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  • FATALITY Posts Latest North American Tour Diary Part III From USA 'Towards Disastour'; New Album 'Pyschonaut

        Fatality vocalist / guitarist Spencer Le Von has posted his third diary entry on the band's current 'Towards Disastour' on DeadRhetoric.com here along with a podcast entitled "Fatality Backseat LeVoncast" on iTunes here:

    Past tour diary entries:

    Part I - http://www.deadrhetoric.com/features/fatality-north-american-tour-diary-part-i/

    Part II - http://www.deadrhetoric.com/features/fatality-north-american-tour-diary-part-ii/

    Smarter, stronger and musically tighter than ever, Canadian thrash party monsters Fatality unleashed their sophomore album 'Psychonaut' on June 28th and are currently on their USA 'Towards Disastour'.

    Vocalist / guitarist Spencer Le Von comments:

    "Psychonaut, this complex riff addled collection is the result of much blood, sweat and endless passion. Eight tracks of blistering progressive thrash metal, each one of them filled with enough ear candy to satisfy your heavy metal sweet tooth. So this weekend, fire up that BBQ, get your rye and coke on ice and let your whole street hear it." 

    'Psychonaut' is available on iTunesBandcampBig Cartel.

    A darker and more mature effort, Psychonaut brings forth Fatality's trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like 'Thoughts Collide' and 'Before The Collapse' delve deep into the sodden minds of their creators, bubbling with the strange alchemy of pop culture. Psychonaut is an exploration of the inner landscape of the mind, where addled thoughts and horror-polluted dreams are held up to musical scrutiny. Monstrous, ambitious, and sardonically funny as ever, Fatality are taking their unique sound and boundless energy to the next level. 

    First two singles from the album:

    Souncloud stream - Monstrous - https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash/monstrous

    Soundcloud stream - Thoughts Collide - https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash/thoughts-collide/s-w96eC 

    Music Video - Thoughts Collide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YLN5I7NUGU 

    fatality - thoughts collide (official music video)

    1. Enter Purgatory - 7:54
    2. Thoughts Collide - 5:11
    3. Monstrous - 5:26
    4. Before the Collapse - 5:29
    5. Towards Disaster - 4:47
    6. Psychonaut - 6:10
    7. Satan’s Shepherd - 4:18
    8. Thrashterpiece II - 7:15
    Total: 46:25

    To fund their new album, upcoming tour and music video FATALITY launched a crowd funding platform via Indiegogo.com, which was linked to http://fatality.ca. They've successfully received over $5,000 in fan support during the campaign for the album through this new initiative.

    Indiegogo Fundraiser Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cti1up5zY

    About: Toronto, Canada’s high-energy, modern thrash monsters Fatality have been cranking out wise-cracking, beer-drenched nightmares together since 2003. Known for their wild, riotous live performances and their peerless work ethic, they have been independently booking and promoting their own shows, creating great merch, touring North America, and making some great tunes along the way. Few bands embody the DIY spirit as fully as Fatality consistently do, and no other bands have as much fun working their asses off.

    Fatality’s debut effort, Beers From The Grave, was an irreverent, horror-themed album that eschewed seriousness in favour of hard living and good times. Decibel Magazine quipped that, on Beers From The Grave, “solos fly with reckless abandon, the bass is audible and practically so are the beers being cracked open. These guys must have awesome parties.” Hellbound.ca stated that Fatality are “a bundle of crass, explosive, obnoxiously positive energy spewing beer and shrapnel.” Part homage to classic zombie apocalypse horror and part retro-thrash ruckus, Beers From The Grave was an exciting, riotously messy debut.

    After supporting Beers From The Grave with East coast Canadian tours, and being invited to share the stage with the likes of Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail and Razor, the thrash rockers went back to the studio and emerged with still more new material. Three rough-and-tumble, irresistibly catchy singles — “T.F.E.S.”, “Uppercut” and “Hammerfist” — were bundled together as a free EP. While most bands would have simply released a free record and called it a day, Fatality supported their singles with North American tours, winning hearts, destroying livers and splitting eardrums along the way. After those adventures, Fatality went into a period of hiatus. They emerged from this creative cocoon and re-instated their original drummer, Mason LeVon (brother to guitarist and vocalist Spencer LeVon, who replaced longtime friend and skinsman Andrew Suarez), and new musical vision. In early 2012, the band began writing a brand-new full-length, 'Psychonaut', unquestionably their most ambitious project to date.

    Fatality Canada / USA Dates: 'Towards Disastour'

    Up-to-date tour info can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/163831077118892/

    * update on new dates
    July 17 – Cocoa, FL @ The 321 Local - Show Details
    July 18 - Tampa Bay - Brass Mug - Show Details 
    July 19 - Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade - Show Details
    July 20 - Pensacola, FL - Handle Bar - Show Details
    July 21 – Houston, TX @ White Swan w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    July 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova w/ Zombie Holocaust
    July 24 – Fort Worth, TX @ Legends w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    July 26 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    July 27 - El Paso, TX @ Cafe Calavera w/ Zombie Holocaust
    July 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    July 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl w/ Zombie Holocaust
    August 1 - Corona, CA @ Mayas Cafe w/ Zombie Holocaust
    August 2 - Pomona, CA @ Characters w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 3 – Fullerton, CA @ Riff Haus w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 6 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Euphoria w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 7 - Santa Cruz @ Blue Lagoon w/ Zombie Holocaust 
    August 9 – Oakland, CA @ Continental Club w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 10 – Medford, OR @ MusicHead w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 11 – Eugene, OR @ Tiny Tavern w/ Zombie Holocaust
    August 12 – Portland, OR @ East End w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 14 – Seattle, WA @ Kraken w/ Zombie Holocaust - Show Details
    August 16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria - Show Details
    August 17 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge 
    August 18 – Spokane, WA @ Carr's Corner Bar - Show Details
    *August 19 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder 
    August 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall - Show Details
    August 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Cusumano's - Show Details
    August 24 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
    August 25 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Berlin Bar
    August 26 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
    August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote
    *August 29 - Buffalo, NY - The Lair - Show Details

    FATALITY is:

    Eytan Gordon - Lead Guitar

    Spencer LeVon - Lead Vocals/Guitar

    Adam Zlotnik - Bass Guitar

    Mason LeVon – Drums

    2011 Single T.F.E.S. – http://youtu.be/sNaYiUm6ze4

    For more info, please visit these links:

    Facebook - http://facebook.com/fatalitythrash

    Bandcamp - http://fatality.bandcamp.com/

    the FATALITY Blog - http://fatalitythrash.blogspot.ca/

    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash

    Merch Store - http://fatalitymerch.bigcartel.com

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  • Yukon Power Thrashers SANKTUARY Posts Live Cover of Metallica's 'Whiplash'; New Album 'Something Fierce'


    L-R: Anders Grasholm – Drums | Cole Hume – Bass | Alan Binger – Vocals, Guitar | Glen Emond – Guitar

        Canadian Yukon power thrashers Sanktuary have posted live video covering Metallica's 'Whiplash' during last weekend's show in Halifax, NS at Gus' Pub with Montreal's Alcoholator plus locals Spew Cirrhosis and Shit Kicker.

    To view live video of 'Whipash (Metallica cover)' and their track 'Raise The Flag', please visit the following links:

    Whiplash (Metallica cover) - http://youtu.be/WbdieuNr8xg 

    sanktuary - whiplash (metallica cover, recorded live at gus' pub on july 13, 2013)

    Raise The Flag (Live) - http://youtu.be/T_kPB-EtacE 

    sanktuary - raise the flag (live at gus' pub on july 13, 2013)

    Sanktuary unleashed their debut thrash thrill ride 'Something Fierce' on July 2nd on Spread The Metal Records.

    Album Stream - Something Fierce - https://soundcloud.com/spreadthemetalrecords/sets/sanktuary-something-fierce

    Album order - www.spreadthemetal.com | iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/something-fierce/id656654107 

    Sanktuary bassist Cole Hume comments:

    "On behalf of the Skank Squad, I am unbelievably stoked to finally be on the eve of releasing our debut album Something Fierce upon the world. A mighty appreciation goes out to Matt Day and Spread the Metal Records as well as all those along the way, who without would not have made this possible. We can only hope that all who give a listen will appreciate the blood, sweat, tears and beers upon beers that went into the making of this record. So horns up to the metal heads of Canada and the world and we are pumped to hear what has to be said of what we think to be Something Fierce!" 

    Track Listing & Artwork: Something Fierce


    1. Deadly Prey
    2. Heat Lightning
    3. Hail The Villain
    4. Thrill Of The Kill
    5. Screeching For Vengeance
    6. Fire In The Sky 
    7. Beyond The Wall
    8. Midnite Mass

        Sanktuary kicked things off with two back-to-back EPs – 2009′s self-titled release and 2010′s Black Magic Brew – and soon followed that up with a massive move from Whitehorse, Yukon to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

       After touring the country following their epic relocation and being faced with a major blow in Toronto that saw their van and nearly all their gear get stolen, Sanktuary turned things around with a third EP in 2011, Tundrastruck (a 3 way split with Black Moor and Metallian), followed by them signing to Spread the Metal Records, which sent them all the way back to Whitehorse to record 'Something Fierce'.

    For more info on Sanktuary, please visit these following links.





    Sanktuary – Something Fierce (2013) (Spread The Metal Records)

    Release Date: July 2, 2013
    Label: Spread The Metal Records
    Distribution: 24 Hour
    CATOLOG #: STM009
    UPC CODE #: 62095346192 2
    ISRC Codes: TBD

    R.I.Y.L. = Evile, 3 Inches of Blood, Havok, Mantic Ritual, Metal Church, Annihilator, Exciter, Cauldron

    “Drawing on elements from traditional metal and early thrash-, speed-, and power metal, Sanktuary’s music is quite melodic and considerably easy to listen to and take in. There are plenty of all out rock ‘n’ metal guitar histrionic, and the mildly Geddy Lee-ish vocals actually fit nicely into the picture…Capturing the best of thrash as it was in its nascent era, Sanktuary’s “Something Fierce” should appeal to fans of thrash, speed, and traditional metal alike.” 4/5 – MetalMusicArchives

    “‘Hailing from the farthest reaches of Canada, The Yukon, Sanktuary are a band hot on the heels of their contemporaries laying down a mix of classic metal, power metal (US) and thrash all in one debut album release that is presented in a very nice digipak format…This is a mix of great musical genres, delivering a real exuberant energy and clear passion, Sanktuary are certainly worth checking out.’” – Brutalism

    “My first impression of Something Fierce was that this was the kind of album I would have saved my allowance for. It represents everything that is good and exciting about thrash and doesn’t sacrifice musical quality for ego or showmanship. It just thrashes, from beginning to end. The best tracks on this album are those that go for sheer speed—check out “Thrill of the Kill,” “Screeching for Vengeance,” and “Fire in the Sky”—for the way these guys dive in to the speed and energy, the thrill, of the music itself. These are good thrash songs, contributions to a beloved musical style, not karaoke-style imitations.” – SeofTranquility

    “I think the best description of “Something Fierce” would be to say that it’s a time machine: It’s a non-stop flight to 1984, where we can enjoy the biggest jewels of thrash.” – GoetiaMetal

    “Something Fierce is exactly what this album is, Sanktuary has recorded one of the best  Traditional Canadian Heavy Metal Album that I have listened to in a long ass time.” – KingstonMusicReviews

    “Sanktuary have it all on this release and they manage to create a sound that combines vintage thrash riffs, melodic/speed and power metal passages in great abundance. This is a fantastic debut and if you enjoy the sounds of past eras like classic thrash, early 80’s speed metal and the NWOBHM then this might be for you. Something Fierce is no mere throwback, but a testament to the elements that forged such great sub-genres in the first place.” – The Metal Pit

    “recent transplants from the Yukon to Nova Scotia and I’m pretty sure they didn’t do much but play music before heading south. Thrash with a thick coating of traditional metal, ‘Raise The Flag’ is a crowd pleaser and having heard them play it live, I know this to be true. I can’t wait for these guys to put out a full length!” – Earshot! (Review of Tundrastruck split EP)

    “Raise The Flag is faithful track number two. Now without wanting to compare, I hear a little of early Metallica even a little Pound for Pound Anvil in this track. Without a doubt this is a beer drinking metal anthem. It makes me feel like slamming my text book against my vandalized desk and telling Ms.Sulley to “Fuck off, art history blows!” – Hard And Heavy Zine (Review of Tundrastruck split EP)

    “I was excited to hear Sanktuary as they are a thrash metal band from the Yukon, and hell who ever hears of metal bands from the North. So that in itself right there is a big point of interest to get you excited…I do know that the opening track “Speed Demon” totally sticks in my head, and yes it sounds exactly like you expect it to sound. On their myspace page they have a thing that says just fucking metal and I think that really sums up everything you need to know about Sanktuary. If you like thrash then don’t hesitate listen to this as soon as you possibly can.” – Left Hip Mag (Review of Sanktuary EP 2009)

    “The penultimate band last night was another Halifax speed metal band, that being Black Moor’s good friends Sanktuary, and though their sounds were similar in genre, Sanktuary stood out on their own as well! Compared to Black Moor, Sanktuary’s sound wasn’t as varied, taking more cues from speed metal in general, so it was more straightforward, but still very relentless and entertaining! Alan Binger’s vocals were really nice, ranging from a suitable heavy metal tone to some really melodic patches and even a couple falsetto notes here and there! He and Cole Hume rocked our faces off with their crushing metal sounds, and Anders Grasholm fit perfectly with his proficient drum skills! Though their originals were really entertaining and full of great old school metal, fans of Metallica were pleased to hear them cover “The Four Horsemen” and “Motorbreath” at the end of their set, which was really cool! Though I was getting worn out by this point, I recognized the talent of Sanktuary, and hopefully they come back to the Soo really soon!” – The Sault Metal Scene (Concert Review)

    “Sanktuary delivers a retro speed/thrash style…”Raise the Flag” is a catchy and upbeat speed metal track” – Metal Music Archives (Review of Tundrastruck split EP)

    “Originally from Whitehorse you have to wonder if that adds to the speed in which they play. Being cold all the time in their youth must have made them play quickly to stay warm. To be serious this is a great fast moving song (Raise The Flag) that is true thrash in every sense of the word.” – WeLoveMetal.com (Review from Tundrastruck spilt EP)

    “Raise the Flag converted me with it’s rhythmically interesting grooves–I like that they don’t do everything cliche, and I detect some stonerrock influence here, especially in the outro. Gives your neck a break and shifts gears from headbanging to headbobbing, something i’m all for. Also a wicked guitar solo, and shouted gang vocals, right on boys! The performance is technically great,” – Noisography (Review from Tundrastruck split EP)

    This is raw Thrash-influenced Metal as it should be. The demo has a real live feel about it. The guitar chugs away, the drums are battered & the singer grunts far more than he shrieks. BMB is a beer driven & enthusiastic romp in four songs. It does everything it says on the tin.” – Pulp Metal Mag (Review of Black Magic Brew EP 2010)


    [Download Album Cover]

    Track Listing: Something Fierce

    1. Deadly Prey
    2. Heat Lightning
    3. Hail The Villain
    4. Thrill Of The Kill
    5. Screeching For Vengeance
    6. Fire In The Sky
    7. Beyond The Wall
    8. Midnite Mass

    Album Credits:
    All songs performed by Sanktuary
    All songs written by Sanktuary
    Produced by Sanktuary
    Recorded by Jim Holland at Seaweed Studios
    Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Tsourinis
    Available on: Spread The Metal Online Store, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, etc.
    Album Artwork by Tyler Grasholm, Rory Oblivion and Janine Wieler

    2009 – Sanktuary EP
    2010 – Black Magic Brew EP
    2011 – Tundrastruck Split EP
    2013 – Something Fierce LP

    Tours & Festivals
    2012 – Something Fierce Across Canada Tour
    2011 – Boozed, Used and Abused Eastern Canadian Tour
    2011 – Annihilation of The Nation Cross Canada w/ Black Moor
    2011 – Maritime Mayhem – Mini-Tour w/ Fatality
    2010 – Waking The Dead Eastern Canadian Tour
    2010 – Cross Canadian Tour
    2009 – Western Canadian Tour

    Shared Stage w/
    3 Inches of Blood
    Blood Ceremony
    Skull Fist
    Unleash the Archers
    Black Moor
    Shotgun Cure
    Savage Blade
    The Order of Chaos
    Tiger Star

    Endorsed by:
    Peace Drums and Percussion - http://www.peace-drums.com/

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  • DESECRATED SPHERE release its new album "Emancipate"

    Brazilian death metal band DESECRATED SPHERE have released its new album "Emancipate" via Eternal Hatred Records and Rapture Records in Brazil and Digmetalworld Records in North America.

    Listen to the audio single ‘Departure from Flesh’ below:

    The album was recorded at Área Livre Studio, São Paulo, Brazil, by Tomaz Ribeiro with the assistance of the band members, after they band came back from its European tour in 2012. The Mixing and Mastering was done by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio, in Germany. The artwork, was designed by Raphael Gabrio over the bands ideas.


    The track listing of 'Emancipate' read as follows:

    1. Reconnective
    2. Transcending Materialism
    3. Departure from Flesh
    4. Immeasurable Universes
    5. Linking Opposites (Demystifying Ormuzd and Ahriman)
    6. Humanufactory 
    7. Urzustand 
    8. Source of Disassociation 
    9. (Re)Wake 
    10. Leaders of Babylon 
    11. Eçá 

    Desecrated Sphere is:

    - Renato Sgarbi/Vocals
    - Gustavo Lozano/Electric guitars, viola guitar
    - Rubens Fraleone/Electric and acoustic guitars
    - José “Motor” Mantovani/Electric fretted, fretless, and acoustic double basses
    - Saulo Benedetti/Drums and percussion

    You can stream the full album at this location:

    For more information about the band visit its Facebook page

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  • Death Metallers XUL Performing At Armstrong Metal Fest In BC July 19th

    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 a free download of their debut album ‘Malignance’ available here, Vernon, BC blackened death metal band XUL have posted their latest blog entry from their recently completed cross Canada tour on TheGauntlet.com here

    In additional news, XUL is scheduled to perform at this week's Armstrong Metal Fest in Armstrong, BC on Friday, July 19th alongside Bison B.C., Nylithia, Tyrants Blood, Terrifier, Deathtoll Rising and many more.

    Full festival details can be found at WWW.ARMSTRONGMETALFEST.CA

    Friday, July 19, 2013 - LINE-UP

    12:00-12:30 - Gomorrah
    12:40-1:10 - The New Arcadia
    1:20-1:50 - Finishymn
    2:00-2:30 - Trollband
    2:40-3:10 - Cast Into Ashes
    3:20-3:50 - Expain
    4:00-4:30 - Slagduster
    4:40-5:20 - Scimitar
    5:30-6:10 - Over the Coals
    6:20-7:00 - XUL
    7:10-7:50 - Death Toll Rising
    8:00-8:40 - Terrifier
    8:50-9:30 - Tyrants Blood
    9:30-10:00 - (C.O TO FULL STAGE/100 MAN SHOTGUN)
    10:00-10:40 - Nylithia
    11:00-12:00 - Bison(B.C)

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 - LINE-UP

    11:00-11:30 - Deveined
    11:40-12:10 - Dissimillis
    12:20-12:50 - Drop Dead Fred
    1:00-1:30 - Dead Asylum
    1:40-2:10 - Scythia
    2:20-2:50 - Auroch
    3:00-3:30 - Atrous Leviathan
    3:40-4:10 - Meatcutter
    4:20-4:50 - Kyoktys
    5:00-5:30 - West of Hell
    5:40-6:10 - Mortillery
    6:20-7:00 - Unleash the Archers
    7:10-7:50 - Divinity
    8:00-8:40 - Striker
    8:50-9:30 - Holy Grail
    10:00-10:40 - Archspire
    11:00-12:00 - Suffocation

    *Line-up could be subject to change

    Show Dates

    July 19-20, 2013 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest - Show Details

    For more info on XUL, please visit these links:






    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.

    - 30 -

    XUL – MALIGNANCE – 2012

    GENRE: Blackened Death Metal

    RELEASE DATE: JUNE 16, 2012


    XULOfficial.ca | Facebook | Twittter | Youtube | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | CBC 3

    Buy Links: Bandcamp | Merch.XULOfficial.ca

    RIYL = Behemoth, Dissection, Immortal

    #10 of Top 20 Best Albums of 2012 for MetalMadeInCanda.ca

    "Xul continue to offer a barrage after barrage of obliterating death metal...when the sheer fire power and dexterous performances that Xul serve up are so satisfying. Particularly when you consider that is the band's debut album. Malignance is undeniably impressive." - Powerplay Mag UK 

    "Malignance, the first record from unsigned Canadian blackened death act Xul, is one of the most impressive debut’s I’ve heard in a very long time. Rarely are the similar artists mentioned in press kits an entirely accurate estimation of the soundscapes to be found within an album proper, but I find the examples of Behemoth and Dissection are quite fitting in this case, as the band excels at weaving the brutality of the former with the epic melodious propensity of the latter, not to mention the grandiosity inherent to both, into a rich and exciting tapestry of extremity." - Metal-Archives.com

    "will appeal to fans of black/death metal.  Hard-hitting and brutal, Malignance is intense and that intensity does not let up until the very last song." - TheFrontRowReport.com

    "Xul operate within the genre of blackened death metal, taking cues from blackened death metal giants like Behemoth, black metal legends like Immortal and Mayhem, as well as death metal demigods like Morbid Angel. They have taken all of these inspirations and combined them into their own artistically highly successful brand of blackened death metal, which features the brutality of death metal and the darkness and evil of black metal. Thus, you get and album the treats you to both the machine-gun bassdrums, guttural vocals, and technically proficient playing associated with death metal and the tense harmonies, tremolo picking, and blazing blastbeats associated with black metal.....Xul's "Malignance" is a huge artistic success and captures what I consider to be the best from both death metal and black metal." - Metal Music Archives

    "XUL’s “Malignance” is a raging, rolling machine of Black-tinged Death Metal 8/10" - Metal-Observer

    "the band manages to make a sound that encompasses the Death Metal 'old school' with the current time style that combines technical, brutality and a very dark mood, as do Belphegor, Behemoth and Azarath. 8/10" - Whiplash (Brazil)

    "Malignance features a stunning display of musicianship with its ultra-slick leads, hyperspeed percussion and incredible bass tone. Meyers’s fetid vocals salivating on the album’s rotting body ties the whole gruesome scene together. Xul wreak “Vengeance” on the ears of death metal fans, forcing their way in the cortex to fester and boil. This is one Malignance you’ll be dying to have." - Kingdom of Noise

    "I love death metal that takes no prisoners." - Battl Helm

    "This blackened death quintet from Vernon, British Columbia does not dissapoint with thier first release, Malignance. The first track sets the pace for the whole album; hard hitting, ear splitting, skull crushing brutality. Battlestorm, indeed! Strong black influences shine through, especially in tracks like Porta Nocis, and Vengeance, while the instrumental Winter's Reign leaves you spellbound. I have to admit to being really impressed with the amount of work these northern bastards have put into this, and I highly recommend it." - Canadian Black Metal

    "a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  brutal  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Battlestorm"  "Winter's  Reign"  and  "Tomb  Of  The  Tyrants".  RECOMMENDED  BUY" - BringerofDeathZine

    "The perfect combination of black and death metal, even with a particularly thrashy sounding guitar line in places on 'Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains' really comes together on this album" - BigMetalBastard

    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

    2012 – Malignance
    2010 – EP – Beyond Darkened Mountains

    Tours and Festivals
    2012 – Armstrong Metal Fest
    2012 – Western Canadian Tour

    Shared Stage w/
    Woods of Ypres
    3 Inches of Blood
    Cephalic Carnage


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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Offer Free Download 'Better Left Undead'; Releasing New EP 'Fucktropolis' July 30th

    (L-R) – Shane Tym – Drums | Barrett Klesko – Lead Vocals / Guitar | Seedy Mitchell – Bass/Backing Vocals | Mike Sands – Guitar (Photo Credit – Tyler J. Branston)

         Edmonton, AB's All Else Fails is offering a FREE download of their first single 'Better Left Undead' from their forthcoming EP 'Fucktropolis' set to be unleashed on Suicidal Bride Records on July 30th, 2013. Their heaviest and most diverse composition, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre as they blend intense metal with a dark beauty.

    FREE DOWNLOAD Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/sin_agency/better-left-undead (please feel free to repost and embed on your media outlet)

    Youtube: http://youtu.be/AgrZVm-QUFw 

    Fucktropolis - Track Listing:

    1. AntiMartyr

    2. Better Left Undead

    3. La Demencia Violenta

    4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

    5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

       All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, Classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

    A high energy live show that sets them apart from their peers has garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening spots for artists like Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

    The band’s last release received world wide praise from industry publications around the world. With the release of the band’s most recent music video “This Burden of Life” in the fall of 2012, and its addition to rotation on Canada’s Much Music, All Else Fails’ fan base expanded dramatically.

    Music Video - This Burden of Life - http://youtu.be/9IOIWddofYE 

    Music Video - Obsidian Walls - http://youtu.be/MZ4PZuzQq_g 

    Music Video - Rebirth - http://youtu.be/BGov6ji_72s 

    Show Dates:

    July 20 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Fucktropolis CD Release Party - Show Details

    Aug 24 - Loud As Hell Festival - Drumheller, AB - Show Details

    For more info, please visit these links:



    Twitter: @allelsefailsca 


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    All Else Fails – Fucktropolis – 2013

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    R.I.Y.L. – Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Alexis On Fire, Cancer Bats, Five Finger Death Punch

    Contacts: PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia@gmail.com

    Radio Promotions – Barbara Pavone – radiotrackingashermedia@gmail.com

    Management / Bookings – Leanne Harrison -  leanne@sinagency.ca

    Tour Dates | AllElseFails.ca  | Facebook Youtube | Myspace

    Reverbnation | CBC Radio 3 |  Twitter  | Sonicbids

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    Fucktropolis Cover High Res

    1. Anti Martyr

    2. Better Left Dead

    3. La Demencia Violenta

    4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

    5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

    “What is also apparent on this third release is not only the sheer creativity of the group, but also its stone cold knack for writing songs designed to permanently embed in the gray matter…There is just something about the band’s songwriting approach; it seems so darn natural and effortless. On “The Oracle” nothing ever sounds forced, formulaic, or identifiable as anyone but ALL ELSE FAILS. Don’t let this one slip past your radar. “  – Blabbermouth.net

    “It would not surprise me in the slightest if you heard this group grace the airwaves from the obscure darkly lit, pubs of Gothenburg to the soundboards of our own local modern rock stations. It seems more than fortunate that these Alberta natives named their album The Oracle because these local talents have clearly seen the future.”  – Edmonton Journal

    “A Monster of a Metal Opus” – The Edmonton Journal

    “All Else Fails have delivered us a brilliant new album”  – Confront Magazine

    “The epic twelve track album [The Oracle] explores their most extraordinary sound to date. Ranging in themes from the apocalypse (‘This World In Flames’, ‘Rebirth’) to drug abuse (‘Fallen’), to religious persecution (‘Monster Eats The Pilot’), to being haunted by the sins of one’s past (‘The House At The End of The World’)” – PureGrainAudio.com

    “Obsidian Walls” is a colossal song” – Planet Mosh

    “”The Oracle” is a highly addictive journey that captures the listener from start to finish.” – SpazioRock.it (Italy)

    “The Oracle is one hell of a powerful album, packed with no end of metal elements, punk edginess and even jazz flourishes . One could make the standard obligatory comparisons to other metal records, but The Oracle defies all traditional categorization. The music is at once darkly visceral and starkly beautiful. In a world of countless “core” clones in the metal scene today, this opus stands out amongst the many. All Else Fails have realized their most compelling yet pulveringing album to date.” – Metalholic Magazine

    “For St Albert-based band, All Else Fails, music is not just an end in and of itself, it’s a means to an end. The trio uses its music to ask questions about some of the bigger issues facing the world, without necessarily drawing concrete conclusions. Preferring to provoke debate than provide answers…” – Vue Weekly – Edmonton

    “ALL ELSE FAILS is a brand of metal that represents brutality, melody, and freshness that is well captured on The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been.” WeLoveMetal.com

    “…plenty of gems amongst them, including “Twilight Of Mankind,” “Monster Eats The Pilot”, the crushing “Rebirth” and the symphonic/metallic based stand out effort “Obsidian Walls”” – Blistering.com

    “All Else Fails have crafted one of the most diverse sounding albums I’ve heard in a while. The Oracle, What Was Is and Could Have Been refuses to be pigeon-holed into a genre, and that’s why it’s great. Rather than sick to a straight formula, All Else Fails branch out into several genres and bring their sound into the fold to produce some incredibly creative songs.” – The Age Of Metal

    “When it came down to the track list at hand, I can point a few starlets that mesmerized me. I recommend on “This World In Flames”, both electric and acoustic, bone crushing “Rebirth” and “Obsidian Walls”, “Fallen” was a great treat even though it was lyrically heavy, and I even found the last parody “Robots!!! KOLTG” as cool. In addition to the names of the hits, I urge to take a deep listen to the rest while trying to notice the strong connection between the musical diversities and the strong lyrical sense. ALL ELSE FAILS did more than a fine job on those creations.” – Metal-Temple.com

    “The band, out of St. Albert, AB. plays music which brings together classical, progressive and metal elements, to create an orchestral approach to hard driving music” – Yorkton This Week

    “An uncompromising metal album the way they don’t make them anymore” – The Sound Check

    “These guys are wickedly awesome. Both shows last year, the guys tore it up. The CD always finds it’s way to the car on those long trips. If you weren’t at their last few shows, make a point to come out to this one. You won’t be disappointed.” – Baycore.net post by Jolt Entertainment

    Shared Stage w/
    Protest the Hero
    Dayglo Abortions
    Cancer Bats
    Five Finger Death Punch
    3 Inches of Blood
    Fear Factory
    Threat Signal

    Past Festivals & Tours

    2012 – Hell & Highwater Canadian Tour
    2011 – Boonstock (Headliner)
    2011 – Metal Fest 2011 (Edmonton
    2010 – Indie Week
    2010 – Cross Canada Oracle Tour
    2010 – Metal Mountain Fest
    2010 – Western Canada Tour
    2009 – Cross Canada Tour
    2009 – Black Harvest Fest
    2009 – Niagara Music Fest
    2009 – Vans Warp Tour
    2007/08/09 – BandRanch
    2008 – Deathfest

    Awards Nominations

    • 2012 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Album of Year
    • 2011 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – “Artist to Watch”


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    2011 - The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been

    2009 - Against The Darkening Sky

    2007 - All Else Fails EP

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