21st century hard rock leaders Of Mice & Men—vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— will release their new album Defy, on January 19, 2018.
Casper chatted with Tino regarding their appearance at Australia’s first ever DOWNLOAD festival and their kick-arse new album
The band have just released the second single (and title track) from their new album
Watch the lyric video for Defy here
Talking on new single frontman Aaron Pauley says “To Defy means to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly. Our song ‘Defy’ is all about digging your heels in, and being defiant towards feelings of hopeless, and defining yourself in the process.”
The Defy album was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).
Earlier this year, Of Mice & Men teased the forthcoming album with the one-two punch of the singles “Unbreakable” and “Back to Me.”
Those songs have clocked over 7 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Loudwire described it as “soaring,” while Billboard, Alternative Press, and more featured the tracks.
Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre’s ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.
The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it’s practically disciple-like in its fandom.
Through the years, they’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.
Defy Track Listing:
3. Back to Me
8. How Will You Live
9. On The Inside
11. Forever YDG’n
12. If We Were Ghosts
Of Mice & Men will be playing at Download Festival in Melbourne
Saturday, March 24, 2018