We As Human spent the summer on the road with the Carnival of Madness tour alongside Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet and In This Moment. We As Human is back on tour this October – in support of Filter, RED, and Otherwise. Check below for dates!
WE AS HUMAN ON TOUR
10/3 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
10/4 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
10/6 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/9 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
10/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room / Old National Centre
10/12 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/13 – Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina
10/15 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall
10/16 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10/17 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/18 – Vienna, WV – Fishbone Gill and Grill
10/19 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/20 – Racine, WI – Rt. 20
10/22 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
10/24 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
10/25 – Broussard, LA – The Station Bar & Grill
10/27 – Fort Smith, AR – Longhorn Saloon
10/29 – Rockford, IL – District Bar & Grill
10/30 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
We As Human spent the summer touring alongside Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach and In This Moment on the Carnival Of Madness Tour in support of their recently released self-titled debut record, produced by Howard Benson (Skillet, My Chemical Romance). The album was released on June 25th and was described by The Front Row Report as “the epitome of what rock music is missing these days,” while Artist Direct said the album is “as powerful as it is passionate.”
The music video for “Strike Back” features an appearance by John Cooper of Skillet, who discovered We As Human and played a pivotal role in signing the band to Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud.
Check it out below!
TO UNVEIL FOURTH ALBUM
‘RELEASE THE PANIC’
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 ON ESSENTIAL (PROVIDENT/SONY)
“RELEASE THE PANIC”
DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON REVOLVER MAGAZINE’s
The two-time GRAMMY-nominated rock group RED will unleash their fourth album RELEASE THE PANIC in both Deluxe and Standard editions on Tuesday, February 5 via Essential (Provident Label Group/Sony). ARTISTDirect is streaming RELEASE THE PANIC in its entirety today (Monday, February 4); listen to the full album: http://bit.ly/11kZoZk and read the track-by-track Q&A with RED here: http://bit.ly/VLKZ2i. The video for the album title track, “Release The Panic,” premieres today exclusively on Revolver magazine online. The concept for the post-apocalyptic, revolution fantasy clip was created by RED who brought Chris Corrado (Eagle Eye, Charlie Wilson’s War, Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) on board to direct the video. “We pulled out all the stops…again,” explains RED guitarist ANTHONY ARMSTRONG. “This video is the sequel to ‘Feed The Machine’ from our last album. There are no rules when making a video, so we made a movie. We like the theatricality and metaphoric approach to making videos.” Watch the “Release The Panic” clip here (music begins at 2:54): http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-red-premiere-new-video-release-the-panic.html.
To record RELEASE THE PANIC, the group teamed with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry) at his brand-new West Valley Studios in Los Angeles. RED have delivered a potent set of standout songs that were mixed by Benson and Mike Plotnikoff including “Perfect Life,” “Die For You,” “Release the Panic” and “Same Disease.”
RED is currently on tour this winter/spring for the Winterjam Arena Tour. Expect the group to announce a nationwide U.S. spring tour soon.
Watch/share the RELEASE THE PANIC Album Teaser: http://bit.ly/TZpQxr, the “Release The Panic” lyric video: http://bit.ly/Rs14It and the iTunes pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/release-the-panic/id582359716.
Following is the full tracklisting for RED’s RELEASE THE PANIC:
Release The Panic
1. Release The Panic
2. Perfect Life
3. Die For You
5. Same Disease
6. Hold Me Now
7. If We Only
8. So Far Away
9. Glass House
10. The Moment We Come Alive
Release The Panic Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
11. Love Will Leave A Mark
12. As You Go
13. Hymn For The Missing (Guillotine remix)
14. Death of Me (Guillotine remix)
15. Breathe Into Me (Remix Acoustica)
The 69 Eyes have just released their new video “Red”. This song is on the band’s new album X which is due out October 9th via Nuclear Blast Records.
I must admit, I have had mixed feelings about the band Red over the years. I did like the band’s debut, End of Silence, but I was not very fond of their follow up effort, Innocence and Instinct. I didn’t have any expectations for their latest opus, Until We Have Faces, but I was hoping it would be better then their last disc.
Red often gets lumped into every music genre you can think of including: Christian Rock, hard rock, alternative, metal and more. The music on Until We Have Faces is a marriage of all of those styles, and because of that, Red has turned in a pretty diverse album.
If you are looking for a super heavy album, Until We Have Faces is not going to be your cup of tea. There are some heavy numbers on the CD, including “Feed The Machine”, and “Faceless” but there just isn’t enough of them. “Feed The Machine”, the album’s opening song, took me by surprise. This is one of the heaviest songs Red has recorded, and easily one of the coolest.
The place where Red truly excels on this CD are with the mid tempo rockers. The songs, “Lie To Me (Denial), “Watch You Crawl”, “The Outside”, and “Who We Are” are easily my favorites on the album. “Watch You Crawl”and has a strong modern vibe with some cool Disturbed like moments in the music. “The Outside” may have the biggest potential for radio airplay on rock radio stations.
In my opinion, there are far too many slower numbers on Until We Have Faces. I think this album could have been much better with some additional harder tunes. Red has never been the hardest band in the world, so the balance will definitely please a lot of their fans.
Until We Have Faces ends with a very melancholy sounding ballad, “Hymm For the Missing”. While I enjoyed this song, it thought this CD would have been stronger if it closed with a rocking number.
While Red’s sound may not be completely original, Michael Barnes always delivers with a great vocal performance, and it is his voice that will keep bringing me back to this CD. Until We Have Faces isn’t perfect, but I have enjoyed most of it. I think Red has delivered another solid album that their fans are certainly going to enjoy.
1. Feed The Machine
3. Lie To Me (Denial)
4. Let It Burn
5. Buried Beneath
6. Not Alone
7. Watch You Crawl
8. The Outside
9. Who We Are
10. Best Is Yet To Come
11. Hymn For The Missing
Michael Barnes – lead vocals
Anthony Armstrong – lead guitar, backing vocals
Randy Armstrong – bass, piano, backing vocals
Joe Rickard – drums, percussion
Michael Barnes (vocals)
Jasen Rauch (guitars)
Anthony Armstrong (guitar)
Randy Armstrong (bass)
Still riding the momentum of its huge-selling Grammy-nominated debut album End of Silence, Red returns with Innocence & Instinct, a provocative new album forged in a perfect storm of inspiration and catastrophe. From the literary spark of Dante’s Inferno to the bloody aftermath of a 75-mph highway crash, Red absorbed a flood of ideas and emotions that empowered the band to create next generation rock songs. Finding the sonic sweet spot where epic and primal converge, Innocence & Instinct features animated dynamics that super-charge its innocence vs. instinct theme.
“Innocence & Instinct is about the duality of man,” explains guitarist Jasen Rauch. “The album examines the fight between our childlike innocence and the instinctive side that makes us do things we shouldn’t.”
The group’s debut, which sold over a quarter-million copies and earned several awards and nominations, focused heavily on personal struggles. Bringing back Silence producer Rob Graves and mixer Ben Grosse (Sevendust, Disturbed, Depeche Mode), Innocence & Instinct goes a giant step further by tackling the fight itself. It’s about the dueling impulses that wage war within our souls.
In writing the album, Red found Inferno to be an illuminating guide. The literary classic, which starts with Dante and Virgil standing before the Gates of Hell, illustrated ways in which the band might tackle deep issues in a more poetic way. And if Dante enhanced the storytelling, a highway crash in late ’07 accelerated the band’s emotional core. As the tour van smashed into a guardrail and violently slid sideways across the highway, the band experienced new heights of horror that they channeled into Innocence & Instinct.
“It brought an intensity and depth that we couldn’t reach without going through this experience,” Rauch reflects. “In the months after the accident, it felt like everything was in overdrive.”
“In a split second, it changed our lives,” adds six-stringer Anthony Armstrong, whose twin brother Randy handles the band’s basslines.
Setting the tone early, “Fight Inside” rides beautiful piano keys to an unforgettable chorus as glaring agitation builds to a savage finish. The song epitomizes the album’s effortless transitions between simmering angst, melodic hooks and pretty major-key resolves, while its inner-monologue sets up the lyrical theme by cursing the frail duality of innocence and instinct. “Death of Me” furthers the first-person schizophrenia as vocalist Michael Barnes cries “You tear me down and then you pick me up” against a backdrop of deafening guitars, sweeping symphonics and nerve-rattling screams. “Shadows,” co-written by Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin, pushes against the darkness while “Out From Under” could be called Fight Club with guitars.
“There are moments that switch between never feeling so close to someone to never feeling so abandoned, but that’s part of the human experience,” says Rauch. “These extreme feelings, these paradoxes, coexist all the time.”
While several songs veer toward an internal apocalypse, “Never Be the Same” personifies Innocence with optimistic reflections poured out over lush fields of electric and acoustic guitars. The piano-powered “Start Again” addresses the conflicted remorse of a failed relationship, while “Mystery of You” ponders the inexplicable over industrial-strength loops and keys. Innocence & Instinct even features a juiced-up cover of Duran Duran’s utopian “Ordinary World.”
Formed in Nashville, Tennessee over four years ago, Red made an immediate impact with its 2006 debut, End of Silence. The Grammy-nominated disc, featuring the radio hits “Breathe Into Me” (Top 10, Active Rock) and “Already Over” (Top 15, Active Rock), introduced the sonic layering, rich orchestration and visceral dynamics that became Red’s signature sound. The album steadily built momentum cracking the Billboard 200 a year after its release as sales steadily broke out to hundreds of thousands of copies sold. Not surprisingly, the album became a hit with other bands as well, leading to tours and shows with Papa Roach, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Buckcherry and Seether, among others. These opportunities contributed to the band’s impressive 500+ live show schedule between albums.
Heading into Innocence & Instinct, Red had no shortage of creative sparks. A near-death accident ignited their emotions, a literary masterpiece spurred their creativity, peer support lifted their spirits, heavy touring empowered their performances and fans challenged the group to do even more to impact their lives. These experiences infused Innocence & Instinct with layered narratives, heightened sensibilities and an artistic boldness that dramatically raises the bar for new millennial rock ‘n’ roll.
In Dante’s Inferno, the Gates of Hell read, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” But when the Gates finally face Innocence & Instinct, Hell won’t know what hit it.
Innocence & Instinct Track Listing:
1. Fight Inside
2. Death of Me<
3. Mystery of You
4. Start Again
5. Never Be The Same
6. Confession (What’s Inside My Head)
8. Ordinary World (Duran Duran cover)
9. Out From Under
10. Take It All Away
GRAMMY-nominated modern rock band RED is preparing to release its second CD, INNOCENCE & INSTINCT, on February 10, 2009, via Essential Records. The disc features 10 songs, including its first single Fight Inside. The band will simultaneously release a Deluxe Edition of INNOCENCE & INSTINCT featuring four bonus tracks, the Death of Me music video, a making of documentary and more.
The Nashville-based group is currently touring the U.S. with Puddle Of Mudd–with a November 16 show at Highline Ballroom in New York City–through November 29, and will perform at select radio shows in December. Known for relentless touring and riveting live shows, RED–JASEN RAUCH (guitars), MICHAEL BARNES (vocals), ANTHONY ARMSTRONG (guitar) and RANDY ARMSTRONG (bass)–has logged an impressive 500+ live shows since releasing its End Of Silence debut album in 2006 and are giving fans a taste of its new music while on the road in late 2008.
INNOCENCE & INSTINCT offers a primal and provocative look into the dark and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight inside each one of us, told through the powerful sphere of the bands hard-hitting music. Produced by award-winning Rob Graves and mixed by Ben Grosse (Disturbed, Depeche Mode, Sevendust), the provocative INNOCENCE & INSTINCT was forged in a perfect storm of inspiration and catastrophe. From the literary spark of Dantes Inferno to the bloody aftermath of a 75mph highway crash, RED absorbed a flood of ideas and emotions that empowered the band to create powerful and thought-provoking rock songs. Finding the sonic sweet spot where epic and primal converge, INNOCENCE & INSTINCT features dynamics that super-charge its innocence vs. instinct theme.
INNOCENCE & INSTINCT is about the duality of man, explains guitarist/songwriter RAUCH. The album examines the fight between our childlike innocence and the instinctive side that makes us do things we shouldnt. A lifetime is spent on this internal tug of war between who we really are and who we hope to be.
A highway crash in late 2007 accelerated the bands emotional core. As the tour van smashed into a guardrail and violently slid sideways across the highway, the band experienced new heights of horror that they channeled into INNOCENCE & INSTINCT. It brought an intensity and depth that we couldnt reach without going through this experience, RAUCH reflects. In the months after the accident, it felt like everything was in overdrive. In a split second, it changed our lives, adds six-stringer ANTHONY ARMSTRONG.
The disc is highlighted by its first Rock radio single, Fight Inside. The song is an anthem for what the entire album is about. On our first release, End of Silence, we addressed issues we struggled with, but this time its about the struggle itself, says guitarist-songwriter Jasen Rauch. It encapsulates the struggle between innocence and instinct that resonates through all the songs on this record. The music captures the internal tug-of-war inside all of us; between good and evil, light and darkness, spirit and flesh, exploring that fragile barrier between overcoming and being overcome.
RED made an immediate impact with its 2006 debut, End of Silence, which sold more than a quarter-million copies and earned several awards and nominations. The GRAMMY-nominated disc–featuring the radio hits Breathe Into Me (No. 1 , Christian Rock & Top 10, Active Rock), Break Me Down (No.1, Christian Rock), Already Over (No. 1, Christian Rock & Top 15, Active Rock), Let Go (No. 1, Christian Rock & Top 15, Active Rock) and Lost (No.1, Christian Rock) — introduced the sonic layering, rich orchestration and visceral dynamics that became REDs signature sound. The album steadily built momentum, cracking the Billboard Top 200 a year after its release. Not surprisingly, the album became a hit with other bands as well, leading to tours and shows with Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Staind, Seether, Disciple, Third Day and Switchfoot, among others.
Catch RED on tour in the following cities and go to www.myspace.com/dropofred for current band updates.
Do you live within driving distance of Dayton, Ohio? Even if you don’t you may want to get ready for a road trip in September.
Check out this year’s lineup for the XFest 13!
Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Shinedown, Candlebox, 10 Years, Saving Abel, Five Finger Death Punch, Red, Black Tide
Tickets are only $30.00.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to this link: XFest 13 Tickets
The video below is a guitar solo by Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates at the XFest in 2006.
Savannah, Georgia’s Baroness has a new video out, called Wanderlust. This is on the band’s new album called Red, that is in stores now!
Check out Red’s Video, Breathe Into Me!