Riding high on the success of their hit cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Farewell 2 Fear announces the release of their debut full-length album New Blood, due out April 16 on Silent Majority Group (in conjunction with ADA Label Services). The album is the follow-up to their recent EP that spawned their hit single “Fire,” which debuted at #1 on SiriusXM’s Octane and landed at #8 on the listener generated “Big-Uns” countdown shortly after. Farewell 2 Fear will be supporting numerous mainstream rock acts this Spring and Summer, including Sevendust and Saving Abel, and will appear at Jacksonville’s “Welcome to Rockville” festival in April with Alice in Chains and Limp Bizkit. Stay tuned for more details.
Their cover of Rihanna’s hit song “Diamonds” has sold over 4,000 singles and amassed over 60,000 views on Youtube since its release just 3 weeks ago (over 15k in the first 24 hours). It reached #1 Hot New Rock Singles on Amazon and broke into the Top 10 Rock Singles on iTunes and is their second track in as many months to reach Top 5 status on SiriusXM’s Octane and additional love from Howard Stern, who played the song on his show earlier this week. The band will be shooting a video for the song in New Orleans in a few weeks.
Based in New Orleans, Farewell 2 Fear signed to Silent Majority Group last summer, which is home to Tantric, Candlebox and Framing Hanley. Under the A&R direction of Jeff Hanson, the band co-wrote and produced New Blood with Brett Hestla (Dark New Day/Creed). The album brings big rock riffs, big choruses and big anthems to mainstream rock radio.
Farewell 2 Fear is Mike Craig (lead vocals), Bob Bearden (lead guitar, vocals), Mojo (guitar, keys & vocals), Jeremy Sevens (bass) and Jimmy Adams (drums).
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