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Montreal, QC – May 12, 2010

Cancer Strikes Special Ops – US Tour Dates Postponed

Due to the unfortunate news from the Special Ops infantry, the Montreal rock quartet has issued the following statement:
“It comes with great sadness to announce to our fans, friends & family that our bassist Waldo Thornhill’s battle with cancer continues. Due to this matter, we will be postponing our current US tour dates but will be performing our upcoming Canadian dates. Bassist and good friend of Special Ops, Matt Mullet has been asked to substitute while Thornhill undergoes treatment.”

In 2008, Thornhill was previously diagnosed and conquered cancer, which led to Special Ops current recording “Through The Heart of The Infidel” that they are currently on tour presented by to promote for its release on May 25th on Thorny Bleeder Records.

* Special Ops will be at the Thorny Bleeder Showcase June 5th in Vancouver at The Shark Club with label mates Quartered and Black Hat Villain.

Tour Dates:
May 12, 2010     Bryan, TX     Stafford Main Street – postponed
May 13, 2010     Forth Worth, TX      Toppers Sports Bar – postponed
May 14, 2010     Houston, TX     The Jet Lounge – postponed
May 18, 2010     Phoenix, AZ     Jugheads – early Show – postponed
May 18, 2010     Scottsdale, AZ     Mardi Gras – late show – postponed
May 19, 2010     Pacific Beach, CA      710 Beach Club – postponed
May 22, 2010     Torrance, CA     The Crest Bar & Grill – postponed
June 4, 2010     Everett, WA
June 5, 2010     Vancouver, BC     *The Shark Club – Thorny Bleeder Showcase
June 8, 2010     Vancouver, BC
June 9, 2010     Vancouver, BC
June 10, 2010     Fraser Valley, BC
June 11, 2010     Kamloops, BC
June 12, 2010     Okanagan, BC
June 15, 2010     Calgary, BC
June 16, 2010     Grande Prairie, AB
June 17, 2010     Edmonton, AB
June 18, 2010     Edmonton, AB
June 19, 2010     Lethrbridge, AB
June 22, 2010     Moose Jaw, AB
June 23, 2010     Saskatoon, SK
June 24, 2010     Brandon, MB
June 25, 2010     Winnipeg, MB
June 26, 2010     Fargo, ND
June 30, 2010     Thunder Bay, ON
July 1, 2010     Thunder Bay, ON
July 2, 2010     Sault Ste Marie, ON
July 3, 2010     Subdbury, ON
July 7, 2010     Oshawa, ON
July 8, 2010     Rochester, NY
July 9, 2010     St. Catharines, ON
July 10, 2010     Toronto, ON

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Special Ops – Through The Heart of The Infidel – 2010 (Thorny Bleeder Records)
Release Date: Digital – April 27, 2010 | Physical – May 25, 2010
Tour Dates – Click Here

(Winner for Best Rock Video at 2009 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards)

“Incredible album! It’s a dynamic audio attack that is fueled by the deep tones of a solid rhythm unit coupled with a dazzling display of musicality from a number of genres, such as the jazzy interlude within the song “Amber”. Special Ops “Through the Heart of an Infidel” is a vibrant and vital album to be added to everyone’s playlist, ya gotta check them out live when they storm through your area!- CHUO 89.1 FM – Metal Canvas

“If straight up rock is your thing then Special Ops is a band you should keep in mind. The band’s third release is a lesson for any rock band thinking of changing style – rock still reigns supreme.” Skunk Magazine

“All in all ‘Through The Heart of the Infidel’ is a solid album, one that deserves attention from fans of Rock, Metal and all their various subgenres.” 8/ 10 – Confront Magazine

“”Multi-faceted” is the best term to define Special Ops, because they can do damn near anything they want, and do it well…expert drumming from Clarence Mcgillacutty….“Amber” allows bassist Waldo Thornhill to steal the show during the opening, with his pumping lead.” – HardRock Haven

“A band making metal music with all the best elements of contagious rhythm, heavy beats and distorted guitars.” – Glasswerk (UK)

“The sonic assault begins right from the first track ‘H.M.’, a driving piece of metal mayhem that gets your head bangin’ and feet stompin.” – Fazer Magazine

2. Snakebite
3. Hard Ass
4. What You Did Today
5. Amber
6. Pressure ft. Sport D [MP3]
7. Monster In Me
8. Full Circle
9. Sweet Accessory
10. Anthem of Deceit
• All songs written by Special Ops
• Produced by Glen Robinson worked on albums with (Voivod, The Ramones, ACDC, Gwar, Queensryche)
• Recorded at Uplift Studios by Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope, Monarchy)
– Engineered and Additional Production – (Drum editing, Bass and Guitar tracking)
• Single released “PRESSURE”