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Montreal, QC – September 18, 2014

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Press Photo – L-R = Riley Cobb (Bass) | Tommy Holt (Guitar/Vocals) | Brady Side (Guitar) | Trevor Cobb (Drums)  – Photo Credit: Paige Woodbury

THRONE OF VENGEANCE Announce Nominations At Calgary’s 8th Annual Beer Core Awards

Throne of Vengeance, Calgary’s favourite sons of rocking metal are proud to announce their multiple nominations at this year’s 8th annual Calgary Beer Core Awards including Best CD/ Album for their latest release ‘Live Evil’ and Best song for ‘Hands Tied’, which is about a close friend’s imprisonment for a victimless crime and how corrupt the judicial system torments and beats souls senseless. TOV has posted video performing the track at this year’s Calgary Metal Fest –

“The Calgary Beercore Awards are upon us and we need your votes! We are very excited to be a part of the 8th annual CBC Awards with nominations in 8 different categories like Best Album, Best Video, Best Song, Best Rock Band, Best Singer and my favorite category… Worst Band Name!” says drummer Trevor Cobb. “The awards show is the one night a year when all of us ‘greasy’ metal heads, rockers, and punk rockers dress up to the nines and look dapper as F&%K! It’s one hell of a celebration so take a second out of your day and vote for your favorite bands.”

To vote for TOV in the following categories, please visit the following link:

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Best Guitar

Best Bass

Best Stage Performance

Best Rock/Rockabilly/Horror Band

Best Overall Band

Best CD – Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil

Best Song – Throne of Vengeance – Hands Tied

Worst Band Name

The Calgary Beer Core Awards will be hosted at Dicken’s (1000-9th Avenue) on September 27th, Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at door. For more info, please visit

About: The Calgary Beer Core was founded by Mark Russell with the goal to get more exposure to Calgary’s great, but ultimately hidden underground music talent. Along with a handful of bands and a lot of work, the Calgary Beer Core has grown into Calgary’s premiere promoter of Hardcore, Rock, Punk, Metal,you name it.The Calgary Beer Core has striven to give back, not just to the music community, but Calgary as a whole. Yearly events like Rock for Tots and partnerships with the interfaith food bank have allowed them to give back to Calgary.

The Calgary Beer Core is also behind the one and only Beer Core Awards, an annual Awards Show that pays tribute to Calgary’s great live acts. Once a year, bands all hope to win the highly prized “Corey” as voted on by their peers.

About TOV: Bridging the gap between metal and rock with help from dual guitar harmonies, pounding drum lines and wide-ranging vocal harmonies, Calgary’s Throne of Vengeancereleased their EP ‘Live Evil’ on October 19, 2013 that echoes the band’s signature thrash-tinged rock.

‘Live Evil’ is “a collection of songs based on our experiences in the last two years, covering everything from a close friend’s imprisonment for a victim-less crime to the realization of humanity’s demise to the contrast between good and evil and life and death,” says drummer Trevor Cobb.

“If there’s anything we would like people to take away from the record, it’s that you should be your own person, do what makes you happy, be aware of your world and be real. We have the power to control our own destiny. Together, we are more powerful than any world leader.”

Having shared the stage with numerous legends over the years, including Kill Devil Hill, 3 Inches Of Blood and Steven Pearcy of RATT, Throne of Vengeance is ready to take things to a whole new level with Live Evil. Are you ready for a major ‘bangover’?

Music video ‘Live Evil’

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Soundcloud – Live Evil –

Soundcloud – Black Eye – 

Video – Black Eye –

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Track Listing: Throne of Vengeance – Live Evil
1.    Black Eye (4:10)
2.    All In The Way (4:22)
3.    Hands Tied (3:32)
4.    Live Evil (4:58)
5.    Terminal Velocity (4:26)
6.    Impact (From The Top Of The World) (5:55)
7.    Congregate (As One) (4:10)
Total Time: 31:33

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What the press is saying:

Highlight: #6 on Top 10 – June 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #11 on May 2014 – Top 20 Loud Charts – Canadian College Radio – (Earshot)

Highlight: #11 on April 2014 Top 20 Loud Charts – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)

Highlight: #12 on March 2014 Top 20 Loud Charts – Canadian College Radio – (Earshot)

Highlight: #5 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)

Highlight: #6 on Top 10 - For The Week Ending: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)

Highlight: #4 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)

Highlight: #9 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)

“Calgary metal band Throne of Vengeance rule the local rock scene with heart and soul…Recorded with Emmy-winning producer Paul Sabu, who recorded the band’s 2011 debut Flesh Engine and has worked with such names as David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Shania Twain and Prince, it captures Throne of Vengeance’s sound in a huge, warm and oh-so slick way. It’s all pro from the get-go.” – Calgary Herald

“the record follows their 2009 EP Toxic Black Cloud and 2011’s Flesh Engine and delivers the thrash-tinged classic metal for which the quartet is renowned.”  – Beatroute

“One of the keys to Throne Of Vengeance’s energy and drive lies in their passion…masters of their own domain…Their work is solid and I recommend you check them out” – Beatroute Magazine

“Calgary has an amazing music scene, and in my opinion, if you want to listen to great metal music in this city, this is the band that you need to see.” – X92.9 FM

“The band have hit the sweet spot of heaviness and melody that is hard to find. They have had a considerable amount of local success and LIVE EVIL will help them continue to build on that…this piece is rock solid release with excellent production and a good mix and balance of the instruments. The band tapped Paul Sabu (Only Child, ex-Malice) and countless production credits of big name artists like Alice Cooper. The songs range from mid-tempo to quite a bit faster, songs like ‘Hands Tied’ almost creeping almost in that power metal speed zone. The quartet use some gang-vocals a bit to back up vocalist Tommy. The band also will throw in a hint of acoustic guitar once in a while as well adding to the rock end of the spectrum.” – Metal-Rules

“…they joyously pay homage to their influences while creating their own distinctive sound…there are no lowlights and no filler tracks – each song is a mighty entity unto itself and worthy of your ears.” – Extreme Metal Television

“Whether you are a die-hard metal fan, or prefer rock n’ roll, Throne of Vengeance is the perfect blend of both… a great album to put on if you’re going to get together with friends, have a barbecue and drink beer. It feels like a summer album, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in feel-good thrash rock.” – Vancouver Metal

“The band is perfect for fans of classic metal such as Dio, Iron Maiden and Megadeth.” – Canadian Music News

““Live Evil” features seven hard rock songs including my two favourites, “Live Evil” and “Terminal Velocity”. One thing that I really enjoy about this album is that guitar reminds me of classic metal. You can feel the passion and drive in the songs.” – Canadian Beats

“Their shows are energetic, well-attended and the crowd absolutely loves them…I’ll babysit those maniacs anytime!..One of the few metal bands out there who are 100% convincing in that they genuinely LOVE what they do, and it shows.” – Philly Roach, Owner/Operator – The Distillery Rock & Roll Ballroom, Calgary

Originally posted on Canadian Beats:

By: Jenna Melanson

Calgary based rock/blues musician, Matt Blais has released his latest music video for his song, “Running” which was filmed during his time in Los Angeles for MUSEXPO earlier in the year. The video was directed by Matt Schichter.

On top of this release, Matt will be in Toronto recording his winning song, “Fire from the Spark” with Sam Roberts on September 23/24 after winning the My Song for Change contest presented by Make Music Matther, for more info:

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Montreal, QC – September 15, 2014


RIYL  = Sam Roberts, Matt Mays, The Arkells, The Trews, Joel Plaskett, Wide Mouth Mason, Big Sugar, Sloan, Tragically Hip

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Calgary’s Blues Rockman Matt Blais Premiere’s New Music Video ‘Running’ On VEVO 

     Calgary, AB rock blues musician Matt Blais is proud to premiere his latest music video ‘Running’ filmed during his time in Los Angeles for MUSEXPO earlier this year and directed by Matt Schichter.

“A music video is just another means of creative expression. For “Running” we wanted to tell a story that would add to the message of the song. I think we achieved some really beautiful images.” comments Blais.

To view the video, please visit the following link: 

running - matt blais

In additional news, Blais will be in Toronto recording his winning song “Fire from the Spark” with Sam Roberts on September 23/ 24 after winning the My Song For Change contest presented by Make Music Matter. (Info here:

Show Dates:

Touring across Canada for most of 2014 and 2013 with performances at Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Alberta Beach Fest, Canal Flats in BC, Calgary’s Blankfest III, the Calgary Stampede Fest and showcasing this year at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles, Blais has gained strong comparisons to artists such as Sam Roberts, Matt Mays and Joel Plaskett. Blending elements of fiery rock and roll with smooth vintage soul blues, Blais has formed a sound so uniquely his own that one can’t help but become emotionally charged. The combination of his high energy live show and a passion for song writing is Blais’ formula for success, which thus far has been very well received by critics and the audiences in Canada and beyond that continue to grow in number.

The Heartbeat – Album Stream –   

Music Video – Goodbye Sunshine –

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Track Listing – The Heartbeat

1. Running
2. Guilty Heart
3. Headed Back to You
4. Goodbye Sunshine
5. All I’ve Got to Lose
6. Looking At You Now
7. Always
8. Get Out
9. I Wanna Love You
10. Set the City On Fire

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“Frontman Matt Blais knows how to work a crowd and he is far from afraid of showing off his talents.” – The Scene Magazine (Live Review – Indie Week 2013)

“Over the past five years, Matt Blais has been generating a catalogue of material that is both emotive and relatable. His passionate live performances demonstrate eagerness to create heartfelt songs and nowhere is more evident than on his newest album, The Heartbeat, where a poetic personality fuses with growing life experience.” – Beatroute AB

“The name Matt Blais is a familiar one to those in the Calgary, Alberta music scene. Well known as talented and respected musician, Matt likes to break musical moulds, mixing rock, blues and soul for a sound all his own…I sat with what might be described as a “perma-grin” as he effortlessly played to every person in the room that night. A natural born entertainer, Matt is the real deal, and if it’s an entertainer you’re looking for all you have to do is follow The Heartbeat.” – The Portal Magazine

“…he is rock ‘n’ roll. And has been for some time, now, becoming a fave staple on the western Canadian scene, fronting his melodic barroom blues rock band, that calls on the jukebox of classic rock influences – many of who are in said club (the 27 club) – while making it distinctively his own….And crowds have shown him a great deal of love over the past several years, with Blais and band packing rooms across the Prairies and gaining notoriety by performing during Calgary’s Juno Fest shows in 2008 and winning local talent showcases such as the AMP Radio Rockstar competition.” – Calgary Herald

“Blais uses heavily-charged emotional lyrics as well as a gritty band behind him to produce a blues-slash-rock sounds, which has been commended by many local media sources. His sound is highlighted by a sometimes raspy voice, which helps to fill the total appearance of the band.” – Grande Prairie Herald

Matt’s newest release, “The Heartbeat”, is packed with emotionally driven rock and roll that possesses a nostalgic presence that will fill the listener’s head with a sound that is not usually found in today’s music scene…What makes him and this song (Running) unique is his ability to create a vintage sound that is of his own with lyrics that fully compliment the song as a whole. Matt instantly catches the listener’s ear with an addictive chorus.” –


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Montreal, QC – September 15, 2014

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Jazz Thrash Architects EXPAIN Premiere New Music Video ‘Aggressions Progression’ On
Debut Album ‘Just The Tip’ Out Now

L-R – Daniel Brand – Vocals | Nikko Whitworth – Bass | Ryan Idris – Drums | (laying across couch) Pat Peeve – Guitar | Eric Morrison – Guitar – Photo Credit: Samantha Mayne

     Vancouver, BC jazz thrash architects EXPAIN has teamed up with for the premiere of their latest video ‘Aggressions Progression’, which features clips from the band’s performance earlier this summer on local concert promoter The Invisible Orange‘s Metal Cruise. 
“Expain is super excited to share this video with you guys!   This footage is from one of our favourite gigs to date.  The crazy people at “The Invisible Orange” actually let us play our tunes on a cruise boat.  Fortunately no one drowned and we had a fuckin blast!  Enjoy!” comments guitarist Pat Peeve.
The video is in support of their debut album ‘Just The Tip‘ released on June 24th and available at the band’s Bandcamp.
To check out the video, please visit the following link:
aggressions progression video by expain
Upcoming Show Dates:

November 13 – Red Room Ultra Bar – Vancouver, BC w/ Onslaught, Artillery, Striker

December 6 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC (Diecember Fest #6 w/ Burning Ghats, Ogroem, The Villain Avian Symphony, M16, Neck of The Woods, Skull Vultures, The Hallowed Catharsis)

Birthed out of the womb of Craigslist, where members found one another, EXPAIN delivers music that’s energetic, diverse and thoughtful in every sense of the word.  Playing to its sense of humour, ‘Just The Tip’ also represents the beginning of a musical journey that’s not bound to stop or slow down any time soon.  With its lyrical content showcasing 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. Ranging in influences from progressive tech to thrash groovy jazz (check out their guitar bass playthrough video ‘Aggressions Progression’, you’ll see what ‘Just The Tip’ has to offer with a flick of a volume knob!
Full Album Stream EXPAIN – ‘Just The Tip’ at the following links:
Bandcamp + Album Order:

expain: allegiance to pain

EXPAIN video cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ –
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EXPAIN - Just The Tip - Album Cover

Track Listing: EXPAIN – Just The Tip
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

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“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

“…the material on the album is certainly some of the most unique and entertaining music that I have encountered in a while…every single element, and every single moment on Just the Tip contains something unique for the listener to discover, and like the name of the album suggests, every subsequent listen to the album makes one realise that one has merely discovered just the tip of the iceberg with the whole host of things going on.” – Heavy Metal Tribune

“…this group takes various elements of their influences – which includes punk, jazz, classical, world, pop, and even country – and melds them into some serious stunning thrash metal.” – Pure Grain Audio

“For some parts it reminds me of the instrumental genius of latter Annihilator/Jeff Waters’ material…” – Brutalism

“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)



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Montreal, QC – September 10, 2014

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R.I.Y.L. – Arkona, Windir, Nightwish, Turisas, Skyforger

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Beer Loving Prog Folk Metal PROTOKULT Announce Ontario Show Dates In Support of New Album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ + Music Video ‘Get Me A Beer!’


Top L-R: Dawid Slowiak (Bass) – Mike Matveev (Drums),  Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Photo Credit: Danielle Griscti

     Beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT are proud to announce they will be performing the following Ontario show dates opening for Cauldron in Oshawa on October 10th, playing Metal Divas Fest in Toronto on November 29th and supporting Skull Fist in St. Catharines on December 6th.

Upcoming dates:

October 10 - Oshawa, ON – Diezel Room – w/ Cauldron, AxMinister, Basalisk, Kryptokultus – Show Details

November 29 - Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Metal Divas Fest

December 6 - St. Catharines, ON – Mikado Lounge w/ Skull Fist, Last Scattering, Manacle

The Eastern European transplants now residing in Toronto, ON released their sophomore album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ on August 8th with their single ‘Get Me A Beer!’ pleasing beer fans around the globe. This follow up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’ has a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, the album captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of twelve entirely new compositions, and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. The band unites their diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for headbangers everywhere.

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Get Me A Beer! – Music Video – 

protokult - get me a beer! (official music video)

Track Listing: Protokult – No Beer In Heaven

1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)
2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)
3. My Father’s Word (5:49)
4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)
5. Sol Intention (4:39)
6. Edge of Time (5:28)
7. Sanctuaries (2:04)
8. Desert Scourge (4:31)
9. Gorale (4:15)
10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)
11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)
12. Water of Life (8:46)

Total Length: (56:12)

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“they’ve got a good sense of humor, and they sound top-notch” – Metal Sucks
“boozy blast of heathen prog” – Team Rock 
“Le metal a du talent.”  – Metal France
“If you’d like a taste of the brew Protokult has on tap, check out the eclectic, hoppy folk thrasher “Get Me a Beer”. Indeed this mix of traditional folk, thrash metal, death metal, and other genres will have you stomping your feet and drinking too fast.`- Yell Magazine
“The rousing opening track “Get Me A Beer” is alcohol-fueled folk metal with similarities to bands like Korpiklaani, but they have many other facets… It’s an extremely diverse album” – Heavy Metal.
“Ah this album was a pleasure to review. So many albums are a slog to get through, but I was sorry when No Beer In Heaven ended…All the band are excellent musicians and you can hear their joy at playing their music. Ekaterina Pvatlova brings another dimension to the band too; her vocals are nothing you’ve heard in metal before, and I love the touch she brings with the woodwind instruments…I love the track “Get Me A Beer” – it could be marketed as a cure for depression. Elsewhere, the contrast between folk and metal works very harmoniously: heavy and uplifting at the same time. Joyous stuff! The band also have a good sense of humour, and while they can be serious, this is an enjoyable life-affirming album to listen to, which is as it should be. Our lives are brief; we should try and enjoy our spell on this earth! I love the album artwork and presentation too. This is a band the world needs to hear more of. Highly recommended! – Hellbound
“a superb album. Protokult gives folk-metal a new nice dimension. Their progressive folk-metal approach is a very delicious one. Don’t let the ‘beer-titles’ fool you, the band goals are far beyond beer-humpaa. They’re far more serious, despite of the sometimes quite merry tunes. This is one of the best folk-metal albums I’ve heard this year” –
“Protokult is a colourful collective, made up of four guys and a lady…It is a versatile album…progressive twists and turns in the songs and surprising approaches.” – Lords of Metal
“The very second I started to listen to No Beer In Heaven and “Get Me A Beer” came on I was instantly hooked. Instantly Protokult kills it with a killer opening riff that is a combination of electric guitar and synthesizer. “Get Me A Beer” has one of the wildest mix of genres and styles that I have heard in quite some time.” – Kingston Music Reviews
“Let’s mark the list down, shall we: Awesome Folk music spanning different areas of sound and direction, check! Creative and art work based around an old fashioned beer hall, check! And last, but certainly not least, BEER themed music!!!!.” – Metal Temple
“Folk and metal comes together in a epic way with Protokult. The mix is perfect for the party and other festivity’s that needs a nice kick in the ass, like a metal heads funeral. Hooks, beer and the ever changing change ups makes this LP one for the books.” Tommy Tee – The Metal Factory on Insane Realm
“Although PROTOKULT is a Canadian-based group, the members come from various backgrounds (Polish, Irish, Russian, Czech) and the result is a marvellous mix of Canadian and international forces. The goal is to unite these cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for head-bangers everywhere.” – Demented Magazine
“Most bands go on the road to promote the CD and encourage fans to buy it but this album would actually encourage me to go and see the band. The music speaks and says that this band will be well worth watching live.” – Extreme Metal Television
“Anyone who has seen this band live knows that the beer maidens will be pouring potent potables into ever thirsty mouths at the front of the stage. Before this delightful feature comes to fruition, the fans come in close, sing along, and dance the metal jig during the pagan musical onslaught from the band. We are instantly transported to villages, and forests of another era.” – Metal Master Kingdom (Live Review)
“All in all No Beer In Heaven is an extra large package of dark folk metal here to drink and party with you. If you’re a folk fan, be sure to give them a listen. The album is a solid piece and an enjoyment to even non-folk fans. Oh, and they also love the ‘Water of Life’ (that is vodka if you didn’t know already).” – Two Guys Metal Reviews—eastern-canada-hymnosis-tour.html


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Montreal, QC – September 10, 2014

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

R.I.Y.L. – Deftones, Of Mice & Men, Darkest Hour, Asking Alexandria,
Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Baptized In Blood

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QUARTERED Premiere ‘Violent Love’ Lyric Video On Blank TV + Free Download From Upcoming Album ‘Eyes And Ears’ + Playing Rain City Throwdown In Vancouver Sept 27th

Quartered - Press Photo - Credit Tyler Branston

L-R: Jeff Wang – Guitar | Greg Williams – Vocals | Craig Rudder – Bass | Scott Miller – Drums | Photo Credit – Tyler Branston

      Vancouver, BC prog metallers QUARTERED has teamed up with Blank TV for the premiere of their new lyric video ‘Violent Love’ in support of their upcoming album ‘Eyes And Ears’ due out on October 7th.

Lyric Video – Violent Love – 

quartered - "violent love" official lyric video

Quartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity. Now the band is ready to unleash their third record, ‘Eyes and Ears’ they co-produced with Royce Whittaker at Spinnaker Sound and mark their return to the spotlight to follow up 2010’s ‘Walk Like A Ghost’ that was produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against) and took the band on multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines). 

FREE Download – Violent Love –

Album Cover - Quartered - Eyes And Ears - 2014

Track Listing – Quartered – Eyes And Ears (2014)

1. Blink Blink Flash (4:15)
2. Call Me Crazy (4:04)
3. Violent Love (3:02)
4. Speak of the Devil (4:07)
5. She Sees Colour (5:19)
6. Take Me There Tonight (3:52)
7. Echoes (3:55)
8. Ricochet (5:29)

Album Length: 34:06

In additional news, Quartered will be performing at this year’s third annual Rain City Throwdown presented by Denyss McKnight of Crowsnest Productions and Cariboo Brewing at the Rickshaw Theatre on Sept 27th in Vancouver, BC alongside bands Take The Earth Beneath Us, The Body Politic, Wolfborne, Drop The Hate. Full details can be found here.

“Rain City Throwdown was an event born out of support for the local metal scene.  With a lack of mediums for bands to gain exposure, this was a no-brainer. An event for us by us.  One night of the year where we showcase Vancouver talent.  This event has given the local heavier acts a chance to perform together for one night, on one stage, for the fans. See you at the front, bring them dancing shoes.” comments vocalist Greg Williams

Show Dates:

Sept 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Rain City Throwdown)


Thanks to a group of high school friends fusing their influences into one cohesive sound and the flip of a coin to help choose between band names, Vancouver progressive metal band Quartered’s moniker has certainly given itself meaning over the years.

Inspired by bands like Deftones, Tool and Thrice from early on – Quartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity.

Following multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines) and two full-length albums, The Falls of Autumn and Walks Like a Ghost, produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against), Quartered is ready to unleash its third record, Eyes and Ears, on October 7th that was produced by them and Royce Whittaker at Spinnaker Sound.

Heavily influenced by “memories and how senses play a big part in connecting and helping us remember parts of our lives,” the title Eyes and Ears was chosen because “you can’t un-see the things you’ve witnessed and hearing is such a powerful way to trigger memories,” explains vocalist Greggor Williams.

Are you ready to open your eyes and ears to Quartered?

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“Their intense brand of progressive metal is what’s lacking in music today, the real deal….Quartered is, hands down, one a a very few select bands in this country that will go somewhere.” – Danger, 99.3FM The Fox (Vancouver, BC)

“Their live show has the energy of Alexisonfire, while their music reminds me of early Deftones. They are definitely one of Vancouver’s top 5 heavy bands.” – Christian Aldred, Rednyne Productions (Vancouver, BC)

“…put them on stage – as in their upcoming CD release performance at Vancouver’s media club – and they’ll win new converts with their sheer impassioned intensity alone.” – Peach Arch News (Surrey, BC)

“Quartered has an amazing history and accomplishments. On tour constantly and having tracks on Rockband are only a couple of great things this band has done… Great refined sound of a modern hard rock band. Elements of prog rock mixed in with metal to create a blend tastes which just flow into ones ears. Catchy hooks and sick riffs rekindled my love for Quartered as they blew away the crowd. Using boxes crafted to house lights to shoot up at them as they played they looked and sounded amazing. I could see Quartered rock a small venue, a theatre or even an arena and you would still get such an intimate feeling with such a personable band. ” – Hammer Records (Live Review)

“The perfect blend of brutality, melody and catchy hooks made for the perfect metal storm. Self described as progressive, Quartered never let the energy fall below maximum during their entire set. Through the constant tempo changes, occasional time signature madness and swift vocal style change ups they were proving that hype means nothing when all you’ve got is talent and the ability of writing a great and memorable metal song. So many bands, even seasoned veterans, lack stage presence but Quartered could write a how-to book on the subject. Engaging and attention grabbing, these guys know how to put on a show. Its not very often you see a band live, hearing them for the first time, and there is not a single thing to complain about. There is just something so intriguing with their hybrid sound of “Alive or Just Breathing” era Killswitch Engage and the progressive flair of Tool. With the peaks and valleys woven into their sound it keeps all eyes on stage at all times and all ears forever open, and that is something the night had been missing.” – Metal Underground (Live Review)

“Somewhere along the inspiration of other Canadian screamos Alexisonfire, see for yourself by listening to their newest single “Casa”” – Vancouver Music Review.

“Screamo modern metal with a complexed progressive edge is what I call this style of music from Vancouver based hard hitters Quartered.” – Fireworks Magazine

‘Walks Like A Ghost’ is an album packed with the perfect mix of heaviness and melody, creating songs that contain elements of progressive metal, post-rock, metalcore, and in some short instances; alternative doom.” – Metal Underground

“They are not only one of the most talented bands I have had the honour of working with but are flexible, easy to deal with and I have never received anything other than the best reviews from venues that have hosted them with multiple requests to have them return again.”- Leanne Harrison, Sin Agency

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DISPLAY OF DECAY Post Live Video From Loud As Hell Fest; New EP ‘Outbreak of Infection’

L-R – Tyler Goudreau (Vocals/Bass), Sean Watson (Guitarist, Vocals), Avery Desmarais (Drums)
Photo credit: Dana Zuk

    Performing last week at the Loud As Hell fest in Drumheller, AB on August 30th alongside Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Death Toll Rising, All Else Fails, Ninjaspy and many more, Edmonton, AB’s death metal outfit Display of Decay has posted live video from their set for fans at the following link: 

The death metal trio turned four piece with the recent addition of guitarist Jeremy Puffer unleashed their new EP ‘Outbreak of Infection’ on August 26th. This is the band’s fourth EP since forming in 2007  and features five groovy death metal tracks with gore filled lyrics that includes a black metal cover of KISS‘ ‘Black Diamond.’

EP stream can be heard at:

Plus physical and digital copy of the EP is available at the following links:

EP Teaser Video –

EP Cover - Display of Decay - Outbreak of Infection

Track Listing: Display of Decay – Outbreak of Infection
1. Born of Rot (3:37)
2. Manchurian Candidate (4:24)
3. Praise The Gore (3:30)
4. Outbreak of Infection (3:50)
5. Black Diamond (KISS cover) (3:13)

EP Length: 18:37

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In 2007, Edmonton, AB underwent one of the most notable natural disasters in history. An earthquake split the city in two, and chaos ran amok through the streets.

Alas…such things are bound to happen when DISPLAY OF DECAY takes the stage. Handcrafted by Hell’s most elite demons, DISPLAY OF DECAY is noted for bringing a unique blend of old school death metal, blended with tinges of thrash and doom metal. The band has spread their infection across Western Canada over the years, sharing the stage alongside other local elite acts such as, Disciples of Power and Into Eternity.

After unleashing three well received indie releases, DISPLAY OF DECAY is currently gearing up for their next follow up “Outbreak of Infection”, an EP featuring five brutal tracks that includes an annihilating rendition of KISS’ ‘Black Diamond’.  Set to riot mosh pits officially August 26, 2014, DISPLAY OF DECAY is eagerly preparing to tour Western Canada in 2014 to promote their best work to date.