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CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Comment On Departure of Vocalist and Drummer; New Members To Be Added To Line Up!
Touring Eastern Canada aggressively over the years plus their first international tour in Cuba for the ‘Brutal Winter Fest Tour’ in December of 2013 in promotion of their debut album ‘Tides of War’, Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are announcing the departure of vocalist Renaud Jobin and drummer Richard O’Neil plus addressing new members to be added to line up.
In a statement posted on their facebook, COTG comments: (french translation follows)
“As some of your might have heard, Chariots of the Gods recently parted ways with 2 of its members. Both Renaud Jobin and Richard O’Neil will no longer perform their respective vocal and drumming duties for us. There is no denying the great contribution that these two individuals have brought to our development as a group and to our music. We wish them nothing but luck and success in their future endeavours and we will be supporting them all the way through.
That being said, people, cheer up ; this is NOT the end for Chariots of the Gods! We are carrying on throughout these difficult times and rebuilding ourselves to come back stronger. We even have some big announcements coming soon!!
Once again, we thank all our fans and friends out there who are supporting us, in hope that they will continue to do so. We will be coming back with new members and with them we will create new music and a new era for Chariots of the Gods.
Thanks to every past members of Chariots for their great contributions on so many levels.
TO BE CONTINUED!!
Certains d’entre vous en ont peut-être entendu parler ; deux membres de Chariots of the Gods ont quitté le groupe. Renaud Jobin (vocales) et Richard O’Neil (batterie) ne performeront désormais plus avec le groupe. Il va sans dire que l’immense contribution de Renaud et Rich à la musique, au développement et à la réputation de Chariots est inégalée. Nous ne leur souhaitons rien de moins que beaucoup de chance et de succès dans leurs projets futurs, pour lesquels nous les encourageons à 100%.
Ceci dit, soyez rassurés, ce n’est PAS la fin pour Chariots of the Gods ! Nous allons passer à travers cette période difficile tout en travaillant à la reconstruction de notre groupe pour revenir en force. Nous avons même des grosses nouvelles pour vous très prochainement !!
Encore une fois, merci à tous nos fans et amis qui nous supportent, en espérant que vous allez continuer à le faire. Nous serons de retour avec de nouveaux membres, avec l’aide desquels nous allons entrer dans un nouvelle ère musicale.
Merci à chaque ex-membres de Chariots pour leur grande contribution à tous les niveaux.
À SUIVRE !!”
In additional news, a teaser for their next music video ‘Starborn’ has been posted at the following link:
Starborn Teaser – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKeYmSqLn1c
About: Chariots of The Gods released their debut album ‘Tides of War’ in early 2013 produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG’s new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP ‘Reverence,’ which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
Track Listing: Tides of War
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls on the White River (1914)
8. Severing the Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of an Empire
10. Red Skies
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of the Gods
FREE DOWNLOAD – Tides of War – http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war
Music Video – Tides of War – http://youtu.be/3Z8YEQd98Uo
For more info on Chariots of The Gods, please follow them at these links:
www.chariotsofthegods.net | http://www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods | Twitter: @chariotsotgods
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Chariots of The Gods – Tides of War (2013)
RIYL = Trivium, Unearth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, Annihilator, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Arch Enemy
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Distribution: Indie Pool
Canadian Radio Highlight: #13 on National Top 20 Loud of 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)
Canadian Radio Highlight – #27 on Top 30 Overall Loud Chart for 2013 – CFOU 89.1 FM (Trois Rivieres, QC) – (CFOU)
Canadian Radio Highlight – March 2013 – Top 20 Loud Chart – #5 – Chariots Of The Gods – (Earshot)
Canadian Radio Highlight – February 2013 – Top 20 Loud Chart – #2 – Chariots Of The Gods – (Earshot)
“‘Tides of War’ offers music that is well done and fueled with the propensity of delivering solid melodic death/thrash.” – Blistering.com
“Fans of modern thrash, who like it furious, biting and yet melodic check Chariots of The Gods.” – Lords of Metal
“There’s a lot on ‘Tides of War’ to pique the interest of either thrash or melodic death metal fans, and the non-stop galloping guitar sound is an impressive display of what the underground can achieve.” – MetalUnderground.com
“It is heavy, brutal and energetic while also incorporating a fair amount of melody to boot!…This is an album that is definitely going to raise the bar in the extreme music scene for the remainder of the year. Pick this one up; you won’t regret it!” – PureGrainAudio.com
“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS are showing plenty of promise to be able to be one of Canada’s next big things out there” – Metal Observer
“An incredibly professional production is at hand: drums are clear; vocals are on the perfect level with the instruments; even the soft and quiet moments are balanced just right so as to create bits of atmosphere against the heaviness. There is a pure love of metal evident in this debut and the production lets all the power, aggression, and passion through to the listener…the band confidently establishes their intention: a charge of solid and unyielding melodeath garnished with impeccable interludes, solos, and leads.” – MetalStorm
“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, with their first full-length release ”Tides Of War”,is sure to be the new buzz of the underground scene…Overall, the album is an eclectic, vibrant, and colorful release that really keeps listeners head banging all the way and appreciating the good work the band has put in. The production is clearly strong, coming from the hands of Glen Robinsonwho has worked with Metal legends such as ANNIHILATOR and QUEENSRYCHE…The band does its best, and boy is it good, to church out infectious hook after hook, coupled with blistering melodies and kickass solos backed by Jobin’s great vocals. Each band member shines in this album and their dedication and devotion to their music is clear from the start…The entire album is structured in a genius way—these guys are clearly gifted lads.” – Metal-Temple
“Splendid stuff from a young Canadian troupe that would appear to have all the tricks… I love their coruscating mix of Maidenesque harmonies (have a listen to the awesome Blind Assassin and tell me you ain’t impressed)” – MetalAsFuck
“”Tides of War” is an album that rivals classics by acts such as God Forbid, Shadows Fall, and Killswitch Engage in excellence and pays respectful homage to acts like In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Dark Tranquility. For my money, this debut album deserves the status as a melodeath-type of metal classic. 5/5″ – MetalMusicArchives
“The best thing about this band, in my view, is the powerful melodic style they bring to each song. The guitarists are especially strong on several tracks, including “Tides of War,” “Revillusion (1905),” and “Unbound.” I loved the instrumental track “Snow Falls on the White River (1914),” yet another piece of evidence that these guys have a keen sense of melody, at times, one that even approaches beauty. Mathiew St-Amour and Dimitri Gervais play their guitars with grace and precision and sound especially great on their harmonized parts. These guys have a bright future as twin guitar leads and I hope they’ll take advantage of what they can do together. Readers who like their guitars to come in pairs will love this album.” – SeaofTranquility
“Tides of War” is an album that rivals classics by acts such as God Forbid, Shadows Fall, and Killswitch Engage in excellence and pays respectful homage to acts like In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Dark Tranquility. For my money, this debut album deserves the status as a melodeath-type of metal classic. 5/5″ – MetalMusicArchives
“COTG entice the listener with infectious hooks, associated melodies and some blistering solos out of the guitar work. If that is not justice enough for you to buy this, then listen to the intensity of Renaud Jobin’s vocals. This is a release that requires you to strap your balls down (if you have them of course!) when the volume is cranked up…They have a fantastic musical ability and a gift of song structure that exhumes listeners emotions that includes anger and conversely serenity and the need to throw the devil horns without too much though will therefore result. ‘Tides of War’ promotes Chariots of the Gods as real contenders in their field of metal, their field of glory and the rewards are presented for everyone on these exceptional fourteen tracks defining a generation of musically gifted individuals who do not rely purely on breakdowns to get their point across, it sounds effortless. Horn’s raised high gents! 4/5″ – Brutalism.com
“Overture is quite sweet sounding and feels like a film score. Nothing compared to the monster that is waiting to be unleashed. Ferocious riffs and classic metal vocals. Drums blasting out the speed and blasts and the guitars giving it a chunky edge whilst maintains some harmony. Hatebreed hardcore edge but throws in the melody. Definitely an innovative sound amongst a sea of similar sounds. Chariots of the Gods definitely seem to offer something that little bit different. Taking the generic metal sound and throwing in delicious guitar solos with a conflicting vocal. Upbeat without being cheesy.” – Culutre Bomb Mag
”I’m honored to be a part of this project” – Glen Robinson (producer)
”It’s pretty good!” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
”In my opinion, Chariots of the Gods is THE melodic thrash metal revelation in Canada this year” – Musique d’une Nation
”Excellent album full of energy […] I may have a man-crush on Chariots of the Gods”
”I wouldn’t be surprised to see ‘Tides of War’ be a strong beginning this year in the field of melodic death metal.” Dagheisha
”Just pure metal […] it’s a real treat to the ears” – Metal Manic
”My first reaction was ”WOW!” […] If you like death metal, you have to get that CD” – WTFMusic.com
”It’s a masterpiece” – Radiorockdrummond.com
”Mathieu-Phillipe St-Amour is undoubtedly a promosing guitarist” – dagheisha.com
”A band to admire […] amazing collaboration of Heavy Metal and Death Metal […] no less than perfect” – Metal Temple
”An excellent band who knows what they are doing […] Listen to them and you’ll discover something great” – Dave Lemire (Concert promoter)
”Chariots of the Gods […] are doing everything right […] they are talented and powerful enough to show the world Canada rocks hard” – Metal Bite
”I am stoked to discover new talent from Ottawa […] Chariots of the Gods is an erruption waiting to happen” -The Ottawa Epitaph
“Hands down, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS have worked hard and have improved their songwriting that shines in “Tides Of War” in every aspect. Don’t be fooled by the melodic Death Metal tag and consider the Canadians just another IN FLAMES wannabe because there is more than just catchy riffs and growling vocals. And don’t forget that CHARIOTS OF THE GODS come from Canada that is a most reliable source for high quality Metal. 8/10″ – MetalKaoz.com
2013 – Tides of War – Full length
2012 – Tides of War – Single
2012 – Trois-Rivières Metalfest Compilation Vol. 12 – Compilation
2010 – Trois-Rivières Metalfest Compilation Vol. 10 – Compilation
2010 – Reverence – EP
Tours & Festival
2013 – Brutal Winter Fest (Cuba)
2013 – Drummond Metalfest 5
2012 – Tides of War Mini-Tour Quebec / Ontario)
2011 – Drummond Metalfest 3
2011 – Touch of Death Open Air
2011 – FestiPunk 2 Open Air
2011 – GrindYourMind Open Air 3
2011 – Atomicfest 2
2011 – Hellaweenfest
2010 – Petite-Nation Rockfest (now D-Tox Rockfest )
2010 – St-Hyacinthe Trash Metal Fest
Shared Stage w/
Alexisonfire, Anonymus, Anti-Flag, Beneath the Massacre, Blackguard, Blind Witness, Despised Icon, Divinity, Exhult, Fuck the Facts, Kamakazi, Kataklysm, La Jarry, Les Pistolets Roses, Lofofora, Malajube, Martyr, Misery INdex, Misfits, Necronomicon, Neuraxis, OK Volca, Reanimator, Silverstein, Slaves on Dope, Tagada Jones, The Agonist, The Planet Smashers, The Sainte Catherines, Voivod, Vulgaire Machins, Wolven Ancestry, Aarsen, Cryptic Howling, Dance Laury Dance, Insurrection, Sordid, Mortor
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