Tides of Kharon – Coins Upon Our Eyes
For Fans of Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, At The Gates
Release Date: July 21, 2017
Publicist – Jon Asher – ashermedia[(@)]gmail.com
L-R: Gord Alexander (Drums), Cam Rehman (Bass/Backing Vocals), Garrett Nelson (Vocals), Ryan Rehman (Guitars), Justin Rehman (Guitars) Photo Credit – Ryan Rehman/Tides of Kharon
Few things go together better than melodic death metal and ancient mythology. The new album from Edmonton, Alberta’s Tides of Kharon, is the latest addition to this perfect combo. ‘Coins Upon Our Eyes’ goes hand in hand with the band name, taken from the lore of the boatman on the river Styx who ferries the dead to the underworld, taking the coins left on the eyes of a corpse as his payment. Tides of Kharon fully embrace the Greek mythology themes in their songs and their first EP is a cumulation of several different tales taking from the ancient pantheon.
Originally started by brothers Cam, Ryan and Justin Rehman in 2014 with a desire to play shows in front of people, Tides of Kharon quickly became a fan favorite in the Edmonton music community. The solidification of Gord Alexander on drums and Garrett Nelson on vocals finally cemented the sound the band sought and the production of the EP could begin. Citing inspiration from titans in the genre including Amon Amarth, At the Gates and early In Flames, the band is definitely in the running alongside their Swedish counterparts.
Their vivid storytelling and engaging stage presence has led them to be invited to play Metallion Festival for the third straight year, and to Loud as Hell for their debut year. They’ve been honoured to share the stage with many other local favorite bands at almost every venue in the city and after the release of the EP are looking to branch out and hit the road on tour.
“We’d describe our sound as something people can involve themselves with. Our lyrics are conceptual in the sense that they tell a story or are related to myth in one form or another. While it hits you hard, we feel that people can relate to the material and get them moving.” – Gord Alexander
Release Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
- Coins Upon Our Eyes
- The Winter War
- From Medusa’s Throne
- Cerberus in Slumber
– All songs written by Tides of Kharon
– Graphic Design work done by Dann Perdana from Indonesia
– Album mixing, and mastering done by Mike Burton of Fluffbot Studios
– Drums written by Dave Feil and programmed by Mike Burton
– Album line-up:
2017 – Coins Upon Our Eyes (LP)
Metallion Metalfest 2005/2016/2017
Loud as Hell 2017