RA and Capitals Won't Back Down Monday, 19 October 2015 21:51 by madseason
Ra - We Won't Back Down

October brings a new song from mighty alternative rockers Ra. It's titled We Won't Back Down and is the new opening theme for NHL team Washington Capitals.

Sahaj Ticotin, singer, songwriter and leader of the band said: "Soooo I can finally announce that this year the Washington Capitals will have their own theme song written by me and released as a Ra song. Its title is We Won't Back Down and is built to rock arenas and get the crowd pumped. Thanx to the NHL, The Washington Capitals and especially D.J. Stange who's idea it was from the get go and who facilitated all the logistics!"

Watch the Caps Opening Video with We Won't Back Down as soundtrack clicking on the image above. Also, you can stream the new Ra single on Spotify.

In related news, the deluxe version of Ra's last studio album, Critical Mass, got pushed back to January 13 to permit Sahaj to finish working on the debut album for Meytal Cohen, featuring Eric Emery from Concordia on vocals, Travis Montgomery of Threat Signal on guitar and a guest solo from Doc Coyle of God Forbid. Sahaj co-wrote, produced, engineered and mixed the album, and also played guitar, bass, did backup vocals for Eric and a feature on one song called Behind These Walls.

Critical Mass was originally released in October 2013 and the deluxe edition will feature 3 unreleased songs from the album sessions and the more recent I'm Not An Angel.

RA: Not An Angel on our side Saturday, 21 March 2015 15:57 by madseason
RA - I'm Not An Angel

"I'm Not An Angel" is an excellent new song from alternative rockers Ra, that will be included in the upcoming Deluxe Edition of the Californian outfit's latest full-length studio album "Critical Mass," originally released in October 2013.
A little background on "I'm Not An Angel", straight from the mouth of band leader Sahaj Ticotin:
"After finishing Critical Mass we had 3 more unreleased songs with everyone playing on them but I had noticed that everything on the album was pretty hyped and heavy and that we didn't really do a ballad or so. When the idea of doing the deluxe version of Crit Mass came up I thought it would be good if it had one so I wrote "I'm Not An Angel" which is kinda the follow up for "On My Side". This song, like "Taken" is about death but from the perspective of the person who died. Not really sure why it came out of me but it feels real. The rest of the songs will be released with the deluxe album but since it got pushed back I wanted to get this out now. I hope you like it. Please share if you do."

Stream "I'm Not An Angel" now clicking on the image above.