Nov 062018
 

Of Mice & Men has entered the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (Trivium, Lamb of God, Gojira) to begin recording the follow-up to this year’s “Defy” album.

“We’re super pumped to be in the studio with Josh, as we’re all big fans of his production and mix discography,” said singer and bassist Aaron Pauley.

“When we decided to go heavier with this album, Josh‘s was one of the first names to pop up — and I can tell you, we’re a little over halfway done and it’s sounding huge and heavy, heavenly and absolutely demonic — all rolled into one.” Continue reading »

Nov 052018
 

Musician Austin Carlile lost his mom during his junior year of high school. It was a sudden and unexpected loss that left him ravaged by grief and anger. A few years later, music came into Austin’s life and he gave himself fully to the pursuit of it – starting a band, Of Mice and Men, writing songs, recording a record, and going on tour.

“I saw [music] as my new God…I could yell into a mic and get all of that rage and that hate out.”

The doctors that treated Austin’s mom discovered that her death was the result of a rare genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome which affects the body’s connective tissue, and can cause a variety of painful and serious complications. A DNA test revealed that Austin has the same condition. Continue reading »

Apr 282018
 

Of Mice & Men‘s Ben Anderson-directed video for the song ‘Instincts’ can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album “Defy”, which was released in January through Rise Records.

“Defy” marks Of Mice & Men‘s first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that afflicts the connective tissue holding the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. Handling lead vocals in the band now is bassist Aaron Pauley. Continue reading »

Jan 122018
 

Of Mice & Men are streaming their cover of Pink Floyd‘s ‘Money’. Their take on the song comes from their approaching new album, “Defy“, which will land in stores on January 19th through Rise Records.

The band update the song a little bit, with the original cash register sound effects now with a more video game “cashing in” vibe, but you still get the clinking of coins featured prominently. And while the original danced around a more rhythmic swinging bass-led pattern, the Of Mice & Men song is more immediate and amped up with guitars to a speed more befitting of their style. The guitars and drumming drive the song with more ferocity, while vocalist Aaron Pauley capably transmits the darker, sinister tone of the song.

‘Money’ fits well into the conceptual leanings of the band’s Defy album, with Pauley previously stating, “To defy means to challenge the power of, resist boldly and openly,” and that’s a feeling firmly embraced in the Pink Floyd original. Continue reading »

Nov 272017
 

The official lyric video for ‘Defy’, the title track of the upcoming album from Of Mice & Men, can be seen below. Due on January 19, 2018 via Rise Records, the disc will mark Of Mice & Men‘s first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that afflicts the connective tissue holding the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. Handling lead vocals in the band now is bassist Aaron Pauley.

Regarding the new track, Pauley said: “To defy means to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly. Our song ‘Defy’ is all about digging your heels in, and being defiant towards feelings of hopelessness, and defining yourself in the process.” Continue reading »