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DO NOT TALK TO THE COPS

WHO ever you are , and WHERE ever you are, say ONLY these 5 words to police if taken into custody -
" I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY"
Remember these five words.
This will save you in many cases.
" I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY"
You can be held for what seems like days and possibly be (physically and mentally) abused by the cops, but DO NOT SPEAK TO THEM other than,
" I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY"
even if they stop at your door and ask questions, DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS,
" I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY"
The police have stolen from my personal belongings in the past and I wonder if those items will appear in a future crime scene!
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Friday, April 26, 2013

October Crisis [Toronto area metalcore] - Latest E.P ''Obstacles''

Here is modern "metalcore" or "deathcore", similar to VODNIK, and ABRIOSIS.
Singing is typical of this genre.
Anybody that knows me, already know I think these kinds of vocals suck, because most bands with it are UN-memorable.
The singing gets better here, or maybe seems better, as each track plays on.
Unsure if a drum machine was used or triggers, as it's too clean and precise and machine-like.
HOWEVER, the guitar riffs and leads are great, and wish they were louder in the mix or October Crisis was an instrumental only band.



October Crisis (Can) (2012) Obstacles

1.Crop Circles 01:36   
2.Closure 04:35   
3.The Conformist 04:36   
4.Fifth Column 05:06
5.Obstacles 04:29
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You can hear the tunes at
http://octobercrisis.bandcamp.com/album/obstacles

Facebook page
www.facebook.com/octobercrisis
We are a Jewish Metal band.
 Hometown TORONTO

Thursday, April 25, 2013

XUL (death metal)

http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com/album/malignance Where it says "name your price", just put 0.00.
If you like it, contact them or see them play live, and buy their merchandise.
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amr_logo_smal_570For Interview, Album Requests, Media List contact
Jon Asher - Music Publicist - ashermedia [AT] gmail.com
Barbara Pavone - Radio Promotions - radiotrackingashermedia [AT] gmail.com
#.514.581.5780www.ashermediarelations.com

NEWS RELEASE
Montreal, QC - April 25, 2013
ALBUM PROMO CAN BE REQUESTED HERE
Death Metallers XUL Announce Western Dates For Cross Canada 'Maliganant' Tour; Offer FREE Album DOWNLOAD of 'Malignance'
Left to right: Bill Ferguson (Vocals/Guitar), Wallace Huffman (Guitar), Marlow Deiter (Bass), Lowell Winters (Drums), Levi Meyers (Vocals) Photo Credit: Bailey Gottlieb
   Growing their fan base with the offering of their debut album 'Malignance' for FREE DOWNLOAD via their bandcamp here, Vernon, BC blackened death metal band XUL are proud to announce they will be hitting the road for their first cross Canada tour to deliver their brutal assault that fans of Behemoth, Dissection and Immortal will sure not want to miss. 
XUL have unleashed the following Western Canadian dates with Eastern dates to be announced at a later date.
2013 Maliganant Tour - Western Canadian Dates
May 30, 2013 - Vancouver, BC - Funky Winkerbeans w/ Terrifier, Harvest The Infection, Excrutiating Pain - Show Details
May 31, 2013 - Kamloops - Baileys Pub - Dead Asylum, Benthic City - Show Details
June 1, 2013 - TBA
June 3, 2013 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub
June 4, 2013 - Medicine Hat, BC - Liquid Nightclub - w/ Endast, Autaric, Desecrate Scripture, Out of The Ruins - Show Details
June 5, 2013 - Regina, SK - The Club w/ Autaric, Desecrate Scripture - Show Details
June 6, 2013 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo w/ Skeletonwitch, Anciients, Endless Chaos - Show Details
*Eastern Canadian Dates coming soon*
June 21, 2013 - Winnipeg, MB - TBA
June 22, 2013 - Saskatoon, SK - The Fez
June 23, 2013 - Edmonton, AB - DV8 w/ Körperlose Stimme, Runeblade - Show Details
June 24, 2013 - Prince George, BC - The Artspace
July 19-20, 2013 - Armstrong, BC - Armstrong Metal Fest - Show Details
For more info on XUL, please visit these links:
About: 
A five piece group based out of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, following in the footsteps of bands such as: Behemoth, Dissection, and Immortal, XUL have left the beaten path and set out to forge their own brand of Blackened Death Metal.
An energetic and interactive live performance – with crushing rhythms seamlessly coalescing into atmospheric passages, accompanied by punishing percussion waves and subtle vocal harmonies – expands upon the previously established essence of the sub-genre. With songs reminiscent of war-torn landscapes, destructive human nature and evil intent, XUL has captivated audiences and garnered positive reviews, and on June 16, 2012, released their first full length album, entitled “Malignance”.
Driven by determination and a diverse accumulation of musical comprehension, XUL has toured Western Canada, as well as proven themselves worthy to share the stage with bands such as: Obscura, Exhumed, Vreid, Kampfar, Woods of Ypres, Macabre, Withered, Cephalic Carnage, Archspire and 3 Inches of Blood. With a spring 2013 tour looming, XUL is determined to build on an impressive local following by infecting Western Canada with hopes of Canada in its entirety in the near future. XUL’s focus for winter 2012 is to meticulously craft new material for another release in 2013.
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XUL – MALIGNANCE – 2012
GENRE: Blackened Death Metal
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 16, 2012
LABEL: SELF-RELEASE
RIYL = Behemoth, Dissection, Immortal
#10 of Top 20 Best Albums of 2012 for MetalMadeInCanda.ca


XUL - MALIGNANCE - ALBUM COVER
1. Battlestorm 04:27
2. Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
3. Porta Noctis 05:08
4. Vengeance 03:28
5. Winter’s Reign 04:26
6. Hordes of Black 05:29
7. Incinerate the Earth 04:17
8. Tomb of Tyrants 05:54

Album Credits
Release Date: June 16, 2012
LABEL: Self Release
DISTRIBUTION: Independent
• All songs performed by: XUL
• All songs written by: XUL
• Produced by: XUL and Jeff Bryan
• Mixed by: Jeff Bryan and Mike Taylor
• Mastered by: Jeff Bryan and Mike Taylor
• Single released: Porta Noctis
• Available on: CD + Digital
• CD Cover, Album Artwork: Eric Hilton
• Layout by: Steve Kwasniewski
Discography
2012 – Malignance
2010 – EP – Beyond Darkened Mountains
Tours and Festivals
2012 – Armstrong Metal Fest
2012 – Western Canadian Tour
Shared Stage w/
Obscura
Exhumed
Vreid
Kampfar
Woods of Ypres
3 Inches of Blood
Macabre
Withered
Cephalic Carnage
Archspire

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THE RABID WHOLE

 Not the usual band you would see on here.
Not that heavy, but they sound pretty cool.
Also, they stream their album for FREE for you to check out, which is a HUGE factor for me, as I can't trust most reviews or hearing only one song.
Good chance I will buy the album/CD.
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NEWS RELEASE
Montreal, QC - May 2013
JUST ADDED HOME COMING SHOW - MAY 15TH - TORONTO - THE RABID WHOLE W/ DOPE STARS INC. & OCTOBER SKY
Doors at 9pm!
$10 at the door!

www.dopestarsinc.com
www.therabidwhole.com
ALBUM PROMOS CAN BE REQUESTED HERE

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For Interview, Album Requests, Media List contact
Jon Asher - Music Publicist - ashermedia@gmail.com
Barbara Pavone - Radio Promotions - radiotrackingashermedia@gmail.com
NEWS RELEASE
Montreal, QC - April 22, 2013
ALBUM PROMOS CAN BE REQUESTED HERE
THE RABID WHOLE Announce Tour Dates w/ Dope Stars Inc.
From Left to Right:  JJ Tartaglia: Drums | Andreas Weiss: Vocals, Guitar | Oscar Anesetti: Bass Guitar | Chalsey Noelle: Keyboards, Vocals | George Radutu: Guitar (Photo Credit: Darko – www.darkophoto.com)
   They're a little bit electro, a little bit rock n' roll and now, Toronto, ON’s award nominated electro / industrial rockers The Rabid Whole are taking their unique sound on the road once again for American and Canadian tour dates to support Italy's Dope Stars Inc. along with dates to support Edmonton's King Doom's Canadian dates in Ontario, Quebec and Halifax, NS.
Brace yourselves to be rocked by the power and undeniable ball of energy that is The Rabid Whole whom recently released their new music video 'Future' in support of their latest album 'Refuge'.

Music Video - Future - http://youtu.be/VUg4olEld1Q 
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Tour Dates w/ Dope Stars Inc.

April 26, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge - Show Details
April 27, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - Bar Sinister - Show Details
April 28, 2013 - Phoenix, AZ - 910 Live - Show Details
April 30, 2013 - Austin, TX - Elysium - Show Details
May 1, 2013 - Dallas, TX - Trees - Show Details
May 2, 2013 - Kansas City, KS - Davey's Uptown - Show Details
May 3, 2013 - Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge - Show Details
May 04, 2013 - St. Louis, MO - Crack Fox - Show Details
May 6, 2013 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge - Show Details
May 8, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st St. Pub - Show Details
May 9, 2013 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 - Show Details
May 10, 2013 - Phildadelphia, PA - Legendary Dobbs - Show Details
May 11, 2013 - New/York, NY - Gramercy Theatre - Show Details 
May 14, 2013 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar - Show Details
Tour Dates w/ King Doom
June 10, 2013 - Toronto, ON - Opera House w/ King Doom
June 11, 2013 - Gatineau, QC - Jean Desprez Theatre w/ King Doom
June 12, 2013 - Montreal, QC - Rialto Theatre w/ King Doom
June 13, 2013 - Quebec City, QC - Theatre Petit Champlain w/ King Doom
June 15, 2013- Halifax, NS - The Seahorse Tavern w/ King Doom
About:
There’s something to be said for fate in the music world. One moment you’re left with the skeleton of a band, unsure when you’ll be able to follow your calling again, the next you’ve got a whole new line-up, a brand new home, a stronger, more defined sound and are recording with some of the biggest names in the industry. This is the tale of The Rabid Whole.
Disenchanted with playing in bands whose music was unchallenging and run of the mill, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Andreas Weiss set out to remedy his predicament. Purchasing an arsenal of music and noise-making gadgets, he began writing songs for his own band’s 2009 debut album, Autramaton.
Recruiting musicians along the way, the first incarnation of The Rabid Whole was solidified, releasing their first album and touring Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of The Birthday Massacre, Econoline Crush, Hinder, Apoptygma Berzerk, and 16Volt.
But that’s when things began to take a turn. Following the departure of several band members, Weiss decided to leave his hometown of Regina, SK behind, taking a leap of faith and moving to Toronto, ON along with guitarist and founding member George Radutu.
Through some lucky online ads, he discovered drummer JJ Tartaglia and bass guitarist Oscar Anesetti while a Christmas trip back home to Regina put him face-to-face with Chalsey Noelle, a friend of a friend looking for a new career path after quitting her job. Wouldn’t you know it – Noelle was a talented keyboardist and vocalist.
Now, the new and improved Rabid Whole has released their second album, 'Refuge'. A direct reflection of the emotional and external changes of Weiss’ journey, the album deals with relatable themes.
“I sold my house, quit my engineering consultant job and moved…We were starting from square one again, but with more uncertainties than ever and weren’t sure when we would even have a full band again. Part of the writing had begun randomly scattered over the past couple of years, but the majority came right after the move. I set up the studio in the basement of my house and got to work. I didn’t leave the house for two months and wrote from the moment I’d wake up until I’d fall asleep,” says Weiss.
Recorded and produced by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals, Solace), mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979), the finished product delivers rock and electronic elements pushed to the max, a male and female vocal showdown and, as Weiss puts it, showcases “a 21st century, high-energy, electro alternative, orgasmic-punch-in-the-face-rock band.”
Isn’t it time you fell down the rabid whole?

"Refuge"
1. Future
2. Metro
3. Corporate
4. New System
5. Serenity Falls
6. Solution
7. Rhythmic Reflection
8. Stargazer
9. Delusion
10. Refuge
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The Rabid Whole – Refuge (2012)
Release Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Label: Boonsdale Records
R.I.Y.L. -  Nine Inch Nails, Shiny Toy Guns, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Birthday Massacre, Linkin' Park
Digital Download can be requested at ashermedia(@)gmail.com
Band Management – band(@)therabidwhole.com 
Puregrainaudio.com
"Refuge" - Album Credits:
LABEL: Boonsdale Records
DISTRIBUTION: Storming The Base, FiXT, Tunecore
CATOLOG # BDR0102
UPC CODE # 881295552845
• All songs performed by: The Rabid Whole
• All songs written by: Andreas Weiss
• Produced by: Karl Schubach, Andreas Weiss
• Mixed by: Dave Ogilvie
• Mastered by: Noah Mintz
• Single released: Future (Radio Edit)

Shared Stage w/
Hinder
Econoline Crush
The Birthday Massacre
Hanzel Und Gretyl
16Volt
Left Spine Down
Past Festival Performances:
2012 – CMW (Toronto, ON)
2012 – Red Gorilla Showcases (Austin, TX)
2011 – Indieweek (Toronto, ON)
2008 – The Wolf Canada Day Festival (Regina, SK)
2008 – Cathedral Village Arts Festival (Regina, SK)
2008 – Gateway Festival (Bengough, SK)
2008 – Field Fest (Craik, SK)
Awards & Nominations
2012 - Nominated Best Electronic - Toronto Independent Music Awards
Music Placements:
2012 -  The Death of Michael Callaghan- indie film shown at The Young Cuts Film Festival in Montreal, QC
2012 – Redshift – indie film from Montreal
2012 – Gunderson – Saskatchewan Web series,
Discography
AUTRAUMATON REMIXED – 2011
AUTRAUMATON – 2009 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Unleashes FREE DOWNLOAD Compilation of Competing Bands

For Interview, Album Requests, Media List contact
Jon Asher - Music Publicist - ashermedia [AT] gmail.com
Barbara Pavone - Radio Promotions - radiotrackingashermedia [AT] gmail.com
#514.581.5780www.ashermediarelations.com
NEWS RELEASE
Montreal, QC - April 18, 2013
WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Unleashes FREE DOWNLOAD Compilation of Competing Bands
     Wacken Metal Battle Canada has unleashed a FREE DOWNLOAD compilation to promote some of the top Canadian metal talents competing in this year's largest metal contest for one true champion to represent the nation with the highest honor at this summer's 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. 
Promo Video - Wacken Metal Battle Canada - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQcxqsxchkQ 
The FREE DOWNLOAD is available at the following link here.
Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 - Track Listing: 
1. Adrenechrome - Led Elephant 05:37
2. Answer With Metal - Two Wrongs (Don't Make A Right) 05:06
3. Cecile Monique - Never Over 03:37
4. Crimson Shadows - Beyond The Mountain Wasteland 05:50
5. Cryptik Howling - Ulysses Death 03:58
6. Dissension - Of Time And Chronic Disease 06:58
7. Dreamers - No Place To Hide 04:23
8. Eclipse Eternal - Deathbound 08:29
9. Embracing Soul - Luna 03:42
10. Fallstaf - The Cost 03:21
11. Laugh At The Fakes - Blinded 05:28
12. Mastery - Step Up 04:23
13. Mürtenscythe - (Smoking weed) Through The Horn of Satan 08:30
14. Panzerfaust - The Apple of Infinite Knowledge 08:15
15. Powered By Death - Hit The Surface 03:00
16. Pyramid Theorem - Another Day Slips Away 06:28
17. Sanguine Glacialis - Into The Heart of Chaos 06:44
18. Slyde - New World Sympathy 03:36
19. Spewgore - The Ride 02:12
20. Through Death - Orphaned 03:38
21. Trainwreck Architect - The Door Slam Shut 04:14
22. Venomenon - Temple of Lies 07:13
23. Vesperia - O' Hail The Northlander 04:49
24. Virulys - Endless World 04:40
25. Warcall - Faces of Death 04:49
26. WarMachine - Moving On 04:04
    Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, 37 independent Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at Wacken Open Air in years past.
The W:O:A Metal Battle was founded by Wacken Open Air in 2004 to encourage future generations of heavy metal and rock as the festival believes in supporting the future of metal music and its musicians. 
The Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up for the qualifying rounds in Toronto & Montreal is as follows and will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.
Qualifying Rounds - Toronto
April 28th @ The Rivoli
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/144925635688346/
Fragile Existence
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Eclipse Eternal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Deathmarch
Website: www.deathmarch.ca
Vernon Howell
Website: www.facebook.com/vernonhowell416
May 5th @ The Rivoli
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/145113242334068/
Dreamers
Website: www.dreamerswtf.com
Pyramid Theorem
Website: http://www.pyramidtheorem.ca
Crimson Shadows 
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Adrenechrome 
Website: www.adrenechrome.com
May 15th @ Hard Luck Bar 
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/636121479737458/
Warmachine
Website: http://www.warmachineonline.com
Mastery
Website: www.MasteryOfficial.tk
The Unborn Dead
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unborn-Dead/88574066218
Cecile Monique 
Website: http://www.cecilemonique.com
Laugh At The Fakes 
Website: www.laughatthefakes.com
May 22nd @ Hard Luck Bar
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/504838809551210/
Spewgore
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2295859923/members/
Nephelium
Website: www.facebook.com/nephelium/
Empyrean Plague
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Empyrean.Plague
Answer With Metal 
Website: www.facebook.com/answerwithmetal
May 26th @ The Rivoli
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/454483377961413/
Panzerfaust
Website: http://www.panzerfaustblackmetal.com
Embracing Soul
Website: http://www.embracingsoul.com
This Is Death Valley
Website: www.facebook.com/therealtidv
Slyde
Website: http://www.slyde.ca
Qualifying Rounds - Montreal
May 9th @ Katacombes
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/269499079852535/
Dissension
Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL
Warcall
Website: https://www.facebook.com/warcallband
Virulys
Website: https://www.facebook.com/VirulysBand
Bookakee 
Website: http://bookakee.bandcamp.com/
May 15th @ Katacombes
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/349373411841013/
Trainwreck Architect
Website: http://www.trainwreckarchitect.net/
Venomenon
Website: http://venomenon.bandcamp.com/
Demise of the Crown
Website: http://www.demiseofthecrown.com/
Fallstaf
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/fallstaf
May 22nd @ Katacombes 
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/398000663640115/
Through Death
Website: http://www.throughdeath.com/
Crosstitution
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/crosstitution
Murtenscythe
Website: http://www.murtenscythe.bandcamp.com/
Powered by Death
Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/poweredbydeath
May 31st @ Katacombes
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/311701678957238/
Valfreya
Website: http://www.valfreyametal.com/
Sanguine Glacialis
Website: http://sanguineglacialis.bandcamp.com/
Karkaos
Website: http://www.karkaos.com/
Hollow
Website: http://www.hollowofficial.com/
Semi Finals - Toronto
May 31 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
June 7 - Rivoli - Toronto, ON
Semi-Finals - Montreal
June 7 - Katacombes – Montreal, QC*
* 2 MONTREAL BANDS MOVE TO FINALS - June 22 at Opera House, Toronto, ON
Finals - Wacken Metal Battle Canada
June 22 - Opera House, Toronto, ON
For more info on Wacken Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada 
Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN 
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sponsors /media partners:

Absolute Underground - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/
Scene Magazine - http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/
Bravewords - http://www.bravewords.com/
Chronic Aggression - https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio
Dungeonworks - https://www.facebook.com/dungeonworksprods
Boonsdale Records - https://www.facebook.com/boonsdale
Rehearsal Factory - http://rehearsalfactory.com/
Ondes Chocs - https://www.facebook.com/OndesChocs
Governor's Ball - http://www.puregrainaudio.com/govsball

Monday, April 8, 2013

Chosen (Ireland/Canada) (2013) "Resolution"


Chosen (Ireland/Canada) (2013) "Resolution"


Exclusive Album Stream CHOSEN 'Resolution' FREE Album Download

OK, Now this is what I like. FREE albums to check out first to decide if it's worth buying.
This came from one of the emails that I got from Jon Asher - Music Publicist ashermedia.fanbridge.com. The guy works hard always promoting a lot of bands, but there are websites like ones we don't care for and almost never look at, that will spread the word of every single band in the world.
Not me.

BUT  (Canadian) bands confident enough to let the public listen first, are the best kind we like around here !
Technical metal usually is Not my cup of tea, but I know some of you reading this will like it.

ABOUT  CHOSEN -
"To date, they’ve released a number of independent and well-received EPs,
relocated from Ireland to Vancouver, Canada for a year and back again,
and are now ready to unleash their much-anticipated debut album, Resolution, upon the world.
Recorded at the prestigious Westland Studios in Dublin with producer extraordinaire Alwyn Walker at the helm.."

"oriented and sophisticated extreme metal which combines the progressiveness of the likes of Death, Atheist, and Opeth with the crushing grooves of Meshuggah into a riff-driven metallic onslaught..."


http://www.craveonline.com/music/previews/470755-exclusive-chosen

http://chosenmetal.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/chosenmetal
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Streaming Links

- Youtube - Engines of Belief - http://youtu.be/_3yh5QitXjY

- Soundcloud - Engines of Belief - http://soundcloud.com/chosenmetal/01-engines-of-belief

- Free Download - Engines of Belief -
http://chosen.ie/01%20Engines%20of%20Belief.mp3

- Behind The Scenes In Studio With CHOSEN - http://youtu.be/PwNkRLpmmh0 ======================
EDIT:  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

CHOSEN Comments On Over 5,000 FREE Downloads of Debut Album ‘Resolution’

     Today's digital age has made metal more accessible than ever as the internet has been a key tool in creating word of mouth between metal fans and their love for the music. Irish extreme metal band CHOSEN recently demonstrated this by offering their debut album 'Resolution' for free download via their official website www.chosen.ie, which has now reached over 5,000 FREE downloads since its release on March 30th.

“We’re simply blown away by overall response to 'Resolution' and could never have predicted this intense level of interest. While 5,000 downloads in just one week may seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things, for a niche band such as ourselves it’s more than we could have ever expected and only reinforces the notion than putting this album up for free download was the right move.”

Produced by Alwyn Walker, 'Resolution' is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.

The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.

The Collector’s Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Punkabilly action at Cherry Colas' on April 18th, 2013

https://www.facebook.com/events/330562460380267/?notif_t=plan_user_joined




Cherry Cola's N Rock & Rolla Cabaret Lounge
200 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T
(almost 2 blocks north of Queen Street West, on the West side of Bathurst)
(416) 703-6969 ‎ · cherrycolas.com

Thursday, 18 April 2013
9 PM   
Wood Butcher's first EP, "Glue Factory" is finally ready!

Catch us at Cherry Cola's on the 18th of April for a badass party. We're going to have go-go dancers, naked ladies, and copious amounts of liquor. Did I mention the music?

This is also a going away party for our guitar player, Johnathan Wood, who is moving to Calgary at the end of the month, so let's celebrate all the wonderful things he's done for Wood Butcher!

$10 at the door, there will be giveaways and door prizes (including a limited number of EP's!)

Glue Factory will be available for $5 a piece!

Doors at 9pm, show at 10pm!

Bands:
10pm Buddy Black
11pm Howling Bullets
12am Wood Butcher

Burlesque Dancers:
Esther DeVille
Fionna Flauntit
(More girls, TBA!)

 

Wood Butcher Live At Rancho Relaxo

Monday, April 1, 2013

Razorwire - back from the dead

 

I have not heard anything about RAZORWIRE (previously known as BLACKENED) for a heck of a long time!  since the band leader moved to California to go to college, or something like that.
You can ask them if their "Thrash or Die" 2008 Demo CD-R is still available.

Members now are:

Michael Ellero - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar 
Jon Ferreira - Major Rager on 4-String Motherfucker 
Michael Sigismondo - Drums 
Eytan Gordon (from FATALITY) - Lead Guitar 

Razorwire - Politricks (Live @ The Bovine)
Politricks live at The Bovine Sex Club on March 24th, 2013 for Canadian Music Week!
Thanks to Scrivo for recording this.

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