Red Sun Rising’s Mike Protich talks hours before band’s headlining home show

Mike Protich - Red Sun Rising
Photo credit: Thomas Song


Red Sun Rising’s new album, “Polyester Zeal,” is out now, and singer Mike Protich spoke with us last Saturday, hours before the band’s headlining show in their home state of Ohio.  The topics ranged from:


0:15 – 2015 summary

1:15 – What to expect in 2016

2:23 – The feeling of hitting #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts with “The Otherside”

3:28 – Why people connected so much with “The Otherside”

4:42 – Why they decided to choose “Emotionless” for their next single and video

5:58 – Who he’d like to thank (other than the band) on all their success

8:14 – Favorite song to play live

9:25 – Playing their first headlining tour and playing their home state that night

10:12 – Most excited festival to play this year

10:50 – Festivals or more intimate venues?

11:50 – Playing the ShipROCKED Cruise

12:43 – Any Mexico shows following ShipROCKED and playing the rest of the world

13:20 – Where he would want to play next, outside of the country

14:39 – Where else he would like to play

15:18 – Final thoughts


Interview and post by Corey Kleinsasser

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