Cowboys Heavy Metal Group Lands Debut Record Deal
Marc Colombo, Cory Procter and Leonard Davis are members of the Cowboys offensive line and they have this heavy metal group called Free Reign. The man who plays guitar is Justin Chapman -- he's not a NFL player, but he's good at what he does.
The band just signed a deal with Australia's Riot Entertainment. A debut EP should come out in the fall.
It's a surprising rise for a group of guys who have only been a group for a short period of time. Colombo, the band's lead singer, and Procter have played together for two years. Davis signed up last November, and Chapman arrived this year.
"This gives us some momentum for the next year where we can do an album," Davis said of doing an EP. "Most bands, or the average band, just to get with a record label, it takes them years, and we've done it in a couple of months."
Free Reign will headline a show on Saturday at the House of Blues in Dallas. Davis said the band, which practices at Colombo's house, will have a few new songs.
I've seen them in concert, and they're pretty good.
"People who hear our music say its comparable to what you hear on the radio," Davis said. "They respect it."