Finnish heavy rockers Rough Grind will release their debut album Pieces of Resistance through Inverse Records worldwide on all digital platforms on March 4, 2020.
Rough Grind combine hard rock and heavy metal into a unique blend that is further spiced up with classic rock elements. The band has previously released three EPs: Son of a Gun (2014), Four for the Road from 2017 and 2018’s Trouble or Nothing.
Yesterday the soon-come album delivered its first punch with the release of the first single, Snakes and Ladders. You can watch the video for the track below!
“It was an easy choice as the first single, because that’s where the story of the current line-up begins”, says bass player and lead singer Sami.
After the Trouble or Nothing EP, Sami returned to his bass-playing roots, as the band welcomed new guitarist Arg to ranks that already included guitarist Ville and drummer Killi.
“These changes have definitely brought a whole new kind of energy to the band, and you can really hear it on the album. Arg and Ville come up with brilliant rock elements to complement the metal side that Killi and myself bring to the table” Sami continues. “And even though it’s been a few years, I have re-discovered my inner bass player… In a positive way!” he laughs.
The guys themselves may be quick to laugh, but the music from Rough Grind doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to pointing out all the injustices plaguing the world today. Their repertoire also includes moody pieces that cast an eye on the pain points of life, as evidenced by the new album’s second single, The Die Is Cast, which is set for release on February 19.
The last two Rough Grind EPs have been welcomed well internationally, and their songs have been getting airtime in countries such as USA, Canada, UK and Germany.