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A 411 Underground Summer Series Interview in Partnership with FlashWounds: Sunflower Dead



SD with SnotLong Beach, CA hard rockers Sunflower Dead ~ Michael – vocals, piano, accordion, Jaboo – lead guitar, Jamie Teissiere – guitar, Leighton “Lats” Kearns – bass, Jimmy Schultz – drums ~ have been/will be spending June and July on their first overseas tour, capping it off in grand style by opening two dates (Wednesday, 7/15 at Manchester 02 Apollo and Thursday, 7/16 at London 02 Academy Briston [the latter is already sold out] for Snot on KORN’s 20th Anniversary Shows in the United Kingdom in July.  Recently finishing up tracking and mixing of their sophomore full-length album with the assistance of producers Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Godsmack, Mudvayne) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome), the band is tentatively eyeing a fall 2015 release for the effort.



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Michael Del Pizzo

Michael Del Pizzo

A few days prior to leaving for Europe in support of Snot, Sunflower Dead’s lead vocalist Michael Del Pizzo returned for a second guest appearance on 411 Underground Radio where he discussed the European tour, U.S tour, upcoming single, video, and graphic novel, new album (he even revealed the title for the first time!), and working with Jonathan Davis of Korn. 


Listen to the interview HERE.  







Sunflower Dead ~ whose fans are known as “evil seeds” ~ are anything but strangers to the hard rock and metal scene, as the band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of it rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts Droid and Two Hit Creeper. The remaining two band members have toured internationally with Buckethead, In This Moment, and Memento. Their former bands have earned national recognition by touring alongside Korn, Linkin Park, Hellyeah, Five Finger Death Punch, and by being part of The Family Values Tour & the Vans Warped Tour. For an even more in-depth look at the musicians behind the make-up, read the FlashWounds article “Watch Sunflower Dead Bring Heavy Music Back to Life” HERE, and make sure to get your copy of the new album as soon as it’s released!  


SD5“Sunflower Dead has somehow managed to arrive at that magical place where precisely the right amount of rock, metal, freak, movement, stage presence, aggression, exceptional musicianship, cohesiveness as a band, magnetic showmanship, and the intangible but vitally important “that something special” all meet and produce the strongest, most riveting performance we’ve seen in quite a while, one that really could reanimate someone’s appreciation of music if it had begun to wane from seeing too many bands who have lost that fire.” ~ Lara Dean, Owner/Editor, FlashWounds, after seeing the band play live (check out a clip of that 2014 performance HERE ).




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Listen to the entire 411 Underground 6/15/2015 show, which includes our interview with The Dollyrots, HERE.

Check out the print article on The Dollyrots HERE.

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