Rahway “Rocketship”
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Rahway “Rocketship”

Let’s take a trip on a spacecraft built for two on the new single, “Rocketship”, from rockers, Rahway. The band consists of fellow space travelers – Nick Hade (Lead Vocals), David Cardenas (Guitar), Chigger (Bass), and Steve Cardenas (Drums/Backing Vocals). “Rocketship” is either an explosion of sound reminiscent of “a little Velvet Revolver attitude and guitar work,” says PJ Farley- Fozzy, Trixter. Or possibly an outright crash landing on the moon with debris flying everywhere. “The track is a killer hard rock tune,” gushes Eddie Trunk- Sirius/XM Trunk Nation. “For sure a band worth keeping an eye on.”

From the moment lead singer Nick Hade launches into the song’s mission statement, “Rocketship” takes the listener on a musical intergalactic journey dispersed with hopes and dreams. The fuse becomes lit, the sparks begin flying and the earth is left to tremble in its wake. A personal one-way ticket to the moon or a revival on its way to a new colony, Rahway’s, “Rocketship” will send you either way.

Be looking for more news on Rahway’s 6 song EP slated for autumn 2023.

“As with all Rahway songs,” says David Cardenas. “There is no hidden meaning. It can be about dreaming big, finding the way, or even something more personal like breaking through recovery. The most important thing is what it means to you. “Rocketship” is a musical journey!”

Recorded at Sonic Stomp Studios in Staten Island, NY – Engineered, Mixed and

Mastered by Mike Orlando at Sonic Stomp Studios.

Produced by Mike Orlando and David Cardenas.

Nick Hade – Lead Vocals, David Cardenas – Guitar, Chigger – Bass, Steve Cardenas – Drums/Backing Vocals

Rahway, also known as the Slumlords of New Jersey, mixes heart with the hardest blistering rock this side of Rocky Mountains. They’ve ensured to get any crowd moving with their intense guitar driven live show. Rahway is a nonstop rock fest with an unlimited amount of energy, guaranteed in every performance.

Since rolling out of New Jersey’s industrial wasteland, Rahway to be exact, these perennial rock underdogs are ready to take over the world! David Cardenas, guitarist, his brother and drummer Steve Cardenas, along with vocalist Nick Hade and bassist Chigger, had to overcome the adversity of releasing their 5-song EP, Slumlords of New Jersey, in the middle of a pandemic featuring the widely popular songs “Sugar,” “Stone,” “Only The Strong” and “Acetalyne.”

Fully capturing the spirit of today’s DIY musicians, these four badasses, with their musical genius, do something truly revolutionary in the rock-n-roll scene.

Their music holds fist pumping and grinning sexual innuendo, with choruses that ring in your ears from the first listen and hooks that boomerang through each song. Embodying the down-to-earth Jersey roots, but rolling the rock to a whole other edgy level. Rahway has been an enormous part of the East Coast music scene, playing shows with such rock greats like Buckcherry, Slash, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd, Skid Row, KIX, Ace Frehley and they even shared the stage with Missing Persons one time.

They’ve done high profiled gigs like sold out show with Greta Van Fleet at the F.M. Kirby Center, as well as venues like Dingbatz, Stone Pony, Crocodile Rock Café, Starland Ballroom and played the inaugural Food Truck and Rock Carnival in Clark, NJ in 2015 and the inaugural Rock ‘n Derby Festival in Schaghticoke, NY the following year, where they left the crowds in amazement.

Rahway’s innovative and ever-evolving songwriting makes them one of the most eminent bands of our time. Influenced by legends such as Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, Skid Row, Godsmack and Motley Crue, their fusion of power is gaining them popularity very quickly. They are impressive and imminent!

In 2023, Rahway is set to release a round of brand-new music in the form of singles culminating in a new EP featuring songs like the ball rocking “Carry You,” the catchy hooks of “Drowning,” the head bopping “Cats Away” and the arena rocker “Rocketship.”

Time to Un-Cage The Animal……Rahway is NOW!

*Rahway wears and endorses Dirtbag Clothing. Chigger uses and endorses DR String on his bass.

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