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Photo = L-R – Dave Waram – Guitar, Davis Hay – Vocals, Brent Bell – Drums, Stephanie Bell – Bass

NEWS: Death Metal Crusaders KRYOSPHERE To Play Lethbridge Dethfest + Announce ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ Tour


    Death metal crusaders KRYOSPHERE are proud to announce they will playing at this year’s Lethbridge Dethfest in Coaldale, AB at The Vent on Saturday, August 30th before kicking off their ‘West Koast Katastrophe Tour‘ in Nelson, BC on September 18 at the Kootenay Coop Radio for an in studio performance and interview on the Nelson On Nelson show and wrap up the tour in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on September 28th at DV8.
“This is the first time in nearly a decade Dethfest is back. Putrescence, Without Mercy and Golers and many more. We are so thrilled to be a part of it this year. The reunion is fitting considering Brent has been playing shows with the boys in Lethbridge since 97. So the parties will rage… see you on the stage!” comments bassist Stephanie Bell.
Lethbridge Dethfest Promo Video –
official 2014 dethbridge dethfest trailer
Tour Promo Video:
kryosphere | west koast katastrophe tour promo video
Maintaining a strong connection with the roots of old-school death metal, Kryosphere, established in 2008, by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d), Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals have released two EPs, 2013’s ‘SOL’ and 2011 debut ‘Six Feet Under’ with a follow up in the works for late 2014 / early 2015. Combining memorable riffs, soaring solos, powerful vocals plus thumping bass drives to inventive and technical drumming, KRYOSPHERE has been able to draw crowds of metal fans with hails horns high. The band has shared the stage with Putrescence, Dead Jesus, Unleash The Archers, West of Hell, Archspire and many more from the Western Canadian metal scene.
West Koast Katastrophe Tour Dates:

18-Sep – Nelson, BC – Kootenay Coop Radio In Studio Performance + Interview
19-Sep – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans
20-Sep – Victoria, BC – The Cambie
21-Sep – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
23-Sep – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s
24-Sep – Cranbrook, BC – Byng Roadhouse
25-Sep – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub
26-Sep – Calgary, AB – Lord Nelson’s
27-Sep – Red Deer, AB – Murph’s Bar
28-Sep – Edmonton, AB – DV8

For more info, please visit the following links:


Kryosphere at its core has always maintained strong connections with an old-school Death Metal sound, while embracing the new ideas of their younger peers. In short, they are a modern death metal band that knows how to draw a crowd across the massive gulf of metal fans.

Formed in 2008 by drummer Brent Bell (ex-Spawned by Rot, ex-Butcher’d) with line changes through its early years, Kryosphere finally solidified an identity with Brent Bell on drums, Stephanie Bell on bass, Dave Waram on guitar, and Davis Hay on vocals. Their debut EP “At Six Feet” was unleashed in 2011 and followed by their 2013 self-release EP “SOL”.

Great attention has been placed on song writing, and it shows on. The uniquely structured music of “SOL” has memorable riffs that are often lacking in today’s metal. Soaring solos and powerful vocals accompany thick bang along sections, while thumping bass drives the overall feeling of every song. Inventive and technical drumming steer the band through multiple time changes and differing movements.

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“…the percussion underscores everything with rolling thunder, and the song includes hammering rhythms and a nice melodic hook shooting through the skin-flaying riffage…” – No Clean Singing review of At Six Feet EP

“Kryosphere are a seriously tight knit band, every single member on point. Because they are a four-piece with no lead guitarist, they are extremely rhythmic and are able to really play heavily…” -Crown of Viserys Live Review from Farmageddon 2014.

2011 – At Six Feet – EP
2013 – SOL – EP

Shared stage w/:
Putrescence, Dead Jesus, Unleash The Archers, West of Hell, Archspire, & many local bands.

Tours and Festivals:
Metal Wizard 2014
Lethbridge Deathfest 2014
Farmageddon 2014
Farmageddon 2013
Zombiefest 2013
Metal Mountain 2 & 3

EP PROMOS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE (ex. feature, interview, album review, airplay, etc.) CAN BE REQUESTED HERE

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Phoot – L-R:  Chris AhKao (guitar, vocals), Jason Kim (guitar), Peter Meluso (drums), Sri Rao (bass) – Photo credit:  Merissa Blitz

 DISPARAGER Announce NYC Show Dates ; New Drum Playthrough For ‘Pictures’ On

Brooklyn, NY’s DISPARAGER announces they will be performing two NYC show dates, one being a solo acoustic set by vocalist / guitarist Chris AhKao on Sept 1st at Piano’s followed by a date on October 8th at Black Bear Bar (full show details below).

The band recently teamed up with for the premiere of their new drum playthrough for their track ‘Pictures’ off their latest EP ‘Timeless, Ageless’produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, H2O, American Nightmare, Polar Bear Club).

Vocalist/ guitarist Chris AhKao comments:

“Pictures is fun for us to play. It’s in 5/4 throughout, there’s 4/4 over 5/4 and 6/8 over 5/4 simultaneous polyrhythm stuff going on, and some metric modulation too.  Peter is one of the best drummers I’ve ever played with.  He’s pretty out there and challenges us as musicians.”

To view the video, please visit the following link:

Show Dates:

Monday, Sept 1

FREE show Chris AhKao solo acoustic @ Pianos

158 Ludlow St

New York, NY

DJ Sir Jarksberg 10pm

Chris AhKao 9pm

Ben Mckelvey 8pm

Wed Oct 8

City Lights Presents…

Disparager @ Black Bear Bar

Black Bear Bar

70 N 6th St

Brooklyn, NY




+1 TBA

Formed just last year, DISPARAGER has always had the crazy notion that music is art and that art is never a means to an end but an end in itself. As an extension of frontman Chris AhKao regaining his life from personal demons, this debut EP is a testament to that. Bursting with dense rawness and precision while pushing the boundaries of metal with tracks like “At Least I Still Have Bon Iver” – half folk song, half crushing mix of Isis and Slayer – and “Pictures” – a time signature mindfuck the band is proud NOT to call prog rock. The music is meant to showcase a refusal to settle, to compromise, to live any other life than that inspired by unwavering intent, self-expression and integrity.

EP Stream – Timeless, Ageless –

Song Stream – Tuesday Love –

Song Stream – R.I.P. Bill Hicks –

Acoustic Video – Gratitude –

Lyric Video – RIP Bill Hicks:

Album Cover - Disparager - Timeless, Ageless EP

EP Track Listing – Disparager – Timeless, Ageless:
1. Pictures
2. Tuesday Love
3. Gratitude
4. R.I.P. Bill Hicks
5. At Least I Still Have Bon Iver

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“Disparager are from Brooklyn, New York and play metal or hardcore, or post-rock, or whatever you want to call it. Above all else though, Disparager are fucking badass. ” – Pure Grain Audio

“Passion and sincerity are what matters most in music, and Disparager have an overabundance of those. Opening with “Pictures,” the band show themselves as technically adroit but never at the expense of the actual song. “Tuesday Love” is raw in its emotion; this is an antidote to the fake music that clogs up the airwaves like fat in an old man’s arteries. “Gratitude” reminds me of Cave In with its juxtaposition of darkness and light. My favourite track on the EP is the heartfelt “R.I.P Bill Hicks” (Bill Hicks was a genius and the world is a poorer place for his passing— look up some of his work for proof). Finishing with the epic “At Least I Still Have Bob Iver,” Disparager show themselves as a band with passion, a strong identity, and a reason to be. Not many bands can say that.” – Hellbound