We are the ArmyOfOneTV
Welcome
Login

Latest Articles


  • WHERE GIANTS ONCE STOOD Announce 'The Changing Eastern Canadian Tour'; 'Pre-Order Available For Upcoming EP; New Music Video 'The Heavens Tremble'

    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 are proud to announce they will be trekking across Eastern Canada and performing the following dates below in promotion of their upcoming debut EP 'The Changing' set for release on Tuesday, July 30th and now available for pre-order on iTunes here.

    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.

    Tour Dates:

    Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/553903228005864/ 

    August 2 - Belleville, ON - Belle Pub

    August 3 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/157273407794327/

    August 7 - Halifax, NS - Plan B - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/682046235155222/

    August 8 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/693745740652459/

    August 9 - Yarmouth, NS - Haley's Lounge - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/140403616155754/

    August 10 - North Sydney, NS - Phoenix Nightclub - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/338502472947158/

    August 11 - Trenton, NS - Trenton Youth Center - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/207945466028774/

    August 12 - Halifax, NS - Reflections Cabaret

    August 13 - Moncton, NB - Plan B Lounge - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/434480113306777/

    August 14 - St John, NB - The Shop

    August 16 - Montreal, QC - Cafe Chaos - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/401562036618827/

    August 17 - Oshawa, ON - The Atria - Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/173783636135420/

    August 19 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile Show Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/444447525647704/

     

    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 

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

    For more info, please visit these following links:

    facebook.com/wheregiantsoncestood 

    @WGOSofficial

    youtube.com/WhereGiantsOnceStood 

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

    - 30 - 

    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

    Facebook  |  Twitter | Youtube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp

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

    MAPL Logosocan logo

    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)

     
    Read more »
  • BornBroken Posts Live Video With New Vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) From MTL Show w/ The Agonist

       Groove metallers BornBroken have posted live video performing their track 'Control' with new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) during last week's show with The Agonist at Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, QC.

    Wait for 5:13 of the video for the killer crowd chant!

    Video (Live) - BornBroken w/ new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4RNyEzAPg

    bornbroken - control ''live''

       BornBroken have been gaining momentum since releasing their debut 'The Healing Powers of Hate' on June 4th as it was fan voted Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, and them being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago's Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal. They also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting 'This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.' along with TheFrontRowReport quoting 'BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.'.

    The album is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate 

    Their heavy hitting single ‘Control’ is also available for FREE download at the following links below.

    Bandcamp - http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/track/control

    Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/control

    BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

    After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline. 

    On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

    To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

    BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

    The Healing Powers of Hate - Track Listing:

    1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
    2 – Old News
    3 – Anger of The Day
    4 – I Will Rise
    5 – Control
    6 – It Has Begun
    7 – Birth of The Broken
    8 – Bleed The Sky
    9 – Reborn From The Ashes
    10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

    For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

    http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/ 

    http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken 

    http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken 

    - 30 -

    BornBroken – The Healing Power of Hate (2013)

    RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2013

    LABEL: SELF-RELEASE

    DISTRIBUTION: Indie Pool

    ISRC Codes: CAD7Z1300001 - CAD7Z1300010

    UPC Code #: 829982 141538

    R.I.Y.L. = Pantera, Slayer, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Ektomorf

    Interview on CJLO - Mike from BornBroken on Champions of the Local Scene - http://snd.sc/ZJDMTe 

    Revolver Magazine – Album of The Week – June 10, 2013 

    Named discovery of the year 2012 – Musique d’une nation

    Named discovery of the year 2012 – Québec-Métal

    Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal -Québec-Métal

    Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal – Ondes Choc

    “Montreal’s BornBroken simply go for the throat and never let up. Their debut record The Healing Powers of Hate is a no holds barred punch to the face. Combining the aggression of Lamb of God with the riffs of Pantera makes for a modern day polished metal release. A concept record based around mankind’s ability to overcome adversity and rise up against it, the message is powerful and thought provoking.” – About.com – Heavy Metal - Drago’s Dungeon: June 2013 The Month’s Best Unsigned Heavy Metal Bands

    “BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken. Their latest album, The Healing Powers of Hate, is the perfect combination of heavy meets melodic and combines what you’d hear from Lamb of God, Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch into one powerful, melodic, fist-pounding metal experience. There’s not one dull moment here and any metal head should at least check this album out. Rating: 8.5/10″ – TheFrontRowReport

    “These extreme metallers have done an amazing job of combining death and thrash without treading on melodic death too much…The quality of the recording is also up to standards, including some gravity blasts that’ll have you shouting, “fuck yeah!”…This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.” – 4/5 – Yell Magazine 

    “‘The Healing Power of Hate’ is a well executed album, tight and well produced, at times with strong hardcore influence. I liked the strong profile that the drums took, the guitar breaks were exciting and all the way through the vocals were first rate. The time taken to create it is very evident in the final result.” 4.5/5 – MetalTalk

    “This album is 44 minutes of pure adrenaline infused death-thrash metal at its finest. The Healing Powers Of Hate captures the voice of ‘the broken’ and grants an identity to the thousands of so called misfits that struggle to find a place in our society. Marching to the sounds of brutal bass, slamming percussion, high-speed guitar solos and violently powerful vocals, the broken shall rise.” – LouderThanHell – 5/5

    “The Healing Power of Hate is a great example of why Canadian metal is regarded around the world as being of very high quality: Because, quite simply, it is”. – GoetiaMetal

    “I was sucked in after the first couple of songs and if I had a label I would sign them in a heartbeat! I understand that this release was self-produced and if that is the case these boys are ten steps ahead of the game and will have labels banging through their doors in no time.” – XplosiveMetal

    “Pour percer le domaine du groove métal, tu dois avoir de bons… grooves! Et Bornbroken t’en sert dans bouche à grands coups de louche, toutes très pleines ! Groupe émergeant de la scène québécoise, cette troupe de Montréalais replace les pièces de certains puzzles laissées au sol par des groupes comme Pantera,Lamb of God et Hatebreed car en plus d’être métal et groové, on sent une petite corde bien tendue vers le hardcore métallisée…Si je m’entrainais au gym, question d’augmenter le volume de façon exponentielle de mon chest et de mes bras, c’est sur du Bornbroken que je le ferais!” – MusikUniverse

    “Musically, BornBroken are a more solid, and extremely heavy, lot. Simon Savard and Mike Decker’s surging, Dimebag Darrell-inspired grooves hit like haymakers throughout, aided by the sort of dry, ultra-punchy production Terry Date used to achieve such brutal majesty with Pantera, Unearth, Deftones and on White Zombie’s Astro Creep: 2000. The sound here is huge – especially for a self-released effort – clear and quite pummeling.” – Metal-Rules

    “It’s not often when you find yourself deep inside of a storyline with an album especially a Metal album, and this is exactly where you find yourself being drowned in throughout The Healing Powers of Hate. Every lyric and every song has a purpose and sheds the tearing storyline that is BornBroken. Throughout every well timed riff through the endless pounding of the skins and through each scream and Growl BornBroken brings you down to their deep hell and shows you their vision through The Healing Powers Of Hate.” – KingstonMusicReviews

    “BornBroken deserves broad attention. They’ve already made a very big impression in their native Montreal, both for their live performances as well as their music in general. I honestly don’t know that much about the Montreal metal scene, but I do know that it is getting bigger and more competitive. For these guys to emerge as a local favorite suggests something of their overall quality. Give this one a spin.” SeaofTranquility – 4/5

    “BornBroken’s Healing Powers Of Hate is a powerful album that falls in line with the likes of Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed with some thrash inspirations from the likes of Testament, and Slayer.” – Emurg.com

    “I must say that BornBroken’s amalgamation of melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash works very well. It is well balanced and captures only the good aspects of these three genres, reminding us that, despite all the not-so-interesting bands that roam the three genres, melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash do have a lot to offer…Fans of Pro-Pain, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head and a wide variety of modern metal bands should definitely check out this potent debut album.” – 4/5 – MetalMusicArchives

    “What BornBroken have done here is create an album that ticks pretty much every box on the seriously heavy tick sheet, managing to put together an album which is heavy, melodic, dark, haunting, and yet uplifting at the same time. Representing the pain and angst that went into making it, this album will connect with your soul, and remind you of what heavy is.” – Loud-Stuff.com

    “So watch for it. Listen to it. These Montreal Metal Thrash-core compadres are definitely onto something different, and not only with regard to the local scene, but for Metal in general. The BornBroken boys are biting off as much as they can chew by creating a heavy-duty concept album, fusing the powers of all their influences and generating a sound that fluctuates between latter day Sepultura and mid-career Lamb of God.” – BetweenTheHorns.ca

    “…At the first look, the album looks like a collector’s item.”
    “…The Healing Powers of Hate as a sound comparable to the big names of the industry…I have the strong impression that everything was thought of on this CD. It’s a very well done album from A to Z. The Healing Powers of Hate from BornBroken is nothing less then a must!!” – Musique D’Une Nation

    “BornBroken is the future of Québec Metal, with 10 titles to discover, even on stage, since the group demonstrates an uncanny and totally uncommon, energetic stage presence. They have poured their guts into the making of this introductory album, their own monies and a wealth of professionalism, which must be recognized. Bravo for an excellent album that one just doesn’t tire of listening to.” – Québec-Métal

    “…le disque est marqué au fer rouge d’une intensité menaçante qui n’épargnera aucun tympan.’’- Bande à part (Radio-Canada)

    BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

    [Download Album Cover]

    Track Listing of Album:
    1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
    2 – Old News
    3 – Anger of The Day
    4 – I Will Rise
    5 – Control
    6 – It Has Begun
    7 – Birth of The Broken
    8 – Bleed The Sky
    9 – Reborn From The Ashes
    10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

    MAPL Logosocan logo

    Album Credits:

    - All Drum Tracks performed by Brian Craig / Recorded at studio 451
    - Engineered and Mixed by Hugues Deslauriers
    - Recorded by Mathieu Marcotte
    - Guitars, Bass, Vocals & Xtras – Recorded by Mathieu Marcotte at Human Noise Studio
    - Album Mixed and Mastered by Hugues Deslauriers
    - Guitars Reamp by Chris Donaldson at Garage Studio
    - “It Has Begun” Solo by Mathieu Marcotte & Mike Decker
    - Intros & Outros – Simon Savard, Mike Decker

    - Comic Book Concept – Simon Savard, Mike Decker
    - Comic Book Artist – Yannis Panos
    - CD Layout – Mike Decker, Simon Savard
    - Photography – Mike Hozjan – AutoFocus
    - BornBroken Logo & “B” Symbol Created by – Mike Decker, Simon Savard
    - CD printed at Disques RSB
    - All printing and packaging by Mike Decker at MRGraphique

    Discography

    2011 – Promo release (Control & Bleed the Sky)

    2013 – The Healing Powers of  Hate

    Shared Stage w/
    Stroke of Genius, The Aftermath, Mythosis, Mass Murder Messiah, Anonymus, Omega Crom, Misguided Agression, The Blackcloud Syndicate, Erimha, Forbiden Sin, Resurrection Corpse, Sever the Voices, Social Fiction, Castigare, Shape the Above, Hexfire, Burning the Oppressor, Ancestor’s Revenge, Downtrodden, DopeThrone, Poison Oath, Made up a Reason, Reanimator, Branded by Pain, Death Lullaby, Pronostic, Warsenal, Sykode, Today I Caught The Plague, Virulys, Rusted, Citizen Vicious, Eternal Jugement

    Read more »
  • CRIMSON SHADOWS Premiere New Track 'Maidens Call' From Upcoming EP 'Sails of Destiny' on Ondes Chocs; Announce Western Canadian Crusade Tour w/ Vesperia

        Wacken Metal Battle Canada champions Crimson Shadows will be premiering their first single 'Maidens Call' from their upcoming EP entitled 'Sails of Destiny' this Friday, July 19th on Quebec based podcast Ondes Chocs along with an interview with drummer Cory Hofing about the new EP, the preparation for the international Wacken Metal Battle as well as the bands West Coast tour with Vesperia.

    The song with interview is available for download and stream at Ondes Chocs' soundcloud at 12pm EST this Friday July 19th.

    www.soundcloud.com/ondeschocs

    www.ondechocs.com 

       

    In additional news, CRIMSON SHADOWS and VESPERIA will hit the trans-Canada Highway from Southern Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide for their WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR.

    Check out the event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/670585162966905/?fref=ts

    Dates:

    August 5th - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Zoo
    event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/511929955529675/

    August 7th - Calgary, Alberta - Dickens Pub

    August 9th - Victoria, British Columbia - TBA

    August 10th - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre
    event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/535382993191842/

    August 12th - TBA

    August 14th - Edmonton, Alberta - DV8 Tavern

    August 16th - Medicine Hat, Alberta - Liquid Niteclub

    August 17th - Winnipeg, Manitoba - TBA

    Prior to their upcoming tour, CRIMSON SHADOWS will be on their way to North Germany to take part in the International Wacken Metal Battle at the world's largest metal festival - WACKEN OPEN AIR.

    CRIMSON SHADOWS' upcoming EP 'SAILS OF DESTINY' was recorded at Icehouse Studios in Goderich by Thomas Ireland (Battlesoul). Orchestrations and mixing on the EP were done by Jonathan Francois-Leduc (Blackguard, Ex-Deo) in Montreal, QC. The cover artwork was done by JM Ringuet, whose art credits include TURISAS.

    To pre-order the new EP, please visit the following link: http://crimsonshadows.bandcamp.com.

    Teaser - 'Sails Of Destiny' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzx2NWJr1Fk

    crimson shadows 'sails of destiny' teaser

    Music Video - Beyond The Mountain Wasteland - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W65LfLPt5rM 

    crimson shadows - beyond the mountain wasteland - official live video!!!!

    Music Video (2012) - Lost In A Dark Forest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtqEiN6AmDI 

    [official debut video] crimson shadows - lost in a dark forest

    Read more »
  • MORMANT DE SNAGOV - Derisive Philosophy out now on Pest Records!

    MORMANT DE SNAGOV - Derisive Philosophy

     
    Band: MORMANT DE SNAGOV
    Title: Derisive Philosophy
    Genre: Technical & Experimental Black Metal
    Tracks: 7
    Format: Pro CDR
    Bonus: Free sticker with every CD
    Sample: Divine Dismemberment - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMV4zZ6ewM
    Details: Derisive Philosophy, the band's second opus, is made of 7 aggressive and haunting Black Metal tracks adorned by melodious darkness and freezing cold atmospheres. Definitely the band's best material to date, Derisive Philosophy will establish MORMANT DE SNAGOV among the most important Finnish Black Metal exports ever!
     
    Order from Pest Records (www.pestrecords.ucoz.com) or directly from the band (www.mormantdesnagov.com)
     
    Distros/Labels/Bands for wholesale rates or possible trades please email pestrecords@yahoo.com.









     
    Read more »
  • ALL ELSE FAILS Unleash New Music Video 'Better Left Undead'; Offer Free Download; 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 have unleashed their new music video for their first single 'Better Left Undead' from their forthcoming EP 'Fucktropolis' set to be released 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.

    To view the video, please visit the following link below.

    Music Video - All Else Fails - 'Better Left Undead' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msj1GgtJNbg

    all else fails - better left undead (music video)

    In additional news, AEF is offering a FREE download of 'Better Left Undead' at the following link below.

    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:

    www.AllElseFails.ca 

    www.facebook.com/AllElseFailsCanada 

    Twitter: @allelsefailsca 

    http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/ 

    - 30 - 

    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

    Bandcamp   iTunes   CD Baby   LoudTrax

    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
    Decapitated
    Suffocation

    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”

    Endorsements

    Evertune http://www.evertune.com/

    Indie Guitars
    Knucklehead Guitar Strings

    Suicidal Bride Clothing Co.

    Discography

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

    2009 - Against The Darkening Sky

    2007 - All Else Fails EP

    Read more »
“ArmyOfOneTV"
RSS