAMMIT. Yep. I’m entirely convinced just watching this scene remake of Radke’s life. He’s all swagger, leaning back in his chair as he chews gum (potential endorsement alert) right in front of the parole board with his feet resting on the table. Ludicrous. Sure it might be cool, but nobody ever gets granted parole like that… Unless you’re RONNIE RADKE DAMMIT.
Regardless of how highly stylized the story of Radke’s life is, his fans will eat it up and Epitaph will reap the rewards. Me? I just want to see how long this band lasts.
*Just joking people.