Abandoned Souls – Make It Last (EP) (2017)
Release Date: April 29, 2017
Label: Fiend Records
Distribution: CD Baby
For fans of Godsmack, Alice In Chains, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Three Days Grace
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“The group has definitely found their own sound and are geared up to make it heard. INSIGHTFUL MINDS AT EASE is an album you must hear.” – Metal Rules (2015)
“The overall concept of “Insightful Minds At Ease” is exceptionally uplifting.” – Metal-Temple (2015)
“Insightful Minds At Ease: “It’s a well produced piece of work that deserves a global audience and will hopefully be rewarded with one.” – Scene Magazine (2015)
“Damned If You Don’t: “Abandoned Souls are back with another helping of bone crushing heavy metal.” – Scene Magazine (2012)
“Some Never Will: “Like ‘Black Stone Cherry’ and ‘Alter Bridge’ Abandoned souls will join the elite with a ground-breaking release. 10/10 ” – Metalliville (June 2009)
L-R – Tom Dobrentey (drums), Reagan Thorne (bass), James Todd (vocals), Derek De Kort (guitar)
There is power in a band’s name, like a magic spell, announcing to the world what they are and what they stand for. ABANDONED SOULS summons up images of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, heroic outcasts rising up against impossible odds, to establish their own unique identity.
As vocalist James Todd explains:
“The name Abandoned Souls is in reference to all those people out there that have at one time or another felt like the outcast. That common bond and love for this music is what brings all of us Abandoned Souls together.”
Having played together for years, the bonds that hold ABANDONED SOULS together are… to paraphrase the mighty Judas Priest…Canadian Steel! Inspired by Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Judas Priest, Godsmack and Kings X, Todd describes Abandoned Souls’ sound as ‘powerful, heavy, rhythmic, melodic, personal.’
The band is super-stoked about their new EP “Make It Last”.
“We want to give the fans a pure and unfiltered listening experience, one that reflects us and where we are at in our musical journey and our lives. It is as much a reflection of who we are as musicians as it is of us as people.”
They see band and fans as one and indivisible.
“This band has been a very good parallel for the life struggles that a lot of people go through.”
Of course live, Abandoned Souls really let it rip.
“We don’t just stand up there and look at the ground. We can’t help but get into what we’re doing.”
This is the philosophy behind the title of Abandoned Souls new EP.
“’Make It Last’ is a reference to always trying to make the good times in life last as long as you can. As much as possible, try to live every minute like it could be your last…Time is fleeting, so…Make It Last!”
“Make It Last” was released on April 29th, 2017 and is available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby and all major online retailers.
(Bio written by Steve Earles)
[Dowload EP Lyrics]
Release Date: April 29, 2017
1. Prove It (3:42)
2. Make It Last (3:28)
3. Best of Me (3:35)
4. Stand Out Front (3:26)
5. So Through (4:41)
EP Length: 18:54
– All songs performed by: Abandoned Souls
– All songs written by: Abandoned Souls
– Produced by: James Todd
– Mixed by: James Todd
– Mastered by: James Todd
– Album Artwork by: James Todd and Reagan Thorne
– All musicians are members of SOCAN
– Music is Canadian Content (MAPL)
Live and Album Band Line Up:
Reagan Thorne (bass, vocals)
2017- Make It Last (EP)
2014- Insightful Minds At Ease (EP)
2012- Damned If You Don’t (LP
2008- Some Never Will (LP)
2006- Pimpin The Bands- Powercast Radio Compilation (Violets)
2006- Perris Network Compilation (She Rides)
2005- Circle Of Shadows (LP)
Shared Stage with:
Kings X, Skid Row, Jake E Lees Red Dragon Cartel, Lee Aaron, Default, Thornley, My Darkest Days.
Tour and Festivals:
2013 – Indiefest – Sarnia, ON
2012 – 102.1 The Edge, New Music Night – Toronto, ON
2012 – Summerfest – Sudbury, ON
2012 – Summerstock – Paris, ON
2009 – Rail City Music Festival – St. Thomas, ON
2008 – Indypalooza – Port, Burwell, ON
2007 – Thirsty Souls Crop Tour – London, ON
2006 – Thirsty Souls Weekend – London, ON
2006 – Soundwave – Strathroy, ON
2006 – Downsview Park Canada Day – Toronto, ON
2006 – CMW – Toronto, ON
2008 – TahoeFilms – Sled Heads Vol 4 (She Rides)
Awards / Features:
2015 – London Music Awards- Metal or Hardcore Artist of the Year.
2006 – Climaxxx Radio’s Ultimate Battle Champions
August 2012 – 102.1 The Edge’s online band of the Month
Spector Basses, Traynor Amplifiers and Cool Claws.
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