Droid Guitarist launches SUNFLOWER DEAD with EPK video
Jamie Teissere, guitarist of defunct metal band Droid, has announced the launch of his new act SUNFLOWER DEAD. After multiple US tours with groups 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 & 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 band dubbed themselves SUNFLOWER DEAD and went into Temple Studios (owned by Raymond Herrera, Fear Factory & B Real, Cyrpress Hill) with Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory) to produce their recently completed 11 song debut record. This record is an intense and in your face, emotionally charged roller coaster of dark, aggressive, and spell bindingly dynamic heaviness with no shortage of anthemic sing along vocals.
Commented Christian Olde Wolbers, “Sunflower Dead are a refreshing sound with a great vocal range, not like your average current metal/rock band. This is just the debut but Sunflower Dead have tremendous potential to break in a bigger market and they have proved it with this strong debut.”
From the album’s crushingly catchy opener “Make Me Drown”, to the uber-dynamic cover of the Police’s “Every Breath You Take” which captures its true stalker sentiments, to the arena ready piano ballad “Starting Over Again”, all the way through the pent up aggressiveness of closer “The Point of Decision”, Sunflower Dead’s debut twists and turns at every corner.
Co-produced and mixed by Jeremy Blair (Guns n Roses, Devil Driver) at Temple and House of Blues Studios, and mastered by Robert Hadley (Korn) at The Mastering Lab, the album has a tight, punchy sound with crushing low end and ultra wide sonics.
Commented Jeremy Blair, “This album is fucking dope, 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.”
With plans to release the video for album opener “Make Me Drown”shortly, SUNFLOWER DEAD has released its EPK teaser, being people’s first look into their sound, look and story that is described as a cross between Reservoir Dogs, 30 Days of Night, The Crow and The Warriors. Keep current on all happenings at www.sunflowerdead.com, www.facebook.com/sunflowerdead & @sunflowerdead on twitter.