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Montreal, QC – November 4, 2014

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OUT NOW! Humorcore Kings PSYCHOSTICK New Album ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ 

CD Release Tour w/ Downtown Brown, Fungonewrong, HED PE (IL,WI,OH,IN,MI,PA,NJ,NY,VT,RI,VA,MO,NE,KS, MD)

PSYCHOSTICK will be venturing out on the road from October 31st to December 4th promoting their new album ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ due out on November 4th via Rock Ridge Music.

Tickets on sale now and can be purchased here. (dates listed below)

IV: Revenge of The Vengeance

1. Revenge of The Vengeance (0:42)
2. Obey the Beard (3:53)
3. President Rhino (2:12)
4. H-Flat (0:20)
5. So. Heavy. (4:48)
6. Dogs Like Socks (1:09)
7. Super Legit OFFICIAL Teaser #2 Explode (0:31)
8. Quack Kills (3:29)
9. Blue Screen (4:37)
10. NSFW (3:13)
11. Danger Zone (3:50)
12. New To The Neighborhood (0:53)
13. Loathe Thy Neighbor (4:57)
14. AWESOME! (3:32)
15. Choking Hazard (3:14)
16. Fight to the Death (3:18)
17. Bruce Campbell (2:40)
18. Trick or Treat (0:40)
19. Dimensional Time Portal (3:21)
20. The Power of Metal Compels You (2:04)
21. Outtakes IV: The Outtakening (3:47)

Album Length: 57:13

Lyric Video – President Rhino – http://youtu.be/3IyTipBayj8 

Music Video – ‘Obey The Beard’ – http://youtu.be/q0kSuZFOwFE

Music Video – ‘Dogs Like Socks’ – http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc

     In a world where danger is every where, where the only currency is fear, only one band can save us, PSYCHOSTICK! they took their revenge, but they forgot about… their vengeance! (lyrics from title track intro).

Chicago, IL based comedy rock kings PSYCHOSTICK are proud to announce the release of their new album ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’, out today, November 4th, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music and available on iTunes here, all major online retailers plus the band’s online store here.

“Over a year ago, we moved to Chicago, raised $37,000 in Indiegogo campaign, built a recording studio, wrote an album, toured with Dog Fashion Disco, finished recording the album, I reached stress levels and a level of busy I’ve never reached before… But the album turned out great, the feedback has been fantastic, and it hits stores TODAY. It’s amazing how much blood, sweat, and tears goes into something as simple as a plastic rectangle with a disc in it. Enjoy Revenge of the Vengeance, everyone… I’m really proud of this one, and I’m really proud of Psychostick and all the help we had from our good friends in the Chicago area who helped us make this happen. See you all on the road for our tour dates with Downtown Brown, Fungonewrong and Hed PE!” comments guitarist Josh ‘The J’ Key.

Featuring tons of news titles such as ‘Quack Kills’, ‘So. Heavy’, ‘Blue Screen’, ‘Bruce Campbell’ (a tribute to the 21st century’s most beloved action super hero), a spoof cover of Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’, guest appearances by Bill Manspeaker (founder of Green Jello), Neil Patterson and Rob Nichols from Downtown Brown plus their previously released singles, the beard anthem ‘Obey The Beard‘ (debut at #14 on US radio metal charts) and ‘Dogs Like Socks‘ (over 1 million views on youtube). ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ is the perfect follow up to 2011’s ‘Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D’ to add to the laugh makers many many popular comedy sing-a-longs.

Tour Dates w/ Downtown Brown, Fungonewrong

Nov 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

Nov 6 – Woodstock, IL @ Offsides Bar & Grill

Nov 7 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

Nov 8 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

Nov 9 – Erie, PA @ BT Theater

Nov 11 – Trenton, NJ @ Championships Bar & Grill

Nov 12 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution

Nov 13 – South Burlington, VT @ The Venue Nightclub

Nov 14 – Cranston, RI @ Oak Bar & Grill

Nov 15 – Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio

Nov 16 – Reading, PA @ Reverb

Nov 18 – Covington, KY @ The Loft

Nov 19 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

Nov 20 – Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405

Nov 21 – Omaha, NE @ Shamrocks Pub & Grill

Nov 22 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

Nov 23 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

Dates w/ Hed PE

Nov 26 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbody’s Music Room

Nov 28 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorne 51

Nov 29 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

Nov 30 –  Baltimore, MD @ Fishhead Cantina

Dec 2 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas

Dec 3 – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards

Dates w/ (PSYCHOSTICK ONLY)

Dec 4 – Beckley, WV @ Munchees

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Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist  Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US of A, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

Now residing in Chicago, IL, with four full-length albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title” (2006), their holiday album “The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride” (2007), “Sandwich” (2009),  and “Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D” (2011), the almost 100 percent do-it-yourself laugh factory, Psychostick returns with their signature sound (Chimaira, Machine Head and Hatebreed sexing Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic) to showcase their latest offering, the crowd funded album ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ (fan thank you video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeQHqMCfJIdue out on November 4, 2014. Featuring a hilarious track listing that includes previously released singles the beard anthem ‘Obey The Beard’ and popular ‘Dog Like Socks’ plus new tracks such as ‘Quack Kills’, ‘So. Heavy’, ‘Blue Screen’, and a tribute to the 21st century’s most beloved action super hero ‘Bruce Campbell’. Psychostick are crazy to share with fans many more comedy sing-a-longs on the road and more!

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“IV: Revenge of the Vengeance isn’t just a Psychostick album, it’s a Psychostick experience. They really went all out on this album. Not all of it makes sense and some of it may be a little over the top, but that’s what makes this band so great- they aren’t afraid to push the envelope of ridiculousness. In fact, they bask in it. Get ready, world. Get ready for the revenge of the vengeance and one of the most action-packed metal albums ever concocted. Rating: 9/10″ – Front Row Report

“The creator of “Humorcore” knock one out of the fucking park with this one (IV: Revenge of The Vengeance). If you’re in a band trying to do parody and funny Metal songs stop right now, you’re just embarrassing yourself, you will not be able to dethrone Psychostick. ” – Rock Hard Place

“In ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ you have more craziness and beard than ever before, weighing in at a whopping twenty one beard bending tracks of strictly tongue in cheek craziness and general insanity with song titles ranging from ‘NSFW’, ‘Quack Kills’, ‘Loathe Thy Neighbor’ and the previously unleashed  ‘Dogs Like Socks’ and ‘Obey The Beard’ as well as a cover of Kenny Loggins ‘Danger Zone’. Add a couple of cameos from Bill Manspeaker, the founder of Green Jello and you can imagine the types of craziness that is unleashed once play is pressed. Simply put, ‘IV: Revenge of The Vengeance’ is beardtastic and in the words of Psychostick ‘Obey The Beard’.” – Firebrand After Darkness Mag

“The opening set by Psychostick — a band best known in Kansas City for its 98.9 The Rock staple “Beer!” — was deeply amusing. Heavy metal is ripe for parody, and the jokers in the Arizona band mercilessly mock the genre’s inherent silliness. Psychostick’s presence reflected the night’s theme of good, dirty fun.” – Kansas City Star

“”The grooves are infectious and easy to nod along to”- Metalunderground.com

“”Psychostick continues to be the most fun band in rock’n’roll with “Sandwich,” twenty-four tracks that will have you banging your head while you laugh your ass off at the same time.” – RoughEdge.com

“I found myself laughing out loud, track after ridiculous track, eager to hear what nonsense was to follow.” – Metal-Rules.com

“If you like humorous metal like Polkadot Cadaver you might just laugh yourself to death by this new album (Space Vampires vs Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D by Psychostick. It’s actually very like a comedy show on metal music. Totally awesome and insane.” – MetalLikey

“A crazy musical storm truly one of the most entertaining and energetic show’s we’ve covered in a long time and most defiantly the most humorous!” – OrlandoBands.com

“Do you want to metal? Psychostick wants to metal. On their newest, heaviest and funniest effort Sandwich, the clowned princes of humorcore metal their mad-hatted heads off.” – HeavyMetal.About.com 

“Listening to a Psychostick album is like eavesdropping on college bros riffing on each other or just jamming in their garage.” – ThatDevilMusic.com

“When listening to a Psychostick album, you can usually expect two things: outstanding guitar riffs and hooks and then, and most importantly, you can almost always expect to laugh…at least once or twice.” – TheFrontReport.com

Psychostick is notorious for a few things, two of which being off-the-wall album titles (2003’s We Couldn’t Think of a Title” and 2009’s Sandwich) and hilarious lyrics meshed with face-melting instrumentals.” – TheFrontRowReport.com

“…the Weird Al Yankovic of Metal.” – examiner.com

“…the more you listen, the funnier and harder it becomes.” – rocknycliveandrecorded.com

“It’s a magical moment when you see a band doing exactly what they love to do.” – TheRealAtlanta.com

“Psychostick wrapped more amazingness into about 35 minutes than I have ever really seen in concert.” – behindthehype.com

“Psychostick may come off as idiot savants considering a lot of what they sing about are everyday common crap such as oranges, hoagies, salsa and taking showers, but the Texas taco munchers who once released an album called We Couldn’t Think of a Title in 2006 are smarter than you think.” – The Metal Minute

“Psychostick release another solid album with over-the-top hilarity.” Sputnik Music – Review of Sandwich

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Montreal, QC – Nov 3, 2014

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 Download Album Lyrics – Mutank – M.E.C.H. Metal – 2014 | Download Album Cover

MUTANK Release New Music Video ‘Corporate Child’

Press Photo – L to R:  Liam Hinchey- Lead Guitar | Steven Breen – Rhythm Guitar | Moe Daas – Drums | Stephen Reynolds – Vocals and Bass | Photo Credit – Mihaela Petrescu

      Premiering their new music video ‘Corporate Child’ to fans in venues during their Halloween weekend shows in Montreal and Quebec City,  2014 Wacken Metal Canada champions and thrashers MUTANK are proud to unleash it online via their MUtube channel at the following link below in support of ‘M.E.C.H. Metal’ released in early 2014, which is available as a pay what you want download on bandcamp http://mutankthrash.bandcamp.com/ plus audio cassette.

Vocalist / bassist Stephen Reynolds comments:

“Leave your brain in the trash, you won’t need it today. MUTANK is back with our first official video for the song “Corporate Child” from our debut album “M.E.C.H. Metal”. This two minute fifty second speedbomb is completely self-shot, self-directed and raw as a skinned knee with editing by myself, Adam Reynolds and Justin Oakey. Join us as we thrash-mob a local shopping center, attempt to solve the unsolvable black MUbix cube and flush our brains down the toilet all in the name of good zombie-consumerist fun! Expect more visuals out of the MUTANK camp soon, but for now share this with anyone you know who has poor taste, bad hearing and a penchant for snort-wrecking thrash!”

Music Video – Corporate Child – http://youtu.be/hRRaJGA2lyI 

Live Video – Running Reds (Wacken Open Air 2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJaymA4JipU

Music Video – The Heavy Hand of The Doomsday Clock’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNjbkeCtUjs

Album Stream – http://mutankthrash.bandcamp.com/album/m-e-c-h-metal

Track Listing: M.E.C.H. Metal

1. M.E.C.H Metal (2:04)
2. MUTANK (4:03)
3. Minions (3:49)
4. W.A.R. (1:57)
5. Heavy Hand of The Doomsday Clock (3:38)
6. No Spoils, No Mercy (2:48)
7. Corporate Child (2:35)
8. Thrashback In Time (4:02)

Total Time: 25:00

For more info on Mutank, please visit the following links:

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Listen up! You want mosh happy crossover-thrash from another planet? Fast riffs? Rippin’ solos? Then stop giving a fuck what other people think and prepare for some neck aerobics from Montreal, QC’s MUTANK!

Formed when three Newfoundlanders crossed paths in the Canadian heavy metal capital with Ahmed Saad who hails from the Middle East, the injection of music immediately began to flow through their veins and M.E.C.H. metal was soon born.

“It stands for Middle East Coast Heavy Metal; Our drummer being from the Middle East and the rest of the members being from the east coast of Canada,” explains Stephen Reynolds (bass, vocals).

It also just so happens to be the title of the band’s debut album ‘M.E.C.H. Metal’, which features eight monumental thrash tracks that will either make you want to punch something or just plain dance while delivering thoughtful, honest lyrics for those who wish to look deeper.

“Every single person in this band is a songwriter, so the songs come out with their own feel and develop naturally.’ continues Reynolds. ‘We don’t shackle ourselves to any kind of focused idea, which brings about a sort of honesty in the music not often found in metal.’

M.E.C.H. Metal was unleashed on February 1, 2014 with the video ‘Heavy Hand of The Doomsday Clock‘ and is available on the band’s bandcamp here.

Quick Fact: MUTANK are the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada Champions being judged by industry music reps #1 out of over 100 Canadian bands to rep Canada at the international Metal Battle in Wacken, Germany during 2014’s Wacken Open Air Fest (the largest in the world).

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“they play good-natured thrash a la Overkill and Exodus… perfectly serviceable and enjoyable, definitely more effective when they are playing fast.” – Decibel Mag

“WAR is a vicious sonic attack… [M.E.C.H. Metal] it’s a ferocious delight.” – Powerplay Magazine UK

“[MUTANK] fuse old school speed metal and present day crossover thrash into one package of fun.” – Metalhorizons

“MUTANK is like a Coffee Crisp bar: crunchy as hell, and without any gooey center.” – Bucket List Music Reviews

“Fans of old school speed metal and more metallically oriented crossover thrash should check out the compact and intense 25-minute speedbomb that is “M.E.C.H. Metal”.” – Metal Music Archives

“I personally think [M.E.C.H. Metal] could be contender for best album of the year!”- High Speed Hangover

“M.E.C.H. Metal is fast. Of course, the dual guitars’ riffs are aggressive and complementary; and drums are as constant as the caterpillars tracks of a tank; but the album gets its real flavour via the pace of the songs and their short and simple structure. Ranging from 1:57 to 4:03, this is an album that explodes in our face in less than 25 minutes, with a remarkable intensity.” – Metal Made In Canada

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Montreal, QC – October 30, 2014

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R.I.Y.L. – Misfits, Danzig, Horrorpops, AFI, Creepshow

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New Music Video ‘Angel MMXIV’ directed by NEW JACOBIN CLUB’s Candi (vocals/theremin)

Contest Alert: Enter To Win NEW JACOBIN CLUB Hard Cover Book, Smartphone Case + New Album ‘Soldiers of The Mark’

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The Horde – vocals/guitar , Mistress Nagini – backing vocals/keyboard, The Ruin – bass, The Luminous – cello, Rat King – drums, Poison Candi – Vocals/theremin/percussion

Photo credit: Kathryn Trembach

Music Video – ‘Angel MMXIV’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jVNNxU3PEo

‘Champagne Ivy’ song stream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8blkV_xMdI

      Canadian gothic shock rockers New Jacobin Club have posted the directorial debut of vocalist/ thermin player Candi (Candice Grosenick) for their new music video ‘Angel MMXIV’ from their new album ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ released this past September.

“We’ve never done a video quite like this before – Candi (vocals/theremin) scripted and directed all the nasty concept footage with our extraordinary band photographer/videographer Kathryn Trembach. Other parts were filmed as recently as last week in Regina, Saskatchewan and at the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival in late September. It was truly a project produced by the band itself – it’s the visual representation of our music and live show we’ve always wanted.” comments vocalist/guitarist The Horde.

In additional news, NJC’s October giveaway is coming to an end on October 31st to win a prize package that includes a CD digipak of their new album ‘Soldiers of The Mark‘, a smartphone case and a copy of ‘The Soldiers of The Mark’hardcover companion book. All that is required is to sign up atwww.newjacobinclub.com before midnight on Halloween! October 31st!

The hardcover bound volume complete with glossy dust jacket is already sold out, and was a special item available for pre-order through the band’s online fan community. It features an introduction to the concept behind Soldiers of The Mark as well as the complete lyrics to the album, translations, and some commentary. It is all highlighted by artwork, concept photography and live photos assembled from the contributions of visual artists Jess Thamnos, Kathryn Trembach and Candice Grosenick.

In addition, the band is offering 3 free downloads just for entering. The contest will run throughout the month October and the winner announced November 1st.

Horde (guitar/vocals) comments:

“The book is something we’re really proud of – it’s like a cd inlay on steroids. We’re so privileged to have such talented visual artists working with us that we felt is was totally justified – a traditional cd inlay or lyric booklet would not be able to do the photography and concept art justice.”

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Soldiers of the Mark – 2014 – Track listing:

  1. The Mark (4:02)
  2. Parade of Innocents (4:41)
  3. Champagne Ivy(4:00)
  4. Angel MMXIV (2:48)
  5. A Grey Day to Die (3:53)
  6. Into the Fire (5:26)
  7. Garthim (3:58)
  8. My Smile (2:47)
  9. Seal of Metatron  (3:50)
  10. Return to Eden (2:46)

Album Length:  38:15

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Biography:

Outcasts among wise men and fools alike, the New Jacobin Club is a fiendish group of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who have been entertaining and provoking since the mid 1990’s. Combining seedy bohemian stage theatrics with bombastic art rock anthems has given the long lived ensemble a shocking and original edge that has attracted as much heated controversy as it has fiercely loyal fans.

Beginning as a power trio based in the Western Canadian city of Saskatoon, the New Jacobin Club signed to U.S. indie label Transparent Records in 1998 and released “A Lesson in Mortality”.   In 2003 “Retake the Throne,” their second full length album, became a minor Canadian college radio hit, creeping on to the national top 100 chart by the year’s end. By 2009, the NJC had become infamous for their provocative live show featuring unsettling freakshow stunts and what would become signature pyro tricks such as “exploding” cymbals and lighting microphone stands on fire. They released the epic gothic rock-opera “This Treason” the following year accompanied with “Inside the Cannibal Circus,” a DVD complete with concept video, live concert and candid documentary style footage. The double disc set was met with even more college radio success and sparked strong opinions from critics in Canada and worldwide.

The group is led by founding father and roaring frontman Xerxes Praetorius Horde (“The Horde” to his allies), singing opposite Poison Candi (theremin, percussion, vocals) and backed by The Luminous (electric cello),The Ruin (bass), The Rat King (drums) and Mistress Nagini (backing vocals, synth) . On stage the band is often joined by a colorful cast of collaboraters including performance artists Firecrotch Jones, Raunchy Rabies, Rima the Birdgirl, and drummer/programmer Eclipse.

Described as “Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought” (Exclaim! Canada’s independent music authority), “Energizing and engaging” (PureGrain Audio, USA) and “a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” (BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review, UK), the New Jacobin Club never tire of dancing on genre boundaries with nods to classic goth, 70’s rock, power metal, blues, somber folk and even a hint of danceable industrial funk. The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others. Their signature vocal hooks and riffs have propelled them onto local and national Canadian independant radio charts, several movie soundtracks and even their own cable televised acoustic special.

Now in 2014, the band returns with their next shocker ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ due out on September 2nd as a self-release sure to make your ears cringe with its ten tracks of insanity. Along with this release, NJC are offering fans a very special and limited edition “Soldiers of the Mark” hardcover coffee-table format lyric book. It will be a joint effort with Calgary, AB based RunRabbit Entertainment. RunRabbit is notable for their independent short films (“Lilith” premiered at the 2013 Calgary Horrorcon and featured music by the New Jacobin Club prominently in the soundtrack) as well as their dark and provocatively themed photography. The book will contain not only the complete lyrics to the album, but an introduction, brief commentary written by band members and entourage, and full album credits. Contributing visual artists include Jess Thamnos (responsible for the iconic and menacing album cover ), Kathryn Trembach (band photographer) and Candice Grosenick (graphic artist behind the band’s concert posters and merchandise).

First editions of the book will be available by pre-order only and will include a special digital album download featuring the regular 10 song album plus 8 more bonus tracks. The deluxe 18 track version of the album will only be available directly from newjacobinclub.com and with the limited edition book.

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“Their newest album, Soldiers of the Mark, is chock full of complex arrangements that utilize all of these instruments along with a headbanging rhythm section of guitar, bass and drums that often lead in to a chorus of both male and female vocals singing in harmony. Just as your mother always told you, never judge a book by it’s cover. Before you realize it, you’ll be headbanging along as you progress through Soldiers of the Mark. ” – Damnation Mag

“The band hits hard and heavy, giving you a kick to the forehead and making you notice them and the great talent that is on display here. This is an album that brings different sounds and genres together to make a glorious racket.” – Altered Frequencies

“Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought.” – Exclaim!

“Energizing and engaging!” – Pure Grain Audio

“a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” – The BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review (UK)

“Worthy of a listen, if only to fuel your desire to see their amazing live show, which may change the way you see music forever.” BC Musician

“…a patchwork of Frankenstein of diverse influences, dueling guitars, enormous synths, pounding drums and bass, and most important, what really sets it apart – incredible musicianship.” – Planet S Mag

“…staright out of the Glenn Danzig (Misfits era) tradition – though much more engaging than Danzig ever was… If you ever wondered what Gwar’s interpretation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show might be like, The New Jacobin Club has your answer.” – Harvest Moon Music

“Romps with a breath that is vibrant and refreshing…wonderfully flamboyant, theatrical and wicked.” – Ring Master Review

 

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Montreal, QC – October 23, 2014

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R.I.Y.L. – Wuthering Heights, Manticora, Falconer, Elvenking, Symphony X, Angra

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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/

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

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 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.

viathyn - the coachman

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 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/

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

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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RIYL =  Godsmack, Alice in Chains, Tea Party, Stone Sour, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch

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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

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

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]