ART OF ANARCHY is one of those rare bands that doesn’t play by rules, except for the ones they break. “Compromise” and “playing it safe” are terms that don’t exist in the band’s vocabulary, pulverizing raw talent is what this band has always relied on along with artistic worlds of illusion and sound.
The band has entered into a Renaissance rebirth with a darker, more sinister edge, that will reinforce the “anarchy” in ART OF ANARCHY. Original founding members Jon Votta (guitar), Vince Votta (drums), and guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (former Guns N’ Roses / Sons Of Apollo) welcome the talents of vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (former Yngwie Malmsteen / Sons Of Apollo) and bassist Tony Dickinson (SOTO / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) into this new formation.
ART OF ANARCHY returns with their single “Vilified,” which reflects the challenges of modern society. A full comeback album is scheduled to drop at the beginning of 2024.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in the video for “Vilified.” Gooding says, “‘Vilified’ is not a song, but a statement, a message, and a warning. It is a reflection of the many issues that are being brought to the forefront within our society. Mental illness, mass shootings, institutions, people being demonized without proper information or due process. ‘Vilified’ will no doubt be one of those culturally significant rock songs that will speak to generations to come. Because in the end, we must fight against the urge to Vilify what we do not understand!”
Written by: Road Dog