The songs on this short album are powerful and come in a rapid assault. Songs like ‘Bones‘ and ‘Twice Broken‘ are incredibly fast monsters that are worthy of any moshpit. It’s bloody awesome!
Overall, “The Forever Lie” is a brilliant album worthy of any Metal collection.
“a vaguely punk rock, slightly angsty and at times beautifully chaotic rock album that will fit into virtually any collection.”
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Montreal, QC – March 24, 2017
For Fans of Volbeat, Offspring, Metallica, Greenday, Misfits
Out Now! Ottawa’s TRIGON Debut Album ‘Fed Up’
Inspired by artists as diverse as Volbeat, Crobot, David Wilcox, System of A Down, Nirvana, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and Slayer, yet forging their own unique sound. Ottawa, ON’s TRIGON release their 11 track debut album ‘Fed Up’ produced by the band with Anders Drerup and out now as of March 24th.
“‘Fed UP’ is about living in the millennium, obstacles, day-to-day challenges, high and low points of life, religion, the corrupt world we live in, and being brainwashed by our leaders.” says vocalist/ bassist Emanuel Viau. “The album will grow on fans with its ‘crafty riffs, good lyrics and good beats. We wanted to make them feel like they are the ones who wrote the songs!’
A full album stream of ‘Fed Up’ can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/trigon-band/sets/fed-up
“Fans can expect a lot more out of Trigon. We are just getting started. The dedication to our fans is always there…they are number 1 to us! We are a positive band hoping to reach out to people and give them songs they can relate to. At our live shows they can expect maximum energy and excitement. We aim to make the people at the back come to the front!’”
TRIGON‘s debut album ‘Fed Up’ is available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and all major online retailers.
1. Intro (0:20)
2. Talk To Me (4:17)
3. Addiction (5:37)
4. Weak Mistake (3:46)
5. Jaded (4:38)
6. Obsessed (4:58)
7. Apocalypse (3:33)
8. Mother (4:55)
9. Your Life (4:43)
10. Seven (5:17)
11. Nightmare (5:41)
Album Length: 47:49
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“There is a chaotic and personal magic on this album that moves your mind, body and soul from places of safety to places of danger in an instant. I’d liken it to being at a family BBQ just before WW3 breaks out -it’s all fun and games and Armageddon….“Fed Up” is a brilliant Rock album that exquisitely produced and bloody well executed. It’ll fit in with any and all Metal collections. Get yours now!” – 925 Rebellion
“The Great White North is known for snow, Molson beer, and hockey, eh. Now we might have to add another pretty good thing, Trigon.” – National Rock Review
Woodhawk – Beyond The Sun (2017)
For fans of Black Sabbath, The Sword, Clutch, Truckfighters, Priestess, Mastodon,
Red Fang, Thin Lizzy
Release Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Publicist – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com
Management / Bookings –firstname.lastname@example.org
“As I was walking into the venue, I began hurrying up the stairs as their sound captured my attention right away and was quickly swept up into their thick pulse thumping guitars and huge powerhouse drum sound.”
– Vancity Buzz
“Calgarian riff-riders Woodhawk kicked off the proceedings, hitting all the gritty notes with their raucous roadhouse metal. Propane and Jack flowed freely as the golden western trio woke all them witches with their thematic rock fury.” – Beatroute Magazine
Pictured (R-L): Turner Midzain – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Badmington – Bass/Vocals, Kevin Nelson – Drums
Photo credit: Mario Montes
Turner Midzain – Vocals/Guitar
Mike Badmington – Bass/Vocals
Kevin Nelson – Drums
Organ and Synth performed by Jesse Gander
Guest Vocals on “Living In The Sand” – Kevin Keegan
Recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver BC
Engineered and Mixed by Jesse Gander
Mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon
Produced by Jesse Gander and Woodhawk
Album artwork by Mark Kowalchuk
BEYOND THE SUN
Release Date: April 7, 2017
1. Beyond The Sun 03:57
2. The High Priest 04:46
3. Living In The Sand 06:03
4. Magnetic North 04:13
5. Lawless 03:06
6. Quest For Clarity 04:14
7. A New Hope 04:49
8. Forsee The Future 02:12
9. Chrononaut 05:19
Turner Midzain – Guitar/Vocals, Mike Badmington – Bass/Vocals, Kevin Nelson – Drums
From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains comes Calgary, Alberta’s Woodhawk. Masters of straight ahead riff-rock wizardry, the power trio released an EP in 2014 and have continued forging ahead.
With time travel tested themes of science fiction, swords and sorcery, the band’s lyrics are born from snowy winters, hot practice spaces and pages of dog eared paperbacks. While the musicianship reinforces recollections of Black Sabbath, modern influences that have helped you smash air drums or highway speed limits are undeniably present.
In their brief existence, Guitarist Turner Midzain, bassist Mike Badmington and drummer Kevin Nelson have taken the stage at The Commodore Ballroom, as well as landed slots supporting Elder and The Shrine. Expect their upcoming album Beyond the Sun, recorded with Jesse Gander at
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Montreal, QC – March 24, 2017
Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal METALOCALYPSTICK Announce Second Batch of Bands To Line Up
Life Like Fire, Breaking The Silent, Massive Scar Era
Get ready for Mountains, Camping and the Women of Metal!
Artwork by Abradinfluence
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/9jBp7TQ-eww
Based in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, there stands an outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate Heavy Metal, but embraces the power of women in metal.
Formed in 2016, METALOCALYPSTICK FEST was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste. (similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair.)
Founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”
In addition to the festival celebrating women in metal, the METALOCALYPSTICK FEST gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus an audience picked foundation.
The 1st annual Metalocalypstick hosted female influenced metal bands from across Canada and the world such as Brazil’s Nervosa (Napalm Records), Egypt’s Massive Scar Era, Hollywood’s The Maension, Valfreya, Scythia, Mortillery (Napalm Records), Van Halst, Dead Asylum, Juliet Ruin, Violent Betty, Omega Crom, Körperlose Stimme, Elysium Echoes, Solborn, Monarch Sky, Forsaken Rite, Anarcheon, and Suspended.
Preparing for their 2nd annual year, the outdoor festival for women in metal is proud to announce their second batch of bands added to the line up Life Like Fire, Breaking The Silent and the return of Massive Sca Era to join previously introduced Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite and Remnants.
METALOCALYPSTICK presented by Gigfly.ca is being held during Canada Day weekend on July 1st and 2nd in Valemount, BC. For tickets and more info, please visit the following links:
Event Page- www.facebook.com/events/1158984924137688/
Ride Share – www.facebook.com/groups/metalocalypstickfestrideshare/
About the second batch of metal queens and their band’s performing METALOCALYPSTICK:
Break The Silent
Mar is the newest Metal Queen added! Welcome Breaking The Silent!
If there are three things Mar would take to an isolated island, it would be her notebook (with an attached pen!), iPod and headphones. Music and writing are her truest passion, and also, her saving grace, as she identifies them. For her, tenor and falsetto, along with screams, are only a matter of feelings. She deeply feels what she sings. That is something the audience gets to experience when watching her perform. Her wide vocal range has enabled her to dabble into different genre of music, one of them being blues. Though metal is mostly what you will find on her playlist, she has never tried her hand at singing it. That is until Shane Oranchuk, drummer from Breaking The Silent asked her to audition for the band. In August 2016, she became the singer and lyricist of the band. Influenced by power, thrash and black metal vocalists, be ready to be mesmerized by this talented and genuine vocalist.
Breaking The Silent is a 5 piece female fronted metal band from Edmonton, Alberta.The band formed in the fall of 2016 and have been making waves ever since. The group is in the midst of recording their first full length album, which is a lethal mix of thrash, black and melodic metal.
BTS has immediately gained attention in the local and international scene teaming up with Hed P.E, All Else Fails, Tessitura and more. Founding members Mar, Shane Oranchuk,Jason Cullen, D-Rail Dahlmer, and Jake Victor formed the band with the vision of writing melodic and heavy music. With an album and tour in their horizon there is no telling how far this band will be in another year. Stay tuned.
Life Like Fire
Maddy has been involved in music since the young age of 9 where she started out in lessons for country music. At age 12, she switched over to jazz where she landed a record deal, but turned it down because she had fallen for metal, punk and rock music. This came along when her grandma accidentally bought her a Slipknot CD and her grandpa took her to get her first guitar. Unfortunately she was only able to get in 2 years of guitar lessons and rock vocal lessons before her mom sent her to the streets with nothing, but her guitar and lil dog. Over the next four years, Maddy dropped outta school, moved between friends, park benches, trees and some of the lowest places in Calgary. Her life was eventually turned around by a neighbour who heard her singing and playing guitar outside. He inspired her to do something with her talents and get out there. This lead to Maddy seeking out other musicians and creating her first serious hard rock band in Red Deer, Alberta called Promise Revoked. This band went on to open for big bands like Sum 41, Gob and Sweeney Todd. They were also featured on radio stations, playing big festivals and eventually were signed to a Canadian label. Due to different interests, this band eventually fell apart. After trying out a few different bands, she was recruited by a Calgary band called Silo. This band had great potential and got Maddy back up into the music scene again by headlining shows at the Marquee and playing Our Fest, but with a band member moving away and also unable to find a permanent bass player, this band also fell apart. Hope was not lost, since Silo’s other guitar player Josh had moved into a band house with Maddy. They ended up spending every night playing music and writing songs, which led to creating the band Life Like Fire.
Life Like Fire was born in 2016 from the shattered remains of four popular local Calgary bands. Their combined skill sets create a unique brand of in your face rock ‘n roll that is quickly gaining pace in Alberta’s underground music scene. This band adds a modern twist to an old school sound then tops it off with searing female lead vocals and blistering guitar shred. It’s dirty, rude, in your face and you’ll be left wanting more.
Massive Scar Era
Massive Scar Era returns to Metalocalypstick having performed at the inaugural year in 2016. Originally formed in 2005 in Egypt, the band plays post hardcore with both metal and Middle Eastern influences along with introducing violins orchestration into their sound. Over the years, MSE has performed at festivals in Europe and USA sharing the stages with bands like Dream Theater, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Kreator, Moonspell and more.
They released their EP “30 years” in August 2016, evolving their sound to incorporate more dramatic orchestration, heavy guitar riffs and intense lyrics.
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Absolute Underground Mag – https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV/
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio – http://www.cemr.ca
Femme Metal Webzine – http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
PureGrainAudio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com
Pure Rock Radio – http://www.purerockradio.net
Women of Metal – http://www.womenofmetal.net
Kat’s Metal Litter Box – http://www.katsmetallitterbox.com
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Montreal, QC – March 24, 2017
For fans of Billy Talent, Finger Eleven, Our Lady Peace
Eastern Canadian Tour Dates Presented By PureGrainAudio
Toronto hard rockers UFORIA announce they will be performing at Canadian Music Week on April 20th at Coalition T.O just before they take off for their Eastern Canadian tour this coming April and May presented by PureGrainaudio.com. The tour will begin on April 25th in Oshawa, ON and see UFORIA perform in nine cities across four provinces (ON/QC/NB/NS). The tour is in promotion of their latest EP ‘Fight or Flight’ released during July of last year and produced plus co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella. The EP’s title track has been a common sound having been played regularly at the Rogers Centre during the Blue Jays games throughout the 2016 season.
UFORIA has also teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com in promotion of the tour offering a FREE download of their track ‘Radiation’ off their latest EP. The song is a warning that ecological change is inevitable and we must embrace it and evolve in order to survive.
Music Video – Fight or Flight (directed by Finger Eleven guitarist James Black) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTPdWn8-XQg
April 20 – Toronto, ON – Coalition T.O – Canadian Music Week w/ HD Stardom, Overman, BARDS, Tomahawk Love, The BallRoom Babies
April 25 – Oshawa, ON – The Atria
April 26 – Ottawa, ON – Live on Elgin w/ PEAKS
April 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar w/ Uncanny, White Canvas Sky, The Jem
April 28 – Woodstock, NB – Unit 777 w/ Gemstonez, Monteith
April 29 – Dartmouth, NS – Montes Showbar w/ Dali Van Gogh
May 2 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub w/ Impact Eleven, Shadow of Everest
May 3 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
May 5 – Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys w/ The Alibi, Science for Lunatics
May 6 – Kingston, ON – Homegrown Festival – info
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May 27 – Toronto, ON – The Cameron House w/ The Alibi, Monteith
June 9 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House (Ashes at Dawn CD Release)
July 8 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar w/ Red Handed Denial, Maybe Refuge, Vaerisa
UFORIA first began as a solo project by front man Michael Ursini (Singer/Songwriter/Rhythm Guitar), which over the years has morphed into a talented four-piece of hard rock that has released three EPs since 2012. Influenced by bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Finger Eleven and Our Lady Peace, among others, the group also consists of Adam Brik (Lead Guitar), Daniel Salij (Bass) and Dylan Piercey (Drums).
Uforia’s previous releases include the debut EP Imagining (2012) and the fan-funded follow-up Transmutation (2015). The band has won a number of contests including the Hard Rock Rising Canada contest (2013), the opportunity to open for hometown heroes Billy Talent (2014) and the Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act contest (2016). “Fight or Flight” ranked #4 on the best songs of 2016 at CJIM Montreal’s Rock Station and 91X in Belleville. Oshawa’s 94.9 The Rock FM featured Fight or Flight (EP) on the Best of Generation Next 2016.
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“This title track (Fight or Flight), in all of its gritty and tenacious swagger, smacks you in the face and demands to be listened to.” – Canadian Beats
“packing a powerful punch with no filler” – Some Kind of Media
“Uforia have released a tight collection of excellent songs and with the re-appearance of other Canadian guitar acts like Billy Talent and the aforementioned Finger Eleven into the mix we could be in for a renaissance in Canadian rock music.” – The Green Room Podcast
“I must say that this band definitely picked a great name for itself. We all know the definition of Euphoria; a feeling or state of intense excitement or happiness. This is exactly how the band portrayed themselves on stage. I was impressed by their stage presence….I see a bright future for this young talented group of musicians. They have great supporters and music mentors on their side. Please check them out when they come to a city near you.” – Concert Addicts
“It’s hard to fake understanding and desire. You get it or you don’t, you want it or you don’t. Uforia definitely has it.” – Steve Molella (Finger Eleven)
Though the album is short, I found myself repeating it numerous times and jamming out each time. I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of punk, metal, hardcore or any heavy genre. There is a bit for everyone in it. I guarantee you will be screaming, drumming and playing your air guitar to it. The guys are not going to be stopping anytime soon.
any fan of hard rock orwould be proud to have this album in his/her collection. The fullness of the sound on the album makes it hard to believe that this is just a three-piece outfit…Trigon seems to have picked out the best parts of bands they like, smashed them together, and crafted songs that just work on every level.
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Montreal, QC – March 24, 2017
For fans of Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Out Now! Vancouver Full Throttle Rock CRNKSHFT Stream Self-Titled EP
L-R: Trevor “Tre” Miles – Bass | Josh Lauze – Drums | Shane “Shanr” Jolie – Vocals | Sebastien “Sea Bass” Mark Pulse – Guitar | Geoff “Gway” Way – Guitar
Photo Credit – Alex Barredo
A full stream of their self-titled EP can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/crnkshft/sets/crnkshft-self-titled-ep-2017
Video – Systematic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8nMR5NEi90
Free Download – Old Habits – http://www.puregrainaudio.com/audio/crnkshft-old-habits-free-song-download
Since the band’s formation in 2015, CRNKSHFT’s engine has been firing on all cylinders setting their scene ablaze with their explosive, drop tune aggression with melody at its core. They pride themselves on writing raw, emotional music and when they perform with zero fucks given, what you see is what you get…a leave it all on stage attitude that gets fans fists pumping, head banging and singing along to the band’s anthemic melodies. The band has already been tapped as local support for such touring bands as Prong, Grim Reaper, and The Veer Union.
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“”For those that like their music fast and powerful, this is the appetizer for you. It’s all kinds of mad power…an epic little album from a band that is close to conquering the universe… or at the very least, close to setting it aflame.” – 925 Rebellion
“Opener ‘Systematic’ will testify to this with punchy and growling riffs and equally growling vocals which somewhat draw you in and immediately your foots a tapping and your head is banging, as the air guitar sits proudly on your lap as you ‘Systematically’ scream and roar to the vocals which if you listen closer also have a story to tell.” – We Rock Webzine
“CRNKSHFT’s forthcoming release sells me on the group’s ultimate potential. I look forward to hearing what else this Canadian band can do. ” – Heavy Metal Time Machine
“Stomping drop tuned leads, soaring vocals and hard-charging grooves litter the lead single, a formula that pays off in spades on the riff-tacular “Tears Me Apart,”” – Get Exposed Music
“these guys have a running start to the hard rock scene, and if their message and sound stays in their current vein, there’s no denying that this band will put a crankshaft kick-start to this year’s list of burgeoning, fantastic new artists.” – Shockwave Mag
“the four tracks are full of grunge influences and a killer metal delirium that will capture your heart ,and ignite your mind. “Systematic” kicks the release off in fine style ,with its bludgeoning , punishing riffs its easy to see why this was the band’s first single, the lead guitars strings are flayed as the guys will have you banging your head and bouncing around the room this is a stylistic killer opener.” – The Metal Meltdown