Rock Feeder


by on Jul.04, 2007, under Metal Music News

Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the signing of Aussie rockers Airbourne. Forming a genuine brand of fist-pumping, beer-slinging rock ‘n’ roll, Airbourne have established a respectable name for themselves in their native country. Aged between 20-24 years old, the band sonically tears pages from the bible of 70’s and 80’s anthemic rock, where music was loud, fiercely genuine, hook laden and offered a good time!

Forming out of the musical connection of two brothers, Airbourne was conceived by Joel (vocals/lead guitar) and Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), and was vested in their mutual love for bands such as Rose Tattoo, Van Halen, Motörhead, AC/DC and The Angels. Later joined by David Roads (guitar) and Justin Street (bass), the quartet set out to make straightforward rock ‘n’ roll, complete with catchy choruses, decadent themes and the driving rhythm to match. “It’s hard to explain,” Joel O’Keeffe states, “but that’s what I always wanted to hear – straight-ahead Aussie pub rock.” The result was a stripped down approach with song titles to match the party sentiment.

Roadrunner senior VP of A&R, Ron Burman comments, “I am so excited that we signed Airbourne. They are a young, fists in the air, high energy, in-your-face type of rock band. I saw them play a few times in Austin at South By Southwest and they blew me away.”

On the touring front, the band already have dates under their belt with the Rolling Stones, Motley Crüe and The Living End, as well performing at 2006’s Big Day Out festival. Their live show includes bursting energy, rowdy crowds singing their hearts out and free-flowing beer. “We always go onstage and try to prove a point,” O’Keeffe exclaims, “about how GOOD rock ‘n’ roll is!”

New album Runnin’ Wild, a red-blooded collection of rallying rock anthems with undeniable choruses and feel good momentum, is set to be released in early 2008. Boasting an all-star team, Runnin’ Wild was produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, The Cult, Linkin Park). With lead tracks such as “Runnin’ Wild”, “Stand Up For Rock N’ Roll”, and “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast”, Runnin’ Wild will be the new soundtrack to all-night partying.

Check out and for a sample of the good times to come…

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