PRESS RELEASE 11-17-2021
Dark Star Records is pleased to announce that A Rising Force has just signed with the Label for a Two Album Deal. Look for the new Single and Music Video for the song “Undertow” available on 12/17/21. Look for the Full Length Album Release of Undertow to be Released on 02/18/22, followed by an all New Album that’s a little more Heavy to be released later in the year.

"Great song! Looking forward to hearing more. MN hard rock!"

"Amazing!! Great vocals! All around great tune!"

"Ooozing with sweet vintage metal sound!"

"You guys sound awesome!!! Absolutely love it!!!"


‘Undertow’ the debut album from A RISING FORCE, the band featuring Mark Westlund (vocals, guitar), Brian Lorenson (bass, vocals), Lane Allen (drums, vocals), and Leni DiMancari (guitars, vocals) is set to release on May 7th, 2021 via HighVolMusic. The album was written in the fall of 2019 through the summer of 2020 and recorded in in the fall of 2020. ‘Undertow’ features 10 tracks including a cover of the WARRANT hit ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. A RISING FORCE recently signed with HighVolMusic and are putting the final touches on the first video for the single ‘Love and War’.

HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that ‘A RISING FORCE’ has signed with the label for the release of their debut titled ‘Undertow’. ‘A RISING FORCE’ is an all original Minnesota rock act featuring Mark Westlund- Lead Vocals, Guitar Brian Lorenson- Bass, Vocals, Lane Allen- Drums, Vocals, percussion Leni DiMancari- Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards. The band collectively have had multiple albums released, MMA nominations & awards, along with national and international touring backgrounds.

No strangers to the recording industry, guitarist Leni DiMancari (founding member of Hurricane Alice who changed their name to Hericane Alice for Atlantic Records) has recorded with members of Y&T, Le Mans, Cacophony, and Montrose.

Bass player Brian Lorenson and drummer Lane Allen were members of Dare Force. DiMancari, Allen, and Lorenson were all part of the last incarnation of the band prior to ‘A RISING FORCE’.

Their motto is “Old school rock with a new world attitude” and the album definitely shows it on every track of the debut of ‘A RISING FORCE’. The music is guitar-driven commercial hard rock combined with 4-part harmonies, and all fronted by an arena rock lead vocalist. The songs are all real-life experiences and stories about life, love, loss, heartache, and the world around us. Release date details are forthcoming.

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