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Opiate for the Masses Posts New Song, “21st Century Time Bomb,” Online

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES have posted the new track “21st Century Time Bomb” on their MySpace page. This track is off the group’s new album, “Manifesto,” which is scheduled for a July 8th release.

Upon speaking about the song’s origin, vocalist, Ron Underwood states “The track ‘21st Century Time Bomb’ was one of the first songs that Jim (guitars) and I worked on for Manifesto. The title is actually a direct quote from a Metal Edge article- [they called Opiate ‘A 21st Century Time Bomb’ in a review]. So we took that and ran with it; used it as a template for the song itself. The music had to be mechanical and militant, but brash like a guillotine; the soundtrack of a revolutionary uprising. The lyrics had to be the voice of the underdog lit to pop in the face of oppression. Who can't relate to that? Also, to stay on course with the theme, we recorded the song at 120 beats per minute so that the back beat synchronizes with the second hand of a clock (for the time bomb effect) and it happens to be a good, fast-marching tempo. I think it's the perfect opener for our new album.”

Manifesto was recorded by two Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producers: Ulrich Wild (Slipknot, Deftones) and John Travis (Kid Rock, Buckcherry), and will be released through Century Media Records on July 8th.

OPIATE FOR THE MASSES will be opening for FILTER on the following tour dates:
5/20 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/21 Amos’ Southend - Charlotte, NC
5/22 The Dive - Goose Creek, SC
5/24 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
5/25 Bogarts - Cincinnatti, OH
5/27 The Fillmore/Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/29 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
5/30 Up Or On The Rocks - Hartford, CT (WCCC Radio Show)
5/31 Crazy Donkey – Long Island (Headlining w/locals)
6/02 Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD
6/06 Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
6/07 Jester’s – Fayeteville, NC

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