POP EVIL Release Lyric Video for Album Title Track on Release Day

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US hard rock group POP EVIL have today released their new album “Skeletons”, along with a lyric video for the album’s title track via MNRK Heavy. The band have also launched 601 deluxe digital box sets through VAULT, with a three-tier option including the full album, setlists, lyric sheets, behind-the-scenes content, VIP packages, and more.

“The decisions we make in our lifetime have an impact on the people around us,” POP EVIL said about the title track. “We have a choice to be kind or to be selfish on our journey. If you only think of yourself, you can end up alone.  We owe it to each other to be kind. We are all human.”  

The 11-tracks feature the band’s already released singles: “Eye of the Storm” landing at the #5 Most Played Song in 2022 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart, and most recent single “Paranoid (Crash & Burn)” (currently Top 10 at US Rock Radio) and ‘Dead Reckoning (ft. Fit For A King)’. The album also includes guest performers such as Blake Allison from Devour the Day providing guest vocals on ‘Wrong Direction,’ adding some metal, electronic, and hip-hop into Pop Evil’s mix.  

Watch the video for ”Skeletons’ now below and order “Skeletons” HERE.

In discussing “Skeletons”, POP EVIL front-man Leigh Kakaty said: “This is about us as a band stripping everything down to the bones. It’s more uptempo, it’s got bigger riffs, and we’re trying to capture the energy of our live show. But it’s also a positive message. I know it’s a morbid visual, but behind every skeleton, there’s a story and something worth talking about. Overall, it’s about looking at something in a positive way. And I’m excited for everyone to hear that.”

“Eye Of The Storm” is a pummeling, chaotic maelstrom with an uplifting message at its center (and a killer chorus). As for the song’s lyrical plea, Kakaty explains: “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, at some point we all face a situation beyond our control. At times, it feels hopeless, but it’s not. There is a path through the chaos and a way out of the confusion. You are stronger and closer than you think you are. The storm will pass. Don’t let it bury you.”

“Paranoid (Crash & Burn)” oscillates from something more melodic and rhythmic to pure aggression, with the “get out of my head” scream certain to resonate.

“It’s about the voices in our head — we all have ’em, but do we act on them?” says Kakaty. “It’s a cautionary tale, about processing those voices in a positive way.”

“Skeletons” sees POP EVIL once again working with producer Drew Fulk (DISTURBED, PAPA ROACH, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE),a friend and collaborator on a few previous albums that generated hits.

“With ‘Versatile’, we had a bunch of producers, but for this album, we just wanted to work with one person and get back to our roots,” says Kakaty. “There’s an energy he and I have, and he’s been great at helping us build these songs and work around some collective themes.”

POP EVIL partnered with Heart Support to spread awareness about mental health by giving away custom shows created by Walser.

The band said: “We all have voices in our head that tell us lies. They say things like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I’m alone’, ‘Things will never get better.’ These voices have the power to stop us in our tracks if we don’t fight them. We know that the first step in quieting these voices is sharing them with others and receiving encouragement.”

“Skeletons” Album Artwork

“Skeletons” track listing:

 1. Arrival
 2. Paranoid (Crash & Burn)
 3. Circles
 4. Eye Of The Storm
 5. Sound of Glory
 6. Skeletons
 7. Worth It
 8. Who Will We Become
 9. Wrong Direction
10. Dead Reckoning
11. Raging Bull

POP EVIL will head out on the “Skeletons” tour headlining U.S. dates starting today, March 17, 2023, in Sault St. Marie at Kewadin Casino and concluding on April 23, 2023, in Milwaukee at The Rave. Support on the trek will come from THE WORD ALIVE and AVOID.

“Skeletons” U.S. headlining tour:

Mar. 17 – Sault St. Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino
Mar. 18 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mar. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s
Mar. 21 – Lititz, PA @ Mickey’s Black Box *
Mar. 23 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar. 24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den +
Mar. 25 – Waterloo, NY @ Del Lago Casino *
Mar. 26 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Mar. 28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation27
Mar. 30 – Tampa, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center
Mar. 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Apr. 01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground *
Apr. 02 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Apr. 04 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
Apr. 05 – Dallas, TX @ Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Apr. 07 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Apr. 08 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theater
Apr. 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
Apr. 11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr. 12 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Apr. 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Apr. 15 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
Apr. 16 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Apr. 18 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Apr. 19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Apr. 21 – Pittsburg, KS @ Kansas Crossing Casino
Apr. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Apr. 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

* THE WORD ALIVE will not perform
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