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Montreal, QC – October 24, 2014

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LAUGH AT THE FAKES Post New Lyric Video ‘Killing Time’ From Upcoming Album ‘Dethrone The Crown’ Due Out November 14th

Laugh At The Fakes – Dethrone The Crown

1. Not Like Me (6:27)

2. Death Awaits(4:52)

3. Cut To The Chase (3:36)

4. Killing Time (6:14)

5. Fighting Dirty (5:38)

6. Got No Regrets(4:03)

7. Harmonica Playing Man (6:15)

8. And I (6:56)

9. Dethrone The Crown (5:14)

Album Length: 49:14

         With a name as unique and identifiable as their sound, Toronto, ON’s LAUGH AT THE FAKES is a band that challenges the trends of today’s rock and metal scene. Since the bands inception in 2010, LATF has combined elements of metal, hard rock, and prog to create an unmistakable sound. Debuting their six song EP ‘One Night Only’ in 2011, they return in 2014 with their latest offering ‘Dethrone The Crown’ their first full length produced by Greg Dawson and mastered by Andy VanDette (Rush, Dream Theatre, Kid Rock, Deep Purple, Bruce Dickenson, Bif Naked). Due out on November 14th, the band have posted a new lyric video for their first single ‘Killing Time’, which can be viewed at the following link below.

In additional news, LATF recently supported Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden) during Indie Week in Toronto on October 17th and will be performing onOctober 24th in London, ON at The Richmond Tavern in promotion of their upcoming album ‘Dethrone The Crown’. Tickets and show details can be foundhere.

Lyric Video – Killing Time –

Killing Time – Song Stream:



“Laugh At The Fakes” features Everett Mason (Vocals and Guitar), Galen Weir (bass), Kevin Daliri (guitar) and Chris Avalos (drums).
Their debut six-song EP ‘One Night Only’ was released in 2011 and their 2014 follow-up full-length album, Dethrone the Crown, is scheduled to drop this fall on November 14th. Produced by Greg Dawson and mastered by Andy VanDette (Rush, Dream Theatre, Kid Rock, Deep Purple, Bruce Dickenson, Bif Naked) is a “no filler riffs, just money riffs”, as vocalist / guitarist Mason puts it, “the record deals with today’s most newsworthy topics: War, guns, murder and corruption. It’s real, it’s raw and, of course, it’s honest.’
Touring across Canada, the Toronto-based group has built a solid following with music that’s geared to stand the test of time. Heavy, melodic, crushing and catchy – Laugh at the Fakes is all that and more.
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“It’s like they are a hard rock band that likes to explore their thrashy-side too. I love it because I enjoy the catchy melodic vocals but at the same time I can bang my head pretty seriously too. You don’t hear albums like this one very often, if at all. I can’t really think of anything that comes close to being like this album as a whole. ”- Rock Music Critic 

“I’ll admit, I laughed at the band name when I first heard it, but these guys are no joke.” –

“Laugh At The Fakes debut EP One Night Only proves that Melodic Vocals still can reign supreme in Metal albums.” – Kingston Music Reviews 

“The first attraction to hit the stage was Rock/Metal band LAUGH AT THE FAKES, from Toronto, Ontario. Those guys play a nice mix of Rock N’ Roll, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, very old school but with a more polished sounding, and they surely entertained everyone already at Hard Rock Café before 9pm.” – The Headbanging Moose (concert review Indie Week 2014)

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Montreal, QC – October 15, 2014


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KARKAOS Announce New Lead Vocalist Viky Boyer; Post Song Teaser ‘Leap of Faith’

After parting ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez plus two releases under their belt, 2014’s ‘Empire and 2011’s ‘In Burning Skies’, Montreal, QC extreme melodic metal band KARKAOS are proud to announce their return to the scene with new vocalist Viky Boyer.

The band comments:

“Today we welcome Viky Boyer to the Karkaos family. Her passion and dedication inspired us and her voice opened gateways to bigger and better things to come. We are honored to henceforth share the stage with this talented musician, exceptional singer and all-around amazing person. More importantly we are excited to unleash this beast of a front woman and show you all what a new Karkaos is all about! Be sure to come out on November 28th in Montreal at Petit Cafe Campus to give a warm welcome to Viky, enjoy a killer show and share a few drinks to celebrate this new and exciting chapter in the Karkaos history.”

New vocalist Viky Boyer also comments:

“It’s an honor for me to play with such talented musicians. I’ve known Karkaos for awhile now; I’ve always appreciated their music, so I knew I had to give it a shot when I got the opportunity! Lots of stuff to come. We already started to write new material, and I feel like I’m right where I belong.”

The band has also posted a teaser for their upcoming re-recorded track with Boyer ‘Leap of Faith’ off the band’s latest album ‘Empire’. The track will be released on Monday, October 20th for fans to enjoy!

Leap of Faith’ Song Teaser – 

Show Dates:

November 28 – Montreal, QC – Petit Cafe Campus w/ Märchenbilder, Instanzia and At Dawn’s Edge. For tickets and show info, please visit here.

  1. Ode to La Resistance (1:26)
  2. Leap of Faith (4:17)
  3. Depths of Madness (4:40)
  4. The Condemned (4:32)
  5. Echoes of Perpetuity (3:55)
  6. Blood, Sweat and Tears (4:36)
  7. Dusk (1:01)
  8. Fallen Empire (3:18)
  9. Awaiting The Clock’s Last Turn (5:30)
  10. Eden (8:16)

Album Length: 41:38


Founded in 2009, Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC. Melodic yet heavy, this female-fronted band succeeds in targeting an immensely wide audience thus establishing a vast following within just a few short years. With Veronica O. Rodriguez as their former charismatic singer and front woman, the band released their first E.P. entitled “In Burning Skies” in 2011 closely followed by a professionally shot music video and a live appearance on Montreal’s prestigious music television station “Musique Plus”.

Following a great reception and positive reviews, the band was invited to participate in local competitions and perform with international acts such as Into Eternity, Enslaved, UneXpect and Unleash the Archers. Growing exponentially, the band enlists new veteran members of the local music scene before returning to the studio to record their debut full-length album called “Empire”. With a new solid line-up, the band released the music video for “Depths of Madness” in December 2013 and their debut album in March 2014 to critical acclaim.

Forever evolving, Karkaos parted ways with their dedicated singer Veronica, moving into a more focused and professional direction by recruiting Viky Boyer, a young talented extreme vocalist and musician. With Viky at the helm, Karkaos is ready to embark on new ventures, always pushing forward the boundaries of extreme melodic metal.

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“I would recommend this album to every Melodic Death fan and fans of war and kingdom themed albums.”  9/10   Metal Temple

“Empire is a diverse, energetic listen that I would recommend to just about anyone that enjoys metal music.”  9/10 Epic Music Review

“«Empire» est un album qui m’a particulièrement plu et étonné. Autant par sa qualité sonore que par la complexité des pièces et des arrangements musicaux.”  8.5/10 Daily Rock

“Plus d’une fois les poils sur ma nuque se sont dressés lors de mes nombreuses écoutes de leur excellent album”  8.5/10   – Ondes Chocs

“Ce mélange de death, assez technique soutenu par une orchestration sans faille. La production est nickel et la qualité des musiciens est exemplaire.”  9/10   – Muzik Injection

“One of the most surprising breakout releases of the year, “In Burning Skies” is a powerhouse of a release from the new Canadian act Karkaos that goes on a whirlwind tour of all things metal.” 4/5 – Metal Underground

“In Burning Skies » est un coup de maître, un de ceux qui vous redonnent foi en un genre affaibli.”- Metal Ship

“The Tempest”, is simply a brilliant song that showcases the full potential of the band” – Blackwind Metal

“Karkaos a réussi à rallumer chez moi quelque chose que j’avais cru mort lorsque j’ai vu In Flames se convertir en Screamo/Emo/Dubstep.” – Musik Universe

“…d’une qualité irréprochable ainsi qu’incroyablement diversifiée.” – Musique d’une Nation


RIYL =  Godsmack, Alice in Chains, Tea Party, Stone Sour, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch

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Toronto Alt-Metallers BLIND RACE Offer FREE Download ‘Come And Get It’ On PureGrainAudio + Indie Week Performance At Cherry Cola Oct.16th

Toronto, ON alternative metal band BLIND RACE is offering fans a FREE download of their title track from their upcoming EP ‘Come And Get It’ exclusively on PureGrainAudio.comhere. The EP is due out on November 18, 2014 and was produced by Mike Langford whom has worked with upcoming and established artists such as Evans Blue, Parabelle, Charlie Hope, Rains, Hawksley Workman, Sloan, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck), Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Crash Karma, Art Of Dying, Rex Goudie, and Tupelo Honey plus was mastered by Chris Crerar at Toronto’s fame Metalwork Studios. The powerful, heavy, dark yet bright, five track record is inspired by the many facets of life itself with song titles such as Hypocrite, title track Come And Get It, Truth or Dare, Hopeless and Gone.

“You can be up or down, but no matter what you have to keep fighting and moving on. When someone wants to take everything away from you, they can come and get it, but that doesn’t mean they will succeed.” comments drummer Stelios Kentros.

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In additional news, BLIND RACE will be performing at this year’s Indie Week Fest in Toronto, ON on October 16th at Cherry Cola’s. For more info and tickets, please visit the following link here.

Upcoming Show Dates:

October 16 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola (Indie Week)
October 31 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli – EP Release Party on Halloween night

Track Listing: Blind Race – Come And Get It

  1. Hypocrite (3:31)
  2. Come And Get It (3:32)
  3. Hopeless (3:18)
  4. Truth Or Dare (4:38)
  5. Gone (1:41)

EP Length: 16:32


What started as two brothers and their best friend getting together for some freestyle jams and demo recordings in 2005 soon evolved into enough written material for two EPs and the birth of a new full-blown band, Blind Race, in 2007.

Drawing inspiration from their love of fast cars and the intrigue of driving them blind, as well as modern-day racial issues and the idea that we are all the same, the award nominated (Toronto Independent Music Awards: Best Live Metal Act Nomination (2012), Best Metal Act Nomination (2010)), Blind Race arrived at a name packed with meaning to match its melting pot sound.

Putting emphasis on musical identity and creativity, the then Toronto four-piece released Seeing Red in 2008, unleashed Lost in 2012 and grew to a five piece that is now ready to unveil its third EP, Come and Get It.

Going back to raw, air thrusting, 7-string powered tracks such as “Come and Get It” and “Hypocrite” to eastern influenced charismatic progressions in “Truth or Dare” and Latin derived contrasts of “Hopeless”, this EP is just the tip of the iceberg, which is the diverse style of Blind Race. All the music in this EP was written using a very simple philosophy by guitar player Costas Kentros. Just play what you feel. “With the initial riff of each song, the gates just opened and the music flowed out and created a statement for each song.  From love to hate, to truth or dare, standing your ground and those times when you just want to kill the pain with a bottle of Jack.  These songs cover our most common situations and emotions.” says Kentros.

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“Blind Race blast out sustain driven and acoustically inspired slabs of no nonsense rock, heavily influenced by 90’s masters but embed with a new energy that make them deserving of a massive following”  – Spenny Bullen

“a great connection with the audience at the Velvet Underground. The crowd got really engaged in the concert when Blind Race played their metal cover version of Elvis Presley’s ”Hound Dog;” a fine version spiced up with a little bit of heavy guitar and double pedal bass drums.” – Toronto Metal Music Examiner (Live Review)