In Thrash We Trust could be the mantra of modern thrashers TYMO, a band whose attitude lives up the title of their second and current full-length album. Entitled "Purge & Reset", founding guitarist Tim Tymo explains the origin of a title that is more than words; it is a statement of metallic intent!
“Let’s just say we have a creator or superior being. If this being gave us everything we needed to flourish humanely and returned to see all the wars and corruption…this being would want to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hence…PURGE AND RESET!”
Formed in Edmonton in 2015, TYMO released their debut album ‘The Lone Wolf” in March of the same year followed by their most recent full length "Purge & Reset" unleashed during August of last year.
Inspired by Municipal Waste, Megadeth, Slayer, Bonded by Blood, and Metallica, TYMO's sound is angry, loud, and explosive thrash, which is evident in their new lyric video "Evolved From You" premiered on PureGrainAudio.com.
Vocalist and guitarist Tim Tymo explains the track:
"'Evolved From You' is about the anger you feel after someone betrays you and everything you have to say about them in that moment in time."
Watch "Evolved From You" at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/videos/the-new-lyric-video-from-edmontons-tymo-was-evolved-from-you-exclusive-premiere
Beyond Creation have released a new video for the track "Theatrical Delirium" taken from the band's latest album 'Earthborn Evolution'. The clip can be viewed via Metal Injection here. the video for "Theatrical Delirium" will be the last offering from this album, as the band have already finished their complete new upcoming full length which will be released via Season of Mist later this year.
Link - https://youtu.be/aBNb3HR-ihA
Produced/Edited by Ismael Mossadeq Footage by Ismael Mossadeq & Xavier Bossé
Shadow Kingdom Records has set November 23rd as the international release date for Blackrat's highly anticipated third album, Dread Reverence, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
One of the underground's best-kept secrets, Blackrat have been skilfully skirting the often-fine lines among metal-punk, thrash, crust, and traditional speed metal. Formed in 2012, this Canadian power-trio to date have delivered two cult full-lengths, 2013's rough 'n' rowdy Whiskey and Blasphemy and 2016's far-more-epic Hail to Hades, laying on the line exactly what Blackrat's all about. Big fans for years, Shadow Kingdom had no other choice but to scoop up the band, and now they've arrived with their ultimate statement: Dread Reverence.
More metal, more punk, darker, catchier, wilder and more finesse, just more of MORE: Dread Reverence is the sound of Blackrat firing on all cylinders. Wrapped in a rough-yet-clear production that allows the dirt to bleed and the chrome to glisten simultaneously, Dread Reverence positively explodes with a timelessness that's impossible to deny. It's as fresh as 2018 and as old as 30 years before that (if not more!), and it's all done effortlessly and without any trace of self-consciousness. Simply, this is who Blackrat are and what they do, and they're doing it better than ever - and better than just about anyone around. Plus, there's faint traces of death-rock that surface across the album, underlining further that the band are in a league of their own.
Up from the gutters and into the graveyard, Blackrat hereby bring you Dread Reverence! In the meantime, hear the new track "Into the Ebony" HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where the album can be pre-ordered.
Canadian black metal band Finnr's Cane have released their new song "Willow" via Toilet ov Hell. The song is taken from their upcoming album Elegy which will be released via Prophecy Productions this July.
The site commented:-
"With a doomy approach to atmospheric black metal, the trio shows a few of their many sides in these short five minutes. It highlights the soft tremolo, cello that occasionally pops its head up from laying the foundation to lead, and of course, a dark and moody tone. After a great long intro, the vocals kick in low in the mix with a blackened folk riff over the top."
The band further commented:-
"“Willow” was one of the first songs that was composed for Elegy. The majority of the track is instrumental, however clean and harsh vocals make an appearance in the final movement. The lyrics were written to reflect the juxtaposition of sadness and joy that one feels when they are seemingly the only person that is awake in the early hours of the morning. These quiet hours, and the slow sway of willow branches under dim light, were the primary sources of inspiration for this song.""
Listen to the song here: http://www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-finnrs-cane-willow/
Pre-order the album here: https://prophecy.lnk.to/finnrs-cane-elegy
Toronto groove metal four-piece Vodnik will be unleashing their debut music video "Our Dread, Our Joy" in the coming weeks and before they set the world ablaze they are sharing with metal fans a little taste of what's to come in a new teaser that can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/v8olzP58iks
Approaching the genre with a blend of heavier and lighter styles, which range from technical metal riffs, to spooky mellow passages, to hardcore breakdowns, Vodnik balance their metal between progressive grooves and dark atmospheres to establish a sound that is both bizarre and ominous yet catchy and memorable. With this formula, Vodnik aspires to grab the attention of a wider audience.
Drawing their name and lyrical themes from the mythological Czech creature, guitarist Jeremy Jackson explains:
“In Czech, Vodnik roughly translates to ‘of water’. I adopted the name for us because it is a widely celebrated mythological creature from my Czech heritage. Vodnik is gruesome, perfect for metal and what we want to do with it.”
Vocalist Reinier Vandenbosch adds:
“Lakes and rivers are its territory where it awaits to trap the souls of drowning victims. He is similar to the boogieman of the English-speaking world that also scares children. I try to write the lyrics largely from the perspective of the Vodnik creature.”
Along with embracing themes centred around the creature, Vodnik is also inspired by science fiction and horror, social and political commentary, dark philosophical ideas, and other mythological stories. Citing a wide variety of musical influences, Vodnik is a legit, no nonsense, heavy band that brings a ferocious energy to the stage.
The band's forthcoming debut single "Our Dread, Our Joy" is off their planned debut EP slated for later release in 2019.
Canadian thrashers Infrared are "All In Favour" with Metal-Rules track premiere; new album out May 25
L-R = Alain Groulx (Drums, Backing Vocals) | Mike Forbes (Bass, Backing Vocals) | Armin Kamal (Vocal, Guitar) | Kirk Gidley (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Set to unleash their new album "Saviours" on May 25th, Ottawa thrashers Infrared are "All In Favour" of premiering their first single with Metal Rules.com.
“Anyone who likes a more classic thrash sound, and longs for those days, just like we do, will dig this album. Since we are from that era, we are not trying to bring back that style of music, we are simply continuing what we know and do best!” comments vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal.
Check out "All In Favour" and thrash for yourself at the following link: http://www.metal-rules.com/2018/04/24/ottawa-thrashers-infrared-are-all-in-favour-with-metal-rules-track-premiere-new-album-saviours-due-out-may-25th-post-teaser-launch-pre-order/
Making an impact on the Canadian's 80s thrash scene, Ottawa legends INFRARED have returned to cement and carry on their own legacy, with their new album "Saviours" featuring all new music to follow their EP "No Peace", which featured tracks all written in the 80's and only recently heard by fans in 2016. "Saviours" features eight tracks that are thrashy, aggressive, melodic, heavy, and tight.
Vocalist / guitarist Armin Kamal adds:
“The Big Four will stand out as we have been described as a band with a bay area sound…But our influences are truly rooted in 70s and early 80s metal. Accept, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest are all bands that laid the foundation and the love of metal for us!”
“Saviours” is available for pre-order on iTunes here.
Album teaser - https://youtu.be/jeM0gQkqX4I
May 30 - Arnprior, ON - The St, John Pub - info - w/ Flotsam and Jetsam
June 29 - Ottawa, ON - House of Targ - info w/ Black Mass, Mortor
Comatose Music have signed Canadian brutal slam death outfit NecroticGoreBeast. Comatose Music are notorious throughout the metal world for their dedication to the most crushing music in existence, so when label boss Steve Green describes NecroticGoreBeast's forthcoming debut album as "one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever" you know you're in for something staggeringly savage and mind blowing in its ferocity.
The label's full statement on the new addition to their blood spattered roster is below...
"Formed in May 2017, NecroticGoreBeast is a slamming brutal death metal band from Quebec, Canada. Influenced by bands like Analepsy, Cryptopsy, Devourment and Pathology, the band brings their own twist to the slam scene with a technical approach like few in the genre can achieve. With their debut album scheduled for late 2019, NecroticGoreBeast is poised to make a murderous assault on the death metal underground. Be prepared for one of the heaviest and most brutal releases ever that is certain to be an absolute bone crusher!" Watch this space for more news and get ready for total annihilation!"
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In fall 2017, Canadian thrashers Warcall unleashed their latest album "Invaders" plus toured across Europe during October. On their invasion of the continent, the Montreal based band collected video clips from their shows and adventures in France, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic.
Teaming up with Legacy Magazine, Warcall area revealing all the fun captured at the following link: http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/1413-exklusive-video-premiere-warcall-mission-commando.html
The band comments:
"We are very proud to present our new music video 'Mission Commando'. The speed and intensity of the song fits very well the theme of the video that documents our recent trek through Europe. Touring is a relentless fast paced life style and this is the perfect soundtrack to go with the images we captured last fall. Enjoy!"
Warcall is inspired by Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead, Dissection and Slayer, their music is fast, aggressive, melodic and dramatic. Unleashing three well-received albums under their bullet-belts (‘Demonarchy’, ‘Blood, Guts and Dirt’, ‘III’), their latest "Invaders" is a concept release based on humans fighting back an alien invasion with a message of fighting oppression, resisting, re-conquering, but without knowing if it is really over.
"Invaders" Album full stream here.
Music Video "Riding With Zombies" (features stock footage from George A. Romero's "Night of The Living Dead" movie and is a track about the grueling life of touring.) here.
Music Video - Bully Bastard here.
"Invaders" Album order via Bandcamp here.
Canadian heavy thrashers Enime have announced the beginning of the recording sessions for the band's sophomore album full-length, "Bleeding Out".
So far all demo tracks have been recorded and the band is working on finalizing all the little nuances before hitting the studio at the end of April.
"Bleeding Out", which will feature 10 brand new tracks, is set to be released by the end of this summer and according to the band, is expected to sound "brilliant, aggressive, heavy, catchy and an well-written metal album."
A brand new single from Kobra & The Lotus’ upcoming album "Prevail II" is celebrating its premiere with a music video! You can be sure that this is not just an ordinary music video premiere - This is the very special Japanese bonus version of “Let Me Love You”! And lucky you – the instant grat track will be unlocked today as well. You get the single download when pre-ordering the album and can enjoy the English version in its full!
Kobra explains the story behind the song:
"We're so excited to release another brand spankin’ new taste of our hard rock infused metal! This track was one of the very first musical collaborations done at Hansen studios in Denmark. This song helped us nail down the heavy rock elements that would soon begin to lace its way through the sound of both 'Prevail I and II'. The original demo version can be found as a bonus acoustic on 'Prevail II'. If you never had a love song dedicated to you.....you've got one now. This one's for you!"
"Dear (insert your name here),I cherish all the shadows of your past, even the darkest ones. Every time you try to run away it will only bring me closer. There are pieces you don't like, hiding all the grace of being human I might find. Let Me Love You."
"What can I say?! This track has been hard to keep a secret for two years!! We hope you will also enjoy this very special video we've worked hard to create. With a fusion of Manga and live performance, we've really jumped in with both feet to bring to you 'Let Me Love You' in Japanese!!! Tanoshinde kudasai!!"
Watch "Let Me Love You" HERE!
Have you seen the first lyric video of "Losing My Humanity" yet? Don’t miss out on this critical reflection of what humanity is all about and what it became in the past years! Watch it HERE!
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