Georgia Music Award Winners 2014-16, “Avenue of the Giants,” Releases Its Much-Anticipated New Album, July 14

ATLANTA, Ga., June 29, 2017- The 2016 Georgia Music Award winners for “Rock Video of the Year,” Avenue of the Giants (AOTG) are taking 2017 by storm, “Whisper to Lions,” infuses a blend of rock & roll, and electronic dance music (EDM), and releases on Friday, July 14, to all digital media outlets. The talented veteran artists and producers of 25 plus years, have taken creativity to another level by collaborating with Tree Sound Studios-Atlanta.

Fazal ‘Foz” Syed, of the former band REHAB brings passion to the album as lead guitarist, writer, and producer along with Darrick Atwater as lead vocalist, whose inspirations helped to write and produce the diverse album tracks. Integral influences of the 11-track poprock album, “Whisper to Lions,” includes Mike Ferrell (drums) who has worked with country rap artist Big Smo, Tyler Sherard (bass guitar) who has gained experience with Grammy & DoveAward Winner, Rudy Currence, and Max Aden (guitarist, vocals) who is currently a student at the University of Georgia in musically renowned Athens, GA.

Clifton Collins, Jr. directed “For the Win,” which received the 2016 “Rock Video of the Year,” at the GA Music Awards. In addition, AOTG exploded online with the video of mash up single “Life Less Criminal" featuring David Banner, Rittz, Sa-Roc the MC, exceeding 47,000 views since its release. Track number seven, “Victory" features Will Turpin from legendary rock group Collective Soul on keys and features Grammy winner Morgan Garcia on co-production.

Exhilarate your mind with beats that are influenced by artists such as the Police, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, and Michael Jackson. Avenue of the Giants(AOTG) has self-produced two albums since 2013, while touring across the United States, and released four critically acclaimed videos.

The album is a musical and lyrical mix that makes you jump up and bang your head to funky high energy grooves, or just laying back and doing some soul-searching about everyday life. Album artwork was created by Skam2, who has also created artwork for artists such as Eminem, Tribe Called Quest, and Dizzy Wright.

The veteran talented musicians joined together, and put in 1000’s of hours over nearly 2 years to craft the pop rock masterpiece. AOTG are going full-force to give music fans an album they can relate too on a personal level, but also turn up the speakers and blare the lyrics that create invigorating energy within your soul. “Whisper to the Lions" is distributed by Empire, based out of San Francisco, CA. Rock out with AOTG by purchasing your album July 14, on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.

AOTG update and TV appearance

UPDATE: 3/3/16
*Check out our updated Bio section*

So we did this thing on 3/2/16

Avenue of the Giants had the killer opportunity to go on NBC / 11 Alive's Afternoon show, Atlanta & Company with Christine Pullara, and talk about us, ChooseATLSXSW, and Tree Sound Studios. It was an awesome thing to be a part of and we are super super super grateful to everyone for their support over the years, with special shout outs to those who made today possible. BIG ups to Mali HunterGroove Chambers, and Paul Diaz. Much love.  

‪#‎maliworld‬ ‪#‎treesound‬ ‪#‎atlandco‬ ‪#‎sxsw‬ ‪#‎chooseatl‬

You can check out the recorded broadcast here:

AOTG on Atlanta & Company

Tonight, we will be doing a 15 minute full band set at the Wild Wing Cafe in Alpharetta (Windward Parkway) at some point between 7:30-9ish. It is part of ROCK 100.5's "Road To Roo" contest. If you can make it, please come thru and say hello!

Big Changes for 2016

It is a New Year and Avenue of the Giants is back with new music and some new faces. We have been hard at work on our second release "Whisper to Lions" which will be released soon. We also have some internal movement as our former drummer Darrick Atwater has switched roles take over the Lead Vocalist position. Foz Rock is still holding down the guitar duties but joining him is Dylan Earnhardt on Bass and Bram Bessoff on drums. AOTG has always been a collaborative of Foz's different musically gifted friends, so in the grand scheme of it all, things are... as they have always been. Paul-Devon has moved on to join Brother Grey and if you hear from Justin let us know :) 

Coming this year... New tour-dates and new music! We will be back to update you very soon till then please crank up some good music and live a lot!



So it took us a minute to get this right but the time has come and we are so excited to unveil video #1 in our "Play Like A Giant" series where we teach you how to play our songs and encourage you to submit videos of yourself playing along, rocking out, and maybe even adding your own flair and spin to it! 

We will be sharing the videos and choosing an overall winner to receive an AOTG Prize Pack of Awesomeness... Be sure to use our handle (@AOTGMUSIC) and the hashtag #PlayLikeAGIANT

So without any further delay I give you "Play Like A Giant; Volume 1 - #FTW"

As Foz would say: 

"Get Practicin' #GIANTS" 


Update on "Whisper To Lions"

Hey Everyone! 

I hope this finds you well and staying cool during this insanely hot summer of 2015...

We here at AOTG Central have been hard at work laying down the tracks for our upcoming full-length Album entitled "Whisper To Lions" and are excited to be working with talented feature artists including Will Turpin of Collective Soul, David Banner, Rittz and Sa-Roc as well as the world renowned producer Dale Penner... This is truly some of the best work of our collective career(s) and we're excited to bring you more "behind the scenes" footage of the process in the coming weeks.

 Foz & Devon with award-winning Producer Dale Penner at Springboard South in Houston, TX

Foz & Devon with award-winning Producer Dale Penner at Springboard South in Houston, TX

Be sure to check our pages & social media sites regularly as we'll be updating them on a regular basis...  Also we'll be back out on the road here shortly with the following shows confirmed: 

July 24th @ The Silver Dollar in Gaffney, SC w/Halden Vang

July 25th @ Titans' Tavern in Monroe, NC w/Halden Vang

August 7th @ Soho's in Columbus, GA  

August 23rd @ Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, GA - 2015 Alzheimer's Benefit concert

August 28th @ M-Lounge in Birmingham, AL w/Two State Nation, Branded X, Divided Seasons

 (More dates are being added every day; hit us up if your city needs some AOTG!) 

Stay cool out there everybody; it's HOT out there!!!