Aug. 6 — Sunflower Dead debuted its latest single and the song’s companion video this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘The Underneath‘ and its “visualizer” Friday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album, March of the Leper, which is scheduled for release in early 2022. An exact release date is under consideration. Pre-orders are open.
March of the Leper will release through a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.
1. Signed CD
2. Signed Vinyl
3. Signed Limited Edition Cassette
4. Signed CD/T-Shirt Bundle
5. Signed Vinyl/T-shirt Bundle
6. Signed Cassette/T-Shirt Bundle
7. Everything Bundle
The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Underneath’ is a heavy, aggro-metal type composition. The thick crunch of the guitars and the richness of the bass and drums pairs with the gritty vocal delivery to give the song in whole a sound and stylistic approach that will appeal widely to hard rock and metal fans.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the debut of the new song and its visualizer. However, the visualizer’s imagery — a cloaked zombie type figure caught in the middle of a group of screaming, “normal” individuals and a close listen to the song infers that this is one of those familiar songs that addresses feelings of being a social outcast because of society’s norms. That is just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as the only inference.
In other news, Sunflower Dead has planned an extensive summer tour run, including a run alongside CO-OP as support for The Lonely Ones on its upcoming tour, and even a performance at this year’s Metal in the Mountains festival. The band’s tour schedule is noted below.
August/September Tour Dates:
8/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal *
8/14 CO Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios*
8/15 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway *
8/17 St. Joseph, MO – Cafe Acoustic *
8/19 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi +
8/20 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory +
8/21 Keokuk, IA – L-Treyns +
8/22 Mishawaka, IN – Smokestack Brew +
8/25 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall ^
8/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge ^
8/27 Marietta, OH – The Adelphia +
8/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music +
8/29 Pipestem, WV – MITM Festival
8/31 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub +
9/1 Charleston, WV – Sam’s Uptown ~
9/3 Huntington, WV – V Club +
9/4 Akron, OH – Empire +
9/7 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon +
9/8 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s +
9/9 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar +
9/10 Janesville, WI – Back Bar +
9/11 Chippewa Falls, WI – Joels 4Corners +
9/12 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon +
9/14 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge *
9/16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom =
9/17 OKC, OK – Whiskey Nights =
9/18 Katy, TX – Wildcatter Saloon =
9/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey =
* SFD Only
+ The Lonely Ones & SFD
^ Sons Of Texas & SFD
~ SFD & Co-Op
= Otherwise & SFD
More information on Sunflower Dead’s new single, video, album and tour is available online now along with the band’s latest news at: