Official press release:
Los Angeles rockers Dead Girls Academy have premiered the pulsing, captivatingly cinematic, anthem inducing new music video for “No Way Out” from their debut full-length album, Alchemy. Alchemy was written and produced with Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse and mixed and mastered by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Trivium, Sevendust, Alter Bridge). This video proves that in your face, pissed off, rebellious, rock music is alive and well in 2018 and still breaking the rules. Accompanying the video, the band shares details behind the album, track listing and additional tour dates.
Frontman Michael Orlando explains:
“Alchemy was a labor of love eighteen months in the making and we cannot wait to get it out to you all. Our goal is for people to understand that this grew from genuine experience, that this isn’t some paint-by-numbers rock and roll nonsense. Dead Girls Academy plan to bring back that spirit of danger that’s missing in rock & roll today. We went into the studio with the intention of creating something organic and came out with a monster of an album. These songs express our raw emotion and show the power of Dead Girls Academy’s determination to become one of the world’s top rock bands today.”
Dead Girls Academy skillfully inject elements of classic metal like Motley Crue while reinvigorating hard rock to wider audiences, allied with peers like Avenged Sevenfold and Black Veil Brides. Orlando’s kill or be killed real-life story is enough to make you a believer. Here’s a guy, a rebel who grew up in Sunset Strip-era Los Angeles, started a band, got a record deal, toured endlessly and lived rock & roll day in and day out – then a highway bus accident while on the road and his 20-something life is ruined. Michael Orlando almost died. In fact he DID die briefly.
Throughout three grueling years of reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, Michael’s one source of inspiration was that dream of a second chance. With the support of best-friend Ronnie Radke, the two set out to assemble a scorching band of like-minded rockers and Dead Girls Academy was born.
When asked about the meaning behind the video, Orlando preludes:
“Jealousy is rampant in Hollywood. I was addicted to toxic relationships and as a result I tend to attract toxic women that are easily envious. The ‘No Way Out’ video is meant to take you on a journey through my mindset during one of these relationships. You see our lead antagonist bluntly cheating on me, verbally abusing me and basically torturing me all around. As for the manipulation and jealousy, my favorite scene comes when she floats with her red cloak and her easily influenced followers spit blood on command. The end of the video is meant to show that perpetuating madness that was my life for so long, it gave me straight chills watching it! The true story is I clawed and fought like hell to keep the relationship together but in the end I was dumped on Valentine’s Day with nothing but a chair in an empty apartment.”
Alchemy pre-order packages feature all new merchandise, limited-edition colored vinyl and include an instant download of “No Way Out” and “I’ll Find A Way”. Additional pre-orders are available through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Alchemy track listing:
3. “No Way out”
4. “I Can’t Feel A Thing”
6. “Today’s Too Late”
7. “I’ll Find A Way”
9. “Devil On My Shoulder”
11. “Far Away”
Dead Girls Academy kicked of 2018 with a full European tour supporting Falling In Reverse and next week the band lands in Orlando, FL to perform at the 25th annual Earthday Birthday, presented by WJRR. Orlando comments:
“I lived in Florida for a long time and it’s a great homecoming to be playing such a prestigious fest with giants like Three Days Grace, Seether and Bush. I love the adrenaline that comes with big crowds and the rush of turning people onto our music. We will be bringing a high impact live show and have been waiting to unleash Dead Girls Academy to US audiences for over a year!”
Headlining dates will be announced soon.
4/21 – Orlando, FL | Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
5/17 – Peoria, IL | Riverfront Festival Park – WIXO Spring Fling
5/26 – Pryor, OK | Rocklahoma
6/21 – Pomona, CA | Fairplex *
6/22 – San Diego, CA | SDCCU Stadium *
6/23 – Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheater *
6/24 – Ventura, CA | County Fairgrounds *
6/28 – Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion *
6/29 – Las Vegas, NV | DLVEC *
6/30 – West Valley City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre *
7/01 – Denver, CO | Pepsi Center *
7/03 – Maryland Heights, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
7/05 – Bonner Springs, KS | Providence Amphitheater *
7/06 – Dallas, TX | Starplex Pavilion *
7/07 – San Antonio, TX | AT&T Center *
7/08 – Houston, TX | NRG Park *
7/12 – Cadott, WI | Rockfest
7/14 – Mansfield, OH | INKcarceration Festival
* = Warped Tour dates