Bio

"Rainbows Are Free's sonic locus appears on the rock n roll family tree at the point where proto-metal and psychedelia shared a common apocryphal ancestor before branching off into their own distinct lineages." - Richie Tarver

Rainbows Are Free formed in late 2007 as the conglomerate of several long time heavy rock n roll bands from Norman, OK.  In February 2008, RAF self-released an eponymous demo EP.  A year later they began work on a full length album Belivers In Medicine which was released in April 2010 on Guestroom Records Records. RAF set to work writing new material shortly after the release of BIM. The second full length LP, Waves Ahead of the Ocean, was released again by Guestroom Records in February 2014. All albums including the demo EP, Believers in Medicine and Waves Ahead of the Ocean were recorded at Bell Labs recording studio (engineered and mixed by Trent Bell of Chainsaw Kittens fame) in Norman, OK, and mastered by Garrett Haines of Treelady Studio's in Turtle Creek, PA.

The discography of RAF heralds a unique interpretation of a bygone era of classic heaviness, setting them apart from contemporaries with whom they have shared the stage (Saint Vitus, High on Fire, The Sword, Pallbearer, Kylesa, Dead Meadow, etc.).


Rainbows Are Free continue to bring their brand of psychedelic proto-metal out of the southern central U.S. and into the beyond as they gear up to support the release of their newest album, Waves Ahead of the Ocean.

RAF is:

Brandon Kistler-Vox

Richie Tarver-Lead Guitar

Chad Hogue- Bass

Bobby Onspaugh-Drums