Sunflower Dead have shared a cover of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.” This track is from the band’s new album “March Of The Leper,“ which will be released on March 4.
Michael Del Pizzo commented:
“SFD really doesn’t like doing covers. I guess we are too lazy to learn how others correctly play their songs which is funny because our new cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart is our second cover in 4 albums. Go figure! We did The Police’s Every Breath You Take on our debut album and to this day it remains one of our most requested songs and it had no radio play, no video and no promotion. For us to do a cover we have to completely rewrite our way.
To do that, we have to be inspired by some kind of killer idea (in our heads at least) in a direction to take the song. With Never Tear Us Apart, we started talking about doing this back in 2014 because we just loved the song. The thing is though, it is a very romantic and major scale type of sound. So yeah, there was no way we were doing this unless it was completely redone. I heard it in my head a certain way and rewrote the song in a minor key with crushing guitars and accordion added in.
Once I showed Jaboo the approach, he was on board and we tracked it and fell in love with our dirty, dark, sexy and heavy version of the track. Oh and instead of doing a sax solo on the bridge, we had Jaboo rip up a guitar solo that expands upon the original sax melody. Love the original and now are extra happy with our dark rewrite of such a classic song.”
Sunflower Dead have premiered a new song titled “The Underneath.” This track is from the band’s new album “March Of The Leper,“ which will be released on March 4.
In other news, the group also have the following dates booked:
08/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
08/14 CO Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
08/15 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
08/17 St. Joseph, MO – Cafe Acoustic
08/19 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/20 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/21 Keokuk, IA – L-Treyns (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/22 Mishawaka, IN – Smokestack Brew (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/25 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall (feat. Sons Of Texas)
08/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Sons Of Texas)
08/27 Marietta, OH – The Adelphia (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music (feat. The Lonely Ones)
08/29 Pipestem, WV – MITM Festival
08/31 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/01 Charleston, WV – Sam’s Uptown
09/03 Huntington, WV – V Club (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/04 Akron, OH – Empire (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/07 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/08 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/09 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/10 Janesville, WI – Back Bar (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/11 Chippewa Falls, WI – Joels 4Corners (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/12 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon (feat. The Lonely Ones)
09/14 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
09/16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom (feat. Otherwise)
09/17 OKC, OK – Whiskey Nights (feat. Otherwise)
09/18 Katy, TX – Wildcatter Saloon (feat. Otherwise)
09/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (feat. Otherwise)
Sunflower Dead have premiered a new video for their song “Turn Away.” This track is from their latest album “C O M A.“
Michael Del Pizzo commented:
“Isn’t it funny how a song with an overtly anti-suicide theme is one that we attempted to self sabotage multiple times but couldn’t finish the job? ‘Turn Away‘ was coming to fruition, no matter how many times we tried to toss it aside. It just seemed to have a life of its own and is now what we consider to be the most important track of our career.
This song might have been the last song written on the last possible day and the last song added to the final track list on the last possible day but no matter how many times we stood in its way, ‘Turn Away‘ was coming to life. This is only fitting as the song stands for those suffering with feeling like they have given all they can and have nothing left but to give up when all they really need to do is find solace in letting things be.”
Sunflower Dead have premiered a new video for their new song “Victim.” This track is from the band’s new album, “C O M A,“ which will be released on October 19. This news comes after Christian Olde Wolbers (Powerflo/ex-Fear Factory) and Brian “Brett” Weir (ex-Starset) recently joined the group and after they decided to drop their theatrical appearance. Vocalist Michael Del Pizzo said the following about “Victim”:
“‘Victim‘, the song itself, is an extension of the pummeling out of my frustration and finally letting go of unwanted people, situations and feelings that I can no longer keep and still retain a positive outlook on life. As far as the video, I told Matt I wanted something raw, dirty and ferocious, kinda like Pantera’s ‘I’m Broken‘ video, to get the song’s meaning across and show SFD in a no bullshit manner. He delivered, and gave us a phenomenal look to reintroduce Sunflower Dead to the world.”drums.”
Sunflower Dead have signed a new deal with David Ellefson‘s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group and are planning to release their new album “C O M A” on October 19. With this news, the group have also announced the addition of Christian Olde Wolbers of (Powerflo/ex-Fear Factory) and Brian “Brett’ Weir“ (ex-Starset) to their lineup. Furthermore, the band will no longer be wearing makeup as they have done in the past.
Vocalist Michael Del Pizzo commented:
“Though we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished on our own with the more theatrical version of the band, SFD has grown considerably. The entire process of writing and recording this album was fueled by a sense of aggression unlike anything in our previous output. It was clear to everyone involved that this was the moment to strip off the makeup, sign with a label and let the music speak for itself. So we did. And when it came down to it, EMP was definitely the right place.”
“We have known Thom [Hazaert] forever. He actually helped launch SFD’s first album and got us our first national tour back in 2012. Combine that with having David Ellefson on our side, and this was an easy decision.”
Guitarist Jaboo added:
“The music on C O M A is more focused, vicious and emotionally dialed in than any of our previous work. This record is like the rebirth of the band similar to what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman saga. That rebirth is that much stronger with the addition of Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Poweflo) on bass and Brian “Brett” Weir (Downplay, Starset) on drums.”
Sunflower Dead have premiered an animated video for the title track of their latest album, “It’s Time To Get Weird,” via Yahoo. This song/video also features guest vocals from Jonathan Davis (Korn).
Michael Del Pizzo said the following:
“Music videos…they drive me nuts, until a great idea comes along! For this one, I took the reins by writing the video treatment. We repeatedly hear that SFD needs to be animated.
What better way to do that than with a Scooby Doo-inspired video for our new album’s title track featuring one of heavy music’s most unique frontmen, Jonathan Davis?
My idea, combine the SFD story line with Jonathan’s past experience working with dead bodies. Boom, a match made in heaven brought to life by the amazing animators at Smorgasbord Productions. This is my favorite SFD video by far.”
Sunflower Dead have premiered a new song titled “Dance With Death.” This song is from the band’s new album, It’s Time To Get Weird, which will be released on October 30.
It’s Time To Get Weird Track Listing:
01. “Inhuman Lung”
02. “Dance With Death”
03. “It’s Time To Get Weird” (feat. Jonathan Davis of Korn)
04. “Just A Little Kiss”
05. “You’re Dead To Me”
07. “My Mother Mortis”
08. “I’ll Burn It”
09. “The Rain”
11. “Through The Blackest Eyes”
12. “Anthem Of The Seeds”