PIST.ON Release “Ruin Your Day” Video & Announce More Details For Upcoming ‘Cold World+’ Release
Reactivated Brooklyn alternative metal powerhouse PIST.ON are pleased to present “Ruin Your Day,” the new emphasis track/video from their forthcoming release ‘Cold World+’ can be viewed HERE.
"'Ruin Your Day' is the small satisfaction you may achieve to make someone's day miserable," explains frontman/guitarist Henry Font. "Be it with words or actions... the satisfaction you may receive by making someone miserable. I'm sure we've all had this feeling."
Set for release through M-Theory Audio on July 29th, ‘Cold World+’ will be a specially expanded album length CD edition of the band’s recent digital ‘Cold World EP’ - their first new music in over 20 years. Additional bonus tracks will include the self-released 2001 EP ‘Saves,’ four previously unreleased demo tracks from 1999 and 2021, and “Exhume Her,” the band's contribution to Metal Blade's 1995 compilation, ‘Metal Massacre XII.’ The jewel case CD features a full-color booklet containing lyrics and liner notes. ‘Cold World+’ is available for pre-order now, on CD HERE and digitally on all major channels.
"It's been a long road to get some new music out and everybody is excited with the CD release," claims guitarist Jeff McManus. "Great that it's going to get heard by more people out there."
The mix of old and new material on ‘Cold World+’ is a re-introduction to the band following their lengthy hiatus. The re-energized sound of the recent ‘Cold World’ EP sits comfortably alongside the intensity of the 2001 ‘Saves’ EP, while 1995’s ‘Exhume Her’ and the demo tracks add a suitable element of rawness. Together, all combine to show how the PIST.ON sound has evolved but still retains its uniqueness.
The ‘Cold World’ EP re-ignited interest in the band, leading Sentinel Daily Australia to remark, that it’s “an unapologetic strike straight at the heart of what made the band worth taking note of in the first place”.
The EP was recorded at Flatline Audio, Denver, CO and produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis).
Frontman and guitarist Henry Font previously stated that, “We’re extremely happy with the work Dave Otero has done. He’s modernised our sound and brought a fresh dimension to the band. This feels like where we would have ended up had we continued writing and recording over the years. We’ve moved on from being gloomy miserable to being happy miserable“.
PIST.ON have released two albums - ‘Number One’ through Fierce Recordings/Atlantic Records in 1996 and ‘$ell Out’ through Mayhem/Music for Nations in 1999. In addition the band released the independent 'Saves' EP in 2001.
The band was birthed out of the same early 1990's Brooklyn heavy metal scene that gave rise to seminal acts of the time such as Type O Negative and Life of Agony. The group's blend of down-tuned groove-metal riffs, alternative-metal songwriting, and gothic aura saw them gain a fanatical following within the scene, attracting the attention of Type O Negative keyboardist/producer Josh Silver. Two demos – the latter of which was produced by Silver – and incredible live performances soon followed, culminating in the release of PIST.ON's 1996 debut record, ‘Number One.’
Subsequent touring alongside Type O Negative and Marilyn Manson saw PIST.ON further build their reputation as an exciting act on the rise, attracting the attention of Atlantic Records who re-released ‘Number One’ a short time later. Further touring alongside bands as diverse as Korn, Clutch, Fu Manchu, and Queensryche saw the band continue to gain new fans. PIST.ON released their 1999 follow-up, ‘$ell Out’, on Mayhem Records. More live shows and the band's self-released 2001 ‘Saves’ EP followed.
PIST.ON decided to take time out from the business in 2001. Though never officially splitting up, the intended short break turned in to an unplanned hiatus lasting more than fifteen years. In 2017 the group eased their way back as a band and started working on new music.
The band made their live return in 2018 with appearances at high-profile European festivals Sweden Rock and Graspop Metal Meeting followed by shows in the USA. In 2019 the band completed a short UK tour.
The advent of the Covid pandemic in 2020 put a restriction on all activities, which has led the band to adopt a cautious approach to future plans.
LIVING WRECKAGE – the new powerhouse of metal musicians comprised of vocalist Jeff Gard (Death Ray Vision), guitarists Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) and Matt LeBreton (Downpour), bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act of Defiance) and drummer Jon Morency (Let Us Prey) – make their forthcoming and highly anticipated full-length album available for pre-order.
The group’s self-titled debut will be released worldwide by M-Theory Audio Sept. 23rd on CD, limited-edition (500) colored vinyl and digital. Produced and engineered by Shane Frisby (Unearth, Bury Your Dead), and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Revocation, Falling in Reverse), the album is anticipated by fans curious to hear more music, as evidenced by how quickly their 3-song EP, which was available solely at their shows and via mail-order, sold out and by the requests latest single "Endless War" has received to land in the Top Ten of SiriusXM's Liquid Metal's The Devil's Dozen.
Three singles available for streaming and download at your favorite digital platform, or watch the videos on YouTube.
Progressive Power Metallers IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unleash Video For New Single 'Echoes'
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN release “Echoes,” the second new song and music video this year from the progressive/power metal band. The digital single can be heard at all streaming/download platforms or watch the excellent cinematic video, directed by Brett Rivera, HERE.
"Echoes" message is further explained by singer Carlos Zema, "For generations, humanity has longed for a truth. The right to unite what has been divided. We long to be from from all our differences, genders, colors, nationalities, religions, beliefs and any other type of separation. This real freedom relies on our minds, in being from from all these fers, repressions, oppressions, and everything else that stops us from being united. In the name of this truth, our voice will echo endlessly -- Freedom!"
The talented and hard-working quartet are feverishly putting the finishing touches on a new album since coming home from their recent 5-weeks across the US and Canada with video game-inspired shredders PowerGlove, where in the midst of dates they dropped their first new song since last year’s acclaimed ‘Psychosomatic’ album with “Ozona” HERE.
After making a splash via their 2018 full-length debut “Age of Revolution” – which featured its own fair share of creative music videos, including the “Armageddon”-meets-telenovela clip for “Stardust” – and through tours with the likes of Marty Friedman and Exmortus, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN gathered in Las Vegas at the beginning of 2020 to record their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, shutdowns around the world began being enforced, resulting in the band completely scrapping the record that they had been working on and writing and creating a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events. The resulting “Psychosomatic” was a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian – known for his uncanny ability to play the two instruments simultaneously – remaining in Las Vegas, singer Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, drummer Justin Piedimonte tracking from Montreal and bassist Joshua Lopez recording from IMMORTAL GUARDIAN's native Texas.
The newly-released music videos for “Echoes” and “Ozona” is just t a small taste of the new territory that IMMORTAL GUARDIAN plans to take their sound in 2022. More information on additional new music and touring in 2022 will be revealed in the months to come by M-Theory Audio and at https://www.facebook.com/igmetal/