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Montreal, QC – October 17, 2018
For fans of Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Iron Maiden
DIRE PERIL Premiere Music Video “Blood In The Ice” via MetalInsider
New Album “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” Out Nov 9th via Divebomb Records
Featuring Guests From Unleash The Archers And Ayreon
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 music video “Blood In The Ice”. The song is their third 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:
“We are pleased to release the first official music video. The song ‘Blood In The Ice’ is based on John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’, which is a personal favorite of our vocalist John. When writing this song it was the only one I didn’t have a movie chosen for and told him he’s welcome to choose the movie. I think it worked out great as the music really captures the essence of that film. For the video we decided to have some fun with it. John ended up writing a script for an original story that basically pays tribute to the film.”
Check out the premiere of “Blood In The Ice” on MetalInsider.net: https://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-dire-peril-blood-in-the-ice
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.
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 can be watched on Youtube here.
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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“DIRE PERIL prove that America still has great talent in the Power Metal realm” – Metal-Temple
“a wonderful album that will take you on an intergalactic journey through many popular sci fi movies. It is an album that is full of melodic vocals and kick ass guitars. ” – Baby Dolls and Razor Blades