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Montreal, QC – January 16, 2020
THE ORDER OF CHAOS Unleash New Single ‘Breakpoint’ Off Upcoming Album “Maniacal”
“Maniacal” Out In 2020
Guitarist John Simon Fallon Announces Departure
The Order of Chaos is proud to present the new single ‘Breakpoint’, from their upcoming album entitled “Maniacal”. This is the band’s first release in over 2 years since the release of the “Night Terror” EP and their first full-length album “Apocalypse Moon” was released over 4 years ago.
“Maniacal” is powerful, fast, to the point, hard-hitting 10 song LP full of memorable choruses and catchy hooks.
The album was engineered by Diego Fernandez at Oracle Studios and Nathan Kidd at Method Music Productions in Edmonton, AB and was mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland (Wintersun, Amorphis, Sonata Arctica) along with mastering done by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Mastering in Espoo, Finland (Rammstein, Volbeat).
This album is The Order of Chaos’ most mature, cohesive and dynamic songwriting effort to date and it represents the end of an era for the band as a founding member, and primary songwriter John Simon Fallon has sadly decided to step away from the group upon release of “Maniacal”.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances surrounding its release, the band is incredibly excited to share this album with everyone who has supported them through the past 15 years as well as to all their maniacal heavy metal fans across the globe.
The first single ‘Breakpoint’ from the album is accompanied by a lyric video developed by Dwi Nugraha of Genoicide Artwork, which can be viewed via MetalInjection HERE.
“Breakpoint” is one of the first ideas I wrote for this album, and it took me over a year to perfect. It was quite a manic process. Like all other songs on this album, it is not just a bunch of convenient riffs sandwiched together without thought or consideration. It is written from the heart. The aggressiveness of guitars are built on some of the frustrations I had not only in both my personal and professional life, and lyrically it explores many of the sentiments Amanda and I had, around the time I knew that it was time for me to hit pause on my tenure in TOOC. It ended up being the opening track on “Maniacal” and also one of the singles which makes me extremely happy because I’ve been in love with this song since the minute Amanda and I started demoing it. It’s different from anything we’ve ever released but it definitely still has the signature sound our fans have grown to love. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.” says John Simon Fallon
“Maniacal” presents a unique and fresh sound and modern direction for The Order of Chaos and allows the band to end this era of chaos on a high note.
The album will be formally released in 2020, with several additional singles being released over the next few months.
Additional details regarding a formal label/distribution deal and future plans for the group will also be released at a later date.
1. Breakpoint (3:46)
2. Maniacal (3:19)
3. Believe in the Demon (3:24)
4. Silver Lining (4:03)
5. Dangerous Games (3:21)
6. Twist of Fate (3:44)
7. The Eve of Destruction (3:37)
8. Ride the Low (4:16)
9. Storms on Horizon (3:39)
10. The Downfall of Belief (1:42)
John Simon Fallon – Guitars
Amanda Kiernan – Vocals
Jonathan Webster– Drums
John Saturley – Guitars
Slava Fedossenko – Bass
Music by: The Order of Chaos
Lyrics by: John Simon Fallon and Amanda Kiernan
Album art: Paul Saturley (www.inkriver.com)
Drums, bass, and guitars recorded at Oracle Studios in Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada. Engineered by Diego Fernandez
Vocals recorded at Method Music Productions in Edmonton Canada. Engineered by Nathan Kidd
Mix engineer: Nino Laurenne, Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki Finland (sonicpumpstudios.com)
Mastering engineer: Svante Forsbäck, Chartmakers Mastering, Espoo Finland (chartmakers.fi)
“Breakpoint” video credits:
Artwork and Video by, Dwi Nugraha, Genoicide Artwork
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“The Order of Chaos is one of the best bands ever to come out of Edmonton. Their show stacks up next to any international festival act” – Darryl Bowers, Boonstock Festival
“The Order of Chaos is the fucking warning that metal is still alive and that female vocalists are more than masturbation fodder. After the 3 years gone, they have not only returned, they have taken over. This is one of the best cds of 2015. You have been warned, this is the year of Chaos.” – Wicked Channel
“Their compositions are characterized by speed, highly skilled guitar playing that reflects on the solo and the lead parts of their music and of course melody that is combined with grooves and some thrash and melodic death metal riffs.” – Nick Parastatidis (Behind the Veil)