Crimson Riot was formed in July of 2017 when their prior band of six years, The Roxy Gunn Project, took a drastic turn as their lead guitarist had to leave the band due to medical issues. Having a heavy punk influence, the remaining three members decided to go a different direction with their music and follow their punk roots. Virtually overnight they created Crimson Riot.
Their prior experience performing together and reputation allowed them to hit the ground running and acquire several high profile shows right out of the gate. Crimson Riot was very well received by former fans of RGP and the media. Audiovein Magazine said, “Yes!, This is what you guys should have been doing all along. Perfect!”
Once the word got out, many promoters quickly jumped on booking them on shows opening for touring headliners*. They even caught the attention of legendary punk icon Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) from the Punk Rock Karaoke band and were brought in to open at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA.