Islander is an American nu metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, founded in 2011. The group signed with Victory Records and have released an EP, Pains. (2013), and a studio album, Violence & Destruction (2014).
Victory Records signed the band in September 2013, and soon released their first EP, Pains. Their first studio album, Violence & Destruction, was released the next year. The music’s material was generally well received by critics, as the first single off the Violence & Destruction, entitled “Coconut Dracula”, has since been a very successful active rock radio hit, as it hit number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. On January 13 the band released a music video for the track “New Wave”, the highly anticipated follow-up to the “Coconut Dracula” music video, which premiered exclusively on Billboard.
The band has received support from many big names within the music community. Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. said “New school band with old school soul and passion. Keep your eyes and ears open for these guys!”. Brian “Head” Welch of Korn tweeted “A new, unique, sick band with a CD full of great songs. You won’t regret getting Islander.” Lacey Sturm of the band Flyleaf tweeted a picture of Violence & Destruction stating it was her “New Favorite Music”.