Orange County rock band Project 86 has announced plans to release their long awaited, new album, Wait For the Siren, on August 21. After a catalogue of successful releases on both major and independent labels, P86 decided to go an entirely new route with this new release: partnering directly with their fans. After a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised tens of thousand dollars, they have emerged with a reinvented sound which demonstrates why they are one of the most formidable rock bands around. To celebrate their loyal fan base, the band is offering a free MP3 download of their first single from the album, Fall, Goliath, Fall, available on the bands website for a limited time at www.project86.com.
"For those who are acquainted with the band, or our previous work, the sound of this incarnation of P86 will be bit shocking, but in the best possible way,” adds Schwab. “We captured the spirit that attracted people to our band long ago, with a whole new approach to the sonics." As the primary songwriter and co-producer, Schwab enlisted an all-star lineup to help him execute his vision on Wait for the Siren. Producer Steve Wilson (Juliana Theory, Jonezetta) took the helm of sonics of the album, while Andrew Welch (Disciple), Blake Martin (A Plea for Purging), Rocky Gray (Evanescence), Cody Driggers (The Wedding), Bruce Fitzhugh (Living Sacrifice) and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn, Love and Death) make guest appearances. In addition to the special guests, the album also features layers of celtic instrumentation on several tracks, including hammered dulcimer, mandolin, and Uilleann pipes.
"Part of the 'getting back to roots' theme on this record is the journey of self-discovery I embarked on while writing this record. I had to do some detective work, but I unearthed some secrets about my past. One of these secrets is that I have Irish ancestors who fought and died in the civil war as a part of the Irish Brigade. This inspired some of the military themes and celtic instrumentation on the record, which added a new level of epic emotion on some of the songs."
In late June P86 will kick off a month long tour that will include headlining shows and festivals across the US, building up to the highly anticipated release of their eighth studio album, Wait For the Siren. Even though Wait For the Siren releases August 21, fans who attend shows between August 1 and August 20 will have the chance to purchase the album on CD or vinyl before the official release date! For more information on dates, including tickets, visit www.project86.com.
Project 86 Tour Dates:
June 30 - Shirleysburg, PA - Creation Farm
July 14 - Oshkosh, WI - Sunnyview Expo Center
July 17 - Stockton, CA - The Burning Bush 209
July 18 - Portland, OR - Warner Pacific College
July 19 - Spokane, WA - The A Club
July 20 - Enumclaw, WA - Enumclaw Expo Center
July 21 - Eugene, OR - The Box
July 22 - San Jose, CA - Westgate Church
July 27 - Denver, CO - Crossroads Church of Denver
July 28 - Bloomfield, IA - Promise Land Campgrounds
July 29 - Linton, IN - Linton First Youth HouseAug 1 - Findlay, OH - The Catalyst Church
Aug 3 - Gilford, NH - Gunstock Mountain Resort
Aug 4 - Harmony, NC - Van Hoy Fairgrounds
Aug 8 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Theme Park ResortAug 10 - Dublin, OH - Orange Friends Church
Aug 11 - Clarksburg, WV - Main St. Downtown/Jesusfest
Aug 12 - Canton, OH - The Auricle
Aug 13 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Aug 18 - Fullerton, CA - The Slidebar
Aug 31 - Plymouth, CA - Amador County Fairgrounds
Sept 3 - Albuquerque, NM - Cliff’s Amusement Park - Freedomfest
Sept 15 - Shippensburg, PA - Shippensburg Community Fair
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