Santa Cruz Releases Lyric Video For “Into The War”; New Album ‘Katharsis’ Out In October

Photo by Zack Whitford

The Finnish hard rock quartet Santa Cruz will release their highly anticipated fourth album, “Katharsis,” on Oct. 18 via M-Theory Audio, two days before the group hits the road with Atreyu on a month-long North American tour. A complete list of the band’s upcoming concerts appears below.

Today, the group – who have recently shared European stages with the likes of Bon Jovi, Steel Panther and Whitesnake, and whose current single “Tell Me Why” continues to gain traction on America’s active rock radio charts – unveils the third advance taste of their new album, the uplifting and anthemic “Into The War.”

“Into The War” is also available for streaming across all digital platforms and is one of three “instant grat” tracks that are being offered with digital pre-orders of “Katharsis.” The album – the cover art for which was designed by Tim LeNoir .(Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Imagine Dragons)

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach), “Katharsis” marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the story of Santa Cruz, who made impressive waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the five-year period following the release of their acclaimed 2013 debut. In Europe, the group scored two Top 5 albums in their home country, supported the likes of AC/DC and delivered memorable performances at major events such as the UK’s Download Festival. In America, meanwhile, the band appeared on the AXS TV program “Breaking Band,” played notable gigs such as Rock On The Range and the inaugural Motörboat cruise and toured alongside I Prevail, Through Fire, Amaranthe and Sebastian Bach.

“Katharsis” track listing:
1.    Changing of Seasons
2.    Bang Bang
3.    Into The War
4.    I Want You To Mean It
5.    True Believer
6.    Tell Me Why
7.    Testify
8.    Smoke Signals
9.    It Was You
10.    Salvation
11.    Time After Time

Prior to hitting the road with Atreyu, Santa Cruz – who earlier this month played their first-ever concerts in Mexico and Brazil – will appear at two of the fall’s biggest rock festivals, Louder Than Life (Louisville, Kentucky) and Aftershock (Sacramento, California), where they will perform alongside the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot and Tool. European tour dates will be announced in the near future.

Santa Cruz is (left to right):
Archie Cruz: lead vocals, guitar
Toxy Cruz: drums
Ero Cruz: bass guitar, backing vocals
Pav Cruz: lead guitar, backing vocals

Santa Cruz on tour:
9/27      Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/5      Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
10/11    Sacramento, CA – Aftershock 2019
10/20   Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/21    Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/22    Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
10/23    Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/25    Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
10/26    Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
10/27    Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/28    Pittsburgh, PA – Small’s
10/29    Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/30    Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/1       Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/2       Providence, RI – The Strand
11/3       New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/4       Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
11/7       Niagara, NY – Rapids Theatre
11/8       Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
11/9       Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
11/10     Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/11     St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
11/13     Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
11/14     Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/15     Chico, CA – Senator Theater
11/16     Reno, NV – Cargo
11/18     Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11/19     Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
11/20     Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater