Victim Peak Charting Positions at Radio!!!!

Victim Peak Charting Positions at Radio!!!!

We wanted to take a moment to thank the SFD Radio Team over at Concrete Marketing for doing such an amazing job with our first single ‘Victim’ off our newest album COMA (available through EMP Label Group digitally and in stores now).  

 

This was the band’s third foray into radio and ended up bringing us our highest charting positions to date.  For those that don’t know, radio, like all things in life is a combination of money and political value, which SFD doesn’t have much of either on the rock totem pole. 

 

The people over at Concrete were able to make things happen for us and get SFD back in the game at radio after not having a single released since It’s Time To Get Weird, 2 and half years ago.  

 

These are our final Peak Charting Positions for ‘Victim’:

 

Mediabase Active Rock Charts - #36

 

Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts - #36

 

BDS Indicator Charts - #26

 

Foundations Secondary Market Charts - #14

 

We will be preparing the second single from the album shortly, shooting a video for it, picking an impact date at radio and LOOKING FOR TOURS to bring this special record to each and every one of you live.

 

🤘🤘🤘🤘🌻💀

 

#sunflowerdead #victim #COMA #emplabelgroup #concretemarketing #activerock #activerockradio #mediabase #billboard #bdsindicator #foundationssecondarymarket

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More COMA Album Reviews, Press Links and Best Of 2018 's for SFD!!!

More COMA Album Reviews, Press Links and Best Of 2018 's for SFD!!!

C O M A Reviews and Press starting to come in!

C O M A Reviews and Press starting to come in!

Since the release of our new album C O M A on 10/19 through EMP Label Group, reviews and press have been steadily coming in. Here are a bunch of links to read all about it!

C O M A ALBUMS REVIEWS

http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=30715

http://battlehelm.com/reviews/sunflower-dead-coma/

http://highwiredaze.com/sunflowercoma1

https://valkyrianmusic.com/2018/11/12/sunflower-dead-coma/

http://markdiablo.blogspot.com/2018/11/recomendaciones-musicales-del-12-al-18.html

https://moshpitpassion.de/sunflower-dead-coma-review

http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/en/reviews/view/id/37939

PRESS AND INTERVIEWS

https://vimh18.wixsite.com/vimh/blog/sunflower-dead

https://hardrockdaddy.com/2018/11/13/hrd-radio-report-week-ending-111018/

https://hardrockdaddy.com/2018/10/19/sunflower-dead-c-o-m-a-track-by-track-breakdown-with-michael-del-pizzo/

 

http://www.metalpulpandpaper.com/sunflower_dead_interview.htm

 

https://outlawreview.com/sunflower-dead/

 

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sunflower-dead-joined-by-former-fear-factory-bassist-christian-olde-wolbers/

 

https://hardrockdaddy.com/2018/06/19/breaking-news-inside-story-behind-sunflower-deads-new-direction/

 

https://metalanarchy.com/2018/08/31/sunflower-dead-premiere-victim-music-video/

 

http://www.immusicmag.com/2018/08/sunflower-dead-usher-in-a-new-era-with-victim-video-new-album-c-o-m-a-out-10-19-via-emp-label-group/

 

https://www.theprp.com/2018/08/31/news/sunflower-dead-premiere-victim-music-video/

 

https://www.metalvideo.com/sunflower-dead-victim_33ab5f241.html

 

http://audiofuzz.com/see/kick-ass-metal-sunflower-dead-victim/

 

http://www.metalnerd.net/sunflower-dead-drop-victim-music-video/

http://unearthed.com/tag/sunflower-dead/

 

http://www.nataliezworld.com/2018/08/sunflower-dead-releases-video-for-victim.html

 

http://www.muenmagazine.net/2018/09/sunflower-dead-debuts-%e2%80%98victim%e2%80%99-video/

 

http://www.alternativnews.com/2018/09/sunflower-dead-nouveau-titre-victim.html

 

http://portalternativo.com/2018/09/sunflower-dead-estrena-el-video-del-tema-victim/

 

http://www.muenmagazine.net/2018/06/sunflower-dead-signs-with-emp-label-group-announces-new-lp-title-release-date/

 

https://www.theprp.com/2018/06/19/news/sunflower-dead-joined-by-ex-fear-factory-starset-members-reveal-new-album-plans/

 

https://philspicks.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/sunflower-dead-debuts-victim-video/

 

https://totallydriven.tv/mike-del-pizzo-of-sunflower-dead-talks-to-totally-driven-radio-about-new-label-image-members-more/

 

https://soundwavebrigade.com/sunflower-dead-release-victim-video-from-their-new-album-c-o-m-a/

SFD Merch Store Up with NEW ITEMS

SFD Merch Store Up with NEW ITEMS

That’s right, we have the merch store back up here at sunflowerdead.com. You can now get the brand new skullflower logo tshirt design we have been selling on the road, plus our most popular hoodie design, along with all 3 of our albums in the STORE section.

All items are on sale for the holidays!!!!

Sunflower Dead to Embark on The Fall Semestour

Sunflower Dead to Embark on The Fall Semestour

SFD will be traveling all across the US this Fall to promote the upcoming release of their new album C O M A (10/19 through EMP Label Group) with label mates Another Lost Year on The Fall Semestour.

Dates:

10/6 On The Y Sacramento, CA (SFD ONLY)

10/8 El Corazon Seatlle, WA

10/9 Cruisers Stateline, ID

10/10 The Gem Idaho Falls, ID

10/11 Herman's Hideaway Denver, CO

10/12 Heaven on the Bluff Gering, NE

10/13 Rocktoberfest Chanute, KS

10/14 Aftershock Merriam, KS

10/16 OKC Limits Oklahoma City, OK

10/18 Ricochet Bar Jackson, TN

10/19 O'Conners Clarksville, TN

10/20 The Firmament Greenville, SC

10/21 Vclub Huntington, WV

10/22 Bar XIII Wilmington, DE (SFD ONLY)

10/23 Cheers South Bend, IN

10/24 Cheers South Bend, IN (SOLD OUT)

10/25 Monarch Music Hall Peoria, IL

10/26 Brauerhouse Lombard, IL

10/27 The Back Bar Janesville, WI

10/28 What's Up Lounge Mankato, MN

10/30 Bombers Riverton, WY (SFD ONLY)

10/31 Diamondz Jerome, ID (SFD ONLY)

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VICTIM video released today 8/31 and C O M A album Presale up!!!

LA Hard Rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have released the video for “VICTIM”, the first single from their upcoming third album C O M A, in stores 10/19 from EMP LABEL GROUP. The video, directed by Matt “Lord” Zane, is the first to feature the updated lineup, and look, of the band, including bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (Ex-Fear Factory, Powerflo) and former Starset drummer Brian “Brett” Weir.

Says vocalist Michael Del Pizzo, “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.”

The album, produced by Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence) features an updated lineup of the band, including founding members Vocalist (and Accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, Guitarist Jaboo, and Jamie Teissere (Droid), rounded out by Powerflo/Former Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Brian “Brett” Weir, formerly of Starset, on drums.

The follow up to 2015’s It’s Time To Get Weird, which featured the Active Rock Top 40 hit, and title track, “It’s Time To Get Weird”, featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn, C O M A is a stripped down, raw beast of a modern hard rock record, to match the band’s recently stripped down image. Starting life, and continuing through 2 records with intricate costumes and heavy, zombie-esque, stage makeup, C O M A sees the band step out from behind the image, and put the focus on the songs.

Says vocalist Del Pizzo, “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.”

He adds, “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."

Adds guitarist Jaboo, “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.”

Says EMP’s Thom Hazaert, “Sunflower Dead is one of the hardest working bands I’ve ever known, and I go back over 20 years with most of the guys in the band from the Hollywood scene, long before there ever was a Sunflower Dead. I actually helped them release their first record as well, so it’s great to get to jump down in the trenches with them, roll up my sleeves, and get weird. C O M A, is an incredible album, and the reaction from fans so far has been amazing. David and I are both extremely excited to welcome them to the family.”

Sunflower Dead spent the last 3 years on the road supporting Weird including dates with SNOT and KORN in the UK, both legs of IN THIS MOMENT’s “Hellpop” Tour, as well as runs supporting AVATAR, HELLYEAH, and MUSHROOMHEAD. The band will hit the road again in the Fall to support C O M A.

 

C O M A is also available for pre-order now from EMP on CD and Limited Edition Double Colored Vinyl at: http://empmerch.com/?submit=&s=sunflower+dead&post_type=product

 

SFD TO RELEASE VICTIM VIDEO 8/31/2018 - Behind The Scenes Teaser Available

Sunflower Dead and EMP Label Group will premiere the Matt Zane directed video for Victim this Friday 8/31.  Victim will be Evil Seed's first introduction into the new sound, look and ferocity of Sunflower Dead 2018.  The band now consist of Michael Del Pizzo (Vocals), Jaboo (Lead Guitar), Jamie Teissere (Guitar), Christian Olde Wolbers (Bass) & Brett Weir (Drums).  Victim will serve as the first single from their upcoming album C O M A (produced and mixed by Dave Fortman) being released on 10/19/2018 through David Ellefson's (Megedeth) EMP Label Group.

SFD TO RELEASE C O M A  OCTOBER 2018 VIA EMP LABEL GROUP

SFD TO RELEASE C O M A OCTOBER 2018 VIA EMP LABEL GROUP

SUNFLOWER DEAD TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM C O M A VIA EMP LABEL GROUP 10/19. ANNOUNCE UPDATED LINEUP INCLUDING POWERFLO/EX-FEAR FACTORY BASSIST CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Hard Rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have announced they have signed to EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release the band’s upcoming third album C O M A, October 19th.

The album, produced by Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence) features an updated lineup of the band, including founding members Vocalist (and Accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, Guitarist Jaboo, and Jamie Teissere (Droid), rounded out by Powerflo/Former Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Brian “Brett” Weir, formerly of Starset, on drums.

The follow up to 2015’s It’s Time To Get Weird, which featured the Active Rock Top 40 hit, and title track, “It’s Time To Get Weird”, featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn, C O M A is a stripped down, raw beast of a modern Hard Rock record, to match the band’s recently stripped down image. Starting life, and continuing through 2 records with intricate costumes and heavy, zombie-esque, stage makeup, C O M A sees the band step out from behind the image, and put the focus on the songs.

Says vocalist Del Pizzo, “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.”

He adds, “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.

Adds guitarist Jaboo, “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.”

Says EMP’s David Ellefson, “Sunflower Dead is a great, hardworking band who truly embodies the type of DIY ethos that EMP was built on. They have not only released their own records and had great success at radio, but also managed to tour the World supporting major artists, all without the support of a label. We’re proud to welcome them into the EMP Family!” 

Sunflower Dead spent the last 3 years on the road supporting Weird including dates with SNOT and KORN in the UK, both legs of IN THIS MOMENT’s “Hellpop” Tour, as well as runs supporting AVATAR, HELLYEAH, and MUSHROOMHEAD. The band will hit the road again in the Fall to support C O M A.

http://emplabelgroup.com/

SUNFLOWER DEAD Return to The Stage

SUNFLOWER DEAD Return to The Stage

Sunflower Dead, Mach 3.0, are set to return to the stage for their first live date in 2018 on Saturday, May 5th at The Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA.

Featuring a brand new rhythm section comprised of Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Arkaea, PowerFlo) and Brett Weir (Downplay/Starset) and a plan to test out some brand new tunes from their upcoming third album, the band are firing on all new cylinders and looking to spring into action on Cinco De Mayo this year.

The show will feature support from Core 10, Skumlove, and Bad Hunter.
Doors Open: 8PM.  This is a 21 and Over show. 
Tickets are $10.00 available for purchase at the venue.

Sponsored By: Pabst Blue Ribbon and Black Fly.

One More Time To Catch The Weird...

One More Time To Catch The Weird...

Hey Evil Seeds!  We've been writing demos for album #3 and have about seven in the can currently.  We need a break from being couped up in the studio, so we're hitting the road again this Spring with our good friends Mushroomhead.  

While there's no set plan to road test any of that material just yet, we do plan on touring off the bulk of material from the first two albums.  If you've not gotten a chance to hear the cuts of 'It's Time To Get Weird,' - here's your chance.  This tour will see us swing east in some places we've not had a chance to get to until now.  We look forward to shredding some faces...

Check out our Tour Dates page as we'll be adding additional dates as soon as we secure venue and ticket information.  Full itinerary for this tour below...

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

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK FRIDAY'S

Hey Evil Seeds -

Starting at midnight (12:00AM PST) on Black Friday and running through 'Cyber Monday' until 11:59PM PST, all orders in the Sunflower Dead Merch Store are 15% off.  So take that little mouse cursor and click on our store page immediately after you have read the last word in this little blog and buy all the SFD Merch your weird little heart desires.  All you've gotta due to receive the discount is enter the word WEIRD in the promo code line at checkout and the discount will apply.  We are thankful for all of you and all your support over the past year!  Looking forward to seeing you on the road again in 2017!!!

THE WEIRD CONTINUES THIS FALL: SUNFLOWER DEAD TO SUPPORT MUSHROOMHEAD

EVIL SEEDS!  Sunflower Dead are headed out this fall with Mushroomhead, Raven Black, UnSaid Fate and Death Division.  Please join in the 'Weirdness' - this tour should be off the hook!!  Full ticketing information can currently be found in the 'Tour Dates' section of our Facebook page... 

10/01 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s

10/02 Sauget, IL – Pops
10/03 Springfield, MO – Regency
10/04 Texarkana, AR – Shooters
10/05 Lawton, OK – The Colosseum
10/06 Odessa, TX – Club Patron
10/07 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
10/08 Tyler, TX – Click’s
10/10 Gallup, NM – Juggernaut Music
10/11 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/12 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/13 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/14 Anaheim, CA – Grove
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/16 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/18 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/19 Lewiston, ID – Boomtown American Saloon
10/20 Jerome, ID – Diamonds Event Center
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
10/22 Billings, MT – Pub Station
10/23 Bismarck, ND – Rock Point Mountain
10/24 Minot, ND – The Original
10/25 Newport, MN – Opinion Brewery
10/26 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
10/27 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/28 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
10/29 Cleveland, OH – Agora
10/30 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

SUNFLOWER DEAD TO EMBARK ON SPRING/SUMMER TOURS IN SUPPORT OF “IT’S TIME TO GET WEIRD” WITH AVATAR, HELLYEAH, AND IN THIS MOMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4th 2016  - Sunflower Dead, the infectious active rock band from Long Beach, CA, will be hitting the road this spring and summer to support its second effort It’s Time To Get Weird. The band will be teaming up with Avatar, Hellyeah and In This Moment respectively on a trek that will take them across the US.  The album’s title track and current single features guest vocals from Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and is at radio now.  A video for the song can be viewed at this location.

It's Time To Get Weird was released October 30th via the band’s own label Bloody Bat Records.  The album was produced by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Godsmack, Slipknot) and Mikey Doling (Gemini Syndrome) and consists of 12 new tracks. The album is available for purchase via iTunes.

Sunflower Dead is:

Michael Del Pizzo (Vocals, Accordion, Piano)
Jaboo (Lead Guitar)
Jamie Teissere (Guitar)
Lats - (Bass)
Jimmy Schultz (Drums)

Tour Supporting Avatar

05-02 in Chattanooga, TN at Revelry  
05-04 in NYC, NY at Highline Ballroom
05-07 in Philadelphia, PA at TLA
05-08 in Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
05-09 in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
05-10 in Huntington, WV at V Club
05-11 in Flint, MI at The Machine Shop
05-12 in Battle Creek, MI at Music Factory
05-13 in Green Bay, WI at Riverside Ballroom
05-17 in Waterloo, IA at Spicoli's
05-18 in Braidwood, IL at Top Fuel Saloon
05-22 in Baltimore, MD at Soundstage
05-26 in Mobile, AL at Soul Kitchen
05-27 in Houston, TX at Scout Bar

Tour Supporting Hellyeah and Escape The Fate

05-31 in Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
06-01 in Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex
06-03 in San Diego, CA at House Of Blues
06-04 in Riverside, CA at Riverside Municipal Auditorium
06-05 in Las Vegas, NV at The Foundry at SLS

"HELL POP" Tour Supporting In This Moment and Hell Yeah (6-18 to 7-12); Nonpoint (8-12 to 8-20); & Shaman’s Harvest

06-18 in Clive, IA at 7 Flags Event Center
06-19 in Wichita, KS at The Complex
06-21 in Lubbock, TX at Lonestar Pavilion
06-22 in Midland, TX at La Hacienda
06-25 in El Paso, TX at Speaking Rock Event Center
06-27 in Corpus Christi, TX at Concrete Street Amphitheater
06-29 in Birmingham, AL at Iron City
06-30 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live
07-01 in St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live
07-03 in Myrtle Beach, SC at House of Blues
07-05 in Atlanta, GA at Masquerade
07-06 in Raleigh, NC at The Ritz
07-08 in Norfolk, VA at The NorVa
07-09 in Inwood, WV at Shiley Acres
07-10 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel
07-12 in Peoria, IL at Limelight  
08-12 in Sturgis, SD at Iron Horse Saloon
08-13 in Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theatre
08-14 in Tulsa, OK at Brady Theatre  
08-16 in Memphis, TN at Minglewood Hall
08-17 in Nashville, TN at Cannery Ballroom
08-19 in Columbus, OH at Express Live
8/20 - Fort Wayne, IN Piere's Entertainment Center