After shaking the rock and metal world up with its sophomore album, 2008’s Light It Up, Rev Theory is gearing up for a huge 2011, and fans and band alike agree that this is the band’s time to shine. Vocalist Rich Luzzi, bassist Matt McCloskey, drummer Dave Agoglia and guitarists Julien Jorgensen and Rikki Lixx are amped up to kick some serious rock and roll ass and mete out their own brand of justice.
In fact, the band named their new album Justice (Interscope), and while it doesn’t arrive for another month, the buzz generated by the record’s first single already has everyone wound up and itching for more.
That single, the title track, is a statement to the those who have tried to hold the band back or keep them down; Rev Theory will not lay down, they will stand up and fight, and you’d better damn well be ready for them. Justice offers a message we can all identify with, and that overall attitude permeates the entire album (read our review). 2011 is the year Rev Theory gets in your grill, and you’re either on the bus or under the wheels.
Those wheels will be rolling all year long, and their first trip, headling Monster Energy’s Outbreak tour with Pop Evil, Hail the Villian, Aranda, The Black Cloud Collective and Emphatic.
This morning I had the opportunity to talk with Matt about Justice, their upcoming tour, his favorite albums of 2010, what he likes to do out on the road, his first lead vocal on the new record and much more.
You can listen to the full interview below: