The US Heavy Rockers POP EVIL are back with their NEW album ‘UP’ out via eOne Music on 21st August.

Casper spoke with Matt DiRito about there upcoming album release and any plans for touring in Australia.

It is TIME for this killer band to finally break out in Australia. Their latest single ”FOOTSTEPS” was the most added track on U.S. ROCK radio.

POP EVIL have built a BIG name for themselves in the US. Hitting the BILLBOARD TOP 50 with their previous 2 albums ‘ONYX’ # 39 and ‘WAR OF ANGELS’ # 43. They have played ALL the big festivals in the U.S. and Europe and their video clips have had tens of millions of views on YOUTUBE and the like. Their latest single ”FOOTSTEPS” was the most added track on U.S. ROCK radio. Now it is Australia’s turn to FINALLY get to know this killer band. In league with bands like STONE SOUR, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SEETHER, GODSMACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, ART OF DYING, SHINEDOWN & DISTURBED.

Purposefully assembled at Studio Litho, Robert Lang Studios and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), UP is the sound of a rock band cementing a powerful identity that’s steadily materialized over the course of three prior full-length slabs.  The inspirational soon to be live (June 1st) staple “Footsteps,” – POP EVIL prove their burgeoning success is no accident. 

“Now it’s time to step up our game and let people know we can back it all up,” adds singer LEIGH KAKATY. “We want to prove we aren’t a one hit wonder. We didn’t just get lucky.” 

UP is a bold reintroduction and step forward, with guitarists NICK FUELLING and DAVEY GRAHS, bassist MATT DIRITO, drummer CHACHI RIOT and Kakaty at the top of their game. It’s always a bit cliché, not to mention questionable, when a band says their new album is the best one yet. But in the case of POP EVIL, it’s an absolute fact. 

POP EVIL smashes through the odds like a battering ram, weathering the trials and tribulations of paying dues with a steadfast resilience owing much to their blue collar and middle class backgrounds, and building a worldwide audience one fan at a time. As the moniker promises when emblazoned on a CD or radio dial, POP EVIL conjures aggressive riffs and hard charging sing-a-longs with emotional heft and melodic power in equal measure. It’s music by the people, for the people.

Pop Evil - Footsteps (Go Higher) [Lyric Video]