New Album Brainwashed To Be Released Digitally On April 21st In North America


Listen To Full Album Now Exclusively At Alternative Press

Band To Play Entire Summer U.S. Vans Warped Tour

(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie announces the addition of the UK metal / rock band While She Sleeps to its North American label roster.  The band’s new album, Brainwashed, will be released digitally on April 21st in North America.  Listen to the full album now exclusively at Alternative Press.

The band also recorded a special signing announcement video, watch now HERE:

While She Sleeps are currently on a co-headline tour in the UK/Europe with Cancer Bats and will head to North America this summer for the Vans Warped Tour (tour dates below). Sheffield, England’s While She Sleeps have been turning heads ever since their EP release The North Stands For Nothing (2010), and their presence in the rock and metal scene has grown ever stronger since the release of their debut studio album This Is The Six (2012).  Their debut album charted at #2 in the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart and in support the band stormed the live scene, performing at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Bestival, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Greenfield, Graspop, Summerbreeze, Soundwave Australia and the US Vans Warped Tour.  In 2014 the band played the main stage at Download Festival and toured the rest of the year with Crossfaith and In Flames.  While She Sleeps have battled back to peak fighting form after work on their sophomore album (Brainwashed) was halted when lead vocalist Lawrence “Loz” Taylor was forced to seek career-saving surgery on his vocal chords in 2014.

The band explains, Everything that we have been through these past years has become the main ingredient for the new record. On a subconscious level we have put our collective experiences into the silver lining of this music. If for once the saying good things come to those who wait was true, this is it: We have done our fans proud. This record will define While She Sleeps.” Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, Brainwashed was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. The album was met by the UK with an overwhelming response after worldwide premieres from Zane Lowe and Dan Carter at Radio 1.  Some press raves:

“An incredible return to action – KKKKK” – Kerrang

“Career Defining- 8/10”- Metal Hammer

“Diverse and Devastating- 8/10” – Rocksound Brainwashed fifteen songs are a terrifying force to be reckoned with, a barrage of belligerent sound that straddles and combines a variety of genres the band would prefer you to just call “alternative rock”. Musically, it’s a sophisticated step up from their debut full-length, one that’s catchy and confrontational in equal measure. More involved and intricate than anything they’ve done before, each song is a master craft in complex yet accessible writing, layer after layer of sound pummelling both your synapses and your heartstrings.

While She Sleeps is Lawrence “Loz” Taylor (vocals), Aaran McKenzie (bass), Adam Savage (drums), Sean Long (guitar / vocals), Mat Welsh (guitar / vocals).  The band is managed Craig Jennings, Matt Ash and Rosie Jennings for Raw Power Management and represented for touring by Josh Kline at The Agency Group.

While She Sleeps joins Razor & Tie at an exciting time in the label’s history as R&T finished 2014 as the #2 overall label at Rock Radio and the #1 indie label.  Led by breaking stars The Pretty Reckless, Starset and Attila and established greats All That Remains and The Sword, Razor & Tie is becoming the leading label in rock.  Other recent signings include Wilson, Crossfaith, Failure Anthem, Red Sun Rising, and Sons of Texas.


Brainwashed Track List:

  1. The Divide
  2. New World Torture
  3. Your Evolution
  4. Brainwashed
  5. We Are Alive At Night
  6. Our Legacy
  7. Four Walls
  8. Torment
  9. Kangaezu Ni
  10. Life In Tension
  11. Trophies Of Violence
  12. No Sides, No Enemies
  13. The Woods
  14. Method In Madness
  15. Modern Minds

While She Sleeps Tour Dates

Tour w/ Cancer Bats and International Music Festival  Dates Here:

Van’s Warped Tour

June 19 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

June 20 –San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 21 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park

June 23 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park

June 24 – Alburquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

June 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Remington Park

June 26 –Houston, TX – NRG Park

June 27 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

June 28 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

July 1 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds

July 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park

July 4 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

July 5 –Orlando, FL – Tinker Field

July 6 –Jacksonville, FL – Morocco Shrine Auditorium

July 7 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavillion

July 8 –Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live

July 9 –Pittsburg, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

July 10 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

July 11 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July 12 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre

July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Theatre

July 15 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC

July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

July 17 – Toronto, ON – Molson, Canadian Amphitheatre

July 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 19 –Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

July 21 –Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

July 24 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 25 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

July 26 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre

July 29 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsh Music Center

July 30 – Bonners Spring, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

August 1 –Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

August 2 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

August 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm

August 7 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

August 8 – Auburn, WA – White River



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