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Published on August 11th, 2017 | by Just Jay

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Powerflo Confirmed For More Tour Dates With P.o.d. In September

Powerflo have just been confirmed for a second run of dates with P.O.D. The tour will bring the band to markets on the east coast and more of the United States for the first time ever. The band is touring in support of their just-released, well-received debut self-titled album (New Damage Records). Powerflo’s Billy Graziadei describes his band, “Powerflo is like nuclear fusion. The difference in mass between us as individuals and the result of us being together is manifested in the release of large amounts of power. Equally powerful in either direction…total devastation or limitless energy!” Please see below for tour dates, with more dates to be announced.

The album POWERFLO charted #15 on the Hard Rock chart, #17 on the Heatseekers chart and #54 on the Indie chart, respectively and is receiving rave reviews from the press. NYS Music declared, “Powerflo is tight, has chemistry and contains killer hooks and a hard sound that grabs you by the collar and makes you listen. Keep an eye out for POWERFLO. It’s easily the best debut metal album of this year.” Powerflo has already been covered in other tastemaker media as well – Metal Injection, Loudwire, Blabbermouth, Brave Words, Metal Insider and more. In other news, their song “Resistance” is now a theme song of WWE NXT.

Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multiplatinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio “Roy” Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO. The album is produced by Billy Graziadei and Josh Lynch, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.

The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard’s STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hill’s chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001’s STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport. The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflo was born.

Powerflo tour dates in support of P.O.D.:

SEPTEMEBER

7   New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
8   Lynchburg, VA Phase 2 – Make America Rock
9   Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House10  Harrisburg, PA HMAC
12   Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
13  Savannah, GA Stage On Bay
15  Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
16  Jacksonville, FL Mavericks
17  Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
19  New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
20 Beaumont, TX Jefferson Theatre
21  Monroe, LA Live Oaks
22  Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
24  Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre


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