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TOUR ALERT: Death Metal Crusaders KRYOSPHERE Announce ‘West Koast Katastrophe’ Tour


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

    Edmonton, AB’s death metal crusaders KRYOSPHERE are proud to announce their ‘West Koast Katastrophe Tour‘ that will kick off in Nelson, BC on September 18 at Kootenay Coop Radio for in studio performance and interview on the Nelson On Nelson show and wrap up in Edmonton, AB on September 28th.
“We have been waiting a while now to get out to the West coast, and we are stoked to be getting all the way to Vancouver Island for two dates. With all the festivals we have played this summer so far, it will be nice to seal the deal so to speak and do it night after night for different crowds. In Vancouver we get to play a one-night special with ENTROPIA, which is going to be a hell of an introduction to the Vancouver metal scene. I mean for Brent our drummer, this will be a long time coming return to the big water, but the first for KRYOSPHERE. Also a big shout out to Terry Anderson of RTK for making this all a possibility, we wouldn’t be headed out if it wasn’t for his dedication. Support your local metal scenes!” comments bassist Stephanie Bell.
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
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 – TBA
27-Sep – Red Deer, AB – The Blarney Stone
28-Sep – Edmonton, AB – TBA

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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

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R.I.Y.L: Hole, The Distillers, The Misfits, The Offspring, Paramore

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TOUR ALERT: Zombie Hunting Punks KILL MATILDA Embark On First US Tour

L-R – Marcus Luk (Drums) – Mykel Exner (Bass) – Dusty Exner (Vocals/Guitar) (Photo Credit: Terryis Gane)

    Zombie hunting punks Kill Matilda are proud to announce they will be embarking on their first US tour in promotion of their EP ‘Punk, Zombie, Rock n’ Roll’ released earlier this year plus a sneak peak of new tracks not on the EP recorded with producer extraordinaire Garth Richardson. ‘Punk, Zombie, Rock n’ Roll’ features tracks from their 2011 full-length album ‘I Want Revenge’ with an acoustic rendition of ‘Geisha With A Switchblade’ accompanied by a comic book created by vocalist/guitarist Dusty Exner that can be downloaded at The band has been touring across Canada since the EP’s release, even re-locating from their home base of Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON.

“We are so excited to be embarking on our first US tour. This has been a long time coming. We’re ready to cleanse the Zombie Plague from our Southern Neighbours while dropping some of our new singles produced last year by Garth Richardson.” comments vocalist/guitarist Dusty Exner.

After a small hiatus due to health issues from a tumor in a carotid artery and an Ectopic pregnancy, Kill Matilda hasn’t let the odds against them stop them from an ass-kicking mission to Punk, Zombie and Rock n’ Roll across North America.

“I have a guitar, I have a microphone. One week out of my hospital bed, I will meet you onstage.” Dusty Exner (vocalist/guitarist) – A Rocky Start, A Re-commitment –

Showcasing their energy, power and adrenaline-soaked insanity they are famous for, Kill Matilda is rising to the challenge of zombie management. Specially trained to combat these unruly creatures, Kill Matilda is armed with two incomparable, indestructible, advantageous tools: With their bone-crushing music and front woman Dusty Exner’s famous cookies.

Music Video – I Want Revenge –

Music Video – Law Abiding Citizen –

EP Stream –

Tour Dates:

Sept 5 - London, ON @ London Music Hall/Rum Runners
Sept 11- Buffalo, NY @ The Forvm
Sept 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill
Sept 18 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Sept 19 – Baltimore, MY @ Club K
Sept 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Tommy’s Pub
Sept 26 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Rockin Hard Saloon
Sept 27 – North Charleston, SC @ The Mill
Sept 28 – Raleigh, NC @ Deep South
Oct 7 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Oct 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Trash Bar
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Connie’s Ric Rac
Oct 19 – Columbus, OH @ O’Shecky’s
Oct 21 – Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Oct 31 – Toronto, ON @ TBA (Halloween Show)
Nov 1 – Cornwall, ON @ Lola’s Pub & Grub
Nov 2 – Ottawa, ON @ Le Petit Chicago
Nov 7 – Montreal, QC @ TBA
Nov 8 – Montpelier, VT @ Charlie O’s World Famous
Nov 9 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey Bar
Nov 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gussy’s Bar
Nov 23 – Melbourne ,FL @ Boondocks Bar
Nov 28 – Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s Venue
Dec 2 – Topeka, KS @ Boobie Trap Bar
Dec 20 – Eugene, OR @ The Black Forest
Dec 31 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA (New Years Eve Show)
Jan 2 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jan 19 – St Louis, MO @ The Demo
Jan 22- Des Moines, IO @ TBA
Feb 14 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Duke’s
Feb 18 – New York, NY @ The Delancey
#Punk#Zombie#Rocknroll - EP Cover - High Res
Track Listing: #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll

1. Pomegranate
2. I Want Revenge
3. Zombie Apocalypse
4. Law Abiding Citizen
5. PBJ
6. Geisha With A Switchblade (Acoustic)

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Music Video – She’s A Killer –

Music Video – Fault Lines –

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“Kill Matilda may be the best punk band you haven’t heard of. Based out of Canada and solely a DIY band, it’s very possible this female-fronted fist full of punk fury has flown under your radar. Not anymore, though. Their latest release, the#Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll EP is a throwback to the classic punk movement with a little bit of horror rock mixed in, serving as an impressive tribute to The Misfits (not that new “Misfits” crap- the real Misfits).” – The Front Row Report

“Opening up with Pomegranate and through to I Want Revenge hints of The Misfits and The Cramps instantly emerge from this vigorous group. Zombie Apocalypse and Law Abiding Citizen continue the mayhem through to the penultimate track PBJ which typifies your current day zombie. What really caught my attention was the final track Geisha With A Switchblade, this is a powerful depictive of the ultimate in revenge to a bad guy whilst enjoying every last detail. Check below the new video for Law Abiding Citizen and enjoy, if you’re nearby any venues these guys are tearing then get yourself down for a set of carnage!” All About The Rock UK

“I can’t say enough good things about this 6 track EP from KILL MATILDA. This is one of those gems that you’ll be happy you found early enough before their RISE amongst the LIVING! Check em out” – Heavy Metal ICU

“this is a fresh and exciting burst of musical energy that looks forward to the future rather than to late-90s nonsense. From the start, I loved the power of Dusty Exner’s voice. She can scream with the best of them, but—lucky for us—can also carry a tune.” – Sea of Tranquility

“A six track extended player crashed landed in my inbox like a bull in a china shop thanks to a Punk Rock outfit called Kill Matilda… The title of this E.P. is “#Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll” and it takes no prisoners!” – Rockulus Maximus

“if there’s one thing thing guaranteed to wake the slumbering beast from the annual hibernation it’s some gravelly voiced and quite frankly excellent punk. If you like Hole, The Misfits or The Offspring (and Yeah, Yeah Yeahs,) and let’s face it who doesn’t, then these guys are right up your alley…down and dirty punk with sexy riffs and a promise of blood, fists and stomping buy this on March 4th. You won’t regret it.” – Wyrd Ways Show Review

“The EP is packed full of high energy, powerful tracks. I personally find that the band makes you feel like you are at their show, rocking out with them. It’s a mix of songs that gives you chills and makes you feel empowered by just listening.” – Canadian Beats

#Punk#Zombie#Rocknroll - EP Cover - High Res
Track Listing: #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll
1. Pomegranate
2. I Want Revenge
3. Zombie Apocalypse
4. Law Abiding Citizen
5. PBJ
6. Geisha With A Switchblade (Acoustic)

EP Credits:
• All songs performed and written by: Kill Matilda
• Produced by Mykel Exner
• Engineered & Mixed By Wes Kennedy except geisha acoustic by James Wood
• Mastered by Dave Sheldon at 4th Dimension Audio
• CD Cover by Mykel Exner
• CD Artwork by Mykel Exner

“With their debut LP, Kill Matilda kicks zombie ass and takes no prisoners. Punk ‘n’ roll pulses through their veins like a narcotic substance, and frontwoman Dusty Exner is screaming like it’s the only thing keeping her alive. It’s a performance that makes her the center of attention for the whole record. The band bangs out solid rock riffs, every once in a while tapping into southern-fried hardcore grooves…I Want Revenge is a solid record from a promising new band.” – The Link (Concordia University Press – Montreal)

“These guys and girl are one of the best unsigned bands I have ever seen live. Their raw performance filled the room with energy as they bashed on their instruments while vocalist Dusty Exner shouted and sang her lungs out.” – (Live Review)

“If you’re into Hole, Die Mannequin or Bif Naked, you need to take a listen to Vancouver’s Kill Matilda.” –

“It’s always a pleasure to hear women rock out. Kill Matilda provided the perfect adrenaline rush…They had boundless energy, plenty of high volume power chords and shouted vocals….Joan Jett on steroids.” – LA Beat

“More exciting and entertaining than any of the Resident Evil films, I Want Revenge will kick your ass with the rage of ‘Zombie Apocalypse,’ the vengeance-inciting title track (‘I Want Revenge’), the police van burning ‘Law Abiding Citizen,’ and the machine-gun riffage of ‘PBJ.’  I Want Revenge really is like the musical version of Left 4 Dead, and it’ll leave you with hours of enjoyment and bloodshed (probably from banging your head into the wall after a failed one-man-moshpit in your bedroom).” –

“First thing you have to know about Kill Matilda is they are going to rock the sh*t out of your skull. Either live or on I Want Revenge get ready for your head to explode with Heavy Riffs and Dusty’s ear piercing screams. But never overdoing the screams Dusty keeps the decibels in check. I got lucky and saw Kill Matilda before I got to listen to I Want Revenge and their live show just blew me away by how in your face their music is. With Harding pounding Guitar Riffs and the pounding volume to match each venue they play shakes the buildings rafters and leaves cracks in the foundations. This album is only a touch of what you can expect live, but in no way am I harping on the album I just have to get the point across of you need to see this band live.” – Kingston Music Reviews

“This is definitely a band to keep an eye on.” – Abort Mag

“One of B.C.’s big-city buzz bands” – Prince George Citizen

“A highly energetic show …they play hard and Dusty wails on vocals while engaging the audience with ease.” – Yell Magazine!

“I stood stoked and wanting more” – Renegade Rock Review

“They’re loud, crazy and out of fucking CONTROL!” – Ninth Circle Radio

“Kill Matilda’s sound can and will appeal to wider audiences.” –

Shared Stage w/
• Powerman 5000
• Ninjaspy
• Doll
• Maximum RnR

Tours & Festivals
• 2013 – BX Spring Women’s Rock Festival
• 2012 – Free Pussy Riot Fest at the Vancouver Art Gallery
• 2011 – Zombie Apocalypse Canada Tour
• 2011 – NXNE Music Fest (Toronto)
• 2011 – Touch of Death Fest (Cochrane, ON)
• 2010 – Fault Lines Canada Tour
• 2009 – Nearly Famous Music Festival (Vancouver, BC)
• 2009 – Sugar & Spice Tour (Western Canada)
• 2009 – Vancouver East Side Youth Festival
• 2009 – UBC Performing Arts Showcase (Vancouver, BC)


2014 – #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll

2011 – I Want Revenge – LP

2010 – Geisha With A Switchblade – EP




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RIYL =  Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, August Burns Red, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I

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Tour Alert: WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Announce Summer Rumble Tour w/ Signifier (ON, QC, NS): New Music Video ‘Living In Security'; New EP Out Sept 2nd


Jordan Turnbull – Lead Guitar/Back Up Vocals,  Reshaun Page – Lead Vocals ,  Scott Major – Rhythm Guitar/ Back  Up Vocals , Austin Hamilton- Drums  – Photo Credit – Logan Swinkels

     Toronto, ON’s metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood will be embarking on a two week Summer Rumble Tour of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia with Signifier kicking off August 8th in Belleville, ON. The tour is in support of their upcoming sophomore EP ‘Live Above’ produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and due out on September 2nd to follow up last year’s debut EP ‘The Changing’. Their new video for their first single ‘Living In Security’ was recently unleashed (link below) and was directed by Logan Swinkels of Logan Lights Creative. The video is an anthem for taking control of your own destiny, and deconstructs small-town complacency to showcase the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.

Video – Living In Security –

where giants once stood - 'living in security' official music video

Tour Dates: Event Info –

08/08- Belleville, ON @ Belle Pub
08/12- Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont 
08/14- TBA
08/15- Fredericton, NB @ Elk’s Club
08/16- Saint. John, NB @ Chuckles
08/17- Halifax, NS @ Plan B
08/18- Halifax, NS @ House Show
08/19- Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
08/21- Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
08/22- Oshawa, ON @ Atria
08/23- TBA

EP COVER - Where Giants Once Stood - Live Above 2014

Track Listing – Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above

1. Living in Security (4:27)

2. Illuminate (4:54)

3. The Damaged (4:08)

4. Myths Lies And Crimes (5:20)

EP Length: 18:51


Due for release September 2, 2014, Where Giants Once Stood’s new EP ‘Live Above’ is the natural successor to 2013’s The Changing EP, which tore onto the iTunes metal charts in July 2013 with a debut at no.2, earning critical praise, sponsorship from Ernie Ball and a place on SoundSHOCK’s “Best of 2013”. The four new tracks on this EP take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and“drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights, thanks to incendiary production by Jon Howard of Threat Signal.

“Since we started up last year, we’ve grown so much as musicians, as songwriters and as performers”, reveals lead guitarist Jordan Turnbull. “We knew the sound of this new material had to be something special to reflect that, and Jon Howard’s production has really taken the Giants sound to the next level!”

While W.G.O.S. have been winning fans on home turf with their frenetic live shows that have seen them share the stage with bands such as Chelsea Grin and Born of Osiris, social media is equally important to the band’s ethos as they use their online presence to connect with metal fans across the globe. Their stellar YouTube channel featuring everything from interviews and lyric videos to exclusive cover songs and blistering instrumental playthroughs, while their Instagram and Twitter feeds provide to-the-minute studio and live updates. Guitarist Scott Major explains, “Whether it’s keeping up with us on tour through Twitter or rocking with us on YouTube, we want you to get the full Giants experience wherever you are!”

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Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above (2014)

RIYL =  Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, August Burns Red, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Distribution: Online = Tunecore,  iTunes

“This modern approach will certainly hold a lot of appeal to younger Metal fans, there are some good vocals from Reshaun Page, a mix of gutturals, screams and cleans and the balance between the two is about right, not too many cleans, which were a touch emotive for my personal tastes but nonetheless very well executed, the guy has a great voice and a phenomenal range. What did really appeal to me, personally, were the technical elements to the guitars from Jordan Turnbull, altogether the combination making a good debut release. ” – Metal Talk (Review of The Changing 2013)

“Ringing guitars flanked by an assaultive underbeat and drill sergeant vocals combine to create a winning album by a band not afraid of hard work.” – New Canadian Music (Review of The Changing 2013)
“Where Giants Once Stood is a veritable Canadian metal force. A group who have a fairly good handle on mixing cleans and growls this band is simply fun to listen too. Their crazed riffs help to inspire circle pit starting fury in my heart and make me want to headbang until I throw my back out. Meanwhile the crushing playing on songs like Heavens Tremble shows a touch of the classic hardcore attitude promising a face ripping good time. Their mix of furious riffs and super technical solos is not to be missed.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews (Review of The Changing 2013)

EP COVER - Where Giants Once Stood - Live Above 2014

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Track Listing – Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above

1. Living in Security (4:27)

2. Illuminate (4:54)

3. The Damaged (4:08)

4. Myths Lies And Crimes (5:20)

EP Length: 18:51

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EP Credits:
• All songs performed by: Where Giants Once Stood
• All songs written by: Where Giants Once Stood
• Produced by: Jon Howard from Threat Signal
• Mixed by: Jordan Valeriote
• Mastered by: Troy Glessner
Shared Stage w/
Chelsea Grin (Artery Recordings)
Veil of Maya (Sumerian Records)
Iwrestledabearonce (Century Media)
Beartooth (Red Bull Records)
2013 – Where’s Your Head At Tour (ON, QC,)
2013 – The Changing Eastern Canadian Tour (ON, QC, NB, NS)
2014- Live Above
2013 – The Changing

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