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Red - Release The PanicThe two-time -nominated, -based group have stormed onto the Albums Chart at #7 with their fourth album RELEASE THE PANIC out now via Essential (Provident Label Group/Sony). The new marks the top debut for the week and is also #1 Hard Albums Chart, #1 Albums Chart and #2 on the Albums Chart.

RELEASE THE PANIC is gaining a critical mass as ’s best effort to date. In a four-out-of- star CD review, magazine noted the ’s “…anthemic -pounders such as ‘Perfect Life,’ ‘Die For You,’ and ‘Same Disease,’ and some of the most commanding ballads, like ‘Hold Me Now’ and ‘Glass House,’ the has ever recorded. Release the Panic should catapult to the high ranks of today’s top radio- acts, a destination they rightfully should have reached years ago.”  (February 2013) Rick Florino of raved, “ continue to craft heavy, hypnotic, and heartfelt heard on their fourth full-length album. Release the Panic expands upon their patent sound with a more immense and immersive scope. …on single ‘Perfect Life,’ they carry a stadium-size refrain into crossover territory while ‘ We Come Alive’ sails to divine heights on a tender piano and vocal crescendo. All said and done, it’s of the most epic, entrancing, and engaging hard albums of 2013 and ’s best work yet.”  (February 4, 2013) Elsewhere, Mind Equals Blown called out their “…excellent balladry and swift hooks. ‘Hold Me Now’ is not only of ’s strongest cuts, but it should stand as of ’s top soft songs to date.” (February 11, 2013) HM Magazine added in a four-out-of- star review, “-hitting tracks like ‘Damage’ and the title track–which are some of the hardest songs has written-will please any headbanger while ‘Hold Me Now’ and ‘So Far Away’ are the ballads that will move your heart. ‘Perfect Life’ and ‘Die for You’ are quality songs sure to garner mainstream play.” (February 2013)

The ’s preview track and striking for “Release The Panic” launched at the magazine website. The cinematic, -apocalyptic fantasy clip is gaining wide praise for who brought Chris Corrado (Eagle Eye, Charlie ’s War, Indiana Jones & of the Crystal Skull) on board to direct the video. The clip also features actress Molly C. Quinn who portrays Alexis Castle on the popular TV show “Castle.”   Watch the “Release The Panic” video (music begins at 2:54):

To record RELEASE THE PANIC, the group–Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar) Randy Armstrong (bass) and Joe Rickard (drums)–teamed with producer Howard Benson (P..D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry) at his brand-new West Valley Studios in Los Angeles. have delivered a potent set of standout songs that were mixed by Benson and including “Perfect Life,” “Die For You,” “Release the Panic” and “Same Disease.” is currently this /spring for the Winterjam Tour. Expect the group to announce a nationwide U.S. spring soon.

Watch the “Release The Panic” lyric below and the iTunes link here:

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