Alternative Press are streaming the new Islander album Power Under Control, a day before its release. “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.

Rolling Stone premiered “Darkness,” the first video from Power Under ControlLoudwire premiered the follow up video for “Bad Guy,” and the latest lyric video premiered with Metal Sucks for the HR (Bad Brains) collaboration “Think It Over.”

Various pre-orders for Power Under Control include limited edition colored vinyl, a variety of merchandise, CDs and more are available now at VictoryMerch.com. All packages include instant downloads of songs “Think It Over,” “Bad Guy” and “Darkness”. All are available now on Apple MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon Music and everywhere digital music is available.

 

POWER UNDER CONTROL TOUR

AUGUST

04 LANCASTER, PA @ Chameleon Club

05 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY @ The Chance

06 HARTFORD, CT @ Webster Theater

12 STANHOPE, NJ @ Stanhope House

14 NEW YORK, NY @ American Beauty

17 WINCHESTER, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards

18 SPARTANBURG, SC @ Ground Zero

20 OCEAN SPRINGS, MS @ Mississippi Juke Joint

23 HOUSTON, TX @ Scout Bar

24 LUBBOCK, TX @ Jake’s Backroom

25 GALLUP, NM @ The Juggernaut

26 SCOTTSDALE, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

27 LAS VEGAS, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

28 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Brick By Brick

SEPTEMBER

04 MADISON, WI @ Capital Square Taste Of Madison

10 DENVER, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater High Elevation Festival

24 FORT WORTH, TX @ Texas Motor Speedway Texas Mutiny Festival

 

POWER UNDER CONTROL TRACK LISTING:

  1. Darkness
  2. Bad Guy
  3. Green Slime Man
  4. Better Day
  5. All We Need
  6. Devil Red
  7. A Boat Going By
  8. Beelzebub
  9. Think It Over (feat. HR)
  10. Last Forever
  11. Casket
  12. Wait For It

 

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