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Toronto Alt-Metallers BLIND RACE Post ‘Come And Get It’ EP Teaser + Indie Week Performance At Cherry Cola Oct.16th
Toronto, ON alternative metal band Blind Race is now streaming the teaser for their upcoming EP ‘Come And Get It’ due out on November 18, 2014. The EP is 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.
“How excited and stoked we feel are just terms to use lightly for our upcoming release and here we premiere just a snippet of our raw, air thrusting, high octane EP. We can’t wait to share with everyone our new material. Check it out!” comments drummer Stelio Kentros.
EP Teaser – http://youtu.be/xIHj7dXdyd0
EP Teaser Stream + Pre-Order link: http://blindrace.bandcamp.com
Upcoming Show Dates:
October 16 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola (Indie Week)
October 31 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli – EP Release Party on Halloween night
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.
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“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)