Sunflower Dead are a metal-infused hard rock band that’s hard to overlook. The quintet hits the stage in full makeup, with front man Michael Del Pizzo unleashing powerful vocals—and occasionally rocking an accordion. Their self-titled debut album consists of eleven high-impact tracks that thread in and out of metal and rock, and includes an unexpectedly wicked cover of “Every Breath You Take.” Their music has shaken more than a few venue walls over the last year, landing on lineups with Hellyeah, All That Remains and Smile Empty Soul. The Long Beach-based rockers continue to ride their wave of momentum on a nationwide tour kicking off in August with Powerman 5000 and Hed PE. Considering the group’s satisfyingly maniacal stage performances, this warm-up show at the Slidebar will be a lively one.
Sat., July 26, 10 p.m., 2014