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Highly Suspect, the trailblazing rock outfit comprised of Johnny Stevens [vocals, guitar], Ryan Meyer [drums, vocals], Rich Meyer [bass, vocals], Matt Kofos [guitar], and Mark Schwartz [keyboards/guitars], are gearing up to unleash their latest opus, LP As Above, So Below, out 19th July via Roadrunner/300/Elektra. Known for defying conventions and embracing their own sonic instincts, this forthcoming album promises to continue the band’s tradition of pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo within the rock genre.


With As Above, So BelowHighly Suspect invites listeners on a sonic journey that blends their trademark gritty guitars, haunting piano melodies, and off-kilter synths with a newfound sense of introspection and exploration. This album is poised to captivate both longtime fans and newcomers alike with its raw energy and thought-provoking lyricism.


To celebrate the news of forthcoming As Above, So BelowHighly Suspect is unveiling the first single, Summertime Voodoo“If my life is a book, then this album is the first chapter that truly addresses the central conflict,” says Johnny Stevens“The recognition of an ego, the problems its caused – and the birth of its death. “As Above, So Below.” If I’m being real, I hit rock bottom again. After another close call with death, I feel wide awake. I don’t know how the book ends yet, but I’m very engaged in the plot now. I’d rather it not end at all. For the past few years I don’t think I gave a shit one way or the other. Like Thom once said – “for a minute there I lost myself.” Summertime Voodoo is the introductory paragraph to this chapter. We didn’t know which song to put out first, so this time, instead of trying to guess which one sounds most like a single, we just decided it makes the most sense to start at the top of the story.”


In addition to the new track, Highly Suspect will embark on a select series of tour dates across the United States this summer. These highly anticipated shows promise to be electrifying experiences, as the band will play the entire As Above, So Below LP from front to back at these intimate shows. 

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As Above, So Below Track List

  1. 1. Summertime Voodoo

  1. 2. Suicide Machine

  1. 3. The Blue-Eyed Devil

  1. 4. Mexico

  1. 5. Plastic Boxes

  1. 6. Melatonia

  1. 7. The Reset

  1. 8. Run For Your Death (More Pills)

  1. 9. Champagne At Our Funeral

  1. 10. The 8th Of October (To August 17th)

  1. 11. Then, Mickey 2


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July 24 – Memphis, TN – Growlers

July 25 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

July 26 – Chicago, IL – Outset

July 27 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

July 29 – Detroit, MI – El Club

August 1 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony

August 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Highly Suspect Bio:

Never content to follow, Highly Suspect push rock music forward by trusting their instincts and raising a middle finger to everything else. The multi-GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-certified band don’t just talk about burning the rules and breaking the mold; they actually do so.

The band’s chemically imbalanced mix of gritty guitars, haunting piano, off-kilter synths, hip-hop production, cinematic vision, and beautifully possessed vocals transformed them into a phenomenon beloved by a diehard global fanbase known as “MCID” [My Crew Is Dope]. After grinding it out as an underground curiosity, they scraped a path to mainstream infamousness with their 2015 full-length debut, Mister Asylum. It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Album” as the single “Lydia” received a nomination for “Best Rock Song” was certified gold by the RIAA.

The 2016 follow-up The Boy Who Died Wolf roared to life with the gold-selling “My Name Is Human,” which catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and garnered a GRAMMY® Nomination for “Best Rock Song. 2019’s MCID affirmed them as the rare outfit who could collaborate with Young Thug and Gojira on the same album. Loudwire hailed the latter among the “50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.”  

With hundreds of millions of streams and sold out shows on multiple continents, Highly Suspect charged ahead of the pack again on 2022’s The Midnight Demon Club with no compromises and no apologies as they challenged rock to be dangerous and maybe even life-changing again. Now in 2024, they are gearing up to share their latest opus, As Above, So Below, due out July 19th via Roadrunner/300/Elektra.