Dragged Under en Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group hebben een releasedatum van 10 juni 2022 aangekondigd voor het nieuwe studioalbum van de band, getiteld UPRIGHT ANIMALS. Een pre-order gaat vandaag hier live: lnk.to/DraggedUnder. Klik hier om de officiële muziekvideo voor "All Of Us" te bekijken: https://youtu.be/uIBGie-JCbQ.

Zanger Tony Cappocchi deelt: For me, ‘All of Us’ is meant to connect with anyone who listens to it. I want everyone to feel that despite their situation; be it relationship issues, social pressures, self perception, we’ve all had a weird few years, and a lot hasn’t gone as we planned. It’s important to zoom out from the microscope through which we view our problems, and realize that life and all of its frustrations are happening to all of us. We wanted to make a lighthearted video to contrast the tension of the song, but we liked the idea of using dolls to tell that story. It’s a bit of a commentary on the nature of feeling a bit out of control of the situations we’ve found ourselves in the last couple of years, and how we sometimes have to just pretend it’s all good. Dolls have an ability that I envy, they can smile through their problems and hide their emotions. I can’t relate.” De release zal beschikbaar zijn op CD, een oranje transparante LP en digitaal.

Als je al het andere weghaalt, vertrouwen we op onze dierlijke instincten om te overleven. Bij het oog in oog komen met gevaar, vluchten of vechten we zonder aarzelen. Het maakt niet uit hoeveel verschillen er tussen ons zijn, om te overleven ademen we dezelfde lucht, drinken hetzelfde water en eten op dezelfde manier. Dragged Under benut deze oerkracht op natuurlijke wijze in hun keiharde hybride muzikale stijl van punk, rock, metal en hardcore. Het kwintet uit Seattle - Tony Cappocchi [zang], Ryan Bruce [gitaar], Sean Rosario [gitaar], Hans Hessburg [bas] en Kalen Anderson [drums] – kiezen ervoor om vooruitgang te boeken op hun tweede studioalbum, Upright Animals [Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group].

“There’s obviously a media divide, there’s a class divide, and there’s a racial divide in this country,” merkt Tony op. “In many ways, we use our animal instincts to think when it’s convenient for us instead of our evolutionary abilities. Trying to keep up with all of the information these days is like drinking from a firehose. So, our animal tendencies still shine through. A lot of enlightenment still needs to happen before we can consider ourselves anything other than animals walking around on their hindlegs. That’s what the album is about.”

In 2020 bestormde Dragged Under met tomeloze energie de wereld met hun debuut The World Is In Your Way. Het album genereerde tientallen miljoenen streams en kreeg veel lovende kritieken. Naast commentaar van Loudwire, New Noise Magazine en meer, prees KERRANG! het album met “nine tracks of the edgiest, most in-your-face punk in recent memory – loaded with underdog appetite and energy,” en Alternative Press noemde het een van de “20 Debut Albums That Took Metalcore to the Next Level in 2020.” Onderweg toerden ze samen met bands als The Used en Beartooth. In 2021 namen ze Upright Animals op met vaste partners Hiram Hernandez [Jared Dines, Craig Owens] in Los Angeles en Matt Good [Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria] in Phoenix.

“There was an element of thematic development,” vervolgt Tony. “The last record was a bunch of different phases of my life. I had 21 years to write it. I only had a year-and-a-half to write this one. It’s about a time, a place, events, and what I was a feeling in this window.”

Uiteindelijk evolueert Dragged Under door emotie op de meest pure plek op te wekken. De volledige tracklist van Upright Animals is: "Upright Animals", "All Of Us", "Never Enough", "Crooked Halos", "Long Live The King", "Suffer", "See You Alive", "Weather, "No Place Like Home", "Words For Hire", "Brainwash Broadcast feat. Spencer Chamberlain” en “This Is The End”.

“When you listen to this, I hope you experience moments of tension, anxiety, sadness, and happiness,” eindigt Tony. “At the same time, it’s nostalgic for us. We want it to remind you of being young and discovering the bands that changed your life. If you think, ‘This reminds me of what I grew up on,’ I’d be very satisfied. We spent a lot of time and energy on this. I’m excited about the future.”

Tour data:
Tickets: https://www.draggedunder.com/dates

  • 10 June 2022 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
  • 11 June 2022 – Download Fest, Donnington, UK
  • 13 June 2022 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
  • 14 June 2022 – Key Club, Leeds, UK
  • 15 June 2022 – Asylum2, Birmingham, UK
  • 16 June 2022 – The Star And Garter, Manchester, UK
  • 17 June 2022 – The Camden Assembly, London, UK
  • 18 June 2022 – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK (supporting The Ghost Inside)
  • 21 June 2022 – Hall Of Fame, Tilburg, NL
  • 22 June 2022 – Backstage BTM, Paris, FR
  • 23 June 2022 – Hellfest, Clisson, FR
  • 25 June 2022 – Vainstream Festival, Munster, DE
  • 26 June 2022 – Full Force Festival, Ferropolis, DE
  • 28 June 2022 – Schlachthof/Kesselhaus, Wiesbaden, DE
  • 29 June 2022 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
  • 30 June 2022 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, DE


1. Upright Animals
2. All Of Us
3. Never Enough
4. Crooked Halos
5. Long Live The King
6. Suffer
7. See You Alive
8. Weather
9. No Place Like Home
10. Words For Hire
11. Brainwash Broadcast feat. Spencer Chamberlain
12. This Is The End

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