“One? We are hard rocking, in your face , good, old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll; just modernized,” said front man and lead vocalist Danny Rossi with a hearty laugh. “How’s that sound? That sums it up!”

Based out of Canada, the band has recently signed with Pavement Entertainment as their new disc “World’s Collide” is due for release on Tuesday April 1. Handling the North American distribution of the CD will be MRI/Sony-Red as the power rockers kick off a ten shows in ten days introductory tour that will take them from the east coast to the mid-west; then a brief break and back out until May, culminating with a show in Houston, TX on the ninth. “Hey, we’re road warriors I guess (laughing),” says Rossi. “And why not? We need exposure so we’ll do what we need to do.”

Unlike their first two discs, “Dirty Valentine” and “Never Say Never,” which were eleven tracks each; “Worlds Collide” is a thirteen track effort. Once again, for the third time, the band recorded in their hometown of Montreal at Uplift Studios. “We recorded the whole thing in three weeks; well less than three weeks, probably more like two and one half weeks,” said the ever jovial Rossi. “If I hadn’t caught a cold; it would’ve been done even faster.” Adding to that, Rossi was also recently quoted as saying that, “We feel good there. Almost like a second home,” as he spoke of Uplift Studios and the recording process.

A bonus track of sorts is Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues;” a song that the band has been performing for several years now. “As a rock band,” explains Rossi, “You have to respect the original bad ass of rock. I mean Johnny Cash was rock before rock was even out; you know what I mean? There was only one like him, he was kind of a rule breaker. We also had an older family member who requested the tune so we always kept playing it whenever he’d come out to see us; we liked doing it so we keep playing it and have our rocked out version on the disc, we even have a video for it too.”

The remaining cuts are hard driving rock with the input equally divided between Rossi and guitarist Chris Staniforth. “Chris and I? Hmmm, it’s an open forum; yeah that’s a good way to describe it. Everything is accepted; we are always bouncing ideas off of one another. Sometimes we take an “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” approach and just let things come naturally.”

Keeping those tracks relatively under wraps until the release date is the current strategy but the band has already begun performing them at live shows and will continue to do so as long as their fans continue to support the band. “We are a high energy, high intensity band that wants all those in attendance up dancing and we won’t stop playing until they all do,” laughed Rossi. “Our goal is to give them a great show every time out and we’ll do whatever we can to make that happen.”

To keep up with ONE and their now rigorous tour schedule; please check out their web site at www.onetheband.com




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