Islander are streaming their new album Power Under Control, a day before its release (listen below). “I’ve never been so honored to be a part of music,” confesses frontman Mikey Carvajal. “I truly believe this is the album that the world needs right now. The youth are tired of bands not writing their own songs and they are tired of no one speaking up for what’s really going on. Rock and roll is supposed to be dangerous, and Power Under Control is far from safe.”
The Power Under Control Tour continues tonight including dates with We Came As Romans and festival appearances at High Elevation in Denver, Texas Mutiny in Ft. Worth and more to be announced soon.
Founding Islander member and vocalist Mikey Carvajal was joined by Love And Death/Korn wunderkind guitarist J.R. Bareis in 2015, leading the band on a powerful new path. The seeds of this relationship were planted during 2014’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, when word of Islander’s explosive performances quickly spread to the tour’s headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Korn – who flocked to watch the band almost daily. Bareis, who was then guitar tech for Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, soon found himself in the role as Islander’s new guitar player. Shortly thereafter, Islander recruited bassist Zeke Vasquez (ex-ForeverAtLast), and after a couple revolving seats behind the drum throne, newly exited Avenged Sevenfold skinsman Arin Ilejay became a permanent fixture snapping sticks and cymbals behind the kit.