ARTIST: Santa Cruz
After an attention-grabbing EP five years ago, Santa Cruz signed to Spinefarm Records and in 2013 released their full-length debut, "Screaming For Adrenaline". The album was released to rave reviews and cracked the Finnish Top 40. It saw the sound of Santa Cruz truly take flight, assaulting the ears with an explosion of pure adrenaline and attitude in the form of honest rock n' roll and virtuoso musicianship. That same year, the band signed an international booking deal with TKO Agency (Motörhead, Anthrax) and in addition to the complete conquest of Finnish stages big and small, Santa Cruz subsequently played their first three British tours, as well as first visits to Germany and Belgium supporting their heroes Skid Row.
In between all the touring, Santa Cruz somehow also found a way to squeeze in the recording of their eponymous second album, which debuted at #3 on the Finnish charts upon its release in 2015 and featured “We Are the Ones To Fall” – the most aired song of the year on the Finnish nationwide station Radio Rock. The band also appeared in a Mercedes-Benz commercial and on the AXS-TV show Breaking Bands. After additional extensive touring around the world (including three jaunts to America, where they performed with Amaranthe, I Prevail and Sebastian Bach, as well as before thousands at the Rock On The Range festival in 2015), the group now returns with their raucous third LP "Bad Blood Rising". Be prepared for this “Young Blood Rising”.