The new single “Night Terror” from KAYZO x YULTRON featuring Of Mice & Men out today (June 26) on Ultra Music bridges three artists obsessed with heavy music and exploring new sonic territory – two prominent electronic producers from the bass front and one of modern rock’s most distinguished acts.
Listen now here: https://ffm.to/nightterror
“Night Terror” is a gut-punching record that gives bass lovers their fix layered with the hard edge of heavy metal. Best friends KAYZO and YULTRON—in the studio among meme wars and fan chats–started work on the song, with YULTRON bringing in his long-time friends of Mice & Men to deliver extra texture with vocals, scorching guitars and live drums enhancing the producers’ unique soundscapes. Lyrically the track also carries heavy weight.
Says of Mice & Men’s Tino Arteaga, “’Night Terror’ to me describes the vulnerability of our minds and the overwhelming sense of terror that can sneak into our thoughts when we lay awake at night. We all know that feeling and I think this song really shows how irrepressible those feelings can become sometimes.” “Night Terror” follows previous KAYZO collaborations with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low (“Up In Flames”), Underoath (“Wasted Space”), Blessthefall (“Before The Storm”) and “Alone” with New England-based post-hardcore band Our Last Night. Look for a new album from KAYZO to be released very soon.
21st century hard rock leaders Of Mice & Men —vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— released their latest album Defy, on January 19, 2018. They spent the start of 2019 wrapping up more new music with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Trivium, Megadeth). The first taste of this came with the adrenaline-fueled track ‘How To Survive’. This was quickly followed by the unrelentingly heavy ‘Mushroom Cloud’, both delivered whilst the band did back to back US touring alongside Nothing More and Beartooth. Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre’s ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it’s practically disciple-like in its fandom. Through the years, they’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.
Houston-born, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ KAYZO, née Hayden Capuozzo, is one of the fastest-rising electronic artists of this decade. His versatile sound—high-energy melodies bestrewn with pummeling beats—defies genres and challenges sonic boundaries: in one single song, he’ll traverse heavy metal via shredding guitar solos, dubstep-heavy bass, hardstyle-fueled aggression, and hypnotizing psytrance loops. His flexibility as a producer has earned him official releases with all the top dogs in electronic music and has garnered him collaborations with and remix duties for electronic giants like DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, and SLANDER, among many others. Taking the electronic-rock hybrid to new ground, he remixed the 2000 alt-metal smash hit “Last Resort” from nu metal icons Papa Roach. Dubbed a “real smasher” by Billboard, the remix has amassed more than 13 million Spotify streams. Elsewhere, the dubstep monster “Wake Up,” his collaboration with RIOT, counts more than 20 million streams on Spotify, with an additional 3 million on SoundCloud. His bass-fluid, shapeshifting sound and bold take on production has come to define KAYZO’s electrifying style and creatively experimental direction, as best captured on OVERLOAD, his debut artist album. Released January 2018 on his own Welcome Records imprint, distributed by Ultra Music, and counting more than 7 million streams on Spotify alone, OVERLOAD encapsulates the new KAYZO sound: a stimulating, cross-genre blend of rock theatrics and electronic futurism. A tastemaker in his own right, KAYZO founded his own artist-run imprint, Doghouse Recordings, in 2016, which he later relaunched as Welcome Records in 2017. He also hosts his biweekly Doghouse Radio show, which airs every other Friday at 4pm PT/7pm ET on SiriusXM Channel 730 as part of Insomniac Radio. Recognized as one of Billboard Dance’s 100 Artists of 2019, KAYZO is today a bona fide global act.