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 Kick Off Pre-Order Contest! Winner Gets New Ibanez 7 String Guitar; Playing Vancouver’s RAIN CITY THROWDOWN Sept 27th; New EP ‘Egressor’ Out Sept. 16th
Who doesn’t love to win swag, especially when it’s a chance to get your hands on a new GUITAR!!! Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse The Body Politic have kicked off their Egressor Pre-Order contest where the grand prize is a 7 string Ibanez S7421 + 6 runners up will win an online lesson with a member of TBP via BANDHAPPY (a music education marketplace that connects musicians LIVE through online video chat instruction and on tour music lessons) or Skype.
To Enter: Buy any of the Egressor pre-order packages at http://thebodypolitic.bandcamp.com that includes t-shirts, hoodies, iphone covers and other apparel.
15 people who share this photo and hashtag it #Egressor will get their copy for free!
“Pre-order numbers have a massive impact on a band’s success following a release. Everything from touring opportunities to endorsements are effected. We wanted to do something extra for our fans that pre-order Egressor, and give them the chance to win this brand new 7-string, along with a massive thank you for helping this release be as big as it can be. Your support is something we don’t take for granted.” comments drummer Spencer Bowman.
In additional news, THE BODY POLITIC are performing at this year’s third annual Rain City Throwdown in Vancouver, BC presented by Cariboo Brewing andCrowsNest Vancouver 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
Guitar Playthrough ‘Armature’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFHtOeTDCg8
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
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“The Body Politic share a similar desire to take their art in new directions. Opening track “Vitam Agere” is the perfect intro to the EP, short ,modern and original, and something that would work well in film soundtrack. Second track “Armature” shows the band to be technically adroit but not at the expense of song-writing. “All Hands” mixes precision with power, while “Swing For The Fences” shows The Body Politic are very much making music for the 21st century. “Colqhoun” has a raw power to match its melodies. Finishing with the fine “Irradiate,” it’s clear that The Body Politic are a band with the potential to cross over to a wide audience indeed.” – Hellbound
“Watch these prog-metal masters as they rip through “Armature,” a song off of the band’s forthcoming self-released EP, Egressor… If you’re into the likes of Periphery and Protest The Hero, this song will most certainly get your blood flowing. And in all the right directions, you dig?” – Gunshy Assassin
“The Body Politic combines staccato rhythms with catchy vocal melodies and blends them in a killer progressive metal package. “Egressor” their new six song EP is a short but extensive slice of modern metal…The production on “Egressor” is top notch and the musicianship…there is no denying that “Egressor” is a great album…Go get your grubby little hands on The Body Politic’s Egressor” – Extreme Metal Television.
“The feverish energy and charisma that floats through your speakers while you listen to Egressor will leave you enlightened with a sense of purpose and motivation.”- Damnation Mag
“Wow! Yes, this is what I said, when I started listening to The Body Politic, as their latest ep “Egressor” comes at you like a locomotive engine, yet puts you at ease with their melodic vocals and melodic guitars.” – Explictly Intense
“technical brilliance.This is an EP of six cuts that slash twenty minutes long that brings together all the ingredients for modern and advanced metal.” – Noizz Webzine
“These guys show an uncanny understanding of how to balance disparate elements into a cohesive, pleasing whole. In fact, for an unsigned band, their ability is beyond exceptional and surpasses that of many signed acts. . . This band has a real chance to become a leader in the progressive metal field.” – Mike Korn, ReviewYou
“All Too Human shows off the whole band’s abilities, with futuristic sounds and some obviously talented musicians, they’re already way ahead of some of their contemporaries.” – Emma Newlyn, Indie Music Reviewer
“The Body Politic deliver an incredible live performance; you’ll be groovin’ and throwing down before you know it. . . With the perfect mix of hard rock and progressive metal, the songs off their latest album, All Too Human are irresistible attention-getters.” – Clayton Rourke, The Minds Eye
“A magnificent beast . . . something much more than your everyday progressive rock band.” – Wonderful, Bravo! Review
“All Too Human is all in all a solid album. A strong debut that showcases TBP’s talent and diversity . . . it’s a good thing when I hear every sonic element perfectly balanced on a record.” –
“Make no mistake, these are virtuoso musicians, mind boggling performers and very, VERY funny dudes to hang out with at a party. I’m serious. They tell jokes.” – The Soundbox Recording Studio