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  • WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Pre-Order Available For Debut EP 'The Changing'; Toronto Date w/ Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE

    L-R - Scott Major -  Rhythm Guitar/Vocals | Jordan Turnbull -  Lead Guitar/Vocals | Reshaun Page - Lead Vocals | Austin Hamilton -  Drums |  Remy Lebeau - Bass | (Photo Credit - Ben Dundas)

         Toronto, ON metallers WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD have announced that their upcoming debut EP 'The Changing' set for release on Tuesday, July 30th is now available for pre-order on iTunes here.


    The band has released a lyric video 'Secrets' and music video 'The Heavens Tremble' in support of the release at the following links below.


    Lyric Video - Secrets - http://youtu.be/n-_FaGZJM_I 


    where giants once stood - "secrets" (official lyric video)


    New music video 'The Heavens Tremble' http://youtu.be/PtdQd3Zu8Mo


    where giants once stood - the heavens tremble (official video)


    Soundcloud stream - The Heavens Tremble - https://soundcloud.com/where-giants-once-stood/the-heavens-tremble 


    Soundcloud stream - Secrets - https://soundcloud.com/where-giants-once-stood/secrets

    In additional news, WGOS will be sharing the stage next week with Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya and IWRESTLEDABEARONCE in Toronto, ON on Wednesday, July 17th at The Annex Wreckroom. For more info, please visit the following event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/509276002479385/ 

       Shedding their skin of years past, when they were known as Absence of Fear and shared the stage with such established bands as Periphery, The Human Abstract and Stray from the Path. Reborn, re-amped and heading your way, WGOS are setting themselves apart from the herd with their seven-track assault on the senses, 'The Changing'. The EP hurtles towards the future of metal without ever forgetting its roots, fusing traditional guitar solos, technical riffing, screaming vocals and soaring melodic choruses with modern breakdowns and electronic samples.

    WGOS Album Front
    1. Awakening
    2. The Heavens Tremble
    3. Secrets
    4. Disbelievers
    5. A Broken Memory
    6. Transition
    7. The Changing

    Show Dates:

    July 17 - Toronto, ON - Annex Wreckroom - Show Details w/ Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE

    For more info, please visit these following links:




    Pre-Order - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/where-giants-once-stood/id648026358

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    Where Giants Once Stood – The Changing (2013)

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Distribution: Online = Tunecore,  iTunes

    RIYL =  Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, August Burns Red, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Miss May I

    PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com

    Radio Tracking – Barbara Pavone – radiotrackingashermedia(@)gmail.com

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    WGOS Album Front
    1. Awakening
    2. The Heavens Tremble
    3. Secrets
    4. Disbelievers
    5. A Broken Memory
    6. Transition
    7. The Changing

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    Album Credits

    • All songs performed by: Where Giants Once Stood
    • All songs written by: Where Giants Once Stood
    • Produced by: Kent Sheehey
    • Mixed by: Kent Sheehey at Unity Market Cafe & Studios
    • Mastered by: Troy Glessner at Spectre Studios
    • Single released: The Heavens Tremble

    Shared Stage w/ (when formerly known as Absence of Fear)
    Periphery (Sumerian Records)
    The Human Abstract (Warner Bros. Records)
    Stray From the Path (Sumerian Records)
    Sleep When You’re Dead (Distort)
    Beneath The Massacre (Prosthetic Records)
    Letlive (Epitaph Records)

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  • Punk Zombie Hunting Riot Band KILL MATILDA Announce Vancouver Show Date

         Vancouver punk zombie hunting riot band Kill Matilda are proud to announce they will be performing on Sunday, July 14th at The Media Club with Brazil's 7-piece symphonic metal band Santuarium along with local female fronted symphonic metal band Celestial Ruin.

    Show Details:

    The Media Club, 695 Cambie StreetVancouver, B

    Doors: 8:30pm - Show: 9pm - Cover: $10 - 19+

    Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/575246069163574/ 

    In additional news, Kill Matilda has entered the CFOX 99.3FM Vancouver Seeds contest and are seeking fan votes to reach the 20th battling slot in the competition where the winner will perform 5 tour dates with the Sam Roberts Band, $10,000 in tour support from CFOX, $10,000 in gear from Long & McQuade plus recording and production of 5 song EP with famed producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chil Peppers, Rise Against) at Nimbus School of Recording Arts and music video from Brass Tack Films.

    Vote for Kill Matilda to be Band #20 NOW at http://cfox.supernova.com/Kill-Matilda

    Voting ends Friday, July 19th at 11:59pm. You can vote once per day.

    Music Videos
    She's A Killer: http://youtu.be/KUqS_hbgUDc 
    kill matilda - she's a killer - official music video

    kill matilda - fault lines - official music video (2010)

    For more info, please visit these links:
    Twitter: @KillMatilda

    About: Kill Matilda just can’t sit still. But since they’re on an ass-kicking mission to find revenge, who can really blame them?

    Touring and moving around their native country relentlessly, Kill Matilda has called B.C., Quebec and Ontario home over the years, making it exceptionally clear that they mean business. As the journey to kill Matilda continues, the title of the band’s first full-length album says it all: I Want Revenge.

    Charged with the task of clearing the nation of a spreading zombie epidemic after a life or death encounter one fateful night, Kill Matilda is rising to the challenge of zombie management. Specially trained to combat these unruly creatures, Kill Matilda is armed with two incomparable, indestructible, advantageous tools: their bone-crushing music and front woman Dusty Exner’s famous cookies.

    Showcasing the energy, power and adrenaline-soaked insanity Kill Matilda is famous for, I Want Revenge was recorded at Vancouver’s Nimbus Studios after the band’s self-titled DIY EP won over Garth Richardson and the students of Nimbus. Their knowledge of KM’s top-secret mission may or may not also have been a deciding factor.

    The result? An album that was built on their preceding EP’s strengths and squashes its weaknesses. “Being able to have someone as committed and talented as Wes Kennedy to trust with bringing our sound to another level really shines through on this record,” comments bassist Mykel Exner. “We knew what sound we wanted to hear and Wes had no issues taking all the extra steps to bring it to life.”

    For anyone who chooses to tempt fate and not pick up I Want Revenge, or anyone who opts to not support KM’s zombiecide mission, you’ve been warned – Kill Matilda may be coming for you next.

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    "With their debut LP, Kill Matilda kicks zombie ass and takes no prisoners. Punk ‘n’ roll pulses through their veins like a narcotic substance, and frontwoman Dusty Exner is screaming like it’s the only thing keeping her alive. It’s a performance that makes her the center of attention for the whole record. The band bangs out solid rock riffs, every once in a while tapping into southern-fried hardcore grooves...I Want Revenge is a solid record from a promising new band." - The Link (Concordia University Press - Montreal)

    "These guys and girl are one of the best unsigned bands I have ever seen live. Their raw performance filled the room with energy as they bashed on their instruments while vocalist Dusty Exner shouted and sang her lungs out." - PureGrainAudio.com (Live Review)

    "If you're into Hole, Die Mannequin or Bif Naked, you need to take a listen to Vancouver's Kill Matilda." - AlanCross.ca

    “It’s always a pleasure to hear women rock out. Kill Matilda provided the perfect adrenaline rush…They had boundless energy, plenty of high volume power chords and shouted vocals….Joan Jett on steroids.” - LA Beat

    "More exciting and entertaining than any of the Resident Evil films, I Want Revenge will kick your ass with the rage of ‘Zombie Apocalypse,’ the vengeance-inciting title track (‘I Want Revenge’), the police van burning ‘Law Abiding Citizen,’ and the machine-gun riffage of ‘PBJ.’  I Want Revenge really is like the musical version of Left 4 Dead, and it’ll leave you with hours of enjoyment and bloodshed (probably from banging your head into the wall after a failed one-man-moshpit in your bedroom)." - MusicReview.co.za

    "First thing you have to know about Kill Matilda is they are going to rock the sh*t out of your skull. Either live or on I Want Revenge get ready for your head to explode with Heavy Riffs and Dusty’s ear piercing screams. But never overdoing the screams Dusty keeps the decibels in check. I got lucky and saw Kill Matilda before I got to listen to I Want Revenge and their live show just blew me away by how in your face their music is. With Harding pounding Guitar Riffs and the pounding volume to match each venue they play shakes the buildings rafters and leaves cracks in the foundations. This album is only a touch of what you can expect live, but in no way am I harping on the album I just have to get the point across of you need to see this band live." - Kingston Music Reviews

    “This is definitely a band to keep an eye on.” - Abort Mag

    "One of B.C.'s big-city buzz bands" - Prince George Citizen

    “A highly energetic show …they play hard and Dusty wails on vocals while engaging the audience with ease.” - Yell Magazine!

    "I stood stoked and wanting more" - Renegade Rock Review

    "They're loud, crazy and out of fucking CONTROL!" - Ninth Circle Radio

    “Kill Matilda’s sound can and will appeal to wider audiences.” - WestCoastWeasel.com

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  • OUT TODAY! FINAL TRIGGER New Album 'Skrap Metal Vol. II'; Playing Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest In Toronto July 10th

    L-R: Final Trigger Current Line Up | JJ (Drums) | Profit G (DJ/Vocals/Keys) | J-Roc (Vocals/Guitar) | Skitzo Da Clown (Hypeman) | Fazio (Bass/Vocals) Photo Credit – Vanessa D’Arpino

       Out today! July 9th, Canadian skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER drop their new album 'Skrap Metal Vol. II' on Boonsdale Records. Combing high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel, FINAL TRIGGER creates a unique sound and a sick vibe, with vocal hooks and anthem choruses that are undeniable to any listener. The sophomore album is the follow up to their 2009 debut 'Skrap Metal', which received critical acclaim in Canada and the US with success on college radio charts and their single 'Start A Moshpit' receiving regular video rotation on Canada’s Much Loud.

    Free Download - Face It - https://soundcloud.com/boonsdale/final-trigger-face-it-1 

    Music Video - 'Face It' - http://youtu.be/Yy1Dl0tstIE

    final trigger - face it - official video

    In additional news, the band has announced they will be performing this Wednesday, July 10th at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Toronto, ON at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, which includes Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross and many more! (Final Trigger set time = 3:15pm)

    "To play Mayhem Fest in our home city is a great opportunity and one we take very seriously. We look up to a lot of the bands on the tour and feel our music will suit perfectly alongside the likes of Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch. Considering our new album officially drops today, the timing couldn't be better." comments Final Trigger drummer JJ Tartaglia.

    Over the years FINAL TRIGGER have toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, along with sharing the stage with such acts as Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.

    Skrap Metal Vol. II - Track Listing

    1. Face It
    2. Through The Darkness
    3. Knock Somebody Out
    4. Just A Freak
    5. Time I’ve Wasted
    6. Everyday
    7. T.H.C.

    Show Dates

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - Rockstar Mayhem Festival - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON - Show Details (Final Trigger = set time 3:15pm)

    For more info, please visit these links:




    About: FINAL TRIGGER’s story begins on ‘The Block’, nestled deep in Toronto’s urban jungle. Crime and poverty stricken, amongst a haven of thugs and deadbeats, four musically talented characters cross paths.

    The spark of a lighter in a dark alley, smoking joints over the talk of escape and rebellion. A dream of a better life, where money/weed/bitches are a plenty. Free-styling with homies, rolling dirty, and dropping out of school to jam and pursue music. Most of all: a pact that would bind each member to a common cause, and entwine their fates forever. These are the fundamentals on which Final Trigger was born, and would lead it to become what it is today.

    The Four Horsemen:

    Lead Vocalist/Guitarist J-Roc provides the guitar-driven structures and shredding guitar solos with a tone reminiscent of Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine. All while ripping vocal screams that would rival a Frankenstein of Lamb Of God, Snot and Hed PE.

    Bass-man/Vocalist Fazio brings an equally heavy but funky vibe. He plays with a rock-solid presence and slap-bass style, with influences of Cliff Burton and Marcus Miller combined. Not to mention the ability to free-style vocally as if James Brown joined the Wu Tang Clan.

    DJ/Vocalist Profit brings the smooth hip-hop vibe to the music, spitting savvy rhymes with old-school swagger, and tasteful keys and scratches.

    Drummer extraordinaire JJ Tartaglia contributes the backbone beats and rhythms with a metal/funk style to get the groove just right. Blazing double kicks, sky-high cymbals, and a visual style unlike you’ve ever seen.

    These players are the magical combination that makes Final Trigger an all-star line-up, and 2nd to none. The band believes hard in their music, and is proud to live their lyrics and image.

    Music Video - Start A Moshpit - http://youtu.be/EJtqj46blWQ 

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    Final Trigger – Skrap Metal Vol. II (2013)

    RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2013

    LABEL: Boonsdale Records

    DISTRIBUTION: Storming The Base

    ISRC Codes: CA5U21314201 - CA5U21314207

    UPC Code #: 627843149484

    CATOLOG # BDR0142

    R.I.Y.L. = Five Finger Death Punch, Hed (PE), Slipknot, Snot, Drowning Pool

    BoonsdaleRecords.com | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | CBC 3 | ReverbnationLast.fm | Myspace

    “You can really tell that these boys have worked hard to impress… , their slick heavy metal and hardcore rap lyrics put their predecessors to shame.” – Absolute Underground

    “Final Trigger brings a wicked combination of Hardcore, Metal and Hip Hop to the table which they call Skrap Metal; the closest comparison I can make would be Slipknot, only more ‘gangsta’.” – PureGrainAudio

    “FT mix concrete heavy grooves with arena rock, anthemic power metal & yes, a smidge of hip-hop. Trust the Reverend, it’s not a poor man’s Limp Bizkit here – these guys take their metal influences seriously!” – The Rim of Hell

    “Final Trigger is metal with loads of street attitude.” – examiner.com


    Skrap Metal Vol II Album Cover 1600x1600


    1. Face It
    2. Through The Darkness
    3. Knock Somebody Out
    4. Just A Freak
    5. Time I’ve Wasted
    6. Everyday
    7. T.H.C.


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    • All songs performed by: Da Luz/Fazio/Neiva/Tartaglia
    • All songs written by: Da Luz/Fazio/Neiva/Tartaglia
    • Produced by: Final Trigger
    • Mixed by: David Bottrill
    • Mastered by: Phil Demetro
    • Single released: “Face It”
    • Available on: iTunes

    2013 – Skrap Metal Vol. II (Boonsdale Records)
    2009 – Skrap Metal (Boonsdale Records)

    Shared Stage w/
    Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Mushroomhead , Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox

    Tours and Festivals
    2013 – “Let’s Hit The Road Tour” w/ Mushroomhead, (direct support) USA.
    2010 – “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children Tour” w/ Mushroomhead, (Direct Support) USA.

    Artist Endorsements 
    JJ Tartaglia endorses Pearl Drums and Ahead Drumsticks.



    Music Placements 
    Final Trigger & Kokanee CrankWorx 2009 - http://youtu.be/UO4nMCMLPNc

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  • FROST DESPAIR: "Surreal" online samples available

    - Brazilian symphonic black metallers FROST DESPAIR are finishing the recordings of their debut album, "Surreal", the follow up to 2011's "The God Delusion" EP. The band posted samples of three songs on their website - www.frostdespair.com - and made comments about the tracks:
    - "The Sixth Bell" - "A track that brings up the album's atmosphere, which is slowly being set, with growing strength and musical aggressiveness"
    - "Surreal" - "It summarizes the atmosphere we looked for. Orchestrations were explored in the album as a whole, but we have some tracks with heavy moments without keyboards"
    - "Creation" - "Creationism being satirized with movement and aggressiveness. The longest and most epic track of 'Surreal'"
    The album is being recorded in Hurricane Studios and has artwork created by Marcelo Vasco (Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar). A release date will be announced soon.


    "Surreal" has the following track listing:
    01. The Sixth Bell
    02. Creation
    03. Thrones Of Human Power
    04. Darkly Strike
    05. Genesis
    06. Surreal
    07. Fall Into The Darkness of Illusion
    08. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication
    09. God's Nightmare
    10. Slaves To Superstition
    11. Thrones Of Human Power (orchestral version) (bonus track)
    12. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication (orchestral version) (bonus track)

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