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EXMORTUS Unveils Animated Video For 'Evil Dead'-Inspired New Song 'Swallow Your Soul'

Horror-themed EP 'Legions Of The Undead' available now for pre-order

 

In honor of Friday the 13th, the death/thrash/shred quartet EXMORTUS have unveiled an animated music video for their “Evil Dead”-inspired song “Swallow Your Soul,” one of two new original tracks on their forthcoming Halloween/horror-themed EP, “Legions Of The Undead.” The clip, which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend), can be seen above. “Swallow Your Soul” is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.

 

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Warbringer, Immolation) at Oakland's Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” will be released on Oct. 25 via the band's own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. The five-track release includes two originals (“Swallow Your Soul” and the title track, which nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings”), as well as covers of three well-known instrumentals performed in the band's inimitable neoclassical metal style – Danny Elfman's “Beetlejuice” theme, Bernard Hermann's iconic “Psycho Theme” and 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

 

“Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available for pre-order on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl at this location – www.smarturl.it/exmortusofficial . All digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Swallow Your Soul.”

 

“Legions Of The Undead” track listing:

  1. Legions Of The Undead
  2. Swallow Your Soul
  3. Beetlejuice
  4. Psycho Theme
  5. Night On Bald Mountain

 

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group's sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego's recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

 

"Although we had fun writing homages to 'Evil Dead' and 'Lord of the Rings,' we had an absolute blast giving these covers the EXMORTUS touch,” says Gonzalez. “We're extremely excited to perform these new tracks on Death Angel's North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!"

 

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred's Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014's “Slave To The Sword,” 2016's “Ride Forth” and 2018's “Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal's biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

 

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 16 - Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 - Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 - Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 - Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 - Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 - Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 - Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 - St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 - London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 - Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 - Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 - Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 - Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 - New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 3 - Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 - Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 - Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 - Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 - Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 - Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 10 - Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 - Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 - Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 - Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 - Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 - Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 - Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 - Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 - West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

Canadian Thrashers HAZZERD Sign With M-Theory Audio;

New Album 'Delirium' Due In 2020

The Canadian thrash quartet HAZZERD has signed with M-Theory Audio, who will release the group's second album, “Delirium,” in early 2020. A short teaser can be seen HERE.
 

“HAZZERD came to my attention via Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, who championed the young thrashers on his Gimme Radio show,” explains M-Theory’s Marco Barbieri. “I loved the energy and immediacy of the band’s music. I later saw that Dave even included them on his personal record collection picks, and aside from a plenitude of rock, metal and punk classics, HAZZERD was the only new band alongside Power Trip to make the list."

 

HAZZERD was initially formed by drummer/lead vocalist Dylan Westendorp and guitarist Brendan Malycky, two Calgary teens who were inspired by the early work of thrash legends such as Overkill, Metallica and Anthrax. The group self-released their debut EP, “Victimize The Innocent,” in 2014. The following year, the band recruited then-18-year-old lead guitarist Toryin Schadlich.

 

In 2017, soon after solidifying the group's lineup with the addition of bassist David Sprague, HAZZERD recorded their full-length debut, “Misleading Evil,” which was released via Canada's World War Now Records. Featuring cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Skeletonwitch, Municipal Waste), the record was praised by Metal-Temple.com as “one of the strongest thrash releases of 2017,” while Dead Rhetoric called the album “an exhilarating aural ride” with a “Maiden/Priest-meets-early Metallica vibe.”

 

HAZZERD is currently putting the finishing touches on “Delirium,” which was recorded at Calgary's MCC Recording Studio and mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity). Bouzikov will once again provide the cover artwork. Additional information on the album will be revealed in the near future.

 

“We are absolutely stoked to announce our signing with M-Theory,” says Westendorp. “The reason our second album has been taking so long to come to fruition is because we wanted to make sure we found the right team and label to help us bring this next record to you all, and we feel that with M-Theory behind us, we can reach even more people with our music. Look for more news regarding the new album within the next few weeks!”

 

In recent years, HAZZERD has performed alongside the likes of Striker, Vicious Rumors, Archspire, Spellcaster, and Grim Reaper in addition to playing noted Canadian festivals such as Loud As Hell and Armstrong MetalFest. The group's next shows will be in support of Combat recording artist Hatchet at four upcoming Canadian concerts. The dates are as follows:

 

9/29     Toronto, ON – Hard Luck

10/1     Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater

10/2     Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern

10/3     Calgary, AB – Palamino Smokehouse

 

For more information on HAZZERD, visit www.facebook.com/HazzerdThrash.

 

EXMORTUS To Release Horror-Themed EP 'Legions Of The Undead' In October

Neoclassical shred/thrash/melodic death group to tour with Death Angel from Nov. 16 – Dec. 19

 

Building on the momentum established with their righteous recent releases “Slave To The Sword” (2014), “Ride Forth” (2016) and “Sound Of Steel” (2018), the Los Angeles-based EXMORTUS – hailed by MetalSucks for their “mix of thrash, death metal and shred that's absolutely irresistible” – will release a new EP, “Legions Of The Undead,” on Oct. 25 via the band's own Exmortus Music, in cooperation with M-Theory Audio.

The five-track release – which was recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Warbringer, Immolation) at Oakland's Sharkbite Studios – features a Halloween/horror theme, with two new original songs (the title track and “Swallow Your Soul,” the latter of which will premiere on Sept. 13th. The EP, which will be released on CD, digital and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl, also includes covers of three well-known instrumentals performed in the band's inimitable neoclassical metal style – Danny Elfman's “Beetlejuice” theme, Bernard Hermann's iconic “Psycho Theme” and 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

 

The cover artwork, designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi, can be seen above.

 

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group's sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego's recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a month-long tour of North America.

 

"We are beyond excited to support Death Angel across North America this November & December,” explains Conan. “They've been nothing but great to us whenever we've played in their neck of the woods and now it's a great honor to be a part of their show. Can’t wait to play new tunes from our EP. See you on the road, Legions!"

 

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred's Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases, the band toured alongside some of metal's biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

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