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Montreal, QC – October 23, 2014

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Prog Power Metal VIATHYN Post New Lyric Video ‘The Coachman'; New Album Out ‘Cynosure’ + FREE Downloads

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

      Calgary, AB progressive power metal quartet VIATHYN have posted a new lyric video for their track ‘The Coachman’ from their new album ‘Cynosure’ released on October 7th. 

To view the lyric video, please visit the following link here.

Produced by VIATHYN’s Tomislav Crnkovic plus mixed and mastered bySacha 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 ready to be unleashed upon the world.

Full Album Stream – Cynosure – http://beatroute.ca/2014/10/02/curious-progpower-metallers-viathyn-revel-in-texture-depth-and-obscurity/ 

Album Order:

Bandcamp: http://viathyn.bandcamp.com/album/cynosure 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cynosure/id915507803 

Free Song Download – ‘The Coachman': http://viathyn.bandcamp.com/track/the-coachman

Free Song Download – ‘Ageless Stranger': http://viathyn.bandcamp.com/track/ageless-stranger-2

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

Upcoming Show Dates:

December 5 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub w/ Dark Forest and Scythia.

For more info, please visit http://www.viathyn.com/

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About:

A chance encounter at a local record store in Calgary, Alberta between guitarist Jacob Wright, who was just looking for work, and vocalist Tomislav Crnkovic, who happened to be an employee of said shop, resulted in a friendship that gradually led to the creation of progressive power metal outfit Viathyn in 2006 with a solidified live and recording line up in 2009.

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’.

Forgoing the strict rules and structure common to the genre, the four-piece is known for its ability to write songs that grow and progress naturally and shift tone unapologetically without falling victim to common tropes. Building on their first full-length album, 2010’s The Peregrine Way, Viathyn is now gearing up to unveil its second record, Cynosure produced by vocalist/guitarist Tomislav Crnkovic plus mixed and mastered by Sacha Laskow (Divinity, Every Hour Kills).

“The literal definition of ‘cynosure’ is a focal point or an object that serves to guide,” explains Wright. “Each track focuses upon a character that is either affected by or acts as an agent of chaos and the message we wanted to express is how small and insignificant our actions and petty squabbles are within the grand scale of the universe. It’s kind of a backwards way of trying to show that we as humans should be humble and respectful to each other!”

Cynosure promises to be faster, more technical and heavier than its predecessor while maintaining a constant melodic and progressive presence – can you handle it?

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“A pristine production and moody artwork round off a phenomenal album that takes the best of prog and power metal, adds some celtic influence, and an outstanding feeling for flow, dynamics and melodies that catapults both Viathyn and Cynosure into the uppermost echelons of the genre. At times reminding me of Danish masters Wuthering Heights, the Calgarians are putting bar high and any fan of prog power!” – Metal Observer

“An exploration of disillusion, discord, affliction, enlightenment, and grandeur as seen through nine different storytellers, Viathyn live for a more European-oriented montage of neo-classical runs, twin guitar harmonies, double bass fury, and the occasional mid-tempo transition that can be highly folk or Celtic influenced…Cynosure is proof again that our neighbors to the north can rival the best European acts going in this faithful, happy sub-genre.” – Dead Rhetoric

“From the galloping opener “Ageless Stranger” to the long, swirling, fist-pumping closer “Cynosure”, this album has everything a fan of power metal could want. Guitar solos to die for, pounding rhythm, riffs that stick in your head for days, and a vocalist that impresses you with every song. It is simply an awe inspiring album, on several levels of musicianship, storytelling, and even visually with artwork that is absolutely beautiful.” – Crown of Viserys

“An atmospheric metal album with grand vocal work and guitar structure.” – Headbang or GFTO

“Cynosure is an album with plenty to offer fans of the Progressive Power Metal sound, as VIATHYN have a great talent for making melodies and their songwriting abilities have enabled them to make an album full of long songs without getting boring.” – Metal Temple

“the songwriting is masterful and the songs are tight and fun” – The Blood Shed

“VIATHYN play majestic epic progressive power metal, with a tinge of folk metal, prog rock and with a slight sprinkling of thrash added to the mix for good measure” – All About The Rock

“Second on the album is “The Coachman”, which was released a few weeks ago. Hands down, my favorite song on this album. I always love a band that has a story-line within the song, and even from the start the lyrics are superb. Vocalist Tomislav Crnkovic has one of the smoothest and grooviest melodic lines I have heard from a Canadian band, he’s got the highs that can scare a cat – and he’s got a metal as fuck name.” – Morning Metal – CKCU 93.1 FM (Ottawa)

“Viathyn executes each song perfectly, on game and completely in your face. The production quality on this album is excellent, which I believe was done at Perfect Fifth Studios – one of Calgary’s premier metal recording studios…The songwriting on this album, especially this track (Cynosure), proves that this band pays attention to what they’re doing and how well they want to the overall vibe to leave on you.” – Ottawa Showbox

“Cynosure sees Viathyn move from a solid foundation to having released a mature batch of power metal songs that meet or exceed my (very high) expectations for front line power metal veterans like Labyrinth, Orden Ogan, and DGM. I give this album an extremely high recommendation to those that like heavy, fast power metal with extremely satisfying twists and quirks. The unparalleled lyricism: often dark, sometimes abstract, and always very vivid, is bound to appeal to progressive fans as well. You just can’t lose with this one.” – Black Wind Metal

“Viathyn advances the progressive elements of metal music gracefully articulating the acoustic canvas with intense rhythm, accentuated with electrical precision, weaving a spirited discography of ageless compositions.” – Metal Canvas – CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa)

“Canada’s Viathyn play a hybrid of melodic, heavy progressive metal with hints of classical elements thrown in for good measure.

“Cynosure” is an amalgamation of all the best elements taken from progressive metal, heavy metal, classical influences within their guitar leads and playing. Their clean vocals, with the occasional rough vocals on few of the songs definitely brings out this quartet’s total musical essence on their newest CD “Cynosure”. There is not one dull moment on this grandiose produced album (it sounds very big in the production and mix), which feels like you’re experiencing this band in a live setting. They’re a four-piece group, but certainly sound like a ten member band, with their whole slew of playing styles and varied musical influences.” – Explicitly Intense

“it becomes clear these are people who have not only mastered their instruments but also have a way above average sense of music.” – Lords of Metal

“Part of what makes “Cynosure” such an interesting listen is that it draws influence from a variety of sources.” – Skull Fracturing Metal

“Great melodies that will stay with you for days, impassioned vocals and excellent compositions (with most songs being in the seven minute range) along with a darker and more progressive sound than on their 2012 album, The Peregrine Way.” – Prog Metal Zone

“Canadian metallers Viathyn present another contagious and gripping proposition with new album Cynosure. Nine individual musical and creative emprises thick, the album presents a fruitful and colourful journey for ears and imagination. Every track is an intriguing and at times demanding proposition with more going on than can be taken in on initial unions. It is an attention wanting enticement though which roars with a melodic tenacity and strolls with muscular flirtation to give the richest rewards.” – Ring Master Review

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Montreal, QC – October 2, 2014

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Toronto Alt-Metallers BLIND RACE Post ‘Come And Get It’ EP Teaser + Indie Week Performance At Cherry Cola Oct.16th

Toronto, ON alternative metal band Blind Race is now streaming the teaser for their upcoming EP ‘Come And Get It’ due out on November 18, 2014. The EP is produced by Mike Langford whom has worked with upcoming and established artists such as Evans Blue, Parabelle, Charlie Hope, Rains, Hawksley Workman, Sloan, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck), Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Crash Karma, Art Of Dying, Rex Goudie, and Tupelo Honey plus was mastered by Chris Crerar at Toronto’s fame Metalwork Studios. The powerful, heavy, dark yet bright, five track record is inspired by the many facets of life itself with song titles such as Hypocrite, title track Come And Get It, Truth or Dare, Hopeless and Gone.

“How excited and stoked we feel are just terms to use lightly for our upcoming release and here we premiere just a snippet of our raw, air thrusting, high octane EP. We can’t wait to share with everyone our new material. Check it out!” comments drummer Stelio Kentros.

EP Teaser – http://youtu.be/xIHj7dXdyd0

EP  Teaser Stream + Pre-Order link: http://blindrace.bandcamp.com

come & get it ep teaser

Upcoming Show Dates:

October 16 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola (Indie Week)
October 31 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli – EP Release Party on Halloween night

Track Listing: Blind Race – Come And Get It

  1. Hypocrite (3:31)
  2. Come And Get It (3:32)
  3. Hopeless (3:18)
  4. Truth Or Dare (4:38)
  5. Gone (1:41)

EP Length: 16:32

About:

What started as two brothers and their best friend getting together for some freestyle jams and demo recordings in 2005 soon evolved into enough written material for two EPs and the birth of a new full-blown band, Blind Race, in 2007.

Drawing inspiration from their love of fast cars and the intrigue of driving them blind, as well as modern-day racial issues and the idea that we are all the same, the award nominated (Toronto Independent Music Awards: Best Live Metal Act Nomination (2012), Best Metal Act Nomination (2010)), Blind Race arrived at a name packed with meaning to match its melting pot sound.

Putting emphasis on musical identity and creativity, the then Toronto four-piece released Seeing Red in 2008, unleashed Lost in 2012 and grew to a five piece that is now ready to unveil its third EP, Come and Get It.

Going back to raw, air thrusting, 7-string powered tracks such as “Come and Get It” and “Hypocrite” to eastern influenced charismatic progressions in “Truth or Dare” and Latin derived contrasts of “Hopeless”, this EP is just the tip of the iceberg, which is the diverse style of Blind Race. All the music in this EP was written using a very simple philosophy by guitar player Costas Kentros. Just play what you feel. “With the initial riff of each song, the gates just opened and the music flowed out and created a statement for each song.  From love to hate, to truth or dare, standing your ground and those times when you just want to kill the pain with a bottle of Jack.  These songs cover our most common situations and emotions.” says Kentros.

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.blindrace.net/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blind-Race/7691919182

http://twitter.com/BlindRace

http://www.youtube.com/BlindRace1

http://instagram.com/blindracemusic

http://soundcloud.com/blind-race

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“Blind Race blast out sustain driven and acoustically inspired slabs of no nonsense rock, heavily influenced by 90’s masters but embed with a new energy that make them deserving of a massive following”  – Spenny Bullen

“a great connection with the audience at the Velvet Underground. The crowd got really engaged in the concert when Blind Race played their metal cover version of Elvis Presley’s ”Hound Dog;” a fine version spiced up with a little bit of heavy guitar and double pedal bass drums.” – Toronto Metal Music Examiner (Live Review)

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Montreal, QC – September 29, 2014

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RIYL =  Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, August Burns Red, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I

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WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Post New Guitar Playthrough ‘Myths, Lies And Crimes’ Off New EP ‘Live Above’ + Ontario Show Dates (Toronto, Belleville, London, Oshawa)

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Jordan Turnbull – Lead Guitar/Back Up Vocals,  Reshaun Page – Lead Vocals ,  Scott Major – Rhythm Guitar/ Back  Up Vocals , Austin Hamilton- Drums  – Photo Credit – Logan Swinkels

Toronto, ON’s metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood has posted a new guitar playthrough for ‘Myths, Lies And Crimes’ featuring guitarist Jordan Turnbull and Scott Major. The track is off their new EP ‘Live Above’ produced byJon Howard of Threat Signal that was released on September 2nd. The four new tracks on this EP take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and “drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights to follow up the band’s 2013 EP ‘The Changing’.

‘Myths, Lie And Crimes’ – Guitar Playthrough – Video Link: http://youtu.be/LdGo6DqCYyk

where giants once stood - myths, lies & crimes official guitar playthrough

WGOS will also be performing Ontario show dates in October in promotion of the EP.

Show Dates:

September 30 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar w/ Affiance, Phinehas, Last of a Dying Breed, Mirrelia, Milk Room, The 49th Parallel

October 3 – Belleville, ON – Belleville Pub – FilthFest w/ Drag The Lake, Signifier, Greta Knights, Enter Euphoria, Of Vice And Vultures, Of Temples, Greylights, This Burning City, Grace The Sea, High Minded

October 10 – London, ON – Richmond Tavern w/ Last Scattering, Esoteric Doctrine, Mammoth Seed

Oct 31 – Oshawa, ON – Diezel Room w/ Enter Euphoria, Sinew Sunder, Fallen Legion, Backlash

iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/live-above-ep/id907144882

Music Video – Living In Security (an anthem for taking control of your own destiny, and deconstructs small-town complacency to showcase the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zztYBohMvjY

Soundcloud stream – Living In Security – http://soundcloud.com/where-giants-once-stood/living-in-security

EP COVER - Where Giants Once Stood - Live Above 2014

Track Listing – Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above

1. Living in Security (4:27)

2. Illuminate (4:54)

3. The Damaged (4:08)

4. Myths Lies And Crimes (5:20)

EP Length: 18:51

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.facebook.com/wheregiantsoncestood

http://www.twitter.com/WGOSofficial

http://www.youtube.com/WhereGiantsOnceStood

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/live-above-ep/id907144882

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-where-giants-once-stood-live-above-2014/

About:

Great heavy metal doesn’t waste time, and Where Giants Once Stood have hit the ground running. This July, the Toronto metallers return with the video for their new single ‘Living in Security’, filmed on location in Toronto and directed by LoganSwinkels of Logan Lights Creative. An anthem for taking control of your own destiny, ‘Living in Security’ deconstructs small-town complacency and showcases the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.

‘Living in Security’ is the first single to be taken from the new EP Live Above, due for release September 2, 2014. Live Above is the natural successor to 2013’s The Changing EP, which tore onto the iTunes metal charts in July 2013 with a debut at no.2, earning critical praise, sponsorship from Ernie Ball and a place on SoundSHOCK’s “Best of 2013” feature along the way. The four new tracks take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and“drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights, thanks to incendiary production by Jon Howard of Threat Signal. “Since we started up last year, we’ve grown so much as musicians, as songwriters and as performers”, reveals lead guitarist Jordan Turnbull. “We knew the sound of this new material had to be something special to reflect that, and Jon Howard’s production has really taken the Giants sound to the next level!”

The release of Live Above will see W.G.O.S. hit the road this summer for their third independently-booked tour of Eastern Canada, as the band move from city to city and strength to strength to prove themselves as genuine contenders in the Canadian metal scene. For lead vocalist Reshaun Page, touring is a call-to-arms: “Now we’ve arrived, we’re not going anywhere! Canadian audiences are some of the best in the world, and we can’t wait to show metal fans the new material with our heaviest live shows yet!”

While W.G.O.S. have been winning fans on home turf with their frenetic live shows that have seen them share the stage with bands such as Chelsea Grin and Born of Osiris, social media is equally important to the band’s ethos as they use their online presence to connect with metal fans across the globe. Theirstellar YouTube channel featuring everything from interviews and lyric videos to exclusive cover songs and blistering instrumental playthroughs, while their Instagram and Twitter feeds provide to-the-minute studio and live updates. Guitarist Scott Major explains, “Whether it’s keeping up with us on tour through Twitter or rocking with us on YouTube, we want you to get the full Giants experience wherever you are!” [Bio by James Harding]

 

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Montreal, QC – September 24, 2014

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NEWS: Sing Along To ‘Get Me A Beer!’ New Lyric Video By Prog Folk Metallers PROTOKULT; New Album Out ‘No Beer In Heaven’ + Ontario Show Dates

 


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

     Sing along with beer drinking progressive folk metallers PROTOKULT and their new lyric video for their track ‘Get Me A Beer!”, the perfect song for any metal karaoke party! The drinking anthem is off the band’s new album ‘No Beer In Heaven’ released on August 8th.

“For those of you who can’t understand what the hell Martin is spewing, now is your chance to sing along! Get yourself a cold one and enjoy!” comments Protokult’s vocalist and woodwinds performer Ekaterina Pyatkova.

Lyric Video – Get Me A Beer! – http://youtu.be/lV3vHbwWqN4

protokult- get me a beer! (lyric video)

In additional new PROTOKULT 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 – Simcoe Blues & Jazz – 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.

Bandcamp Album Stream – http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven

Youtube Album Stream –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o

Get Me A Beer! – Music Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_ADjSWiK8 

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)

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.protokult.com

http://www.facebook.com/protokult

http://www.twitter.com/protokult

Album Order – http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-protokult-no-beer-in-heaven-2014/

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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. About.com
 
“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” – Folk-Metal.nl
 
“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 Radio.com
 
“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
 
“They belong amongst the ranks of bands like Moonsorrow and Skyforger…Almost every song twists and turns through several folk metal transformations, without ever tapping into cheesy or overly tired clichés.”- Metal Observer (2010 review for Ancestral Anthems)

“Their songs pulse and writhe like a sinuous living thing.”- Exclaim (2012 review of Marzena)

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Montreal, QC – September 22, 2014

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WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Announce Ontario Show Dates: New EP ‘Live Above'; New Music Video ‘Living In Security’

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Jordan Turnbull – Lead Guitar/Back Up Vocals,  Reshaun Page – Lead Vocals ,  Scott Major – Rhythm Guitar/ Back  Up Vocals , Austin Hamilton- Drums  – Photo Credit – Logan Swinkels

     Toronto, ON’s metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood announce they will be performing Ontario show dates in October in promotion of their new EP ‘Live Above’ produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and released on September 2nd. The four new tracks on this EP take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and “drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights to follow up the band’s 2013 EP ‘The Changing’.

iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/live-above-ep/id907144882

Music Video – Living In Security (an anthem for taking control of your own destiny, and deconstructs small-town complacency to showcase the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zztYBohMvjY

Soundcloud stream – Living In Security – http://soundcloud.com/where-giants-once-stood/living-in-security

Show Dates:

September 30 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar w/ Affiance, Phinehas, Last of a Dying Breed, Mirrelia, Milk Room, The 49th Parallel

October 3 – Belleville, ON – Belleville Pub – FilthFest w/ Drag The Lake, Signifier, Greta Knights, Enter Euphoria, Harbors, Of Vice And Vultures, Greylights, This Burning City, High Minded

October 10 – London, ON – Richmond Tavern w/ Last Scattering, Esoteric Doctrine, Mammoth Seed

Oct 31 – Oshawa, ON – Diezel Room w/ Enter Euphoria, Sinew Sunder, Fallen Legion, Backlash

EP COVER - Where Giants Once Stood - Live Above 2014

Track Listing – Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above

1. Living in Security (4:27)

2. Illuminate (4:54)

3. The Damaged (4:08)

4. Myths Lies And Crimes (5:20)

EP Length: 18:51

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://www.facebook.com/wheregiantsoncestood

http://www.twitter.com/WGOSofficial

http://www.youtube.com/WhereGiantsOnceStood

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/live-above-ep/id907144882

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-where-giants-once-stood-live-above-2014/

About:

Great heavy metal doesn’t waste time, and Where Giants Once Stood have hit the ground running. This July, the Toronto metallers return with the video for their new single ‘Living in Security’, filmed on location in Toronto and directed by LoganSwinkels of Logan Lights Creative. An anthem for taking control of your own destiny, ‘Living in Security’ deconstructs small-town complacency and showcases the band’s most creatively ambitious material to date.

‘Living in Security’ is the first single to be taken from the new EP Live Above, due for release September 2, 2014. Live Above is the natural successor to 2013’s The Changing EP, which tore onto the iTunes metal charts in July 2013 with a debut at no.2, earning critical praise, sponsorship from Ernie Ball and a place on SoundSHOCK’s “Best of 2013” feature along the way. The four new tracks take Where Giants Once Stood’s signature sound of scorching guitar work, “assaultive underbeats” and“drill-sergeant vocals” to soaring new heights, thanks to incendiary production by Jon Howard of Threat Signal. “Since we started up last year, we’ve grown so much as musicians, as songwriters and as performers”, reveals lead guitarist Jordan Turnbull. “We knew the sound of this new material had to be something special to reflect that, and Jon Howard’s production has really taken the Giants sound to the next level!”

The release of Live Above will see W.G.O.S. hit the road this summer for their third independently-booked tour of Eastern Canada, as the band move from city to city and strength to strength to prove themselves as genuine contenders in the Canadian metal scene. For lead vocalist Reshaun Page, touring is a call-to-arms: “Now we’ve arrived, we’re not going anywhere! Canadian audiences are some of the best in the world, and we can’t wait to show metal fans the new material with our heaviest live shows yet!”

While W.G.O.S. have been winning fans on home turf with their frenetic live shows that have seen them share the stage with bands such as Chelsea Grin and Born of Osiris, social media is equally important to the band’s ethos as they use their online presence to connect with metal fans across the globe. Theirstellar YouTube channel featuring everything from interviews and lyric videos to exclusive cover songs and blistering instrumental playthroughs, while their Instagram and Twitter feeds provide to-the-minute studio and live updates. Guitarist Scott Major explains, “Whether it’s keeping up with us on tour through Twitter or rocking with us on YouTube, we want you to get the full Giants experience wherever you are!” [Bio by James Harding]

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Where Giants Once Stood – Live Above (2014)

RIYL =  Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, August Burns Red, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Distribution: Online = Tunecore,  iTunes

“Where Giants Once Stood deliver fully on this energy packed EP but atop that, it is the band’s musical wit that makes Live Above an EP that stands out among others in the genre. Where Giants Once Stood is definitely a band to keep your eye on.” – We Love Metal

 

“Whether the Live Above EP is your introduction to Where Giants Once Stood or the next instalment on the journey already embraced, it thrusts the band to a new dramatic and impressive status within metal. Canada’s creative sons could and should be devoured by the wide metal world thanks to the EP” – Ring Master Review

 

“Canada has always had talented heavy metal and extreme metal bands take to the world’s stage and show off their killers talents, and Where Giants Once Stood are no exception to the rule. This quartet from Toronto, Canada plays a catchy and memorable style of heavy metal with an aggressive edge to their songs. This e.p. features four tracks that’ll want to make you stage dive with their headbanging rhythms and a drumming style that only adds more fire power to this quartet’s heavy metal music.” – Explicitly Intense

 

“This is great Canadian Metal and if you’re looking for something new look no further, WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD are new to the turf but will soon make it their own that’s for sure. If you like the idea of a ton of different sections of metal coming together to form one monster then this is it.” – Metal Temple

 

“This album is nothing but a delight to listen to, with 19 minutes of pure rowchy metalcore, once it’s over it only leaves us begging for more… Brilliant melodic metalcore very well built! The guitar work on this album is simply genius, twin guitar harmonies, dropped palm muted riffs, gut bustin legatos oh my god! That rocks so much! Vocals are both guttural and clean which is the main foundation of metalcore but usually in this kind of album the clean parts somehow annoy me but not in this one! It fits, it’s everything from classic melodic metal “a la” Iron Maiden to more contemporary brutality it’s just plain awesome!” – The Blood Shed

 

“Yeah, this EP (Live Above) is flawless in every way it deserves all the marbles it can! Great songs, great performance, great musicianship, great production… Nothing else to say… This is flawless!” – Canadian Beats

 

“A self-released offering with a mix of guttural growls, screams and clean vocals that are very reminiscent of early Killswitch Engage and The Human Abstract. Their style is very much their own however incorporating a bit of the technical guitar riffs with the heavy metal chugging, all of which blends well with smooth flowing bass lines and pounding drums that are sure to get you head-banging upon first listen.” – Damnation Magazine

 

“Live Above is a four-song EP. Where Giants Once Stood doesn’t go into preliminaries: an EP has a short duration and they don’t want to waste any time showing what they’re capable of. “Living in Secrity” immediately catches the attention with its guitar solo à-la-Unearth and its clean vocals à-la-Avenged Sevenfold during the chorus.” – Metal Made In Canada

http://voir.ca/chanceuxqueteux/2014/09/22/critiques-en-vrac/

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Montreal, QC – September 19, 2014

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The Rough Boys Premiere Music Video ‘Blood, Booze And Gasoline’ On Blank TV

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L-R – Marky Zapata (Guitars), Tommy Gervais (Bass/Vox), Sammy Greenland (Drums) – Photo Credit – Grace Cavarra

       Toronto, ON’s punk thrashing The Rough Boys unleash their new music video for the title track off their new EP ‘Blood, Booze And Gasoline’ via Blank TV at the following links:

http://www.blanktv.com

“We at the Rough Boys proudly present to the world our video for Blood, Booze and Gasoline! Big thanks to our man Dale Kennedy and all involved…get wasted, get stoked and deal with damages later. RB4EVER” comments vocalist/ bassist Tom Gervais.

EP Stream – http://soundcloud.com/the-rough-boys/sets/blood-booze-and-gasoline

FREE Download – Hogtown – https://theroughboys1.bandcamp.com/track/hogtown

About:

Born in the village of Parkdale and taking their name from a Neil Young lyric – ‘All those rough boys, playin’ that rock and roll’ – Toronto’s Rough Boys deliver unapologetic, cut-throat rock and roll with a twist.

The band’s third EP, ‘Blood, Booze and Gasoline’ was released July 22, 2014 and is available for $6.66 dollars at the following bandcamp link:http://theroughboys1.bandcamp.com/album/blood-booze-and-gasoline-ep.

Packed with aggression and emotion, The Rough Boys’ music is bound to leave you in both shock and awe while forcing you to press ‘Play’ again and again. The band has shared the stage with Cauldron, Fuck the Facts, Axxion, Midnight Malice, Adrenechrome, Saigon Hookers to name a few.

Upcoming Show Dates:

October 3 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Ammo, Adrenechrome

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Track Listing: The Rough Boys – Blood, Booze and Gasoline
1. Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead (2:27)
2. Hogtown (3:57)
3. Blood, Booze and Gasoline (3:05)
4. May Two Four (3:11)

Total Time: 12:42

Videos:

Music Video ‘Born To Rock’ off Speed EP (2012) – http://youtu.be/vKwZP8wxVns

Music Video for title track off ‘Spithead’ EP (2011) -http://youtu.be/x0ZD8AZpNPE

For more info, please visit the following links:

http://theroughboys1.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rough-Boys/126390394750

http://twitter.com/TheRoughBoys

https://www.youtube.com/TheRoughBoys

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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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9lNCJj0psU.

“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:

Voting Link: http://www.calgarybeercore.com/voter/

Categories:

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 http://www.calgarybeercore.com

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’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AwVS0ghz5A

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Soundcloud – Live Evil – https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/live-evil

Soundcloud – Black Eye – https://soundcloud.com/throne-of-vengeance/black-eye?in=throne-of-vengeance/sets/live-evil 

Video – Black Eye – http://youtu.be/WBgWhKY0XQg

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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

For more info, please visit the following links:

www.ThroneofVengeance.com

http://www.facebook.com/throneofvengeance

http://www.twitter.com/thronev

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-throne-of-vengeance-live-evil/

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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