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Attack Attack
Attack Attack!
is the second studio album by American metalcore band Attack Attack! It was released on June 8, 2010 through Rise Records. It was produced by Joey Sturgis. The album was initially titled Shazam, but due to copyright issues, it was self-titled. It is the last album to include former clean vocalist and rhythm guitarist Johnny Franck.

It peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, as well as topping the Independent Albums chart and peaking within the Alternative, Rock, and Digital Album charts. It received mixed to negative reviews from music critics, with praise generated around the album's heavier tracks and negativity directed toward the electronicore and electropop songs. Its first single, "Smokahontas", was released on January 11, 2011.

A deluxe reissue of the album was released on July 19, 2011 through Rise Records, which included four bonus tracks, two remixes, and two acoustic tracks. It was first announced when the band premiered the bonus track and lead single, "Last Breath", on June 7, which was released for digital download on June 23.

BackgroundEdit

On November 25, 2009, lead guitarist Andrew Whiting announced information about an upcoming album. The band began performing four confirmed tracks during their tour: "Sexual Man Chocolate", "Renob, Nevada", "A for Andrew", and "AC-130". The album was initially titled Shazam, but due to copyright issues, it was self-titled.

ReleaseEdit

The album was released on June 8, 2010 through Rise Records, after initially planning to be released on May 25. It peaked at number 26 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 15,000 copies in its first week. It also topped the Billboard Independent Albums chart, as well as peaking at numbers 5, 6, and 14 on the Alternative, Rock and Digital Album charts. Its first single, "Smokahontas", was released on January 11, 2011. A music video for the song was uploaded onto Rise's official YouTube on January 21, 2011, and has accumulated almost 7 million views to date.

A deluxe reissue of the album was released on July 19, 2011 through Rise Records, and features four bonus tracks, two remixes, and two acoustic tracks. It was first announced when the band premiered the song, "Last Breath", on Rise's official YouTube channel on June 7, 2011. It was released for digital download on June 27.

Promotion for the album began before and during the 2010 Vans Warped whilst promotion for the deluxe reissued album began during the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.

Track ListingEdit

Standard EditionEdit

  1. "Sexual Man Chocolate"
  2. "Renob, Nevada"
  3. "I Swear I'll Change"
  4. "Shut Your Mouth" (featuring McSwagger)
  5. "A for Andrew"
  6. "Smokahontas"
  7. "AC-130"
  8. "Fumbles O'Brian"
  9. "Turbo Swag"
  10. "Lonely" (featuring Jason Cameron of Bury Tomorrow)

Deluxe ReissueEdit

  1. "Last Breath"
  2. "Pick a Side"
  3. "Criminal"
  4. "All Alone"
  5. "Sexual Man Chocolate"
  6. "Renob, Nevada"
  7. "I Swear I'll Change"
  8. "Shut Your Mouth" (featuring McSwagger)
  9. "A for Andrew"
  10. "Smokahontas"
  11. "AC-130"
  12. "Fumbles O'Brian"
  13. "Turbo Swag"
  14. "Lonely" (featuring Jason Cameron of Bury Tomorrow)
  15. "Sexual Man Chocolate Remix"
  16. "AC-130 Remix"
  17. "I Swear I'll Change" (Acoustic)
  18. "Turbo Swag" (Acoustic)

PersonnelEdit

Attack Attack!Edit

  • Andrew Whiting - lead guitar, and rhythm guitar (tracks 1 - 4 on Reissue)
  • John Holgado - bass guitar
  • Johnny Franck - rhythm guitar and clean vocals (on all standard edition tracks and tracks 5 - 14 on Reissue)
  • Andrew Wetzel - drums
  • Caleb Shomo - keyboards, synthesizers, unclean vocals, lead vocals and acoustic guitar (on reissue tracks 1 - 4 and 17 - 18)

Additional MusiciansEdit

Deluxe Reissue ProductionEdit

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Music VideoEdit

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Attack Attack! - Smokahontas (Video)









ReferencesEdit

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