Medusa1975 has been around for a long time, although has undergone several member changes as is indicative of many bands from that era. Gary and Donna Brown, the two original guitarists from the earliest creation of the early 70’s band then known as “Medusa,” are still rocking hard and heavier than ever before. Joined by Randy Bobzien on vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, Phoenix Johnson on bass andDean McCall on drums, they have transformed into a one of rock’s heaviest and hard-hitting, yet least known, legendary -melt -your face –off- force to be reckoned with. Rising From The Ashes is their latest creation, a combination of the original Proto-metal style that defines their sound and a more modernistic mix of straight ahead rock and prog. Peter Basaraba, Medusa’s original singer-songwriter, wrote the lyrics for a song on this album, Nine Circles of Hell, based on Dante’s Inferno and added a few lines on another song, Into The Night, recounting their meteoric musical journey from the ashes of virtual obscurity into the world’s spotlight, reclaiming notoriety they were denied in their inception. If you dug their ground-breaking, monumental debut album, First Step Beyond released in 2013, then you won’t want to miss this mighty ass kicker!