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.


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   


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!!!


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




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

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Yahoo Premiere's 'It's Time To Get Weird' Music Video

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Yahoo Premiere's 'It's Time To Get Weird' Music Video

Evil Seeds!

The latest video is out now!  Help us infect the interwebs by sharing with all your friends and enemies!  Head on over to Yahoo Music at this LINK to check it out in all it's animated and gory glory and tell your local radio station you want to hear 'It's Time To Get Weird,' by Sunflower Dead!


Web Store Now Fully Operational...

Web Store Now Fully Operational...

WE'RE BAAAAACCCKKK!!!  Did you miss us?  We've been working hard over the Holiday Break to give both our North American as well as fans around the globe the opportunity to purchase the new SFD album, 'It's Time To Get Weird.'

We are proud to say you can now purchase ITTGW physically straight from our store as well as the new T-Shirt and a few additional packages from our back catalog.  Check out all the cool stuff over at on our STORE page now!

CD Release Show Scheduled for February 5th, 2016

CD Release Show Scheduled for February 5th, 2016

That's right Evil Seeds!  We're proud to finally announce the very first show of 2016 and first in support of our new album, It's Time To Get Weird, on Thursday, February 5th at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA.

This show will be first come, first serve with a venue capacity of about 300 lucky Evil Seeds! *UPDATE* Purchase tickets now at the following link for only $8.00. Tickets will be $10 at the door and the show will start at 8PM.

We'll be joined by our friends Valor & Vengeance, Raven Black, Anger the Giant and Radiodrone and can't wait to unleash the WEIRDNESS!  Please join us if you're in the area.

For those seeds around the U.S. and beyond, we obviously intend to see as many of you as possible as we ramp up the promotional and touring cycle behind this album.

Our second single, 'It's Time To Get Weird,' should also be dropping at radio in February and we've got a killer video we can't wait to show you for that, as well.

Please stay tuned to WWW.SUNFLOWERDEAD.COM and our social media to keep up on all the goings on because they're going to come fast and furious in 2016 and beyond!!  


From November 27, 2015 through December 31, 2015 we are offering a merch package with a limited print of "It's Time To Get Weird" CD signed by the band in addition to killer new shirt (below)!

Buy this merch package by 12/31 and be entered into our contest for a trip (flights and hotel) to Las Vegas for an invite only show on 2/12!!

Click here to buy yours for only $30 plus shipping!! Packages will ship in January.

#itstimetogetweird is now available in North America!

Evil Seeds,

Today is the Day the Weirdness has made as we release our New Album "IT'S TIME TO GET WEIRD" digitally in North America. Of course we hear the requests for the physical cd and vinyl copies. They will be coming in 2016 through a worldwide release (stay tuned). Until then, we couldn't wait for our loyal Seeds to get their hands and hearts wrapped around these songs. This is a special record and a record that came from all our collective energy, yes that includes you. Really, we felt guided by some force while doing this album. I am still shaking with excitement from the recording sessions.

Enjoy it, we will see you all on the road in 2016. IT'S TIME TO GET WEIRD!!!! - Michael - SFD

Get your copy here!

Pre Order our new album, "It's Time To Get Weird"

Pre Order our new album, "It's Time To Get Weird"

Evil Seeds,

There are so many exciting things going on behind the scenes in Sunflower Dead World. We see you have enjoyed both the lyric video and official video for Dance With Death. Now is the time to let you know we are releasing our NEW album IT'S TIME TO GET WEIRD Halloween weekend (of course) Friday October 30th, Digital Only in North America. Though we are not releasing it to the rest of the world or with any physical copies just yet, rest assured a proper release for the entire WORLD is in the works. Yes, we will have cd's and vinyl available EVERYWHERE. For now though, starting October 23rd, you can preorder IT'S TIME TO GET WEIRD and get two instant tracks a week before it's full release.

Let's get WEIRD, Michael - SFD

New Video - Dance With Death

New Video - Dance With Death

Our official video for the first single, "Dance With Death" off the upcoming album "It's Time To Get Weird" is out now! Watch it here: 

Spotify - Dance With Death and our playlists

Evil Seeds! We know most of you purchased our latest single, "Dance With Death, already but for those of you who rock the free things... Follow us on Spotify and listen below. 


We also have created a couple playlists of music we listen to and want to share with you. We aim to update it weekly and help introduce you to some great music. Feel free to share songs with us and we may add them to the playlists. 


Welcome to the New Sunflower dead Site

This is the new website!  We are excited  We will be adding a merch section shortly so check back for updates!  


We love our Evil Seeds and can't wait to get back on the road and play all the new tunes for you!