F5 the Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, and ex-MEGADETH drummer Jimmy DeGrasso headlined the first Rage Brigade music festival last night (Saturday, April 19) at Club Red in Tempe, Arizona. The event was host to 15 bands performing on two separate stages.Commented F5: "We had a great show last night here in Arizona; thanks to all who came out to support us we really appreciate it. It was great seeing friends and family as well meeting new friends. We hope you all enjoyed the show as much as we had fun playing it; much thanks to Club Red, Rage brigade for having us play the show and all who helped us. "It's been a busy couple weeks getting everything in order, including some intense rehearsals, photo shoots, video interviews and all things rock n' roll to get the F5 machine ready to roll. "It was very cool getting back on stage with the band after being in the studio recording this new album these past few months. Jimmy rocked it on drums and it's great having him as part of our band. He's definitely a good fit in the band and we can't wait to get out for more shows, especially as the new album, 'The Reckoning', release approaches." Watch fan-filmed video footage from last night's concert below. F5's sophomore album, "The Reckoning", is due later in the year through OarFin Distribution. The follow-up to 2005's "A Drug for All Seasons" was produced by Ryan Greene at his Crush Recording facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. F5 called in Ellefson's longtime rhythm section cohort Jimmy DeGrasso to play drums on the album following the recent departure of original F5 drummer Dave Small. "A Drug for all Seasons" was released in North America in September 2005 via Cleopatra Records. The original version of "A Drug for all Seasons" is also available in Asia on JVC Victor Entertainment and in Europe on Mascot Records.
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