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ISLANDER has premiered “Casket,” the fifth and final video from their latest album, Power Under Control, exclusively at Revolver Magazine. “Would you rather be devoured by the hounds of hell?” asks vocalist Mikey Carvajal, as the standout clip showcases the rock ‘n’ roll band’s fearless pursuit into unexplored territory. The video comes as ISLANDER prepare for some intimate club shows before joining the ‘Summer Of Serenity Tour’ alongside Korn, Stone Sour and Baby Metal.
"We actually shot this video on NASA's property in Florida,” states Carvajal. “We were riding to a show with the director, Nathan Mowery, and saw a spot that looked good to dig some graves down a gravel road. Once a NASA helicopter started hovering right above us, it was pretty apparent that we probably should have picked another spot. Thankfully, we were already done shooting. Also, we didn't find any aliens, sadly."
On the track, he continues, “Lyrically, when I was writing “Casket,” I felt like I took a page out of the Johnny Cash playbook. I think the song speaks for itself, it's a jammer."
Before teaming up with their former road comrades Korn, ISLANDER has announced a batch of summer headlining dates with special guests Bad Seed Rising and The Funeral Portrait.
ISLANDER ON TOUR
Headlining tour with Bad Seed Rising and The Funeral Portrait:
6/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog
6/8 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
6/9 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
6/10 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage 6/12 - Colorado Springs @ The Black Sheep
6/13 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room
Summer Of Serenity with Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal:
6/15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
6/18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
6/20 - Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater
6/21 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
6/22 - Mt. View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/24 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre (KISW Pain in the Grass)
6/25 - Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
6/26 - Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Wellness Complex Amphitheatre
6/28 - Redding, CA @ Civic Auditorium
“Power Under Control swerves into uplifting metal, corrosive dissonant anthems, ominous hymns and pop melodies” - ROLLING STONE
“Soaring melodic rock, rabid hardcore and even reggae, Islander can do each of these styles damn well” - METAL HAMMER
“Nu-friendly alt rock, Islander are reborn” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“This album is evidence that they kick some ass” - MODERN DRUMMER
“The songs are crafted well and have mainstream accessibility” - METAL INJECTION
“Stunning, melodic, dynamic and unpredictable” - SUBSTREAM
“Incredibly strong, this band may very well be the next Deftones” - HM MAGAZINE
“Their blistering sophomore campaign arranges their grooves around a concept as intricate as it is heavy” - OUTBURN
“The metal revolution is here to stay and Islander take the bull by the horns” - ROCK SOUND