Interview - Adrift on River Styx

Adrift On River Stix started as a basement jam band performing mostly covers with various local musicians. Formed in the early 2010’s, AORS had a few lineup changes before landing their first show at Peabodys in Cleveland with Powerman 5000. Solidifying their lineup, Adrift continued to play the local scene, performing with many artists including- Mushroomhead, Stick To Your Guns, Attack Attack and others. In 2018 AORS released their debut album titled “Trial. Judgement. Accession.”, followed by a tour of the states with Upon A Burning Body and Nekrogoblikon. Other notable performances include- Rocklahoma 2019 w/ Disturbed, Inkcarceration Fest 2019 w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Summit Fest 2020 w/ Saving Abel. In 2020 “047” was released with notable producer Nick Sampson behind the mixing and mastering. Adrifts most recent offering, “The Contract” is available everywhere now for streaming with more announcements on the way.

AJ Kotris- Vocals
Brad Lackner- Guitar/Vocals
Giovanni Ruvolo- Bass
Justin Dubay- Drums

For fans of:

The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, The Contortionist

[EP’s, LP’s]
Hopeless EP (2017)
Trial. Judgement. Accession (2018)


Modesto (2012)
Silence (2014)
047 (2020)
The Contract (2022)

What are your Influences?

The Devil Wears Prada, Mastodon, The Contortionist

- What do you write about?
We write about a range of topics from dealing with/coping with one’s own mental health, personal struggles- to more conceptual topics such as stories of life and death.

- Your favorite live performance so far?
Our favorite performances would be a tie between Rocklahoma 2019 and Inkcarceration 2019.

- Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
Not so much of a funny story, but more of a great memory of our guitarist Brad getting to join Nekrogoblikon on stage in Grand Junction, CO to sing the chorus of “Powercore” with Nekro.

- Your favorite albums?

TDWP- Zombie EP
The Contortionist- Exoplanet
Mastodon- Crack The Skye

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?

KISS, Frank Zappa, NOFX

- What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
Lots of PBR!!

Link to socials:
Instagram @adriftonriverstyx

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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