Fans Of Exodus & Overkill Should Check Out RÖÄRGH!

Believe it or not, RÖÄRGH is short for RRRRRÖÖÖÖÖÄÄÄÄÄRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!. The band’s name captures the larger than life attitude of its two members, Birdman Dan (who acquired his nickname before Michael Keaton’s Academy Award winning turn) and Robert Muller. The group’s sound is sort of a mesh between thrash metal and death metal, with lyrics covering anything from typical metal subjects to the consumption of fast food.

Read on for a small interview with Birdman, who lays down the band’s history and plans for the near future. You can also listen to their tune “High Impact Death Machine” below.

Who are some of your major influences?

Exodus, Death, Obituary, Overkill, In Flames, Arch Enemy.

What can we expect next from Roargh??

Within the month we will release a single with the same format as the one released in 2013, a lead track, a short B-side, and a re-recording of a song from our first EP. The headpiece will come the form of a lyric video. A few months after, we are planning to update our catalogue with a new CD, which will feature extra content from our last studio session. We hope to build our own shows around this new CD, hand-selecting opening bands as we did in Wallingford, CT last year.

Can you give us a little history of the band?

Originally started when Rob and I attended school at SUNY Binghamton. Was originally gonna be a 7-person band. We struggled to keep a full-lineup together and ended up playing our first show as a two-guitarist band with a backing track when we moved back home to the Hudson Valley. Other members have come and gone throughout the years, but the band has always remained Rob & I. Together we’ve recorded two EPs (A self-titled and ‘Second Helping’), a single from back in 2013, and we’re about to drop a second single. Over the years we’ve played with touring acts such as Blackguard, Kittie, Bonded By Blood, Lazarus A.D., Dying Fetus, Moon Tooth, Lich King.

Who are some of your favorite local bands you’ve played with over the years?

Minotaur’s Redemption, Necroptic Engorgement, Clover, Dead Empires, Exit 17, The Begotten.

Favorite Hudson Valley venues?

Snug Harbor, The Anchor, My Place Pizza, BSP Lounge. The now defunct Pickwick Pub was a fun venue as well.