Spider Rockets began as a duo with lead singer, Helena Cos, and guitarist, Johnny Nap, playing every dive bar in NJ and NYC. They soon expanded to a full lineup and released their debut, ‘Flipped Off,’ produced by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Helmet, White Zombie) which reached Top Adds on industry radio charts.
Locomotive Records released the group’s next record, ‘Ever After,’ which saw Spider Rockets touring nationally and playing Berlin’s Popkomm Festival.
Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Hatebreed, Misfits) produced self-titled, ‘Spider Rockets.’ The group played Vans Warped Tour and toured supporting Pop Evil and Framing Hanley.
‘Bitten,’ which followed was well received at press and named TOP 10 Hard Rock Albums of the year by Metal Odyssey. The album made Top Adds on a top industry Metal chart. The group supported Trapt, Papa Roach and Steel Panther, while its single, "Going Down," was licensed by WWE.
‘Along Came a Spider,’ the group’s fifth album, saw Spider Rockets working with producer Dan Malsch (Framing Hanley, Tantric, Doro). This latest album fuses lavish production with the group’s distinct brand of unapologetic, in-your-face sound and attitude. Spider Rockets has most recently toured with Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel and Tantric as well as Bobaflex.
The Hawkeyes of Pittsburgh PA is a steel city rock powerhouse that forges a pure unique blend of driving rock, rustbelt grit, and big stage headlining attitude persona. The intense rock four-piece puts on an incredibly exciting live show displaying a full-throated passionate sound, unforgettable songs, and pure rock n roll swagger.
Ripping guitars and pulsing rhythm propel the band’s raw and powerful musical demeanor, while its lyrical honesty paints a compelling portrait of its working-class roots and constant desire for growth.The band’s mentality is one that is focused on elevating to the biggest stages that any working/touring band could imagine but also pays an endearing tribute to its working-class rock ‘n’ roll roots that draw inspiration from the city in which it has lived in, worked for, breathed and loved.
From the people they have met, to the experience of playing that first gig in a smoky club with cheap beer, those influences have led to a collection of super tight, endearing songs that are representative of the band’s growth from an outlying rock act to a hometown and national touring staple that has performed on some of Pittsburgh’s biggest stages – Stage AE, Rex Theater, Thunderbird Cafe & Hard Rock Cafe as well as some capacity attended headlining shows at out of town venues such as Radio Radio in Indianapolis IN, Bent Keg in Appleton WI, Schmitt’s Saloon in Morgantown WV and Sturgis Music Fest Main Stage.
The Hawkeyes have logged thousands of miles nationally for the past 4 years and have shared stages with such household names such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Marcy Playground, Lit, Collective Soul, Blackberry Smoke, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Bob Mould (Husker Du), Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, The Clarks, and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.