Montreal, QC – June 15, 2021
For fans of Iron Maiden, Helloween, Symphony X, Kamelot, Marty Friedman, Dragonforce
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Announces Shredocalypse 2021 Tour w/ Paladin
Extreme Progressive/Power Metal Group’s Acclaimed New Concept Album ‘Psychosomatic’ Out Now via M-Theory Audio
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN is (L-R):
Gabriel Guardian (Guitars/Keyboards)
Carlos Zema (Vocals)
Joshua Lopez (Bass)
Justin Piedimonte (Drums)
There’s been much anticipation from both fans and Immortal Guardian to announce that after waiting for over a year to perform live they will be officially hitting the road across the USA for tour dates with Paladin.
Entitled the Shredocalypse 2021 Tour, the first show will be kicking off in Immortal Guardian‘s former hometown of Austin, TX on August 18th and see them and Paladin trek across thirteen states into mid-September with more dates to be announced (current dates listed below).
“We are so happy to finally announce we are back on the road! After so many cancellations and postponed dates through all of last year, we are beyond excited to come to your city and bring you some LIVE heavy metal!!! During the pandemic, we had time to make a new album (Psychosomatic) from home and I even got to learn how to program light/laser shows!!! So expect a brand new live show, with a new production of lights and lasers to all new music. See you on the road Guardians!”
After making a splash via their 2018 full-length debut “Age of Revolution” – which featured its own fair share of creative music videos, including the “Armageddon”-meets-telenovela “Stardust” – and through tours with the likes of Marty Friedman, Exmortus, and Powerglove, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN gathered in Las Vegas at the beginning of 2020 to record their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, shutdowns around the world began being enforced, resulting in the band completely scrapping the record that they had been working on and writing and creating a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events. The resulting “Psychosomatic” was a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian – known for his uncanny ability to play the two instruments simultaneously – remaining in Las Vegas, singer Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, drummer Justin Piedimonte tracking from Montreal, and bassist Joshua Lopez recording from IMMORTAL GUARDIAN‘s native Texas.
“Psychosomatic” is a product of the extraordinary turmoil of 2020 that affected millions of people around the world, as well as the next step in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s exhilarating melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies. CD and limited-edition purple vinyl editions of “Psychosomatic” are available now at www.smarturl.com/immortalguardian.
– Lockdown – https://youtu.be/5lqkhMNijBk
– Phobia – ft. Angra guitarist Marcelo Barbosa – https://youtu.be/YvfY7UZHhv8
– Clocks – https://youtu.be/gzs-fF9SNH8
– Read Between The Lines – https://youtu.be/BAwQVNkTWa8
– Psychosomatic – https://youtu.be/YCdxPLR275A
SHREDOCALYPSE 2021 – Immortal Guardian w/ Paladin
8/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
8/19 Haltom City, TX – Haltom Theater
8/20 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozers
8/21 San Angelo, TX – The Deadhorse
8/22 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
8/24 St Louis, MO – Red Flag
8/25 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
8/26 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
8/27 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
8/28 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (MAD WITH POWER FEST)
8/29 Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
8/31 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
9/01 Youngstown, OH – Westside Bowl (Downstairs)
9/02 Canton, OH – Buzzbin Shop
9/04 Manchester, NH – Jewel
9/05 Providence, RI – Alchemy
9/06 Cambridge, MA – Middle East / Upstairs
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED, STAY TUNED!
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“The musicianship is top-tier and the group’s compositional ability is unheard of for a band this young. [Guitarist} Gabriel Guardian is a new American hero.” – Decibel
“Melody and Power, two things displayed in a smashing way throughout this album. If Immortal Guardian isn’t already on your playlist, I think they should be. 10/10 – Metal-Temple.com
“A mega-catchy prog-power anthem (Read Between The Lines) mixed with a blend of crushing performances that’ll leave you salivating for more.” – Metal Injection
“Psychosomatic, an album that will likely be viewed as one of 2021’s best releases, and a landmark record forImmortal Guardian. ” – Metal Nation
““Psychosomatic” is a super catchy (Prog) Power Metal album” – Metalheads Forever Magazine
“With this album (Psychosomatic) Immortal Guardian should no longer be seen as a promising band. Not only have they shown that they have an enormous compositional quality and an elite technical level, they have also shown that they are a band that faces difficulties and that they have all the will to continue. Making a high-quality second album two years after their dazzling debut tells us about the enormous inner power these musicians have.” – Metal Rules
““QUARAN-TAAAAAYN!” No matter what you think about Immortal Guardian, it’s refreshing to hear a band that plays their style while confronting modern life. Though there’s a lot of big, epic, technical stuff going on on Psychosomatic, it never devolves into a lot of bullshit about chivalry and orcs. As such, they feel poised to be the inheritors of Nevermore’s throne, a gritty power metal band who feel relevant even as they soar. Get this in your brain.” – The Pit
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist