Heavy punk/metal band American Terror, featuring members of Skid Row, Sugar Ray, Phunk Junkeez, and Grayson Manor, has just released their debut album, titled “Influencer”. The record is available to stream & purchase on all major digital platforms and has been released by EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson with industry executive Thom Hazaert.
“Influencer” arrives on the heels of the success of American Terror’s recent singles, “Judgement” and “She’s A Bitch”. These two tracks leading up to the full-length release quickly built momentum for the band, thanks to features on Spotify’s editorial and algorithmic playlists, in addition to spots on over 240 user playlists. With 16,000+ monthly listeners, 40,000+ streams, and 28,000+ YouTube views across multiple channels, prominent rock media outlets took notice and covered the band’s progress, including Blabbermouth, BraveWords, Ultimate-Guitar, and KNAC.
“Influencer” was engineered, produced, and mixed by vocalist Brad Cox (Grayson Manor) at his Black Paw Studios in Lawrenceville, GA. Brad is partners in the publishing company Black Paw Music with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth, Metallica) and recently mixed Icarus Witch’s album, Goodbye Cruel World. The record was mastered by Troy Glessner (Disturbed, August Burns Red, Icon For Hire) at Spectre Studios in Seattle, WA.
The band’s studio and creative lineup includes guitarist Pat Valley (Grayson Manor), bassist Murphy Karges (ex-Sugar Ray), drummer Rob Hammersmith (Skid Row), and DJ Soulman (Phunk Junkeez), with bassist GK Via (Grayson Manor) stepping in live. GK and Brad had also previously teamed up in the hardcore band Superjak, which was managed by Billy Milano (Stormtroopers Of Death, M.O.D.).