RISING is a 4 piece, true 93X Style, Hard Rock/Metal Cover Band.

In April of 2007, Rob, Mike & Tommy had a vision to put together the best Hard Rock/Metal Cover Band The Mid-West has ever seen! It took just over a year, and a few different Drummers until Chris joined and RISING was ready to live their Dream!

In June 0f 2008, RISING began showing the Twin Cities what 4 talented Musicians, with the same taste in music, hard work, and dedication were capable of putting together! In their first year, they began Rocking Stages all over the Twin Cities, and quickly built a Strong Reputation.

By April of 2009, it was time for RISING to take it to the Next Level. This meant Working Even Harder, Playing More Shows, and Building a Bigger Fan Base. For this to happen, RISING had to part with their Original Drummer Chris and began searching for a Drummer who had what it took! Soon RISING Discovered Donny March ("Electric Eye", "Porcelain God"). After the first Audition, it was clear that RISING had found their New Drummer and were ready to ROCK even Harder! It was at this point that RISING began giving their metal fans exactly what they wanted and started adding new tunes to their set list which included, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, and more! Their calendar began to fill up quick, with gigs including outdoor festivals, more 93X rock nights and even opening for the National Bands!

Well, by May 2010, their Drummer Donny decided it was time for him to move on which left RISING searching for their next Drummer. Not knowing how long it was going to take, RISING wasn't gonna settle for anything less. Yet it wasn't long before RISING found their new SECRET WEAPON.....the Talented 18 Year Old Max Botko (Teacher's Pet, Sum Of All, School Of Rock). Max came into RISING armed with the style of drumming they had been looking for since the start! Now Adding in Covers like Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains, & More, RISING now has no limits to what they can pull off. So RISING put their heads together and decided that it was time for a change! Something fresh, something new, something unthought of, something mind-blowing!!!! That's when they added "The Rising Vix Go-Go dancers!!!" The thought of collaborating Go-Go dancers and Metal Covers, RISING knew this was gonna be huge! Something that hadn't been done before. Together, with Max and The Vix, they played their first "New" type of show in May 2010 at The Pickle Park in Fridley and no one could get enough of The Vix, & everyone was Blown Away by Max on the Drums!

Over the last few months, RISING has continued to add more and more to their shows which includes, Fog Machines, More Lighting, Merchandise, New Songs, and Built Cages for the Girls!!! RISING and The Vix continue building a strong following with fans continuously wanting to know what they have up their sleeve next!

If you have yet to see a Rising Show, It's Time to check it out, because it is "NOW" the HOTTEST SHOW AROUND!!!

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Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 26 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
36 years



Alice In Chains
All That Remains
American Head Charge
Avenged Sevenfold
Beastie Boys
Black Sabbath
Brother Cane
Bullet For My Valentine
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Drowning Pool
Five Finger Death Punch
Guns N' Roses
Killswitch Engage
Lamb Of God
Powerman 5000
Rage Against The Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stevie Wonder
Stone Sour
Ted Nugent
Theory Of A Dead Man
White Zombie

Members Of Band

Rob Snidarich - Bass/Vocals
Mike Wulfing - Guitar/Vocals
Tommy Starr - Lead Vocals
Max Botko - Drums