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Ondes Chocs Post JamSpace Series w/ TRAINWRECK ARCHITECT; Announce ‘Wreck The Road Tour’; Dates in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick
New Music Video ‘Dream Pariah’; New Album Out ‘Traits of The Sick’
L-R – Marc-Antoine Blackburn: Drums | Eric Litinas: Bass | Simon Ouellet: Vocals | Renaud Baril: Guitar | Raza Ali Khan: Guitar – (Photo Credit: Jean-François Gagnon)
One of Canada’s most cult followed indie metal sites Ondes Chocs has posted new live video and interview with wreck ‘n roll band Trainwreck Architect for their JamSpace Series. The video includes a performance of ‘The Door Slams Shut’ off the band’s latest album ‘Traits of The Sick’ along with a new track ‘Midnight Bitch’.
To watch interview and live jam, please visit the following link: http://ondeschocs.com/jamspace-series-trainwreck-architect/
In additional news, Trainwreck Architect will be performing shows in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario for their ‘Wreck The Road Tour’ between the months of May and June that includes an opening support slot for German power metal masters Primal Fear on Friday, May 2 in Montreal, QC at Foufounes Electriques.
May 16 – Le Caveau – Moncton, NB
May 17 – Charlotte Street Arts Centre – Fredericton, NB
May 31 – Van Gogh’s Ear – Guelph, ON – Psychotic, Frenemy
June 12 – TBA – Cornwall, ON w/ CAYM
June 14 – Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC w/ CAYM, Gypsy Chief Goliath, Dirtcake
June 15 – Bar Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC w/ CAYM, Comatebro
The band released a new music video ‘Dream Pariah’ in support of their debut album ‘Traits of The Sick’ released during November 2013. The albumwas mastered by Jeff Waters of Annihilator, whom also makes a guest appearance with a guitar solo on the track ‘As Killers Breathe’. Featuring an eclectic mix of thrash, classic metal and rock, the album deals with the idea of humans being human and never willing to be completely satisfied, the debutis now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and all other major online retailers.
The video is inspired by the dramatic story of a man, approaching the end of his life and trying something new! (hint, hint, breaking bad!)
‘Dream Pariah’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRLLpJKsuA
Album Stream Links:
Track Listing: Traits of The Sick
1-Comatose Era (intro)
3-Die Like A Legend
4-The Door Slams Shut [Bravewords]
6-Rabid Psychotic Relapse
7-As Killers Breathe ft. guitar solo by Jeff Waters (Annihilator) [Bandcamp] [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
8-Dream Pariah [Video]
10-Feed Them Bullets
For more info, please visit these links:
2013 – Traits of The Sick
2012 – Compilation – Canuck Metal Volume 2.
2009 – Feed Them Bullets Demo2013 – Traits of The Sick
2012 – Compilation – Canuck Metal Volume 2.
2009 – Feed Them Bullets Demo
Shared Stage w/
Skull Fist, Kill Devil Hill, Slaves on Dope, Hollow, Reanimator, Dark Century, Dissension, Fatality, Sanktuary
Tours and Festivals
Finalist at 2012 Heavy MTL Battle of The Bands
Semi Finalist at 2013 Wacken Metal Battle Canada
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Trainwreck Architect – Traits of The Sick (2013)
Highlight: #11 on January 2014 Top 20 Loud Charts – Canadian College Radio – (Earshot)
Highlight: #15 on December 2013 Top 20 Loud Charts – Canadian College Radio – (Earshot)
Highlight: #4 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)
Highlight: #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)
Highlight: #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts – (Earshot)
“‘Dream Pariah’ is infectious it possesses something wholesome, but a track like ‘The Narcissist’ is an absolute perfect thrash attack. All in all, Trainwreck Architect hang around the fringes of the thrash scene without going totally into it with both feet, they enhance their sound with some modern touches and have mastered their recorded sound. This is a rather decent album and worth anybody’s money.” – Brutalism.com
“…it is a pure primal architect of aggression. Please continue to knock us out and feed us those sweating bullets.” – Metal Temple
“What listeners will get from this album is a strong blend of traditional heavy metal mixed with a strong dose of thrash. The best thing about the music is the twin guitar harmonies, slick and technical solos, and the occasional burst of groove. In the end, the band proves that NWOBHM-style music still has legs. Simon Ouellet’s vocals definitely bring to mind an old school-style, mixing high pitched wails, clean articulation, and thrash-inspired aggression…the guitar licks and grooves really shine, ranging from strong and infectious to slick and polished. Better still, the track “As Killers Breathe” includes a solo from the legendary Jeff Waters (of Annihilator) that is well worth a listen. Listeners that enjoy an older style of heavy metal will appreciate the way this band nods to the old school while also trying to keep things fresh and new.” – Sea of Tranquility
“Other than featuring a very cool album cover (there is a nice backpiece tattoo in there somewhere), this lot turn in some fine tunes for us with their Traits of the Sick recording. Instrumental shredding (Comatose Era), punk/thrash workouts ( The Door Slams Shut, Deadbeat Beatdown, The Narcissist, and Feed Them Bullets), and plenty of no-holds-barred Metal boogie….heavy guitars, lots of heavy drums – let’s face it, this is heavy everything. So, if you’re into the heavy stuff, here’s a great place to start!” – Wyrd Ways
“Each track is an individual burst of gunfire riffing and dito vocals, and the band sound very true and natural that it fair brings a tear of nostalgia to your eye. Bassist Eric Litinas and drummer Marc-Antoine Blackburn form two natural focus points as they work hard and sound tight throughout the album.” – RockUnited
“A nice blend of elements from around the metal universe wrapped in melodic thrash metal, Trainwreck Architect’s “Traits of the Sick” is nicely eclectic and sophisticated, and should appeal to fans of Death Angel, Anthrax and Annihilator.” – Metal Music Archives
“Direct and incisive, the Thrash of TRAINWRECK ARCHITECT has all to conquer you!” – Metal Integral
“Whatever you’re looking for in a metal album, these guys serve it up, moving from thrash, to classic metal, to rock, with even a slight punk edge at times. All these sounds combined could potentially have been a… trainwreck (haha, I’m so funny), but these guys pull it off, and not only pull it off, but do it excellently. This album is for fans of all metal genres. My suggestion to everyone is to throw on your dirtiest jean jacket, get a 12-pack of your favourite cheap beer, and give this record a listen. You will not be disappointed.” – Bucket List Music Reviews
“The approach that Trainwreck Architect have to their music is powerful and distinctive, it reaches out and touches the listener with its honesty. This is what these guys were born to do and no one will stop them from reaching their total heavy metal dominance. Suffice to say the future seems bright for these guys and I could see them and their unique sound going far. If you want to hear more of their unclassable metal madness be sure to check out their new record Traits of the Sick!” – Two Guys Metal Reviews
“One favorite is probably ‘ The Killers Breathe ’, featuring Jeff Waters (Annihilator) on guitar solos. But we can not also fail to mention the most “eared” as “ Dream Pariah . “ To finish the double “T he Narcissist”and” Feed Them Bullets ”continues to charge massive doses of pure aggression and lasts well established in the voracity of demonic vocals always well supported by portentous riffs. So, for all those who enjoy a good dose of primordial metal full of aggression and nostalgia, but also with some fun Rock to the mix, Traits OF The Sick is always a safe bet.” – Rock N’ Heavy
“‘Traits Of The Sick’ an engaging and entertaining listen.” – Planet Mosh
”This album is a perfect blend of pure metal, very well done!” – Quebec Metal
“Trainwreck Architect has their own diverse style that is hard to compare to other bands and this album proves it. Traits of the Sick is definitely an album worth giving a listen to.” – The Scene Magazine
“These architects of heavy pay homage to roots metal bands such as Dio and maple leaf legends, Annihilator, while adding popular loud sounds of today.” – Louder Than Hell
“This is one of those albums that surprises you with how great they sound; one that you don’t expect to blow you away, but after having a listen you’re left gobsmacked. If you don’t mind a bit of a modern twist on your traditional thrash and heavy metal music then this would be perfect for you. Recommended.” Louder Than Hell
“What listeners will get from this album is a strong blend of traditional heavy metal mixed with a strong dose of thrash. The best thing about the music is the twin guitar harmonies, slick and technical solos, and the occasional burst of groove. In the end, the band proves that NWOBHM-style music still has legs. Simon Ouellet’s vocals definitely bring to mind an old school-style, mixing high pitched wails, clean articulation, and thrash-inspired aggression.” – Sea of Tranquility
“Tearing up the stage from the moment the first chord is struck, the room is packed and the crowd is just as revved up as the band. Note after note tears through the air and charges the crowd and the band with a fury. Simon Ouellet bounces off stage with a roar and flies into the crowd and they love it. The band members are everywhere wreaking complete havoc and feeding their hungry fans. Technically precise and experienced they want this bad and after all of this, they deserve it! They are a well oiled machine and to comment on them individually would only blaspheme their sound as one entity and deplete the value of their clearly hard work. They break out into a tune tributed to the 80’s metal scene and it certainly does the decade justice. As Simon puts his shades to his face we take a train ride back in time and this is anything BUT a train wreck!!!” – Ondes Chocs
”Bands like Crossitution and Trainwreck Architect are blowing my mind in terms of talent, performance and initiative (as they are both unsigned)…Any metalhead who respects himself must listen to Trainwreck Architect” – Bang Bang Blog
“Let me tell you I had great expectations, since when doing some researches, I’ve read this on the band’s website: The meaning behind the band name is “Intelligently creating destruction and chaos” and we plan on putting that in your face when it comes to live performance. “ I can confirm they were not lying!..The singer’s voice is powerful and impressive, and the band members are full of energy. They offer Heavy metal with various influences. – Quebec Daily Rock
“…full of energy and stage presence, Trainwreck blasted their signature thrashy classic metal tones out to the crowd, causing probably the best moshing of the night. Trainwreck plays with their whole hearts, and has a great sound as far as aural enjoyment is concerned. They are tight and I simply can’t wait to see how far these boys go.” – Montreal Music Scene
“Trainwreck Architect has shown once again they feel like home on stage ! The singer, Simon Ouellet, opened the show by saying : “Don’t be fooled by the haircut, this isn’t an N’Sync tribute band!”. The band is really at ease on stage and their compositions are really catchy.” – Thorium Magazine
”I really enjoyed their hard rock attitude, coupled with a more modern metal edge, and was really into “Midnight Bitch” – which is a really catchy tune.” – The Scene Magazine
’’Excellent set, super tight. You know how to deal with the public, you have confidence, you know what you’re doing!’’ – Bart Frydrychowicz – Quo Vadis
“You Guys really kicked ass. That was tight, That was powerful, a fucking machine. Great frontman, and I’ve never heard a band introduced like that before. I love the band you guys are awesome.’’ – Vinnie Appice – Kill Devil Hill, DIO, Black Sabbath
’The whole job of a frontman, in my opinion, is…You wanna watch that guy, and you wanna hang out with that guy. I wanna hang out with you! I’ve never heard anyone introduce a band that originally and that well… You guys came to win. Fantastic job, one of the best bands so far in the contest. I do feel for the band that has to follow that… I have to be honest…” Jason Rockman – CHOM FM
”I really loved your punk rock attitude. I think the crowd reaction said it all. Greenland Productions would feel comfortable booking you anytime. You rock, pretty cool!’’ – Vincent Lafrenaye Lamontage – Greenland Productions
”Well, I have to say I really love your singer; the way he uses to set the notes and the words is so cool! The best songs to me are Dream Pariah and Rabid Psychotic Relapse, because the first one is very catchy and second one is extremely heavy.” – Carlos Cantatore – Former Annihilator Drummer
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KOLONY Premiere New Music Video ‘Echoes’ On Blank TV + Ondes Chocs
L-R – Antony: Drum | Myk: Bass, Back Vocals | Maxxx: Lead Guitar, Back Vocals | Reno: Vocals, Rythm Guitar (Photo Credit: Mihaela Petrescu)
Montreal, QC melodic rock metal outfit Kolony is proud to premiere their new music video ‘Echoes’ internationally on Blank TV and locally on Quebec based Ondes Chocs whom support up and coming Canadian metal.
The video is in promotion of Kolony‘s new single, which will be on the band’s upcoming release ‘Sledge’, slated to be unleashed later this year.
“We are very proud to share this music video with you for our first single ‘Echoes’, which will be on our upcoming album ‘Sledge’. The song refers to the ideal of living in perfect unity with the earth, respecting both our human nature and the world we live in. Hope you like it and that you’ll spread the word about Kolony. Thanks for your support.” comments vocalist/guitarist, Reno Benoit.
To view the video, please visit the following links:
To purchase the single, please visit: http://kolony.bandcamp.com/
About: Kolony loves fast tempos, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music with each track coming from the heart and reflecting the way its members think about the world. Boldly combining elements of old school metal, NWBHM, modern metal and rock, the band set out to write a full-length album at the start of 2013 and have now arrived at its latest record, Sledge due out later this year.
Suffice it to say, heavy metal fans along with the new generation of metalheads and mainstream rock fans will all be able to find themselves in the music of the new album.
For more info on Kolony, please visit the following links: