800 Octane is definitely one of the hardest working bands that haven’t yet made it big… They have been playing shows for over 10 years, have lasted through 5 national tours, have played more than 350 shows, have released 4 full length albums, have appeared on over 25 compilations, and watched a countless number of bands change their sound and style to try and be the "next big thing". 800 Octane has stuck to their guns and have consistently played punk rock the way they like it... fast, loud and catchy. The bands live performance brings out a whole different view of the band. Whether 5 people or 500 people are in attendance, the songs are sped up, the catchy vocals are turned into shouted anthems, and the band becomes a blur of motion and activity on the stage. Through the response from their shows, the band has played with dozens of high profile national acts including Guttermouth, Face To Face, All, Saves The Day, Sum 41, Tiger Army, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, New Found Glory, Gwar, No Use For A Name, H2O, Zebrahead, slots on the 2002 and 2003 Warped Tours, and a number of others. Whether you are a fan of old school punk like The Misfits, The Damned and The Ramones, or a fan of new school punk like The Alkaline Trio, Dillinger Four and Avail, you will find that 800 Octane has a very original, yet addicting sound, that will leave you thirsty for more!
800 Octane is back and ready to rock you more then ever before! Once again they worked with mastermind Conrad Uno (Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Zeke, Presidents Of The USA, and The Groovie Ghoulies) to produce their new album Rise Again, which contains 13 extremely catchy new hits with lyrics on love, hate, horror and zombies! Compared to their past releases (The Return in 2002, The Kelvis in 1999 and Swank in 1996), this album showcases a slightly darker sound, combined with an improved sense of melody and better song writing. This record is by far the bands best piece of work to date and they are hitting the road throughout 2004 and 2005 to prove it. True punk rock doesn’t get better then this!
the CD comes bundled with a DVD featuring a live set recorded on Halloween of 2003. This is guaranteed to demonstrate the difference between the catchy hooks of their recording and the band's raw energy live.