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ALL-STAR ROCKERS, INVIDIA, RELEASE VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE FROM AS THE SUN SLEEPS
“FEED THE FIRE” DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON LOUDWIRE
WATCH NOW, HERE?
?TO PERFORM AT THE FIRST ANNUAL KILPOP AWARDS
THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH @ THE HARD ROCK LIVE IN LAS VEGAS
February 3, 2017 – Las Vegas-based rockers, INVIDIA will unleash their new music video for “Feed The Fire” on Loudwire today. The single is the second off the band’s forthcoming record As The Sun Sleeps set for release on March 31st via SPV Records. Check out “Feed The Fire” now, HERE.
Fans may recognize vocalist Travis Johnson as the bassist from in In This Moment as well as bassist Matt Snell as ex-member of Five Finger Death Punch. Guitarists Brian Jackson and and Marcos Medina have worked together in Skinlab.
Since forming at the start of 2016, INVIDIA has had one purpose – to create good rock music with no rules and an open mind, leading them to immerse in everything from ‘radio rock’ to ‘Bay Area thrash’ and all that lies in between. INVIDIA has allowed each of the members of the band to produce music in their purest form.
When asked about “Feed The Fire”, Bassist Matt Snell asserted: “this video will blow you away! Brian Cox and everyone at Flare Light Films really knocked this one out of the park." Guitarist Brian Jackson added: “It was a fantastic experience being a part of this video and bringing the song to life. It was a pleasure working with such a talented cast and crew. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.”
In addition, the band will be performing at the first annual kilPOP Awards on Sunday, February 12th at The Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas, NV. The show will be hosted by Chris Kael from Five Finger Death Punch and Carlota and Gooch from Vegas' Biggest Rock Station, Komp 92.3. For more information, please visit: https://kilpop.com/kilpop-awards.
As The Sun Sleeps - Tracklisting
Now Or Never
Making My Amends
Feed The Fire
Smell The Kill
Truth In The Sky
The Other Side
As The Sun Sleeps
It may sound trite, but INVIDIA is truly a brotherhood. Each member of this brotherhood has a story that reflects the quote above. When they came together to make AS THE SUN SLEEPS, they knew just what they didn’t want and how far they were willing to go to make it work on their terms.
Vocalist, Travis Johnson has been a bassist with the band IN THIS MOMENT for years. His devotion to music and lack of limitations on himself brought about the desire to sing. He had tried his hand at lead vocals with other groups, but when Guitarist Brian Jackson - formerly of SKINLAB and producer Logan Mader (ONCE HUMAN, MACHINE HEAD) came calling, he knew that the material they were putting together was an unmissable opportunity. Brian was between SKINLAB records and the material he was writing started going in a different direction. Calling upon his friend Travis to collaborate, the pair wrote 3 songs in 3 days. Fulfilling their promise to work together, they brought their material to Logan upon his return from tour to enhance what they already had. As Brian, Travis and Logan were tracking, Bassist, Matt Snell (ex member of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), asked them who was going to play bass for the group. “You” said Travis, who had been in a band called FLATLINE with Matt. Matt brought with him a drummer who had been a local friend in Sparks, NV. With a drumline background, Darren Badorine proved himself with the group.
Each of the members of INVIDIA have had obstacles to surmount… have been hit hard by elements of life in the world of music. Travis applied his love of Rocky movies to the band’s story. “I’m big on the underdog succeeding – on the fact that you are never out of the game… never too far from winning.” he explained. Coming together showed them that moving forward didn’t have to be so hard – because they would do it together.
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