Award-winning Canadian Melodic Death Metallers Kavara to release debut album 'Weathered & Lost' on 31st May
Fresh off the Forest City London Music Awards' bestowal of "Best Metal Act of 2019," Canadian Melodic Death Metal quintet Kavara are proud to announce the May 31 release of full-length debut album Weathered & Lost. The album's first single, "Scarecrow," can be streamed below.
"Scarecrow" (Bandcamp) - kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/track/scarecrow
"Scarecrow" (YouTube) - youtu.be/Tt4t3SnDkvg
Emerging from the smoke and debris left by the explosive launch of 2016 debut EP Overthrown, Kavara ratchets up the intensity, hones the songwriting to a fine point, and devastates the hemisphere with 11 tracks of dyed-in-the-wool melodic death metal! Eschewing trends in favour of authenticity and letting the music do the talking, Kavara's Weathered & Lost is Death Metal par excellence. Up the volume and revel in the glory of Death! Weathered & Lost was recorded at Icehouse Studios in Goderich, Ontario
Pre-order Weathered & Lost - kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/album/weathered-lost
Kavara is a melodic death metal band hailing straight out of the depths of the Forest City (London, Ontario). Formed in 2015 through Fanshawe College's Music Industry Arts program, Kavara released their debut EP Overthrown a year later while also playing shows all around Ontario. They've shared the stage with some well-known bands (Skeletonwitch, Beyond Creation & Insurrection) and toured on the east coast, where they had their first festival performance at Freedom Fest in the Field!
Kavara takes influence from many genres from both the past and the present, and is always working on new material to deliver a consistent supply of impressive music and powerful messages. With a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members are able to create an innovative sound for the heavy metal world.
Influences: Children of Bodom, Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Lamb of God, Dethklok (and many others!)
Serena Dorton - Vocals
Chris Strange - Guitar
Mike MacGibbon - Guitar
Spinny Guilbault - Bass
Steve Cummer - Drums
Finland's Korpiklaani release 'Bír Bír' lyric video in support of 2019 festival season + kick off AUS/NZ tour tomorrow!
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani don't seem to need any rest! After playing an extensive European tour with Turisas and Trollfest in support of their latest studio album 'Kulkija' ('Wanderer'), the band is about to kick off an 8-show Australian & New Zealand run (w/ Troldhaugen) tomorrow. But before the sextet continues their current touring cycle with a North American co-headline tour with their label mates in Eluveitie in September/October, Korpiklaani will perform a string of European festival gigs. In anticipation of these upcoming summer dates - starting at Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen (CZ) on June 2nd - the band has unleashed a brand new lyric video for the Czech version of their all-time favourite 'Beer Beer', which can also be found on the tour edition of 'Kulkija'. Check out 'Bír Bír' [ft. Fleret] over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drIAMzV7qg
"The cooperation with Korpiklaani on the Czech version of their hit song 'Beer Beer (Bír Bír)' convinced us that even folk metal superstars like them can be nice guys with stellar manners. Not only did they prove this during the rehearsal at the Masters Of Rock Café in Zlín but also on the Masters Of Rock 2018 festival stage where we played with them after only one rehearsal of their song 'Vodka', our song 'Vizovice' and then - we believe we can say - our common song 'Beer Beer (Bír Bír)' with the Czech lyrics of our lyricist Jan Mrlík. That was a remarkable and exciting experience for us and hopefully for Korpiklaani as well. Korpiklaani, thanks to all of you!"
The track will be available digitally from Friday, May 24!
'The Wayfarers Australia & New Zealand Tour 2019' w/ TROLDHAUGEN
18.05. NZ Wellington - Valhalla *SOLD OUT*
19.05. NZ Auckland - Whammy Bar
21.05. AUS Brisbane - The Triffid
22.05. AUS Sydney - Manning Bar
23.05. AUS Canberra - The Basement
24.05. AUS Melbourne - Max Watt's
25.05. AUS Adelaide - Enigma Bar
26.05. AUS Perth - Amplifier
02.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
21. - 23.06. LT Varniai - Kilkim Žaibu
05.07. F Colombier-Saugnieu - Plane ‘R Fest
06.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
12.07. UA Kiev - Atlas Weekend
26.07. SLO Tolmin - MetalDays
01. - 04.08. RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
02. - 03.08. FIN Tampere - SaariHelvetti
17.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
'Wanderers Towards Rebirth - Kulkija Ad Ategnatos' w/ ELUVEITIE, GONE IN APRIL
19.09. USA Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
20.09. USA Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
21.09. USA New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
22.09. USA Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
23.09. USA Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
24.09. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
26.09. USA Mesa, AZ - Club Red
27.09. USA Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater
28.09. USA Oakland, CA - Metro Operahouse
29.09. USA Portland, OR - The Bossanova Ballroom
30.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
01.10. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon
03.10. USA Denver, CO - Summit
04.10. USA Lincoln, NE - The Royal Grove
05.10. USA Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
06.10. USA Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
07.10. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House
08.10. CDN Ottawa, ON - Brass Monkey
09.10. CDN Montréal, QC - Théâtre Corona
10.10. CDN Québec, QC - Impérial Bell
11.10. USA Worcester, MA - Palladium
12.10. USA Reading, PA - Reverb
13.10. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
14.10. USA New York, NY - PlayStation Theater
Are you a traveller or a wanderer? Be part of Korpiklaani's journey around the world! Use the hashtag #KorpiklaaniWayfarers on Twitter and Instagram, and your photos will appear here:
New Zealand Thrashers Alien Weaponry release "Ahi Kā" music video; currently touring North America, European tour this summer
Alien Weaponry have released the music video for their new single, "Ahi Kā", which premiered last week over at Billboard. The song represents the first new material from the New Zealand based metal trio since releasing their 2018 debut album, Tū. Fans can check out the music video for "Ahi Kā" via the link below. The track is also featured on Adult Swim's new, streaming-only compilation record Metal Swim 2.
Alien Weaponry's singer-guitarist Lewis de Jong talks about "Ahi Ka" (Which, like many of the band's songs, is sung in New Zealand's indigenous language of Te Reo Māori):-
"Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council's decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 visit. The eviction sparked a 40-year battle for the native Ngati Whatua to reclaim their land, including protests and battles with the police. Amid worldwide criticism, a small portion of the original land was ultimately returned with an apology and some compensation."
Watch "Ahi Ka" HERE
"Ahi Kā" is available for streaming and purchase through Spotify and iTunes (respectively) over HERE!
Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band's approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.
Both Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent, and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school) where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early education were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who would also introduce them to the music of Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.
Alien Weaponry was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis (vocals & guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums), who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The two would later move to the small town of Waipu in 2012, and went on to meet Ethan Trembath (bass) there in 2013. The de Jong brothers came up with the name Alien Weaponry after watching the film District 9.
Alien Weaponry have also been nominated for "Best International Breakthrough Band" at the 2019 Heavy Music Awards (UK). The event takes place on August 22nd at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London. Fan voting is now open at https://vote.heavymusicawards.com/ until June 27th.
ALIEN WEAPONRY On Tour:
North American Headlining Tour
11.05.2019 US - Rockingham, NC / Epicenter*
12.05.2019 US - Washington, DC / DC9
13.05.2019 US - Boston, MA / Middle East
15.05.2019 US - New York, NY / Saint Vitus
16.05.2019 CA - Montreal, QC / L'Esco
17.05.2019 CA - Toronto, ON / Velvet Underground
19.05.2019 US - Chicago, IL / Chicago Open Air*
22.05.2019 US - Minneapolis, MN / 7th St Entry
24.05.2019 US - Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma*
26.05.2019 US - Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
28.05.2019 US - San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill
29.05.2019 US - Los Angeles, CA / The Roxy
TOUR DATES EU
07.06.2019 DE - Berlin / Musik & Frieden
08.06.2019 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
10.06.2019 UK - Cardiff / Fuel Rock Club
11.06.2019 UK - Bristol / The Exchange
12.06.2019 UK - Dublin / Vodoo Lounge
13.06.2019 UK - Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
15.06.2019 UK - Donington / DE74 2RP Castle Donington
16.06.2019 UK - London / The Underground Camden
18.06.2019 LX - Belval / Rockhal
19.06.2019 DE - Köln / Luxor
20.06.2019 DE - Hamburg / Uebel & Gefährlich
21.06.2019 DK - Kobenhavn / Copenhell Festival 2019
23.03.2019 FR - Clisson / Hellfest Open Air 2019
25.06.2019 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
26.06.2019 DE - Hannover / Capitol
28.06.2019 FI - Helsinki / Tuska Festival 2019
03.07.2019 FR - Paris / Les Etoiles 61 rue du Chateau d´Eu
04.07.2019 FR - Toulouse / Rue Louis Bonin
06.07.2019 ES - Galicia / Resurrection Fest 2019
07.07.2019 PT - Lisbon / RCA Club
09.07.2019 ES - Sevilla / Sala Even
10.07.2019 ES - Madrid / Nasca Music Live
12.07.2019 ES - Barcelona / Sala Boveda
15.07.2019 IT - Milan / Circolo Magnolia
16.07.2019 IT - Padova / Parco Della Musica
20.07.2019 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo Metalfest 2019
22.07.2019 SL - Tolmin / MetalDays Festival 2019
24.07.2019 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
27.07.2019 PL - Warsaw / klub Stodola Batorego
03.08.2019 DE - Stuttgart / Hanns-Matin-Schleyer-halle
06.08.2019 DE - München / Backstage Werk
07.08.2019 DE - Dresden / Alter Schlachthof
08.08.2019 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault 2019
10.08.2019 NL - Leewarden / Into The Grave Festival 2019
11.08.2019 BE - Kortrijk / Alcatraz 2019
16.08.2019 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival 2019
Official Website: www.alienweaponry.com
Hyperia are known for their wailing vocals, shredding guitars and fast, heavy music. Formed by Colin and Marlee Ryley in September 2018, they found 3 members from the metal community and hit the ground running. With the recent release of their debut EP Fish Creep Frenzy, Hyperia have been thrashing their thing at venues and taking the metal community by storm.
Colin and Marlee Ryley are former members of short lived folk metal band Loremaster and long lived melodic death metal band Skymir. Jordan Maguire is a past member of black/death metal band Pecado while David Kupisz and Scott DeGruyter are both long time members of the local music scene. With no signs of slowing down, Hyperia are in full force as they continue to write music, play shows and initiate bang-overs. Delivering a high energy show and entertaining performance, Hyperia create an experience you won’t want to miss.
Their debut album Insanitorium is set for release later in 2019 via Sliptrick Records and it will feature 10 songs of hard hitting melodic thrash metal madness.
Marlee Ryley – Vocals
Colin Ryley – Lead Guitar/Vocals
David Kupisz – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Scott DeGruyter – Bass/Vocals
Jordan Maguire – Drums
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Canadian-based thrash metal band Chemical Way will officially release their debut album "Chilling Spree" via Rock It Up Records.
Check out the song 'This Isn't Earth'; taken from "Chilling Spree": https://youtu.be/wgQ3AV6pHhU
Chemical Way Line-up:
- Biff Tannen - Bass, Vocals (backing)
- Scott Renaud - Drums, Vocals (lead)
- Ox - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
- BullRoyce - Guitars, Vocals (lead)
The band's self-produced album was polished by CRYPTOSY guitarist Chris Donaldson at the acclaimed The Grind Production Studio. Chris worked among others. also for WARDRUM, BEYOND CREATION and CRYPTOSY. The artwork is by Eldric Arpilleda.
Musically, "Chilling Spree" offers a Thrash Metal mix for fans of bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE, GAMA BOMB, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, F.K. & ANTHRAX.
Canadian post-metal band Zero Fire have released a lyric video for their track "Disaster Symphony". The song is taken from their album Second Sun which will be released this Friday.
Watch the video here: https://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2019/03/lyric-video-premiere-zero-fire-disaster-symphony/
Pre-order here: https://zerofire.bandcamp.com/
Zero Fire is a band whose music strives to combine hard hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a package where feel, groove and flow is paramount. Born from a collaboration between singer/guitarist Graham King and drummer Erik Thorkildsen, this band conjures up a hard rock sound reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, yet still has a style all its own.
After sharing the stage with bands like Silent Planet, Hail the Sun and Mandroid Echostar, Zero Fire's new release, Second Sun, shows them expanding and evolving. With riffs to make you bang your head and melodies that won't leave your brain, the band hopes this is an EP that makes you say "Damn, I want to listen to that again" right after it's finished.
After releasing their debut album "Erosion" in 2017 and writing the video game soundtrack of NavyBlue and the Spectrum Killers in 2018, Cydemind is back with a new single and music video called "Winter". The song is an arrangement of one of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Season violin concertos.
Watch "Winter" via MetalInjection.net at the following link: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/cydeminds-violin-metal-shred-was-made-for-winter-in-this-beautiful-video
As the Montreal-based quintet is led by classical violinist Olivier Allard, it was natural for the band to showcase its classical sound in this music video as Oliver explains:-
"It’s always been in Cydemind’s side-projects to make metal covers of classical music pieces. What better way to start than with one of my favourite violin concertos by Vivaldi!"
Co-directors Vincent Allard and Juliette Guerin hopped in the project without hesitation:
"Vivaldi’s Winter violin concerto is already such a cinematic piece with lots of contrast. It was a great challenge to find landscapes that could match both our view of Quebec’s winter while maintaining Cydemind’s highly energetic approach to the piece."
The video was shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada. Scheduled to be filmed in March 2018, the project was postponed to February 2019 due to bad weather. Guitarist Kevin Paquet adds:-
"As much as we had no luck last year, karma was on our side this year. The weather was fabulous, I think it definitely highlights the splendour of our Canadian winters."
“Winter” was recorded at The Grid studio in collaboration with producer Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation). The artwork was created by Cydemind’s own drummer Alexandre Dagenais.
"Winter" is available for stream and download on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and all other major platforms, where you can also find Cydemind’s debut album Erosion (2017).
In a world where so much music is bland and generic, Cydemind is a breath of fresh air! Mixing progressive rock, jazz, classical, and progressive metal, Montreal-based Cydemind is a special and unique band, one we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. Influenced by such bands as Dream Theater. Symphony X. Haken, Neal Morse Band, and jazzmen like Avishai Cohen and Tigran Hamasyan, violinist Olivier Allard describes their sound as “violin meets instrumental prog metal!”.
Prolific artists, Cydemind released its first EP ‘Through Mists and Ages’ back in 2014 and soon after its single ‘What Remains’. After a few years of writing and refining their sound, the quintet (violin, bass, piano, guitar, drums) came back with their first full-length album. Entitled ‘Erosion’, its six tracks are centred around the theme of nature and its persistence through time. Epic is the word here, with one track clocking in at an impressive 27 minutes. ‘Erosion’ was released independently on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
Cydemind then branched off a bit from the usual metal band musical path to produce the music for the indie video game ‘Navyblue and the Spectrum Killers’. The game released in September 2018 and is available on Steam. In addition to writing the whole soundtrack for the game, Cydemind also released two singles ‘Navyblue’ and ‘Lights of Iberia’ as bonus content for the game.
To further expand their musical soundscape and reach new audiences, the versatile band released its first music video ‘Winter’ in March 2019. The single is an arrangement of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter violin concerto’ from the Four Seasons. Shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada, the video highlights both the majestic Canadian winter and the highly energetic performance of the band.
In addition to their recording experiences, the band has performed many times in the Montreal area since 2011 in venues like Foufounes Électriques, Katacombes, Theatre Plaza and more. They recently created the first edition of Proggy Nights in Canada, a small tour that reunited 3 Canadian prog bands in Québec City, Montreal and Toronto.
Aside from their performance expertise, Olivier (violin) and Camille (piano) have also been teaching their instrument for many years. Olivier is a doctorate student in violin performance at University of Montreal, while Camille graduated from the classical piano program at CEGEP St-Laurent in Montreal.
Based in Vancouver BC, this sonically diverse act is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Dan Potter. Using heavy barrages of thrashing poly-rhythmic riffage to whip up intensity levels, DYFN descends into abstracted darkness and finds a sonic blueprint that’s filled with endless possibilities. Guitars are driven to their most extreme by incorporating experimental approaches in technique and composition serving as a perfect backdrop to the deep, chaotic experiences brought forth lyrically as dark riddles are wretched out with harrowing screams.
The debut LP by Dark Years from Now was conceived to be a unique listening journey. Whether it’s the pulsating industrial metal edged aesthetic or the cathartic layers of electronic instrumentation, each track offers a world of intriguing sound and substance. Unafraid to take a non-linear approach, many of the songs are forged with abstract intent even using the words as yet another aural paintbrush, obscuring to reveal. Four of the eleven tracks are instrumental in nature providing more time for listeners in the churning abyss of variable perception.
Dark Years from Now will release its self-titled debut on March 8, 2019.
Canadian speed metallers Chainbreaker stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Lethal Desire, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on February 15th via Hells Headbangers, hear Chainbreaker's Lethal Desire in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Chainbreaker formed sometime in the frigid depths of 2013. The band began as a three-piece in Al Chambers' garage, with Al taking care of vocal duties and drums, Ian Chains on guitar, and band friend Craig Rose on bass. Initially, the band was just an excuse to cope with winter by get hammered and playing Razor songs. Eventually, a solid line-up came together (Rob Ouellette on vocals, Curtis Faux on bass) and the Constant Graving demo tape was released in early 2014 to coincide with the band's debut gig at the now-defunct Izakaya Sushi Bar. A handful of shows were played in Eastern Canada in support of the tape, as well as a brief US tour with now-labelmates BAT in the summer.
The following year, three songs were recorded for the Enslave Your Masters 7” single that has yet to be released, but has since been made available online. In the spring of 2017, the debut full-length Lethal Desire was recorded at Lincoln County Social Club (Cauldron's main recording haunt) in Toronto, and was mixed and mastered by Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind. It's also the first Chainbreaker recording to feature new bassist Phil Zeller (Rammer/Toxic Holocaust) and will be the first release for the band on Hells Headbangers.
For a band featuring current and former members of Cauldron, Toxic Holocaust, and Rammer, it's not surprising that Chainbreaker suitably specialize in lean 'n' mean speed metal that pays respects to their '80s Canadian forebears like Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver, and Slaughter whilst honourably adding to that classic canon. All that was crude 'n' rude about said canon - the locomotive rush, the raw-blooded intensity, the emphasis on simple yet exclamatory hooks - is dragged kicking and screaming into the present, under the oh-so-fitting title of Lethal Desire. Poisonous yet endlessly fun, the album unleashes one mini-anthem after another, each one more rivet-headed than the last, but always in service of the eternal glory of heavy metal. And a dozen of those mini-anthems fly by in a compact 35 minutes, making Lethal Desire the perfect soundtrack to beer-drinking and hell-raising.
On lethal evidence of the long-desired Lethal Desire, in the succinct words of Chainbreaker, "2019 is the year of broken chains!" Break all the chains exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Pre-order info can be found HERE at Hells Headbangers' Bandcamp.
Canadian metallers All Else Fails are ready to release their new album ‘The False Sanctuary’, coming 2 years after the last critically-acclaimed full length ‘The Forever Lie’. Keeping with their tradition of crushingly heavy and progressive metal they have composed 2 new songs for this album and included 5 B-sides from ‘The Forever Lie’, which were never released digitally.
To accentuate this album they have also released a music video for the first single ‘A Dream of Names’. Technical guitar parts are juxtaposition against melodic vocals in the band’s 10th music video, a moody visual for the thought provoking lyrics that address the current state of the world.
“In a lot of ways this album is at a state of the union address. It's been 2 years since the release of The Forever Lie, and already the themes of financial corruption, abuse of religious power, and political scandal seem tame. I wrote this one half with a sarcastic smirk, half with an crippling sense that we are well past the point of return.” says Barrett Klesko (vocals, guitar).
Produced by Barrett Klesko
Engineered by: Barrett Klesko
Mixed by: Bevin Booth
Mastered by: Bevin Booth
Artwork by: Danny Perdana
All Else Fails is:
Barrett Klesko: Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Mike Sands: Guitar
Cody Lee: Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee: Drums
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