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SANTA CRUZ Premieres Music Video "Testify"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 1:14 PM


New Album Katharsis Due October 18; Band To Play Viper Room In LA This Weekend

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Over the past three months, Helsinki hellraisers SANTA CRUZ have performed memorable concerts in Scandinavia, continental Europe, Mexico and Brazil, but this weekend, the group will set its sights back on America as they kicked off two months of U.S. touring with a performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky. There, the band appeared alongside the likes of SLIPKNOT, BEARTOOTH and recent tour mates I PREVAIL.

Rock fans in the States and other parts of the world that the band has not yet visited can get a taste of the SANTA CRUZ live experience in the group's new music video for “Testify”. Filmed this summer in Tallinn, Estonia – where the band performed alongside rock icons BON JOVI – the clip can be seen on KNAC.COM HERE.

“Testify” is the newest single from SANTA CRUZ's fourth album, Katharsis, due Oct. 18 via M-Theory Audio. The song is now available for streaming across all digital platforms and is one of four “instant grat” tracks that are being offered with digital pre-orders of the album. Physical copies of Katharsis – the cover art for which was designed by Tim LeNoir (GUNS N' ROSES, ROLLING STONES, IMAGINE DRAGONS) – can be pre-ordered on CD and neon-colored vinyl HERE.

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, OZZY OSBOURNE, PAPA ROACH), Katharsis marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the story of SANTA CRUZ, who made impressive waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the five-year period following the release of their 2013 debut. In Europe, the group scored two Top 5 albums in their home country, supported the likes of AC/DC and delivered memorable performances at major events such as the UK's Download Festival. In America, meanwhile, the band appeared on the AXS TV program “Breaking Band,” played notable gigs such as Rock On The Range and the inaugural Motörboat cruise and toured alongside THROUGH FIRE, AMARANTHE and SEBASTIAN BACH.

Halfway through an American tour with FOZZY last spring, however, founding member Archie Cruz and his then-bandmates parted ways. Soon after, Archie temporarily relocated to Las Vegas to write and record Katharsis with Churko at the city's Hideout Recording Studio (IN THIS MOMENT, DISTURBED, HALESTORM). “The whole year was very spiritual for me,” Archie recently told KaaosTV. “I had to reevaluate myself, my goals, what I wanted to do... When the whole fallout happened, I saw this as a great opportunity for me to finally put myself out there creatively, the way I wanted to do it for the longest time. It was a blessing in disguise, really.”

While Katharsis is not a concept album per se, several of the album's 11 tracks (“Changing of Seasons”, “True Believer”, “Salvation”) address Archie's journey to rebuild SANTA CRUZ. Other songs tackle relationships, for better (“Testify”) or worse (“It Was You”). Perhaps the album's most eye-opening moments, meanwhile, are its two riveting power ballads, the plaintive “I Want You To Mean It” and the soaring “Smoke Signals”. And lest anyone think that the group has lost its affinity for the music of the 1980s, the album's closing track is a faithful but adrenalized cover of Cyndi Lauper's iconic No. 1 hit “Time After Time”. As a whole, Katharsis is an exciting, diverse and – dare we say? – mature album that should appeal to fans of classic Sunset Strip hard rock and modern hard rock alike.

SANTA CRUZ will head west to play Hollywood's infamous Viper Room, which will soon be followed by an appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento. From there, the band will join ATREYU, WHITECHAPEL, HE IS LEGEND and TEMPTING FATE for a month-long tour. A complete list of the group's upcoming shows appears below.

SANTA CRUZ on tour:

  • 10/5 - Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
  • 10/11 - Sacramento, CA – Aftershock 2019
  • 10/20 - Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
  • 10/21 - Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
  • 10/22 - Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
  • 10/23 - Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
  • 10/25 - Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
  • 10/26 - Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
  • 10/27 - Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
  • 10/28 - Pittsburgh, PA – Small's
  • 10/29 - Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
  • 10/30 - Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
  • 11/1 - Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
  • 11/2 - Providence, RI – The Strand
  • 11/3 - New Haven, CT – Toad's Place
  • 11/4 - Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy's
  • 11/7 - Niagara, NY – Rapids Theatre
  • 11/8 - Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
  • 11/9 - Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
  • 11/10 - Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
  • 11/11 - St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
  • 11/13 - Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
  • 11/14 - Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • 11/15 - Chico, CA – Senator Theater
  • 11/16 - Reno, NV – Cargo
  • 11/18 - Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
  • 11/19 - Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
  • 11/20 - Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater


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