Southern California based Sunflower Dead have released a powerful anti-suicide themed song “Turn Away” (Radio Edit), which was produced by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Distturbed, Slipknot) and released through David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. The song is the follow-up to “Victim”, which reached #36 on the Mediabase and BDS Rock charts earlier this year – their highest charting single to date. The band will be going out on tour with Scott Stapp and Messer, starting in August (dates below).
“Turn Away” is meant to be empowering and give hope, says frontman Michael Del Pizzo: “Isn’t it funny how a song with an overtly anti-suicide theme is one that we attempted to self-sabotage multiple times but couldn’t finish the job? “Turn Away” was coming to fruition, no matter how many times we tried to toss it aside. It just seemed to have a life of its own and is now what we consider to be the most important track of our career”.
That career has bloomed over the course of the last 7 years and has been growing steadily, beginning with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012 through their own Bloody Bats Records imprint, with production by Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Powerflo). The album received positive press & numerous accolades, including being named Revolver Magazine’s “Album of the Week” through independent music fan voting. The band spent the next 2 years on the road promoting the LP, including tours with In This Moment, All That Remains, Hellyeah, Nonpoint, Powerman 5000, Hed (PE), Ill Nino, Soil, Smile Empty Soul and Hurt.The debut album moved over 6,000 units and helped establish a loyal fanbase dubbed ‘The Evil Seeds.’
Tour stop: Tuesday, October 1 at McGlohon Theater@ Spirit Square in Charlotte.