Posts Tagged ‘prog’

Wow! Yes, this is what I said, when I started listening to The Body Politic, as their latest ep “Egressor” comes at you like a locomotive engine, yet puts you at ease with their melodic vocals and melodic guitars. http://www.explicitlyintense.com/reviews/cd-review/the-body-politic-egressor/

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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

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-viathyn-cynosure-2014-release-date-october-7-2014/

http://www.extrememetal.tv/the-body-politic–egressor.html

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RIYL: Periphery, Bring Me The Horizon, Protest The Hero

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Photo – L-R – Rob Wilkinson – Keyboards – Matt Aasen – Guitar – Sam Britton – Vocals- Dan Montgomery – Guitar – Jesse Janzen – Bass/Vocals – Spencer Bowman – Drums – Photo Credit – Evan Nixon

THE BODY POLITIC Perform Vancouver’s RAIN CITY THROWDOWN Presented By Cariboo Brewing Sept 27th; New EP ‘Egressor’ Out Sept. 16th; Performing At Beaver Fest Aug. 29th

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Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse THE BODY POLITIC are proud to announce they will performing at this year’s third annual Rain City Throwdown in Vancouver, BC presented by Cariboo Brewing on September 27th at the Rickshaw Theatre.

“Rain City Throwdown will definitely be a highlight of our fall touring season. We’ve been friends with the guys in Take The Earth Beneath Us for a couple of years now, and we’re happy to be a part of their hometown comeback show. Quartered is unleashing their EP to local fans that night as well, which we are really looking forward to. Vancouver is one of our homes away from home, so we’re eager to go back and see some friendly faces!” comments drummer Spencer Bowman.

Event Details:

September 27 at 7:30pm

Rickshaw Theatre
254 E. Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1P1
Ticket info/etc

Last week, THE BODY POLITIC released a guitar playthrough video onGunShyAssassin.com for ‘Armature’, the first single off their new EP ‘Egressor’due out on September 16, 2014. 

To watch the video please visit, the following link: http://gunshyassassin.com/exclusive/the-body-politic-exclusive-playthrough-video-armature/

the body politic - armature [guitar playthrough]

Guitarist Matt Aasen comments:

“Dan and I had a blast with this playthrough! I’m so excited to have an opportunity to showcase some of the guitar work from ‘Egressor’. Since we have six members, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the individual parts of our songs – especially when each of us is playing something different! Armature is the best example of the kind of musicianship you should expect from the rest of Egressor.”

In additional news, the band will be performing at this year’s Beaver Fest in Valley View, AB on August 29th alongside Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Comeback Kid and many more. For more info, please visit the following link:http://www.raisedfistproductions.com/event/beaverfest-2014-featuring-protest-hero-silverstein-comeback-kid-gob-mounties-agonist-night-seeker-funk-hunters-delhi-2-dublin-many/

The EP is now available in various pre-order packages on Bandcamp here that includes t-shirts, iphone covers and other apparel.

Lyric Video ‘Armature': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52IHxr7UuEI 

the body politic - "armature" official lyric video

Free download of ‘Armature’ at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/the-body-politic-armature-free-song-download-exclusive-world-premiere 

About:

Taking their name from a Clive Barker short story and shifting gears from jazz (which most of the members studied at Vancouver Island University) to progressive metal, the band combine poly-metric grooves, aggressive screams and soaring vocal melodies to push the boundaries of modern metal music with technically impressive musicianship to follow up their 2011 debut album ‘All Too Human’ (also available for free download at the following link http://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com/). Their emotionally charged songs incorporate an element of playfulness that has lead THE BODY POLITIC to stand out in a vast metal crowd and to perform opening slots for Tesseract, Protest The Hero and Scale The Summit plus multiple Western Canadian tours with their evolution.

EP Cover - Body Politic - Egressor - 2014

1. Vitam Agere (2:18)

2. Armature (4:12)

3. All Hands (4:53)

4. Swing For The Fences (4:05)

5. Colqhoun (4:13)

6. Irradiate (4:56)

EP Length: 24:39

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.bodypoliticband.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thebodypolitic

http://www.twitter.com/bodypoliticband

http://www.youtube.com/thebodypoliticband

http://instagram.com/thebodypolitic

EP Pre-Order – https://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com/merch

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-body-politic-egressor-2014/

 

http://damnationmag.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/album-review-the-body-politic-egressor/

http://hellbound.ca/2014/08/protokult-beer-heaven/

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

RIYL = Deftones, Thrice, Junius, Neurosis, Isis, Defeater, Modern Life Is War, Refused, Fugazi

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Buy Links: Disparager.bandcamp.comiTunes  |Amazon |CD Baby

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

 Viathyn.com | Facebook Twittter @ Viathyn Reverbnation

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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.

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

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

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 – 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 

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-viathyn-cynosure-2014-release-date-october-7-2014/ 

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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
CATOLOG # – TBA
UPC CODE # – TBA

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

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

Discography:
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 http://www.stick.com/artists/playersgallery/ 
(not endorsed, however)

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