Tantric--Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin), Richie Monica (drums)--will be releasing their fourth album, Mind Control, August 4th on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). It was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing Hanley, Dark New Day) and is the follow-up to 2008’s The End Begins, which produced the top five rock hit, “Down and Out.”

Tantric was formed from the ashes of platinum acoustic rock band Days of the New. After scores of U.S. tours, multiple Rock hits including ”Breakdown,” “Mourning,” “Astounded,” “Hey Now,” and “Down and Out,” Tantric has grown into a mainstay at the Rock radio formats. While the band’s recurrent tracks continue to enjoy plenty of radio play, their fourth album, Mind Control, is being greeted by early listeners as their “heaviest and hookiest” work to date. The title track—the album’s first single--will surely become, yet again, another rock radio staple. A video will hit the TV and Internet airwaves in the next few weeks.

Mind Control is sure to follow in the footsteps of The End Begins, which Billboard described as: “…remarkable…a well-realized blend of post-grunge rock, crafty melodies and pop finesse, sans overt commercial pandering.”

In touring news, look for the band to launch a full-scale summer tour in July. Details are forthcoming.

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"Mind Control" Track Listing:
Mind Control
Fall To The Ground
Coming Undone
Desert Me
The Past Is the Past
Kick Back
Run Out
Walk Away
What Are You Waiting For
Let’s Start
Guiding Me

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