Saturday, April 09, 2011
On March 30th, French-Canadian metalcore act Blind Witness announced that they were in the studio recording their next album. In 2010 it was announced that they parted ways with their bassist and one of their guitarists and it is unclear at the moment who may be filling in those spots. I'm excited for this release. Support Canadian hardcore and metal! Check out Blind Witness's song "Baby One More Notch" from their 2010 release "Nightmare On Providence St.".
The Eyes Of Traitor are an upcoming coming metalcore act from the United Kingdom. Erupting out of the same scene as Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, and Your Demise this 5 piece is starting to make a name for themselves after releasing two full lengths and an EP. Their sound is focused on metalcore riffing and heavy vocals which sounds generic but is quite far from it. This band has found a niche within that genre for themselves and have evolved a distinct sound especially with their latest release "Breathless". The Eyes of a Traitor have an EP of rerecords and a new full length due out in 2011 so it will be a big year for these guys. I hope the break into the North American market more. They're getting huge in the UK! Check out the video below for their tune "Come To My Senses" off to 2010's "Breathless".
Thursday, Apr 21
8:00 pm - Absinthe
Friday, Apr 22
8:00 pm - The Hive
Saturday, Apr 23
8:00 pm - The Blind Dog
Sunday, Apr 24
8:00 pm - The Green Bottle
Friday, Apr 29
8:00 pm - TBA
Saturday, Apr 30
8:00 pm - Cafe Rock Le Stage
Trois Rivieres, QC
Sunday, May 1
8:00 pm - Underworld
Monday, May 2
8:00 pm - Dagobert
Quebec City, QC
Tuesday, May 3
8:00 pm - Bar Le Magog
Wednesday, May 4
8:15 pm - MAVERICKS
April 12 - Windsor, Ont
April 13 - Toronto, Ont
April 14 - Montreal, Que
April 15 - Quebec City, Que
I`ve seriously never witnessed so much drinking in a metalcore video ever. Straight-edge kids everywhere are crying. Below is the recently released video for Upon A Burning Body`s song ``Intermission``. It`s full of alcohol, guitars, stage dives, and breakdowns. And I love it. Seriously, this band is underrated and makes awesome and fun metalcore to listen to. ``It`s time to party like it`s 1999!``
"Joe was a huge part of Ender, and we will miss him very much. As much as this sucks, there are no hard feelings and we wish him the best of luck, and will continue to be close friends with him. We will not let this bring Ender down! We are working on new music, and we will be trying out singers to front our band. If anyone is interested feel free to shoot us a message to our email email@example.com. Thanks to everyone who has supported Ender and continues to support us!"
Kind of funny.. the wording at the beginning. Judging from the picture above he was A HUGE part of Ender. What a fugly looking dude. This band should just break up and pretend they never existed.
When I first heard they were touring together, I knew it was too good to be true. TesseracT was not a band that I thought I'd get to see in the next 10 years without having to go to Europe or the US, let alone alongside a band like Protest. But then I saw the bill saw Maylene and the Sons of Disaster's name below Protest's and above TesseracT's.
I gawked at it like it was a shit sandwich; Two pieces of perfectly good bread, and a big southern-fried turd stuffed in between. At the show, their sound stuck out like a hammer smashed face in a lineup of Miss America contenders.
I'm not necessarily picking on the band. They're far from my preferred sound and scene, but they're okay at what they do and people seem to like them (there were enough people there donned in plaid and trucker caps singing along to their songs among the sea of teeny-boppers and 16-year-old metal heads in Lamb of God t-shirts who turned out to see Protest to prove that) but whoever decided to put them on a tour like that was fucking high. Especially in between two bands like TesseracT and Protest. It's literally like throwing a wrench in the works for guys like me who don't come out to rock to the sounds of AC/DC and Every Time I Die's bastard lovechild in between real metal acts.
At least their set gave me an opportunity to get drunk from the balcony before Protest took the stage and really got the place moving.
- Submitted by Dan R. Hurtubise
5/23 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
5/24 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy
5/25 Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
5/26 Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
5/27 London, ON @ Call The Office
Michigan chuggalugcore act Legend (seriously there's like 12 bands with that name already... why didn't they google it first?) have released another song from their upcoming second album "The Pale Horse". The song is called Circle of Friends and it's everything I expected but worse... There's tons of chugging and so much production on the guitars. All those quick trigger guitar effects that are so trendy now are present at least 6 times in the tune and its only 3 minutes. You can't even pull that shit off so why bother adding it into your album so much? I recently watched some Legend live vids on you tube and was annoyed to see that in their live show they often just play an ipod for the really sampled bits instead of finding a creative way to get around it live. Anyways, here's the song below.. I mean it's not sooo bad but I'll get tired of it after 5 more listens and never go back to it. I hope the rest of the album is better.
Circle Of Friends - Legend
Circle Of Friends - Legend
Video of the Day is metalcore act Veil of Maya's "It's Not Safe To Swim Today" from their 2008 release The Common Man's Collapse. 0:45.
Wormrot - Spot A Pathetic
Wormrot - Erased Existance
"Due to some very unexpected problems at the border, we were unable to cross into Canada. We were forced to turn around and head home and could not be more bummed about this. We are so sorry to everyone who had already bought tickets to the shows in hopes to see us. We were excited to get to play a lot of places we haven't been to before throughout Canada with some great bands. We will try again to make it out to Canada in the near future, and will do everything within our powers to ensure we make it across next time."
War Pigs - The Acacia Strain - You Tube Vid