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EPK | Press Photo | Download Album Lyrics | Download Album Cover 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 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.”

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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.

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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


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Prog Power Metallers VIATHYN Post Teaser Medley For New Album ‘Cynosure’ + Reveal Track Listing & Cover Artwork; Due Out On October 7th

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

     The hard hitting force of Calgary, AB’s progressive power metal quartet VIATHYN is being unleashed to the masses with the band’s teaser medley for their upcoming album ‘Cynosure’ due out on October 7th.

“This new album Cynosure is a culmination of several years of hard work following the release of our debut album ‘The Peregrine Way’ in 2010. We are very proud of the end result and extremely excited to share this new material with everyone! We’ve chosen a handful of passages that we feel are representative of the diversity and performances on the album and put them together into a preview medley to give our listeners a sneak peek.” comments guitarist Jacob Wright.

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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

Viathyn – Mini – Doc – The Making of Cynosure – 

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’.

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“Viathyn will instantly appeal to fans of traditional and power metal but they are much more than that. The songs have great headbanging, fist-pumping tempos, but each track also has deeply emotional and thoughtful undercurrent which warrants many listens.” – KING – Pitch Black Magazine

“It isn’t often that a band will blow away the listener with their debut album, but Viathyn does just that!” – Peter – Metal Psalter – Metal Psalter

“It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anything quite so eclectic as this band’s epic melding of the power, folk, speed, and progressive metals. They’re more alchemists than musicians, forging a new mold out of which many may be poured but few will actually fit.” – JDeathscript – Metal Call Out

“This is “Prog” metal at its finest.” – Cuz’N Mike – Heavy Metal Review

“…Viathyn have delivered a really solid, classy and mature metal album, that is as good as anything coming out of Europe these days” – JP – Metal Rules

“….This band really has their shit together, the solos are spectacular here, the sweeps are to die for, everything is good here…” – Metals Dead

“The musicianship is literally as good as it gets. It doesn’t matter which band member you would change, but the level of musical virtuosity wouldn’t get any higher.” – Poohkali – Rateyourmusic

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

• All songs performed by: Tomislav Crnkovic, Jacob Wright, Alex Kot, Dave Crnkovic
• All songs written by: Jacob Wright, Tomislav Crnkovic, Alex Kot
• Produced by: Tomislav Crnkovic
• Mixed by: Sacha Laskow
• Mastered by: Sacha Laskow
• Single released: TBD
• Available on: TBD
• CD Cover, Album Artwork
• Track Listing of Album:

 Release Date: October 7, 2014
LABEL:  Self Release
DISTRIBUTION:  Bandcamp, iTunes

Album Band Line Up: Tomislav Crnkovic, Jacob Wright, Alex Kot, Dave Crnkovic

Live Band Line Up: Tomislav Crnkovic, Jacob Wright, Alex Kot, Dave Crnkovic

2014 – Cynosure (full-length)
2010 – The Peregrine Way (full-length)
2008 – Demagogue (EP)
2006 – Demo

Shared stage with:
Stratovarius, Manegarm, Incantation, Rotten Sound, Into Eternity, Skeletonwitch

List of Tours and Festivals:
Calgary Metal Fest II (2013)
Noctis Metal Festival IV (2010)

Corporate sponsors / artist endorsements:
Alex Kot (bass) is a featured artist for NS Stick 
(not endorsed, however)