MODENA offers a professional yet edgy sound for fans of all genres. Hailing from North Carolina, the band met more than a decade ago through a mix of mutual friends. After years of perfecting new material and honing their stage skills on the road, the four original members raised enough money through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to record their first full length album with legendary producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank).
LEVERAGE is littered with catchy hooks, soulful bass lines, and crunchy guitars. Combined with tight percussion, vocal harmonies, and epic guitar solos, these elements make up a unique wall of sound. Fans are engaged into overdrive with well thought out lyrics and a mix of smooth/raspy vocals that make for a very diverse record. No two Modena songs sound alike, and the band intends to keep it that way.
Recently, some members have been very active in working with other artists. Whether its producing demos for other bands, working with solo artists to help develop their sound, or inspiring fans who are musicians themselves to upload YouTube covers of Modena songs. These are just a few examples of how a "local band" has gained the attention of people from all walks of life.
With a fresh new lineup and a new single due to be released later this year, their highly anticipated sophomore album is panning out to be their best work yet. An acoustic EP is also in the works, not to mention a tribute album with covers spanning from the 70s to early 2000s.
The sound is pure. Their effort is genuine. And the Raleigh rockers don't plan to hit the brakes any time soon. An undeniable love for music is what drives them to be better musicians everyday. MODENA is all about experiencing this amazing journey with you, the fans. So grab your headphones, turn up your stereo, and get ready to rock!!!
“Such feel and love in their sound. I dig it. Great use of dynamics and transitions. Modena brings you into their story. They write the chapter as you hear each driven, passionate riff with top notch vocal lines and harmonies, solid drumming, groovy bass, and just a tight, intricately woven band.”
-Ryan Reedy, music producer - Ryan Reedy Music Studios
“Your music has captured me from the get go! There is a uniqueness in your style, and I find your music quite refreshing, and not only that...you guys are the friendliest peeps out there! I wish you all the best and keep on rocking!! ”
-Tracey, Modena fan - California, USA
“'The Chosen Few' is full of great hooks that stick in your head - it’s infectious, it’s viral, and if any song had a chance of being number 1 on a chart, it’s Modena’s 'The Chosen Few'!”
“'Hang it High' features two of my favorite things in metal music: chunky guitar and pinched harmonics. I found myself singing along to each song after only hearing the chorus a few times. You can’t help but bob your head and tap your foot to the beat.”
-Sue Hardee - RaleighMusic.com
"Amazing music. Intricate music that rocks. The guitar playing and solos are out of the world. Strong voices, too! You'll be very happy with this worthwhile purchase. I look forward to their next release."
-iTunes fan review