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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)
 
 
Upcoming Show Dates:
 

EXPAIN - Just The Tip - Album Cover

[Download Album Lyrics]

[Download Album Cover]

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/

http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-iii/gma-vol169

http://www.rocknheavy.com/albuns/review-psychotic-gardening-hymnosis

http://allabouttherock.co.uk/expain-just-tip/

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

R.I.Y.L. – Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Cradle of Filth, Behemoth, Skeletonwitch

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EPK | High Res Press Photo | Album Lyrics – Mordrake – 2014 | Download Mordrake Album Cover

Montreal’s HOLLOW Post Full Album Stream For ‘Mordrake’; New Music Video ‘Landscape’

L-R – Blake “Blaac” Lemieux (Drums)| Eddy “Snow” Levitsky (Bass)| Jeff “Mott” Macdermott (Vocals) |on table Dave “Cadaver” Gagné (Guitar)

    Unleashing their debut full length ‘Mordrake’ just last week on May 30th, Montreal, QC melodic death metal band Hollow has posted a full album stream on Youtube at the following link.

“Here is ‘Mordrake’ for all to enjoy! Listen, comment and share because nothing is worth more to us than your opinions.” – Hollow

Full Album Stream – Hollow – Mordrake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqGuztWObV8

hollow - mordrake 2014 (full album)

‘Mordrake’ is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp with a limited edition Hate T-Shirt designed by Bob Skelton, the acclaimed airbrush artist responsible for the band’s corpse-paint. Produced at Uplift Studios by Kevin Jardine (Slaves On Dope) and co-produced by Dan Lauzon (Entropy) and Hollow, the debut is the follow up to the band’s 2010 EP ‘Cynoptic Eschaton’ and features 12 extreme tracks all recorded with an unique analogue approach. Without the use of any triggers, midi or copy/paste editing, the album showcases live off the floor performances that bring a breath of fresh air into an over-compressed and digital world of today’s recordings. Since 2009, Hollow has been conquering audiences across Québec and Ontario with their unique look and high-energy stage performances, which has seen them perform at festivals such as Heavy MTL and Trois Rivieres Metal Fest plus share the stage with names such as Voivod, Suffocation, Sword, Jungle Rot, Blackguard, The Agonist,1349, Tyr, Orphaned Land, Aborted, Augury and many more.

Hollow comments:

Well, it’s finally the time to unleash our first full-length album MORDRAKE upon the masses and melt your heads with this powerhouse. We slaved over this beauty for a little more than a year now and we fine-tuned every little detail for you to enjoy.

 

 

Get it, put on your headphones, and immerse yourself in the madness, the ecstasy, the chasm of our hearts and souls. Take an hour off from the world and delve into it to experience the pure labor of love we now offer you all.

 

 

We sincerely hope you’ll get your fill of metal from this and that it stays in your musical rotation for a long, long time, for this album is dedicated to you all, without which Hollow would have no reason to be.

 

 

With much satisfaction and pride,

 

 

Snow
CaDaver
Blaac 
Mott

 

 

Hails!

Landscape (Music Video) – http://youtu.be/-s7DCmwXkI8

hollow - landscape [official music video]

Iscariot (Lyric Video) – http://youtu.be/MPajBXzmDgc

 

Hate (Song Stream) – http://youtu.be/B_GFh5woSAM

“Clad in black and painted in ghostly, skeletal white and gray, Montreal’s Hollow is one of North America’s most deceptively original and subversive underground metal acts today. Exploiting the surface aesthetics of black metal, the band surprises with an abundance of musical diversity and depth.” – Metal Underground

 “A primer on how extreme metal ought to sound: adventurous, expansive, daring, and heroic.” – Metal Underground

“Hollow show a lot of versatility and excellent chops on a very promising debut effort.” – About.com Heavy Metal

Mordrake is simply remarkable, one of the most promethean debuts in a long time and certainly within death metal this year, though Hollow have a sound and presence which you cannot confine to a single genre or singular mind-set. A brilliant album from a brilliant band” – Ring Master Review

 

“At first listen, I knew this band was a step ahead of the pack. These guys are tight as hell, and create an intense atmosphere with their brutal approach to metal…For only having one guitarist, they’ve certainly got the right one – this dude shreds!!! Hot damn. And of course, as for vocal delivery, you get it all on this album. Nice high black metal-eque screaming, demonic harmonies, and intense gutteral death metal growls.

 

All of these guys are above average musicians on their own, which is blatantly evident when listening to them play as a band. I would jump at the opportunity to see Hollow play live, and if they’re coming to play near you, I advise you do the same. But more importantly, if you’re a black metal fan, get yourself a copy of Mardrake when it comes out on May 30th.” – Counter Culture Nerd

 

“Mordrake par Hollow. Opus quintessencié annonçant un départ en force pour la formation de Montréal. Voilà ce que dégage le nouvel album de Hollow. Les douze pistes de cet enregistrement forment un tout et entraînent l’auditeur dans un univers à la fois sombre et fascinant. Ce premier album complet était fort anticipé et vaut son pesant d’or…. Que se soit la justesse, la production, la composition, l’ambiance générale, chacun peut y trouver son petit bonheur (pas trop, il faut rester grim) avec Mordrake. Avec une base et un nom très solides, Hollow fait déjà ses preuves et sait montrer qu’il ne peut que continuer d’évoluer pour le mieux. Procurez-vous l’album et allez voir une performance live du groupe; vous n’allez pas vouloir arrêter de les encourager!” – Musik Universe

“Hollow nous donne ici un album complet, très ambiancé, progressif, heavy et lourd mais à la fois mélodique et complexe.  Pour un première album, Hollow a mis la barre haute, voire même très haute, que ça sois du côté des ambiances ou des cœurs éparpiller ici et là dans toute les pièces de l’album ou bien de tous les instruments réunis, on as le droit ici a des compositions de haute qualité.” – Quebec Metal

“Orchestration majestueuse.  Un piano nous proposant une belle déferlante de notes.  Riff heavy speed et voix alternant le death et le black comme si Fleshgod Apocalypse avait laissé une trace de souffre de son passage sur le nouveau continent.  Break orchestral et solo de guitare très technique et rapide.  Ca décoiffe !” – Muzik Injection

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[Album Lyrics – Mordrake - 2014]

[Download Mordrake Album Cover]

Track Listing:
1.Lament Configuration
2. Cryptic Howling
3. A New Life
4. Landscape
5. Iscariot
6. Sunriser
7. Vlad
8. Anomie
9. Snow
10. Birth
11. Hate
12. Death

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Hollow
• All songs written by: Hollow
• Produced by: Kevin Jardine, Dan Lauzon & Hollow
• Mixed by: Kevin Jardine
• Mastered by: Kevin Jardine

HOLLOW ARE:
Snow – Bass
Cadaver – Guitar
Mott – Vocals
Blaac – Drums

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.hollowofficial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hollowcanada

https://twitter.com/hollowmontreal

http://hollowcanada.bandcamp.com

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/mordrake/id883373245

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-hollow-mordrake-2014/

Shared Stage with:
VOÏVOD, SUFFOCATION, SWORD, JUNGLE ROT, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, BLACKGUARD, THE AGONIST, BEYOND CREATION,  MARDUK, 1349, TYR, ORPHANED LAND, KEEP OF KALESSIN, SUIDAKRA, PSYCROPTIC, ABORTED, PATHOLOGY, AUGURY, EINHERJER, CRIMSON SHADOWS, OPRHANED LAND

Festivals:
Heavy MTL
Trois Rivieres Metal Fest

Artist Endorsements:
NOMADES Bass Cabs (http://www.arsenalmusical.com/)

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

R.I.Y.L. – Thrash/Death/Punk, Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Municipal Waste

 
MetalUnderground Premiere EXPAIN Guitar/Bass Playthrough Video For ‘Aggressions Progression’; Upcoming Album ‘Just The Tip’ Out June 24th
 
 
      The days are inching near for the release of EXPAIN‘s (formerly known as The Almighty Excruciating Pain) debut album ‘Just The Tip’ set to be unleashed on Tuesday, June 24th. The Vancouver, BC comedic blenders of tech/prog/thrash/jazz metal are sharing with fans their new guitar / bass playthrough video premiered via MetalUnderground.com featuring guitarists Pat Peeve and Eric Morrison with bassist Nikko Whitworth at the following link:

MetalUnderground.com – Video Premiere – Guitar / Bass Playthrough – http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=103397

expain - agressions 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)
 
In additional news, EXPAIN recently performed on May 31st on Vancouver concert promoter The Invisible Orange’s 5th anniversary metal cruise.
 
Here are some great pics from that event on the band’s facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/kwx2lhm and VancouverMetal.net with review – http://vancouvermetal.net/2014/06/03/metal-cruise-2014/
 
Upcoming Show Dates:
 

EXPAIN - Just The Tip - Album Cover

[Download Album Lyrics]

[Download Album Cover]

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

“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

“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/

http://www.extrememetal.tv/psychotic-gardening–hymnosis.html

http://www.metallian.com/news0614.php#demoreviews

https://darksoulsunited.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/hollow-mordrake-self-released/