Wrestling and mixed martial arts enthusiasts and brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick said the feeling of launching a tour is comparable to prepping for a grappling bout.
Its kind of like the feeling when youre first walking out to the mat or youre about to step into the ring for a sparring session, Adrian Patrick said during a recent Oklahoma Gazette phone interview. But as soon as you get used to it and you fall back into your rhythm, youre like, OK; I can deal with this. Its not as terrifying as I thought.
The two brothers behind Las Vegas-based hard rock act Otherwise once again prepare to square off with a lengthy road stretch as the band launches its latest tour Friday at Thunder Alley Grill and Sports Lounge, 2127 SW 74th St.
Patrick said the band is in an exciting state of freshness. Peace at All Costs, Otherwises latest studio album, was released in September 2014. They plan a follow-up release sometime in late summer or early fall.
When the band does make its return to the album world, it will be with a new bassist, drummer, booking agent and management. Otherwise is also guided by a new producer, accomplished alternative and hard rock visionary Bob Marlette, who is best known for his work with Black Sabbath, Anvil, Atreyu and Seether. Patrick said he was connected with Marlette through his bands label Century Media. Still, there was a lot of organic development in their working relationship. Patrick connected with Marlettes vision for the band one that could stand out in the rock world.
I was like, Finally somebody whos on the same page as my brother and I, he said. Weve run into this thing where a lot of times, we just get lumped in with these other bands and a certain style or genre. To each his own, but we dont necessarily agree with that.
The Patrick brothers are the only remaining band members from Peace at All Costs. Lead vocalist Adrian and guitarist/backing vocalist Ryan are now joined by drummer Brian Medieros and bassist/backing vocalist Tony The Beast Carboney.
Adrian Patrick said Carboney plays a pivotal creative role on the upcoming album and he looks forward to working more with Medieros and Carboney.
Tony is like that brother from another mother. Thats my blood brother and I always wanted in a bandmate, Adrian Patrick said.
Otherwise was born in a Las Vegas rock scene that has produced industry heavyweights The Killers and Panic! at the Disco. Patrick said in 2010 and 11, Otherwise was considered one of the two top unsigned bands in Las Vegas alongside Imagine Dragons. The two supported each other on tour and were signed by national labels around the same time.
Patrick said some initial mismanagement and distractions kept Otherwise from ascending to the level of national fame as its contemporary, but he is nonetheless excited about the bands immediate and long-term future.
Were still fighting the good fight; were not giving up, he said. Were going to keep struggling to get to the promised land; its just a matter of getting everything lined up, and thats how we feel coming out on this third record. Everything is different.
Print headline: Working wise, Las Vegas hard rock act Otherwise arrives at Thunder Alley with a fresh lineup and perspective.