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Marketing Highlights

  • Third album from this new generation of Finnish Hard Rockers who blend classic influences with a brash, young attitude appealing to a crossover of fans from Warped Tour to Active Rock and Classic Hard Rock
  • Recently named by Rolling Stone as “One of the Top 10 bands you need to know in 2017”.
  • Produced by Dave Fortman (Godsmack, Slipknot, Simple Plan)
  • US tours planned for 2018
  • Limited-edition Colored Vinyl
  • Consumer ads in print magazines Revolver, AP, Outburn and Decibel, as well as digital banners with Brave Words, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, The PRP, Metal Sludge and more).
  • 4 lyric and promo videos planned for the campaign including “River Phoenix” and “Young Blood Rising”, both out prior to street date.
  • US tour planned for early 2018, band booked by TKO Agency
  • Indie Publicity by Secret Service PR (Bullet For My Valentine, Biters, I Prevail, Miss May I)
  • Indie Radio Campaign planned for Metal and Active Rock radio.
  • Band’s music will be included in the upcoming giant ant film, It Came From The Desert.
  • Santa Cruz music has been featured in a Mercedes-Benz commercial, as well as ESPN.

Bio

Praised by Rolling Stone as “One of the Top 10 bands you need to know in 2017” for their “debaucherous, flamboyant flair,” SANTA CRUZ is a Finnish modern hard rock band formed with the mutual aspiration of playing their rear ends off and kicking people’s derrieres. Inspired by the likes of Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, the young group developed a strong buzz in Scandinavia through high-energy live shows and a well-received EP. Eventually, the group signed with Spinefarm Records to release their 2013 full-length debut, “Screaming For Adrenaline.”

The album was released to rave reviews and cracked the Finnish Top 40. It saw the sound of SANTA CRUZ truly take flight, assaulting the ears with an explosion of pure adrenaline and attitude in the form of honest rock n’ roll and virtuoso musicianship. That same year, the band signed an international booking deal with TKO Agency (Motörhead, Anthrax) and subsequently played their first three British tours. In addition to complete conquest of Finnish stages big and small, SANTA CRUZ also paid their first visits to Germany and Belgium supporting their heroes Skid Row.

In between all the touring, SANTA CRUZ somehow also found a way to squeeze in the recording of their eponymous second album, which debuted at #3 on the Finnish charts upon its release in 2015. Featuring “We Are the Ones To Fall” – the most aired song of the year on the Finnish nationwide station Radio Rock – and the anthemic “Wasted and Wounded,” the album further distanced the band from the throwback glam metal sound, as they mixed their influence of the ’80s and early ’90s hard rock sound with elements of modern rock and metal and put it in their own special blender, then iced the mix with blinding energy, stupefying stage show and a healthy dash of bad attitude!

After additional extensive touring around the world (including three jaunts to America, where they performed before thousands at the Rock On The Range festival in 2015), the group now returns with their raucous third LP “Bad Blood Rising.” The album features the memorable lead single “River Phoenix,” as well as the powerful and catchy “Young Blood Rising” and “Voice Of A New Generation,” a track produced by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Godsmack). Look for the group to return Stateside in the coming months.

Tracklist

1. Young Blood Rising
2. River Phoenix (Album Version)
3. Fire Running Through Our Vein
4. Drag Me Out of Darkness
5. Breathe
6. Voice of a New Generation
7. Back From the Dead
8. Bad Habits Die Hard
9. Pure Fucking Adrenaline
10.Get Me Out of California
11.River Phoenix (Part 2)

For Fans Of

Steel Panther
Avenged Sevenfold
Greta Van Fleet
Guns N' Roses

Home Market

Helsinki, Finland

Album Details

Artist

Santa Cruz

Album Title

Bad Blood Rising

Street Date

11/10/2017

Order Due Date

10/13/2017

Discount

3% (ends 11/16/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

M-Theory Audio

Parent Label

All Independent Service Alliance

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

090925109544

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

M0172

Album Details

Artist

Santa Cruz

Album Title

Bad Blood Rising

Street Date

11/24/2017

Order Due Date

10/27/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

M-Theory Audio

Parent Label

All Independent Service Alliance

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP23

UPC

090925109551

Box Lot

10

Catalog #

M0171

Album Details

Artist

Santa Cruz

Album Title

Bad Blood Rising

Preorder Date

09/15/2017

Street Date

10/06/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

M-Theory Audio

Parent Label

All Independent Service Alliance

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446748856

Tour Dates

Bandsintown