THE RODS are a storied heavy metal band that rocked their way through the ‘80s with a powerful, raw energy that had fans and critics alike calling them “The American Motörhead.”

Once the go-to opening act for some of the biggest metal bands in the world, THE RODS toured throughout the ‘80s with the likes of Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, and Iron Maiden, among others.

Along with contemporaries like Anvil and Raven, THE RODS are an integral part of what

is commonly recognized today as Heavy Metal’s “golden age,” which included the much-heralded New Wave of British Heavy Metal.