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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

 

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