POP EVIL RELEASES “DEAD RECKONING (FT. FIT FOR A KING)” FROM SKELETONS ALBUM DUE MARCH 17 VIA MNRK HEAVY WATCH VIA YOUTUBE
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE SKELETONS U.S. HEADLINING SPRING TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE WORD ALIVE & AVOID
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New York, NY (January 13, 2022) — Today, the hard rock group Pop Evil released the third single, “Dead Reckoning (Ft. Fit For A King)” from their upcoming album, Skeletons due March 17 via MNRK Heavy. [Pre-Save + Pre-Order].
The concept and instrumentals for “Dead Reckoning” were brought to the table by bassist, Joey “Chicago” Walser and co-written with singer, Leigh Kakaty. The producer, WZRD BLD, heard the demo and immediately suggested that Ryan Kirby from Fit for a King would be the perfect fit for a vocal collaboration. In describing the song, the band said, “'Dead Reckoning' is about..a clear and unwavering decision a person makes within themselves.”
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The 11-tracks feature the already released single, “Eye of the Storm” landing at the #5 Most Played Song in 2022 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart, and the most recent single, “Paranoid (Crash & Burn).” The album also includes guest performers such as Blake Allison from Devour the Day providing guest vocals on “Wrong Direction.”
In discussing the album, frontman Leigh Kakaty said, “This is about us as a band stripping everything down to the bones. It’s more uptempo, it’s got bigger riffs, and we’re trying to capture the energy of our live show.”
“But it’s also a positive message,” he adds. “I know it’s a morbid visual, but behind every skeleton, there’s a story and something worth talking about. Overall, it’s about looking at something in a positive way. And I’m excited for everyone to hear that.”
Skeletons see the band once again working with producer Drew Fulk (Disturbed, Papa Roach, Motionless in White), a friend and collaborator on a few previous albums that generated # hits. “With ‘Versatile,’ we had a bunch of producers, but for this album, we just wanted to work with one person and get back to our roots,” says Kakaty. “There’s an energy he and I have, and he’s been great at helping us build these songs and work around some collective themes.”
Skeletons Tracklist: 1. Arrival 2. Paranoid (Crash & Burn) 3. Circles 4. Eye of The Storm 5. Sound of Glory 6. Skeletons 7. Worth It 8. Who Will We Become 9. Wrong Direction (Feat Devour the Day) 10. Dead Reckoning (Feat Fit For A King) 11. Raging Bull (Feat Zillion)
Pop Evil will head out on their Skeletons Tour headlining U.S. dates starting on March 17, 2023, in Sault St. Marie at Kewadin Casino and concluding on April 23, 2023, in Milwaukee at The Rave. Special guests, The Word Alive and Avoid will join. Tickets are on sale now at www.popevil.com.
Skeletons U.S. Headlining Tour: 03/17 – Sault St. Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino 03/18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 03/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel's 03/21 – Lititz, PA @ Mickey's Black Box * 03/23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 03/24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den + 03/25 – Waterloo, NY @ Del Lago Casino * 03/26 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall 03/28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation27 03/30 – Tampa, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center 03/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse 04/01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground * 04/02 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East 04/04 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre 04/05 – Dallas, TX @ Echo Lounge & Music Hall 04/07 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre 04/08 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theater 04/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC 04/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 04/12 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 04/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 04/15 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre 04/16 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre 04/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 04/19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman 04/21 – Pittsburg, KS @ Kansas Crossing Casino 04/22 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall 04/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave * The Word Alive will not be performing + No Support Rescheduled UK + EU 2023 Tour 05/04 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Warehouse 05/05 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion 05/06 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute 2 05/07 – London, UK @ The Dome 05/09 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo 05/10 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor 05/12 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Halle 05/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben 05/14 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo 05/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg with Call Me Amour as support, plus Zillion
Pop Evil has massive anthems and built a new rock’n’roll institution on a foundation of showmanship, raw relatability, and hard rock hooks, both forward-thinking and timeless from frontman, Leigh Kakaty, lead guitarist Nick Fuelling, rhythm guitarist Dave Grahs, bassist Joey "Chicago" Walser and drummer Hayley Cramer. No matter the headline-grabbing declarations from legendary icons, lamenting the changing of the guard, the slow-burning success of Pop Evil demonstrates the hunger for hard-hitting honest music persisting worldwide.
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