Of Mice & Men released their critically acclaimed album Defy in January 2018 via Rise Records. The band is already hard at work on new material and have entered the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (Trivium, Lamb of God, Gojira).
“We’re super pumped to be in the studio with Josh, as we’re all big fans of his production and mix discography,” said singer and guitarist Aaron Pauley. “When we decided to go heavier with this album, Josh’s was one of the first names to pop up — and I can tell you, we’re a little over halfway done and it’s sounding huge and heavy, heavenly and absolutely demonic — all rolled into one.”
The band will spend Autumn 2018 on tour in the UK/Europe with Bullet for My Valentine and select headline shows. OM&M will hit the road for a U.S. tour with Nothing More in Winter 2019.
Gravity Tour w/ Bullet For My Valentine / Full Dates Below
24th October Columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
26th October Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany
27th October Palladium Cologne Koln, Germany
28th October Zenith Munich, Germany
30th October Samsung Hall Zurich, Switzerland
31st October Estragon Bologna , Italy
3rd November Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany
6th November Casino De Paris Paris, France
7th November Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
8th November 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
10th November Alexandra Palace London, United Kingdom
11th November Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, United Kingdom
12th November Riverside Newcastle (Headline)
13th November o2 Academy Liverpool (Headline)
Tickets on sale now.
Album Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).
Of Mice & Men have previously teased the forthcoming album with singles “Defy”, “Unbreakable” and “Back to Me.” and “Warzone“. Those songs have clocked over 7 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Loudwire described the new material as “soaring,” while Billboard, Alternative Press, and more featured the tracks.
Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre’s ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.
The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it’s practically disciple-like in its fandom. Through the years, they’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.