Sunflower Dead Premiere “Damn My Eyes” Music Video

Sunflower Dead have premiered a new video for their new song “Damn My Eyes.” This track is from the band’s new album “March Of The Leper,” which was released today (August 5). The group said the following about that effort:

“Getting ‘March Of The Leper‘ released has been a back and forth nightmare behind the scenes for us over the past year and a half. Now that all that bullshit is done, we are happy to get it out for our Evil Seeds. This album is us at our most unaffected by anything else going on in the music world which led to us to a very honest look into who we are. The result is 9 tracks of Fuck It, If You Don’t Care then We Don’t Care and We’ll Just Do What We Do. Cheers to all the Outcasts!”

Sunflower Dead Share Cover Of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart”

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 Premiere New Song “The Underneath”

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)

Attila, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Etc. Set For 2020 Metal In The Mountains Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Metal In The Mountains festival. The event will take place in Pipestem, WV on June 5-7 and the daily lineups can be found below:

June 5: Attila, Lethal Injektion, Monochromatic Black, Snipers Of Babel, Seasons, Mettal Maffia, Famz And The Hooliganz, Pigweed, Cultus Black, Hollywood Nightmare, Sepsiss, Blud Red Roses, Sever The Wicked, Farmacy, Artusha, and A New Days Fall.

June 6: Butcher Babies, For The Fallen Dreams, Before The Silence, In The Red, White Collar Sideshow, Krashkarma, Monster Dolls, After Silence, Carnivora, Black Satellite, Kranium, Dead By Wednesday, Blackwater Drowning, Dramascream, Defending Cain, Of Virtue, Aittala, and Outsider Heart.

June 7: Upon A Burning Body, Sons Of Texas, Flaw, Sunflower Dead, 3 Years Hollow, Dawn Of The Rising, Wor, Nocion, Love The Hate, Anything But Human, Zero Theorem, Dose, Out Of Darkness, Burdens Within, and Transcendence.

Scott Stapp (Creed) Adds More Dates To 2019 Tour

Scott Stapp (Creed) has added more dates to his 2019 tour. Messer will join the singer on most of the trek, while Weapons Of Anew and Sunflower Dead will join him on select legs. Stapp will be touring in support of his new solo album “The Space Between The Shadows,” which will be released on July 19.

Tour Dates:

06/20 Oshkosh, WI – Waterfest Concert Series
06/21 New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
06/22 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
06/25 Kansasville, WI – 1175 Sports Park & Eatery
06/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
06/28 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
06/29 Boardman, OH – Ribs-N-Rock Festival
07/02 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
07/04 Arlington Heights, IL – Frontier Days
07/06 Jefferson, IA – Wild Rose Casino & Resort- Jefferson
07/10 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
07/12 Houston, TX – House of Blues
07/13 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
07/14 Oklahoma City – Tower Theatre
07/17 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
07/19 Mount Pocono, PA – Pocono Event Center
07/20 Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre
07/21 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
07/24 Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall Salisbury
07/25 New York, NY – Sony Hall
07/27 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/28 Virginia Beach, VA – Boathouse
07/30 Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
08/01 New Bedford, MA – Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
08/02 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
08/03 Portland, ME – AURA
08/07 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
08/08 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
08/23 Zillah, WA – Perham Hall
08/25 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
08/27 Seattle, WA – Triple Door
08/29 Spokane, WA – Pig Out in the Park
08/31 Lake Andes, SD – Fort Randall Casino
09/02 Denver, CO – A Taste of Colorado
09/06 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
09/07 Montclair, CA – The Canyon Montclair
09/08 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
09/13 Big Bear Lake, CA – The Cave
09/14 Aurora Hills, CA – Canyon Club
09/15 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
09/20 West Springfield, MA – Eastern States Exposition
09/21 Plattsburgh, NY – Strand Center for the Arts
09/26 Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
09/27 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
09/28 Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch
10/01 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre
10/03 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
10/04 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

Sunflower Dead Premiere “Turn Away” Music Video

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.”

[via Kerrang!]

Sunflower Dead Premiere “Victim” Music Video

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 Joined By Former Fear Factory & Starset Members, Announce New Album

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.”

Mushroomhead Announce 2017 U.S. Tour With Sunflower Dead, The Browning, & Relicseed

Mushroomhead have announced a spring tour with Sunflower Dead, The Browning, and Relicseed. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

05/02 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/03 Laconia, NH – Whiskey Barrel
05/04 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
05/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/07 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
05/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Skakas
05/10 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
05/11 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
05/12 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
05/13 Destin, FL – Club L.A.
05/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/16 San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
05/17 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
05/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond
05/19 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
05/20 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
05/21 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05/23 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
05/25 Louisville, KY – Trixies
05/26 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
05/27 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
05/28 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
05/30 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
05/31 Pennellville, NY – Moniraes
06/01 Rochester, NY – Monstage Music Hall
06/02 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
06/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre