Tantric’s fourth album, ‘Mind Control’, was released today on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). Produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing Hanley, Dark New Day), it’s the follow-up to 2008’s ‘The End Begins’, which produced the Top Five Rock hit, “Down and Out.”

The album’s first single, “Mind Control,” is currently #34 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart, garnering spins on over 50 radio stations nationwide including, WRIF/Detroit, WRAT/New Jersey, WIIL/Chicago, WCCC/Hartford, WIYY/Baltimore, and Sirius XM’s “Octane” channel. The Mason Dixon-directed video for the track also makes its world premiere today, all day, as part of MTV2’s “UNLEASHED” program.

As praised in a recent album review in Guitar Edge magazine: “…on this new album, the quintet offers some tantalizing nuggets such as guitarist’s Joe Pessia’s acoustic riffing on ‘The Past Is the Past’ and ‘What Are You Waiting For,’ at least one of which is almost certain to be a huge radio smash; the hyper-aggressive chorus vocal of ‘Coming Undone’; and the Rob Zombie meets Alice in Chains with an E-Bow ‘Let’s Start.’ Four stars.”

Meanwhile, the band – Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin) and Richie Monica (drums) – recently started their U.S. tour along with special guests Aranda and Vayden, which includes various radio station festivals along the route.

Upcoming tour dates (All dates with Aranda and Vayden (except for the radio shows indicated):

8/04 – Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)
8/06 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
8/07 – Baltimore, MD – The Quarter
8/08 – Laurel, DE – The House Sports Bar & Grill
8/09 – Rochester, NY – WZNE show/Riverside Festival Site*
8/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
8/12 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
8/14 – Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
8/15 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop*
8/16 – South Bend, IN – Big 10 Rock Fest/St. Patrick’s Park
8/22 – Maplewood, MN – The Rock
8/23 – Algona, IA – Rock Gone Wild Festival/Freedom Park*
8/28 – Dallas, TX – Trees
8/29 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
8/30 – Beaumont, TX – Scout Bar
9/02 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
9/03 – Abilene, TX – Midnite Rodeo
9/04 – Lubbock, TX – Tequila Jungle
9/05 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos Cantina
9/06 – Sunland Park, NM – KLAQ BBQ/Western Playland*
9/12 – Huntington, WV – XFest 2009/Harris Riverfront Park*
9/16 – York, PA – York Fair*

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