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WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Streaming New EP ‘Live Above'; Officially Out Sept 2nd; New Music Video ‘Living In Security’

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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

     Recently completing their August Summer Rumble Tour of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia with Signifier in support of their upcoming sophomore EP ‘Live Above’ produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal, Toronto, ON’s metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood are now streaming the full EP for fans at the following links below.

“We’re incredibly happy with how the pre orders are doing and with all the support received, we couldn’t wait any longer! Now you can stream and listen to the brand new EP. We’ve worked incredibly hard on these songs, and looking forward to hearing the feedback.” comments vocalist Reshaun Page.

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/where-giants-once-stood/sets/live-above-ep 

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHQu-FD2ng0 

iTunes – EP Pre-Order – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-above-ep/id907144882 

where giants once stood "live above" 24 hr stream

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.

Music Video – Living In Security (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.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zztYBohMvjY

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

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

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.facebook.com/wheregiantsoncestood

http://www.twitter.com/WGOSofficial

http://www.youtube.com/WhereGiantsOnceStood

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/where-giants-once-stood/id648026358

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-where-giants-once-stood-live-above-2014/

 

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Canadian Melodic Death Metal LAIKA Announce Winnipeg ‘Somnia’ CD Release Party; Album Out Sept 30 On Filth Regime Records

L-R – Ian Garraway – (Guitars, Back Up Vocals) –  Mike Mason (Bass) – Steve Tedham (Keys) – Jordan Dorge (Vocals) – Alex Kling – (Guitar) – Blair Garraway (Drums) – Photo Credit: Kelly Allison

     Melodic death metal band LAIKA are proud to announce they will be holding theirlocal CD release party for ‘Somnia’ (out Sept 30th via Filth Regime Records) in Winnipeg, MB on October 11th at The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street) with local support from Tyrants Demise, Mortalis, Withdrawal, and Occvlt Hand. Admission is $10 with the first 25 people in the door receive a free copy of ‘Somnia’.

“This is a momentous occasion for us all because not only are we celebrating the release of Somnia we are also celebrating 5 years as a band, we will be playing Somnia in full and a cover or two. We are absolutely thrilled to have such a stellar lineup for the evening.  Hope to see you all out for the grand celebration!” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

The band has unleashed two tracks for fans from the upcoming release ‘The Immortal’ and ‘Escalation of Terror’. Both can be heard at the following links:

“The immortal is a track that touches the subject of the capacity of human strength. How far ones willing to go and pushing that thought until it leads to loss of life or some other extreme.  Something we all witness in day to day life.  This track is one of our favorites on the album and really shows the dynamic that Laika has as a whole.” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

The Immortal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SyThK9GIow

http://www.nocleansinging.com/2014/08/14/an-ncs-premiere-laika-the-immortal/

Escalation of Terror

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIoFnY9WhkM

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3303017/laika-escalation-terror-song-premiere-exclusive/

Album Pre-Order – https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.

Driven by a thirst for evolution, LAIKA spent two years constructing and writing its upcoming full-length album, ‘Somnia’, filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. Brace yourself, as this fall; LAIKA will hit the scene hard, just like they did all those years ago.

Track Listing: Laika – Somnia
1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13)

Album Length: 40:12

For more info, please visit these following links:

http://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/LaikaOfficial

http://soundcloud.com/laika-6/

https://laikawpg.bandcamp.com/

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-laika-somnia-2014/

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Metal-Rules.com Premiere Prog Power Metallers VIATHYN’s ‘Ageless Stranger’ From Upcoming Album ‘Cynosure’ Out On October 7th

L-R: Alex Kot (Bass) | Jacob Wright (Guitar) | Tomislav Crnkovic (Vocals/Guitar) | Dave Crnkovic (Drums) – Photo Credit – Alexis Greene

     Calgary, AB’s progressive power metal quartet VIATHYN has teamed up withMetal’Rules.com for the exclusive song premiere of their new track ‘Ageless Stranger’ off their upcoming album ‘Cynosure’ due out on October 7th.

“We chose Ageless Stranger to be the opening track on our new album Cynosure because it is high energy and hard hitting. With a big chorus, relentless rhythms, and some fun shredding, we feel it is the appropriate introduction to the remaining hour of diverse musical moments you will hear on Cynosure. The lyrics are inspired by the malevolent Stephen King character Randall Flagg, who has appeared in multiple works by King such as The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, and The Dark Tower.” comments guitarist Jacob Wright.

To listen to ‘Ageless Stranger’, please visit the following link: http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/08/28/metal-rules-com-exclusive-viathyn-debut-new-song-ageless-stranger-from-cynsoure/

Album Cover - Viathyn  - Cynosure - 2014

Track Listing: Viathyn – Cynosure

1. Ageless Stranger – 7:13

2. The Coachman – 5:41

3. Edward Mordrake – 6:24

4. Shadows In Our Wake – 7:02

5. Countess of Discordia – 7:12

6. Time Will Take Us All – 7:01

7. Three Sheets To The Wind – 7:21

8. Albedo – 6:48

9. Cynosure – 9:35

Total Length: 01:04:20

Youtube Medley Stream – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3bMCIBbcA

Soundcloud Medley Stream – http://soundcloud.com/viathyn/cynosure-medley/

Viathyn – Mini – Doc – The Making of Cynosure – http://youtu.be/5XavVcQNd5s

Produced by VIATHYN‘s Tomislav Crnkovic plus mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Every Hour Kills), ‘Cynosure’ features nine epic assaulting tracks with intense guitar shredding and infectious chants that blend prog thrash, melo-death and power metal influences. With VIATHYN‘s 2010 ‘The Peregrine Way’ debut album praised for its innovative song-writing and fresh comparison to today’s power metal, it was only a matter of time for guitarist Jacob Wright to launch into song-writing mode and compose a majority of the material that would be recorded for this second full-length. Even through hindrances such as studio closings, computer crashes, losing a jam space, and a flood, VIATHYN was able to record their second album between August 2012 and February 2014. With the addition of 7-string guitars, some growl vocals, and an evolving influence, Cynosure’s songs are faster, more technical, and heavier, while maintaining a constant melodic and progressive presence.

Viathyn was formed in 2006 in Calgary, Alberta when brothers Tomislav and Dave Crnkovic (on guitar and drums respectively) joined forces with lead guitarist Jacob Wright. Having come from various influences such as Thrash, Melo-Death, and Power metal, they wrote a handful of early demo tracks to settle on an overall sound for the group. In 2008, they recorded the Demagogue EP in order to attract a permanent vocalist and bassist. Alex Kot joined on bass in 2009, and brought with him a unique playing style by using an 8-string NS stick. Tomislav took up vocal duties, and the line-up was complete. VIATHYN started playing live shows and has supported bands such as Stratovarius, Manegarm, Incantation, Rotten Sound, Into Eternity, and Skeletonwitch.

Quick Fact on band name: Playing off the word ‘Leviathan’, the guys settled on ‘Viathyn’, which has no actual definition in the English language, but when referring to the band can be taken to mean ‘progressive, melodic, grandiose, innovative and emotional’.

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.viathyn.com/

http://www.facebook.com/viathyn

http://twitter.com/Viathyn

https://soundcloud.com/viathyn

http://viathyn.bandcamp.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/viathyn/id387751994

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GearGods.net Premiere DISPARAGER Drum Playthrough For ‘Pictures'; New EP Out ‘Timeless, Ageless’

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

Brooklyn, NY’s DISPARAGER has teamed up with GeardGods.net 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: http://geargods.net/playthrough/exclusive-drum-playthrough-peter-meluso-of-disparager-is-moving-in-pictures/

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 -https://soundcloud.com/disparager/sets/timeless-ageless-ep

Song Stream – Tuesday Love – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN2J4SgT830

Song Stream – R.I.P. Bill Hicks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPEAO0FWbs

Acoustic Video – Gratitude – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVX0-2zmFqg

Lyric Video – RIP Bill Hicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVGAWd57KFs

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


For more info, please follow the band at these links:

http://disparagermusic.com/

http://www.facebook.com/disparager

http://www.twitter.com/disparagermusic

http://www.instagram.com/disparagermusic

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-disparager/

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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

 

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Decibel Mag Song Premiere EXPAIN ‘Allegiance To Pain'; New Debut Album ‘Just The Tip’ Out June 24th

 
L-R- Eric Morrison – Guitar | Daniel Brand – Vocals | Nikko Whitworth – Bass | Ryan Idris – Drums | Pat Peeve – Guitar
 
     Vancouver, BC’s mosh pit architects of tech/prog/thrash/jazz metal EXPAIN (formerly known as The Almighty Excruciating Pain) has teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the song premiere of ‘Allegiance To Pain’, the latest single from the band’s forthcoming debut album ‘Just The Tip’ set to be unleashed on Tuesday, June 24th and now available for pre-order at http://expainband.bandcamp.com. Decibel Magazine also share the band’s video cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagaine’ EXPAIN style!
 
“Hey this is Pat Peeve (guitarist) from Expain!  Welcome to our world of debauchery!  We are stoked for you guys to hear our latest track “Allegiance To Pain”. Sit back and enjoy the ride!”
 

In additional news, the band recently shared with fans a guitar / bass playthrough for their track ‘Aggressions Progression’ at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-ynhod1H8

expain - agression's progression - guitar & bass playthrough

The band is also offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of ‘Aggressions Progression’ via SMNNEWS.com –  http://www.smnnews.com/2014/05/28/expain-aggressions-progression-free-exclusive-download-on-smnnews/
 
expain - just the tip (album teaser)
 
 
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EXPAIN - Just The Tip - Album Cover

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Track Listing:
1. Bacchus
2. Aggressions Progression
3. Phoenix Writhing
4. The King
5. Don’t Worry The Worst Is Yet To Come
6. Idol Worship
7. Allegiance To Pain
8. Manatee
9. Headbang Your Head Off
10. A.T.M.
11. Eating A Beating Heart

Album Credits:
All Songs performed by – Expain
All songs written by – Expain
Produced by – Matthew Roach
Mixed by – Matthew Roach
Available on – CD+Digital

Album + Live lineup:
Daniel Brand – Vocals
Pat Peeve – Guitar
Eric Morrison – Guitar
Nikko Whitworth – Bass
Ryan Idris – Drums

About:

There’s something to be said about technology and its ability to bring musicians together and Vancouver’s Expain has Craigslist to thanks for its birth.

Mixing thrash with jazzier elements and everything in between, the band delivers music that’s energetic, diverse and thoughtful in every sense of the word. “Our music tends to be very melodic and we put a big emphasis on the songwriting, as well as the individual riffs,” says guitarist Eric Morrison.

The band’s debut album, ‘Just the Tip’, plays to its sense of humour, but also represents the beginning of a musical journey that’s not bound to stop or slow down any time soon. Writing about everything from overcoming adversity to partying hard, living in an ever-changing city and the state of today’s society as a whole, Expain has captured its true identity on record.

As Morrison explains, “We go through many different concepts on this album but I think throughout all of it there is an attempt to stay hopeful and make something positive out of difficult or unpleasant situations.”

Shared stage with:
Suffocation, Archspire, Powerman 5000, Nylithia, West Of Hell, Unleash The Archers, Mortillery, Into Eternity, Thor

Tours & Festivals:
2014 – Western Canadian Tour (BC/AB)
2013 – Western Canadian Tour (BC/AB)
2013/ 2014 – Armstrong Metal Fest
2013 – Medicine Hat Metal Fest

“Hold on to your balls, for Expain could be positioned as Canada’s next great metal export. Evidently going by their ferociously captivating debut album ‘Just The Tip’, the quintet slap together a masochistic mixture of blazing riffs, supersonic drumming, sexy solo’s and vocals so brutal it would make your last hangover as weak as Justin Bieber banging one out. Come on they mix jazz elements, that surely has to receive numerous acknowledgements, but also through the various sounds and lyric topics employed, this album is a party on it’s own” – Global Metal Apocalypse

“a band built on displaying technical skills behind the instruments. A heavy and potent mixture of thrash and jazz metal, Vancouver, Canada’s Expain is hoping to become a staple in a genre built on technical skill and speed” – Under The Gun Review

“a perfect blend of the technical and melodic, combining together to create a sound that is incredibly unique and forthright. I have listened to the album several times now, and each time I find myself enjoying some new dimension to the sound, or some new aspect of the music. It just keeps getting better.” – Vancouver Metal

“In my metal induced coma, I am inclined to say this band should not be sniffed at or trifled with, they are some serious thrash metal impresarios… For Fans Of: Uber thrash with a touch of jazz.” – All About The Rock

“Wildly diverse band that combines elements of thrash, punk, tech metal and even some jazz with an off-the-wall comedic streak.” Prog NW Metal Zone

“It’s one of the finest independently released albums I’ve ever heard in my life. From the short intro track ‘Bacchus’ all the way to the perfect closer in ‘Eating A Beating Heart,’ there’s so many quality thrashers on the disc. ‘The King’ is a personal favorite of mine as the musicianship is ridiculously tight. ‘Aggressions Progressions’ has an absolutely beautiful dueling solo section and ‘Manatee’ has a sick bass solo. Overall it’s 11 tracks of pure thrash mayhem” – Broken Neck Radio

“The band comes racing out of the gate with three dementedly heavy fist-pumpers….a promising metal act that is well worth a listen.” – Discorder (E.P.E.P Review)

“a strong mixture of early Thrash and Crossover Thrash concepts, blending them with a Melodic Death Metal sound, and plenty of energetic aggression.” – Apochs Metal Review (E.P.E.P Review)

“Don’t leave your children alone with The Almighty Excruciating Pain” – Metal Sucks (E.P.E.P Review)

For more info, please visit the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/Expainmetal

https://soundcloud.com/expmetal

Album Pre-Order – https://expainband.bandcamp.com/

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-expain-just-the-tip-2014/

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