Pop Evil's fourth studio album is coming up on its third birthday here very shortly. It was first released on February 28, 2013, and did decently on the Billboard 200. It debuted at number 39, but it also reached number 9 on the Independent chart albums as well.
The album had several different singles, but the first to be released also happens to be one of our favorite songs on the album. "Trenches" was released as a single on the same day of the album's release and instantly became a hit. It hit number one here in the US on not only the US Mainstream Rock, but also the US Heritage charts as well.
Its quite rare for us to say this but honestly, the singles from this album are the best ones, in our opinion. Normally something else on an album dominates the singles for us, but in this case, that's not the case at all.
"Trenches", "Deal With The Devil", and "Torn To Pieces" are our favorites, and can safely say all three songs are wonderful live.
"Torn To Pieces" tells the story of feeling down, and trying to recover from a break up. The story has been told a million different times, but its always touching and each story is just a bit different. In this case, he does it in a very beautiful, melodic way.
"Deal With The Devil" has the exact opposite feel. Its heavier (but not excessively heavy), and is one of those songs that's great for hyping everyone up. We can say from experience that this song is awesome live.
Speaking of live, you can catch Pop Evil live beginning March 18 with Devour The Day and Red Sun Rising. The tour goes through April 5, and shortly after begins all the festivals around the US. Pop Evil will be performing at the 98Rockfest, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Rock N' Derby, and Rock on The Range.
Surrounding all of these festivals will be a tour with Disturbed and Rob Zombie, which goes from May 3 through May 25. Further information can be found on Pop Evil's official website, or the respective festival websites.
Be sure to check out this album, and their latest album, Up, now!
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