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  • Toronto's CRIMSON SHADOWS Announce U.S. Tour Dates with BATTLECROSS

    International Battle for Wacken Winners to Hit U.S. for the First Time

    Epic Canadian death power metallers and 2013 International Battle for Wacken winners CRIMSON SHADOWS have announced their first ever U.S. tour dates, supporting Battlecross (Metal Blade Records) later this month with stops in Pittsburgh (1/22), Cleveland (1/23), Toronto (1/24) and Detroit (1/25). The list of dates are available ONLINE and below.

    "We are really excited to be making our way south of the border, its something we have wanted to do for a while now and to be sharing the stage with our friends in Battlecross makes it that much better! We have also decided to unleash a couple brand new tracks we have wrote for our next album on this mini tour so everyone will get a taste of whats to come," says drummer Cory Hofing.

    Winners of the 2013 International Battle for Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, Crimson Shadows beat out some of the best in Canadian underground metal bands such as Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension, Adrenechrome and more. 39 independent Canadian bands competed over nine qualifying rounds, three semi-finals, and a national final that was judged by Glen Drover (Megadeth / Testament), Martin Popoff (BW&BK / HardRadio), Sarah Lutz (Metal Blade Records), Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Adam Sewell (Stereo Dynamite Records /Monster Voodoo Machine) and Rob Urbinati (Sacrifice). The band went on and competed in the finals at Wacken against winning bands from over 30 countries and won the battle, along with various endorsements and other prizes.

    Crimson Shadows' first full length

    'Glory on the Battlefield' was released in 2012, followed up by an EP "Sails of Destiny" in 2013, and are quickly gaining fans and followers all over the world with their Canadian twist on Epic Power European metal with alternating death and clean vocals.

    The first single from the EP, 'Maiden's Call' can be heard, below:

    The band teamed up with Metal Blade's up and coming thrash/melo-death act BATTLECROSS and the decision was made to take Crimson Shadows on the road for their first ever U.S. dates.

    "We met the dudes in Crimson Shadows last year when their drummer offered to fill in for ours when he was unable to play a show in Canada. We kept in touch and were introduced to Crimson Shadows, and they blew us away with not only their talent and energetic live show, but an amazing work ethic and humility that we look for in a band. We think that American fans are going to love them and we're proud and honored to introduce them to America," says Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross.

    Pre-sale Ticket buyers of any of the four shows will be entered to win an ESP LTD Horizon Guitar courtesy of ESP. The Toronto show will be held at El Macomb.


    Tour dates:

    w/ Battlecross

    1/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
    1/23 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom

    1/24 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
    1/25 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge


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  • SHADOWS LEGACY: Debut album, Blaze Bayley Guests

    Brazilian SHADOWS LEGACY, has already available for sale their debut album ‘You’re Going Straight To Hell’, which features a band betting on a Traditional Heavy Metal with influences of NWOBHM bands like Iron Maiden and Saxon.

    Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley is participating on this record on the track ‘Hate Within’. Blaze Bayley also took part of the album release concert this weekend.
    The EP, ‘Rage and Hate’ and the album ‘You’re Going Straight To Hell’ were recorded at studio Anubis with producer Aldo Carmine.

    To download the EP for free, visit the link: www.metalmedia.com.br/shadowslegacy/downloads/shadowslegacy_rageandhate.rar

    Watch the music video for “Sky is Falling Down”:

    Related Websites:


    To buy the album: shadowslegacyband@gmail.com

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  • TRIBUNE Announce First Show of 2014


    L-R | Ryan O’Shea – Bass | Jason Brown – Drums | Bryan Baker – Vocals | Terry Anderson – Guitar | Shawn Culley – Guitar  (Photo Credit: Matt Neuman - Phrozen Photography)

        Heavy metal brewers TRIBUNE whom unleashed their latest author inspired concept album 'Tales' this past October via their indie label Corpse Corrosion Music are proud to announce their first show date of 2014 on January 4th in Vancouver, BC at the Funky Winkerbeans alongside Aeterna and Venocide.

    Date: Saturday, January 4
    Time: Doors 8pm - Show 9pm
    Venue: Funky Winkerbeans, 37 West Hastings
    Cost: $10
    Bands: Aeterna, Tribune, Venocide

    In additional news, Tribune unleashed a new lyric video for 'Insectoid' at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlzvVO3jywg

    tribune - insectoid with lyrics

    About: Inspired entirely by literature, 'Tales' features a wide array of influences, from Homer to Mary Shelley to H.P. Lovecraft, to more extreme influences such as Carcass, Death and At The Gates. The band's appetite for more melodic and more brutally heavy sounds to follow-up 2011’s Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is demonstrated with their collusion of extremity and accessibility that bleeds into the melting pot and their fresh take of progressive death metal.

    Album Stream: http://tribune.bandcamp.com/


    ‘Tales’ – Track Listing:

    Chapter I – Tales
    Chapter II – Insectoid [PureGrainAudio]
    Chapter III – The Butterfly Effect
    Chapter IV – From Funeral To Funeral [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
    Chapter V – Horror
    Chapter VI – King of Ithaca
    Chapter VII – Vengeance
    Chapter VIII – Red Crescent
    Chapter IX – That Bleakest Shore

    For more info on Tribune, please visit these links:

    Official Website: http://www.tribunemetal.com/ 

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribune/207477622640504 

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/tribunemetal 

    EPK - http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-tribune-tales-2013-corpse-corrosion-music-release-date-october-29-2013/

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    Tribune – Tales (2013) (Corpse Corrosion Music)

    Tour Dates | TribuneMetal.com | Facebook | Reverbnation

     Twitter | Youtube |  CBC 3 | Soundcloud

     Buy Links: Bandcamp |iTunes

    Release Date: October 29, 2013

    Label: Corpse Corrosion Music

    ISRC Codes: (coming soon)

    UPC Code #: 87553100967

    A Heavy Metal Melting Pot of Melodic Prog Death Thrash

    R.I.Y.L.  Clutch, Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Down, Lamb Of God, Superjoint Ritual, Volbeat


    "Tales is one of the most distinctive records I’ve heard this year…undoubtedly delivers difference right off the bat, putting its best foot forward and defying expectations the moment it begins by spotlighting Bryan Baker’s unprecedented singing style. Throughout the album, the man lets out an excellent array of roars and shrieks, but none are as unique as his throaty clean vocals, which most closely resemble, of all things, those of Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen. The eponymous opener spawns most of the musical threads that take precedence across the album’s 44 minutes: engaging bass lines with a strong presence in the mix, semi-melodic riffing, and a small cornucopia of shifting vocal styles. The basswork on this album is as varied as the riffing, and bassist Ryan O’Shea pushes riffs out with a lot of energy, especially on “From Funeral to Funeral,” whose odd-timed opener lets bass take the reins behind a scintillating screen of guitars. So many moments of this album are so enticing and extremely well written; when Tribune gets good, they get good .” – Angry Metal Guy


    Tribune has forged one exciting and deeply satisfying album. Tales will not take you down unknown paths or into dangerous unchartered corners of melodic death metal but undoubtedly provides a torrent of impacting and pleasing exploits which fulfils from start to finish and leaves you wanting more.” – Ring Master Review


    The flow of the release and each track is pretty remarkable, this is a very easy album to sink your teeth into, Tribune through their song writing just know where to add a spark or change in feel as if they have put themselves into the listeners shoes or rather they are making music that truly justifies reviewers high accolades, such as mine. 


    This is the release that I would expect Tribune to break through with; this is very strong material that is well written, interesting and technically excellent.” – Brutalism


    Canadian band, TRIBUNE, are an eclectic mix of different sounds and genres that result in a refreshing style that can only be heard to fully understand. The progressive quintet’s second full-length album, Tales, is a concept album based on the writings of renowned authors, like Lovecraft and Wells, but the music remains intensive and enjoyable.


    Influences like VOLBEAT and MASTODON are heavily noticeable throughout the album, and vocalist, Bryan Baker, does a fantastic job delivering both the clean and harsh vocals. Tracks like “Insectoid” and “King Of Ithaca” highlight the impressive clean range, while songs like “Horror” and “Vengeance” are very heavy on the growled spectrum of the vocals.


    “From Funeral To Funeral” makes heavy use of the dual guitars to lead into the chaotic verses. Likewise, the rest of the musicianship on the album is impeccable…” –  Metal-Observer


    Tales is a nine track adventure of massive bursts of progression, thrash and melodic rock. The group is fronted by the multi-layered vocals of Bryan Baker who switches effortlessly from a mellifluous standpoint and then spirals into harsher territories of monster-like growls and high pitched wailing. The style is definitely stop-start throughout the album, but it’s seamless and flows well with the music. At times they remind me of Protest the Hero another Canadian act who rely upon a similar progressive template, but have since streamlined their approach. Luckily, Tribune continues to explore and push their core sound into uncharted realms of death, doom, and thrash metal.


    You can also hear influences from bands like Carcass, Death and At the Gates incorporated into their vast cannon of sounds, but I could also see fans that like Volbeat, Clutch and Mastodon dig this too. The music is polymorphic and demonstrates a willingness to break through the standard musical barrier and this is demonstrated fully on tracks like “Insectoid” and “From Funeral to Funeral”. Probably for me though, tracks like “Vengeance” or even “King of Ithaca” are the most accessible and catchiest numbers to be found here, so this adds to the plethora of extremity of Tales. - Horror Metal Sounds


    “very now and then, a band comes around with a defined sound unlike anything previously heard by the listener. Such is the case with Tribune, and their latest release Tales.” – Kosher Metal


    “Hailing from Canada, Tribune is among the more original bands on the thrash metal scene. Their second album “Tales”, which was released in October via Corpse Corrosion Music, definitely reflects songwriting that seeks to go beyond the ordinary. Their style is incredibly ecletcic, to the point that some reviewers have accused Tribune of being unfocused. I, for one, appreciate the eclectism and the variation. The songs on the album are generally sophisticated and complex in terms of structure, and the Canadian quintet successfully incorporate influences from as varied sources as Volbeat, Mastodon, Realm, and Iron Maiden into their sound, which also features elements from death metal, metalcore and melodeath…if you’re into challenging and eclectic metal, then “Tales” is definitely worth a listen.” – Metal Music Archives


    “Superb return from an as-yet undiscovered gem of a band…Canuck progsters Tribune continue to carve a nice little niche withTales, their third full lengther. Refreshingly, they seem content to plough their own (extremely heavy) furrow with little or no care for what’s going on in the wider world of heavy metal and it’s associated offshoots.” - Metal As Fuck


    “Tribune’s album, their third, develops this aforementioned blend of fiction and metal by offering listeners nine solid songs about stories. From beginning to end, the album delivers a stirring blend of heavy music based on stirring and terrific tales. I’m not sure I can name all the stories they draw on off hand, but I do know that Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror” is among the represented tales, as is Homer’s The Odyssey. I especially enjoyed the former, mostly because I’ve been obsessed with the connection between Lovecraft and heavy metal for over a decade…One of the highlights of this album is Bryan Baker’s vocal style. He has a good, clean, voice that he sometimes alternates with a powerful screech that is as evil as they come. Alongside him, the rest of the band show that they are clearly a talented bunch. To me, the twin guitar harmonies, something I never get tired of, were a highlight. Interested listeners should definitely check out tracks like “Tales,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “From Funeral to Funeral,” and “Horror.” I also enjoyed “King of Ithaca.” This is a good album. Check it out.” – Sea of Tranquility


    ‘Tales’ – Track Listing:

    Chapter I – Tales
    Chapter II – Insectoid
    Chapter III – The Butterfly Effect
    Chapter IV – From Funeral To Funeral
    Chapter V – Horror
    Chapter VI – King of Ithaca
    Chapter VII – Vengeance
    Chapter VIII – Red Crescent
    Chapter IX – That Bleakest Shore

    Album Credits:
    All songs written by Tribune
    Lyrics: Bryan Baker
    Produced by: Tribune and Jesse Gander @ The Hive Studio
    Recorded by: Jesse Gander and Terry Anderson
    Mixed: Jesse gander
    Mastered: Stuart McKillop
    CD Design: Greg Nicholls
    Artwork by: Monkeymouth
    Label: Corpse Corrosion Music
    UPC Code #:87553100967

    Album Line Up:
    Vocals – Bryan Baker
    Bass – Ryan O’Shea
    Guitar – Terry Anderson
    Guitar – Shawn Culley
    Drums – Jason Brown

    “If prog-infused death/thrash sounds like your thing then wrap this around your ears and don’t stop…” – MetalAsFuck.net

    “Tribune prove themselves an imaginative, intelligent and technically proficient band on ‘The Elder Lore – The Dark Arts’; if you’re a Metalhead, you should definitely be listening to this one.” – Confront Magazine  9/10

    “The album is a big snack of metal and I like it.” – MetalGlory.de

    “the nine minute beast of an ending ‘The World’s Greatest Cynic’, which is like a greatest hits of Tribune’s capabilities in one swoop. ”- Metal-Rules.com

    “check out the relentless staccato machine-gun groove of ‘The Succubus’” – Bravewords.com

    “In 25 words or less: ‘Prog, Metal, Thrash, Rock, Doom, take your pick, you’ve got it all here…” – MayTheRockBeWithYou.com

    “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is a riff-driven, groovy thrash album with a bit of a melodic death metal/metalcore appeal. The guitars are sharp and bouncy and there’s a good amount of grooves and solos.” – TeethofTheDivine.com

    “‘The Warrior Mentality,’ my favorite on the album, shows influences from Black Sabbath and Dream Theater to Iron Maiden and Lamb of God.  It’s a very cool, riff oriented song! …The musicianship is extremely skilled-these guys are tight.  Production on the album is also a highlight.  Very well done.  These guys kick ass and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. “ 4/5 – SkullsnBones.com 

    “The band has unleashed a powerful new effort entitledElder Lore / The Dark Arts, and it’s sure to gain Tribune a monstrous amount of accolades from all over the globe.” – HighWireDaze.com

    “On their second full-length release, “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” the band Tribune (who hail from Burnaby, BC.) decided to break into my house, steal all of my heavy metal collection and then craft an album that explored all the various bands I listen to. How else does one explain everything this five piece band throws out to the listener? Classic heavy metal? Check. Thrash? Check. Melodic hardcore? Check. Progressive metal? Check. Death metal? Check. Doom? Check. It is all here and then some.” – Heavy Metal Time Machine

    “Tribune is a rarity in 2012: a band whose members have molten metal, and not much else, coursing through their veins. Forget throwing hip-hop, rap-rock, screamo, punk, or hardcore-electro free jazz into the mix: Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is aimed at those who pine for a less complicated time, when Headbangers Ball was must-see TV, and Studebakers on Kingsway was doing booming business.

    Tribune not only acquits itself admirably here, but also implies that it knows the metal landscape has shifted since Iron Maiden and Judas Priest were something more than glorified nostalgia acts. What you get is eight songs that suggest a well-stocked iPod on Shuffle—assuming that said iPod is loaded with metal, metal, and more metal, none of it hairspray-scented.” – The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)

    “The third release from this Burnaby “thrash/prog rock/metal band” pretty much meets its description. From the growls and frog ribbits that open “It Came From the Swamps,” there is equal parts straight on metal boogie only to break into hyper speed shriek breaks unexpectedly and about three bands in one by song’s end.  The group appears to hit its stride most effectively on the full-on thrash of  ”The Succubus,” with some particularly tasty vocals. Perhaps my fave track is “The Warrior Mentality” for its pulsing build to tortured screams and then an almost Alice In Chains-ish turn later on. If you favour heavy guitar lead workouts, this isn’t your cuppa. These guys get to the point and drive it home with maximum force and minimum flash.  And they really sound like they know their strengths and play to them.” - The Province (Vancouver, BC)

    “This is a top quality release;… their arrangements are verging into Mastodon’s playground with a fresher, more honest delivery clearly audible and some of the arrangements are of a quality that I would expect from say someone like Tool, and they are damn perfectionists, hence, Tribune have massive potential. ” – Brutalism.com

    “..the best thing about Elder Lore The Dark Arts is the music…traditional foundation and some nice fret work, this album is an interesting listen….clever and appealing …one album to check out.” – DangerDog.com

    Great sounding melodic death/thrash metal band that combines both classic and modern metal to create a new sound and if you are looking for a band that combines a variety of metal genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “It Came From The Swamps” “The Succubus” and “We, The Black”.” – Variety of Death Zine

    “A force to be reckoned with, metal flows through the veins of Tribune one of the best thrasher bands to come out of Canada.” – DJ Metalgod - Mental Metal Show

    “An interesting hybrid of thrash and progressive melodic post / rock…. “Elder Lore / The Dark Arts” is a versatile full-length” – StereoInvaders.com

    “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts  has all the necessary ingredients of an accessible and unique Metal release for 2012, and Tribune are clearly ready to capitalize on their assets.” Vile-Views.com

    “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts has all of the great things you need to see in a band, the musicianship, the chemistry between the band members, and the great music. It’s a really solid record…fans of un-signable metal bands will have great stuff on their hands, from the short heavy stuff of “The Succubus” to the long epic proggy sound of “The World’s Greatest Cynic.”" – Jorzine.com

    ““Elder Lore/The Dark” is an awesome album…The album’s highlight is the nine minutes long “The World’s Greatest Cynic” with the awesome collection of riffs, melodies and expressional vocals.” – MetalKaoz.com

    “‘Man on the Outside’ is a great example of what the band is capable of … The double axe work of Anderson and Culley really shine all over and vocalist Bryan Baker is easily one of the most talented and diverse singers I’ve ever heard.” – MetalBlast.net

    2012 – Elder Lore / Dark The Dark Arts
    2010 – Rotting Core: EP
    2006 – Home Sweet Hell

    Past Festivals & Tours
    2012 – The Dark Arts Tour – Canada/USA
    2011 – Elder Tour – West Coast Canada
    2010 – Rotting Tour
    2009 – Alberta Tour
    2008 – Van Isle Tour
    2008 – Vancouver Island Metal Fest

    Shared Stage w/
    3 Inches of Blood
    Titans Eve
    Unleash The Archers
    Gross Misconduct
    A Textbook Tragedy
    The Almighty Excruciating Pain
    Celestial Machine
    The Butcher’s Hand
    The Order Of Chaos
    Without Mercy
    Silence Theory

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  • Happy Holidays From Loud Rockers BREACHED!

    L-R = Neil Uppal – Drums | Ryan Alexander – Bass | Bobby Noakes- Vocals | Mike Diesel – Guitar

        Loud rocking Toronto, ON based band BREACHED are wishing fans a happy holidays with a FREE download of the title track from their latest EP 'Left Behind'.

    The band comments:

    “We would like to thank our fans for their constant support and we wish you all a very safe and Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on for the new year.”

    To download 'Left Behind', please visit the following link: http://soundcloud.com/breachedmusic/left-behind 

    The EP can be purchased on iTunes here and at the band's official website here.

    About: BREACHED'S EP 'Left Behind' was released on October 22nd and was recorded in between Canadian and US dates during the spring and summer months of 2013 while the band toured to promote their second EP ‘Revolution Sessions’, an acoustic version of their debut EP with a bonus stripped down cover of Alice In Chains' ‘No Excuses’, which was also joined by a series of in-studio music videos.

    Creating an alluring blend of melodious, metal-tinged rock ‘n roll, it didn’t take long for Breached to start winning over fans with their live shows and five-song self-titled EP. The band’s tight harmonies and nail-hitting screams combined with overdriven guitars, intricate tempos and powerful lyrics provide a unique blend that audiences can’t seem to get enough of.

    Track Listing: Left Behind
    1. Left Behind (4:04) [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
    2. Piece By Piece (2:59)
    3. All We Need (3:09)
    4. Brighter Days (3:51)
    5. Here With Me (3:17)
    Total Time: 17:20

    “a hugely enjoyable miniature peek into the potentially huge future which lies ahead of this quartet.” – Planet Mosh

    ““Left Behind” is well-structured, well-written and well-executed in every way! The band consists of 4 incredibly talented musicians: Bobby Noakes (Vocals), Mike Diesel (Guitar), Ryan Alexander (Bass) and Neil Uppal (Drums). You can tell, just from listening to a few seconds of their music, that they are masters of their crafts!” – New-Transcendence

    The title track had me singing along on my second listen and swaying along to the chorus, before launching into Piece By Piece with a more upbeat, punky sound with a few good screams mixed in, and the feel continues with All We Need. The passion that has gone into the writing and production is evident, and when the tempo drops for the next track, that energy is transferred to a different frequency and you really feel the lyrics of Brighter Days. This is for me where the vocal talent of Bobby Noakes shines the most, a real arms in the air song.” – Wyrd Ways

    The Canadian lads of BREACHED are quite an interesting band. Their songs caught my heart with their melodic and easy to listen attributes. You can of course label them, but I think that it wouldn’t be wise. Noakes has fantastic voice and show a great promise. Any Rock fan or Metalhead should grab this one, this much more than to the open minded.“ - Metal Temple

    'Revolution Sessions' - Music Videos

    Let Go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOCIjtOpU6I

    No Excuses (Alice In Chains cover) - http://youtu.be/ZfINQnXC8ko

    Music Video - Control - http://youtu.be/wRWGsxvYkl4 

    Music Video - Happy? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iRWTBWmrjI 

    Music Video - Time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39HzhYn_GHY

    For more info on BREACHED, please visit these following links:

    www.breachedmusic.com | http://www.facebook.com/breachedmusic | Twitter @BreachedMusic

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    EPK | Press Photo | Tour Dates | BreachedMusic.com | Facebook | Twitter 

    Youtube | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | CBC 3 | iTunes

    RIYL = Incubus, Deftones, Alexisonfire, Staind

    “Left Behind is their third EP, coming on the heels of their debut self titled EP and the acoustic version which followed to keep their fans happy, and I have to say that it is promising. There is definite power in the emotions that have been poured into the writing of these songs.

    The title track had me singing along on my second listen and swaying along to the chorus, before launching into Piece By Piece with a more upbeat, punky sound with a few good screams mixed in, and the feel continues with All We Need. The passion that has gone into the writing and production is evident, and when the tempo drops for the next track, that energy is transferred to a different frequency and you really feel the lyrics of Brighter Days. This is for me where the vocal talent of Bobby Noakes shines the most, a real arms in the air song.” – Wyrd Ways 

    “Powerful and soul touching melodic rock, I can get on board with that. This is exactly what Breached has to offer with their own brand of very heavy and very melodic modern rock that is not afraid to get a wee bit proggy. Their new record Left Behind speaks legions to their potential with powerful songwriting and some great musicianship all around. ” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

    “Toronto based Breached are probably on a hiding to nothing by choosing to throw their musical hat into the ring with their own take on a sound that has many, many big established names still kicking around in it somewhere. The saving grace for this, their second EP, is that it is a stripped back affair with a heavy acoustic feel to the five songs that we’re treated to: four originals and a not too shabby cover of the Alice In Chains song ‘No Excuses’.

    What is most certainly does is impress. The vocals from Bobby Noakes are right on the money and have plenty power and feeling. The same goes for guitars of Mike Diesel, the bass playing of Ryan Alexander and Drums from Neil Uppal. This is a true team performance and one which is highly recommended. If Breached are struggling to get proper recognition and support for their music, which it definitely deserves, then it’s up to us to get this one noticed. Buy or download, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. 8/ 10” – Powerplay Mag UK

    "They rocked the stage and made the crowd scream, wanting more...I was completely blown away by Bobby’s powerful pipes, along with Mike’s back up vocals and melodic/heavy guitar playing. The two of them put together make a beautiful duet. I loved Ryan’s headbanging moves and bad ass bass playing. The band overall has great chemistry on stage, and very good stage presence overall." - TheSceneMagazine.ca

    "the dynamic vocals and solid production value of this 5-track stunner are reminiscent of the great unplugged sessions of the 90’s. The talented quartet delivers each track with such flawless ability that I’m sure there is a long-life ahead for this band." - NewCanadianMusic.ca (Revolution Sessions Review)

    "I love this!!! It’s a bit mainstream but the energy is delicious. I already know I must see a live show by these guys. “Control” is still my favorite but all these songs rock." - Hip Rock Magazine

    " a fine slice of modern rock. Think Chevelle, Faktion, Submersed and those kinds of bands and you are in the right ballpark. The production is very good for this style of music with a nice sound to especially the drums. They sound huge!

    First out is Let Go, a nice start that shows us what we are in for here, complete with some screaming as well. Second out is the very Chevelle-esque song Control, also a nice song with a very emotional vocal performance from singer Bobby Noakes. Overall the vocals are great and so are the tunes. I am very intrigued to see what they can do with a full length album.

    I think that fans of tough modern rock should give this a listen. 16 minutes of very promising stuff! Check it out today!" - Melodic.net (Self titled EP Review)

    "Breached has a dynamic hard rock sound that would appeal to Soundgarden fans. This five-song EP features heavy riffing, powerful vocals, and a rhythm section as solid as the Canadian Shield." - NewCanadianMusic

    “They always put on a good show and their music is getting better and better. For a band who has only been around about two years, they have accomplished quite a bit” – Fridae TV (FridaeTV.com)

    “Singer Bobby Noakes has a powerful voice with a hard edge and excellent supporting band” – T Mak World (TMAKWorld.com)

    “Breached has bottled that delicious era of “hit you in the heart” rock and brought it back to unleash on audiences” – Amber Waves (Open 'Til Midnight)

    Shared Stage w/ 
    The Rabid Whole
    The Standstills
    Burning The Day
    The Suburbians
    Tupleo Honey
    Mary Rose Obsession
    Hollowick (ex Rides Again)
    20 Amp Soundchild

    2013 - Barrie New Music Fest
    2012 - Indie Week
    2012 - Canadian Music Week -
    2012 - Sudbury New Music Fest
    2011 - Indie Week
    2011 - Canadian Music Week


    2013 - Revolution Sessions (Acoustic EP)

    Revolution Sessions Cover - 1600x1600 700dpi

    1. Control
    2. Let go
    3. No Excuses
    4. Time
    5. Happy?

    2011 - Breached - EP

    Adobe Photoshop PDF

    1. Let Go (3:04)
    2. Control (3:32)
    3. Happy? (3:17)
    4. Live Again (3:18)
    5. Time (3:24)

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Premiere New Music Video 'A Most Unwanted Reprieve'

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

         Releasing their latest EP 'Fucktropolis' on Suicidal Bride Records this past summer, Edmonton, AB's All Else Fails are bringing the year to an end with the premiere of their latest music video 'A Most Unwanted Reprieve' on VEVO (links below).

    "This new video is different for us because it's all live footage filmed during our set at Loud as Hell Metal Fest in Drumheller, AB last summer and obviously the fans played a big part in how it came out. We are also debuting our new VEVO channel with this one. We'd like to wish all our fans a Merry Fucking Christmas from All Else Fails!" comments All Else Fails vocalist / guitarist and video director Barrett Klesko.

    all else fails - a most unwanted reprieve

    VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/watch/all-else-fails/a-most-unwanted-reprieve/QMGR31302965 

    Youtube: http://youtu.be/MpNxV-VE46Y

    'Fucktropolis' is All Else Fails' fourth release since 2007 and is the follow up to their 2012 release 'The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been' that received world wide praise from industry publications around the world along with their music video 'This Burden of Life' added to rotation on Canada’s largest music channel Much Music, expanding their Canadian fan base dramatically.

    Making their mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre and drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God. All Else Fails 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.

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

    Upcoming Show Dates:

    February 1, 2013 - The Studio Music Foundation - Edmonton, AB w/ Enemyus, Dieuponaday, Oceans On Fire - Show Details

    Fucktropolis - Track Listing:

    1. AntiMartyr

    2. Better Left Undead [Free Download] [Youtube] [Music Video]

    3. La Demencia Violenta

    4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

    5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

    'Fucktropolis' can be purchased on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and most online retailers.

    BC - http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/

    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fucktropolis-ep/id670779779 

    Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/mp3-downloads/dp/B00DU197RI

    Music Video - Better Left Undead - http://youtu.be/Msj1GgtJNbg

    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 

    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

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    Bandcamp   iTunes   CD Baby   LoudTrax

    Highlight: #11 on Top 20 Loud Charts  - October 2013 – Canadian College Radio – (Earshot)

    Highlight: #13 on Top 20 for August 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

    Highlight:  #5 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

    Highlight:  #7 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

    Highlight:  #4 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

    ““Fucktropolis”. What an awesome name for an EP. And what an awesome EP it is.” – Metal Temple

    “…something to lose your mind to with its mood changing, schizophrenic aggression. You can clearly see how All Else Fails are rising to great heights with their dark, sinister lyricism and smooth, clean choruses.” – Altsounds

    “Check out tracks like “Better Left Undead” and “Obedience at the Altar of Sacrifice” for strong examples of this band pushing themselves into hard and aggressive sounds.” – Sea of Tranquility

    “…this is a well written and well executed album and covers many bases in terms of appeal; production, writing, groove and heaviness…The opening track “Anti Martyr” is a great track and serves as the initial impact and what a strike it was…” – Rock n Reel Reviews

    “In songs such as “Obedience At The Alter Of Sacrifice” we can appreciate the genius guitar work and awesome composition that sets this band apart from others within the genre”. - Goetia Metal

    “What a grenade! Getting into “Fucktropolis” points the way that ALL ELSE FAILS want to go with their EP: Gloomy tension, social criticism, brutality and sophisticated accents in their music…The Canadians have unleashed and bring an incredibly powerful hardness into their music.” – Metal4.de

    “They have a very ominous sound, if you will, with quick, intricate and skillful instrumentals – especially the drumming. Their talent really shows through in their final product.” – Spill Magazine

    “This is some darn fine metal, period. If you haven’t discovered this little gem already do yourself a favour and check them out pronto.” – Battlehelm

    “What a great title for an EP!…Not only is the production crystal clear, but all 5 tracks are consistently heavy and brutal. I really dig the intro to the EP at the beginning of “Anti Martyr,” the dialogue really sets the tone for the EP in it’s entirety. Shane Tym lays down a relentless beating on those poor drums, what a heavy hitter!” – Counter Culture Nerd

    “When you name your EP Fucktropolis, you are definitely going to make waves…When the band kicks off “AntiMartyr,” I am instantly feeling it.” – American Aftermath

    “I say this album is a solid 9/10 bringing a sound you don’t often hear from Alberta.” – Broken Neck Radio

    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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