Spread Eagle burst upon the hard rock scene of the late eighties/early nineties playing a brand of rock that hailed straight from the mean streets of New York City. When Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass), and Tommi Gallo (drums) moved to New York City and met up with Ray West (vocals), East Coast Streetmetal was born. The group was quickly snatched up and signed to MCA/Universal Records, then sent straight into the legendary Record Plant studios to record their debut album. The self-titled debut was produced by Charlie Gambetta and featured a gritty and dangerous sound, wailing vocals and razor sharp guitar, demonstrated through songs such as Switchblade Serenade, Scratch Like A Cat and Broken City.
Four years later, after the release and touring of their second album, Open To The Public (also produced by Gambetta), the band took an extended break and went about their own personal projects.
The band reformed in 2006 under the direction of Ray West and Rob DeLuca (who has also worked with British melodic rock institution UFO and former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach) along with two new members, Ziv Shalev (guitar) and Rik De Luca (drums). The band has been together ever since and finally decided to start production on a new album, scheduled for release in August 2019 on Frontiers Music.
Songs for the band’s new album, Subway To The Stars, were put together in the Music Building in NYC, which is the exact same place where the songs for their debut album were rehearsed and written. Recording took place at Studio E in Brooklyn, NY with Grammy Award winning engineer Tom Camuso. The new album does not disappoint, and picks off up where the band left off all those years ago.