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Santa Cruz

From: Finland
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Latest Santa Cruz News

Below is our complete Santa Cruz news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Santa Cruz Premieres New Track "6(66) Feet Under"

Finnish shredders Santa Cruz, who mesh the guitar excess of the '80s with a thoroughly modern and youthful vibe that equals good time rock 'n' roll with lots and lots of grooves, have unleashed the brand new song "6(66) Feet Under" via MetalSucks over at this location. The track can also be heard in the player below.

The song appears on the band's self-titled sophomore effort, which is set to drop on March 10th via Spinefarm Records. The boys will be here in the U.S, this spring, touring with their labelmates in Amaranthe. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

The track list for "Santa Cruz" is:

1. Bonafide Heroes
2. Velvet Rope
3. My Remedy
4. 6(66) Feet Under
5. Bye Bye Babylon
6. We Are the Ones to Fall
7. Wasted & Wounded (see music video here)
8. Let Them Burn
9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me)
10. Can You Feel the Rain

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Pit Stories: Doubling The Painter's Salary

At the beginning of each week we catch up with rock and metal bands from around the globe to get their most memorable Pit Stories from live shows.

For this week's edition, the Finnish hellions from Santa Cruz have shared the following tale of a pre-drunk crowd resulting in one banged up girlfriend and one even more banged up venue:

Few years back we had this show in our home town Helsinki at this club called Bar Bäkkäri. They had just re-painted their floors and done some other renovations as well so the night was kind of this celebration of the bar's new facelift. Anyhow the place was packed that night and we went on stage around 1:30 am meaning the crowd was shitfaced (not like they had had a few beers before the show, the consumption should have been measured in gallons).

The pit started straight away and we saw our drummer's girlfriend between those spaced out vikings like a chopstick in a wrecking ball jungle and I was already planing what am I gone wear next Sunday at the funeral service. Well the 8th miracle of the world happened and she survived whit shattered glass sticking out of her arms and without any bigger surgical operations she made it through that night. What suffered more critical damage was the re-painted floors of the venue, it was all fucked. Well at least the painters doubled their salary thanks to us.

Santa Cruz will hit the road in Europe in March, followed by a U.S. tour with Amaranthe in May. Dates are available at this location. Santa Cruz's self-titled album is also due to drop March 10th, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. More...

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Amaranthe Announces North American Tour

Amaranthe will make a triumphant return to North America this Spring for a headline tour. This marks the first time the band has cruised through the U.S. and Canada since last Fall supporting Within Temptation. On this run, fans will enjoy the full Amaranthe experience, as it will be all the band's show this time around.

Amaranthe will be supporting the October 2014 release "Massive Addictive" (reviewed here). Joining Amaranthe on this trek will be I Prevail and Santa Cruz.

5/13 New York, NY -Gramercy Theatre
5/14 Baltimore, MD-Rams Head Live
5/15 Worcester, MA -The Palladium
5/16 Philadelphia, PA-The Trocadero Theatre
5/17 Toronto, ON-Opera House
5/20 Joliet, IL-Mojoes
5/23 Calgary, AB-Republik
5/24 Edmonton, AB-Starlite Room
5/26 Vancouver, BC-Rickshaw Theatre
5/27 Seattle, WA -Studio Seven
5/29 Denver, CO -Bluebird Theater
6/2 San Francisco, CA-The Regency Ballroom
6/3 Los Angeles, CA-Club Nokia More...

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Santa Cruz To Release Self-Titled Album In March

Santa Cruz will release their second studio album, "Santa Cruz," on March 10th via Spinefarm Records. The self-titled album follows 2013's "Screaming for Adrenaline."

The riff-driven new album features the singles "We Are the Ones to Fall" and "Wasted & Wounded." The record is powered not only by sweat and booze, but by mind-boggling guitar skills manifested by these supremely talented young turks from Finland.

The track list is as follows:

1. Bonafide Heroes
2. Velvet Rope
3. My Remedy
4. 6(66) Feet Under
5. Bye Bye Babylon
6. We Are the Ones to Fall
7. Wasted & Wounded (see video below)
8. Let Them Burn
9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me)
10. Can You Feel the Rain More...

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Santa Cruz Posts "Shred Til You Drop Vol. 2" Clip

Here's one of life's most critical questions. Who's ready to shred? The answer is quite simple. It's those Finnish rockers in Santa Cruz, a quartet of long-haired, leather-clad, Motorhead-shirt wearing young turks who aspire to one thing in life and that's to R-O-C-K.

The band will release a new album via Spinefarm this year, but in the meantime, Guitar World just released the "Shred Til You Drop Vol. 2" clip, which is exactly what the title implies. Check it out below. More...

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Santa Cruz Announces First U.S. Shows

The Finnish rock hellions from Santa Cruz have booked their first U.S. shows. They will be playing The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday, December 12th and Loaded Hollywood in L.A. on Friday, December 19th.

Every night is a Friday night for Santa Cruz, but on these two particular and actual Friday nights, the band is going to raise holy hell.

The group also booked a slot on the 2015 edition of Rock on the Range, with a self-titled new album due out in March. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Euro Invasion Part X

Entertaining and rock fueled videos this week by way of Europe in the form of Santa Cruz, Crazy Lixx, Million Dollar Reload and Sister Sin. What is it about Sweden? Must be something in all that snow they eat. More...

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Santa Cruz Acoustic Footage Available

A few weeks back Santa Cruz played an acoustic performance at the New York Offices of Spinefarm Records.

The set featured the band's new single "We Are The Ones To Fall," an older track entitled "Aiming High," and a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." Metal Injection was on location at the event and filmed the performance - check out the footage below.

The band's debut North American single "We Are The Ones To Fall" is available digitally now, and you can watch the track's music video at this location. "We Are The Ones To Fall" is just a sampling of what people can expect from these young rockers. Look out for music to be released in the coming months and the band's new full-length album in 2015 on Spinefarm Records. More...

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Santa Cruz Releases New Music Video

Reared on a hefty diet of 80's glam rock Americana, the rock 'n' roll sensation Santa Cruz today releases a debut North American single "We Are The Ones To Fall" today via Spinefarm Records.

The song is available as a digital download on iTunes, and the band also shot a video for the song, which can be seen below courtesy of Loudwire.

Santa Cruz was formed in 2007, inspired by such greats as Skid Row and Guns 'n' Roses. After a few line-up changes and two demos the boys Taz (20, drums), Archie (20, lead vocals & lead guitars), Middy (20, bass) and Johnny (21, lead guitars) released a self-produced EP titled "Anthem For The Young 'n' Restless" (2011). The band then played well over a 100 shows and scored a worldwide record deal with Spinefarm Records.

"We Are The Ones To Fall" is just a sampling of what people can expect from these young rockers. Look out for music to be released in the coming months and the band's new full-length album in 2015 on Spinefarm Records. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Rock Bottom Outlaws

The newness returns with videos from Israel, Finland, and New York. Bonus: We also have a new video from, Gypsy Lee Pistoleros, the man with the greatest nickname of all time: The Spanglish-speaking Flamenco Retro Rocker Glam Punk Sleaze Rock N Roll outlaw. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Tribute Edition

This week a tribute to Guns N’ Roses, eighties hair, and David Lee Roth’s version of California; a few guitars are mixed in as well. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Living Dangerously

This week we return to videos featuring bad ass jean jackets, crazy over sized sunglasses, and horrible story lines. More...

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