Rival State

Rival State

About the Artist

Rival State's debut album 'Apollo Me' produced by British Producer Matt Hyde (Gallows/Bullet for My Valentine/Trivium) debuted #1 on the NZ album charts when released in October 2012.

In April of 2011 four out of the five members of Rival State returned home to New Zealand after a lengthy 5-year stint overseas in Canada and Europe. The guys decided to return home to reform their High School band with original singer Luke Van Hoof who for that time period was playing in NZ band Kids of 88 "We had a legitimate discussion one night via Skype and after seconds of Hello's...how are yah's...Rival State was back in action" says Stefan Einarsson. "We decided to stop fighting the inevitable and return to what we've always loved most and write the songs that we all wanted to write; No Limitations, No Rules, Just pure hunger to get a point across"

"Apollo Me is worth every second" - Groove Guide Magazine

"Without a doubt Apollo Me is going to strike the right chord with a large audience" - Music.net.nz


Latest Release

Aces Single by Rival State cover art

Aces Single

"This is our first UK release and we couldn't be more stoked on it" - Rival State