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BLIND RACE Post ‘Truth or Dare’ Lyric Video; New EP ‘Come And Get It’ Out Nov 18th
Lyric Video – Truth or Dare – http://youtu.be/6sqeXCkh9VY
Toronto, ON alternative metal band BLIND RACE have posted a new lyric video for ‘Truth or Dare’ at the following link here. The track, which was also a Revolver Mag song of the day last week, is off their upcoming EP ‘Come And Get It’ due out on November 18, 2014. The EP was produced by Mike Langford whom has worked with upcoming and established artists such as Evans Blue, Parabelle, Charlie Hope, Rains, Hawksley Workman, Sloan, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck), Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Crash Karma, Art Of Dying, Rex Goudie, and Tupelo Honey plus was mastered by Chris Crerar at Toronto’s fame Metalwork Studios. The powerful, heavy, dark yet bright, five track record is inspired by the many facets of life itself with song titles such as Hypocrite, title track Come And Get It, Truth or Dare, Hopeless and Gone.
EP Pre-Order link: http://blindrace.bandcamp.com
FREE Song Download ‘Come and Get It’ here
EP Teaser – http://youtu.be/xIHj7dXdyd0
Track Listing: Blind Race – Come And Get It
- Hypocrite (3:31)
- Come And Get It (3:32)
- Hopeless (3:18)
- Truth Or Dare (4:38)
- Gone (1:41)
EP Length: 16:32
What started as two brothers and their best friend getting together for some freestyle jams and demo recordings in 2005 soon evolved into enough written material for two EPs and the birth of a new full-blown band, Blind Race, in 2007.
Drawing inspiration from their love of fast cars and the intrigue of driving them blind, as well as modern-day racial issues and the idea that we are all the same, the award nominated (Toronto Independent Music Awards: Best Live Metal Act Nomination (2012), Best Metal Act Nomination (2010)), Blind Race arrived at a name packed with meaning to match its melting pot sound.
Putting emphasis on musical identity and creativity, the then Toronto four-piece released Seeing Red in 2008, unleashed Lost in 2012 and grew to a five piece that is now ready to unveil its third EP, Come and Get It.
Going back to raw, air thrusting, 7-string powered tracks such as “Come and Get It” and “Hypocrite” to eastern influenced charismatic progressions in “Truth or Dare” and Latin derived contrasts of “Hopeless”, this EP is just the tip of the iceberg, which is the diverse style of Blind Race. All the music in this EP was written using a very simple philosophy by guitar player Costas Kentros. Just play what you feel. “With the initial riff of each song, the gates just opened and the music flowed out and created a statement for each song. From love to hate, to truth or dare, standing your ground and those times when you just want to kill the pain with a bottle of Jack. These songs cover our most common situations and emotions.” says Kentros.
For more info, please visit http://www.blindrace.net/
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“or those of you who are unfamiliar with the band, I would describe their sound as something like a mix between VOLBEAT and GODSMACK, but noticeably heavier and with a much more serious tone. There is also a prominent groove element present, particularly in the hostile, no-nonsense opener “Hypocrite” as well as the blistering riffs of the high-octane title track. I know that Metal fans pride their music on remaining mostly an underground phenomenon, but I could totally hear these guys on the radio, which I don’t say to simply lump them in with the legions of today’s jock-rock bands. They definitely have the songs to back up their superb musicianship, with a precise yet pummeling rhythm section synchronized expertly with the guitar riffs.” – Metal Temple
“…the latest effort from BLIND RACE paints the picture of a band firing on all cylinders. A mature, dynamic, and memorable release, fans of Alternative and traditional Heavy Metal alike will find a lot to like on “Come And Get It.”” – Metal Temple
“I would encourage anyone to take the time to check out the Come And Get It EP as you will find yourself quickly drawn in.” – The Front Row Report
“strong, aggressive, and hard driving. The first two tracks especially deliver a heavy punch, the kind of thing that will certainly get audiences roused and ready to stomp about….The guitar solo on that track (Hopeless), however, was well worth a listen. It’s a highlight of the album; check it out.” – Sea of Tranquility
“these songs (EP Come And Get it) should appeal to fans of Godsmack, Bobaflex and Five Finger Death Punch.” – Palace of Rock
“Blind Race blast out sustain driven and acoustically inspired slabs of no nonsense rock, heavily influenced by 90’s masters but embed with a new energy that make them deserving of a massive following” – Spenny Bullen
“a great connection with the audience at the Velvet Underground. The crowd got really engaged in the concert when Blind Race played their metal cover version of Elvis Presley‘s ”Hound Dog;” a fine version spiced up with a little bit of heavy guitar and double pedal bass drums.” – Toronto Metal Music Examiner (Live Review)