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Montreal, QC – June 23, 2015
TEST YOUR METAL RECORDS Launches With First Signing of Brazilian Power Metal HIBRIA
Vancouver, BC based Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce its entry into the mosh pit on the international metal scene with its first signing of Brazilian power metallers HIBRIAfor the North American release of their fifth and upcoming self-titled full length due out on August 7th, 2015 with album pre-order available here.
“I am very excited to announce the launch of my new record label ‘Test Your Metal Records’. After playing in bands and touring for the past 15 years I’ve developed the relationships and connections to be able to help others in the Canadian and worldwide music scene. I hope to bring more international acts into Canada and spread the Canadian metal internationally to show the world what we have to offer. I have some amazing bands and an amazing team to work with me, so I just want to thank you all in advance and together we will keep Heavy Metal alive!” comments Test Your Metal Records owner Grant Truesdell.
HIBRIA is a Brazilian power metal band formed in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul in 1996. The band has grown in popularity in their home country plus worldwide with the successful release of fours albums and a live DVD that showcases their intense concert energy (if ya never seen them in person). Continuing their venture in 2015 with their very technical playing that’s fast, aggressive and catchy, HIBRIA returns with their fifth and latest self titled studio album set for release on August 7th via Test Your Metal Record in North America (July 22nd in Japan on King Music) to follow 2013’s ‘Silent Revenge’ released under King Records for Asia, AFM for Europe and North America plus Voice Music for Brazil.
“We self titled this release because we believe that it represents what our music is and how we feel about our band. This is our second CD composed with the same lineup and it made all the difference in our songwriting. We already knew what to expect from each other and it contributed a lot for us to write this new work.” says “It is our most daring album. We experienced new influences and they made this album to sound so fresh. We really feel we have started heading to a new level as a band.”
All four of their past albums and live DVD released have reached the #1 position on sales charts for HMV stores across Japan and has lead the band to be support for such bands as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth plus perform at Rock in Rio and Loud Park, Japan’s most important Metal festival, where they shared the main stage with some of the world’s most known bands.
HIBRIA’S NEW SONG PREVIEW – Tightrope (Demo Version) – https://youtu.be/x8qdDFYNzgI
Track Listing – Hibria – Self-Titled
1. Pain (4:27)
2. Abyss (4:05)
3. Tightrope (5:02)
4. Life (4:45)
5. Ghosts (5:10)
6. Legacy (2:26)
7. Ashamed (5:17)
8. Church (4:13)
9. Fame (5:24)
10. Words (5:24)
Album Length: 46:17
For more info, please visit: http://www.Hibria.com
About Test Your Metal Records:
Test Your Metal Records stands to leave a positive impact and everlasting dynasty within the Canadian Rock and Metal music scene. First and foremost TYM was founded to ensure the continued creation of music, art and culture! To employ as many people doing what they love, and to ultimately assist the worldwide music scene thrive in any way. TYM Records helps get the art, product and live show into the hands and ears of the fans.
To build a corporation and family that will help people reach their true potential and fuel their passion. Starting off with a talented roster of bands, promoting and constantly innovating new music for the record label. Manufacturing and promoting their new albums and sending them out on tour across the globe. My vision is to revolutionize the music industry by giving the music to the fans for a monthly membership fee. Having a multitude of perks set up through the Loyalty membership, and a multitude of external companies providing incentives and cross promotion. I aspire to make a service that people from all walks of life can enjoy and benefit from. 20% of net profit of the label will be deposited into a fund for the ‘TYM Academy of the Arts’. Which will be a Non-Profit music and arts academy I hope to open within the next 3-5 years.
Like any good long lasting relationship, the things I value in business are also the things I value in life. Passion, Love, Honesty, Compassion, Teamwork and most of all FUN, FREEDOM and INTERDEPENDENCE. I started TYM Records because I want to help bands push to the next level while keeping control within their hands and to help them make a living from it!!! To always have fun and work as a family to build a career together. On top of the normal royalties baid to the artists and with the implementation of the Loyalty club I plan on paying out 24% of all net profits from the loyalty club to the bands on the roster on the last day of each month. So theoretically we will be able to watch the label grow to the point where every band on the label can solely focus on their craft and not have to worry about the bills! I aspire to be a leading example of Honesty, Fairness, Dedication and Transparency within this company. I have made it my new mission in life to help as many people as possible and I believe through TYM Records we can achieve that!
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