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Published on March 10th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor


THE WILDFIRES PROJEKT Premiere New Single on Alternative Press

Alternative/post hardcore outfit The Wildfires Projekt is thrilled to share “Eyes Sewn Shut,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming EP, From Which We Came. Fans can stream the new track now, exclusively on Alternative Press. From Which We Came will be released on April 7th, 2020. For more information on The Wildfires Projekt, please visit


Johnny Zirkel shares: “’Eyes Sewn Shut’ is a very personal song dealing with addiction and depression, and the harm it can inflict on our lives.


Fans will have a chance to hear the new song live as The Wildfires Projekt hits the road with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The second leg of the tour kicks off on March 25th in San Diego, with stops to follow in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and more. Tickets are on sale now and available at


About The Wildfires Projekt:

Johnny Zirkel’s The Wildfires Projekt creates modern anthems for a culture molded by anxiety, depression, and addiction. TWP tackles controversial subjects to deliver honest and emotional music in a time when it’s needed most.


Often times artists aren’t able to truly express themselves with their music because they are told to write in a way that fits into a certain “tried and true” mold. But what happens when that mold is broken? Chaos or beauty?” shares Johnny Zirkel. “With this record, Ronnie and I explored breaking that mold. We made decisions that would not be expected by most listeners, and I believe that in doing so we were able to deliver a record so honest that the lyrics aren’t the only thing speaking the message, but the music as well.


TWP is not the first time Johnny has tackled these issues. Having co-founded the internationally recognized nonprofit Reverse The Trend, over the past five years Johnny has helped bring anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs to over 400 schools nationwide, as well as Van’s Warped Tour.


The EP was co-written and produced by Ronnie Winter (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus). Winter shares: “Working with JZ was fun and efficient in every way. He showed up day 1 with waves of great sounding templates so we hit the ground running and actually started real tracking the first session.


He continues: “It’s rare to meet someone who’s passion to achieve is equal to their willingness to work hard for that same goal. I look forward to watching The Wildfires Projekt grow, and I’ll be there in the shadows eating popcorn with a smile on my face watching the kids sing and scream along to this live.”


Johnny is also the developer of Sounds of the Underground, an alternative rock TV series that airs nationally on CBS.


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From Which We Came Tracklisting:

  1. Eve Black
  2. White Jacket
  3. Open Heart // Closed Casket
  4. Against the Wall
  5. Once an Addict Always Dramatic
  6. Eyes Sewn Shut


Upcoming Tour Dates:

3/25 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

3/26 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

3/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat

3/28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

4/1 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing Co

4/2 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk

4/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

4/4 – Bakersfield, CA @ Speakeasy Bar and Grill at 1933 Event Center

4/5 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst

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