The next phase in this rebirth!
Turn Away (Radio Edit) impacts radio nationwide in the US on 7/9. Get ready to start requesting this song!!!
Click the link below and check out what Michael had to say about Turn Away, Coma and Sports!
More and more press is coming in and we are just getting started working our new single “Turn Away (Radio Edit)’.
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Lots and lots of press and interviews coming. Here is a brand new one with Michael.
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Sunflower Dead release powerful anti-suicide song "Turn Away" (Radio Edit) to all digital Platforms, tour with Scott Stapp
Here are some links to places you can get the Turn Away (Radio Edit) digitally. Stream away!
Southern California based Sunflower Dead have released a powerful anti-suicide themed song "Turn Away" (Radio Edit), which was produced by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Distturbed, Slipknot) and released through David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. The song is the follow-up to "Victim", which reached #36 on the Mediabase and BDS Rock charts earlier this year - their highest charting single to date. The band will be going out on tour with Scott Stapp and Messer, starting in August (dates below).
"Turn Away" is meant to be empowering and give hope, says frontman Michael Del Pizzo: "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".
That career has bloomed over the course of the last 7 years and has been growing steadily, beginning with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012 through their own Bloody Bats Records imprint, with production by Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Powerflo). The album received positive press & numerous accolades, including being named Revolver Magazine’s "Album of the Week" through independent music fan voting. The band spent the next 2 years on the road promoting the LP, including tours with In This Moment, All That Remains, Hellyeah, Nonpoint, Powerman 5000, Hed (PE), Ill Nino, Soil, Smile Empty Soul and Hurt.The debut album moved over 6,000 units and helped establish a loyal fanbase dubbed ‘The Evil Seeds.’
Touring and experiencing what worked in a live setting helped mature the band's songwriting skills. They brought that experience into the studio while recording their 2nd full-length LP, "It’s Time to Get Weird" with producer Dave Fortman and Mikey Doling (Snot). The album showcased a more polished sound while incorporating a more playful side that live audiences were just beginning to get a taste of. The ‘Weird’ album was a step forward on multiple fronts - from the production team, to a slicker stage look and photos with famed rock photographer Neil Zlozower, and guest vocals on the album’s title track by Korn’s Jonathan Davis. Lead single, "Dance with Death" was the band’s first foray into Active Rock radio, and reached #52 on the Mediabase Active Rock charts just as the album was released on October 30, 2015 independently, again through their own Bloody Bat Records. The title cut "It’s Time to Get Weird (featuring Korn’s Jonathan Davis),” was released in early 2016, becoming the band’s first Top 40 hit on the Mediabase Active Rock chart. With the success of both singles, Sunflower Dead returned to the road supporting the release throughout 2016 and 2017. The band toured with Avatar, Hellyeah, both legs of In This Moment’s ‘Hellpop’ tour and direct support on two runs with Mushroomhead.
With the addition of Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Poweflo) on bass and Brian “Brett” Weir (Downplay, Starset) on drums, the band returned to the studio with Fortman and recorded their third album "C O M A", which they released through David Ellefson’s (Megadeth) EMP Label Group on Oct. 19th, 2018. The band plans to tour throughout the rest of 2019 into 2020.
Upcoming Tour dates w/Scott Stapp & Messer
Friday, 8/23 - Perham Hall - Zillah, WA
Sunday, 8/25 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR
Tuesday, 8/27 - The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
Thursday, 8/29 - Pig Out In The Park - Spokane, WA
Saturday, 8/31- Fort Randall Casino - Lake Andes, SD
Monday, 9/2- A Taste Of Colorado - Denver, CO
Friday, 9/6 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, 9/7 - The Canyon Montclair - Montclair, CA
Sunday, 9/8 - The Canyon Santa Clarita - Santa Clarita, CA
Friday, 9/13 - The Cave - Big Bear Lake, CA
Saturday, 9/14 - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA
Sunday, 9/15 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Thursday, 9/19 - Paramount Theatre - Rutland, VT
Friday, 9/20 - Eastern State Exposition - West Springfield, MA
Saturday, 9/21 - Strand Center For The Arts - Plattsburgh, NY
Thursday, 9/26 - Capitol Theatre - Clearwater, FL
Friday, 9/27 - Amaturo Theater - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, 9/28- The Ranch - Fort Myers, FL
Tuesday, 10/1 - McGlohon Theater@ Spirit Square - Charlotte, NC
Thursday, 10/3 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
Friday, 10/4 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
Connect & Share with Sunflower Dead
Official Website – www.sunflowerdead.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sunflowerdead
Twitter – https://twitter.com/sunflowerdead
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SUNFLOWERDEAD
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerdead/
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GmbzsYqG43iLh8DLJaALC
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sunflower-dead/550330208
Bands In Town - https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/3075910-sunflower-dead
Finally Evil Seeds,
We are getting back out on the road to come see you all. Here is the deal, below are the 21 stops we will be supporting Scott Stapp (Creed) and Messer.
WE WILL BE ADDING MANY MORE SHOWS so if your city isn’t on the list, hold tight!!
Scott Stapp with Messer & Sunflower Dead
8/23/2019 - Zillah, WA - Perham Hall
8/25/2019 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
8/27/2019 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
8/29/2019 - Spokane, WA - Pig Out In The Park
8/31/2019 - Lake Andes, SD - Fort Randall Casino
9/2/2019 - Denver, CO - A Taste Of Colorado
9/6/2019 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
9/7/2019 - Montclair, CA - The Canyon Montclair
9/8/2019 - Santa Clarita, CA - The Canyon Santa Clarita
9/13/2019 - Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave
9/14/2019 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
9/15/2019 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
9/19/2019 - Rutland, VT - Paramount Theatre
9/20/2019 - West Springfield, MA - Eastern State Exposition
9/21/2019 - Plattsburgh, NY - Strand Center For The Arts
9/26/2019 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol Theatre
9/27/2019 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Amaturo Theater
9/28/2019 - Fort Myers, FL - The Ranch
10/1/2019 - Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater
10/3/2019 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
10/4/2019 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Evil Seeds, please click on this link https://indimusic.tv/m/videos/view/Sunflower-Dead-Turn-Away-Radio-Edit and cast a vote for Turn Away.
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Now that the exclusive world premiere of ‘Turn Away’ has gone down over at Kerrang.com, the video is now officially live on youtube. Please go to our official youtube channel “Sunflower Dead Official” and subscribe to stay up to date on all SFD happenings.
Evil Seeds, Clubcom & ZOOM Social Networks will be running a visual display ad card for the “Turn Away” single for the entire month of June in their video systems, starting Friday, 6/7. It will run in more than 3800 Health Clubs worldwide, 3000 bars/clubs/restaurants in North America, and 100 Brunswick Bowling Centers in the US.
If you see the ad for our “Turn Away” single running on the video system at your local Health Club, or at a bar – take a photo and post it to our timeline or email it to us”!
Here we go Evil Seeds,
Click on this link, read the story and enjoy the debut of Turn Away over and over again!!!
That’s right! After months of hard work, the time is finally here. Kerrang.com will be Exclusively Premiering the video of our anti-suicide themed new single "‘Turn Away’ directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions.
9 AM PST/12 NOON EST
Anti-Suicide New Single "Turn Away" scheduled to impact radio 6/18, Video Release and Single Release 6/21
After a tremendous amount of hard work, the time is finally upon us. Our new single and anti-suicide themed song Turn Away (Radio Edit) will impact radio nationwide on 6/18. Not only that but the Matt Zane directed/edited video for the track will be released on Friday 6/21 accompanied by the single being available for purchase and streaming at all digital music outlets and streaming services.
More details and touring coming….
In the mean time, enjoy the full album version of Turn Away from the C O M A album here:
That’s right Evil Seeds, the Vinyl version of our new album C O M A is officially in stock at the label. If you have already ordered yours, it will be coming soon. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for??? Pick up your copy of C O M A on vinyl right here at this link:
Take a moment and read this album review AND watch the Graveyard Chat video with Michael and the wonderful people at BackStage360.com. Michael goes a little deeper than usual on this one. It’s a good one!!!
Here is a cool interview Michael did with Backstage 360 at NAMM 2019. His portion starts around the 6 minute and 30 second mark. Enjoy!
We have just signed on with Greg Harper and Artery Global to handle our booking as we move forward and prepare for the release of our next single ‘Turn Away’ and it’s accompanying video that is being edited as we speak.
Tour announcements soon!
Last week, we filmed the video for the radio edit our of new single Turn Away with Matt “Lord” Zane in Glendale, CA. The song will impact radio nationwide in early April and expect the video to drop shortly after that.
Here are a few stills from the day of shooting: