The raw energy invested into their debut, self-titled EP is directly reflected on stage and on record by Rise Among Rivals, a new modern rock group based out of Baltimore MD. Since
forming in the summer of 2017, honest expression has been a top priority. With a focus on heavy riffs, melodic vocals, and complex dynamics, Rise Among Rivals ties together their favorite pieces from hard rock and electronic music. After leaving previous projects, vocalist, David Gascon and drummer, Christopher Tepper started recording what would become the first Rise Among Rivals EP. They were later joined by guitarist Jim Poggi and bassist Jamey McElroy to complete the line-up. In September, after only 2 months of writing, recording, they embarked on their first tour from Tennessee to Rhode Island with the famed national recording artist, Flaw.
Their EP debuted on June 8th, 2018 at a Sold-Out EP release party at Metro Gallery in Baltimore MD. The six song EP is a direct representation of the bands cohesive vision, starting with their music and stemming to their live performance. The band believes that the distance between your aspirations and reality is action, which is why they have made sure to put in the work to create a recorded and live product that holds up to the high standards of each member of the band. This EP features songs that deal with personal struggle, conflict, lust, and love.
The Rise Among Rivals EP is available to stream at all major digital outlets and the band plans on continuing to provide a personal, energetic live experience to fans regularly.