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Saving Abel to rock with own sound

Currently recording new album titled “Blood Stained Revolution” to be released Nov. 11, 2014, Saving Abel has been a hard rock juggernaut since releasing the hit, “Addicted” in 2009.

Now Ironton residents can hear their sound when they appear at the Ro-Na on Thursday.

Now on its own label, Tennessippi Whiskey, Saving Abel’s southern rock-infused “Addicted” reached No. 1 on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning” helped sell more than 750,000 copies of their self-titled debut album.

The group’s sophomore album, “Miss America,” produced two chart-topping singles and solidified Saving Abel’s place as a heavy player both on the radio and live concerts. Saving Abel headlined its own tour for nearly two years after the release of “Miss America.”

With the addition of new members Scotty Austin and Steven Pulley to the existing core of Jason Null, Scott Bartlett and Eric Taylor, the result of this new lineup and attitude has been beneficial.

“There is so much excitement being generated on a nightly basis by the fans based on their love of Scotty Austin, it makes it seem like it is 2008 again and we are about to blow up again, and I can’t believe this level of excitement exists all over again,” Null, a founding member, said on the group’s website. “Scotty has an autistic child, and seeing the sacrifices he makes every day to make a life for his son makes it a lot easier for me to get back in a van and play smaller venues without complaining after I spent years in arenas on a bus, his being here really has changed the way all of us view what we do.”

A review of the band’s new album “Blood Stained Revolution” describes it as “mostly uptempo” and “upbeat” and pays homage to all of the bands we love, Guns N’ Roses, Tool and The Allman Brothers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 at the Ro-Na theater in downtown Ironton. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.ro-natheater.com and at Pack Horse LLC in downtown Ironton.