Sunflower Dead To Release New Self-Titled Album
Jamie Teissere, guitarist of defunct metal band Droid, has announced the launch of his new project, Sunflower Dead. After multiple U.S. tours with bands such as Korn, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, and Hell Yeah supporting Droid's debut on Munky from Korn's Emotional Syphon Recordings, the guitarist was by no means ready to quit the music game after Droid's sudden demise.
Wasting no time, he assembled a new outfit consisting of Michael (vocals, piano, accordion), Jaboo (guitar) formerly of Two Hit Creeper, Luis Gascon (bass) touring member of Buckethead, and Jimmy Schultz (drums) touring drummer of In This Moment, with a goal of creating an undeniable unit that would not just move but more importantly, entertain people.
The group dubbed itself Sunflower Dead and went into Temple Studios (owned by Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory and B Real of Cyrpress Hill) with Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory) to produce an 11-track self-titled debut record, set for release on August 21st, 2012 with Bloody Bat Records LLC. The album was co-produced and mixed by Jeremy Blair (Guns N’ Roses, DevilDriver) at Temple and House of Blues Studios and mastered by Robert Hadley (Korn) at The Mastering Lab.
“Sunflower Dead is a refreshing sound with a great vocal range, not like your average current metal/rock band,” commented producer Christian Olde Wolbers. “This is just the debut, but Sunflower Dead has tremendous potential to break in a bigger market and they have proved it with this strong debut.”
“This album is fucking dope,” added co-producer Jeremy Blair. “This band came in with the record they wanted to make and it was a pleasure to help them accomplish their goal without any outside negative influences. The songs, the playing, and hooks are sick. I believe this record will be huge.”
The band recently released an electronic press kit teaser that can be viewed below. Sunflower Dead also plans to release a new music video for the single "Make Me Drown" in the coming months.
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