Spider Rockets — Bitten
Spider Rockets combines contemporary loud rock with classic rock elements.The New Jerseybased
band travels the sonic spectrum from dark and seductive to energetic to angry, with a
dynamic live show and scream-along anthems.
Loud rock has always been at the core of the group. Lead singer, Helena Cos, and guitarist,
Johnny Nap, started as a duo playing every dive bar in New Jersey and New York City. In
between cranking out crowd favorites from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Guns n’ Roses and Metallica,
the two would test the waters by infusing some of their original material into the live set. This
was a unique setup as the two had an electronic rhythm section and pumped out loud rock,
something unheard of in the genre.
The duo soon expanded to a full lineup and began working with Brooklyn-based indie producer,
Martin Bisi, best known for recording iconic albums by Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Herbie
Hancock (including the Grammy-winning “Rockit”), Helmet and White Zombie. Still in their
infancy, the group managed to release their first effort, “Flipped Off,” which officially marked the
end of the electronic rock duo format.
An EP entitled “Preview” followed, but the group began to hone in on their sound with the
release of “Ever After” which was picked up for North American and European distribution by
Locomotive Records. Some experience began to pay off as “Ever After” yielded top adds on
CMJ and FMQB radio charts.
The group produced their next release, the self-titled “Spider Rockets,” closer to home at Trax
East in their native New Jersey. With Eric Rachel manning the boards (Atreyu, Black Dahlia
Murder, Hatebreed, Misfits, Patti Smith Group, etc.), the group issued a more musically progressive
offering. By now, the group had began touring on a national scale and supporting the
likes of Pop Evil, Framing Hanley, ran a leg on Van’s Warped Tour and scored a slot at Berlin’s
Now, savvy at the art of song-crafting, Spider Rockets re-entered the studio to record the
upcoming, “Bitten,” produced once again by Eric Rachel in New Jersey and with co-production
credits going to Ryan Sambrook and mixing by Zach Ziskin in South Florida. From both a compositional
and performance standpoint, “Bitten” is the group’s strongest work to date. Long
before completion of the record, an early rendition of one stand-out track,”Scream,” garnered
over 35,000 hits on YouTube without any promotional efforts and no official release.
Spider Rockets is aiming to up the ante with the release of “Bitten” on June 5th, 2012 and radio
add dates set for end of May.