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If you ask Chainflower what kind of music they create, their response may surprise you. “Savagely unique,” they’ll say, which turns out to be the perfect description for their brand of insightful modern rock. Their aggressive sound has been hailed as a modern rock cocktail sparkling with influences of Evanescence, The Pretty Reckless, Paramore, Stone Temple Pilots, The Dead Weather, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Runaways.
Originating from Los Angeles, the prodigious band was destined for rock stardom long before they signed major label distribution and garnered positive reviews in the press.
After Chainflower released critically acclaimed singles, they became “a modern touchstone for a new crop of rock artists,” as College Music Journal noted, “the blast radius of Chainflower is expansive.” NeuFutur went on to say, “Chainflower is gritty and hard-hitting with complexity that few in this style have. There are nods to Detroit rock, 80s goth of Sisters of Mercy, and just enough punk rock to keep things going at breakneck speed. While they could easily succeed in the grunge 90s, the time for Chainflower is now.” I Am Entertainment says, “Chainflower is able to create rough and tumble rock that has enough catchiness to merit serious radio play. The guitars sizzle while the intense vocals and splashy drums shine, effectively tattooing their music deep in the hearts of those listening.”
Inspired by Led Zeppelin, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Soundgarden, Killing Joke, Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop and more, Chainflower guitarist, songwriter, producer and founder Kelly Wheeler, created a vision of music and art that has driven the new band to considerable recognition in the music industry. Kelly has also recorded and performed with major artists from legendary bands including Jane’s Addiction, Tool and Guns N’ Roses. He is also the artist and director of Chainflower visuals from album art to concert posters to music videos.
Chainflower’s recent search for a new singer led them to acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and recording artist, Seana Lisse. Seana has worked with iconic producer Sahaj Ticotin (Ra, Motley Crue, STΛRSΞT, Meytal, New Years Day, Diamante) and legendary Alice Cooper and Demi Lovato guitarist, Nita Strauss. Seana fronted Nita’s all-female rock band, We Start Wars, selling out their headline debut at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. We Start Wars also featured artists from Lilith Czar, The Starbreakers, Vigil of War, Dragonforce, Femme Fetale and Kallias.
Chainflower’s powerful drummer is Raanen Bozzio, son of drumming legend Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons). Kelly was introduced to Raanen by good friend and world-renowned drummer, Ryan Brown (Zappa Plays Zappa, SexTapes), who suggested that Raanen join them on Chainflower’s journey. Surrounded by music growing up, Raanen started playing professionally at age 11. He has recorded and shared the stage with many prominent artists including Cypress Hill, Wednesday 13, Periphery, Weed Eater, The Memorials, Orgy, Fact Pattern, and Lords of the Damned. Raanen is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, DW Drums, Promark Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads.
Chainflower’s music is a collection of soul-baring, youth and female-driven rock about empowerment, restlessness, and self-image, that captures the fleeting, ultimately beautiful uncertainties that come with growing up and beyond. “Rock hasn’t always been inclusive, but there are certainly strong women that kicked in doors for bands like us,” Kelly and Seana say. “We believe that now is the greatest time in rock for amazingly talented women to shine.”
Chainflower describes their current single, She Rides Fire, as “an expression of empowerment and determination and about not letting anyone or anything hold you back, regardless of how challenging life can be. It’s about calling on the incredible strength within us to push through any limits.”
She Rides Fire retains the hard edge, hook-filled vibe of its predecessors, while exploring new territory of additional modern sounds to create a wall of sound that some could call an indisputable and unfuckwithable rock masterpiece.
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