Richmond, VA-based rockers Red Reign take 80’s influences and steer them in a more contemporary direction – bridging the sounds of yesterday and today.

The band is comprised of members singer/guitarist Carlton “Bubba” McMichael, guitarist Stevie Shred, bassist Larry Moore, and drummer Sammy Lee.

Red Reign has worked with Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum producer David Ivory (Halestorm) on both its releases: 2021’s self-titled EP and 2023’s full-length Don’t Look Back.

Don’t Look Back landed in the Top 100 ADA/WMG Amazon sales and is bolstered by such standout tracks as the rocking “No Peace, No Love” which has gained over 120K views on YouTube, and “Don’t Look Back” which has a guest appearance from guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob).

Now they are set to release “Darkness of Pain”.

“Don’t Look Back has a modern sounding production, giving the songs a fresh feel to them. “Darkness of Pain” is a moody, mid-tempo headbanger with pounding drums and a piercing guitar riff.” Metal Express Radio

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The band is also very excited to announce that they will be hitting the road in May as direct to support on select dates of the upcoming 2024 Nazareth World Tour!

As they state, “We are extremely excited to be supporting an iconic band like Nazareth. We look forward to being back onstage, performing new material and meeting new friends along the way as we support our new album release “Don’t Look Back”.”

05/09/24: Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, Connecticut
05/11/24: Queen Theatre – Wilmington, Delaware
05/13/24: Robins Theatre – Warren, Ohio
05/15/24: Brown Hall – Nashville, Indiana
05/16/24: Arcadia Theatre – St Charles, Illinois

Don’t Look Back is available on CD and limited-edition vinyl.

Get your copy now and get a limited-edition bundle while supplies last

Bundle Includes:

– (1) Red Reign – Don’t Look Back CD or LP
– (1) Red Reign – Coozie
– (1) Red Reign – Sticker
– (1) Red Reign – T-Shirt


“No Peace No Love”
“Don’t Look Back”
“Here I Am”
“Follow Your Heart”
“The Truth”
“Bury Me Up to My Eyes”
“Darkness of Pain”
“Open Spaces”

News posted by Editor and founder Kara Marie Uhrlen posted on 3/21/2024.  Live photo by Kara Uhrlen and The Pure Rock Shop.