SANTA CRUZ Sign With M-Theory Audio; New Album Out In November

September 12, 2017, 9 months ago

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SANTA CRUZ Sign With M-Theory Audio; New Album Out In November

Praised this year by Rolling Stone magazine as “One of the Top 10 bands you need to know” for their “debaucherous, flamboyant flair,” Santa cruz is a Finnish modern hard rock band formed with the mutual aspiration of playing their rear ends off and kicking people’s derrieres. Inspired initially by the likes of Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, the young group developed a strong buzz through stupefying live shows and two well-received albums on Spinefarm Records where they took their throwback hard rock sound and combined it with elements of modern rock, punk and metal, put it in their own special blender, then iced the mix with blinding energetic performances and a healthy dash of bad attitude.

M-Theory Audio has announced the signing of this promising young group to their roster in a continued effort to bring you the best, promising new bands from every niche of the metal/hard rock world.

“We are really excited to start working with M-Theory Audio, and be part of a new label and new team!” explains Santa Cruz singer Archie.

The band already released the record’s infectious first single, “River Phoenix”, earlier this summer, but Friday, September 15th brings the next digital single release with “Young Blood Rising” with a promo video following soon in the coming weeks. Both tracks come from the group’s forthcoming slab Bad Blood Rising, to be released November 10th on CD, limited-edition colored vinyl and via digital outlets. Preorders are available here. The band has a European tour set for November – December, with plans to return to the States in the New Year.

“This album has probably both the heaviest and the softest Santa Cruz moments on it. We didn't intentionally try to come up with something totally different than before, but I guess some of the new influences we've picked up along the way can be heard on these songs”, states guitarist Johnny. "At the end of the day the apple didn't fall all that far from the tree. People can still expect the Santa Cruz sound -- the fast guitars and heavy drums are still there, just served with a different sauce. All in all, we see Bad Blood Rising as a 'comeback album'. A start of a new era. It's like what Archie is singing in ‘River Phoenix’ – 'We're going down like River Phoenix, to rise up from the ashes once again'.”


“Young Blood Rising”
“River Phoenix”
“Fire Running Through Our Veins”
“Drag Me Out Of The Darkness”
“Voice Of The New Generation”
“Back From The Dead”
“Bad Habits Die Hard”
“Pure Fucking Adrenaline”
“Get Me Out Of California”
“River Phoenix (Part 2)”

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“River Phoenix”:

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