Madison Rising is a nationally known hard rock band who collectively share a home base in the Northeast, with members residing in PA, NJ, and MD. After gaining national acclaim for their rocked-out rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, which amassed over 7 million views on youtube, the band developed a passionate fanbase with over 219,000 followers on social media. Since 2011, several years of relentless touring both in the US and abroad in Japan and South Korea enabled the band to share the stage with hard rock greats like Godsmack, Shinedown, and Chris Cornell, to living legends such as Aerosmith and Ted Nugent. In 2017, Madison Rising is proud to unveil their newest full length album, 'Battered Not Broken.' A window into the most intimate of personal hardships and struggle, from living with the effects of PTSD, to the search for meaning and purpose, Madison Rising wears their hearts on their sleeves in this newest offering. Yet, by album's end, they leave you with the sense that hope remains, and in this life no one truly walks alone. Utilizing a variety of pages from the rock playbook, Battered Not Broken has the emotive urgency of Story of the Year, yet the heft and razor edged bite of Metallica. The guitar driven, harmonically rich rock anthems contained within are sure to please.
Madison Rising is proud to present our newest video, Heaven's Seas (The Beast Inside), from our upcoming album Battered Not Broken, available for pre-sale now.
This album is dedicated to all of those who have endured difficult times, but were able to persevere and come out on top. In life, it is oftentimes the hardships we face that truly shape us and make us stronger.
We all encounter adversity – whether it be chronic anxiety, stress, illness, depression, PTSD or people who try to bring us down – but no matter the odds, good will always stand strong in the end. Be good, be strong and be safe. No matter how battered you may feel, you will never be broken.
Please enjoy the music, and feel free to share the video with those people who inspire you the most. God Bless!
Madison Rising: Music With Meaning.
Release of Brand New Album Imminent
The long wait is finally over. In early January we will be releasing album details, artwork, preorder details, and the music video for a brand new track from the upcoming record. Please join us as we embark on the next chapter in Madison Rising history, and unleash a record that we are all very, very proud of. We're beyond excited for all of you to hear it. Stay tuned!
Heaven's Seas Music Video
Madison Rising is proud to announce that we've recently completed work on our music video for a new song entitled Heaven's Seas. A powerful, emotive modern rock song straight from the heart and soul, we are proud of Heaven's Seas and the accompanying music video. Filmed in various locations around the Baltimore metro area and some more tucked away locales, Heaven's Seas is a deeply personal piece that we are proud to share with all of you. Stay tuned for the release of the official music video, as well as our brand new full length album in January 2017!
Madison Square Garden
Just got the confirmation that we will be playing the National Anthem at MSG on Nov. 22nd for the Knicks vs Trailblazers game. Should be fun...pay attention Jay-Z.... We got this.
Mohegan Sun arena
We just played the Mohegan Sun Arena with Godsmack and Drop Kick Murphy's. It only solidified the fact that we command a damn arena of people and gain the love from them.
This pushed us over the 225k likes on our facebook band page. Not too shabby.
The news of this week is simple, Rio has been in the studio putting in the vocal work to get this new record to come to life. As he left the studio to head down south, he told me how excited he is to record these tracks and more excited to be able to bring them alive for our fans. This record is going to be incredible. Stay tuned....
Drum Session #2 Details
Drum Session #2 was a productive one! Sam put his all into tracking drums for six more tunes, and even came to the studio prepared with his drum parts written on paper in music notation form. Talk about dedication and efficiency! Sam is proud of his work on these new tracks. He notes a greater emphasis on double-bass parts, and even some interesting fills that happened "on accident," but ended up being just what the tune needed! This wraps up drum tracking for Madison Rising's yet-to-be-titled brand new full-length album. Stay tuned for more updates and for a record that we are beyond excited to unveil! In the meantime, here is some video footage from Sam's final drum session: