The rock group NEW YEARS DAY made a comeback on WWE NXT on Tuesday night, October 24, delivering a special performance of their fierce new single “Vampyre”
This exclusive performance was featured as part of the “Halloween Havoc” event, a two-part special that will wrap up next week. You can check out their electrifying performance below.
“We are absolutely ecstatic to have the incredible opportunity to perform alongside our beloved WWE family once more,” shares the band. “WWE NXT holds a special place in our hearts as it’s where we first began our journey alongside the amazing Rhea Ripley. It is truly an honor to return to this platform as NEW YEARS DAY performing our new song ‘Vampyre‘, especially as a tribute to our favorite holiday.”
Adds Neil Lawi, head of music, WWE: “NXT is the perfect platform to have NEW YEARS DAY showcase their hit single ‘Vampyre’ to a global television audience and we look forward to having them back on next week’s episode of ‘Halloween Havoc’.”
NEW YEARS DAY singer Ash Costello says of the new song: “‘Vampyre’ possesses a grandiose quality, as if it were the score for an intense battle sequence in a majestic vampire film. This has always been my vision — a blend of ‘Underworld’ and ‘Blade’!
“To bring this concept to life, we enlisted the remarkable talents of Matteo Santoro, a visionary in the realm of cinematic CGI. Together, we crafted the most monumental music video ever created by NEW YEARS DAY. The underlying theme of the song is that the vampyre we confront symbolizes a narcissistic monster in our lives. Accordingly, the video mirrors this notion as I valiantly combat colossal vampyre creatures in order to liberate myself from their tyrannical grip. Ultimately, I emerged triumphant.”
NEW YEARS DAY is set to make a triumphant return to WWE NXT‘s “Halloween Havoc” next Tuesday, October 31. They’ll be gracing the stage with a performance of their hit single “Hurts Like Hell.” Don’t miss the finale; you can catch the action on the USA network at 8 p.m. ET.
Fans of NEW YEARS DAY can also anticipate an exciting live concert experience this fall as the band embarks on a U.S. tour. They’ll be joining forces with IN THIS MOMENT and ICE NINE KILLS for the “Kiss Of Death” tour, which commences on November 3 in Gary, Indiana. The tour will make stops in various cities, including Kansas City, Milwaukee, Orlando, Atlanta, New York City, D.C., and many more.
“Vampyre,” released last month, delivers a powerful message of strength and resilience in the face of those who seek to drain your energy. This new release acts as the follow-up to their 2022 hit single “Hurts Like Hell.” NEW YEARS DAY has earned praise from Kerrang! magazine, being recognized as part of the elite bands inspiring the next generation.
Fronted by the dynamic Ash Costello, the band offers anthems of empowerment and discontent, coupled with a captivating blend of gothic flair and theatrical grandeur. Their music made a significant impact on the Mainstream Rock Top 40, and they’ve had chart-topping singles, including “Shut Up” and “Hurts Like Hell.”
Each success story is a testament to their unwavering creative freedom, indomitable determination, and the support of their dedicated fans. NEW YEARS DAY has built a loyal following, captivating audiences at festivals, clubs, and on tour with other notable bands like HALESTORM, FALLING IN REVERSE, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, ICE NINE KILLS, and IN THIS MOMENT.