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R.A. (Rude Awakening) announce Black Friday Record Store Day 7-inch
Massachusetts' R.A. will release a limited-to-500 Record Store Day 7-inch on Black Friday, which is ...Read More
Published on November 7, 2014
R.A. (Rude Awakening) kicks off shows with Madball today
R.A. (Rude Awakening) have a trio of shows with Madball kicking off today. The bands have a gig in R ...Read More
Published on September 3, 2014
RA's 'Collateral Damage' out today
RA's Collateral Damage hits stores today! On the heels of a killer record release show last night as ...Read More
Published on July 1, 2014
R.A.'s 'Collateral Damage' LP Streaming in Full Now
New Noise Magazine is streaming the new R.A. album Collateral Damage in its entirety now - listen he ...Read More
Published on June 23, 2014

R.A. is: Josh - Vocals, Jordan - Bass, Tyler - Guitar, Austin - Guitar, Kurt - Drums.

R.A. is a straightforward, no-frills hardcore band from Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. They formed in the summer of 2011 and released a demo on Arrest Records, followed by The Awakening EP and a split 12" with Death Threat, both on local hardcore label Triple B Records. These releases were all well-received, each one even more than its predecessor, which led them to tour extensively around hardcore circles in the U.S. and Canada and to attract the attention of Bridge Nine Records, who fired off their first full-length, Collateral Damage, in 2014.

Collateral Damage is a pummeling debut that traces a beloved lineage of hardcore acts like No Warning and Madball, barreling through with sub-two-minute juggernauts. But it's not without its enraged analysis of man's relationship with one another, exploring the hardships of exploitation, control, misdirected belligerence and cold mistreatment.
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