RED continue to craft heavy, hypnotic, and heartfelt hard rock on their fourth full-length album. Release the Panic expands upon their patent sound with a more immense and immersive scope. …on the first single ‘Perfect Life,’ they carry a massive stadium-size refrain into crossover territory while ‘The Moment We Come Alive’ sails to divine heights on a tender piano and vocal crescendo. All said and done, it’s one of the most epic, entrancing, and engaging hard rockalbums of 2013 and RED’s best work yet.”
–Rick Florino, ARTISTDirect, (February 4, 2013)
The two-time GRAMMY-nominated rock group RED will unleash their fourth album RELEASE THE PANIC in both Deluxe and Standard editions on Tuesday, February 5 via Essential (Provident Label Group/Sony). ARTISTDirect is streaming RELEASE THE PANIC in its entirety today (Monday, February 4); listen to the full album: http://bit.ly/11kZoZk and read the track-by-track Q&A with RED here: http://bit.ly/VLKZ2i. The video for the album title track, “Release The Panic,” premieres today exclusively on Revolver magazine online. The concept for the post-apocalyptic, revolution fantasy clip was created by RED who brought Chris Corrado (Eagle Eye,Charlie Wilson’s War, Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) on board to direct the video. “We pulled out all the stops…again,” explains RED guitarist ANTHONY ARMSTRONG. “This video is the sequel to ‘Feed The Machine’ from our last album. There are no rules when making a video, so we made a movie. We like the theatricality and metaphoric approach to making videos.” Watch the “Release The Panic” clip here (music begins at 2:54): http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-red-premiere-new-video-release-the-panic.html.
Tonight, (Monday, February 4) (9ET/8CT/6PT), RED–vocalist MICHAEL BARNES, guitarist ANTHONY ARMSTRONG, bassist RANDY ARMSTRONG and drummer JOE RICKARD–will perform 4 songs and be on hand for a Live Q&A to answer questions from fans via: http://new.livestream.com/redmusiconline/. Questions can be submitted in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #askred.
To record RELEASE THE PANIC, the group teamed with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry) at his brand-new West Valley Studios in Los Angeles. RED have delivered a potent set of standout songs that were mixed by Benson and Mike Plotnikoff including “Perfect Life,” “Die For You,”“Release the Panic” and “Same Disease.”
RED is currently on tour this winter/spring for the Winterjam Arena Tour. Expect the group to announce anationwide U.S. spring tour soon.
Watch/share the RELEASE THE PANIC Album Teaser: http://bit.ly/TZpQxr, the “Release The Panic” lyric video: http://bit.ly/Rs14It and the iTunes pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/release-the-panic/id582359716.
Following is the full tracklisting for RED’s RELEASE THE PANIC:
Release The Panic
1. Release The Panic
2. Perfect Life
3. Die For You
5. Same Disease
6. Hold Me Now
7. If We Only
8. So Far Away
9. Glass House
10. The Moment We Come Alive
Release The Panic Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
11. Love Will Leave A Mark
12. As You Go
13. Hymn For The Missing (Guillotine remix)
14. Death of Me (Guillotine remix)
15. Breathe Into Me (Remix Acoustica)
Nashville-based rock outfit RED comprises Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass) and Joe Rickard (drums).Together, its three prior albums– End of Silence (2006), Innocence & Instinct (2009) and Until We Have Faces (2011)–have sold more than 882,000 units, garnered two GRAMMY nominations, five GMA Dove Awards, two Top 10 Active Rock singles, three Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles and 10 consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. RED’s Until We Have Faces, released Feb. 1, 2011) marked the group’s highest national debut at No. 2 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Additionally, the project topped the following Nielsen SoundScan charts: Current Hard Music, Current Rock Music, Current Alternative, Christian Rock, Current Contemporary Christian Album and Record Label Independent charts. Also its debut week, two of the album’s songs were spotlighted on national TV, with TBS’ “Conan” featuring “Faceless” and NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” highlighting “Not Alone.” In addition,RED is known for its relentless touring, performing alongside notable rock names such as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Saving Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet, Papa Roach, Buckcherry and others. Rave reviews for the band’s live shows and albums have been featured in top media outlets including USA Today, Billboard, Modern Drummer,Rolling Stone and Guitar World.