With a European tour opening for hard-rock heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch kicking off this week, and the release of their upcoming single ‘Trenches’, the old-school rock machine that is Pop Evil have announced further details on their debut album ‘Onyx’.
Released on 19th May, through Eleven Seven Music, (home to Five Finger Death Punch, Motley Crüe, HELLYEAH, Papa Roach and Escape The Fate) following a deal between the label and Entertainment One Music, the European extended version of the album will include 3 additional tracks while the deluxe version features an extra 5.
Produced by Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Megadeth), Onyx is a swaggering, fistpumping, ballbusting ride through American rock. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past.
Onyx is now available to Pre-order here, with a free download of ‘Trenches’ for everyone that pre-roders!
Pop Evil’s 2nd single ‘Deal With The Devil’ released on 5th May will also precede the album. When asked about the ideas and influences behind the track, drummer Chachi Riot said, ‘Life can be wonderful, but life can also be extremely merciless. How do we deal with these hard times? Who do we have to deal with? Our decisions have consequences.’
The video was made in Sweden, with up and coming director Johan Carlen. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYFl1yBYTZA&feature=kp
At home in the U.S the band have been building on their already impressive career having racked up 2 number 1 singles on America’s Rock Radio, 6 singles in the top 10 and 850,000 digital single sales, while playing over 1,000 shows on tours with heavy-hitters like Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Theory of a Deadman, Judas Priest, Black Label Society & Black Stone Cherry.
This European tour with FFDP will be the first of many visits by Pop Evil to these shores in 2014.
European dates with Five Finger Death Punch
MAR 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT
MAR 11 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
MAR 12 – Stodota – Warsaw, Poland – Barn
MAR 14 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
MAR 15 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle SOLD OUT
MAR 16 – Milan, Italy – Venue tba
MAR 18 – Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn LKA SOLD OUT
MAR 19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
MAR 21 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlacthof SOLD OUT
MAR 22 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall SOLD OUT
MAR 24 – Tilburg, Holland – O13
MAR 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
MAR 26 – Paris, France – Bataclan
MAR 28 – Birmingham, UK – Academy SOLD OUT
MAR 30 – London, UK – Forum SOLD OUT
MAR 31 – London, UK – Forum
April 1 – Manchester, UK – Academy SOLD OUT
April 3 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow
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