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  • BornBroken Announce New Vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst); Part Ways With Singer Jesus Salazar

    'Due to personal reasons, BornBroken and Singer Jesus Anzola Salazar have parted ways, Still the Broken rise...'

    Wedding

    From L-R: Simon Savard – Guitar | Jesus Salazar – Vocals | Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass |  Mike Decker – Guitar | Jonathan Ménard – Drums

       Unleashing their debut album 'The Healing Powers of Hate' earlier this month, Montreal, QC's BornBroken announce the departure of vocalist Jesus Salazar whom will be replaced by vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst).

    Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

    "We had come to a pass in the road; Jesus had some tough life decisions, which came down to no longer being able to sing for BornBroken. We have had 2 great years with Jesus and recorded a stellar debut CD. We wish him the best in his future projects and health. Thanks for everything! To all our fans, this bump in the road came with a glimmer of hope at the end. BornBroken was able to quickly fill the empty spot in the lineup and is happy to announce -The Catalyst's ex-frontman "Matt Bailie" as the new singer. We will debut our live show with Matt on July 12th in Montreal at Foufounes Electriques supporting The Agonist."

    Matt Bailie also comments:

    "I would like to thank Mike, Simon, Tommy & Joe for the opportunity to once again destroy and dominate on stage. BornBroken has big things planned for the not so distant future and I am glad to be a part of it. This is a new chapter for me musically and I personally cannot wait to unleash our music upon the masses, "Hear our cries...the Broken shall rise."

    BornBroken w/ The Agonist on July 12th at Foufounes Electriques.

    Event info:

    July 12, 2013 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC w/ The Agonist, Order In Disorder, Through Death, Evertrapped - Show Details

       The groove metallers have been gaining momentum since releasing their debut 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 

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    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

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    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

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  • Canadian Rockers DOLL Announce UK Release of New Album 'The Ragdoll Diaries'

    Left to right: Alex Vance – Bass | Peter Kasper – Guitar | Christina Kasper – Vocals + Guitar | Nick Richer – Drums

       Canadian female fronted alternative rockers DOLL are proud to announce the UK release of their new album 'The Ragdoll Diaries' on July 29th via Cargo Records to follow up to their popular award nominated 2009 debut ‘Inside The Dollhouse’.

    "After thousands of copies sold in Canada and in the USA, we're extremely happy to have The Ragdoll Diaries distributed in the UK. Cargo Records has been distributing an amazing catalogue of music for over 13 years and now our UK fans will be able to pick up a copy of the album in stores instead of paying high shipping costs." comments vocalist /guitarist Christina Kasper.

    The Ragdoll Diaries is undoubtedly Doll’s best works to date, working alongside producer Jason Jaknunas for an album that has it all, creative musicianship, honest lyrics, and a truth that’s been missing in music for some time. Supported by the fearlessly rocking threesome of Pete Kasper, Nick ‘Chopz’ Richer and newcomer to the Doll family Alex Vance, this is one band that you don’t want to miss getting in on the party early and staying for days while you zone out the beautifully crafted yet fiercely hard hitting tunes.

    The grunge punksters have released their third and latest music video 'Plastic Lies' in support of 'The Ragdoll Diaries', which follows their two previous music videos 'Youth of Today, Hope For Tomorrow' and 'FMO'.

    Music Video - Plastic Lies - http://youtu.be/8o-LiMAt5zM 

    Music Video - Youth of Today, Hope For Tomorrow - http://youtu.be/tTqRVzVqYGo 

    Music Video - FMO - http://youtu.be/K-Y-rZ5EOxs 

    1. City That Fun Forgot
    2. If I Could
    3. FMO
    4. Plastic Lies
    5. Never Too Late
    6. Guardian
    7. White Wedding
    8. Haunting of Sally
    9. Youth of Today, Hope For Tomorrow
    10. Ragdoll
    11. Sleeping In The Clouds of NYC

    Formed in 2005, Doll provides the missing link between punk and rock, a sound that’s been lacking in mainstream music for quite some time. With fresh and honest songs cutting through like a hot knife through butter, the rockers snap the listener out of their daze and onboard their trip of truth and beautifully crafted angst through sound and vision. Inspired by the great bands such as Sonic Youth, Hole and L7, Paramore, Flyleaf and Die Mannequin, Doll is on its way to becoming a creative and honest musical force to be reckoned with.

    2012 saw great advances for the band, completing several successful Eastern Canadian tours, and breaking into the US market on their first ever tour through America, their live show is evolving and becoming one of the highlights of Canadian music. With strong performances at year’s past festivals such as the Ottawa Bluesfest, IndieWeek Canada, NXNE, and D-Tox Rockfest, a strong review in many major publications such as Outburn and Revolver Magazines, along with local support from the Ottawa Xpress being nominated over years in the Best Rock album and Band categories, sharing the stage with Protest The Hero, Lacuna Coil, Three Days Grace and tons more, to selling out over 1,000 copies of both albums and 500 vinyls of the Ragdoll Diaries, video plays across MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, and ever increasing radio plays, the band has embraced DIY to its highest degree continually improving its social media reach and brand awareness. You can expect big things from Doll in the near future! 2013 will prove to be a game changer not only for the band, but the Canadian musical landscape, with plans to return to the US and to branch out even further into Canadian markets.

    Upcoming Show Dates

    July 5 - St Jean Sur Richelieu, QC - Barock
    July 6 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar

    For more info, please visit these links:

    Album Pre-Order - http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ragdoll-Diaries-Doll/dp/B006GGI3BK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372412998&sr=8-1&keywords=doll+the+ragdoll+diaries 

    http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/ 

    www.DollBand.net 

    http://www.facebook.com/dollband 

    http://www.twitter.com/dollband 

    Music Video - Daddy's Girl - http://youtu.be/VXLJoE_R7Ew 

    Music Video - Sally Lost Her Shoelaces - http://youtu.be/rXCSYRSgVe8 

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    “Doll has what it takes to popularize the sounds of the 90s all over again“ - The Ottawa Sun

    “Gritty, Angst-Riden music that doesn’t F#@K around“ - Now Magazine

    “This is serious music, dark, intense, and magnetic“ - Exclaim Magazine

    “Punk'N'Roll 8/10 Doll is a raucous female fronted quartet based out of Ottawa, Canada that slings 11 hard driving tracks full of punk, metal, grunge, and rock. Frontwoman Christina Kasper could simply steal the show with her aggressive demeanor and her gritty/streetwise approach to singing, but that wouldn't be fair to the band that surrounds her. While Kasper does add her guitar playing to the mix, Peter Kasper shreds each track with a vibrant blend of metal, punk and good ol' rock'n'roll. The intricate guitarwork ranges from full-on-metallic onslaughts to swirling walls of atmospheric rage and contempt. Nick Richer thunders in the background on the drum kit, helping each track rumble and rock by hammering away and pummeling the tracks into an abrasive viscosity. Add to that the fact that Doll absolutely nails a cover of Billy Idol's White Wedding and you have the makings for a viable leader in the hard punk and metal underground. ” - Outburn Magazine

    “Few words from the music encyclopedia bring waves of nostalgia back stronger than the mere mention of "grunge." Itself a semi-corrupt term for a scene nobody really understood at the time, grunge was more of a label for an era of rock philosophy – one in reaction to 80s glam and cock-rock – than it was a description of a particular sound. Ottawa band Doll clearly understand this principle, for though they proudly slap the label of grunge on their music, it is more of a badge of affiliation with the ideals of the time than the actual grunge scene. In The Ragdoll Diaries, 12 tracks of heavy rock riffs build on the wave after wave of ascending guitar sections that buoy the impressive range of lead singer Christina Kasper. ”- Ottawa Xpress

    “The debut from Ottawa's Doll caught me instantly like a fish on a hook. This is serious music. Dark, intense and magnetic, this is the kind of gritty '90s grunge that doesn't fuck around. Fronted by the vocally vicious Christina Kasper, Doll recall an angry and confused era of music devoid of pop but not catchiness. Kasper howls in the vein of Courtney Love and Brodi Dalle, and while the lyrics are simple and not exactly fresh, they are impacting. Songs like "Perfect" deal with trying to live up to society's standards, while "Sally Lost Her Shoelaces" and "Daddy's Little Girl" deal with hurt, confusion and heroin against a backdrop of chunky guitars, assaulting drums and badass attitude. Julie-Anne Madore's backing vocals add a whispered, haunting feel to this record. If the dirty rock'n'roll alone doesn't reel you in, nothing will. (Independent)”- Exclaim Magazine

    “It's rare nowadays that I get a record that gives me that good old screeching metal jolt that everyone (in my estimation anyway) needs from time-to-time. I certainly get that from The Ragdoll Diaries, the sophomore album from Ottawa quartet Doll. The band melt are a relentlessly hard-driving metal machine, with razor-sharp punk arms and hefty grunge legs welded onto it. The breakneck pace of "If I Could" and the take-no-shit first single "FMO" are powered by the vocals of Christina Kasper, who's defiant and forceful style is equal parts Kat Bjelland and Kittie. If you don't dig Doll's absolutely vicious rendition of Billy Idol's "White Wedding", then you just don't like hard music. This is not music for the tender-eared. - TO Snob

    “Despite its progressive nature, punk rock is largely dominated by men; however, Ottawa’s Doll demonstrates clearly that women can hold their own as the face of a punk band. Ragdoll Diaries is the band’s second album. With dirty bar rock forming the backbone of their sound, vocalist Christina Kasper’s singing is a throwback to ’90s grunge acts such as Hole or L7. The band’s rhythm section does a great job supporting Kasper’s vocals, which are certainly the centerpiece of the band’s music. After releasing Inside the Dollhouse in 2009, Doll spent a few years touring much of Canada alongside bands such as SNFU, Danko Jones, The Creepshow, and others. It appears as though rubbing shoulders with some of the genre’s finest has rubbed off on the band, who demonstrate a more mature and confident style with their latest release than in previous work. If Doll is coming through your neck of the woods, you’d be remiss not to check them out. - Canadian Musician Magazine

    The Ragdoll Diaries

    Release Date: December 2011
    LABEL: Grunge Never Died, You Did! Records 
    DISTRIBUTION: Indiepool
    CATOLOG #
    UPC CODE # 625989658723
    ISRC Codes
    • All songs performed by: Doll 
    • All songs written by: Doll, except white wedding by Billy Idol
    • Produced by: Jason Jaknunas
    • Mixed by: Jason Jaknunas
    • Mastered by:David Cain
    • Single released:
    • Available on: CD, Vinyl, Digital
    • CD Cover, Album Artwork

    • Track Listing of Album:
    1. City That Fun Forgot
    2. If I Could
    3. FMO
    4. Plastic Lies
    5. Never Too late
    6. Guardian
    7. White Wedding
    8. Haunting of Sally
    9. Youth of Today, Hope For Tomorrow
    10. Ragdoll
    11. Sleeping in the clouds of NYC

    Discography

    2009 – Doll – Inside the Dollhouse – Full length
    2011- Doll – The Ragdoll Diaries – Full length

    Shared stage with:
    Protest The Hero, Lacuna Coil, Three Days Grace, Halestorm, Spinnertte, Monster Truck, Anvil, the Creepshow, Nashville Pussy, Civet, the Set, New Medicine, Danko Jones, SNFU, Jucifer, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Band of Skulls, Genitorturers, Die Mannequin, the Cliks, the Agonist, Diemonds, Bam Margera, Crucified Barbara, CrashDiet, Dearly Beloved, and tons more

    Tours and Festivals

    2013 – Rolling To Rock (Canada/USA)
    2012/11/10 - Amnesia Rockfest (Ottawa)
    2011 - Indie Week (Toronto)
    2011 - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
    2010 - NXNE (Toronto)
    2010 - Amnesia Rockfest
    2010 - Much Music SnoCore
    2009 – Ladyfest

    Award Nominations

    2012 – Honourable Mention - Best Rock Album – Ottawa Xpress – Reader’s Poll

    2011 – Nominated Best Rock Band – Ottawa Xpress – Reader’s Poll

    2010 – Nominated Best Rock Band – Ottawa Xpress – Reader’s Poll

    2009 – Nominated Best Rock Album – Ottawa Xpress – Reader’s Poll

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  • Out Today! Northern Canadian Yukon Power Thrashers SANKTUARY New Album 'Something Fierce'

    Sanktuary_Group

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

         Spawning from high school friendship and growing into something much more epic out of the deep dark north of the Canadian Yukon, power thrashers Sanktuary are proud to unleash their debut thrash thrill ride 'Something Fierce', out today, July 2nd on Spread The Metal Records.

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

    Album order - www.spreadthemetal.com 

    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!"" 

    Matt Day of STM records also comments: 

    "Our deepest apologies to all the other bands who have releases coming out in July, and may we suggest that there's always next month. Although I personally have no creative talent to speak of, I was ecstatic to gain the privilege of signing the necessary forms and documents to bring this release to the masses. And as long as the boys of The Skank Squad are putting everything they have into this crazy business we call music, I'll be there to proudly take the credit. Now go forth and Spread the Metal!!!"

    Track Listing & Artwork: Something Fierce

    Sanktuary_SomethingFierce_AlbumArt

    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'.

    Live Video - http://youtu.be/NmeQbIa1-ME 

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

    http://www.spreadthemetal.com/ 

    http://www.facebook.com/sanktuarymetal 

    https://www.twitter.com/sanktuarymetal 

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    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)

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    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

    Discography
    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
    Fatality
    Skull Fist
    Unleash the Archers
    Black Moor
    Hellacaust
    Aggressor
    Shotgun Cure
    Striker
    Alcoholator
    Reanimator
    Mastery
    Savage Blade
    Datura
    Descendant
    The Order of Chaos
    Tiger Star
    Terrifier
    Metalian

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

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  • IMMINENT ATTACK release "Splact" music video

    The first music video of Imminent Attack is available on the internet! This is the song 'Splact', taken from the album 'Deliver Us From Ourselves'.

    The production of the video was made by the company Alien Foto e Video (www.facebook.com/AlienFotoVideo).

    'Deliver Us From Ourselves' was officially released in August 2012 independently and has 14 tracks produced by musician/producer Rafael Augusto Lopes (Torture Squad, Fanttasma, Lothlöryen).

    Contact: kabeloduro@gmail.com

    Related Sites:
    www.imminentattack.com.br
    www.facebook.com/imminentattack
    www.myspace.com/imminentattack
    www.metalmedia.com.br/imminentattack

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  • KROW announce five-month of touring in Europe

    Brazilian Death Metaller Krow, annoucend a new tour in Europe. The group, which is already used to tour Europe for long periods, this time will be there for five months. 

    The group starts the 'Framework Of Violence Tour' on July 11 and closes on December 6 through approximately 19 countries.

    The band also released a music video for 'Framework of Violence' from the latest album 'Traces Of The Trade':

    Contact for concerts and merchandise: krow@krowmetalzone.com

    Related Sites:
    www.myspace.com/krowmetal
    www.metalmedia.com.br/krow
    www.facebook.com/krowmetalzone
    www.twitter.com/KrowMetalZone

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