"Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle has teamed up with The Loft and Monster Energy to send one lucky band to kick off this year's Ozzfest. The following 10 bands have been selected to take part in the 'Battle of the Bands' on August 7 at The Loft in Dallas: *RIVETHEAD*" - Blabbermouth.net "RIVETHEAD dig into the brain"- Cold Christian Maier, Bright Eyes, Germany 'I love this band. The music is so cutting edge and right where it needs to be for the taste of the industry right now.' - Vix, Sugarbuzz Magazine - Hollywood 'The 13th Step is a complex CD with many highs and lows. Steve is a master composer he has crafted an album that in my opinion is one of his best efforts to date. There is 14 tracks on this CD and I have to say I still want more!' - Chris Nite, Lit Monthly "To cut a long story short: this band convinces me right from the get go. The sound is a dirty hybrid somewhere in between Filter, Static X and Rammstein-light. The result is a inviting, somewhat rallying product which is supported by the Ministery-esque ADHD vocals of singer Steve Page." - Frank D., Lords of Metal - The Netherlands 'Rivethead is an extraordinary combination of old industrial metal with Static X and Ministry. The album The 13th Step is kinda special and complex. From a brutal sound like Ministry it passess to soft track with piano and then continues with agressive riffs combined with electronic elements.' - Malice, Metal Act - Romania "an atmospheric spin and flashbacks of DISTURBED's debut CD are in mind with a slight industrial sound making RIVETHEAD stand out. Hard power chords and the driving bass lines" "The thing that is above other bands is the hard-core rhythm section that is a TKO, which will bring fans from far and wide to the experience the new messiahs of metal." - RockEyez.com June, 2004 - "Rivethead songs "The End,' "Silenced" and "Fade" during Dallas Stars hockey games in the 2003-2004 season. These Rivethead songs were played during warm-ups and game breaks on locally and nationally televised games on many networks." - ASCAP Summer, 2008 - "RIVETHEAD'S cover of Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back" at almost every Dallas Stars game at American Airlines Center. Also, XM radio is featuring their original songs "Difference," "Rise Up" and the Timberlake cover on major rotation. - ASCAP 'These guys add electronic elements to hard-hitting metal, making their sound a tad industrial. But only a tad. At their core, the tracks on The 13th Step follow the tried-and-true formula of forefathers Metallica and Pantera. Anti-establishment lyrics? Check. Manic guitars? Check. Growling vocals? Check. Tight, unrelenting percussion? higgity-check. -HUNTER HAUK, QuickDFW' 'RIVETHEAD: Metal elements complement very well- done hard-rock songwriting.' - Ayo, KDGE 102.1FM, Dallas 'The 13th Step is, without question, a monumental album, arguably the equal of any other record written and produced by the Dallas metal scene since Pantera imploded. Rivethead's aggressive-yet-beautiful brand of industrial metal is impressive. And their diversity of musical styles -- while always remaining true to their heavy metal roots-- hopefully ensures that the band's distinctive sound will never get stale and predictable.' - Todd Maternowski, Pegasus News If you downloaded this album for free, please realize that you did not trick a huge record label out of money. You didn't get a freebee from someone who makes lots of money. You simply downloaded an album that cost an unsigned band thousands of dollars to record and manufacture. If you paid for this album and the tracks included, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It's tougher than ever to make money in the music business right now and we're doing this with zero help. God bless you!