We are the ArmyOfOneTV
Welcome
Login

Latest Articles


  • UNTIL DAWN Unleash New Music Video 'This Fallen Fortress'; Announce 'The Alberta Horizon Crusade Tour'; Offering Free Download

    (L-R) – Steve White – Guitar, Darren Ehler – Bass, Adam Macleod – Vocals, Luke Worrell – Drums, Deke Worrell – Guitar (Photo Credit = Barrett Klesko – FadeBlack Studios United)

          Until Dawn's intense energy, intoxicating guitar riffs along with their lively stage shows has shown that their location in the remote northern depths of Fort McMurray, Alberta will not slow them down as they unleash their new music video 'This Fallen Fortress', which can be viewed at the following link below and is available for for FREE download at PureGrainAudio.com hereThe band's new album 'Horizon' is set for release on Tuesday, August 6th. 

    Music Video - Until Dawn - 'This Fallen Fortress'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxv2rt3-XLo

    until dawn - this fallen fortress (music video)

    In additional news, Until Dawn have announced they will be touring Alberta this August for 'The Alberta Horizon Crusade Tour', which will include a performance at this year's Farmageddon Festival and Loud As Hell Festival

    Vocalist Adam Macleod comments:

    "We started working on Horizon two years ago, and the concept came together fast. As a touring band, we are always staring into the horizon geared towards the next show. That’s what we are trying to convey with our next record. We spent an immense amount of time writing and doing pre-production to ensure we lived up to our own expectations and our fans. We believe this is the best representation of what Until Dawn is right now. We are extremely proud and excited to get this record to our fans, to make new ones and hit the road to play the new songs live.

    Our single 'This Fallen Fortress' started as a song about being from Fort McMurray and the struggles we face as a band secluded so far north. But quickly turn into being about gaining strength through out any obstacle you are faced with. We as a band believe you can find strength and perseverance in any situation, and turn it into a positive. Let this dawn awaken."

    Mixing the sound of modern metal and classic rock, brothers Luke and Deke Worrell, with Adam MacLeod and Steve White have created a thirteen track exploder that appeals to both young and old alike.

    TOUR DATES: THE ALBERTA HORIZON CRUSADE TOUR

    Aug 4 - Ryley, AB (Edmonton area) – Farmageddon Open Air - Show Details
    Aug 16 - Fort McMurray, AB - The Den w/ All Else Fails (Until Dawn CD Release Party) - Show Details 
    Aug 22 - Calgary, AB – Dicken’s Pub
    Aug 23 - Red Deer, AB – Slumland Theater
    Aug 24 - Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Festival - Show Details
    Aug 26 - Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
    Aug 27 - Barrhead, AB – TBA
    Aug 28 - Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub

    Track Listing: Horizon

    1. Roamers And Lurkers
    2. Strings Of The Dammed
    3. The Red Sun Rises This Day
    4. Third Knee
    5. This Fallen Fortress
    6. A Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks
    7. DNR
    8. Time Tested Fortune
    9. The Trial
    10. Polar Parallels
    11. Horizon

    Bonus Tracks:
    12. WM3
    13. Richard

    About: Until Dawn released their self titled debut in 2011 to great success having their hit single “Table and The Plastic” get steady rotation on local Rock 97.9FM. With that strong support the band was able to successfully tour Western Canada, which included festival performances and sharing the stage with such as acts as rock legends KISS, Korn, Volbeat, Billy Talent, A Day To Remember, Hell Yeah, All Else Fails, Fozzy, Ill Scarlett, 3 Inches of Blood and Striker where they wowed audiences with their own brand of modern metal.

    Releasing their sophomore album in 2013, Until Dawn is building on their previous success and setting new plans to bring their music to larger audiences around the world. All in all, Until Dawn is melodic metal at its finest, and this is just the beginning.

    For more info, please visit these links:

    http://www.untildawn.ca/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Until-Dawn/116659511682711 

    https://twitter.com/UntilDawnMusic 

    - 30 - 

    Until Dawn – Horizon (2013)

    UntilDawn.ca | FacebookTwitter | Youtube | Reverbnation | CBC 3 |  Soundcloud | Last FM | Bandcamp | iTunes |CD Baby

    RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2013

    LABEL: SELF-RELEASE

    DISTRIBUTION: TBD

    ISRC Codes: CA-6oS-13-00001 - CA-6oS-13-00013

    UPC Code #: 875531009460

    RIYL: Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Metallica, Trivium, All That Remains
     

    PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com

    Radio Tracking – Barbara Pavone – radiotrackingashermedia(@)gmail.com

     

    "The track does an excellent job of capturing the raw energy of Until Dawn’s refined modern metal. With a wicked bass line and a bouncing chug-chug rhythm, “This Fallen Fortress” is essentially about finding strength to overcome any life challenge. It’s melodic and heavy, but it does teeter more on the hard rock, active radio side of the metal spectrum than the death metal side… but it’s still more real than metalcore." - Yell! Magazine

     

    "Heavier than a CFL team, Until Dawn forges metal and classic rock in an unrelenting sonic assault." - New Canadian Music

     

    "Until Dawn is a nifty metal band who are distinctly reminiscent of groups like Trivium or even Avenged Sevenfold. Their burnished modern metal sound is a lot of fun to listen too and brooks no posers. This is mainstream metal at its finest, accessible yet still brutal with a minimum of good cop bad cop vocals. The transitions between cleans and growls is actually very well handled and I think it will call up many a comparison to Trivium." - Two  Guys Metal Reviews

    Until Dawn - Horizon - Album Cover

    1. Roamers And Lurkers
    2. Strings Of The Dammed
    3. The Red Sun Rises This Day
    4. Third Knee
    5. This Fallen Fortress
    6. A Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks
    7. DNR
    8. Time Tested Fortune
    9. The Trial
    10. Polar Parallels
    11. Horizon

    Bonus Tracks:
    12. WM3
    13. Richard

    Discography

    2010 – Until Dawn – Demo – Release Date: Jan 1, 2010

    2011 – Until Dawn – LP – Release Date: April 2, 2011

    Cover-for-Itunes-300x267

    1. T.O.D 1:06
    2. M.O
    3. Slice Of Life
    4. The Darkest Flame
    5. By These Hands
    6. The Struggle
    7. Dark Passenger
    8. M99
    9. The Table And The Plastic
    10. Tonight
    Record Credits:
    Produced by: Until Dawn
    Engineered by: Deke Worrell / Luke Davis
    Mixed by: Deke Worrell
    Mastered By: Terry Tran
    Cover Art and album Design by: Abzerv.Design

    Shared Stage w/

    Korn, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Kiss, A Day To Remember, Hell Yeah, All Else Fails, Fozzy, Ill Scarlett, Without Mercy, Unleash The Archers, 3 Inches of Blood, Striker

    Read more »
  • DEICIDE Added To Spread The Metal Festival Line Up (Halifax Edition); Launches Crowd Funding Campaign And Band Search For Indie Opener w/ Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skullfist & More!

        Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band DEICIDE to its Halifax edition this coming August. Deicide will be performing their ONLY Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom.

    Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.

    All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

    Halifax event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

    VIP tickets available on the Indiegogo page: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spread-the-metal-festival-2013/x/2699098

    August 24th:
    BOTB Winner - TBA
    Severed Reign - https://www.facebook.com/SeveredReign
    Ear To Ear - http://www.reverbnation.com/eartoearhfx
    Cottus - http://www.reverbnation.com/cottus
    Burnt Church - https://www.facebook.com/BurntChurch 
    Terratomb - https://www.facebook.com/groups/33429787545/ 
    Deathpoint - http://soundcloud.com/deathpoint 
    The Catalyst - https://www.facebook.com/TheCatalystMTL/ 
    ERIMHA - http://www.victoryrecords.com/merch/erimha 
    AUGURY - http://www.augurymetal.com/ 
    DEICIDE - http://www.earache.com/bands/deicide/deicide.html

    August 25th:

    Malixiria - http://malixiria.bandcamp.com/album/new-age-demo
    Doom Machine- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doom-Machine/105384107476
    Hitman - http://hitmanhalifax.bandcamp.com/
    Evertrapped - http://www.evertrapped.com/
    Death Valley Driver - https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyDriverPEI
    The Catalyst - https://www.facebook.com/TheCatalystMTL/
    SANKTUARY - http://spreadthemetalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/something-fierce
    BLACK MOOR - http://www.black-moor.com/
    SKULL FIST - https://www.facebook.com/skullfisted 
    THE AGONIST - https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial

    In addition to STM Fest Halifax edition, this year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th and include Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Kittie, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King and many more.  Funds raised from the Toronto STM Fest will be donated to  Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. 

    Toronto event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/170312256473674/ 

    Ticket info:

    Complete Festival Pass Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311

    Day One Passes Available Here:

    http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309347

    Day Two Passes Available Here:

    http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/309731

    LINEUP:

    September 7th:

    BOTB Winner TBA
    Evertrapped - http://www.evertrapped.com/
    Nephelium - http://nephelium.bandcamp.com/
    Derelict - http://derelictmetal.com/ 
    The Catalyst - https://www.facebook.com/TheCatalystMTL/
    Crimson Shadows - https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonShadowsBand 
    BEHEADING OF A KING - https://www.facebook.com/beheadingofaking/ 
    AUGURY - http://www.augurymetal.com/
    SUFFOCATION - https://www.facebook.com/suffocation 

    September 8th:

    Answer With Metal - http://spreadthemetalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/answer-with-metal
    Nothing Left For Tomorrow - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nothing-Left-For-Tomorrow/159598686355 
    Hallows Die - http://www.hallowsdie.com/
    Deathpoint - http://soundcloud.com/deathpoint
    Edge of Attack - http://www.edgeofattack.com/
    SANKTUARY - http://spreadthemetalrecords.bandcamp.com/album/something-fierce
    SKULL FIST - https://www.facebook.com/skullfisted
    THE AGONIST - https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial
    KITTIE - https://www.facebook.com/kittiepage

    To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

    Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren't), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spread-the-metal-festival-2013/x/2699098

    Band Search For Indie Opener

    HOW BANDS CAN SHARE THE STAGE:

    Based on a points system, bands interested in performing on the festival will have to share the following link:

    http://igg.me/at/STMFest2013/x/2699098

    Each "share" on FB of the STM Festival Indiegogo crowd funding campaign = 1 point
    Each ticket sold to the festival = 5 points
    Each contribution made by a band member from a participating band = 10 points
    All participating band members make a contribution = 25 points
    The participating band that raises the most money through the campaign = 50 points

    When making contributions on the crowd funding page, contributors are urged to add a comment letting STM Records know, which participating band they're supporting to help get a spot on the festival lineup.

    So what does the band win?

    The band selected will receive an opening slot at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Toronto Edition", full backline, get a chance to meet Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more, and have their album reviewed by Spread the Metal Records and other industry reps.

    Bands interested in participating and questions can email info(@)spreadthemetal.com.

    Metal Battle: Perform at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Toronto Edition": https://www.facebook.com/events/586105598088404/ 
     
    Metal Battle: Perform at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Halifax Edition": https://www.facebook.com/events/115461735291210/

    For more info about the festival and Spread The Metal Records, please visit these links:

    www.SpreadTheMetal.com 

    Festival Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheMetalFestival

    Toronto Edition - https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/

    Halifax Edition - https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

    Kiva - www.kiva.org 

     

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

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

    Past tour diary entries:

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

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

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

    Vocalist / guitarist Spencer Le Von comments:

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

    'Psychonaut' is available on iTunesBandcampBig Cartel.

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

    First two singles from the album:

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

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

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

    fatality - thoughts collide (official music video)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fatality Canada / USA Dates: 'Towards Disastour'

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

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

    FATALITY is:

    Eytan Gordon - Lead Guitar

    Spencer LeVon - Lead Vocals/Guitar

    Adam Zlotnik - Bass Guitar

    Mason LeVon – Drums

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

    For more info, please visit these links:

    Facebook - http://facebook.com/fatalitythrash

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

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

    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash

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

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

    Sanktuary_Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sanktuary bassist Cole Hume comments:

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

    Track Listing & Artwork: Something Fierce

    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'.

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

    http://www.spreadthemetal.com/ 

    http://www.facebook.com/sanktuarymetal 

    https://www.twitter.com/sanktuarymetal 

    -30-

    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)

    Sanktuary_SomethingFierce_AlbumArt

    [Download Album Cover]

    Track Listing: Something Fierce

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

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

    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/

    Read more »
  • DESECRATED SPHERE release its new album "Emancipate"

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

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

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

     

    The track listing of 'Emancipate' read as follows:

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

    Desecrated Sphere is:

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

    You can stream the full album at this location:
    http://music.digmetalworld.com/album/emancipate).

    For more information about the band visit its Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/DesecratedSphere.

    Read more »
“ArmyOfOneTV"
RSS