New single and video Evil Finds Light out now and European tour dates announced.
NorCal hardcore trio DRAIN announce their highly anticipated sophomore album
‘LIVING PROOF’ due for release on May 5th via Epitaph Records, pre-order HERE. Produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (God’s Hate, Suicide Silence) and mixed by John Markson (Drug Church, Koyo), this is for anyone looking for some good, friendly, hardcore fun.
Today, the band shares the music video to lead single “Evil Finds Light”, adding a dash of lighthearted humor and playful energy to the track’s thunderous breakdowns and guttural howls. Frontperson Sammy Ciaramitaro comments,
“While DRAIN channels a rule-free chaos/party vibe through our live show, I am actually somewhat of a stress case haha.” He continues, “I get pretty wound up sometimes and so lyrically, I just tried to tap into those feelings and paint a picture of the way I feel and the way that stress can sometimes make me see my world a little bit different than it actually is. While the song is completed, managing the stress is still a work in progress.” Watch the video below!
LIVING PROOF injects a serious dose of relatability—not to mention catchiness—into hardcore’s penchant for toughness and brutality. With his face perpetually glued in a grin, vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro’s snotty howl rides roughshod over thrash-leaning riffage as rhythms bounce in a big way. DRAIN isn’t just a good time as Sammy presides over the chaos of stagediving bodies and mic-grabbing frontline; it’s a party—and everyone is invited.
“I hope with this record that when someone hears it, it gives them hope,” Ciaramitaro beams. “This is the soundtrack of perseverance and people overcoming the naysayers in their world and inside themselves. I can’t wait to play these songs and hear a room full of people singing back to us. We’re what the title says, the Living Proof.”
DRAIN will be touring in Europe and UK this year, starting with Rebellion Tour 2023 with Madball in March, followed up by Summer 2023 festivals. Please see below for the announced dates and stay tuned for more to be added:
EUROPEAN 2023 TOUR DATES
March 1, 2023 – Saarbrucken, Garage (DE) *
March 2, 2023 – Nyon, Salle Communale (CH) *
March 3, 2023 – Angouleme, La Nef (FR) *
March 4, 2023 – Paris, Le Trianon (FR) *
March 5, 2023 – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij, (NL) *
March 6, 2023 – Koln, Essigfabrik (DE) *
March 7, 2023 – Munich, Backstage Werk (DE) *
March 8, 2023 – Wien, Arena (AT) *
March 9, 2023 – Ostrava, Barrak (CZ) *
March 10, 2023 – Warsaw, Klub Proxima (PO) *
March 11, 2023 – Dresden, Club Tante Ju (DE) *
March 12, 2023 – Berlin, SO36 (DE) *
August 5, 2023 – Wacken, Wacken Festival 2023 (DE)
August 11, 2023 – Limburg, Tells Bells Festival 2023 (DE)
August 19, 2023 – Eindhoven, Dynamo Metal Fest (NL)
* 2023 Rebellion Tour