Islander Finish Recording New Album

It looks like Islander have finished the recording process for their new album. The band posted the following:


Islander Part Ways With Four Members, Premiere Video For New Song “Summer”

Islander have parted ways with four members, leaving frontman Mikey Carvajal as the only original member. The new lineup features him along with guitarist Eric Pedersen, bassist/vocalist David Sharpe, keyboardist Chris Carvajal and drummer Andrew Fleming. In other news, the band have also left Victory Records, and have shared a video for their new song “Summer.”

Mikey told Alternative Press the following about the former members of the band:

“Some of them had kids and wives, and it just didn’t financially make sense anymore. The new guys are killing it, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of dudes.”

He also added the following about leaving Victory:

“We don’t have a vendetta out against Victory, and we still encourage people to support the bands on the label. It just wasn’t a good fit for us anymore. I think people are waiting for us to have some kind of crazy Spinal Tap story, and it’s just not like that.”

He Is Legend, Islander, To Speak Of Wolves, & Bad Seed Rising Announce 2017 Tour

He Is Legend, Islander, To Speak Of Wolves, and Bad Seed Rising have announced a tour together. You can see the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

07/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/15 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/16 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
07/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
07/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
07/20 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
07/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/22 Dallas, TX – RBC
07/23 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
07/27 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
07/28 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
08/01 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
08/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
08/04 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
08/05 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
08/06 Billings, MT – Pub Station
08/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
08/09 Denver, CO – Moon Room
08/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08/12 Madison, WI – The Annex
08/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/16 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
08/17 London, ON – Rum Rummers
08/18 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
08/19 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
08/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
08/22 Rochester, NY – Photo City Improv
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo

Islander Premiere “Casket” Music Video

Islander have premiered a new video for their song “Casket,” via Revolver. This song is from the band’s latest album “Power Under Control.”

Mikey Carvajal said the following:

“We actually shot this video on NASA‘s property in Florida. We were riding to a show with the director, Nathan Mowery, and saw a spot that looked good to dig some graves down a gravel road. Once a NASA helicopter started hovering right above us, it was pretty apparent that we probably should have picked another spot. Thankfully, we were already done shooting. Also, we didn’t find any aliens, sadly.”

Islander Announce June 2017 Dates With Bad Seed Rising & The Funeral Portrait

Islander have announced some headlining shows with Bad Seed Rising and The Funeral Portrait. You can see the dates below.

Tour Dates:

06/07 Cincinnati, OH – Mad Frog
06/08 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
06/09 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/10 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
06/12 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
06/13 Denver, CO – Moon Room

Korn, Stone Sour, Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Ded, & Islander 2017 Tour Announced

Korn, Stone Sour, and Yelawolf will be heading on the road together this summer. Babymetal, Skillet, Islander, and Ded will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Babymetal & Islander:

06/16 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
06/18 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
06/20 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
06/21 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
06/22 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/25 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
06/26 Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre

With Skillet & Ded:

07/19 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
07/20 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/23 Hartford, CT – Xfiniity Theatre
07/25 Toronto, ON – The Molson Amphitheatre
07/26 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/27 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/30 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/01 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/02 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

Islander’s Van Gets Broken Into

Islander’s van recently got broken into, and criminals took off with the band’s belongings. They posted the following about that:

See these birds? They are eating random pieces of popcorn outside of Target right now. They are taken care of. They find strings and sticks and paper to build their homes. And that's what we do. God provides strings and sticks and random things for us. All we have to do is be grateful for them. This is what it's like being in a band. Our personal belongings (passports, laptops, iPads, money, in ear monitors, video game systems, medications, external hard drives, etc…) and some of our gear was stolen last night. But you can't steal the heartbeat of a punk. People that do hurtful things are people that are hurting. If you have ever been forgiven for something, then you know how amazing it feels to be forgiven. We choose forgiveness today, and we choose to love today. Pray for those that are hurting and feel the need to do hurtful things, family. Choose love and keep that P.M.A.! The official link to our PayPal is in our bio if you would like to help. We love you. #Islander #BetterDay #ALWAYSlove #Always #RememberTheBirds

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