L-R – Marc-Antoine Blackburn: Drums - Raza Ali Khan: Guitar - Simon Ouellet: Vocals - Renaud Baril: Guitar - Eric Litinas: Bass – (Photo Credit: Shelle MacPherson)
Out today, Tuesday, November 12th, Montreal, QC wreck n'roll metal band Trainwreck Architect are proud to officially release their debut album 'Traits of The Sick'.
The band comments:
''The album is out so it is time to get yourself a beer, and blast Traits of the Sick like it is 1984!! (...and don't forget to buy it because our beers won't buy themselves!)''
The release is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and all other major online retailers.
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Track Listing: Traits of The Sick
1-Comatose Era (intro)
3-Die Like A Legend
4-The Door Slams Shut [Bravewords]
6-Rabid Psychotic Relapse
7-As Killers Breathe ft. guitar solo by Jeff Waters (Annihilator) [Bandcamp] [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
10-Feed Them Bullets
Inspired by life and charged with fast and heavy grooves, screaming solos and powerful vocals, Trainwreck Architect will bring you back to the roots of metal with a few surprises along the way.
“The band is inspired by life,” explains frontman Simon Ouellet. “Many things I’ve done in my life can be compared to a trainwreck. The many mistakes I’ve made have put me in some rough places, but in the end, I’m the one who made those choices, which leads me to believe I’m an architect of sorts.
Mastered by Jeff Waters of Annihilator, whom also makes a guest appearance with a guitar solo on the track ‘As Killers Breathe’, the record features an eclectic mix of thrash, classic metal and rock and deals with the idea of humans being human and never willing to be completely satisfied.
Because, let’s face it, there’s no such thing as perfection. It’s impossible. There’s a trainwreck architect inside us all.
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Trainwreck Architect – Traits of The Sick (2013)
“…it is a pure primal architect of aggression. Please continue to knock us out and feed us those sweating bullets.” – Metal Temple
“Each track is an individual burst of gunfire riffing and dito vocals, and the band sound very true and natural that it fair brings a tear of nostalgia to your eye. Bassist Eric Litinas and drummer Marc-Antoine Blackburn form two natural focus points as they work hard and sound tight throughout the album.” – RockUnited
“Other than featuring a very cool album cover (there is a nice backpiece tattoo in there somewhere), this lot turn in some fine tunes for us with their Traits of the Sick recording. Instrumental shredding (Comatose Era), punk/thrash workouts ( The Door Slams Shut, Deadbeat Beatdown, The Narcissist, and Feed Them Bullets), and plenty of no-holds-barred Metal boogie….heavy guitars, lots of heavy drums – let’s face it, this is heavy everything. So, if you’re into the heavy stuff, here’s a great place to start!” – Wyrd Ways
“A nice blend of elements from around the metal universe wrapped in melodic thrash metal, Trainwreck Architect’s “Traits of the Sick” is nicely eclectic and sophisticated, and should appeal to fans of Death Angel, Anthrax and Annihilator.” – Metal Music Archives
”This album is a perfect blend of pure metal, very well done!” – Quebec Metal
“Trainwreck Architect has their own diverse style that is hard to compare to other bands and this album proves it. Traits of the Sick is definitely an album worth giving a listen to.” – The Scene Magazine
“These architects of heavy pay homage to roots metal bands such as Dio and maple leaf legends, Annihilator, while adding popular loud sounds of today.” – Louder Than Hell
“Tearing up the stage from the moment the first chord is struck, the room is packed and the crowd is just as revved up as the band. Note after note tears through the air and charges the crowd and the band with a fury. Simon Ouellet bounces off stage with a roar and flies into the crowd and they love it. The band members are everywhere wreaking complete havoc and feeding their hungry fans. Technically precise and experienced they want this bad and after all of this, they deserve it! They are a well oiled machine and to comment on them individually would only blaspheme their sound as one entity and deplete the value of their clearly hard work. They break out into a tune tributed to the 80’s metal scene and it certainly does the decade justice. As Simon puts his shades to his face we take a train ride back in time and this is anything BUT a train wreck!!!” – Ondes Chocs
”Bands like Crossitution and Trainwreck Architect are blowing my mind in terms of talent, performance and initiative (as they are both unsigned)…Any metalhead who respects himself must listen to Trainwreck Architect” – Bang Bang Blog
“Let me tell you I had great expectations, since when doing some researches, I’ve read this on the band’s website: The meaning behind the band name is “Intelligently creating destruction and chaos” and we plan on putting that in your face when it comes to live performance. “ I can confirm they were not lying!..The singer’s voice is powerful and impressive, and the band members are full of energy. They offer Heavy metal with various influences. – Quebec Daily Rock
“…full of energy and stage presence, Trainwreck blasted their signature thrashy classic metal tones out to the crowd, causing probably the best moshing of the night. Trainwreck plays with their whole hearts, and has a great sound as far as aural enjoyment is concerned. They are tight and I simply can’t wait to see how far these boys go.” – Montreal Music Scene
“Trainwreck Architect has shown once again they feel like home on stage ! The singer, Simon Ouellet, opened the show by saying : “Don’t be fooled by the haircut, this isn’t an N’Sync tribute band!”. The band is really at ease on stage and their compositions are really catchy.” – Thorium Magazine
”I really enjoyed their hard rock attitude, coupled with a more modern metal edge, and was really into “Midnight Bitch” – which is a really catchy tune.” – The Scene Magazine
’’Excellent set, super tight. You know how to deal with the public, you have confidence, you know what you’re doing!’’ - Bart Frydrychowicz – Quo Vadis
“You Guys really kicked ass. That was tight, That was powerful, a fucking machine. Great frontman, and I’ve never heard a band introduced like that before. I love the band you guys are awesome.’’ - Vinnie Appice – Kill Devil Hill, DIO, Black Sabbath
’The whole job of a frontman, in my opinion, is…You wanna watch that guy, and you wanna hang out with that guy. I wanna hang out with you! I’ve never heard anyone introduce a band that originally and that well… You guys came to win. Fantastic job, one of the best bands so far in the contest. I do feel for the band that has to follow that… I have to be honest…” Jason Rockman – CHOM FM
”I really loved your punk rock attitude. I think the crowd reaction said it all. Greenland Productions would feel comfortable booking you anytime. You rock, pretty cool!’’ - Vincent Lafrenaye Lamontage – Greenland Productions
”Well, I have to say I really love your singer; the way he uses to set the notes and the words is so cool! The best songs to me are Dream Pariah and Rabid Psychotic Relapse, because the first one is very catchy and second one is extremely heavy.” - Carlos Cantatore – Former Annihilator Drummer
R.I.Y.L = Annihilator, Testament, Anthrax, Metallica, Municipal Waste, Skid Row, Black Sabbath
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2013
ISRC Codes: (coming soon)
UPC Code #: 620953479229
1-Comatose Era (intro)
3-Die Like a Legend
4-The Door Slams Shut
6-Rabid Psychotic Relapse
7-As Killers Breathe
10-Feed them Bullets
• All songs performed by: Trainwreck Architect
• All songs written by: Trainwreck Architect
• Produced by: Trainwreck Architect
• Mixed by: Fern Bouie
• Mastered by: Jeff Waters
• Single released: As Killers Breathe
2012 – Compilation – Canuck Metal Volume 2.
2009 – Feed Them Bullets Demo
Shared Stage w/
Skull Fist, Kill Devil Hill, Slaves on Dope, Hollow, Reanimator, Dark Century, Dissension, Fatality, Sanktuary
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Finalist at 2012 Heavy MTL Battle of The Bands
Semi Finalist at 2013 Wacken Metal Battle Canada