EP PROMOS CAN BE REQUESTED HERE
RIYL: Periphery, Bring Me The Horizon, Protest The Hero
Photo – L-R – Rob Wilkinson – Keyboards – Matt Aasen – Guitar – Sam Britton – Vocals- Dan Montgomery – Guitar – Jesse Janzen – Bass/Vocals – Spencer Bowman – Drums – Photo Credit – Evan Nixon
THE BODY POLITIC Perform Vancouver’s RAIN CITY THROWDOWN Presented By Cariboo Brewing Sept 27th; New EP ‘Egressor’ Out Sept. 16th; Performing At Beaver Fest Aug. 29th
Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse THE BODY POLITIC are proud to announce they will performing at this year’s third annual Rain City Throwdown in Vancouver, BC presented by Cariboo Brewing on September 27th at the Rickshaw Theatre.
“Rain City Throwdown will definitely be a highlight of our fall touring season. We’ve been friends with the guys in Take The Earth Beneath Us for a couple of years now, and we’re happy to be a part of their hometown comeback show. Quartered is unleashing their EP to local fans that night as well, which we are really looking forward to. Vancouver is one of our homes away from home, so we’re eager to go back and see some friendly faces!” comments drummer Spencer Bowman.
September 27 at 7:30pm
Last week, THE BODY POLITIC released a guitar playthrough video onGunShyAssassin.com for ‘Armature’, the first single off their new EP ‘Egressor’due out on September 16, 2014.
To watch the video please visit, the following link: http://gunshyassassin.com/exclusive/the-body-politic-exclusive-playthrough-video-armature/
Guitarist Matt Aasen comments:
In additional news, the band will be performing at this year’s Beaver Fest in Valley View, AB on August 29th alongside Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Comeback Kid and many more. For more info, please visit the following link:http://www.raisedfistproductions.com/event/beaverfest-2014-featuring-protest-hero-silverstein-comeback-kid-gob-mounties-agonist-night-seeker-funk-hunters-delhi-2-dublin-many/
The EP is now available in various pre-order packages on Bandcamp here that includes t-shirts, iphone covers and other apparel.
Lyric Video ‘Armature’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52IHxr7UuEI
Free download of ‘Armature’ at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/the-body-politic-armature-free-song-download-exclusive-world-premiere
Taking their name from a Clive Barker short story and shifting gears from jazz (which most of the members studied at Vancouver Island University) to progressive metal, the band combine poly-metric grooves, aggressive screams and soaring vocal melodies to push the boundaries of modern metal music with technically impressive musicianship to follow up their 2011 debut album ‘All Too Human’ (also available for free download at the following link http://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com/). Their emotionally charged songs incorporate an element of playfulness that has lead THE BODY POLITIC to stand out in a vast metal crowd and to perform opening slots for Tesseract, Protest The Hero and Scale The Summit plus multiple Western Canadian tours with their evolution.
1. Vitam Agere (2:18)
2. Armature (4:12)
3. All Hands (4:53)
4. Swing For The Fences (4:05)
5. Colqhoun (4:13)
6. Irradiate (4:56)
EP Length: 24:39
For more info, please visit the following links:
EP Pre-Order – https://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com/merch
FREE DOWNLOAD link: https://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/album/wacken-metal-battle-canada-compilation-vol-2 (featuring over 80 tracks)
SCENE MAG – FAN FAVE CONTEST ON FACEBOOK – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE WMBC BAND OF THE COMPETITION – https://www.facebook.com/TheSceneMagazine?sk=app_515720611858523
SCENE MAG BATTLE CHART – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2014-results/#
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner; One Band To Rule Them All!
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce Fanachronic winner of Montreal’s first qualifying round that took place on Sunday, April 27 @ Katacombes (1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent). The band will move on to compete at the city semi final on Wednesday, May 28 @ Katacombes (1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) where they will be one of the top four bands from each qualifying round to battle for one spot at the national final in Toronto, ON on June 7th at Opera House (735 Queen St. E.). One independent Canadian metal band will be chosen to perform at the international Wacken Metal Battle during Wacken Open Air 2014 taking place from July 31- Aug 2.
Note: Three Montreal Qualifying Rounds Remain.
|MONTREAL||Sun, April 27 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent – Event Details|
Pit Timal – CHOQ.FM
Jason Dascal – ”Sounds of Steel” CKUT 90.3FM
Andrew Wieler – Metal Director – CJLO 1690AM
Chris Wheeler – Ondes Chocs
|Fanachronic – WINNER|
|MONTREAL||Thur, May 1 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent – Event Details|
|MONTREAL||Wed, May 14 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
|ROUND THREE||The Catalyst|
|MONTREAL||Wed, May 21 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
|ROUND FOUR||Hidden Pride|
|SEMI FINAL||Wed, May 28 @ Katacombes, 1635 Boulevard Saint-Laurent|
About: Over 100 independent Canadian metal bands have been selected to participate in this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House.
One band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year’s 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.
The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC
Last year’s battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON’s epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.
Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gQcxqsxchkQ
For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca
For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit http://www.wacken.com
Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2014 Line Up (listed by date):
Rehearsal Factory – http://rehearsalfactory.com/
FACTOR – http://www.factor.ca/ (“We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters”)
Pearl Drums – http://pearldrum.com/
Boonsdale Records – https://www.boonsdalerecords.com/
TicketFly – http://www.ticketfly.com/
Long & McQuade – http://www.long-mcquade.com/
H.M.M.A.C. – https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Dungeonworks – https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
The Invisible Orange – http://www.theinvisibleorange.com/
Concertworks – www.concertworks.ca
Big Nate Productions – www.calgarymetalfest.com
Abort Magazine – http://abortmag.com/
Absolute Underground – https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com/
Beatroute Magazine – http://www.beatroute.ca/
Bravewords – http://www.bravewords.com/
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.BrokenNeckRadio.com/
Camuz – http://www.camuz.ca/
Chronic Aggression – https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
CJLO – http://www.cjlo.com/
CJSR – http://www.cjsr.ca/
Exclaim! – http://www.exclaim.ca/
Governor’s Ball – http://www.thegovernorsball.com/
Hellbound – www.Hellbound.ca
LiveVan.com – http://livevan.com/
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com/
Montreal Music Scene – http://www.montrealmusicscene.com/
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com/
Metal-Rules – http://www.metal-rules.com/
MusikUniverse – http://www.musikuniverse.com/
Ondes Chocs – https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Scene Magazine – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/
ALBUM PROMO CAN BE REQUESTED HERE
R.I.Y.L. = Dethklok, Bloodhound Gang, Tenacious D, System of a Down, Weird Al Yankovic, Primus, Stephen Lynch, Iwrestledabearonce, Mr. Bungle, Austrian Death Machine
PSYCHOSTICK Green Sticker Contest: Win Psychostick Stuff! Mad Marchness Tour, SXSW, South By So What? Fest
Trekking across the Midwest for their Mad Marchness Tour, which includes a SXSW showcase on March 13th at Red Dog in Austin, TX and a show date at South By So What? on March 15th at Quicktrip Park in Grande Prairie, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth area), humorcore forefathers PYSCHOSTICK have got a sticker contest for the best fans on the planet!
Check the following video for instructions on how to participate and win FREE stuff from the band! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKnKBmwyxmk
The laugh makers recently released their new music video and single ‘Obey The Beard’, which debut at #14 on US radio metal charts. After a successful crowd funding campaign (thank you video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeQHqMCfJI), the band is currently working on their follow up to 2011’s ‘Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs’.
Psychostick Mad Marchness Tour dates:
March 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room – Ticket Link
March 13 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog (SXSW) – Event Details w/ Hed PE, Smile Empty Soul, Blue Felix, The Heroine, Righteous Vendetta, and First Degree, SXSW show–free admission! Ages 18+; Doors at 11 a.m., Psychostick plays at 3:15 p.m.; all other SXSW info can be found at http://www.sxsw.com
March 14 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero’s – Event Details – w/ Throw the Fight, and Spanish Reds
March 15 – Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth area) @ QuickTrip Park (SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL) – Event Details – Ticket Link – w/ Mindless Self Indulgence, Motionless In White, Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Hed PE, Throw the Fight, many others. MANY OTHERS. Complete list here: http://www.southbysowhat.com/home/2014-line-up/
March 17 -Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club w/ RWWD Houston, 12 Gauge Awakening, Klodine, Abandon This Oath, and Chaos Sauce
March 18 – Pascagoula, MS @ Thunders
March 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Hangar 13 – Ticket Link – w/ Abandon This Oath, Wreckage Revival, and Madfro
March 20 – Birmingham, AL @ The High Note w/ Abandon This Oath, Dark Before Dawn, Sweet Violence, A Day Worth Dying For
March 21 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
March 22 – Pontiac, IL @ Freakster’s Roadhouse – Event Details
‘Obey The Beard’ – http://youtu.be/q0kSuZFOwFE (grow a beard! Debut #14 on US radio metal charts)
‘Dogs Like Socks’ – http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc (viral hit for dogs that like socks)
‘Sadface Emoticon’ – http://youtu.be/ZsqZl3VqoM4 (video for social media whiners)
‘Boobs’ – http://youtu.be/dcYlytyuKsc (title says it all)
‘Beer’ – http://youtu.be/O-jOEAufDQ4 – over 5 million views (we all love the beer!)
‘Girl Directions‘ – http://youtu.be/U5_HhqcbF_0 (sometimes she gets us lost, but not all the time)
Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.
Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music that Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of, and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.
With three full-length albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title,” “Sandwich,” and their holiday album, “The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride” – the band released their latest record, “Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D,” in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.
After a successful 2013 that saw these touring ninja warriors hit the road for multiple shows on the ‘Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour’, ‘Blow Your Fingers Off’ summer tour, their late summer dates with American Head Charge plus appearances at summer fests that included Rockapalooza, A2 Fest, Breast Fest Biker Bash, and Dirtfest. The band finally took a break in last months of the year and held a successful crowd funding campaign (thank you video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeQHqMCfJI), where they are now currently in studio recording their follow up to 2011’s ‘Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs’.
For more info, music and tour dates, please visit the following links: