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Musical conquest is on Attila's mind

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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On the day its new album, "Guilty Pleasure," was released, the members of the Atlanta heavy rock group Attila found themselves staying next to a Best Buy -- where they received a rude surprise.

"We went in and they didn't even have the album out yet!" frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak says with a laugh. "They were slacking!"

Attila, however is hardly letting up. The quintet, which blends hardcore, metal and rap elements into its songs, has released six albums since 2007, with each selling appreciably better than the next. The same is true on the road, according to Fronzak. "There's always been steady growth with Attila, expecially over th least few years, he says. "Every tour gets bigger and bigger, and there's no sign of it getting worse any time soon, for sure."

Attila is sworn to keep developing its sound as well, according to the vocalist. On "Guilty Pleasure" the group leans more towards its metal side and also added seven-string guitars adn some new tunings to the mix. Nevertheless Fronzak says Attila "definitely wanted to keep our sound," and he doesn't think any of the alterations will go too far afield for Attila's establishe dfans.

"We wrote some heavier, bouncy, groovy riffs, and I tried to expand what I (sang) about on the album, but I don't think anybody's going to hear it and go, 'What the hell is THAT?!" explains Fronzak, 25. "We had an idea for this album and kind of ran with it.

"Whenever we write music it's a really long, lengthy process, so this is something that's been in the works for well over a year now. We've been working on it for well over a year now, picking and choosing what's best for the album. It's not like we did this in a rush, y'know? It's pretty well thought-out."

Attila, Like Moths to Flames, Sworn In and Crown the Empire

Saturday, Dec. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave.

Tickets are $35 and $20.50.

Call 313-961-5451 or visit www.livenation.com.

Web Site: www.livenation.com

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