Taproot Debut Their First New Single In Over A Decade “V\CT\M \ Play”


Taproot have launched a first single from their upcoming seventh studio album “SC\SSRS“. The group’s vocalist/guitarist Stephen Richards spearheaded that outing, having crowdfunded some of the expenses for it. It will emerge on September 29th with a return to the live circuit booked to help usher it in.

V\CT\M \ Play” is the first song to emerge from the record, with the Michigan nü-metal/alternative metal outfit having shared it below. The group also have a compilation of their past b-sides collection, “Besides“, due out on April 30th. That abbreviated set has been titled “Best Of Besides“.

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Meanwhile, further stops have also been added to the group’s current touring itinerary, which now runs as follows:

08/19 Glen Flora, WI – Northwoods Rock Rally
09/07-10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (feat. Heartsick)
09/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (feat. Eva Under Fire)
10/01 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (feat. Eva Under Fire & Heartsick)
10/06 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre (feat. Smile Empty Soul, Heartsick & Finding Ghosts)
10/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Smile Empty Soul & Heartsick)
10/13 Green Bay, WI – EPIC Event Center (feat. September Mourning & Heartsick)
10/14 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note (feat. September Mourning, Lift The Medium & Xero Hour)
10/20 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs (feat. September Mourning, Xfactor1 & Artifax)
10/21 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern (feat. September Mourning & Brothers At Arms)
11/03 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s (feat. Eva Under Fire)
11/04 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre (feat. Eva Under Fire)
11/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation (feat. Eva Under Fire & Heartsick)
11/18 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room (feat. Eva Under Fire)

Joining Richards onstage for that run will be returning bassist Phil Lipscomb and drummer Jarrod Montague. Guitarist Taylor Roberts will augment the live lineup, while drummer Dave Coughlin (Sponge) will take over at shows Montague is unable to participate in.

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