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Of Mice & Men 2013New-school heavy metallers Of Mice & Men have officially announced their new studio album, Restoring Force, due out on January 28, 2014 via Rise Records. The band has been shacked up at House of Loud Studio in New Jersey for the past few months with renowned producer David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember) working on the follow-up to their 2011 breakout, The Flood, which debuted at #28 on the Billboard Top 200. When talking about the concept of the album, frontman Austin Carlile states, “What happens after a disaster? What happens after The Flood? You return to normal. You find balance again. That’s what we felt like we were doing with this album. We wanted this record to bring equilibrium back to our band and music. We’re letting everyone know that we’re here to stay. We’re Restoring Force.” 

Of Mice & Men formed in Costa Mesa, CA in 2009. A year later, they released their self-Of Mice & Men Restoring Forcetitled debut LP. The album cracked the Billboard Top 200 at #115 and also hit #35 on Billboard Rock and #10 on Billboard Hard Rock. are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their 2011 effort, The Flood, which debuted at #28 on the Billboard Top 200. The band participated on Warped Tour in the summer of 2011. In January 2012, the band re-released The Flood with four new tracks and that summer, they toured on Warped once again. The band’s new album, Restoring Force, will be their second release on Rise Records. Earlier this month, Of Mice & Men announced a massive co-headlining North American tour with British metalcore stand-outs Bring Me The Horizon. The trek kicks off on February 3 in Orlando, FL, and wraps up on March 28 in San Diego, CA. – by Matt Bishop

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