VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Release New Five-Song EP 'The Awakening' via Cleopatra Records Plus New Music Video For "The Hills" (The Weeknd Cover)
Catch The Band's US Tour Kicking Off Today Plus New London Date in 2022
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Las Vegas-based horror rockers Vampires Everywhere have today released their long-awaited EP, 'The Awakening' (out via Cleopatra Records). In celebration of the new EP, the band has also dropped the music video for their interpretation of The Weeknd's hit single "The Hills". Leading up to release day, Vampires Everywhere have shared tracks "WITCH", resurrecting the band from a 5-year hiatus, and most recently "Death Of Me". Not only that, but the band kicks off their US tour today and has also announced that their fans across the pond will have the opportunity to see them in London in April 2022. Speaking on today's news, frontman Michael Vampire comments:
"It's absolutely insane to me that I'm releasing another piece of work under the Vampires Everywhere moniker! It's such an amazing feeling bringing this band back full circle and bringing it back strong. The idea of ending the hiatus dawned on me about a year ago. It's been such a mindfuck putting all the pieces back together and for all intents and purposes, starting from scratch. The music industry is a fickle entity that must be approached with intensity and extreme vigilance, which I think we approached this comeback with all of those elements. It's with great happiness that we release "The Awakening", which I feel is a fresh but nostalgic body of work that represents VE 3.0. Self-produced by me and Craig Pirtle, this EP is personal and not dated! We wanted an album that would pull at the heartstrings of the new wave of rock but still pledge its undying loyalty to the VE fans that helped shape the band over the last 11 years. I think Matt Good did a great job mixing it! He fit us in right before he started recording Asking Alexandria. Big thanks to Matt for making that happen.
I am a giant The Weeknd fan! I've been captivated by this artist for quite some time and I knew I would eventually cover one of his songs. I think "The Hills" was a perfect choice for my voice. The lyrics really speak to me. We wanted to maintain the beauty of the original song but also bring heavy vibes to it. I believe we absolutely did this song justice and hope The Weeknd ends up hearing it! I recruited Randy Edwards, who did our last 4 music videos to come out to Los Angeles and bring my vision to life. I didn't want a storyline for this particular video and wanted the performance to speak for itself. Unfortunately, we shot in a warehouse space that was 100 degrees the whole time, but we still managed to kick some ass and bring this video to life!
It's been 6 years since we hit the road with Filter and Orgy. I thought that would be our last voyage into the abyss, however, it was only the beginning it seems. I couldn't be happier heading out with Vampires Everywhere! I believe I have an amazing lineup of artists that truly understand my vision... We are about to head out on a 30 day run taking us through the entire United States! Stoked to be doing that with our friends in Assuming We Survive, The Bunny The Bear, and Fate Destroyed. I am also beyond excited to announce Vampires Everywhere is finally heading overseas to the United Kingdom to play The Underworld in London! It’s been 11 years in the making and I feel the timing is perfect. Tickets are on sale now!"
WATCH: Vampires Everywhere Music Video "The Hills"
THE AWAKENING - VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE
2. Death Of Me
4. The Hills (The Weeknd Cover)
5. Suffocate Me
Produced By: Michael Orlando and Craig Pirtle
Mixed By: Matt Good
Starting today, Vampires Everywhere's US fans can see them on the road with Assuming We Survive, The Bunny The Bear (*on select dates), and Fate Destroyed. UK fans can also catch the band in London next spring. For more information, please click here.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 1, 2021 - Las Vegas, NV - Rockstar Bar
October 3, 2021 - Gallup, NM - Juggernaut Music
October 5, 2021 - Dallas, TX - Six Springs
October 6, 2021 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
October 7, 2021 - Houston, TX - Acadia Bar & Grill
October 10, 2021 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug*
October 12, 2021 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits*
October 13, 2021 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero*
October 15, 2021 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger*
October 16, 2021 - Kittanning, PA - Radioactive Events Center*
October 17, 2021 - Youngstown, OH - Westside Bowl*
October 19, 2021 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary*
October 20, 2021 - Peoria, IL - The Hot Spot*
October 21, 2021 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
October 22, 2021 - Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live Music
October 23, 2021 - Lincoln, NE - Grays Keg Saloon
October 24, 2021 - Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway
October 25, 2021 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
October 27, 2021 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
October 28, 2021 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
October 30, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - Bar Sinister
April 15, 2022 - London, England - The Underworld
Vampires Everywhere were conceptualized in early 2010 by Michael Orlando later known as Michael Vampire. The band started its journey in Hollywood, CA-based on the idea of bringing a fresh feel to an already saturated metalcore market. Michael has been obsessed with the 1987 cult classic film "The Lost Boys" since age 13 and wanted to start a band around his love for the movie and his passion for rock music. The band quickly gained notoriety in 2010 with their debut music video for "Immortal Love" which hit half a million views and landed on the iconic MTV Headbangers Ball. A few months later VE was signed to Century Media Records and toured with Black Veil Brides on the Hot Topic Tour around the United States. The band also landed an opening spot for X Japan's first North American run playing for over 5,000 people a night and to this day is the only band to open for X Japan in the US. After an amazing run on the 2012 Warped Tour, the band was asked by Kevin Lyman to headline Rob Zombie's Great Adventure in Pomona, CA. Vampires Everywhere have since toured with the likes of Motionless In White, AIDEN, Alesana, Orgy, Filter, Falling In Reverse, and countless others. The band is beyond excited for its new chapter in 2021 signing with iconic Los Angeles-based record label Cleopatra Records. Stay tuned for more Vampires Everywhere news coming soon.
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