Sunflower Dead signs on with Artery Global to handle booking!

Sunflower Dead signs on with Artery Global to handle booking!

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:


New Podcast Interview with Michael about all things SFD, Social Anxiety and No Makeup on The Liquid Conversations, Available Now!!!

New Podcast Interview with Michael about all things SFD, Social Anxiety and No Makeup on The Liquid Conversations, Available Now!!!

Check out this interview Michael did with Shawn Sixx!

The latest on The Liquid Conversations:

TLC host Shawn Sixx caught up with Michael Del Pizzo of the band Sunflower Dead to talk about all things music. Take a listen to their chat about life after the makeup, being signed to the EMP Label Group, the success of the new album COMA, having social anxiety while being in a band, and trying to get back out on the road again with a new look... Photo: Sunflower Dead - Janelle Rominski

The Liquid Conversations podcast is proudly endorsed by Dirtbag Clothing

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.




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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!



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 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.


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)


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:


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.