Oakland-based artist THADEUS GONZALEZ released today “The Surgeons,” the third single and video from his debut Spectra Music Group album, Silver Inside. “The Surgical Tour” summer dates have also been announced, bringing the band back to the Midwest and southern part of the U.S.
Filmed in Oakland, the video for “The Surgeons” was conceived by Gonzalez and shot and directed by Andrew J Card (Gonzalez’s “A Murder When I Sing”) and Bobby Eras (Snoop Dog, Queens of the Stone Age). It features Evan Martin on bass, Nick Hernandez on guitar, and Rob Tucker playing drums.
"The song is about struggles in life that feel like they're chipping away at you physically, emotionally or financially. I'm a huge horror fan and wanted to express that loss of hope that someone might experience when trying to escape their monster but always getting cut down no matter how hard they try."
“The Surgeons” was written by Gonzalez and recorded with Scott Richards on bass, Dennis Hill on guitar, and Nathan Walker (Lit) on drums. Hill (Hagar/Satriani, Lit, Good Charlotte) also produced and Kyle Homme (Matt Costa, Sugarcult, Reel Big Fish) mixed.
The Surgical Tour dates:
July 9 Silver Dollar Club Elko NV
July 10 The Sand Trap Ogden UT
July 11 Herman's Hideaway Denver CO
July 12 1867 Bar Lincoln NE
July 13 Gabe’s Iowa City IA
July 14 Elbo Room Chicago IL
July 15 The Riot Room Kansas City MO
July 17 Growlers Memphis TN
July 18 J&J’s Ol’ Dirty Basement Denton TX
July 20 Shipping And Receiving Bar Fort Worth TX
July 21 B17 Bombers Oyster Pub El Paso TX
July 22 Irene's Holy Donuts Tucson AZ
July 23 Cactus Jacks Bar and Grill Phoenix AZ
July 24 The Viper Room Los Angeles CA
July 25 172 @ The Rio Las Vegas NV
July 26 Barmageddon Tulare CA
Gonzalez’s work has been reviewed as “a classy and confident take on classic hard rock” (100% Rock) and having “a real punk rock sensibility” (Music Street Journal). BraveWords wrote,"The album not only illustrates Gonzalez's intent to tweak the hard rock genre but to fuel his live show." He has shared bills with Kiss, Slash, and Black Label Society.
“The Surgeons” is available here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-surgeons-single/1467738830
Silver Inside is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers and at the artist’s site, thadeusgonzalez.com.