Las Vegas rockers, OTHERWISE and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group have revealed the first song from the band’s upcoming EP,  Defiance. The lead track shared is a recording of “Halo,” which you can listen to here.

OTHERWISE’s Adrian Patrick offers, “The first single, ‘Halo,’ we’ve had hidden in our six-demon bag for quite some time. Written in Los Angeles and recorded in Las Vegas, it personally functions as a celestial middle finger to every hypocrite out there… including the ones in the mirror.”

The collected body of work will feature B-sides, live recordings, and special guests. Further detail will be shared in the coming months.  Patrick reflects, “The pandemic basically brought a screeching halt to the album cycle for DEFY, and it was honestly heartbreaking. But we took the huge, perpetual chip on our shoulder and made an opportunity from it, one in which we could breathe new life into our art by revisiting the music in a live acoustic setting, as well as fully producing some of our favorite songs from the DEFY sessions that may not have been given due diligence. Thus, in the spirit of being rock n roll soul-rebels, we’ve named this upcoming release DEFIANCE.” Cumulative streams of repertoire featured on DEFY exceed 11 million plays, while the singles “Lifted” and “Crossfire” charted at Active Rock radio.

On May 22, OTHERWISE will stage “Rock ‘N’ Run” in their hometown of Las Vegas. As the band states on Facebook, “VEGAS!!! Something special is going down on May 22nd!!! We are raising money for High School Music Programs in Las Vegas & supporting the Life By Music mission by participating in their first annual 5k fundraiser!! Saturday May 22nd, please join us in the morning as we run our first 5K! You can run it, walk it or donate to it from anywhere!!  Then that evening we will be getting loud & proud outside on the green while we raise more money, it’s going to be a TIGER BLOOD kind of Celebration!! Any runners out there want to come join us for a good cause?!?!  Also, there are limited tickets available for the evening celebration so go to Life By Music’s website now & buy them before they sell out. Join us!!! #RockNRun2021– Life By Music’s ROCK ‘N’ RUN 2021!”

Twitch will stage a virtual single release party on May 20 to support the release of “Halo” and planned Rock ‘N’ Run events.