DNA Artist of the Month
A Rising Force is an all original hard rock band from Minnesota signed to Dark Star Records / SONY / Universal. This Minnesota rock act signed their initial record deal with the HighVolMusic Label in December of 2020, right in the middle of a pandemic. The band collectively have had multiple albums released over the years, MMA nominations & awards, and national and international touring backgrounds.
Their debut CD ‘Undertow’ was originally released in May of 2021, and spawned 3 singles : ‘Love and War’, “Crushed” and “Yesterdaze Hell”. Both “Crushed” and “Yesterdaze Hell” reached the 97 Underground top ten, charting at #2 and #5 for the month of August. Unfortunately, the untimely deaths of their record company President and Vice President Bill and Lori Chavis to Covid 19 put the release of their next single and video for the title track “Undertow” on hold, forcing the band to navigate through the legal challenges of retaining full ownership of their assets and rights to their music.
They signed a new 2+1 album deal with Dark Star Records / SONY / Universal label and re-released the first Album “Undertow” after the first of the year, along with the video that has a memorial to their late record company President and friend Bill Chavis. Over 2021, the band has performed to over 20 thousand fans and sold out of the first pressings of the album Undertow. Guitarist Leni DiMancari became part of the ESP artist roster, and bassist Brian Lorenson became endorsed by DNA amps. They recently finished their latest studio Album entitled “Eclipse” set for release June 3rd 2022. Their music is guitar-driven commercial hard rock combined with 4-part harmonies, and all fronted by an arena rock lead vocalist.