Montreal, QC. Canada
genre: Hard Rock
Jeremy Helten - guitar / vocals
Matt Baker - guitar
Mike Chretien - drums
Corrado Johnston - bass
“They groove, they experiment, they stomp, they get funky, they get melodic and atmospheric, these guys are seriously good!” - Fireworks Magazine
Fuse the introspectiveness of Rush with the guitar stylings of Metallica, a Tool-esque ability to manipulate rhythm with the party anthems of ACDC and you’ll get something close to Rival, Montreal's auspicious hard-rock quartet. Formed in 2013, Rival has simultaneously mobilized and stunned crowds throughout the gauntlet of clubs and bars that make up Montreal's rock scene ever since. “We like to push our style of hard rock to the limits of our ability and imagination” says lead vocalist Jeremy. With tireless passion Jeremy, Mike, Matt and Corrado look forward to early 2020 which will bring the release of their latest album “Down the Rabbit Hole”.
Down The Rabbit Hole is a culmination of all the experiences, frustrations, triumphs and growth the band has been through the past six years. It protests, it parties, it consoles, it commiserates, it entrances and it transcends. The scope and energy of this album is massive and should be played as loud as one can handle. For the first time ever, Rival paired up with an outside producer and engineer in the form of Matt Nozetz at Avbury Studios. The results of this partnership is truly engaging and perhaps the most well appointed Rival release to date.