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Montreal, QC – September 28, 2018
For fans of Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Iron Maiden
DIRE PERIL Premiere Video “Queen of The Galaxy” ft. Unleash The Archers’ Brittney Slayes On Metal-Rules
New Album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” Out Nov 9th via Divebomb Records
NA Tour Dates w/ Seven Kingdoms
L-R = John Yelland (Vocals), Jason Ashcraft (Guitar, Bass)
American sci-fi power metal duo DIRE PERIL featuring Jason Ashcraft (Helion Prime) and vocalist John Yelland (Judicator) are premiering their latest lyric video “Queen of The Galaxy” featuring Unleash The Archers vocalist Brittney Slayes whom reprise’s her role as Barbarella for a re-recorded version of the track. The song is their second single off their upcoming album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” due out November 9th, 2018 via Divebomb Records to follow their three previous EP releases “Astronomical Minds” (2013), “Queen of The Galaxy” (2014) and “Through Time and Space” (2015).
The band comments:
“Telling the story of Barbarella the Queen of the Galaxy, we are joined by the first guest musician on the album Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers). This is actually a re-recording of an older Dire Peril track and the lyrics were written by original vocalist Norman Skinner.
Check out the premiere of “Queen of The Galaxy” on Metal-Rules.com: https://www.metal-rules.com/2018/09/28/dire-peril-premiere-video-queen-of-the-galaxy-ft-unleash-the-archers-brittney-slayes-on-metal-rules-com/
Inspired by all manners of science fiction, “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” bases each one of its 12 songs on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. and features guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm).
“The album takes you on a journey all based on different sci-fi films. From fast aggressive right hand attacks (in style of Iced Earth) to softer acoustic passages.” adds Jason Ashcraft.
The digital album is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Plus the band’s first single “Heart of The Furyan” based on the “The Chronicles of Riddick” series, specifically the third installment “Riddick” can be heard at the following links:
1. Yautja (Hunter Culture)
2. Planet Preservation
3. Enemy Mine
4. The Visitor
5. Total Recall
6. Queen of The Galaxy*
8. Blood In The Ice
9. Heart of The Furyan
10. Altair IV: The Forbidden Planet
11. Always Right Here
12. Journey Beyond the Stars**
*Features Brittney Slayes
**Features Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Album Band Line Up:
Jason Ashcraft (Guitar, bass)
John Yelland (Vocals)
Featuring Brittney Slayes as guest vocalist on Queen of the Galaxy
Featuring Arjen Anthony Lucassen as a guest
Live Band Line Up:
Jason Ashcraft (Rhythm Guitars)
John Yelland (Vocals)
Chelsea McMasters (Bass)
Steven Soderberg (Lead Guitars)
Tom Tierney (Drums)
DIRE PERIL will also be hitting the road with their recruited live line up to support Seven Kingdoms this coming November on select USA tour dates (dates listed below).
Seven Kingdom Tour Dates w/ Dire Peril
Nov 14 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Nov 15 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Nov 17 – Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
Nov 18 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Nov 19 – Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
Nov 20 – Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
BIO:Dire Peril was an idea that goes as far back as Jason Ashcraft’s (guitars, bass) high school years. The band’s name was inspired by a PC game he used to play, called “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodline”, which has stuck with him ever since.
Originally formed in 2009, the band went on to create three EPs: Astronomical Minds, Queen of the Galaxy and Through Time and Space, and proceeded to play a handful of local shows, as well as a few out of town gigs. In 2015, feeling like things just weren’t as they should be, Ashcraft decided to take a step back and take a hard look at where the band was headed.
Inspired by all manner of science fiction, especially classic sci-fi movies, Dire Peril regrouped as a double piece; Ashcraft was joined by singer John Yelland, and together they began working on the debut album titled “The Extraterrestrial Compendium,” set for release on November 9, 2018. Recruiting a live line up enabled them to start playing live shows including an upcoming North American tour with Seven Kingdoms allowing the American sci-fi power metal band to reach its final form and share their dark, aggressive adventure with the masses.
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