Thursday, September 11, 2014

SUNFLOWER DEAD Taps Producers Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE, GODSMACK) and Mikey Doling (SNOT, GEMINI SYNDROME) for Upcoming Album

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Coming in on the heels of last month’s very successful U.S. tour with Powerman 5000 and (HED) PE, Long Beach, CA hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD are pleased to announce that they have tapped Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Godsmack) and Mikey Doling (Snot, Gemini Syndrome) to produce their upcoming full-length album. Recording will start this November, with the official album release scheduled for next year.

Co-producer Dave Fortman states, “I am very much looking forward to producing the new SUNFLOWER DEADrecord along with longtime friend and producer Mikey Doling. This record will be a great experience for all involved.” 

Co-producer Mikey Doling adds, “I am so excited to be producing the next SUNFLOWER DEAD album! The big bonus is that Dave Fortman, who has produced some of the finest albums in the last 15 years, is producing the album with us. With Dave being one of my best friends and mentor, SUNFLOWER DEAD is going to get a lot of exciting energy from the two of us working together with them!!”

SUNFLOWER DEAD front man Michael offers, “I can't even describe how excited everyone in SFD is to be working with our friend Mikey Doling and the great Dave Fortman. Mikey's enthusiasm for music is completely overwhelming and something that just sparks so much excitement. The fact that he will be co-producing the album with the amazing Dave Fortman is still blowing our minds.  For me personally, Dave has produced some of my favorite records of the last 15 years.  What's more exciting is the caliber of vocalists he has produced – from Amy Lee to Corey Taylor to Chad Grey. I get to learn from one of the best!” 

Stay tuned for more details coming soon about SUNFLOWER DEAD’s upcoming album. Make sure to keep tabs via and

Recently, SUNFLOWER DEAD released their new Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Anthrax, Ill Nino) re-mix of ‘Wasted’ via iTunes! Go ahead and buy it hereSUNFLOWER DEAD’s self-titled album with the original version of ‘Wasted’ is available to buy here at Amazon.

Make sure to watch the new music video for ‘Wasted’ via Blank TV here: ‘Wasted’ was mastered by Maor Applebaum.

SUNFLOWER DEAD hail from Long Beach, CA and are no strangers to hard rock and metal scene, as the band is a rebirth of sorts. Three-fifths of the band rise from the ashes of former nationally recognized touring acts DROID and Two Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who 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, The Family Values Tour & the Vans Warped Tour.

Michael - vocals, piano, accordion
Jaboo - lead guitar
Jamie Teissiere - guitar
Leighton "Lats" Kearns - bass
Jimmy Schultz - drums

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