There's a reason Billboard named Pop Evil the #4 Mainstream Rock Artist of 2014, and it's not just because of those three(!) consecutive #1 Rock Radio Singles from the last album (and a fourth that cracked the Top 10), the Top 10 Independent debut and Top 40 Billboard 200 debut of Onyx, or that album's subsequent 180,000 in domestic sales. All of which being undoubtedly rare feats to accomplish as independent artists in any genre of music.
?Pop Evil released their fifth LP, a self-titled album, on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring.? ?
Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band's name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos.
?It's a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band's peppy, upbeat 2015 album UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, "Footsteps." It's a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they'd never done so.
In March of this year POP EVIL's single "Waking Lions" landed at #1 this on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S. "Waking Lions" reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart and is in the position of being one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. "Waking Lions" is the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being "Footsteps," (2015) "Torn to Pieces," (2014) "Deal With the Devil," (2013) and "Trenches," (2013).