The Plague returns with a vengeance in his new single “Headline.” Brutal and turbulent, “Headline” is a hardcore metal track full of defiance. An aggressive screaming vocal performance dominates over driving rhythms, gritty guitars, for an overall confrontational atmosphere The Plague holds nothing back. Make it your next headline.
“I was so sick of seeing legacy media straight up lie about the details of events just to fit a narrative that benefits political and financial agendas,” explains The Plague. “This song is venting and confronting those powerful voices in todays culture. My goal would be to encourage people to think about the information they are receiving, thankfully I believe a good portion of the world already is.”
The Plague is the brainchild of producer/engineer David Adam Monroe, a pioneer of Future Punk. The Plague’s post-apocalyptic themes portray the struggles of being human, encouraging people to break free of the superficial and to know they are not alone.
David has been playing music from an early age, highly encouraged by his parents, he received an electric guitar at age ten and took off emulating his favorite bands at the time; Greenday, Smashing Pumpkins, and other 90’s rock bands. His career took off at age 16 when a promoter got his high school band on the Van’s Warped Tour.
As a producer/engineer, David has produced records with many artists including Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols and multi-platinum engineer Earl Cohen. As a musician, he has toured internationally–including 4 years on Van’s Warped Tour— and has played with bands such as Tony Levin, My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, NoFx, The Used, Yellow Card, Three Days Grace, and many more. ThePlague‘s debut album Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E. was released independently in 2017.
In 2018 The Plague remixed Circle Of Dust’s “Embracing Entropy” (feat. Celldweller), through artist-owned record label FiXT. The Plague eventually signed to FiXT in 2022 and is re-releasing the debut album with remastered tracks, new art, and bonus tracks throughout the year, ahead of a new album coming in 2023.
“My goal with The Plague was to make futuristic Christian rock, when I was producing bands in Boston, my assistant showed me Celldweller and said, “This guy is dope and reminds me of you!” I chased Celldweller’s blend of synths and guitars, and that exploration process helped me discover my own sound. When I finished the record I emailed James (FiXT Manager) with the spirit of a little brother and said, “Hey James, look! I self-produced a futuristic rock record that I’m releasing on my label! You guys inspired this!” By some wonderful miracle he was excited too!” – The Plague
“Headline” is out now from FiXT.
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FiXT is an independent, artist-owned record label serving a roster of diverse and forward-thinking artists from across the globe, founded in 2006 by Klayton (Celldweller, Scandroid, Circle of Dust, FreqGen).
FiXT‘s mission is to empower artists to build sustainable careers in ways not previously possible to them, by putting a world-class team around them, providing industry-leading label services, and fostering lifelong fan relationships with a global audience.
FiXT’s catalog of music has garnered over 3 billion online streams connecting with a core audience of gamers and sci-fi / cyberpunk fans. FiXT serves millions of listeners from over 150 countries each month, with new releases every week.
FiXT’s hybrid catalog of metal, EDM, synthwave, and alternative/rock has received over 1,000 Film/TV/Video Game and advertising sync placements, including: Westworld, Power Rangers, Lexus, Toyota, Suicide Squad, Iron Man, Robocop, Jack Reacher, Deadpool, John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pacific Rim, Call of Duty, Synth Riders, Assassin’s Creed, Need For Speed, Razer, Dead Rising, UFC, and more.