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Metal Nation Radio Premiere QUARTERED’s New Album ‘Eyes And Ears’; Album Out Oct. 7th + Western Canadian Tour Dates (AB, BC)
Track Listing – Quartered – Eyes And Ears (2014)
1. Blink Blink Flash (4:15)
2. Call Me Crazy (4:04)
3. Violent Love (3:02)
4. Speak of the Devil (4:07)
5. She Sees Colour (5:19)
6. Take Me There Tonight (3:52)
7. Echoes (3:55)
8. Ricochet (5:29)
Album Length: 34:06
Vancouver, BC prog metallers QUARTERED has teamed up withMetalNationRadio.ca for the online album premiere of their new album ‘Eyes And Ears’ due out on October 7th plus be hitting the road in October with Nanaimo, BC’s The Body Politic for tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia. (dates listed below).
Eyes And Ears – Album Stream – http://metalnationradio.ca/quartered-exclusive/
Interview – MetalHeads United Radio Show – http://metalnationradio.ca/podcast-cc-getty/
“After 4 years we are proud to return with our most dynamic and versatile EP to date. We titled it ‘Eyes and Ears’, because we consciously wanted to make an effort to write songs that not only to inspire the ears but create a visual component as well, which is a depth that is not always showcased enough in heavy music today.” comments bassist Craig Rudder.
Quartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity. Now the band is ready to unleash their third record, ‘Eyes and Ears’ they co-produced with Royce Whittaker at Spinnaker Sound and mark their return to the spotlight to follow up 2010’s ‘Walk Like A Ghost’ that was produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against) and took the band on multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines).
She Sees Colour – http://idobi.com/exclusive/quartered-she-sees-colour/
Lyric Video – Violent Love – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrLhkoTkLH0
FREE Download – Violent Love – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/quartered-violent-love-free-song-download
October 16 – Calgary, AB – TBA
October 17 – Red Deer, AB – Slumland Theatre
October 18 – Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
October 24 – Nanaimo, BC – TBA
October 25 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
October 26 – Port Alberni, BC – Gyro Youth Center
Thanks to a group of high school friends fusing their influences into one cohesive sound and the flip of a coin to help choose between band names, Vancouver progressive metal band Quartered’s moniker has certainly given itself meaning over the years.
Inspired by bands like Deftones, Tool and Thrice from early on – Quartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity.
Following multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines) and two full-length albums, The Falls of Autumn and Walks Like a Ghost, produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against), Quartered is ready to unleash its third record, Eyes and Ears, on October 7th that was produced by them and Royce Whittaker at Spinnaker Sound.
Heavily influenced by “memories and how senses play a big part in connecting and helping us remember parts of our lives,” the title Eyes and Ears was chosen because “you can’t un-see the things you’ve witnessed and hearing is such a powerful way to trigger memories,” explains vocalist Greggor Williams.
Are you ready to open your eyes and ears to Quartered?
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““Blink Blink Flash”, as an intro, shows the trademark vocals from Greggor Williams, deviating from screams to melody in a matter of seconds. All the while, clanging and heavily distorted guitars crash around. I have to say, Quartered reminded of a hybrid of Glassjaw and Every Time I Die – that aint a bad thing!!” – All About The Rock
“I just love how the music is rich of nuances and rhythmic riffs. Not to mention the superb production. Highlights : “Blink blink flash”, “She sees colour”, “Take me there tonight”.” – Palace of Rock
“Their intense brand of progressive metal is what’s lacking in music today, the real deal….Quartered is, hands down, one a a very few select bands in this country that will go somewhere.” – Danger, 99.3FM The Fox (Vancouver, BC)
“Their live show has the energy of Alexisonfire, while their music reminds me of early Deftones. They are definitely one of Vancouver’s top 5 heavy bands.” – Christian Aldred, Rednyne Productions (Vancouver, BC)
“…put them on stage – as in their upcoming CD release performance at Vancouver’s media club – and they’ll win new converts with their sheer impassioned intensity alone.” – Peach Arch News (Surrey, BC)
“Quartered has an amazing history and accomplishments. On tour constantly and having tracks on Rockband are only a couple of great things this band has done… Great refined sound of a modern hard rock band. Elements of prog rock mixed in with metal to create a blend tastes which just flow into ones ears. Catchy hooks and sick riffs rekindled my love for Quartered as they blew away the crowd. Using boxes crafted to house lights to shoot up at them as they played they looked and sounded amazing. I could see Quartered rock a small venue, a theatre or even an arena and you would still get such an intimate feeling with such a personable band. ” – Hammer Records (Live Review)
“The perfect blend of brutality, melody and catchy hooks made for the perfect metal storm. Self described as progressive, Quartered never let the energy fall below maximum during their entire set. Through the constant tempo changes, occasional time signature madness and swift vocal style change ups they were proving that hype means nothing when all you’ve got is talent and the ability of writing a great and memorable metal song. So many bands, even seasoned veterans, lack stage presence but Quartered could write a how-to book on the subject. Engaging and attention grabbing, these guys know how to put on a show. Its not very often you see a band live, hearing them for the first time, and there is not a single thing to complain about. There is just something so intriguing with their hybrid sound of “Alive or Just Breathing” era Killswitch Engage and the progressive flair of Tool. With the peaks and valleys woven into their sound it keeps all eyes on stage at all times and all ears forever open, and that is something the night had been missing.” – Metal Underground (Live Review)
“Somewhere along the inspiration of other Canadian screamos Alexisonfire, see for yourself by listening to their newest single “Casa”” – Vancouver Music Review.
“Screamo modern metal with a complexed progressive edge is what I call this style of music from Vancouver based hard hitters Quartered.” – Fireworks Magazine
‘Walks Like A Ghost’ is an album packed with the perfect mix of heaviness and melody, creating songs that contain elements of progressive metal, post-rock, metalcore, and in some short instances; alternative doom.” – Metal Underground
“They are not only one of the most talented bands I have had the honour of working with but are flexible, easy to deal with and I have never received anything other than the best reviews from venues that have hosted them with multiple requests to have them return again.”- Leanne Harrison, Sin Agency