Stitched Up Heart have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere their new music video for “Monster.”

The single comes off Never Alone, which will be out June 17 via Another Century. You can pre-order the album here

Monster was the first song Stitched Up Heart wrote for their new album, says vocalist Mixi Demner.

“The night before we went in the studio I was getting tattooed by my artist ‘Mr.Monster’ and he asked me to write a song for him. That's where the idea started. The next day, the producers, Merritt (our lead guitarist) and I met up to start the writing process,” she shares. “The studio was dark with spell books, herbs, spices and weird ritual stuff. There was an odd feeling that overcame me. Almost like a beast was ready to be set free. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the environment, our determination to kill this record or the mass amounts of Monster Energy drinks I had that day but something came over me and was unleashed into the recording.” 

Demner says the video shoot, which took place in a spooky building with a lot of history, ran very smoothly, but it definitely brought out something inside of her.

“I remember in between takes at one point I really felt possessed or something. There was a scene shot in a chamber I was looking around the room with a feeling like I had been in there forever and would never get out,” she says. “Maybe it's something about the song lyrics about releasing this beast inside of me that even in the live performance I feel overcome. Or maybe I really am a monster.”

Stitched Up Heart is heading on the road withas direct support for Lacuna Coil this week. Check out the full list of dates and see the new music video for “Monster” below!

Tour dates:

5/25/16  Revolution Music Room                                            Fayetteville, AR

5/28/16  Speaking Rock           w/ Sick Puppies & Seether      El Paso, TX

5/29/16  Gexa Energy Pavillion               KEGL FM Show     Dallas, TX

5/31/16  Bottom Lounge           w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric       Chicago, IL      

6/1/16    Mill City Nights           w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric       Minneapolis, MN

6/2/16    Lefty's Live Music       w/ 9Electric & Painted Wives   Des Moines, IA

6/3/16    Granada                     w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric             Lawrence, KS         

6/4/16    Cervantes                  w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric              Denver, CO

6/6/16    Blue Note                   w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric             Columbia, MO       

6/7/16    Exit / In                      w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric              Nashville, TN

6/8/16    G-Boone's                                                               Boonsboro, MD

6/9/16    Gramercy Theatre       w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric           New York, NY

6/10/16  The Norva                   w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric             Norfolk, VA

6/11/16   Lincoln Theatre           w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric          Raleigh, NC

6/12/16  Masquerade                w/ Lacuna Coil & 9Electric           Atlanta, GA

6/14/16  Outland Ballroom                                                     Springfield, MO

6/15/16  Mystique Casino          w/ Pop Evil                                    Dubuque, IA

6/16/16  Stout Ale House          w/ Pop Evil                            Menomonie, WI

6/18/16  Live On Main               w/ Pop Evil                                  Stevens Point, WI

6/19/16  Majestic Theatre          w/ Pop Evil                           Madison, WI      

6/21/16  The Garage Bar           w/ Pop Evil                                     Moorhead, MN

6/22/16  Rock Point                  w/ Pop Evil                                       Mandan, ND

6/25/16  The O'riginal Bar          w/ Pop Evil                                    Minot, ND

6/26/16  The O'riginal Bar          w/ Pop Evil                            Minot, ND

7/16/16  Rock Fest                                                              Cadott, WI

8/12/16  4B Wild West Bike Rally                                        Brownfield, TX

8/13/16  4B Wild West Bike Rally                                        Brownfield, TX

8/21/16  Pain In The Grass                                                Auburn, WA

8/24/16  Rock Hard At The Park                                                 Spokane, WA

8/25/16  Blaze Backyard                                                         Missoula, MT

8/26/16  X Fest 2016                                                                    Post Falls, ID