2016 PRESS RELEASES

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2016 PRESS & REVIEWS

ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio (2)

Anchorage Press

Bass Player Magazine

Birmingham Rocks

Blabbermouth

Buffalo News

The Campus Voice

Cryptic Rock

Cryptic Rock (2)

Digital Journal

Digital Journal (2)

Digital Journal (3)

Fairbanks News Miner

Full Access

Guitar World

Houston Commuity News

Icon Vs. Icon

KISW Rock

Leader Telegram

LoudWire

LoudWire (2)

LoudWire (3)

LoudWire (4)

Loudwire (5)

Loudwire (6)

Metal Pulp & Paper

NYS Music

Raras Farm

Rock Metal Amplified

Screamer magazine

Side Stage magazine

The Sound Live

The Sound magazine

Sputnick Music

St. Louis Dispatch

Uncivil Revolt

What's Up Weekly

 

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SICK PUPPIES ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE DATES AND ADDITIONAL DATES WITH SKILLET IN OCTOBER

NEW ALBUM “FURY” AVAILABLE ON VINYL NOW
www.sickpuppies.com/vinyl

“STICK TO YOUR GUNS” SINGLE HITS #11 AT ROCK RADIO

“STICK TO YOUR GUNS”OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hWt9KorVgQ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 7, 2016 - LOS ANGELES, CA – DrillDown/Caroline recording artists Sick Puppies have announced they will head out on tour with headline dates set for September as well as a 3 week run of shows with Skillet beginning in October. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15. The band are also confirmed for various festival dates over the summer including Rock USA and Rock Allegiance Festival among others.

Sick Puppies released their brand new 4th studio album FURY in May and is now available on Vinyl - www.sickpuppies.com/vinyl. FURY is the first new music from Sick Puppies in over 2 years and GuitarWorld.com has premiered the album here: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-premieres/sick-puppies-premiere-new-album-fury/29119

Click here to order FURY: http://smarturl.it/SickPuppiesFURY

“This whole album has been about not letting anything stand in the way of what you want, and as a band we persevered and made it through to the other side. All the raw emotions that were felt during the process led us to name this album FURY. We hope you love it as much as we do.” – Sick Puppies

Hard Attack Magazine says “While there are almost too many high points to list, the album’s signature is Emma Anzai’s bass lines, kicked up to eleven. And, as always with Sick Puppies, there are songs that have the ability to speak directly to current social justice movements while encouraging the audience to be who they truly are. Overall, FURY is a solid release from a veteran band and could be considered the best in their catalog.”

In addition, the band are celebrating the success of their latest single, “Stick To Your Guns” as it rises to the #11 spot at Active Rock radio across America with major market airplay on Sirius XM Octane channel, WRIF/Detroit, WXBT/Tampa, WPUD/Arizona and WIIL/Chicago among numerous others. Supporting this excitement, the single has already received over 400,000 online streams since its release.

The official music video for “Stick To Your Guns” can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hWt9KorVgQ

Tour Dates
JULY

14: Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest Chippewa Valley -
15: Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA Fest with Slipknot

AUGUST
19: Omaha, NE @ 89.7 The River’s Rockfest – Westfair Amp.

SEPTEMBER
17: Chester, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival with Alice in Chains
18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
19: Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
21: Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Music Hall
22: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade-Hell Stage
24: Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Fest – NRG Park with Alice in Chains
25: Dallas, TX @ Trees
26: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
27: Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
29: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
30: St Louis, MO @ Pop’s

OCTOBER
1: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Music Festival
3: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
5: Rockford, IL @ District
18: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By the Sea

ALL BELOW DATES ARE WITH SKILLET:
6: Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierres
7: Detroit, MI @ St Andrews
8: Cleveland, OH @ Agora
9: Knoxville, TN @ International
12: Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
13: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
14: Stroudsburgh, PA @ Sherman Theater
15: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
16: Richmond, VA @ National
20: Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theater
21: Baton Rouge, LA @ Texas Club
23: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom


Since bursting into the rock scene, Sick Puppies have sold over 1 million records, including a Gold album certification for their breakout second full-length Tri-Polar which yielded 2 million in single sales including the gold-certified “You’re Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” and “Odd One.”


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What The Press Are Saying

"A whirlwind of Hard Rock, Fury delivers everything fans are accustomed to from Sick Puppies. The vocals contrast and support beautifully, the rhythms continue to be heavy and emotional. Sick Puppies stayed true to who they are, musically, and while a lineup change can mean a different sound, Scott’s addition does not disappoint. CrypticRock gives Fury 5 out of 5 stars."

Sick Puppies have managed to revitalize their sound & songs on their latest album FURY as well as their live performance with new lead singer Bryan Scott. - Loudwire

From her distorted, fast-picked fills on the intro of “Let Me Live,” to her vicious slap riffs on “Earth to You,” bassist Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies proves that she knows how to set the tone with her emotive and technically ear-catching playing. Her hard-rocking metal trio’s recently released fifth studio album, Fury, boasts big riffs, catchy hooks, and heavy tones - Bass Player magazine

Scott is a natural rock vocalist with the ability to deliver a classic scream. It doesn’t take long to feel the chemistry in the new trio and musically Scott comes across as a better fit for Anzai and Goodwin’s musical style. - Hard Attack Magazine

Sick Puppies have written a kick ass album complete with anthems full of fury and passion,  confirming to fans that they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. -  The Campus Voice/Florida State

There's no doubt the classic Sick Puppies sound has been hard hitting with Mark Goodwin on drums, but the sound belongs to the Goddess of Thunder Emma Anzai!

FURY, the brilliant new album by Sick Puppies is the first album to feature new guitarist/vocalist Bryan Scott is full of raw emotion. - Guitar World

Showing that Scott’s voice fits perfectly inside the songs of Sick Puppies, the singer showed poise and had the audience with him the entire set.  Sick Puppies craft a seamless blend of vocals and instrumentation that is addictive with undeniable talent.- Cryptic Rock magazine concert review  

Emma's playing and wild stage presence can match anyone in this rock music industry. Always a joy to hear and watch. Sick Puppies setlist -   KISW 99 Rock Radio – concert Review Seattle  


 



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You hear it again and again.

When one door closes, another one opens. However, it’s true - especially in the case of Sick Puppies. Weathering and persevering through potentially life-changing events, the gold-selling, chart-topping Los Angeles-based and Australian-bred hard rock outfit knew one thing.

They were going to make more music as Sick Puppies.

“There was no question” affirms Emma. “We had no doubt that we wanted to continue. Mark and I got together and basically said, ‘first and foremost, we love music. We love this band and our fans, and we have put so much into it, and we are not done and want to take it further.’ In order to do that, we needed to find the right member.”

Instead, the “right member” found them. With stints in several bands under his belt, Texas-born singer and guitarist Bryan Scott reached out to Emma via Facebook within days of the announcement. He sent her a video of himself performing, and she swiftly replied.

“Both Mark and I knew he was the guy right away - he was cool and he sounded great. It was a natural progression. We were totally on to something” said Emma

“Something just overwhelmed me,” admits Bryan. “I had a feeling that I needed to reach out. They needed a singer and guitarist and that’s what I am. I had always loved their music and as soon as I saw the post, I went home and immediately sent Emma a
message. We clicked right off the bat. Music is in their blood - it’s who they are. They live and breathe it every day. I’m the same way.” 

Following a first dinner together at a Los Angeles burger spot, they hit the rehearsal studio together and began jamming. After nailing numerous favorites from the Sick Puppies catalog, they started writing new material over the next several months.

2013’s Connect saw the band embrace a more experimental side.
“On the last album, a lot of ideas came from many different places, but our core is rock and that is what we love!” Mark says on this new album, we’re giving fans what they want, that classic Sick Puppies sound.”

“I think fans will enjoy the resurgence of the heaviness,” smiles Emma. “We love that, so we went all the way with it.”

The group teamed up with producer and songwriter Mark Holman [Three Days Grace, Red, Shinedown, Halestorm, The Struts], to start working on their fourth full-length
album. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles during 2015, the new music reflects the group’s, incendiary interplay between Emma, Bryan & Mark.

“We were actually supposed to work with Mark Holman before, but it never materialized for whatever reason,” Emma continues. “It was the right moment in time, and he was the perfect producer to bring out the emotion in these songs.”

Locked and loaded with a muscular riff and booming percussion, “Stick To Your Guns” the band’s first single announces the band’s return with a literal bang. Bryan’s vocals careen from hypnotic to heavy as an arena-size refrain takes hold.

“You have to push regardless of what anyone tells you,” he says. “This was a big thing for us. You can pray, hope, or wish for something to happen, but at the end of the day, you have to “stick to your guns”, go out there, and believe. The song is meant to empower.”

Then, there’s the epic “Where Do I Begin,” which spotlights Emma and Bryan’s  
impressive harmonies in the chorus. For lyrical inspiration, the musicians actually turned to the diehard collective Sick Puppies World Crew.

“We looked on their Facebook and read everything,” Emma recalls. “We saw that
everyone shared a lot in common, and it was quite touching. We grabbed a few
descriptive words and came across this theme. A lot of people out there feel like they’re missing out. They hear things like, ‘You can do it when you’re ready.’ I think, ‘What’s ready?’ If someone’s going to wait to be ready, they might wait their whole lives. It’s about struggling with that and making a move.”

With its gnashing chant and pummeling groove “Let Me Live” introduced the album
during the first teaser video—which arrived to palpable audience fervor. Meanwhile, “Walls” sees Emma’s vocals take center stage with gorgeously haunting delivery.

“It describes the painful feelings that come when a friend, family member, or someone you’re very close to changes, disappoints, disappears, or drifts away,” she sighs. “It’s just a snapshot of what I was feeling at that point in time.”

That kind of honesty has solidified a bond between the Sick Puppies and their fans since day one. To date, their breakout second full-length Tri-Polar has sold more than 500K albums, yielding 2 million single sales including the gold-certified “You’re Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” and “Odd One.” 

“All The Same” the band’s first hit single from their debut album, “Dressed Up As Life”  became the soundtrack for the viral video “Free Hugs” campaign racking up tens of millions of online views and saw them appear on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show.

2013’s Connect earned the band its highest Billboard Top 200 debut at #17 and yielded two top 10 singles at rock radio peaking at #2. Along the way, the trio played alongside the world’s biggest bands from Muse, The Killers, Deftones, Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Incubus to Tool.

Now, their message is more powerful than ever.

“When people hear this, I want them to take away a feeling of new life, new passion, and new excitement from this band,” Emma leaves off. “Mark and I love what we do. We were going to forge ahead no matter what. We found the perfect guy, and we’re excited about this next chapter.”

 

 

 

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VIDEOS & AUDIO

2 Hours With Matt Pinfield

All Ears with Nomi and Sparks

Bass Player Live

Birmingham Rocks (podcast)

KTVA TV 11

PsychoBabble, May 31, 2016

Pop Culture Madness