Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The tour visits 27 U.S. cities throughout the month of August, coming to a close in Grand Rapids, MI on August 30th. The tour also features a stop at DirtFest in Birch Run, MI on August 9th. In part 5 of our exclusive Sunflower Dead tour journal, lead singer Michael Del Pizzo drops a note from Portland, ME where he was pissed to not get any lobster!

Critically-acclaimed post-hardcore outfit KEN Mode have premiered a video for the track “The Promises of God” online – watch it below. “The Promises of God” was taken from KEN Mode’s new album, ‘Entrench’. KEN Mode has also announced a brief North American tour. The tour, which starts on August 30 will bookend their forthcoming appearance at the 2014 edition of the Hopscotch Festival. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Hey guys! Last time we left off we were in Ft. Meyers filming for Music Mix USA. It was a really cool experience. Look out for our segment coming soon! We’ll be posting to let everyone know when it comes out. The best thing about touring Florida, for me, is getting to stay with my family! After we left Ft. Meyers we drove up to stay at my parents house. We got to relax, hang by the pool, go to the beach, and get some nice home cooked meals for a few days. That’s very rare on the road. We had also been awaiting the release of “Invisible Tonight”, and it was awesome to be able to spend the release day with my family! We spent the whole day on Twitter, Facebook, emailing and texting everyone we knew to go out and buy the new album! We were lucky enough to also be featured on iTunes and the MSN listening booth on release day. We were so happy and relieved that the record was FINALLY out! Kevin and I posted a fun video on our YouTube page to celebrate. After all that hard work, it was time to have some FUN! We hung out by the pool the rest of the day.