Giving Up Never Felt So Good

Rock The Light - Giving Up Never Felt So Good

By now, almost everyone is aware of the tumultuous rise to fame that Rock the Light have endured since releasing their second album over six years ago. The mushroom cloud of fame and fortune that arose with the detonation of their breakthrough record came with a heavy price. Addiction, anxiety, despair: a vicious freefall of self-destruction that, try as they might, would not remain latent beneath the shallow mirage of sex, money and drugs. And, when those unconquerable demons captured possession of their souls, Rock the Light was mercilessly thrust into the burning pit of the public eye. The most intimate details of their lives, devoured by a ravenous public, their most private hell showcased for all the world to see.

But now, Rock the Light has returned from the grave, louder and hungrier than ever. With a new addition to the band, Rock the Light has found the focus and moral center that was so tragically absent in recent times. In this new album, you will hear- no, you will experience- the renewed passion for life, sex and rock that is burning in the hearts of each member of this reborn tribe of pipers, this five-point Lazarus, risen from the dead and ready to rock. So, forget what you think you know about Rock the Light. The past is fucking prologue. – Mike Dub


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Track List:

  1. We Don’t Have To Do Anything Anymore
  2. Rock n’ Roll Radio
  3. My New Shirt

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Let’s Do Something That We’ll Both Regret


Rock The Light’s previous release available only on CD. Nearly out of print, so get your hands on a copy of this while they last.

Longhair rock played by a buncha shorthairs. There’s something to be said about a band that is not only unashamed about playing bona fide cock rock; they fly the flag proudly. Tunes on both discs are quite catchy and funny, with Summer… sounding the more “slick” of the two. –Jimmy Alvarado Razorcake


Holy shit! These guys actually shred! A lot! Rock the Light is about as sincere and unpretentious as cock rock gets. These dudes lay down some serious shreds and top it off with song titles such as “Hesher in a Half Shirt” and “Hotbox the Car.” -Wendy Stonehenge Archer’s Guild

On this album, the members were:

  • Bass – Zack Olson
  • Drums – Charles Albright
  • Guitar – David Aslanain
  • Vocals – Allen Maxwell
Recorded by Chris Woodhouse in 2002

Sacramento Records Listening Party- February 18, 2012

Sac Records Listening Party 6

Sacramento Records and Phono Select hosted a fabulous record listening party this past Saturday night. There was food and friends and plenty of records to listen to.

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Rock The Light

Rock the Light

For many people, 1999 was year the music died. Somewhere between Nu Metal and Alternative Pop-rock, rock ‘n’ roll forgot how to have fun. 1999 was also the year Rock The Light was born.  With a mutual love of Punk Rock and Hard Rock, drummer Charles Albright and guitarist David Aslanian began their musical quest.

Since every quest needs guide and every band needs a self-centered ego-maniac holding a microphone, they recruited Allen Maxwell from the local liberal arts college. His overwhelming love of rock and an unfettered desire to be the most important person in the room was all it took to get him on board, that, and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Needing a bass player, Rock The Light placed an ad at the local music shop: “Best rock band ever looking for bass player willing to redefine bass playing”. It just so happened at the local music college, a foreign exchange student, Dilon Von Shredsmore, saw the ad. Mistaking for a euro dance night he showed up at the audition. The rest is rock ‘n’ roll history… that has yet to be written.

Not soon after redefining the bass guitar as we know it, Dilon felt obligated to move to another instrument. This gave, Dark Lord-Justin Pine his chance to cast his black shadow over rock the light. His ominous presence shook the very core of The Light, causing them to kneel before his rhythmic presence. He just wanted a peanut butter sandwich, so everything turned out all right.

Now, with three full-length releases under their belt, the band has proven that rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t have to sound like your parent’s mono bullshit, it can rock harder and play louder than anything those old timers came up with. Bask in the glow of Rock The Light.