In the 18 months since the release of their 'True Love Never Dies' debut, OTHERWISE have gone from local Las Vegas favorites to one of America's best-selling breakout acts. Now, they're giving something back to the fans that have embraced the band and claimed them as their own.
On October 31, OTHERWISE will release 'ENJOY THE PAIN', a five-song acoustic EP of all new songs, written and recorded entirely on the road. The album will be free, and available for download through a dedicated site that will be announced at 5pm ET on Halloween on SiriusXM Octane. A first track from the album, "Miles Of Rain," can be heard now exclusively at Loudwire.com. Click here to listen: http://loudwire.com/otherwise-miles-of-rain-exclusive-song-premiere
"'ENJOY THE PAIN' is our gift to you. It's our way of saying thank you for the success you've helped us earn, and a little something to hold you over until our next full length album is released in 2014," says OTHERWISE of the EP. "We recorded this entirely on our own, on the road, in between shows while out on tour. If we couldn't find a quiet bedroom or bathroom to track in, we'd record while literally driving down the highway... The process wasn't easy. It wasn't slick. It wasn't normal. It didn't adhere to any set of rules, guidelines, or industry standards. At times it was painful... And we enjoyed every minute of it. So please, 'ENJOY THE PAIN' with us... and enjoy this EP."
'ENJOY THE PAIN' Track Listing:
To launch 'ENJOY THE PAIN', the band - frontman Adrian Patrick, guitarists Ryan Patrick and Andrew Pugh, drummer Corky Gainsford and bassist Vassilios Metropoulos - have teamed up with SiriusXM Octane for a takeover that will premiere October 31 and repeat daily through November 4. The special will feature an interview, acoustic performance, and the band taking over the Octane playlist. In early 2012, OTHERWISE became the first unsigned band to reach No. 1 on the Octane Big 'Uns Countdown - SiriusXM launched the band's career into the national spotlight, and now they are helping OTHERWISE deliver 'ENJOY THE PAIN' to their fans. The takeover schedule is as follows:
OTHERWISE SiriusXM Octane Takeover:
Thursday, October 31 - 5pm ET/2pm PT
Friday, November 1 - 12pm ET/9am PT
Saturday, November 2 - 8pm ET/5pm PT
Sunday, November 3 - 2pm ET/11am PT
Monday, November 4 - 6amET/3am PT
(also available on SiriusXM On Demand)
To compliment the free EP, on November 11 the band will release an iTunes-exclusive single featuring an acoustic cover of the BILLY IDOL hit "Rebel Yell" and an acoustic version of "Heaven," the closing track from 'True Love Never Dies'.
"Die For You", the third single from the band's debut album, is currently at No. 27 at Active Rock radio - click here to watch the single's official lyric video. The follow-up to breakout hits "Soldiers" and "I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)," "Die For You" is a full-throttle anthem of undying devotion in the face of betrayal. "Soldiers" has sold more than 100,000 digital tracks, and the band has amassed more than 2.4 million total views on YouTube. You can watch the official music video for "Soldiers" here, and the "I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)" video here.
Released in May 2012, 'True Love Never Dies' has sold more than 50,000 copies, making OTHERWISE that year's best-selling new rock band and helping propel them to tours alongside STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., THREE DAYS GRACE, POP EVIL and more. The band have also become a mainstay on the North American festival circuit with appearances including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and a host of others.
OTHERWISE are currently wrapping a month-long tour with FILTER, RED and WE AS HUMAN.
OTHERWISE with FILTER, RED & WE AS HUMAN:
24: Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
25: Broussard, LA - The Station Bar And Grill
26: Houston, TX - Scout Bar (NO FILTER)
27: Fort Smith, AR - Longhorn Saloon
28: Las Vegas, NV - The Railhead at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
OTHERWISE are (L-R in photo above):
ANDREW PUGH - guitar
VASSILIOS METROPOULOS - bass
ADRIAN PATRICK - lead vocals
CORKY GAINSFORD - drums/vocals
RYAN PATRICK - guitar/vocals