ROCKERS STELLAR CORPSES ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ALBUM, DEAD STARS DRIVE-IN (SANTA CARLA RECORDS), PRODUCED BY JOE MCGRATH (AFI, TIGER ARMY, ALKALINE TRIO, ETC.), DUE OUT JANUARY 24, 2012
BAND HITS THE ROAD ON THE WEST COAST STARTING IN THEIR HOME TOWN OF SANTA CRUZ WED. JULY 6 AT THE CATALYST
SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE NEW CD FROM PUNK ROCK LUMINARIES
Los Angeles, CA: When you first hear the band name “Stellar Corpses,” you probably assume it’s another death rock band. Not so.
Stellar Corpses, which literally means “dead stars” in astronomy, are an amalgamation of punk, rockabilly, hard rock and even some melodic rock thrown in for good measure. Their new album, Dead Stars Drive-In (Santa Carla Records), will be released on January 24, 2012, and was produced by Joe McGrath (AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio and many more). “It was amazing to record in the same place that so many of my influences recorded,” Dusty exudes. “Black Flag, Descendents and Pennywise to name a few. And working with Joe McGrath was incredible. He helped us to make the best record of our lives. “We are excited to have some really special guests on the album like Hunter Burgan (AFI), Jade Puget (AFI) and Michale Graves (Misfits)!”
Stellar Corpses list their musical influences as Elvis, Black Flag, Social Distortion, Stray Cats, Bad Religion, Black Sabbath, AFI, The Misfits, Danzig, Rancid, Sepultura and Megadeth. With a mix like that, it’s no wonder Stellar Corpses blended their musical tastes into something really special. Says the whole band, “We hope we can inspire some young kid who’s life is changing and needs some music to relate to. Morbid music saves lives…we don’t care what anyone says.”
Stellar Corpses hail from Santa Cruz and have become a fixture in its hard rock music scene. This is no overnight success story. Stellar Corpses met in high school and have been around, playing shitty clubs, building their fan base and doing whatever it takes to be able to create and perform music as their lifelong careers, if they get their fondest wish. They’ve got the goods…now it’s time to get out there and prove it to a bigger audience.
The band’s live show is dynamic and interactive with the fans. Emilio says, “We are like human buzz-saws live, we tear through our set with raw energy. I’d say get ready to sing with us, most of our songs are very anthem like and require the crowd to sing along. Its my favorite part, when the crowd actually knows the song and is singing along in my face…its the best payoff ever.”
Stellar Corpses literally live and breathe music, music and more music. Says Dusty. “Music is everything to me. It’s my lifeblood. I need to hear it, learn it, write it, record it and perform it live, or I will surely die. I’ve had so many different jobs and I couldn’t stand any of them. Music is the one passion that has kept me completely enthralled non stop every day since I got my first guitar. Society tells you to get a job, but people on their deathbeds always say to follow your heart. We follow our hearts no matter what.”
For more information, check out: www.stellarcorpses.com
Date: Venue: City:
Wed. July 6 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA (16+)
Thurs. July 7 Audie’s Olympic Fresno, CA (21+)
Fri. July 8 The Brixton Redondo Beach, CA (with TSOL, 21+)
Sat. July 9 Lips Lounge El Paso, TX (All Ages)
Sun. July 10 Bonds Rock Bar San Antonio, TX (21+)
Tues. July 12 The Deadhorse San Angelo, TX (21+)
Wed. July 13 Emo’s Austin, TX (All Ages)
Thurs. July 14 Lakewood Bar & Grill Dallas, TX (21+)
Fri. July 15 Moe’s Original Denver, CO (All Ages)
Wed. July 20 The Deathstar Provo, UT (All Ages)
Thurs. July 21 Mad Science Studio San Bernardino, CA (All Ages)
Fri. July 22 The Plantation Phoenix, AZ (All Ages)
More tour dates to follow…stay tuned!