The Dirty Rats are ready to release their second full length album End in Tears on Friday, the 13th, December this year. End in Tears features 13 new hard driving original rock compositions from the songwriting team of Beovich/Rich, ranging from rock anthems to drinking songs and even some old school blues, just to shake things up a little. So, don't fear Freddy but celebrate 13 Australian hard rock songs in the veins of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo but also influenced by Motorhead and even some punk rock. The album will be released just one year after their amazing first album Rock N Roll. Rock N Roll received critical critics from the press around the world. Here are some of the voices: "With the opener 'Not Alone' everything is clear, one inevitably thinks of early ROSE TATTOO. But AC / DC and THE ANGELS come in the course of the season several times in mind" PowerMetal.de "Taking their cues from the obvious homeland touchstones of Rose Tattoo and AC/DC, they mash up those influences and others into a no-holds-barred, brutal blast that covers 9 tracks of prime hard rock. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Wayne Rich, back up comes in the form of a classic guitar-bass-drums line up featuring grimy riffs by Chooka, low down four string from Jamie Beovich and rattling drums courtesy of Andy" Rock And Roll Traffic Dirty Rats are a no bullshit Aussie pub rock band, playing beer barns and inner city clubs throughout Melbourne and country Victoria. Over the last 30 years, the band have developed a sound that is typically Australian hard rock, think AC/DC, Rose Tattoo. But listen closely and influences from MC5, Motorhead and even some punk rock can be heard. They have developed a loyal fan-base both here and overseas based on their critically acclaimed first album, Rock n Roll, and high energy shows for bugger all money, precious little industry recognition, but purely for the enjoyment of playing loud “balls to the wall” rock.
After numerous line up changes which saw some excellent players and some complete nut jobs pass through the bands ranks, Dirty Rats are now a lean, mean and explosive 4 piece band pumping out some of the best new guitar driven rock, with a uniquely 80's flavor, that you will hear today. Dirty Rats are: Wayne (Richie Rat) Rich – Vocals Jamie Beovich – Bass Anthony (Chooka) Chapple – Guitar Andy Thomson – Drums